Free Press Journal
  • Mary Kom, Seema settle for silver at Strandja Memorial Boxing

    Sofia (Bulgaria) : Five-time world champion M C Mary Kom had to be content with a silver medal after going down in the final of the 69th Strandja Memorial boxing tournament for men and women here on Sunday.

  • Misa Bharti’s farmhouse a money laundering asset: PMLA authority

    New Delhi : A designated PMLA authority has held that a Delhi farmhouse, attached by the ED in the name of RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti and her husband, is “involved” in money laundering and ordered that the attachment of the asset should continue.

  • Come April, govt will be more comfortable in RS

    The opposition in the Rajya Sabha may lose its edge in the numbers game and the power to stall any government bill, as the ruling BJP-led NDA coalition is set to catch up with its rivals.

  • Hindustan Zinc set to commission two mills

    After the commissioning of the new mills, the ore treatment capacity will increase to 17.5 MT from the current 14.5 MT per annum.

  • Golden finish for Norway

    Games end with celebration of future; Russia athletes don’t march under national flag

  • Suarez extends six-goal Barca’s lead to ten pts 

    Madrid : Luis Suarez hit a hat-trick and Philippe Coutinho scored a brilliant first league goal for Barcelona as the La Liga leaders thrashed Girona 6-1 to open up a 10-point lead at the top of the table.

  • ARCs may tap capital market to raise funds

    Mumbai : Last year was foreseen as the year for insurance companies, which was true in many ways. Many insurance companies like ICICI Lombard, SBI Life, New India and HDFC Life tapped the primary market to raise funds. But in the coming years, Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) are likely to steal the limelight.

  • Church at Jesus’ burial site closed over tax dispute 

    Jerusalem : Christian leaders on Saturday took the rare step of closing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built at the site of Jesus’s burial in Jerusalem, in protest at Israeli tax measures and a proposed property law. It was not immediately clear how long the closure of the church, announced by Christian officials at a news conference and which began at around noon (1000 GMT), would last.

  • Bank officers’ union calls for naming and shaming defaulters

    Mumbai : The All India Bank Officers Confederation (AIBOC) has alleged that most financial scams take place due to loopholes in the system and called for publishing the names of defaulters of all banks.

  • Sunday Boys fight back to eclipse Jupiter

    Mumbai : Playing with solid determination and great fighting spirit Sunday Boys bounced back from a 0-2 deficit to pull off a close 3-2 win against Jupiter Sports Club in an absorbing First Division match of the MDFA League 2017-2018 and played at the St. Xavier’s Ground, Parel.

  • Bangladesh High Court defers judgement on Zia’s bail petition 

     Dhaka : Bangladesh’s High Court on Sunday deferred the judgement on imprisoned ex-prime minister and main opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s bail petition, saying it would decide after receiving necessary papers from the lower court which sentenced her to five years in jail this month.

  • Gopi, Monika defend titles in New Delhi Marathon

    New Delhi : Reigning Asian Champion Gopi Thonakal ran his personal best to retain his title at the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon here on Sunday.

  • Sebi, exchanges to probe equity, derivative trade violations of PSBs

    New Delhi : Markets regulator Sebi and stock exchanges are looking into possible manipulation in equity and derivatives trade of some public sector banks (PSBs) in the wake of circulation of a fake letter purportedly for misleading the investors.

  • Slain Sikh lawmaker’s son in Pak accuses provincial govt of inaction against accused

    Peshawar : The son of a slain Sikh lawmaker in Pakistan has accused Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and provincial assembly speaker of entering into a deal with his father’s alleged murderer for a vote in the forthcoming Senate elections. Sardar Soran Singh, a lawmaker from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, was shot dead in April 2016 in Buner district of the province. Singh was elected to the provincial assembly on a

  • Companies line up Rs 25,000-cr public issues

    New Delhi : The IPO lane seems to get busier as over two dozen companies have lined up initial share sale plans worth Rs 25,000 crore in the coming months, largely to fund their expansion projects and working capital requirements.

  • JSW set to buy Italian Aferpi for Rs 600 cr

    New Delhi : Private steel maker JSW Steel is close to acquire Italy-based Aferpi steel firm for Rs 600 crore, a source in the know of the matter said.