Free Press Journal
  • Rizvi reigns, wins gold at ISSF World Cup; bronze for Jitu, Mehuli

    New Delhi: Unheralded Indian shooter Shahzar Rizvi clinched the gold medal with a world record score in a memorable maiden ISSF World Cup appearance, while Jitu Rai and Mehuli Ghosh bagged a bronze each in Guadalajara, Mexico.

  • Debar defaulting promoters from bidding: Axis CEO

    Mumbai : Axis Bank chief Shikha Sharma has called for creating a better credit culture for long-term benefits and opined that one way to achieve that is to debar defaulting promoters from bidding for their assets during insolvency proceedings.

  • M&E industry to hit Rs 2 tn by 2020, print touches Rs 303-bn mark

    Mumbai : The media and entertainment (M&E) industry grew by almost 13 per cent and touched 1.5 trillion in 2017, the latest report on M&E showed. The industry is expected to cross Rs 2 trillion ($31 billion) by 2020, at a CAGR of 11.6 per cent.

  • Abbott bouncer fells batsman in chilling Hughes reminder

    Melbourne : Australian cricketer Sean Abbott, who bowled the bouncer that struck and killed Phillip Hughes, was involved in another chilling incident that felled a batsman in the domestic Sheffield Shield on Sunday.

  • Strict H-1B visa rule not to hurt IT firms: Pai

    New Delhi : The recent move by the US to tighten H-1B visa approval is unlikely to have any significant impact on Indian IT companies compliant with laws, but could “hurt” bodyshops that misuse the system, industry veteran T V Mohandas Pai said.

  • PSBs write off Rs 516-cr bad loans in H1, FY2018

    New Delhi : Public sector banks (PSBs) have written off loans worth Rs 516 crore owed by wilful defaulters in the first half of the current fiscal, as per the data collated by the finance ministry.

  • KKR skipper, Karthik hopes to lead from front

    Mumbai : Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik was on Sunday appointed captain of Kolkata Knight Riders and Robin Uthappa his deputy for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season.

  • Markram fights but Oz close to victory

    Durban : Aiden Markram led a stirring South African fightback but could not prevent Australia from closing in on victory on the fourth day of the first Test at Kingsmead on Sunday.

  • Trade finance in limbo as scam-wary banks turn extra cautious as

    Mumbai : In what can impact the Exim trade, the Rs 12,700-crore Nirav Modi scam at Punjab National Bank has affected trade finance activities as lenders have become extra cautious, while the premium on Indian paper has shot up by 10-50 bps, say bankers.

  • Reverse mortgage: Boon for senior citizens

    In the wake of ever-rising prices of real estate, many senior citizens find themselves trapped in staying in a palatial house but their pension and interest incomes are hardly sufficient to look after their daily necessities, including the ever-rising medical bills.

  • Rajesh Pawar to feature in Mumbai T20 League

    Mumbai : Former left arm spinner and current selection panel head for Mumbai U-19, Rajesh Pawar, and ex-IPL player Paul Valthaty are set to feature in the inaugural T20 Mumbai League to be held here from March 11-21.

  • Merkel vows ‘good for Germany’ as SPD paves way or her fourth term

    Berlin : Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday vowed to work with the Social Democrats for the “good of Germany”, after the centre-left party agreed to join her new coalition, but the veteran leader will go into her fourth term with weaker cards than before.

  • President Trump hails XI for abolishing term limit

    Washington : Praising his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for moving to abolish limits on his term in office, US President Donald Trump on Sunday suggested his country might try the same someday, a media report said.

  • Telangana, Tata Trusts sign MoU to provide cancer care

    The Telangana government and Tata Trusts signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deliver affordable cancer care through a three-tier model, and develop academic and research capabilities in the state. The initiative is the latest of Tata Trusts’ effort to join with the state governments and entities to decentralise cancer care in India. Similar initiatives are being implemented in Assam, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. The MoU was inked by A Santhi Kumari,

  • India draws a blank on last day

    Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) : India drew a blank on the last day of the Senior Asian Wrestling Championships here on Sunday even as the country finished the tournament with a rich haul of eight medals.

  • Reliance Energy customers can now pay bills at post offices

    Reliance Energy has tied up with Department of Post to enable payment of monthly electricity bills at post offices in Mumbai. Reliance Energy’s over three million customers residing in its 400 sq km distribution area now have another easy payment option to pay their monthly electricity bills at 240 post offices spread across Mumbai. Out of the 240 post offices in Mumbai, 130 are located in Reliance Energy’s distribution area falling between

  • India B hammers India A in Deodhar Trophy opener 

    Dharamsala : Hanuma Vihari hammered an unbeaten 95 off 76 balls as India B beat India A by eight wickets in the rain-hit opening match of the Deodhar Trophy here on Sunday.

  • Development in China poses no threat to  other country

    Beijing : China’s development will pose no threat to any other nation, a top official said today as the country for the first time in recent years skirted the customary announcement of its national defence budget ahead of its annual parliament meeting.