Free Press Journal
  • Qualifier Collins topples idol Venus to reach Miami semis

    Miami : Danielle Collins produced the performance of a lifetime and pulled off an almighty shock at the WTA Miami Open, sending Venus Williams crashing out 6-2, 6-3 to reach the semi-finals.

  • Del Potro powers past Raonic into last four

    MIAMI : Juan Martin del Potro raised the roof as he came from behind to beat Milos Raonic 5-7, 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (7/3) and power into a Miami Open semi-final clash with American John Isner.

  • New accounting standard for firms from Sunday

    New Delhi : Companies will have to adopt more detailed revenue recognition ways from April 1 as the government has notified a new accounting standard.

  • No passport for corrupt babus: Govt

    New Delhi : Government officers facing criminal or corruption charges will be denied vigilance clearance for the grant of passport, according to new guidelines finalised by the Personnel ministry.

  • Gas prices hiked by 6% to 3-year high of $3.06

    New Delhi : The government has raised natural gas price by 6 per cent to its highest level in two years, a move that will result in higher CNG and cooking gas prices.

  • Egypt’s Sisi re-elected with nearly 92% of votes 

    Cairo : Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected for a second term with a sweeping majority, garnering nearly 92 per cent of the total votes, media reports said on Thursday.

  • SC/ST Act: Govt to file review next week

    New Delhi : The government is set to file a review petition before the Supreme Court next week challenging its order banning automatic arrest and registration of  cases for alleged harassment of SCs and STs.

  • Vedanta close to acquiring Electrosteel

    Kolkata : Vedanta has moved closer to take over bankrupt Electrosteel Steels after its eligibility was approved by the committee of creditors (CoC) in a meeting held on Thursday.

  • Neymar can outshine Ronaldo, Messi, says Roberto Carlos

     Rio de Janeiro : Former Brazil and Real Madrid defender Roberto Carlos believes Neymar has what it takes to be the best footballer in the world, even while Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are still playing.

  • Gitanjali Gems defrauds K’taka Bank of Rs 86.5 cr

    Bengaluru : Privately-run Karnataka Bank has informed the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) that Gitanjali Gems of Mehul Choksi had committed a Rs 86.5 crore fraud in the fund-based working capital.

  • Malala makes first trip to Pakistan since Taliban attack, meets Pak PM

    Islamabad : A visibly emotional Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan on Wednesday, saying that she had dreamed about returning home every day for the last five years since she was airlifted to Britain after being shot in the head by the Taliban militants in 2012.

  • RBI told to help ease industry woes post LoU ban

    New Delhi : The finance ministry has asked RBI to look into the problems being faced by industry and banks by the abrupt ban on LoUs, and provide some breathing space to them. The ministry has received representations from corporates against the abrupt banning of LoUs asking the RBI to provide some breathing space to them. They feel that the banning of LoUs has caused some disruption, sources said.

  • Bengal wary of Karnataka, Mizoram no pushovers against Kerala  

    Kolkata : Defending champions Bengal will be up against ‘surprise package’ Karnataka, while Kerala and Mizoram will clash in a battle of two dominant sides in the semifinals of the national football championship for the 72nd Santosh Trophy here on Friday.

  • Firms raise Rs 1.77 L cr from equity market

    New Delhi : Indian firms raised Rs 1,77,116 crore during 2017-18 through the equity market route, the highest amount ever raised in a financial year, says a report. IPOs and QIPs dominated the fund mobilisation route in 2017-18, the report by PRIME Database said.

  • Pak condemns India, G4 nations on UNSC reform 

    United Nations : Pakistan on Thursday criticised India and other G-4 nations for seeking expansion of the UN Security Council’s permanent membership, saying proposals that promote “national aspirations” of some member states cannot enhance representative nature of the powerful organ of the world body.