Free Press Journal
  • Ex-Army men appointed as registrars in Bihar varsities

    Patna : For the first time in the university education in Bihar, senior retired army officers have been appointed as registrars in 10 universities of the state. The Governor, Satyapal Malik, who is also the chancellor of the universities, issued the notifications on Tuesday appointing a retired brigadier and nine retired colonels as registrars. They will replace the university teachers who were appointed as registrars by the chancellor earlier.

  • Centrum Group sells forex unit to Ebix

    Mumbai : Diversified financial services player Centrum Group has decided to exit the forex business under brand name Centrum Direct by selling it to Atlanta-based Ebix for around Rs 1,200 crore.

  • Britain may have poisoned spy, says Russian envoy

    Moscow : A top Russian diplomat says the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy may have been arranged by Britain to justify military spending.

  • La Pegasus gallops away to easy win

    Mumbai : La Pegasus Polo Team proved too strong for Army Corps/ARTY Polo Team (handicap 1 ½ goals) as they galloped away to a facile 8 goals to 2 ½ victory in a first round match of the ARC Challenge Cup (4 goals) Tournament, organized by the Amateur Riders’ Club (ARC) as part of the 71st Annual Horse Show & Polo Tournaments – 2018, and played the ARC polo grounds, Mahalaxmi Race

  • Axis Bank barred from importing bullion this fiscal

    Mumbai : The Reserve Bank of India has dropped Axis Bank, which has been one of the largest importers of bullion, from the list of lenders allowed to ship in gold and silver for the current fiscal year.

  • US labels Hafiz’s MML as terror outfit

    New York : Closing Lashkar-e-Taiba’s (LeT) loopholes, the US has designated its political front, the Milli Muslim League (MML), as well as another front organisa-e-Azadi-e-Kashmir (TAJKtion Tehreek) as foreign terrorist groups.

  • Voda seals Rs 3,850-cr tower unit sale to ATC

    New Delhi : Telecom infrastructure firm American Tower Corporation and Vodafone India said on Tuesday that they have completed the Rs 3,850 crore deal under which ATC has bought the mobile operator’s tower business.

  • ‘Extraordinary’ Guardiola holds no fears for Klopp

    London : Jurgen Klopp has no qualms about saluting Pep Guardiola’s ability to create “extraordinary” teams, but the Liverpool boss is convinced he can bridge the class divide when Manchester City visit Anfield for their Champions League showdown.

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    Home buyers likely to get financial creditors’ tag

    New Delhi : Home buyers should be treated as financial creditors which will allow them to equitably participate in an insolvency resolution process, a high-level panel has recommended to the government.

  • Jaitley once again named as Leader of Rajya Sabha

    NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was on Tuesday once again appointed as the Leader of the Rajya Sabha following his re-election to the House.

  • Indian firms reduced H1B visa filing: Report

    Washington : Indian IT companies have dramatically reduced their H-1B visa filings and foreign nationals are exhibiting reluctance to make the jump to a US company due to the Trump administration’s hardline anti-immigration stance, a top Silicon Valley newspaper has said.

  • IOA clears Saina’s father entry after her pull-out threat 

    Gold Coast : The Indian Olympic Association was on Tuesday forced to get an official accreditation for Saina Nehwal’s father Harvir Singh after the star shuttler in an angry missive had threatened to pull out of the Commonwealth Games.

  • FB needs ‘a few years’ to fix problems: Zuckerberg

    Washington : Facebook will likely need “a few years” to fix the problems uncovered by the revelations on the hijacking of private user data, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview released. Speaking to news site Vox, Zuckerberg defended the company’s business model and shot back at criticism of the social networking giant from Apple CEO Tim Cook last week.

  • Sindhu, Srikanth get top seeding

    Gold Coast : Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu and World No 2 K Srikanth have been given the top billing in the respective women’s and men’s singles badminton competitions of the Commonwealth Games starting at Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre on April 10.

  • Govt wants state banks to cut non-core assets

    New Delhi : The government plans to closely monitor measures being taken by public sector banks for sale of non-core assets during the financial year 2018-19, a senior finance ministry official said.

  • Videocon arm with Rs 75-cr turnover got Rs 650-cr loan

    Mumbai : ICICI Bank granted loans worth Rs 650 crore to one of the five companies in the Videocon group — Evans Fraser & Company India Ltd, which had net sales of just Rs 75 crore in 2011 and a net profit of Rs 94 lakh, according to data from the Registrar of Companies (RoC).

  • China cracks down on spoofs of ‘Communist classics, heroes’

    Beijing : China’s culture watchdog has slapped fines on websites that posted parodies of “Communist classics and heroes”, as the authorities further restrict what people can say – or even laugh at – online.