Free Press Journal
  • 3 BJP ads banned from being aired

    BENGALURU: Three video advertisements of BJP against the ruling Congress in poll-bound Karnataka were on Friday banned by the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) from being aired on a complaint from KPCC. The committee restrained the media from airing or sharing the advertisements on the ground that they were violative of Election Commission guidelines. Karnataka is going for assembly elections on May 12.

  • US ends special protection for 9,000 Nepalese immigrants

    Washington : The Trump administration has decided to terminate the temporary protection status for nearly 9,000 Nepalese immigrants with authorities asking them to leave or find another way to stay in the US to allow for an orderly transition.

  • 40 drown fleeing violence in Congo

    Mbandaka: Forty civilians drowned when their boats capsized on a storm-swollen river as they fled fighting in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, a senior local official said on Friday.

  • Bill Cosby guilty of sexual assault

    Washington DC : American stand-up comedian and actor Bill Cosby on Thursday has been found guilty by a Pennsylvania jury, in connection with aggravated indecent assault against a woman in 2004 in a high-stakes retrial.

  • To get UK passport, Meghan needs time, money, a good memory

    London : How tall is the London Eye? Who opened Britain’s first Indian restaurant? Who was the fifth wife of Henry VIII? If Meghan Markle doesn’t already know the answers, she needs to start studying.

  • What is holding back franchisee model in power distribution?

    Mumbai : It’s been over a decade since India’s first franchisee model for power distribution was launched in Bhiwandi. The reason was simple. The state-owned discom had failed to curb theft and non-payment of electricity bills from this powerloom town. Could the private sector succeed where the government had failed? Torrent agreed to take up the challenge. It won the bid, got the contract. Even though it was able to bring down

  • Bandhan Bank net rises 20% in Q4

    Mumbai : Microlender-turned commercial bank Bandhan Bank on Friday posted a 20.3 per cent growth in March quarter net at Rs 388 crore, but reported a fourfold spike in bad loans in its core micro-lending portfolio.

  • Sudhir Mishra bags IIT Madras alumnus award

    Mumbai : Sudhir Mishra, Director General (BrahMos) of DRDO, has been conferred with the Alumnus Award by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Madras in Chennai on Thursday during the celebration of the 59th Institution Day – Founding of IIT Madras. IIT Madras has conferred DAA award on 12 achievers out of them seven are working in the fields of energy, communication, IT and Health management in the US, one in the field of

  • Shriram Transport Fin Q4 net falls 3.4%

    Mumbai : Asset financing NBFC Shriram Transport Finance (STFC) on Friday reported a 3.4 per cent fall in its net profit at Rs 144.60 crore in the quarter ended March from Rs 149.63 crore in the same period last year.

  • RBL Bank Q4 profit rises 37% to Rs 178.12 cr

    New Delhi : Private sector lender RBL Bank on Friday reported a rise of 37 per cent in its net profit at Rs 178.12 crore for the quarter ended March 2018. Its net profit in the corresponding January-March quarter of 2016-17 stood at Rs 130.13 crore.