Free Press Journal
  • Duty of judges to show respect to lawyers: CJI

    New Delhi : Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Friday said it was the duty of the judges to show respect to the lawyers despite their age or status.

  • Services sector picks up pace on higher demand

    New Delhi : India’s services sector continued to improve in April helped by increased business activities, prompting firms to accelerate job creations at the fastest pace in more than seven years, a monthly survey said on Friday.

  • Karnataka polls: Video promotes ‘fear’, urges people to vote wisely

    BENGALURU: Even as the campaigning for Karnataka Assembly election is reaching its end, a video released on social media by an outfit going by the name of “Young India Initiatives” is attempting to spread a psychosis of fear by highlighting recent issues with a controversial twist or influence to it.

  • Another Oppn unity test in May 28 bypolls

     New Delhi : The upcoming Kairana Lok Sabha by-election in Uttar Pradesh will give indication on whether the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party combine will work once again against the Bhartiya Janata Party as it will give a push to the opposition parties uniting to take on Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections next year.

  • Ambuja Cements Q1 profit rises 10%

    Mumbai : Ambuja Cements, a unit of global conglomerate LafargeHolcim, on Friday reported a 10.12 per cent rise in standalone net profit at Rs 272 crore in the March quarter on higher sales volume.

  • SP MP compares Jinnah to Gandhi, Nehru

    Gorakhpur (UP) : Newly elected Samajwadi Party MP Praveen Nishad on Friday sparked a controversy by comparing the contribution of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru to that of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, during the freedom struggle.

  • CBI gets three day custody of journalist Upendra Rai

    New Delhi : A court here on Friday allowed the CBI three days custody of senior journalist Upendra Rai, arrested for dubious transactions in his accounts and using false information to obtain a pass to access to sensitive areas in airports across the country.

  • Arpwood to advise Fortis on bids

    New Delhi : Fortis Healthcare on Friday said it has appointed Arpwood Capital to advise its board on various sale bids. The firm will act as financial advisor to the board to provide its independent opinion on the offers received or to be received from bidders for a potential significant equity investment and/or acquisition or restructuring of its assets, and on the appropriateness of the process put into place for dealing with

  • Sahara to sell Plaza Hotel for $600 mn

    New York : The New York Plaza Hotel, owned by Subrata Roy’s Sahara Group, is under contract to be sold to a Dubai company and a New York real estate group for $600 million, according to media reports. The prospective buyers have seven weeks to close the deal, Real Deal, a real estate newspaper, reported quoting sources close to the buyers.

  • Bank of Maharashtra Q4 loss narrows

    New Delhi : Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) on Friday reported narrowing of standalone net loss to Rs 113.51 crore for the quarter ended March 31 as against a net loss of Rs 455.45 crore in the January-March quarter of 2016-17.

  • BHEL wins order of largest hydro power project in Nepal

    Amidst stiff international competition, BHEL has secured an order for executing 900 MW Arun-3 Hydroelectric Project from SJVN Arun-3 Power Development Company (SAPDC), Nepal. Once completed, this will be the largest Hydropower project in Nepal. Located in the Sankhuwasabha district, this project will substantially enhance Nepal’s present installed power capacity and will contribute significantly to Nepal’s vision of utilising its vast Hydro potential for accelerated economic development.The order is a testimony to

  • Rlys to place ladies coaches in centre, paint in diff colour

    New Delhi : Coaches reserved for women will now be placed in the centre of trains instead of its rear end and will be painted in a different colour to make it easily identifiable, sources in the Railway Ministry say.

  • Volkswagen ex-CEO charged with fraud in ‘dieselgate’

    Washington : The US government late on Thursday filed charges against the former executive of Volkswagen (VW), Martin Winterkorn, who resigned in 2015 after the emissions scandal, also known as “dieselgate” erupted in September of that year.