Free Press Journal
  • ICICI Bank’s net profit down by 45%, Chanda Kochhar gives no answers

    Mumbai: The ICICI Bank has reported its smallest profit in seven quarters – in fact, there was a 45 per cent decline in consolidated net profit in the fourth quarter. The results have come out against the backdrop of a series of allegations of impropriety in extending loans to some companies and charges of conflict of interest against managing director and chief executive Chanda Kochhar.

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    Bombay High Court: ‘Hurting’ woman can have adverse effect on entire family

    Mumbai: At the time when the entire nation is disturbed with the rise in crimes against women, the Bombay High Court has referred to several religious scripts as well the philosophy of the founders of India, who have fought for women emancipation. The HC, while referring to some of them, observed that no family is complete without woman and any mental or physical disturbance to her would have a harmful effect on

  • GRACE OF THE DIVINE MOTHER

    To walk through life armoured against all fear, peril and disaster, only two things are needed, two that go always together—the Grace of the Divine Mother and on your side an inner state made up of faith, sincerity and surrender. Let your faith be pure, candid and perfect. An egoistic faith in the mental and vital being tainted by ambition, pride, vanity, mental arrogance, vital self-will, personal demand, desire for the petty

  • Rajasthan Royals face KXIP in must-win tie

    Jaipur : Desperate to stay alive in the Indian Premier League (IPL), bottom-placed Rajasthan Royals (RR) will be aim to avenge Sunday’s six-wicket loss to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), when the two sides face off at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, here on Tuesday. The Ajinkya Rahane-led side succumbed to their third loss in a row, after being hammered by Punjab at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Sunday and now need to

  • Poll campaign reaches feverish pitch in K’taka

    Bengaluru : With just three days left, campaigning in the Karnataka Assembly elections reached a feverish pitch with Rahul Gandhi, who was campaigning in Kolar, alleging that the government had collected Rs 10 lakh crore in taxes on petroleum products but refused to pass on the benefit of low international crude prices to the common man.

  • RCB down, but not out

    Hyderabad : Needing 12 runs for victory,  Kiwi all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme and Mandeep Singh could score only 6 runs off Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, who along with Jasprit Bumrah is labelled as best death bowler in the world today, in the IPL match played at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here. Bhuvi’s brilliance of bowling all the 6 deliveries yorkers, ensured 5 runs victory for Sunrisers Hyderabad at there home ground.

  • No D/N Test in Australia: BCCI

    New Delhi : The BCCI has officially informed Cricket Australia that India will not play any Day/Night Test match on their tour Down Under at the end of this year. While Cricket Australia were insistent on having a pink ball Test, which has been a convention for all touring teams for the past few years but the Indian board has made it clear that they will not deviate from the traditonal red-ball

  • Iyer may replace Virat Kohli for Afghan Test

    Bengaluru : Virat Kohli’s maiden county sojourn might pave the way for Shreyas Iyer’s entry into the Indian squad for the one-off Test against Afghanistan starting June 14, when the national selection committee meets to pick a host of squads here on Tuesday. Kohli, who will be playing for Surrey for the entire month of June, will also miss the two T20 Internationals against Ireland in Dublin at the end of that

  • Luke, McClenaghan complete World XI

    Dubai : The New Zealand pair of Luke Ronchi and Mitchell McClenaghan have completed the ICC World XI line-up for the fund-raising Twenty20 International match against the West Indies at the Lord’s on May 31.

  • DSP, BlackRock to part ways in MF venture

    New Delhi : Hemendra Kothari-led financial services firm DSP Group on Monday said it will buy out US-based BlackRock’s 40 per cent stake in DSP BlackRock Investment Managers.

  • Smith can still lead Australia: Taylor

    Insisting that Smith was found guilty of negligence and that he was not a “cheat,” Taylor said that he wanted to see Smith leading the national side yet again.

  • IPL betting racket busted; 12 people held

    Hyderabad : As many as 12 people were arrested here on Monday for allegedly betting on the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches, police said.

  • Putin sworn in for 4th term as President

    Moscow : Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia’s president for a fourth term today, extending his almost two-decade rule by another six years at a time of high tension with his Western rivals.