Free Press Journal
  • India responsible for slow pace of 26/11 trial: Pak ex-minister

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday said the “uncooperative attitude” and “stubbornness” of the Indian government has been the biggest obstacle in the Mumbai terror attacks trial reaching a conclusion, according to a media report.

  • Flipkart-Walmart deal comes under I-T lens

    Dept to seek Indian co’s share purchase pact to assess tax liability There is likely to be capital gains withholding tax implications when the shares of Flipkart Singapore are sold by Softbank or other foreign investors. The tax rate will depend upon the facts of the case.

  • Spanish GP: Hamilton wins in Mercedes one-two

    BARCELONA : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton easily won the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday for his second straight Formula One victory, increasing his championship lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

  • Repolling at three booths in two K’taka Assembly seats today

    Bengaluru : Repolling on three polling booths – one in north Bengaluru’s Hebbal constituency and two in Kushtagi in Koppal district – will be held on Monday, the Election Commission said on Sunday.

  • IndIAA Regional Awards recognize work in Telegu

    The India Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) completed the judging process of its first-ever IndIAA Regional Awards (Telugu).

  • Salah sets new English Premier League goal tally 

    London : Mohamed Salah scored a record-breaking 32nd goal of the Premier League season on Sunday as the Liverpool star set a new mark for the most goals in a 38-game campaign.

  • Hindujas knocked down to 2nd position in UK’s rich list

    London-based Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja are listed with an estimated fortune of around 20.64 bn pounds, compared to Ratcliffe’s 21.05 billion pounds, in the ‘Sunday Times Rich List’

  • Will be back in Goa in few weeks: Parrikar

    Panaji : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, through a video message, on Sunday said that he would return to his home state in the “next few weeks” from the US, where he has been undergoing medical treatment since March.

  • Watching terror videos, reading jihadist literature do not make one terrorist: HC

     Kochi : The Kerala High Court has observed that merely watching certain videos and speeches will not be a reason to implicate a person as a terrorist. A division bench of justices A M Shaffique and P Somarajan made the observation while considering an appeal filed by one Muhammed Riyas, challenging an NIA court order denying bail to him. In its recent verdict, the court also set aside the National Investigation Agency

  • Govt mulls ways to ease banks’ bad loan burden

    New Delhi :  The finance ministry is examining a proposal to find innovative ways for dealing with burden of NPA provisions by issuing provision shore-up certificates (PSC) to banks.

  • AI posts 20% growth in revenue

    New Delhi : Air India has recorded a 20 per cent growth in revenue during March-April 2018 and has embarked on a route analysis exercise, focussing on increasing flying hours of each of its aircraft, to add more trips, the airline’s chairman-cum-managing director (CMD), Pradeep Singh Kharola, said.

  • Noose tightens for shell cos

    New Delhi : As multiple agencies and regulators probe suspected use of ‘only-on-paper’ firms for financial irregularities, the government is looking to put in place a proper definition for ‘shell companies’ so that investigations are not hampered and prosecution can withstand scrutiny in courts of law.

  • RBI puts restriction on two more lenders

    NEW DELHI: After Dena Bank, the RBI now is likely to impose certain restrictions on couple of more public sector lenders under the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) mechanism due to worsening asset quality, a source said. In view of mounting non-performing assets (NPAs), the RBI on Saturday directed Dena Bank not to issue any fresh loans and hire new personnel.

  • Tigers under stress due to tourism, claims scientist

     Bhopal : A scientist from a country’s premier research institute has claimed to have found symptoms of ‘stress’ in tigers affecting their reproduction capabilities in Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh national park due to tourism related activities.

  • All about dematerialization

    There was a time when investors in stocks were saddled with outdated systems and procedures dealing with transactions in stocks. Bad deliveries, objections, loss, theft or mutilation of share certificates, not to speak of forgery were only some of the traumas that an investor had to face in his treacherous journey through the stock market. Transfer of shares simply took ages. Destruction due to fire, floods and cyclone meant financial disaster for