Free Press Journal
  • SBI sees Rs 1.1L-cr rise in dud loans in FY18

    New Delhi : The State Bank of India recorded its highest non-performing asset (NPAs) of Rs 1.1 lakh crore in 2017-18, almost equal to what it had registered in the decade before, according to information available through RTI and the bank’s report.

  • MB Patil meets Rahul after being denied cabinet post

    Bengaluru : Amid the ongoing row in Karnataka Congress over Cabinet formation, former Minister M.B. Patil, who was denied a ministerial berth, met Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday.

  • First monsoon rains hit Rohingya camps

    Dhaka : The first monsoon rains have hit camps in Bangladesh housing around a million Rohingya refugees, triggering floods and landslides but no casualties or major damage so far, officials said on Sunday.

  • State banks log Rs 87K-cr loss in FY18

    New Delhi : The cumulative loss of public sector banks crossed Rs 87,357 crore in the 2017-18 fiscal year, with scam-tainted Punjab National Bank (PNB) topping the chart with a hit of nearly Rs 12,283 crore followed by IDBI Bank.

  • Ajit, Kamalraj win gold medals as India finish third

    Gifu (Japan) : India clinched four medals, including two golds, on the last day of competitions at the Junior Asian Athletics Championships to finish third in the medal standings, here Sunday.

  • Sharif’s trial must be completed in a month: Pak court

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Sunday directed an anti-corruption court to wind up within a month proceedings against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family.

  • Govt weighs options to cut stake in IDBI Bank

    New Delhi: The government is weighing various options, including qualified institutional placement (QIP), to bring down its stake in IDBI Bank. The government currently holds an 80.96 per cent stake in the Mumbai-based bank. “Three-four options are being looked at, including private placement of shares to institutional investors through QIP route,” a finance ministry official said. The proposal for the issue of equity capital through various alternative modes, including QIP, is listed

  • British women march to celebrate suffragettes

    London : Thousands of women gathered on Sunday to turn British cities into rivers of green, white and violet to mark 100 years since the first UK women won the right to vote.

  • PNB eyes recovery of Rs 8K-cr from NPAs

    New Delhi: Punjab National Bank is hopeful of recovering Rs 8,000 crore from bad loans in the first quarter of the fiscal. The bank, with its focus on recovery of dues from defaulters, has managed to surpass the total amount recovered in the last fiscal in the first two months of this financial year, a PNB official said.

  • ‘India has potential to play in FIFA WC soon’

    New Delhi : Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore says India has the potential to play in the FIFA World Cup in near future but the country can reach that standard only if opportunities are created for the players.

  • Income Tax: A minority effect

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  • Spain fail to impress in narrow Tunisia victory

    Krasnodar : Spain laboured to a narrow 1-0 victory over Tunisia in an underwhelming World Cup warm-up in Krasnodar. The 2010 champions remain unbeaten under coach Julen Lopetegui, who took over 20 matches ago after the Roja’s elimination from Euro 2016 in the last 16 at the hands of Italy.

  • Sweden return to WC with great ambitions

    Stockholm : After an absence of 12 years, Sweden will return to the FIFA World Cup with great ambitions even if they are without their talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

  • Vettel snags pole position

    Montreal : German Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel secured pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix, the seventh race of the Formula One season.