Free Press Journal
  • AGS Transact promoters buy out 42% stake of TPG, Actis

    Mumbai : The promoters of AGS Transact Technologies have bought out the 42 per cent stake held by private equity funds TPG and Actis in the cash and payments operator for an undisclosed sum, a top official has said.

  • IS leader behind recent Jalalabad attacks killed

    Kabul :  A senior leader of the Islamic State group’s offshoot  ISIS Khorasan (ISIS-K), who was involved in the recent attacks in Jalalabad city, has been killed during an operation of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS).

  • Mandeep clinches gold at Mongolian boxing tourney

    New Delhi : Mandeep Jangra (69kg) was the lone Indian boxer to claim a gold medal among the five finalists but the country’s contingent gave a fine account of itself in the summit clashes of the Ulaanbaatar Cup in Mongolia on Sunday.

  • AIIB to invest $200 mn in NIIF’s fund of funds

    Mumbai : The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) board on Sunday cleared a $200-million investment into the National Infrastructure Investment Fund (NIIF) that will help funnel up to $2.4 billion into the infra sector later.

  • Amit wins gold at World Para Athletics GP

    New Delhi : India’s Amit Kumar Saroha has clinched the gold medal in the men’s club throw F51 event at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Tunisia.

  • 34 vie for MD post in PSBs

    New Delhi : After completing the selection of executive directors, the Banks Board Bureau (BBB) will next week begin the process for identifying suitable candidates for the post of managing directors (MDs) in nearly a dozen state-owned banks.

  • First Russia air strikes hit South Syria as assault looms

    Beirut : Russia bombed rebel-held parts of southern Syria for the first time since brokering a ceasefire there nearly a year ago, a monitor group has said,  as allied regime troops prepare a ground assault. Southern Syria is a strategic prize for local and global players involved in the country’s convoluted seven-year war. After securing the capital Damascus, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appears keen to recapture the southern provinces of Daraa and

  • Facebook, Twitter shut accounts without notice, says Hezbollah

     Beirut : Islamist political party and militant group Hezbollah said its Facebook and Twitter accounts have been terminated without any notice.  Hezbollah said on Telegram — an encrypted messaging app — that the closures came without warning and were “part of the propaganda campaign against the resistance due to the important role of the organisation’s information apparatus in various arenas”, The Times of Israel reported on Saturday.

  • Buttler hits ton as England win series 5-0 vs Oz

    Manchester : Jos Buttler’s (110) unbeaten century on his Lancashire home ground saw England to a thrilling one-wicket win over Australia in the fifth one-day international at Old Trafford on Sunday. Victory gave England their first 5-0 series sweep of Australia, in more than 140 years of men’s international cricket between the arch-rivals.

  • 11 heads to appear before parliamentary panel tomorrow

    New Delhi: Heads of 11 state-owned banks will apprise a parliamentary committee of the problems of mounting bad loans and increasing fraud cases on Tuesday, sources said.

  • Term insurance is the best policy

    Life insurance is a necessity – make no mistake about this. However, it is not an investment. In other words, there is no substitute for life cover, none whatsoever. It is the only means of providing security to your family against your untimely death or to yourself during your old age. Therefore, the yield on investment per se, to that extent is of lesser importance. The ‘cover’ or ‘protection’ overrides all other

  • ‘Nirav Modi stayed just above a jewellery store in London’

    London : Indian billionaire Nirav Modi was living in a flat just above his jewellery store in the posh Mayfair area of London while he was being hunted in India for an alleged money laundering case linked to over USD 2 billion, according to a media report on Sunday.

  • Chennaiite is  world’s second youngest GM

    Chennai : India’s R Praggnanandhaa has become the country’s youngest and the world’s second youngest Grand Master (GM) at the age of 12 years, 10 months and 13 days after reaching the final of the ongoing Grendine Open in Italy.

  • Federer loses World No.1 spot after Coric defeat

    Halle Westfalen (Germany) : Croatian Borna Coric denied Roger Federer the 99th title of his career on Sunday with a 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 6-2 defeat in the final of the ATP Halle grass event. Federer also lost the number one spot in ATP rankings to Rafael Nadal, and missed a chance to earn a record 10th title at the German venue.