Free Press Journal
  • NCLAT reserves order over Mistry’s plea against Tatas

    New Delhi : The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Tuesday reserved its order over a plea of Cyrus Mistry camp seeking a status quo over conversion of Tata Sons into a private company from a public limited firm.

  • Cheap food prices pull down WPI to 5.09% in July

    New Delhi : Wholesale inflation eased to 5.09 per cent in July on account of cheaper food articles, especially fruits and vegetables, government data showed.

  • Trump inks $717bn defence policy bill

    Washington: US President Donald Trump signed into law the $717 billion annual defence policy bill, the earliest in the year the bill has become law in more than four decades.

  • Fortis gets investors’ nod to sell stake to IHH

    New Delhi : Fortis Healthcare on Tuesday said its shareholders have given nod to acquisition of the domestic healthcare chain by Malaysia’s IHH Healthcare.

  • RIL, BP spend Rs 7K-cr to prolong D1, D3 gas output

    New Delhi : Reliance Industries (RIL) and its partner BP of UK have spent over Rs 7,000 crore in prolonging output from the flagging D1 and D3 gas fields in the Bay of Bengal as they prepare new fields that will start production in mid-2020, sources said.

  • Indian squash players question role of coaches

    New Delhi : The Asian Games-bound Indian squash players have questioned the presence of Cyrus Poncha and Bhuvneshwari Kumari as coaches in the contingent, saying they can only play the role of administrators in the continental mega event in Indonesia.

  • Trade gap widens to five-year high

    New Delhi : India’s trade deficit widened to a more than five year high of $18.02 billion in July, the trade ministry said on Tuesday, driven largely by a surge in oil imports.

  • IDBI Bank Q1 loss widens to Rs 2,410 cr

    New Delhi : State-owned IDBI Bank on Tuesday reported widening of loss to Rs 2,409.89 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, hurt by higher provisioning for bad loans.

  • Polish tourist’s ‘Kiki challenge’ puts Pak airlines under fire

    KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has come under fire over a promotional video made by the national flag carrier in collaboration with a Polish tourist who is seen doing ‘Kiki challenge’ inside an empty aircraft. A video went viral of Polish tourist Eva Bianka Zubeck performed the ‘Kiki challenge’ with the national flag wrapped on her body.


    New Delhi : Reports of the Modi government planning “simultaneous elections” in February by advancing Lok Sabha and some state assembly elections and postponing assembly elections in four states slated in December turned out to be fake as even the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party distanced from the idea.

  • Rajasthan electoral rolls faulty: Cong

    New Delhi : The Congress on Tuesday petitioned the Election Commission on a large number of duplicate entries in the draft electoral rolls of Rajasthan published on July 31 and sought extension of last date for objections from August 21 to any reasonable period.

  • Indian banks prone to hacking

     New Delhi/Pune : Cyber security experts on Tuesday questioned the preparedness of the Indian banks in case of a massive security breach involving funds, stressing that state-of-the-art security systems are the need of the hour.

  • SC to hear plea against AFSPA dilution on Aug 20

     New Delhi : The Supreme Court will hear on August 20 a plea by a group of serving Army officers against the dilution of AFSPA that gives immunity to military personnel from prosecution for actions in disturbed and insurgency-hit areas.

  • China intruded 300m into Ladakh in July: Sources

     New Delhi : A group of Chinese Army personnel intruded around 300 metres into the Demchok area in eastern Ladakh and pitched four tents in the area last month, official sources said on Tuesday.

  • S Shrikrishna records 2nd successive win in CCI Billiards Classic 2018

    Mumbai : Tamil Nadu lad S. Shrikrishna is going great guns and recorded his second successive win when he rattled senior pro Nalin Patel of Mahrashtra by clinching a comfortable 449-319 victory in a Group-G league match of Rs 3.8 lakhs prize-money CCI Billiards Classic 2018, organized by the Cricket Club of India and played at the Club’s Sir Wilson Jones Billiards Room, Churchgate on Tuesday.

  • Bus accident in Ecuador kills 22

    Quito: Twenty-two people were killed and 18 injured  when an inter-country bus crashed outside Ecuador’s capital Quito, emergency services said on Tuesday.