Free Press Journal

    August 2018: A month, when the Universe drastically lost its sheen

    Very rarely there comes a year or a month that lingers on to your memory longer than usual, for all the good or the bad reasons. This very last day of August was the one of its kind. It had the power to silence three of the most influential energies we experience in our life – oratory, peace and laughter.

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    Zayn Malik to entertain Indian fans in August

    New Delhi: British-Pakistani singer Zayn Malik will arrive in India for a multi-city tour in August. “He will kick-start the tour from Mumbai on August 3 and then head to cities like Kolkata, Hyderabad and Delhi. We are planning to organise his concert in Nepal too,” Vishal Pandey, Chief Operating Officer, JPR Events, told IANS.

  • Bhopal: Rain check: MP stares at dry days ahead

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh is staring at dry days ahead as monsoon weakened in most parts of the state this month. August started on a dry note and almost dry spell is expected for rest of the month.

  • Mumbai: Soon, breastfeeding rooms in all civic hospitals

    Mumbai: As the world observes breastfeeding week in August to focus attention on the promotion and taking a sensitive step towards lactating mothers, city health officials said all all civic-run hospitals will soon have a separate ‘Breastfeeding room’ (Hirkani Kaksh) on hospital premises.

  • AIFF set to launch new 4-nation Champions Cup football tourney

    New Delhi : The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Sunday announced the launch of a new invitational multi-continental Champions Cup competition in August. The newly proposed Champions Cup will be an annual affair played between four countries, it said in a statement.

  • Core sector output rises 3.2% in Aug

    New Delhi : India’s select industrial output rose by 3.2 per cent in August on the back of higher production of steel, fertilisers and refinery products, official data showed on Friday.

  • Sensex gains 109 points

    Mumbai :  After a day’s pause, benchmark Sensex resumed its upward march by regaining almost 109 points to end at new 16-month high of 28,532.11 and the broader NSE Nifty reclaimed the 8,800-mark, driven by auto stocks on upbeat August sales data amid positive global cues.

  • Even divorce filings may be seasonal: study

    Washington : Everything has a season – even divorce, say scientists who found that filings for divorce consistently peak in March and August, the periods following winter and summer holidays in the US.

  • Maruti Suzuki forays into LCV segment

    New Delhi : Passenger car major Maruti Suzuki on Wednesday announced that the sales of its first light commercial vehicle (LCV), Super Carry, will commence from August end. The company said that the new vehicle will be initially sold in three cities — Ahmedabad (Rs 4.03 lakh), Kolkata (Rs 4.11 lakh) and Ludhiana (Rs 4.01 lakh), through dedicated channels. According to R.S. Kalsi, Executive Director (Marketing and Sales), Maruti Suzuki, the new

  • Dilip Buildcon’s IPO to open on 1st August

    Mumbai : Last August, Bhopal- based Dilip Buildcon was expected to launch its IPO (Initial Public Offering) but after much delay it has finally decided to open it on 1st August. The delay was mainly due to the market sentiments towards the sector. At a price band of Rs. 214 – Rs. 219 per equity share, the company is issuing fresh issue equity shares aggregating up to Rs. 4,300 million. The closing date

  • Costlier food items push June WPI inflation to 1.62 per cent

    “RBI would not be in a position to address the demand and supply in India when CPI is at high level, therefore now the economy of India is in need of strong actions from government to address the structural issues of demand and supply,”       -Assocham / Industry body (more…)

  • Spot demand lifts mentha oil futures by 0.54%

    New Delhi: Mentha oil prices were up by 0.54 per cent to Rs 862 per kg in futures trade today after participants enlarged their positions amid firming trend at the spot market on pick-up in demand from consuming industries.

  • Bandhan posts Rs 275 cr profit

    Kolkata : Bandhan Bank, which started banking operations from August 2015, registered a net profit of Rs 275 crore during September 2015 and March 2016, reports PTI.

  • Prince to get summer memorial service in August

    Los Angeles: Prince will be remembered during a memorial service in August, his sister Tyka Nelson has revealed. The “Purple Rain” hitmaker, who tragically died last month at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota, will be remembered by his family, friends and fans at the service, reported USA Today. “Hi Y’all, U know I only come on here when I have sumthin’ ta say…So Let me make myself VERY CLEAR! I nor my brother’s

  • Heptulla is eyeing the V-P’s post

    New Delhi : Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla, who completed 76 years on April 13, is eyeing the post of the Vice-President of India that falls vacant in August next year on completion of the term of Dr Hamid Ansari.

  • Hearing on Feb 2 for receiver to sell Sahara properties

    NEW DELHI : Much to the chagrin of Sahara Group chairman Subrata Roy languishing in Tihar Jails for the past 21 months for failing to refund the money it raised from investors in 2008 and 2009, the Supreme Court on Wednesday fixed hearing on February 2 on SEBI’s plea to appoint a receiver for selling the group’s assets.

  • RBI likely to cut rate on falling inflation: Moody’s

    New Delhi : The Reserve Bank is likely to cut interest rate as the wholesale price-based inflation is expected to decline further to 4.3 % in August, Moody’s Analytics said. “India’s wholesale prices likely fell 4.3 % on year-on-year in August, a further decrease from last month’s surprise 4.1 % decline. Energy and manufactured-good costs are expected to continue their decline, while food prices will likely fall steeply as a result of

  • Mumbai division record 2nd lowest result In SSC re-exam

    Mumbai : The result of 1,39,329 students who had appeared for the Secondary School Certificate re-exam that was conducted in July-August was declared on Tuesday. Total 35,346 students cleared the examination and 57,517 students are allowed to keep term and eligible to take admission in Std XI in the current academic year.