Free Press Journal
  • Syria Kobane Attack

    27 killed in Turkish blast

    Ankara: At least 27 people were killed and scores of others injured in a blast in Turkey’s Sanliurfa province near the Iraqi border on Monday, a media report said.

  • Mumbai Metro fares frozen till October 31

    Mumbai: In a major relief to lakhs of commuters, the Mumbai Metro One Pvt. Ltd. has decided to freeze the existing fare structure till October 31, though the Fare Fixation Committee has permitted a fare in the band of Rs.10-110, an official said here on Monday.

  • Nirmala Sitharaman

    Foreign investment caps remain in bank, defence: Sitharaman

    New Delhi: After India clubbed categories of foreign capital flowing into domestic companies, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said foreign institutional investment (FII) limits in the banking and defence sector have been retained at existing levels to prevent disruptions in sensitive sectors.

  • FTTI protest

    FTII protest: Aparna Sen, Bengal filmmakers hit out at saffronisation

    Kolkata: Critically-acclaimed filmmakers from West Bengal led by national award winner Aparna Sen on Monday lashed out at “attempts at saffronisation” in the wake of the agitation at the FTII where students are protesting against actor Gajendra Chauhan’s appointment as its new chairman.

  • ‘Ronaldo looks set to leave Real Madrid’

    Madrid: Former Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas’s agent Santos Marquez believes superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to sell his image rights to a company owned by Valencia president Peter Lim suggests that the Portuguese striker is set to leave the Spanish football giants.

  • Bordeaux’s Mariano signs with Sevilla

    Seville (Spain): Brazilian footballer Mariano Ferreira on Monday passed his medical examination to join spanish club Sevilla on a three-year contract.

  • S.Jaishankar

    ‘India hopes to take forward counter terrorism steps with Pak’

    Singapore: Noting that the relationship with Pakistan has its share of challenges, India today hoped to take forward steps agreed by the two prime ministers in Ufa to combat terrorism and strengthen peace along the border, days after tensions rose over ceasefire violations. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said Pakistan is part of the neighbourhood agenda, which has undergone a big shift symbolised by the invitation extended to their leaders when the government was

  • Job strain linked to increased sick leaves: study

    London: Workers with high job demands and job strain are at increased risk of sick leave due to mental disorders, a new Swedish study has found. Researchers used data from a Swedish national twin study to examine how rates of sick leave for mental health reasons are affected by psychosocial factors at work.

  • Ranjit Sinha

    Ex-CBI officer agrees to assist CVC probe agnst ex-chief Sinha

    New Delhi: Former CBI Special Director M L Sharma has given his consent to assist the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in its probe against Ranjit Sinha, who during his tenure as the agency chief, was accused of scuttling probe in the coal block allocation scam, the Supreme Court was informed today.

  • Paul Van Ass

    Van Ass saga leaves current and former Olympians shocked

    New Delhi: Former and current India players feel that Paul van Ass’ “firing” as Indian men’s hockey team’s chief coach barely five months into the job could prove to be detrimental to its preparation for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Van Ass’s future with the Indian team was in serious doubt after he failed to report on time for the national team’s camp that began at the scenic Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre

  • 2G Scam

    Surplus spectrum: Order on jurisdiction of 2G court on July 23

    New Delhi: The “complicated” nature of the 2002 additional spectrum allocation case today once again led a special 2G court to defer its order on pleas filed by two telecom firms, chargesheeted along with others by the CBI, challenging its jurisdiction to deal with the matter.

  • Indian Rupee

    Rupee ends 19 paise lower at 63.66 against USD

    Mumbai: The rupee today closed 19 paise down at 63.66 against the US dollar on fresh demand for American currency from banks and importers on the back of a higher greenback in overseas markets.

  • BCCI drops 50-year-old Duleep Trophy in domestic calendar

    Mumbai: Due to the packed schedule of domestic and international cricket, the more than half a century-old Duleep Trophy inter-zonal competition has been given a break for the first time since its inception by the Cricket Board for the upcoming season.

  • Walmart’s all cash and carry stores integrated online

    New Delhi: Retail major Walmart, which operates cash and carry stores under the Best Price brand in India, today said all its 20 stores in the country have been integrated online via omni channel. In the omni channel system, Walmart’s members of ‘cash and carry’ stores will be connected through where they can shop online, the company said in a statement.

  • Adarsh: CBI to file reply on plea to arraign ex-CM as accused

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today granted two weeks time to CBI to file its affidavit in reply to a petition seeking to include former Maharashtra Chief Minister Shivajirao Patil-Nilangekar as an accused in the Adarsh Housing Society scam. Activist Pravin Wategaonkar filed the petition alleging that Patil-Nilangekar, during his tenure as the Revenue Minister, granted certain approvals to Adarsh society illegally.

  • Pankaja Munde

    Supply of sub-standard chikki to students stopped

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government today informed the Bombay High Court that it had stopped the supply of ‘chikki’ food snack to school students on July 10 following complaints that it was “sub-standard”. The court was hearing a PIL filed by Sandeep Ahire seeking an inquiry by a retired high court judge into the alleged Rs 206 crore ‘chikki’ scam.