Free Press Journal
  • Pak raises Kashmir issue at UN; seeks OIC intervention

    United Nations: Pakistan has once again raised the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council, seeking mediation from the world body and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to resolve the issue. Speaking during an open debate on the subject of regional organisations and contemporary global security challenges yesterday, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said the 57-member OIC can also contribute to the promotion of global peace and prosperity.

  • A Raja

    CBI registers Disproportionate Assets case against Raja

    New Delhi: The CBI has registered a disproportionate assets case against former Telecom Minister A Raja and 16 others, including his family members and friends, and carried out searches in 20 places here and various locations in Tamil Nadu. After registering the case in special CBI court, the agency today carried out searches in Delhi, Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli and Perambalur. The sources said during the probe of 2G spectrum allocation scam against Raja

  • China cautioned over Silk Road projects in disputed regions

    Beijing: As China went ahead with its economic corridor project with Pakistan through PoK disregarding India’s objections, a Chinese think tank in a rare criticism today cautioned the government to exercise “prudence” in pushing Silk Road projects. In an article titled “China must tread lightly with its ‘one belt, one road’ initiative” in the South China Morning Post today Shi Yinhong a professor of international relations and strategic studies at China’s Renmin University

  • Sensex

    Sensex recovers 100 pts as exporters rally on weak rupee

    Mumbai: Snapping two-day losing streak, the benchmark BSE Sensex rebounded by 100 points to 27,931.64 mainly driven by gains in export-focussed stocks including Sun Pharma, Lupin and Wipro on optimism that a weak rupee is likely to boost their earnings. Sentiment also turned better on recovery in the Shanghai index, which settled in the positive zone despite falling more than 4 per cent during the day. In early morning trade, the rupee had

  • BCCI

    Compiling suggestions done, IPL working group to submit report

    New Delhi: The working group, formed to study the Justice Lodha panel’s verdict relating to the IPL 2013 corruption scandal, has “compiled suggestions from all stakeholders” and will submit its final report to the BCCI’s working committee before it meets in Kolkata on August 28.

  • Govt orders a 2-day shutdown of schools in WGH Meghalaya dist

    Shillong: Meghalaya government today asked all schools in West Garo Hills district to remain shut for the next 48 hours for the safety of school going children as heavy rainfall has triggered flood and landslips in the state. The order came after a nine year-old school girl was swept in the surging Ganol River in Asibra area of the district headquarters last evening, Deputy Commissioner Pravin Bakshi told PTI.

  • Mulayam Singh Yadav

    ‘Ungrateful’ Nitish should stop making baseless comments: BJP

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday lashed out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for making baseless comments following the announcement of a special package by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • MH370

    MH370 flaperon investigation finished, no details released

    Canberra: The French-led investigation team examining a flaperon found on La Reunion island has concluded the first phase of inspection work, Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said on Wednesday.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Our students are not criminals: Rahul on FTII midnight arrests

    New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attempted to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi following the midnight crackdown on the FTII students and said that they were not crininals.

  • Indian-origin man pleads guilty to stabbing student

    Auckland : An Indian-origin man who stabbed a student to death in Wellington in May this year has pleaded guilty to committing murder, a media report said on Wednesday. Mandeep Singh, 29, pleaded guilty in the Auckland High Court to killing Parmita Rani and attempting to murder Parminder Sandhu, 22, Radio New Zealand reported. The guilty plea came as a surprise as Singh had previously pleaded not guilty to both the charges.

  • Lebanon: 9 Palestinians from Syria drown en route to Turkey

    Beirut: Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency says a boat carrying about 40 Palestinians from a refugee camp in Syria capsized en route to Turkey and that at least nine migrants drowned. Today’s report says the vessel left the northern Lebanese port of Tripoli on Monday and capsized after entering Turkish territorial waters. It says those on board were Palestinians from the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus. NNA says women and children were among the dead.

  • Sensex

    BSE extends direct market access facility to fgn investors

    Mumbai: BSE has extended the direct market access facility to foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) which allows them to access the stock exchange’s trading system without any manual intervention by any broker. “Exchange specifies that DMA facility can be extended to the… FPI investors,” BSE said in a circular.

  • Uber

    Tata group’s PE fund to pick up stake in Uber

    New Delhi: Tata Opportunities Fund (TOF), a private equity fund advised by Tata Capital, today said it will make a “significant” investment in US-based taxi hailing app Uber. The companies, however, declined to comment on the amount being invested and the percentage of stake being picked up. TOF is the second Indian entity to invest in Uber after The Times of India group’s Times Internet bought a small stake for about Rs 150

  • Economy

    Value buying boosts Sensex, healthcare stocks gain 

    Mumbai: Value buying of stocks after two sessions of losses and hopes of a delay in next month’s US rate hike decision boosted sentiments in the Indian equity markets on Wednesday.

  • Greek bailout

    German MPs expected to vote in favour of third Greek bailout

    London : A majority of MPs from Germany are likely to vote in favour of the third Greek bailout on Wednesday. According to the BBC, the vote is expected to face opposition by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right alliance. Some MPs suspect that the deal could lead to part of Greece’s large debt being written off, with European Union taxpayers having to foot the bill. Last month 65 Christian Democrats (CDU)/ Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU) politicians