Free Press Journal
  • ‘UK wants to leave European Union’

    London :  A new opinion poll published showed more Britons want to leave the European Union than want to stay ahead of a referendum to be held by 2017. The poll is the first to put the EU exit camp in the lead.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Devaluation, Fed hike transient; real economy matters: Jaitley

    Ankara :  Factors like the Chinese devaluation of yuan and the US Fed’s likely interest rate hike are “transient” and it will be only the real economy that will dictate the currency rate fluctuations and markets in India, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

  • Sania-Hingis advance in Women’s doubles – US Open

    New York: Top seeded Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis cruised to the third round of the women’s doubles category, thrashing unseeded Timea Bacsinszky and Chia-Jung Chuang 6-1, 6-1 at the US Open here.

  • Finland’s PM offers his home to refugees

    As EU leaders struggle to agree on policies to cope with a huge influx of migrants, many fleeing war in Syria, Sipila said his home in Kempele, northern Finland, was little used at the moment and would house asylum seekers from the start of next year, reports AFP.

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Government working on new land policy at 12 major ports

    New Delhi :  To boost economic growth, the government will soon come out with a policy for awarding land to port-based industries at 12 major ports, which among them have an estimated 2.64 lakh acres.

  • Pakistan recalls ’65 war setback on its 50th anniversary

    Islamabad/Beijing :  Pakistan marked the 50th anniversary of the 1965 war with India by holding nationwide ceremonies and special prayers, while the Pakistani leadership vowed to “frustrate” any threat to the country’s existence.

  • NASA launch sites threatened by rising seas

    Washington :  Rising sea levels caused by melting ice caps could threaten NASA launch sites along US coastlines, the US space agency has warned.

  • E-tailing to grow 35% in 5 yrs to hit $100bn: Study

    New Delhi :  India’s e-commerce industry is likely to clock a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 35 per cent and cross the $100-billion mark over the next five years, from $17 billion at present, according to an Assocham-PricewaterhouseCoopers study.

  • Man planning robbery accidentally calls 911

    New York :  In a bizarre incident, a bungling burglar in the US has been arrested after he let police know his burglary plans before committing the crimes by inadvertently dialing emergency number 9-1-1.

  • Dahi Handi: City sees restrained celebrations

    Mumbai :  The combine impact of the Bombay High Court orders, stringent directives of the State government and severe drought condition in the state was tangible enough on the celebration of Dahi Handi across the city on Sunday.

  • Force India back in top 5 with double points finish

    Sahara Force India regained fifth place in the team standings with their biggest points haul this Formula 1 season as Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg finished sixth and seventh in the Italian Grand Prix here on Sunday.

  • East Bengal thrash Mohun Bagan 4-0 for sixth straight CFL victory

    Kolkata :  East Bengal’s new South Korean midfielder Do Dong-hyung scored from two masterly-taken free-kicks to set up a 4-0 rout of traditional rivals Mohun Bagan and secure the team’s record-equalling sixth Calcutta Football League (CFL) premier division title here on Sunday.

  • Cleartrip eyes 60% jump in transactions, bets on hotels

    New Delhi :  Online travel service provider Cleartrip is targeting 60 per cent increase in transactions, betting on its hotel booking segment that is poised to double annually over the next few years.

  • 5,500 sex crimes reported in UK schools in 3 years

    London :  In a disturbing disclosure, more than 5,500 alleged sex crimes were reported to police in UK schools in the last three years with at least a fifth of the offences committed by children.

  • Nasscom sees ‘massive opportunity’ in small & payment banks for IT cos

    Mumbai :  Industry lobby Nasscom sees a “massive opportunity” for the domestic tech companies in payments banks and small finance banks, but warned the industry that they need to find out innovative solutions to help these lenders ensure cost-effective delivery of services.

  • Diageo may not fully recover $135mn loan from Mallya company

    New Delhi :  Global spirits giant Diageo has said it may not be able to fully recover a loan of USD 135 million given to Vijay Mallya-affiliated Watson Ltd by Standard Chartered Bank where it had acted as a guarantor in case it is asked to pay up.

  • Opposition corners CM over inflation

    Mumbai : The opposition Congress and the NCP dug out an old tweet made by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, in a bid to corner the BJP-led Maharashtra government and prove that the party had promised good governance merely to “deceive” the people.

  • Maharashtra likely to ink MoC with Japan for big ticket projects

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is expected to sign Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the Japanese government for big ticket projects in the state during his five-day visit to the country starting tomorrow.