Free Press Journal
  • hockey

    2016 HIL final to be held in Ranchi

    New Delhi: The 2016 Hockey India League (HIL) final will be held in Ranchi at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium.. The first match of the fourth edition of the tournament will be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

  • BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya in ICU

    Kolkata: BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya was admitted to hospital Thursday night after he complained of chest pain, hospital sources said. The 75-year-old has been admitted to the city’s B.M. Birla Hospital.

  • US stocks open lower ahead of Fed statement

    New York: US stocks opened fractionally lower on Thursday as investors digested economic reports ahead of the Federal Reserve’s highly-watched statement scheduled to be released in the afternoon. In the week ending September 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial jobless claims fell 11,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level to 264,000, below market consensus of 275,000, the US Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • Mudra Bank to help 5.77 crore small business units: Gowda

    Thiruvananthapuram: The newly set-up MUDRA bank is going to be a huge succour for the more than 5.77 crore small business units who can look forward for easy financial assistance from it, union Law Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said on Thursday. Speaking to leaders of his Bharatiya Janata Party here, he said this scheme is going to spur growth in the country.

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    Austria transfers first group of asylum seekers to Slovakia

    Vienna: Austria has sent a first group of asylum seekers to be accommodated in Slovakia under a deal aimed at easing overcrowding in Austria’s main refugee centre, Austria Press Agency reported on Thursday.

  • Ashraf Ghani

    Pakistan urges Afghan Taliban to resume peace talks

    Islamabad: Pakistan today pushed the Afghan Taliban to return to the negotiations table weeks after the direct talks between the representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban were postponed due to Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s confirmed death. Pakistan hosted the first round of the Afghan peace talks near the capital Islamabad on July 7 and the second round was scheduled to take place on July 31.

  • India can boost exports by $500 bn with trade liberalization: Study

    Washington: India could increase its exports by $500 billion per year by joining the next stage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement after implementing economic reforms proposed by the Narendra Modi government, according to a new study.

  • Centre rolls out welfare scheme for mining-hit people

    New Delhi:  Aimed at mainstreaming people affected from mining activities, the central government on Thursday launched a scheme to mitigate the adverse impact of such operations and provide them basic amenities like drinking water, health care and education.