Free Press Journal
  • Novak Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic pulls out of IPTL season 2

    Kobe (Japan): World number one Novak Djokovic has pulled out of the Indian Premier Tennis League (IPTL),commencing here today, citing fatigue, and he has been replaced by Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka in his team — OUE Singapore Slammers.

  • Narendra Modi shakes hands with Nawaz Sharif

    US welcomes Modi-Sharif meeting in Paris

    Washington : The US has welcomed the brief meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Paris on Monday.

  • India seeks political solution to problems in Nepal

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday sought a political solution to the problems in Nepal, where protests against the new constitution have virtually closed the borders with India and led to massive shortages.

  • Fix our salary at Re.1 more than cabinet secretary: Rajya Sabha MP

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha members on Wednesday demanded a “transparent mechanism” to fix their salary, while one of the members suggested that it can be fixed at Re.1 more than that of cabinet secretary. The issue was raised by Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agrawal in the upper house as a point of order. A point of order is a matter raised during consideration of a motion concerning the rules of parliamentary procedure.

  • Vellapally Natesan

    Vellapally Natesan should quit his post: Congress

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president V.M. Sudheeran said on Wednesday that Hindu Ezhava leader Vellapally Natesan, the general secretary of Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam, should quit his post.

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    RBI inks info exchange pact with UK financial body

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank has signed an agreement with the UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority for supervisory cooperation and exchange of information. “The Reserve Bank signed separate Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information with Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), United Kingdom,” RBI said in a statement.

  • Airtel

    Airtel offers minimum balance of Rs 30 to Chennai users

    New Delhi: Telecom major Airtel today announced special schemes to help customers in the flood-hit Chennai, including an offer of crediting a minimum balance of Rs 30 in their accounts. The company said its services have also been partially disrupted due to power failure and it’s working with local authorities to restore them. Airtel said further: “The unprecedented rains and floods in Chennai have disrupted normal life and restricted people’s movement from homes.

  • Chinese shares close mixed

    Beijing: China’s stocks closed mixed on Wednesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 2.33 percent to close at 3,536.91 points.

  • Gold

    Gold falls back on global cues; subdued demand

    New Delhi: Gold prices drifted by Rs 150 to Rs 25,550 per ten grams at the bullion market today following a weak trend overseas coupled with slackened demand from jewellers at prevailing levels. Silver followed suit and shed Rs 50 at Rs 34,150 per kg on reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

  • VW cheating a ‘well thought-out crime’, diesel cars under lens

    New Delhi: Terming emission test cheating by Volkswagen as ‘well thought-out crime’, government today said all diesel passenger vehicles in India will come under scanner in the next six months to check their compliance with norms. German auto major Volkswagen Group had yesterday announced recall of 3,23,700 vehicles across three brands — Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen — after a government-ordered probe found the group using diesel engines equipped with

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    FlyDubai quashes rumors on ties with SpiceJet

    New Delhi: FlyDubai has denied reports of partnership with Indian low-cost airline SpiceJet. The company in a statement clearly mentioned that FlyDubai is not in talks with SpiceJet for any partnership.

  • BASIC calls for roadmap on climate financing by rich nations

    Le Bourget (France): BASIC nations, including India, have called on the developed world to define a clear roadmap for providing USD 100 billion by 2020 to developing countries to tackle climate change as bitterly-divided negotiators here tried to hash out a pact acceptable to all. A statement issued by China on behalf of BASIC countries in the plenary extended support for an transparent and party driven process at the CoP21 and said