Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai edge past ATK 3-2

    Kolkata : Mumbai City FC showed little signs of their ordeal in flood-hit Chennai as they edged out defending champions Atletico de Kolkata 3-2 in their concluding round match of the Indian Super League on Friday. In a battle between the two teams at the opposite ends of the table, the match had fluctuating fortunes but it was Sony Norde’s brace (26th and 90+4th) aided with Sunil Chetri’s 82nd minute penalty that halted the

  • JLR staff write to Cyrus Mistry on job safety

    London:  The UK-based workers of Tata Motors’ owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) have written to the company chief Cyrus Mistry seeking assurances on their job safety amid reports that Tata Steel UK plans to dispose of one of its units in the country, reports PTI.  The letter from a workers’ union chief to Tata Group chairman Mistry calls for assurances that redundancies similar to the ones announced by Tata Steel recently are not

  • Did Pak wife radicalise hubby before opening fire in California party?

    San Francisco : There is a “very strong” possibility that the Pakistani wife radicalised her Pakistani- American husband before the couple went on a shooting rampage and killed 14 people in California, a media report said, reports PTI.

  • 16 killed in Egypt nightclub attack

    Cairo : At least 16 people, including five women, were killed today in a firebomb attack on a nightclub here by three motorcycle-borne masked assailants who threw Molotov cocktails on it, apparently after a dispute with the club’s staff over their entry, according to a report by PTI.

  • US indicts 16 more in probe of world soccer corruption

    Washington : As members of FIFA’s executive committee prepared to vote on reforming soccer’s scandal-plagued governing body, Swiss government agents swept into a luxury hotel before dawn for a second wave of arrests on corruption charges in the wake of another sweeping indictment by U.S. prosecutors. Five current and former members of FIFA’s ruling executive committee were among 16 additional men charged with bribes and kickbacks in a 92-count indictment unsealed yesterday that took

  • Gold monetisation scheme purely voluntary: FinMin

    New Delhi : The Gold Monetisation Scheme is purely voluntary for individuals and institutions, and they can take their own decision to monetise the gold held by them, the Finance Ministry clarified on Friday.

  • A wailing relative of the people who lost their lives in the floods, at the Government Hospital, Royapettah in Chennai on Friday - PTI

    Doctors warn of epidemic

    Chennai/New Delhi : As the water level started receding in Chennai and three other districts in Tamil Nadu after many days of incessant rainfall, medical experts on Friday asked the people to take necessary precautions as chances of an epidemic loom large.

  • NDRF uses social media for rescue

    New Delhi : Social media has come handy for rescuers in flood-ravaged Chennai with a desk created by National Disaster Response Force here meticulously monitoring Twitter and Facebook posts round-the-clock to ensure help at the earliest.

  • 4 Palestinians killed after attack on Israeli soldiers

    Jerusalem : Four Palestinians wounded several Israeli soldiers in separate attacks before they were shot and killed by Israeli forces, the military said, the latest violence in more than two months of almost daily Palestinian assaults against civilians and soldiers.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi meets outgoing leader and military commander-in-chief Gen. Min Aung Hlaing

    Myanmar heading for smooth transition?

    The eyes of Asia and the world will be on Myanmar until the transition from the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party to Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy is completed. India is particularly interested in the outcome of her closed door meetings this week with President Thein Sein, the army commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing, and the parliamentary speaker, Shwe Mann. Myanmar could be a key player in a new

  • Naaptol data theft: Court rejects anticipatory bail plea of 5

    MUMBAI: A local court has rejected the anticipatory bail application of five persons booked by police for the alleged multi-crore theft of software of ‘Naaptol’ home shopping company and selling it to a rival firm.

  • Govt mulls new scheme for cotton farmers

    Mumbai : The Centre is planning to introduce Direct Payment Deficiency System (DPDS) to help the cotton farmers have better realisation of their produce when market rate rules below the minimum support price (MSP).

  • Mumbai top Group B

    Mumbai : Mumbai grabbed a handy 110-run first innings lead over Gujarat before their concluding Group B Ranji Trophy game ended in a tame draw with the hosts topping the group with 35 points. Gujarat picked up one point from the drawn encounter to take their tally to 24, the same as Madhya Pradesh. But MP’s net run rate (Minus 0.059) was marginally superior to Gujarat’s (Minus 0.092) which was enough to pilot the former

  • RCom to sell mobile towers to Tillman, TPG for Rs 22k cr

    New Delhi : Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications Ltd has signed a non-binding pact to sell its cellular towers to private equity firm Tillman Global Holdings LLC and TPG Asia Inc in an estimated Rs 30,000 crore deal to pare debt, reports PTI.

  • US army opens up to women in combat

    Washington : Women in America will now be able to drive tanks, fire mortars and lead infantry soldiers as the US military has decided to open up all positions including frontline combat roles for them, a move hailed by US President Barack Obama as a “historic step forward”. “We cannot afford to cut ourselves off from half the country’s talents and skills. We have to take full advantage of every individual who can

  • Penalise firms not spending 2% of profits on CSR: House panel

    New Delhi : A Parliamentary panel has suggested to the government that it impose penalty on corporates for not spending mandatory 2 per cent of their net profit on CSR activities. Currently, the penalty can be imposed for non-disclosure of CSR as per the Companies Act 2013, reports PTI.