Free Press Journal
  • China terms Pentagon remarks ‘irresponsible’

    Beijing : China has dismissed a Pentagon report about Beijing’s military development, saying the country is justified in safeguarding its sovereignty and territorial integrity, the media reported on Thursday.

  • Murray, Wawrinka to meet 2nd time in French Open semis

    Paris : Scottish world No. 1 and top seed Andy Murray got off to a rocky start but rallied to defeat Japan’s Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-0), 6-1 and set up a French Open tennis semi-final rematch against third-seeded Swiss Stan Wawrinka, who routed Croatian Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-3, 6-1.

  • FinMin may push for IFCI, IIFCL merger

    New Delhi : The finance ministry is examining the possibility of merger of two state-run financial institutions India Infrastructure Finance Company (IIFCL) and IFCI to create a bigger financing firm for the sector. The proposal is under the active consideration of the ministry so that the huge deficit, which infrastructure space has, can be bridged, a senior finance ministry official said.

  • WWII veteran’s remains return home after 74 year

    Atlanta : More than 70 years ago, a US Army cargo plane dubbed “Hot as Hell” was headed for India on a supply mission. It never arrived, and no one went looking for the doomed aircraft or the eight men on board because military officials had no way of pinpointing where it went down.

  • Modi in Kazakhstan: India to become full SCO member

    Astana : Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Thursday to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit and held his first bilateral meeting with Kazakhistan President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

  • Ronaldo doesn’t rule out moving out to new club

    Madrid : Following a Portuguese media story claiming that Real Madrid and Portugal football star Cristiano Ronaldo could be the subject of an approximately $202.43 million bid this summer, the forward said “nothing is impossible” further fanning rumours.

  • Danny nets lone winner for Fire Dragons

    Mumbai  : Fire Dragons made a fine positive winning start as they got the better of Shelar FC by a narrow 1-0 margin in their opening round match of the 2nd Borivali Premier Football League (BPFL), organized by the Borivali Sports Foundation and played at the St. Francis D’Assisi Ground, Borivali (W).

  • Kerala assembly adopts resolution asking Centre to withdraw cattle slaughter ban

    Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala’s bitter political rivals – the ruling LDF and the opposition UDF – on Thursday closed ranks in the state assembly adopting a resolution asking the Centre to withdraw the cattle slaughter ban, calling it a ‘fascist’ move. The Assembly specially met for a one-day session to discuss the Centre’s controversial cattle ban notification that has come under attack in Kerala and several other states.

  • Comey’s prepared testimony creates political storm in US

    Washington : Fired FBI director James Comey has created a political storm over his allegations against President Donald Trump who reportedly asked him to drop a probe against his former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and sought “loyalty” from him.

  • Saharanpur violence: Key accused arrested

    Lucknow : The main accused in the Saharanpur violence and Bhim Army founder Chandrashekhar was on Thursday arrested from Himachal Pradesh.

  • Penury grant increased

    New Delhi : The Government on Thursday raised the penury grant to the non-pensioner ex-servicemen and their widows from Rs 1,000 per month to Rs 4,000 per month.

  • GM Diptayan plays second draw

    Mumbai : Top seed Grandmaster Farrukh Amonatov of Tajikistan scored a timely win to join the lead bunch of 14 players, all with five points each, at the end of the sixth round of the Rs 29 lakh prize money 10th Mumbai Mayor’s Cup International Open Chess Tournament 2017, sponsored by LIC of India, co-sponsored by Ankit Gems and played at the Mount Litera School International, Bandra.

  • India, 67 nations sign pact to check tax evasion by MNCs

    Paris/New Delhi :  India and 67 countries have put in place an agreement to plug loopholes in existing laws that allowed companies to evade taxes by artificially shifting their place of business.

  • Meet the faceless warriors of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    For some websites, India has already won the Jadhav case in International Court of Justice and China is scared of India because Modi government chose to boycott Beijing’s One Belt One Road plan. For them there are scientific reasons behind the Hindu women’s veil, but Muslim’s burqa is inhuman.