Free Press Journal
  • PM to travel on Kochi Metro, no Sreedharan on the stage

    Kochi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday travel on a Kochi Metro train when he inaugurates Kerala’s first metro, it was announced on Wednesday. But “Metro man” E. Sreedharan has not been given a seat on the dais.

  • Super-agent Mendes summoned over tax evasion

    Madrid : Footballing super-agent Jorge Mendes, who manages Cristiano Ronaldo among others, has been summoned before a Spanish court as part of the probe into Colombian striker Radamel Falcao’s alleged tax evasion, legal sources said on Wednesday. Monaco’s Falcao is suspected of failing to correctly declare 5.6 million euros ($6.1 million) of income earned from image rights between 2012 and 2013 while he was at Atletico Madrid.

  • ‘I have learnt not to give up dreams’

    New Delhi : Basking in the glory of his first Grand Slam title win, Rohan Bopanna says his mixed doubles title triumph at the French Open has strengthened his belief that “one should never give up on dreams”. Bopanna had to wait for 14 years after turning Pro to clinch a Major trophy, the French Open mixed doubles with Gabriela Dabrwoski, and the 37-year-old said it was worth the wait. “Never give

  • BJP, Opposition play hide-and-seek over President candidate

    New Delhi : A two-week window opened on Wednesday for filing nominations after the issue of the gazette notification for the President’s election on July 17 even as the ruling BJP and a Congress-led conglomeration of nine opposition parties played hide-and-seek on who could be their consensus candidate.

  • 10 per cent customs duty on 4G telecom equipment import

    New Delhi : Import of 4G telecom equipment by mobile telephony service providers will attract a 10 per cent basic customs duty, a move that will impact firms investing in new technology. So far, there had been no clarity on the import duty on such equipment as to whether they are covered under the global Information Technology Agreement (ITA) — which allowed a host of IT and telecom product exemption as per

  • ‘Played best football against Kyrgyzstan’

    “I’m part of the national team for more than 10 years. Trust me, I don’t remember when was the last time we played such a fantastic brand of football,” said Chhetri, who got past three defenders to combine with Jeje and score the winner in the 69th minute.

  • Darjeeling stir: GNLF joins hands with GJM for Gorkhaland demand

    New Delhi : Breaking its alliance with the TMC, the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) on Wednesday justified joining hands with the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), spearheading a bandh in Darjeeling, and said the party has been fighting for a separate Gorkhaland since its inception.

  • Blaze engulfs London tower block, many killed

    London : At least six persons were killed and over 50 were in hospital after a huge fire raged overnight in a west London tower block, police said on Wednesday.

  • Four banks express concern over stress in telecom sector

    New Delhi : Four large banks that met an inter-ministerial group (IMG) on Wednesday expressed concern over “stress” in the telecom sector and flagged the possibility of loan default by operators.

  • Viswanathan Anand to meet Nakamura Altibox chess

    Stavanger (Norway) : Former world champion Viswanathan Anand will take on Hikaru Nakamura of the United States in the seventh round of Altibox Norway Chess tournament here.

  • Gurdwaras, churches, mosque extend help

    London : Mosques, gurdwaras and churches in West London have opened their doors to offer assistance to the survivors of a huge fire that engulfed a 24-storey residential tower block.

  • India will see what it has not seen in football so far:Javier Ceppi

    New Delhi : FIFA U-17 World Cup’s tournament director Javier Ceppi says India will see a brand of football it has not witnessed so far, in the upcoming mega-event. The tournament will be held across six cities from October 6 to 28.

  • Cabinet nod to bankruptcy Bill for financial sectors

    The proposed bill will pave the way for setting up of the Resolution Corp, which will lead to repeal  of resolution-related provisions in sectoral Acts, as listed in schedules of the legislation

  • IOC, BPCL, HPCL sign pact to set up $30 bn refinery

    New Delhi : State-owned oil firms IOC, BPCL and HPCL on Wednesday signed an agreement to jointly set up India’s biggest refinery at Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra at a cost of USD 30 billion or Rs 2 lakh crore.

  • Oops! Spain-Morocco road shown on govt website as floodlit Indian border

    New Delhi : A glittering picture of an awe inspiring landscape – what looks like a brightly lit frontier area — appears in the Home Ministry’s new annual reports border floodlighting chapter. But this image is from the Spain-Morocco border over 7,100 km away, clicked by a Spanish photographer.

  • Bangladesh landslides: Toll 134, many still missing

    Dhaka : The death toll from the devastating rain-triggered landslides in Bangladesh’s three south-eastern districts has risen to 134 as rescuers retrieved more bodies including those of two Army officers, officials said on Wednesday.