Free Press Journal
  • India’s growth prospects improve as key reforms pay off, says IMF

    New Delhi : India’s economic growth outlook has improved as impact of demonetisation is fading and some key reforms are paying off, but concerns are growing on corporate debt and banking system vulnerabilities, the IMF said on Wednesday.

  • Lanka government pledges autonomy to Tamils

    Colombo : The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday vowed to go ahead with the process of drafting the new Constitution to give its Tamil minority greater autonomy after the country’s influential Buddhist community demanded that the plan be abandoned.

  • Gold jewellery demand may grow: ICRA

    Mumbai : The gold jewellery demand is expected to grow by 9 per cent in value during calender year (CY) 2017, following rapid formalisation of the sector, ICRA said in a report.

  • Azarenka wins as Nishikori and Konta sweat

    London : New mum Victoria Azarenka continued her comeback bid for Wimbledon glory as Kei Nishikori and Johanna Konta ground out victories to reach the third round.

  • Qatar calls for dialogue to resolve Gulf crisis

    London : Qatar’s foreign minister called for “dialogue” on Wednesday to resolve the Gulf diplomatic crisis, accusing Arab states that have cut ties with Qatar of trying to undermine the nation’s sovereignty.

  • Signs of unidentified human tribe found in Neanderthal DNA

    London : Long before modern humans moved out of Africa and spread out in the rest of the world, a mysterious human group migrated from the continent and inter-bred with Neanderthals in Europe, suggests a new study.

  • GSTN gets home ministry security clearance

    New Delhi : The home ministry has given security clearance to the GSTN, the information technology backbone of the Goods and Services Tax regime, paving the way for its operationalisation soon. Security clearance to the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN), a not-for-profit private limited company, was delayed as the home ministry was examining threat perception to national security from any of the stakeholders, a ministry official said.

  • Gayle to play against India in Sunday’s T20

    Kingston : Big-hitting batsman Chris Gayle has been recalled to the West Indies squad for the lone Twenty20 International against India on Sunday.

  • Asiain Odisha

    Cultural extravaganza marks Athletics Opening ceremony

  • Saudi has link to UK extremism: Report

    London : A report by a British think tank on Wednesday claims that Saudi Arabia is the principle foreign promoter of Islamist extremism in the United Kingdom and alleges a “clear and growing link” between overseas funding and violent Jihadist groups in the country.

  • Riyaz stretched

    Mumbai : Men’s top seed Riyaz Akbar Ali of Ratnagiri endured a first round scare in the 2nd Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana Joint District Carrom Tournament.

  • 5% GST on branded cereals

    New Delhi : The five per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate will apply only on those branded cereals which are registered with the Register of Trade Marks, while others will remain exempted, the Finance Ministry said on Wednesday, reports IANS. The government clarification comes as doubts were being raised over the meaning of ‘registered brand name’. “GST rate of five per cent will not be applicable on the supply of

  • FC Pune City emerge champs

    Mumbai : FC Pune City was crowned champions of the WIFA Women’s Football Championship, which is being conducted as part of the FIFA-AIFF State Development Project. In the final contested between Pune outfits, FC Pune City riding on the double strikes from Senorita Nogngpluh went on to record an authoritative 3-0 win against United Poona SA, at the Cooperage ground.

  • Sri Lanka falls short in ICC Women’s World Cup

    Derby : Brilliant all-round performance helped India beat Sri Lanka by 16 runs in a group stage match of the ICC Women’s World Cup at the County Cricket ground.

  • Laptop ban on US-bound flights from Turkey lifted

    Istanbul: Passengers on flights from Istanbul to destinations in the US were on Wednesday allowed to carry electronic devices that had been banned on the order of Washington since March.