Free Press Journal
  • MP minister’s case in Delhi HC from today

    New Delhi : In a major relief to Madhya Pradesh Irrigation Minister Narottam Mishra, the Supreme Court on Wednesday transferred his case to Delhi High Court and directed its acting Chief Justice to immediately set up a Bench for hearing from Thursday his petition against his disqualification by the Election Commission.

  • China to downsize PLA Army, boost navy count

    This reform will provide other services, including the PLA Rocket Force, Air Force, Navy and Strategic Support Force with more resources and inputs,

  • Sandeep named brand ambassador of indoor cricket

    Mumbai : Former Indian batsman Sandeep Patil was on Wednesday named as the brand ambassador of the Indian Indoor Cricket Team. Patil, a member of the 1983 World Cup-winning squad, will be the face of the team in the lead-up to the 10th edition of the World Indoor Cricket Federation (WICF) World Cup, to be held from September 16-23 at the Insportz Club in Dubai, a media release said.

  • US, Qatar sign deal to combat terror financing

    Washington : The US and Qatar have signed a deal to combat terror financing as the oil-rich Gulf nation faces sanctions from its neighbouring countries for allegedly supporting extremism.

  • Sebi proposes new rules to develop equity derivatives markets

     New Delhi : Markets regulator Sebi  on Wednesday proposed to overhaul its rules for derivatives trading through a public consultation, including on suitability of these ‘more complex and risky’ products for individual investors.

  • Palestine, not Israel, on cabinet’s platter

    New Delhi : Nothing on the Cabinet agenda on Israel that Prime Minister Modi just visited. Instead, the Cabinet chaired by him on Wednesday cleared two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Palestine.

  • Mithali, Tendulkar not made, they are born: Mithali’s coach

    Hyderabad : The coach of Indian women’s team captain Mithali Raj, who became the highest run getter in women’s ODIs, was so overwhelmed with his ward’s world record feat that he went on to the extent of equating her with Sachin Tendulkar.

  • Lokesh Rahul

    Fit-again K L Rahul raring to go on SL tour

    New Delhi : Missing major tournaments due to injury is very frustrating for any player and that was the case with Indian cricketer Lokesh Rahul, who was dropped from the team due to shoulder injury. But after a long hiatus, fit-again opener is all set for his new innings with the Sri Lanka tour of India.

  • Suspected IS operative from Kerala held in Delhi

    New Delhi : An Indian national, suspected to be an ISIS operative who had been deported from Turkey twice, was recently arrested from the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, police said on Wednesday. Shahjahan Velluva (32), a native of Kannur in Kerala, was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police after US intelligence agency CIA informed it about his arrival.

  • Japan floods claim 2 more, Abe visits affected areas

    Tokyo : Three more bodies were found on Wednesday in southwest Japan, potentially raising the death toll from last week’s heavy rains to 28, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the hardest-hit areas. Two deaths have been confirmed, and a third body is still under investigation, Fukuoka prefecture’s Department of Disaster Management said. Abe, who cut short a trip in Europe, inspected a collapsed railway bridge in Hita city in Oita prefecture

  • Hopeful of new telecom policy in 2018: Secretary

    New Delhi : The communications ministry will set up working groups to deliberate on the new telecom policy (NTP) and hopes it will become a reality in 2018, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said on Wednesday.

  • Automatic punishment on contempt of SC orders

    New Delhi : Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar has introduced a new mechanism of punishment to those violating the Apex Court’s orders, saying it would come into play automatically as “we cannot keep running after every person committing the contempt.”

  • Ad veteran Ramesh Narayan to be felicitated with AFAA Special Award

    Mumbai : At the inaugural session of the AdAsia Congress, the Asian Federation of Advertising Associations (AFAA) will honour Indian advertising veteran Ramesh Narayan with the AFAA Special Award. The session will be held in Bali on November 8, 2017.

  • Nifty ends above 9,800 for the first time, up 30 points

    Mumbai : Benchmark Nifty rose for the third straight day to close at a fresh lifetime high of 9.816.10 following sustained buying in bank, energy, media, infra and metal counters on the back of higher global cues.

  • Dr Mohan Bhagwat praises Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    New Delhi : Contrary to the talk in the political grapevine of the country about the blow-hot-blow-cold-relationship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), Dr Mohan Bhagwat, the RSS boss, on Wednesday heaped unlimited praise on the PM for his working style, commitment and sincerity.

  • Indian eves beat Chile 1-0 to enter quarters

    Johannesburg : Preetti Dubey scored the all- important winner as a gritty India beat Chile 1-0 to enter the quarter-finals of the FIH Women’s Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final.

  • Paedophile faces 300 yrs in prison

    Los Angeles: A man living in California, charged with sexually assaulting at least four children including a five-year-old, could face 300 years in prison, a report said on Wednesday.