Free Press Journal
  • Catain Virat Kohli confirms Rahul will be playing

    Colombo : Fit-again opener KL Rahul is all set to make a comeback to the Indian team for the second Test against Sri Lanka starting tomorrow, skipper Virat Kohli has announced.

  • Andhra Pradesh Youth Congress leader stage-managed gun-shot drama

    Hyderabad : Youth Congress leader M. Vikram Goud, who was injured in a firing last week, had stage-managed the incident and allegedly offered Rs 50 lakh to a gang he had hired to execute the plan, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.

  • NEET mandatory for ayurveda, homoeopathy courses: Guj HC

    Ahmedabad : The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition challenging a rule which makes the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) mandatory for admission to ayurveda and homoeopathy courses from this year.

  • Don’t watch SL team: Ranatunga

    Colombo : Sri Lanka’s former World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga says the administration of the game in the country is “disgusting” and he has stopped following the national team for this reason.

  • Shabir Shah’s ED custody extended

    NEW DELHI: A court on Wednesday extended till August 3 the Enforcement Directorate’s custody of Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah, arrested on charges of money laundering.

  • Senate confirms Prez Trump’s choice Christopher Wray as new FBI director

    Washington : The US Senate has overwhelmingly confirmed Christopher Wray as the new FBI director, replacing James Comey who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump amid a probe into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia to influence the last year’s presidential election.

  • Rate cut to boost pvt investment, resolve debt overhang, says RBI

    Mumbai : RBI Governor Urjit Patel Wednesday said inflation is expected to rise from record lows even as the central bank opted for a cut in key lending rate to a 6.5-year low “to reinvigorate private investment” and resolve the issue of mounting bad loans amid weak corporate balance sheets. The 0.25 per cent lowering of the repo rate to 6 per cent comes after a 10-month pause and is the second

  • Harmanpreet set to become DSP

    Chandigarh : Cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, whose steller innings against Australia steered India into the ICC Women’s World Cup final, may soon don khaki as the Punjab government has initiated the process of inducting her as a DSP in the state police.

  • New Pakistan PM meets Sharif before finalising Cabinet

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday met Nawaz Sharif to “consult” him before finalising his Cabinet, the state media reported.

  • CIC rebuilds bench to hear complaints against parties

    New Delhi : Chief Information Commissioner R K Mathur has constituted a larger bench to hear complaints against six national political parties not adhering to the CIC order bringing them within the ambit of the RTI Act.

  • Federer to play at Montreal after 2011

    Montreal : World number three Roger Federer, who captured his record 19th Grand Slam singles crown last month at Wimbledon, said he will play in next week’s ATP event at Montreal.

  • Sebi cracks down on former officials of MCX, FTIL

    Mumbai : Cracking its whip, regulator Sebi Wednesday impounded averted losses totalling Rs 125 crore through alleged insider trading in MCX and its erstwhile promoter FTIL by 13 persons, including relatives of Jignesh Shah and former top executives, with ‘prior information’ about the NSEL case. The National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL), promoted by Financial Technologies India Ltd (FTIL), had to suspend trading on July 31, 2013 after a major payment crisis broke

  • Gulia wins bronze, Punia in play-offs

    New Delhi : India began their campaign in the Junior World Wrestling championships on a positive note with Veer Dev Gulia bagging a bronze medal while Deepak Punia entering the bronze medal play-off round in Tampere, Finland.

  • BJP is threatening us, says Guj Cong MLAs

    Bengaluru : Congress MLAs from Gujarat on Wednesday alleged the BJP is threatening them. The allegation came after the IT officials on Wednesday morning raided Karnataka Power Minister DK Shivakumar’s residence and at a private resort in Bengaluru where 44 Congress lawmakers from Gujarat are staying.

  • US, India, Japan partnership for peace in region: US commander

    Washington : The growing partnership between the US, India and Japan is to keep peace in the Indo-Asia Pacific region, a top American commander has said, dismissing as “unfortunate” concerns raised by China over multilateral drills, including the Malabar naval exercise.

  • Annual reports of Tata firms deny allegations

    New Delhi : Major Tata group firms, including Tata Motors, Tata Steel and Indian Hotels, have relied on annual reports to tell their shareholders that allegations of breach of corporate governance norms levelled by Cyrus Mistry were incorrect and made without exercising proper care. Mistry, who was sacked as Chairman of Tata Sons — the promoter of major operating Tata companies — in October last year, had cited specific instances pertaining to

  • Prannoy, Kashyap, Sourabh, Siril into pre-quarterfinals

    Auckland : H S Prannoy and Parupalli Kashyap continued their good run, reaching the pre-quarterfinals with straight-game wins in men’s singles competition of the New Zealand Grand Prix Gold.

  • Three proposals for FDI in food retail approved

    New Delhi : The government has approved three FDI proposals — from Amazon Retail, Supermarket Grocery Supplies and Grofers India — worth over Rs 3,700 crore for retail trading of food products, Parliament was informed today. While Amazon Retail has proposed investment of Rs 3,500 crore, Supermarket Grocery Supplies has planned Rs 105 crore.

  • Nepal PM Deuba to visit India on August 23

    Kathmandu : Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will embark on a five-day state visit to India on August 23, a media report said.