Free Press Journal
  • 27 die in Bangladesh floods; 6 lakh affected

    Dhaka : Flash floods triggered by incessant rains have left at least 27 people dead and nearly six lakh others marooned in nearly two dozen districts in Bangladesh, officials said on Monday.

  • Federer misses Rogers title

    Montreal : Alexander Zverev’s hot streak is still alive. Roger Federer’s win streak is over. The German beat Federer 6-3, 6-4 in the Rogers Cup final for his 10th consecutive victory.

  • ‘Trade war looming large between India-China’

    Beijing : A trade war seems to be looming between India and China after New Delhi imposed anti-dumping duties on 93 Chinese products amidst a military standoff in Doklam area, two state media reports here said Monday.

  • NCLT gives nod to RCOM-Aircel merger plan

    New Delhi : The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Monday passed an order allowing the Aircel-Reliance Communications merger and the Brookfield Towers sale to proceed. According to sources, the NCLT has also allowed Reliance Communications’ (RCOM) tower arm’s 51 per cent stake sale to Brookfield for Rs 11,000 crore.

  • Suchi Warriors rally to down Premjis

    Mumbai : Akshay Gogari led Such Warriors rallied splendidly to defeat Premjis 3-2 in the final of the MCF Premier Table Tennis league, hosted by Mandpeshwar Civil Federation at their sports complex at  Borivali. The  winners  received a cheque of Rs 15,000 and a trophy, while the runners-up had to settle for 10,000 prize money. The five-team league of Suchi Warriors, Premjis, Total  Tigers,  Omtex  and Bhoom Shankar, was  played on league-cum-knock

  • This has been the worst series of my career, says Chandimal

    Pallekele : At a loss to explain Sri Lanka’s dismal performance against India, skipper Dinesh Chandimal today said the 0-3 thrashing was the “worst” Test series of his career and his team has no excuses to offer.

  • Guam leader backs ‘punch on the nose’ for Pyongyang

    Hagatna : Guam’s leader said on Monday that “sometimes a bully can only be stopped with a punch in the nose”, in a spirited defence of President Donald Trump’s rhetoric against North Korea which has the island in its crosshairs.

  • Export up 4 per cent in July, trade deficit widens to $11.5bn

    New Delhi : India’s export grew by 3.94 per cent on a yearly basis to $22.54 billion in July on account of rise in shipments of petroleum, chemicals and marine products, official data released Monday showed.

  • China bans coal, seafood from N Korea

    Beijing: The Chinese Commerce Ministry on Monday announced a complete ban on coal, iron, lead and seafood imports from North Korea.

  • AAP demands Yogi’s resignation over child deaths

    New Delhi : Accusing the BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh government of “criminal negligence” that led to the death of over 60 children in a Gorakhpur hospital, the AAP on Monday said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath should resign and be booked on murder charges.

  • Delhi to deport Rohingya refugees, even those with UN registration

    New Delhi : All of an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in India are illegal immigrants, even those registered with the UN refugee agency, and the government aims to deport them, a senior official said on Monday.

  • Dhinakaran’s huge rally jolts ruling AIADMK camp

    Chennai : Taking the sting out of attempts to oust the family members of jailed leader Sasikala from the ruling AIADMK (Amma), her nephew T.T.V. Dhinakaran on Monday displayed a massive show of strength at a public rally in Madurai and declared that he was in favour of a probe into former CM Jayalalithaa’s death as he or Sasikala had nothing to fear.

  • Germany opens investigation against Swiss spies: Report

    Berlin : German prosecutors have opened a probe against three Swiss intelligence agents on suspicion of spying on German authorities hunting tax cheats in a case that has strained cross-border relations, local media reported on Monday.

  • No music party to be allowed in Goa after 10 pm

    Panaji : North Goa superintendent of police Chandan Chawdhary on Monday said that no music party will be allowed in Goa after 10 pm due to the alleged use of drugs sold at these late night events.

  • Suspect in Virginia car ramming a Nazi sympathiser

    Washington : A man accused of ramming a car into a crowd of activists protesting a white supremacist rally in the US state of Virginia, had long sympathised with the Nazis, his former school teacher said.