Free Press Journal
  • Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday returned to the country from the UK after nearly a month to face corruption and money laundering charges in the Panama Papers scandal.

  • Look within: Congress to Shah

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday hit back at Amit Shah for his remark against Rahul Gandhi and the party that they believed in “dynasty and appeasement” politics, and asked the BJP chief to look within before pointing fingers at others.

  • Mamata’s right hand Mukul quits Trinamool

    Kolkata : Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member and former Railway Minister Mukul Roy on Monday announced that he would quit the party in which once he was second-in-command after party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

  • Angela Merkel wins fourth term as nationalists enter parliament

    Berlin : German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term, but now faces the tricky prospect of forming a coalition with two disparate new partners after voters weakened her conservatives and a nationalist, anti-migrant party surged into parliament.

  • SBI lowers minimum balance to Rs 3,000

    The bank has also decided to exempt pensioners, beneficiaries of social benefits and accounts of minors from maintaining minimum balance. This is in addition to  exempted Jan-Dhan accounts

  • Telecom companies seek 6 months for call drop norms

    Telecom companies have requested TRAI to give six more months for complying with call drop norms. The “Quality of Services” norms has been scheduled to be effective from Oct 1

  • Moeen Ali ‘presses the button’ in big English win

    Bristol : Moeen Ali said his six-laden one- day international century against West Indies at Bristol was simply a matter of deciding to “press the button and play a few shots”.

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    Indian Oil board clears Rs 27K cr refinery plan

    New Delhi : Indian Oil Corp (IOC) Monday said its board has given approval to setting up of a Rs 27,460 crore refinery by its subsidiary, Chennai Petroleum Corp Ltd. The Board of Directors of CPCL had in April this year recommended setting up a new 9 million tonnes a year refinery at an estimated cost of Rs 27,460 crore (with an accuracy of plus-30 per cent). The expansion was subject to

  • Patanjali’s Balkrishna, D-Mart’s Damani in Hurun rich list, Ambani’s wealth is 50% more than Yemeni GDP

    Mumbai, Acharya Balkrishna, the head of yoga expert Baba Ramdev-run FMCG company Patanjali and Radhakishan Damani of D-Mart have found their place along with Mukesh Ambani’s in the Hurun India rich list 2017. A massive rally in the stock market and the resultant jump in Reliance stocks saw the wealth of Ambani shooting up by a massive 58 per cent to Rs 2.57 trillion this year, says the report which is into the sixth

  • Jimmy Neesham & Neil Broom dropped from NZ core squad for India

    Christchurch : All-rounder Jimmy Neesham was dropped from New Zealand’s nine-member “core” team for next month’s limited-overs series against India for which six players will be added after the country’s A squad completes its tour of the sub-continental nation.

  • Digital payments up in India, debit card use on a decline, says report

    Mumbai : Investment banking firm Jefferies on Monday said there is growth in digital payment mode by bank customers post-demonetisation whereas there has been a decline in usage of debit cards. In a report, Jefferies also said the RuPay adoption for e-commerce has increased while the growth of credit cards has been secular. The National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) volumes have grown upwards of 30 per cent with a further around 10

  • Indian-origin bodybuilders death: experts for safety in combat sports

    Singapore : In the wake of the death of a 32 -year-old Indian-origin bodybuilder after a celebrity bout, members of the combat sports community today harped on the need for more focus on safety aspects while organising such events. Pradip Subramanian, president of the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Federation (WBPF) Singapore, had died after his first-ever celebrity Muay Thai bout on Saturday night. He died of a cardiac arrest, according to

  • Muslim surgeon stabbed outside UK mosque

    London : A 58-year-old Muslim doctor in the UK was stabbed in his neck on his way to a mosque by two men who shouted “abusive” comments, media reports said on Monday.

  • Shane Warne cleared over assault allegation

    London : Australian cricket legend Shane Warne said he was “shocked” to be accused of assaulting an adult entertainment actress in a London nightclub after he was cleared of all allegations. Spin wizard Warne, 48, was questioned but subsequently released without charge, police said.

  • I have been hitting sixes since childhood, says Pandya

    I used to hit sixes before too, it’s just that I am hitting them at a higher level now. I have been hitting sixes since childhood otherwise,” Pandya said  at the post-match press conference

  • Federer leads Europe to maiden Laver Cup title

    Prague : World number two Roger Federer handed Team Europe the maiden Laver Cup title after beating Team World’s Nick Kyrgios in a super tie-break thriller in Prague. Federer, this year’s Australian Open and Wimbledon champion, won 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 11/9 to give Team Europe an unbeatable 15-9 lead.

  • Wave of protests grip National Football League after Trump urges fan boycott

    Washington : A wave of protests swept across the National Football League as President Donald Trump escalated his feud with players who kneel during the US national anthem to draw attention to racial injustice. Trump ignited a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday in which he described NFL players who chose to kneel through renditions of The Stars and Stripes as “sons of bitches” who should be fired.