Free Press Journal
  • Catalonia leaders seek to make independence vote binding

    Barcelona : A day after a referendum on independence for Catalonia that was marred by clashes between supporters and police officers, the Spanish regions leaders were meeting on Monday to determine how to convert the vote into a state free from the rest of the country.

  • New Delhi : The Indian football team today underwent their first practice session at the training pitch at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.

  • Barcelona president justifies closed-door match: Referee

    Madrid : The head referee of Spanish football league match between FC Barcelona and Las Palmas said Barça’s president had decided that the contest should be played behind closed doors because of security concerns.

  • England, Chile, Iraq to take part in Durga Puja immersion carnival

    Kolkata :England, Chile and Iraq U-17 football teams, scheduled to take part in the FIFA U-17 World Cup starting October 6, will be the special guests when the Durga Puja festival’s immersion carnival is held here on Tuesday.

  • Major fire engulfs bus stand in Panaji

    Panaji : Merely 48 hours after the Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) had celebrated its 37th Anniversary, none in their wildest dream must have thought that one of the busiest KTC bus stand in Goa which also houses the RTO and Kadamba office would be up in flames.

  • As Spain prepare for WC qualifiers, 3 out injured

    Madrid : Spain’s football team chief coach Julen Lopetegui will have to do some rethinking as he prepares to start work with his squad ahead of the final two FIFA World Cup qualifying games against Albania and Israel.

  • Trump says Tillerson wasting time by negotiating with Kim

    “President Trump seemed to undercut Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, belittling the prospect of a diplomatic resolution to the crisis with North Korea. “Trump rejects dialogue with North Korea,” The Wall Street Journal.

  • Sikh first non-white politician to lead major party in Canada

    Toronto : Jagmeet Singh, a 38-year-old Sikh criminal lawyer, was on Monday  elected the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party, becoming the first non-white politician to head a major party in the country. Singh, the Ontario provincial lawmaker, was elected on the first ballot to lead the party into the 2019 election against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals.

  • Swachh Bharat campaign is now a mass movement: PM

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Swachh Bharat campaign launched by him three years ago has on Monday become a “mass movement”.

  • Individual insolvency norms a priority: IBBI

    New Delhi : Asserting that resolution plans should balance interests of all stakeholders, IBBI chief M S Sahoo has said operationalising the individual insolvency framework as well as developing the market for interim finance are among the priorities for the regulator. In one year of existence, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has already put in place the infrastructure ecosystem and now has over 1,000 insolvency professionals registered with it. 

  • BCCI announces teams for India ‘A’, Board President’s XI

    New Delhi : Shreyas Iyer will lead the India A team in the first three One-Day games against New Zealand ‘A’ before captaining the Board President’s XI in the two warm-up matches against New Zealand.

  • Eden to host opening SL Test from November 16-20

    New Delhi : Kolkata’s Eden Gardens will host the first Test between India and Sri Lanka, starting November 16, which also will be the island nation’s first five-day game at the iconic ground. Sri Lanka’s seven-week tour of India will comprise three Tests, three ODIs and three T20 Internationals. According to a schedule published by ‘ESPN Cricinfo’, the second Test will be played at Nagpur from November 24-28 followed final game at

  • Fitch lowers India’s GDP forecast to 6.9%

    Consumption should drive the pick-up in growth in the second half of the current financial year, the credit rating agency said. Global economy has improved markedly this year, which will support India’s growth, it noted.

  • Wheelchair-bound man termed ‘Pakistani’ to write to CJI Misra

    Guwahati (Assam) : A wheelchair-bound man, who was allegedly abused and termed as a ‘Pakistani’ by two men at a multiplex for not standing up during the national anthem, said he will be taking up the matter seriously and will pen down a letter to Chief Justice Dipak Misra.

  • Iraq team arrives in Kolkata

    Kolkata : Asian champions Iraq arrived in the city today for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup, commencing October 6, back in the tournament after missing the previous edition.

  • Bihar launches campaign to fight against dowry, child marriage

    Patna : Bihar, which stands second in dowry deaths and torture and highest child marriage, on Monday launched a campaign against the social evils with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar administering oath to 5000 people at Ashok Convention Centre to enforce total ban on the two problems.

  • IPOs raise Rs 27K cr in first half this fiscal

    New Delhi : Indian companies raised a record close to Rs 27,000 crore through initial public offerings in the first half of the current fiscal and an impressive pipeline is already in place for coming months. “Besides, over a dozen firms, including New India Assurance Company, Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management and HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company, have lined up their IPOs to raise funds totalling Rs 35,000 crore in coming months,”

  • Sharif’s indictment in graft cases postponed by a week

    Islamabad :  Pak ‘s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday appeared before an anti-corruption court for the second time in a week but his indictment was postponed till October 9 as his children, who are also been named in the high-profile Panama Papers case, failed to appear in court.