Free Press Journal
  • Nawaz Sharif re-elected PML-N president

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s ruling PML-N on Tuesday re-elected ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as its chief months after the country’s top court disqualified him from holding any public office, party officials said.

  • Xi revamps PLA ahead of CPC Congress

    Beijing : Chinese President Xi Jinping has reshuffled the top leadership of the powerful PLA, packing it with a new set of generals, vastly strenghtening his power base in the world’s largest military ahead of the Congress of the ruling Communist party.

  • RCom may exit tower biz to service debt

    Mumbai : Punit Garg, the newly appointed executive director and president of Reliance Communication Ltd’s telecom business, told television channels that his company is open to a complete exit from the tower business. Concern about falling valuation of the Anil Ambani-led company’s tower business after the proposed merger with Aircel Ltd have raised questions over the company’s ability to repay its debt of 470 bln rupees. Speaking on the company’s plans to

  • Ola gets $2 bn funding from SoftBank, Tencent

    Ola and Uber are engaged in an intense battle for leadership in the Indian market and have pumped in millions of dollars in driver incentives and discounted rides for customers,

  • Vijayan responsible for violence in Kerala: Amit Shah

    Amit Shah flagged off party’s “Jana Raksha Yatra” or “March for People’s Protection” from Kannur district. The march, a show of force by the BJP and the RSS, will pass through 11 of the 14 districts in Kerala and end in Thiruvananthapuram on October 17 when Shah will be present again. Various BJP Union ministers are expected to walk with the ‘yatra’ every day. On Wednesday, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath will

  • GST anti-profiteering framework soon

    To keep a tab on businesses that have not passed on to consumers the benefit of lower tax rates , the GST Council had approved setting up of  National Anti—Profiteering Authority.

  • B’desh judge sent on leave after verdict

    Dhaka : Bangladesh’s chief justice began a one-month period of leave on Tuesday amid claims he was forced to go on holiday after a landmark verdict that went against the government. Justice Minister Anisul Huq rejected widespread speculation linking S K Sinha’s absence to the ruling, saying the top judge’s decision was due to illness.

  • Qatari female jockey gallops into male-dominated world

    Doha : A Qatari woman who created ripples by appearing on television without a headscarf has broken new ground as a jockey in the conservative Gulf country, where men usually hold the reins.

  • Smriti Irani accuses Rahul Gandhi of sympathising with ‘anti-nationals’

    Dahod (Gujarat) : Union minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for allegedly sympathising with those who raised anti-national slogans at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and asserted that the people of Gujarat would never support his party in the upcoming assembly polls, reports PTI.

  • Rohingya exodus at border swells

    Yangon : More than 10,000 Rohingya have massed near a crossing point with Bangladesh, Myanmar media said today, as an exodus continues to swell with food supplies low and hostility towards them surging. The ongoing flight, that has already seen over 500,000 Rohingya enter Bangladesh since last month, casts doubt on the practicality of a Myanmar proposal aired yesterday to begin repatriation of the Muslim minority.

  • Alcohol test for flight crew in transit on cards

    New Delhi : Pilots and crew members might soon be required to undergo breath analyser tests at transit airports in case they enter the terminal building during flight duty, according to draft norms issued by the DGCA. The aviation regulator has proposed changes to the ‘Procedure for medical examination of aircraft personnel for alcohol consumption’ against the backdrop of more than 500 pilots and cabin crew of Air India coming under its

  • Women cricketers pitch for equality – in burqas and hijabs

    Baramulla (Kashmir) : Her hijab firmly in place, she slings her bat across her shoulders and rides her Scooty to college and practice, challenging not just her rivals on the cricket field but also societal and religious stereotypes.

  • ‘Adani’s Australia ventures have tax haven ties’

    Canberra : An investigation by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has alleged that the Adani Group’s Australian operations have “previously unknown tax haven ties in the British Virgin Islands”. ABC’s ‘Four Corners’ programme has uncovered the British Virgin Islands links of Gautam Adani’s Australian ventures.

  • Congress VP on another Gujarat tour from Oct 9

    New Delhi : Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is giving maximum time to Gujarat as never before in any other state except own state of Uttar Pradesh. He is exuding confidence to oust the BJP in the Assembly elections in December to end its continuous rule for over two decades and break the spell of the Modi magic in the state.

  • 61 pc Americans want govt to curb climate change: Survey

    Washington : Despite the US pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, a new survey has revealed that 61 per cent of Americans think climate change is a problem that the government needs to address. Seventy-two per cent of Americans believe climate change is happening, including 85 per cent of Democrats and 61 per cent of Republicans, revealed the survey from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) and

  • ‘India to surpass China as fastest growing oil market’

    Mumbai : On the back of a 6 per cent demand growth, India will surpass China as the fastest-growing Asian market for petroleum products in 2018, says a report. This is possible as Chinese demand growth is seen halving to 2.5-3 per cent in 2017-18 from a higher 6 per cent in 2015-16. Despite the weakening growth numbers in both these countries, China and India will continue to be the key growth

  • Singer Tom Petty dies at 66 of cardiac arrest

    Malibu : Rock legend Tom Petty has died after a short hospitalisation, the singer’s longtime manager confirmed Monday night. He was 66.

  • Concerned about IPL contracts, Oz didn’t sledge: Viru

    New Delhi : Former India opener Virender Sehwag has said that Australian players are more concerned about bagging lucrative IPL deals during next year’s auction which prevented them from sledging their Indian counterparts during the recently concluded series that hosts won 4-1. “They are scared because of the next year’s mega IPL auctions. If they had sledged the Indian players in the ODI series, then the Indian franchise owners might think before