Free Press Journal
  • India-US nuke deal signed without ground work, says Ex-US Senator

    Washington : The landmark India-US civil nuclear deal was “dead at the very beginning” as it was signed without ground work, a former top Republican Senator has alleged, describing the agreement as more of an “arms deal” for American defence manufacturing companies.

  • BSE and Ebix to set-up JV

    Mumbai : BSE and Ebix signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a joint venture, to develop a pioneering insurance distribution network in India.

  • Stuart Broad plays down Ashes ‘war’

    London : England paceman Stuart Broad is refusing to rise to Australia opener David Warner’s declaration of “war” as Joe Root’s men prepare to fly out to defend the Ashes.   The pugnacious Warner said earlier this month he would “dig deep to get some hatred” for the England team ahead of the series, adding: “As soon as you step on that line it’s war.”

  • Mehbooba meets Rajnath, discusses plan to accelerate development projects in J-K

    New Delhi : Days after naming former Intelligence Bureau chief Dineshwar Sharma as its interlocutor for talks in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre on Thursday said it will expedite development projects to generate more jobs in the troubled-state where some 10 lakh men and women are unemployed.

  • Hyderabad airport expansion will commence by Jan

    Hyderabad : The expansion work at the Rajiv Gandhi International airport would start by January and it is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, a top GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) executive said.

  • ICC ACU top official Richardson questions Pandurang Salgaonkar

    New Delhi : The ICC Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU)’s co-ordinator of investigations Steve Richardson on Thursday reached Pune to probe the alleged pitch-fixing controversy, involving ousted curator Pandurang Salgaonkar.

  • Cricket ground in the United States named after Sunil Gavaskar

    Mumbai : Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar inaugurated a cricket field in Louisville in the state of Kentucky in USA, thus making it the first international sporting facility named after an Indian sportsperson.

  • Vodafone can take part in 2nd arbitration in tax case, says HC

    New Delhi : The Delhi High Court allowed Vodafone Group representatives to participate in the process of appointing a presiding arbitrator in its international arbitration process against India in connection with a tax demand of Rs 11,000 crore.

  • Pakistan more dangerous than North Korea: Ex-US Senator

    Washington : Pakistan is more dangerous than North Korea as it does not have a centralised control on its nuclear weapons, making them vulnerable to theft and sale, a former top American Senator warned, describing both the nations as rogue states.

  • Srei Infra Finance comes closer to IPO

    New Delhi : Srei Infrastructure Finance  (SIF) said the board of its wholly-owned subsidiary Srei Equipment Finance (SEFL) has approved raising up to Rs 2,000 crore through an initial public offer (IPO).

  • ‘Expert’ on childish remarks: Sharma slams Rahul Gandhi over Jaitley jibe

    New Delhi : BJP leader and Union minister Mahesh Sharma on Thursday hit back at Rahul Gandhi calling him an “expert on childish statements” after the Congress vice president attacked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over the government’s GST and demonetisation decisions.

  • Laxman says no to making business investments

    Bengaluru : Former India Test batsman VVS Laxman has said he was not keen on foraying into business ventures like some fellow sportspersons had done.  “No. I am not keen on making investments in business ventures,” he told reporters at an event here to mark the launch of new products by VIP Clothing Limited.

  • Current climate change may be unparalleled in 100mn yrs: Study

    London : The current period of climate change may be unparallelled over the last 100 million years, warn scientists who discovered a flaw in the way past ocean temperatures have been estimated up to now.

  • TV journalist apologises after sex claims

    New York: Veteran journalist Mark Halperin is apologizing for what he terms “inappropriate” behaviour after five women claimed he sexually harassed them while he was a top ABC News executive.

  • Indian cricketers to come forward for cancer charity event

    Kolkata : A galaxy of sports stars including currnet India captain Virat Kohli and the legendary Sunil Gavaskar will help raise funds for the underprivileged children battling cancer, on November 18.

  • Odd-even likely to return to Delhi as air quality worsens

    New Delhi : With the air quality in Delhi and NCR increasingly getting worse ahead of winter, the city government has said it may bring back the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme to limit the number of cars on the roads.