Free Press Journal
  • Congressman for vetting of people coming from Pakistan

    washington: A top American lawmaker on Thursday called for “more vetting” of people coming in the US from Pakistan, blaming the country of having large terrorist presence.

  • Insolvency plea against RCom withdrawn

    Mumbai : Tech Madindra Ltd has withdrawn its insolvency petition against Reliance Communications Ltd as an amicable settlement is underway, the former told the National Company Law Tribunal on Thursday. Tech Mahindra in October had filed insolvency petitions against the company and its two subsidiaries to recover dues worth 84 mln rupees. Other than Tech Mahindra, Ericsson India Pvt has also moved the NCLT against Reliance Communications for non-payment of dues of

  • Court directs Google India to remove videos on Sikh Gurus

    New Delhi : A Delhi court on Thursday directed the Google India Pvt Ltd to remove within a week certain videos and articles allegedly containing hate speeches and derogatory remarks against Sikh religion and its gurus on Youtube, Facebook and other websites.

  • India’s first-ever T20 win over NZ decoded

    *Shikhar Dhawan (80) has posted his career-best score in T20Is, surpassing the 60 vs Bangladesh at Dhaka on March 6, 2016.  His only other fifty in this format is 51 vs Sri Lanka at Ranchi on February 12, 2016. His  first Man of the Match award vs New Zealand is his third in T20Is.

  • Kane could be next Messi, Ronaldo, says Matthaus

    New Delhi : Germany football legend Lothar Matthaus on Thursday named England striker Harry Kane as the successor of Argentine star Messi and Portugal’s Ronaldo. The first ever player to be named the FIFA World Player of the Year, Matthaus said Kane has a lot more potential than he displays on the field.

  • Suzuki ups sales forecast

    Tokyo/New Delhi : Japanese small car major Suzuki Motor Corp on Thursday revised upwards its annual sales and profit forecast for the ongoing fiscal on the back of strong performance in its domestic market and India. The company, which generates nearly half of its global vehicles sales in India, revised its operating income forecast for the 2017-18 fiscal to 300 billion yen as against an earlier forecast of 240 billion yen, up

  • BRO builds world’s highest motorable road in Ladakh

    Srinagar : In a major feat, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed the world’s highest motorable road in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, passing through Umlingla Top at a height of over 19,300 feet. The feat was achieved under ‘Project Himank’ of the organisation.

  • I am not leaving with selectors’ permission, says Nehra

    There are regrets, there were injuries and that is true for everyone. Even Sachin Tendulkar would have thought that he could have got another 5000 runs. You are never satisfied in chasing your dreams. But you have to be realistic, says Nehra.

  • LG has primacy in Delhi: SC

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Thursday commenced a crucial hearing to determine whether the elected government or the Lieutenant Governor enjoys supremacy in administration of the Union Territory of Delhi, observing that the constitutional scheme was prima facie tilted in favour of LG.

  • Plane-sized ‘void’ discovered in Great Pyramid

    Paris : A passenger plane-sized “void” has been discovered in the middle of the Great Pyramid of Egypt, where it has lain secret and untouched for 4,500 years, scientists said on Thursday.

  • Ruchi Soya to sell 51% stake to PE firm

    New Delhi : Merchant banking firm Devonshire Capital is planning to acquire 51 per cent stake in Ruchi Soya Industries (RSIL) and will invest Rs 4,000 crore in certain branded packaged oils distribution business of the agri and food FMCG company. RSIL’s Board of Directors has approved signing of a binding term sheet with Devonshire Capital for investment in Ruchi Soya Industries via acquisition of a majority stake, including issue of fresh

  • Virat Kohli gets clean chit

    New Delhi : The International Cricket Council on Thursday gave a clean chit to India skipper Virat Kohli who was seen using a walkie talkie during the first T20 International against New Zealand here.

  • India not a ‘currency manipulator’: Rajan

    India needs to build reserves in order to protect against outflows, as it cannot keep running to the IMF for help as a large country,  the former Governor of RBI said  ,

  • Arvind Kejriwal slams LG for Kathputli demolition

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday slammed Lt Governor Anil Baijal for the demolition of Kathputli Colony here and said it was wrong to use DDA and police officials for “such a brutal activity”. “People’s homes have been brutally demolished. Young girls are in the streets. One kid has died…I request LG that it is not correct to use police and DDA (Delhi Development Authority) officials to put across such a brutal

  • Centre playing snakes and ladders on more cops for Delhi: High Court

    New Delhi : The Centre is playing “snakes and ladders” on the issue of increasing the number of police personnel in Delhi even though the metropolis is “clearly not safe”, the Delhi High Court said on Thursday taking note of the rape of an 11-month girl recently.

  • ‘We were outplayed by India’

    “We’ve seen Bhuvi and Bumrah throughout not just the one-dayers, but for a long time in the IPL. I’ve been fortunate to play with Bhuvi and against Bumrah and they’re the most consistent bowlers in world cricket.”

  • ‘Bankers shouldered worst impact of note ban’

    Kolkata/Chennai : As bank customers suffered by waiting in long queues to withdraw their money from November onwards last year, another group of people — bank employees — endured the hardship of extended work hours and customer anger. The employees, say bank unions, bore the major brunt of the sudden decision announced on November 8 last year by the Prime Minister.