Free Press Journal
  • Syria retakes Deir el-Zour from IS ultras

    Damascus: The Syrian army on Friday announced it liberated the long-contested eastern city of Deir el-Zour from the Islamic State group, a largely symbolic victory in the military’s bigger fight to capture the last remaining IS strongholds in the oil-rich province along the border with Iraq.

  • 8 lakh Rohingyas in acute situation: UN

    United Nations : UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi has told the UN Security Council that over 800,000 Myanmar Rohingya were probably in the “most acute” situation, reports IANS.

  • Services PMI jumps in Oct on rising demand

    New Delhi : Services sector activity in India expanded for the second consecutive month in October, driven up by rising new orders — the fastest pace since June — amid positive demand conditions, says a monthly survey.

  • Med teams to assist in 20-week abortions in Maha

    Mumbai : The state government has finally brought some relief for those women in Maharashtra who want to terminate their pregnancy after 20 weeks of gestation. Soon, the state health department will form eight expert boards in the state to help provide medical guidance on termination of unhealthy and abnormal foetuses.

  • Considering designating N Korea as terror sponsor, says White House

    A regime that murders someone in a public airport using nerve agent, and a despotic leader who murders his brother in that manner, that’s clearly an act of terrorism that fits with a range of other actions. H R McMaster National Security Adviser.

  • Pak among most dangerous countries for journalists

    Islamabad : An international index for press freedom has placed Pakistan among the most dangerous countries for journalists along with the Philippines and Bangladesh, the media reported on Friday, reports IANS.

  • FDI touches $114.4 bn in 2015-17

    Dubai : Cumulative foreign direct investment (FDI) equity flows into India reached $114.4 billion during the last two financial years – 2015-16 and 2016-17, according to a latest report by global accounting firm KPMG.

  • Compulsory gold hallmarking by January

    New Delhi : The government is likely to make hallmarking in gold compulsory and the regulations for the same are likely to be notified by January, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday. “At present, consumers don’t get to know purity of gold jewellery that they buy. We are planning to make hallmark for gold jewellery mandatory.

  • SRS Finance files insolvency plea

    Mumbai : Bankers to SRS Finance Ltd have tagged the non-banking finance company as a non-performing asset as it defaulted on the repayment of its dues, the company said in an exchange filing on Friday.

  • Bharat Forge keen on Amtek Auto stake buy

    Mumbai : Bharat Forge Ltd is keen to acquire the debt-laden Amtek Auto Ltd that is currently in the midst of insolvency proceedings in the National Company Law Tribunal. In an exchange filing on Friday, Bharat Forge said the company, along with other potential bidders, has “participated in the process” of acquiring Amtek Auto.