Free Press Journal
  • Lord Ganesha ad brea­­­­­ched Aus’s advert standard code

    Melbourne : In a U-turn, Australia’s advertising watchdog has ruled that a controversial advertisement featuring Lord Ganesha and other divinities promoting consumption of lamb meat violated the country’s advertising standard code.

  • Trump gets flak for decision to repatriate 59,000 Haitians

    Washington : President Donald Trump on Wednesday faced a backlash over his tough immigration policies after announcing that 59,000 Haitians who took refuge in the United States following the 2010 earthquake must return home.

  • Bhambri advances in Bengaluru

    Bengaluru : Last week’s winner Yuki Bhambri and young Sumit Nagal scored contrasting wins to progress to the quarter-finals of the Bengaluru Open but Ramkumar Ramanathan bowed out of the ATP Challenger event, here on Wednesday.

  • Delhi belongs to all, not only to those residing There: Centre

    Maintaining that Delhi was a union territory and not a state, the Centre told a five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra that the aid and advice of council of ministers of Delhi was not binding on the Lieutenant Governor (LG).

  • ArcelorMittal team visits Essar Steel, Bhushan Steel plants

     New Delhi : Eyeing the debt-laden Essar Steel and Bhushan Steel for acquisition, a delegation from global giant ArcelorMittal visited their plants for due diligence, multiple industry sources told the PTI.

  • CBSE exams likely in Feb

    New Delhi : The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is contemplating to conduct the board examinations in February instead of starting them usually only in March.

  • ‘Resignation kept on hold, says Lebanese PM Hariri

    Beirut : Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Wednesday said that he was suspending his surprise resignation, pending talks, providing a potential way out of a political crisis that has rocked the country.

  • Grand Slams: Reduce seeds from 32 to 16

    Johannesburg : In a major decision from the tennis chiefs, from 2019, the Grand Slam tournaments will be seeding only 16 players, instead of 32.

  • Ankita Raina hogs limelight, first Indian to make last 16

    Mumbai : Playing with plenty of exuberance and loads of confidence India’s Ankita Raina, a wild card entrant, produced an outstanding performance to sideline unseeded Russian Veronika Kudermetov recording a straight sets victory in a first-round match of the L&T Mumbai Open WTA 125K Series, played at the CCI tennis courts, on Wednesday.

  • Kingfisher: SFIO gets nod for filing cases

    New Delhi : The corporate affairs ministry has approved filing of prosecution cases by the SFIO against defaulter businessman Vijay Mallya and others in the Kingfisher Airlines matter, a senior government official said on Wednesday.

  • Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys Drumstick, Wishbone

    Washington : Ahead of this year’s Thanksgiving, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned two turkeys as part of a Thanksgiving ritual, maintaining a long-standing presidential tradition.

  • Over 52 per cent polling in first phase of UP civic polls

    Lucknow : Over 52 per cent voting was recorded in the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh civic polls on Wednesday, with the Congress bastion Amethi logging a high turnout of 68.44 per cent and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s hometurf Gorakhpur registering the lowest.

  • Mulayam Singh Yadav justifies police firing on Ayodhya kar sevaks in 1990

    Lucknow : Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday justified his order to open fire on kar sevaks marching towards Ayodhya in 1990, saying if even more people were required to be killed for the country’s unity and integrity, the security forces would have done it.

  • Move to 100% EV can create $300 bn battery market

    New Delhi : India’s move towards a 100 per cent electric vehicle (EV) fleet by 2030 could create a USD 300 billion domestic market for EV batteries, according to a report by government think tank Niti Aayog and the The sub-continent would account for two-fifths of global EV battery demand by then and the shift to the clean energy fuel could necessitate an investment of USD 100 billion, to set up 20

  • Hackers stole data of 57 mn Uber customers and drivers in 2016

    San Francisco , New Delhi : In a startling revelation, ride-hailing platform Uber has disclosed that two hackers “inappropriately accessed” names, email addresses and phone numbers of 57 million customers and drivers and the license numbers of around 600,000 drivers.

  • Shapoorji wants at least one nominee seat on Tata Sons board

    Mumbai : The Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLAT), which has resumed hearings of the legal tussel between Cyrus P Mistry and the Tata Sons, on Wednesday heard Mistry’s petition charging the latter with oppression and mismanagement.

  • Cong hits back at Modi, BJP for ‘gutter politics’

    New Delhi : A day after expressing a sense of outrage over an embarrassing post on Prime Minister Modi’s tea-seller background in a magazine linked to the Youth Congress, the Congress on Wednesday hit back accusing both Modi and the BJP dragging the national political discourse into gutter and promoting fringe elements.

  • UBI to raise Rs1,000-cr via QIP

    Kolkata : State-owned lender United Bank of India (UBI) on Wednesday said it has received market regulator SEBI’s approval for the issue of equity shares worth Rs 1,000 crore by way of an institutional placement. The lender would seek approval for this amount from its board, which is scheduled to meet on December 6.  At the same meeting, the bank also proposes to get the board’s nod for the issue of five crore

  • Chargesheet filed in actress kidnap case, actor Dileep named accused

    Kochi: The Kerala Police team, probing the actress abduction case, on Wednesday submitted the chargesheet which has named Malayalam superstar Dileep as eighth among the 12 accused and his former wife, actress Manju Warrier, as a key witness.