Free Press Journal
  • ‘Democrats back Trump for stronger ties with India’

    New York : Although there is an ideological chasm between US President Donald Trump and the Democratic Party, India-US relation “transcends partisanship” and the party supports his initiatives to strengthen it further, according to Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi.

  • US drone strike kill four near Pak-Afghan border

    Islamabad : A US drone attack along Pakistan’s mountainous border with Afghanistan on Thursday killed four suspected militants, officials said, the latest strike near the tribal region where hideouts of the Haqqani network have been targeted.

  • Mirabai wins historic gold in weightlifting

    New Delhi : Saikhom Mirabai Chanu on Thursday became the first Indian in over two decades to claim a gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championship in Anaheim, USA, exorcising the ghosts of her forgettable outing at the Rio Olympics.

  • Expect growth to improve: Industry

    New Delhi : With India’s growth improving to 6.3 per cent in the  July-September quarter, industry bodies on Thursday said the economy is on a solid recovery path and may fare better in the second-half of the 2017-18 fiscal as businesses adjust to the goods and services tax (GST).

  • Kohli, COA find ‘common ground’ on pay hike, FTP

    New Delhi : India captain Virat Kohli and his predecessor M S Dhoni’s demand for a pay hike for the team was on Thursday accepted by the Committee of Administrators, which also took their inputs on the issue of cramped scheduling.

  • Goa civic body prohibits loudspeaker for ‘Azaan’

    The notice was issued after some residents in the area complained of being disturbed by the prayer calls, which last two to three minutes. Muslim community challenged CCP Commissioner’s authority to issue such notice.

  • Corporates commit $5bn for Clean Ganga Mission

    New Delhi : Indian corporates in the UK have committed over USD 5 billion for development projects under the Namami Gange Mission, which aims to clean the Ganges, the government said on Thursday.  At a roadshow organised in London this week, Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari appealed to business leaders to participate in the mission to clean the Ganges. The roadshow was organised by the National Mission for Clean Ganga and the

  • Cyclone Ockhi claims 8 lives as heavy rain lashes TN and Kerala

    Kanyakumari (TN)/Thiruvanathapuram : Torrential rains pounded southern districts of Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Kerala crippling life and claiming eight lives – four each in the two states – as a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into cyclonic storm ‘Ockhi’ on Thursday.

  • most RCOM lenders to oppose China bank’s insolvency plea

    Mumbai : Reliance Communications Ltd on Thursday claimed that a majority of its lenders have decided to oppose the insolvency petition filed against the company by China Development Bank (CDB). The Chinese bank had filed the insolvency plea against the Anil-Ambani firm before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), seeking repayment of dues worth 90 bln rupees. Lenders to the company met on Wednesday and 31 of them, foreign as well as

  • Saeed Ajmal retires from cricket

    Karachi : Pakistan’s ace spinner Saeed Ajmal has brought the curtains down on his cricket career with a “heavy heart”, criticising the ICC’s protocol to assess bowling actions on his way out.

  • Ganguly backs players

    Mumbai  Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has supported the pay hike for the national team cricketers, saying the players deserve to get a share of the BCCI’s ever increasing revenues.

  • Market regulator SEBI enhances governance for Mutual Funds

    New Delhi : To strengthen the governance structure for mutual funds, markets regulator SEBI, on Thursday, put in place a framework for the tenure of independent trustees as well as directors. An independent trustee and independent director will hold office for a maximum of two terms, with each term not exceeding a period of five consecutive years, SEBI said in a circular.    However, such individuals will be eligible for re-appointment after a

  • Ashes exile Stokes signs for Canterbury

    Wellington : Suspended England allrounder Ben Stokes signed with New Zealand provincial side Canterbury today, fuelling speculation he is preparing for a dramatic Ashes call-up.

  • Reliance Naval Insolvency case: No merit in IFCI’s plea says company

    Mumbai : Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd, a subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure Ltd, on Thursday said there are no merits in the application filed by IFCI Ltd before the National Company Law Tribunal as it is an unsecured creditor.

  • Walmart Foundation grants USD 2mn to ASI to help small farmers

    New Delhi : Walmart Foundation announced nearly USD 2 million grant to non-profit consulting firm, Agribusiness Systems International (ASI) to help small farmers in India diversify markets for their produce.

  • Ashwin has better fast bowling support than Harbhajan: Hayden

    New Delhi : Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden feels Ravichandran Ashwin’s stats are “simply phenomenal” but Harbhajan Singh in his prime had to shoulder more responsibility since he did not have the fast bowling support which the Tamil Nadu tweaker gets.