Free Press Journal
  • Tiger Woods finishes 9th on comeback

    Albany (Bahamas) : Rickie Fowler made an electric start to round four as he smashed seven straight birdies and 11 overall to win the Hero World Challenge, a tournament hosted by former world No.1 Tiger Woods, who finished tied-9th in his first tournament in nine months.

  • 15th finance panel holds first meeting

    New Delhi : The newly-constituted 15th Finance Commission held its first meeting on Monday and decided to involve think-tanks in drawing up its report that will primarily deal with the devolution of revenue between the Centre and the states.

  • US Defence Secy in Pak to mend frayed ties

    “The first thing I’m going to do is do some listening, like I always do. My goal is to find common ground. I need to go, to sit down and listen to them, start there, start by listening,”  James Mattis/ US Defence Secretary James Mattis

  • Hardik is better crowd-puller than Modi, Rahul

    Gandhinagar: The biggest crowd-puller of the 2017 Vidhan Sabha elections in Gujarat is neither Prime Minister Narendra Modi nor Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi but young Hardik Patel, convenor of the pro-quota Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti(PAAS).

  • Hines to pump $23mn into Tata Housing’s Thane project

    New Delhi : Global real estate major Hines will invest USD 23 million (about Rs 150 crore) in Tata Housing’s residential project in Thane, Maharashtra, as part of strategy to expand its presence in the Indian property market. US-based Hines has developed two commercial projects —  One Horizon Center and Skyview Corporate Park — at Gurgaon in India. It has also invested in an upcoming residential project in Gurgaon with the Conscient

  • Indian mom appeals to Pak Prez to remit jail term of her son

    Lahore : The mother of an Indian engineer, who was sentenced after he sneaked into Pakistan from Afghanistan to meet a girl he had befriended on the internet, has appealed to President Mamnoon Hussain to remit the remaining period of her son’s prison term.

  • Calling Hardik, Alpesh, Jignesh ‘HAJ’ is divisive politics: Chidu

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday slammed the BJP for terming PAAS leader Hardik Patel, OBC leader Alpesh Thakore and SC/ST leader Jignesh Mevani as “HAJ” and accused it of playing the “communal card and divisive politics”.

  • Firms raised 49,175 cr from public offerings

    Mumbai : Indian companies have raised Rs 49,175 crore in just the first seven months of the current fiscal, according to a State Bank of India (SBI) research report published on Monday. Interestingly, this is more than the amount raised between FY12-FY16 put together.

  • US to do everything to dismantle terror safe havens in Pak, says CIA

    Washington : America’s spy chief has said that Pakistan’s policy of using terrorists as a leverage against India and Afghanistan has not changed and the US will do everything it can to ensure that terror safe havens no longer exists in Pakistan.

  • Cong takes on BJP with bigger cyber army

    New Delhi : The Congress has corrected its 2014 mistake of ignoring the social media the Bhartiya Janata Party used to a hilt by raising a massive cyber army to run campaign for the ongoing Gujarat Assembly elections.

  • High Court junks challenge to FTIL-NSEL merger

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court on Monday dismissed a petition filed by the erstwhile Financial Technologies (India) Ltd (FTIL) challenging a 2016 decision of the Union government ordering its merger with its subsidiary, the National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL).

  • SC to commence final hearing in Ayodhya dispute from today

     New Delhi : The Supreme Court is likely to commence final hearing in the long-standing Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid title dispute from Tuesday, a day before the 25th anniversary of the demolition of medieval-era structure.

  • Messi statue vandalized in Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires : Vandals have knocked over a statue of Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi in Buenos Aires for the second time this year.

  • Protests over as US, S Korea begin major air drill

    Seoul : Protests broke out here on Monday as South Korea and the US began a major joint air combat exercise, in what appears to be another show of strength following North Korea’s latest missile test conducted in late November. Dozens of people gathered outside the US embassy in Seoul to protest against these biannual war games and demand all parties choose dialogue to resolve the current crisis peacefully, reports Efe news.

  • FTP mid-term policy will be out today

    New Delhi : Key policymakers led by Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu will unveil the mid-term review of the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), on Tuesday, in the national capital. The review  is likely to address exporters’ concerns and arrest the declining trend of shipments.