Free Press Journal
  • Coaches need to be respected, rewarded, says Gopichand

    Mumbai : Backing the view of shuttle ace Prakash Padukone, India’s national badminton coach, Pullela Gopichand, on Wedneday said sports coaches need to be respected and rewarded for new players to emerge.

  • Military should be kept out of politics: Army chief

    New Delhi ; Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said there was a politicisation of the armed forces and the military “should be somehow” kept away from politics.

  • SC paves way for probe against Teesta & others

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday paved the way for investigation into the fabrication of evidence in a 2002 post-Godhra riot case on the allegation by social activist Teesta Setalvad’s former close aide Rais Khan Pathan against her.

  • Pope defends Jerusalem ‘status quo’

    Vatican City : Pope Francis on Wednesday defended the “status quo” of Jerusalem, hours ahead of an announcement by US President Donald Trump in which officials said he will recognise the disputed city as Israel’s capital.

  • Inflation keeps RBI policy rate on hold

    The fifth bi-monthly monetary policy statement for 2017-18, setting out the resolution of the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), has kept the policy repo rate unchanged at 6.0 per cent on concerns of rising inflation. This decision is in line with market expectations. Five members voted for a status quo and one member, Ravindra H. Dholakia, voted for a reduction of 25 basis points, something he had also

  • India can produce 100 Bolts: Rathore

    New Delhi : Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was his optimistic self as the sports minister on Wednesday reckoned that India has the potential to produce 100 Usain Bolts if everyone comes together and pitches in to change the country’s sports culture.

  • Budget 2018, West Bengal Chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, Arun Jaitley, Narendra Modi

    Mamata criticises intolerance and politics of religion

    Kolkata : Without naming the BJP, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday came down heavily on the saffron party for indulging communal politics in the country. Addressing a gathering at Mahatma Gandhi statue in the heart of the city to observe the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992, she alleged that divisive politics that began 25 years ago is still continuing.

  • Atletico out; Man United, PSG, Roma through

    Madrid : Atletico de Madrid confirmed their exit from the UEFA Champions League with a 1-1 draw at Chelsea, allowing Roma to advance to the round of 16 as group winners along with Paris St-Germain, despite their 1-3 defeat in Munich. Manchester United, who won 2-1 at home to CSKA Moscow, also advanced.

  • Jerusalem status must be negotiated: UN

    The UN Secretary General, Nickolay Mladenov, warned of repercussions of any action taken over the disputed city.

  • Will bring Odd-Even without exemptions: Delhi govt to NGT

    New Delhi : The Delhi government on Wednesday assured the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that it will bring the next Odd-Even traffic rationing scheme as per the tribunal’s direction that includes “no exemptions”.

  • Russia voices regret at Olympic ban

    Moscow : Russia on Wednesday reacted with disappointment but no great surprise after the country was banned from the Winter Olympic Games.

  • Trump’s plan can cause new confrontation, says China

    Beijing : China on Wednesday expressed concern over US President Donald Trump’s intended move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and transfer its embassy from Tel Aviv to the ancient city, saying it can cause new confrontation.

  • Woman ‘marries’ UP CM Adityanath to highlight plight of Anganwadi workers

    Lucknow: Their demands stonewalled for a long time by the state government, Anganwadi workers in Uttar Pradesh have devised a new way to put pressure on the powers that be. Amid chanting of hymns and drum beating, an Aanganwadi worker from Sitapur symbolically “married” a picture of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

  • RBI rationalises charges on debit card transactions

    Mumbai : In order to promote digital payments, the Reserve Bank (RBI) on Wednesday came out with differentiated merchant discount rates (MDR) for debit card transactions, prescribing separate caps for small and large traders. MDR is the rate charged to a merchant by a bank for providing debit and credit card services.

  • Wang Yi

    Wang to hold talks with top officials during his visit to India

    Beijing : Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will travel to New Delhi to attend the meeting of RIC Foreign Ministers on December 11 and hold talks with top Indian officials, his office announced here today. Wang’s visit would the first high-level trip by a Chinese official to India after the Dokalam standoff.

  • Bitcoin: Approaching the ‘big short’ moment?

    Investors everywhere (this is not a problem specific to India) are notorious for jumping on the newest, shiniest bandwagons without necessarily understanding what lies underneath the hood.What is a problem specific to India is the dichotomy of its burgeoning investor community lining up with alacrity for their golden tickets, without any semblance of a safety net to catch them if they fall.With Bitcoin (and other crypto-currencies), that fall has the potential to

  • ‘Foster father removed Sherin’s body along with a bag of trash’

    Houston : Police in Dallas have shared new details about the mysterious death of Indian toddler Sherin Mathews, alleging that her Indian-American foster father bundled her “stiff and cold” body in the back of his car with a bag of trash and hid her corpse in a culvert.