Free Press Journal
  • Bangladesh targets 100,000 for first Rohingya repatriation

    Bangladesh :  Bangladesh wants to send up to 100,000 Rohingya back to Myanmar in the first batch of repatriations of Muslim refugees who fled ethnic violence this year, officials said on Friday.

  • Du Plessis, Steyn named in South Africa’s squad

    Cape Town : Fit-again Faf du Plessis will return to lead a full-strength South Africa squad, also comprising lead pacer Dale Steyn, for the first Test against India beginning here on January 5. Du Plessis and Steyn could not be part of the four-day Test against Zimbabwe due to illness.

  • Ten people killed in terror attack on Egypt church

    Cairo : Ten people were killed and eight others injured in a terrorist attack on a church in Egypt’s capital on Friday, the government said. A health ministry spokesman said the attack took place when gunmen on a motorbike opened fire outside Mar Mina church in Helwan area.

  • ‘Opposition comments on economy exaggerated’

    New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday dismissed as “exaggerated” the suggestion that India’s growth rate plummeted to an all-time low, saying that for the last three consecutive years the country has remained the fastest growing economy in the world. Jaitley’s remarks came after TMC MP Saugata Roy said the country’s growth rate plummeted to an all-time low of 5.7% in the first-quarter of 2017-18 and showed only a small rise

  • Indian student shot dead by armed robbers in Chicago

    Washington : An Indian-origin student was shot dead during an attempted armed robbery in the US, becoming one of the latest victims of gun violence in the country. Another Indian was injured in the attack.

  • India facing huge challenges in gender justice: UN women official

    Washington : India is facing “very very big” challenges in gender justice, a top UN Women official has said, adding that the government has “prioritised” women’s issues in its policies and programmes but there is need for greater momentum.

  • Government mulls regulator for CAs

    New Delhi : The government is in favour of an independent regulator to oversee compliance with accounting and auditing standards, as well as for oversight of audit professionals, the Parliament was informed on Friday.