Free Press Journal
  • Sreejesh back in Indian squad for tourney in New Zealand

    New Delhi : Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh may feature in his first competitive event in eight months after being named in India’s 20-member squad for a four-nation tournament in New Zealand.

  • GVKPIL signs Navi  Mumbai airport deal

    Mumbai : The BSE-traded GVK Power & Infrastructure Ltd (GVKPIL) on Monday signed a concession agreement with City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra Limited (CIDCO) for the planned Rs 16,000-crore Navi Mumbai international airport project. The two sides have floated a special purpose vehicle, Navi Mumbai International Airport Private Limited (NMIAL), for the project. GVKPIL, through its subsidiary, Mumbai International Airport Private Liimited, holds a 74 per cent stake in  NMIAL.

  • Chinese media blames India for US cutting aid to Pakistan

    Beijing : China’s state-run media has blamed India for U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent decision to deny Pakistan financial aid till it continues to supports terror outfits operating from its soil.

  • Usain Bolt

    Bolt secures trial with Borussia Dortmund

    Paris : Sprint legend Usain Bolt said that he hopes to still see his dream of becoming a professional footballer come true when he undergoes a trial at German top- flight club Borussia Dortmund.

  • CRISIL pegs FY19 growth rate at 7.6%

    Mumbai : Attributing the continuing slowdown to the impacts of the demonetisation, the GST implementation and the weakness in agriculture, rating agency CRISIL has maintained its FY 2018-19 growth estimate at 7.6 per cent on the low base. “The pace of economic growth has slowed down this fiscal year, which is attributable mostly to the lingering impact of the demonetisation, transitory disruptions caused by the implementation of the goods and services tax

  • Protest outside Pak embassy against Jadhav’s family treatment

    Washington : A group of Americans of Indian, Afghan and Baloch descents has protested outside the Pakistani embassy here against the “inhumane” treatment of the wife and mother of Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav during their recent visit to Islamabad.

  • SBI will raise $2bn through overseas bonds

    New Delhi : The State Bank of India plans to raise up to USD 2 billion (over Rs 12,600 crore) by issuing bonds in US dollar or other convertible currency over two fiscals, to fund overseas expansion. “The executive committee of the Central Board.. has approved long term fund-raising in single/multiple tranches up to USD 2 billion,” SBI said in a regulatory filing on Monday. It said the fund-raising will take place

  • Bigs wins for Bengaluru, Puducherry in Hockey Nat’s

    Imphal : Bengaluru Hockey Association and Hockey Puducherry registered emphatic 15-0 and 13-1 wins respectively on the second day of the 8th Senior Men’s National Championship here o Monday.

  • Pak cautions US about consequences

    Islamabad : Pakistan is believed to have told US interlocutors that a major military offensive against the Taliban from both sides of the Afghan border, if failed, will have negative consequences for the entire region, according to a media report.

  • A taxi ad gets the goat of TN BJP

     Chennai : An advertisement campaign launched by a new taxi aggregator in Chennai which subtly mocks BJP’s poor presence in Tamil Nadu has angered the party’s cadres who have threatened to attack the company prompting the latter to approach the police.

  • Macron CALLS for EU-China alliance on silk road PLAN

    Xian : French President Emmanuel Macron urged Europe today to take part in China’s Silk Road revival plan, despite some European misgivings about the massive project, as he began a state visit. Macron also called on Europe and China to team up on curbing climate change, in the face of US plans to withdraw from the Paris accord. “Our destinies are linked,” he said in a keynote speech on the future of

  • Air India may go for ‘Maharajah’ move to woo biz class

    New Delhi : In a bid to woo business class passengers on its international flights, Air India is considering providing laptops to its premium travellers, revealed its Chairman and Managing Director Pradeep Singh Kharola on Monday.

  • BBC’s China editor quits over pay gap row

    London/Beijing : Carrie Gracie, the BBC’s veteran China editor has resigned her position in Beijing in protest over what she called a “secretive and illegal pay culture” for men and women at the British public broadcaster.

  • Integrity, good conduct must for a cop: SC

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the Chandigarh government rejecting appointment of four police constables because of their involvement in criminal cases despite their acquittal. Setting aside the judgment of Punjab and Haryana HC, the Bench held that the screening committee of the government had rightly rejected their appointments on the ground of importance of integrity and high standard of conduct. It said the screening committee’s decision that these four