Free Press Journal
  • China objects to Vietnam’s call for Indian investment

    Beijing : China has objected to Vietnam’s invitation to India to invest in oil and natural gas sector in the disputed South China Sea, saying it is firmly opposed to infringement of its rights using development of bilateral ties as an “excuse”.  Vietnam’s Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh on Tuesday had told an Indian news channel that his country would welcome Indian investments in the South China Sea.

  • HC allows BJP Yuva Morcha rally, rejects West Bengal govt’s appeal

    Kolkata : The Calcutta High Court on Thursday allowed the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) to hold a motorbike rally in the state, rejecting an appeal of the West Bengal government that pleaded for its postponement citing lack of security arrangements.

  • india can host firms exiting china: K  Juster

    New Delhi : India can seize the opportunity to provide an “alternative investment hub” for American companies that are downgrading their operations in China, US Ambassador Kenneth Juster said on Thursday. Observing that ‘America First’ and ‘Make in India’ are not incompatible, he said rather investing in each other’s markets will be mutually beneficial. It will increase economic interactions and the volume of trade, lead to collaboration on emerging technologies and create

  • Why not roads to all remote villages, asks Cong

    New Delhi : The Congress on Thursday expressed concern over the Chinese building 1.3 km of road up to Bishing village in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh last month before the Indian forces pushed them back and seized their equipment.

  • SBI to raise Rs 20,000 cr for affordable housing

    New Delhi : Country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) plans to raise Rs 20,000 crore through long-term bonds to fund affordable housing. SBI had earlier proposed to raise Rs 5,000 crore for the purpose.

  • Top seed Devay stretched in Khar Gymkhana squash

    Mumbai : Boys under-13 top seed Devay Mehta of Maharashtra survived a scare before progressing to the quarter-finals, in the 3rd DAIS Moment of Joy Khar Gymkhana Junior Open Squash Tournament on Thursday.

  • MPs’ salary hike on agenda today

    The last salary hike was effected in 2010 when it was raised from Rs 16,000 to Rs 50,000 per month. An MP also gets Rs 45,000 per month as the constituency allowance and daily allowance of Rs 2,000 to attend Parliament and meetings of its committees.

  • ‘Innovations in India can’t be killed under garb of privacy’

    New Delhi : Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday appealed not to “overblow” the issue of data breach, even as he asserted that innovations taking place in the country as part of digital revolution, cannot be killed under the garb of privacy.

  • Atwal determined to win EurAsia Cup

    Shah Alam (Malaysia) : Team Asia captain Arjun Atwal asserted on Thursday that he intends to win the third edition of the EurAsia Cup golf tournament by unleashing his strongest pairings in Fridays opening Fourball matches.

  • IFFCO promotes Indian Cooperative Digital Platform

    IFFCO, the world’s largest fertiliser co-operative, announced the beginning of their free door-to-door delivery services of its agricultural inputs across India through their digital platform, Indian Cooperative Digital Platform (ICDP).

  • Come clean on PDP MLA’s ‘militants are martyrs’ remark:Congress to BJP

    New Delhi: Latching onto a PDP MLA’s “Kashmiri militants are martyrs” comment, the Congress on Thursday questioned the BJP whether it agrees with what the legislator belonging to its alliance partner in Jammu and Kashmir has said and asked it to come clean on the issue.

  • Young Stars Trust bag top honours in Vasai Carrom tourney

    Mumbai : Virar based unseeded Anil Bodhare, Sushma Pardesi, Bipin Pande, David Bonal, Navin Patil and Pradeep Kolbekar (Young Stars Trust) won men, women, junior boys (under 18yrs), sub-junior boys (under 14yrs), veteran & senior citizen Singles titles in the 28th Vasai Taluka Kala-Kreeda Mahotsav Carrom Tournament, was organized by Vasai Taluka Kala-Kreeda Vikas Mandal at Ganpatrao Vartak Sabhagruha Hall, Kreeda Mandal, Vasai under the Auspices of Palghar District Carrom Association.

  • ED can attach properties sans chargesheet

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday upheld the power of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to attach properties of accused without a chargesheet being filed in the criminal offence.

  • Stalking case: HC grants bail to Haryana BJP chief’s son’

    Chandigarh : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday granted bail to Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son Vikas Barala, who has been booked on charges of stalking and attempting to abduct a 29-year-old woman.