Free Press Journal
  • US seeks extradition of top Al-Qaeda suspect

    Washington : The US has sought the extradition of a top Al-Qaeda suspect for allegedly providing “critical” support to “most prolific” terrorists like Osama bin Laden and plotting to target Americans and Israelis during a meeting in Pakistan.

  • India-Israel biz is doing wonders: Netanyahu

    Mumbai : Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Thursday, said “the business partnership between India and Israel is doing wonders” and that he has developed “a strong personal friendship” with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. His remarks came at a power-breakfast where he held discussions with top Indian CEOs, industrialists and bankers at the iconic Hotel Taj Mahal Palace.

  • Jaitley hosts pre-budget meeting

    New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on Thursday, held pre-Budget consultations with his state counterparts during which they offered suggestions on various fiscal policy and budgetary measures. This is part of the customary pre-Budget consultation which the Union Finance Minister holds with his state peers. During the meeting, Jaitley said the suggestions made by the states/union territories (UTs) and the memorandum submitted by them would be duly examined and suitably considered

  • Indians shine in men’s doubles

    Melbourne : Indian stars Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan entered the men’s doubles second round along with their respective partners at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Thursday.

  • 52 people killed in Kazakhstan bus fire

    Astana : Fifty-two people were killed on Thursday when the Russia-bound bus they were travelling on caught fire in Kazakhstan, the central Asian nation’s emergency services ministry said.

  • Banking stocks lift indices to new highs

    Mumbai : Despite paring gains on the back of profit booking, the key Indian equity indices — the BSE Sensex and Nifty50 — managed to close at new highs on Thursday, led by healthy buying in banking stocks. According to market observers, positive Asian markets, coupled with inflow of foreign funds and upbeat quarterly corporate earnings, lifted the benchmark indices to record highs during the mid-afternoon trade session.

  • Anand draws with Wei Yi to stay in joint lead

    Wijk Aan Zee : Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Wei Yi of China in the fifth round of Tata Steel Masters Chess tournament here.

  • Antacids make factory data difficult to digest

    New Delhi : The Index of Industrial Production rising to a 25-month high in November may point towards a sound manufacturing revival, but it is an innocuous item in the basket that is having a remarkable sway over the headline industrial growth number. A closer look at industrial production data for Apr-Nov shows that half the growth in the index is due to ‘digestive enzymes and antacids’—an item with a minuscule weight

  • Oriol Mena breaks into top 10 in overall rankings

    Chilecito (Argentina) : Hero MotoSports Team Rally’s rookie rider Oriol Mena continued his great form to finish the first leg of the marathon and the 11th stage of Dakar Rally at ninth position. The result placed him at 10th position in the overall rankings.

  • White House defends Trump’s ‘lies and deceit’ remarks about Pakistan

    Washington : The US believes that suspending security assistance to Pakistan is important to put pressure on it to act against terror safe havens, the White House has said as it defended President Donald Trump’s remarks that Islamabad had given America nothing but “lies and deceit”.

  • Four killed as storm batters Netherlands and Belgium

    The Hague : At least four people were killed as a huge storm hit the Netherlands and Belgium with winds of up to 143 kmph on Thursday. Dutch police said one man was killed near the eastern village of Olst when he got out of his car to move a branch off the road and was hit by another branch. Another was killed by a tree.

  • 20 players receive RFYS Scholarship

    Mumbai : Five players each from Kolkata and Shillong and four from Chandigarh have been shortlisted for the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports scholarships after the conclusion of RFYS National Football Championship in Mumbai earlier this month.

  • US Prez says Mexico wall idea is intact

    Washington : Donald Trump on Thursday insisted that his view on building a wall along US-Mexico border has not changed and Mexico would pay for it “directly or indirectly”, contradicting remarks by his chief of staff that the president’s opinion on the barrier had “evolved”.