Free Press Journal
  • Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

    Santiago : Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander on Friday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.

  • Kyrgios topples Tsonga

    Australia’s Nick Kyrgios won an electric four-setter with his idol Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to advance to the round of 16 at the Australian Open on Friday. Kyrgios, seeded 17, needed three tiebreakers to win a crunch match with the former finalist 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/5) in 3hr 17min in a spectacular night match on Rod Laver Arena. It pitches the mercurial Australian into a round of 16 showdown with Bulgaria’s

  • RIL logs 23 pc increase in Q3 revenue

    Mumbai : Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), on Friday, reported an increase of 23 per cent in revenues earned from its refining and marketing segment during the third-quarter of financial year 2017-18. According to the company, the third-quarter FY18 revenue from the refining and marketing segment increased by 23 per cent on a year-on-year (Y-O-Y) basis to Rs 75,865 crore ($11.9 billion) aided by 24 per cent higher Brent crude

  • Govt trying to take away independence of judiciary, alleges Prashant Bhushan

    New Delhi : Activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Friday accused the Centre of trying to take away the independence of judiciary and again targeted Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra over the medical college bribery case in which the Supreme Court has already dismissed two petitions.

  • Top seeds Mahajan, Joshi crash out in semis

    Mumbai : Unseeded Naheed Divecha of Greater Mumbai District caused a major upset when she defeated top seed Sanjeevani Mahajan of Pune District in straight games to advance into the Women 45+ singles semi-finals of the ‘Badminton 45’ Senior State Veterans Badminton Selection Tournament – 2018, conducted by the Maharashtra Badminton Association and hosted by the Bombay Gymkhana. In the semi-finals, Divecha was aggressive from the start and called the shots to

  • Tata Trusts’ MD moves HC against quashing of summons to Mistry

    Mumbai : Tata Trusts’ Managing Trustee R Venkatramanan, on Friday, moved the Bombay High Court (HC) against a sessions court order quashing summons issued to ousted Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry in connection with a defamation complaint filed by Venkatramanan. A Mumbai sessions court, on December 26, had quashed the summons issued to Mistry and others in the Rs 500-crore defamation case.

  • Congress will revoke my suspension, says Mani Shankar Aiyar

    Hyderabad : Former Union minister Mani Shankar Aiyar, suspended from the Congress for his controversial remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday expressed confidence that he will be re-inducted. He said he was hopeful that the party would do so anytime.

  • Get on with it: Federer

    Australian Open organisers defended their heat policy today as Roger Federer downplayed the oven-like conditions on court, saying players should be fit enough to deal with it.

  • Ceasefire violations: Pakistan summons Indian Deputy HC

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh to condemn the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” by Indian forces along the International Border in Sialkot Sector, that left one civilian dead and injured nine others.

  • Nagaraj and Nagesh qualify

    Bengaluru : City golfers Nagaraj MS and Ramesh Nagesh qualified for the Mercedes Trophy National Finals on Day 3 of Bengaluru leg here.

  • India targets cryptocurrency users

    New Delhi : The government has sent tax notices to tens of thousands of people dealing in cryptocurrencies, after a nationwide survey showed more than $3.5 billion worth of transactions have been conducted over a 17-month period, Reuters reported on Friday. Tech-savvy young investors, real estate players and jewellers are among those dabbling in bitcoin and other virtual currencies (VCs), tax officials told the news agency after gathering data from nine exchanges

  • Crude oil at $60 ideal for AI’s revenue growth

    New Delhi : Crude oil prices at around $60 per barrel is the “ideal” level for Air India to sustain its new-found revenue growth, the airline’s Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Pradeep Singh Kharola said. When asked about the surge in crude oil prices and its impact on Air India’s revenue growth, Kharola told IANS: “I believe the airline is comfortable with oil prices being in the range of $60-65 per barrel.”

  • Vinesh beats Ritu in UP Dangal’s win over Veer Marathas

    New Delhi : UP Dangal’s icon player Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia posted commanding wins to help UP Dangal beat Veer Marathas 4-3 in the Pro Wrestling League at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium here.

  • Goa: Tough time for tourists as taxi operators go on strike

    Panaji : Tourist taxis in Goa are what railway is to Mumbai, nothing short of a lifeline especially during the ongoing tourist season. Stiff opposition by the taxi operators for the installation of speed governors and allege harassment by the police and transport authorities resulted into 18,000-odd taxis remaining off the roads on Friday.

  • US to overtake saudi as crude oil producer: IEA

    Paris : The United States are set to overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s number two oil producer this year, as shale companies, attracted by rising prices, ramp up drilling, the International Energy Agency said on Friday, reports the AFP.

  • Rahul lends ‘help’ for PM’s “Mann ki Baat”

    New Delhi : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday tweeted three issues for Prime Minister Modi to include in his nationwide “Mann ki Baat” broadcast.

  • 2 civilians, BSF jawan killed in Pak firing along IB in Jammu

    JAMMU: Two civilians and a BSF jawan were on Friday killed and 23 others, including 2 BSF men, were injured in heavy mortar shelling by Pakistan, along the International Border (IB), in three districts of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

  • Anandiben Patel to become MP’s next Governor

    Gandhinagar : Former Gujarat Chief Minister who did not contest in the recently concluded state Assembly elections has been appointed Governor of neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, according to an announcement on Friday. “I have no idea about anything as yet, please forgive me”, she said when asked by media persons at a social function tonight.