Free Press Journal
  • ‘Kohli & Co showed real potential in ODI series’

    Chennai : Former India wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani has lauded the manner in which the national cricket team has bounced back after losing the Test series in South Africa, saying the Virat Kohli-led side showcased its real potential and talent in the ODI series triumph.

  • Happy to be bowling to Dhoni in CSK nets than in a match, says Santner

    Chennai : Fully aware of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s big-hitting abilities, Kiwi left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner, on Monday said he is happy top be bowling to the former India skipper in the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) nets rather than in a match situation in the upcoming Indian Premier League.

  • India, US, Oz, Japan in talks to establish alternative to OBOR

    Canberra : In a bid to counter China’s spreading influence, the United States, India, Australia, and Japan are in talks to establish a joint regional infrastructure scheme as an alternative to Beijing’s multibillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative or One Belt One Road (OBOR) Initiative, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday, citing a senior U.S. official.

  • Canadian start-ups knock on India’s doors

    Mumbai: Canadian start-ups are knocking on India’s doors, more now than ever before. Canadian firms will, via Ontario-based startup incubator Communitech, seek greater access to the sub-continent, where opportunities galore thanks to the fact that in India, both, the economy and inequality, are growing.

  • Banking fraud: Pleas in SC seek SIT probe

    New Delhi : Two petitions were on Monday filed in the Supreme Court seeking an SIT investigation into the over Rs 11,000 crore banking fraud, allegedly involving billionaire jewellers Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, and also for a probe into the role of top management of the Punjab National Bank (PNB).

  • Maldives top court suspends rebel MPs ahead of key role

    Male : The Maldives top court has suspended 12 pro-opposition legislators before a crucial parliamentary vote on Monday, emboldening President Abdulla Yameen as he clings to power in the troubled islands.

  • Rs 35K-cr aircraft manufacturing plant to come up in Palghar

    Mumbai : The Maharashtra government on Monday cleared the decks for India’s first individual aircraft maker Captain Amol Yadav to set up an indigenous factory for manufacturing 20-seater aircraft in Palghar in a Rs 35,000 crore project, an official said.

  • ESPN Cricinfo awards for Yuzi Harmanpreet and Kuldeep

    New Delhi : Harmanpreet Kaur’s swashbuckling show at the World Cup fetched her the women’s batting performance of the year honour, while wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal were recognised for their stupendous run among the men in the ESPNCricinfo annual Awards.

  • PM: New scams  surfacing every day in Karnataka

    Mysuru : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lashed out at Karnataka’s Siddaramaiah government over corruption, saying new scams and charges of graft were surfacing “every day” under its watch.

  • Israeli warplanes hit Gaza after new rocket attack

    Gaza City : Israeli warplanes hit Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early on Monday after a rocket fired by Palestinians slammed into southern Israel, the army said. It did not elaborate on the targets but Palestinian security sources said several missiles were fired at farmland east of Rafah in the south of the coastal enclave.

  • M&M charges up EV play with Rs 900-cr investment

    Mumbai : Despite policy the lingering uncertainties, the Mahindra Group on Monday announced a fresh Rs 900-crore investment in electric vehicles (EVs) over the next four years, which should ramp up its first installed capacity to 5,000 units a month.

  • Sabarmati : “A beautiful place of peace, humility and truth, that is as needed on Monday as it ever was,” read the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s words of praise for the Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati, which he visited on Monday, along with his family.

  • Oxfam says ex-Haiti director admitted to hiring sex workers 

     London : The former Oxfam country director at the centre of a prostitution scandal admitted to paying for sex at his charity-funded residence during an internal inquiry into the allegations, a report released by the British organisation said on Monday.

  • Reliance Energy educates 2.5 L students under ‘YES’ programme

    Mumbai : Reliance Energy has till date has educated 2, 50,000 students on how to save energy at homes through its ‘Young Energy Saver’ (YES) programme. In nine years since its launch, the programme has covered 300 schools spread across Reliance Energy’s distribution area from Bandra to Bhayender, and Kurla to Mankhurd and Vikhroli.

  • Poland demands answers over swastikas on embassy

    Warsaw : Poland’s Foreign Minister on Monday demanded an explanation from Israeli authorities on how someone was able to deface the gates outside the Polish consulate in Tel Aviv with crudely-drawn swastikas and slurs.

  • Imran Khan ties the knot for a 3rd time 

     Lahore :Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has confirmed party chief Imran Khan’s marriage to his spiritual guide Bushra Maneka, thus ending weeks of speculation about the union.