Free Press Journal
  • Chinese intellectuals warn against Prez term extension

    Beijing : An open letter by a group of Chinese intellectuals urging lawmakers to vote down a plan to drop the two-term limit for the President was circulating on social media on Tuesday.

  • Not looking at IPL as platform for Team India comeback, says Ashwin

    “I am not looking at this IPL for an India comeback. I go into the IPL with a mindset that I have every year. This season I have a big responsibility (captaining KXIP) and I am ready for the challenge. I am not looking for anything else. It (India comeback) will happen if it has to,” Ashwin told PTI.

  • Sridevi has been pretty much a very unhappy woman: Ram Gopal Varma

    Mumbai : Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who directed Sridevi in four films, says that the late actress was a “very unhappy woman” and her life was a “classic case of how each person’s actual life is completely different from how the world perceives it”.

  • China’s interference in Pak makes them unwelcome

    Hong Kong : China’s escalating interference in Pakistan’s domestic affairs in an attempt to protect its huge CPEC-linked infrastructure projects and investment initiatives over there, is making the Chinese increasingly unwelcome.

  • 75 per cent polling in Nagaland, 67 in Meghalaya

    New Delhi : Seventy-five per cent polling was recorded in Nagaland and 67 per cent in Meghalaya in the assembly polls held on Tuesday in the two northeastern states, Election Commission (EC) officials said.

  • Kohli was little over the top in SA, but growing: Waugh

    Monaco : Virat Kohli’s aggression was a “little over the top” in the recent tour of South Africa but it is all a part of his development as a charismatic India captain, feels former Australia skipper Steve Waugh.

  • ‘Make in India’ for defence floundering, says DefMin ‘report’

    Citing an example of delay, the report said once a deal is at the Request for Proposal (RFP) stage – which is a letter inviting competing vendors – the average time taken to clear files is 120 weeks – against a target of 37 weeks laid down by the ministry in 2016.

  • Karn excited to play at CSK

    Chennai : Leg-spinner Karn Sharma said he was excited to get an opportunity to play at Chennai Super Kings (CSK) under Mahendra Singh Dhoni and hoped to learn a lot under him.

  • Dalmia-Piramal leads race to buy Binani Cement

    Mumbai : A consortium of Dalmia Bharat and Piramal have emerged as the highest bidder for buying Binani Cement, beating Aditya Birla Group-owned UltraTech, which was also in the fray for the cement maker, according to sources.

  • China praises Pak’s counter terrorism efforts

    Beijing: China on Tuesday said global community should shed bias and take an “objective” look at Pakistan’s efforts on counter terrorism, days after it backed out from supporting its all weather ally at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting which placed Islamabad on terrorist financing watch list.

  • COA seeks amicus curiae’s legal opinion on Johri increment

    Mumbai : The Committee of Administrators (COA) has apparently sought legal opinion on its decision to award BCCI CEO Rahul Johri an “out of turn” increment after the issue was raised by treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry.

  • 10 bauxite mines to go under hammer in 2 months

    New Delhi : As many as 41 mineral blocks were auctioned in three months to February post amendment in rules and around 10 more bauxite mines would be put under the hammer in the next two months, a top official said on Tuesday.

  • Maldives declines India’s invite for naval exercise; envoy blames emergency

    India will host navies from at least 15 countries for the eight-day mega naval exercise ‘Milan’ that is set to begin on March 6 at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Maldives has been regularly participating in the biennial exercise, which was started  in 1995.

  • Putin family used Estonian bank for money laundering

    COPENHAGEN: A Danish newspaper says a whistleblower warned the management of Denmark’s biggest bank in 2013 that family members of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s spy agency were using its Estonian bank branch for money laundering, reports AP.

  • Anybody free to challenge tariff order in court: Trai

    Barcelona : Telecom regulator Trai on Tuesday said anybody is free to move court against its tariff order after operators threatened to challenge the new rules while terming them “not fair”.

  • German village to keep ‘Hitler bell’ as memorial

    A memorial pointing to the bell’s history will now be fixed on the heritage-listed church, the Jakobskirche. Amid the controversy, the bell was silenced last September.