Free Press Journal
  • OVL, OIL get nod to develop gas field in Mozambique

    New Delhi : ONGC Videsh, the overseas subsidiary of energy major ONGC, Oil India and their partners have received the Mozambique government’s approval for developing a giant gas field in the prolific Rovuma Area-1, off the coast of the African nation.

  • China hikes defence budget to $175 bn

    Beijing : China on Monday announced an 8.1 per cent hike in its defence budget in 2018 to a whopping USD 175 billion, over three times higher than that of India, as an increasingly assertive Beijing focused on the modernisation and reach of the country’s military, amidst simmering disputes with its neighbours.

  • Goa delegation seeks steps to protect iron ore mining sector

    New Delhi : An all-party delegation of ministers and MLAs from Goa, led by Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant, on Monday submitted a memorandum to Union Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari for a Central ordinance or any other appropriate step to override the Supreme Court’s directive on closure of all iron ore mines in the state after March 15.

  • Indian eves edge past South Korea in opener

    Seoul : Indian women’s hockey team defeated South Korea by a solitary goal in the opening match of the five-game series to make a positive start to their tour here on Monday.

  • Spanish clubs not coming  to India

    New Delhi :  India is not in La Liga’s immediate scheme of things as far Spanish clubs playing pre-season or exhibition matches in the near future are concerned, the league’s country head Jose Cachaza said, contrary to the speculations doing the rounds.

  • ED gets details of Nirav Modi’s overseas assets

    Mumbai : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has reportedly received details of a few foreign banks accounts of Nirav Modi, the disgraced diamantaire wanted in the alleged Rs 12,700-crore state-controlled Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.

  • Rajinikanth

    I am not MGR, but can give pro-poor rule like him: Rajini

    Chennai : Short of announcing his political party, superstar Rajinikanth on Monday invoked the legacy of late AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran, saying he was confident of giving a good administration like the yesteryear matinee idol.

  • Super Cup to have six foreigners 

    Kolkata : The upcoming Super Cup, a football knockout competition involving both I-League and Indian Super League (ISL) teams, is likely to have six foreigners registered in each 25-member squad and five taking the field.

  • Conclude Uphaar case, orders HC

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday directed lower court to conclude the case related to alleged tampering of documents in trial of 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy by November 30. The court also sought a status report on the trial by September 7.

  • Chidu’s gold scheme aided Choksi, Nirav: Ravi Shankar

    New Delhi : Amid attacks from the Congress over the Rs 12,600-crore PNB scam, the BJP on Monday accused former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram of aiding jewellers Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi through an 80:20 gold import scheme.

  • Pollution & diesel subsidy: SC tells Centre to file affidavit

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to file an affidavit on a plea on the issue of air pollution and questioned the subsidy on diesel and imposition of 150 per cent import duty on electric cars in India.

  • Essar Oil eyes shale gas exploration in Bengal

    Kolkata : Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production is planning to submit an exploration proposal for shale gas from the Raniganj East block in West Bengal to the steering committee of the block by the end of March, an official said in Kolkata on Monday.