Free Press Journal
  • With Neymar hurt, Brazil turns to new faces

    Rio de Janeiro : In the absence of injured star Neymar, Brazil’s national football team coach Tite has announced a squad with some surprises, including forward Willian Jose, for upcoming friendlies against Germany and Russia.

  • Banks told to ‘name and shame’ wilful defaulters

    New Delhi : Tightening the noose around wilful defaulters, the government has asked banks to ‘name and shame’ such borrowers by publishing their photographs and other details in newspapers.

  • Federer on a roll

    World No.1 enters fourth round at Indian Wells

  • PIL for access to justice, not judicial activism: Justice Lokur

    New Delhi : Judiciary cannot remain silent or inactive in case of violation of human rights and access to justice is available to people through the PIL which is sometimes confused with judicial activism, Supreme Court Judge, Justice Madan B. Lokur has said.

  • Bidya Bhandari re-elected as Nepal’s Prez

    Kathmandu : Nepal’s first woman president Bidya Devi Bhandari was on Tuesday relected for a second term in office with an overwhelming majority.

  • Venus tames sister Serena

    Indian Wells : Serena Williams’ return to tournament tennis came to an abrupt end as she crashed out of Indian Wells with a 6-3, 6-4 loss to her sister Venus.

  • 13 die after bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

    Dehradun : Thirteen people were killed and over a dozen were injured after a bus fell into a gorge in Uttarakhand’s Almora district on Tuesday, officials said.

  • Gitanjali, 23 other firms fined for not filing results

    Mumbai : Top stock exchange NSE has levied penalties on as many as 24 companies including scam-hit Gitanjali Gems for failure to file financial results for quarter-ended December 31.

  • NCLT puts Bhushan Power insolvency resolution on hold

    New Delhi : The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Tuesday asked the Committee of Creditors and Resolution Professional in the Bhushan Power and Steel insolvency proceeding to not consider any bids or resolution plans while the plea of Liberty House is sub judice before the tribunal.

  • Experiments unlikely as India takes on Bangladesh 

    Colombo : India would like to throw the mathematical possibilities out of the window and seal their place in the final of the Twenty20 tri-series when they face a tricky Bangladesh, here on Wednesday.

  • Trump sacks Tillerson

    Washington : US President Donald Trump has fired his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is currently on a visit to Africa, and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

  • Porn actress offers to repay Trump money she was paid

    Los Angeles : An adult film actress who said she had sex with President Donald Trump has offered to return the USD 130,000 she was paid for agreeing not to discuss the alleged relationship.

  • 19 parties leaders attend Sonia’s ‘dinner diplomacy’

    New Delhi : The Opposition unity to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP appeared intact as 19 parties turned up at the dinner hosted by Sonia Gandhi, dispelling recent reports of a third front under Telangana CM K Chandra Sekhar Rao taking shape as a non-BJP and non-Congress front.

  • Shardul ‘ready to step up’ in Bhuvi, Bumrah’s absence

    Colombo : Shardul Thakur knows that opportunities in a settled limited overs line-up won’t come easily and that’s the reason he is ready to “step up” in an unenvious role of India’s stop-gap third seamer in absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah.

  • BoB gets approval to leave S Africa over Gupta links

    Johannesburg : A top South African court has allowed Bank of Baroda to close its operations in the country next month, over its links with the controversial India-born Gupta brothers who are facing massive corruption allegations.

  • Kohli recognises the need to manage workload

    Mumbai : India skipper Virat Kohli, one of the fittest cricketers in the world, on Tuesday acknowledged that the time has come that he listens to his body and manage workload, going forward in his career. Kohli has been rested for the ongoing tri-nation Twenty20 series in Sri Lanka.

  • UN chief calls himself ‘proud feminist,’ urges men to follow

    United Nations : UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling himself “a proud feminist” and says all men should support women’s rights and gender equality. His announcement was loudly applauded at opening of the annual two-week meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women, a UN body that Guterres called “vital to end the stereotypes and discrimination that limit women’s and girls’ opportunities.”

  • SC for special quota for 70 yrs and above

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the earmarking of an “exclusive quota” for Haj pilgrims aged 70 and above and preference being given to pilgrims in the age group of 65 to 69 years who have already applied for the pilgrimage five times or more.