Free Press Journal
  • 14 dead in car bomb in Somalia

    Mogadishu : At least 14 people were killed and 10 others wounded in a car bomb blast near a hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, Somali officials said on Thursday.


    New Delhi : Ovleno Business Intelligence (OBI), an Indian firm headed by Janata Dal(U) leader K C Tyagi’s son Amrish, on Thursday said it was “looking to end association” with Cambridge Analytica, saying “we are equally shocked and surprised to see the data breach controversy.”

  • EC allows Mukhtar Ansari to vote in Rajya Sabha polls

    LUCKNOW: The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday granted permission to jailed Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mukhtar Ansari to take part in the voting of the upcoming Rajya Sabha (RS) elections, reports ANI.

  • Need to rethink over PSBs’ ownership, says CEA

    New Delhi : Pitching for radical reforms in the banking sector, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian on Thursday said that time has come for rethinking on the ownership of public sector banks (PSBs) in India.

  • Sarkozy blasts ‘lack of evidence’ for corruption charges 

    Paris : Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy blasted what he said was a lack of evidence for the corruption charges against him over allegations that late Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi funded his 2007 election campaign, in his court statement published on Friday.

  • Peru’s President Pedro resigns

    Lima : Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski announced his resignation on Thursday in an address to the nation, the day before he was to face an impeachment vote in Congress.

  • Hyderabad firm booked in Rs 1,394-cr loan fraud case

    New Delhi : The CBI has booked a Hyderabad-based construction and infrastructure company for allegedly defrauding a consortium of eight banks to the tune of over Rs 1,394 crore, officials said on Thursday.

  • Morgan to lead ICC World XI against WI

    Dubai : England Test captain Eoin Morgan will lead an ICC World XI in a T20I against the Windies at Lord’s on May 31,” the ICC said on Thursday.

  • Centre to file review plea on SC/ST Act order

    New Delhi : The government will file a review petition in the Supreme Court on its judgment that protects public servants and private employees from arbitrary arrests under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

  • Team not learning from past mistakes: Smriti

    Mumbai : Admitting that the team is not learning from its past mistakes, India Vice Captain Smriti Mandhana took blame for the six-wicket loss against Australia Women saying she threw her wicket away.

  • Indian-origin man dies in knife attack in Britain

    London : A 48-year-old Indian-origin man has been killed in a knife attack in the city’s Southall suburb,   police said on Thursday , amidst a rise in street crimes in the British capital .

  • Natural gas price to be increased to two-year high

    New Delhi : The government may raise domestic natural gas price next week to its highest level in two years, a move that will translate into higher CNG price and increase cost of electricity and urea production.

  • Maldivian Prez ends Emergency

    Male : Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Thursday lifted a widely denounced state of Emergency after a period of 45 days, stating that the situation in the atoll nation had returned to normal.

  • Serena out in Miami as Osaka wins

    Miami : Serena Williams crashed out of the Miami Open in the first round here Wednesday, slumping to a straight-set defeat against Japan’s Naomi Osaka in the latest setback to the former world number one’s comeback.

  • Maya wants to leave nothing to chance in Rajya Sabha poll  

    Lucknow : With less than 24 hours remaining for the Rajya Sabha polls, BSP chief Mayawati has asked Samajawadi Party for a list of dedicated SP MLAs who will vote for her candidate Bhim Rao Ambedkar.  SP’s support will be critical for Mayawati on Friday, when Uttar Pradesh decides on 10 out of 31 Rajya Sabha seats. Making sure there are no hiccups, Mayawati has asked for the list to put a

  • US denies entry to son of ex-President of Sri Lanka

    Colombo : A controversial Sri Lankan opposition legislator on Thursday said US authorities prevented him from taking a flight to Texas from Moscow where he was an observer for the Russian presidential election. Namal Rajapakse, son of former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse, said the airline had been instructed not to allow him to board the flight to Houston.

  • Hopefully I would play the World Cup: Bravo

    Chennai : Out of national of reckoning for a while now, West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo is hoping to get a chance to play for his country at next year’s World Cup after the two-time champions qualified for the 50 over quadrennial event to be held in England.