Free Press Journal
  • Steve Smith, Bancroft won’t challenge one-year ban

    Melbourne : Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft will not challenge the bans imposed on them for their role in the ball-tampering scandal as the disgraced former Australia skipper sought to justify the punishment, saying it was meant to send out a “strong message”.

  • RSS men sitting in every ministry: Rahul Gandhi

    Davanagere (Karna) : Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of “disrespecting” and “demolishing” various institutions by having RSS men “sitting in every ministry and giving orders.”

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    Nobody has been tougher on  Russia than I have, says Trump    

    “So I think I could have a very good ties with Russia and with President Putin. And if I did, that would be a great thing. And there’s also a possibility that won’t happen. Who knows?  US is very strong on energy, which he said, is not good for Russia“          President Donald Trump…

  • Maldives declines India’s offer to participate in Defence Expo 

    New Delhi : Maldives has declined an invitation by India to send a ministerial-level delegation to the Defence Expo, a biennial exhibition of weapons and military hardware, which will be held in Chennai next week, official sources said.

  • Kashmir comment: Afridi invites wrath of Indian cricketers

    New Delhi : Hitting back at Shahid Afridi for his controversial comments on Kashmir, India cricketer Suresh Raina and renowned lyricist Javed Akhtar today asked the former Pakistan batsman to advise the Pakistan Army that it stops supporting extremists for maintaining peace in the Valley.

  • Sensex tanks 351 points

    Mumbai : The global sell-off in equities, triggered by further escalation of global trade war fears, weighed on the benchmark indices as they erased the modest early session gains and dropped sharply to end over 1 per cent lower each on risk aversion, dealers said.

  • Banks stare at $38-bn power sector NPAs

    Mumbai : The banking sector, which is already reeling under a mammoth pile of bad loans, is looking at potential dud assets of $38 billion from the power sector, as $53 billion of the $178 billion bank loans to the sector are already stressed, said a report.

  • HC refrains from hearing plea for probe into ISIS’ killings of Indians

    NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refrained from hearing a plea for “detailed investigation” into alleged lapses of the Union government, leading to the killings of 39 Indians by terror outfit ISIS after their abduction from Mosul in Iraq in 2014.

  • State banks wrote off Rs 2.42L-cr dud loans

    New Delhi: State-run banks have written off nearly Rs 2.42 lakh crore worth of non-performing assets (NPAs) between April 2014 and September 2017, Minister of State of Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said.  “As per RBI data on global operations, public sector banks have written off (including compromise) an amount of Rs 2,41,911 crore from financial year 2014-15 till September 2017. “Borrowers of such written-off loans continue to be liable for repayment,” the

  • ‘Terrorism remains primary intl security challenge’

    Moscow : India said on Wednesday that  the scourge of terrorism remains a primary international security challenge as it expressed concern over the continuing patronage of some “irresponsible states” to terrorist groups, in an apparent reference to Pakistan.

  • RBI decision on key rates today, status quo likely

    Mumbai : The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), headed by RBI Governor Urjit Patel, will on Thursday make public the resolution of the MPC on its first bi-monthly monetary policy for the new fiscal, 2018-19, which commenced on April 1.

  • Cauvery stir, betting row threatens IPL in Chennai

    Chennai : With the protests over the non-constitution of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) intensifying in Tamil Nadu, fringe political parties and farmers’ associations have threatened to disrupt the Indian Premier League (IPL) match to be played at the M A Chidambaram Cricket Stadium in Chennai on April 10. The home team Chennai Super Kings is making its come back this IPL season. Besides calls are being given to boycott the match

  • PML-N will not accept any delay in general polls: Sharif 

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that the country is now trapped in martial laws as he warned that his party will not accept any delay in the general election which is scheduled to be held in July.

  • Ronaldo magic fires Real past 10-man Juventus

    Turin : Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in 10 successive Champions League games as he struck twice for holders Real Madrid in a 3-0 win at Juventus in the quarter-final first leg.