Free Press Journal
  • Rs 15k-cr assets to be seized under new fugitive offenders ordinance

    New Delhi : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is set to “confiscate” assets worth over Rs 15,000 crore as part of its first action against absconders such as liquor baron Vijay Mallya and diamantaire Nirav Modi under the recently promulgated Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance.

  • India supreme in 8th South Asian Judo Championship

    Kathmandu : India have clinched the title of team champion in the 8th series of South Asian Judo Championship here. In the men’s team category, India defeated arch-rival Pakistan 3-2 in the finals to claim the title. Under the women’s team category, India thrashed hosts Nepal 5-0 to seal the title.

  • Govt takes action on rape, but sons must also be made responsible: PM

    Mandla (MP) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said sons have to be made more responsible for a safe environment for daughters and asserted that the promulgation of an ordinance on rape showed the Centre acted on people’s outrage on sexual crimes against minors.

  • Canada van driver who mowed down 10 charged with murder

    Toronto : A van driver who ran over 10 people when he plowed onto a busy Toronto sidewalk was charged with murder ton Tuesday, as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged a rattled nation not to live in fear after the “senseless attack.”

  • UK Court hears bookie Chawla’s extradition Appeal

    London : An appeal opened on Tuesday against a lower court’s decision to deny India’s extradition request for against UK-based alleged bookie Sanjeev Kumar Chawla, a key accused in the cricket match-fixing scandal involving former South African captain Hanse Cronje in 2000.

  • Rs 1,122-cr assets of Vadodara firm attached

    New Delhi : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday attached properties worth Rs 1,122 crore of Diamond Power Infrastructure in Vadodara (DPIL) under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in a bank fraud case.

  • UP: Girl critical after being ‘raped’ by juvenile

    KANPUR: A 13-year-old girl is in a critical condition after she was allegedly raped and beaten by a 16-year-old juvenile in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Dehat district, the police said on Tuesday.

  • Differences should not become disputes,  Sitharaman tells China

    Beijing : Differences should not lead to disputes in relations between India and China, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told her Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe in the backdrop of the strain in ties between the two countries after the Dokalam standoff.

  • Walcott downs Newcastle to boost under-fire Allardyce

    Liverpool : Theo Walcott did his best to boost Sam Allardyce’s approval rating as the Everton winger clinched a 1-0 win against Newcastle United in the Premier League here.

  • Deve Gowda says he regrets not completing term as PM

    Bengaluru : Janata Dal (Secular) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda on Monday said that his only regret was not completing full terms as prime minister of India and chief minister of Karnataka.

  • US envoy on ‘black list’ to prevent him leaving Pak

    Islamabad : Pakistan has put a senior US diplomat on the “black list” to prevent him from leaving the country over his involvement in a fatal road accident that killed a motorcyclist here, a court was told on Tuesday. US defence and air attache Colonel Joseph Emmanuel Hall was driving a Land Cruiser that jumped a red light in capital Islamabad to hit a motorbike last month, killing one of the riders

  • Talent aplenty, says Chaminda Vaas

     MUMBAI : “I am very impressed with the boys here”, said legendary  ex-Sri Lankan  fast bowler Chaminda Vaas, who is city for the 10-day coaching camp for boys in u-14 u-16 and 17-23 age groups under Jwala Sports Foundation’s “Centre Of  Excellence For Cricket”   Scheme  at Khar Gymkhana here today. The coaching scheme is in association with Brain-4–Sports-MCC organisation.

  • Former-US Prez Bush hospitalized

     Houston : Former US president George HW Bush has been hospitalised here after contracting an infection, a day after his wife’s funeral, a family spokesperson said.

  • Why does UIDAI need to collect meta data of citizens, asks SC

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) why it needed to collect ‘meta data’ of personal transactions of citizens which go for Aadhaar authentication to avail services and benefits. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, hearing a clutch of petitions challenging Aadhaar and its enabling 2016 law, was responding to the submission of UIDAI that it collected only “limited

  • ‘Answer questions!’ Tokyo 2020 warned by Olympic bosses

    Tokyo : Tokyo Olympic organisers were given a sharp reminder Tuesday to raise their game after complaints from several international sports federations about preparations for the 2020 Summer Games.

  • Doklam standoff happened due to lack of mutual trust: China

    The Dokalam standoff happened due to “lack of mutual trust” between India and China, and they need to work together to create favourable conditions and gradually settle the boundary issue, a top Chinese diplomat said today, ahead of this week’s informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping.