Free Press Journal
  • Campaign to scrap ‘rigid’ visa  in UK backed by PIO doctors

    London : A leading association of Indian doctors in the UK has thrown its weight behind a new “Scrap the Cap” campaign against the “rigid” visa norms that are blocking hundreds of Indian doctors from helping the country’s state-funded National Health Service.

  • DHAI Conference 2018 concludes at IIM-I

    Indore : The two-day Digital Humanities Alliance of India (DHAI) Conference 2018 held at Indian Institute of Management-Indore concluded on high note on Saturday.

  • SC in dock for distorting national emblem a curious case

    New Delhi : Filmmaker and social activist Ulhas P R has raised alarm on the Supreme Court distorting the national emblem of three lions mounted on the abacus by omitting the motto “Satyameva Jayate” (Truth alone triumphs) and replacing it with a message “Yato Dharmasto Jai” that means “no victory without justice.”

  • ICICI-Videocon Case Whistle-blower levels new allegations

    New Delhi : Whistle-blower Arvind Gupta, who exposed the alleged Videocon loan fraud, has levelled fresh allegations of quid pro quo on ICICI Bank MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar in a second letter addressed to PM Narendra Modi. Gupta has claimed that ICICI Bank had favoured Ruia brothers of Essar group for ’round-tripping’ investments into Chanda Kochhar’s husband Deepak Kochhar’s NuPower Renewables – a firm which is at the centre of current

  • Indian-origin boy killed in deadly road crash in UK collision

    London : An eight-year-old Indian-origin boy has been killed in a deadly road crash on a UK highway. Dev Naran was pronounced dead at the scene of a collision between a truck and a car on the M6 motorway near Birmingham on Thursday.

  • After stress of exams & results, admissions taking toll on students

    Mumbai : Where to apply? Which course? Which stream? Which college? Students are bombarded with these questions as they are in a dilemma about their future course of action. Though declaration of results relieved one big tension of students admission process is adding to another choas with multiple choices, wide range of subjects and an extensive arena of colleges and institutes.

  • Mattis accuses China of intimidation in South China Sea

    Singapore : China’s military build-up in the South China Sea and its deployment of high-end weapons systems in the disputed waterway is designed to intimidate and coerce neighbours, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday.

  • CoA’s decision to stall SGM is to keep lid on opaque decisions: Chaudhary

    New Delhi : Taking strong exception to Committee of Administrators’s (CoA) decision to stall BCCI’s Special General Meeting (SGM) on June 22, acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary has accused Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji of “trying to prevent the General Body from discussing the decisions taken opaquely and without any authority”.

  • CEC says poll wrongdoing exposers will be protected

    Kolkata : The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) OP Rawat on Saturday assured that the identity of those expos- ing electoral malpractices through the commission’s mobile app will be protected. The mobile app introduced by the Election Commission (EC) on a pilot basis in the recently held Karnataka assembly elections received 780 video complaints of electoral malpractices, he said. “We will take steps not to disclose the identity of persons who are sending

  • Rossi earns 1st pole in 2 years in Italian GP

    Scarperia (Italy) : Italy’s Valentino Rossi  of Yamaha on Saturday earned pole position for the Italian MotoGP Grand Prix, his first time to start a race from pole in two years.

  • Better not rush for rewards on Benami assets

    New Delhi : Any person rushing to seek reward under the new benami transaction informant scheme announced on June 1 may have to go round-and-round to get the money and he may rather land up in jail instead of putting the benami property beneficiary in the dock.

  • UN Chief thanks India for strong, sustained support to peacekeeping

    United Nations :  UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has thanked India for its “strong and sustained” support to peacekeeping as he honoured the memory of the 163 Indian peacekeepers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

  • Trump warns countries of reciprocal tariffs

    Washington : Asserting that he likes free trade, but wants fair trade, US President Donald Trump warned that he could impose reciprocal tariff on other countries.

  • France looks convincing

    Score 3-1 win over Italy in penultimate friendly before World Cup

  • Egyptian Prez sworn-in for a second term

     Cairo : Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was sworn in for a second four-year term today after being re-elected in a vote earlier this year in which he faced no serious challengers.  El-Sissi took the oath of office before parliament amid tight security enforced throughout Cairo. After the oath, artillery delivered a celebratory 21-gun salute. In an address to the packed chamber, el-Sissi vowed to continue working to restore stability, revive the economy