Free Press Journal

    Hosts ranked 70th, take on Saudi Arabia in opener today

  • Shahbaz Sharif asks India to go the N Korea way

    Lahore : India and Pakistan should resume comprehensive peace talks, taking a cue from the historic Singapore summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, PML-N chief Shehbaz Sharif has said.

  • Fitch sees India growing at 7.4% this fiscal year

    New Delhi : Global rating agency Fitch Ratings on Wednesday raised India growth forecast for 2018-19 to 7.4 per cent from 7.3 per cent, but cited higher financing costs and rising oil prices as risks to growth.

  • Spanish civil war, loses coach before match

     Krasnodar, Russia : Spain dramatically sacked coach Julen Lopetegui on Wednesday and appointed federation sporting director Fernando Hierro —  just two days before the team’s opening game at the World Cup.

  • Bhaiyyu JI’s wife, others quizzed

     Indore : Police on Wednesday recorded statements of Bhaiyyu Maharaj’s wife Dr Ayushi and five others, including sevadars and other associates, in a bid to identify reason behind the stress that drove the spiritual leader into committing suicide.

  • HDFC Bank gets Cabinet nod to raise Rs 24K-crore via FDI

    New Delhi : The government on Wednesday approved the proposal of HDFC Bank to raise additional capital Rs 24,000 crore by selling equity to foreign investors to fund its business growth.

  • US, Mexico and Canada win race to host 2026 World Cup

    Moscow : The United States, Mexico and Canada will host the 2026 World Cup after a clear victory over underdogs Morocco in a vote by FIFA member nations on Wednesday.

  • Kejri’s sit-in enters day 3; BJP launches counter protest

    New Delhi : The aam janata and their woes have taken a back-seat, as the sit-in protest by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy, Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendar Jain and Labour Minister Gopal Rai at Raj Niwas, the office-cum-residence of the lieutenant governor Anil Baijal entered its second day on Wednesday. Jain started a hunger strike on Tuesday evening, while Sisodia has gone on an indefinite huger strike from

  • Candidature of Shahrukh’s  cousin in Pak gets approval

    Peshawar : The candidature of Noor Jehan,  cousin of Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, has been approved by the Election Commission of Khyber Pakthunkhwa province who will be contesting in the July 25 elections as an independent candidate. Jehan, Khan’s paternal cousin, is contesting the elections as an independent candidate from PK-77 constituency as she was earlier denied ticket by the Awami National Party (ANP) to which she remained associated since her birth. 

  • Congress wrests Jayanagar seat

    Of the total 1,11,580 votes polled, Cong’s Sowmya Reddy (pic) secured 54,457 votes against 51,568 by BJP’s B.N. Prahlad.

  • Forbes list: 5th biggest consumer financial services company

    New York : Housing finance major HDFC has been ranked as the fifth biggest public company globally in the ‘consumer financial services category’ on a list compiled by Forbes magazine. American Express has topped this category, while Indiabulls Housing Finance is the only other Indian company (at 13th place) on the list. In the consumer financial services category, HDFC’s rank has moved up from 7th place last year. Other consumer finance services

  • How can a commando be so afraid to return home: Pak SC to Musharraf

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday gave former military ruler Pervez Musharraf a deadline until Thursday afternoon to present himself in the court in the lifetime disqualification case against him, taunting that how can a commando be so afraid to return to his country.

  • Need to talk to selectors about preparation after this Test: Rahane

    Bengaluru : No longer a certainty in the shorter formats, India’s stand-in Test captain Ajinkya Rahane on Wednesday said he will talk to the national selection committee in order to get a clearer picture about his mode of preparation for the upcoming Test series in England.

  • Realty fund buys HomeKraft stake

    NEW DELHI: HDFC’s real estate fund has acquired a “significant minority” stake in Noida-based ATS group firm HomeKraft and will create a $300 million corpus to develop affordable and mid-income housing projects. In March, ATS group founder Getamber Anand launched a new venture HomeKraft to develop mid-income and affordable housing projects in a price range of Rs 30-70 lakh. HomeKraft has diluted a significant minority stake to HDFC Capital Affordable Real Estate

  • Two Muslim men lynched

    Ranchi : Cow vigilantes have struck again – this time in Jharkhand – where two Muslim men were allegedly lynched on Wednesday morning over suspicion that they were stealing buffaloes.

  • Perhaps nature silenced Vajpayee,  says MM Joshi

    New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch Murli Manohar Joshi has said perhaps nature has silenced the voice of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, currently under treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. “What could he say about the present political situation? He had his own style of speaking on big issue in simple words which he cannot now,” Dr Joshi said after visiting Vajpayee who is hospitalised since