Free Press Journal
  • Upbeat Men in Blue gear up for tough English test

    Manchester  : Their supremacy in shorter formats is redoubtable but India will have their task cut out against a vastly improved England in the opening T20 International in what will be a defining summer for Virat Kohli and his team.

  • BJD ex-MLA caught in brothel, gets suspended

     Bhubaneswar : Odisha’s former MLA Nabin Nanda was arrested during a raid at a Kolkata spa where a sex racket was being run, sources said on Monday. The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has since suspended the former Dhenkanal legislator from the party.

  • AMC, steering panels to be set up to tackle bad loans

    New Delhi : Independent asset management companies (AMCs) and steering committees will be set up for faster resolution of bad loans in the banking system, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said as the government accepted five-pronged plan of the Sunil Mehta-panel.

  • Thai rescuers locate missing boys and coach alive in cave

    Mae Sai : Rescuers located 12 boys and their soccer coach alive deep inside a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand late on Monday, more than a week after they went missing, bringing hope in a desperate search that has attracted international help and captivated the nation.

  • Dravid, Ponting inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

    Dubai : Former India captain Rahul Dravid and Australian legend Ricky Ponting have been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame for their stupendous achievements in international cricket.

  • Anil Agarwal to delist Vedanta from LSE

    New Delhi : Mining mogul Anil Agarwal plans to delist his flagship firm Vedanta Resources from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) after buying out 33.5 per cent of non-promoter shareholders for about $1 billion.

  • IS targeting  Sikhs, Hindus in Afghanistan

    Kabul : The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan that killed at least 19 people, mostly Sikhs and Hindus.

  • ThyssenKrupp deal to help double Indian capacity: Chandrasekaran

    Mumbai : Tata Steel will be able to nearly double its capacity in India as a deal between its British entity and Germany’s ThyssenKrupp will reduce the Indian parent’s debt, the chairman of the company said on Monday.

  • Australia’s Stanlake tears through Pakistan for easy win

    Harare : Australian fast bowler Billy Stanlake demolished Pakistan’s top order with four quick wickets to set up a nine-wicket win on Monday in the second match of the Zimbabwe Twenty20 Tri-Series. Stanlake took 4 for 8 in his opening burst, the most economical spell by an Australian in T20 international cricket, and the second best ever behind James Faulkner’s 5 for 27 the last time the two teams met.

  • Indian para athlete sets world record

    New Delhi : India’s para athlete Yogesh Kathuniya smashed the world record in the men’s discus F36 while winning gold in the Para-Athletics Grand Prix in Berlin.

  • Flipkart deal in line with FDI policy: Walmart

    New Delhi : US retail giant Walmart on Monday defended its move to acquire Flipkart, saying it is in line with the government’s FDI policy, amid protests by traders against the deal.

  • UAE firm to tow giant icebergs from Antarctica for drinking water

    Dubai : A UAE firm plans to spend $50 million to tow huge icebergs from the Antarctica to the country’s coastline in an ambitious 12,000-km journey by early 2020 to provide fresh water and bring more rain to the region, media reports said on Monday.

  • ONGC gets nod to explore rejig options

     New Delhi : The board of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has given in-principle approval for exploring options for a restructuring of the group firms including the merger of subsidiaries MRPL and HPCL.

  • New-look Federer breezes, Stephens crashes

    London : Defending champion Roger Federer marked the start of his 20th successive Wimbledon with a new look and a comfortable 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 win over Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic here on Monday.

  • Trump warns Harley of ‘big hit’ for moving production overseas

    Washington : President Donald Trump has warned that Harley-Davidson is going to take “a big hit” for moving some of its motorcycle production overseas and said the American company made the decision even though he got India to reduce import tariff on the iconic motorcycles.