Free Press Journal
  • Uttam Dhillon is new head of key US federal agency

    Washington : Uttam Dhillon, an Indian-American top White House lawyer, has been appointed as the new Acting Administrator of the crucial Drug Enforcement Agency that combats the smuggling and use of narcotics in the US.

  • JAL told to deposit Rs 600 cr to refund money to homebuyers

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday suggested that the realty firm Jaiprakash Associates (JAL) should pay Rs 600 crore, instead of Rs 1,000 crore ordered earlier, to refund the principal amount to the hassled home buyers.

  • Brazil living up to billing as favourites

    History shows that the team with the best defence tends to win the trophy. And while Brazil have always possessed brilliant individuals, they have also long since been pragmatists above all else.

  • Man, woman found critical in UK over ‘unknown substance’

    London : A man and woman are in a critical condition after being exposed to an “unknown substance” and found unconscious close to where a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned with a deadly nerve agent, prompting British counter terrorism officers to launch a massive probe.

  • Pickford the hero as England’s penalty curse ends

    Moscow : The research paid off for Jordan Pickford. When Carlos Bacca stepped up to take Colombia’s fifth and final penalty, Pickford knew he was likely to shoot to the left.

  • Three dozen people dead in Indonesia ferry mishap

    Selayar : Nearly three dozen people have died after a ferry ran aground off the coast of Indonesia, according to an updated official toll on Wednesday, the latest deadly maritime accident in the Southeast Asian archipelago.

  • Malaysian ex-PM charged with breach of trust and graft

     Kuala Lumpur : Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged in court on Wednesday with criminal breach of trust and corruption, two months after a multibillion-dollar graft scandal at a state investment fund led to his shock election defeat.

  • Qatar 2022: Asia seek a better show

    Hong Kong : Asian teams weren’t expected to make an impact at the World Cup but a record points haul and some stunning performances against top sides have lifted their hopes for Qatar 2022.

  • ICICI Bank eyes Rs 2L-cr home loan book by FY20

    Mumbai : ICICI Bank on Wednesday said its mortgage loan portfolio crossed the Rs 1.5-trillion (Rs 1.5 lakh crore) milestone, making it the largest private player in the segment, and the lender is targeting to grow it to Rs 2 trillion by FY20.

  • Qatar fund buys Sahara’s Plaza Hotel for $600 mn

    New York : The Plaza Hotel, one of New York’s most iconic buildings in which Subrata Roy-led Sahara India group has majority stakes, has been fully acquired by a Qatar government-owned fund for about $600 million, according to a media report on Wednesday.

  • Trump admin rescinds Obama-era rules on use of race in admissions

    Washington : The Trump Administration has rescinded the Obama-era guidelines that encouraged American schools, colleges and institutes of higher education to use race and ethnicity as a factor in the admissions process to promote diversity among students, triggering widespread criticism.

  • AI stake sale: Govt on ‘wait and watch’ mode

    New Delhi :The government has decided to “wait and watch” for the next three-four months before taking a call on disinvestment of national carrier Air India due to prevalent market condition specially high fuel prices, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday.

  • Bank of China gets nod to set up unit in India

    New Delhi : The Reserve Bank of India has issued licence to Bank of China to launch operations in India, official sources said on Wednesday.

  • Family of Thai cave boy long for birthday party reunion

    Mae Sai (Thailand) : Pheeraphat Sompiengjai’s family still have a birthday cake in the fridge waiting for his return home, as the discovery of the missing boy and his football team in a Thai cave brings joy to relatives but despair at the long rescue ahead.        Grilled pork and dessert had been prepared as a post-football birthday treat for Pheeraphat — known by his nickname ‘Night’ — who turned 16 on

  • CBI rejects ex-RBI Dy Guv’s plea for travelling aboard

    New Delhi : The CBI has declined a plea from former RBI deputy governor KC Chakrabarty for allowing him to travel aboard by withdrawing a Look out Circular (LoC) issued against him in connection with a Rs 41.30-crore bank fraud case involving a tours and travel firm, officials said on Wednesday.

  • China’s HNA chairman dies in France

    BEIJING : Chinese conglomerate HNA Group co-chairman Wang Jian died during a business trip in France on July 3 in what local police said appeared to be an accidental fall from a wall while posing for a photograph.