Free Press Journal
  • ‘UK couple were poisoned with Novichok nerve agent’

    London : Britain’s counter-terror officers were on Thursday investigating how a couple fell critically ill from the same military-grade nerve agent that nearly killed a former Russian double agent and his daughter in March.

  • Loew working on rescue plan for Germany

    Berlin : Joachim Loew’s fighting spirit seems to have returned only a few days after Germany’s disastrous group stage exit at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

  • Boeing to buy commercial unit of Embraer

    Washington : Boeing is taking over the commercial jet business of Brazil’s Embraer valued at $4.75 billion in a move that will allow it to compete more effectively in the medium-range aircraft market.

  • China hails Air India’s move to change Taiwan’s name 

    Beijing : China on Thursday welcomed Indian flag carrier Air India’s decision to refer to self-ruled Taiwan as Chinese Taipei, saying foreign companies must respect the country’s sovereignty.

  • Tactical and physical battle

    Uruguay’s immoveable defence ready for France’s unstoppable Mbappe.

  • ‘Bad’ Brexit to cost JLR $1.6 bn a year

    London : Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover has warned the British government that a “bad” Brexit deal could jeopardise the country’s biggest carmaker’s investment plans, cost it over 1.2 billion pounds ($1.59 billion or Rs 8,262.60 crore) annually and may even force it to close down plants and exit from the UK.

  • SC restrains state cricket bodies from holding elections

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Thursday restrained all state cricket bodies from holding elections till it pronounced a verdict on finalisation of the draft constitution of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), as it reserved the judgement on the issue.

  • DNA tests for migrants on US border

    Washington : DNA tests are being conducted as part of the process to reunite children who were separated from their immigrant parents at the US border, a top official said.

  • Nothing to celebrate, sit with ‘bail-walas’ Sonia, Rahul Gandhi: Swamy tells Tharoor

    NEW DELHI: Just as a Delhi court granted anticipatory bail to Shashi Tharoor in the Sunanda Pushkar murder case, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy taunted the Congress leader and said that it was not his time to celebrate. He further jeered saying that Tharoor may sit with Sonia and Rahul Gandhi since they were also “bail-walas”. “There is nothing for Shashi Tharoor to celebrate. He is not in Tihar jail, he can sit with

  • Rupee dips to all-time closing low of 68.95

    Mumbai : The Indian rupee tumbled for the second straight session to hit a fresh closing low of 68.95, sliding by 21 paise following a panic demand for the US dollar coupled with savage capital flight worries.

  • Birthday girl Sindhu, Prannoy enter quarter-finals; Saina exits 

    Jakarta : Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu celebrated her 23rd birthday with a straight-game win over Japan’s Aya Ohori, while HS Prannoy eked out a three-game victory over Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei to enter the quarter-finals of the Indonesia Open here on Thursday.

  • Curtains down on bitcoin deals

    Mumbai: Commercial banks in the country will no longer be able to transact in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin from Friday in view of an RBI directive in April. The RBI had, on April 5, barred all its regulated entities, including banks, from dealing in virtual currencies like bitcoins, following its earlier multiple warnings on their risks.  Regulated entities already providing services to any individual or business dealing in digital currencies had been given three

  • Woman climbs base of the Statue of Liberty to protest against immigration policy

    New York : An immigrant woman who scaled up the stone pedestal of the iconic Statue of Liberty to protest President Donald Trump’s controversial “zero tolerance” immigration policy has been arrested after a three hour-long standoff with the police amid US’ Independence Day celebrations.

  • Djokovic, Nadal on course

    Former champions enter third round at the Wimbledon while third seed Cilic crashes out.

  • Govt weighs infusing fresh capital into Air India

    Hyderabad : After having failed to take the disinvestment plan of Air India ahead, the Centre is now mulling to infuse fresh capital into the ailing airlines, said an official in the Ministry of Civil Aviation on Thursday.