Free Press Journal
  • IMF trims India’s GDP growth forecast on higher oil prices

    United Nations : The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India’s growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain its top spot in the global growth league.

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    JuD chief launches poll campaign as Sharif’s imprisoned

    Lahore : As former Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, sits behind bars, Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief and Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed openly campaigns for the country’s upcoming general election.

  • Former Pak PM challenges his 10-year jail term; verdict today

    Islamabad : Jailed former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law on Monday filed separate appeals challenging the verdict in a corruption case and the Islamabad High Court will hear them on Tuesday, a media report said.

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    Nitish awaits acceptable seat-sharing formula

    Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday declined to divulge the ‘many things’ he discussed with BJP chief Amit Shah during the two meetings they had in Patna, but said he expected the BJP to come out with a seat-sharing formula acceptable to all NDA constituents within four-five weeks.

  • PNB ropes in i-bankers for housing arm stake sale

    Mumbai: Struggling to raise growth capital following a moutain of bad loan provisions, state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) has appointed merchant bankers to sell a controlling stake in PNB Housing Finance, a top bank official has said.

  • Zero tolerance policy: Indians treated like criminals in US prisons

    Astoria (Oregon) : Over 50 illegal Indian immigrants, mostly Sikhs, seeking asylum in the US are being treated like criminals with their turbans taken away in a federal prison in Oregon after getting caught up in the Trump administration’s controversial “zero-tolerance” policy, according to legal advocacy groups.

  • Preventive detention curtails person’s liberty: HC

    New Delhi : Taking note of several cases where persons were arrested or taken into preventive custody as there were “no guidelines”, the Delhi High Court has decided to examine the issue saying such instances curtailed the liberty of individual.

  • JAL seeks approval to sell assets to deposit Rs 600 cr

    New Delhi : Jaiprakash Associates (JAL) on Monday told Supreme Court it would deposit Rs 600 crore more to refund the home buyers if it was allowed to dispose of its identified assets, including a cement plant at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh.

  • MoD panel to probe costlier Made-in-India equipment

    New Delhi : Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has constituted a committee headed by the director of costs in her ministry to examine the armed forces’ complaint that most of the military equipment procured from the Indian public sector companies are costlier than the prices quoted by the foreign makers.

  • IRCON, PN Gadgil, KPR Agrochem get nod to float IPO

    New Delhi : Three companies — IRCON, PN Gadgil & Sons and KPR Agrochem — have received markets regulator Sebi’s go ahead to float initial public offerings.

  • Fatwa against woman for opposing triple talaq

    Bareilly (UP) : The Imam of Bareilly’s Jama Masjid on Monday issued a fatwa, a ruling on a point of Islamic law, against a woman who had been opposing several Islamic practices, including Triple Talaq, and demonstrating against the same.

  • Gold rush for India at Serbian boxing tourney

    New Delhi  : Indian boxers ruled the ring at the 36th Golden Glove of Vojvodina youth tournament, ending with a whopping seven gold medals to claim the overall top spot in the event in Subotica, Serbia.

  • Shashi Tharoor’s office vandalised in Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram :Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s office here was vandalised on Monday by youth wing activists of BJP, police said, days after he set off a huge row with remarks that the BJP, if voted to power again, will rewrite the Constitution and pave the way for creation of a “Hindu Pakistan”.

  • ‘Novichok nerve agent was in perfume bottle’

    London : A British man exposed to Novichok, four months after the same nerve agent was used against a former Russian spy nearby, had found it in a perfume bottle, his brother said.

  • Rain: NDRF, Air Force on alert in Guj

    Ahmedabad: Several districts of Gujarat received heavy rainfall resulting in four villages getting marooned in the worst affected Gir Somnath district, even as the NDRF had to be deployed to rescue 70 passengers of a metre gauge train and the Air Force was put on alert. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held an emergency meeting to assess the preparedness. He said

  • After Virat Kohli, Bangar comes to MSD’s defence

    Leeds : India’s assistant coach Sanjay Bangar on Monday came to the defence of the under-fire Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying losing wickets at regular intervals did not allow Dhoni to play freely in the second ODI at Lord’s.

  • UK caver could sue Elon Musk over Twitter attack

    Tesla CEO launched the tirade against Vernon Unsworth without providing any justification or explanation, after the cave expert slammed his offer of a submarine to extract the footballers from the Tham Luang cave.

  • Rain plays havoc in Kerala, rail and road traffic affected

    Thiruvananthapuram : Rail and road traffic were hit in various parts of Kerala on Monday due to waterlogging as heavy rains continued to pound the state with the South West Monsoon becoming active again.