Free Press Journal
  • Gymnast Dipa Karmakar fails to qualify for vault final

    Jakarta : Star gymnast Dipa Karmakar failed to qualify for the vault final but made the cut in the balance beam as India also booked a berth in the title round of the team competition in the Asian Games here on Tuesday.

  • Government aid to give capital relief to banks: Moody’s

    New Delhi : Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday said the government’s plan to provide more capital support to public sector banks in current fiscal will restore capital adequacy and improve loan-loss coverage at many loss-making banks, but stress will persist.

  • India assured of 2 medals at World Youth Boxing Championship

    Budapest : The Indian boxing contingent was assured of two medals at the World Youth Boxing Championships even before the competition got underway after two women pugilists got direct entry into semifinals owing to the small size of the draw here.

  • NCLAT stays Jyoti Structures liquidation

    New Delhi : The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has stayed the liquidation of debt-ridden real estate firm Jyoti Structures and barred any sale of its assets till further orders.

  • Supreme Court orders sale of assets of Unitech directors

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed a panel headed by former Delhi High Court judge Justice S N Dhingra to go ahead with sale of unencumbered assets of the directors of real estate major Unitech to refund money to hassled home buyers.

  • Asian Games : Rower Bhokanal qualifies for men’s single final

    Palembang : Dattu Baban Bhokanal qualified for the men’s single sculls final round while the men’s lightweight four team also made it to the title race in the rowing competition of the Asian Games here on Tuesday.

  • Asian Games : Indian kabaddi teams in semis

    Jakarta : The Indian men’s and women’s kabaddi teams secured emphatic wins against their respective opponents to qualify for the semi-finals of the Asian Games here on Tuesday.

  • Snakes, crocs await the displaced!

    Kochi : People displaced by the floods in Kerala are returning home to the frightening sight of venomous cobras and Russell’s vipers slithering around in their bathrooms or coiled inside cupboards and washbasins.

  • Kerala seeks `26,00 cr from Centre

    Though most of those marooned have been evacuated, the state government and defence forces said rescue efforts will continue till the last person was brought to safety. Over 1.63 lakh people were rescued in the last five days alone.

  • Priest abuse hotline gets 400-plus calls in 6 days

    Harrisburg : Prosecutors say a hotline set up to get information on child sexual abuse by clergy within Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses has received more than 400 calls over the past six days.

  • Baba Ramdev to provide Rs 2 crore relief material aid to flood-hit states

    NEW DELHI: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Monday voiced his concern for the people affected by floods in Kerala and Karnataka. He aims to provide relief material worth Rs 2 crore to the two flood-hit states. He applauded the security forces for their role in rescuing people from the flood-ravaged state of Kerala. “It is inspiring to see the way our security forces have worked tirelessly in the flood affected areas. We

  • Koreas to shut down some border guard posts: Seoul

    Seoul : North and South Korea have agreed to close some guard posts along their border on a trial basis, Seoul’s defence minister told parliament Tuesday amid a rapid diplomatic thaw.

  • Nota in RS poll struck down as ‘satan of defection and corruption’

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down introduction of “NOTA” (None of the above) in the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat in August last year, holding that “it would not only undermine the purity of democracy but also serve the Satan of defection and corruption.”

  • Flash floods kill 11 hikers in Italy

     Rome : At least 11 hikers were killed in flooding caused by heavy rain in the southern Italian region of Calabria, officials said on Tuesday.

  • Indian students’ group in UK demands action on fake calls scam

    London : An Indian students’ group in Britain on Tuesday called for action to support members who had been subjected to a fake calls scam, which involves fraudsters claiming to be from the UK Home Office and threatening innocent students with deportation.