Free Press Journal
  • Rouhani’s woes mount as Iran economy minister impeached

    Tehran: Iran’s Parliament impeached Economy Minister Masoud Karbasian on Sunday in the latest blow to embattled President Hassan Rouhani as he struggles to face down a mounting economic crisis. Karbasian is the second Cabinet minister to be sacked this month, following the impeachment of Labour Minister Ali Rabiei on August 8.

  • MEA refuses to share details on Zakir Naik’s extradition request

    New Delhi : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has refused to share details of request to Malaysia seeking extradition of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, being probed in India for alleged terror charges, citing RTI clauses that bars disclosure of information received in confidence from foreign government, among others.

  • McCain’s Hanoi Hilton jailor recalls ‘stubborn’ POW

    Haiphong (Vietnam) : As a prisoner of war in the “Hanoi Hilton”, navy pilot John McCain was known as uncompromising, frank and an avid reader who fiercely debated the war with his Vietnamese jailors.

  • UP: Small parties pitch themselves as ‘game changers’

    Lucknow : Small parties in Uttar Pradesh such as the NISHAD Party, Apna Dal (S) and AIMIM may not account for many Lok Sabha seats in 2019, but are pitching themselves as potential “game changers” in the BJP versus opposition battle in the state.

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    Currency likely to be in range of 67-68 vs dollar

    New Delhi: The rupee has suffered significant losses this year but the worst seems to be over and the domestic currency is expected to be in the range of 67-68 against the US dollar by December, according to an economist with HDFC Bank.