Free Press Journal
  • Alibaba chief to pursue philanthropy

    Beijing : Alibaba co-founder and chairman Jack Ma plans to retire from the Chinese e-commerce giant on Monday to devote his time to philanthropy focused on education, he told the New York Times in an interview. Ma was an English teacher before starting Alibaba in 1999 and built it into a multibillion-dollar internet colossus, becoming one of the world’s richest men and a revered figure in his homeland.

  • Hardik continues fast for quota from hospital bed

    AHMEDABAD: Patidar leader Hardik Patel’s indefinite fast for reservation for his community and farm loan waiver entered 15th day Saturday as he continued his agitation from a hospital bed.

  • US President’s ex-aide jailed in Russia probe

    Washington : A former policy adviser to US President Donald Trump whose contacts with Russians set off the investigation into possible collusion with Moscow was jailed on Friday for lying to the FBI.

  • PIO’s among 15 indicted in US call centre scam 

    Chicago : Fifteen people, including seven of Indian-origin, and five India-based call centres have been indicted in a multi-million call centre scam that victimized thousands of people in the US.

  • Statement yet to be recorded in Goregaon suicide case

    Mumbai: Nearly two weeks after the wife of a police constable attempted suicide by jumping off the terrace of their residential quarters at Goregaon is presently unconscious. She had also suffered multiple fractures.

  • No govt, church or police to support us, say Kerala nuns

    Kottayam : A group of Catholic nuns on Saturday gave vent to their ire against the Kerala government, Church and the police, saying no one is there to support the case of their fellow nun who was allegedly sexually abused by Bishop Franco Mulakkal, of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Punjab.

  • India to cancel OCI cards of Sherin Mathews’ foster parents, relatives in US

    Houston : India has decided to revoke the OCI cards of the Indian-American foster parents of Sherin Mathews, the three-year-old girl found dead in a culvert in Dallas, and some of their relatives and friends, in a case that attracted global attention and forced the government to tighten the adoption process.

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    Mumbai-Singapore flight delayed over ‘security concern’

    Mumbai: A Singapore International Airlines (SIA) flight from Mumbai with over 350 people on board was delayed by more than eight hours due to a “security concern”, the airline said on Saturday.

  • Ingrid Hayden named UN Dy special envoy for Afghan

    New York: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced the appointment of Ingrid Hayden of Australia as his Deputy Special Representative (Political) for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

  • ‘Farmers will be given relief against crop loss’

     Bhopal : Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that arrangement will be made to give relief to farmers against crop loss. He informed that the payment of Bhavantar rashi will be paid to onion and garlic producing farmers soon.

  • Rouhani evokes Iran-Iraq war in call to defy US pressure

    Tehran : Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani evoked memories of the devastating Iran-Iraq war on Saturday to call for unity in the face of economic hardships and US pressure. “Today, the government is on the frontlines. This is an economic, psychological and propaganda war,” Rouhani said on state TV.

  • Amit Shah to lead BJP in 2019 LS polls

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday decided to postpone its organisational elections due this year-end and continue its President Amit Shah in the saddle beyond his 3-year term ending in January to let him lead the party, in tandem with PM Narendra Modi, in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections next year.