Free Press Journal
  • SpiceJet’s cargo services to take off from Sep 18

    New Delhi : No-frills airline SpiceJet will launch its dedicated air cargo services from September 18. The carrier, which is working on ambitious business plans, on Monday said it would operate the cargo services under the brand name ‘SpiceXpress’ and has a detailed plan for domestic as well as international routes. SpiceJet would be the first schedule domestic airline to start dedicated air cargo services in India. A Boeing 737-700 plane has

  • Ties with China cornerstone of Pak foreign policy: Imran Khan

    Islamabad : The ‘all-weather’ friendship with China was a cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said as he pledged to implement the controversy-hit $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

  • Deepak Kochhar summoned in ICICI scam

    New Delhi : As the inspection progresses into six companies linked to ICICI Bank controversy, the Corporate Affairs Ministry will question Deepak Kochhar, husband of the bank’s chief Chanda Kochhar, later this month, a senior official said. Deepak Kochhar is the founder and CEO of NuPower Group. Alleged lapses involving Chanda Kochhar, her husband and other family members, with respect to a loan extended to Videocon by the lender have come under

  • Centre, TN playing politics over Rajiv case convicts: Congress

    New Delhi : The Congress Monday accused the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government of “playing politics” over a cabinet recommendation to release all seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, adding that the State cannot derelict its duty in punishing terrorists.

  • Sudan President Bashir dissolves government

    Khartoum : Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has dissolved the country’s government to fix the crisis-hit economy that has been complemented with shortages of bread, fuel, and hard currency in recent months.

  • Men’s skeet team tops qualifying but no medals for India

    Changwon (South Korea) : India’s junior men’s skeet team claimed the top spot after day one of qualifying to be in contention for gold but the country failed to fetch any medals or Olympic quota places at the ISSF World Championship here Monday.

  • Ma to step down next year, names Zhang as successor

    Beijing : Jack Ma, the pioneer of China’s internet industry, announced on his 54th birthday on Monday that he would step down as Alibaba’s executive chairman in one year to make way for the next generation of leaders at the $420 billion e-commerce giant.

  • Nico Schulz scores on debut to grab Germany win over Peru

    Sinsheim, Germany : Nico Schulz enjoyed a dream international debut on Sunday, as the Hoffenheim defender scored a late winner in front of his home crowd to give Germany a hard-fought 2-1 friendly win over Peru in Sinsheim.

  • 17 yrs on, workers hunt for 9/11 remains

    New York : Seventeen years later, more than 1,100 victims of the hijacked plane attacks on the World Trade Center have yet to be identified.

  • Japan Open: Sindhu eyes successful outing; Saina, Praneeth pull out

    Tokyo : A historic Asiad silver added to her path-breaking career collection, ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu would be desperate to break the final jinx that has plagued her for a while when she competes at the Japan Open starting Tuesday.

  • Diego Maradona: Playing genius but coaching misfit

    Buenos Aires : As much as he was a genius with the ball at his feet, Diego Maradona’s coaching career has been far from distinguished and took a curious turn when he joined Mexican second-division outfit Dorados.

  • Epic saga: How India’s rowing-star Dattu overcame poverty to win gold

    “Three months after the death of my father, I joined the army to support my family. My mother also used to keep unwell and her health was my biggest concern. There might be lack of food in a poor family but there is no dearth of love and affection”