Free Press Journal
  • BigBasket receives US$300m funding boost from Alibaba

    Mumbai : Online grocer BigBasket has raised $300 million in a new funding round led by Chinese e-tailer giant Alibaba and others. The company plans to use the money to build farmer networks, expand deeper into existing cities and hire new hands, the company said, adding it employs 16,000 currently.BigBasket operates in 30 cities and claims a monthly run-rate of Rs 200 crore. This is expected to increase to Rs 500 crore

  • China as big a threat to US as Russia, says CIA

    Washington : Chinese efforts to exert covert influence over the West are just as worrying as Russian subversion, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has said.

  • Doklam exposed fragility of ties with India: Chinese daily

    Beijing : An opinion piece in a Chinese daily has described China’s ties with India as still being fragile, especially after troops of both countries were engaged in a military stand-off near the trilateral boundary that they share with Bhutan on the Doklam Plateau.

  • Wang Yi

    Wang to hold talks with top officials during his visit to India

    Beijing : Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will travel to New Delhi to attend the meeting of RIC Foreign Ministers on December 11 and hold talks with top Indian officials, his office announced here today. Wang’s visit would the first high-level trip by a Chinese official to India after the Dokalam standoff.

  • Racial flyers target Asian-AmericanS in NJ

    Washington : Flyers with xenophobic messages targeting two Asian-American school board candidates have reached the mailboxes of several New Jersey residents, sparking outrage among the community members in the city.

  • Chinese still constructing Doklam road

    New Delhi: It seems the Chinese troops are still stationed in the Chumbi valley in the Doklam area. An indication to this effect came from none other than Air force chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Thursday. However, “the two sides are not in a physical face off or in face to face contact,’ ’ he clarified, allaying misgivings about another standoff.

  • Xi revamps PLA ahead of CPC Congress

    Beijing : Chinese President Xi Jinping has reshuffled the top leadership of the powerful PLA, packing it with a new set of generals, vastly strenghtening his power base in the world’s largest military ahead of the Congress of the ruling Communist party.

  • Chinese threats must be taken seriously

    China’s belligerence in the wake of the standoff between the Chinese and Indian troops in Doklam on the China-Bhutan-India tri-junction has tended to go too far. Its latest missive, while rejecting India’s suggestion for a simultaneous withdrawal of troops to end the standoff wondering what New Delhi would do if it (Chinese troops) “enter” Kalapani region in Uttarakhand or Kashmir is extremely high-handed. For 50 days that the standoff has been on

  • UNSC imposes new, tough sanctions on North Korea

    New York : UN Security Council has passed a resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea for its continued intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) testing and violations of UN resolutions, the media reported.

  • Chinese jets intercept US Navy plane over East China Sea

    Washington: A US Navy surveillance aircraft was intercepted by two Chinese J-10 fighter jets in an “unsafe” manner over the East China Sea on Sunday, prompting evasive action by the former’s pilot to avoid a collision, the Pentagon has said.

  • Sino-Indian standoff cannot be ignored

    It is a month since the standoff between Chinese and Indian troops began on the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan but there are no signs of either side yielding ground to the other. India has been circumspect in its response but China has been breathing fire, its leaders and media making exaggerated comments that seem to suggest a sinister design. Diplomatic channels are being used to de-escalate but so far there

  • Mouma-Manika make history at World TT C’ships

    Dusseldorf : Manika Batra and Mouma Das made history by becoming the first Indian pair to reach the quarterfinals of the World Table Tennis Championships here on Thursday.

  • AI system beats world champ at Go, again

    Beijing : Google’s artificial intelligence system ‘DeepMind AlphaGo’ has, for the second time, defeated the world’s top player of the ancient Chinese board game of Go, considered to be more challenging for computers than chess.

  • With 180% growth, Chinese smartphone vendors set to wipe out Indian brands

    New Delhi :  Chinese vendors captured 49 per cent of the Indian mobile phone handset market in the first quarter of 2017 — a 180 per cent (year-on-year) revenue growth — threatening to wipe out domestic players from the overall handset segment, a report said on Friday.

  • US lawmaker seeks visa restrictions against Chinese officials

    Washington : Alleging that Tibetan-Americans are constantly being denied visa by China to travel to Tibet or other parts of the country, a top American lawmaker has demanded a similar visa restriction against Chinese officials. In the House of Represen- tatives the bill has been introduced by McGovern along with Congressman Randy Hultgren.      –PTI