Free Press Journal
  • PIO Nobel laureate calls for ‘sensible’ immigration system

    London: UK-based Nobel Prize winning biologist Sir Venkatraman (Venki) Ramakrishnan has called for a “sensible” post-Brexit immigration system to ensure that mobility of scientists is maintained when Britain leaves the European Union (EU). The India-born scientist, who as president of the UK’s Royal Society is the country’s key advocate for science, warned that Britain is in danger of losing its position as a leading scientific hub in the event of a no-deal

  • Same rules for EU, non-EU nationals

    Post-Brexit immigration rules Immigration rules for non-EU citizens, such as Indians, are set to be closely aligned with those for European Union nationals once Britain has left the economic bloc by next year. Theresa May, British PM.

  • Shares of TATA Motors slips amid Britain’s Brexit decision

    New Delhi: Shares of Tata Motors Wednesday slipped as much as three per cent in morning trade on bourses after the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) issued a warning to the UK government of massive losses if Britain was to leave the European Union (EU). JLR CEO Ralf Speth, who was speaking at the Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in Birmingham, Tuesday said that fears of a so-called “no-deal” Brexit and lack of clarity

  • Johnson’s Brexit ‘suicide vest’ jibe sparks furore

    London: Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has compared Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for Brexit to putting the country’s constitution in a “suicide vest” and handing the detonator to the European Union.

  • Blow for Macron as star minister quits

    Paris : President Emmanuel Macron suffered a major political blow on Tuesday as his popular environment minister resigned live on radio – without informing the French leader beforehand.

  • Kerala Flood: EU announces Euro 1.9 lakh to Indian Red Cross Society for flood relief

    New Delhi: The European Union today announced an assistance of Euro 190,000 (Rs 1.53 crore) in aid funding to the Indian Red Cross Society for providing immediate relief to flood-affected people in Kerala. The announcement was made by the office of the grouping, comprising 28 European countries. “In response to the devastating monsoon floods that swept across large parts of the southern Indian state of Kerala, the European Union has allocated an initial

  • Japan, EU sign free trade pact

    Tokyo : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Union (EU) leaders signed a free trade agreement on Tuesday, eliminating tariffs on a majority of their products to enhance business between the two sides.

  • A L I Chougule, Brexit, Editorial, Britons, European Union, EU, UK, Brexit vote,

    Harsh reality of Brexit finally sets in

    A few months after Britons voted to leave the European Union (EU), there was considerable apprehension across the UK. One of the major reasons for pervasive uneasiness was the post-Brexit vote ambiguity over the economic fallout of the disastrous referendum. By October 2016 when this writer visited London, the pound had slumped over 15 per cent and Britain had one quantitative easing stimulus to tide over economic uncertainty. The economy was not

  • NHS is a shining example for India

    Britain’s new foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, became famous earlier this year for injecting a massive dose of funds into the National Health Service. India should also note that one of the reasons Theresa May reiterated in her sustained and spirited parliamentary defence of leaving the European Union was that not having to pay “huge sums” to Brussels would allow Britain to invest more in the NHS. Without entering the raging debate over

  • May’s Brexit plan could kill US trade deal, says US Prez

    London : President Donald Trump has rubbished embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy, saying it will probably “kill” the chances of a bilateral trade deal, inviting sharp criticism from MPs, many of whom described it as an insult to the country.The Brexit strategy, spelt out in a White Paper on Thursday, has proved controversial as it led to the resignation of two senior Cabinet ministers, including Brexit minister David Davis

  • UK’s Brexit strategy may hit plans for free trade pact with India

    London: The UK government’s latest blueprint for Brexit released today threatens to derail plans for closer trade ties with India as it would prevent Britain from making the kind of concessions on trade in goods that India seeks.

  • May hails ‘breakthrough’ at make-or-break Brexit meet

    London : British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday hailed a “breakthrough” after hours of being locked in with Cabinet ministers at her official country retreat of Chequers to chair what was dubbed as a “make-or-break” Brexit meeting.

  • Trump warns Harley of ‘big hit’ for moving production overseas

    Washington : President Donald Trump has warned that Harley-Davidson is going to take “a big hit” for moving some of its motorcycle production overseas and said the American company made the decision even though he got India to reduce import tariff on the iconic motorcycles.

  • Sushma Swaraj meets European Union High Representative

    Brussels, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini and held “excellent” discussions on a range of issues including security, trade and investment on the last leg of her four-nation tour in Belgium. Swaraj arrived in Belgium on Wednesday from Luxembourg on the last leg of her four-nation tour. Earlier, she had visited France and Italy.

  • UK peers demand end to ‘scandal’ of Indian professionals’ visa row

    London : Peers from Britain’s House of Lords have backed Indian professionals caught up in a visa row over their right to live and work in the UK, terming the government’s treatment of skilled workers from countries outside the European Union (EU) as a “national scandal”.

  • UK peers demand end to ‘scandal’ of Indian professionals’ visa row

    London: Peers from Britain’s House of Lords have backed Indian professionals caught up in a visa row over their right to live and work in the UK, terming the government’s treatment of skilled workers from countries outside the European Union (EU) as a “national scandal”.