Free Press Journal
  • Batsmen flop again as India struggle at 174-6

    London : India’s susceptibility to quality swing bowling once again came to the fore as they struggled to reach 174 for six after England’s tail wagged considerably to give the hosts an upperhand on the second day of the fifth and final Test here on Saturday.

  • I want to play all three formats, says Ravindra Jadeja

    “When you are playing just one format it is very tough because there is too much gap between matches and the experience you need to play at international level is less”

  • 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.

  • Mark Zuckerberg seeks more time to fix Facebook

    San Francisco: As countries over the world including India face elections amid the spread of fake news and political interference on social media platforms, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has asked for some more time to fix his network that has over two billion users.

  • Why rupee is sliding?

    The rupee has declined from Rs 64 to a dollar a year ago to Rs 71 presently and is expected to decline further in the coming months. The core reason for this decline is the loss of competitiveness of the Indian economy. Let us say a particular toy is being manufactured in the United States for US $1. The same toy is being manufactured in India for Rs 71. Then the exchange

  • NCLAT seeks details of Walmart-Flipkart’s biz model in India 

    New Delhi : The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has asked US retail major Walmart and e-commerce major Flipkart to explain their way of doing business in India. NCLAT, which is also an appellate authority over the Competition Commission of India (CCI), has asked Walmart International Holdings to file its reply before it by September 20, 2018.

  • Want to build India as a driver in electric vehicles: PM Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the government will soon put in place a new stable policy regime to promote the use of electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles in the country to fight climate change.

  • Iran to hand over Chabahar Port to India within 1 month

    New Delhi: Iran will hand over Chabahar Port to India for operation and maintenance purposes within a month, Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi said on Friday. Speaking to ANI, Akhoundi said that a contract has already been signed and things are moving forward at a good pace.

  • 2+2 dialogue: India-US ink key defence pact, discuss H-1B visa; 11 significant takeaways

    A long-negotiated defence pact under which critical and encrypted defence technologies will be provided to the Indian military by the US was inked on Thursday after the two countries held their first 2+2 dialogue during which they also discussed key issues, including cross-border terrorism, India’s NSG bid and the contentious H1B visa issue.

  • India decriminalises gay sex, here are other countries where homosexuality is legal

    New Delhi: With the Supreme Court decriminalising gay sex, India joins 125 other countries where homosexuality is legal. Some of the countries where gay sex has been legalised are: Argentina (2010), Greenland (2015), South Africa (2006), Australia (2017), Iceland (2010), Spain (2005), Belgium (2003), Ireland (2015), United States (2015), Brazil (2013), Luxembourg (2014), Sweden (2009) and Canada (2005).

  • Section 377 verdict opens pandora’s box

    India today joined 17 Commonwealth nations that legalized gay sex between consenting adults in private, so that coitus between two adults, whether male, female or somewhere in between, is no longer a crime.

  • Section 377: Realism triumphs

    With the march of time, the boundaries of individual freedoms continue to expand. The Supreme Court of India by striking down a key part of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a 158-year-old-provision criminalizing homosexuality between consenting adults, has accorded primacy to individual rights. What the lawmakers were hesitant to do for decades, the apex court relying on its creative freedom not only to interpret but very often make laws has

  • 2+2 dialogue: India, US ink critical defence pact; discuss cross-border terror, H1B

    New Delhi: Reflecting growing congruence in ties, India and the US Thursday signed a landmark security pact, decided to set up hotlines between their defence and foreign ministers and deliberated on thorny issues such as India’s purchase of S-400 missiles from Russia and import of crude oil from Iran.

  • Air taxis in India reality soon: Jayant Sinha

    New Delhi : The drone policy unveiled last month will make air taxi operation in India a reality soon, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said on Thursday.

  • Pride at stake, Kohli & Co eye consolation win

    London : Battered after yet another deflating series defeat, the Indian cricket team will be aiming to pick up pieces while spoiling Alastair Cook’s farewell party in the fifth and final Test against England starting Friday. With England taking an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-Test series, the final match at the Oval is only of academic importance but Virat Kohli will want to finish on a definite high.

  • 2+2 dialogue, Nirmala Sitharaman, Sushma Swaraj hold talks with US counterparts

    India, US ink COMCASA after inaugural 2+2 dialogue: Officials

    New Delhi: India and the US Thursday inked a long-negotiated pact under which critical and encrypted defence technologies will be provided to the Indian military by the Americans, officials said here. The ‘Communications, Compatibility, Security Agreement (COMCASA)’ was signed after the first two-plus-two talks External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had with US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo and Defence Secretary James Mattis.