Free Press Journal
  • Kuldeep’s fifer keeps India afloat against Australia ‘A’

    Bengaluru : Openers Ravikumar Samarth and Abhimanyu Easwaran put on a century stand after spinner Kuldeep Yadav’s fifer to keep India ‘A’ in the hunt on day two of the second unofficial Test against Australia ‘A’ at KSCA Stadium at Alur on Sunday.

  • Flipkart deal may squeeze Walmart income this fiscal

    Hyderabad : The acquisition of Flipkart by Walmart may negatively impact the net income of the latter this fiscal and also the next, said Walmart in its recent regulatory filing. The giant had completed the 77 per cent stake purchase in Flipkart Group for approximately $16 billion. “We also expect the ongoing operations of Flipkart to negatively impact fiscal 2019 and 2020 net income, including additional interest expense due to the long-term

  • India vs Maldives SAFF Cup 2018 Live! When and where to watch in India

    India began their campaign with a 2-0 win over Sri Lanka in their first match. Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua will not be playing today and this is the right chance for younger players of the national team being led by Subhashish Bose to prove their mettle. India is placed in Group B and will be looking to win as they face Maldives in their next encounter. The young Indian squad showed great

  • India vs England: pacer James Anderson fined for showing dissent at umpire’s decision

    London: England pacer James Anderson has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during the second day of the ongoing fifth Test against India here. In addition to the fine, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of the fast bowler, for whom it was the first offence since the introduction of the revised Code in September 2016, the ICC said

  • 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.

  • 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