Free Press Journal
  • Pakistan are favourites, says  Manjrekar

    Mumbai  : Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar believes India are one of the main contenders to lift the ongoing Asia Cup, but tipped Pakistan as the favourites given the neighbour country has been playing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) regularly.

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    Gold smuggled from UAE seized in train near Nashik, 3 arrested

    Nashik: Gold worth over Rs 23 lakh, smuggled in from UAE and being transported in a train, was seized at Igatpuri railway station near Nashik on Saturday and three persons were arrested in this connection, an official said. The operation was jointly carried out by the Customs department and the Railway Protection Force (RPF). “Three men from Ulhasnagar, who were travelling in Mumbai-bound Gitanjali Express (train no. 12860) from Nagpur, were arrested

  • Pakistani nationals hold assets worth over USD 150 billion in UAE, Pakistan Supreme Court informed

    Islamabad : The Pakistan Supreme Court was on Monday informed that Pakistan nationals hold assets and properties worth over $150 billion in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A report by A.F. Ferguson, a chartered accountancy firm, was presented in the court in connection with a case on the offshore accounts and properties of Pakistan nationals, reported Dawn.

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    Rahul Gandhi in Kerala: Any unconditional financial support should be accepted

    Kochi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that any unconditional financial support from anywhere should be accepted, as it will bring solace to flood-hit Kerala. Gandhi made the remark while speaking to reporters before beginning his second day trip to the flood-ravaged areas of the state. He was responding to a question on India’s ‘rejection’ of funds to the tune of $100 million offered by the UAE government for flood relief work. “My personal opinion

  • Pot of discord being stirred against Narendra Modi

    There will always be different versions of the story behind the Rs 700 crore aid that was reportedly offered to Kerala for its post-flood relief and reconstruction by the government of the United Arab Emirates. The story, which began with a social media communication from the Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, took an interesting turn when it was stated that the Centre had a policy of shunning all foreign aid for disasters,

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    Kerala Floods: Accept UAE offer

    We fail to see how our national pride will be hurt if we accept the offer of a generous financial assistance from the UAE Government for the Kerala flood relief and rehabilitation effort. Apprehension that certain irresponsible elements in the Opposition and the media would criticise it need not hold back the NDA Government from accepting Rs 700 crores on offer from the UAE. In an inter-connected world, when various multilateral bodies

  • Kerala Floods: Government unlikely to accept Rs 700 crore UAE flood relief funds

    New Delhi: Even as flood ravaged Kerala is looking for financial succour from all sides, the NDA government has decided not to accept a magnanimous offer of Rs 700 crore from UAE. According to sources, the government has taken a decision in principle to depend on domestic sources to grapple with the situation. However, the final decision will be taken by the Ministry of External Affairs. The MEA also said that it hasn’t

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    Kerala floods: UAE to contribute $100 million for relief work, say CM Pinarayi Vijayan

    Thiruvananthapuram: The UAE has pledged $100 million for flood-battered Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced on Tuesday, adding “a new Kerala” needed to be built following the widespread destruction. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), home to hundreds of thousands of Keralites, has informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi that it would be providing $100 million for Kerala, Vijayan told the media.

  • UK police arrest Dawood’s key aide Jabir Moti at London’s Hilton Hotel

    LONDON: A key aide of Dawood Ibrahim, India’s most wanted terrorist, was arrested by British police from London’s Hilton Hotel on Friday. Jabir Siddiq, aka Jabir Moti, is believed to be the right-hand man of Dawood, and manages his investments in the UK, UAE and around the world.

  • Glenn Maxwell hopes to get back in Test squad

    Sydney : Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell, who is recovering from a shoulder injury, has said that he is hoping to get selected for the upcoming two-match Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).