Free Press Journal
  • United States: Former NSA Michael Flynn to be sentenced in November

    Washington: Former US National Security Adviser (NSA) Michael Flynn will be sentenced by the end of November, after it had been delayed four times since he pleaded guilty to lying to investigators last December, according to his defence team.

  • Cong stakes claim in CM Parrikar’s absence

    New Delhi : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, ailing from pancreatic cancer for the past seven months, remained under observation for the third day on Monday in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here, amid preparations to rush him to the United States where he was undergoing treatment. Doctors described his condition as stable.

  • Umpire Ramos warns Cilic for slamming racket

    Zadar (Croatia) : Chair umpire Carlos Ramos has issued a code violation to Croatia after Marin Cilic slammed his racket to the clay and mangled the frame during a tense Davis Cup match against Sam Querrey of the United States.

  • Narendra Modi. Pic/Pti

    Should Narendra Modi trust Americans?

    India’s foreign policy options in respect of Russia, China, Iran and other countries with which the United States has problematic relations, will now be closely watched. Will Narendra Modi have the courage or subtlety with which P V Narasimha Rao handled the case of the Cuban rice?

  • Rouhani evokes Iran-Iraq war in call to defy US pressure

    Tehran : Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani evoked memories of the devastating Iran-Iraq war on Saturday to call for unity in the face of economic hardships and US pressure. “Today, the government is on the frontlines. This is an economic, psychological and propaganda war,” Rouhani said on state TV.

  • Neymar on target as Brazil cruise over USA

    East Rutherford (United States) : Roberto Firmino and Neymar scored the goals as Brazil cruised to a 2-0 friendly victory over an inexperienced United States here on Friday night. Brazil, playing their first international since a disappointing World Cup quarter-final exit, were in complete control throughout a low-key encounter at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

  • Maldives hits out at US remarks over possible curbs

    Colombo : The Maldives has hit out at the United States after the US warned of possible sanctions against key officials of the island nation if upcoming elections are not free and fair. The President Donald Trump administration war­n­ed the Indian ocean archipelago on Thursday of possible sanctions if it doesn’t reverse democratic backsliding and ensure free presidential polls on September 23.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Muslim identity at risk in China

    There are media reports of former inmates, most of whom are Uighurs, being forc­ed to eat pork and drink alcohol, which are forbidden to Muslims, as well as reports of torture and death. The Atlantic

  • United States: No change in H-1B visa policy, informs official

    Washington: There is no change in the US’ H-1B visa policy which is currently undergoing a review to ensure that it does not disadvantage US workers or wages, a senior Trump administration official has said ahead of next week’s 2+2 Dialogue during which India is expected to raise the issue of the work visa popular among Indian IT professionals.

  • Manohar Parrikar to fly to US again for medical treatment: Official      

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is currently admitted at a private hospital in Mumbai, would be flown to the US tonight for further medical treatment, his office said today. Parrikar, 62, underwent treatment in the US for three months earlier this year for a pancreatic ailment and returned in June. He went there again for a follow-up earlier this month.

  • Women, men in US march topless for gender equality

    Washington: Hundreds of women, and some men, marched on Sunday through numerous cities in the US to show their breasts, demanding gender equality and to protest against the “commercialization and the double standards” which affects their lives and jobs.