Free Press Journal
  • Time to look beyond borders: Senior official to MSMEs

    Mumbai : Trade has become an absolute necessity, stated Arun Kumar Panda, Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), at the World Trade Expo 2017. He added that it is critical for MSMEs to make their presence felt in various platforms and the ministry is helping them achieve it. Panda told The Free…

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  • Banks should improve on transmission of monetary policy, says RBI’s Dy Guv

    Mumbai: Banks should work towards improving transparency and transmission of monetary policy to the end citizen, said RBI, deputy governor, Viral Acharya. While delivering a lecture on Monetary policy transmission at the first Aveek Guha Memorial lecture, he said, “Monetary policy transmission is not working as one would like it to. It is time to…

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  • Mumbai Real Estate Slump: 3.5 lakh flats unsold in Mumbai metropolitan region, claims report

    Mumbai: The claims of slowdown is the real estate sector in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) cannot be denied any more. This is now supported by figures that suggest that out of total units registered under MahaRERA, about 3, 50,000 units remain unsold. According to the latest report of Cushman & Wakefield and Propstack, about 52…

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  • Women’s leadership is accepted easily among the lower strata of society: Pankaja Munde

    Mumbai: Women’s leadership is accepted much easily among the lower strata of society, said Women, Child Welfare, Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde, during an event in the city. She added that the high strata is a little biased. Munde was discussing about the condition of women, during a panel discussion at the Outlook’s WOW 2017….

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  • Language: A tool of communication

    New Delhi: Language is defined as a method of human communication but what happens when that language embraces diversity and when media is playing the role of catalyst in it. This role of media in linguistic diversity was discussed in one of the sessions of  a day-long media workshop on diversity and inclusion organised by…

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  • City celebrates organic with denizens each Sunday

    Mumbai: It’s a small cult which is growing in number. This group intends to gather every Sunday at Birla Krida Kendra to sell and buy organic products. This organic market is happening in the kendra for the first time but is expected to continue. “We are planning to hold it every Sunday. As of now,…

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  • Sunanda Pushkar case now depends on police report: Subramanian Swamy

    Mumbai: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy alleged that Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Shashi Tharoor, was killed as she was about to expose the wrongdoings of her husband in Indian Premier League (IPL). Swamy made this statement a day after Delhi High Court dismissed his plea probing into her death. Swamy, who was in the city for…

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  • USD 40 bn investment expected in E&P in 4-5 years, says Pradhan

    Mumbai : The petroleum ministry is working towards having a policy framework on production enhancement contract (PEC) to increase oil and gas production from aging and mature fields, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. He also estimated that investments worth USD 40 billion is expected to flow into Indian exploration and production (E&P) in 4-5 years….

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  • Brentwood India expects revenue to be over $20mn in next 5 years

    Mumbai : In last four years, Brentwood India— a cooling technology provider, invested Rs USD 15 million in India. Now, the company expects to grow its business to over USD 20 million in next five years’ time. “The returns have not yet come as these things still take time. Being a privately owned company, we…

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  • ‘Bullet trains will transform India in a positive manner’

    After a lecture about open trade between India and Japan, Hideki Asari, Minister (Political Affairs), Embassy of Japan, spoke to FPJ’s Jescilia Karayamparambil on things that concern Japan. Below is edited excerpts. The bullet train (Mumbai-Ahmedabad) has received criticism over the cost of the project. But what is the economic value of the project? High…

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  • ‘Petrol pumps to go on strike on October 13’; Oil Companies oppose the move

    Mumbai: After Petroleum dealers’ unions called for a strike on October 13, state-run oil companies have decided to voice their view on it, saying the demand of the union is ‘unreasonable’. Unions like Federation of All India Petroleum Traders, The All India Petroleum Dealers Association and Consortium of Indian Petroleum Dealers have called for a one-day…

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  • Mumbai: Telcos harassing customers over linking mobile number to Aadhaar

    Mumbai: Consumers have been repeatedly receiving calls reminding cellphone users of doing biometrics and connecting their cell number to Aadhaar. This is followed by repeated text messages. They are not stalkers but your telecom operator, calling you to link your mobile numbers to Aadhaar for e-KYC for subscriber verification before February 2018. On the one…

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