Free Press Journal
  • EPFO bars inquiry against employers in PF cases to 7 yrs

    New Delhi: Initiating an inquiry against employers for lapses in maintaining EPFO accounts would become difficult, with the retirement fund organisation imposing a time bar of seven years for such probes.

  • ADB lowers India growth forecast to 5.4 pc for 2012-13

    New Delhi: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today cut India’s growth forecast to 5.4 per cent in 2012-13 fiscal, barely two months after it had made a projection of 5.6 per cent growth for the Asia’s third largest economy.

  • Namdhari, Tyagi remanded to judicial custody till December 13

    New Delhi: Sacked Uttarakhand minority panel chief S S Namdhari and his PSO Sachin Tyagi, arrested for their alleged roles in the Ponty Chadha shootout case, were today remanded in judicial custody for six days by a Delhi court.

  • Abu Jundal retracts confession before a Mumbai Court

    Mumbai: LeT operative Zabiuddin Ansari, alias Abu Jundal, an accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and several other cases, today orally retracted his confession, claiming before a MCOCA court here that he has been falsely implicated and his signature obtained under duress.

  • Confusion over votes after Rajya Sabha FDI debate

    New Delhi: Confusion gripped the government after the FDI in retail debate in the Rajya Sabha over the exact number of votes cast in favour and against the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) – prompting a reccount.

  • States asked to reduce taxes on airline fuel: Ajit Singh

    Kolkata: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Friday said his ministry has written to states to reduce taxes on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) to give a boost to the country’s airline sector.

  • Geetika suicide case: Chanshivroop’s father alleges harassment

    New Delhi: The father of an accused in air hostess Geetika Sharma suicide case has alleged in a court here that the police is pressurising him to lodge a false case against prime accused and former Harayana Minister Gopal Kanda and his family members.

  • White House petition on 1984 anti-Sikh violence gains support

    Washington: A White House petition seeking recognition of the November 1984 anti-Sikh violence in India as “genocide” has crossed the threshold of 25,000 signatures for receiving a response from the Obama administration.

  • BJP slams BSP, SP for ‘U-turn’ on FDI issue in Par

    New Delhi: BJP today lambasted BSP and SP for making a “U-turn” on their stand on FDI in multi-brand retail and alleged that they had colluded with the government to ensure its victory in Rajya Sabha.

  • Focus on Nikki Haley after US senator quits

    Washington: The surprise decision of a Republican senator to quit and become the next head of conservative think tank Heritage Foundation has focused attention on South Carolina’s Indian American governor Nikki Haley.

  • Republicans sound like they’re protecting rich: Bobby Jindal

    Washington: Holding the mirror to the Republican party, Louisana’s Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal has called for his party to rethink their approach to the so-called “fiscal cliff” negotiations.

  • Fair to women and East Asians Moustaches wars not

    Picture the scene. A banker, reluctant to give out a large cash loan to a desperate man, asks: “But do you have any valuable assets to offer as collateral?” The applicant points to his upper lip, saying: “Yes. My moustache.”

  • Next government will reverse FDI decision: AIADMK

    New Delhi: The AIADMK Friday gave a “solemn assurance” to reverse the decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail after the next Lok Sabha elections.

  • I will not resign: Gadkari

    New Delhi: Amid demands from some party leaders that he should step down in the wake of allegations of dubious fundings of his companies, BJP president Nitin Gadkari today said he is an “honest man” and ruled out resigning from his post.

  • SP and BSP to rescue, government wins FDI vote in Rajya Sabha

    New Delhi: The government Friday won the vote in the Rajya Sabha on foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, two days after it sailed through the Lok Sabha, finally getting endorsement from parliament for a policy seen as a major step forward in its reforms process.

  • Government de-recognises AAI for age and tenure violations

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry today de-recognised the Archery Association of India (AAI) with immediate effect for “violating the age and tenure guidelines” of the government’s Sports Code during its elections last month.