Free Press Journal
  • Gujarat can do riots, Bengal can’t: Mamata

    Stating that “Gujarat can do riots, we can’t”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said the western state was flourishing mainly because of the huge funds it was getting from NRIs. “Do not project Gujarat to me. What Gujarat can do, we can’t. Yes we cannot indulge in riots. Gujarat is flourishing because huge funds come from NRIs,” she said.

  • Govt hikes import duty on gold and platinum to 6% from 4%

    The government has hiked the import duty on gold from 4 per cent to 6 per cent with immediate effect. The decision is aimed to rein in spending on gold and reduce the government’s import bill.

  • BJP wants Home Minister Shinde sacked

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday lashed out at the UPA government for Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde’s remark that the BJP and the RSS were promoting Hindu terrorism through its training camps and demanded his resignation.

  • Hafiz Saeed

    Hafiz Saeed praises Shinde, says declare India as ‘terror state’

    Mumbai attacks mastermind and LeT founder Hafiz Saeed today sought to exploit Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s jibe against RSS and BJP saying Indian “propaganda” against Pakistani organisations of spreading terror now stood “exposed”.


    JAIPUR : If Rahul Gandhi’s first address after being appointed Vice President of the Congress is any indication, he perceives himself as not just a number 2 but as an apostle of change.

  • Day Mumbai ‘ran for its life’

    Mumbai : It seemed as if the cross-section of Mumbai had converged outside Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus on Sunday morning to participate in the tenth Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon.

  • Shinde floats Hindu terror balloon

    Jaipur/New Delhi : Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Sunday stoked a major controversy by accusing the BJP and the RSS of conducting terror training camps and promoting “Hindu terrorism”, setting off an angry reaction from the saffron parties, which demanded an apology from Sonia Gandhi.

  • Harassed Congress women tell Sonia tale of woe

    JAIPUR : Some young women stunned Sonia Gandhi in a closed-door session at the “Chintan Shivir” here with narration of how women had to face “psychological and physical exploitation” at the hands of some senior party leaders.

  • Bank licences: FinMin bats for real estate, broking firms

    RBI draft norms had stipulated that real estate and stock broking firms would not be eligible for licences as their business model and culture are quite misaligned with the banking system.

  • RBI: Banks showing signs of instability

    Mumbai : The banking system has shown signs of moderate rise in instability due to increase in non-performing assets (NPAs), the Reserve Bank said in a working paper.  “The movements in the banking stability indicator…that there are symptoms of a moderate rise in instability of the banking sector in recent periods perhaps due to the rise in the NPA,” it said in a working paper on Banking Stability – A Precursor to

  • RIL halts US lobbying

    Washington : Amid huge uproar over lobbying by American firms to gain access to Indian market, India’s leading corporate house Reliance Industries has terminated its lobbying activities among the US lawmakers after having spent nearly 2 million dollars (over Rs 10 crore) to its lobbyist in the past four years.

  • Esteem Bio IPO closes on Tuesday

    Esteem Bio Organic Food (EBOF) is engaged in manufacturing of wheat, rice, pulses and vegetables. It operates one of the largest agriculture unit in India, at Pantnagar (Kichha), Udham Singh Nagar in Uttaranchal.

  • Pak Minister calls off his India visit

    Islamabad : Pakistan Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim has called off a scheduled visit to India to attend a business meet later this month. The decision has come against the backdrop of tensions between the two countries over the Line of Control.

  • Double jolt: Daughter of hawker dead

    Mumbai : The Assistant Commissioner of Police Vasant Dhoble’s anti-hawker drive has proved to be a double whammy for the family of Madan Jaiswal.