Free Press Journal
  • 13 pc jump in India revenue boosts Vodafone’s Asia region biz

    New Delhi: British telecom major Vodafone, which is facing tax dispute of Rs 11,217 crore in India, today said revenue in the country grew by over 13 per cent to Rs 9,933.42 crore (GBP 1,091 million) during first quarter ended June 30.

  • Countries need stronger laws to crackdown on tax abuse: OECD

    Moscow: Countries need to strengthen their taxation rules to prevent companies from abusing provisions, including those in bilateral treaties, to artificially reduce their taxes, according to Paris-based think tank OECD.

  • Par Panel finalises GST report

    New Delhi: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance today finalised its report on Goods and Services Tax (GST) which will be tabled in Parliament in the monsoon session beginning August 5.

  • Clashes, curfew, tension in parts of Jammu and Kashmir

    Srinagar: Sporadic clashes between agitating mobs and security forces despite curfew restrictions marred life across the Valley Friday. Three districts of Chenab Valley in the Jammu region were also affected.

  • PM admits 6.5 percent growth difficult, promises more action

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday asserted that his government would be more “proactive” and “leave no stone unturned” to ensure a rebound in the economy which, he admitted, would grow slower than the expected 6.5 percent for the current fiscal.

  • Dec 16 gangrape: railway expresses inability to give CCTV footage

    New Delhi: A special court hearing the December 16 gangrape case was today told by the railways that it cannot provide the CCTV footage of the platform from where one of the accused claimed to have left Delhi in a train prior to the sexual assault of a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus here.

  • UK mosque evacuated over bomb threat

    London: A mosque in the West Midlands region of England was evacuated as bomb disposal units searched for explosive devices.

  • More than half of Americans spy on their partner

    New York: More than 50 per cent Americans confess to spying on their partner – going through their lover’s emails and text messages and searching their social media accounts, a new survey has found.

  • Inspired by Mandela, UN staff volunteer in their communities

    United Nations: From America to Africa, UN workers honoured Nelson Mandela’s dedication to public service by volunteering at least 67 minutes of their day – one minute for each year of the iconic South African political leader’s service – to help make a difference in their communities.

  • Most children’s phones not monitored by parents: Report

    London: Mobile phones help children stay in touch with their parents and vice versa. But a study reveals that not all parents monitor their children’s phones despite being aware of potential dangers.

  • Link between obesity and asthma found

    New York: Genes linked to chronic inflammation in asthma may be more active in people who are obese, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

  • 2G: Anil Ambani, his wife Tina to appear in court as witnesses

    New Delhi: Reliance ADAG Chairman Anil Ambani and his wife Tina Ambani were today directed to appear as prosecution witnesses in the 2G spectrum case by a Delhi court which allowed CBI’s plea that their testimony may throw light on alleged investment of over Rs 990 crores by his group companies in Swan Telecom.

  • Delhi HC allows JBT scam convict MLA to visit native place

    New Delhi: Haryana INLD MLA Sher Singh Badshami, sentenced to ten years jail term along with state’s former Chief Minister O P Chautala in the teacher recruitment scam, was today allowed by the Delhi High Court to travel to his hometown.

  • WB Guv meets Prez, PM; says people’s safety has to be ensured

    New Delhi: West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan today met the President and the Prime Minister and briefed them about the law and order situation in the state which has witnessed a spate of violence during the ongoing panchayat polls.