Free Press Journal
  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, BJP, Chidambaram, Interim Budget

    New Delhi:  Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday attacked Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s Interim Budget saying it was a farewell budget for the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).

  • Six percent excise duty on all mobile phones

    New delhi: Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Monday said more funds should be allocated to the telecom sector and announced a restructuring of excise duties on mobile handsets.

  • It is farewell budget for Congress: BJP

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday attacked Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s Interim Budget saying it was a farewell budget for the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).

  • Explosives seized in Bihar

    Sasaram: A large quantity of explosives and allied materials were seized from a field in Rudrapura village in Rohtas district of Bihar, police said today.

  • Sukhbir rules out his father’s plans of moving to the Centre

    Chandigarh: A day after Nitish Kumar led JD(U) pitched for Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to head the nation, SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal today said that his father will serve the state and has no plans of moving to the Centre.

  • Chidambaram woos education loan borrowers

    New Delhi/Chennai: With the general elections due in a couple of months, union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram tried to endear himself to the families that have availed of educational loans from banks.

  • Gold worth over Rs 28 lakh seized at Hyd airport

    Hyderabad: Customs Officials today seized over 900 grams of gold worth over Rs 28 lakh from two passengers in separate cases at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Shamshabad here.

  • Indian envoy calls for boost to India-Myanmar trade

    Aizawl: Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Gautam Mukhopadhaya requested the Mizoram government to take all steps to boost the trade with neighbouring Myanmar, officials said here Monday.

  • Govt pegs subsidy bill marginally higher at Rs 2,46,397 cr

    New Delhi: As government seeks to roll out the food law, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today sought to raise total subsidies on fuel, food and fertilisers marginally to over Rs 2.46 lakh crore in the 2014-15 fiscal.

  • AAP may emerge as “third force” in MP: Alok Agarwal

    Indore: Narmada Bachao Aandolan (NBA) leader Alok Agarwal, who has been named as the AAP nominee from Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa constituency for the Lok Sabha election, has said that there is a strong possibility of his party emerging as a “third force” in the state.

  • Sensex trades flat; bank, auto stocks rally

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat – 33 points at 1.00 p.m. Monday after Finance Minister P. Chidambaram presented the interim budget for 2014-15 in the Lok Sabha.

  • Jagan slams Sonia Gandhi for Telangana decision

    New Delhi:  Launching a fresh protest against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress leader Jagan Mohan Reddy today accused Sonia Gandhi of dividing the state for political gains.

  • Govt continuing crackdown on wealth stashed by Indians abroad

    New Delhi:  Cracking down on alleged wealth stashed by Indians abroad, the government has initiated enquiries in several cases while information has been received in 67 such cases and prosecution for wilful tax evasion has been launched in 17 other cases.

  • Gang members who escaped from prison van arrested

    Burdwan (WB) : Two members of a gang who had escaped from a prison van on way to a court at Chinsura in Hoogly district by spraying chilli powder on accompanying policemen were arrested from here.