Free Press Journal
  • Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

    New  Delhi:  The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day Monday following protests over the proposed formation of Telangana.

  • Rice exempted from service tax

    New Delhi/Chennai: Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, presenting the interim budget for 2014-15 in the Lok Sabha Monday,  announced abolition of service tax on loading, unloading and  storage of rice.

  • Auto stocks ride high as FM announces excise duty cuts

    Mumbai: Auto stocks today rose by 4 per cent after Finance Minister P Chidambaram announced in the interimBudget that excise duty on small cars and bikes will be cut to 8 per cent from existing 12 per cent.

  • Mayawati rubbishes interim budget

    New Delhi:  Rubbishing the last budget of the UPA government, BSP supremo Mayawati today said the interim budget has nothing new in it and has only listed UPA government’s achievements in the last 10 years.

  • We will look to win tomorrow: Shikhar Dhawan

    Wellington: At a loss of words to explain India’s poor performance, batsman Shikhar Dhawan today conceded that New Zealand have turned the tables on his side in the ongoing second cricket Test but insisted that the visitors still have a chance to not just save but win the match.

  • Samajwadi MP apologises to voters

    Lucknow: A parliamentarian from the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) has publicly sought forgiveness from voters of his constituency for his mistakes.

  • Abducted engineer set free

    Khunti (Jharkhand):  An engineer, who was abducted by suspected Maoists near Bundu – about 55 km from Ranchi – has been set free, police said here today.

  • 6 pc excise duty for all mobile phones: FM

    New Delhi:  In a bid to spur domestic manufacturing, the government today said the excise duties on mobile handsets will be restructured to six per cent for all categories.

  • FIR against Sheila; HC to hear on Feb 26 plea of Delhi Govt

    New Delhi:  The Delhi High Court today fixed for February 26 the hearing on Kejriwal government’s plea to withdraw the appeal of previous Congress dispensation against a lower court order to register an FIR against former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in a corruption case.

  • Sensex up 62 points; auto stocks rally

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat – 62 points at 12.00 p.m. Monday after Finance Minister P. Chidambaram presented the interim budget for 2014-15 in the Lok Sabha.

  • Excise duty on automobile segments cut

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Monday reduced excise duty on many segments of the automobile industry which has seen a recent downturn due to high fuel and interest costs and low economic growth.

  • No policy paralysis; economy stable: Chidambaram

    New Delhi:  Rejecting arguments of “policy paralysis”, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said the economy is more stable than what it was two years ago following several steps taken by the government and that the growth will be higher in the second half of the fiscal.

  • India’s road network jumps over 7-fold in 10 years: FM

    New Delhi:  The road network in the country has witnessed a whopping over seven-fold increase at 3.89 lakh kilometres in the UPA-I and UPA-II regime, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said.

  • Pranab Mukherjee

    President’s rule imposed in Delhi

    New Delhi:  President Pranab Mukherjee has imposed President’s rule in Delhi and accepted the Arvind Kejriwal government’s resignation, authorities said Monday.

  • Exchange rate has stabilised: Finance Minister

    New Delhi: The government today said the Indian currency has fared better than those of other emerging economies and the exchange rate has stabilised.

  • Pornography probe: Indian-origin ex-MP denies wrongdoing

    Berlin: Indian-origin former German lawmaker facing probe for allegedly possessing child pornography has denied any wrongdoing and said he intends to initiate legal proceedings against the state prosecutor’s office for spreading “false information” and “unjustly harassing” him.