Free Press Journal
  • Power Min meets banks, seeks review of cos’ needs

    Piyush Goyal gives bankers a month to identify the needs of debt-ridden distribution cos, says meet focused on last-mile project funding and ways to bring down borrowing costs for power project loans (more…)

  • Vodafone doubles 2G, 3G data rate

    New Delhi : Vodafone India has doubled its mobile Internet rates for 2G and 3G customers across the country, and it is being implemented in a phased manner, reports PTI.

  • Ex-minister Gavit faces ‘open’ probe

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court was on Monday informed that the Home Ministry of Maharashtra had accepted a proposal of Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) to conduct an open inquiry against former Medical Education Minister Vijaykumar Gavit and his family in a disproportionate assets case.

  • Murray cruises through opener

    London :  Defending champion Andy Murray breezed through his Wimbledon opener on Monday with a confident 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 win over baby-faced Belgian David Goffin.

  • World Cup fever hits Wimbledon

    Despite the All England Club being a football-free zone, tennis stars can’t help keeping an eye on action in Brazil

  • Airtel signs definitive pact with Loop Mobile

    New Delhi : Telecom major Bharti Airtel has signed a definitive agreement with Loop Mobile to acquire the latter’s operations in Mumbai.              The telco had in February announced that it would buy the business and assets of Loop Mobile in Mumbai.  The company, however, is yet to get the regulatory approvals for the agreement.

  • Govt mulls own complex in Mecca for Haj pilgrims

    New Delhi : The government on Monday promised to bring in significant improvement in facilities for Haj pilgrims and request Saudi Arabia to withdraw 20 per cent cut in India’s quota for the annual pilgrimage, PTI reports.

  • GST rollout will help trim fiscal deficit: CRISIL

    Mumbai : Implementation of goods and services (GST) tax could help government raise tax revenues and reduce fiscal deficit, which has been around 4.5 per cent in the last three years, a CRISIL report said. Fiscal deficit, the gap between government’s expenditure and revenue, stood at 4.5 per cent in FY14, lower than 4.9 per cent in FY13. “To sustainably reduce fiscal deficit from current levels, the government will have to rely on

  • Sugar prices rise as mkts cheer govt move

    NEW DELHI : Sugar prices in the key wholesale markets across the country rose as markets cheered government’s decision to hike import duty to 40% from 15% at present, dealers said. The price of the sweetener was up Rs 40 per 100 kg in Delhi, while in Mumbai and Kolhapur, it was up Rs 30 each.

  • Guj unveils 11 welfare schemes

    Gandhinagar : Thirty days at the helm, the Anandiben Patel government in Gujarat unveiled on Monday a 100-day target focusing on 11 major people-oriented welfare programmes under 48 administrative heads.

  • Feel bloated? Try a seven-day programme

    London : Do you feel bloated? It could be a result of various reasons, but you can battle it with a mix of exercise, right food intake and a healthy lifestyle.

  • Tatkare likely to be State NCP chief after Jadhav

    Mumbai : Against the backdrop of Lok Sabha poll debacle, the working committee of Maharashtra NCP will meet here on Wednesday amid reports of a reshuffle which could see its Maratha president Bhaskar Jadhav being replaced by a backward class leader. According to party sources, NCP chief Sharad Pawar was planning to appoint a backward class leader to head the party ahead of the legislative assembly elections due in October.