Free Press Journal
  • Hong Kong prepares for end of pro-democracy protests

    Hong Kong: “We’ll be back” was the farewell message Wednesday from protesters in Hong Kong’s principal business and shopping districts where they were awaiting the final act of the unprecedented pro-democracy campaign they began over two months earlier.

  • Two rhinos poached in Assam

    Guwahati: Poachers have killed two one-horned rhinos in Assam and taken away their horns, forest officials said here Wednesday.

  • States to get Rs.11,000 crore this fiscal for sales tax cut

    New Delhi: The states will receive Rs.11,000 crore this fiscal towards partial compensation of the losses suffered by them for reduction in central sales tax (CST), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Wednesday.

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    Jaitley promises ‘civilised’ tax regime to attract investment

    New Delhi: India will soon raise the foreign investment cap in insurance sector and work for making the tax regime “civilised” to attract overseas investments, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said while exuding confidence of achieving 6 per cent growth next fiscal.

  • What has BJP done for Jharkhand in 14 years, asks Hariprasad

    Ranchi: AICC General Secretary B K Hariprasad today demanded to know from Prime Minister Narendra Modi why the ersthwhile BJP governments had “failed” to develop Jharkhand in the past 14 years.

  • Sonowal felicitates World Cup-winning blind cricketers

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Wednesday felicitated the Indian cricket team here for winning their maiden One-Day International (ODI) World Cricket Cup for the Blind held recently in South Africa.

  • Boxer Sarita accepts her Asiad bronze medal

    New Delhi: Boxer Sarita Devi Wednesday received her 2014 Asian Games bronze medal, which she had refused to accept, from the Indian Olympic Association.

  • India asks China to cease infra projects in Pakistan

    New Delhi: India has conveyed its concerns to China about its involvement in infrastructure building projects, including an economic corridor in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and asked them to cease such activities, parliament was told Wednesday.

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    India committed to global fight on climate change: Javadekar

    New Delhi: India is on the front lines of climate change but has the vision and political will to act despite serious resource constraints, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said in Lima Wednesday.

  • Court to frame issues in suit against Aamir Khan on Dec 17

    Mumbai: A civil court here today said it would frame issues in a suit filed against Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, seeking a ban on the release of his upcoming film `PK’ on the ground of obscenity, on December 17.

  • Mumbai, Delhi & Bangalore to be hot investment spots in 2015

    Mumbai: A stable government at the Centre and its plans to set up smart cities has revived investors’ interest in the country with Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore set to emerge as hot investment destinations in 2015.

  • Maha govt to ban all web-based cab services

    Mumbai: In the wake of the alleged rape of a 27-year-old woman by an Uber cab driver in Delhi, the Maharashtra Government has decided to ban web-based taxi services in the state.

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    Fadnavis govt opposes PIL against Shiv Sena sharing power

    Mumbai: The BJP-led Maharashtra Government today opposed a petition in the Bombay High Court challenging the joining of government by erstwhile opposition party Shiv Sena, saying the PIL was not in keeping with the provisions of Constitution.

  • NIA to approach SKYPE authorities to track Arif’s accounts

    Mumbai: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) which is probing the case of alleged ISIS ‘recruit’ Arif Majeed’s sudden disappearance and subsequent return to Mumbai, will now approach authorities of telecommunication application software SKYPE to track details of his accounts.

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    Mumbai Indians rope in Ponting as head coach

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians Wednesday announced the appointment of former Australia captain Ricky Ponting as their head coach ahead of the eighth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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    PIL in HC challenging boxer Sarita Devi’s suspension by AIBA

    New Delhi: A PIL today came up for hearing in the Delhi High Court challenging the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) decision to suspend boxer Laishram Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Asian Games podium ceremony in South Korea.