Free Press Journal
  • Affordable Housing Scheme For EPFO Subscribers In The Works

    New Delhi  : The Labour Ministry is preparing a mega housing scheme to offer affordable houses to over 5 crore subscribers of retirement fund body EPFO in the backdrop of the government’s mission ‘Housing for all by 2022’.  The Ministry intends to collaborate with PSU banks, housing finance companies, state-owned construction firms like NBCC to build houses at a price to be fixed by the government, reports PTI.

  • FII Equity Inflows Hit 10-Mth Low Of Rs 2,100 Cr In Dec

    New Delhi : Overseas investors pumped in a little over Rs 2,100 crore in the Indian equity markets in December, making it the lowest investment in 10 months, primarily on account of profit booking. The net investment by Foreign Institutional Investors for the entire 2014 was more than Rs 98,000 crore.

  • After Rajan, PSU Banks Now Question Farm Debt Waivers

    Pune : To check adverse impact of farm debt waiver programmes on the banking sector, heads of the public sector banks have now joined the chorus to seek elimination of such schemes after the issue was red-flagged by RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan last month. Last month, the RBI Governor had said that debt waiver schemes have constrained flow of credit to farmers.

  • So, Who’s Afraid Of Equity Now?

    Schwed, Fred Jr has said that “Speculation is an effort, probably unsuccessful, to turn a little money into a lot. Investment is an effort, which should be successful, to prevent a lot of money from becoming a little.”  Truer words haven’t been spoken.

  • Finmin Eyes Social Media To Create Divestment Euphoria

    New Delhi : Government is looking at using the social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, in a big-way to generate interest in its disinvestment programme among investors, high networth individuals and opinion makers, reports PTI.

  • Mfs Bat For A Mix Of Trail And Upfront Commissions

    Mumbai : As capital markets regulator Sebi mulls stronger checks against upfront commissions paid by mutual fund houses, the industry appears to be batting for a mix of trail and upfront incentive models for distributors.

  • Corporate Briefs

    Govt Norms On E-Marketing  Of Farm Produce Soon

  • “I Won’t Copy Salman On Bigg Boss”

    Director Farah Khan is aware that it will be a challenge to step into Salman Khan’s shoes as ‘Bigg Boss’ host but she is not worried about the comparison.

  • “It’s Time To Do Something Which Is Absolutely Great”

    Wetaching yourself from a character, a film that you have lived with for so long is a tough job, maybe this is the toughest job as an actor but actress Kareena Kapoor Khan admits to going with her instinct when it comes to acting.

  • Dolly Ki Doli Climax Gets Tweaked

    News is that even before debutant director Abhishek Dogra of ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ was to mark his presence on the big screen, his film underwent some minor changes recently. It’s being said that the Arbaz Khan produced movie was shown to Arabz’s dad the veteran script writer Salim Khan after which Salim Khan came up with a suggestion to tweak the climax!

  • Arijit Singh Makes His Tamil Debut With Pugazh

    Bollywood playback singer Arijit Singh has crooned his first Tamil number in upcoming film “Pugazh”, which features Jai Sampath and Surabhi in the lead.

  • Illegal schools to down shutters in Vasai-Virar

    Palghar : The Vasai Panchayat Samiti is all set to down the shutters of almost 38 illegal schools which have flourished in the taluka over the years and haven’t received any formal approval from the Education Board by the end of this month.

  • More Arrests In Diva Incident

    Mumbai : Two days after a mob went on a rampage at Diva railway station because of delayed trains on the Central Railway, the Dombivali and Thane Government Railway Police (GRP) made one and three more arrests respectively on Sunday in relation with the incident, bringing their total to eight. The Thane city police on the other hand has made 21 arrests since Friday.

  • MBMC Apathy: Twin-City Is Hub Of Illegal Path Labs

    Bhayandar: Cross check the credentials of a laboratory before you get a clinical test done in Mira Bhayandar as there is no guarantee that the technician who prepares the report is adequately trained.

  • Dawer rallies to stun Raja

    Mumbai: Jatinder Dawer of NSCI rallied to shock fancied V. ‘Raja’ Subramanian in a 3-2 thriller, in the Matunga Gymkhana Open Billiards Tournament on Sunday.

  • 8-Year-Old Run Over By Truck

    Mumbai : An eight-year-old unidentified boy was run down by a speeding vehicle at 4 pm on Sunday near Mazgaon court. He was riding on his bicycle when the incident took place.

  • Bayside

    A Kaleidoscope Of Men, Matters &  Moments That Make The Madness & Magic Of Mumbai

  • Biswajit Shah guides Sporting to victory

    Margao: A late goal by defender Biswajit Shah helped Sporting Clube de Goa edge past Royal Wahingdoh 2-1 in a come-from-behind win and keep their hopes alive for the knock out stage in the Group “A” league match of the Federation Cup football at Nehru Stadium, here on Sunday.