Free Press Journal
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    SpiceJet extends ‘Super Sale’ offer by two days

    New Delhi: Budget carrier SpiceJet today said it has extended its discounted ticket scheme by two more days due to high demand. The airline also said it has so far seen the highest demand for its offer on the New Delhi-Srinagar sector.

  • Gujarat HC denies bail to Ahmedabad serial blasts accused

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court today refused bail to one of the accused of the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts case. Justice J B Pardiwala rejected the bail application of Mohammed Samee Bagewadi, saying that he was accused of a very serious offence. Twenty one blasts had rocked the city on July 26, 2008, killing 56 people. Over 70 persons are in jail in connection with the case.

  • Crude oil port inaugurated in Myanmar

    Nai Pyi Taw: A crude oil port in Made island in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, jointly built by China and Myanmar, was put into service Friday.

  • Sushma Swaraj to begin China visit Saturday

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will Saturday embark on a three-day visit to China, where she will also attend a Russia-India-China meeting, an official statement said Friday.  During the visit, India and China would discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of their concern.  Sushma Swaraj is visiting China on the invitation of her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

  • Economic growth 2013-14 revised to 6.9 percent by base year change

    New Delhi: The Indian government Friday revised the base year for computing national accounts resulting in the upward economic growth rate of 6.9 percent for 2013-14, according to an official statement.  The GDP estimates under the old method was 4.7 percent.

  • Parole for South African political leader’s killer rejected

    Johannesburg: Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha Friday rejected the application for the release on medical parole of Clive Derby-Lewis, who killed Chris Hani, former South African Communist Party (SACP) secretary general.

  • Scholes supports Costa in stamp controversy

    London: Manchester United legend Paul Scholes Friday supported Chelsea striker Diego Costa, who is involved in a ‘stamp’ controversy.

  • Now no VAT assesment for Punjab traders with under Rs.1 crore turnover

    Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Friday announced the abolition of the e-trip system for major categories besides exempting traders having a turnover less than Rs.1 crore from filing VAT (value added tax) assessment.

  • US economy grows by 2.6 percent in Q4 of 2014

    Washington:  The US real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, below market expectation, the US Commerce Department said Friday.

  • Party pushed me to blow up Modi’s snoopgate issue : Jayanti

    Chennai: Former Union Minister Jayanthi Natarajan, who quit Congress today said she did not want to attack Narendra Modi on the snoopgate issue but did so “following the wishes of the party’s high command.”

  • Madan Mitra

    Madan Mitra did not cooperate with officers: CBI tells court

    Kolkata: CBI today told a city court that West Bengal Transport minister Madan Mitra had not cooperated with its officers during interrogation in jail in connection with the Saradha scam even as his judicial custody was extended till February 12.

  • Anand Sharma

    Shattered Congress now mulls corruption allegations against Jayanti

    New Delhi: Rejecting the attack on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi by former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan as being “malicious” and driven by “ulterior motives”, party spokesman Anand Sharma today raked up corruption allegations against her.

  • Sterlization, Bilaspur, Chattisgarh

    SC seeks info on safety measures in sterilisation process

    New Delhi: The recent botched sterilisation tragedy in Chhattisgarh that claimed 13 lives today came under scrutiny of the Supreme Court which directed the Centre to apprise it about steps taken to implement its nine-year old directions and guidelines on ensuring safety of patients.

  • BoB net nosedives 68.1% on higher provisions for taxes, NPAs

    Mumbai: State-run lender Bank of Baroda today reported a whopping 68.1 per cent fall in net profit at Rs 334 crore in the December quarter on account of higher provisioning for non-performing assets and taxes.

  • Cong, NCP resolve to uphold Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals

    Mumbai: Rich tributes were paid to Mahatma Gandhi on his 67th death anniversary with the opposition Congress and NCP resolving to uphold his ideals for strengthening the country.

  • IPL 2015 auctions

    Pepsi IPL Auctions scheduled on 16 February in Bangalore

    New Delhi: The auction for the eighth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held on February 16 in Bangalore, where some of the world’s leading cricketers will converge to go under the hammer.