Free Press Journal
  • Norms for financial services centres by month end: Govt

    New Delhi: Regulation for the International Financial Services Centres will be issued by the month end and the first such centre will be developed in the GIFT City in Gujarat, government said today. “The first IFSC is proposed to be set up in the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City), which is located in the notified Special Economic Zone. Appropriate regulations in this regard will be issued in March 2015,” Minister of State

  • ‘Make in India can’t become reality without skilled workforce’

    New Delhi: The mission of ‘Make in India’ can not become a reality unless we have adequate skilled manpower in the country, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said today. “Students need to be taught entrepreneurial skills to gain confidence and become job creators,” the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rudy said at the India Today Conclave.

  • World Bank aid for power projects in northeast India

    Agartala: The World Bank would provide the major share of a Rs.5,111 crore project to develop and expand infrastructure in the power sector in six north-eastern states, top officials said. State-owned Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL) would execute the World Bank-aided projects in six of the eight north-eastern states of India.

  • Park Street rape victim dies

    Kolkata: She was suffering from health problems and got admitted to a city hospital for the last few days,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Pallab Kanti Ghosh told PTI. According to the police, she was suffering from encephalitis and was admitted to School of Tropical Medicine. She died of multi-organ failure at 3 AM.

  • BSE

    Sensex closes 386 points down 

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index, made heavy losses in Friday’s trade to close 386 points or 1.33 percent down (provisionally) as interest-sensitive sectors like banking, capital goods and automobile declined. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also closed the day’s trade in the red. It closed trade 115.60 points or 1.32 percent down (provisionally) at 8,660.40 points.

  • Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi

    Lakhvi release: India summons Pak envoy, lodges strong protest

    New Delhi: An “extremely upset” India today summoned the Pakistan High Commissioner here and lodged a strong protest against a Pakistani court order to release LeT terrorist and Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, saying it was Islamabad’s responsibility to ensure that Lakhvi does not come out of jail.

  • Man jailed for 10 yrs, Rs 1L fine for possessing 100 kg ganja

    New Delhi: A man has been sentenced to 10 yeas rigorous imprisonment and slapped with a fine of Rs one lakh by a Delhi court for possessing 100 kg ganja. Special NDPS Judge Shail Jain awarded the jail term to Sumit Rai, a resident of Nangloi here, saying the forensic report showed that the contraband was ganja and recovery of the drug from his possession has been sufficiently proved. “The samples were sent

  • Nitish govt draws BJP anger over food law implementation

    Patna: The Nitish Kumar government today drew the anger of opposition BJP over alleged irregularities in implementation of Food law in the state. As the Assembly sat for the day, BJP members insisted that adjournment notice given by two of its members be taken up first on alleged irregularities in implementation of Food law in Bihar since February last year.

  • PDP govt demands national highway status for Mughal Road

    Jammu: The PDP-led Jammu and Kashmir government today demanded that the Centre should declare Mughal Road, which connects Kashmir with Jammu region, as a National Highway. “We have raised the issue of declaration of Mughal Road and other major roads of the state as National Highways with the Central government”, Minister for Road & Buildings, Gardens, Parks and Floriculture Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari told PTI.

  • Decrease in number of domestic violence cases in last 3 years

    New Delhi: There is a steady decrease in the number of cases registered under the Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act in the last three years, the Lok Sabha was informed today. According to the provisional data of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), a total number of 16,351, 4,204 and 531 cases have been registered under the Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act, 2005 in 2012, 2013 and 2014, respectively,

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish Kumar to sit on 24 hour fast tomorrow against Land Bill

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will sit on a 24-hour fast here tomorrow as part of JD(U)’s stir against the Land Acquisition bill. State JD(U) President Basistha Narayan Singh would also participate in the fast to be held at the party headquarters,party spokesman Neeraj Kumar said today. State Parliamentary Affairs minister Shrawan Kumar told PTI that JD(U) MPs, MLAs and office bearers would take part in the fast to be observed across

  • 7 die in Bangladesh cement factory collapse

    Dhaka: At least seven workers were killed, over 50 injured and scores of others were feared trapped under tonnes of debris after the roof of an under-construction cement factory collapsed in southwestern Bangladesh. The roof collapsed in yesterday afternoon when around 150 workers were working on the extended part of the under-construction building of Mongla Cement Factory, run by an army welfare trust.

  • India, Sri Lanka sign 4 agreements

    Colombo: India and Sri Lanka today signed four agreements during Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to the country, the first bilateral tour by an Indian premier in 28 years, with the Prime Minister announcing a slew of measures aimed at resetting ties with the strategic neighbour. Prime Minister Modi, who arrived here this morning on the final stop of his three-nation tour of Indian Ocean island nations, met Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and discussed

  • New Zealand beat Bangladesh, remain unbeaten in World Cup  

    Hamilton: New Zealand romped home to a three-wicket win to remain unbeaten in the 2015 cricket World Cup but not before being tested and challenged by a spirited Bangladesh in a Pool A encounter at Seddon Park.

  • INsurance Bill

    Congress paves the way for Insurance Bill

    New Delhi: After much ado about it first by the NDA when UPA was in power and in recent months by the UPA when the Narendra Modi government has been in office, the Insurance Bill seeking to raise the FDI limit from 26 per cent to 49 per cent in the insurance sector has been passed, thanks to a belated but welcome bipartisan approach by the UPA in the Rajya Sabha where the NDA is in a minority.

  • PM Modi for long-term solution to fishermen’s issue

    Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the fishermen’s issue involves livelihood and humanitarian concerns on both sides, adding that there is a need to find a long-term solution to this.

  • Nimrat kaur

    Nimrat Kaur’s working birthday

    Dubai: Bollywood actress Nimrat Kaur, who turned 33 today, celebrated her birthday on the sets of upcoming film “Airlift” along with co-star Akshay Kumar. The “Lunchbox” star and the team of the film are currently shooting in the Middle East. “Bringing it in with a gorgeous Middle East sunrise, a first working birthday for me! Tonnes of love and warmth to everyone sending in wishes,” Kaur posted on Twitter. Directed by Raja Krishna

  • India opposes Lakhvi’s release

    New Delhi: India on Friday asked the Pakistani authorities to ensure that 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi is not released from jail. The issue was also raised in Rajya Sabha, as members protested against the release.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal’s blood sugar level under control, cough better

    Bengaluru: The medical director of Jindal Naturecure Institute, Dr. Babina Nandakumar, on Friday said the blood sugar level of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is under control and added that his chronic cough is also 90 percent cured.

  • Provide ration to APL card holders: Congress to Government

    Mumbai: A delegation of Congress leaders led by Sanjay Nirupam today met Maharashtra Minister for food and civil supplies Girish Bapat and demanded that the government should give food subsidy to APL card holders who have been left out of Food Security Act since November last year. “People above poverty line (APL) are not getting ration from PDS shops since this government came to power,” Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC) President Nirupam told