Free Press Journal
  • Nepal quake: Father-son duo of Jammu hamlet killed

    Miran Sahib (Jammu): It was a gloomy sight in sprawling border hamlet in Jammu district as news of recovery of the bodies of hotelier father-son duo reached the village after they went missing following a massive earthquake in Nepal. Sujaan Singh and his son Parminder Singh went missing after the strong earthquake measuring 7.9 on Richter scale struck the Himalayan nation yesterday. Their bodies were recovered this morning, family members said.

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    India’s rating upgrade after eco parameters improve: Moody’s

    New Delhi: Pitching for ease of doing business and a stable tax regime to attract investment to India, rating agency Moody’s today said any upgrade for the country will depend on consistent improvement in inflation, fiscal deficit and other economic parameters. “Outlook is based on expectations. Rating upgrade would come when we believe that this expectations would be met…and we see that being reflected in macro economic parameters,” Moody’s Sovereign Rating Analyst Atsi

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    Ratan Tata picks up stake in Xiaomi

    New Delhi: Iconic business leader Ratan Tata has acquired a stake in Chinese handset maker Xiaomi, the first investment by any Indian in the smartphone maker. The company declined to disclose the quantum and value of the stake, which Tata Group’s former chief has picked in his personal capacity. “We are truly excited to have Mr Tata on board. We will seek his advice in our journey to becoming an Indian company,” Xiaomi

  • Tax

    ‘FII tax liability to be much lower post DTAA benefits’

    New Delhi: The actual tax liability of foreign investors towards MAT may be much lower than Rs 603 crore, estimated by the revenue department, as many of them would get the benefit of double taxation avoidance pacts. “The number of FIIs and the amount involved would come down substantially as many of them would be eligible for treaty benefits,” a Finance Ministry source told PTI.

  • Beijing poised to take ‘de facto control of SCS’: Philippines

    Kuala Lumpur: Beijing is poised to take “defacto control” of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned today as it called on fellow Southeast Asian countries to”stand up” to their massive neighbour. Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei claim partsof the strategic South China Sea, but Beijing claims nearly all of it and its increasingly aggressive moves to assert those territorial ambitions have caused concern in the regionand beyond.

  • India’s ultra-marathon runner Bhardwaj wants support

    Chandigarh: Preparing for his next challenge after completing a 270 km “non-stop” run from New Delhi to Chandigarh, India’s ultra-marathon runner Arun Bhardwaj today said he needs government and corporate support to continue. Bhardwaj, who has run on all terrains including icy mountains to deserts and coastal areas, said to make ultra-marathon popular in India, it needs a sustained effort at various levels, especially from the government.

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    17 climbers dead in quake-triggered avalanche on Mt Everest

    Kathmandu: At least 17 bodies have been recovered at the base camp on Mount Everest where hundreds of climbers, including many foreigners, are stranded after an avalanche triggered by Nepal’s massive earthquake slammed into a part of the camp on the world’s highest peak. More than 60 climbers were injured and hundreds of foreign adventurers, hikers and guides at the base camp were feared missing when the avalanche swept down the Everest and

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    400 people from Maha stranded in Nepal are safe

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has been able to get information about 400 people from the state stranded in Nepal following a massive earthquake there and they are safe, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said today. “From the phone calls that we have received, it has been learnt that there are approximately 1,200 people from Maharashtra stranded in Nepal. For now, we have information of about 400 of them. We are constantly receiving updates. All

  • Battle of laggards as Punjab squares off against Hyderabad

    Mohali: Placed in the bottom half of the points table, both Kings XI Punjab and SunRisers Hyderabad would be looking to get out of the rut when they clash in an IPL cricket match here tomorrow. While Punjab are lying last with four losses from six matches, Hyderabad are slightly ahead on net run rate despite having a similar win-loss count. Both sides come into the match after losing their respective previous encounters.

  • Drooped catches cost us against CSK: Bangar

    Chennai: Disappointed with his team’s massive IPL loss to Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar criticised the fielding and said the dropped catch of Brendon McCullum proved to be decisive. Punjab lost by 97 runs while chasing a mammoth target of 193, which Chennai made on the back of McCullum’s 44-ball 66 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 27-ball 41. “When you play a team like Chennai, you want to make life

  • Farmers Suicide: RSS calls it AAP’s drama for political mileage

    New Delhi: The RSS has alleged that farmer Gajendra Singh’s suicide was a “drama” enacted by AAP which turned out to be a “tragedy”, and advised the party to take right lessons from the incident. Calling AAP’s recent farmer rally as one that touched the “lowest level” of politics, the RSS mouthpiece ‘Organiser’ has hit out at the party saying such “dirty” politics should be discarded. Challenging AAP’s “party with a difference” tag,

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    Four Chinese killed in Nepal quake, over 600 tourists stranded

    Beijing: Four Chinese nationals have been killed in the devastating Nepal earthquake that left hundreds of Chinese tourists stranded in the country, which is still reeling from the aftershocks of its worst tragedy in 80 years. Four Chinese were killed and five were critically injured in the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal yesterday, the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu said. The four Chinese included one tourist, one climber and two working in a Chinese

  • Nepal earthquake

    Fresh aftershock of 6.7-magnitude jolts Nepal, causes panic

    Kathmandu: A powerful 6.7-magnitude aftershock jolted Nepal and adjoining areas today, triggering panic among the people, a day after a devastating temblor killed over 2,000 people. The latest aftershock hit at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres at 12:39 IST, according to the US Geological Survey. The aftershock was registered 17 kilometres south of Kodari – 114 kilometres north of here – near the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

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    “I find Europe fascinating”

    Sophie Choudry speaks to Prathishta Malhotra about her favourite holiday destinations…

  • Taxing Season Again

    You must have your financial goal in mind first and then see how you can meet your goals and in the process take advantage of tax savings strategies, writes KARTIK JHAVERI.

  • The fault lies in us

    The inability to accept defeat finds expression in excuses and allegations often cleverly camouflaged, writes V. RAJARAMAN.

  • How fat controls energy levels in brain

    While being overweight can bring a lot of trouble, an optimal amount of fat in your body may actually benefit as researchers have found that a key enzyme produced by fat helps the brain maintain its energy levels, reports IANS.

  • Where are the hall tickets? 

    The travails at the Mumbai University examinations are varied. They start off with a hunt for the elusive hall tickets, as V GANGADHAR finds out.  

  • Khandwa gets Rs 9 crore for MNREGA scheme

    Khandwa : Employment Guarantee Council, Bhopal has allotted funds to the tune of Rs 52200 Lakh to districts for MNREGS. Out of this, Khandwa district has been allotted Rs 900 Lakh. Giving this information, the Chief Executive Officer, Jila Panchayat Khandwa Amit Tomar said that distribution of pending wages and pending payments for supplies will be cleared on priority basis. It may be recalled that wages dues of Rs 129.65 lakh and