Free Press Journal
  • Parliament asks government to guarantee insurance to GIC

    New Delhi: A parliamentary panel has urged the government to extend sovereign guarantee for the creation of an adequate insurance pool to help General Insurance Corporation devise an insurance product for covering the risks associated with the generation of nuclear energy.

  • KKR, Wasim Akram

    KKR opt to bowl against CSK

    Chennai, Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and chose to bowl against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Tuesday.

  • Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

    Modi-Ghani meet: India pledges support in defence, other areas

    New Delhi: India today offered assistance to war-ravaged Afghanistan in diverse sectors including defence as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani held extensive talks during which both leaders stressed the need for concrete action to dismantle terror networks. According to sources, Indian side told the Afghan delegation that Afghanistan should “let their defence requirements be known” to India.

  • Bengal Violence, Voting

    Bengal civic polls: BJP, Congress put up brave front

    Kolkata: Despite its inability to make much headway in 91 civic bodies across West Bengal and bagging just seven seats in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls, the BJP on Tuesday asserted it was continuing to gain ground in the state.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul arrives in Punjab to listen to farmers’ woes 

    Sirhind (Punjab): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi travelled in the general compartment of a train on Tuesday and reached the Sirhind grain market in Punjab to interact with farmers who are facing problems with wheat stocks not being lifted by government agencies.

  • Idea Cellular net profit up by 62.26 percent

    Mumbai/Kolkata: Aditya Birla group-owned Idea Cellular on Tuesday said its consolidated net profit during 2014-15 soared by 62.26 percent at Rs.3,192.9 crore against Rs.1,967.8 crore for the previous year.

  • Over 50 killed in Afghanistan landslide

    Kabul: More than 50 people were killed and several went missing following a landslide in northern Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province on Tuesday, an official said.

  • Anil Ambani, Reliance Entertainment

    Spectrum auction policy ‘fiscally myopic’, Reliance Telecom tells SC

    New Delhi: Telecom major Reliance Telecom told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that auction of spectrum based on “irrational” tender conditions may meet the government’s goal of higher revenue but is not in conformity with the overall objective of public policy.

  • Real Madrid, Juventus

    ‘Real Madrid’s Chicharito more natural goal-scorer than Benzema’

    Madrid: Former Real Madrid Mexican striker Hugo Sanchez has praised his compatriot “Chicharito” Hernandez, who he described as a “more decisive” player in comparison to Benzema, who he does not consider “a natural goal-scorer.”

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign under media scanner

    Washington: As Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign comes under the media scanner, charges are flying thick and fast — from donations to the Clinton Foundation to claims that it distributed to AIDS patients useless drugs made by an Indian company.

  • Sushil Koirala

    Nepal PM puts toll at 10,000, says rescue ops not effective

    Kathmandu: Rescuers and international aid workers today struggled to reach relief in remote areas of Nepal which is still battling the aftermath of Saturday’s killer earthquake whose death toll has been put at around 10,000 by Prime Minister Sushil Koirala. Three days after the 7.9-magnitude temblor flattened their homes and dwellings, desperate people across Nepal looked for succour from helicopters that criss-cross the Himalayan nation as massive international aid, including from India, poured

  • Deepika, Irrfan unveil Piku Melange Collection

    Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone along with “Piku” co-star Irrfan Khan and director Shoojit Sircar unveiled the ‘Piku Melange Collection’, an ethnic fusion collection from Melange by clothing brand Lifestyle.

  • Ram-Kapoor

    I can watch ‘Kuch Kuch Locha Hai’ with my parents: Ram Kapoor

    Mumbai: Ram Kapoor, who will be seen sharing the screen with actress Sunny Leone in “Kuch Kuch Locha Hai”, says that the forthcoming comedy caper is a family drama. He also says that he can even watch the film with his parents and in-laws.

  • Par Panel for restoration of tax benefits for SEZ

    New Delhi: A Parliamentary Committee has suggested restoration of tax benefits in terms of MAT and DDT for special economic zones, while also recommending a performance audit of these enclaves by the CAG. The committee is surprised to note that the Ministry of Finance took the decision of withdrawing MAT and DDT exemption for SEZs by way of Finance Bill, 2011 unilaterally, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce said in its report.

  • Vijay Mallya

    HC directs Kingfisher to pay dues of Rs 52.61 lakh to pilot

    New Delhi: Kingfisher Airlines Ltd has been directed by the Delhi High Court to pay Rs 52.61 lakh to a pilot towards her outstanding salary and other dues from August 2012 to April 2014. Justice Jayant Nath directed the now defunct airline to pay the pilot Rs 52,61,450 with nine per cent interest from the date of filing till recovery of the amount as well as cost of litigation.

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    Terror accused can be booked under both MCOCA and UAPA: HC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today held that an accused can be booked under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) as well as the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in a terrorism related case. A division bench headed by Justice P V Hardas today set aside an order of a lower court which said that an accused cannot be booked under both the Acts.


    Nepal quake: GIC Re stares at Rs 1,000-cr claim payouts

    Mumbai: As the death toll in the devastating earthquake in Nepal continues to rise, GIC Re, which is the largest re-insurer in the Himalayan nation, said the company is expecting to pay a whopping Rs 1,000-crore claim against the damages caused by this natural disaster. “My company, which is the largest reinsurer in Nepal, in preparing itself to pay around USD 160 million (Rs 1,000 crore) of claim out of the devastation caused

  • Telecom firms recommend regulatory regime for OTT services

    New Delhi: As the country is heatedly debating issues of net neutrality and the role of over-the-top (OTT) players, major telecom operators like Reliance Jio, Reliance Communications, Bharti Airtel and others have favoured a regulatory regime for OTT services.