Free Press Journal
  • Larsen & Toubro (L&T)

    L&T wins Rs 802 cr contracts in power transmission

    New Delhi: Infrastructure major Larsen & Toubro today said it has won power sector contracts worth Rs 802 crore in the domestic and international markets this month. “The Power Transmission & Distribution (PT&D) business of L&T Construction has won orders worth Rs 802 crore in the domestic and international markets in April 2015,” the company said in a statement. In the domestic market, the company bagged rural electrification projects under the Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana schemes in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal from Dakshinachal Vidyut

  • Indian Rupees

    Income Tax department creates ‘Tatkal’ system aid to Nepal quake victims

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department has launched a ‘Tatkal’ approval mechanism for those charitable and self-help organisations who desire to help the victims of the earthquake in Nepal. “A special desk has been deployed at the back end of the I-T systems and they have been put on ‘Tatkal’ or quick service mode. As soon they get an application for seeking I-T exemption in this regard on the department’s website, the case will be picked on priority and approval granted in two

  • partnership-tie up

    Motorola to continue exclusive tie-up with Flipkart

    Kolkata: Motorola will continue its exclusive partnership with e-tailer Flipkart to sell its devices in India, even as its Chinese rival Xiaomi ramps up presence through online and offline distribution channels. “We have an exclusive tie-up with Flipkart and it will continue in the foreseeable future,” Motorola Mobility Senior Marketing Director (Europe, Middle East and Africa and India) Marcus Frost said here today.

  • Gold

    Gold extends gains on positive global cues, seasonal buying

    New Delhi: Riding high on firming global trend and marriage season demand, gold extended its yesterday’s gains by rising Rs 65 to trade at Rs 27,420 per ten gramme at the bullion market today. Silver also rose further by Rs 100 to Rs 37,600 per kg on pickup in demand from industrial units and coin makers. Traders said apart from a firming trend overseas, increased buying by jewellers, driven by marriage season, mainly kept the precious metal prices higher.

  • pylon-Infrastructure

    224 central projects see cost overrun of over Rs 2 lakh crore

    New Delhi: As many as 224 central sector infrastructure projects in sectors like road, rail and power were showing cost overrun of over Rs 2 lakh crore till December-end, Parliament was informed today. “738 projects (worth Rs 150 crore each) were on monitor of this ministry as on December 31…original cost of these 738 projects was Rs 9,77,589.16 crore and their total anticipated completion cost is Rs 11,84,766.43 crore,” Statistics Minister V K Singh said in a written reply to Lok Sabha today.

  • document-agreement

    Cabinet approves changes to Companies Act

    New Delhi: To make it easy to do business in India, the union cabinet on Wednesday rationalised certain documentation procedures required for companies. The cabinet approved “doing away with the requirement of filing a declaration by a company before commencement of business or exercising its borrowing powers,” a cabinet communique said.

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Let’s help Nepal, says Big B Amitabh Bachchan

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is asking his fans and followers on micro-blogging site Twitter to donate liberally to quake-hit Nepal. “HELP earthquake victims in Nepal and in India! How and where does one do that? PM Relief Fund?? or some media or where? Indicate,” Big B tweeted on Wednesday.  The 72-year-old expressed grief over the loss of lives and destruction caused by the 7.9 magnitude quake in the Himalayan nation on Saturday.

  • Smriti Irani

    Smriti Irani defends appointment of VCs by UPA govt

    New Delhi: Government today steered clear of getting into any controversy over the appointment of some Vice Chancellors by the UPA government, saying they were selected by Search and Selection Committees and any comment on them would go against the autonomy of the universities.

  • Ma Ying-jeou

    Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou defends China policy ahead of Xi meeting

    Taipei: Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou today defended his policy of rapprochement with China ahead of a meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and the chairman of the island’s ruling party, saying it had brought peace despite fears of Beijing’s increasing influence.


    Nepal quake toll crosses 5,000

    Kathmandu: The toll in the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 crossed 5,000 on Wednesday, the government said.
    The home ministry said it has so far recorded 5,006 deaths across the country.  The National Emergency Operation Centre – which operates under home ministry – said 10,224 were injured in the 7.9-magnitude quake and its aftershocks.  Sindhupalchowk was the worst affected district, where the toll reached 1,400, according to the district police

  • Congress wins

    BJP’s civic drubbing a reflection of poor State leadership

    New Delhi: The spectacular victory of the Trinamool Congress in elections to 92 civic bodies in West Bengal, netting as many as 71 of them while also sweeping the Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls winning 114 of the 144 wards is fantastic news for the ruling dispensation in its bastion.

  • Kiren Rijiju

    No govt initiative for anti-conversion law

    New Delhi: Government has not taken any initiative for framing an anti-conversion law in the country, Rajya Sabha was told today. The Central government has not initiated any discussion with the political parties, religious leaders on the matter of framing an anti-conversion legislation,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said replying a written question.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Maharashtra keen to woo Israeli tourists to promote Jewish sites

    Jerusalem: Maharashtra will take initiatives to preserve the Jewish heritage sites in the state as it looks to promote tourism, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said. “The state government is planning to celebrate the year 2017 as “Visit Maharashtra” year. “By that time we would create lot of circuits for tourism. I feel that if we could preserve the erstwhile Jewish heritage, lot of tourists could come there,” Fadnavis told PTI during his visit to

  • Narendra Modi

    Cabinet approves Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation, Smart Cities Mission

    New Delhi : In a determined bid to recast the urban landscape of the country to make urban areas more livable and inclusive besides driving the economic growth, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved the Central Government spending of about one lakh crore on urban development under two new urban missions over the next five years.