Free Press Journal
  • NPAs at ‘unacceptable’ level for PSBs: Jaitley

    New Delhi : Bad loans of public sector banks have reached an “unacceptable” level and an all-out effort has been launched to ‘correct’ their health, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. The government had last week said gross NPAs of public sector banks were at 6.03% of their loan book as of Jun 30.

  • Civic hospitals face shortage of N95 masks

    Mumbai : The civic hospitals in the city, including KEM, Nair and Sion hospitals, are facing a scarcity of N95 masks, which is posing a huge threat to doctors’ lives as they regularly touch patients who have contracted infectious diseases. This incident has come into light after a 26-year-old first-year resident doctor from the microbiology department of JJ Hospital contracted swine flu.

  • Sebi to investors: Be more active; AGMs not for ‘chai-samosa’

    Chennai : Urging investor groups to play an active role in governance matters of listed firms, Sebi said AGMs are no more ‘chai-samosa’ parties and shareholder activism globally has forced even CEOs to resign at one-fourth of the world’s 500 biggest companies.

  • Money,woman behind 92% crime: UP CM

    Lucknow : Rubbishing Opposition’s allegations of ‘deteriorating’ law and order situation in the state, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday sought to downplay the issue, claiming ‘92 per cent’ of crime takes place over ‘jar, joru, zameen’ (money, woman and property). He also hit out at the media, alleging they ‘do not highlight’ the good works done by the police while ‘exploit’ the bad ones ‘to the hilt.’

  • Only 8% water left in Marathwada dams

    Mumbai : Due to erratic rains, the water situation in the Marathwada region of Mahrashtra is grim with only eight per cent of water in its reservoirs.

  • Malala secures top marks in British school exams

    London : Teenage Pakistani female education rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination bid in 2012 and became the youngest recipient of a Nobel peace prize, has secured high marks in UK’s national school exams.  Malala’s dedication to her studies has paid off, according to her father Ziauddin Yousafzai, who tweeted that the 18-year-old had achieved six A grades, the highest possible, and four As, the second highest, in her

  • Arun Jaitley

    Fiscal deficit is a double-edged sword

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has claimed with some justification that the NDA Government has been successful in keeping the fiscal deficit under control. High growth rates will follow, he says. The global development mantra today is that low fiscal deficit signals good governance and can help attract large foreign investments. However, it also limits the capacity of the government to make investments in ports, highways and e-governance which in turn hurts both

  • Revenue Dept probing entities over penny stock misuse: Das

    New Delhi : A day after Sebi clampdown on 59 entities misusing stock market for evading taxes, the government said the investigation wing of the Revenue Department is probing companies which use the penny stock route for tax evasion,” Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das said here.

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  • Mumbai man gets global help to bid adieu to deceased son

    A friend of the deceased, who worked with him in the US, launched an online plea to collect money from people across the world and managed to generate nearly Rs 20 lakh, donated by more than 500 people, in three days (more…)