Free Press Journal
  • GST Bill

    Report on uniform GST rate by month end

    New Delhi: The government panel set up to suggest a uniform rate of indirect tax under the GST regime will submit its report by this month-end and the roll out of the reform measure is possible any time next fiscal, a senior CBEC official said today. CBEC has also suggested to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to set up consultative bodies in each state in the form of GST Secretariat for better coordination between

  • Govind Pansare

    1 arrested in connection with Pansare’s murder

    Mumbai: One person was today arrested in connection with the killing of veteran Communist leader and rationalist Govind Pansare in February this year. Sameer Gaikwad, in his early 30s, was arrested from Sangli early today after a joint operation by Kolhapur and Sangli police.

  • Sensex gains 271 points in afternoon session

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Wednesday surged 271.21 points or 1.06 percent during the afternoon session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also surged 75.95 points or 0.97 percent and was trading at 7,905.05 points.

  • Syrian toddler

    Charlie Hebdo stirs new controversy with Aylan Kurdi’s cartoons

    New York : French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has stirred fresh controversy after illustrators from the publication were criticised on social media for mocking Europe’s response to the migrant crisis with cartoons of dead Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi whose body washed up on a beach in Turkey this month, prompting an outpour of sympathy for refugees.

  • Garden play time must for kids to prevent obesity

    London: Young children in three to five age group with no access to green and open places are at a higher risk of developing obesity by the time they turn seven, researchers report.

  • Afghan Taliban announce end of succession dispute

    Kabul: The Taliban in Afghanistan has announced end to the succession dispute as the family of late supreme leader Mullah Omar pledged allegiance to the group’s new chief, Mullah Akhtar Mansour.

  • Galatasaray lose to Atletico Madrid

    Istanbul: Turkish club Galatasaray lost 2-0 to visiting Atletico Madrid at Turk Telekom Arena in the opening match of Group C in Euro Champions League. Atletico Madrid took the lead during Tuesday’s match in 18th and 25th minutes of the first half with the scoring of French play maker Antoine Griezmann, Xinhua reported. The Turkish club barely had chance to test the opponent goal keeper Jan Oblak in the first 45 minutes.


    Real Madrid is on a roll: Cristiano Ronaldo

    Madrid: Real Madrid Football Club captain Cristiano Ronaldo believes the Spanish giants are “on a roll” after Rafael Benitez’s side opened their Champions League campaign with 4-0 demolition of Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk.

  • Laurent Blanc

    ‘Angel Di Maria capable of scoring more goals’

    Paris: French football champions Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc wants new signing Angel Di Maria to score more goals after the midfielder grabbed his first in their 2-0 win over Swedish football club Malmo FF in the Champions League.

  • NASA probe spots ‘global’ ocean on Saturn’s moon

    Washington: A ‘global’ ocean containing a vast liquid water reservoir lies beneath the icy crust of Saturn’s geologically active moon Enceladus, according to new research using data from NASA’s Cassini mission.

  • Election Commission

    No “blanket ban” on PM’s ‘Mann ki baat’

    New Delhi: The Election Commission today ruled out a “blanket ban” on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann ki baat’ radio programme amid reports that the Congress is likely to approach the poll body with such a demand alleging it “violates” the Model Code of Conduct in force due to Bihar assembly polls.

  • Woman looted of nearly Rs 1 lakh in Etah

    Etah: A woman was looted of nearly Rs one lakh in cash and gold ornaments by unidentified bike-borne miscreants here, police said. The incident took place yesterday when the woman, Namrata of Nagle Kewal village, withdrew some money from the bank and three motorcycle-borne miscreants snatched her bag, containing Rs 98,000 in cash and a gold chain and ring, police said. An FIR has been filed in this connection against three accused, police said. No arrests

  • Ex-minister Somnath Bharti surrenders before Delhi Police

    New Delhi: Former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti surrendered before the Delhi Police on Wednesday to join the investigation in a case of domestic violence registered against him by his wife. Bharti, an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator from Malviya Nagar, had approached the Delhi High Court for anticipatory bail on Tuesday, and surrendered hours after he was given protection against arrest till September 17. Following a late night brainstorming session on

  • Sethuraman knocks out Harikrishna in World Cup of chess

    Baku (Azerbaijan): Grandmaster and National champion S P Sethuraman clicked when it mattered and defeated world number 21 and compatriot P Harikrishna to enter the third round of World Cup of chess here.

  • EC to issue notification for first phase of Bihar polls

    New Delhi : The Election Commission of India (ECI) will issue a notification for the first phase of assembly elections in Bihar today. Forty nine assembly constituencies will go to polls during the first phase of elections on October 12. The last date for the filing of nominations for this phase is September 23. Scrutiny will be held on September 24 and candidates can withdraw their nominations by September 26. Elections for the 243-member Bihar Assembly

  • MP Government forms probe panel for Petlawad explosion incident

    Bhopal : The Government of Madhya Pradesh has appointed a one-member commission to probe the Petlawad explosion incident. A state government release said in Bhopal on Tuesday that retired High Court judge Justice Aryendra Kumar Saxena will head the commission of inquiry and will have its headquarters at Indore. The Justice Saxena Commission has been asked to submit its report on the incident by November this year. The commission will probe the circumstances leading