Free Press Journal
  • Arun Jaitley

    Rational personal taxes, flat 25 pc corporate tax in 4 yrs: FM

    New York: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has promised a rational tax rate for individuals and bringing down of corporate tax to 25 per cent flat in four years beginning next fiscal along with removal of exemptions except those that encourage individual savings. Addressing students and faculty at the Columbia University here last night, he said along with a rational rate of taxation, more banking transactions and making PAN card compulsory for payments over a

  • Assocham seeks tax friendly environment for startups

    New Delhi: In a pre-Budget submission to the Finance Ministry, Assocham today sought a taxation friendly environment for the startups saying they should be freed from restrictions on shareholding pattern as budding entrepreneurs require fund infusion during the initial phase. “Restriction prescribed under Section 79 of the Income Tax Act (IT Act) should not apply to the startup ecosystem where change in shareholding pattern is due to the infusion of funds by investors

  • Nepal Unrest

    Nepal unrest: Impasse continues between protesters and Govt. following inconclusive talks

    Kathmandu : The meeting between Nepal’s three major parties and United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has ended inconclusively as the latter demanded concrete agenda on various issues for talks. According to The Himalayan Times, the UDFM team proposed to amend various provisions, including those related to citizenship, demarcation of provinces, fixation of electoral constituencies based on population density and inclusive and proportional representation, in the Constitution. Both the sides parted ways with an agreement

  • smartphones use

    Texting tied to poor academic performance in teenage girls

    Washington: Teenage girls who compulsively text are more likely than their male counterparts to do worse academically, scientists have found. “It appears that it is the compulsive nature of texting, rather than sheer frequency, that is problematic,” said lead researcher Kelly M Lister-Landman of Delaware County Community College.

  • Over 880 migrants rescued off Italy

    Rome: A total of 881 migrants were rescued from the Mediterranean in two separate operations, Italian Coast Guard has said. Irish ship Samuel Beckett rescued 242 migrants while British ship Enterprise saved 639 others. Some 131,000 refugees and migrants reached Italy by boat from January to September, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said. Over half a million asylum seekers have arrived in Europe so far this year. The figure is likely to

  • Not just moms, expectant dads get depressed too

    Toronto: While “baby blues” as well as prenatal depression are linked mainly with women, researchers have now found that a significant number of first-time expectant fathers too experience depression during their partner’s pregnancy. The findings may have important clinical implications for depression screening and early prevention efforts in expectant fathers.

  • NASA’s Mars orbiter clicks locations shown in ‘The Martian’

    New York: The Matt Damon-starrer “The Martian” begins with a region on Red Planet called Acidalia Planitia – the landing site for the sci-fi film’s “Ares 3” mission. The HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has now captured this site associated with the best-selling novel and now a Hollywood movie. In the movie, an astronaut’s adventures take him to the another site – the rim of Mawrth Crater on Red Planet.

  • Bangladesh tightens security on border checkpoints

    Dhaka: Authorities have tightened security at a border checkpoint in Jessore district to keep a strict check on nationals and foreigners travelling in and out of Bangladesh, the media reported.

  • Uber

    Uber says Brisbane attack could be part of ‘coordinated assault’ on its drivers

    Sydney : Ride sharing company Uber has expressed concern over the recent attack in Brisbane, the latest in a string of violent incidents, could be part of a coordinated assault on its drivers. According to news.com.au, a group of men set upon the two drivers as they sat in their cars at Wickham Street in Fortitude Valley and River Terrace in Kangaroo Point. Both drivers were punched and their cars damaged. One of the

  • 12 killed in Yemen hotel attack

    Sanaa: At least 12 people were killed on Tuesday when a rocket-propelled grenade hit a hotel which houses members of the government of Yemen’s deposed President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi in the port city of Aden, the media reported. According to officials, 12 people, including several soldiers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), were killed in the attack. So far, no Yemeni government officials were confirmed to have been among the dead,

  • Steep weight loss in older women indicates Alzheimer’s risk

    London: Women with a gene variant associated with Alzheimer’s disease experience a steeper decline in body mass index (BMI) after age 70 than those women without the version of the gene, says a study. The finding adds to a body of evidence suggesting that body weight change may aid in the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s disease. “In this study, we followed Swedish women for almost 40 years from mid-life ages of 38-60

  • Facebook set to beam free internet via satellite to Africans

    London/New York: Social networking site Facebook has announced a partnership with French satellite operator Eutelsat Communications to provide free high-speed internet to get more Africans online by next year.

  • When it comes to workouts, more is better for your heart

    Washington DC : A new research has revealed that doing higher level of physical activity lowers the risk of developing heart failure rather than just following the U.S. physical activity guidelines recommendation.

  • Effects of humour depends upon boss-employee relationship

    Washington DC : A new study has revealed that when relationships at the place of work are good, both positive and negative humour by leaders can improve employee’s job satisfaction.

  • Trailer of Ghayal Returns to release with Shaandaar

    Sunny Deol who has not been on the silver screen for a while now, is up for his next release Ghayal Once Again, which is a sequel to the 1990 super-hit film Ghayal, is slated to hit screens on January 15, 2016. Commenting on the same the film’s co-producer Sunil Saini says, “Yes Ghayal Once Again will release on January 15 next year and we will begin promotions of the film shortly.” Further talking about

  • lara dutta

    I just want to do work that interests me – Lara Dutta

    Former Miss Universe Lara Dutta who made her screen debut with Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra in Andaaz in 2003 is happy for her role as the English-to-Hindi translator Emily in Singh Is Bliing.