Free Press Journal
  • Rajan slams IMF for ‘applauding’ easy money policies

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan today slammed International Monetary Fund for staying on the sidelines and applauding accommodative policies of developed nations which have created ripples in the emerging markets. He said central banks across the world are worried about deflation and want to promote growth to avert it at any cost.

  • India ranks last in global pension index: Mercer

    Mumbai: The country’s retirement system ranks last in the global pension index, says a study by global consulting major Mercer. Still, the National Pension System (NPS), which was launched by the government in June as part of Pr dhan Mantri

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    Various parties condemn Sena’s protest at BCCI

    Mumbai: Noisy protests by Shiv Sena workers at the BCCI headquarters here over proposed talks for resumption of cricketing ties with Pakistan, has evoked sharp reactions, with various parties condemning the incident. “We are a democratic nation and every one has the right to protest on any issue in a democratic manner. But there is a difference between a democratic way and hoologanism. No one accepts such a kind of protest,” Union Minister

  • Raghuram Rajan

    Transparent tax system must: Raghuram Rajan

    Mumbai: In order to attract higher investments, the Indian taxation system should be more transparent, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan said on Monday. Speaking at a seminar here, Rajan stressed that the Indian tax system should be transparent and predictable to attract foreign investments. According to him, to make products in India, a framework has to be created making it easy to do business in the country.

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    BCCI will never go against national interest: Rajeev Shukla

    Noida: Condemning the Shiv Sena protest at the BCCI Headquarters in Mumbai, Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla on Monday said that the board will never go against national interest and will consult the government before taking any decision on bilateral series with Pakistan.

  • Sikhs protests continue; 3 held for desecration of holy book

    Chandigarh: Two ‘granthis’ and a woman were arrested in connection with cases of desecration of the holy book of the Sikhs in Punjab where activists of various outfits blocked roads and highways at several places to protest the sacrilege. While a ‘granthi’ in a gurudwara in Nijjapura village of Amritsar district was arrested for allegedly committing an act of sacrilege, police took into custody a woman working as a sweeper and a granthi

  • Arun Jaitley

    NJAC: Cong warns govt against embarking on confrontation path

    New Delhi: Congress today launched a fresh attack on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his remarks on NJAC Act, warning the government against embarking on a path of confrontation with the judiciary on the issue. Party’s senior spokesperson Anand Sharma dubbed as “unfortunate and deplorable” Jaitley’s unusually strong remarks against the Supreme Court’s reasoning for striking down the NJAC Act. He told reporters that it was “very wrong” for Jaitley to say that

  • Chacha-Bhatija and the slugfest with NDA in Lalu land

    Raghopur-Mahua (Vaishali): The political legacy of RJD chief Lalu Prasad is at stake in two seats in Vaishali, one of the world’s oldest republics and capital of the Lichhavi clan, where the NDA is trying hard to eclipse the ‘sonrise’ by fielding two rebel sitting MLAs of JD(U) against his sons. With leaders having switched loyalties, there is confusion galore for voters and party cadres in Raghopur and Mahua constituencies, which go to

  • Omar Abdullah

    PDP “converting” Zahid’s death into PR opportunity: Omar Abdullah

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today hit out at ruling PDP leaders, accusing them of “converting” the death of truck conductor, Zahid, into a public relations opportunity. “Condoling the death, well done. Converting it in to a PR opportunity by using the State Information Dept – terrible,” Omar wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.

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    SpiceJet launches direct Delhi-Kochi flight

    New Delhi: Low-cost airline SpiceJet on Monday launched a direct flight between New Delhi and Kochi, it was announced on Monday. “We have been strengthening our network in both the domestic and international markets to gear up for the upcoming winter schedule,” said Shilpa Bhatia, head Sales and Distribution, SpiceJet.

  • Aus couple alleges harassment over tattoo of Hindu goddess

    Bengaluru: An Australian national and his girlfriend were allegedly harassed by a group of people here for sporting tattoo of a Hindu goddess on his body and forced by police to write an apology for “intentionally spreading hatred”. Police have launched an inquiry into allegations by the couple who narrated the incident on a facebook post claiming that they were “illegally detained” by police after the “vicious assault by members of BJP”.

  • Shatrughan urges leaders to stop “5-star press meets”

    Patna: BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha today expressed worry over reports that the party could have done better in the first two phases of voting and urged leaders to stop “5-star press meets” and approach issues on the ground. “Time to stop approaching the issues on the ground like standard, half hearted, 5 star press meets,” the actor-turned-politician tweeted.

  • Tariq Anwar

    Both NDA, secular alliance trying to create tension: Anwar

    Katihar: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today charged both the BJP-led NDA and the grand secular alliance of JD(U)-RJD-Congress with trying to create communal and caste tensions to win the Bihar Assembly elections. “The issue of development has taken a back seat in Bihar elections and leaders of both the NDA and grand secular alliance are trying to create communal and caste tension to win the electoral battle in Bihar,” NCP General Secretary and

  • Critics distorted Bhagwat’s remarks, we support reservation: RSS

    Patna: The RSS today said it firmly supports the existing reservation policy enshrined in the Constitution and the remarks of its chief Mohan Bhagwat was distorted by the critics to create confusion about the organisation’s view on the issue. The RSS has been under persistent attack from secular alliance in Bihar and other political parties at national level over its chief’s reported demand for review of reservation policy.

  • Farooq Abdullah

    Shiv Sena trying to split India: Farooq Abdullah

    Jammu: Expressing concern over Shiv Sena’s protest against the BCCI meeting with the Pakistan Cricket board to discuss the India-Pakistan bilateral series, Opposition National Conference chief and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Monday called it ‘unfortunate’ and that the Shiv Sainiks were trying to ‘split’ India.

  • Michael Hussey

    Michael Hussey to lead PM’s XI against New Zealand

    Canberra: Australian batting great Michael Hussey will make a comeback to the cricket field when he will lead the Prime Minister’s XI against New Zealand in a one-day pink ball match at the Manuka Oval here on Friday.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal appoints GoM on anti-rape laws, to fast-track cases

    New Delhi: Delhi Government today appointed a GoM to examine whether the existing law can be amended to ensurse death penalty or life imprisonment to those involved in raping minors and to lower the cut off age of juveniles found guilty in such cases, besides to explore possibility of setting up special police stations.

  • Arsenal must attack Bayern Munich: Arsene Wenger

    London : Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that his team has no choice but to play an attaking game against German football giants Bayern Munich in their Champions League encounter at the Emirates Stadium here on Tuesday.

  • Waqar Younis

    Waqar Younis wants Pak to bounce back against England

    Karachi : Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis believes that his side will definitely bounce back and play as a team in the upcoming Tests against England despite almost losing their first Test in Abu Dhabi.

  • Golfer Chiragh Kumar regains 2016 Asian Tour card

    Singapore: Indian golfer Chiragh Kumar has earned his 2016 Asian Tour card after battling to a joint runner-up finish at the $1 million Macao Open for his best result since 2011.