Free Press Journal
  • Stable duty regime proposed to promote capital goods sector

    New Delhi : The government proposed a long term, stable and rationalised tax and duty structure to promote the capital goods sector, one of the most critical segments for achieving the vision of ‘Make in India’.

  • Indian-origin politician sworn in as Mayor of German city

    Berlin : Indian-origin politician Ashok Sridharan has been sworn in as the Mayor of Bonn, pledging to make the former German capital a major investment destination and the European hub of UN institutions.

  • Sweden sword attack at school was racist, say police

    Trollhattan (Sweden) : A sword-wielding man who killed two people at a Swedish school with many immigrant pupils was motivated by racism, police said today, as hostility towards refugees mounts across Europe.

  • Police officials recovered jewellery worth Rs 15 lakh from the two accused (left).

    Two brothers held for burgling jewellery shop

    Mumbai : Crime Branch officials have arrested two people for plotting and burlging a jewellery shop in Jawahar nagar in Santacruz. The officials have recovered jewellery worth Rs 15 lakh from those arrested.

  • Hillary ends grilling on Benghazi

    Washington :  Hillary Clinton wrapped up 11 hours of testimony before Congress, for the most part deftly handling a marathon grilling by lawmakers seeking details about the 2012 attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya.

  • NASA’s super rocket to Mars clears critical review

    Washington : For the first time in almost 40 years, NASA has completed all steps needed to clear a critical design review (CDR) for the most powerful rocket ever built that will take humans to deeper space missions, including Mars.

  • Banks can use gold deposits for SLR needs

    MUMBAI:  The Reserve Bank of India has permitted banks to use the stock of gold it holds under the Gold Monetisation Scheme, 2015, for calculation of its statutory liquidity ratio requirement.

  • UK govt, Tata Steel offer 9 mn pound aid package

    London : The 1,200 Tata Steel workers in the UK facing job cuts have been thrown a lifeline with a 9 million pound support package put together by the British government and the Indian steel giant.

  • ‘Event Camps’ at BSSS

    BHOPAL : The students of Bhopal School of Social Sciences as a part of their Event management certificate course organised camps under the guidance of Lila Simon, course co-ordinator, management department on Friday.

  • Bharti Infratel net profit surges 25% to Rs 579 cr

    New Delhi : Telecom tower company Bharti Infratel reported a 25 % jump in net profit at Rs 579 crore for the September quarter as operators quickened 3G and 4G rollouts.

  • Kansai Nerolac Q2 net up 33%

    New Delhi : Kansai Nerolac Paints reported a 33.33 per cent increase in standalone net profit at Rs 96.88 crore for the second quarter ended September. The company had reported a net profit of Rs 72.66 crore in July-September last year.  Total income from operation rose by 5.21% at Rs 971.33      crore as against Rs 923.21 crore a year ago, the company said.

  • China cuts interest rates

    Beijing : Just days after reporting its worst growth since the global financial crisis, China unveiled a two-pronged action by scrapping control on how banks set the deposit rates and announced a further easing of its monetary policy to prop-up the world’s second-largest economy’s state, reports PTI.

  • Asian Paints posts Rs 399 cr net profit    

    New Delhi : Asian Paints reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 399 crore for the second quarter ended September, on account of increase in net sales. The company had posted a net profit of Rs 347.30 crore during the same period last fiscal, Asian Paints said in a regulatory filing.

  • BJP cornered in Haryana, allies are furious in Bihar

    New Delhi : An already beleaguered BJP leadership has been pushed on the defensive after back to back incidents of atrocities against Dalits in Haryana. With minister Gen (retd) VK Singh’s controversial remarks on Thursday, the party may lose whatever advantage it may have had among the Dalits and Mahadalits in the already uphill Bihar battle. According to the 2011 census data, Dalits constitute about 16 percent of the total population though local sources

  • Kalanagar decongestion plan: Bids to be invited next month

    Mumbai : The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority is set to invite tenders for the Kalanagar Junction decongestion plan by next month. The plan involves construction of four flyovers and a 300-metre road.

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  • Skepticism

    Ignorance is being a skeptic and not knowing that you are one. If you think you are a skeptic, you are no longer a skeptic. You already have a clue of something beyond. So, in reality, you can never know if you are a skeptic or not! A skeptic is stuck in a paradigm, closing all other possibilities. But this creation is all possibilities. As one understands how paradigm shifts, skepticism is