Free Press Journal
  • Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil

    Maha Govt shouldn’t blame bureaucracy for its failures

    Mumbai:Terming the remarks of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis about non-cooperation from bureaucracy as “unfortunate”, the opposition Congress-NCP today said the government should not make someone else a scapegoat to hide its failures. Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil told reporters that Fadnavis had failed to give direction and vision to the bureaucracy.

  • Prices Of Gold And Silver Rise On Global Cues

    GJF urges govt to get uniform 1% GST for jewellery sector

    Mumbai: Jewellers today urged the government to implement uniform one per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) across gems and jewellery sector, which will bring all manufacturers under one umbrella. This will also help in getting the sector more organised, All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) said in a release issued here. “We will be happy if the government announces the implementation of one per cent GST on gems and jewellery

  • Jain Irrigation bags Rs 473 cr tender from MSEDCL

    Mumbai: Jain Irrigation Systems (JISL) today said the company has bagged a tender worth Rs 473 crore from Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) for supply and installation of 8,959 solar agri pumps. This is the first pilot phase of the Solar Agri Pump project for 5,00,000 pumps launched by the Maharashtra government through MSEDCL, JISL said in a release issued here.

  • Sanjay Raut

    SRK shouldn’t be targeted because he is Muslim: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Even as he came under attack from sections in BJP, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan today received support from ruling ally Shiv Sena which said the superstar should not be targeted only because he is a Muslim and that the minority community in India is “tolerant”. “This country is tolerant and the Muslims are tolerant as well. Shah Rukh Khan should not be targeted only because he is a Muslim,” Shiv Sena

  • Real issue lost amid noise on intolerance: Supriya Pathak

    New Delhi: Blaming the noise around intolerance for drowning out real issues, noted actress Surpiya Pathak today said that returning awards is not a solution to the problems the country is facing. “Intolerance is there in the country for sure. Everyone is feeling that. We all are trying to do our bit be it by returning the awards or by other means. But we should not make it an issue,” Pathak said.

  • Anne Hathaway, Daniel Radcliffe to star in ‘The Modern Ocean’

    Los Angeles : Actors Anne Hathaway and Daniel Radcliffe will join Keanu Reeves, Chloe Grace Moretz, Tom Holland, Asa Butterfield, Abraham Attah and Jeff Goldblum to star in director Shane Carruth’s shipping drama “The Modern Ocean”.

  • Ghulam Ali cancels all concerts in India 

    New Delhi: Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali, whose concert in Mumbai was called off after resistance from the Shiv Sena, cancelled all his scheduled performances in the country, saying that he won’t return to India until “things settle down”. Ghulam Ali expressed his disappointment over recent incidents, but asserted that Indian fans have always welcomed him and his music with open arms.

  • Khattar urges NABARD to release funds liberally for solar proj

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has urged National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to release funds liberally for ‘Saurya Urja Nigam (SUN) Haryana Limited’, being formed for setting up of solar parks in the state. Khattar made this request during a meeting with Chief General Manager NABARD, P C Chaudhri, who called on him here today, an official release said.

  • Sienna Miller ready to shave her head for film

    Los Angeles: Actress Sienna Miller loves sporting different hairstyles in her films, and she says she wouldn’t hesitate even if she had to shave off her glossy hair for a role.

  • Ash Carter

    China sea tensions stop joint statement at Asia defence meet

    Kuala Lumpur: Divisions within Asia over China’s claims in the disputed South China Sea spilled over today to a meeting of US and Asian defence ministers, where China insisted the group make no public mention of the strategic waters in a joint declaration intended as a public display of unity. As a result, a joint statement was cancelled. Both host Malaysia and US Defence Secretary Ash Carter discounted the significance of the failure,

  • Airbus signs deals with S Korea carriers for 55 planes

    Seoul: European aircraft maker Airbus said today it had formally signed deals with South Korea’s two largest airlines for the delivery of 55 of its fuel-efficient, single-aisle A321neo passenger jets. The contracts, negotiated earlier in the year, were signed yesterday to coincide with the visit to Seoul by French President Francois Hollande.

  • Transfer of technology not impediment to innovation: US Envoy

    Bengaluru: US Ambassador to India Richard Verma today said he does not see transfer of technology in the defence sector as an impediment to innovation, and a lot of restrictions would fall even more. “I don’t see transfer of technology as being an impediment to innovation. I actually think there is so much we can do right now, and whatever controls that are still existing … lot of these restrictions will fall even

  • India, US discuss policy measures to deepen capital markets

    New Delhi: India and the United States today discussed potential policy measures that could deepen the former’s capital markets and drive greater investment by domestic and foreign investors in Asia’s third largest economy. “We discussed new initiatives to mobilize private capital to fund infrastructure, policies that can develop a deeper and more liquid corporate debt market, and instruments to help sub-sovereign governments raise financing for development,” a joint statement issued after the second

  • Law panel proposes 180-day limit to deal with insolvency

    New Delhi: Government-appointed Bankruptcy Law Committee today proposed a swift process and timeline of 180 days to deal with insolvency that may arise on account of business failures or economic downturns. The draft legislation prepared by the panel also proposes early identification of financial distress so that steps could be taken to revive the ailing company.

  • O-live your life!

    Olives are the most widely enjoyed fruits of the Mediterranean region. They have a whole lot of nutritional value if consumed on a daily basis. As much as the focus is given more to the oil, the fruit itself is a winner for good health. The ‘olive revolution’ has embarked in India, and has a lot of benefits in store for you.

  • Nitish Kumar

    BJP defends advt; slams Nitish’s ‘silence’ on beef issue

    Patna, Nov 4 (PTI) BJP stoutly defended its advertisement on beef today, a day ahead of the last phase of assembly polls in Bihar saying it has rightly questioned Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s silence on the controversial remarks made by his allies on the issue. “There is nothing wrong in our advertisement on beef issue and asking the chief minister to break his silence on controversial remarks made by the RJD supremo