Free Press Journal
  • Gold

    Gold schemes to aid economic growth, reduce CAD: Ficci

    New Delhi: The launch of gold schemes will deploy India’s unutilised gold reserves effectively and help push economic growth while bringing down the current account deficit through lower imports of the metal, industry body Ficci said today. “These policies are a step in the right direction and would allow for channelisation of the unutilized domestic gold reserves towards supporting the country’s economic growth,” Ficci Secretary General A Didar Singh said.

  • Breakaway Afghan Taliban faction picks its leader

    Kandahar: A spokesman for a breakaway Afghan Taliban faction says they have elected their leader, further deepening the split within the insurgency group.

  • DA case: Virbhadra accuses CBI of not furnishing complete FIR

    New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has moved a Delhi court accusing the CBI of not furnishing before it the complete copy of the FIR registered against him and others in a disproportionate assets case. In an application moved before Special Judge Vinod Kumar, 81-year-old Singh has said the agency should be directed to file the complete copy of the First Information Report in the court. The copy of his application

  • Madan Mitra

    Saradha scam: Madan Mitra to be kept in house confinement

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court today directed that West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, an accused in the multi-crore Saradha chitfund scam, will remain in house confinement under police surveillance till disposal of a CBI plea for cancellation of his bail. Observing that Mitra is a Cabinet minister and has the power to influence witnesses if allowed to remain free, a division bench of justices Joymalyo Bagchi and Mir Dara Sheko directed that

  • Bankruptcy law to improve ease of doing business: Das

    New Delhi: A new law on bankruptcy aimed at improving the ease of doing business will be introduced in Parliament at the earliest, a top finance ministry official said today. “Bankruptcy law will improve ease of doing business in India. Government will try to introduce the bill in the Parliament at the earliest,” Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said in a tweet.

  • Release of ex-Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina rejected

    Guatemala City: A Guatemalan court has rejected the release of former president Otto Perez Molina, presently in custody for his alleged involvement in a corruption scandal, the media reported on Thursday.

  • Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi addresses an election rally in Madhubani on Thursday.

    Only Akali Dal is prospering in Punjab: Rahul Gandhi

    Faridkot: Rahul Gandhi today hit out at the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, saying only Akalis are prospering in Punjab and stressed the Congress is united in the state as he along with two feuding state leaders met the families of the two youths killed in police firing here. Rahul, who arrived here by train to meet the families of the youths killed during protests against incidents of sacrilege last month, said, “Right now

  • Rape

    Rape case: School owner’s son acquitted as complainant resiles

    New Delhi: A school owner’s son, who was accused of raping a teacher on the false promise of marriage, has been acquitted by a Delhi court after the woman said that she had lodged a false complaint as she was in a disturbed mental state.

  • Narendra Modi

    Artistes, academicians come out in support of Modi govt

    New Delhi: A group of writers, academicians and artistes today came out in support of Narendra Modi government and dismissed the protests over alleged rising intolerance as “much ado” about the declining clout of a “pampered section” which was now targeting the Prime Minister.

  • Education must deepen students’ linkage with society: President

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said education must deepen students’ linkage with society and develop scientific temper. Speaking here at the launch of “IMPRINT India”, a joint initiative of IITs and IISC, the president said: “Knowledge is individual. We must follow a multidisciplinary approach that allows students to learn and seek knowledge holistically.”

  • Bus (representational image)

    Oppn hits out at govt over ST bus fare hike in Diwali season

    Mumbai: Upping the ante against BJP-led Maharashtra government over hike in State Transport (ST) bus fares by upto 20 per cent during Diwali season, the Opposition today alleged that the move reeks of a connivance between the private operators and the government. While Congress termed the state government’s move as “unjustifiable”, the NCP demanded that the Chief Minister should immediately intervene and roll back the hike in fares.

  • Moody

    Report part of economic outlook series: Moody’s Analytics

    New Delhi: Moody’s Analytics today stood by its report that had asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to keep BJP members in check or risk losing global credibility and said it was part of its ‘economic outlook series’, a day after the government had berated it. “The report was published by and is the view of Moody’s Analytics as part of its economic outlook series,” a Moody’s Analytics spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

  • Yuki Bhambri

    Yuki Bhambri set to hire travelling coach for 2016 season

    New Delhi : The gamble of hiring a travelling trainer has paid off for Yuki Bhambri as he cracked the top-100 with consistent performances and the youngster is now ready to make more investment by adding a travelling coach to his support staff.

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft announces new partnerships, cloud start-up initiative 

    Mumbai: US-based technology major Microsoft on Thursday announced a string of partnerships, programmes and products claimed to help Indian organisations and governments to explore unchartered business areas and enrich customer and citizen experiences.