Free Press Journal
  • Full faith in India on tax treaty revision: Mauritius

    New Delhi: Dismissing apprehensions of Mauritius being used to route black money as “misconception”, its Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth has termed the issue as an aberration in the “very special” ties with India and hoped that revision of their tax treaty won’t harm its interests. Stating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured him India will not do anything that would harm Mauritius, Jugnauth said the two countries are “sensitive to each other’s

  • Government notifies norms for making AAIB independent body

    New Delhi: Ahead of ICAO’s crucial audit of domestic aviation sector, the government has notified the regulatory framework for making the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) an independent body. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), part of the United Nations, would be carrying out its audit in the last week of November.

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    Maruti Alto overtakes M800 as best selling model in India

    New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India’s entry level car Alto has become the best ever selling model in India with a cumulative total of more than 29 lakh units sold over a period of 15 years, overtaking its now phased-out M800. Launched in September 2000, the model touched mulative sales of 29,19,819 units in October, 2015. This was even better than what M800 — the once bread and butter model of the company —

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    Samsung Note 5: Most productive Android smartphone

    South Korean electronics giant Samsung, known for innovation in hardware and user interfaces, recently launched its flagship Note 5 smartphone in India priced at Rs.53,900. Samsung has aimed the Note series at consumers who like productivity on the go and are also in the ‘creative’ business. We got our hands on the device (32 GB memory) and here is what we think of it:

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    Cairn wants India to appoint arbitrator by Nov 11

    New Delhi: Cairn Energy of UK is willing to suspend its appeal to International Court of Justice seeking appointment of an arbitrator on behalf of Government of India to resolve the Rs 10,247 crore tax dispute, provided an arbitral panel is put in place by November 11. The British oil explorer late last month wrote to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reminding him of government’s promise to appoint an arbitrator “soon” to resolve the

  • BCCL begins non-media brand extensions; launches Femina Flaunt

    Mumbai: India’s leading media house BCCL, which owns the Times Group of publications, is extending its various brands to non-media categories and has launched a clothing and accessories range under the Femina brand. The move will see the company doing brand extensions with the English magazine Femina, the recently launched Panache, which is a supplement with the Economic Times, and another magazine Good Homes.

  • Sudhir Mishra flips classic ‘Devdas’ tale for his “Dasdev”

    Mumbai: National Award winning filmmaker Sudhir Mishra is all set to “flip” the iconic story of Devdas for his upcoming political-drama “Dasdev”. The film, which stars Richa Chaddha, Aditi Rao Hydari and Rahul Bhat, of “Ugly” fame, will have references to author Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s classic novel ‘Devdas’ and even playwright William Shakespeare.

  • HC notice to explosives controller on road transport of LPG

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has issued notices to Chief Controller of Explosives and other bodies on a PIL seeking to appoint an independent agency to verify licences issued by Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) for carrying LPG in vehicles on roads. The HC asked PESO and other bodies to file response in this regard by November 30. The notices were issued by a bench of justices V M Kanade and Shalini

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    Bihar’s Chanakya set to be Chandragupta, again

    Patna: Nitish Kumar, often referred to as Chanakya of Bihar politics, lived up to the moniker when he surprisingly joined hands with arch rival RJD boss Lalu Prasad to script a third consecutive term for himself as Chief Minister after being bruised and bloodied in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Following the age-old proverb enemy’s enemy is friend, the JD(U) leader whose party won just two of the state’s 40 seats in the

  • Grand Alliance to get a thumping majority

    Patna: Putting up a stunning show, the JD(U)-led grand alliance was today well on the road to gaining a thumping majority in the Bihar assembly and was set to defeat the BJP-led NDA convincingly. Out of the trends available in the counting of votes for 220 seats, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led alliance is ahead in 142 of 243 seats up for grabs. A party or a formation needs 122 seats to get a

  • BJP will take corrective measures: Madhav on Bihar poll result

    New Delhi: BJP leader Ram Madhav today dismissed suggestions that the appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on the wane in view of Bihar poll verdict but said the party will take corrective measures. “We try to learn from every election. Give us some time. We will take corrective measures,” he said as it became clear that the NDA was facing defeat in the high-stakes polls.

  • Arvind Kejriwal congratulates Nitish on Bihar win

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday congratulated his Bihar counterpart and JD-U leader Nitish Kumar on his “historic victory” in assembly elections.

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    Shiv Sena calls Nitish ‘political hero’

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Sunday said Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U leader Nitish Kumar had emerged as “a political hero” after he led his alliance to a victory in assembly elections.

  • Lalu makes emphatic comeback, to be kingmaker in Bihar

    Patna: Notwithstanding a string of losses that began with the defeat in the 2005 assembly polls when his party was ousted from power after 15 years and a court ruling, which will keep him out of electoral fray for six years, RJD boss Lalu Prasad has made a resounding comeback on Bihar’s political stage.

  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar being garlanded during an election rally in Raghopur, Bihar on Friday.

    Bihar elections: Mahagathbandhan lead, defeat of ‘money bags’

    Patna: Reacting to the mahagathbandhan’s lead in the early trends in the countdown to the Bihar election results, Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav on Sunday congratulated the people of the state and said that all the salvos launched by the BJP-led alliances have backfired on them.

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    Grand Alliance heads to victory in late surge 

    Patna: The Grand Alliance on Sunday celebrated all across Bihar as its candidates forged ahead in more than half of the 243 seats, stunning the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

  • Four robbers loot woman at knife-point

    Indore : Four armed miscreants barged into a house in broad daylight on Saturday, threatened a woman with a knife and snatched keys to the almirahs and robbed gold and silver ornaments worth Rs 12 lakh.

  • ‘Over 10-L Cancer cases detected every year’

    Indore : As per GLOBOCON-2015 report, over 10.14 lakh new cancer cases are detected every year in India. It says lung cancer is highest among males followed by lip & oral cavity cancer.

  • Man nabbed for harassing girl

    Indore : `We Care for You’ Cell sleuths arrested a person for harassing a woman on phone, on Saturday. The youth wanted to malign woman’s name and called her family with some obscene stories which resulted in family friction and a suicide attempt by her mother.