Free Press Journal
  • …govt allays fiscal fears

    NEW DELHI:  Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said the government would stick to the fiscal consolidation roadmap even as it implements the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission which will increase the overall government expenditure by Rs 1.02 trln. “In the Budget (2015-16) we had laid out a fiscal roadmap which is 3.9% fiscal deficit this year and 3.6% the following year. And the roadmap that we have put together

  • Dr Reddy’s countersues AstraZeneca

    Hyderabad:  Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, which is embroiled in a legal battle with AstraZeneca over the usage of purple colour for generic version of Nexium, has filed a complaint in a US court alleging that the latter “knew” about its plans to use the same colour in the capsules.

  • Mobile app for e-filing of returns launched

    New Delhi : Income tax returns e-filing website ClearTax said it has launched mobile application ‘TaxCloud’ to make the process of e-filing of returns more easier.  “ClearTax recently launched the TaxCloud mobile application for CA firms. The tax cloud platform hits a key milestone of over 10,000 CA firms across India this November,” ClearTax said in a statement today.  With the application, CAs will have the convenience of accessing the filing status of

  • Ronaldo’s Real future in doubt?

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo’s contribution to Madrid can’t be questioned, at least until recent weeks. The Portuguese has become the club’s all-time leading scorer in just his seventh season. Yet, by his own remarkable standards, Ronaldo’s form has dipped this season. A return of 13 goals in 15 games would be sensational for most players, but his goal have come against weaker opposition rather than when it matters most. Indeed, Ronaldo has failed to net

  • Sterling-Liverpool reunion not a worry for coach Klopp

    London : Mnioanchester City’s Raheem Sterling will be one of several players facing a former club when Liverpool visit on Saturday, but Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has played down the significance of the reun. Sterling, 20, felt the ire of Liverpool’s supporters after rejecting a contract offer from the club at the end of last season and joined City. The England forward’s conduct was criticised by Liverpool greats including Steven Gerrard and Graeme Souness and

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- You have to decide which work must be given preference first today. There may be lot of work pressure. Those in politics have to diplomatically handle any difficult situation.

  • Man United facing striker crisis against Watford

    London : Manchester United is facing an awkward situation of having no strikers fit enough for its English Premier League game against Watford on Saturday. The team’s starting strikers Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial were all ruled out on Friday with injury or illness, while Marouance Fellaini, who can play either midfielder or striker, also has a calf problem, reports Xinhua.

  • Mourinho hopes break refreshes Chelsea squad

    London : Jose Mourinho will hope the latest international break proves to be a turning point in Chelsea’s disastrous Premier League season and refreshes struggling Belgian star Eden Hazard. Mourinho and his players signed off from domestic duty with a defeat at Stoke City — their third successive league loss — that left the club in 16th place, a point behind Norwich City, Saturday’s visitors to Stamford Bridge, and just three points clear of


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  • No BCCI member snooped on, says former secretary

    New Delhi: Former BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel on Friday said in his defence that UK-based company ‘Page Protection Services’, hired by the previous dispensation, “did not snoop on any board official” during his time in office. The BCCI has sent a letter to Patel asking him to clarify about the US$ 900,000 payment made to the company for allegedly carrying out 24×7 surveillance on key Board officials. during  N Srinivasan’s reign. “I had deactivated

  • Emoji worth thousand words: Twitter study

    New York : The ‘face with tears of joy’ emoji — that was declared the ‘word of the year 2015’ by Oxford Dictionaries — was actually the most popular emoji used on Twitter, a study by the company revealed. Twitter analysed the top 10 emoji used for TV-related tweets between April 2014 and July 2015. This emoji was used in 24 percent of tweets that included emojis. The laughing face was followed by the heart

  • Money

    More pay for less or no work?

    Public servants are the most pampered lot. Work or no work, life-long security of service is assured. Only in the rarest of rare case can a government servant be dismissed. Moreover, periodically the employer feels obliged to revise their pay-scales. Weak attempts to link pay rises to performance by the past pay commissions have floundered on the bedrock of political opportunism and blackmail of the employees’ unions. Nor has any government succeeded

  • South Africa call up pacer De Lange for injured Steyn

    Nagpur : South Africa called up pacer Marchant de Lange to bolster their bowling line-up as injured premier fast bowler Dale Steyn remains doubtful for the third Test against India.De Lang was called up as a cover for the remaining two matches should Steyn fail to be fit for them. Proteas coach Russell Domingo explained: “At the moment we only have three fit seamers in Morne Morkel, Kagiso Rabada and Kyle Abbott, so with

  • We have no set combination for our team: Kohli

    Bengaluru : Virat Kohli has said that there is no set combination in the team and that everyone is ready to put their hand up and perform whenever needed. “There’s no set combination in this team. Everyone is ready to play at any stage and willing to perform for the team, which is a positive sign,” he said. “I think you have to choose the all-rounder according to condition. You can’t be stubborn about the

  • David Cameron, Narendra Modi

    David Cameron plays on Narendra Modi’s vanity

    Veni, vidi, vici, I came, I saw, I conquered. It’s tempting to repeat Julius Caesar’s immortal words to describe Narendra Modi’s three-day visit to Britain. But a closer examination of what looked like a spectacular triumph may reveal uncertainties that could bear on the long-term outcome unless Britain can overcome misconceptions and India can bring itself to live up to the challenge of British expectations.

  • Economy

    Economy is in urgent need of respite

    The world economy is in coma. We must readjust our policies according to changing contours of the world economy. Till recently, the MNCs in the developed countries were making new innovations like the Windows software and HP Laptops. They were selling these pioneering products to the developed countries at high prices, making huge profits and paying high salaries to their workers. Their workers were buying goods produced in China. This led to

  • Mumbai bite the dust

    Herrero, Kamara find the net as NEUFC win 2-0.

  • Chennaiyin FC face Kerala in crunch tie

    Chennai : Chennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters look to outwit each other in a crucial 11th round Indian Super League (ISL) clash here today. Last year, Blasters overcame a strong challenge of the home team to enter the final of the competition. But the two teams are pegged at the reverse end of the standings this year with Chennaiyin at the bottom with 10 points from 10 matches and Blasters pocketing 11 points to be