Free Press Journal
  • ‘Convicts, undertrails not to be categorised as BPL persons’

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government today said all convicts and under-trails lodged in different prisons in the state will not be categorised as persons living below poverty line (BPL). Only those who came from BPL families before start of their jail term will continue to remain in the said category. According to a Government Resolution (GR), convicts coming from BPL families and facing jail term of over one year will not be considered as

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    Drought-hit farmers not getting sanctioned financial aid: Sena

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today said drought-affected farmers were not getting the sanctioned financial assistance. Thackeray, whose party is in power in Maharashtra along with BJP, asked his MLAs to raise the issue during the Winter Session of the state legislature beginning in Nagpur from December 7.

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    Rajan says no “big bang jump” for Rupee onto world stage

    Mumbai: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said the inclusion of Chinese yuan into IMF’s reserve currency basket may lead to more devaluation of the unit but ruled out any such “big bang” internationalisation for the rupee and favoured a “steady” opening up. “The Chinese devalued the yuan initially but then stopped and, in fact, it came up a little since then. Perhaps, with the Chinese inclusion in the SDR (special drawing rights) basket

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    Investment cycle showing signs of pick-up: Moody’s

    New Delhi: Moody’s Investors Service today said investment levels in India are showing early signs of recovery driven by an upturn in capital expenditure and increased public spending. In its December 2015 issue of ‘Inside India’, the agency however, said a broad-based and sustainable revival in the private sector capital expenditure cycle will likely take longer to materialise.

  • Do you have toilet at home? You can contest for Maha civic polls

    Mumbai: If you don’t have a toilet, you won’t be eligible to contest local body elections in Maharashtra. The decision to make toilets mandatory for those contesting local body polls was taken at a meeting of Maharashtra Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here today.

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    Bhushan calls Kejriwal for open debate on Janlokpal Bill

    New Delhi: Accusing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of “betraying” people by diluting the Janlokpal Bill, Swaraj Abhiyan leader Prashant Bhushan today took to air waves to challenge his former colleague to an “open debate”. The AAP, however, fielded Delhi Dialouge Commission vice-chairman Ashish Khetan to counter Bhushan, to which the activist-lawyer said Kejriwal was “scared” of a debate.

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    RBI, govt steps to help banks end NPA woes by Mar’17: Rajan

    Mumbai: As banks reel under huge bad debts, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said steps taken by the central bank and the government should help lenders clean up their balance sheets by March 2017. Rajan said banks have been given more powers and flexibility to deal with the bad loans, which have crossed 6 per cent as of June quarter.

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    IT raids on premises connected with Karti’s friends ‘political vendetta’: Tewari

    New Delhi: Congress leader Manish Tewari today alleged “political vendetta” behind the IT and ED raids on some premises of business associates connected with Congress leader Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram. Tewari, a former Information and Broadcasting Minister, said, “The entire exercise smacks of political vendetta and vindictiveness. It has obviously been timed keeping in mind Tamil Nadu elections.”

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    ED probing suspected links between Hurriyat leader, 26/11 financier

    New Delhi: Enforcement Directorate is probing suspected links between a leader of hardline Hurriyat leader, Firdous Ahmad Shah, and one of the financiers of 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, the Lok Sabha was informed today. In a written reply, Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had filed a prosecution complaint against two people under Prevention of Money Laundering Act after the Jammu and Kashmir police filed

  • Waqar Younis believes England defeat “huge eye opener”

    Sharjah : Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis described defeat in the Twenty20 series against England as a “huge eye opener” for his team whose “poor and ordinary” performance needed proper analysis.

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    Dale Steyn looks doubtful again, De Lange has extended session

    New Delhi: When South African team entered the Feroz Shah Kotla arena today, all eyes were on Dale Steyn but the pace spearhead skipped the net session, indicating that he has still not recovered from the groin injury he had sustained during the first Test against India in Mohali.

  • We would want to continue with our momentum: Roberto Carlos

    New Delhi: Assured of a place in the semifinals of Indian Super League (ISL), Delhi Dynamos’ marquee manager-cum-player Roberto Carlos says they are aiming to continue the winning momentum and finish at the top of pecking order.

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    Disability needs visibility in India: Kalki Koechlin

    New Delhi, Actress Kalki Koechlin, who starred in the Shonali Bose directorial “Margarita With A Straw” in which she plays the role of a girl with cerebral palsy, believes that disability needs visibility in our country.

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    Looking forward to ‘Sultan’: Kabir Khan

    Mumbai: Director Kabir Khan says that he is looking forward to his “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” actor Salman Khan’s next film “Sultan”. “Of course, ‘Sultan’ is Salman’s film and the person directing it is Ali Abbas Zafar, who is a very close friend of mine. He used to be my first assistant on ‘New York’, he is like a brother to me. So, I am looking forward to ‘Sultan’,” Kabir said at the screening of

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    Maruti Suzuki’s November sales up 10 percent

    Mumbai: Leading passenger automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki on Tuesday reported a 9.7 percent rise in its sales for last month. The company sold 120,824 units during the month under review from an off-take of 110,147 units in the corresponding month of 2014.

  • Spinners did not get credit they deserved: Amit Mishra

    New Delhi: India’s spinners have accounted for 47 out of 50 South African wickets in the Test series so far but leg-spinner Amit Mishra is a little disappointed that debate on nature of pitches has undermined the good performances of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and him.