Free Press Journal
  • Patients with diabetic foot show cognitive deterioration

    Washington: In a first-time study, researchers have revealed that people with diabetes who suffer from “diabetic foot” have significantly impaired cognitive function.

  • India, Pakistan

    Rajeev Shukla questions Govt.’s delay on Indo-Pak series

    New Delhi : Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla on Monday questioned the delay behind the resumption of the much-awaited bilateral series between India and Pakistan, and called on the government to take a firm stand on the matter.

  • Govt extends due date for TDS deposit in Tamil Nadu

    New Delhi: In view of floods, Income Tax Department has extended due date for deposit of TDS and Tax Collected at Source (TCS) to December 20. Date for deposit of tax deducted at source (TDS) and TCS during the month of November has been extended from December 7 to December 20, in respect of deductors located in Tamil Nadu, Central Board of Direct Taxes said in a statement.

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    Petroleum products should be under ambit of GST: Govt

    New Delhi: The petroleum products should come under the ambit of the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) but a final decision would be taken when the state governments come on board on it, government told the Lok Sabha today. Replying to questions, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said altogether 52 per cent tax is levied on petroleum products by both central and state governments and such revenues are used for various welfare and

  • ‘India is a big potential market for China’

    New Delhi: India is a big potential market for China and there is an enormous scope of economic cooperation between the two nations, a Chinese embassy official said here today. “India is a big potential market for China. More and more Chinese companies are coming to India,” Second Secretary, Chinese Embassy in India Li Rong Rong said.

  • Pak receives $3 bn investment in renewable energy in one year

    Islamabad: Pakistan has received a record USD 3 billion investment in renewable energy sector over the past one year as the government seeks to ensure energy security in the country. Pakistan has become a choice destination of investors because of the potential in this sector, robust policy framework, lucrative tariff structures and bankable security documents, said Amjad Ali Awan, CEO Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB).

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    Indian digital commerce mkt to touch $128 bn by 2017: Study

    New Delhi: Country’s digital commerce market is likely to touch USD 128 billion in 2017 from the current level of USD 42 billion on the back of higher mobile and Internet penetration and mobile-commerce sales, says a study. “Increasing mobile and Internet penetration, m-commerce sales, advanced shipping and payment options, exciting discounts, and push into new international markets by e-businesses are the major drivers of this unprecedented growth,” a joint study by Assocham-Deloitte

  • AB De Villiers on a Test saving mission as SA reach 136/5 at tea

    New Delhi : Indian spinners raised visions of victory with twin strikes in the post-lunch session even as South African batsmen, led by the talismanic AB de Villiers, carried on with their match-saving bid, reaching 136/5 at tea on the final day of the fourth cricket Test here today.

  • Upcoming US rate hike subdues markets; Sensex down 126 points

    Mumbai: Heightened chances of a US rate hike, coupled with slow progress in passing of a key economic legislation, subdued Indian equity markets, leading a barometer index to shed 126 points or 0.49 percent during the mid-afternoon trade session on Monday.


    ICICI Home Finance to raise Rs 81 crore via bonds

    New Delhi: ICICI Home Finance Company Ltd today said it will raise Rs 81 crore by allotting bonds on a private placement basis, and the issue will open tomorrow. “The Committee of Directors at its meeting on December 7, 2015 approved allotment of Rs 810 million of unsecured redeemable senior bonds in the nature of debentures on private placement basis,” ICICI Home Finance said in a regulatory filing.

  • 39 NH projects terminated: Radhakrishnan

    New Delhi: As many as 73 national highway projects are in a stalled position and around 39 of them have been terminated, government informed Rajya Sabha today. “Seventy three projects are in stalled position,” Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan said in the House, adding that of these, about 39 projects have been terminated while the others have been reviewed or reawarded.

  • PeeCee parties with ‘Quantico’ team

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming flick ‘Bajirao Mastani,’ is partying hard with her ‘Quantico’ team.

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    Parineeti Chopra not in Salman-starrer `Sultan`

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra has quashed the rumours of her featuring in Salman Khan’s most awaited flick ‘Sultan.’

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    Social films shouldn’t be preachy: Tom Alter

    New Delhi: Veteran theatre and film personality Tom Alter believes that films dealing with social issues get boring whenever they try to be preachy. He says filmmakers should try to present a social issue on screen by including an exciting factor in the story line so that the film doesn’t look tedious.

  • Shah Rukh Khan

    Star system important, but so is performance: SRK

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says the Hindi film industry may be driven by the star system, but the audience now chooses its ‘stars’ based on their performance.