Free Press Journal
  • GST Bill

    Govt to push for passage of GST, real estate bills next week

    New Delhi: Government will make a fresh bid to pass crucial bills on GST and real estate in the last week of the Winter session amid signs of some thaw with Congress on the key economic reform measure. The legislative and financial business proposed next week includes a discussion on the issue of price rise in both Houses with emphasis in Rajya Sabha on rising price of essential commodities, including foodgrains in the

  • Air India

    Air India bags award for contribution to reduce carbon emissions

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India received the National Environment Health and Safety Award for its outstanding contribution to reducing carbon emissions for the year 2015 from the World Quality Congress and World Sustainability Forum.

  • diesel cars

    Diesel vehicle ban: NGT must check data, say auto industry

    New Delhi: Hitting out against the NGT order to ban new diesel vehicles in the capital, automobile manufacturers today asked the green tribunal to consider all facts and data to take a holistic view to control pollution. The banning of old vehicles is a welcome step in order to improve air quality in the capital but banning of new vehicles which comply with the latest emission norms will be counter productive, Mahindra &

  • SBI_state bank of India_logo

    SBI’s new debit cards to have EMV chip & pin security

    New Delhi: Country’s largest lender SBI will issue EMV chip and pin based debit cards to its new customers to ensure enhanced secure transactions. EMV chip and pin feature protects against skimming and card transaction frauds. “All SBI customers opening accounts with the bank hence forth will receive this EMV chip and pin-based debit cards. Existing customers can also request for upgrading their card by visiting their home branch against payment of nominal

  • Golfers Randhawa tied ninth, Chawrasia tied 14th in Thailand

    Chonburi (Thailand): India’s Jyoti Randhawa (five-under 67) and S.S.P. Chawrasia (68) continued their upward march in the $1 million Thailand Golf Championship as they finished tied ninth and tied 14th after the third and penultimate round here on Saturday.

  • Square Yards’ facilitates home loan worth USD 120mn this fiscal

    New Delhi: Square Capital, the mortgage advisory arm of real estate aggregator Square Yards, today announced that it has facilitated loan disbursals worth USD 120mn this fiscal, registering its name among top three loan distributors in India by value of loans disbursed.

  • No link between GST, National Herald issues: Rahul

    Guwahati: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today said there was “no link” between the National Herald and the GST Bill issues and asserted that his party is for the tax reform measure if three differences are resolved. “In the media there is some sense that the National Herald and the GST are linked. I say to you here that there is absolutely no link between National Herald and GST. National Herald is a

  • Sundar Pichai, Google

    We must support Muslim, other minority communities: Sundar Pichai

    New York: After Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s India-born head Sundar Pichai has come out in support of Muslims saying it is important to have a diverse mix of voices and backgrounds to build a company or leading a country. Responding to Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s comments seeking ban on Muslim entry into the US, Pichai, in a post on Medium wrote, it is “disheartening to see the intolerant discourse playing

  • Doesn’t matter who picks me, all I need is new challenge: Ashwin

    Mumbai: With the Indian Premier League (IPL) players’ draft scheduled for December 15, India’s star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Saturday said he is looking forward to a new challenge in the cash-rich league, adding that it doesn’t matter to him which franchise picks him.

  • Vidya Balan

    Vidya excited about working with Amitabh again

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan is excited about reuniting with her “Kahaani” director Sujoy Ghosh and “Paa” co-star Amitabh Bachchan for the upcoming film “Te3n”, in which she will be seen as a police official.

  • mehbooba Mufti

    There is no alternative to talks with Pakistan: Mehbooba

    New Delhi: BJP’s alliance partner in Jammu and Kashmir PDP today said that India cannot escape from its duty of holding talks with Pakistan at a time when the world is facing threats from terror groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda. “India has to join hands with countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan and even Bangladesh if we want to keep terror groups off our shores,” PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said at the ‘Aaj Tak Agenda’

  • Qamar Agha

    Indo-Japan nuke deal will help strengthen our economy: Qamar Agha

    New Delhi: Expressing hope on the civil nuclear deal between India and Japan, Defence expert Qamar Agha on Saturday said that it will help strengthen India’s economy which is not only a positive development but will also bring large investments and jobs.

  • Left wing extremism poses serious challenge: Rajnath Singh

    Vijayawada: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the country is facing serious challenges from left-wing extremism which needs to be countered effectively and collectively along with the states.

  • efence Minister Manohar Parrikar

    BJP dodges questions on Parrikar’s birthday bash funding

    Panaji: The BJP leaders in Goa on Saturday dodged questions on the funding of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s birthday bash to be held on Sunday but insisted that the celebration will be low key.

  • Shinzo Abe- Narendra Modi

    India, Japan sign agreements on nuclear energy, bullet train

    New Delhi: India on Saturday signed landmark agreements on civil nuclear energy and bullet train technology with Japan, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi described visit of his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe “truly historic”.

  • volcanic eruptions

    ‘Volcanic eruption caused Ice Age during Jurassic period’

    London: A large-scale volcanic event caused the Ice age during the Jurassic period nearly 170 million years ago, say researchers. An international team of experts, including researchers from University of Exeter, found evidence of a large and abrupt cooling of the Earth’s temperature during the Jurassic Period which lasted millions of years.

  • Sifting videos gets easier with new Yahoo app

    New Yor: Yahoo’s new “Video Guide” app for mobile devices would make it easier for users to find content from across a long list of competitive video services and networks. The app allows users to search from one place and then offers links to buy or start streaming the content in other apps like iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, HBO GO, and many others, Engadget reported.