Free Press Journal
  • Bar bribery: CPI (M) activists block Excise Minister K Babu

    Thiruvananthapuram: CPI(M) activists today waved black flags and squatted on the road demanding state Excise Minister K Babu’s resignation, when he arrived here for a function, as part of their agitation in the wake of allegations against him on the bar bribery issue.

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    Wait for five months before saying ‘I love you’

    London: New relationships are marked by a series of milestones from the moment you lay eyes on new partner to first kiss, but a new study may have the answer to that all important question — when to utter those three words?

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    India’s tallest Tricolour to be hoisted in Ranchi on Saturday

    Ranchi: India’s largest tricolour will be hoisted on the country’s tallest flagpost here on January 23 to coincide with the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chadra Bose, an official of the temple where it is sited said on Monday.

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    OROP protest outside FM’s residence ends, MoS meets veterans

    New Delhi: Ex-servicemen seeking changes in government’s One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme today shifted their protest back to Jantar Mantar here from outside Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s residence following a late night meeting with Minister of State Jayant Sinha.

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    Implementation challenge for Indian economy: Rajan

    Melbourne: Implementation remains the major challenge for India’s economy and if it can deliver on its promises the country will be “the place to be”, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has said. When asked to nominate the three things that most need to change to make a difference to the Indian economy Rajan said, “Implementation, implementation, and implementation”.

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    Easwar panel on I-T for raising threshold for TDS deduction

    New Delhi: A high level panel on simplification of income tax laws today recommended raising the threshold limits for deduction of tax at source (TDS) as also slashing the rate of withholding tax. The Justice (rtd) R V Easwar Committee in a 78-page draft report said nearly 65 per cent of the personal income-tax collection in India was through tax deducted at source (TDS) and TDS provisions need to be made more tax

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    China invested over 823 bn yuan in railway development in 2015

    Beijing: China has invested over 823.8 billion yuan in railway development sector last year which is well above the annual target of 800 billion yuan as the country continues to ramp-up investments to halt the slowdown of the economy.

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    T20 call up a “pleasant surprise”, says Shane Watson

    Sydney: Conceding that the T20 call up against India came as a “pleasant surprise”, Australian all-rounder Shane Watson today said his familiarity with Indian cricket through IPL helped him in reviving his faltering international career.

  • Fire in edible oil factory in Hooghly, no casualty

    Chinsurah (WB): A big fire broke out in an edible oil factory at Chanditala in Hooghly district today. Fire Brigade sources said ten fire tenders put off the flames after battling for around five hours. The flames were noticed in the morning.

  • 3rd India-Australia T20 goes Pink for McGrath Foundation

    Sydney: The third and final match of the upcoming Twenty20 series between India and Australia will turn pink to support the McGrath Foundation after rain washed out a large part of the annual Pink Test here.

  • AB de Villiers eager to keep Test captaincy

    Johannesburg: South Africa swashbuckling batsman AB de Villiers, who took over as a stand-in captain following the resignation of Hashim Amla after the Durban Test, has expressed his desire to continue with his additional responsibility beyond the ongoing series against England.

  • Young skaters spread ‘Save Yamuna’ message

    Agra: Scores of young roller skaters zipped down the Yamuna bank here in an effort to increase public awareness about the conservation of the river. The young skaters also carried placards with slogans that exhorted people to work for a pollution-free Yamuna. The event on ‘Save Yamuna’ was held in the city on Sunday evening.

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    Defamation case: Gogoi appears before court

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today appeared in a court here in in connection with a Rs 100 crore defamation case filed against him by BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sharma. The chief minister appeared in the civil judge No.1 court with his cabinet colleagues and some Congress MLAs while party workers gathered in strength in the court area.

  • Seoul says N Korea scattered million propaganda leaflets

    Seoul: North Korea has scattered nearly one million propaganda leaflets in South Korea over the past week, Seoul said today, in an escalating propaganda battle triggered by Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test.

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    Karuna appears in sessions court;hearing adjourned to March 10

    Chennai: A sessions court today adjourned till March 10 hearing in the defamation case filed against DMK Chief M Karunanidhi by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. The 92-year-old wheelchair-bound DMK leader appeared before the court.

  • Row over audit: SC seeks discoms’ reply on plea agnst HC order

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought responses from three private power distribution companies on petitions filed by various bodies including Delhi government challenging High Court order that these discoms cannot be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.