Free Press Journal
  • Budget day: Sensex down for 8th time in 10 yrs

    New Delhi: With a fall of over 150 points in benchmark Sensex on the Budget Day today, this is the eighth time in last 10 years that the markets have suffered losses on the most important listed economic event of the year.

  • Budget 2016 Reactions: Soumyajit Niyogi, India Ratings

    “Room for RBI rate cut opens up, as early as in the April 2016 policy meeting, following government sticking to both FY16 and FY17’s fiscal deficit target. Additionally, the ongoing supply pressure in bond market is likely to ease in the near term- as government budgets for net borrowing of INR 4.25 trn in FY17 via dated securities (compared to INR 4.41 trn FY16 RE). This along with intent of enacting Insolvency

  • Cars, air travel, movies & eating out to be costlier

    New Delhi: Cars, locally made mobiles, branded garments, air travel, aerated drinks, cigarettes and smart watches are the among items that will be costlier while footwear, solar lamps and routers are slated to cost less following changes in tax structure in the Budget 2016-17.

  • Nothing for farmers in the budget: Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, reacting to the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here on Monday, said “there is nothing in the budget for the farmers who are committing suicide.”

  • Budget political, not surprised, says Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Former finance minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said the Narendra Modi government’s “political” budget was not farmer friendly because it did not talk about crucial agriculture pricing.

  • Pak-American, two children among four killed in US plane crash

    Houston: A Pakistani-American businessman learning to fly his own aircraft has been killed along with three others, including two children, when the plane crashed in a forest near an airport in the US state of Texas. 40-year-old Amjad Sultan was learning to fly his own plane along with his flight instructor when the single-engine Cirrus SR-20 aircraft crashed yesterday near the Navasota Municipal Airport, Grimes County Sheriff Donald Sowell said.

  • No official memorial for MH370 this year: Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai on Monday announced that the country will not hold a memorial service for the missing Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH370, the search for which still continues in the Indian Ocean. Liow said the Speaker of Parliament will give a short speech in memory of the 239 people aboard the plane that went missing on March 8, 2014.

  • Delhi police allotted Rs 5913.74 cr in Budget

    New Delhi: Delhi Police has been allotted Rs 5,913.74 crore in the Union Budget for next fiscal, an increase of Rs 540 crore over the current year.

  • Randeep Hooda honoured with achievement award in Australia

    Melbourne: Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda was felicitated by Melbourne based South Asian community members at a function here last night. On the occasion, the 39-year-old “Main Aur Charles” actor, also shared his memories of the time he spent as an international student in the country. The members of a non profit organization South Asian Public Affairs Council (SAPAC) honoured the visiting actor with an achievement award for making his mark in the film industry.

  • Punjab govt lacks will, Akalis ruined state: Kejriwal

    Ludhiana:  “Corruption and wrong policies” have created a “mess” in the industrial sector in Punjab whose SAD-BJP government lacks the will to set things right, Aam Adami Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal said here today.

  • Role in ‘Pichaikkaran’ is Vijay Antony’s alms for me: Satna Titus

    Chennai: Debutante Satna Titus considers her role in the forthcoming Tamil action-thriller “Pichaikkaran” as alms offered to her by the film’s lead actor and producer Vijay Antony. “If it was not for Vijay sir and his wife Fatima, I would not have got this role. I consider it their ‘pichai’ (alms) for me,” Satna told IANS, adding that she is very “happy and proud” to be associated with the project.

  • Budget 2016 Reactions: Hemant Kanoria, Srei Infra

    “This is the first budget in decades which has rightly given an ‘implementation’ based thrust to agriculture and rural segments. I think the specifics covered are practical and will surely yield results. It is not only about vision, but would actually act as a booster for the economy, covering the largest segment of our country’s population. However, I have not been enthused with the announcements pertaining to infrastructure, not because it has

  • Mexico issues alert after theft of radioactive material

    Mexico City: Five Mexican states were put on alert after a truck carrying a container of potentially dangerous radioactive material was stolen, the interior ministry said. The National Coordination of Civil Protection issued the warning yesterday after a company in the central state of Queretaro reported that a pick-up truck carrying radioactive iridium-192 had been stolen.

  • Dicci says proposed SC/ST Hub to play matchmaker for them

    Mumbai: The National Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Hub announced in the Budget completes the Backward Class entrepreneurs’ ecosystem and will play the role of a “match-maker” between the government and businessmen, the Dalit India Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dicci) has said.

  • Learn how to fly a plane from experts’ brainwaves

    Los Angeles: Transmitting brain patterns of expert pilots via electrode-embedded head caps can improve learning in novices, according to a new study that suggests brain stimulation may be effective in accelerating practical learning. “We measured the brain activity patterns of six commercial and military pilots, and then transmitted these patterns into novice subjects as they learned to pilot an airplane in a realistic flight simulator,” said Matthew Phillips from the HRL Laboratories in California.

  • Priyanka second most searched celeb in Oscar searches

    New Delhi: While India made it to the top 10 markets for searches related to the 88th Academy Awards held in Los Angeles on Sunday, it was actor Priyanka Chopra who was the second most searched celebrity in India after Hollywood actor Leonardo Dicaprio, internet search giant Google said on Monday.