Free Press Journal
  • Salman Khan calls himself SRK’s fan

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan says he is a fan of his friend and contemporary Shah Rukh Khan. The 50-year-old actor made the revelation on Twitter while sharing the trailer of SRK’s much-awaited film “Fan”.

  • PPF remains tax exempt; EPF interest post April 1 to be taxed

    New Delhi: Clearing the air on taxing provident fund withdrawals, the government today said PPF withdrawals will continue to be fully exempt from tax and only interest accruing after April 1 on 60 per cent of the contributions made to Employee PF will be taxed.

  • Let aid reach people, Kerry tells Syria’s Assad regime

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of obstructing deliveries of humanitarian aid in Syria, calling on him to show “some measure of decency” during the truce in the country.

  • IT, start-ups get less attention in Budget 2016: Nasscom

    New Delhi: The union budget for 2016-17 was a mixed bag for the Indian IT industry and start-ups, which witnessed very few proposals with caveats, the industry’s apex body Nasscom said.

  • Indian-origin physicist discovers material better than graphene

    New York:  An Indian-origin scientist has developed a new one atom-thick flat material that could upstage the wonder material graphene for having properties allowing it to be used in advance digital technology.

  • New NASA images may solve mystery of Mars moon Phobos

    Washington: NASA scientists are closer to solving the mystery of how Phobos was formed, by using the spectral images of the Mars’ moon captured in ultraviolet by the MAVEN mission.

  • Apple can’t be forced by FBI to unlock iPhone

    Washington:  A federal magistrate-judge in New York city has ruled that the government can’t force Apple to hack an iPhone to investigate a drug dealer.

  • ‘Ek Chhotisi Love Story’ director gears up for his next bold film

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Shashilal Nair, who last directed the controversial 2002 film “Ek Chhotisi Love Story” with Manisha Koirala is back in the business and is all set to direct Mashhoor Amrohi, who is the grandson of legendary filmmaker Kamal Amrohi, in a bold film.

  • Tax

    Taxing PF withdrawal anti-worker, double taxation, say unions

    New Delhi: Central trade unions, including the RSS-backed Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), have opposed the Budget proposal to tax EPF withdrawal and contribution made by employers, terming it as “an attack on the working class and a clear case of double taxation”. “This is an anti-worker Budget proposal. Taxing PF means double taxation. PF is deducted from a salary on which workers have already paid tax,” BMS General Secretary Virjesh Upadhyay told PTI.

  • LeEco’s ‘Le 1s and Le Max’ back on Flipkart sale

    New Delhi: LeEco superphones are back on popular demand for two more days on e-commerce platform, Flipkart. Much loved flagship killer – Le 1s and the super-premium Le Max can now be availed on attractive exchange offer on March 1 and 2.

  • income tax

    Online petition against retirement tax goes viral

    New Delhi: An online petition against retirement tax has gone viral on social media with nearly 3,000 signups seeking urgent and immediate withdrawal of EPF Tax just a day after it was announced in the Budget.

  • BCCI

    BCCI in fix as Himachal doesn’t want to host Indo-Pak WT20 tie

    New Delhi: The much-awaited India-Pakistan World Twenty20 clash is in jeopardy after the Himachal Pradesh government expressed its inability to provide security for the match, leaving the BCCI in a bind with Board Secretary Anurag Thakur saying that the state should not “play politics”.

  • Setback for Indian men, but women make amends in World TT

    Kuala Lumpur: It was a setback for the Indian men who went down 0-3 to Nigeria in their Group F third round match in Second Division of the World Table Tennis Championships here on Tuesday.

  • Cigarette cos gain ground despite duty hike, ITC surges 9 pc

    Mumbai: Led by ITC, cigarette stocks today surged by up to 9 per cent despite a hike in excise duty on tobacco products. Shares of ITC surged 9 per cent to Rs 322.60 on BSE. The stock was the biggest gainer among the 30-Sensex blue-chips.

  • Kings XI appoint Chulani as peak performance coach

    Chandigarh: Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday appointed Anand Chulani as their peak performance coach for the ninth edition of the cash-rich Twenty20 cricket tournament.

  • RBI

    RBI may go for 50 bps easing in 2016; Nifty target 7,500:UBS

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank is likely to go for a 50-basis point rate cut this calender year as the Budget gives the central bank sufficient room to adopt a more accommodative stance, UBS said in a research note, adding that its Nifty target is 7,500.