Free Press Journal
  • Setback for Nawaz Govt. as Pak Senate rejects PIAC Bill

    Islamabad: The Nawaz Sharif-led government suffered a major setback in the Senate today when the House rejected a bill to convert the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Corporation into a public limited company.

  • Jewellers over Rs 12 cr turnover liable for 1% excise: FinMin

    New Delhi:As jewellery shops across India remained shut for a third day to oppose levy of excise duty, the government today went into damage control, clarifying that the 1 per cent levy on non-silver articles would be only for jewellers with Rs 12 crore turnover and not small traders.

  • Bullion mkts shut for 3rd day, traders extend stir till Mar 7

    New Delhi: Stepping up pressure, jewellery traders have decided to extend their strike till March 7 even as bullion markets across cities, including Delhi and Mumbai, remained shut for the third day today in protest against the government’s move to re-impose 1 per cent excise duty.

  • Digital skills help narrow workplace gender gap: Accenture

    New Delhi:  Digital skills are helping narrow the workplace gender gap, and gender equality could be achieved much sooner than expected if governments and businesses can double the pace at which women become digitally fluent, according to a report.

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    Jewellers strike: Jaitley assures to look into grievances

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has assured the jewellers that he will look into their grievances regarding imposition of 1 per cent excise duty and mandatory quoting of PAN by customers for transaction of Rs 2 lakh and above, an industry body said today.

  • Adequate funds kept for Rafale deal: Parrikar

    New Delhi:  The government has kept “adequate money” for the purchase of Rafale fighter jets from France while provisions have been made to continue the process of raising a mountain strike corps, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Friday.

  • Bale back, Neymar suspended in La Liga weekend action

    Madrid: Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has some good news for his side’s home game against Celta Vigo on Saturday afternoon after Welsh forward Gareth Bale completed his recovery from a calf injury.

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    BJP hints at going alone in Thane civic body elections

    Thane: BJP today hinted at contesting the Thane Municipal Corporation elections alone and said the party has started its ground work for the polls. The mood among BJP workers is, the party should contest the civic body polls alone, BJP’s Thane district president Sandeep Lele said.

  • Gujarat: Man commits suicide on quota reservation issue

    Rajkot: Demanding reservation for his community, a 36-year-old man belonging to the Patel community allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at a private guest house in Dhoraji town of the district, police said today.

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    YouTube helping experts learn surgical techniques: study

    Washington: Many experts are using streaming online media such as YouTube to learn new surgical techniques, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, say. A survey of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) members found that most of them had used online streaming media (YouTube) at least once to learn a new technique and most had used those techniques in practice.

  • Sensex gains 40 pts, posts best weekly gain in 4 years

    Mumbai: Moving sideways throughout, the benchmark Sensex managed to close the session with a paltry gain of about 40 points at a one-month high of 24,646.48 on heightened chances of RBI delivering a policy rate cut sooner than later.

  • Maha ministers undertake tour of three drought-hit districts

    Mumbai: In an apparent bid to counter the Opposition onslaught in the upcoming Budget session of Maharashtra Legislature, state ministers have begun their day-long tour of 29 talukas of drought affected Beed, Latur and Osmanabad districts.

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    Kia Motors unveils live Transformer car ‘Robokia’ (Video Inside)

    Automakers are known to play with their products worldwide. Motor Shows hosted all around the world are true witnesses of the same. But Kia Motors has done something which might compel you to rethink about what innovation is. The South Korean carmaker has reached another level and revealed a TRANSFORMER! YES! If we have to believe our eyes, this is very much true. Check out the video below and decide what you wanna call

  • No Ishrat file came to me: Sushil Kumar Shinde

    Mumbai: Amid the row over Ishrat Jahan case, former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde toda said he had no knowledge of the issue as no file came to him. “I have no idea about this. The Ishrat Jahan case file never came to me,” Shinde told PTI here.