Free Press Journal
  • GST Bill

    NDA could gain Rajya Sabha votes in 2016 for GST: Morgan Stanley

    New Delhi:  The government is likely to gain votes that it requires to get the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill passed in the Rajya Sabha this year, according to a report by American investment banker Morgan Stanley.

  • Seven held for burning alive woman in Rajasthan

    Jaipur:  Seven people have been arrested in connection with the burning alive of a 27-year-old woman allegedly by her family members for marrying a man from another caste eight years ago in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur district, police said on Sunday.

  • Myth that new technology can cut aviation emissions: Study

    London: New technologies have been “hyped” by the aviation industry and media as the key to sustainable air travel, perpetuating a culture of non-accountability for increased emissions and subsequent environmental damage, says a new study.

  • 87 Indian fishermen released by Pakistan

    Karachi: In a goodwill gesture, Pakistan today released 87 Indian fishermen arrested for allegedly violating its territorial waters and would free 86 others later this month.

  • Bomb hoax call grounds Air India flight in Goa

    Panaji: Security forces were thrown into a tizzy on Sunday afternoon after a phone call – which later turned out to be a hoax – regarding the presence of a bomb on an Air India flight from Delhi to Moscow via Goa.

  • Congress chief Sonia Gandhi garlanded by party supporters during an poll rally in Buxar on Saturday. PTI

    Congress enters into ‘alliance’ with UPP in BTAD area

    Guwahati: Forming its first pre-poll “alliance” in Assam, Congress today said it will contest the forthcoming Assembly polls in an “understanding” with United People’s Party (UPP) in Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD).

  • Cohabitation of man, woman for long is valid marriage proof:HC

    Madurai: In the absence of evidence like  wedding invitation and photographs, the cohabitation of a man and woman for a long time could be taken as a valid proof of marriage, the Madras High Court has ruled.

  • FICCI lauds decision to review EPF tax proposals

    New Delhi: Expressing its dismay over the union budget 2016-17 proposal to tax withdrawals from the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) contributions, industry chamber FICCI on Sunday said it was, nevertheless, encouraged by the reports that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be reviewing these provisions.

  • Following terror threat, national capital on high alert

    New Delhi: The national capital was today put on high alert and security was beefed up at vital installations,  important buildings and crowded places after Delhi Police received inputs about a potential terror strike in the city by 10 suspected LeT and JeM militants who are learnt to have entered India through Gujarat.

  • Smoking

    Third-hand smoking may lead to diabetes: Study

    New York: Exposure to third-hand smoking can cause insulin resistance, a precursor to Type-2 diabetes in non-smokers, especially kids and senior people, researchers have warned after conducting a study on mice.

  • brics

    Mumbai to host BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave in April

     Mumbai: Mumbai First, a think-tank working to find solutions for city’s development, will hold a three-day conclave, involving top urban policy makers and planners from BRICS nations, in April.

  • Pakistan religious clerics reject Women Protection Bill

    Islamabad: Religious groups belonging to various schools of thoughts in Pakistan have rejected the Women Protection Bill recently passed by the Punjab (Pakistan) assembly.

  • AirAsia offers low fares starting Rs.1,099 on select routes

    Bengaluru: Low-cost carrier AirAsia said on Sunday it will offer tickets on select domestic and international routes at a discount, starting from Rs.1,099 and applicable on tickets booked online from March 7-13 ,for travel between October 1, 2016 and May 22, 2017.