Free Press Journal
  • Par panel expresses concern over acute staff crunch in CBI

    New Delhi : Expressing concern over acute staff crunch in the CBI, a Parliamentary panel on Wednesday said the shortage may “adversely impact the quality of investigation” and asked the government to ensure that the vacancies are filled promptly.

  • Sinha meets MF chiefs

    Mumbai:  Sebi Chairman U K Sinha met heads of select fund houses here to get suggestions on how to increase mutual fund penetration. Chiefs of 16 fund houses attended the pre-lunch closed-door meeting. Currently, there are 44 such players in the country.

  • ATS keeping tabs on Kashmiris in Goa: CM Parsekar

    Panaji : The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Goa Police has been instructed to conduct door-to-door checks of tenements inhabited by people from Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Wednesday.

  • NCP trains its guns at MBMC on water crisis

    Bhayandar : After the Congress and MIM, the NCP trained its guns at the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) on the burning issue of water scarcity.

  • Par panel raps WCD min for not utilising Nirbhaya fund

    New Delhi : A Parliamentary panel on Wednesday rapped Women and Child Development Ministry for letting Nirbhaya Fund “lay idle” for last few years when crimes against women have been on the rise and asked it to come up with concrete steps to ensure their safety.

  • Govt notifies tax regime for offshore funds with India-based manager

    Mumbai : The government notified the modified taxation regime for offshore funds, announced in the Union Budget for 2016-17 (Apr-Mar). The special taxation regime, effective April 1, will facilitate the movement of fund managers of offshore funds, to India.

  • Jat fear looms large over Haryana schools, colleges

    Chandigarh : With Jat leaders threatening to resume their agitation if the BJP led Haryana government does not meet their demands by Thursday, the government on Wednesday said Deputy Commissioners will take a call on whether to order closure of schools/colleges after assessing the law and order situation in their respective districts.

  • Treated ‘unfairly’ in India; keen on IndiGo: Qatar

    Hyderabad : Alleging that Indian authorities treated it “unfairly” vis-a vs other Gulf carriers, Qatar Airways said it remains interested in buying stake in IndiGo despite losing out on an opportunity to participate in the budget carrier’s IPO last year.