Free Press Journal
  • Courts in UK to pilot filming for first time

    London :  Television cameras will be allowed into UK crown courts for the first time under a pilot scheme to bring in “more openness” and “transparency”, Justice Minister Shailesh Vara announced.

  • World’s first part plane, part airship revealed

    London : New photographs of the world’s longest aircraft have been made public today ahead of its official unveiling and first UK test flight, reports PTI.

  • Jewellers’ strike caused Rs70,000 crore loss: Assn

    Mumbai: The 18-day strike by jewellers that ended on Saturday night is estimated to have caused losses of Rs.60,000-70,000 crore, an industry organisation said.

  • 4-5 Pak lenders keen to open branches in India: SBP Dy Guv

    New Delhi : As many as 4-5 Pakistani banks are interested in setting up branches in India and are waiting for some movement in this area between the two countries, Pakistan’s central bank has said. “It is very unfortunate that there is no movement with regard to business and banking side between two countries. Once the environment is more conducive, I am sure we both will have opportunity to learn together. There are

  • Sebi mulls allowing bank KYC for securities markets

    New Delhi:  In a game-changer move, regulator Sebi is mulling doing away with the requirement of a fresh KYC (Know Your Client) for opening of new accounts in securities market if the investor has got a bank account.

  • Stocks seen firm in truncated week

    New Delhi : Equities are likely to continue the upmove, but volatility will remain high in a holiday- shortened week ahead. Stock market will remain closed on Thursday and Friday for Holi and Good Friday, respectively, reports PTI.

  • DoT may not auction all 700 Mhz waves

    New Delhi : The Department of Telecom (DoT) is unlikely to auction the entire spectrum in 700 Mhz as it feels telecom operators may not bid aggressively for the band due to high reserve price, reports PTI. Also, a DoT committee has found some anomalies regarding the base price suggested by regulator Trai, which requires further clarification.

  • Ola turns ‘Micro’ to take on Uber

    New Delhi : Taxi-hailing app Ola expects its newly-launched affordable service ‘Micro’ alone to overtake rival Uber in terms of number of rides in a month’s time.

  • Retro tax settlement scheme from June

    New Delhi:  The government will open its one-time offer from June 1 to settle retrospective tax disputes involving firms like Vodafone and Cairn Energy after rules are framed for them to pay principal tax and get waiver from interest and penalty. The rules framed for implementation of the scheme shall be notified in the Official Gazette shortly and shall include a form as well as particulars and declarations to be made, government

  • Online shopping to rise by 78% this year

    New Delhi : Average online purchases are expected to increase by 78 % this year on the back of attractive deals and aggressive marketing of merchandise, says a report. “Unfazed by slowdown, average online purchases are expected to increase by 78 % in 2016 from 66 % in 2015 due to attractive deals and aggressive marketing of ever-expanding range of merchandise from clothes to jewellery, from electronics to books,” said the Assocham-PwC report.

  • SIAM tears into BS 6 fuel norms

    New Delhi:  Automobile industry body SIAM has criticised the BS VI fuel standards announced in the draft notification by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, terming them as ‘highly diluted’, which will take India back by 16 years to the BS II level. Besides picking on critical fuel characteristics such as octane number and density prescribed for BS VI that are ‘inferior’ to Euro VI norms, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers  (SIAM)

  • Tax

    Govt must address concerns of genuine taxpayers

    A couple of years ago, we had published an article that essentially reproducted an email sent to us by valued reader Mr. N J Patel that highlighted certain systemic flaws in the income tax paying and filing process. Several of these issues are chronic problems that taxpayers have been enduring over the years but unfortunately the authorities have so far chosen to turn a blind eye to the problem.

  • Paracetamol not effective in treating joint pain

    NEW DELHI : A new research advises doctors not to prescribe Paracetamol to patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis as it does not provide even minimum required levels of pain relief or help to improve patients” physical activities.

  • Planet with eccentric orbit spotted

    New York : A team of researchers has spotted an extrasolar planet about 117 light-years from Earth that boasts the most eccentric orbit yet seen, says IANS.

  • Overeating? Your brain cells signal ‘stop eating’

    New York : Are you obese and still unable to control munching those gastronomical delights? Do not worry, scientists have identified brain cells that can send signals to stop over-eating, paving the way for potential new anti-obesity treatments, reports IANS.

  • Estrogens put women at greater knee injury risk

    Washington D.C : Women are more likely than men to sustain a knee injury. But why? According to a new study, it is all about estrogen level, reports ANI.

  • This new gene may help detect breast cancer early

    Washington D.C : A gene that is known for its ability to repair DNA appears to instead cause breast cancer on mutation, a new study has found, says ANI.