Free Press Journal
  • AAI organizes ‘Swachh Bharat Pakhwara’ at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan

    New Delhi: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) who is responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in India has organized ‘Swachh Bharat Pakhwara’ and Pledge taking ceremony on “Mission Swachh Bharat” at the Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, New Delhi.

  • FICCI survey reports GDP growth estimate at 7.7 pct for 2016-17

    New Delhi: The results of latest round of FICCI’s Economic Outlook Survey puts across a median GDP growth forecast of 7.7 percent for the fiscal year 2016-17. The growth in 2016-17 is expected to be supported by an improvement in the agricultural and industrial sector performance. Prediction of a good monsoon after two consecutive years of sub-optimal rainfall backs the improved outlook in the current fiscal.

  • RS polls: Sena slams Cong for fielding Chidambaram from Maha

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena today slammed Congress for fielding former Union minister P Chidambaram from Maharashtra for the Rajya Sabha poll, saying the party has “damaged itself by foisting him on the state”.

  • Extend tax holiday for startups to 7 yrs: Nirmala to Finance Ministry

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry should consider raising tax holiday for startups to 7 years from the current 3 years to encourage budding entrepreneurs, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said. Sitharaman said lots of inputs from startups have been received and “recommendations have gone to the Finance Ministry for extending the 3-year tax holiday to 7 years”.

  • Women Ablaze

    Mumbai: Woman set ablaze over dispute; 3 held

    Thane: A 50-year-old woman from the powerloom town of Bhiwandi was allegedly set on fire by four members of a family over a dispute, police said today.

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    Pvt jet carrying Naidu, Rudy aborts take off

    New Delhi: A private jet plane carrying Union ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Rajiv Pratap Rudy today aborted take off from Delhi airport at the last minute due to a “fuel warning”.

  • Killed Congolese national’s kin arrive in Delhi

    New Delhi: The family members of a Congolese national who was beaten to death over a minor dispute earlier this month arrived in the Indian capital on Monday, and were met by a senior official of the external affairs ministry at the airport.

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    Women more addicted to smartphones than men: Study

    Seoul: Women are using smartphones for four hours a day or longer and are more prone to succumb to smartphone addiction than men, the first-ever academic study on this topic has revealed. The study, conducted in South Korea, noted that 52 percent of the women in the survey used their smartphones for four hours a day or longer — far higher than the comparable ratio of 29.4 percent among men, Korea Times

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    NGT to hear Centre’s plea on diesel car ban for other cities

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday will hear the Centre’s plea along with the petition seeking ban on the sale of large diesel-powered vehicles in 11 more cities besides the national capital.

  • S&P downgrades ratings on Rolta for missing interest payment

    Singapore: Global rating agency Standard & Poor’s today lowered its long-term corporate credit rating on Rolta India Ltd to’CCC-‘ from ‘B+’ for missing on interest
    payment on unsecured notes. At the same time, S&P lowered long-term issue rating on the senior unsecured notes that Rolta Americas LLC and Rolta LLC issued to ‘CCC-‘ from ‘B+’. Rolta, an India-based information technology (IT) products and solutions provider, guarantees the notes.

  • Stempeutics gets DCGI nod for stem cell based product

    New Delhi: Biotechnology firm Stempeutics Research has received limited approval from the national drug regulator, DCGI, for its stem cell based product Stempeucel for treatment of Buerger’s Disease. “The Drugs Controller General (India) has granted limited approval for manufacturing & marketing of stem cell based biological product Stempeucel for the treatment of Buerger’s Disease,” Cipla, which has investments in Stempeutics, said in a statement.

  • NPA’s : Who took the Bank’s Money?

    The concept of non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans in everyman’s language, is nothing new for the banking sector.

  • Rio readies largest ever Olympic village

    Rio de Janeiro: It is called the a village but a city might be a more fitting name. Almost 18,000 athletes and officials will call Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic village home during the mega event in August and the Paralympic Games in September. Rio 2016 organisers say it will be the largest number of residents ever housed at an Olympic village, reports Xinhua. In addition, some 13,000 staff and volunteers will work

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Big B proud of hosting girl child segment at govt’s gala

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he will always cherish the experience of hosting the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ segement at the government’s second anniversary gala.

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    Tanmay Video Row: Y P Singh demands custodial interrogation

    New Delhi: Former IPS officer Y. P. Singh on Monday demanded the custodial interrogation of stand-up comic Tanmay Bhat for making fun of two of Maharashtra’s best known legends Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar for what he dubbed as cognizable offence.