Free Press Journal
  • Punjab offers rehab centre for Mann

    Chandigarh: The war of words between leaders of Punjab’s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) escalated, with Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday declaring that the state government was ‘ready to admit AAP MP Bhagwant Mann in any of the rehab and de-addiction centres situated across the state’. The statement from Badal, who is the President of the Akali Dal, came as a reaction to

  • Shah to pick new Guj CM in consultation with MLAs

    NEW DELHI : Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah is travelling to Ahmedabad on Thursday to pick up the successor to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. The legislature party’s meeting has been convened on Friday to formally elect her successor.

  • AAP targeting my family, says sacked minister

    New Delhi : Asim Ahmed Khan, who was sacked from Delhi Cabinet over graft allegations, on claimed that his family was being targeted by AAP, days after he alleged that he was receiving ‘death threats’ from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and some of his partymen. The Aam Aadmi Party, however, rejected the allegations, saying Khan had teamed up with BJP to attack it.

  • BJP engages agency to choose UP candidates

    NEW DELHI : The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has engaged a private agency for the constituency-wise survey in Uttar Pradesh to identify candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state.

  • Purulia to come under national freight corridor, says Mamata

    Purulia (WB) : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said Purulia would soon be a part of the national freight corridor with an integrated industrial hub at Raghunathpur. Speaking at a programme here after an administrative meeting in the district, Banerjee said that the required land had already been given for the project, which would have a very good investment.

  • Existence of scavengers a disgrace: HC

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today termed as “disgraceful” the existence of manual scavengers in the national capital despite a law prohibiting such a practice and said, “We are a country of poor people but not for poor people”.

  • Now, beggars to get legal rights

    New Delhi: Begging is a crime in India, punishable with jail without trial for three to ten years, but the Centre has now come out with a model legislation for the states to confer the legal rights on the beggars for rehabilitation at the exchequer’s cost.

  • Indian Industry hails passage of GST bill

    New Delhi : Cheering the passage of the GST Bill in Rajya Sabha, India Inc y said roll out of the much-awaited indirect tax reform will contribute significantly to the growth of the economy and bring down the overall cost of goods and services.  Terming GST as the “biggest reform in the field of taxes in the country”, CII Director General Chandrajit Banerjee said: “GST is expected to remove the cascading effects of

  • Reforms, supportive monetary policy to push growth to 8%: S&P

    New Delhi : Supportive monetary and fiscal policies can help India achieve 8 per cent growth in the next three fiscals, but if reforms do not get further momentum then its economic “outperformance” could be short-lived, S&P Global Ratings said. It said India will have to address issues plaguing private investment, and banks will have to clean up their balance sheets, it said, adding the country lacks infrastructure.

  • Need to maintain regulations in banking, says SBI Chief

    Kolkata : Underscoring the twin importance of maintaining credibility and attracting foreign capital, SBI Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya on Wednesday said banks need to meet regulatory norms as India is a capital deficient country. “Banks in the country are required to maintain things like liquidity coverage ratio (LCR), CRR and SLR and classification of loans also. As India is a capital deficient country there is need to meet these standards and maintain credibility

  • Ahead of GST, Sensex dives 284 points

    Mumbai : It was fourth straight day of losses for stocks as the benchmark Sensex crashed over 284 points to end at a three-week low of 27,697.51 and the Nifty went below 8,600, with investors keeping their fingers crossed on GST debate outcome in Parliament.

  • Kingfisher: bidders remain elusive, auction may fail

    Mumbai : The proposed auction of Kingfisher House, the erstwhile headquarters of Vijay Mallya-led group’s long-grounded airline, may prove to be a damp squib yet again tomorrow as bidders have remained elusive even at a reduced reserve price of Rs 135 crore. This is the second attempt by the banks to recover part of their unpaid loans from Kingfisher Airlines through auction of this prime office property near domestic airport here, after

  • 5,200 MW solar capacity in current year: CARE

    Mumbai : The country is set to add 5,200 MW solar capacity this fiscal with various states coming out with policies for the sector, CARE Ratings said. According to a study conducted by the ratings agency, out of total installed renewable energy capacity of 42,750 MW as on March 31, the share of solar energy increased to 15.82 per cent, as against 13.8 per cent in 2014-15. Various states such as Andhra, Chhattisgarh,

  • UK central bank to help economy through Brexit with stimulus

    London : With the British economy in its deepest trouble since the global financial crisis in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union, the Bank of England is expected to unveil Thursday stimulus measures including a rate cut and, possibly, the creation of billions in new money.

  • Knowlarity announces free trial of ‘SuperReceptionist’ basic plan

    New Delhi : Knowlarity Communications, the largest cloud communications platform in emerging markets has announced a free trial of its SuperReceptionist Basic Plan for SMEs and start-ups.  It aims to help them discover the advantages of making business telephony intelligent and reliable via digital tools. The fully featured free trial of Knowlarity’s flagship product is available to emerging businesses for six months. Clients are free to experience the basic plan in a live

  • Madhumilan Square: Water logging a permanent feature during rains

    Indore  : Madhumilan Square is one of the biggest junctions in terms of size and number roads it connects. As many as six roads connect with this square. They are roads to Chhawani, RNT Marg, Jaora Compound, Dhakkanwala Kuan and Sarwate bus stand.