Free Press Journal
  • Govt to brief MPs in all-party team to J-K

    New Delhi : MPs, who will be part of an all- party delegation to Jammu and Kashmir, will be given a presentation on September 3 about the contours of the tour during which they will interact with a cross-section of people in an effort to bring peace in the troubled state.

  • ‘India had agreed to share funds of INA with Pak in 1953’

    New Delhi : India had agreed to share with Pakistan the funds of freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army (INA) and Indian Independence League (IIL) in 1953, according to declassified files released on Tuesday.

  • LG shifts top Delhi govt bureaucrats; CM fumes

    New Delhi : Several top bureaucrats overseeing implementation of a number of ambitious projects of AAP government were on Tuesday transferred by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, prompting angry reaction from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was behind the reshuffle. Jung went ahead with the transfers notwithstanding requests by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia not to transfer bureaucrats handling flagship programmes including Health Secretary Tarun Seem, handling setting

  • Jung not good enough to be LG, says Swamy

    New Delhi: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday slammed Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung saying he was not suitable for the post and recommended a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh member for the position. Swamy tweeted: “In my opinion, this LG of Delhi Mr. Jung is unsuited for this high post. He is another 420 like Kejri. We need a Sangh person in Delhi.”

  • Denied medical help, boy dies on father’s shoulder

    Kanpur : Deteriorating health facilities at hospitals in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh have been magnified by the death of a 12-year-old boy on his father’s shoulder because he was denied timely access to medical facilities at different hospitals.

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    RBI, govt exploring introduction of Sharia Banking

    Mumbai : The Reserve Bank  of India (RBI) and the government are exploring introduction of interest-free banking, also known as Islamic Banking, to financially include sections of the society that remains excluded due to religious reasons.

  • Logical to expect a rate reduction after good monsoon: FM

    New Delhi : With inflation likely to moderate following a good monsoon, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said it is “logical” to hope for a rate cut by RBI though the actual decision will have to be taken by the central bank.

  • Indian economy to grow at 7.8% in 2016-17: Survey

    New Delhi : India’s economy is likely to expand 7.8 per cent during the current financial year on the back of good monsoons, said economists polled by Ficci.

  • Fifth tranche of Sovereign Gold Bonds from Sept 1

    New Delhi : The 5th tranche of Sovereign Gold Bonds will open for nine days from September 1, through which the government aims to attract a large number of investors to curb the demand for physical gold. “Applications for the bonds will be accepted from September 01, 2016 to September 09, 2016. The Bonds will be issued on September 23, 2016,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement.

  • Anti-dumping duties, MIP on steel products to help firms: ICRA

    New Delhi : The imposition of anti-dumping duties (ADD) on hot and cold rolled steel products for six months will help the domestic firms brace against a weak demand environment, ratings agency ICRA said on Tuesday. Besides, the extension of the minimum import price (MIP) on 66 products for 2 months will benefit the industry, particularly the firms manufacturing long products, it said in a statement. “ICRA expects that imposition of provisional ADD

  • Black money: 300 pc rise in raids, seizures

    New Delhi : The Income Tax department has seized an all-time high value of cash and jewellery, while Rs 3,360 crore unpaid taxes have been surrendered this year as part of its enhanced crackdown against black money holders in the country.

  • Sensex zooms 440 pts to over 13-mth high

    Mumbai : The BSE Sensex zoomed over 440 points to close at an over 13-month high of 28,343.01, while the broader Nifty went past the psychological 8,700-level to finish at 16-month high of 8,744.35, lifted by positive global cues.

  • Sebi cautions investors against illegal prize money schemes

    New Delhi : Markets regulator Sebi today cautioned investors against participating in unauthorisedprize money schemes and competitions linked to stock markets as also against the digital fund-raising platforms operating on the lines of stock exchanges without regulatory approval.

  • A week after deployment, BSF withdrawn from valley

    Srinagar : With curfew lifted from all but two police station areas of Kashmir, BSF troops deployed to quell street protests were on Tuesday withdrawn suddenly and replaced by the CRPF, barely a week after deployment, apparently following demands by the political parties and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. The border guarding force was deployed in the restive Valley after a gap of 12 years.

  • Pawaiya: Moral values, skill components to be part of UG syllabi

    Indore : Higher education minister Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya here on Tuesday said that state government has initiated process to revise syllabi of under-graduate courses by introducing moral values and skill components into it.

  • Indore Symbiosis starts with 250 students

    While state’s higher education minister Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya addressing newly inducted students of SUAS on Tuesday, (L to R) SUAS vice chancellor MM Salunkhe, Symbiosis Foundation president Dr SB Mujumdar and vice president Swati Mujumdar share the dais with him. Photos by  Pintu Namdev.