Free Press Journal
  • Cong defends Rahul’s dig of ‘khoon ki dalali’

    Sibal said Rahul was only endorsing this view of the EC that the Prime Minister and the BJP should desist from making political capital out of the Army’s success in the surgical strikes on the terrorists across the LoC. (more…)

  • BJP justifies ‘chest thumping’ on strikes

    New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Friday justified the party swinging into celebrations over the Indian army’s successful surgical strikes on the terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC), asserting that it is to boost the army’s morale by appreciating its bravery and should not be seen with the narrow view of the upcoming Assembly elections.

  • Jaitley discusses Panama leak with C’wealth FMs

    Washington : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has discussed international taxation issues in the backdrop of the Panama papers leak with Commonwealth Finance Ministers to devise a common strategy.

  • India-Pak border sealing: Rajnath sets 2018 deadline

    New Delhi : As part of the clutch of measures to be implemented for controlling cross border terrorism and infiltration, union home minister Rajnath Singh has said that India will completely seal the border with Pakistan by December, 2018 by using all effective means including technological solutions.

  • Fight with army bodes ill for Nawaz Sharif

    Reports emanating from Pakistan over the rift between the government of Nawaz Sharif and the army top brass have set people wondering if the Pakistan prime minister’s days are numbered and whether that country is slipping into military rule again after a period of make-believe democracy in which real power rested with the generals.

  • BRICS to boost intra-group trade

    New Delhi: The BRICS Business Council is looking into low trade volume among the five emerging economies, while recent agreements in areas like customs coopration are attempts to lower trade barriers among member-nations, the Indian government said on Friday.

  • Let there be no pretence about LoC

    Although Narendra Modi’s 56-inch chest may have expanded to 86 inches after the September 29 “surgical strikes” on seven terror launch pads across the Line of Control, as a sycophantic colleague, Ram Vilas Paswan, exulted, it would be folly not to admit India still has an image problem. This is not the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s fault. It arises from decades of vacillation. But Modi has a chance now to show the

  • In black and white, tax raids are no solution

    The window for the amnesty scheme for the disclosure of black money has closed at the end of September. We may expect a further increase in the number of tax raids now. This comes on top of the threefold increase that has already taken place before the government announced the amnesty scheme. The Central Board of Direct Taxes has directed the tax department to use a provision under Section 276C (2) of

  • Students protest against commission report on Vemula

    Hyderabad: Accusing Justice Roopanwal panel, which went into Rohith Vemula’s suicide, of not performing the task in accordance with its terms of reference but those set by BJP and RSS, a group of students on Friday held a protest against the “atrocious” report submitted by it.

  • Vodafone to fork out Rs 20,280 cr for spectrum buy

    New Delhi : India’s second-largest telecom operator Vodafone on Friday said that it will spend Rs 20,280 crore on the spectrum it has acquired in all its key telecom circles in the just-concluded auction.

  • Maligning character is cruelty, ground for divorce, says HC

    New Delhi : A false character assassination charge by a spouse would be “matrimonial cruelty” entitling the other to seek divorce, Delhi High Court said on Friday. “It is now beyond cavil that if a false character assassination allegation is made by either spous, it would invariably constitute matrimonial cruelty to entitle the other spouse to seek divorce,” a bench of justices Pradeep Nandrajog and Pratibha Rani said.

  • ‘India can be $10-trillon economy in next 15 years’

    New Delhi : India can become a $ 10 trillion economy in the next 15 years, from the existing $ 2 trillion, like China did in last one and a half decade, said Arvind Panagariya, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman  on Friday.

  • Govt unlikely to auction unsold spectrum soon

    New Delhi : Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha on Friday hinted that spectrum which remained unsold in the just-concluded auction – including premium 700 Mhz band – will not be put up for sale immediately at reduced prices. “If the financial condition (of operators) is not good and they cannot take the spectrum now, what is the guarantee that they will take it, if we conduct auctions immediately. We will take a call at

  • SC stays commercial release of GM Mustard crop till Oct 17

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the commercial release of Genetically Modified (GM) Mustard crop for ten days and asked the Centre to take public opinion on such seeds before releasing it for cultivation purpose.

  • Nithari killings: Death for Surendra Koli in 6th case

    Ghaziabad : A CBI court on Friday awarded death sentence to Surendra Koli in the sixth case related to the Nithari killings. Koli has been given death penalty in all the five cases decided earlier in connection with the killings.

  • Sensex loses 45.07 points

    Mumbai : A sense of uncertainty — both on the global and domestic front — held back investors as the Sensex went down for the third straight session, mirroring a cautious approach globally ahead of release of a key US jobs report.

  • Liquid medicines, soft drinks in plastic bottles harmful

    New Delhi : The Union Health Ministry is sitting tight on a government panel recommending it to prohibit the use of plastic bottles to pack liquid medicines and soft drinks, following detection of lead among other contaminations in such bottles by a Kolkata laboratory.The Drugs Technical Advisory Board recommended early this year framing of “draft rules to prohibit the use of polyethylene terephthalate or plastic containers for packing liquid oral formulations” prescribed to

  • Docomo moves US court to enforce LCIA award against Tatas

    New Delhi : Japanese telecom firm NTT DoCoMo on Friday said that it has moved a US court to force its estranged Indian partner Tata Group to pay $ 1.2 billion awarded as damages by an international arbitration for breach of contract.