Free Press Journal
  • Demonetisation effect: Rejigging two lakh ATMs may take over a month

    New Delhi : Cash crunch and its pain following the government’s demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes may last longer than feared, because nearly two lakh ATMs across India are to be configured to dispense the new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes, reports IANS.

  • Demonetisation effect: More rush outside banks, Delhi deploys more forces

    New Delhi : The weekend saw even more rush and chaos outside bank branches and ATMs with cash-strapped people struggling to buy even daily items even as Delhi Police deployed more forces to maintain calm and warned of strict action against those trying to spread rumours on social media.

  • Demonetisation effect: Mamata visits banks, ATMs says rollback ‘black policy’

    Kolkata : Dubbing the Centre’s demonetisation move as the “black policy of the black government”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today visited banks and ATMs in the city to witness the “hardship” faced by the common people and demanded withdrawal of the decision, reports PTI.

  • Modi should order probe into LS poll expenses: Cong

    New Delhi : Dubbing the demonetisation move as another “jumla” (gimmick) for political reasons, Congress demanded that BJP make public all its expenses in upcoming polls in UP, Punjab and other states if it was serious about eliminating blackmoney and corruption, reports PTI.

  • Bank staffers hit hard by demonetisation

    New Delhi : Tackling endless queues of waiting people, long working hours, and a working weekend, has left bank staffers a harried lot as they bear the brunt of angry customers questioning delays in changing the demonetised currency notes, with sometimes incidents of violence being reported at certain branches, reports IANS.

  • Does demonetisation move violate RBI Act?

    New Delhi :  The Supreme Court will examine on Tuesday whether the surprise scrapping of the currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination violates the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Act.  The challenge to the government notification and Prime Minister Modi’s announcement on TV has been made in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by advocate Sangam Lal Pandey of Uttar Pradesh, claiming that the government did not give reasonable time

  • UP polls: BJP chief kicks off campaign

    Lucknow : With a view to establish direct contact with people for preparing its ‘vision document’ for the crucial 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, BJP president Amit Shah kicked off the party campaign on Saturday in Lucknow.

  • Dialogue, not ‘warmongering’ is PDP’s agenda: Mehbooba

    Jammu : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, on Saturday, said the “emerging scenario” in the state can be addressed best by following the vision of late CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, asserting that her party’s agenda has always been dialogue and discourse, not “warmongering”.

  • Triple talaq should be abolished: Javed Akhtar

    New Delhi : Noted lyricist-poet Javed Akhtar, on Saturday, said that there should be an immediate ban on the practice of triple talaq but uniform civil code should be implemented only after proper discussion.

  • UP sets up a task force in districts to fight swineflu

    Lucknow : Slammed for not doing enough during the dengue outbreak, the Uttar Pradesh government has set up a task force in each district to pre-empt swine flu outbreaks, an official said on Saturday.

  • Anti-Trump protests rage amid tear gas, grenades

    Portland (US) : Police hurled tear gas and flash-bang grenades in response to rowdy protests in Portland, Oregon, as people around the country once again took to the streets denouncing Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, reports AP. Portland police said on Twitter that they were investigating a report of a shooting and a possible injury on a Willamette River bridge that protesters were heading toward. They asked the public to leave the area.

  • VP-elect Pence to head Don’s transition team

    Washington : President-elect Donald Trump has shaken up his White House transition team, appointing Vice President-elect Mike Pence as its head and three of his children as part of the group that would shape the direction of his administration beginning January 2017.

  • Trump open to keeping amended version of Obamacare: Aides

    Washington : Donald Trump has indicated that he will consider retaining an “amended” version of the Affordable Care Act, a marked shift in stance on his major campaign promise of repealing President Barack Obama’s flagship healthcare law. The President-elect made the apparent U-turn after his meeting with Obama at the White House this week, according to the Wall Street Journal, reports PTI. In an interview with the newspaper, Trump said his priority is

  • Blast kills 4 in largest US base in Af

    Kabul : At least four people were killed early in an explosion inside the largest US military base in Afghanistan, NATO said, with the Taliban claiming responsibility for the major security breach. The explosion struck at dawn inside the heavily fortified Bagram Airfield north of Kabul, as the Taliban step up attacks on Western targets before the onset of winter, when fighting usually ebbs, reports AFP.