Free Press Journal
  • Demonetisation effect: Class 10, 12 students can pay fee later

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde today said the students of 10th and 12th standard are allowed to pay their examination fee later but need to purchase the form in time and submit it to the concerned departments.

  • Girl attacked for going to school in Nashik

    Nashik: In a horrifying incident, a 14-year-old girl, who had gone to Hanga River was allegedly caught by two hooded men, who slashed her with blades on Monday in Belwandi village of Shrigonda tehsil of Ahmednagar.

  • Crisil: Infra funding needs `8.6 lakh crore a year

    New Delhi : India’s infrastructure funding requirement is gargantuan as it needs Rs 8.6 lakh crore per annum, rating agency Crisil said on Tuesday, reports PTI. “The funding requirement to build India’s infrastructure is gargantuan. Crisil estimates the need at Rs 43 lakh crore over the next five years, which translates into roughly Rs 8.6 lakh crore per year,” Crisil said in a statement. It said, 70 per cent of the Rs 43

  • Idea expands 4G network in Maharashtra, launches services in Pune & Nashik

    Pune : Idea Cellular, the largest mobile operator in Maharashtra and Goa has rapidly expanded 4G network in the circle, covering one-third of its population with high-speed wireless broadband services. Idea started offering 4G services in the region earlier this year, and has progressively rolled out the network to cover 430 towns with a population of 3.3 crore customers.  The company has now launched 4G services in the biggest cities of Pune and

  • Ex-Dabur exec Himanshu Garg becomes Supply Chain VP of Industrybuying

    New Delhi : Industrybuying – B2B e-commerce company, named Himanshu Garg as the vice president of Supply Chain. The appointment is in line with the company’s plans to strengthen its leadership team and further to streamline the entire supply chain process. Garg, an IIT Roorkee and MDI Gurgaon alumnus, has around twelve years of experience in different supply-chain-management functions.

  • Over 32 mn smartphones shipped in Q3

    New Delhi : Smartphone shipments in India grew 11 per cent to 32.3 million smartphones in July-September quarter compared to the year-ago period, driven by distributors gearing up for festive season and online sales, research firm IDC on Tuesday said, reported PTI. This is the first time that smartphone shipment has crossed the 30-million mark in a quarter. According to IDC’s quarterly mobile phone tracker, 29.1 million smartphones were shipped to India in

  • India’s wholesale inflation eases a tad to 3.39% in Oct

    New Delhi : Even as prices of pulses and potatoes ruled high, India’s annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices fell marginally to 3.39 per cent for October from 3.57 per cent for the previous month, official data showed on Tuesday, reports IANS. According to data on the wholesale price index, released by the Commerce and Industry Ministry, the annual inflation rate has climbed to the current level from a decline of

  • Putin calls Trump, wants better ties

    Washington/Moscow : US President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke over phone for the first time and agreed on the need for jointly working to normalise “extremely unsatisfactory state” of ties between the two nations, reports PTI. Putin “called to offer his congratulations on winning a historic election,” according to a Trump statement. The two leaders discussed issues including shared threats, strategic economic issues and the historical US-Russia relationship.

  • Demonetisation: Cabinet panel to mitigate people’s woes

    Mumbai: As banks opened after a day’s recess, Mumbai and suburbs witnessed greater scramble for cash with people making a beeline before banks and ATMs to exchange old currency notes and withdraw cash for essential expenses.

  • Strong Europe good for US, NATO vital: Obama

    Athens : A strong and unified Europe is “good” for the United States and NATO is “absolutely vital” for US security and prosperity, US President Barack Obama said as he launched his final European trip, reports AFP.

  • Sikh Captain America vows to fight ‘bigotry’ after Trump win

    Washington : ‘Sikh Captain America’ has vowed to fight the ‘rise in bigotry’ he sees in Donald Trump’s America,a ccording to PTI. Vishavjit Singh, a Washington-born cartoonist who dons the costume of his public alter ego, ‘Sikh Captain America’, said he saw the mood of Trump’s America up close at the Republican National Convention. “It was clear to me I was not going to change any minds,” Singh told The Washington Post. “The

  • Sikh student shot dead in California

    San Francisco : A 17-year-old Indian-origin Sikh boy has been shot dead when he was returning home from work, prompting police to launch an investigation. The incident took place last week at his home in his garage on Kandinsky Way in California.

  • Leaked memo claims UK has no Brexit plan

    London : The UK government “does not recognise” and has no overall plan for Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU), a leaked memo has revealed.

  • US NGO ties up with Pratham to promote girl child education

    New York : A leading US non-profit, started by alumni of Indian Institutes of Technology, has partnered with India’s largest educational NGO Pratham to promote girls’ education in underserved communities across five states in India.

  • Black money helped India during recession: Akhilesh

    Lucknow : In a controversial remark, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said economists were of the opinion that black money helped the Indian economy in times of global recession, reports PTI. “I am very clear on this…black money should not be generated. Economic experts say the magnitude of the global economic crisis at times is not felt in India because of strong (parallel) economy of black money,” he said.

  • Congress unites sworn enemies on note row

    New Delhi : The Congress on Tuesday engineered a unity of the entire opposition on the eve of the month-long winter session of Parliament that may be a wash-out as sworn enemies like Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party as also Trinamul Congress and the Communists came on a single forum to put the government on the mat in both the Houses on the demonetisation issue. The MPs of various parties, including