Free Press Journal
  • Mamata Banerjee anxious because she lost both votes and notes: BJP

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday ridiculed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s rile against the demonetisation drive and said that it is obvious for her to get anxious as she has lost both, her ‘illegal money’ and her votes.

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    Mark Zuckerberg sells $95 mn in Facebook stock: Report

    New York: Continuing on his goal to improve the world with his donations, Social networking giant Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has sold $95 million in Facebook stock between November 17 and 18, according to regulatory filings.

  • Ready for discussion on demonetisation: FM Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the government was ready to hold a discussion on demonetisation and declared that the note-ban was welcomed by people across the country.

  • Meat exporter Moin Qureshi returns to India; to face ED probe

    New Delhi: Controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi has returned to India and is expected to join today investigations before the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is probing his role in a money laundering case.

  • By-polls: Congress wins in Puducherry

    Pondicherry : Congress contender and Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy bagged the Nellithoppe assembly seat in Puducherry by-election defeating AIADMK’s Om Sakthi Segar.

  • Demonetisation: Congress urges Centre to give ex-gratia to victims

    New Delhi : Taking a strong exception to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence in Parliament on the government’s demonetisation move, the Congress on Tuesday urged the Centre to provide compensations to the families of those who died while standing at long queues of ATMs and banks.

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    Artha Forum organises ‘business with a purpose’

    “In our society, there is a huge divide between haves and have-nots and we need to address this issue as taught to us by Bhagwad Gita. People who are rich have to become the trustees of their wealth and use it for the benefit of the society”, said Ajay Piramal, Chairman of the Piramal Group of Companies and speaker, at a meet on “Business with a Purpose” organised by “Artha Forum” an

  • Jolt for BMC’s affordable housing as Mumbai Port Trust refuses land

    The Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) land has been under radar for quiet a long time. As MbPT is city’s largest landowners, has a conrol over 752 hectares of land along the eastern seafront in the city. The MbPT has told BMC that it does want to give to its land for affordable or low-cost housing.

  • Demonetisation: Modi’s landmark move, to leave a revolutionary impact

    Ever since he came to power in May 2014, there has been a fierce debate on the political nature of the Narendra Modi government. His supporters have stressed the charismatic and even inspirational role of the Prime Minister. At the same time, they have appeared hesitant in signalling whether his government is merely blessed with integrity and efficiency or is indeed transformational. This uncertainty has also been a feature of the many critics who,

  • Jammu: Pakistani intruder neutralised in RS Pura sector by BSF

    Jammu , A suspicious Pakistani national was gunned down by the Border Security Force (BSF) troops in RS Pura sector in Jammu and Kashmir, after he crossed the International Border early on Tuesday morning .

  • India’s Nuclear Doctrine may not be revised, but needs to be more dynamic

    Raksha Mantri (RM) Manohar Parrikar has developed an inimitable knack for questioning in a very matter-of-fact sort of way long-held beliefs on some of the most sensitive security issues that have almost acquired the status of being immutable. During a recent book launch, the RM once again provoked a much needed debate when he questioned the utility of sticking to the No First Use (NFU) policy as one of the pillars of India’s nuclear

  • Tamil Nadu by-polls: Counting begins

    Chennai, Amid tight security, counting of votes for three assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu and a lone seat in neighbouring Puduchery that went to polls on November 19 began today at designated counting centres.

  • Kanpur train tragedy: Mishap points to gaping holes in rail safety

    India’s deadliest train accident in six years, derailment of the Indore-Patna Express, about 60 km from Kanpur, in the wee hours of Sunday which claimed over 120 lives, is a reminder that much more needs to be done to streamline rail safety. The coaches that bore the brunt were two old ones which ought to have been replaced. It’s not always possible to replace old coaches, given the resource constraints, but the Anil Kakodkar

  • China Super Series Title Win: A proud moment for Sindhu and India

    Indian badminton ace Pusarla Venkat Sindhu has done the country proud by beating China’s Sun Yu in the Chinese super series premier final. This prestigious first super series title win is indeed a proud moment for Sindhu, more so as it was achieved before a partisan crowd that was vociferously supporting her opponent. After her silver medal win in the Rio Olympics a few months ago, this amazing victory puts Sindhu on course for