Free Press Journal
  • What black money? Govt may be in for shock

    New Delhi : The main reason given by the government for demonetising high denomination notes was to curb black money. Various estimates have been made of the quantum of such money – which is not expected to be deposited in banks — ranging from Rs 3 lakh crore to Rs 5 lakh crore.

  • CAG into quarters

    Mumbai : Punjab National Bank (PNB), Delhi recorded their second win on the trot defeating last year’s runners-up CAG (Comptroller & Auditor General) of India, Delhi 4-3 in the concluding Pool ‘C’ league match of the Union Bank of India & IDBI Bank-51st All India Bombay Gold Cup Hockey Tournament, organized by the Mumbai Hockey Association Limited (MHAL) and played at the MHAL-Mahindra Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. The tournament is being conducted under

  • Statistics of demonetisation survey released on NaMo App

    New Delhi : Against the backdrop of questions raised by the Opposition over the survey on Narendra Modi App, an article on it on Thursday said the sample size of the poll was 10.20 lakh spread across 684 of 687 districts of the country, making it the “first” such exercise on a “policy or a political issue”.

  • IndiGo says plane had adequate fuel

    New Delhi: Amid allegations that its aircraft carrying Mamata Banerjee was made to hover over Kolkata airport putting at risk passengers’ safety, IndiGo on Thursday said the plane was delayed due to congestion before making a normal landing on Wednesday and had adequate fuel.

  • HC vacancies: Govt receives names of 18 retired judges

    An extraordinary provision of the Constitution can now be invoked to appoint retired judges with proven integrity and track record as judges of high courts to tackle rising pendency, the government and the judiciary have agreed. (more…)

  • Karunanidhi hospitalised for drug allergy treatment

    Chennai : DMK President M Karunanidhi was on Thursday hospitalised here for further treatment of a drug-induced allergy that has virtually kept him out of public activities for the past one month.

  • Feud-struck SP leaders set for strategy session

    Lucknow : After closing ranks to stave off split in votes, the high and mighty in the Samajwadi Party have planned a strategy session here on Friday to project a united face ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls due early next year.

  • Patel quota: Talks between PAAS, govt fail to break deadlock

    Gandhinagar : The opening round of talks between the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti(PAAS) and the Vijay Rupani government in Gujarat has ended in failure here on Thursday with the warring Patels threatening to reload their stir.

  • Court stops water to Coke, Pepsi plants

    New Delhi : In a major development, the Madras High Court has ordered that water from the river Tamirabarani in Tamil Nadu must not be diverted to Coca-Cola and Pepsi producing plants in Gangaikondan due to the severe water shortages in the area.

  • Mumbai: 29 firms line up for IIT-B placements

    Mumbai: Software and banking majors such as Google, Microsoft, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs were among the 29 firms that lined up on the first day of placements at Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay (IIT-B) on Thursday.

  • Mumbai: Flier irked by delay gets ‘bullied’ by crew

    Mumbai: A harried passenger on a Goa bound Indigo flight created ruckus as the flight was delayed due to bad weather conditions. As per the eye witnesses, one of the passengers was reportedly asked by the ground staff to deplane. The passenger was demanding the reason for delay of this flight. The flight was scheduled to take off from Mumbai at 1:35pm on Thursday but was delayed by almost four hours.

  • Mumbai: Cylinder blast leads to major fire near BSE

    Mumbai: A major fire broke out in the five-storey J K Somani, commercial building near Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Wednesday night. The fire was doused initially, but was eventually doused in the early hours on Thursday.

  • Philophonetics-Counselling I

    The name Philophonetics was coined in 1986, meaning literally ‘Love of Sounds’ and broadly ‘conscious relationship to one’s experience through Sensing, Movement, Visualisations and the Sounds of human speech’.

  • National anthem order doesn’t seem practical

    The Supreme Court’s directive to cinema theatre-owners to play the national anthem with the image of the national flag on screen prior to showing films and its order to audiences to stand up to show respect are extraordinary indeed. It is not as though there is anything wrong in principle. Far from it. But that the directive has come from the apex court and not from the government is somewhat odd. Though

  • donald trump

    Donald Trump – an upstart and an enigma

    Even by standards of an upstart who is catapulted to the highest office in the world without any experience of public life, US president-elect Donald Trump has shown horrendous immaturity in his telephonic talk with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday. Trump told Nawaz Sharif that he is a “terrific guy”, that Pakistanis are “one of the most intelligent people” from “a fantastic country, fantastic place”, according to an official release

  • India-Japan treaty: Artful diplomacy

    Not withstanding some ambiguity regarding the termination clause that bundles the civilian nuclear deal with a moratorium on nuclear testing and overturns India’s traditional stance on the issue, the Indo-Japan joint nuclear treaty signed on Nov 11 is a masterstroke in artful diplomacy; an instrument that embodies hard realpolitik at its quintessential best. While focusing on the secular concept of energy development, it broadsides a common nemesis, China with an unequivocal blunt

  • Task in Punjab

    The inconclusive nature of the meeting between PM Nehru and the Akali dictator, Sant Fateh Singh, is bound to engender some misgivings about the ultimate results of Shri Nehru’s negotiations with the Akali leaders.