Free Press Journal
  • Demonetisation will push GDP growth: Piyush Goyal

    New Delhi : Notwithstanding economists’ prediction that demonetisation would hit the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said when informal economy goes into the formal mode with the banning of high-value currency, this will add to the GDP, reports PTI.

  • Hi-tech traders going cashless

    A woman hands over a prepaid smart card at a Mother Dairy store, at Bhatt village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on Saturday.  Amul in collaboration with the State Bank of India (SBI) launched Amul Milk Card, a prepaid smart card, two years ago, and it has seen higher demand due to the government’s current demonetisation move that has led to a huge cash crunch.

  • Govt employee dies in ATM queue

    Hooghly : A state government employee who was returning home in Kolkata from his place of posting died while standing in a queue in front of an ATM counter near Bandel station in Hooghly district on Saturday.

  • HDFC bank sacks 4 staffers for illegal note exchange

    Chandigarh : Four employees, including a branch manager, of HDFC bank here were sacked for allegedly indulging in “unauthorised” exchange of demonetised currency notes.

  • Shirdi’s Sai temple gets ` 2.28 cr in defunct notes

    Shirdi : The famous Shirdi Saibaba temple has received Rs 2.28 crore from devotees in its cash boxes in the form of defunct Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes since the announcement of demonetisation, the temple management said on Saturday, reports PTI.

  • In her heart, Mamata is not against note ban: Ramdev

    Kolkata : TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is not against demonetisation per se, but the way it is being implemented, said Yoga guru Ramdev.

  • Petrol pumps get into digital overdrive, play up wallets

    New Delhi : Making a push to promote digital payment post demonetisation, petrol pumps across the country have installed infrastructure to accept not just credit and debit cards but e-wallets and mobile wallets as an alternative to cash, reports PTI. Also, over 4,800 petrol pumps across the country are dispensing Rs 2,000 per card a day through POS machine swipes and have dispensed Rs 65 crore in the past two weeks.”Beginning today, we

  • PM calls himself a fakir, but wears a 10 lakh suit: Kejri

    New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his ‘fakir’ remark and said the PM calls himself a hermit, but wears a suit worth Rs 10 lakh and tours the world, reports PTI.

  • Control of assessees: No consensus at GST Council

    New Delhi : For the third time in one month, the GST Council today failed to break the deadlock over control of assessees under the new indirect tax regime, an issue that has been holding up supporting bills essential for the GST rollout from April 1 next year.

  • Charge sheet filed against pop singer Remo for abuse of a child

    Panaji : Goa Police has filed a charge sheet against pop singer Remo Fernandes in connection with a verbal abuse case filed against him. The police filed FIR against the singer after the girl, was allegedly knocked down by a car driven by Remo’s son, had complained that she was verbally abused.  “A case under section 8 (for verbally abusing a minor) of Goa Children’s Act was filed against Remo. We have presented

  • Time ripe for comprehensive review of electoral law: CEC

    New Delhi : India’s Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi said on Saturday that time has come to undertake a comprehensive review of the Representation of the People Act and also called for suggestions from the legal fraternity.

  • Birthday Special: All-rounder Javed Jaffery turns 53 today

    TV actor and Bollywood comedian actor Javed Jaffery turns 53 today. Javed is a brand ambassador of 1st India International Animation and Catoon Film Festival and a son of very famous veteran comedian Jagdeep. Javed has done acting, singing, voice over, comedy and dancing in his career. He is one of the most talented person – a kind of an all-rounder. By doing comedy, Javed has followed in his father’s foot-step and

  • Money laundering probe: ED summons Qureshi wife

    New Delhi : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today issued summons to controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi’s wife to appear before it in connection with its money laundering probe against her husband and others.

  • Centre equally to blame for Kashmir row: Omar

    Srinagar : Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the unrest in Kashmir cannot be blamed on Pakistan but was a result of “mistakes” made by the government of not engaging with the people of the state.

  • Sushma assures action in rape of US national

    New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said those guilty in an alleged gang rape of an American woman in March this year at a luxury hotel here won’t be spared and has asked Delhi Police to register a case.

  • India, Qatar review ties, look to hike investments

    New Delhi : India and Qatar on Saturday reviewed bilateral relations with both sides seeking investments from each other across multiple sectors besides signing agreements, including on visas and cyber security.