Free Press Journal
  • Terrorists hiding among Syrian refugees: Assad

    Washington : Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said some of the millions of refugees who have fled his country’s conflict are “terrorists,” in an interview published on Friday.

  • Eiffel Tower will get bullet-proof glass wall

    Paris : A bullet-proof glass wall is to be built around the base of the Eiffel Tower as part of a plan to provide extra protection against terrorist attacks at one of the world’s most famous landmarks.

  • Chinese and US surveillance aircraft in ‘unsafe’ encounter

    Washington/Beijing : There was an “unsafe” close encounter between a US Navy P-3 Orion and a Chinese surveillance aircraft over the disputed South China Sea, the first known mid-air encounter under the Trump administration. One US official said the Chinese plane was a People’s Liberation Army Air Force KJ-200.

  • First British woman joins fight against ISIS

    London : A 27-year-old woman has become the first British woman to join an all-female military unit to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group in Syria.

  • IIP contraction a fallout of demonetisation: FM

    New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said contraction in industrial production in December was on account of the fallout of demonetisation and expansion was expected in the coming months.

  • CBDT to taxman: Step up TDS survey ops to augment collections

    New Delhi : With the current financial year inching towards closure, CBDT has directed the taxman to step up survey operations to check non-deduction of TDS by firms and employers, especially in cases where such payments have dropped by more than 15 per cent as compared to last time.

  • SBI Q3 profit jumps 71% to `2,152 cr

    Mumbai : Country’s largest lender SBI on Friday reported 71 per cent jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 2,152.2 crore for the December quarter of the current fiscal on account of rise in other income and drop in provisions of bad loans.

  • Oil price up to $65 within manageable level: Lavasa

    New Delhi: With the surge in oil prices threatening to upset its fiscal maths, Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa has said India is comfortable with oil prices of up to $ 65 per barrel which would be a manageable range for an importing nation.

  • M&M to invest `6000 cr in Maha for next phase of expansion

    Mumbai : Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) on Friday said it plans to invest Rs 1,500 crore at its Nashik and Igatpuri plants, along with ongoing expansion of Rs 4,500 crore at Chakan facility in Maharashtra for the next phase of expansion.

  • Govt to make all ration shops Aadhaar-enabled by June

    New Delhi : The Government is planning to make all ration shops under the public distribution system in the country Aadhaar-enabled by June 30 this year, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said. “We will make all 5.58 lakh ration shops Aadhar-enabled by June 30. We are in discussion with Food and Consumer Affairs Ministry for this. Our IT department will work with food and supply department to enable this. We will

  • Bhopal: From labourer in Dubai to kingpin of ISI espionage ring

    BHOPAL: The 10th pass Balram Singh, once who had worked as a labourer in Dubai had become ISI agent out of greed of lavish life. He is the native of Rewa district and was operating the racket from Satna district.