Free Press Journal
  • Working for the betterment of all

    On the occasion of Women’s Day, Ramdas Athavle, the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, in an interview with Neeta Kolhatkar, spells out the plans and schemes to encourage women especially of SC, OBC and Dalit communities to become entrepreneurs and go beyond the daily grind of a job. Athawle shares the new efforts for other sections too who need empowerment and welfare

  • Sindhutai Sakpal – Mother of orphans

    Sindhutai Sapkal has adopted over 1200 orphaned and abandoned children over the last 42 years. She still travels from place to place sharing her life’s tragic story. At the end of her speeches, she spreads the loose end of her sari and asks for alms to feed and educate her children. A recipient of over 750 awards, she has still not received any government grant,  says Vidyottama Sharma

  • Enabling, empowering and employing women

    The CSR initiatives of most of the companies today are proving to be major driving forces in women empowerment. Vidyottama Sharma writes about three such companies that are creating enabled communities of women.

  • Womens Empowerment – Against all odds

    Since modern gizmos that are easy to use today weren’t available then, the women concealed the bulky handy-cams in their sarees for carrying out sting operations.

  • Women are our biggest change agents, says Manas Satpathy

    Pradan, an NGO working in the villages of seven states in India, is repositioning women at the centre of mobilization. And these drivers of change are transforming lives in their villages, says Prafull J Sharma

  • The silent revolutionary

    A visit to Phule Wada, Jyotiba and Savitribhai Phule’s residence in Pune City changed Archana Vaidya’s life. Instead of taking up a job, she decided to work for the women living in the slums of Pune. Dharmesh R Vats speaks with the Founder of Krantijyoti on her vision, struggles and plans for the future

  • Dabur India unveils mobile honey testing lab

    New Delhi : Dabur India inaugurated mobile honey testing lab. This unique on-the-wheel lab has been designed specifically to reduce the adulteration in honey and ensure that purity is maintained.

  • Taxes under GST ‘to increase a bit’, says CBEC Chairman

    New Delhi : While the effective rate of indirect taxes under the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime still remains unclear, as fitment in tax slabs is under way, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has said that taxes were likely to “increase a bit” from the current level.

  • Understanding General Insurance

    KIRAN HARWANI explains the factors that are covered under the general insurance segment.

  • Systematic Investment Plan Decoded

    Systematic Investing Plan (SIP) in a mutual fund is the answer to preventing the pitfalls of equity investment and still enjoying the high returns

  • Women Empowerment – Changing lives and making a difference

    Beed district’s Jagar Pratishthan takes up women’s issues, fights for their rights and justice, trains them and helps them become financially empowered. Nidhi Gupta speaks with its founder, Manisha Tokale

  • Spoors to empower Geometry Global Encompass

    New Delhi : With employees and contractors across India, the Geometry Global Encompass Network (GGEN) specialises in shopper marketing, rural marketing, large-scale events and exhibitions, urban consumer marketing, digital activation and field marketing.

  • The woman who led a micro finance revolution in villages

    Chetna Gala Sinha started India’s first rural micro finance bank for women and by women in Mann Pradesh in Maharashtra. A cattle shed, water reservoirs, Business on Wheels for training women, and anti-liquor campaigns are only some of her initiatives that are transforming the region, says Vidyottama Sharma

  • Product basket diversification needed to boost exports: FIEO

    New Delhi : At a time when developed economies are adopting protectionist measures to insulate themselves from global economic uncertainties, exporters need to diversify their product basket to remain competitive, FIEO has said.

  • CAIT seeks waiver for input tax credit for MSME

    Mumbai : The Confederation of All-India Traders (CAIT) raised their concern over the GST clause which links availability of input tax credit to payment of tax by their suppliers.

  • Health Insurance

    Health insurance is the insurance which protects from any health emergencies and incurred hospitalisation expenses. In this busy and hectic life everybody should have a health insurance policy which can be very useful in emergencies. Health insurance also known as mediclaim policy means medical policy which have the same meaning.

  • expands to tier2 and tier3 cities

    New Delhi : As part of its expansion drive, a bike rental aggregator, announced its plan to launch its services across tier 2 and tier 3 cities in India. The company will initially roll out its services in 12 cities which include Amritsar, Baghdogra, Jaisalmer, Ooty, Mysore, Jodhpur, Nainital, Srinagar, Pondichery, Guwahati, Manali, and Raipur.

  • Budget2017-18: A comparative analysis

    Proposed  reduction of the income tax rate from 10 per cent to 5 per cent in the lowest income tax slab of  Rs 2,50,000 – Rs 5,00,000.

  • Life Insurance The do-it-yourself guide

    What life insurance does is, it provides financial security to your dependents against the very real risk of your death, writes TENSING RODRIGUEs.