Free Press Journal
  • Govt proposed a lower cash transaction limit to Rs 2 lakh

    New Delhi: Government today moved a fresh proposal to cap cash transactions at Rs 2 lakh instead of Rs 3 lakh as provided in the Budget, as it introduced as many as 40 amendments to the Finance Bill in an ‘unprecedented move’.

  • Less than 2% loan outstanding against Mallya recovered so far

    New Delhi: Public sector banks have been able to recover only a fraction of the more than Rs 8,000 crore loan outstanding against embattled businessman Vijay Mallya, Parliament was informed today. Banks had reported Rs 8,191 crore as loan outstanding against Mallya as on December 31, 2016, Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. “As reported by PSBs, amount of Rs 155

  • Aurangabad teacher undergoes obesity surgery through crowdfunding, praises donors & doctor

    A few days ago, we told you about Zeenath Kausar Khan, a school teacher from Aurangabad who started a crowd-funding campaign to fund her bariatric surgery. And now we have come up with a ‘motivational’ update to it. (Read the story here.) And if nothing else, the story is surely going to make you want to hit the gym right away!

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    Happy to be part of ‘Padman’, says Twinkle Khanna

    Mumbai: Actress-producer Twinkle Khanna says her upcoming film “Padman” will encourage people to talk about things like menstruation and sanitary napkins, which are still considered taboo in Indian society.

  • Narada sting case: SC declines to interfere with Calcutta HC order

    New Delhi: In a setback to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to interfere with the Calcutta High Court order that asked the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry into the Narada sting operation.

  • Supreme Court calls for depositing investors’ money in SEBI-Sahara account

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday modified its February order in the matter involving Sahara chief Subrata Roy with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) over a dispute of returning money to crores of investors, saying the investors’ money should be deposited in SEBI-Sahara account instead of the apex court’s registry.

  • Anti-Romeo squad: Lucknow police to come hard on eve-teasers

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh police today issued orders to constitute “anti-Romeo squad” in 11 districts of the Lucknow zone to prevent eve-teasing, as BJP had promised during the Assembly polls in its ‘sankalp patra’.

  • Bharti, Giriraj demand construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya

    New Delhi: Union minister and hardline Hindutva leader Giriraj Singh today wondered that if the Ram Temple is not built here, would it be built in Pakistan and, along with another Union minister Uma Bharti, demanded construction of the temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. They were reacting to the Supreme Court suggestion of an out-of-court settlement on the “sensitive” issue. “All (parties) should take the initiative now. Lord Ram is

  • US bans electronics on flights from 8 Muslim countries

    Washington: Passengers travelling to the US from eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa will be prohibited from carrying electronic devices in the cabin, according to new security restrictions by US President Donald Trump’s administration. Passengers will have to check in any devices bigger than a smartphone, including iPads, Kindles and laptops before clearing security or boarding, US officials said, citing terrorism concerns, CNN reported on Tuesday.

  • Benegal committee recommends abolishment of censorship: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra said the report submitted to the Information and Broadcasting ministry by Shyam Benegal committee, which was formed to solve the censorship issue, assures that freedom of expression will be “prese rved”. The panel was set up to take a re-look at the functioning of Central Board of Film Certification, headed by Pahlaj Nihalani.

  • Mumbai: Fadnavis says ‘Work on developing IFSC should have started two decades ago’

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said work on establishing a International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) here should have started two decades ago itself. “I think we are late by 20 years…20 years back we should have started the activity of developing Mumbai as IFSC,” he said after inaugurating a branch of Japanese lender SMBC in the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC).

  • AIFW A-W `17: Alia Bhatt, Sakshi Tanwar among others set the ramp on fire

    Yet another exciting chapter of Indian fashion came to an intriguing and engaging conclusion. We are talking about the recently concluded Amazon India Fashion Week 2017 last week. This edition of the FDCI presented and Amazon India sponsored fashion week showcased the Autumn/Winter 2017 collection and brought to the fore, a unique and awe-inspiring union of traditional and contemporary sensibilities. A mixed bag of styles, innate creativity and effortless blending of ancient spirit was

  • Rajasthan MLA alleges criminal met Vasundhara Raje at her residence

    Jaipur: A Rajasthan MLA today alleged a criminal met Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje at her official residence and was also seen in a photograph with her. National People’s Party chief Kirodi Lal Meena during Zero Hour said: “A hardcore criminal with 28 cases registered against him had entered the official residence of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to congratulate her on roll back of power tariff hike and was even seen in a

  • Sanjay Dutt gets injured during ‘Bhoomi’ shoot, continues filming

    Mumbai: Sanjay Dutt has suffered a hairline fracture while filming his comeback project “Bhoomi,” but the actor has decided to not take a break from the shoot. The Omung Kumar-directed movie marks the 57-year-old star’s first big-screen outing after he completed his jail term and the actor wants to wrap the film as per the schedule.

  • Pakistan, India to hold high-level water talks in US

    Islamabad: Following the intervention of the US and the World Bank, India and Pakistan will be returning to the negotiating table over the disputed hydropower projects in the Indus Valley in April. Water and Power Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif said on Monday that the two nations would hold three-day secretary-level talks on the Kishanganga and Ratle hydropower projects, under the aegis of the World Bank, in Washington from April 11, reported Dawn