Free Press Journal
  • Purohit refused urgent hearing

    New Delhi : Former Army officer Lt Col Shrikant Purohit, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts, was on Friday refused an urgent hearing for bail by the Supreme Court after the Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur arrested with him as members of the right-wing Abhinav Bharat but not to him.

  • UDAN flights are not cheap always

    New Delhi : Don’t get carried away by advertisements of Prime Minister Modi on Thursday launching the first low-cost flight under UDAN scheme from Shimla to Delhi.

  • Salary, payments to govt staff only in bank accounts

    New Delhi : The Government on Friday notified that all payments to the government employees, including salary, shall be made electronically only in their bank accounts. A gazette notification says a one-time relaxation for payment in other recognised modes may be granted in cases of hardship on the reasons duly approved by the competent authority.

  • Pak opposition ‘concerned’ over Jindal-Sharif meeting

    Islamabad : Opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party has moved a resolution in the Punjab assembly airing its concern over the meeting between Indian businessman Sajjan Jindal and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

  • Bangladeshi girl with 3 legs walks, runs after surgery

    SYDNEY: A toddler born with three legs – because body parts of a twin had grown inside her – was returning home to Bangladesh on Friday after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run, her doctor said. Three-year-old Choity Khatun was given little prospect of survival until she was brought to Melbourne last year by Australian charity Children First Foundation. A team of surgeons spent several months

  • All 78 saved as Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey

    Istanbul : A Russian naval spy ship sank in the Black Sea off Turkey’s coast after hitting a Togo-flagged vessel packed with livestock but all of its 78 crew were rescued by Turkish coastguards.

  • Le Pen’s party replacement steps down over Holocaust comment

    Paris : Just days after taking over the position from Marine Le Pen, the interim leader of France’s far-right National Front (FN) on Friday stepped down after facing criticism for comments he made apparently contesting the use of gas chambers during the Holocaust.

  • Trump fares poorly among young Americans: Survey

    New York : The approval rating for US President Donald Trump is at a low 32 per cent among young Americans, who gave him a poor score of 27 per cent on his race relations, according to a new poll on his first 100-day performance.

  • HDFC Ltd plans to raise Rs5,000 cro via masala bonds

    New Delhi: Country’s largest mortgage lender HDFC Ltd  plans to raise Rs 5,000 crore through rupee denominated bonds (masala bonds).”The board of directors in its meeting on May 4 will consider the proposal for issuance of rupee denominated bonds to overseas investors up to an amount not exceeding Rs 5,000 crore under automatic route during 2017-18,” HDFC said.

  • Jaitley promises no surprises in new GST rate fixation

    New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday promised not to spring any surprises in fixing tax rates under the new GST regime but asked India Inc to pass on benefit of reduced taxes to consumers and not profiteer.

  • Maha economy to grow over 12 per cent from 2018 to 2030

    Terming state of Maharashtra as the power house of the Indian economy, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said that Maharashtra has been growing more than the national growth rate. He further went on to say that in FY 2016-17, the growth rate of the state stood at 9.5 per cent.

  • GST to push India’s growth but bad loans still a problem: IMF

    Washington : The ambitious Goods and Services Tax to be implemented from July 1 would help raise India’s medium-term growth to above eight per cent, the IMF has said, but expressed concern over the health of the country’s banking system.