Free Press Journal
  • GST impact: As many as 22 states abolish check posts

    The new one tax regime or better known as Goods and Services Tax (GST) has put many into tizzy, but people are also happy about happy its implementation. The big news is that border commercial tax check posts, or better known as tolls nakas, have been abolished in 22 states post-GST.

  • India-China border stand-off: 4 disputed facts

    The verbal spat between China and India on Monday escalated as Beijing said the Indian Army’s action to stop Chinese troops from constructing a road in an area near Sikkim is a “betrayal” of the stance taken by successive Indian governments and India must withdraw from the region. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the Sino-India border in the Sikkim sector is well demarcated.

  • Paris Fashion Week: Showstopper Sonam Kapoor sets the stage on fire in bridal white

    On Monday, Bollywood’s fashionista Sonam Kapoor walked the ramp to present Ralph & Russo’s 2017 fall/winter Haute Couture collection at the Paris Fashion Week. The actress was a showstopper and as expected she looked stunning in a dramatic white creation by the designer duo, whom she promoted on the Cannes red carpet last year as well.

  • Realty check: Mumbai builders’ unsold inventory worth whopping Rs 2.5 lakh crore

    After government’s demonetisation move the real estate market has been hit with huge losses, as the investment declined by almost 50 per cent. But when the real estate sector was gaining, this market was again hit by a surgical strike by the government, that is the Real Estate Act, or better known as RERA. But the latest reports have shown that there around 1 lakh unsold apartments over the past in Mumbai

  • YouTube star Stevie Ryan dead at 33

    Los Angeles: Television personality Stevie Ryan was found dead at her residence in what the LA County Coroner’s Office has ruled as a suicide by hanging. She was 33.

  • Is MS Dhoni era coming to an end in Indian cricket?

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni will celebrate his 36th birthday this Friday and the former Indian captain’ career is at crossroads. Dhoni on Sunday against West Indies at Antigua scored a painstaking 54 off 114 balls (Yes, you have read that right) and India couldn’t chase 190 runs against lowly-ranked Caribbean side and ended up losing the match by 11 runs and now lead the five match ODI series 2-1, with one match to play.

  • Wait! Aamir Khan’s Dangal has not made Rs 2,000 crore yet!

    There are many reports doing round in the B-town that Aamir Khan’s 2016’s blockbuster movie Dangal has made Rs. 2000 crore at the box office globally. However, these reports are not true. According to Aamir Khan’s representative, the movie still is a few crores away from this exalted number and that it’s actual collection so far is Rs. 1,864 crore.

  • Mumbai: IIT-Bombay students sit on hunger strike to protest fee hike

    Mumbai: The students at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) have gone on a hunger strike from Monday to protest against fee hike by the institute. The students have been boycotting classes for the past one week. In May, the management of IIT-B increased the fee for the new academic session, 300% hike in hostel fees, 167% in gymkhana fees, 100% in examination, registration and medical fees and around 50% in other charges.

  • Did Congress score a self-goal by boycotting GST launch?

    The Goods and Services Tax was launched on June 30th midnight by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee at Central Hall. It was a momentous occasion for India and by implementing GST, India is on its way to become one nation, one tax and one market. The event saw political parties despite their differences deciding to be part of the event, but the biggest surprise was when Congress, who had championed GST while

  • US Independence Day: Significance, celebrations & all you need to know

    In the United States, Independence Day is commonly referred as the Fourth of July or July Fourth. It is a federal holiday in the US since 1941. The tradition of celebration of the day goes back to 1776, with the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain. The day is associated with parades, picnics, fireworks and games.