Free Press Journal
  • Two militants die in infiltration bid

    SRINAGAR: At least two militants were killed when the army challenged a group of infiltrators in Bandipora district of the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday morning, a defence source said.

  • FM rules out lowering GST rate for textiles sector

    The government on Tuesday ruled out cutting tax rates for the textiles sector, saying a zero per cent GST on fabrics will break the input tax credit chain or the domestic industry and make imported items cheaper.

  • Government asks RIL, Shell, ONGC to pay $3 bn

    New Delhi : The government has sought about USD 3 billion from Reliance  Industries, Royal Dutch Shell and ONGC following a “partial” arbitration award in its favour over cost recovery in Panna/Mukta and Tapti (PMT) oil and gas fields in the Arabian Sea.

  • ‘No proposal to offer VRS of employees’

    New Delhi : National passenger carrier Air India’s Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani on Tuesday that the airline has no plans to offer a VRS (voluntary retirement scheme) to its employees.

  • Cab driver beaten up for refusing to ply in heavy rain

    Mumbai : A radio taxi driver has been assaulted by passengers after he refused to ply during heavy rains. Ola cab driver Mohammad Shamim (29) was assaulted by passengers inside the vehicle on Saturday after he refused to ply the taxi which had broken down due to heavy rains.

  • Kuwaiti MP calls for 10-yr residency cap

    Kuwait City: A Kuwaiti lawmaker who has been leading a drive to reduce the number of foreigners in the country has called for imposing a 10-year cap on employing expatriates.

  • Farmers’ widows to get aid from community project

    Mumbai : The Grand Maratha Foundation has extended aid for a community project designed to help farmers’ widows in Pandharkawda in the state’s Vidarbha region, an official said here on Tuesday.