Free Press Journal
  • RBI chief calls on Jaitley before policy review

    New Delhi : Ahead of the next monetary policy review in August first week, Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Patel on Friday called on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and is believed to have discussed various macro-economic issues.          After meeting the minister, Patel met the newly-appointed Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg.   RBI governor usually meets Union finance minister before the monetary policy review.     The six-member monetary policy committee (MPC) of the

  • Pvt firms in the defence sector will not hit jobs

    New Delhi : The Government on Friday assured the Lok Sabha that the new policy of encouraging the private Indian firms in defence production would neither lead to shutdown of the state-run ordnance factories nor unemployment of their 90,000 workers.

  • Israel bans men under 50 from Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa shrine

    Jerusalem : Palestinian men under the age of 50 will not be permitted into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for Friday prayers in Jerusalem as Israeli security plan to clamp down on the area following unrest on the previous night, a police spokesman said.

  • Centre protecting those named in Panamagate: AAP

    New Delhi : The AAP on Friday accused the Central government of protecting industrialists, celebrities and family members of political leaders whose names have appeared in the Panama Papers leak.

  • Qatar denies quartet’s proposal to ‘outsource foreign policy’

    What’s behind this crisis of course is Qatari sovereignty and independence to put it very simply. It is about… outsourcing our foreign policy so that decisions are not made in Qatar, and that is something that will never be acceptable -Government spokesman.

  • Maneka Gandhi takes a dig at Bengal govt

    New Delhi : West Bengal is the only state which has completely refused to the implement the ‘’Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme which is “not political”, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

  • LIC makes 145% profit in Q1 from stock market

    Mumbai : Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) reported a profit of Rs 6,100 crore in the April- June quarter through sale of equities from Rs 2,489 crore in the year-ago period. The company show a growth of 145 per cent in the first quarter, stated V K Sharma, chairman of LIC.

  • Key plotter of Dhaka terror attack arrested

    Abu Jara Rashed was the key plotter of the Holey Artisan Bakery attack, in the posh Gulshan area, hat left 22 persons, mostly foreigners, dead on July 1 last year.

  • Haryana bans mixing liquid nitrogen with drinks in bars

    Chandigarh : The Haryana government has banned liquid nitrogen in drinks and food items after a Delhi man burnt a hole in his stomach by drinking a cocktail containing the chemical at a Gurgaon pub.

  • Swaraj asks Indian envoy to give visa to Pakistan patient

    New Delhi : Pakistan would have changed had Sushma Swaraj been prime minister, a grateful Pakistani woman said after India’s external affairs minister directed the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to issue a visa for medical treatment.

  • Hillary to reveal ‘What Happened’ in her defeat

    Hillary’s publishers said the book would reveal what Clinton thought and felt during the bruising 2016 campaign that saw her make history as the first US woman to win the presidential nomination from a major party.

  • Tejashwi Yadav to Nitish Kumar : You used me as a pawn

    Patna : RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who on Friday took over as Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly, accused CM Nitish Kumar of using him as a pawn to go over to the BJP.

  • US woman sets apartment on fire while trying to kill bug

    Houston : A woman trying to burn a bug inside her apartment’s bedroom in the US started a fire which resulted in the evacuation of people from the building and an estimated USD 140,000 damage to the property.

  • Japanese defence minister resigns

    TOKYO: Japan’s defence minister, Tomomi Inada, resigned over charges of helping cover up internal records which showed the dangers being faced by Japanese peacekeepers in South Sudan.

  • Badminton tourney at Khar Gymkhana from August 1

    Mumbai : The Khar Gymkhana-MBA Senior Inter District & Senior Open State Badminton Championship for men and women will be held at the Khar Gymkhana from August 1 to 6.

  • Global football camp for children launched

    BENGALURU: ‘Campus Experience’, a global football camp that provides an international platform for children in the age group of nine to 17 years, has been launched at the Real Madrid campus in Spain. Active Club, A SportzVillage Enterprise powered by EduSports, launched it in partnership with VIQMEDIA.