Free Press Journal
  • Factory activity shrinks most in nine years

    New Delhi : Manufacturing sector in India contracted in July following the GST launch as new orders and output dropped for the first time since the downturn in December last year post demonetisation, a survey said Tuesday.

  • Jaitley pitches for early decision on disinvestment of Air India

    New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday yet again pitched for an early decision on disinvestment of Air India, saying the government has to decide “what to do with it”.”Aviation in the country has become a personal choice. We have to decide what to do with Air India. For the next few years this sector will expand radically,” he said in the Lok Sabha replying to a debate on the

  • Auto-makers report strong sales in July

    New Delhi: Major automobile makers on Monday reported robust sales growth across segments driven by price reductions and restocking of vehicles at dealerships post GST implementation.

  • ‘Keeping a close watch on KL Rahul’ – Ravi Shashtri

    Colombo : India opener KL Rahul was back in the nets on Tuesday after missing out the first Test due to viral fever but chief coach Ravi Shastri kept cards close to his chest about the stylish right-hander’s participation in the second Test.

  • Shahid Afridi thanks Kohli

    New Delhi : Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has expressed gratitude to India skipper Virat Kohli for donating his bat for the Shahid Afridi Foundation.

  • Mithali gets a BMW car

    Hyderabad : Telangana Badminton Association vice president V Chamundeswarinath on Tuesday gifted a high-end car to Indian women’s cricket team Captain Mithali Raj for becoming the highest run-getter in the women’s ODIs. The car was presented to the cricketer at the Pullela Gopichand badminton academy.

  • PM Modi announces `2,350 cr package for flood-hit NE states

    Guwahati : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a total package of Rs 2,350 crore for all north eastern states for mitigating the impact of floods in short and long term basis, and an immediate release of Rs 250 crore for flood-hit Assam.

  • Do not skip Parl sessions, Amit Shah warns his MPs

    New Delhi : Taking serious note of the absence of BJP members in Rajya Sabha on Monday when the government suffered an embarrassment over a Constitution amendment bill, party president Amit Shah on Tuesday warned his MPs against its recurrence and asked them not to skip Parliament during the rest of the monsoon session.

  • Sachin and Rekha better quit RS: SP

    New Delhi : Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal raises the issue of the nominated members hardly coming to the Rajya Sabha in every session.

  • LPG subsidy cut leads ruckus, walk-out in Rajya Sabha

    New Delhi : The government’s decision to eliminate all subsidies by March 2018 by increasing the prices of domestic cooking gas (LPG) by Rs 4 per cylinder every month rocked both the Houses of Parliament yesterday.

  • Key accused in Dadri lynching case gets bail

    ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad High Court has granted bail to Vishal Rana, one of the main accused in the infamous Dadri lynching case in which a middle-aged man was beaten to death by a mob on the suspicion that beef was consumed.

  • England’s Ali picks his moment for first hat-trick

    London : Moeen Ali chose a fine time to make both personal and cricket history after his first hat-trick at any level sealed England’s 239-run win in the third Test against South Africa at The Oval.

  • CAB President takes ‘CAB ride’

    Kolkata: It’s not everyday that the guards of a five-star facility on EM Bypass are taken aback to find City of Joy’s most loved icon Sourav Ganguly getting down from yellow ambassador taxi to attend a BCCI meeting. Ganguly, who has a fleet of mean machines, normally prefers riding his BMW, which broke down at Exide crossing.

  • Kolkata, Delhi, Nagpur to host Tests, Guwahati get Aussie T20

    Kolkata : The BCCI on Tuesday awarded three Test matches of the November-December home series against Sri Lanka to Kolkata, Nagpur and Delhi while the newly-constructed stadium in Barasapara, Guwahati was awarded a marquee T20 International against Australia in October.