Free Press Journal
  • Economic Survey: Achieving high end of 6.75-7.5% growth difficult

    New Delhi: Achieving the high end of the 6.75-7.5 percent growth projected previously will be difficult due to appreciation of rupee, farm loan waivers and transitionary challenges from implementing GST, the Economic Survey said today.

  • 5 Reasons why Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a must watch!

    Mumbai: Ever since its announcement, the audience has been waiting for the Akshay Kumar starrer Toilet: Ek Prem Katha with bated breath and it has finally released! The romantic comedy that delves into the subject of open defecation is definitely a must watch.

  • Yashwant Sinha Outburst: His hard-hitting take on economy

    Economic Survey 2016-17 Volume-2 : State of the Economy – An Analytical Overview and Outlook for Policy

    Economic Survey 2016-17 Volume 2 was laid in the Parliament today. The Survey notices a rekindled optimism on structural reforms in Indian economy. Various factors such as launch of the GST; Positive impacts of demonetization; decision in principle to privatize Air India; further rationalization of energy subsidies and Actions to address the Twin Balance Sheet (TBS) challenge contribute to this optimism. The document also adds that a growing confidence that macro-economic stability has become entrenched is evident

  • Mumbai: BMC’s Rs 30 crore Bandra Fort development plan put on hold

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had an ambitious plan to link the three iconic spots in Bandra through a promenade, but the project of BMC has in trouble because of the state environment department. The environment has put forth several conditions before approving the plan of the BMC.

  • WoWakening campaign launched for acid attack survivors in India

    New Delhi: WoWakening – A Face to Lost Identity, a campaign to create an environment of awareness, inclusion and celebration for acid attack survivors in India has been launched here. The campaign has been announced by lateral sutra, an integrated marketing communications company, in association with Acid Survivor Foundation India.

  • India’s tour of Sri Lanka: Can Lankan lions stop India’s dream run?

    India, the numero uno side in Test cricket, have done what was expected of them and defeated lowly-ranked Sri Lankans by 2-0 with one match to play. India took the lead in both the matches and then never looked back and carried on with the momentum. The third Test match will be played at picturesque Pallekele and India go into the contest as overwhelming favourites. Sri Lanka on the other hand are

  • Rafael Nadal goes down at Rogers Cup, Roger Federer advances

    Montreal: 19th-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer showcased a spirited performance as he bounced back from a set down against Spain’s David Ferrer to book his place into the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup here on Friday.

  • WOW! Dulquer Salmaan to make grand Bollywood debut! Full details

    Dulquer Salmaan, the superstar and heartthrob of Malayalam industry, is all set to make his grand Bollywood debut. The star will be seen sharing a screen space with none other than Irrfan Khan and the beautiful Mithila Palkar.

  • Sonia Gandhi trying to create rift within us: JD (U)

    New Delhi: With Sonia Gandhi inviting Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav in the Opposition meeting today, the party has come down heavily on the Congress President saying she is trying to create a rift within the Nitish Kumar-led party.

  • India suffer 2nd defeat in Europe tour, lose to Belgium 1-3

    New Delhi, The Indian men’s hockey team squandered a goal’s advantage to lose 1-3 to hosts Belgium in Boom and slump to its second consecutive defeat in the ongoing tour of Europe. The Red Devils dished out a spirited performance late last night and came from a goal down to beat India and register their second win in the series in as many days. India had earlier lost by a solitary goal to Belgium

  • Missing Bihar student’s body found in Siwan district

    Patna: The body of a 11-year-old boy, who was abducted two days ago for ransom, was found in an orchard in Bihar’s Siwan district on Friday, triggering angry protests, police said.

  • See Pictures: Madhuri Dixit Nene, John Abraham at ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ screening

    Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar’s movie ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ has hit the theatres today. However, a special screening of the film was held in Juhu, Mumbai yesterday which was attended by a quite a few Bollywood celebrities. Wearing a plain white shirt, blue denims and a chappal, John Abraham was all smiles for the paparazzi.

  • PM Modi welcomes VP Naidu in RS, says ‘now common men in high posts’

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday welcomed Venkaiah Naidu as the Rajya Sabha Chairman, saying he is the first Vice President who was born in independent India, adding that the former Union Minister knows the workings of the House very well after being active in it for so long. Naidu takes over the charge from Hamid Ansari whose second term ended on Thursday.

  • Fight against racism: Abhinav Mukund finds support from Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya

    Indian Test cricketer Abhinav Mukund took a brave stand against racism in the country in an emotional post on Twitter. Abhinav happens to be from Chennai, one of the country’s hottest cities where it is no uncommon to be dark-skinned. In a touching message on Twitter, Mukund shared a note that mentions: “I am writing today not to garner sympathy or attention but … with the hope to change the mindset of