Free Press Journal
  • ‘Use U-17 WC to secure our future as football nation’

    Kolkata : The legendary PK Banerjee has said that India should utilise the FIFA U-17 World Cup to secure its future as a footballing nation and urged the players to take the team to the next level by giving their best.

  • Centre clears bill to double tax-free gratuity to Rs 20 Ll Agencies

    New Delhi : The Centre Tuesday approved an amendment bill that seeks to double tax-free gratuity for formal sector employees to Rs 20 lakh. “The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to introduction of the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017, in Parliament,” an official statement said. The amendment will put the maximum limit of gratuity of employees of the private sector as well as public

  • Thousands protest Gauri Lankesh murder in B’luru

    Bengaluru : Thousands of social activists, journalists, people’s forums and various political party workers from across the country on Tuesday held a protest meet at Central College Grounds here to condemn the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, reports IANS.

  • Fresh plea in Pak court to clear Bhagat Singh of murder case

    Lahore : A fresh petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court for the early hearing of a case to prove the innocence of legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh in the murder case of a British police officer, nineteen months after the court sought a larger bench to hear the plea.

  • ‘Farm loan waiver to raise inflation’

    According to the paper, total loan waiver amount by seven states is likely to be around 881 bln rupees in 2017-18. This can push retail inflation by 20 basis points or 0.2 per cent.

  • ‘MCN’ lead five-star PSG past Celtic

    The emphatic win propels PSG to the top of Group B on goal difference from Bayern Munich, who beat Anderlecht 3-0 and who the French side host in a fortnight.

  • Tata Sons to raise stake in Tata Chemicals, TGBL

    New Delhi : Tata Sons, the promoter of major Tata group companies, will hike its shareholding in Tata Global Beverages and Tata Chemicals by up to 6.84 per cent and 4.39 per cent respectively for a total estimated value of Rs 1,458 crore.

  • HC rejects plea to stay defamation case against AAP leaders

    New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday declined to stay the trial court proceedings in a criminal defamation case filed by union minister Arun Jaitley against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders in the controversy surrounding Delhi cricket body DDCA, reports PTI.

  • JVPG squash from Thursday

    Mumbai: The JVPG-SYSKA Open Squash Tournament, organised by Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana and Indian Squash Professionals, will be held from September 14 to 18. The competition, that marks ISP’s 132nd tournament, has 10 categories and includes men’s open, mixed under-9, boys under-11, boys & girls under-13, boys under-17, boys under-23, doubles open, doubles handicap and men’s over 35.

  • Brexit bill passes its first test in British Parliament

    The bill is aimed at repealing a 1972 law through which Britain joined the bloc, transferring in bulk around 12,000 existing EU regulations onto the British statute books.

  • Animals can’t own copyrights: Court on monkey’s selfie case

    San Francisco : Attorneys have announced a settlement in a lawsuit over who owns the copyright to selfie photographs taken by a monkey before a federal appeals court could answer the novel legal question.

  • No bail for Haryana BJP chief’s son Vikas Barala

    Chandigarh : A court here on Tuesday dismissed the bail plea of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son Vikas, who had been booked on charges of stalking and attempting to abduct a 29-year-old woman.

  • Kashyap reaches main draw

    Seoul : Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap made a positive start to his campaign at the Korea Super Series, notching up back-to-back wins over Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yu Hsien and Kan Chao Yu to reach the main draw of the men’s singles event.

  • Norway PM embarks on a historic, fragile mandate

    Oslo : After clinching a narrow victory in Norway’s legislative elections, Prime Minister Erna Solberg embarks on a historic but fragile second mandate, with a weaker majority and less conciliatory allies.

  • Govt may cut GST rate on consumer durables

    New Delhi : The Goods and Services Tax Council is looking at cutting tax on some non-sin consumer durable goods that are currently taxed at the maximum 28%, two finance ministry officials said. The GST Council, which met in Hyderabad on Saturday, had discussed laying down the guidelines for reviewing tax on some “goods of mass consumption”, currently under the 28% slab, the official said. “There was a discussion paper floated for

  • Winning return for Punjab Police

    Mumbai : Playing in Mumbai after almost a decade, Punjab Police, Jalandhar made a winning return as they ground out a hard-fought 1-0 win against Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Mumbai in an exciting Pool-A league match of the 13th PMC Bank-Guru Tegh Bahadur Gold Cup All India Hockey Tournament, played at the MHAL-Mahindra Stadium, Churchgate on Tuesday evening.

  • Trump names Indian-American to key diplomatic position

    Washington : US President Donald Trump has nominated noted Indian-American lawyer Manisha Singh to a key administration position in the State Department, making her in charge of economic diplomacy.

  • India among most optimistic in hiring plans but momentum slows for now

    New Delhi : India is among the most optimistic globally in terms of hiring outlook of companies, but the pace has faltered considerably over the past year as companies still remain cautious, ManpowerGroup said Tuesday. The most optimistic fourth-quarter hiring intentions were reported in Japan (23 per cent), Taiwan (22 per cent), Costa Rica (19 per cent), India and Hungary while Switzerland, Brazil and the Czech Republic formed the weakest. According to

  • Quieter Diwali in Delhi this year

    New Delhi : Delhi will have a quieter and healthier Diwali this year. The Supreme Court on Tuesday slapped a series of conditions even while lifting “for the time being” the ban it had imposed in November on sale and retail of firecrackers in the National Capital Region (NCR).

  • ‘Change in taxation to affect investment’

    New Delhi : Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) Tuesday hit out at the frequent changes in tax rates on automobiles saying investment for new products and technology will be adversely impacted in the absence of consistent and long-term policy. The GST Council last week decided to hike cess on mid- size cars by 2 per cent, on large cars by 5 per cent and on SUVs by 7 per cent to bring tax