Free Press Journal
  • Rajni Kant Mishra appointed new chief of Sashastra Seema Bal

    NEW DELHI: Rajni Kant Mishra will be the new chief of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), it was announced on Monday. The decision was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. Mishra, a 1984 batch Uttar Pradesh cadre IPS officer, will succeed Archana Ramasundaram, a 1980 batch Tamil Nadu cadre IPS officer, who is set to retire on September 30.

  • Preeti Bharara’s new podcast to take on justice issues, Trump

    New York :  India-born former top US federal prosecutor, Preet Bharara, who was sacked by President Donald Trump, will launch a podcast to discuss justice and fairness issues including the probe into the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential polls.

  • Air India to cut cost, plans to save Rs 500 cr

    The public sector carrier is looking to optimise leases with vendors and services providers. Renegotiations will be taken up to fully optimise company’s cost structure

  • PM to meet finmin officials on eco situation

    New Delhi : Concerned about slowdown in the economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and other top officials on Tuesday to take stock of the situation and discuss remedial measures to bolster growth. Modi will threadbare analyse the economic situation with Jaitley and secretaries of the finance ministry and explore options to stimulate the economy, official sources said.

  • Jaitley defends note ban, says tax base has widened

    New Delhi : Increase in volume of digital transactions, widening of tax base and squeezed circulation of high denomination currency were the real measures of success of demonetisation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday. The success of the November 2016 note ban came under attack after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) revealed that almost 99 per cent of the banned currency had returned to the banks. “Some circles have lack

  • Sharad Yadav shows strength, stakes claim as real JD(U)

    New Delhi : Rebel Janata Dal (U) leader Sharad Yadav on Monday once again staked claim before the Election Commission as the real Janata Dal (U) with documents showing 72 of its 125 national executive members and 24 state presidents attending a convention he held in New Delhi on Sunday.

  • Qatar buys 24 fighter jets from UK

    Doha : Qatar has signed an agreement with the UK to purchase 24 Typhoon fighter jets, state media reported on Monday. The agreement, signed on Sunday by Qatar’s Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah and Britain’s Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, aims to strengthen cooperation and mutual support in the military and technical fields between the two countries, Xinhua news agency quoted an official statement as saying.

  • Nawaz’s wife Kulsoon wins key seat

    Islamabad : Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom Nawaz has won the parliamentary seat vacated by her husband, the unofficial result on Monday showed, amid the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf  (PTI) candidate — who came second — alleging manipulation of the result.

  • COA sends draft resolution to state units for fund release

    New Delhi : The Committee of Administrators (COA) has instructed all the state units to sign a draft resolution prepared by them in order to get funds for hosting India’s international matches this season. India are playing an unprecedented 23 international matches including 11 ODIs, 9 T20s and 3 Test matches against Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka respectively. Already some of the state units have written to the COA that they