Free Press Journal
  • Tiger wants ball changes

    New York : Tiger Woods says golf ball changes must be made to avoid 8,000-yard courses and he feels no aches and pains in his back as he prepares his competitive comeback.

  • 60 pc stake in ONGC fields to pvt cos soon

    New Delhi : Nearly 25 years after ONGC’s prime discovered oilfields were privatised, the oil ministry has identified 11 more producing oil and gas fields of the state- run firm for handing over to private firms to raise output.

  • IS car bombing kills dozens of displaced in Syria: Monitor

    The SDF is attacking IS on the eastern bank of the Euphrates which cuts across the province, while Russian-backed Syrian forces are battling the jihadists on the  river’s western bank.

  • Ruhaan Alva primed for World Karting Finals

    Bengaluru : Schoolboy Ruhaan Alva, supported by Italian manufacturer Birel Art, will be making his debut in the World Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals commencing in the beachside town of Portimao, Portugal, on Monday.

  • C’garh sex tape: Bajaj surfaces, remains evasive

    Raipur : BJP leader Prakash Bajaj, the narrator of the Chhattisgarh sex tape who was “missing” for the past nine days, surfaced on Sunday and spoke to the police and media. He, however, sounded evasive.

  • Heartache for sale at Vietnam’s ex-lovers market

    Hanoi : At Vietnam’s Old Flames market, curious customers peruse love letters and pick through perfumes, candles and clothes — relics from failed relationships put on sale by forlorn lovers.

  • Council may slash GST on common use goods

    GST council  is scheduled to meet on Nov 10 to consider lowering of the 28 pc GST rate on certain common use items.  It will also consider where total taxation has  gone  up against previous tax regime,

  • AI scouts for $535 mn loan to buy planes

    New Delhi : Air India is looking to raise loans worth $535 million to finance acquisition of three Boeing planes, including two aircraft that will be used for ferrying VVIPs, a senior airline official said. However, the disinvestment-bound carrier has reduced the required loan amount by around $20 million in less than three weeks after floating a tender where it had sought loan up to $555 million for buying the three aircraft.

  • Rlys imposes ‘superfast’ levy on 48 more trains, but will that help?

    New Delhi : Cash-starved Indian Railways has increased the fare of 48 mail and express trains by upgrading them to “superfast” and raising their designated average speed by mere five kilometres per hour from 50 kmph, according to the new timetable released November 1. However, upgradation is no guarantee that these trains would run on time. Also, the new levy has been brought in just ahead of the cold season when all

  • HC forms panel to improve prison security

    New Delhi : Proper functioning of CCTV cameras in Tihar jail, which is overcrowded with prisoners by over 100 per cent, is a “non-compromisable imperative”, the Delhi High Court has said while setting up a high-level committee to suggest measures for enhancing security of three jails here.

  • Not disturbing madrassa courses: UP govt

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday sought to allay fears that introduction of NCERT books in madrassas in the state will disturb the course structure of the Islamic educational institutions.

  • How to earn tax-free income: Some insights

    Do you know that it is possible to arrange your investible funds in such a fashion that you do not have to pay any tax on the income earned on such funds, irrespective of the size of the funds. Yes – you read that correctly – you can earn tax-free income, irrespective of the amount of capital invested. And smart investors are indeed doing so, as you read this.

  • Parliamentary panel to submit report on Sino-India ties: Tharoor

    New Delhi : The parliamentary committee on external affairs plans to submit a comprehensive report on Sino-Indian ties next year, and is currently looking at the “extremely topical” Dokalam issue, panel chairman Shashi Tharoor has said.

  • Delhi court angered over cops’ insensitive attitude towards mental patients

    New Delhi : A city court has expressed anguish over the “apathetic and insensitive attitude” of the police towards plight of mental health patients wandering about on roads, and favoured framing of guidelines for the force to sensitise them to deal with such issues.