Free Press Journal
  • 13 dead, 8 injured as jeep rams into truck in Gujarat

    Anand (Guj) : At least 13 people were killed and eight others injured when their jeep rammed into a stationary truck on the Ahmedabad-Indore Highway in Kheda district in the early hours on Tuesday, the police said.

  • Insolvency law: Stricter norms in place now

    New Delhi : Stricter rules are in place now for the approval process of resolution plans submitted under the insolvency law, wherein an applicant’s antecedents and credit worthiness will be checked.

  • 26 teenage girls found dead in Mediterranean

    Rome: Italian authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of death of 26 teenage girls whose bodies were recovered in the Mediterranean Sea, the media reported on Tuesday, reports IANS.

  • Hamilton avoided taxes on jet: Leaks

    London : Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton avoided paying taxes on his private jet using an elaborate scheme now under investigation by British tax authorities, new leaked documents revealed.

  • China’s stand on Masood harming its ties with India, claim experts

    Last week, China for the fourth time had blocked a bid at the UN by the US, France, and Britain to list Azhar as a global terrorist, citing a lack of consensus among the members of the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council.

  • Direct tax mop up rises 15% to Rs 4.4L cr

    New Delhi : The government has collected Rs 4.39 lakh crore in direct taxes, up 15.2 per cent year-on- year, during the first seven months of the current fiscal. The collection, which includes personal income tax and corporate tax, represents 44.8 per cent of the total budget estimates of Rs 9.8 lakh crore in direct taxes for 2017-18. “The provisional figures of Direct Tax collections up to October, 2017 show that net

  • HP polls: Only 19 women among 338 candidates

    New Delhi : Out of 338 candidates contesting the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls, only 19 are women, the Election Commission said on Tuesday.

  • For all the cricket lovers who hate to wait…

    Dubai : Come December 21, the iconic Sharjah stadium in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will reverberate to the thwack of leather on willow. But with a difference.

  • Govt accused of black money cover-up

    New Delhi : Swaraj Abhiyan, a breakaway group of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party, on Tuesday accused the Modi government of taking all steps to cover up rather than uncovering black money, belying the people’s trust in electing the BJP to power on its anti-corruption and anti-black money planks.

  • New telecom policy likely by Feb: Govt

    The govt will not disconnect mobile numbers of people who do not have the Aadhaar, Centre has  clarified. Also, 1st phase of Bharat net project will be completed by Nov.

  • Army chief rejects China criticism of Def Min’s AP trip

    New Delhi : Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday dismissed China’s objection to Nirmala Sitharaman’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, saying the defence minister goes to areas across the country where troops are deployed.

  • MFI industry recovering slowly from note ban

    Kolkata : With the completion of one year of demonetisation, leading players of the micro-finance industry (MFI) were of the view that things were recovering slowly and delinquency levels were still on the higher side. Arohan Financial Services, a city-based MFI, was already feeling the heat as the demonetisation exercise was having a telling effect on its financials. “Demonetisation has severely affected the poor women as they were not being able to

  • No notice for winter session of Parliament

    New Delhi : Parliament’s winter session appears to be off though tentatively planned from November 21. The notice for a session has to be given at least two weeks in advance and the President has not issued any notice so far calling the session.

  • Apple tax issue comes up in Paradise Papers

    San Francisco : Apple shifted much of its offshore wealth from Ireland to a tax haven in the British Isles, according to a review of leaked Paradise Papers documents. Apple confirmed the move in an online post, saying it served to “ensure that tax obligations and payments to the US were not reduced.”  The documents have exposed tactics the wealthy and powerful have used to avoid taxes.

  • Forgotten ‘prince’ of Awadh dies lonely death

    New Delhi : The “last prince of Awadh” was found dead on September 2 in Delhi’s ‘Malcha Mahal’, police said.        Under ordinary circumstances, that would have conveyed the story, followed by a brief obituary narrating his lavish life and times.

  • HC deals big blow to Nitish’s liquor ban

    Patna : The Patna High Court has stated that an anticipatory bail petition is maintainable in the cases of alleged violation of new Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016, which came into force in the state in October last year. The High court ruling, according to legal experts, will come a big setback for the Nitish Kumar government’s efforts to have a stern law in place to instil fear among the masses