Free Press Journal
  • Woman from India among 3 held for IS support

    singapore: A woman originally from India was among three Singaporeans arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for supporting the Islamic State and terrorism-related activities, authorities said on Thursday. Of the three, Adzrul Azizi bin Bajuri (19) was issued with a Restriction Order, while Abu Thalha bin Samad (25) and Munavar Baig Amina Begam (38) were issued with Detention Orders, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement. Amina, a housewife

  • Daily use items, eating out may get cheaper

    Guwahati : The GST Council may on Friday consider reducing items in the 28 per cent tax slab and slash rates for daily use items, plastic products and hand-made furniture as it looks to provide relief to consumers. Four months after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was rolled out, the panel headed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will look at the most comprehensive overhaul of rates, easing returns filing and

  • Sri Lanka Tests will help to prepare for SA series: Pujara

    New Delhi : He is expected to play a major role during next year’s tour of South Africa and Cheteshwar Pujara is confident that the upcoming Sri Lanka series will give him a ‘good opportunity’ to prepare for the tough assignment ahead.

  • Pothas says we will not feel intimidated

    Kolkata : Sri Lanka head coach Nic Pothas says the debacle against India taught them a few lessons and they will not be awestruck by the fancied hosts since they are a much better team now, united by a culture and discipline.

  • Centre, Delhi govt cannot shy away from responsibility: Cong

    New Delhi : The Congress on Thursday accused the Centre and the Delhi government of failing to take effective steps to check the high pollution level in the city and asked how they intended to combat the situation in the long-run.

  • Limited room for any lending rate cut: SBI

    Last week, the country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) reduced its lending rate for home and auto loans by 0.05 percentage point.

  • Solar scam: Probe panel indicts Chandy; former Kerala CM cries foul

    Thiruvananthapuram : Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday said he does not rule out foul play in preparation of the solar judicial probe report in which he has been indicted. The 1,000 page report was tabled at a special session of the state assembly.

  • Tata Motors net soars threefold to Rs 2,502 cr

    Mumbai: Largest automaker by revenue Tata Motors reported a three-fold spike in group net at Rs 2,502 crore for the September quarter, driven by a one-time excise gain of around Rs 535 crore, cost-reductions at the planning and strategic levels and better margins and volumes at its British cash-cow JLR.

  • Cong inciting Surat traders over GST: Irani

    Ahmedabad : Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday alleged that though small businessmen and traders in Surat are ready to embrace GST, Congress leaders are trying to “incite” them against the BJP government in Gujarat, which goes to polls next month.

  • Gurusinha comes to Chandimal’s defence

    Kolkata : Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal was on Thursday asked whether he sought any blessing from ‘meyni’ (sorcerer) ahead of their gruelling India tour as team manager Asanka Gurusinha promptly came to his defence to avoid any further embarrassment.

  • India to save Rs 4K cr post Exxon deal

    New Delhi : India will save about Rs 4,000 crore after it got US energy major Exxon Mobil Corp to lower the price of liquefied natural gas (LNG) after the new rates kick-in from January next year. Petronet LNG Ltd, India’s biggest importer of liquefied natural gas, in August 2009 signed a 20-year deal to buy 1.44 million tonnes of LNG from Exxon’s share in the Gorgon project in Australia. The deliveries

  • What Suarez, Messi told Neymar

    London : Barcelona star striker Luis Suarez has revealed what he and his fellow teammate Lionel Messi said to Neymar when they learned that the Brazilian striker wanted to join the Paris Saint Germain (PSG).

  • REC takes control of Facor Power after loan default

    Mumbai : Rural Electrification Corp Ltd has taken over management control of Facor Power Ltd, a subsidiary of Ferro Alloys Corp, after a default in the repayment of a loan. The state-owned company has appointed V.K. Singh, S.K. Sahu, and Sanjay Kulshrestra as new directors of Facor Power and asked all other key personnel to demit office, according to a document reviewed by Cogencis.

  • Govt still has no litigation policy

    The information was disclosed by the Department of Legal Affairs in the Union Law Ministry in response to an RTI application by activist Dr Nutan Thakur.

  • Taylor reveals his secret weapons

    New Delhi :Conceding the three-match T20I series 2-1 to India after losing the decider game in Thiruvananthapuram, New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor has signed off from India, but he has got something to reveal.

  • Railways target completing Bullet Train project by August 2022

    New Delhi: Unfazed by opposition criticism, Indian Railways is working overtime to push ahead with the much-talked about the “Bullet Train” project, aiming to complete it ahead of the August 2022 deadline set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Lodha report has destroyed cricket: Sharad Pawar

    Mumbai : NCP chief and former BCCI president Sharad Pawar on Thursday alleged that the Lodha Committee report has “definitely destroyed” cricket.

  • NTPC for fee-based operator model

    Mumbai : State-run power producer NTPC Ltd has altered its original plan of taking over stressed power plants in the private sector and now plans to offer fee-based management services, a top official of the company has said.