Free Press Journal
  • Petrol, realty could be under GST in future

    New Delhi : The GST Council will consider bringing electricity, petroleum products and some other items under the ambit of the GST in the future, Bihar Finance Minister Sushil Modi said on Thrusday. “Electricity, real estate, stamp duty and petroleum products should become part of the GST. This would be our (GST Council) endeavour,” he said at the annual meet of the industry chamber FICCI. He, however, said it would be difficult

  • Open to look at any suggestion on OBOR if sensitivities taken into account: India

    New Delhi :  India was willing to look at any suggestion if its “sensitivities” are taken into account, the external affairs ministry said on Thursday while reacting to Russia’s call asking New Delhi to find a way out to join China’s mega One Belt One Road connectivity initiative.

  • Indian-origin student pleads guilty of US cyber attacks

    Washington : A 21-year-old Indian-origin student has pleaded guilty of executing a series of cyber attacks on the Rutgers University computer network in the US, authorities said. Paras Jha of New Jersey along with two others — Josiah White of Pennsylvania and Dalton Norman of Louisiana — also admitted on Wednesday to creating and operating two botnets which targeted “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices, the US Justice Department said. A botnet is

  • Economic equality has increased since 1980s

    New Delhi : Putting various economic growth policies under a question mark,  new research from the World Inequality Lab said Indian economic inequality has increased rapidly since the 1980s.

  • Over 600 fishermen of TN, Kerala still missing after Ockhi

    New Delhi : More than 600 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Kerala continued to remain missing after Cyclone Ockhi rampaged through parts of south and western India a fortnight ago, a home ministry official said on Thursday.

  • FRDI mulls hike in deposit insurance cover: SBI report

     New Delhi : Amid concerns being raised on bank deposits under the draft Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, an SBI research report, published on Thursday, said the proposed law is contemplating an increase in the deposit insurance coverage from the current Rs 1 lakh.

  • Four Russians fly drone over Jagannath Temple, detained

    Bhubaneswar : Four Russians, including two women, were detained for flying a drone equipped with a camera over Shree Jagannath Temple in Odisha’s Puri on Thursday, said police.

  • Prez Trump opponents made up Russia vote interference: Putin

    Moscow : Opponents of Donald Trump made up allegations of Russian interference in last year’s US elections to discredit him, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at his annual press conference on Thursday.

  • BSP corporator booked after he insisted on oath in Urdu

    Aligarh (UP) : The lone BSP corporator of the Aligarh Municipal Corporation, Musharraf Hussain, has been booked for trying to outrage religious feelings, after he insisted on taking the oath in Urdu.