Free Press Journal
  • US Inc urges Jaitley to reduce tax uncertainty

    Washington/New Delhi : Ahead of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s  Union Budget, the US-India Business Council (USIBC) has requested him to further reduce tax uncertainties for multinational companies and foreign investors. In a memorandum submitted to Jaitley, the USIBC said that such measures will help improve the country’s investment climate and attract more foreign direct investment to India. “A significant positive step toward improving the investment climate would be to further reduce tax

  • powering evs with RE could be cheaper than estimated

    The Niti Aayog created ripples when it revealed a vision to completely switch automobile sales in India to electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030. EVs would obviously have a large impact on the environment. But, there are significant financial benefits attached to this transition as well: An EV owner could save close to Rs 37,000 (over US$580) annually if India meets its renewable energy (RE) targets.

  • ‘Forces giving befitting reply to terrorirsts’

    New Delhi: The armed forces have been giving a befitting response to the perpetrators of terrorist violence in Jammu and Kashmir, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Monday and asserted that the government was open to holding talks with those wishing to shun violence.

  • 12 killed, 132 injured as clashes flare up in Aden flares up again

    Sanaa : Heavy fighting flared up again in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden on Monday after clashes the day before killed 12 people and wounded over 130 in violence that exposed cracks within the Saudi-led alliance fighting Yemen’s Shiite rebels in the country’s north.

  • 36 killed as bus plunges into canal in West Bengal

    Kolkata : Thirty-six people were killed and several were missing after a bus with around 50 passengers crashed through a bridge railing and plunged into a canal in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Monday, police said.

  • Accidental firing: Punjab DSP dies

    Chandigarh: A Punjab Police officer was killed on Monday when he went to an institutional campus in Jaitu town in Punjab’s Faridkot district to resolve an issue between students and the local police.

  • Sino-India border row should be resolved in a calm way, says China

    Beijing : Defending its military infrastructure build up in Dokalam, China on Monday claimed that the area falls within its sovereignty and said Sino-India differences over the border should be resolved in a “calm way” through the existing mechanisms. Commenting on Indian envoy to China Gautam Bambawale’s interview to state-run Chinese daily ‘The Global Times’ where he said the status quo should not be changed along the sensitive areas of the 3,488-km

  • Australia stops Afghanistan, to walk into U-19 WC final

    Christchurch : Australia sauntered into the ICC Under 19 World Cup final by halting Afghanistan’s dream run with a six-wicket victory, built around Jack Edward’s half-century after a splendid bowling show, here on Monday.

  • ‘I would not play Bumrah in England’

    Michael Holding has serious doubts over Bumrah’s ability as a new ball bowler and said his specific skills do not make him an automatic choice in the playing eleven during India’s tour of England later this year.

  • Sunanda case: SC tells Swamy to convince it on validity of plea

    New Delhi : BJP leader Subramanian Swamy was on Monday asked by the Supreme Court to satisfy it on the aspect of maintainability of his plea seeking an SIT probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar.

  • Malegaon blast: SC seeks response from Maha, NIA

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Maharashtra Government and the NIA within four weeks on a plea by 2008 Malegaon bomb blast accused Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit seeking stay of his trial in an NIA court and challenging the proceedings without valid sanction under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

  • India can replace SA in ODI top spot

    Dubai : The number one ODI status will be on the line when second-placed India and table-toppers South Africa clash in a six-match series, which starts in Durban on Thursday.

  • CABI hopeful of getting BCCI recognition

    Bengaluru : Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) president G Mahantesh sounded optimistic about getting recognition from the BCCI. “BCCI recognition looks like happening. We heard in media about BCCI wanting to remove blind players’ hardships in a week’s time,” he told reporters here.

  • Prez Trump finally admits he sometimes tweets while in bed

    Davos/ Washington : US President Donald Trump has admitted that he sometimes tweets while in bed because of his busy schedule and the need to defend himself from a lot of “fake news”.

  • SC prefers to bury Padmaavat controversy, throws out PIL

    New Delhi : Preferring to bury controversies over Hindi movie ‘’Padmaavat,’’ the Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition by Supreme Court lawyer Manohar Lal Sharma for deleting some scenes, saying the film has been cleared by the censor board and in cinemas since last Thursday and so a time comes when one must rest the cause.

  • No case for impeaching CJI, say ex-SC judges

    New Delhi : Former Supreme Court judges and legal luminaries have taken a dim view of CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury’s move to initiate impeachment proceedings for removing Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on the issues raised by four senior judges in their now famous “Friday press conference” on January 12.