Free Press Journal
  • Anti-evasion steps to bolster GST mop-up

    NEW DELHI : Revenues from the Goods and Services Tax could cross Rs 1 lakh crore a month towards the end of next fiscal once anti-evasion measures like matching of tax data and e-way bill are put in place, finance ministry officials said on Tuesday. Once the GST return filing process stabilises completely, the Directorate General of Analytics and Risk Management (DGARM) will be put to action for 360 degree profiling and

  • No more films for me, says Kamal Haasan

    New Delhi: Filmstar Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said there will be no more films for him as his plunge into politics for the people of Tamil Nadu is final and irreversible, reports IANS.

  • Essar lenders to move court against slurry pipeline sale

    Mumbai : The State Bank of India (SBI)-led lenders are planning to approach court against sale of a raw material pipeline by Srei Infrastructure Fund to a consortium of Russian bank VTB and one of the Ruia brothers. The pipeline delivers iron ore to Essar Steel and the consortium is one of the bidders for the bankrupt steel firm. Banks claim that Srei is not the real owner of the pipeline and

  • ‘Fed Cup performance very encouraging’ 

    New Delhi : Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza feels Ankita Raina’s performance in the recent Fed Cup was encouraging but the team must progress to the next level.

  • Rise in customs duty to make Indian-made mobiles costlier

    New Delhi : Indian mobile handsets are likely to become costlier as the government intends to levy basic customs duty on the components that are so far imported free. Imported handsets have already become costlier due to a hike in the customs duty to 20 per cent from 15 per cent in the Union Budget. The Ministry of Electronics has pushed for imposing the duty also on the mobile components in an

  • Services, Railways emerge champions

    Mumbai : Services and Indian Railways registered hard-fought victories to bag the men’s and women’s titles respectively in the third Federation Cup Kabaddi tournament here.

  • J&K’s PDP-BJP alliance becoming increasingly untenable

    After unending ceasefire violations by Pakistan on the Line of Control and the International Border (IB), militants have stepped up suicide attacks even before Kashmir’s tourism season starts this year.

  • Sharapova crashes out in Qatar

    Doha : Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova suffered a shock defeat in the first round of the Qatar Open on Monday, dumped out in three sets by outsider Monica Niculescu.

  • Asian Games Test Event: India adds four gold

    Jakarta : India continued their strong performance in the athletics events at the Asian Games Test Event in Jakarta, adding four gold medals and a silver to their haul on the second day of competition.

  • SC dismisses plea against C’garh govt’s Agusta chopper purchase

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed petitions seeking a probe into alleged irregularities in the purchase of the AgustaWestland helicopter by the BJP government of Chhattisgarh in 2006-07 for VIP use, saying there were “no grounds to accept the prayer for probe” and “no clear issue of genuine public interest” was involved.

  • Thompson, Bhambri start with easy wins

    Chennai : Top-seed Jordan Thompson of Australia and second-seed Yuki Bhambri of India advanced with straight set wins on Tuesday in the Chennai Open ATP Challenger tennis tournament here.

  • Soon, high-end bikes will get cheaper as import duty cut

    New Delhi :  Imported motorcycles from high- end brands, including Harley Davidson and Triumph, are set to get cheaper as the government slashed customs duty to 50 per cent. Earlier, import of motorcycles with engine capacity of 800cc or less used to attract 60 per cent duty, while those with capacity of 800cc or more attracted 75 per cent duty. The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), through a notification on

  • Taj introduces Rs 200 fee for main mausoleum, hikes entry fee

    NEW DELHI: The tourists visiting the Taj Mahal will have to shell out extra from April 1 as the government has decided to introduce Rs 200 charge for seeing the main mausoleum and also raised the entry fee to Rs 50 from Rs 40.

  • Parikh, Agarwal qualify for main draw

    Mumbai : Mumbai-based cueists Siddharth Parikh and Aditya Agarwal in convincing fashion won their fourth qualifying round matches to advance to the main draw of the Rs 12.25 lakh prize-money CCI All India Open Snooker Championship 2018.

  • Punjab minister flips coin to decide on posting of lecturers

    Chandigarh : In a bizarre move, a Punjab minister took to flipping a coin, purportedly to decide on the right candidate, out of two nominees, for the post of a lecturer in a polytechnic institute.

  • Govt forcing states to reduce projected demand under MGNREGA: SC told

    New Delhi : The Centre is “forcing” states to slash their projected demand for funds under the rural employment guarantee scheme due to which states were unable to provide employment to people, an NGO on Tuesday alleged in the Supreme Court.

  • Three years into power, Delhi CM is now a quieter politician

    New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, whose government completes three years in office on Wednesday, is now a quieter person vis-a-vis targeting his bitter political rival – Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Gurdwaras feel the GST pinch in serving free langars

    Chandigarh/Amritsar : The popular community kitchen – better known as the “langar” – of gurdwaras in northern India is feeling the pinch of the GST regime that came into force seven months ago.

  • SC cites 26/11 Mumbai attack to count benefits of CCTV in courts

    NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday cited the ghastly 26/11 Mumbai attack and 2016 Patiala House court violence in Delhi to count on the benefits of installations of CCTV cameras in courts and tribunals, saying it wanted to bring discipline, security and oversight in judicial proceedings.