Free Press Journal
  • Govt gets calls to withdraw capital gains tax

    New Delhi : Finance ministry on Tuesday said it has received representations for withdrawal of the long term capital gains (LTCG) tax on listed securities proposed in the Union Budget 2018-19.

  • Russia rejects UK’s ultimatum

    Moscow : Russia have rejected Britain’s demand that Moscow provide an explanation over the poisoning of an ex-double agent and said London should provide Moscow with access to the nerve agent.

  • Trump blocks Broadcom’s $117-b bid to buy Qualcomm

    Washington : US President Donald Trump on Tuesday blocked Singapore-based company Broadcom’s $117 billion bid for chip maker Qualcomm, citing national security concern.

  • Iran invites Pak to join Chabahar port project with India: Report

    Islamabad : Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has invited Pakistan to participate in the Chabahar Port project that connects India to Afghanistan, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, a leading Pakistani daily reported on Tuesday.

  • Dhruvpal Godara shines in Piramal Polo’s victory

    Mumbai : Dhruvpal Godara was in his elements scoring six times and leading Piramal Polo to a 8-4 win against Bake House Cafe in the The Gwalior Cup (8 goal) Tournament, organized by the Amateur Riders’ Club (ARC) as part of the 71st Annual Horse Show & Polo Tournaments – 2018, and played the ARC polo grounds, Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mumbai.

  • Farmers caution Centre to face  consequences if demands not met

    New Delhi : A day after Maharashtra farmers had their demands approved from the state government, farmers from across the country gathered in Delhi on Tuesday and demanded loan waiver and implementation of Swaminathan Commission’s recommendations.

  • EU voices ‘unwavering’ solidarity with UK

     Strasbourg(France) : The EU is united in “unwavering” solidarity with Britain over the poisoning with nerve agent of a former Russian spy on its soil, European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans has said. “It is of the utmost importance that those who are responsible for what has happened see very clearly that there is European solidarity — unequivocal, unwavering and very strong — so that those responsible are really punished for what

  • Hydroponics: The future of agriculture

    Mumbai : In one of the many offices of HiMedia Laboratories in Mumbai, there is a lab that is working on basic research relating to plants – as an aid to promote hydroponics. Hydroponics, or vertical farming, is not a new concept. But the techniques that are being adopted in hydroponics are improving every day. HiMedia has now opted to create another company – Higronics – to focus on providing plant-specific nutrients.

  • ‘Russia is irresponsible force of instability in world’

    Washington : Russia is “an irresponsible force of instability” in the world,  former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said as he slammed Moscow over its alleged involvement in an ‘outrageous’ nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter in the UK.

  • Cold chains: Hotspot for investments in next three years

    Mumbai : In the next three years, there will be massive investments made in the cold chain sector, said Pankaj Khandelwal, Managing Director of InI Farms. This is mainly because India lacks robust cold chain infrastructure and investments.

  • Singtel invests Rs 2,649 cr in Bharti Telecom

    New Delhi : Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) has invested Rs 2,649 crore in Bharti Telecom, the promoter company of Airtel.

  • Saeed’s new party to launch manifesto

    Lahore : Milli Muslim League (MML), JuD chief and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s new political party, on Tuesday said it will launch its manifesto here on March 23, following a Pakistani court’s decision upholding its registration as a political party ahead of polls this year. Saeed, who has kept a low profile after the government has apparently taken over all the movable and immovable assets of his Jamaat-ud-Dawah and Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation

  • Book signed by Tagore auctioned for USD 700

    Signed on a prefatory page in fountain pen by Tagore, the Bolpur edition of the book was published by The Macmillan Company in 1916

  • Ancient giant shark tooth goes missing in Australia

    Sydney : A giant fossilised tooth from a prehistoric shark has gone missing from a supposedly secret location at a remote Australian World Heritage site, and wildlife officials want it back.