Free Press Journal
  • Israeli carrier petitions High Court over new Air-India flight route 

    Jerusalem : Israel’s national airline El Al on Wednesday filed an urgent petition to the High Court against Air India’s new route connecting New Delhi and Tel Aviv via Saudi airspace, days after the Indian carrier launched its maiden service to the Jewish state, Israeli media reports said.

  • Hazare’s health deteriorates, government silent on demands

     New Delhi : Even as there was no response from the central government to his demands, the health parameters of social activist Anna Hazare deteriorated on Wednesday, the sixth day of his hunger strike in support of his demands.

  • Paid taxes related to buyback deal, says Cognizant

    New Delhi : US-based IT firm Cognizant said it paid all applicable taxes related to its buyback transaction in 2016 and the Indian Income Tax Department’s (ITD) position is “contrary to law and without merit”.

  • Fiscal gap crosses full year target

    New Delhi : India’s fiscal deficit soared to Rs 7.15 lakh crore at the end of February, exceeding the revised target of Rs 5.94 lakh crore for the entire 2017-18 fiscal. As per data released by the Controller General of Accounts (CGA), fiscal deficit for April-February was 120 per cent of the revised estimates on account of increased expenditure and subdued revenue receipts.

  • Two men paraded naked for raping 

    Itanagar : Two men were paraded naked by a mob in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh for allegedly raping a high school student, a top police official said.

  • Made provisions for pisciculture loans, says IDBI

    Mumbai : IDBI Bank on Wednesday said that it fully provided for the fraudulent pisciculture loans given during 2009-13 and, therefore, the fraud will have no effect on the profitability of the bank, the lender said.

  • Ram Navami violence: Centre seeks report

    New Delhi : The Centre has sought a report from the West Bengal government on incidents of arson and violence during Ram Navami processions in the last two days and offered assistance to deal with the situation, an official spokesperson said.

  • Nafed settles Rs 478-cr debt with banks

    New Delhi : Cooperative Nafed has settled debt worth Rs 478 crore with eight banks, mainly through cash and sale of a prime property in the national capital, the Agriculture Ministry said on Wednesday.

  • Why different treatment, asks Maya

    Lucknow : BSP president Mayawati has accused the Centre of adopting double standards in dealing with state governments on whether they are led by the BJP or its rival parties.

  • Tension spreads further in Bihar

    Patna : Tension between two groups which had started in four districts of Bhagalpur, Munger, Aurangabad and Samastipur during Ram Navmi procession spread to Silao near the tourist spread of Rajgir in Nalanda district on Wednesday. Police in different districts have arrested over 150 people belonging to both groups. This is for the first time since Nitish Kumar took over as the CM in 2005 that communal disturbance on such a wide

  • Lenders likely to classify STC account as dud loan

    STC is in the process of restructuring of listed entity on account of such existing debts and necessary actions in fraud/default this respect have already been initiated.

  • Bhushan Steel submits resolution plan to NCLT

    New Delhi : The resolution professional for Bhushan Steel on Wednesday submitted the insolvency plan to National Company Law Tribunal, wherein it named Tata Steel as the highest bidder.