Free Press Journal
  • Debt-hit sugar mills to get Rs 1,540-cr govt breather

    New Delhi : The government on Wednesday decided to pay Rs 5.5 per quintal directly to cane growers on behalf of cash-starved sugar mills to help the industry in clearing outstanding dues to farmers – a move that could cost exchequer Rs 1,540 crore as subsidy.

  • Cabinet approves extension of scheme on doubling farm income

    New Delhi : Keen to woo farmers ahead of the crucial electoral battles this year and the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP-led government on Wednesday approved an extension by two more years of a scheme that aims to double farmers’ income by 2022.

  • Dabur India’s Q4 consolidated net profit up by 19 per cent

    Riding on strong growth across its key business categories and geographies, Dabur India Ltd ended the fourth quarter of 2017-18 with a comparable consolidated revenue growth of 11.1 per cent. The consolidated net profit reported an 18.9 per cent surge during Q4 of 2017-18.

  • Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP

    PM Modi most-liked world leader on the Facebook: Study

    Geneva/New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most liked world leader and far ahead of others, including US President Donald Trump, when it comes to popularity on Facebook, according to a study which said 43.2 million people follow the Indian premier on the social media platform.

  • Achyuta Samanta: A Social Entrepreneur

    Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, Achyuta Samanta, hailed from Kalarabanka village. Despite not being well-off, Samanta had his passion for education held high. This prompted him to start KIIT Group of institutions in a small-rented room which an initial capital of Rs 5,000— a sum gathered after borrowings. This kick started his career as an educational entrepreneur. Gradually, KIIT expanded its horizons from ITI courses to becoming one of the pioneers in

  • MODI ‘MISFORTUNE’ FOR FARMERS, SAYS CONG

    New Delhi : The Congress on Wednesday said the farmers have suffered twin blows of agriculture exports dipping by US $10 billion and agriculture imports going up by $19 billion since the Modi government came to power.

  • Karti’s interim protection extended till July 10

    NEW DELHI: A Special court here on Wednesday further extended till July 10 the interim protection against arrest granted to senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis case.