Free Press Journal
  • Aviation ministry seeks ATF under GST regime

    New Delhi : The Civil Aviation Ministry is likely to approach the GST Council soon for bringing aviation turbine fuel (ATF) under the tax regime.

  • Bhajji urges India to play D-N Tests

    New Delhi : India must embrace day-night Tests and shed its apprehensions about the pink ball matches, seasoned spinner Harbhajan Singh suggested on Thurday. India have refused to play the Adelaide Test against Australia later this year under lights, inviting criticism from a number of players, including Mark Waugh and Ian Chappell. “I don’t know why they don’t want to play day-night Test matches. It’s an

  • Malaysia scraps GST, experts advise caution to India

    New Delhi : Malaysia scrapped a 6 per cent rate on the goods and services tax, fulfilling a campaign promise by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad that gave him an unexpected win in last week’s election.

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    Dynasty politics has ended, people rewarding hardworking leaders: PM

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Thursday that dynasty politics has “ended” and voters are rewarding hardworking leaders, as he set the tone for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, saying it is not the time to look back but to move ahead and work for a win in the next polls.

  • Suresh Raina quashes CSK’s ‘aged team’ tag

    Gurugram : Star cricketer Suresh Raina has quashed talks about Chennai Super Kings (CSK) being an ‘aged team’ in Indian Premier League (IPL), as he on Thursday said experience is also an equally important characteristic and cited team’s performance in the league.

  • NuMetal offers Rs 37k-cr for Essar, bats for 2nd round

    New Delhi : Russia’s VTB Capital-based NuMetal on Thursday told the company law appellate tribunal, NCLAT, that it has offered over Rs 37,000 crore for Essar Steel in the second-round of bidding, which should be opened and the highest bidder be selected from it.

  • Cong call to ‘save democracy’

    New Delhi : The Congress on Thursday gave a call for protests across the country on Friday to “save democracy” in the light of the blatant murder of democracy in Karnataka to install a minority BJP government.

  • Court dismisses plea for treason case against Sharif

    Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can’t we complete the trial? -Nawaz Sharif, Former PM, Pakistan

  • Jaypee Infratech Q4 net loss at Rs 480 cr

    New Delhi : Bankruptcy-hit Jaypee Infratech on Thursday reported a standalone net loss of Rs 480.45 crore for the quarter ended March on lower sales.

  • We played perfect game, says Rohit

    Mumbai : Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma has termed the IPL game against Kings XI Punjab, which they won by three runs, as “perfect”. After a brilliant batting display on Wednesday, Mumbai bowlers managed to restrict Punjab to 183-5 to bag two crucial points and stay alive in the league.

  • Renaissance challenges Vedanta-Electrosteel deal

    New Delhi : The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Thursday admitted the petition of Renaissance Steel challenging Vedanta’s bid for debt ridden Electrosteel.

  • Senior IAS, IPS officers shunted

    Bengaluru: Hours after B S Yeddyurappa assumed office as chief minister, several IAS and IPS officers were on Thursday transferred in a top level reshuffle. The government appointed M Lakshminarayana, additional chief secretary, public works department, as the additional chief secretary to the chief minister.

  • Consult party before going public on key issues: Shahbaz

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, facing the heat after his controversial remarks on the Mumbai terror attack, will be asked to consult the party leadership before talking on sensitive issues, PML-N chief Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday assured conerned party lawmakers.

  • ‘Signature of several Congress MLAs in letter to Guv forged’

    Bengaluru : The BJP on Thursday alleged that the Congress has forged the signatures of many of its legislators while submitting the party’s list of MLAs to the Governor claiming it had the numbers to form the government.

  • US, Gulf states place sanctions on Hezbollah leadership

    Washington : The United States and six Gulf Arab states announced sanctions today on the leadership of Hezbollah, as Washington seeks to step up economic pressure on Iran and its allies in the region.

  • NCLAT to hear Bhushan plea

    New Delhi: The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) will next week hear Bhushan Steel promotor Neeraj Singal’s plea against acquisition of the company by Tata Steel.


    In 1996, Janata Dal’s HD Deve Gowda, a regional satrap with just 44 seats toppled Vajpayee in the Prime Ministerial race; it was about a third of what the Congress had (136). Today, Yeddyurappa faces the same threat from his son, Kumaraswamy.

  • Campaigning for PTI through ‘love fest’ with Modi, says Imran

    Islamabad : Taking a jibe at former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that he “appreciates” the PML-N leader for “campaigning” for the PTI through his “love fest” with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • BCCI announce squads for one-off Women’s T20 match

    New Delhi : Top international stars will be seen in action in the upcoming one-off Women’s T20 Challenge match to be played on May 22 ahead of the IPL Qualifier 1 in Mumbai.

  • ‘Mockery of Constitution’: Shah hits out at RaGa

    New Delhi : BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday justified his party forming government in Karnataka with B.S. Yeddyurappa taking oath as Chief Minister and hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for terming the political developments as “mockery of Constitution”.