Free Press Journal
  • Budget 2018, P Chidambaram, Senior Congress leader, ex-union minister P Chidambaram, Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley

    Centre confused about Air India, claims P Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram claimed that the lack of clarity in the policy objective indicates that the government is “confused” regarding what to do with Air India. “It is neither privatisation nor a joint venture arrangement. There is no clarity in the government’s policy objective. In this case, you cannot succeed in selling 70 percent or any stake in Air India. Obviously, the government is very confused as to

  • World’s largest iceberg set to disappear after 18-year-long journey

    Washington: The largest iceberg ever recorded, that broke away from Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf 18 years ago, could be nearing the end of its voyage, according to NASA. When iceberg B-15 first broke away in March 2000, it measured about 296 kilometres long and 37 kilometres wide. B-15 has since fractured into numerous smaller bergs, and most have melted away.

  • Nitish Kumar wishes Lalu Prasad Yadav on his 70th birthday

    Patna (Bihar): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wished Rashtriya Janta Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on his 70th birthday on Monday. After the 2015 assembly elections in Bihar, the JD(U) led by Nitish and RJD led by Lalu were running a coalition government.

  • Some international stuff is coming up: Bappi Lahiri

    Mumbai, Celebrated music director Bappi Lahiri, who last collaborated with American rapper Snoop Dogg in 2015 for the track “Patiala peg”, says he is working on another international project. “Something really new and unique is coming up which the world will come to know about. Just to give you a hint, some international stuff is coming up,” Bappi, who was feted by London’s World Book of Records for his contribution

  • Fuel prices will drop instantly if brought under GST, says Chidambaram

    New Delhi: In the wake of the recent petrol and diesel price hike across India, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday claimed that fuel prices would immediately come down if brought under the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Addressing a press conference here, Chidambaram said the onus for bringing petrol and diesel under the GST should not be on state finance ministers.

  • Dr Kafeel Khan after brother being shot: I am not going to bend

    Gorakhpur (UP): A day after his brother was allegedly shot at by unidentified assailants, Dr Kafeel Khan, an accused in the BRD Medical Hospital case involving the death of 63 children, today said he was not going to bend. His brother, Kashif Jameel, was operated on successfully and the bullets removed, Khan said.

  • Chidambaram participates in a panel discussion

    Tyres of Indian economy are punctured, says P Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram today said that state of the economy was bad in the country due to the wrong policies of the NDA government and tyres of three of the four wheels on which the economy rides were punctured.

  • Roadside bomb kills 6 civilians in Afghanistan     

    Kabul: An Afghan official says a roadside bomb struck a microbus in the eastern Ghazni province, killing six people. Arif Noori, a spokesman for the provincial governor, says women and children were among those killed in Monday’s blast, which also wounded three people.

  • See Pics: Baba Siddique Iftaar party 2018- Salman Khan’s ‘Race 3’ team and other Bollywood stars mark their presence

    Mumbai: The entire ensemble of “Race 3” — Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Saqib Salim, Freddy Daruwala and Daisy Shah, along with many Bollywood celebrities graced Baba Siddique’s Iftar party. Although Shah Rukh Khan was missing, as he is currently in the US shooting for Aanand L. Rai’s “Zero”.