Free Press Journal
  • New auto policy to be ready in 3 months

    New Delhi : The new National Auto Policy, which may seek emission-linked taxation for automobiles and a technology agnostic green mobility roadmap, is likely to be finalised in the next three months, according to official sources.

  • Afghan bomber kills 19, Taliban rejects cease-fire extension

    Kabul : A suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 18 people in a crowd celebrating the Eid holiday, the second assault in as many days to mar an unprecedented ceasefire.

  • Twin suicide blasts in  Nigeria kill 31: Official

     Kano (Nigeria) : Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed at least 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, a local official and militia leader said on Sunday.

  • Federer clinches 98th ATP title in Stuttgart

    Stuttgart (Germany) : Roger Federer claimed his 98th ATP title on Sunday and re-established his unrivalled superiority on grass with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) victory over Milos Raonic in the Stuttgart Cup final.

  • Mallya faces fresh money laundering charges

    New Delhi : In more trouble for liquor baron Vijay Mallya, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is set to soon file a fresh charge sheet against him and his companies on charges of money laundering and allegedly cheating a consortium of nationalised banks to the tune of Rs 6,027 crore, officials said,

  • Jayaram crashes out of US Open with loss in semis

    Fullerton (US) : Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram suffered a straight-game loss to The Netherlands’ Mark Caljouw in the semi-finals of the US Open BWF World Tour Super 300 tournament here.

  • Salary paid in arrears – tax treatment

    Though this is a topic that has been covered in the past, at least from our email box, it seems to us that reader understanding of this subject is not too clear. Routinely, we receive emails querying the income tax treatment, if any, on arrears of pay. Some taxpayers weren’t even aware of the tax deduction available and went ahead and paid full tax on the income without claiming any deduction. Therefore,

  • Mount Everest turns into world’s highest rubbish dump

    Kathmandu : Decades of commercial mountaineering have turned Mount Everest into the world’s highest rubbish dump as an increasing number of big-spending climbers pay little attention to the ugly footprint they leave behind.