Free Press Journal
  • There may be initial problems during GST roll out, says FM

    Products like kerosene, naphtha and LPG will be under the ambit of the new tax regime.  Five items —  crude oil, natural gas, aviation fuel, diesel and petrol — have been excluded from the basket for the initial years.

  • Arun Jaitley holds meeting on bitcoins

    New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday held an inter-ministerial meeting to examine risks related to virtual currencies (VCs) like bitcoins.

  • RBI advises banks to allocate higher provisioning for 12 stressed loan accounts

    New Delhi : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday issued an advisory letter to banks asking them to incorporate additional provisioning on the 12 loan accounts to be referred to the NCLT (National Company Law Tribunal) under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), reports Moneycontrol.

  • India Inc’s fgn borrowings at $1 bn in May

    New Delhi : Indian industry borrowed $ 1.05 billion from foreign markets last month, including through rupee denominated bonds (RDBs). In contrast, the borrowings were $1.32 billion in May last year. However, the two sets of data are not comparable as the RDB route was not there until September. As per RBI data, of the total in May this year, external commercial borrowings (ECB) and RDBs contributed almost equally at $523.95 million

  • Dealers fear 15k job loss post GM’s exit, ask govt to intervene

     New Delhi : Protesting dealers of General Motors, which is exiting the Indian market, on Tuesday said around 15,000 people will lose jobs due to the auto major’s move and the government should intervene in the matter.

  • BHEL bags order for Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant

    New Delhi : Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured an order for setting up a 15 MW Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) Power Plant on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis, in Gujarat. The order has been placed on BHEL by Gujarat Alkalies and Chemical Limited (GACL) for setting up the SPV Power Plant at Gujarat Solar Park at Charanka in Gujarat.

  • Modi-Trump meet restores confidence in bilateral ties: India Inc

    New Delhi : India Inc on Tuesday gave a thumbs up to the first bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump and said the commitment to intensify economic cooperation has reinstated the confidence in the partnership between the two nations.

  • Cruise tourism policy expected next month

    New Delhi : A cruise tourism policy is in the making and will be announced next month, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday, with an aim to tap India’s vast potential on this front and attract more vessels.  The country draws nearly 70 cruise vessels a year, which is expected to go up to 700 with this initiative.

  • Cannes Lions 2017: India took home 40 honours

    Mumbai : At the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2017, India won 40 lions including a Grand Prix. This year turned out to be amazing for India. This year, agencies from India took home 10 Gold Lions, 16 Silver Lions, 13 Bronze Lions and one Grand Prix.