Free Press Journal
  • Beef ban may push chicken consumption, price up to 30%: Assocham

    New Delhi: It is not so good news for all chicken eaters! The chicken prices in many parts of the country have started soaring and are expected to go up by 25-30 per cent, and consumption may go up by 35-40 per cent, an analysis in the wake of beef ban by industry chamber Assocham said here on Monday.

  • Modified diets can reduce groundwater use in India: study

    New Delhi : Modifying diets by a few grams like reducing consumption of poultry could significantly reduce groundwater use in India and help the country meet the challenge of feeding 1.64 billion people by 2050, a new study said, reports PTI.

  • Analysts hail tax certainty in Budget, rue high corp tax rates

    Mumbai : Analysts and market experts have welcomed the tax proposals in the Budget saying the slew of pro-business measures along with more inclusive taxation for individuals and small firms, will go a long way in boosting consumption which in turn will help the economy grow faster.

  • 270 days after Bihar liquor ban, major crimes up 13%

    During a recent visit to Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his alcohol ban policy. He said: “I greet Nitish Kumar from the core of my heart for launching a campaign against liquor. But, this work (prohibition) would not be a grand success only by efforts of Nitish Kumar or one party. All the political parties, social organisations and citizens have to participate in it to make

  • Lending rate cuts to boost economy, push consumption, says Industry

    New Delhi : With lenders such as SBI, PNB, Union Bank of India and IDBI slashing benchmark lending rate, India Inc today said the move will act as a “booster dose” for the economy and propel consumption as lending may pick up significantly.

  • India to invest $20 bn in gas fields in next 5-7 years, says Oil Minister Pradhan

    New Delhi : India will see an investment of about USD 20 billion in gas field development in the next 5-7 years and is looking to boost usage of the green fuel and double consumption, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday. The investment will be primarily in developing natural gas discoveries by state-owned ONGC and Reliance Industries-BP joint venture off the east coast, the minister said at CII’s ‘Global Energy Dialogue’ event

  • GST to be less regressive with lower tax band at 5%: Experts

    New Delhi : A zero tax on daily necessities as well as lower rate of 5 per cent for items of mass consumption will make the new Goods and Services Tax regime, to be rolled out from April next year, less regressive, tax experts said, reports PTI.

  • Women face same drink-related health issues like men

    Sydney: Women face same health related problems from alcohol consumption as men, finds a new study. According to the study, women are catching up with men in terms of their alcohol consumption and its impact on their health.

  • India’s petro consumption to grow 6% next fiscal

    New Delhi : India’s petroleum consumption will grow at 6 per cent in 2017-18, double the rate at which fuel demand in China is projected to grow, Moody’s Investors Service said on Monday.

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    The curse of Modi government’s honesty

    Modi Government is honest. But this honesty has become a curse for the people because the Government revenues are honestly being used for consumption instead of investment. Wrong policies are being implemented honestly. It is like the homemaker who honestly feeds the best of pizzas to the children. She buys the best flour and tomatoes to make the pizza. This honesty however, leads to the children’s bad health. It would be better

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    PM dangles kerosene carrot at CMs meeting

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dangled the carrot of grant to the states, equal to 75% of subsidy saved by reducing the kerosene consumption.

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    Udta Punjab Row: Pull drug-hit Punjab back from precipice

    Anurag Kashyap’s film ‘Udta Punjab’ and the controversy surrounding the infamous 89 cuts recommended by the censor board headed by Pahlaj Nihalani may have had a political motivation but it has served a useful purpose—bringing into sharp focus on the serious problem of drug abuse and unbridled liquor consumption in Punjab.

  • Revealed:Benefits of eating chocolate during pregnancy

    Washington DC : In a study titled ‘High-flavanol chocolate to improve placental function and to decrease the risk of preeclampsia: a double blind randomized clinical trial’ researchers have revealed the benefit of chocolate consumption during pregnancy, reports ANI.