Free Press Journal
  • Yashwant Sinha launches scathing attack on Modi, Arun Jaitley over economic crisis

    India, which is going through an economic crisis and suffering in the aftermath of demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax implementation has not impressed veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former finance minister Yashwant Sinha, who has come down heavily on prime minister Narendra Modi and union finance minister Arun Jaitley about the way they have handled the economy.

  • PM doesn’t listen; GST, note ban hit economy: Rahul Gandhi

    Rajkot: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Narendra Modi government today for taking decisions like note ban and the GST roll-out “without listening to anybody” which “affected the backbone” of the country’s economy. “This is the big difference between the Congress’s ideology and the BJP’s ideology. The Congress listens to everyone and then implements a big decision. This government did not listen to anybody and implemented the GST and demonetisation, which affected

  • Demonetisation caused 0.4% decline in GDP: Surjit Bhalla

    New Delhi: Demonetisation affected the country’s growth rate negatively, which led to GDP dipping to 5.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2017-18, while the Goods and Services Tax (GST) did not have much role in the decline, economist Surjit Bhalla said on Tuesday.

  • Congress fails to capitalise on BJP misdoings

    With a bare year-and-a-half to go for the next general elections, the BJP has been looking vulnerable for some time with demonetisation, price spurt in petroleum products and GST hiccups combined with rural discontent pulling it down a few notches from the high that it had reached.

  • Ram Madhav takes on Rahul over defense of dynastic politics

    New Delhi : Without naming Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who defended dynastic politics in India at a function in the US, senior BJP leader Ram Madhav on Tuesday said the opposition’s love for dynasty and black money were strange, reports IANS.

  • Narendra Modi at 67: Has the game really changed or has the rhetoric taken over?

    What is the idea of India? Where is India headed? Is India still fighting the age-old problem between communalism and secularism? Will the dream of ‘Bapu’ Mahatma Gandhi ever be achieved? The questions are endless and we could keep going on and on, but India as a republic after 70 years of independence is standing at crossroads and no one knows what will happen to Bharat. Narendra Damodardas Modi is a man,

  • Narendra Modi birthday! Bollywood connections of the pioneer of ‘Make In India’

    Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi will be celebrating his 67th birthday on Sunday, September 17. Narendra Modi is undoubtedly one of the most popular Prime Ministers of India. After all, the Prime Minister has focused on the young generations and created faith in their mind to vote for him. Before becoming Prime Minister of India, he had been the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of

  • Bhopal: Demonetisation, GST hit idol making business hard

    Bhopal: Unlike Ganesha idols, the Bengali artists in the city have been making eco-friendly idols of Goddess Durga for the past 30 years. It is their tradition. They bring soil from Kumartuli in Kolkata every year. However, the idol makers say this year their business is down by 40 per cent due to demonetisation and the GST.

  • Note ban: Will the economy recover?

    After the ruling NDA’s euphoria over its recent track record in elections to State assemblies, there have been some rude shocks that should awaken the Narendra Modi government to changing realities. The biggest dampener has been the persistent lifting of the veil on the performance of demonetisation of high-value notes. Another has been the poor performance on the jobs front.

  • Demonetisation: Political gain, economic pain

    Demonetisation of high value currency notes on November 8 was described by economists as ‘economic anarchy’.  The government projected it as a momentous fight against black money, terror funding and counterfeit currency. Whether demonetisation was a success or failure has been a subject of contentious debate. The government claims that it is a success as one of the principal objectives of demonetisation was to gradually bring down the quantum of cash in the system

  • Lalbaugcha Raja donation 2017: Rs 1,10,000 in Rs 1,000 notes received, total cash Rs 5.8 crore

    Mumbai: The grand celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated this year, and millions again visited Lalbaucha Raja to take blessings of Lord Ganesha. This year, the donation are collected has been lower than last year’s Rs 8 crore. This year’s collection amounted to Rs 5.8 crore in cash, 5.5 kg of gold and 70 kg of silver.

  • Implementation holds the key to India’s rapid growth: Raghuram Rajan

    New Delhi : India’s weakness lies in implementation, stated the former governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He said this during Mumbai launch of ‘I do what I do’, a popular line of Raghuram Rajan and now the title of his latest book. During the launch, he addressed lot of issues that were of concern during his career and is of concern for the country now. Replying to the query on

  • BJP and Modi busy dividing society, says Rahul Gandhi

    Nanded (Maha): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today alleged that the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were busy dividing society in their quest to retain power. Only the Congress ideology could take on the BJP and the RSS, he said at a party rally. Gandhi also took potshots at the Modi-led government on demonetisation and described the exercise as a total flop.

  • Narendra Modi says will not shirk from tough decisions

    Yangon: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday justified demonetisation which has come in for criticism, asserting that his government was not afraid of taking “big” and “tough” decisions in the interest of the country.

  • Raghuram Rajan

    ‘I may have resigned if note ban was thrust’

    The former RBI Governor said it would be inappropriate for him to give the details of the discussion, but did acknowledge that there was no agreement between him and the government over the subject.