Free Press Journal
  • Your week 11 Nov to 17 Nov’12

    Aries: Sun and Venus changing its position in this week will give rise to work pressure. Good thing is that you will be able to come out from financial crisis. Family ties, especially with siblings and cousins will take centre stage, so will other   creative pursuits and involvements with children’s affairs.

  • Lord Alistair McAlpine

    Another sex abuse row hits BBC

    London : The BBC admitted on Saturday it faced a “crisis of trust” after being forced to apologise for wrongly implicating a politician in child sex abuse, just weeks after the Jimmy Savile scandal broke, reports AFP.

  • Bengal thespians fume at Karnad

    Kolkata : Thespians in West Bengal are aghast at playwright and actor Girish Karnad call-ing Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore a “mediocre playwright”, reports IANS.

  • Anna unveils new brigade

    New Delhi : Almost two months after his split with Arvind Kejriwal-led group, Anna Hazare today unveiled his new team to take his “apolitical” anti-corruption battle forward with a promise to expand the panel within a month (January 30) in which former Army chief V K Singh could be a special invitee.

  • HSBC faces probe over terror funding

    New Delhi : The Government is likely to conduct a through inquiry into allegations that multinational HSBC Bank was involved in money laundering which may help terror groups operating in India, reports PTI.

  • Indians in Colombo prison fear for life

    New Delhi : Indian prisoners in Sri Lanka’s largest jail have sent out an SOS fearing for their lives as a terrible riot swept through the complex in Colombo leaving at least 27 people dead.

  • Kejriwal’s new posers to PC

    New Delhi : Activist Arvind Kejriwal today asked the government whether the names of industrialists he named as having accounts in HSBC Bank in Geneva were part of the list of 700 people handed over to the authorities by France, reports PTI.

  • A Sacred Geography

    In these pages, Diana Eck takes the reader on an extraordinary spiritual journey through the living landscape of this fascinating country.

  • The Mother Tongue

    With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson – the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent – brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language.

  • Govt acts on French info : Black money in Swiss

    New Delhi : A day after Arvind Kejriwal accused it of inaction over black money allegedly stashed away in HSBC Bank in Geneva, the government today said investigations are in progress with tax authorities to obtain more information regarding the reported account holders, reports PTI. Without naming either the bank or the account-holders involved, the government came out with a statement saying appropriate action has been taken on these cases based on

  • The book that has made an impact on me

    ‘Dare to dream – A life of Rai Bahadur M S Oberoi’ by Bachi Karkaria. The book traces the life of a simple lower middle class man, who rises to be one of the greatest entrepreneurs of all times. It’s a fairy tale romance from the world of business. I will definitely recommend this book to everyone. It has an important message for all readers. Dreaming is not enough. If you want

  • Book Briefs

    50 Best Business Ideas

  • US has no plans to change India aid model

    Washington : The US has no immediate plans to change its aid pattern to India following the British example even as it tries in general to move from aid to trade, according to a senior US official.

  • VVIP helicopter deal: India seeks details from UK

    New Delhi : Defence Minister A K Antony on Saturday said India has sought details from the UK in connection with corruption allegations in the VVIP helicopter deal with Italy and “strong action” would be taken in case any foul play is detected in the procurement process.

  • No cut in budget for procuring essential equipment: Antony

    New Delhi : Even as his Ministry is preparing itself for curtailment of funds, Defence Minister A K Antony on Saturday said there will be no cut in budget for procuring equipment essential for operational preparedness of armed forces. “Everything depends on the entire financial situation of the government…for ammunition and platforms essential for operational preparedness of the armed forces, there would not be any cut,” he told reporters on the sidelines

  • Fast News

    Large quantities of synthetic milk seized from UP

  • Cong hits out at Kejriwal for levelling charges

    New Delhi : Congress today hit out at activist Arvind Kejriwal for levelling charges of financial wrongdoing against people through the media and alleged that his only aim is to defame people.

  • Diwali celebration

    Spreading the Light

    Desiree Punwani tells us how to celebrate Diwali differently this time.

  • NCP urges Pawar to help lift Goa mining ban

    Panaji : NCP’s Goa unit has asked party chief Sharad Pawar to broker a truce between the state government and the union government so that they can jointly appeal against the Supreme Court-imposed mining ban in the state.

  • Govt approves sale of 6.5 mln tonnes wheat to bulk consumers

    New Delhi : The government on Saturday said that it will sell 6.5 million tonnes of wheat to bulk consumers like flour millers and biscuit makers in a bid to check rising prices of wheat products and to offload surplus stocks.