Free Press Journal
  • Stepping stone for Bollywood dreams

    Two decades after Shah Rukh Khan made successful transition from TV to films, more and more TV actors are eyeing big screen stardom, says A L CHOUGULE.

  • India: It’s Circus Time, Folks!

    In India, the circus as a form of live entertainment is almost be on its way out. SUDHAMAHI REGUNATHAN gives a glimpse in the life of the circus artists.

  • Small screen too small for Bollywood’s A-listers

    Hindi film stars have generally steered clear of the small screen. Quite unlike their Hollywood counterparts, who have taken to the small screen in a big way..

  • Lata plans new reality show sans public voting

    Mumbai : At 83, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar is ready to launch her music label LM MUSIC, and also plans to introduce a reality show with a new voting pattern. The idea, she says, is not to make money, but to promote fresh talent.

  • Amid tensions, Indian docs aid Pak patients

    New Delhi : When Pakistani raiders were beheading Indian soldiers, a group of Indian doctors were helping their Pakistani counterparts to do complex liver transplants in Lahore.

  • Dhoble shunted

    Mumbai : Assistant Commissioner of Police Vasant Dhoble of Santacruz was transferred on Saturday morning to the police control room. The decision was taken in the wake of the incident in which a 40-year-old roadside hawker died allegedly due to heart attack during a drive against vendors on Friday evening.

  • Retreat ceremony unaffected by border tensions

    Attari (Punjab) : It’s a military ceremony that never fails to arouse nationalist emotions as Indian and Pakistani flags are lowered at sunset at the Attari-Wagah border gates amid much pomp and jingoism. And so it has been all these past days despite the tensions along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Pink City spruced up for Chintan Shivir of Congress

    Jaipur : The Pink City is being spruced up for the three-day introspection camp-Chintan Shivir where the Congress president Sonia Gandhi and the Prime Minister will have brain storming session to strengthen the party and find ways and means to improve the image of the party in the eyes of the people. The three-day camp begins from January 18 for which hectic preparations are on in the Pink City.

  • Soldiers’ killings barrier to peace moves: Soni

    New Delhi : The brutal killing and beheading of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops is a hindrance to the confidence building measures between India and Pakistan, Congress leader Ambika Soni said here Saturday.

  • Kins of captive Indian sailors pin hopes on Pak activist

    New Delhi : Families of 17 Indian sailors held hostage on board MV Royal Grace, a chemical tanker captured by Somali pirates in March last year, are pinning their hopes on Pakistani rights activist Ansar Burney to help free the men.

  • German Bakery case reopens after 35 months

    Pune : Pune’s landmark German Bakery, which was targeted in a terrorist attack in 2010, has virtually risen like a phoenix 35 months after it was completely devastated.

  • Mamata-Governor friends again

    Kolkata : After the war of words over ‘goondaism’ in the state, West Bengal governor M K Narayanan and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today shared a dais amidst apparent bonhomie.

  • Cold eases in north India; UP reports 8 more deaths

    New Delhi : North India today got a much- needed respite from the intense cold as temperatures rose by a few notches in the region although eight more persons succumbed in UP due to winter chill in parts of the state.     As the mercury rose, Kashmir received fresh snowfall in the morning which forced closure of the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. The higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh, too, received slight snowfall with

  • Men in skirts pledge to support women

    Bangalore : Dressed in colourful skirts, a group of 25 men from different walks of life gathered at the famous Cubbon Park here, pledging support to women and their rights. The men, including company professionals and entrepreneurs, took a pledge to be sensitive to gender issues.

  • Sonia to take holy dip in Sangam

    NEW DELHI : Congress president Sonia Gandhi intends to take the ceremonial dip in the “Sangam” (confluence) of three rivers — Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati — at Allahabad during the ongoing Kumbh Mela in a repeat of a similar dip in 2001.

  • India denies visa to British journalist

    India has denied award-winning British journalist Yvonne Ridley a visa,who was scheduled to address the Spring of Islam conference being held here by the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind

  • Armyman’s wife files petition to produce missing husband

    Kochi : An armyman’s wife has filed a habeas corpus petition in the Kerala High Court seeking a direction to the Defence Security Corps to produce her “missing” husband, who she claimed was a whistleblower and was detained for informing higher ups about corruption in the DSC.

  • Bahuguna does a U-Turn

    Dehradun : Refuting media reports about the government asking private institutions in the state to not let their women employees work beyond 6 pm due to “safety reasons”, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Saturday claimed that no such order has been issued to them.

  • Need to sensitize judges for crime cases against women: Justice Sikri

    New Delhi : Judges have to be sensitized about securing out speedy justice in cases related to crime against women, elders, children and discrimination against HIV-infected persons, Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice A K Sikri today said.