Free Press Journal
  • Indian prisoner in Pak jail dead after a beating

    Islamabad : An Indian national, who was about to complete his five-year jail term on charges of espionage, has died in a Pakistani jail, amid reports that he was “mercilessly beaten” up by prison staff two days before his death. Media reports quoted a Pakistani lawyer named Tehseen Khan, who was recently released from Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail, as saying that he had seen prison staff assault Chamel Singh for using water

  • US never kept India in loop on Headley

    The LeT terror plotter was a US informer and always on its radar; if US had kept India informed of his activities, 26/11 could have been avoided.

  • Reset your moral compass: Pranab

    President’s appeal to elected representatives for winning over restless youth.

  • Will RBI bite the bullet this time?

    While most analysts expect the apex bank to cut repo rate by 25 bps on Tuesday, Governor Subbarao’s comments last week has toned down expectations in some quarters

  • Sharma at Davos: Don’t single out India for corruption

    Davos: Terming corruption and frauds as a worldwide menace, Union Minister Anand Sharma said on Friday that it was unacceptable to single out India and other developing economies for these issues, as he assured the global investors of New Delhi’s commitment to an institutional mechanism to address these concerns.

  • Godrej Cons sells Indonesian food biz to Creador

    New Delhi: Godrej Consumer Products Ltd said on Friday it has inked a pact with private equity firm Creador to divest its non-core food business in Indonesia for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is expected to close in about two months, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) said in a statement.

  • Telenor wants further cut in spectrum base price

    Davos: Norwegian telecom firm Telenor, which won licences to operate in six big states in November, is hoping for a further reduction in the starting price for the second round of spectrum auction in March.

  • MSMEs’ innovation fund worth Rs 5,500 cr likely by April

    New Delhi: The government said that a Rs 5,500 crore ‘India Inclusive Innovation Fund’ is likely be set up by April, with a view to encourage research and development activities in small and medium enterprises. The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), which has taken the initiative in consultation with the National Innovation Council to set up the fund, has circulated a Cabinet note for consultations

  • Sensex rallies on rate cut hopes, strong earnings

    Mumbai: All-round buying triggered by hopes of key interest rate cut by RBI in its monetary policy meeting next week, strong earnings from Maruti Suzuki and L&T and firm European advices helped the benchmark Sensex bounce back by nearly 180 points to close at 20,103.53. 

  • Now Shinde scores a self-goal

    Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde lacks the requisite stature and intellectual wherewithal to hold the post. In his short stint, Shinde has often exposed his inadequacies for shouldering such an onerous responsibility.

  • Unwarranted ban

    The Tamil Nadu government succumbed under the pressure of a few busybodies claiming to speak for the minority community when it banned the screening of Kamal Hassan’s latest offering, ~Vishwaroopam.~ It was an attack on cultural freedom. Citing the demands of law and order, the state government accorded the noise by a few self-styled Muslim leaders who saw an insult to their religion in the film.

  • The young and restless

    The Congress vice president has the benefit of the sagacious Singaporean statesman, Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s advice to not let people force him into high office too soon

  • Your Day 26th Jan’13

    Aries:- There are many emotions which will surface and there will be in an intense love too. There may be expenses today. Minor disagreements with colleagues at work place are likely today.

  • Twisty and Glossy but not entirely convincing

    ‘Race’ was a hit film because of it’s songs, locales and numerous plot twists, novel but not entirely convincing. ‘Race 2’ the sequel, though, appears to exist primarily to cash in on the earlier success. There’s not much of a plot and the action is just as feeble. The twists are numerous as by now an expected element in an Abbas Mastan enterprise. So the surprises are definitely

  • Romance like never before

    Luv Ranjan’s debut film ‘Pyar Ka Panchnama’ attained cult status for it’s stinging rhetoric and pleasing acting turns. With ‘Akaash Vani’ Luv tries to tweak his skills a bit in order to reach a wider audience – one that has so far been feeding on traditional romances that followed the Yash Chopra school-book. Luv’s second film, his latest, is a semi-rock serenade ‘hallmark’ing the most romantic interludes culled

  • A mangled composite

    This film is not exactly live action animation it’s more of a patched-up job where animation and live action are joined together and it’s not in the least bit seamless. Even the story is ancient stuff. The narration terribly amateurish. The takes clueless and the performances totally unconvincing. 

  • Patriotic song ‘Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon’ turns 50

    Mumbai: It is a song that is sung on every patriotic occasion, had moved India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, to tears and its strong morale-boosting words provided solace to a nation agonized by the defeat in the 1962 India-China war, reports IANS.