Free Press Journal
  • Expect a Global Mumbai by Year End: CM

    Chavan has directed officials of the MMRDA to ensure that a maximum number of the mega-infrastructure projects, currently under progress, are completed by December 2013 and publicise them properly

  • Bollywood’s Gang Of Realist Storytellers

    Anand Gandhi grew up on a staple of mainstream Hindi cinema and he loved it. But as a filmmaker, he was sure his genre was neither going to be masala movies nor the erstwhile art house fare. He wanted to narrate stories set in urban India, a milieu he was familiar with.
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  • Founding President of the Rs 100 crore club

    Not all are enthused by Salman Khan’s acting or his movies. And yet, one cannot ignore the fact that his last five movies are fully paid up members of the Rs 100 crore elite club. And recently, the Dabang star signed aRs 500 crore lucrative deal with Star Plus. What makes this middle age, 47 years old star, click? Piroj Wadia explains.

  • Kashmir’s first all-girl rock band muzzled!

    Srinagar : Activists, filmmakers and others today came out in support of Kashmir’s first all-girls rock band, which is facing online threats and abuses, with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah ordering a police probe and hoping that the talented teenagers will not let themselves be silenced by a “handful of morons”.

  • Over 60 Harvard students caught in cheating scandal

    New York : Over 60 students at the Harvard University have been forced to withdraw and several others disciplined after being implicated in one of the largest cheating scandals that shook the Ivy League institution last year.

  • CM promises global Mumbai by end of 2013

    Mumbai : With some of the most prestigious infrastructure projects slated for completion, the face of Mumbai will change in 2013, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here on Saturday.

  • Whew! Finally Kamal scores a ‘Muted’ victory

    Chennai : The 10-day-long stalemate over the release of veteran actor Kamal Haasan’s magnum opus ‘Vishwaroopam’ in Tamil Nadu, where it was banned, is all set to end with the actor clinching a deal with protesting Muslim outfits.

  • Pak publishers barred from elite Delhi Book Fair

    New Delhi : Pakistani publishers and book distributors have been barred from participation in this year’s biennial week-long World Book Fair to be held at Pragati Maidan here from Monday on ground of no security clearance to their entry.

  • Ordinance an eyewash, fume women’s groups

    New Delhi : Leading women’s organisations on Saturday rejected the ordinance on sexual crimes against women terming it as “complete betrayal” of people’s faith in the government and urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to sign it. Defending the move, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said the Union government was open to consultation and changes in the ordinance.

  • Sonia meets raped intern’s mother, cries

    New Delhi : Congress president Sonia Gandhi hugged the mother of the dead gang-raped woman several times and both women cried, as the UPA chairperson on Saturday evening went to “share the sorrow” of the family of the 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist.

  • Laughing is good: Eicklberg

    Indore: Eminent German director, comedian and TV- hostess Dorothy Eicklberg was in the city on Saturday to interact with students as part of the elaborate programme being run by NGO Asifa India. Eicklberg won both national and international acclaim for her programmes in English, German and French.

  • Dr B S Singhal gets Birla award

    Mumbai : The Bombay Hospital Trust on Saturday awarded the 27th R D Birla National Award to renowned neurologist Dr B S Singhal for outstanding clinician. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan conferred the honour on Dr Singhal who received the Dhanvantari Award in 2009 in recognition for his work in medical science.

  • Bhoj varsity VC ‘ forges’ Guv’s signature

    Bhopal: Vice chancellor of MP Bhoj Open University ( MPBOU) Dr SK Singh allegedly forged the signature of Governor and Chancellor Ramnaresh adav and printing it in information brochure distributed to students. The shocking incident came to fore on Saturday.

  • Dazzling display of gay identity

    Mumbai : Residents of London, Carl and Dmitri, landed in Mumbai on Saturday morning. By 4 pm though, they were already cheering for their Indian friend Molly at a walk supporting sexual minorities in the city.

  • Schools on rise, but learning levels on wane, says survey

    Mumbai : Learning levels in the country have fallen abysmally, reveals a nationwide survey by Pratham, a voluntary organization that works to provide education to underprivileged children.

  • SC stays elections after RBI denies govt charges

    Bhopal: The Supreme Court granted relief to beleaguered chairman of Panna District Central Cooperative Bank ( DCCB) Sanjay Nagaich and its directors, by staying fresh election till the final hearing in the matter, following the Reserve Bank of India’s report not confirming the state government’s charges.

  • 62- year- old accused of trying to rape minor

    BHOPAL: A 62- year old man was accused of trying to rape an 11- year- old girl in Bazaria area. Police registered a case against the accused. According to reports, the mother of the girl living in Gayatri Nagar, Kararia farm under Bazaria police station lodged a complaint with police against Rajaram of Gayatri Nagar. She said the accused took his daughter to his room and tried to outrage her modesty on

  • History- sheeter in BJM hoarding

    BHOPAL: Bharatiya Janata Party may be denying that it has anything to do with criminals but the association of its leaders with anti- social elements keep on coming to the fore from time to time.