Free Press Journal
  • Trafalgar offer upto 7.5% on 2014 Australia & New Zealand guided holidays

    Trafalgar, the global leader in guided holidays in its newly launched 2014 Australia and New Zealand brochure of Trafalgar, features stopovers in tropical Fiji. With 8 fully guided holidays, 16 independent mini-stays and 24 day-trips, Trafalgar’s 2014 South Pacific brochure offers a number of travel options that include the brand’s exclusive Insider Highlights (restricted to guided holidays), like Authentic Accommodations, Local Specialties and Be My Guest dining experiences.

  • Why this economy of words?

    It is reported that the SC has once again advised expediting the investigation into the Coalgate scam,  in respect of which several files are said to be ‘missing,’ which has hindered the investigation.  When this is the status of one of the investigations said to be under the direct supervision of the SC  how can the common man expect justice in this country within a reasonable time period in one’s lifetime?  The

  • With an economist at the helm

    It is quite surprising how India is in a fiscal pickle, despite having a former RBI Governor, Manmohan Singh, as its prime minister!  The present RBI Governor, D Subbarao, has  sharply criticised the government and  said that the only lasting solution is to reduce the Current Account Deficit, which also is beyond the purview of the RBI.  Better to bring this under the jurisdiction of the RBI and minimalise the role of

  • The buzz on twitter

    Yasin Malik arrest Yasin Bhatkal? this isn’t him, says his lawyer in Delhi court. — tinucherian

  • Govt has to take steps to block porn sites: SC

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday made it clear that the government will have to take steps to block porn sites particularly those showing child pornography and granted four weeks time to chart out plan of action.

  • UP orders fresh probe

    Lucknow : The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a fresh probe as it was not satisfied with the written reply given by suspended IAS official Durga Shakti Nagpal to the chargesheet served on her, reports IANS.

  • Flimsy Evolution

    Prakash Jha’s latest political thriller, ‘Satyagraha’,  reflects the uprising of the middle class against a corrupt and unjust system that leaves it with no recourse but to cunningly plan and effect a  mass movement to challenge the status quo. A reflection on what happened in the recent past, ‘Satyagraha’ seeks to hold its candle march against corruption, criminal impunity, starvation, abuse, political culpability, etc. And the list is endless. It also appears

  • Exclusive satellite for Indian Navy launched

    Bangalore : India’s maiden dedicated defence satellite was launched by an European rocket early on Friday, giving a boost to Navy’s modernisation push to improve space-based communications and intelligence gathering over a wide oceanic region, including the country’s landmass. Custom-made for the Navy by the Indian Space Research Organisation, the advanced multi-band, state-of-the-art GSAT-7 was successfully lofted into space by European space consortium Arianespace’s Ariane 5 rocket at 2 AM from Kourou

  • PIL seeks regulation of godmen, astrologers

    Lucknow : A public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to regulate godmen and astrologers was filed Friday before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court, reports IANS.

  • Guerrillas killed in Kashmir gunfight

    Srinagar: Five separatist guerrillas, who are foreigners, were killed in a midnight gunfight with security forces in Kashmir, a police official said Friday. A senior police official told that on specific information, troops of counter insurgency 24 Rashtriya Rifles and the state police surrounded an area on the fringes of Najwan forest near Preng health resort in north Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, 35 km from here.

  • Fast: Jagan refuses medical help

    Hyderabad: YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, who was shifted to a government hospital here from jail following a five day-long indefinite fast against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, has refused to be put on intravenous fluids, doctors said. The sugar levels of Reddy have come down due to the fast though other parameters like blood pressure were normal on Friday morning, they said. He has refused to be put on intravenous

  • Funny albeit foul-mouthed

    The Millers are not the Mulvaneys created by Joyce Carol Oates. Nope. These folks and the story, reminds me of Breaking Bad, the multi-Emmy award winning series now playing on Indian TV screens. Both have social misfits, an RV, drug dealers, Mexico.

  • Two women gangraped in Bihar

    Begusarai: In a shocking incident, two women, including a Dalit, were gangraped on Friday in Bihar’s Begusarai district, police sources said. A 30-year-old Dalit woman lodged an FIR under sections of the SC/ST Act and other provisions of the law alleging that she was gangraped by three persons in Mushari tola on Friday morning when she had gone in field to attend to nature’s call, the  sources said. In the FIR, the

  • 8,000 Indians queue up for one-way trip to Mars

    Chennai : As the deadline for registration nears, over 8,000 Indians have so far signed up for the one-way trip to Mars and settle down on the red planet, as ‘Mars One’ project is planning to establish a colony there in the next 10 years, reports PTI.

  • Enjoyable but not insightful

    A sort of poor man’s ‘Hum Aap Ke hain Kaun’ in documentary format, ‘When Hari got Married’ by celebrated Documentary filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam travels the road indulging in the wedding video of  Hari, a 30 year old Taxi driver from Dharmsala, a village in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas.

  • Dark, edgy thriller

    The feature-length debut of New Zealand filmmaker Scott Walker, ‘Frozen Ground’ is based on the true story of Robert Hansen, a trophy hunter and serial killer who confessed to the murders of 30 women in Alaska between 1980-83.Hansen led detectives to the sites where he had buried the corpses of some of  his victims.

  • Delightful action sequel

    Aimed at a young audience of teens and tweens (like Mortal Instruments) this action adventure fantasy sequel reprises Greek mythology for its target audience that would probably fight shy of boning up on those pantheons of yore.

  • Entertaining fantasy

    The vast majority of people are introduced to Western classical music through movies and I hope The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, an action adventure mystery fantasy based on the first book of Cassandra Clare’s six-book series, will galvanise people into listening to the luminous music of J.S. Bach.

  • Your Day

    Aries:- Possibilities of personal and emotional discussion with your loved ones are on the cards! You would find peace with your spouse and will understand her better in the due course of time.