Free Press Journal
  • Sushma trashes govt contention that she supported ordinance

    New Delhi :BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Friday  termed as “dishonest” and “mischievous” government’s contention that she had supported the ordinance on convicted lawmakers, reports PTI.
    In a series of tweets, the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha said that she has seen the “aide memoire” reportedly leaked by the government to the media.
    “These are not minutes of all-party meeting. After going through this document, I must say that what is attributed to

  • Sachin has great skills to block distractions: Gloster

    Jaipur: Renowned physiotherapist John Gloster feels Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid have been able to carry on for so long due to the positive environment around them.
    “I told you it is all about environment around you. It dictates your performance. Positive environment helps you perform better and vice-versa. Sachin has shown great skills to block out the distractions and keep a healthy and positive environment around him,” he said.
    “Another factor is that they are

  • City Round-up

    PT instructor held for molesting girl in Chembur school:-
    Mumbai: A teacher who gives physical training at the Swami Vivekananda School in Chembur, was arrested by the Nehru Nagar police over a complaint of a 13-year-old female student who had alleged that she was touched inappropriately by the accused and humiliated in front of other students. The victim had alleged that she was molested after she refused to run due to her knee injuries during

  • Corporate Briefs

    Sebi to amend norms in line with new companies law:
    Mumbai:  The board of capital market watchdog Sebi is expected to discuss changes in certain norms for listed firms to make them in line with the rules in the new Companies Act, during its meeting today. Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) would seek board approval for revision in illustrative format of statements of assets and liabilities as well as profit and loss to

  • your day

    Aries:– Writers will get new scripts and ideas. You are likely to be in happy and optimistic mood. Those in transport business can look forward to a rise in income.

  • Beirut:  Syrian President Bashar Assad has said it’s still too early to say whether he’ll run for re-election next year, but that he would refrain from seeking a third term if he feels that’s what most Syrians want him to do, reports AP.  Assad, who spoke in an interview with Turkey’s private Halk TV, made no mention of his government’s role in the civil war, instead blaming foreign fighters and governments, including Turkey’s, for

  • Lalu supporter dies, another on fast

    Patna:A supporter of RJD leader Lalu Prasad collapsed and died after a court jailed the former Bihar chief minister to five years in prison while another fan is on a protest fast, reports IANS. Bantilal Sah, 70, of Basantpur Utri village in Muzaffarpur district died of cardiac arrest Thursday after news flashed that Lalu Prasad had been jailed in the fodder scam, a fellow villager said. “He was watching TV and suddenly collapsed and

  • Guru Gary’s mantra: Play spin like MSD

    New Delhi: If a bunch of 12 or 13-year-olds get a chance to interact with the most successful coach of the Indian cricket team, it’s a class they would never want to bunk.
    It was no different for the 100-odd school cricketers who got a chance to attend former India and current Delhi Daredevils coach Gary Kirsten’s coaching clinic where he spoke about some of the technical aspects of the game.
    In the camp organised by

  • Shutdown could have global effect: IMF

    Washington: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief warned on Thursday that if US Congress failed to raise the government’s borrowing authority, it would seriously damage both the US as well as the global economy, reports IANS.
    “In the midst of this fiscal challenge, the ongoing political uncertainty over the budget and the debt ceiling does not help,” IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on the third day of a partial US federal government shutdown.
    The US

  • Apart from awarding contracts on the basis of lowest bids, the court stressed on improving the competence and penalising the errant contractors

    Mumbai: With a view to make pothole-ridden roads in city and neighbouring areas better, the Bombay High Court on Friday suggested that all municipal corporations and public authorities be brought under one ambit/authority having statutory powers. In addition, the BMC informed the HC that it is mulling a “traffic mobility plan”, which would help maintain traffic flow and roads.
    A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and M S Sanklecha was hearing a suo

  • BJP veteran credits President for forcing the government to dump the ordinance to protect convicted MPs and MLAs

    NEW DELHI: Sulking for three weeks on the BJP declaring Narendra Modi as its PM candidate, party patriarch Lal Krishna Advani is back with his blog, crediting President Pranab Mukherjee for forcing the government dump the Ordinance to protect convicted MPs and MLAs.
    With the Cabinet deciding on Wednesday to withdraw the Ordinance as well as the Bill pending before Parliament has ended “yet another ugly chapter in the unflattering history of the UPA government,”

  • ‘Badtameez’ bore

    ‘Besharam’ had a load going for it in terms of star cast and director but the resultant is a little too feeble and off-putting to be satisfactory. Abhinav Singh Kashyap’s second outing after the super hit ‘Dabangg’ has him trying to make Ranbir look like a bad combo of Salman Khan and Shammi Kapoor. And what you get is no way close to entertaining.  Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh have acted for the first

  • Food security: State sets up cabinet panel

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government has set up a cabinet sub-committee, headed by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, to decide on guidelines for selecting beneficiaries to implement the Food Security Act in the state.
    The nine-member committee would include Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Food and Civil Supplies minister Anil Deshmukh and also ministers for tribal development, agriculture, rural development, textiles and water resources, an official said on Friday. The state government has issued a resolution announcing setting

  • Govt to revisit GDP target of 8% for the 12th Plan

    New Delhi : The Planning Commission on Friday said it will revisit annual average GDP growth target of 8% for the 12th Plan (2012-17) in view of dismal performance in first two years of policy period, while saying the economy is likely to expand by over 5% this fiscal.
    “We have not made a short term estimate. We are relying on whatever Finance Ministry is saying. At the moment I don’t see any reason to

  • Indians get visa-free access in 52 nations

    London: British citizens enjoy the widest range of visa-free travel in the world, being able to visit 173 countries with just a passport, while Indians get visa-free or visa-on-arrival access in 52 countries, according to PTI.
    The UK citizens are at par with those from Finland and Sweden for visa-free access, according to Henley & Partners Visa Restriction Index. Nine out of the top ten in the index are European Union countries, with the tenth

  • Says Kamal Haasan regarding the once upon a time aggressive competition between him and Rajinikanth

    Chennai: Actor and filmmaker Kamal Haasan said that he and superstar Rajinikanth used to compete aggressively earlier but not anymore.”Rajini and I used to release our films almost every Friday in the 1980s but not anymore. Today, we have slowed down, not because of our age, but because of budget constraints. We can’t afford to have the release of our big budget films on the same day,” Kamal said, reports IANS.He was speaking at


    Sahay was unhappy with string of inconsequential postings, Home Minister did nothing to help him:-

  • Fast News

    Pak violates ceasefire again along LoC :
    JAMMU: In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops on Friday opened fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, forcing Indian troops to retaliate. There was a small arms firing by Pakistani troops on
    forward Indian posts along LoC in Mendhar sub-sector of Poonch district from 1530 hours today, police said. Indian troops, guarding the borderline, retaliated effectively and the exchange continued till

  • Chavan showers praises on Mohite patil at book release

    Pune :A book which sketches the biography of a doyen in the field of co-operatives titled ‘The Golden Touch’ is about late Shankarrao Mohite and another book highlights the contribution of Mohite Patil in shaping-up today’s Maharashtra, titled ‘Akluj Metamorphosis’. The books were released on Friday by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan.
    The programme was organised by Udaysinh and Rajnitsinh Mohite Patil. “Shankarrao Mohite developed efficient strategies which helped in initiating the white revolution in Maharashtra.

  • Munde clears `3 cr loan in a single day

    Aurangabad: A senior BJP leader and MP Gopinath Munde got a clean chit after clearing dues of Rs 3 crore to the Beed District Central Co-operative Bank (BDDC) by making payment of the said amount through electronic mode on Thursday.
    According to details, MP Gopinath Munde’s name also was found in the list of defaulters in the bank as a college run by him in Sholapur had obtained the loan of Rs 3 crore from