Free Press Journal
  • Court curbs on release of Bhansali’s Ram Leela

    New Delhi : A Delhi court Tuesday restrained Bollywood director and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali from releasing his latest venture ‘Ram Leela’ starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. The court considered the plea that the movie, set for an all-India release on November 15, allegedly hurt the religious sentiments of Hindu community as it contains sex, violence and vulgarity. The Delhi High Court had earlier refused to ban the

  • 21-year-old woman drowns in quarry pit

    Bhayandar : In a tragic incident, a young housewife drowned in a quarry pit in the Dachkulpada area of Kashimira on Tuesday morning. Identified as Rekha Rathod (21), the woman was a native of Gulbarga in Karnataka and had come to visit her maternal relatives staying in the nearby Jai- Malhar Colony. 

  • Bollywood is known as ‘item number’ abroad, Irrfan calls for change

    Indian cinema needs to speak a universal language and change the world’s perception about Bollywood being an “item number”, says Irrfan, who has been in the news for his work in the highly acclaimed low-budget film ‘The Lunchbox’.
    “We cannot continue being known as item number filmmakers. Bollywood is known as an item number, and we have to change

  • Job strain linked to poor performance by workaholics

    Washington : A new study has revealed that workaholics work hard, but still have poor job performance mainly because of high mental and physical strain, reports ANI.

  • Targeting AAP

    Very unfair. Very unjust. The alacrity with which the Union Government has ordered a probe into the funding of the Aam Aadmi Party smacks of vendetta. True, the order by Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde followed a directive by the Delhi High Court to that effect, but it still does not seem devoid of a political agenda. Specifically, foreign contributions received by AAP are to be probed. AAP has welcomed the decision,

  • HC penalises Nashik LIC for not providing Form 16-A

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on the Nashik Division of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) for failing to provide a copy of Form 16-A to one of its retired employees.

  • Corporate Briefs

    Sebi consulting market intermediaries on FATCA pact
    New Delhi: Market regulator Sebi is consulting intermediaries regarding an inter-governmental agreement to be signed between India and the US under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is likely to meet stock brokers this week, according to officials. Earlier, the regulator met mutual fund houses and foreign institutional investors. The proposed agreement is part of the US administration’s efforts

  • Power of Pure Love

    When love is pure it has the power to conquer. Lover and beloved conquer each other by their affection. The source, the essence, the fullest manifestation of love’s conquering power is the love of the soul for the supreme soul, or God. The sages who authored India’s sacred texts found that the most astonishing of all of God’s wonders was His willingness and eagerness to not only be touched by our love,

  • E-payments help improve governance

    Mumbai : The growth in internet penetration and electronic payments has the potential to improve governance and make it easier for citizens to interact with government agencies and avail of public services. 

  • your day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- Good relations with seniors will pay you good dividends. You can make your score to success in some quick time; the unemployed will land good jobs. Farm owners will have a profitable day.
    Taurus:- A quiet evening with the one you love is on the cards. Chances of a vacation may materialize soon. Those looking for jobs will be amazed to see their inbox full with many opportunities.

  • Letters to the editor

    Expediency is of the essence
    The Justice Vishnu Sahay Commission, inquiring into the Muzaffarnagar riots, has asked for an extension of its tenure and the UP government is considering giving it. The deadline was Monday, November 11, 2013. Apparently there is some justification in it. The commission has received 350 written statements and has visited Muzaffarnagar, Bagbhat, Meerut and Sahranpur districts, which were affected by the violence in September. However, time is of

  • Haqqani’s killing won’t hit jihad, says Taliban

    Kabul : Angered by the daylight killing of a senior Haqqani network leader, the Afghan Taliban on Tuesday condemned it, but said his death would not have any impact on the militants’ campaign of violence.

  • Akhilesh giving safe passage to scamsters: BJP

    Lucknow :The BJP Tuesday charged the Akhilesh Yadav government with “giving safe passage” to people involved in scams in Uttar Pradesh during the regime of former chief minister Mayawati. 

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