Free Press Journal
  • Canara Bank launches ‘UDAAN’ in J&K

    R K Dubey, Chairman & Managing Director, Canara Bank, Dilip H M Chinnoy, MD & CEO, NSDC, Md. Iqbal Kandey, Chief Secretary, Government of Jammu & Kashmir, Jahangir Hashmi, Project Director, Udaan, Shyamalendu Saha, GM-HR, Canara Bank HO, Bangalore and Devender Arora, GM Circle Head, Canara Bank Chandigarh are seen during the launch of ‘UDAAN’.

  • Logjam in Bangladesh

    All is not well in Bangladesh as it heads for the polls on January 5. With the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party of Khaleda Zia boycotting the poll, a win for the ruling Awami League is more or less assured. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina may not have wished for such a turn of events, but her government is not entirely blameless for the current confrontation. The crackdown on the BNP activists could have

  • Rao gets two-year extension as BHEL CMD

    New Delhi :  State-run power equipment maker BHEL’s current Chairman and Managing Director B P Rao has become the first PSU head to receive a two year extension of his tenure starting today.

  • Globe Trotting

    Dubai 2014 fireworks display breaks Guinness world record
    Dubai : Dubai has ushered in 2014 with more than half a million fireworks spectacle, breaking the world record for the largest such display ever, Guinness World records said. Ten months in planning, over 500,000 fireworks were used during the display on the New Year’s Eve which lasted around six minutes, with Guinness adjudicators on hand to confirm that a new record had been set.

  • EMRAAN TO PLAY AZHARUDDIN

    Onscreen kiss king Emraan Hashmi is doing quite a few interesting and different projects these days. Recently he was in the news for his upcoming Indian-International film,WHITE LIES, in which he plays the leading man. Now the actor has signed another interesting film, a biopic on former Indian cricketer, Mohammad Azharuddin.
    Emraanwill be seen enacting the character of Mohammad

  • MBMC to rope in private docs for better health care service

    Bhayandar : In a bid to enhance its existing health care infrastructure, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has chalked out unique project to rope in private medical practitioners and health institutions to render their services. This was revealed by municipal commissioner, Suresh Kakani. 

  • Officials head to South Sudan to meet Indians

    New Delhi : India is sending a team of senior officials to assess the political and security situation in violence-wracked South Sudan, meet the around 250 remaining Indian nationals there and review arrangements at the Indian mission in Juba.

  • No Life Without LOVE

    It is rightly said that ‘Love makes the world go round’. Isn’t it true that without love, our lives seem dry and empty? Without love, we can neither see the beauty in creation, nor can we find our inner beauty. That is why Mahatma Gandhi has rightly said that ‘Where there is love, there is Life’. It’s a known fact that when a child is born, the mother automatically loves the child

  • your day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- You have to be on your guard and to act slowly and with deliberation, lest you make a risky move and it boomerangs. Take proper care of your health. Drive cautiously today.
    Taurus:- You carry on and make the most of all your powers and skills. You may feel of discussing some of your good moments with your partner or friend. Travel related to business is likely.
    Gemini:- Focussing more on your business

  • Corporate Briefs

    Govt collects over Rs 70 bn from service tax amnesty scheme
    NEW DELHI: The government has collected over 70 bln rupees from the service tax amnesty scheme, which ended on Tuesday, a finance ministry official said. The response to the Voluntary Compliance Encouragement Scheme has been very good with the government collecting over 15 bln rupees in the last two days alone, the official said. Till Sunday, the government had collected about 55

  • DANCE FOR A CAUSE

    The Star Dance and Fitness Academy event for NGO kids organised by the Mumbai Police saw a starry turn-out that included Padmini Kolhapure and Jackie Shroff, Arjun Rampal and Rohit Shetty, Dia Mirza and Richa Chadda.

  • Five ways you could be snooped on in 2014

    The United States National Security Agency, Prism, its clandestine mass electronic surveillance data mining programme and whistleblower Edward Joseph Snowden. Back home, the Amit Shah tapes and the Central Monitoring System. You’d think, 2013 was the year of government-sponsored snooping. But you ain’t seen nothing yet.

  • Letters to the editor

    Down the road to fiscal disaster
    Your editorial on AAP’s adventurist popularism is a timely warning to the nascent administration. Over the years, this new brand of political culture has consistently disregarded prudence in fiscal management in state policy for governance. The Congress has perpetuated this vicious circle by various subsidies and is yet to learn its lessons, as is evidenced by its withdrawing subsidies in some sectors and surreptitiously offering these in

  • Builder to pay Rs 50k for causing buyer mental agony

    Mumbai : The state consumer forum has ensured a happy new year for city residents Pradeep and Sandeep Agarwal by directing a builder to hand over possession of a flat that they had booked and paid for 11 years ago.