Free Press Journal
  • Couple who con jewellers with fake gold arrested

    Bhayandar : A real life Bunty and Babli, who had allegedly conned several jewellers in the Vasai-Virar region by selling them fake gold ornaments have landed in the custody of the Valiv police. Identified as Sujit Rai and Priyanka Sharma- the alleged con-couple would walk into jewellery shops and offer the owner to sell their old ornaments in exchange for newly designed ones or at times in lieu of cash payments. 

  • Desi bizman shot dead in Philippines

    Manila : An Indian businessman was shot dead and another wounded in the Philippines by unidentified gunmen as they were collecting payments from clients. Navjot Singh, 26, was shot twice in the chest and declared dead on arrival at a local hospital. His associate Lakhwinder Singh, 33, was shot in his arm, Vox Bikol newspaper reported. Both Indian nationals are residents of Naga City. The shooting occurred on January 6, when they had

  • The Bow Bow Jong Story

    A new fairy tale, ‘Kim Jong and his Pet Dogs’ is making the rounds in North Korea. V GANGADHAR finds out more details. (more…)

  • Importance of being Connected

    Techies in love with the cyberspace have a festival of their own now to test the limits of learning and exploring the potential of this new world, reports SUBHASIS CHATTERJEE (more…)

  • CIDCO hopeful of Navi Mumbai airport

    Navi Mumbai : Will 2014 fulfil another dream of Navi Mumbaikars- Navi Mumbai International Airport. If the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) is to be believed, the work of much-awaited airport project will kick-start in the next 3-4 months. 

  • Help for the Domestic Helps

    There is a formula that summarizes the enterprise of capitalism. Either you are in need of a maid or you are a maid. While the job of the domestic help is an evergreen one, it is riddled with contradiction. Almost every household seeks to employ a domestic help. The domestic help however hopes that her children will never have to follow her footsteps. Is there dignity in this job? Can being a

  • Strike an emotional cord online, via Lady Gaga!

    New York : Lady Gaga is not just an entertainer; she not only helps her followers embrace differences but also lets them bind emotionally too. According to a fascinating study, researchers at University of Missouri in the US have found that online social media gives users an outlet to forget differences and provide emotional support to others. To understand

  • Promotion fundamental right for eligible candidate: SC

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court has said that an eligible candidate has fundamental right to be considered for promotion against the available vacancy and promoted if adjudged suitable, reports IANS.

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  • Trivia Ticker

    Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, was a descendant of one of the Salem witches. Bradbury was descended from Mary Perkins Bradbury, who was sentenced to be hanged in 1692 but managed to escape before her execution could take place.

  • Aromas of Amritsar

    The preparations of auxiliary cuisines are paid the same attention and are equally delicious and satisfying, writes GITA HARI. (more…)

  • Panasonic camera, Ham recorder, Travel Adapter & more…

    Let your voice be heard!
    Ever felt the need to have some portable PA (personal address) system? A PA system involves electronic sound amplification and distribution using a microphone (or mike), amplifier and loudspeakers. This allows an individual to address a large public, for example for announcements of movements at large and noisy air and rail terminals.
    Wouldn’t it be nice if we could address small groups without having to go in for big

  • Luxurious Luxembourg

    The most lasting impression of the city will probably not be any single building or area but rather the quaint, medieval aspect of the whole, its castles, turrets, bridges, spires and ramparts stunning under modern floodlighting, writes UDAY K. CHAKRABORTY. (more…)

  • Prisoner’s wife has baby from smuggled sperm

    Gaza City : The wife of a Palestinian jailed in Israel gave birth in the Gaza Strip after being impregnated by sperm smuggled out of an Israeli prison, a prisoner association said. While such births have been declared among West Bank wives of prisoners in Israel, this was the first such occasion in the besieged Gaza Strip, director of the Waed Gaza prisoner association Saber Abu Karsh told AFP.
    The wife of prisoner Tamer

  • Daisy Shah: Salman’s new protégé

    There is nothing new, for Salman Khan to turn mentor for upcoming actresses, or launch some newbie. He had previously launched Zarine Khan (who looked a little similar to Katrina Kaif), Sneha Ullal, who apparently looked like Aishwariya Rai), and also Katrina Kaif, with whom it was also reported that he had a thing going. So, when Salman

  • App it Up!

    Hungry Shark Evolution

  • Future Point 12 to 18 Jan 2014

    Aries :  Discussions and meetings will be productive, provided you stay on the message and don’t go off on a tangent. You will continue with the happy mood of celebrations good times and festivity. Funds will be flowing now.

  • Plan to open 10,000 bank branches a year from next fiscal: FM

    Sivaganga (TN) : As part of taking banking services to rural areas, the Centre has revised its target upwards to opening 10,000 new bank branches a year, according to Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, reports PTI.

  • Teenage daughter’s curiosity

    Husband’s inferiority feelings

    Hi. My husband and I have been married for 5 years. We met at an MNC and have always worked as colleagues. But last week, I got a promotion and I’m one position above him now. And certain projects require me to give him orders. This is becoming a major problem for us. At work I can see he is avoiding me and at home also he picks up fights related to