Free Press Journal
  • India, Pak to allow 3 banks in each other’s country: Min

    Islamabad :  India and Pakistan are working to allow three banks to set up branches on each other’s soil to normalise trade relations and boost commerce, Minister of State for Commerce Khurram Dastagir Khan has said.

  • Deities on provocative t-shirts irk SA Hindus!

    Johannesburg : Hindu groups in South Africa have expressed outrage at photographs taken at a music festival which depict models in provocative positions, posing with t-shirts featuring various Hindu deities.

  • Bajaj Auto Q3 profit up 10%

    New Delhi : Bajaj Auto posted a 10.48% increase in standalone net profit for the third quarter ended December at Rs 904.55 crore, the highest ever in any quarter, on the back of good export performance. However, total income fell to Rs 5,131.24 crore from Rs 5,412.71 crore for the same period a year ago. The company said: “Sales during festive period, though reasonable, were not robust. Subsequently, in November and

  • Thousands bid adieu to Dhasal, chanting his poems!

    Mumbai : The ‘poet of Mumbai’s underbelly’ Namdeo Dhasal was cremated with police honours early on Thursday evening at Bhagoji Keer Samshan Bhoomi near Chaityabhoomi memorial. About 4,000 people thronged to bid adieu to the social thinker and poet who changed and shaped the form of Marathi poetry. Dhasal succumbed to intestinal cancer on Wednesday.

  • BJP’s Delhi meet from today will focus on LS polls

    New Delhi : Achieving a target of more than 272 seats in this year’s Lok Sabha elections will be the focus as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders meet for a three-day brainstorming session here, starting on Friday. 

  • Boost self-control with productive activities

    Washington : A new study has revealed that while people have a harder time controlling themselves when tired, it doesn’t mean they’ve exhausted all of their willpower and the key to boosting self-control is finding pleasure in the necessary activities of life, says ANI.

  • NMDC in talks with US’ Alpha Natural for coal mine buy

    NEW DELHI :  State-owned NMDC Ltd is in talks with Alpha Natural Resources of the US to acquire majority stake in a coking coal mine in that country, two senior company officials told Cogencis.

  • Caste factor over the AAP factor

    There’s no getting away from caste and community in Uttar Pradesh in an election year. There are exceptions, but they too reinforce the caste calculus. Uttar Pradesh carries with it the onerous baggage of 80 Lok Sabha seats and often sets the trend that the rest of India follows.

  • “I am a ‘cheap’ date!” Huma Qureshi

    Huma Qureshi is making loads of movies and thanking her stars, but landing a guy has been tough. Here’s a check list, her dream date and more, exclusively for Huma-fans, writes Shubarna Mukerji Shu. (more…)

  • Last LS session from Feb 5 to 21

    New Delhi : The current Lok Sabha will meet for the last time from February 5 to February 21 to pass a ‘Vote-on-Account’ budget ahead of the Lok Sabha elections expected to be held in April-May.

  • Now, check the quality of your premium chocolate

    New York : For all chocolate connoisseurs out there – did you ever think of checking the authenticity of the premium chocolate you just munched? Lower quality cacao is often mixed into even the best chocolate, says a new research, according to IANS.

  • Start with a Dream

    EMILE COUE wrote in one of her books: “If you pursued yourself, that you can do a certain thing, provided this thing is possible, you will do it, however difficult it may be. If, on the contrary, you imagine you cannot do the simplest thing in the world, it is impossible for you to do it and molehills become for you unscalable mountains.”
    Dr. S. Radhakrishnan used to say, “Cultivate in yourself the

  • Letters to the editor

    Land of accidents
    Hardly a day passes in India without hundreds of accidents taking place in the length and breadth of India. On January 15, three persons were killed and 20 injured, many critically, in a head-on collision between two buses on NH 23. The other day, a bus running between Bangalore and Pune caught fire, resulting in the charring to death of over 25 persons, some of them bright techies returning to

  • City roundup

    30 families evacuated from tilting building
    Thane: A total of 30 families residing in a tilting building and a chawl near the Bhagshala Maidan had a miraculous escape late tonight when they were evacuated, the Dombivili police said here on Thursday night. The Vishnu Nagar police said that the building at the Mhatrewadi occupied by around 23 families began ‘tilting’ at around 8:30 pm. Some of the residents who noticed it raised an

  • your day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- Be careful in dealing with strangers; do not lend money without taking any return surety. Keep a balance between stress and strain and make sure you do not expend all your energy at one go.
    Taurus:- Relationship with superiors is very cordial. Some of them will favour you and will help in your career advancement. Business tours will be beneficial for you. You could be able to meet

  • Corporate Briefs

    Power from gas at $8.4 a unit won’t find buyers: Scindia
    New Delhi: Producing power from gas at the higher approved price is possible but there will be no buyers for that electricity, Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Thursday. “My rationale is very simple, power and fertiliser are both regulated industries in terms of their output and therefore it is extremely important to look at logical pricing with regard to input,”

  • Tusshar: Wild times ahead!

    I If you’d figured Tusshar Kapoor as the serious, sincere and slightly boring sort, well, you might want to change that opinion now… No boring type would be heading off on a road trip to Las Vegas! Tushki, as his friends fondly call him, might not have as wild an adventure as the dudes in ‘The Hangover’ did, but

  • Globe Trotting

    Apple to pay $32.5 mn to settle complaints
    Washington : US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said on Wednesday that Apple Inc. agreed to pay at least $32.5 million to customers and change its billing ways to settle a FTC compliant over in-app purchases bought by kids without parental consent. Under the terms of the settlement, Apple Inc. will provide full refunds to consumers, a minimum of $32.5 million, as the FTC complained the

  • Lebanese Festival

    What: Taste some fantastic Lebanese delicacies at Ramada-Powai’s Lebanese Festival. The special menu features exotic dishes like Tabbouleh, Fattoush and Baba Ghannouj, along with the local delights like Djaj Biltoom and Lebanon sweet Atayef. All dishes are prepared with herbs and spices typically used in the Lebanese cuisine and are absolutely lip smacking indulgences.