Free Press Journal
  • Schoolboy died trying to save his father

    Bohra Muslims take part in the funeral procession of their spiritual leader Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, in Mumbai on Saturday. A stampede killed at least 18 people at the procession in the city after midnight, when a large crowd gathered to pay its last respects to their spiritual leader. It was unclear what triggered the stampede, but 40 people were also injured in the incident. AFP Continue Reading ...-->

  • Karunanidhi eyes SMS mode to reach masses

    Chennai : With social media and smart phones playing crucial roles in expanding the reach of political leaders, DMK president M Karunanidhi has decided to communicate his views on crucial issues to the people through Short Messaging Service (SMS).

  • Cash-at-door scam: charges framed against Punjab judge

    Chandigarh: Former Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Nirmal Yadav faces trial in the infamous 2008 cash-at-judge’s door scam after a special CBI court here on Friday framed charges against her in the case.
    The order comes after the Supreme Court had on January 3 dismissed Yadav’s plea for a stay on proceedings of the trial court and pulled her up for adopting delaying tactics. Special CBI court Judge Vimal Kumar framed charges

  • Patriarch was preparing for his son’s wedding

    Mumbai : “He was a healthy and happy man. We were not as fit as he was. It is really unbelievable that he is no more,” said a friend of 74-year-old Saifuddin Sapatvala, a resident of Bhendi Bazar, who died in the stampede. 

  • Comb remark:BJP hits back at Rahul

    New Delhi : The BJP on Saturday hit back at Rahul Gandhi for his “comb” remark by raking up the corruption issue and quipping that there is a “political force” which seeks commissions even on selling a comb. 

  • Writer warns of danger to India if Modi becomes PM

    Jaipur. : Well known author and writer Ved Mehta said, it would be very dangerous for India if Narendra Modi managed to become the Prime Minister of the country. Mehta participating in the Jaipur Literature festival which commenced on Friday said that india has a secular tradition and there was no

  • Sensible decision saved this family

    Mumbai : A sensible decision to leave Saifee Mahal at Malabar Hill when the crowd was swelling saved the lives of Mohammed Ali, his son and his granddaughter, who had come from Vapi for the last ‘deedar’ (glimpse) of the Syedna.

  • Surveillance proposal will change little: Assange

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange today criticised US President Barack Obama’s proposal to limit the controversial surveillance programme, saying his plan is not concrete and will not change much. In a bid to allay global outrage after the leak of the US snooping programme, Obama yesterday put an end to the surveillance of “foreign leaders of friendly nations”. Obama also announced several proposals to change how the agency collects surveillance on Americans and

  • Father distraught as newly-wed daughter loses husband

    Mumbai : The father of a 26-year old woman came rushing to JJ Hospital as soon as he got news of the death of his son-in-law, Abee Ali Aaseef Potavaala, 34, from Nagpada. The distraught father was in tears and inconsolable in the hospital’s post mortem complex.

  • High Five theme: Martial arts

    The Karate Kid
    After getting a job transfer, Sherry Parker (Taraji Henson) and her 12-year-old son Dre (Jaden Smith) move from Michigan to China. In school Dre has a crush on Mei (Wenwen Han) who reciprocates but another student Cheng, whose family is close to Mei’s, thrashes Dre. At this juncture, Han (Jackie Chan) steps in to make peace. Cheng’s

  • Iran envoy shot dead in Yemen attack

    Sanaa : An Iranian diplomat was fatally wounded in a drive-by shooting outside the ambassador’s residence in the Yemeni capital Saturday, the third attack on embassy personnel in recent months, a medic said.

  • TALK OF THE TOWN

    Sur aur Saaz
    Mumbai’s music connoisseurs will have, for the first time ever. a unique experience of a rare confluence of Ghazal and Percussion where two Maestros, Pankaj Udhas and Trilok Gurtu will feature together at “Sur aur Saaz” concert. “Sur aur Saaz” will have an exceptional blend of Ghazal’s by Pankaj Udhas and a unique hybrid East-West drum set-up with the star percussionist Trilok Gurtu, which promises an unforgettable music fiesta for

  • Globe Trotting

    Picasso’s drawings hidden in Bosnia
    Belgrade (Serbia) : Some of the Pablo Picasso’s works including the great Spaniard’s drawing are hidden for years in the public library of a small Bosnian town of Kozarska Dubica. The employees here say that the drawing is unsigned by its author who only put a date on it, but they have no doubt that the drawing is original. It was a gift from Bosnian national hero Bosko

  • Irrfan will nail this one!

    “Never underestimate the power of the common man!” – went that corny line from ‘Chennai Express’. We’re guessing director Nishikant Kamat will not have anything remotely similar in store for his lead actor Irrfan Khan, who plays a common man in his upcoming film! The character is bound to be a lot more realistic considering the film is said