Free Press Journal
  • Writing alone can’t run your house: Cyrus Mistry

    Jaipur : In an honest confession, reticent author Cyrus Mistry admits a writer either has to take up odd jobs or should have the backing of a guardian angel to run his household, as writing is a creative pursuit and isn’t a high-paying job in India.

  • Aegis to buy Malaysia BPO firm for Rs 43 cr by March

    New Delhi : Aiming to expand its footprint in Southeast Asia, China, Korea and Japan, the $39 billion Essar Group’s business process outsourcing arm Aegis will buy Malaysia-based BPO firm Symphony Assets for about Rs 43 crore. 

  • RIL to quadruple D6 output by ‘20

    New Delhi: Having reversed the falling output at KG-D6, Reliance Industries and its partner BP plc will quadruple production at the eastern offshore fields to around 40-45 million standard cubic meters per day by 2020.
    The company will invest $747 million in augmenting production from D1&D3.

  • No takers for AAP ideology

    The Mumbai unit of Aam Aadmi Party was sweeping the streets after the marathon with the symbolic AAP broom, but people seemed least bothered. Dressed in white and a cap, its volunteers roamed with a broom picking up garbage on the street.
    Mumbai wing secretary Mayank Jain said, “We have come forward independently to clean the city after the marathon. As

  • Brain on autopilot as you daydream

    London : At work, while replying to an important email, you suddenly start planning your weekend or thinking about next holiday. It takes a moment before you realise you were daydreaming. It happened because your brain simply ‘changed channels’ and switched to autopilot mode, says IANS.

  • Behind closed doors… with Neil Nitin Mukesh

    Of the many things that describe a person, the most accurate is his personal space, says Shubarna Mukerji Shu. Without standing on ceremony, we’re taking readers right into Neil Nitin Mukesh’s bedroom! (more…)

  • Option to contest LS polls on AAP ticket is open: Medha Patkar

    Indore : Social activist Medha Patkar, who announced “active support” to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) recently, ton Sunday said that the option to contest upcoming Lok Sabha polls on AAP ticket was open to her, while indicating that some leaders of her National Alliance of People’s Movement (NAPM) may also take the political plunge.

  • We will neither support Cong nor BJP: Buddha

    Kolkata : The CPI-M on Sunday ruled out any post-poll tie-up with either Congress or BJP and charged “power-hungry and opportunist” Trinamool Congress with contemplating to side with BJP after the Lok Sabha polls, reports PTI.

  • Faulty handset: Motorola to pay Rs 50k as compensation

    Thane : Mobile handset manufacturer Motorola has been ordered by the Thane District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum to pay a compensation of Rs 50,000 to a local resident for deficiency in service and unfair commercial practices. 

  • Nothing can keep this feisty lady down!

    Malati Matal keeps date with the marathon after recovering from a broken hipbone and fractured leg sustained during a chain-snatching incident (more…)

  • Pakistani Taliban offer peace talks

    Islamabad : Pakistani Taliban on Sunday gave their nod for peace talks with the government shortly after their suicide bomber killed 22 soldiers and injured 30 others in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. 

  • Chinese herbs hold promise for preventing diabetes

    Chicago : Traditional Chinese herbs may offer a new option for managing blood sugar levels, either alone or in combination with other treatments, to help people at risk of developing diabetes, says IANS. Pre-diabetes is diagnosed when an individual has developed elevated blood sugar levels, but glucose levels have not yet risen to the point of developing

  • Is Kat letting personal life affect work?

    As the temperature in the Kashmir valley continues to drop, Saif Ali Khan and the crew of Sajid Nadiadwala’s upcoming action-thriller ‘Phantom’, commence the shooting of their film at the famous ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir.
    Saif joined the crew this week and the shooting is underway at Kangdoori. However, it’s not certain if the film’s leading lady

  • Tax deduction on pay arrears

    Routinely we receive emails querying the income tax treatment, if any, on arrears of pay. Though this is a topic that has been covered in the past, at least from our email box, it seems to us that reader understanding of this subject is not too clear.

  • Sexual crimes less against fully dressed TN women: Minister

    Bhopal : Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur on Sunday said that there were few sexual crimes against women in Chennai as they dress up fully and regularly visit temples. Gaur who recently returned from a trip to Chennai said that the crime rate against women in the capital of Tamil Nadu against women was much less than what it was in Bhopal. 

  • Egypt’s army chief may announce presidency

    Cairo : Egypt’s powerful army chief Gen Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is likely to announce his presidency bid this week after over 98 per cent people backed a new draft constitution in a referendum billed as a popular endorsement of president Mohammed Morsi’s overthrow. 

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