Free Press Journal
  • Mandela : Intense and compelling biopic

    Film: Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
    Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Lindwe Matshikiza, Terry Pheto

  • US firm offers VVIP choppers to India

    New Delhi: After India scrapped a contract for procuring VVIP choppers from AgustaWestland, American firm Textron on Friday said it is ready to offer its unique V-22 Osprey helicopter to India for ferrying its dignitaries. “We are ready to offer to India the V-22 Osprey in the VIP configuration through the Foreign Military Sales route. It is a unique and competitive product,” Textron India President and Managing Director Inderjit Sial told PTI.

  • Alok Sinha is new AAI Chairman

    New Delhi : Alok Sinha, a Joint Secretary in the Civil Aviation Ministry, on Friday took over as the new Chairman of Airports Authority of India (AAI) replacing V P Agrawal who headed the state-run airports body for five years.

  • Nitish drops all 3 retiring RS MPs

    NEW DELHI: Former bureaucrat N K Singh, a key advisor to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the policy matters, had a shock on Friday on denial of the second Rajya Sabha term as the Janata Dal (U) dropped him as well as two other retiring party MPs – Shivanand Tiwari and Shabir Ali – to pick up fresh faces in their place. Candidates announced by Janata Dal (U) president Sharad Pawar

  • YRF to mentor independent producers

    Mumbai : Yash Raj Films (YRF) will introduce and promote independent producers under its banner. Filmmaker Maneesh Sharma of “Band Baaja Baaraat” fame is the first such to be launched as part of the initiative.

  • Somaiya seeks copies of Tatkare’s probe reports

    Mumbai : BJP MP Kirit Somaiya on Friday urged the Bombay High Court to give him copies of confidential reports submitted by various probe agencies against him in a case of alleged money laundering and land grabbing.

  • Thai court rules snap election can be delayed

    Bangkok : A Thai court on Friday ruled that the February 2 snap polls can be delayed legally but stopped short of saying who has the authority to delay them, in a blow to embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra who insisted that the voting date, fixed by royal decree, was unchangeable. 

  • Now, foreign airlines offer special fares

    Mumbai: Taking a cue from price war in the domestic sector, two foreign carriers – Emirates and Air Asia – have cut fares for Indian travellers so as to beat the March quarter blues. Gulf carrier Emirates announced special fares starting Rs 41,867 for economy, and Rs 1.14 lakh for business class from India to Europe, Africa and South America for Indian travellers. Malaysia-based Air Asia too rolled out similar offers. Emirates


    You must be wondering why everyday brings news of Salman Khan hugging someone new, whether friends or enemies. We are too. Seems like Salman Khan is starting to believe very strongly in the dictum: forgive and forget! Talk of Salman’s coveted hug with Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan has been doing the rounds after the Guild awards

  • Political heart full of ‘Mamata’

    Although a high 60 per cent is satisfied with the Bengal Chief Minister personally, middle class Bengal still keenly feels the loss of the proposed Tata car factory at Singur. (more…)

  • Vikrant could have been saved!

    Mumbai : With the decision having been made to scrap INS Vikrant, naval officers who are emotionally attached with the warship think that it could have been saved and converted into a maritime museum.

  • India’s growth decline mainly due to domestic factors: Montek

    Davos : Attributing the decline in India’s growth rate mainly to domestic factors, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Friday said that government needs to anticipate obstacles and take quick decisions.

  • Patel Report: Monetary policy for the common person

    In recent years, India has been afflicted by high inflation and low growth. As is well known, inflation hurts the lowest strata of society which has no defences against it. In this context, the Urjit R Patel Committee Report to Revise and Strengthen the Monetary Policy Framework (January 21, 2014) provides signal service as it provides hope to the common person who is cruelly crushed by inflation.

  • TV Snippets

    Mumbai : TV actors like Deepika Singh and Gautam Rode have fond childhood memories of Republic Day of looking up in the sky for the thrilling flypast or watching the parade on TV.

  • Musharraf wants heart treatment abroad

    Islamabad : Former dictator Pervez Musharraf has refused to undergo an angiography in Pakistan and wants to go abroad for treatment, media reports quoted a medical board as saying in a report submitted to a special court. 

  • Oppn disrupt BMC House over Sheetal Mhatre episode

    Mumbai : Unable to speak in the matter involving Shiv Sena corporator Sheetal Mahatre, members of opposition party disrupted the BMC house on Friday. 


    Bipasha Basu, who makes a style statement with whatever she wears, had a little oops moment at an awards function recently. This Bong babe, who surely knows how to carry off any dress, was spotted with a hanging price tag on her designer outfit on the red carpet. OOPS!
    The tag read ‘23000’ and, in her defence, Basu cleared the

  • Deepening ties with Japan

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be the chief guest at this year’s Republic Day Parade. This is not without significance. Though India has been rather slow in responding, the Japanese leaders have been keen to establish closer economic and strategic ties with this country. A couple of weeks ago, the Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko paid a State visit to this country. Abe himself would be coming on his second

  • ‘Saawariya’, ‘Guzaarish’ ahead of their times: Vibhu Puri

    Mumbai: Vibhu Puri, who has worked on the dialogues and screenplay of “Guzaarish” and “Saawariya”, says the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorials were ahead of their times.
    “I come from a school where we are not money spinners. I want to be called an artist. I do not want to be called a money-making machine. As an artist, both ‘Saawariya’ and ‘Guzaarish’