Free Press Journal
  • Thai protesters rebuff proposal offered by govt to put off polls

    Bangkok : Thailand’s embattled government on Saturday said it would put off the February 2 snap polls if political rivals end their protests, but a top opposition leader rebuffed the proposal and said demonstrations will continue to press for reforms. “The election should be postponed on condition that the protesters cease their rallies and there is no blockade or boycott of the election,” said Varathep Rattanakorn, an official from caretaker premier Yingluck

  • MBMC to the rescue of crumbling Ghodbunder fort

    Bhayandar : A ray of hope has emerged for the crumbling walls of the historic Ghodbunder Fort in Mira Road, which is now a virtual picture of utter neglect and apathy of authorities. Shiv Sena legislator, Pratap Sarnaik, has sought the intervention of the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation for restoring the 17th century heritage fort and turn it into a tourist destination.

  • Ukrainian protesters, police in standoff

    Kiev : Protesters and Ukrainian police were today still locked in a tense standoff in Kiev after a night of sporadic clashes that erupted despite a truce. The epicentre of the two month-long crisis was relatively calm early today but hundreds of protesters were still at the scene with the security forces on the other side of their lines. Demonstrators had hurled Molotov cocktails at police who responded with stun grenades and

  • After an year in jail, court declares murder accused juvenile

    Mumbai: After spending nearly a year in jail an accused arrested for allegedly killing three persons in a resto-bar was declared as juvenile by a local court here, reports PTI.
    The court transferred the case to the Juvenile Justice Board. The youth was arrested for allegedly killing three of his colleagues in Natraj Bar at Vidyavihar in central suburban Mumbai last year. Defence lawyer Swapnil Dige said they moved the sessions court saying

  • Mafia plotted to blow up Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Rome : The Italian mafia plotted to blow up the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa among other monuments in the country. “Imagine if Italy was to wake up and find the Tower of Pisa no longer existed,” mafia informant Gioacchino La Barbera cited late mafia chief Nino Gioe as saying. Other targets that had been considered were the Papal Archbasilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, the church of San Giorgio in

  • Wake up dream merchants

    With back to back film releases and stars promoting their movies passionately, film producers are waking up to the potential of merchandising tools as in the West. ANURADHA DUTTA explores the new trends in Bollywood.

  • Harmony award for Mumbai institution

    New Delhi : The Centre for Study of Society and Secularism, Mumbai, has been selected for the National Communal Harmony Award 2013 in the Organisation category while Dr Mohinder Singh of Delhi and Dr N Radhakrishnan of Kerala bag the award in the individual category.

  • The Tagore Connection

    MELANIE P. KUMAR visits two different places separated by thousands of kilometers and discovers aTagore connection.


    Fashionista Sonam Kapoor would be cast in the remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s classic KHOOBSURAT. Buzz has been doing the rounds for a while about this classic’s remake. The original film had Rekha and magic in the film, making it immortal. Sonam happens to be a big fan of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s and has apparently decided to name her character


    Mumbai/New Delhi : Deputy Inspector General of Police Rajyavardhan Sinha, who led a team into the Taj Hotel on the night of the 26/11 terror attack as then Intelligence Bureau officer, and head constable late Pardeshi Sukuji Devangan of Maharashtra and two dead CRPF constables have bagged the highest President’s police medals for gallantry in the 766 police personnel awarded on the occasion of the Republic Day this year.

  • A Vegetarian Abroad

    V. RAJARAMAN says it it tough being avegetarian abroad.

  • Desi physio gets 10 yrs for healthcare fraud

    New York : An Indian-American physiotherapist has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay over $10 million in restitution for his role in a multi-million dollar healthcare fraud and money laundering scheme. Chiradeep Gupta, 39, of Michigan was sentenced by US District Judge Denise Page Hood in the Eastern District of Michigan, reports IANS.

  • TC files complaint

    Mumbai : A day after being pushed by a ticket less commuter, head ticket checker (TC) Vasudeo Shelar (54) lodged a complaint against unknown commuter with the Mumbai Central GRP on Saturday.

  • The MEA Games

    The Ministry of External Affairs having Organized ‘Special Games’ for its employees in Delhi, is now certain of a better overall performance from them. V. GANGADHAR Investigates.


    Now this is a rather unusual pair. Sunny Deol and Harman Baweja will be seen together in Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Sunil Lulla’s upcoming film DHISHKIYAAON. While our Sunny Deol’s popular dhai kilo ka haath is crippled as the Haryanvi boy Lakwa, Harman seems to be shooting bullets left, right and centre to his rescue. We all know

  • Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin

    Is the 53rd Da’i al- Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohra community.  The late Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin proclaimed Nass ( pronounced him his successor) on Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin on Saturday, June 4, 2011 in London.

  • High Five theme: Sports

    This sleek, fast-paced film is largely about the rivalry between F1 motorists James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl), which began in 1970 at a race circuit in UK. Driven by danger, passion for F1 racing and each other, the film follows their lives on and off the track. While Hunt marries model Suzy Miller (Olivia Wilde),