Free Press Journal
  • Russians high on Vodka risk early death!

    London : Russian men who down large amounts of vodka and too many do have an “extraordinarily” high risk of an early death, a new study says.

  • BJP denies Pawar-Modi meet, says no pact

    New Delhi : Amidst talk of NCP giving mixed signals on its alliance with Congress for Lok Sabha polls, the BJP on Friday denied there were any meetings between Sharad Pawar and party leader Narendra Modi and dismissed speculation of a likely tie up.

  • Nation’s lifeblood: Corruption

    It is not a question of a black Congress being worsted by a lily-white BJP. Barring individual exceptions, all parties and politicians are the same (more…)

  • Mobiles worth lakhs stolen

    Bhayandar : The Vasai-Virar region seems to have become a safe-haven for robbers. Yet another break-in was reported from Rambhiya Mobile Zone- a mobile shop near Parvati Talkies in Vasai (West). Unidentified thieves entered the store by removing an air-conditioner from the window and decamped with high-end cell-phones and accessories worth more than Rs 30 lakh during the wee hours of Friday. 

  • Diesel hiked by 50 paise; non-domestic LPG rates cut

    New Delhi :  Diesel price was hiked by 50 paise per litre but there will be no change in petrol rates. The hike, effective midnight tonight, is excluding local sales tax or VAT. The actual increase will be higher and will vary from city to city.

  • No hurdle in creation of Telangana: Shinde

    New Delhi : Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Friday emphasised there will be no hurdle in creation of Telangana during the tenure of UPA-II and the statehood bill will be passed in the coming session of Parliament beginning February 5.

  • Give green bonuses, not tax exemptions

    The tax exemption package to promote industrialisation in the hill states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh has been extended by four years. Industries being set up in these states would be entitled to tax relief in respect of income tax and excise duties. The difficult terrain of these states presents an inherent disadvantage for setting up industries. The cost of production here is higher than in the plains.

  • Kareena not keen to be mommy!

    Kareena Kapoor Khan says she is not interested in being a mom. “We already have two children (Sara and Ibrahim, Saif’s kids with Amrita). I don’t need to have another for the next five years.” We heard it, now let’s hope the producers heard it too!

  • SIWS College celebrates its annual cultural fest Ehlaan’14

    The students at SIWS (South Indian Welfare Society) College, Wadala put together a power packed performance at Ehlaan’14 – the Annual Inter College Youth Festival which had over 88 colleges making an entry this year. Aneel Murarka, MD, MiraChem Industries, an industrialist, socialite and philanthropist, is a well know figure among college students, empowered them to put together the amazing

  • Mirachem-HTI Premier League & Carnival Masti

    Aneel Murarka-owned Mirachem Industries and Hospitality Training Institute (HTI), Mumbai is jointly organizing this year’s fun-filled cricket bonanza – ‘Mirachem – HTI Premier League & Carnival Masti’ on February 3, 2014 at the Salvation School Grounds, Dadar (W), Mumbai. Powered by Mirachem Industries, the event is organized to celebrate HTI’s 12th Anniversary aiming to create bond with various departments and

  • Will stop ‘Buddha’ serial if content found offensive: HC

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court on Friday assured the petitioners that  if it finds any offensive content in television serial ‘Buddha’ that hurts religious sentiments, it would be stopped, but at the same time maintained that it would not interfere if the issue is trivial.

  • 92 US N-officers suspended for cheating in tests

    Washington : Over 90 US Air Force officers, nearly half of the nuclear launch crew at a key base, have been suspended for cheating in exams after it emerged that answers were being sent in messages to their cellphones, reports PTI.       

  • Charge sheet against BSP MP for rape

    New Delhi : Delhi Police Friday filed a charge sheet in a court against BSP MP Dhananjay Singh for allegedly repeatedly raping a 42-year-old married railway employee for nearly four years. 

  • Union Bank net rises 15% to Rs 349 cr on farm, retail loans

    Mumbai :  Public sector lender Union Bank posted a 15.39 per cent rise in its third quarter net profit at Rs 348.9 crore on higher growth in advances to retail, agriculture and MSME sectors. Its net interest income grew 3.81 per cent to Rs 1,963 crore from Rs 1,891 crore.

  • Order SIT for 1984

    The Congress Party vice-president Rahul Gandhi re-opened the 1984 wounds of the Sikh community when he admitted in a rare interview that some of his partymen may well have been involved in the pogrom which had resulted in the death of nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children in Delhi alone. That was clumsy. He had the opportunity to apply closure to the issue, especially when asked whether he would apologise for

  • Sand mafia attacks revenue dept staffers

    Bhayandar : Attacks on revenue department staffers by the sand mafia seem to have become a common phenomenon in the rural parts of Thane district. Government officials, including local Talathi, D N Jadhav and Circle Officer, Shashikant Bhoir, were attacked and threatened by mafia involved in illegal extraction of sand in Virar late on Thursday night.

  • Cong dashes Mamata’s PM dream!

    Kolkata : Mocking Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee’s ‘Delhi Chalo’ call, the Congress on Friday said, she should first learn to fulfill her duties as Chief Minister before dreaming of being a Prime Minister.

  • Thai protesters indulge in ‘battle of ballot’

    Bangkok : Thai demonstrators on Friday blockaded government buildings where ballots were stored for Sunday’s disputed snap polls, as a protest leader warned many people could lose their lives if embattled premier Yingluck Shinawatra goes ahead with the election, reports PTI.

  • No script, only magic: Imtiaz Ali

    Well, Imtiaz Ali is one abstract director. We have always seen his love for travelling to different places manifested in almost all his films, from ‘Socha Na Tha’, ‘Love Aaj Kal’, ‘Jab We Met’ and ‘Rockstar’ to now the full-fledged travel story, ‘Highway’. But very few people might be aware that Imtiaz, whose every film looks like a masterpiece,