Free Press Journal
  • 11 Rajya Sabha disruptors named

    New Delhi : Eleven members, who disrupted the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha, have been named, at the instance of the chairman, in the bulletin that the secretariat issues at the end of everyday proceedings.

  • Guessing game about water on Mars hots up

    Washington : The debate over the presence of water on red planet has got a new dimension, with scientists now digging deep on the mysterious, possibly water-related streaks that appear and disappear on the planet’s surface, says IANS.

  • HC notice to CBI on PIL in Dabholkar murder case

    MUMBAI : The Bombay High Court has issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after the petitioner sought amendment in his Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking probe by the agency and not National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the murder of anti-superstition crusader Narendra Dabholkar.

  • Neha-Yuvraj: Another love story?

    Tinsel town is too politically correct for comfort. Despite the innumerable alleged romances day and night, no one admits to anything, perhaps in the hope that this pretence would have the world safely ignoring them.

  • Flappy Doge gives you Flappy Bird-like gaming experience

    Washington : Since, the original Flappy Bird is out of the App Store and Play Store, users reportedly have an option of playing the addictive game with a little help from doge, instead of threatening of murdering the poor developer who couldn’t take fame, says ANI.

  • NATO gets first US destroyer for its missile shield

    Brussels : The first of four US high-tech destroyers arrived in Spain on Tuesday to form a key part of a ballistic missile shield for Europe which Russia says directly threatens its security.

  • Bang Bang: Shooting ahead

    Finally, after what seems like an eternity, ‘Bang Bang’ starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif has started rolling and is being filmed in Shimla currently. The actors, who were last seen together in ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, would be seen in a completely different avatar.

  • It’s official, women do prefer tall men

    New York : Does height matter when it comes to matters of the heart? Yes, and to women the most mostly for femininity and protection, reports IANS.

  • Tainted JK ex-minister on the run?

    Srinagar : The hunt for a disgraced former Jammu and Kashmir minister accused of sexual assault has become a joke of sorts. Shabir Ahmad Khan, who resigned from Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s cabinet after a public outcry, is reportedly missing. What is curious is that also missing with him are security personnel provided by the Jammu and Kashmir Police to guard him. Ironically, even while it says it is looking for

  • 17 State parties form ‘Force One’ for polls

    Mumbai : As many as 17 small and regional political parties in Maharashtra have formed ‘Force One’ to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha and assembly elections, a political leader said Tuesday.

  • Salman-Sonam: Together again?

    Life seems to have come full circle for Sonam Kapoor. The actress who started her career in ‘Saawariya’ with Salman Khan playing her love interest will most probably be paired opposite him again in Sooraj Barjatya’s next. Yes, if all goes well, then none other than Salman Khan would be seen romancing Anil Kapoor’s pretty daughter!

  • JK Rowling backtracks on ‘Potter heresy’

    London : JK Rowling has backtracked on what she called “Potter heresy” by saying that Ron and Hermione will be alright with a bit of counselling, says ANI.

  • Govt orders CBI to probe Nido’s death

    New Delhi : The central government on Tuesday ordered a CBI probe into the death of Arunachal Pradesh youth Nido Tania allegedly after an assault by a group of people here.

  • Blasts in cinema hall in Peshawar; 10 killed, 22 hurt

    Peshawar : Ten people were killed and 22 others injured, most of them critically, when suspected militants lobbed three grenades into a cinema hall in this restive north-western Pakistani city on Tuesday. 

  • Sundeep Bhandari, driving force behind Cairn India quits

    New Delhi : Sundeep Bhandari, the man credited with laying the foundation and then building what is now Cairn India, has quit the company. Bhandari, who stitched a joint venture between Command Petroleum of Australia, Videocon Petroleum and Marubeni in 1994 to operate the Ravva oil and gas field off the Andhra Pradesh coast, sent in his resignation to Vedanta Group Chairman Anil Agarwal, sources privy to the development told PTI.

  • Vaani: Southern no-no!

    Vaani Kapoor who made her debut with Yash Raj Films’s ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ starring Parineeti Chopra and Sushant Singh Rajput besides her, is all pumped about her South Indian stint. Yash Raj Films have come up with a section that looks after Southern films and to kick start it, they have come up with the Southern remake of the

  • Nokia to release new low-end Android phone this month

    Washington : Nokia is reportedly set to introduce a new low-end handset with Google’s Android mobile operating system, at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona on February 24 this month, reports ANI.

  • Political twist to beauty contest for cats of MPs!

    London : A beauty contest for cats of British MPs has turned ‘political’ after the leading feline in the poll was withdrawn following vote-rigging claims.

  • That trusty family retainer

    That ‘personalised human element’ in the relationship between domestic help and families in India  seems to be missing in the West (more…)

  • Desi to co-head Goldman Sachs’ securities unit

    New York : Indian-origin Ashok Varadhan has been appointed co-head of the Goldman Sachs’ securities division, the largest and most profitable of the global investment bank’s four units. Varadhan, 41, is currently the head of macro trading in Goldman’s Securities Division and will join Isabelle Ealet and Pablo Salame as co-head of the Securities Division. “Ashok has demonstrated dedication to our clients and a deep understanding of our business,” CEO Lloyd