Free Press Journal
  • Sridevi approached for comedy, drama film

    Bollywood veteran Sridevi, who made a come back on the silver screen with a sterling performance in ‘English Vinglish’ has been approached for a comedy and drama film.

  • Youth stabbed to death by his brother

    Mumbai : A youth was allegedly stabbed to death by his elder brother following a brawl between them at Dadar in Central Mumbai over a married woman, with whom the victim had an affair, police said Friday.

  • Her: Introspective & absorbing

    Heya, does anyone remember that lovely Barbara Streisand song, People who need people are the luckiest people in the world? It should have been on the soundtrack of this introspective and absorbing film about people who become besotted with techno-gadgets after they are unable to maintain a loving relationships with other people.

  • Major militant attack in Xinjiang, leaves 15 dead

    Beijing : Fifteen people, including 11 terrorists, were killed in a suicide attack by Islamic militants in China’s volatile Xinjiang province that coincided with a visit here by US Secretary of State John Kerry. Terrorists, on motorbikes and in cars carrying gas cylinders, attacked a police team near the gate of a park at around 4 pm (local time) in Wushi County in the Aksu Prefecture of the province. Eight terrorists

  • Suzlon Q3 net loss narrows to Rs 1,075 cr

    Mumbai:  Leading wind turbine maker Suzlon said it narrowed net losses on a consolidated basis in the quarter to December to Rs 1,075.25 crore from Rs 1,154.53 crore a year ago on better project execution.

  • Japan’s Takeda sues Lupin for patent breach

    MUMBAI : Japan’s Takeda Pharma and Tenjin Pharma Ltd have filed a suit against Lupin Ltd and its US arm Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc for infringement of their patent on uric acid controlling drug Uloric, according to filings in the Delaware district court. Takeda wants a stay on Lupin’s generic of Uloric. Tenjin Pharma holds the patent for Uloric, which has been licensed to Takeda for marketing in the US.

  • Mumbai hosts 1st edition of youth tourism event

    YEATS (Youth Education and Tourism Services), the world’s first youth tourism event took place recently in Mumbai at Hotel Sea Princess in Juhu. The event, conceptualized by Novel Event Works Co. Ltd. (NEWCO) aimed to provide the unique opportunity for Tourism boards, DMCs, Tour operators, Embassies, Consulates and other allied services who came directly in contact with students, School and College principals, parents and the young travellers of India. Amol Gupte, celebrated

  • HDIL net profit falls to Rs 21 cr

    Mumbai :  Decline in sales by over 77 per cent in the third quarter ended December 31 pulled down realty firm HDIL’s stand-alone net profit to Rs 20.66 crore from Rs 125.62 crore in the corresponding period previous year. The company’s total income for the period dropped to Rs 99.98 crore from Rs 453.89 crore year-ago, it said.

  • Minor raped inside train in Bengal

    Siliguri :   A minor girl was allegedly raped by a coach attendant inside a moving train in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district, police said on Friday.  Following a complaint by the 17-year-old girl to the Government Railway Police at New Jalpaiguri, the coach attendant was arrested.

  • Constitution: Born into it, not bound

    There has been a hue and cry over the Delhi CM undertaking a protest in front of Rail Bhavan in Delhi. The protest was ‘illegal’ because Section 144 had been imposed in the area. The courts have taken note of this illegality and asked the police to explain why they allowed the protest to take place. Yet nearly 70 per cent of the people of Delhi supported the protest. This

  • UP cops in Nallasopara to crack murder case

    Bhayandar : A special investigating team from the Uttar Pradesh police is in the city of Nallasopara in connection with a murder case in Gorakhpur.

  • Keep it to the bare essentials

    Mercifully, the three-day break before the Parliament meets again to take up the vote-on-account and that can of worms called the Telangana Bill would provide time for all sides to reflect on the dismal downturn in the conduct of members. Hopefully, the ruling party will coolly reconsider where it went wrong in managing its own members, so that the controversial Telangana measure can have a relatively smooth passage in the House. Particularly,

  • RoboCop: Engaging reboot of a Sci-fi classic

    José Padilha’s remake of Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 sci-fi action thriller of the same name is the fourth instalment of the smash hit which spawned feature films, TV serials, video games, comic books and toys.

  • Valentine’s in the Vatican: Pope meets loved-up couples!

    Vatican City : Thousands of engaged couples clutching heart balloons and holding “I Love You” banners crowded into St Peter’s Square for a highly unusual Valentine’s Day date- an audience with Pope Francis, according to AFP.        

  • PM’s special advisor Nayar praises Chhattisgarh CM

    Raipur : Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s Special Advisor TKA Nayar paid courtesy visit to Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Dr Raman Singh at his Raipur-based residence on Friday. Praising the clear vision of Chief Minister towards redressal of Naxal-problem in state, Nayar assured that Centre will continue to extend all the cooperation and support to the state in the battle against Naxalism.

  • REC posts Rs 1,228 cr profit

    New Delhi :  State-owned Rural Electrification Corp reported nearly 20% increase in standalone net profit at Rs 1,227.67 crore in the three months ended December 2013.

  • Last 10 years have seen worst in Parliament’s history: Advani

    New Delhi : BJP leader L K Advani on Friday accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of inaction despite Parliament facing unprecedented unruly scenes and said the last 10 years have seen the worst in Parliament’s history.