Free Press Journal
  • Invest in small towns, save mega cities

    The Delhi Police has reported a steep increase in crime.  The number of incidents of rape were 1,559 in 2013, against 680 the year before. This increase does not appear to be due to the reporting of rapes in the aftermath of the Nirbhaya case because there is an all-round increase in crime. The number of snatching incidents has increased almost threefold, from 1,371 to 3,319 and the number of house thefts,

  • Salman: Simple, but very sweet!

    Now this is a rare Kodak moment in a pretentious world that is essentially B’Town. Sajid Nadiadwala, who has produced a trail of films, is stepping into direction with his closest friend in the industry, Salman Khan with ‘Kick’.

  • Now, even US wants Diwali holiday in its schools!

    Washington : Noting that Diwali has been gaining increasing recognition in the US, six US lawmakers have urged New York City’s education department to include the Indian festival of lights among new public school holidays.

  • Stock indices log 1st weekly gain in four

    Mumbai : Domestic benchmark indices staged a strong comeback on good buying in capital goods, banking and IT shares amid positive global cues, logging their first weekly gain in four.

  • Ryan International bags Educational Excellence Award

    Ryan International Group of Institutions, one of India’s largest Education providers with over 125 institutes in India and abroad, added another feather to its cap, when it received the prestigious Education Excellence Awards 2014, constituted by ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India).

  • Globe Trotting

    $6.4 mn payout for man who spent 23 years in US prison         

  • Industry cheers for Telangana; says focus now on growth

    HYDERABAD :  The creation of Telangana, the 29th state of India, might have attracted a lot of controversy and heartburn, but now that it is done, it has ended years of uncertainty, especially on the investments front. While political parties still spar over the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the industry is happy with the passage of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill 2014, and believes the move will revive growth in both regions.

  • Nitish calls for Bihar bandh on March 2

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday gave a call for a statewide bandh on March 2, terming as ‘betrayal’ the UPA government’s decision to grant special category status to Seemandhra while ‘ignoring’ a similar demand made by his government.

  • Sunny Leone: Handle with care

    Sunny Leone is very busy these days. From promoting her film ‘Ragini MMS 2’ to shooting her upcoming film ‘Tina and Lolo’, Sunny has been travelling back and forth to honour all her commitments. Recently when Sunny was shooting for an action sequence for ‘Tina and Lolo’ with Deepak Tijori, she almost got strangled and was hurt badly –

  • Microsoft CEO Nadella says Gates, Ballmer ‘test his conviction’

    Washington : In his latest interview with the New York Times, Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella talked about his relationships with former company heads Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates and said both “pressure-test you.”

  • Cycle Pure Agarbathies partners with Asia Cup 2014

    Cycle Pure Agarbathies, the world’s largest incense sticks manufacturer and part of the Mysore-based NR Group, further strengthened its longstanding association with cricket by powering the 12th edition Asia Cup cricket tournament. As a result of the association, the Cup will be called ‘Arise Asia Cup – Powered by Cycle Pure Agarbathies’.

  • Cheated by con man, 3 students fail to take HSC examination

    Bhayandar: The Nallasopara police are on the look-out for a conman who cheated three Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) students under the pretext of arranging hall tickets to privately appear for the examinations. According to the police, the students – Nadeem Shaikh (18), Muzaffar Hussain (21) and Saddam Ansari (19)- paid Rs 21,000 to the accused, identified as Bashir Shaikh for procuring hall tickets to appear for the HSC examinations this year.

  • Corporate Briefs

    Govt: Criteria for BWA spectrum sale publicised in advance         

  • VOX POPULI

    Action taken

  • Govt grilled for ignoring Bihar, six other states

    NEW DELHI : The Prime Minister’s announcement of a financial package to Seemandhra as a special category state after formation of Telangana triggered protests in both the Houses of Parliament for not giving it to seven other states declared backward by an expert committee headed by economist Raghuram Rajan, who is now the RBI chairman.

  • Letters to the editor

    ‘Simple’ reason for backing Didi

  • your day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- Go ahead and be friends with opposite sex for the time being. If you are in love have not expressed your feelings, today is the right time to do it. Good day for investment in long term.