Free Press Journal
  • EU, Ukraine sign political provisions of historic accord

    Brussels : Ukraine interim prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk put his country firmly in the Western camp on Friday signing the political provisions of a landmark association accord with EU leaders in defiance of Russia, reports AFP.

  • Restore open facility to MBMC, rules HC

    Bhayandar : In a significant ruling, a divisional bench of the Bombay High Court has directed the State Government authorities to take a decision regarding the hand over of a public amenity space from a construction company to the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) within a stipulated time frame of four weeks failing which the judiciary will pass appropriate orders on April 22.

  • Jadhav takes sexist jibe at Heena Gavit

    Mumbai : While justifying the sacking of Health Education Minister Dr Vijaykumar Gavit, state NCP president, Bhaskar Jadhav, took a sexist jibe at his daughter, Heena Gavit, saying that single women living with their parents do not have the capacity to take a decision. Heena Gavit is contesting from Nandurbar on a BJP ticket.

  • Curbs: Russia to refrain from retaliatory moves against US

    Moscow : Russia will refrain from imposing retaliatory sanctions against the US and from introducing visa rules for Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday, reports IANS. “As concerns the first case – the US sanctions – and the second case – Ukraine’s introduction of visa regulations, I think we should still refrain from retaliatory moves,” Putin said at Russia’s

  • Tamil Nadu govt slaps Rs 2,400 cr tax demand notice on Nokia

    New Delhi : In yet another setback to Finnish handset maker Nokia, the Tamil Nadu government has slapped on it a Rs 2,400 crore tax demand notice related to the devices sold from its Chennai factory, reports PTI.

  • Seized simulator data sent to global experts

    Kuala Lumpur : Data recovered from a flight simulator seized from the home of the pilot of a missing Malaysian plane has been sent to international investigators for verification, reports PTI.

  • Mulayam fields Buta from Jalore-Sirohi

    Jaipur : Former Union minister and former Bihar governor Buta Singh will contest the Lok Sabha seat from Jalore-Sirohi as Samajwadi Party candidate. Buta had demanded a Congress ticket which the party refused following which he decided to join Mulayam Singh Yadav’s party.

  • Adamant Advani advised to take honourable self exit!

    The demise of legendary Khushwant Singh, the court verdict finding all five Shakti Mill Compound  accused guilty and a derailment near Kalyan occupy the front pages of leading Marathi dailies. Senior  BJP leader L K Advani’s capitulation before Narendra Modi also receives extensive coverage, most of it critical of Advani.

  • RBI yet to adopt inflation targeting, talks on with govt: Raghuram Rajan

    Mumbai :  The Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday said that the central bank is yet to move to inflation targeting and is still in discussions with the government on the same.     He also reiterated his preference for targeting retail price inflation, reports PTI.

  • Ragini MMS 2 Movie Review: Nothing to keep you engrossed

     The first one was a novelty. Vast numbers of the Indian mainstream audience had not seen its copycat inspiration, ‘The Blair witch Project’ so Balaji managed to score a winner on smart timing, sheer ingenuity and pluck. This one (Ragini MMS 2) has no such luck. It’s slimy, sleazy and completely adulterated with formulaic elements. So what you get is a ghastly song and dance whose plot basics closely resemble ‘The Blair

  • Tesco forms JV with Trent for multi-brand retail in India

    NEW DELHI : British retail major Tesco on Friday announced forming of an equal joint venture with Trent Ltd, a part of the Tata Group, by picking up 50 per cent stake in Trent Hypermarket Ltd for about 85 million pounds.


    Lucknow : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has prepared 400 vans, decorated with posters, cutouts and flexsheets, for the party’s campaign across the state. These vans – Tata mini-trucks – are named Modi Rath and at present are parked in the compound of a college in Lucknow, and will be sent to the assembly constituency segments as and when the nominations are filed there.

  • Lakshmi: Flat & un-enlivening

    We’ve seen many films made on the plight of prostitutes in India – from Amar Prem, Charitraheen, Bhavna, Mausam, Salaam Mumbai, Rajjo, Chameli, Mandi, Giddh etc. Some like ‘Amar Prem, Rajjo, Chameli’ were given the traditional bollywood fantasy treatment while others like ‘Bhavna, Mausam, Salaam Bombay and Mandi’ were far more forthcoming about the real issues that plagued these women who existed in the fringes of society.

  • City roundup

    Satyapal not vacating official bungalow, draws flak

  • Rupee surges 45p vs $ to 60.89

    Mumbai : The rupee on Friday surged 45 paise, its biggest daily gain in two weeks, to end at 60.89 versus the US dollar on massive capital inflows linked to the government stake sale in Axis Bank, reports PTI.  After suffering its worst loss in two months yesterday, the rupee’s recovery today was also aided by fresh

  • Political Digest

    Kalmadi awaits Nanded decision

  • Love, sex & movies

    He likes to  keep up the funny guy image, but behind that is a mind that is intelligent and a thirst to achieve more, more than all things regular,  writes Shubarna Mukerji Shu (more…)

  • Need For Speed Movie Review : Exciting & intense

    Racing is an art says “Monarch”, the reclusive racing promoter character played by Michael (BatMan) Keaton in this film based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold. Don’t know about you, gentle reader but me, the only video game I ever played, thanks to a nephew, was (the classic) SuperMario. Needless to say, my nephew always won.