Free Press Journal
  • Water shortage in election time irks corporators

    MUMBAI : Why is there water shortage only during election time? Concerned corporators posed this question in the standing committee meeting to BMC officers on Tuesday and sought a reply.

  • Ukraine on the brink of civil war: Medvedev

    Moscow : Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday said Ukraine was on the verge of civil war as Kiev authorities launched a military operation against pro-Kremlin militants in the separatist east, reports AFP. “I will be brief: Ukraine is on the brink of civil war, it’s frightening,” the country’s former president was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies. Medvedev expressed hope that Ukraine’s “de-facto authorities” would be reasonable and not to

  • How memories take birth

    etc leadNew York : Placing a pin in the google map to mark a place is one thing and creating signposts in the brain is quite another. But scientists have now discovered that our brain may just do something similar as the place cells in the brain can also act like neural flags that “mark” an experience on the cognitive map, says IANS.

  • Nokia workers say VRS forced on them

    Chennai : Employees of the troubled handset maker Nokia have said the Voluntary Retirement Scheme which came into effect from today should be optional, alleging it was being forced on them.

  • Campaign for second phase ends in State

    Mumbai : Campaign for the second phase of polling in Maharashtra where nearly 3.25 crore voters will be sealing the fate of 358 candidates including stalwarts like Union Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, ex-Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and BJP leader Gopinath Munde, came to an end today.

  • 46% SMEs under credit stress, may default: India Ratings

    Mumbai : Nearly half of bank loans extended to listed small businesses, having a revenue of under Rs 300 crore, are under stress and there is a little possibility of improvement in the near future as their revenue growths will remain under pressure, says a report. “As much as 46.3 per cent of bank loans extended to listed small and medium companies (SMEs) are in significant stress … at least one out of

  • Poll Straws

    Mohan Rawale returns to Sena

  • Suniel Shetty: Tough guys keep going!

    c SunielOn the sets of Asshu Trikha’s, ‘Koyelaanchal’, Suniel Shetty got hurt while shooting an action sequence. He refused to use a body double and performed the sequence on his own as he wanted the stunt to look as authentic as it possibly could.

  • Cognitive speeds go downhill after 24

    Toronto : If you are over 24 years of age you have already reached the peak of your cognitive motor performance – brain’s ability to process something and react to it – according to a new study, reports PTI.

  • Sixth FIR against Azam Khan

    Bijnor : Another FIR has been lodged against Azam Khan for making a provocative speech at an election rally in Afzalgarh district.

  • Did MH370 land at Diego Garcia base?

    Kuala Lumpur : The US has refuted as “baseless” claims that the missing Malaysian jet landed in its Diego Garcia military base, saying there was no cover-up in the mystery behind the jet’s disappearance, reports PTI.

  • Taapsee thrilled with Akshay…

    Chashme Baddoor stars Taapsee Pannu, Divyendu Sharma and director David Dhawan promoting the film Chashme Baddoor on the sets of the reality show India`s Best Dramebaaz at Famous in Mumbai. (Photo: IANS)There have been talks about Taapsee Pannu being finalised opposite Akshay Kumar in Neeraj  Pandey’s next. Right after the confirmation has been made, the girl is on Cloud Nine and is very

  • Hungry people more aggressive towards spouses

    etc 5th lead00Washington : Angry at your spouse? Have a snack before you snap! Lower levels of blood sugar may make married people angrier and more aggressive towards their spouses, a new study has found, according to PTI. Researchers found that people who had generally lower levels of glucose were willing to blast their spouses with unpleasant noises at a higher volume and for

  • Cong moves EC on Modi’s interview to Rajat Sharma

    BJP rally in BhagalpurNew Delhi : Congress on Tuesday moved the Election Commission seeking stern action against Narendra Modi and BJP, dubbing it as ‘paid news’ ‘Aap ki Adalat’ programme on India TV featuring the BJP PM

  • Kesarkar revolt threatens Rane fiefdom in Konkan!

    Former chief minister and present industry minister Narayan Rane’s predicament in Konkan’s Sindhudurg-Ratnagiri Lok Sabha constituency, in which his son Nilesh is recontesting as a Congress candidate, will have serious repercussions on the politics of Maharashtra since three major parties – the Congress, the Nationalist Congress party (NCP) and the Shiv Sena – have a direct stake in the on-going war between Rane and NCP’s Sawantwadi MLA Deepak Kesarkar.

  • When Charles turned his back on Rushdie

    15PrinceLondon : Britain’s Prince Charles turned his back on author Salman Rushdie during the fatwa over publication of ‘The Satanic Verses’ as he believed the book was offensive to Muslims, a novelist has revealed.