Free Press Journal
  • Boney Kapoor meets with car accident

    Producer Boney Kapoor, who is currently busy with the shoot of his film ‘Tevar’, was on his way to Satara and Wai in Maharashtra when he met with a car accident on the highway on Wednesday night. Apparently after wrapping up the day’s shoot at Veer dam, Boney was headed to his hostel near Sakharewadivillage when his car collided with a tractor. Luckily, Boney escaped unhurt. His manager said that Kapoor suffered

  • Moily for amicable solution to RIL issue

    NEW DELHI:  Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M. Veerappa Moily has asked officials in the ministry to try and amicably resolve the issues related to the latest arbitration notice sent by Reliance Industries Ltd to the government, a senior oil ministry official told Cogencis. The new arbitration notice gives a 90-day period for an amicable resolution to the matter.

  • Adani Ports & SEZ Q4 net at Rs 530 crore

    New Delhi :  Adani Ports & SEZ (APSEZ), the country’s largest port developer and part of Adani Group, today reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 529.80 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. The company had reported a net profit of Rs 710.31 crore for the corresponding quarter of previous fiscal, APSEZ said.

  • PNB MetLife FY’14 profits up 78%

    Mumbai :  Private sector player PNB MetLife India (PNB MetLife) reported a 78% growth in net profit at Rs 192 crore for 2013-14 on the back of operational efficiencies and higher sales from long-term regular premium products. This is the fourth consecutive year of the company, which is ranked amongst top 10 private players, declaring profits.

  • BJP files complaint against hate SMSes

    New Delhi :  BJP leader Vijender Gupta on Thursday submitted a written complaint against circulation of inflammatory SMSes that, he said, affected the party’s image, according to police here.

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- Hectic activity and distractions will make it tough for you to focus on your assignments. Don’t get irritable; go with the flow for now. Differences with family members are possible.

  • Tributes at London Fest for Yash Chopra, Rituparno

    The 16th London Asian Film Festival (LAFF) is scheduled to begin on June 1 and will pay tribute to Bollywood’s king of romance Yash Chopra and Bengali director Rituparno Ghosh. The film festival would also be attended by the late Yash-ji’s wife Pam Chopra who would attend an event dedicated to the work and life of her late husband.

  • Moody’s expects FY15 growth around 5%

    MUMBAI:  Moody’s Investors Service expects India’s gross domestic product to grow 5% in 2014-15 (Apr-Mar), Atsi Sheth, vice-president-sovereign risk group, told CNBC-TV18. However, likelihood of weak monsoons threaten this forecast, she says.  “At this point, we think 5% covers the likelihood that monsoon may not be optimal and the fact that industrial output is still quite weak,” she said.

  • Tata Motors’ global sales dip 7.65%

    New Delhi:  Tata Motors reported 7.65 per cent decline in its global sales, including that of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), to 75,026 units in April.  The firm had sold 81,241 units in April last year, Tata Motors said in a statement.             In the passenger vehicles category, global sales last month were at 47,972 units, as against 41,272 units in April 2013, up 16.23 per cent.  Sales of luxury brand Jaguar Land Rover jumped

  • Deepak Fert open to talks with rivals over MCFL

    NEW DELHI :  As the battle for control of Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd (MCFL) hots up, Deepak Fertilisers Chairman Sailesh Mehta  hinted he was open to discussions with the rival alliance of Vijay Mallya and Saroj Poddar of the Zuari Group. Mehta’s comments come two days after Mallya’s UB Group joined hands with the Zuari group to ward off a hostile takeover bid by Deepak Fertilisers for MCFL. The duo proposed

  • People often pre-crastinate to get relief from stress

    Washington :  A new research suggests that people often opt to begin a task as soon as possible just to get it off their plate, even if they have to expend more physical effort to do so, says ANI.


    ONCE there was a man who died and found himself in a beautiful place surrounded by every conceivable comfort. A white-jacketed attendant came to him and said, “You may have anything you choose, any food, any pleasure, any kind of entertainment.” The man was delighted and sampled all the delicacies and luxuries offered to him. Eventually, however, he became bored. Calling the attendant he said, “I have tried every good thing I

  • Bengal opposition fears trouble at counting halls

    Kolkata :  Barely a few hours before the counting of votes, opposition parties here on Thursday apprehending mal-practices by the ruling Trinamool Congress during the counting process and demanded adequate security in the counting centres.

  • Wockhardt recalls hypertension drug in US

    Hyderabad:  Wockhardt Ltd is recalling 109,744 bottles of anti-hypertensive drug belonging to multiple lots from the American market following failure of dissolution test, US regulator FDA said.  According to a notification by the USFDA, the recall is voluntarily and was initiated by the company from April 1 under ‘Class-II’ classification.             The recall of metoprolol is a generic version of AstraZeneca Plc’s branded drug Toprol.