Free Press Journal
  • Deepika voted sexiest woman in the world

    Actress Deepika Padukone topped the list of the 100 sexiest women in the world in a poll which was conducted by the FHM magazine.

  • Facebook, TCS, Wipro Chief meet IT minister Prasad

    New Delhi : Top leaders from IT giants Facebook, TCS and Wipro met Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss the future road map for technology in India and issues such as taxes and visas affecting the USD 118 billion Indian IT-BPO industry.

  • Theatre | Marriage-ology

    What: This play is a satire about marriage. The play, which is divided in 7 parts, begins with a piece that is inspired by Khaled Hussaini’s latest work A Thousand Splendid Suns, followed by a piece on The City Duet then Fermina Daza, then Open Couple and others.

  • Govt denies witch-hunt on Sarkozy

    Paris : France’s Socialist government on Thursday rejected claims it was using the justice system for political ends after ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy accused his enemies of being behind corruption charges. Charged with three corruption-related counts on Wednesday, the right-winger angrily hit back in a televised interview, denying he broke the law and denouncing “political interference” in the case.

  • Disability made Pistorius vulnerable, court told

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius’s defence sought to show the double-amputee sprinter feels highly vulnerable and acted out of fear not anger when he shot dead his girlfriend. Pistorius has a “split personality”, defence lawyer Kenny Oldwadge told the court.

  • Govt committee to devise fuel norms for trucks, buses

    New Delhi : With commercial vehicles and buses guzzling more than a third of all diesel consumed in India, the government has constituted a high-level committee to develop fuel economy norms for heavy-duty vehicles. The committee, to be headed by Rajive Kumar, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, will “develop a road map for fuel efficiency norms for heavy duty vehicles (trucks and buses) in India”.

  • Woman stabbed by man, dies

    Mumbai: A 34-year-old man Rajendra Dube on Thursday stabbed a woman, Nirmala Jain, 30, in her stomach with a knife. The incident happened at Jijamata Road, Sher-e-Punjab Colony in Andheri (E) at 9 pm. The accused was taken into custody by the MIDC police station and will be presented in court on Friday. The woman succumbed to her injuries. The alleged incident happened due to a money dispute between the two. (Staff

  • When Big B’s iconic look turned out to be a tailoring error!

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s blue denim shirt teamed with khaki coloured pants and a rope dangling over the shoulder is arguably his most iconic film look till date which is still fresh in the viewers’ minds. And surprising us all, the megastar revealed on Twitter that the styling in ‘Deewar’ was actually a result of a mistake by the tailor back then!

  • Pubs, liquor a big part of Indian culture: BJP MLA

    Panaji: Days after a minister in Manohar Parrikar-led government set off a controversy by denouncing “pub culture”, a BJP MLA has invoked mythology saying “pub and liquor are very much part of Indian culture” and opposed any move to ban them in the name of culture and religion. The legislator, Vishnu Wagh said he would attend the upcoming session of the state Legislative Assembly, beginning July 22, wearing ‘dhoti’ in protest against

  • Sesa’s plan to expand iron ore ops to 36 mtpa on hold

    Mumbai :  Sesa Sterlite Ltd plans to expand its iron ore operations to 36 mtpa from 16.8 mtpa currently, although the plans are currently on hold as the company is awaiting regulatory approvals, Vedanta Resources Plc said in its 2013-14 (Apr-Mar) annual report.

  • Kolkata ISL team to announce players, coach on July 7

    Kolkata: A former coach of Atletico Madrid will be named the marquee manager of the Kolkata franchise of the upcoming Indian Super League in a function at the state secretariat on July 7.

  • IAF launches 3D mobile game to attract youth

    New Delhi : Embarking on its first sortie in virtual world, the Indian Air Force on Thursday launched nation’s first 3D mobile game in a bid to attract generation-next youth to pursue a career in the air force.

  • Govt likely to sell 5% stake in SAIL

    New Delhi : Kick starting the divestment process, the Narendra Modi government is likely to sell 5% stake in state-run Steel Authority of India Ltd in the last week of this month, people involved in the process said. The government holds 80 per cent stake in SAIL. A 5 per cent dilution would help the government meet the minimum 25per cent public shareholding norm of market regulator Sebi.

  • MCB vice-prez resigns & takes back resignation

    Mhow : The Mhow Cantonment Board (MCB) vice president Suresh Thakur resigned from his post, but after some time took back his resignation here on Thursday. According to sources, MCB vice president Thakur submitted his resignation letter in written to MCB CEO Alok Gupta. In his resignation letter, Thakur mentioned that he is (more…)