Free Press Journal
  • Alva to be sworn-in as Goa guv

    Panaji: Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva would be sworn-in as Governor of Goa today after predecessor B V Wanchoo resigned last week.

  • Singham has become a cult character: Ajay Devgn

    Actor Ajay Devgn who would next be seen in Rohit Shetty’s ‘Singham Returns’ thinks that just like ‘Rambo’, ‘Sigham’ too has become a cult character! Talking about his upcoming film, the 45-year-old actor said at the trailer launch of his film, “Singham has become a character which can go on and on. Like in Hollywood we had ‘Rambo’ (character). Singham can combat at the age of 50 or 60. It becomes lovable

  • FM: Closely watching rains, to take steps if needed

    NEW DELHI : The government is keeping a close watch on the progress of the southwest monsoon, and will take necessary steps if rains turn out to be deficient, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.

  • Prithviraj Chavan

    With exit issue resolved, CM eyes poll victory now

    Mumbai : The Congress shall make optimum use of the social media during the forthcoming assembly election campaign, but winning the trust of people is also important and we shall strive for that, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here on Friday.

  • Govt plans Rs 39k cr fund infusion in BSNL and MTNL over 5 yrs

    New Delhi : Acknowledging that both BSNL and MTNL are currently in financial distress, the government said it is “quite serious” about restoring the health of the two telecom services providers by adopting various measures like a whopping Rs 39,458 crore fresh investment over five years.

  • Rlys were warned of Sandhurst wall crack, months ago

    Mumbai : Despite being warned about the crack in the embankment wall at Sandhurst Road station, the civic authorities were sitting tight until the wall finally gave in on Thursday. The crack in the embankment wall  was bought to the notice ten months back, in October 2013 by activist Sulaiman Bhimani.

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    Assam CM warns Siddeque for demanding change in leadership

    Guwahati : Plagued with dissidence, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday ticked off a minister for demanding change of leadership. Showing no signs of yielding, the minister shot back, saying a dharna could be held outside Rahul Gandhi’s residence in Delhi if there was no change in the top rungs.

  • Balotelli faces backlash after posing with a gun

    Milan :  Mario Balotelli has posted a photo of himself posing with what appeared to be a gun on Instagram according to reports in Daily Telegraph.

  • ‘I was drunk for the climax scene’

    Varun Dhawan’s films are box office magnets. PRATISHTHA  MALHOTRA in a chat with the actor, as he is up for ‘Humpty Sharma  Ki Dulhania’ to do the trick one more time. (more…)

  • Goyal says govt is open to hiring Coal India CMD from private sector

    NEW DELHI : The corridors of the government offices and cubicles at state-owned companies, which till date were only open to bureaucrats, may welcome talent from the private sector. And Coal India could be the harbinger of this change.  Minister of state (Independent Charge) for Coal and Power Piyush Goyal said the government is open to hiring chairman and managing director of state-owned Coal India Ltd from the private

  • Government embarrassed over ministers’ absence

    New Delhi : Government on Friday faced embarrassment in Lok Sabha due to absence of Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda or his deputy when the railway budget was taken up for discussion. Realising that the two ministers were absent, the Opposition was quick to make it an issue with Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury telling the Chair that the government was “totally indifferent”.

  • Swara Bhaskar on weight gain mission

    Buzz is that ‘Raanjhanaa’ actress Swara Bhaskar, who is currently shooting for ‘Nil Battey Sannaata’ which is directed by Ashwiny Iyer, has been asked to gain weight! Apparently the actress is playing the role of a mother to a teenager but she looked too young for the role.

  • Rebels kill 23 Ukraine troops, shredding truce hopes in Europe

    Donetsk : Ukraine’s military on Friday reported losing 23 servicemen in clashes across the separatist east that threatened to shatter slim Western hopes of a truce in Europe’s deadliest conflict in decades, reports AFP.

  • Now, NRIs pitch in to rehabilitate nurses

    Thiruvananthapuram : Various Non-Resident Indians (NRI) groups have joined hands with the Kerala government in rehabilitating nurses who were forced to return from Iraq following the civil war.

  • Indian Navy to get first indigenous warship

    Kolkata: Ready to protect the waters, India’s first indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare corvette INS
    Kamorta will be handed over to the Indian Navy today, defence officials said. The super-sophisticated front line warship will be formally handed over by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) chairman and managing director Rear Admiral (Retd) A K Verma to the Navy at a ceremony in GRSE’s Fitting Out Jetty, defence PRO T K Singha said.