Free Press Journal
  • Snooker: Mahesh wins decider

    Mumbai : Mahesh Jagdale of Elphinstone Cricket Club fired a decisive break in the decider to snatch an exciting 3-2 win, in the Matunga Gymkhana Open Billiards Tournament on Friday.

  • Companeroes ‘B’ down Sterkem Pharma 4-3

    Mumbai : Companeroes Sports Club ‘B’ produced a determined display and managed to put across Sterkem Pharma by a 4-3 margin in a thrilling Second Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League – 2014-15, played at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel on Friday afternoon.

  • Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    After Civil War, Lanka’s Time To Be Civil

    The controversy over Salman Khan’s alleged endorsement of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s candidacy confirms India’s acute awareness of the January 8 election when Sri Lanka will elect a new president or re-elect the old one in new packaging. Not only are the wounds of the civil war that raged for 30 years still unhealed, but another ethnic rift has surfaced with Rauf Hakeem, the Muslim Congress leader, resigning as justice minister in the United

  • It’s a girl for Udita and Mohit Suri

    News is that actress Udita Goswami and her filmmaker husband Mohit Suri welcomed their first child–  a baby girl! The news was shared by filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt on micro blogging site yesterday as he wrote, “Mohit Suri and Udita have received a gift from the Gods! A baby girl has just descended from the ‘skies’ into their life.”

  • TT  tourney from Jan 9

    Mumbai: The Poinsur Gymkhana will hold their third MSDTTA Open promotional table tennis tournament for both city and suburban players from January 9 to 11, 2015. Send Entries to and up to 6 p.m. on Sunday January 4. For further information Gurcharan Singh (8898001857), Amit Modi (9029029242) and/or Poinsur Gymkhana official Litesh Surti (9821763414) may be contacted.

  • Against All Odds, Eve Breaks Even

    There is no end to the discrimination and sheer nastiness that women have to face. The workplace is not particularly secure either, with sexual harassment increasing by the day with the ‘couch’ syndrome moving out of Bollywood to impact on what were hitherto considered professions of integrity. A sharp decline is noticeable, even in the media, where women employees are not as ‘safe’ as they used to be.

  • From the Editor's desk

    A Participative Planning, Now

    India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru set up the Planning Commission in 1950, aping the Soviet Union’s centralised planning model. And the Commission served the interests of a command economy up to a point. It helped that Nehru was a strong leader and his party was in power throughout the country in the first flush of Independence. But the Nehruvian model was flawed. If the original, which inspired him, crumbled with the

  • “We need to sit and write more”

    ‘Queen’-maker Vikas Bahl tells Pratishtha Malhotra that filmmakers owe it to the audience to deliver what was promised…  (more…)

  • BI gets clearance from goverment

    New Delhi: Boxing India (BI) has been cleared by the Union sports ministry as the new governing body for the sport, BI said on Friday. “Boxing India (BI), a recognised member of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) receives clearance of the name “Boxing India” by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (Deptt. of Sports) – Government of India,” BI said in a statement. BI president Sandeep Jajodia was happy with the ministry’s

  • Arbaaz’s son fascinated with films

    Actor-filmmaker Arbaaz Khan says his son Arhaan has a fascination for films but right now is concentrating on his studies. “My son is 12 years and he is currently interested in studies,” said Arbaaz.

  • Navy, ONGC involved in an exciting draw

    Mumbai : Indian Navy and ONGC shared honours in an exciting 1-1 draw in an Elite Division encounter of the MDFA–2014-15.

  • Holiday Mood

    How many holidays do we enjoy in a year? Most of us do not think they are too many. Shri Nehru, however, thinks otherwise. And Shri Nehru seems to be right.  We will be having some 23 days as Government-declared holidays during 1959. In addition to these, there will be a few more described as local or sectional holidays. An average employee in this country is supposed to enjoy 15 days casual

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- You will invent new schemes to attract more clients towards your business and this will benefit you financially as well as increase your prestige. Legal matters will get solution from friends.