Free Press Journal
  • 4 injured as Naxals target bus

    RAIPUR: Four persons, including a woman, were injured on Tuesday when a private passenger bus they were travelling in was hit by a landmine blast triggered by the Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district. Some police personnel were also on board, but they were not harmed. It was a low-intensity blast near Maharbeda village under Jhara police station limits.

  • French ‘no Jews’ job ad sparks outrage

    Paris : An advert for a graphic design job in France has been withdrawn after it said the candidate should “if possible not be a  Jew”. Racial discrimination is illegal in France and anti-racism group SOS  Racisme says it is taking legal action.The ad was posted on Monday by Paris-based NSL Studio on jobs site  Graphic-Jobs.com. NSL Studio has apologised for the ad but offered various explanations as to why it contained the

  • Waiting for right time to list Vodafone

    New Delhi:  UK-based telecom major Vodafone said it plans to list its Indian unit on local bourses and is waiting for the right time for the IPO.   Vodafone Group CEO Vittorio Colao also met Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and discussed the Digital India project and how can the private sector can play a role in it. “It was an excellent meeting and we had a very good alignment on the

  • Now, click your fashion selfie and earn rewards

    London : Ever thought of scanning the clothes you wear and sharing the product information with your friends via selfies and earning rewards with an app? An app called Stylinity enables users scan the barcode on products they wear and helps them attach a shoppable link and product’s description along with any photos they wish to share of themselves wearing the products, says IANS.

  • 61-yr-old held for raping 22-yr-old colleague

    Thane : A 22-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her 61-year-old colleague in Thane following which the accused has been arrested, police said Tuesday.

  • Zingy Zarine Khan

    Zarine Khan gives Shubarna Mukerji Shu a peek into the person she is… (more…)

  • Students locked in Kerala school for not paying fees

    Thiruvananthapuram : Police on Tuesday arrested principal of a private English medium school in Kerala’s northern city of Kozhikode for allegedly locking up 30 students who failed to pay their tuition fees.

  • Bank unions declare strike from Feb 25

    New York:  Unions in the banking sector Tuesday decided to strike work for four days (Feb 25-28) as the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) has not come out with any attractive proposals, said a union leader.  “IBA has not come out clearly on the wage revision. They are offering 13 percent hike as against their earlier offer of 12.5 percent,” C.H.Venkatachalam, general secretary, All India Bank Employees Association (AIEBA) told IANS Tuesday over

  • UK lawmakers pass ‘3-parent babies’ law          

     London : british lawmakers on Tuesday voted in favour of making the UK the first country in the world to allow IVF children conceived with DNA from three parents, a contentious step that has polarised opinion among activists and religious figures. In a historic debate, the House of Commons voted by 382 to 128. During the debate, ministers said the technique was “light at the end of a dark tunnel” for families. During the

  • Listening to Thought

    IN opening the mind, or ‘letting go’, we bring attention to one point on just watching, or being the silent witness who is aware of what comes and goes. We’re freeing the mind from blindly repressing, so if we become obsessed with any trivial thoughts or fears, or doubts, worries or anger, we don’t need to analyze them. We don’t have to figure out why we have them, but just make them

  • Owaisi brothers, others appear in court in 2005 assault case

    Hyderabad : MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, his brother Akbaruddin Owaisi and others on Tuesday appeared before a court in Telangana’s Medak district in connection with a 2005 case against them for allegedly obstructing the then district Collector and other officials from discharging their duties, reports PTI.

  • ‘Peaceful’ End

    Even Alice found it difficult to take it in her stride when she tumbled across characters who used a word to mean just what they chose it to mean. Fortunately no one in Wonderland handled the word ‘peace’ or the confusion could have out-Hattered even Mad Hatter.

  • Early acceptance, positive mindset key to fighting cancer: survivors

    New Delhi : Being diagnosed with cancer can be one of the most traumatic – both physical and mental – experiences for a person. However, offering hope to those battling the disease, survivors said that “early acceptance” and a “positive state of mind” is the key to emerging victorious.

  • Swara Bhaskar in turning into a lean mean machine

    SwaraBhaskar is known to be a dedicated actor who has a no-holds-barred approach to her films and the roles that she decides to take up, be it ‘Tanu Weds Manu’, ‘Raanjhanaa’ or her upcoming film starring Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor, ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo’.