Free Press Journal
  • Ker govt explores posssibilities to retain Games Village

    Thiruvananthapuram: The sprawling Games Village here, which won wide applause from athletes and sports officials during the recently concluded 35th National Games, is likely to be retained as such as part of the state government’s legacy plan. Though the government had earlier planned to dismantle the Village, which lodged over 5,000 athletes and sports officials from across the country during the Games, soon after the fortnight-long gala, it is now considering options

  • Uttar Pradesh: Swine flu cases surge to 250

    Lucknow: Seven people have died due to swine flu in Uttar Pradesh while the total number of such cases in the state has surged to 250. “Across Uttar Pradesh, 250 patients were admitted to hospital out of which seven people died; 220 were being cured and sent to home. The remaining are undergoing treatment,” Health Minister Ahmad Hasan told media persons here. “This is a curable disease and one does not need to panic,”

  • BJP, SP trying to befool common man: BSP

    Muzaffarnagar: The BSP has said the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BSP leaders at the pre-wedding ceremony of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s grandnephew and RJD chief Lalu Yadav’s daughter that both parties are in collusion and trying to “befool the common man”. Talking to media-persons here yesterday, BSP National General Secretary Nasimuddinn Siddiqui said that BJP’s and SP’s internal policy is the same and both are trying to befool

  • IBA agrees to meet bank unions on Monday to avert strike

    Mumbai: The Indian Banks Association has decided to hold further talks with leaders of public sector bank unions who have given a call for four-day nation-wide strike from February 25. “The IBA has invited us for talks on Monday in Mumbai and we have agreed to participate in the talks,” United Forum of Bank Unions (Maharashtra) and All-India Bank Employees Union vice-president Vishwas Utagi said.

  • Govind Pansare

    Bandh in Maharashtra to condemn Govind Pansare’s murder

    Mumbai: A bandh is being observed in Maharashtra today, following a call from the Left parties, to protest the cold-blooded murder of veteran CPI leader Govind Pansare. The Oppositi xn Congress and the NCP have also declared their support for the Left-sponsored protest. RPI leader Ramdas Athawale participated in a ‘rasta roko’ at suburban Chembur here today to support the bandh and the Left workers held a protest at Worli Naka.

  • Mahela Jayawardhane

    Afghanistan right up there: Jayawardene

    Dunedin: Adjudged Man of the Match for his match-winning century, Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene was all praise for Afghanistan saying that there is “not a big gap” between the Afghans and other top cricketing sides. Chasing a target of 233, the islanders were in a spot of bother, tottering at 51/4. But veteran Jayawardene (100) and skipper Angelo Mathews (44) combined for 126-run partnership to get Sri Lanka closer to the target

  • Shikhar Dhawan_Ajinkya Rahane

    Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane lift India to 307/7 Vs SA

    Melbourne: Shikhar Dhawan blazed his way to a career-best century as India posted a commendable 307 for seven against title contenders South Africa in the second group league encounter of the ICC Cricket World Cup. Courtesy Dhawan’s 137 off 146 balls and Ajinkya Rahane, who blasted his way to 79 off 60 deliveries, India posted their highest total in a World Cup game against the Proteas surpassing their previous highest of 296 in

  • Mumbai Press Club invites entries for awards in journalism

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Press Club has invited nominations from journalists across the country for best stories in 10 categories for its coveted Redink Awards for excellence in journalism. Journalists from print, television and digital media have been invited to submit their entries by February 28 for the awards which carry a total prize money of over Rs 20 lakhs, said a release here.

  • Shah Rukh Khan

    Hope I live up to expectations of my ‘Fan’ crew: SRK

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is enjoying working with a ‘young and hardworking’ team on his upcoming film ‘Fan’, says he hopes his work in the movie impresses them. ‘Fan’ is being directed by ‘Band Baja Baaraat’ helmer Maneesh Sharma and produced by Aditya Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films.

  • Corporate Espionage

    Corporate espionage: Assocham pitches for legalising lobbying

    New Delhi: In the wake of a major crack down on ‘corporate espionage’ involving private sector companies allegedly procuring secret official documents illegally, Assocham has pitched for legalising lobbying to improve transparency in government-industry dealings. “Each of the Indian and multinational companies should be within its rights to operate with full freedom. They also should have a right to engage in lobbying groups to advance their line of arguments and convince the decision

  • How bad are Trans fats?

    Doctors have created a furore over intake of Trans fats. Ratnadeep Banerji adjudges the veracity of its threat.

  • We are like that only

    TV commercials today showcase characters that could be an extension of our own family. They are not the target segment of the product they push for but the consumers like their tales enough to stop and talk about. Is Indian advertising riding a new wave? Madhumitha M probes.

  • Tiger Shroff : Hrithik Roshan is the superhero of the country

    He’s only one movie old, but actor Tiger Shroff has definitely made his presence felt in the industry. So in a recent interview when the actor was asked if stardom has really changed him he said that he surely has garnered a lot of praises from everyone. But when it comes to fans, he would rather call them his “friends”.

  • Atul Sabharwal: Celebrating Art

    It’s known that filmmaker Atul Sabharwal, of Yash Raj Film’s ‘Aurangzeb’-fame, is now coming up with a documentary which is based on Agra’s dying footwear trade. The film, which takes Atul back to his childhood in Agra, is releasing on March 13 in five cities viz. Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Agra and Pune through PVR Director’s Rare and Long Live Cinema. And now, news is that the filmmaker has come out with a

  • What is life without challenge?

    Bollywood’s very own khiladi Akshay Kumar talks about his choice of films, taking action movies to a new level each time and his 24 years and still counting in Bollywood, with Surabhi Rawat.

  • The Mannat Invasion

    The Fall of Mannat was an event of great historical importance. V Gangadhar tells you why.

  • Tuskers’ Ma Jammva Jasu

    Gita Hari gorges on the lip-smacking delicacies saved at the ongoing Padharo Gujarat festival at Sofitel.

  • Camel ride for men

    Camel colour is a must for all men this winter. Sapna Sarfare scouts for advice to wear it in style.

  • What I Know For Sure

    Candid, moving, exhilarating, uplifting, and dynamic, the words Oprah shares in this book, shimmer with the sort of wisdom and truth that readers will turn to again and again.