Free Press Journal
  • HC rejects bail to man who killed wife by hurling acid on her

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has rejected the bail plea of a man who killed his wife by pouring acid on her, saying that it is not a fit case to grant liberty to him. The bail petition of Sitaram Sarode was rejected recently by a bench of justices Vijaya Tahilramani and I K Jain, who pointed out that there had been no change in the circumstances since his earlier plea for bail

  • Over 12,000 posts in Maha police dept lying vacant: RTI query

    Mumbai: As many as 12,115 posts in Maharashtra Police department are lying vacant out of which the highest 2,708 vacancies are of sub-inspectors, an RTI query has revealed. There are total 2,19,986 posts in Maharashtra Police department out of which 2,07,871 are filled. There are a total of 12,115 posts lying vacant, Public Information Officer P K Ghuge said in response to a RTI query filed by activist Anil Galgali to DGP of

  • Manmohan Singh

    Manmohan Singh paying his party’s sins: Prakash Javdekar

    Hyderabad: Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today alleged that the Congress high command did not allow former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to go for auction route on coal blocks and that he was now paying for the “sins” of his party. “Why Manmohan Singh landed himself in this trouble? Because Congress processes were non-transparent. I sometimes feel pity for Manmohan Singh because he wanted auction route for coal mining. But he could not

  • Swamy defends mosque ‘not a religious place’ remark

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy, who created a controversy by claiming that mosque is not a religious place and can be demolished any time, on Sunday defended his remark and said that the Islamic places of worship have been demolished for public purposes in British times.

  • Beef Ban

    UDF, LDF raise voice against cow slaughter ban

    Kochi: In a rare convergence, Kerala’s ruling Congress-led UDF and CPI-M headed LDF opposition, at loggerheads on several issues, have come out against the NDA Government’s move to impose a nation-wide ban on cow slaughter and beef, dubbing it as an encroachment on personal liberty. Some BJP leaders in Kerala, one of the largest beef consuming states in the country, have sought to justify the Narendra Modi Government’s move by citing environment and

  • Prabha Kumar Sydney Techie

    Sydney techie Prabha Kumar’s last rites to be held today

    Bengaluru: The body of Indian techie Prabha Arun Kumar, who was stabbed to death in Sydney on March 7, arrived in Bengaluru last night for last rites. The body would later today be taken to her native village Attur in Mangaluru for last rites.

  • AAP Arvind Kejriwal

    AAP gets over Rs. 1 crore as donation even after internal rift

    New Delhi: The turmoil in AAP did not seem to have much effect on donations as the party received over one crore within the span of a month after its spectacular victory in the Delhi Assembly polls. In contrast, the party had received donations amounting to a little over Rs 80 lakh after getting a drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls.

  • Usain Bolt

    Usain Bolt sprints to 400m victory at GC Foster Classic

    London: Six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt sprinted to victory in his first individual race of the season after clocking 46.37 seconds in the 400 metres heat at the GC Foster Classic in Kingston on Saturday.

  • Ireland

    Ireland 237 all out after Porterfield’s ton

    Adelaide: Captain William Porterfield made a composed century before Pakistan seamers staged a fightback to bowl out Ireland for 237 in a must-win final pool B match of the ICC Cricket World Cup. The 30-year-old opening batsman Porterfield made 107, but the Pakistanis came back to snare five wickets conceding only 49 runs in the last 10 overs. Wahab Riaz was the most successful bowler for Pakistan, returning figures of 3/54, while there

  • Is the bindi a fashion statement, a caste mark or a marriage symbol?

    Is the bindi a fashion statement, a caste mark or a marriage symbol? It is all three. Placed within contemporary perspectives, it is debatable whether it is popular television that has resurrected the bindi as a cosmetic to enhance the feminine image of woman. Shomaa A. Chatterji examines.

  • Book Review: Drowning Fish

    Compelling and deeply affecting, Drowning Fish is about lives trapped in the tumult of motivations and desires, and forged inescapably by events beyond their control.

  • The magic of movies in India

    The silence of the night was broken by sobs. Krishan our neighbour’s son in Sirsa (Haryana) was being walloped again for sneaking away to watch the movie “Junglee” in 1961. He had already seen the movie 8 times. Krishan invariably returned around 1 am after watching the last show. But his father Dyan Chand would be waiting with a cane to beat the movie bug out of his son.

  • All’s not well!

    A. L. CHOUGULE speaks to medical experts to find out the ills of modern technology and its impact on interpersonal relationships and communication between old and new generations.

  • Abusive Relationship

    Loss of confidence

    Hi I am 23 years old and I used to love painting and being artistic, it was my real passion, but because of various circumstances, I haven’t had much time to spend on it over the past three years. I have a bit more free time now and I’ve decided to get back into doing things I really enjoy. However, the other day, I attempted to paint something

  • Chinese capers at Shanghai Club

    Deftly balanced flavours of yin and yang, entices the palate in a classy, comforting and soothing ambiance, writes Gita Hari.

  • Those rugged heroes

    The other night, while talking about films, I just couldn’t remember the name of Eliza Dolitle’s dad’s real name. So I googled it up and found it – Stanley Holloway, a grand old character actor. I saw “My Fair Lady” before my film critic days but still thought it the most perfect entertainer as it had music, humour and great performances.