Free Press Journal
  • Land Bill: BJP losing battle of perception

    The Opposition seems to be winning the battle of public perception, at least on the Land Bill much as the ruling BJP flexes its muscles to push the Bill through against all odds. The aggressive Congress campaign against the BJP version of the Bill has, by all accounts, had an impact on the minds of farmers who have begun to question the BJP’s intentions.  Whether the perception being created is right or

  • Gurbaj key for India in Azlan Shah: Sreejesh

    New Delhi :  A “versatile” and “speedy” Gurbaj Singh will be key to Indian hockey team’s success in the upcoming 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia, feels the national side’s vice-captain and goalkeeper P R Sreejesh. Sreejesh was all praise for Gurbaj’s ability to play in the defence as well as upfront.

  • Insurers set aside $300 mn for Germanwings crash

    Frankfurt : Insurers are setting aside $300 million in provisions for the air crash in the French Alps that killed 150 people, German airline Lufthansa said on Tuesday. The sum includes financial compensation for the families of the people who died and the cost of the Airbus A320 jet itself, which belonged to the low-cost carrier Germanwings, a spokeswoman for parent company Lufthansa told AFP.

  • Siddle dropped from Aus contract list

    Kolkata: Fast bowler Peter Siddle has been dropped from the Cricket Australia’s (CA) central contract list for the 2015-16 season despite being picked for the team’s Test tours to the West Indies and England on Tuesday. CA’s national selection panel named 19 contracted players in addition to the Test squads on Tuesday. “Players were chosen based on their performances from July 2014 and the expectation that they will feature in the Australian

  • The multi-faceted Farhan Akhtar…

    Even while he is not writing songs or dialogues he is constantly penning down his thoughts. Recently when Farhan was travelling to Kashmir for the shoot of his film ‘Wazir’, he was amazed with the scenic beauty and the simplicity of the people there. Loving the different vibe and stillness which the place had, he tried to pen it down in a place where he usually writes all his thoughts.

  • Nigeria oppn claims victory in election

    Abuja : Nigeria’s main opposition today claimed victory in the country’s tense general election as former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari pulled ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan in the vote count.

  • Have peanuts with meal to ward off heart diseases

    New York : Including peanut in a high-fat meal may protect your heart from the negative effects of such a diet, suggests a new study, reports IANS.

  • Rwanda Prez inaugurates BHEL’s plant

    New Delhi : The 28 MW Nyaborongo-1 hydro electric power plant, set up by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) in Rwanda, has been inaugurated by Paul Kagame, President, Republic of Rwanda. James Musoni, Minister of Infrastructure of Rwanda and Dr. A.V.S Ramesh Chandra, India’s High Commissioner to Rwanda, besides various other dignitaries and senior officials of Govt. of Rwanda, Govt. of Burundi , Govt. of Kenya, Govt. of Uganda, Govt. of South Sudan,

  • Harika wins second tie-breaker in semis

    Chennai :  Indian chess Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli on Tuesday kept her chances alive in the World Women’s Chess Championship, underway at Sochi in Russia, by winning the second tie-break game in the semi-finals on her 80th move against Ukraine WGM Mariya Muzychuk.

  • Inter-office TT league from April 15

    Mumbai: The annual inter-office table tennis league for the affiliated city and suburban offices/organizations  gets underway from Wednesday April 15 on home and away basis for the II, III and IV divisions. While the men’s and women’s first division as well as the finals of the II, III and IV division will be held at the University Stadium from May 9. The feature of this year’s league is that the matches will

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- It is a good time for travel and equally good for family, fun, food and finance. Someone you will meet should fulfil your emotional needs. Take advantage of these to rejuvenate your mind, as your work will be quite hard.

  • Missing: An Engine!

    A large railway engine has been reported missing from a government repair workshop in East Pakistan. The ordinary newspaper reader may pass over this news item with no more than a sniff, but the curious will be persecuted by the thought of how the feat could have been accomplished.

  • Hyundai leads in automobile social media presence

    New Delhi : Hyundai Motor India Ltd has achieved a remarkable milestone in the social media space with over 5.5 million fans on Facebook and over 17.5 million video views on YouTube. These milestones are a part of Hyundai’s strategy to actively reach out to a larger cross section of customer base and engage on a real time basis through social media platforms.

  • Coming soon: Google maps for the body

    Melbourne : A previously top-secret technology to zoom through the human body down to the level of a single cell could be a game-changer for medicine, an international research conference in the United States has been told, reports IANS.

  • Jay’s surprise birthday bash for wifey Mahii

    As wifey Mahii’s birthday approaches – this loving husband Jay recorded a song in his voice dedicated to the love of her life and a set of 60 cards featuring their pictures and showcasing their six years journey on her special day.

  • Din in Assembly over FRP to cane growers

    Mumbai : The State government announced several measures to help sugar mills after the opposition stalled proceedings of Legislative Assembly five times on Tuesday. However, other members including many from the treasury benches then started demanding compensation for paddy, cotton, soybean, mango and cashew nut farmers who had suffered losses in the untimely rains. Ultimately, the house had to be adjourned for the day owing to the ruckus in the house.

  • Make Attitudes Your Allies – T.G.L. Iyer

    BING CROSBY, popular Hollywood actor and singer of the forties and fifties made this song popular : ‘You don’t need to know the language to say you are in love’. In fact, you don’t need to know any language to say ‘I like you’ or ‘I love you’ or ‘I envy you’ or ‘I like my job’ or ‘I am bored’ or ‘I am happy’ and so on.

  • Dhawan on the rises in ICC rankings  

    Dubai: A lacklustre World Cup performance notwithstanding, Virat Kohli remained the highest-placed Indian batsman at fourth even as Shikhar Dhawan rose a rung to sixth in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued. Apart from Kohli and Dhawan, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the other Indian batsman to be inside the top-10, hanging on to the eighth spot. Opener Rohit Sharma made significant strides up the order as he jumped seven places