Free Press Journal
  • Maval firing: HC seeks explanation on probe

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked State government to explain why it did not consider the autopsy and chemical analysis reports of a woman, killed in the Maval police firing incident of 2011, during the departmental inquiry against four police officials.

  • Grand merger rattles Kerala ruling coalition

    Thiruvananthapuram : The merger of six factions of the Janata Party at the national level has rattled the Kerala’s ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF).

  • No to item numbers, yes to love!

    Darlings, on the off chance of any producer out there with a dream of signing the gorgeous Preity Zinta for an item song in his film, be prepared to have a door slam in your face!

  • Humans can sniff out happiness

    Washington : Humans may be able to communicate positive emotions like happiness through the smell of their sweat, according to a new research, reports PTI.

  • Govt owes over 600 crore to AI for VVIP travel

    New Delhi : At a time when debt-ridden Air India is struggling for funds, the government has not paid around Rs 600 crore to the national carrier for availing its aircraft for ferrying VVIPs.

  • Govt to divest 15% stake in MMTC; targets Rs 800 crore

    New Delhi : The government is planning to sell 15 per cent stake in state-run trading firm MMTC in the current fiscal which would fetch about Rs 800 crore to the exchequer.     “The government plans to divest 15 per cent stake in the company. We are ready for it,” MMTC Chairman Ved Prakash said.

  • Mamata can’t withhold polls to 7 civic bodies

    Kolkata: Holding that the State Election Commission (SEC) has the primacy in fixing the dates of polls, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday struck down the West Bengal government’s decision to withold elections to seven civic bodies and ordered that the same be held within two months.

  • Director Hansal Mehta wraps ALIGARH shoot

    After delivering two hard hitting arty films, Hansal Mehta has finished shooting for his next one. The film, ‘Aligarh’, stars Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao in the lead. It is loosely constructed around a real life incident in the life of a professor, Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was terminated from his job because of his sexual orientation. Manoj Bajpayee plays the lead role of a Marathi professor teaching at Aligarh University

  • ‘Love hormone’ tells mom what her baby needs

    New York : A hormone better known for its role in inducing sexual attraction and orgasm also helps mothers to stay alert and respond to her baby’s cries for help and attention, suggests a new research, reports IANS.

  • ED questions BCCI vice-president

    Kochi :  Enforcement Directorate officials questioned Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) President and BCCI Vice-President T C Mathew on the foreign exchange transactions involving KCA and a London-based architect firm.

  • RBI: Interoperable cash deposit machines may soon be reality

    MUMBAI:  The Reserve Bank is looking at connecting all cash deposit machines to the National Financial Switch (NFS) which will make them interoperable and allow customers to deposit cash into their accounts from any bank’s machine.  “ATMs are already part of the NFS and now there is a proposal from National Payments Corporation (NPCI) to link all cash depositing machines to the NFS. This will allow any other bank customers to put

  • IAS officer death: CBI sets inquiry process in motion

    Bengaluru : The CBI on Thursday registered a preliminary inquiry for investigation into the case relating to the recent unnatural death of an upright IAS officer, which triggered a public outcry.

  • HC to Cairn: What security can you give on Rs 20,000 cr tax demand

    New Delhi : The Delhi High Court asked Cairn India how it would secure the Rs 20,495 crore demand slapped by the Income Tax department for its alleged failure to pay tax on gains made by its former parent company, Cairn Energy Plc, in a share transfer transaction eight years ago, reports PTI.

  • Infidelity a grey area, says Tabu

    The thinking man’s sex symbol, as she has often been dubbed, Tabu has an interesting take on infidelity. She opines that it is a grey area… that the more you debate on it, the more it consumes. Everyone has a different take on infidelity, she points out, with some considering emotional infidelity worse than physical infidelity; while with others, it is the other way around. She believes that where human beings are

  • Together, but then for how long? How long?

    Earlier, they would coalesce as often as they would come apart driven by anti-Congressism. Now, the glue that temporarily holds together various fragments of the erstwhile Janata Dal is anti-BJPism. Not unlike the earlier unions, this time too, a purely negative agenda could prove the undoing of the newly-formed outfit. Six parties, namely the JD (S) of H D Deve Gowda, the JD (U) of Sharad Yadav, the RJD of Lalu Prasad,

  • Rajnath asks UP govt to bail out rain-hit farmers

    Saharanpur/Badaun : Concerned over the suicides of “103 farmers” due to crop loss, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to immediately distribute among farmers Rs 506 crore given to it by the Centre for disaster relief.