Free Press Journal
  • Sanjay Gupta ain’t a Satyajit Ray fan

    Sanjay Gupta is known for his vision for commercial cinema, having given Bollywood films like ‘Aatish’, ‘Kaante’, ‘Zinda’ and more, he has become synonymous to films of grit and gumption, that keeps his audience at the edge of the seat. His influence from the west is also well known and now when after a rather long break, the director is coming up with his film ‘Jazbaa’, everyone is waiting patiently to see

  • Govt okays Rs 1,000 min monthly pension in perpetuity

    New Delhi : The government decided to continue its Rs 1,000 per minimum monthly pension scheme in perpetuity, a move which would benefit over 20 lakh pensioners under social security scheme run by EPFO, reports PTI.

  • Eat fruits before shopping to buy healthy items

    New York : Having a small healthy snack like a piece of fruit before shopping would not only help decrease hunger in the supermarket, it may also nudge you to select healthier items, suggests a new research, reports IANS.

  • Privilege motion against DNA, Tehelka

    New Delhi : Sixty members of the Rajya Sabha belonging to all parties on Wednesday moved a breach of privilege motion against the newspaper, DNA, and the weekly magazine, Tehelka, for publishing “malicious and motivated” reports on April 6 and 8 respectively on Rajya Sabha TV and questioning the relevance of spending a huge amount of public money to run it. But the motion was not immediately referred to the privilege committee because

  • Grapples with post-disaster diseases

    Kathmandu : Quake-hit Nepal is now grappling with a new challenge – how to deal with post-disaster diseases like diarrhoea and respiratory infections, as water and sanitation are emerging as major concerns.   Health experts fear outbreak of diseases like diarrhoea, acute respiratory infection, eye and skin and health issues, adding to the woes of survivors, who are homeless and are struggling with scarcity of food and water supplies.

  • Raote hints at hike in cost of getting learner’s licence

    Mumbai : If the state transport minister Diwakar Raote has his way, motorists will soon have to shell out more money for getting learner’s license. Raote, during the inauguration of Borivali RTO on Wednesday, hinted at an impending hike in the cost of getting a learner’s licence.

  • Chief Justice of India’s questionable act

    Chief Justice of India H L Dattu is clearly in conflict with his own court when he refuses to be part of the National Judicial Appointments Commission even for the limited purpose of confirming or rejecting the further continuance of additional High Court judges. Unless good sense prevails and he  heeds the advice of the five-judge bench currently hearing the challenge to the NJAC, the immediate fall-out will be on the additional

  • LG launches new smartphone G4

    Washington : LG has launched its new flagship smart phone G4. According to the TechCrunch, LG G4 comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560) quantum screen. It has a 16-megapixel sensor with an extra-bright f/1.8 aperture and second-generation optical image stabilization and also 8-megapixel front camera with improved gesture control that lets users take multiple selfies in one go, reports ANI.

  • Jennifer Winget wants all things orange!

    It is summer and everyone is running towards shade and surrounding themselves with all things blue and calm, perhaps even white but not Jennifer Winget. The girl who is all set to come out with her Bollywood film ‘Phir Se’, with Kunal Kohli says she seems to find herself drawn towards the fiery shades of orange.

  • RBI slaps Rs 4.5 cr penalty on three state-run banks

    Mumbai : The Reserve Bank imposed Rs 1.5 crore penalty each on three banks– Dena Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce and Bank of Maharashtra– for violation of Know Your Customer/Anti Money Laundering norms.       Besides, the RBI has cautioned eight other banks– Central Bank of India, Bank of India, Punjab and Sind Bank, Punjab National Bank, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, UCO Bank, Union Bank of India and Vijaya Bank– to put

  • Book raises queries on Indian donations to Clinton Foundation

    The Clinton Foundation received between $1 million and $ 5 million in 2008 from Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh. The New York Post says that donations were made  as the US Congress  debated the approval of the landmark Indo-US civil N-deal (more…)

  • Police flood Baltimore as uneasy calm prevails

    Baltimore : National Guard troops were deployed to prevent Baltimore spiralling into mayhem as President Barack Obama warned that recent incidents “raise troubling questions” about the policing of black communities.

  • Police preparing fresh blacklist of womanisers, alcoholics within force

    Mumbai : After the stature of the Mum-bai police had been question-ed following the rape of a 28-year-old model by police offi-cers in Sakinaka, the Mumbai police are in the process of preparing a fresh blacklist of all officers who are involved in acts like womanising, alcoholism and drugs.

  • Vedanta reports net loss of Rs 19,228 cr in Q4

    New Delhi : Vedanta Ltd reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 19,228.12 crore in the quarter ended March 31 due to impairment charge relating largely to Cairn India acquisition goodwill. The company in the period under review wrote off Rs 19,180 crore as non-cash impairment charge of acquisition goodwill of Cairn India following slump in global crude oil prices. The one-time impairment charges stood Rs 19,956 crore, largely relating to Cairn India acquisition

  • MCA yet to get note from BCCI on Rajasthan player approach

    Mumbai : Mumbai Cricket Association has not received any letter from the BCCI over the reported inappropriate approach made to a Mumbai-based player playing for Rajasthan Royals by another Ranji Trophy teammate, who is not part of the ongoing IPL.

  • When Jawaharlal Nehru chaperoned China

    Not many people might have noticed it because of such shattering news as the overwhelming tragedy in Nepal, but the leaders of Asian and African countries met in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, last week to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the landmark Asian-African Conference at the Indonesian resort of Bandung in April 1955. At that time, there were only 29 countries present though they attracted the world’s attention because of their message

  • Saudi king names new heir to throne in shakeup

    Riyadh :  Saudi Arabia’s King Salman named his powerful interior minister as heir in a major shakeup that also saw the world’s longest-serving foreign minister replaced, reports AFP.

  • Pawar advances in New Zealand Open

    Auckland : Indian shuttler Anand Pawar won two matches to enter the men’s singles third round at the $120,000 New Zealand Open Grand Prix Gold on Wednesday.