Free Press Journal
  • The verdict is out

    Winning accolades worldwide, this simple yet powerful film rode high. Director CHAITANYA TAMHANE tells VIRAJ SAWANT why and how COURT happened… (more…)

  • Govt to privatise 8 ‘sick’ ITDC hotels, retain Ashok

    New Delhi : The government will soon privatise eight loss-making hotels run by India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) as it plans to “offload” all the sick units, Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said.

  • The emerging Queen of Skates!

    Navi Mumbai : She wakes up much before the Sun does. When the kids of her age get cranky on being made to wake up early, she on the other hand gets upset if sometimes she oversleeps for few minutes and her parents don’t wake her up.

  • Youth held for allegedly torturing girlfriend

    Thane : The police arrested a 25-year-old college student last night for allegedly biting his girlfriend (21), all over her body because she did not pay any heed to his advances, a police official said here on Sunday.

  • Is the Primary market at crossroads again?

    Since the beginning of 2015, we expected primary market to be active with many more floats to enter the market that covered even PSUs and semi-PSUs. But the way markets have behaved so far, it looks a farfetched dream as greedy pricing of IPOs have dented sentiment on one hand while poor listing played spoilsport on the other.

  • A month after quake, horror is still alive!

    Guwahati : It had been snowing heavily from the wee hours. It seemed like it would never end. The whole Everest Base Camp was clad in white. The mercury plummeted below zero degree Celsius.  It was tough to leave the warmth of the sleeping bag. Coming out of the tent, we freshened up and had our breakfast. As planned, we got ready to undergo icecraft training. While tackling the dangerous Khumbu icefall on

  • Proteas to tour India in October-November

    Kolkata : South Africa will tour India in October and November to play a long tour of four Tests, five ODI and three T20.

  • Church reels after Ireland ‘Yes’ to gay marriage

    Dublin : The once all-powerful Catholic Church in Ireland was trying to come to terms today with the country’s overwhelming vote to allow gay marriage and confront the “social revolution” behind it.

  • Elvis rocks for PIFA Colaba

    Mumbai : Nigerian Elvis Ozawara was at his striking best scoring four goals which powered PIFA Colaba to a 6-3 victory against Dena Bank in a high-scoring Elite Division match of the MDFA League – 2014-15, played at the Cooperage ground on Sunday evening. The Colaba club went into the break with a solid 3-1 cushion.

  • Leveraging the external for the internal

    Assessments of the first year of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government have credited its foreign policy with more achievements than its efforts to turn around the economy. Whether or not expectations from the new government were unrealistic, the official spin doctors find it difficult to claim that investments have picked up to boost overall GDP growth. RBI’s governor has praised the government for being “sensitive” to investor concerns. But the so-called animal

  • Shraddha to star in BAAGHI

    After producing back to back hits and directing one of the biggest hits last year, Sajid Nadiadwala is all set for his next film BAAGHI to go on floors. As soon as the film was announced there were a lot of speculations as to who would play the female lead in the film. Newcomer Disha Patani was rumoured to have signed the film but now Shraddha Kapoor has been finalized for the

  • 207 giant turtles to be released in the Galapagos

    Quito (Equador): Administrators at Ecuador’s Galapagos National Park said 207 giant turtles will be released next month on the island of Santa Fe, where the native tortoises died out more than 150 years ago, reports IANS. The turtles to be set loose on June 5 by the park directors and the Galapagos Conservancy group belong to the species Chelonoidis hoodensis, Spanish news agency Efe reported from the South American nation. Native to the

  • BlackBerry to cut jobs worldwide

    New Delhi : Canadian technology firm Blackberry is cutting jobs globally as it plans to consolidates its various business verticals —  device software, hardware and applications.     In India, the company employs less than 50 people and thus the job cut announcement is unlikely to impact headcount here.

  • Haryana CM praises Khaps, calls them part of tradition

    Kandela (Jind) : Heaping praises on Khap Panchayats, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said these groups have always been a significant contributor in resolving social issues and are part of “our traditions”.