Free Press Journal
  • Publisher of atheist Bangladesh blogger’s books hacked to death

    Dhaka: A Bangladeshi publisher, who worked with slain atheist writer and blogger Avijit Roy, was today hacked to death by unidentified assailants here, shortly after two secular bloggers and another publisher of Roy were attacked in a separate incident. Faisal Arefin Dipan, 43, was killed in his third-floor office in central Dhaka locality of Shabagh, very near the venue of months of demonstrations demanding capital punishment for Jamaat-e-Islami leaders and other fundamentalists who

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    Bucharest club blaze kills 27, scores injured

    Bucharest: At least 27 people were killed and more than 160 injured after a fire ripped through a nightclub in Bucharest late last night, in one of the worst accidents to hit the Romanian capital. The blaze broke out at around 11:00 pm (local time) at the Colectiv night club, where hundreds of people had gathered for a gig by rock group Goodbye to Gravity.

  • It’s Veni, Vidi, Vici at Nathu La

    Nathu La is one of the two open trading border posts between China and India, the other being Shipkila in Himachal Pradesh, writes PREETHA NAIR. 

  • Thali Treat at Panchavati Gaurav

    Thali at Panchavati Gaurav is visually vibrant with different hues on your plate, writes GITA HARI.

  • Nikhil Thampi… Dressing The Bride 

    KATRINA: MODERN SILHOUETTE
    Katrina Kaif is one of the most beautiful faces I have seen, it could be described as “God-crafted”. Her style, however, is an aspect that is unexplored and there is a lot she could do in terms of experimenting with that beautiful face and her stunning body. Her looks and her dancing skills would be her strong points for me.

  • IFFI 2015 to showcase works of Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner Shashi Kapoor

    India’s prestigious and one of Asia’s biggest film festivals, IFFI 2015 will be organising a Special Retrospective of this year’s Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winner Shashi Kapoor. In a career spanning over four decades, Shashi Kapoor has given some spectacular performances and has donned many hats as a producer, director, and actor. He appeared in 160 movies including 12 English and 148 Hindi films out of which he played the solo lead hero

  • Pyaar Ka Punchnama still raking in moolah 

    Emerging as the clear winner, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 has broken all records at the box office. The movie has managed to rake in Rs 52.30 crore and remains super strong at the box office. According to the trade figures, PKP 2 has collected Rs 4.35 crore in the last three days. In the beginning of its second week, the film has made an impressive total of Rs 52.30 crore.

  • Rajat Kapoor’s fantasy has got the ‘X’ factor

    The poster of ‘X: Past is Present’ seems to be like a page straight out of any man’s fantasy! The film that traces one man’s amorous journey has translated the ultimate fantasy on the poster. One guy sharing space with 12 beautiful women including Huma Qureshi, Radhika Apte and Swara Bhaskar and that’s what has gotten trade and industry circles abuzz. Besides the international feel, what hasn’t gone unnoticed by movie-goers is

  •  The Woman Of New Indian Cinema – ‘Smita Patil’

    In the three decades since Smita Patil died – at the impossibly young age of 31 – she has continued to be one of Indian cinema’s biggest icons. ‘Smita Patil: ’, the latest biography of this rare talent, penned by Maithili Rao and published by Harper Collins, traces her journey from childhood to stardom, her controversial marriage and her untimely death. Excerpts. 

  • Power sector revival a priority: Arun Jaitley

    Mumbai: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government will now look into the issues being faced by the power sector, after having taken steps to pull the highways and steel sectors out of distress. “We’ve taken some steps to pull out highways and steel sectors out of distress. Now something needs to be done on stalled projects and most important is to improve the health of the power sector,” he said at

  • Russian jet with 224 on board crashes in Egypt, no survivors

    Cairo: A Russian Airbus aircraft carrying 224 people, mostly tourists, crashed in a mountainous region in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula today killing all on board. Egyptian security officials confirmed there were no survivors from among the 217 passengers and seven crew members on board the aircraft.

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    ‘Kajarya’ trailer to be launched in Delhi on Monday

    New Delhi: The trailer of Madhureeta Anand’s documentary drama “Kajarya”, which focuses on the subject of female foeticide, will be launched at Jantar Mantar here on Monday. The trailer launch will be attended by feminist-activist Kamla Basin. The makers of the film have even organised a candle light march as a way to shed light on the position of girls in society. The candle march will be followed by the trailer launch. Anand

  • Vladimir Putin

    Putin orders emergency teams to Egypt plane crash site

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the emergency ministry to dispatch rescue teams to Egypt, where a Russian passenger plane with 224 on board crashed today. “The head of state has given orders to send emergency ministry (teams) to Egypt immediately to work at the plane crash site,” a Kremlin statement said.

  • Petrol

    Petrol price cut by 50 paise/litre; no change in diesel rates

    New Delhi: Petrol price was today cut by Rs 0.50 per litre but there will be no change in rates of diesel. Petrol will cost Rs 60.70 per litre in Delhi from midnight tonight as against Rs 61.20 currently, Indian Oil Corp, the nation’s largest fuel retailer, said.

  • Barack Obama

    Obama calls for reform of US criminal justice system

    Washington: President Barack Obama today called for a meaningful reform of the US criminal justice system to make it “fairer” while citing that there are 2.2 million people behind bars in America and USD 80 billion is spent on them which adversely affects the economy. “Today, there are 2.2 million people behind bars in America and millions more on parole or probation. Every year, we spend USD 80 billion in taxpayers’ dollars to

  • Pro-whaling Japanese demonstrate against conservationists

    Tokyo: Some 50 nationalists today staged a rally in the southern Japanese whaling town of Taiji to counter anti-whaling campaigns by conservation group Sea Shepherd. The demonstration came weeks after the small Japanese town — thrust into the global spotlight in the Oscar-winning 2009 documentary “The Cove” — kicked off this season’s controversial dolphin and whaling hunt.