Free Press Journal
  • Deendayal Upadhyaya

    Enough space for coexistence

    Move over Jawaharlal, Deendayal is here. Teen Murti Bhawan, former residence of India’s first prime minister and home to the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, recently hosted an exhibition on Deendayal Upadhyaya, right-wing philosopher and “guiding light” of the NDA. The RSS may have deliberately chosen Teen Murti as a venue to celebrate its most important ideologue, at a function attended by the two seniormost Cabinet ministers, in order to provoke the

  • A King’s Coup

    Except for the manner in which King Mahendra dismissed the Koirala Govt, took the council of ministers into custody and dissolved Parliament, there is nothing really surprising in the latest developments in Nepal. From the King’s dealings with the successive govts (experiments in the delegation of authority) in the past it is quite clear he has never been too enamoured with the democratic system. As regards the 19-month old elected govt of

  • China operationalises its biggest dam on Brahmaputra in Tibet

    Beijing: China today operationalised its USD 1.5 billion Zam Hydropower Station, the largest in Tibet, built on the Brahmaputra river, which has raised concerns in India over the likelihood of disrupting water supplies. Operationalising the dam, China said it will take into consideration India’s concerns and will remain in contact with New Delhi on this.

  • Europeans recognise responsibility to prevent food waste

    Brussels: The majority of Europeans recognise they play a role in preventing food wastage, said results of the first Flash Eurobarometer survey on food waste and date marking published by the European Commission on Tuesday.

  • Housefull 3 shooting set

    Raining selfies during Housefull 3 shooting

    It’s raining selfies in B town these days. Like a ritual, all films wrap up their shoot with a team selfie. Recently, the entire team of HOUSEFUL 3 and the team of KA & KI posted selfies after wrapping up the shoot.

  • What’s next for Kapil Sharma after KIS KISKO PYAAR KAROON?

    Let’s say that the success of KIS KISKO PYAAR KAROON was Kapil Sharma’s way of saying that he has arrived. A comedian who started his journey by winning a comedy competition, and then hosting a show (Comedy Nights with Kapil) dedicated to him, must have been a surreal experience for the man. And finally with his debut film screaming numbers, Kapil Sharma has made his presence felt on the silver screen also.

  • No ‘Don 3’ at the moment: Farhan Akhtar

    Mumbai: Director Farhan Akhtar has denied reports that the makers of hit franchise “Don” are keen to begin shooting the third instalment of action-crime thriller with Shah Rukh Khan. There were reports that Farhan and Khan were teaming up again for “Don 3”. “Dear #Don fans, please do not react to rumours regarding the sequel. As and when the time comes, you’ll hear the truth from me. @iamsrk,” Farhan, who is currently shooting

  • New BoB chief says to appoint external agency to probe scams

    Mumbai: Taking cognizance of two major crisis facing Bank of Baroda, its newly appointed managing director and chief executive P S Jayakumar today said an external agency would be appointed to probe the wrong-doings. He also said that his focus will be to change the system and train employees to stop re-occurrence of such incidents.

  • Teen Suicide

    Builder suicide case: Over 7,000 developers join peace march

    Mumbai: Over 7,000 developers today participated in a peace march in neighbouring Thane city organised by real estate developers’ body CREDAI as a mark of respect and solidarity to MCHI Thane President Suraj Parmar who allegedly committed suicide.

  • ‘India home to 2,080 uber-rich with wealth over $50 mn’

    New Delhi: There are 2,080 ultra high net worth individuals in India with wealth of over USD 50 million, and the number of dollar millionaires in the country is projected to touch 3,05,000 in the next five years, says Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report. Wealth measured in domestic terms has grown rapidly in India since 2000 except during global financial crisis, the report said.

  • Beef ban petitions to come up for final hearing in HC tomorrow

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has posted for final hearing tomorrow a bunch of petitions challenging the beef ban legislation in Maharashtra. The petitions would be heard by a bench of Justices Abhay Oka and V L Achilya for three days from October 14. In February 2015, the President had granted sanction to Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act. While the Act had banned slaughter of cows way back in 1976, the recent amendments

  • Marathi writer returns awards to protest ‘intolerance’

    Mumbai: Noted Marathi writer Pradnya Pawar today said she was returning all her literary awards and prize money totaling Rs 1.13 lakh to the state government to protest the “culture of intolerance” in the country today. Pawar cited Dadri lynching and killing of rationalists Dabholkar, Pansare and Kalburgi as instances that show “growing intolerance”. “I have taken the decision to protest against the intolerant attitude and ‘dandelashahi’ (dictatorship) in the country in the

  • HC seeks to know CBI’s strength and infrastructure in Maha

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has sought to know from CBI if it has adequate infrastructure and whether there has been an increase in its strength of personnel since it was set up in 1963. A division bench of Justices V M Kanade and Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi was hearing a bunch of petitions on custodial death in which probe in one case was handed over to CBI. CBI counsel Rebecca Gonsalves informed the court

  • IIP, CPI data reflect resilience of economy: Analysts

    Mumbai: The latest IIP and retail inflation data have shown the resilience of the economy despite below normal monsoon and a weak external sector, say analysts. Industrial production (IIP) grew to a three-year high of 6.4 per cent in August, up from 4.1 per cent in July. The rise was mainly on account of a double digit growth in consumer durables and capital goods ahead of the festival season.

  • Manohar skips ICC Board Meet, Srinivasan represents India

    Dubai: ICC chairman N Srinivasan yet again represented India at the governing body’s board meeting that concluded here, as the newly-elected BCCI president Shashank Manohar skipped the proceedings. According to an ICC release, Srinivasan’s name was there in both the chairman’s as well as the India representative’s column in the list of members attending the governing body’s board meeting. It was learnt that Srinivasan was at the thick of things discussing on commercial

  • Sena likens Kulkarni to Kasab, slams Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Unfazed by all-round criticism for blackening Sudheendra Kulkarni’s face for his refusal to cancel Pakistan’s former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s book launch, Shiv Sena today likened the ORF chief to 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab. The Sena, a junior partner in the BJP-led governments in Maharashtra and at the Centre, also locked horns with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for criticising it, saying he had “failed to understand Maharashtra” and that his condemnation

  • Rajasthan govt inks over Rs 12K-cr pacts under ‘Housing for All’

    Jaipur: Rajasthan government today signed 27 pacts worth Rs 12,478 crore under the Centre’s ‘Housing for All’ programme in housing, healthcare and education sectors in the presence of Union Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu and state Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

  • deepika ranbir tamasha

    Deepika is Ranbir’s muse in ‘Tamasha’: Imtiaz Ali

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, who is gearing up for the release of “Tamasha”, says actor Deepika Padukone is Ranbir Kapoor’s “muse” in the film. “Ranbir is a story teller in the film. The character of Ranbir in the film is stuck with his routine and monotonous life, and what he wanted to, he could not do until he finds his muse Deepika. Deepika is his muse, inspiration in the film,” Imtiaz said. Imtiaz

  • Aman unsure if his past will be dug into on ‘Big Boss Nau’

    New Delhi: He has walked the dark side of showbiz after being embroiled in a casting couch controversy, and now Aman Verma has come on board for “Bigg Boss Nau”. But the actor says he is not sure whether his “past will be a centre point” on the controversial reality TV show.