Free Press Journal
  • Staff enjoys garba inside hospital ward, Govt mulls action

    Ahmedabad: In an insensitive act, medical staff and nurses of a government-run civil hospital here played garba with loud music inside a newly-opened Hemodialysis ward for patients suffering from kidney related ailments. After a video showing the staff playing ‘garba’ in front of patients lying on their beds surfaced today, Gujarat Health Minister Nitin Patel called the incident “improper” and asked the hospital authorities to take action against the people involved in organising

  • Why bring foreign companies to build AP capital: Congress

    Hyderabad: Congress today questioned the reported participation of foreign companies in the proposed building of the capital for Andhra Pradesh and alleged the lands are being given to them of 99-year lease. “And I am told that all these lands (some of the acquired lands for capital city project) are being given on 99 years lease to foreign companies,” AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh said.

  • Air India urges DGCA to relax fitness norms for cabin crew

    New Delhi: Air India has sought relaxation in the mandated fitness standards for cabin crew, citing that less stringent requirements would help the airline retain a sizable chunk of its cabin staff. The national carrier’s proposal made to the aviation regulator DGCA comes in the backdrop of the airline deciding to ground around 125 cabin crew members following their failure to meet the Body Mass Index (BMI) requirements.

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    I could well be Shabana Patil and she Smita Azmi – Shabana Azmi on Smita Patil

    “I first set eyes on her in an FTII diploma film directed by Arun Khopkar- I think it was called Teevra Madhyam. There was a long shot in which she was playing the tanpura. I was struck by her raw beauty and the stillness she exuded. She was born for the camera. It lingered over her face and she held it captive without the slightest effort.

  • FTII row: Government hold talks, deadlock continues

    New Delhi: Agitating students of FTII today held one more round of talks with the government but there were no indications of an immediate end to the four-month-old deadlock over appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as its Chairman. The students, who have been demanding removal of Chauhan as well as four society members of the prestigious film and television institute based in Pune, held 5th round of talks with Union Minister of State for Information and

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    Nagesh Kukunoor’s next to feature five Bollywood musicians

    Staying low profile for a while now, Nagesh Kukunoor will be seen doing what he is best at – making ‘offbeat’ films. His latest film, which has been tentatively titled Music Men, will feature five real life musicians. The five musicians are Shankar Mahadevan, Papon, Sunidhi Chauhan, Salim Merchant and Sivamani. The film’s plot revolves around five musicians who are losers in life, and who come together to form a band with a sole aim

  • Hope BCCI will honour Sehwag for his achievements: Tharoor

    New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday paid tribute to flamboyant former Indian opener Virender Sehwag after the latter announced his retirement from international cricket and said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) should honour Sehwag during the upcoming India-South Africa test series.

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    Centre ready to look into complaints on adoption rules, HC told

    Mumbai: The Centre has informed the Bombay High Court that it was ready to look into the grievances of people about the new guidelines on child adoption issued by Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

  • Maha Irrigation scam: Sunil Tatkare appears before ACB

    Mumbai: Maharashtra NCP president Sunil Tatkare, who is under investigation for irregularities in the Rs 614-crore Kondhane irrigation project in Raigad district, today appeared before the Anti-Corruption bureau (ACB). The project was approved by the Konkan Irrigation Development Corporation on July 22, 2011, when Tatkare was its chairman.

  • Virender Sehwag: ‘Sultan of Multan’

    New Delhi: Bestowed the sobriquet of ‘Sultan of Multan’ after his triple ton in Pakistan, Virender Sehwag carved a niche for himself with his great hand-eye coordination to become India’s most destructive opening batsman of the modern era. A fierce cutter of the cricket ball, Sehwag, 37, made a place for himself in the Sachin Tendulkar era with minimum footwork and maximum intent, a genius that was a delight on the field.

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    Rohit Roy to turn director with film produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali

    Best known for numerous TV serials and films like Fashion, Shootout At Lokhandwala and LOC Kargil to name a few, actor Rohit Roy will soon be in the directorial mode. In fact, it is heard that Rohit will be helming a yet untitled venture that will be produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

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    Mumbai face tough task against Delhi

    Mumbai: Winless Mumbai City FC are bound to find things difficult against high-flying Delhi Dynamos when the two teams lock horns in an Indian Super League football game at the D Y Patil Stadium tomorrow. The Nicholas Anelka-coached side is holding a solitary point in their kitty after a goalless drawn encounter with Kerala Blasters, while losing to FC Pune City (1-3) and Chennayin FC (0-2) in the other two games.

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    Aamir Khan invites Rahul Bhatt to train him for Dangal

    Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt’s son Rahul Bhatt is in Ludhiana for Aamir Khan’s physical training in Nitesh Tiwari’s Dangal. The invitation, says a source, came directly from Aamir.

  • Indian IT firms to step up acquisitions to boost growth: S&P

    New Delhi: Indian IT companies are likely to step up acquisitions to strengthen their competitive position and boost slowing growth, a report by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services said today. The rating agency said it believes access to new technology, entry into new markets and greater diversification through acquisitions can strengthen the business positions of Indian IT companies.

  • Test debut most ‘memorable’ moment of career: Virender Sehwag

    New Delhi : Indian flamboyant opener Virender Sehwag, who has officially announced his retirement from international cricket, said on Tuesday that making his Test debut against South Africa was the most memorable moment of his career. “The most memorable moment in my career was when I made my Test debut,” the 37-year-old said in an exclusive interview to ANI. Sehwag, who is popularly known as the ‘Nawab of Najafgarh’, said that he considered

  • Congress ‘synonymous’ with corruption: BJP

    New Delhi: Putting the onus on the Congress for creating a bad name for the nation internationally, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday called the grand old party synonymous with corruption.

  • China’s leader opens UK state visit with carriage ride

    London: Chinese President Xi Jinping prepared to address Britain’s Parliament and dine with Queen Elizabeth II today as he began a state visit that is intended to cement close economic ties between the two countries – but risks being overshadowed by concerns over Beijing’s growing economic clout in Britain.