Free Press Journal
  • People should confront forces destroying India’s ethos: Habib

    Aligarh: Noted historian Irfan Habib has said those who cherish the idea of India and its spirit of democracy, including the Left and non-Left, should come on a single platform to confront the “forces” which are out to destroy the composite ethos of the country. Delivering a lecture on “India in Peril” at the Aligarh Muslim University, Habib said the time had come for all nationalist forces to defend the principles on which

  • Mind Tools

    What controls your mind?

    The most important force that controls the mind is ‘wishes’. Each of us has hundreds of wishes. But these are stored in memory. However, when a particular wish is recalled from memory, it becomes active, writes Dr SHRIRANG BAKHLE.

  • India still ‘sceptical’ about Nepal Constitution: media

    Kathmandu: India remains “sceptical” about Nepal’s new Constitution, the media here commented today, a day after bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart K P Oli in New Delhi.

  • Talking Love! – Harshvardhan Rane, Mawra Hocane

    These young guns are set to turn your head mushy, and your world tinted red, HARSHAVARDHAN RANE and MAWRA HOCANE from SANAM TERI KASAM talk love with SHUBARNA MUKERJI SHU.

  • Hansal Mehta

    Why marriage is not for Hansal Mehta…

    Hansal Mehta, whose compelling ALIGARH is the word on every cineaste’s lip these days, reveals that moving on from SHAHID (2012) and CITYLIGHT (2014), his films have improved because he has gone beyond the considerations of success and failure. He claims that he has accepted the cycle of life, even naming his production company Karma. What matters to him is to be able to tell his kind of stories. And ALIGARH falls

  • Nauru asylum baby to remain in Australia: immigration minister

    Sydney: Australia was today set to allow an  asylum-seeker’s baby to remain in the country instead of being deported back to a remote Pacific detention camp, in what refugee advocates claimed as a victory after a public outcry.

  • Karan Bipasha

    Karan smitten by Bips’ ‘divine energy’ 

    The muscled Karan Singh Grover who has been making waves for his closeness to Bipasha Basu is an intensely private person but he doesn’t shy away from exposing even the dark spaces in his soul. Two failed marriages behind him, he admits that he has been heart-broken in the past. He also speaks out about his alcohol issues, revealing that he drank a lot for about 10 years. He got sucked into

  • Amitabh’s letters of love…

    With Bollywood vehemently opposing the diktats of the Censorship Board, Amitabh Bachchan is naturally verbose but as diplomatic as ever. Quizzed on what he feels about the current panel, he points out that he would not be able to make a comment on it because he wouldn’t know whether it was right or wrong. All the members work according to the stipulations set by the Government of India, which decides what needs

  • Sonakshi Sinha

    Sonakshi won’t be shamed…

    Sonakshi Sinha has never attempted to starve herself into the Size Zero rule nor has she shied away from speaking out about photoshopping and body shaming in the industry. She calls the trend “absolutely shameful,” pointing that she has been targeted ruthlessly for being a certain way but adds that she doesn’t let it get to her. To her it is more important to project a healthy body image for girls who

  • Could return to Inter Milan: Mourinho

    Milan: Veteran football manager Jose Mourinho admitted that he could make a move to coach Italian club Inter Milan in future.

  • Captain among two killed in Pampore encounter, Toll rises to 5

    Srinagar: A captain was among two army personnel from elite Para unit who lost their lives today in a fierce encounter with militants holed up inside a government building in Pampore town, taking the death toll to five in the two-day operation.

  • FIR against the contractor of AMU medical college canteen for serving ‘beef’.

    An university spokesman clarified that it was a common practice in India and abroad to refer to buffalo meat also as beef. In fact cow meat had been banned in this institution more than a century back by its founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, keeping in view Hindu sensitivities on this matter, he said. AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt Gen (Rtd) Zameer Uddin Shah, today said that he was “seriously concerned” over the

  • Conspiracies to destabilise govt, defame me: PM

    Bargarh (Odisha): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today alleged that disgruntled NGOs and black-marketeers were conspiring to destabilise the government and “defame” him and asserted that he will not bow to any machinations. He said “some people” were not able to digest the fact that a “chai wala” (tea seller) has become the Prime Minister and hence were conspiring all the time to bring him down.

  • Same question won’t change my answer: Dhoni on retirement

    Kolkata:  Exasperated by the never-ending speculation around his retirement, India’s limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said being questioned about it at every platform will not change his plan to continue playing for a “considerable period” of time.

  • Good night’s sleep may help improve memory: Study

    London:  Patterns of brain activity that occur during the day are replayed at fast-forward speed when we sleep, which may help consolidate our memories, according to a new study.

  • Eminent citizens urge nation to thwart ‘anti-national’ conspiracy

    New Delhi: Expressing grave concern over the recent incidents at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), some eminent citizens have made an earnest appeal to the people of this country and urged them not to get carried away by the planned conspiracy to divide the nation.

  • The services on Western Railway were hit badly during rush hour after two youngsters travelling on the roof top of Churchgate bound train were electrocuted at Vile Parle station. Several people were seen stranded.

    72-hour megablock on Harbour line enters third day

    Mumbai: Local train services on both up and down slow line between CST and Wadala stations of Harbour line were shut for third day today as part of a 72-hour megablock to undertake extension work on the platforms.

  • Chairman and MD Mukesh Ambani

    Global oil price likely to stay low: Mukesh Ambani

    Mumbai: Cautioning against the overall deflationary dangers from the global oil price slide, Reliance Industries (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Sunday that oil prices are likely to remain low for the next three to five years, benefitting net importing countries like India.

  • 5D black hole may ‘break’ Einstein’s general relativity

    London: A team of British researchers has successfully simulated a black hole shaped like a very thin ring, which gives rise to a series of ‘bulges’ connected by strings that become thinner over time.

  • Swara Bhaskar

    Umar Khalid not a terrorist but has poor judgement: Bhaskar

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar, a JNU alumnus, has written an open letter to varsity’s student Umar Khalid, who is being searched in connection with a sedition case. Khalid is among the students, who are being looked out by police in connection with an event at JNU against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti- national slogans were allegedly raised.