Free Press Journal
  • When AB Vajpayee bowed and touched a TN woman’s feet

    Chennai : Tears welled up the eyes of Chinnapillai, an elderly woman in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district on Thursday evening as news of the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee came in.

  • PVR to acquire 71.69% stake in SPI Cinemas

    New Delhi : Multiplex chain PVR on Sunday said it is acquiring 71.69 per cent stake in South India-based SPI Cinemas for about Rs 633 crore in an all cash deal.

  • End of personality-driven bi-polar politics in TN?

    Chennai : The passing away of Dravidian stalwart Muthuvel Karunanidhi has signalled the virtual end of personality-driven bi-polar politics in the state, dominated by charismatic individuals of arch-rivals DMK and AIADMK in the past five decades.

  • Karunanidhi burial: DMK criticises AIADMK over ‘double standards’

    Chennai (Tamil Nadu): As the hearing on Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s (DMK) plea demanding burial space for its chief M Karunanidhi at Chennai’s Marina beach is currently underway before the Madras High Court, the party’s lawyer Saravanan has accused the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) for showing “double standards” over the issue.

  • Death of an artiste

    Karunanidhi: 1924-2018

  • Sandeep, Arjun score fluent wins

    Chennai : Sandeep Kumar (MRF F1600) and Arjun Narendran (Indian Touring Cars) chalked up impressive victories to grab the spotlight in the third round of MRF MMSC fmsci Indian National Racing Championship at the MMRT, here on Saturday.

  • news alert, women, rape, harassment, madhya pradesh, sonaghati, forest area

    Tamil Nadu: 6 arrested for sexually assaulting 21-year-old Russian woman in Tiruvannamalai

    Tiruvannamalai: Six people have been detained for allegedly sexually assaulting a 21-year-old Russian woman who is here on a tour, police said today. The woman was found unconscious in a service apartment on Monday and was taken to a hospital by one of the six men who are being questioned. On examination, the doctors found injuries on her body, including bite marks, and alerted police, they said.

  • Watch Video: 17 men who raped 11-year-old for months in Chennai thrashed by lawyers in court premises

    Chennai: Some of the accused arrested in connection with the alleged sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl here were manhandled by a group of advocates today at a court complex. Meanwhile, the Madras High Court Advocates Association (MHAA) has decided not to represent the accused persons in the case considering the nature of the alleged crime, its president G Mohanakrishnan said.

  • Tamil Nadu: IT department seizes Rs 163 crore cash, 100-kg bullion after raids at a contracting firm

    Chennai/New Delhi: In one of the biggest recoveries till date, the Income Tax (IT) department has seized Rs 163-crore cash and about 100-kg bullion, following raids at multiple premises of a road construction firm in Tamil Nadu, officials said today. The searches were launched yesterday at the premises of Ms SPK and Company, a partnership firm engaged in roads and highways construction on contract from the government.


    New Delhi : The ambitious smart cities mission of the government has “failed to make remarkable progress” as only 5 per cent of the proposed projects are completed so far, according to Anarock Property Consultants.

  • BMW launches 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport priced at Rs 46.6 lakh

    New Delhi: German luxury car maker BMW today launched its new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport in India priced at Rs 46.6 lakh (ex-showroom). The model, which is locally produced at its Chennai facility, is powered by a two-litre four cylinder diesel engine and it further diversifies the model’s diesel portfolio, BMW India said in a statement.

  • Indiabulls to sell Chennai office property for Rs 850 cr

    New Delhi : Indiabulls Real Estate (IBREL) on Friday announced sale of its office project in Chennai to global investor Blackstone for Rs 850 crore as part of its strategy to monetise commercial asset.

  • Hyundai plans to roll out electric vehicles from Chennai plant

    New Delhi: South Korean auto major Hyundai plans to roll out electric vehicles from its plant in India, which is set to become one of its global regional headquarters with more responsibility for local long-term planning, a senior company official said. Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), which has sold 8.8 million vehicles cumulatively in the country in 20 years of operations, is also targeting to cross the 10 million milestone in the

  • Rajinikanth gets a villa dedicated to his name in Kurseong, here are the details

    Superstar Rajinikanth not only has a massive fan following but he has always garnered love wherever he has stepped foot. Many down South worship the actor and fans have showered him with admiration, respect and even gifts. But when he visited Bengal, which is quite away from his hometown, he found aficionados there too! For the uninitiated, Rajinikanth has been visiting the hilly terrains of Kurseong and such picturesque locales for his