Free Press Journal
  • Bollywood not my priority now: Tamannaah Bhatia

    New Delhi: After starring in unsuccessful Bollywood films like “Himmatwala” and “Humshakals”, actress Tamannaah Bhatia says she has learnt her lesson and now wants to focus on her career in South, where she has always had a strong foothold. The 25-year-old actress, who is gearing up for the release of her next S S Rajamouli-directed two-part multi-lingual two-part epic drama “Baahubali”, said she is more than happy with Tamil and Telugu films in

  • Guddu Rangeela

    ‘Guddu Rangeela’ tribute to Jai-Veeru, Karan-Arjun: Subash

    Mumbai: Director Subash Kapoor says his upcoming Arshad Warsi-Amit Sadh starrer comedy “Guddu Rangeela” is a tribute to the memorable on-screen romances like Sholay’s Jai-Veeru, Karan-Arjun and Ram-Lakhan. The upcoming film, set in the backdrop of khap panchayat, tells the tale of two miscreants, played by Arshad and Amit.

  • Dramas and docu-fiction on LGBT film festival

    New Delhi: Five films showcasing the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender will be showcased at a LGBT film festival here next week. Beginning June 25 a three-day festival of dramas and documentaries is being organised by American Center in collaboration with Cinedarbaar.

  • G V Prakash

    G.V. Prakash Kumar, Amy team up for a film?

    Chennai,: Composer-actor G.V. Prakash Kumar has reportedly paired up with “Ekk Deewana Tha” actress Amy Jackson for the upcoming Tamil film “Ketta Payada Indha Karthi”.

  • Swiss National Bank

    Switzerland admits being ‘attractive’ for money laundering

    Berne: In a first major admission of being an “attractive location” for laundering of assets amassed illegally abroad, Switzerland has said it needs to further strengthen systems for combating money laundering and terrorist financing. The admission comes at a time when Switzerland has been facing immense pressure from India and many other nations to share details of Swiss bank customers suspected to have used the famed secrecy walls of banking institutions in the

  • Arun Jaitley

    Govt does not intend to legislate retrospectively: Arun Jaitley

    Washington: Terming the controversial retrospective taxation regime a “legacy issue”, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has assured US investors that the government does not intend to legislate retrospectively and is looking to put a “quietus” to the matter.

  • mobile_telecom

    Govt mulls new snooping policy to balance security and privacy

    New Delhi: The government is working on a new regulatory framework for lawful interception and monitoring of telephone calls and messages while safeguarding the privacy of users, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said. The Communications and Information Technology Ministry is consulting the Home Ministry to sort out the issues related to interception by security agencies, he said.

  • FCI moots proposal to raise Rs 40,000 cr via bonds from LIC

    New Delhi: State-run Food Corporation of India (FCI) has moved a proposal to raise Rs 40,000 crore through long-term bonds from LIC to liquidate subsidy arrears due from the government. “These are specially designed bonds meant for LIC to liquidate subsidy arrears due from the government to FCI,” source said.

  • Lalit Modi

    Congress demands SIT probe on Lalit Modi controversy

    New Delhi: Congress leader Anand Sharma on Sunday alleged that there is a protection being given to former IPL chairman Lalit Modi and demand that a SIT probe monitored by the Supreme Court must be done into the entire episode so that the people are made accountable.

  • Sadanand Gowda

    Lalitgate: No wrongdoing by Sushma Swaraj: Sadananda Gowda

    Thiruvananthapuram: Union Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda today said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s helping Lalit Modi was purely on humanitarian grounds and there was no sort of “collusion with matters pertaining to corruption.”

  • Blind, cerebral palsy-affected candidates can use scribe: UPSC

    New Delhi: Candidates suffering from blindness, locomotor disability and cerebral palsy can use scribes to write civil services preliminary and main examination, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said.

  • blast

    Over 2,000 killed in terrorist attacks, blasts since 1989: MHA

    New Delhi: Over 2000 people, including several security personnel, have been killed in terrorist attacks and bomb blasts in the last 25 years, an RTI query has revealed. According to an RTI reply by Internal Security Division of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, “2129 people, including security personnel, have lost their lives in terrorist attacks and bomb blasts on Indian soil between 1989 and May 31, 2015.”

  • Nitish Kumr, Lalu Prasad Yadav

    NDA has better election faces than Nitish, Lalu: LJP

    New Delhi:  Targeted by JD(U)-RJD alliance for not having declared its chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Bihar polls so far, Lok Janshankti Party today said the NDA has “better and more capable election faces” than Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad.

  • Rainfall

    Delhi drenched in pre-monsoon showers

    New Delhi: In what may ring music to the residents of the national capital, the MeT office today confirmed that “pre-monsoon” showers lashed Delhi minutes after the mega International Yoga Day event ended at Rajpath. The showers varied from light to moderate at different parts of the city which were preceded by gusts which brought down several temporary structures at Rajpath put up for the event and scattered the carpets laid over the

  • From Siachen to South China Sea, Indian armed forces mark IYD

    New Delhi: From ice-capped Siachen, the highest battlefield in the world, to the warships in the contentious South China Sea, Indian armed forces today joined the International Yoga Day celebrations. Top defence officers led by Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and Navy’s Admiral R K Dhowan were present at the Rajpath doing yoga where Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a mega event to mark the day.

  • Suicide

    Girl kills self after failing in board exam in Bihar

    Kishanganj: Apparently depressed over failing in board examination, a 15-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide after hanging herself from a tree in Bihar’s Kishanganj district, police said today. The incident took place in Chandera village late last night as the victim, identified as Soni Kumar, hanged herself from a mango tree hours after she failed in the board examination, the results of which were declared yesterday, Bahadurganj police station in-charge Vinod Kumar Singh said.

  • unborn baby

    Five ultrasound centres sealed

    Berhampur (Odisha): Five ultrasound centres here were sealed by Ganjam district administration for allegedly violating the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition Of Sex Selection) Act. The violation of PCPNDT Act was detected during raids by the administration on seven clinics on June 12, officials said today.

  • Indian Army firing

    Two militants killed in anti-infiltration operation in Kashmir

    Srinagar: Security forces have gunned down a second militant during an operation to thwart a major infiltration bid in Machil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, army said today. “The troops conducting the search found a militant hiding in the area. Subsequently, in exchange of fire, one more militant was killed thus bringing the total number of casualties to two in the encounter which started yesterday morning” an army spokesman said here.