Free Press Journal
  • Alia Bhatt

    Not troubled by “Shuddhi” cast changes: Alia Bhatt

    Mumbai: From Kareena Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and Salman Khan to finally Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan, Karan Johar’s “Shuddhi” has been in news for its casting tweaks but that does not worry the “Highway” actress. Alia, 22, said she will approach “Shuddhi”, which was announced in early 2014, like any other project. The film, to be produced by Johar and directed by “Agneepath” helmer Karan Malhotra, originally had Kareena Kapoor and Hrithik as the lead pair.

  • Hiken Shah

    BCCI suspends Mumbai Ranji player Hiken Shah for corruption

    New Delhi: The BCCI today suspended Mumbai Ranji cricketer Hiken Shah for making a “corrupt approach” to a fellow player during the IPL and referred the matter to its disciplinary committee for further action. “BCCI would wish to inform that Mumbai Cricketer, Hiken Shah, has been suspended with immediate effect. He was found guilty of breaching BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Code for participants,” the BCCI said in a statement issued by Board Secretary Anurag Thakur.

  • Serena Williams

    J.K. Rowling rescues Serena Williams from masculine physique troll

    Washington DC : J.K. Rowling has slashed the “pathetic” cyber troll over Serena Williams’ masculine physique and praised the Wimbledon women’s singles title winner by sharing a smoking hot picture of the player. The Twitter rant started when a social media user wrote that it was 33-year-old American tennis player’s built like a man allowed her to win, in response of the ‘Harry Potter’ author tweeted on the player’s victory that she

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    BJP leaders absence at Mufti’s iftar party shows ‘lack of coordination’: NCP

    New Delhi : The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders move to skip the iftar party hosted by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in the national capital reflects the lack of coordination between the coalition partners. “Considering it is an official government function, the BJP leaders decision to not participate is very unfortunate. It only manifests some kind of a lack of coordination

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Amitabh Bachchan: `Le Panga` as star lends his voice for Pro Kabaddi league

    New Delhi : Star Sports has recently roped in Amitabh Bachchan to lend his voice for their upcoming Kabaddi League, ‘Pro Kabaddi’. Talking about the campaign, the 72-year-old actor said that when the channel asked him to be a part of the promotions, he immediately said ‘yes’ because Kabaddi was an integral part of his childhood. The ‘Piku’ star added that singing and composing the song was an absolute delight for him as he

  • Mulayam Singh Yadav

    IPS officer Amitabh Thakur demands CBI probe into Mulayam threat

    Lucknow : Senior IPS officer Amitabh Thakur, who was allegedly threatened by Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, on Monday said he wants the CBI to probe the entire matter. Thakur, who has also been slapped with rape charges, added that he will take up the matter with the Union Home Ministry. “Mulayam Singh had no right or authority to threaten me. We are going to Delhi today to take our matter with

  • Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas

    Surprise! Taylor Swift brings Nick Jonas on stage during world tour concert

    Washington : Taylor Swift, who is currently on her ‘1989`world tour, surprised everyone by bringing Nick Jonas onstage during her concert at MetLife stadium, USA. The 25-year-old singer got Jonas in the middle of the show where the duo performed his latest hit single ‘Jealous’, E! Online reported. Jonas later took to twitter to express his feelings, where he said, “Unreal feeling jumping on stage with my friend @TaylorSwift13 tonight at the #1989TourEastRutherford show

  • Narendra Modi, Emomali Rahmon

    Narendra Modi, Tajik president Emomali Rahmon hold talks

    Dushanbe (Tajikistan): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday sat down for talks with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon, on the concluding day of his Central Asian tour. Modi, who arrived in Dushanbe on Sunday evening from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, was in the morning accorded a ceremonial welcome. “Deepening a Strategic Partnership. PM @narendramodi in restricted talks with President Emomali Rahmon,” tweeted external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup. “In 8 days, PM @narendramodi’s 5th ceremonial

  • Aamir Khan

    Response to Aamir Khan’s casting tweet makes server crash

    Mumbai: Overwhelming response to actor-producer Aamir Khan’s tweet regarding a casting call for a new production led to the server of his office to crash. Advait Chandan, who is directing the project, says it’s “really exciting”. Aamir had just last week tweeted that his banner is in search of a fresh female face, who can act as well as sing, for their next project.  In less that half an hour after Aamir’s tweet,

  • Hemsingh murder case: Five arrested in Muzaffarnagar

    Muzaffarnagar: Police have cracked the murder case of Hemsingh with the arrest of five accused at Kheri Khushnuma village in Shamli district. Police arrested five accused Mahek Singh, Amit, Arun, Sanni and Sunil Kumar, and recovered five pistols, 26 cartridges and two cars from their possession yesterday, SP Vijay Bhushan told reporters here today. Mahek Singh was absconding since 2008 in the murder case of his brother of Memsingh. Hemsingh was shot dead while he was sleeping at his home

  • Narendra Modi

    PM Narendra Modi pitches for expanding scale of cooperation with Tajikistan

    Dushanbe: On the last leg of his eight-day six-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made a strong pitch for taking India’s ties with Tajikistan to newer heights in diverse areas. Modi, who flew into the Tajik capital from Kyrgyzstan last night, was accorded a ceremonial reception before getting into talks on a wide range of issues with the Tajik leadership. “I seek to take India’s ties with Tajikistan to newer heights through this visit & expand

  • Greece, debt crisis

    Greece faces temporary exit from eurozone in case of no deal

    London : Eurozone leaders have reportedly presented a ‘draconian’ bundle of austerity measures before Greece that will entail a surrender of fiscal sovereignty to avoid economic collapse and a possible exit from the currency bloc. A weekend of high tension culminated on Sunday night at a eurozone summit in Brussels where German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s President Francois Hollande issued an ultimatum to debt-ridden Greece, reported The Guardian. A four-page document produced at

  • Asaram case

    Asaram case: Father of deceased witness demands CBI probe

    Muzaffarnagar: The father of the slain witness in the sexual assault case against self—styled godman Asaram Bapu has once again demanded a CBI inquiry into his son’s murder. Naresh Gupta has sought a CBI probe into the murder of his son Akhil alleging that the local police failed to trace the accused here yesterday. He was reacting to one more witness’ killing in Shahjahanpur. Talking to reporters here, Naresh said that he has sent a letter to the Gujarat

  • Sensex

    Sensex jumps 130 points on rate cut hopes

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex surged by nearly 130 points in early trade today on continued buying by investors amid hopes of rate cut by the Reserve Bank after weak IIP numbers. A higher trend at other Asian markets as investors await developments in last-ditch talks aimed at a new bailout deal for Greece, influenced sentiment, brokers said. The 30-share barometer was trading higher 129.81 points, or 0.46 per cent, at 27,791.21 with healthcare, teck,

  • MERS Virus

    South Korea reports no MERS case for eighth day

    Seoul: No new case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were reported in South Korea on Monday for the eighth consecutive day. The total number of infected remained at 186 and the toll at 36 as the country has reported no fatality since Friday (July 10) , the health ministry said.  There were 451 people in isolation as of Monday as suspected cases following possible exposure to the MERS coronavirus, down

  • Marc Webb

    Excited to see upcoming ‘Spider-Man’ film: Marc Webb

    Los Angeles: “Amazing Spider-Man” film series director Marc Webb says he is looking forward to watch Marvel’s untitled “Spider-Man” reboot. Webb was asked about his perspective about the upcoming “Spider-Man” movie at Comic-Con, while he promoted his new TV show “Limitless”, reported Aceshowbiz. I’m really psyched that Spider-Man is going back to the Marvel universe, I’m really excited to see that incarnation. And Jon Watts is directing it, I knew him from the old

  • Narendra Modi

    CII hails PM Narendra Modi’s ‘landmark’ tour of Central Asia

    New Delhi : With Prime Minister Narendra Modi currently in Tajikistan for the final leg of his visit to Central Asia, the Confederation of Indian Industry has hailed his ‘landmark’ tour, predicting that the trade with the nations visited can increase exponentially. “Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Central Asia is a landmark event to revitalise our ancient links with the region. CII estimates that trade with the five Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan,

  • Coal Scam

    Court officers indicate 50 percent charge sheet against Jindal Steel ready

    New Delhi: Officers probing the coal scam have indicated to the special court that ’50 percent’ of the certified copy of the charge sheet against Jindal Steel is ready. According to reports, the court has directed the accused to collect the ready certified copy. Meanwhile, the public prosecutor has informed the court that applications for the certified copy by applicants are very vague so there is a lot of confusion in providing them certified

  • Enrique Pena Nieto

    Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto orders recapture of drug lord

    Mexico City: Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto has ordered authorities to recapture drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman who escaped from prison on July 11, a media report said on Monday.  “I have given specific instructions to the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) to recapture Guzman, who escaped from a maximum security federal prison on Saturday (July 11),” Nieto said on Sunday.  He also said he had instructed the authorities to launch “a