Free Press Journal
  • Kangana Ranaut, Imran Khan

    Nikhil Advani was nervous about shooting intimate sequences 

    Nikhil Advani’s films are known to have subtle romance tracks but his next Katti Batti is about a couple in a live-in relationship. Therefore, the director had to shoot a few intimate sequences in order to establish his characters and their story. We hear that the director was a nervous man during the shoot. He was shy and also felt a little embarrassed about filming those intimate scenes.

  • Here’s how Shiney got cast in WELCOME BACK

     Filmmaker Anees Bazmee, who is currently waiting for the release of his film “Welcome Back”, says he did not think about all the controversy surrounding Shiney Ahuja while casting the actor.

  • Hansal Mehta

    Another milestone for Hansal Mehta’s ALIGARH

    Hansal Mehta’s ‘Aligarh’ is fast becoming a toast of international film festivals! Close on the heels of the announcement of its World Premiere at the forthcoming Busan International Film Festival comes the news of its selection at the prestigious 59th BFI London Film Festival (7-18 October). The film will play as part of the Festival’s Debate strand: Riveting films that amplify, scrutinise and surprise.

  • People think I want publicity from talking about Jiah Khan: Sooraj 

    Actor Sooraj Pancholi, who is making his film debut with “Hero” and who was charged with abetting Jiah Khan’s suicide, says he feels its better that he speaks less about the late actress as people are misunderstanding it as a way for “publicity”.

  • Syed Ali Shah Geelani

    Sayed Geelani sends secret letter to Pakistan PM

    New Delhi: A three-member delegation from the Hurriyat Conference belonging to the Syed Ali Shah Geelani faction met Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit here on Tuesday and handed over a confidential letter for Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    Tsunami-surviving footballer Martunis meets idol Ronaldo

    Cascais (Portugal): Tsunami survivor Martunis of Indonesia met his idol and Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo after following in his footsteps by joining Sporting Lisbon’s youth academy.

  • Manmohan Singh

    Manmohan Singh was aware of coal block allocation process: Koda

    New Delhi: Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, accused in a coal block allocation case, on Wednesday told a Delhi court that former prime minister Manmohan Singh was “aware of everything” in the process of allocating a coal block to Naveen Jindal’s firm.

  • Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO, Bharti Airtel along with other dignitaries, announcing the commercial launch of Airtel 4G services, in Gurgaon on Thursday.

    Bharti Airtel selects Ericsson to roll out 4G in Delhi

    New Delhi: Swedish telecom equipment manufacturer Ericsson has bagged a four-year contract from Bharti Airtel to roll out 4G services in the national capital, a company statement said here on Wednesday.

  • Teesta Setalvad

    Twitter case: HC notice to Gujarat govt over Teesta’s plea

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court today issued notices to the state government and a complainant on a plea by social activist Teesta Setalvad seeking quashing of an FIR in a case in which she is accused of putting objectionable pictures of Hindu deities on a popular social networking site. Justice J B Pardiwala issued notices to government and Raju Patel, the complainant, over Setalvad’s plea to quash the FIR against her registered at

  • India has photos, details of Pak terrorist’s kin, friends

    New Delhi: Preparing to nail Pakistan’s lie, India has gathered substantial evidence, including the phone number and photographs of close relatives of LeT terrorist Mohammad Naved Yakub who was caught during Udhampur attack and is expected to ask Islamabad to hold a probe on that basis. Twenty-four pages of a 39-page dossier prepared by India are devoted to the photographs and Google Maps locations of Naved’s residence, his relatives’ houses and the three

  • SC alarmed at theft of seized narcotics from police custody

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today expressed alarm and termed as “very serious” the pilferage of seized narcotics from the custody of police and other authorities across the country and asked the Centre to come up with a “proper flow chart” to ensure their safe storage and eventual destruction. “Why don’t you (Centre) provide proper place in each district for keeping the contraband. The places should be properly guarded. Pilferage of such things

  • Sushil Kumar Modi , BJP leader

    BJP seeks report card of 25 years from Lalu, Nitish,Congress

    Patna: Launching counter-attack on Nitish Kumar who sought Centre’s report card on performance in one year, BJP today said the Chief Minister along with ‘secular alliance’ partner RJD and Congress should furnish account of their work over the past 25 years in Bihar. Senior BJP leader and former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi said Kumar should refrain from asking the Centre about its report card when he and his allies were not

  • Modi govt to revamp Nehru Museum, Congress cries foul

    New Delhi: The government will undertake a major overhaul of 39 institutions including the Gandhi Smriti and Nehru Memorial Museum and Library to introduce modern Indian component, including works of the Modi dispensation, a move termed as “diabolical” by Congress which it will oppose. The revamp, Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said, will introduce a contemporay component in these entities to make them more purposeful.

  • Saarc nations prepare for disaster management exercise

    New Delhi: A two-day conference on disaster response agencies with representatives from Saarc member nations participating will begin. Representatives from National Disaster Management Authority, National Institute of Disaster Management, and senior officers from the nodal ministries, besides others, will attend the meet. The event has been organised by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), an official statement said.

  • Assam Floods

    Assam flood situation deteriorates, 10 lakh people affected

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam deteriorated as incessant rains pounded the state today and four more persons lost their lives in it as the calamity affected nearly 10 lakh people in over 2,000 villages. The Dibrugarh administration has called in the Army to evacuate marooned people from different parts of the district, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in its flood report.

  • Farooq Abdullah

    Farooq Abdullah applies for LPG subsidy; PDP flays him

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah is in the midst of a controversy in the wake of his recent application for LPG subsidy, which was criticised by his rivals. Abdullah, the president of main opposition National Conference, has submitted a form for non-Aadhar based LPG subsidy transfer with Super Gas Sevice at Durga Nag, a distributor of HP Gas, on August 14 this year, an official of the gas agency

  • Suraj Pancholi-Athiya Shetty

    Athiya Shetty is ‘biggest support’ for Sooraj Pancholi

    Mumbai: Sooraj Pancholi considers Athiya Shetty, his heroine from their debut film “Hero”, as a huge support in the film industry. During a promotional visit to a college here, Sooraj and Athiya were asked to describe each other as a co-star.

  • There is no replacement for Akshay Kumar: Anees Bazmee

    Mumbai: Director Anees Bazmee, who is looking forward to the release of “Welcome Back” says there is no replacement for actor Akshay Kumar. In 2007, Anees entertained the audience with “Welcome” starring Akshay Kumar, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Feroz Khan and Katrina Kaif. Now, the director is back with its sequel “Welcome Back” but with some changes in casting. In the movie, John Abraham has replaced Akshay.

  • hardik-patel

    Hardik Patel’s Agitation Casts a Shadow on Narendra Modi ?

    Gujarat is unlikely be the same again as it was under the unchallenged leadership of Narendra Modi as State’s Chief Minister for over a decade. The recent incidents of agitation and subsequent violence invites one to ponder if the period under Modi’s rule was unreal or what is being witnessed at present is temporary and not in tune with Gujarat’s known and established character, and will disappear with the passage of time.

  • Bank Strike

    Banking services hit by day-long strike

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Banking services across the country were hit today by the day-long strike by 10 central trade unions and 14 bank unions, but workers of largest lender SBI and a few other banks stayed off the agitation. While an RBI spokesperson said the central bank’s unions did not participate in the strike and “there was no impact on the clearing operations”, its staff at some centres, including in the National Capital, joined