Free Press Journal
  • 8 injured in clash over harassment of woman in UP

    Muzaffarnagar: Eight persons were injured in a clash between two groups allegedly over harassment of a woman at Kakroli village in the district, police said today. Four persons have been arrested in connection with the clash which took place yesterday, they said. Nitin and Niraj Kumar entered into a confrontation over the alleged harassment of the woman last month. The argument later turned in a violent clash between the two groups, police said. Sharp weapons, lathis and

  • Girish Shankar assumes charge as Secretary of Department of Official Languages

    New Delhi : Girish Shankar took charge as Secretary, Department of Official Languages, under the Ministry of Home Affairs, on Thursday. A 1982 batch IAS officer of the Bihar cadre, Shankar was earlier working as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism. He replaces Sanjay Kumar Srivastava who has joined as Secretary, Coordination and Public Grievances at the Cabinet Secretariat.

  • 7 Best places in Mumbai for Kebabs

    Which non-vegetarian foodie can resist the luring temptation of the kebabs? The succulent and juicy cut of meat, cooked on a skewer on open flame. The spices of India also add a new dimension to the kebabs. In Mumbai, we have foodies and meat lovers who go to different places that offer the best Kebabs in town.

  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui

    Happy people have accepted me as solo hero: Nawazuddin

    New Delhi: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is happy that the audience has finally accepted him as a solo hero with the success of his latest film “Manjhi: The Mountain Man”. The film was based on the life of Dashrath Manjhi, a poor labourer in Gehlaur village (Bihar), who carved a path through a mountain with only a hammer and chisel in his wife’s memory.

  • Woman lodges FIR for unnatural sexual offences against husband

    Etah: A newly married woman lodged an FIR for unnatural sexual offences against her husband and also alleged that she was gangraped by seven persons in Kotwali city, police said. The accused husband has been identified as Yogendra, who is a resident of Oraiya Itawah district. The woman alleges that on the non-fulfillment of dowry demands, Yogendera came her house here and had unnatural sex with her, they said. She was also gangraped by seven

  • Amitabh bachchan

    Celebrity is an insecure individual: Amitabh Bachchan

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan believes being a celebrity means living in isolation and insecurity. The 72-year-old actor, who has been in the Hindi film industry for more than four decades, said “repercussions or pressures” sometime affect celebrities’ career. “Celebrity is an insecure vulnerable and utterly isolated individual… They shall agree because of repercussions or pressures that may upset the flow of one career one opportunity… And so they do…,” he wrote on his

  • dibakar Banerjee

    I’m producing ‘Titli’ as I couldn’t direct it: Dibakar

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee says he is co-producing “Titli” as he couldn’t have directed it with the “intensity, talent and vision” as his protege Kanu Behl, who’s making his directorial debut with the film. This is for the first time that Banerjee has produced a film for his assistant director.

  • Oommen Chandy

    Kochi Metro to be completed in record time: Chandy

    Kochi: The Rs.5,180 crore Kochi metro project, which is expected to resolve travel woes in the commercial capital of Kerala, would be completed in record time, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Thursday.

  • Uday Chopra

    Uday Chopra, Gaurav Gera ‘not going’ to ‘Bigg Boss’

    Mumbai: Actor-producer Uday Chopra and “Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin” fame Gaurav Gera love the Salman Khan-hosted “Bigg Boss”, but have denied that they will be joining it as contestants in the reality show’s new season. “Bigg Boss”, the Indian version of international popular reality show “Celebrity Big Brother”, is set to launch its new season. But Uday and Gaurav won’t participate in it.

  • Cost-effective catalyst converts CO2 into natural gas

    London: Scientists have developed a new cost-effective method that can convert greenhouse gas CO2 into natural gas and also help store renewable energy. Research at the Leiden University in the Netherlands shows how this process can be implemented in a cost-effective and controllable way.

  • Aus to encourage cos to participate in mines auction in India

    New Delhi: Australia has assured India on encouraging its mining companies including giants such as Rio Tinto and BHP Bilton to participate in the mines auction scheduled to commence in October-November. The topic was discussed in a meeting held yesterday between Steel and Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and his Australian counterpart, Minister for Industry, Science and Resources Ian Macfarlane, an official statement said today.

  • Indrani, Peter Mukerjea

    Peter Mukerjea grilled; Indrani reaches police station

    Mumbai: Former Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea, husband of accused Indrani Mukerjea in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, underwent a fresh round of questioning today and is likely to be confronted with his wife.

  • Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger

    Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger split

    Los Angeles: Singer Avril Lavigne and husband Chad Kroeger have announced their separation after two years of marriage.

  • Madhoo

    Excited to work with Prakash Raj: Madhoo

    Chennai: Actress Madhoo, last seen in Kannada hit “Ranna”, is excited to be teaming up with veteran actor Prakash Raj in a yet-untitled project in the language.  I’m really looking forward to work with Prakash Raj. I’m so excited. I’m not allowed to divulge any more information. It’s going to be another interesting project as it features a fresh star cast,” Madhoo told IANS. Having made a successful comeback in 2013 after

  • Katrina kaif

    Yet to see enough female-driven films: Katrina Kaif

    New Delhi: The disparity in the remuneration of female actors versus the male actors in India, has now attracted a reaction from Katrina Kaif. She says the industry is yet to see enough female-driven films, which can help them ask producers for a certain fee upfront.

  • Anil Kapoor

    Sonam, Hrithik’s music video is fantastic: Anil Kapoor

    New Delhi: Anil Kapoor is mighty impressed by his daughter Sonam and Hrithik Roshan’s music video “Dheere Dheere”, a new version of the popular track from 1990 block-buster “Aashiqui”.

  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift’s new video criticised for being ‘racist’

    Los Angeles: Singer Taylor Swift’s latest music video for her new single “Wildest dreams” is being battered by critics who claim it is racist and pandering to “rich white fantasies” from a colonial era.

  • Arun Jaitley

    CBDT asks officials not to pursue pending MAT cases

    New Delhi: Days after the government decided to exempt foreign funds from tax on profits earned before April 1, the CBDT today issued a circular asking its fields officers to keep in abeyance pending assessments and not to recover any outstanding demand.