Free Press Journal
  • 2,000 episodes on, ‘Balika Vadhu’ still questions societal norms

    Mumbai: “Balika Vadhu”, which is said to have become the country’s first drama series to cross the 2,000-episode mark, has continued to raise concerns about societal issues like child marriage, domestic abuse, marital rape and even remarriage. The Colors’ show has attempted to showcase the realities of rural India, and took a stand towards women empowerment through its strong female protagonists and even encouraged girl child education.

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    Randeep, Richa get cozy at trailer launch of their new film 

    Randeep Hooda is someone who gets into the nerve of the character he plays and this time he has out done himself. We all know that he plays the serial killer Charles Shobhraj in his next film, MAIN AUR CHARLES. Well, Shobhraj was known for his flamboyant appeal and charm and Randeep just showed his at the trailer launch when he got cozy with his co-star RichaChadda.

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    Talvar’s pre-production cost equals post-production

    Mumbai: The effort in opening different facets of the murder of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar and her family’s domestic servant Hemraj on the big screen with “Talvar” was arduous. The film’s makers had to do extensive research over two years to make the film a reality, says one of the producers.

  •  A special screening of SHAANDAR for Jhalak family? 

    With Shahid’s upcoming film- SHAANDAAR, which is set to release soon, we wonder if the actor will treat the crew by hosting a special screening for them. Shahid Kapoor is bonding big time with all the contestant of Jhalak Dikhlaja Reloaded, on which he is a judge. The whole Jhalak crew has become like an extended family for Shahid.

  • Jacqueline Fernandez

    Taking Control! Jacqueline Fernandez

    She is ethereal in front of the lens and more so when we sit to talk about films, family, friends and fortune today. Everyone’s favourite, JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ in conversation with PRATHISHTA MALHOTRA.

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    ‘Calendar Girls’ not just about skin show: Madhur Bhandarkar

    Mumba: National award-winning director Madhur Bhandarkar, who is gearing for his next release “Calendar Girls”, said the film is not just about skin show but there is much more to it. Known for making women-centric films, Madhur’s film “Calendar Girls” is a take on the life of calendar models.

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    Coal scam: Court directs CBI to supply documents to accused

    New Delhi: A special court today directed CBI to supply all deficient papers to the accused in a coal block allocation scam case in which former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and others were summoned. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar also allowed the plea of defence counsel to inspect the documents of the case. During the hearing, Senior Public Prosecutor A P Singh filed a consolidated list of documents and statements being relied

  • Bank’s ability to change ownership of stressed firms enhanced

    Mumbai:RBI today allowed banks to upgrade credit facilities of borrowing entities whose ownership has been changed outside strategic debt restructuring scheme (SDR) to “Standard” category upon change in ownership. This, RBI said is being done to further enhance banks’ ability to bring in a change in ownership of borrowing entities which are under stress primarily due to “operational/ managerial inefficiencies” despite substantial sacrifices made by the lending banks.

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    No power tariff hike in Delhi, CM credits it to honest politics

    New Delhi: For the first time since 2011, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) today announced no hike in power rates in the city at the end of its annual tariff determination process, prompting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to ascribe it to “honest politics”.

  • Uber ups customer privacy, introduces number masking in India

    New Delhi: After Ola, taxi aggregator app Uber has now introduced the number masking feature on its platform to ensure that mobile numbers of its customers remain undisclosed to drivers. “We are deploying our disguised phone number technology in India. This ensures that all calls between riders and driver-partners are connected using anonymous phone numbers — so both sides can communicate with each other to coordinate a pick-up without revealing their personal phone

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    Gionee power packs the latest Pioneer P3S with strong build and stylish looks! 

    New Delhi: Gionee Smartphones, a Global Leader in Mobile Manufacturing and Design announced the availability of the Gionee Pioneer P3S in India. Focusing on the solid build and smooth touch, Gionee’s latest offering the Pioneer P3S aims to create a better future for people and open a whole new world of possibilities.

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    Former Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin picks up stake in Saavn

    New Delhi: Former Vodafone Global CEO Arun Sarin has picked up minority stake in music streaming company Saavn for an undisclosed amount. This is the second investment by Sarin, after taxi aggregator app Ola, in the Indian startup ecosystem in the last three months. “There is a huge opportunity that I see in the Indian Internet space. The growth that one has seen in the smartphone market is phenomenal and falling data rates

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    Angela Merkel says benefits of migration greater than risks

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the potential benefits resulting from the influx of migrants and refugees far outweighs any dangers. Merkel told German lawmakers Thursday that “the opportunities are much bigger than the risks, we just have to recognise and use them.”

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    BJP, Cong spar over Rahul’s US visit

    New Delhi: Sparring over Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the US intensified today with the BJP claiming the conference he was to attend had got over in July, triggering a sharp rebuttal from Congress which stuck to its stand and said he would be back much before campaigning for Bihar polls gets underway.

  • Joint, muscular pain common after dengue: Doctors

    New Delhi: Joint and muscular pain for several days after recovering from dengue is common, health experts said on Thursday. They urged people to consume food items containing Vitamin D and E for speedy recovery.

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    High Court ticks Hardik over his “abduction claim”

    Ahmedabad: Expressing doubts over his “abduction” claim, the Gujarat High Court today came down heavily on the Patel quota spearhead Hardik Patel and warned him and his lawyer of contempt action, stating no one can take the court “for a ride”. A bench of Justices M R Shah and K J Thaker, hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by Hardik’s aide, said no opinion is made on it as prima facie the court

  • BMC notice to 3 actors on dengue breeding areas in their homes

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has served notices to three Bollywood actors and a singer after their residences in suburban Juhu and Malabar Hill here were found to be breeding grounds for mosquitoes

  • Narendra Modi shakes hands with Nawaz Sharif

    Xi starts trip on opposite coast; Modi unlikely to meet Sharif

    New York: Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a visit to the US which mirrors that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who started off on the East Coast and heads West, while the former landed in Seattle on the West Coast.

  • Now, 3D printed vehicle that powers a house

    Washington: Researchers have demonstrated that a wireless technology allows power to flow in either direction between a 3D-printed solar-powered building and natural-gas-powered hybrid electric vehicle. The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) demonstration has been unveiled at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).