Free Press Journal
  • Ranveer Singh

    Ranveer Singh locked as lead actor of ‘Befikre’

    Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh has been chosen to play the lead role in Aditya Chopra’s directorial comeback “Befikre”. The announcement itself was as unique as the way the plans of the Yash Raj Films (YRF) project were revealed.

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    ‘Jazbaa’ out-and-out roller coaster ride for Irrfan, Aishwarya

    New Delhi: Actors Irrfan Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who are starring in Sanjay Gupta’s “Jazbaa”, say the film “is a roller coaster ride” and they did not find anything difficult or challenging in portraying their characters on-screen. “There was no difficulty in this movie. There was always fun and excitement…’Jazbaa’ is not a film where you are deciphering a role or trying to understand somebody by going into the psyche of the

  • Coal India’s Magadh mine may produce 51 mtpa by 2020

    New Delhi: Coal India’s Magadh mine in Jharkhand, which started production last month, could well become Asia’s biggest by 2019-20, with the output from the block pegged at around 51 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). “The production from Magadh mine in Chatra district of Jharkhand may be around 51 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) by 2019-20,” a Coal Ministry official said.

  • Indian Rupee

    Rupee ends at 65.41 vs US dollar, down 12 paise

    Mumbai: Snapping its last 5-day winning spree against the US dollar, the rupee today fell by 12 paise to close at 65.41 on fresh demand for the American currency from banks and importers on the back of higher greenback overseas. However, good foreign capital inflows in view of strong domestic equity market failed to restrict the rupee fall, a forex dealer said.

  • Narendra Modi

    India “bright spot” for investment: Narendra Modi

    Bengaluru: Positioning India as a “bright spot” for investment in the current global slowdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said it makes strong business sense to be in the country, assuring investors of simple and predictable tax regime as well as IPR protection. He also said government hopes to roll out the Goods and Services Tax next year. “We have introduced the GST Bill in Parliament; we hope to roll it out in

  • Coal

    CBI asks how an accused in coal scam case got a passport

    New Delhi: An accused in a coal scam case was today caught in a tricky situation in a special court when CBI objected to his plea seeking nod to travel abroad, asking how he had got a passport issued without intimating the authorities about the criminal case pending against him. As soon as application of accused Gyan Swaroop Garg, chargesheeted by CBI along with former MP Naveen Jindal and 13 others, came up

  • 250 tonnes of imported onion reach India, prices may cool

    New Delhi: The first tranche of 250 tonnes of onions imported by the government has already arrived while the entire consignment of 2,000 tonnes will arrive by the end of this week, which will help boost domestic supplies and check rising retail prices.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Congress dismisses RSS claim against Rahul as ‘patent lie’

    New Delhi;: Congress today dismissed as a “patent lie” a report in the RSS mouthpiece which claimed that party vice-president Rahul Gandhi drew daily parliamentary allowance despite being absent from the House during his 56- day sabbatical earlier this year. “Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi did not draw any daily allowance during the period when he did not attend the Parliament. To impute otherwise, as is being sought to be done by RSS in

  • beer

    Cafes in Mumbai serving you pints of joy

    Mumbai has become a food hub with its growing number of restaurants, bars, cafes and other dining joints. However history speaks for itself if you happen to come across the oldest cafes in Mumbai that have been serving alcohol since pre-independence period. Some of these have crossed hundred years and are still standing strong. They have been running traditionally or have got their look changed. But they are known to be the legendary

  • My arrest is “BJP sponsored litigation” says Bharti; seeks bail

    New Delhi: AAP leader Somnath Bharti today termed the domestic violence and attempt to murder case against him as a “BJP-sponsored litigation” and sought bail before a Delhi court, as the police opposed it saying he was an influential person who could hamper the probe.

  • A K Antony

    Cong accuses BJP of inciting intolerance in people’s minds

    Kochi: Rattled by BJP’s move to constitute a third front in Kerala, ruling Congress-led UDF today turned its leadership conclave here to target saffron outfits with leaders led by A K Antony asking their followers to check the threat of communal polarisation which “is the agenda of the Narendra Modi government”.

  • BJP running without ‘neta, niti and niyat’ in Bihar: Nitish

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in panic without leader, policy and intention in Bihar. “BJP in panic-without neta, niti & niyat in Bihar & facing defeat they’re brazenly attempting to communalize & mask it with Modi’s rhetorics,” he tweeted.

  • BJP urges EC to probe age discrepancy in the case of Lalu sons

    Patna: The age discrepancy in the affidavits of two sons of RJD President Lalu Prasad in which the younger one has been mentioned as one year older than his elder brother, is snowballing into a controversy with the BJP urging the Election Commission to probe the papers of the younger brother, Tejaswi Prasad Yadav.

  • Azam Khan

    SP defends Azam Khan, says BJP responsible for tension in UP

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Tuesday defended its cabinet minister Azam Khan’s comment of taking the Dadri lynching case to the United Nations, even as BJP MP Adityanath questioned his nationality.

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    UP submits report on Dadri lynching, no mention of beef eating

    New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government has submitted a report to the Centre on the lynching of a Muslim man in Dadri but made no mention of “beef consumption or cow slaughter” rumours having triggered the killing of Mohammad Iqlakh. The report sent to the Home Ministry said Iqlakh and his son Danish were attacked by some unidentified people over unconfirmed allegations of having consumed “pratibandhit pashu ka maans” (meat of an animal

  • Pyaar Ka Punchnama

    ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2’ debutante wants Salman’s blessings 

    New Delhi: Actor Omkar Kapoor, who is making his debut as a lead actor in forthcoming film “Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2”, says he wants to show the Luv Ranjan directorial to veteran actors Anil Kapoor, Sridevi and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, with whom he has worked as a child artiste earlier.

  • rudramadevi

    Rudhramadevi’ Tamil version to release on October 16

    Chennai: The Tamil dubbed version of Anushka Shetty-starrer historical drama “Rudhramadevi”, a stereoscopic 3D film, will release a week after it releases in Telugu and Hindi. “Rudhramadevi” will hit the screens worldwide in Telugu and Hindi on Friday.

  • Vijender Singh

    Can’t wait to start new life with pro debut: Vijender Singh

    Manchester: The transition from amateur to professional has not been an easy one but star Indian boxer Vijender Singh cannot wait for the beginning of a new life when he makes his pro debut on October 10 against Englishman Sonny Whiting.

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    One poor show per year reminds T20 is not about brain: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    Cuttack: Having slumped to an embarrassing T20 series defeat against South Africa, limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that “one bad performance per year” serves him a timely reminder that one should not use “too much brain” in shortest format.

  • Captain Nick Price hopes to see Presidents Cup in India

    Incheon: Nick Price, the captain of the International team, heaped praise on Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri and said that he hoped to see the  Presidents Cup in India in the near future.