Free Press Journal
  • Sanjay Gupta

    Essel Vision backs out of three film deal with Sanjay Gupta

    Essel Vision, the creative and production studio of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEE), announced a multi-film deal to make its foray into mainstream commercial Hindi films, with Sanjay Gupta’s White Feather Films, of which the first was the recently released Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Irrfan Khan starrer Jazbaa. However, now we hear that Essel Vision has apparently backed out of the deal.

  • Shabana-Azmi

    Shabana Azmi lashes out at Ghulam Ali concerts cancellation in Mumbai

    Shabana Azmi is extremely angry with the abrupt cancellation of the Pakistani Ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali’s concert in Mumbai. She feels political parties should not interfere in cultural matters. “Shiv Sena should put its energies for the cause of farmers’ suicides, infant mortality and many other issues. But that requires hard work. So much easier to hit headlines by attacking artistes.” Baffled by the sudden turn-around in a cultural issue Shabana wonders, “What

  • Japan says may cut UNESCO funds over Nanjing massacre move

    Tokyo: Japan’s government said today that it is considering cutting funding for UNESCO after the United Nations world heritage body included documents on the World War II Nanjing Massacre in its Memory of the World register that Tokyo criticized as biased.

  • Japanese stocks fall 1.11 percent

    Tokyo: Japanese stocks fell 1.11 percent on Tuesday as investors locked in some of last week’s steep gains while awaiting fresh trading cues expected later in the week.  The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average was down 203.93 points, from last Friday at 18,234.74, Xinhua news agency reported.  Tokyo markets were closed on Monday for a holiday. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange moved 12.00 points

  • Amy Jackson

    Amy Jackson bags the lead role opposite Rajnikanth in Robot 2

    Amy Jackson’s rejuvenation in the film industry has just started. While her last South film I too was directed by Shankar, the actress will yet again collaborate with the director for his next, tentatively titled Robot 2 starring megastar Rajnikanth. The earlier Robot which had Aishwarya Rai Bachchan playing the lead actress and Rajnikanth played a dual role of a scientist and the robot. The sci-fi film, this time too, will be retaining all its

  • Protesting farmers decide to call off rail blockade

    Chandigarh: Protesting farmers in Punjab today decided to call off their seven-day ‘Rail Roko’ stir, which has crippled rail services in the state, but said their agitation against the Parkash Singh Badal government would continue in support of their demand for higher compensation.

  • BJP MP terms Dadri lynching a ‘small incident’, kicks up row

    New Delhi: BJP MP Satyapal Singh today kicked up a row with his remarks calling Dadri lynching a “small incident”, evoking strong reactions from Opposition parties, which said it was a reflection of the party’s “polarisation” strategy.

  • Maoist leader wanted for killing 50 people held in AP

    Hyderabad: A senior Maoist leader, carrying a reward of Rs 20 lakh on his head and wanted in connection with killing of around 50 people in three states, has been arrested by Andhra Pradesh Police. Y Shiva Reddy alias Kiran, who was involved in as many as 73 offences including killing of around 50 people – among them being a police inspector and two Home Guards – in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Chhattisgarh was

  • Returning Sahitya Akademi awards appears to be pre-planned move: Satyapal Singh

    New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Satyapal Singh on Tuesday said it appears to be a ‘pre-planned’ move by several prominent writers and poets to return their Sahitya Akademi awards, adding that the literary body or the Centre does not have anything to do with the recent incidents such as Kannada writer M.M. Kalburgi’s murder or Dadri lynching case.

  • FTii arrest

    FTII row: Gajendra Chauhan urges students to strike chord with Govt.

    New Delhi : Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) chairman Gajendra Chauhan on Tuesday appealed to the protesting students to arrive at an agreement in the upcoming meeting with the Information and Broadcasting Ministry so that the situation can return to normal at the institute. “I appeal to the FTII students to arrive at a consensus in their upcoming meeting with the ministry so that the strike ends and we work together

  • Mufti

    Mufti Mohammad Sayeed condemns attack on Sudheendra Kulkarni

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today condemned the paint smearing attack on ORF chairman Sudheendra Kulkarni, saying politics of hate has no place in a country like India. “Politics of hate has no place in a country like India. Those who think they can resort to political hooliganism and get away with it are living in a fool’s paradise,” Sayeed said here. Terming the attack on Kulkarni as unfortunate, Sayeed said

  • Thai junta says rebel rifts thwarting peace talks in south

    Bangkok: Thailand’s junta today said rifts within the largest and most violent rebel group in the kingdom’s deep south were overshadowing the prospect of fresh peace talks to end the 11-year insurgency.

  • Sensex down

    Sensex, Nifty open flat; TCS, ITC top gainers

    Mumbai : The market opened marginally lower with the Sensex down 33.62 points at 26855.55. Nifty on the other hand slipped 21.65 points trading at 8121.95. BHEL, L and T, Dr Reddy’s Labs, TCS and ITC were amongst the top gainers in the Sensex. Among the losers were Hindalco, Vedanta, Infosys, Tata Steel and ONGC. The Indian rupee declined further in early trade. The currency opened at 64.88 per dollar, down 13 paise compared

  • BJP-Shivsena

    No Sena-BJP alliance for KDMC polls

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena has decided to go it alone in the forthcoming Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation election and not have any tie-up with the BJP with which it shares power in the state and Centre.

  • NASA

    First nano-satellite functional: NASA

    Washington: A miniature satellite sent in the space aboard an Atlas V rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on October 8 is working fine, NASA has announced.

  • Philippines backs US plan to sail ship near Chinese island

    Manila: The Philippines today backed a reported US plan to challenge China’s territorial claims by deploying a Navy ship close to a Chinese-built island in the South China Sea, saying it was important for the international community to safeguard freedom of navigation in the disputed waters.