Free Press Journal
  • Will wait for Akademi decision to return Sahitya award: Seth

    New Delhi: Eminent novelist Vikram Seth has said he was keenly awaiting the outcome of Sahitya Akademi’s upcoming emergency meeting to decide whether or not to give up award conferred on him by the literary body. “In the Akademi there is so much inaction in the face of recent dreadful events like death of writers because they have spoken their mind. It is not fair in advance to malign or prejudge what the

  • Alia Bhatt

    Sidharth has become happier, more comfortable: Alia Bhatt

    New Delhi: Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra began their Bollywood journey together three years ago and the actress, who is rumoured to be dating the actor, is happy to see him transform into a happier and easier person now. The “Student of the Year” co-stars will be seen sharing screen space in filmmaker Karan Johar’s upcoming family film “Kapoor and Sons”.

  • French footballer Djibril Cisse retires

    Paris: Former French international striker Djibril Cisse has announced his retirement from football. “You have to listen to your body – it is finished, yes. I can no longer play football at a high level,” Efe quoted the 34-year-old as saying on Tuesday. Cisse added that he is undergoing a hip replacement operation in January. The announcement comes days after the former Liverpool and Lazio player was arrested and then released as part

  • Supriya Pathak returning to TV with new daily soap

    Mumbai: Veteran actress Supriya Pathak is making her comeback to the small screen with upcoming daily soap “Jaane Kya Hoga Rama Re”. Pathak, 54, who was last seen on “Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai” , will be playing the lead role on the Life OK’s show. “I was very hesitant to accept a daily show as it takes up a lot of time and I wasn’t happy with the content. But the script

  • Bashar Al Assad makes surprise visit to Moscow

    Moscow: Syria’s embattled President Bashar al-Assad travelled to Moscow for his first foreign trip since the conflict broke out in his country in 2011, holding key talks on the crisis with President Vladimir Putin.

  • Tabu has shown interest in ’24’: Abhinay Deo

    Mumbai: Versatile actress Tabu is likely to be a part of Anil Kapoor’s much awaited second season of television show “24”. Director Abhinay Deo will soon be back with espionage drama “24”. A lot of names are being speculated to feature in the show, including that of Tabu, Prachi Desai, Akshaye Khanna and Urmila Matondkar.

  • IAF chopper makes emergency landing in Mumbai

    Mumbai: An Indian Air Force (IAF) MI-17 helicopter made an emergency landing on a ground in the congested central business district of Bandra-Kurla Complex here on Wednesday afternoon, officials said. There were no casualties.

  • Shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap enter French Open second round

    Paris : World number one shuttler Saina Nehwal cruised into the second round of the French Open Super Series with a straight set win over Michelle Li in the women’s singles contest on Wednesday. The top-seeded Indian claimed a 21-18, 21-13 win over Canadian reigning Commonwealth Games champion Li in a contest that lasted 42 minutes. In the men’s singles, eighth seed Parupalli Kashyap claimed a 21-11, 22-20 win over resilient Thomas Rouxel to

  • Harbhajan Singh

    We have to be smarter than the last 3 games: Harbhajan Singh

    Chennai: Faced with a do-or-die situation against South Africa in tomorrow’s fourth ODI, senior Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh today said his team’s bowlers will have to be smarter than what they have been so far in the series.

  • ‘Jack Reacher 2’ gets official title

    Los Angeles: The second instalment of Tom Crui-starrer “Jack Reacher” has been officially titled “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”. The movie has officially begun filming in New Orleans, reported Aceshowbiz. Cruise, 53, is back as the titular hero. The movie will reunite the star with Edward Zwick, who directed him in “The Last Samurai”. Richard Wenk (‘The Equalizer’) and Marshall Herskovitz (‘The Last Samurai’) are tapped to write the screenplay of the movie,

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Big B requests UP government to redirect pension amount to charity

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has urged the Uttar Pradesh government to redirect the pension amount of Rs.50,000, which each member of his family was supposed to get every month, to “any noble charitable scheme or cause that benefits the poor and the needy”.

  • Amber Rose

    Amber slams magazine for calling her Kanye’s ‘infamous ex’

    Los Angeles: Model-actress Amber Rose was clearly unhappy when she learned that an article featuring her in a magazine dubbed her as rapper Kanye West’s “infamous ex” and Wiz Khalifa’s “baby mama.” Rose took to Instagram on Tuesday to slam GQ magazine, which had originally published the article, reports aceshowbiz.com.

  • 7,000 earthen lamps used for ‘Prem Ratan…’ song

    Mumbai: Even as superstar Salman Khan’s “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” continues to create immense hype ahead of its release, a new song titled “Jalte diye” from the forthcoming film will mesmerise viewers with over 7,000 diyas (earthen lamps) picturised in the sequence.

  • dinesh trivedi

    Rlys may go into ‘debt-trap, become Air India’: Trivedi

    Mumbai: Railways, the country’s largest employer, may go into a “debt-trap” and “become an Air India” due to the present Suresh Prabhu-led ministry’s policy of borrowing, former rail minister Dinesh Trivedi said while sounding a strong note of caution on the issue of a dip in its revenue. “I think railways is absolutely in the dumps… railways is going the Air India way, in short. You can perhaps live without Air India, but

  • Toyota recalls 6.5 mn vehicles globally over window defect

    Tokyo: Toyota said today it was recalling 6.5 million vehicles worldwide over a power window glitch that presented a fire risk, the latest in a string of such moves by the Japanese auto giant. In recent months, Toyota has recalled nearly 10 million vehicles outfitted with defective air bags that have been linked to several deaths globally. A driver’s side power window master switch could short circuit and cause parts to overheat and

  • Flipkart

    Flipkart names Samardeep Subandh as Chief Marketing Officer

    Bengaluru: Homegrown e-commerce giant Flipkart today announced the appointment of Samardeep Subandh as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). In his role as CMO, Samar will be the primary custodian of the Flipkart brand. His focus will be on gaining deeper customer insights, raising the level of customer centricity and driving high level of creativity and quality in all communication, the company said in a release.

  • World’s first hotel standard for Muslim travellers launched

    Dubai: The world’s first online hotel reference tool dedicated to Muslim travellers has been launched in Abu Dhabi. Salam Standard provides Muslim travellers with a one-of-a-kind reference tool, enabling them to choose Muslim-friendly accommodation that adheres to their Islamic principles, said its creator Faeez Fadhlillah, the CEO and co-founder of one of Asia Pacific’s leading travel and tourism companies, Lagisatu Travel Sdn Bhd.

  • Police remove Shiv Sena hoardings that taunt Modi

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police today removed large hoardings of the Shiv Sena which taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi while glorifying its  founder leader Bal Thackeray. Mumbai Police brought down the hoardings in a bid to prevent clashes between the Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which are in a coalition government in Maharashtra but whose ties have worsened in recent times. The hoardings came up on the eve of the Sena’s annual