Free Press Journal
  • Saddened at intolerance: Mamata

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she was “saddened” at the level of intolerance in the country and encouraged people to “act for unity”.

  • FIR against Lalu for remarks on PM Modi, Amit Shah

    Patna/Muzaffarpur: Two FIRs have been lodged against RJD chief Lalu Prasad for allegedly making objectionable remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, officials said today. “An FIR was lodged against Lalu Prasad yesterday with Sachivalaya police station in Patna for allegedly making remarks of ‘narbhakshi’ (cannibal) and ‘pagal’ (mad) against BJP President Amit Shah…The FIR was lodged on the basis of the report of a magistrate,” Additional Chief Electoral

  • Rajkumar Hirani

    Have cracked the idea for ‘Munnabhai’ third part, says Hirani

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani is working on the third instalment of his famous “Munna Bhai” franchise. The first movie, “Munnabhai MBBS”, in 2003 marked Hirani’s directorial debut and was a hit at the box-office. It was followed by a successful sequel, 2006’s “Lage Raho Munna Bhai”. The third part was announced a few years ago but it is only now the director has cracked its script.

  • India prospered as it has power to tolerate: President

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said India has prospered due to its power to assimilate and tolerate.  “Our country has thrived due to its power of assimilation and tolerance. Our pluralistic character has stood the test of time,” Mukherjee said while speaking at the golden jubilee celebrations of the Delhi High Court at Vigyan Bhavan here.

  • Huma Qureshi, Radhika Apte and Swara Bhaskar to feature in X Past Is Present

    What happens when three power house performers come together for a project? Well that is exactly what the audience will be treated to with the upcoming film X: Past Is Present. In fact the film which will be helmed by 11 directors will feature Huma Qureshi, Radhika Apte and Swara Bhaskar in a story that is a bold passion play of man-woman relationships.

  • Two ex-bankers convicted by HC in 1992 stock market scam

    Mumbai: A special court has convicted two former bank officials for cheating, criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of public funds in the 1992 Harshad Mehta stock market scam after observing that the accused persons’ acts can be termed as ‘anti-national’. Justice Roshan Dalvi, presiding over a special court set up to conduct trial of offences relating to Transactions in Securities Act on October 29 convicted M S Srinivasan, the then Chief Manager

  • chandrakant khaire

    Is it a crime to save temples: Sena on MP assaulting official

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena today defended its Aurangabad MP Chandrakant Khaire who allegedly roughed up and abused a civic official for demolishing a temple as per court orders. Civic official Ramesh Mundlod who based on High Court orders, led a demolition drive including that of illegal temples in a suburb of Aurangabad, was allegedly abused and roughed up by Khaire recently.

  • Boy George

    Boy George says he ‘slept’ with Prince!

    Washington D.C.: Singer Boy George revealed that he slept with Prince during filming of `The Voice` which shocked the audience so much that filming had to be stopped. According to reports, when the fellow judges Will.i.am, Ricky Wilson and Paloma Faith were discussing the impressive performers they had worked with over the years, Faith mentioned collaborating with Prince, to which, George said “Oh darling, I’ve slept with him,” People Magazine reports. Sources reveal that the

  • Indian grandfather assault case: US court to watch video again

    Washington: A US court conducting the retrial of an American police officer accused of violently assaulting a 58-year-old Indian man has asked once again to watch the video showing the incident which left the grandfather partially paralysed. “It’s not only police lives that matter. All lives matter. The defence says the community must respect police, but the police must earn the respect of the community,” Assistant US Attorney Robert Posey said yesterday during

  • Twitter

    Twitter to encash millions of logged-out users

    New York: Millions of visitors who access Twitter’s news, events, and entertainment updates through its home page, and those who access tweets through Google search, are among Twitter’s biggest missed revenue opportunities. Now the company is planning to attempt to make money off people who do not log in, Digital Trends reported.

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    No personal celebration in swinging, dancing, says Big B

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says stars don’t seek “personal celebration” by swinging and dancing on “grandiose sets”, instead they try to spread joy through their gigs. “Let not the fanfare and the celebratory designs set you on a path of personal celebration…they are not…we swing and dance for those that have brought music and life into the lives of others less fortunate…ignored and without ever a hope of being celebrated,” Amitabh posted on

  • Salman Khan

    Salman Khan ‘uncomfortable’ with clothes

    Ahmedabad: His fans go crazy in theatres when he takes off his shirt and it turns out to be one of the selling points of his movies but few people know that Salman Khan is “uncomfortable” wearing clothes. The superstar admits that he and his father Salim Khan prefer to don “minimum clothing” at home.

  • Lack of sleep may zap cell growth, brain activity

    New York: Besides making you tired, lack of adequate sleep can short-circuit your system and interfere with a fundamental cellular process that drives physical growth, physiological adaptation and even brain activity, new research has found.

  • China Quake

    12,000 houses damaged in moderate China quake

    Beijing: Over 12,000 houses have sustained varying levels of damage after a moderate 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit a small town in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, officials said today. The earthquake hit the small town of Datianba yesterday and shook Changning County under Baoshan City at a depth of 10 kilometres. No casualties have been reported.

  • Usher

    Usher gets inspired by son’s battle with diabetes

    Los Angeles: Singer Usher said he is in awe of his seven-year-old son, as he battles diabetes. A year after his son Usher V was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, the 37-year-old singer opened up about his feelings when he sees his boy inject himself with insulin daily, reported Contact Music.

  • Angela Merkel

    Merkel to hold talks with coalition partners on refugee crisis

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold emergency talks with the leaders of her two coalition partners over the weekend in a bid to resolve a dispute over tackling the refugee crisis, which is threatening to tear apart her two­year old government, as thousands of asylum­ seekers continued to stream into this country.

  • Donald Trump

    Donald Trump asks Disney to hire back fired workers

    Washington: Republican US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has asked Entertainment giant Walt Disney to hire back every employee they replaced with low-wage H-1B workers, including Indians, and vowed to take action against firms that replace American workers if elected to the top job.

  • Belkin India

    Belkin India set to showcase new range at ‘Auto Performance Show’

    Mumbai: Belkin India, a leading provider of award winning products such as the mobile accessories for smart phones, tablet PCs, and laptops is set to showcase their outstanding new range of ‘In-car solutions’ at the Auto Performance Show from October 29th to November 1, 2015 in Mumbai.

  • Sheena case: Judicial custody of Indrani, others extended

    Mumbai: A metropolitan magistrate court here extended the judicial custody of Indrani Mukerjea–prime accused in Sheena Bora murder case–and two others till November 7 after their 12-day remand ended today. This was the first time when all the three accused –Indrani Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai–were produced before the court after CBI took over the investigations in the case last month.