Free Press Journal
  • Mugdha Godse

    Would love to do a fiction show on TV: Mugdha Godse

    Panaji: Former beauty queen Mugdha Godse, who has worked in films like “Fashion” and “All the Best: Fun Begins”, says she would love to do a fiction show on television as the small screen industry is growing very vast and has “beautiful” content.

  • Anupam Kher

    I’d love to work with Aamir again: Anupam Kher

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who was at the forefront of slamming Aamir Khan’s views on intolerance in the country, says he’d love to work with the actor-producer, whom he has now called a “dear friend”.

  • Tabu did not shoot in Kashmir for `Fitoor`

    New Delhi: Noted bollywood actress Tabu, who will be soon seen in Abhishek Kapoor’s ‘Fitoor’, has clarified the air on filming for her latest in the beautiful locales of Kashmir.

  • Dilip Kumar to forgo birthday celebrations for Chennai

    Mumbai: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who will turn 93 on Friday, says he won’t celebrate his special day as he is saddened by the tragedy in Chennai, a city he wanted to adopt as his “second home”.

  • Vodafone

    Vodafone launches 4G services in India starting with Kochi

    New Delhi: Vodafone India today entered the 4G services arena, starting with Kochi, as it looks to take on market leader Bharti Airtel and the upcoming launch by Reliance Jio Infocomm. The country’s second largest mobile operator will shortly launch the services in Trivandrum and Calicut. While, it plans to launch 4G in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata by March next year.

  • Chidambaram

    HC judgement in Herald case ‘incomprehensible’: Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said the Delhi High Court judgement in the National Herald case is “incomprehensible”. “HC judgement in National Herald case incomprehensible as it says “what species of criminal offence is not required to be seen at this stage”,” he said in a series of tweets.

  • ‘Need for innovations and creation of sustainable ecosystem: FICCI

    New Delhi: Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology has underlined the need for grass root solutions to the economic and societal problems and called for frugal innovations while maintaining their functionality, quality and accessibility.

  • Import restrictions led to rise in gold smuggling: Govt

    New Delhi: Import restrictions on gold led to a rise in its smuggling and the various ways adopted to illicitly bring in the precious metal in the country include concealment in passenger’s body, aircraft, baggage and smuggling at land borders and coastal areas, Parliament was informed today.

  • Arun Jaitley

    CBDT switching to computer-assisted tax scrutiny: Jaitley

    New Delhi: The process of selecting tax cases for scrutiny on a random basis is being replaced by a system-based centralised approach, the government today said. “It may be clarified that for the past several years, the process of selection of cases for scrutiny on a random basis has been dispensed away with,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley informed the Rajya Sabha.

  • Comprehensive immigration reforms in US unlikely: Nasscom

    Bengaluru: IT industry body Nasscom today said it is unlikely that any comprehensive immigration reforms will take place in the US in immediate future, but it does not mean that threats of such arbitrary actions are non-existent. “Currently, based on our information, we understand that it is unlikely that any comprehensive immigration reforms will take place in the immediate future in the US,” Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar told PTI.

  • Economy

    Sensex falls to 3-month low; down 220 pts as commodities drag

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex slipped for a fifth straight session today to close at a three-month low of 25,310.33 by tumbling about 220 points as oil dropping to multi-year lows hit domestic commodity stocks. Moreover, fresh concerns over passing of key reform bills like GST dampened the sentiment. Besides, sustained foreign funds outflows and weakness in the rupee added to the rout.

  • Sonia Gandhi

    Lok Sabha adjourned amid Congress protests 

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Tuesday due to repeated protests by Congress members following the Delhi High Court summons to Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in a case of cheating involving the National Herald.

  • 56 pc rise in transfer of police officials for ‘misconduct’: Govt

    New Delhi: There has been around 56 per cent increase in cases of police officials being transferred or sent to district lines for alleged misconduct and dereliction. While as many as 12 officials were subjected to major punishment, 347 were subjected to minor punishment till November 30 this year, Lok Sabha was informed today.

  • National Herald: Government hits out at Congress for parl ruckus

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday hit out at the Congress after the opposition party disrupted proceedings in both the houses of parliament to protest the National Herald case. “We don’t understand what has suddenly happened to the Congress? They are not letting the house function. It is undemocratic, unethical. The government has nothing to do with the case,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu told reporters outside parliament complex.

  • 1.57 L minority women given leadership training under central scheme

    New Delhi: The government has imparted training to more than 1.57 lakh women under Nai Roshni, a leadership development scheme for minority women, since its inception three years ago, Rajya Sabha was informed today. Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, in response to questions on the number of beneficiaries of the scheme, said a total of 1,57,823 women belonging to minority communities were imparted training.

  • HC allows Shivaji Park Gymkhana to hold events at Shivaji Park

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today allowed Shivaji Park Gymkhana Club to hold a fund-raising function for a cricket camp on December 25 and December 31, subject to certain conditions including adhering to noise pollution rules. The permission was granted by a bench headed by Justice V M Kanade on a plea made by the club’s lawyer Ravi Gadagkar.

  • Ex-Bangla Prez arrives in WB, lauds Modi for Enclave Exchange

    Cooch Behar (WB): Former Bangladesh President H M Ershad, who arrived here today on way to his ancestral house at Dinhata, praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his initiative in making the long-awaited Enclave Exchange issue a reality. The way Indian Parliament passed the Bill on Enclave Exchange was very praiseworthy, he said, adding “It touched the hearts of Bangladesh people. It was possible due to the initiative taken by Prime Minister Narendra