Free Press Journal
  • Mamata greets Big B, Goutam Ghose for National Awards

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday congratulated megastar Amitabh Bachchan on winning the Best Actor award for “Piku”, and filmmaker Goutam Ghose for bagging the Best Bengali Film honour for “Sankhachil” at the 63rd National Film Awards.

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    ‘Baahubali’ named Best Feature Film of 2015

    New Delhi: Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli’s southern magnum opus “Baahubali: The Beginning”, starring Prabhas and Rana Daggubati in the lead, was on Monday named the Best Feature Film at the 63rd National Film Awards that were announced here.

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    Very happy with National Award for ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’: Kabir Khan

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Kabir Khan is ecstatic that his Salman Khan starrer “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, a film which promoted bonhomie between people in India and Pakistan, has been named the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment at the 63rd National Awards announcement.

  • I love India because this is my home: ‘The Jungle Book’ actor

    Mumbai: Child actor Neel Sethi, who will be essaying the role of Mowgli in the new “The Jungle Book”, says he loves India because it is “home.” Filmmaker Jon Favreau’s upcoming 3D live-animation adventure fantasy film started the promotions here following a special press conference and exclusive India footage screening.

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    ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ named Best Hindi Film

    New Delhi: Yash Raj Films’ “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” was on Monday named the winner of the Best Hindi Film honour at the 63rd National Film Awards.

  • Vidya Balan starts shooting for ‘Kahaani 2’ in West Bengal

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan has started shooting for the upcoming second instalment of the Hindi mystery thriller film “Kahaani”. The “Paa” actress is shooting in Kalimpong, a hill station in the Indian state of West Bengal. Vidya took to Twitter to announce that the team has started the shooting.

  • Kangana Ranaut bags her 3rd National Film Awards

    New Delhi: The 63rd National Film Awards are back and they mark special celebrations for Kangana Ranaut as she has been awarded with the Best Actress title for the second time in a row.

  • CIL to hold special forward e-auction for power producers

    Kolkata: State-run Coal India Limited (CIL) will conduct a special forward e-auction for power producers, including captive producers, on March 30 and 31, the company said in a notice. “The special forward e-auction phase V will be conducted as per the terms and conditions followed for special forward e-auction phase IV,” company’s notice said. The dates for the auction have been set at March 30 and 31.

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    Bachchan, Kangana win big at Bollywood heavy National Awards

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan won his fourth National award for “Piku”, while it was a second consecutive best actress win for Kangana Ranaut at the National Film Awards announced here today, which saw Bollywood’s dominance in major categories, barring the top prize that went to multilingual “Baahubali”.

  • China’s low-enriched uranium micro-reactor starts operation

    Beijing: China’s first Miniature Neutron Sources Reactor (MNSR) has passed all tests and has started operating at full power, the media reported on Monday. This is the first time China has replaced a traditional high-enriched uranium reactor core with a low-enriched one, said Xu Dazhe, head of State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) and China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA).

  • Most female childhood cancer survivors able to conceive

    New York: Most women who have survived childhood cancer have a good chance of conceiving as the impact of modern chemotherapy regimens on the likelihood of becoming pregnant is generally small, says a study. In contrast, male survivors of childhood cancer are significantly less likely to have children, especially if they are treated with chemotherapy regimens containing high doses of commonly used alkylating drugs and cisplatin, the findings showed.

  • Tata Sons to hike AirAsia India stake to 49%

    New Delhi: Tata Sons will hike its stake in AirAsia India to 49 per cent by acquiring additional shares from Arun Bhatia’s Telestra, which will be exiting the no-frills airline.

  • Padma Vibhushan Dhirubhai great wealth creator, says Kokilaben

    New Delhi: Kokilaben D. Ambani, the widow of late industrialist and founder of the Reliance empire, on Monday thanked the government and President Pranab Mukherjee for conferring on him the Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second-highest civilian award.

  • Haryana Cabinet approves Jat reservation bill

    Rohtak (Haryana): The Haryana Cabinet on Monday approved the Jat reservation bill to provide reservation to Jats and four other castes in government jobs and educational institutions. The BJP-led state government had said it will bring the bill to give reservation to Jats and four other castes-Jat Sikhs, Bishnois, Tyagis and Rors in the ongoing Budget Session which is scheduled to end on March 31.

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    Parrikar unveils Defence Procurement Procedure

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today unveiled the much-awaited Defence Procurement Procedure, saying it will ensure transparency and speed in acquisition process and boost the ‘Make in India’ initiative to reduce dependence on exports.