Free Press Journal
  • India not to be hit by lower remittances from Gulf region: Moody’s

    Chennai: India unlike many other economies in the Asia Pacific region may not be hit majorly by lower remittances from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region following slump in oil prices, credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has said.  In a report titled `Falling Remittances from the Gulf Dampen Benefits of Lower Oil Prices’, Moody’s said a more pronounced and prolonged oil price decline, coupled with fiscal tightening in many oil exporting

  • Fan director Maneesh Sharma met four other A-Listers before Shah Rukh Khan

    The Shah Rukh Khan starrer Fan is just days away from release, and the makers of the film are leaving no stone unturned to promote this rather unconventional SRK film. However, away from all the glitz and glamour, the film’s director Maneesh Sharma recently recounted his first encounter with the star that is Shah Rukh Khan. Talking about the same, Maneesh added that it was way back in

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    Kesha to return to stage next month

    Los Angeles: Singer Kesha, who was in the news for her legal battle against music producer Dr. Luke, will return to the stage next month for a two-day tribute festival to honour iconic musician Bob Dylan.

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    I will be singing all the songs in ‘Rock On 2’: Shraddha

    Mumbai: Shraddha Kapoor has shown her singing skills in “Aashiqui 2”, “Haider” and “ABCD 2”, and the actress says in her forthcoming film “Rock On 2” she is going to playback all her songs.

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    Will join ‘2.o’ sets again in May: Amy Jackson

    Chennai: Actress Amy Jackson, who has briefly shot for her portion in superstar Rajinikanth’s “2.o” over the last couple weeks, will join the sets again in May.

  • Twitter Moments supports audio cards from SoundCloud

    New York: If you are on Twitter, you can now share entire playlists or any other audio content on Moments feature as tweets with audio cards from audio sharing platform SoundCloud are now supported.

  • Goa tourism dept to study carrying capacity of beaches

    Panaji: Goa Tourism Department will study the carrying capacity of various beaches in the state in its master plan which will help determine the number of popular beach shacks that could be allowed on the shoreline. “Department of Tourism is in process of preparing a tourism Master Plan and has agreed to include the component of carrying capacity of beaches Goa in the said plan/Policy through a expert agency,” the department informed Goa

  • SRK reveals why ‘Fan’ got delayed

    New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is presently promoting his upcoming flick ‘Fan,’ has revealed that he did ‘Fan’ before ‘Dilwale’ and ‘Raees.’

  • Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar, Kupwara districts

    Srinagar: Authorities today imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar and Kupwara districts to thwart protests against the killing of three persons in firing by security forces in Handwara. Restrictions have been imposed in six police station areas of Srinagar city and Handwara area of Kupwara in north Kashmir, a police official said.

  • How treating anxiety, depression can help global economy

    New Delhi: According to the World Health Organisation, every dollar spent on treating anxiety and depression produces a fourfold return in better health and ability to work, which is good for the countries’ development and economic growth. These disorders cost the global economy USD 1 trillion a year, as per a study led by the WHO, which provides a strong argument for greater investment in mental health services in countries of all income

  • DYFI protest against curtail of MGNREGA fund for Tripura

    Agartala (Tripura): The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) took to the streets in Agartala to protest against the union government for curtailing Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). Hundreds of DYFI cadres took part in the protest procession demanding for sanction of more jobs under the MGNREGA for Tripura.

  • Nehra to miss ‘couple of games’ due to groin injury: Warner

    Bengaluru: Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner has confirmed that veteran paceman Ashish Nehra will miss couple of games after suffering a groin injury during their opening match of the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

  • Mehbooba meets Parrikar, raises Handwara firing issue

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today raised the issue of Handwara firing in which two civilians were killed with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar who assured her that a probe will be initiated and the culprits will be punished. Mehbooba, who is on her maiden visit to the national capital after assuming the post of chief minister, met Parrikar and Union Urban Development Minister Venakiah Naidu.

  • ‘Udta Punjab’: Meet cop Sartaj Singh

    New Delhi: Watch out for the new cop in town. He is none other than Sartaj Singh aka ‘Ambarsariya’ famed Diljit Dosanjh. As a treat to his fans on Baisakhi, this Punjabi superstar has come up with his first look from his Bollywood debut ‘Udta Punjab.’

  • Pune, Lions gear up for clash of debutants

    Rajkot: After making impressive debuts in their respective openers, Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions will test each others’ strengths when the two new entrants clash in the Indian Premier League (IPL), here tomorrow.

  • Ambedkar, an icon no party can afford to ignore

    Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, whose 125th birth anniversary falls on April 14, has emerged as one of India’s most revered leader especially during the last two decades. No political party can afford to ignore him though the reasons for doing so are more electoral than emotional.