Free Press Journal
  • Barjatya encourages filmmakers with ‘fresh thoughts’

    Mumbai: Director Sooraj Barjatya says that the industry is more conducive for independent filmmakers today who have “fresh thoughts” as the audience is much more “real cinema-oriented”.

  • Are worst doubts about future of climate change coming true?

    Rewinding fast backward reveals that when the Kyoto Protocol was opened for signature 18 years ago, on March 16, 1998, only six countries signed it on the opening day. Four of them were small island countries. When the Paris climate deal was opened for signature at UN headquarters on Earth Day, April 22, 2016, a whopping 175 countries lined up and inked the deal. Never before in history have so many countries

  • Sonakshi Sinha to play Pakistani journalist in Noor

    Sonakshi Sinha has been pretty active on social networking sites of late, posting images of her workout sessions and other general updates as well. Back on the film front, we hear that after backing out of Apoorva Lakhia’s Haseena, Sonakshi has given green light to the film Noor.

  • The simple secret of unlocking your highest potential

    The India Chapter of the International Advertising Association hosted Dr. George Watts as speaker for the Third IAA Board Room Conversation sponsored by MTV at the Board Room of Hansa Public Relations. 

  • Govt not releasing sufficient funds to tackle drought: Oppn

    New Delhi: Members in Rajya Sabha today expressed serious concern over the acute drinking water crisis and rising number of farmers’ suicides in 11 drought-hit states including Maharashtra, with the Opposition accusing the government of not releasing adequate funds to these states.

  • Ferdinand says FA Cup glory can save Van Gaals job at Man Utd

    London: Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes that manager Louis van Gaal can save himself from being sacked if he manages to lead his side to the FA Cup glory and to the top four Premier League finish.

  • chain snatching

    Maha govt raises jail term upto 5 yrs for chain snatchers

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided to increase the punishment for chain snatching up to 5 years of rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 25,000, if a person is found guilty of the crime. The state Cabinet has cleared amendments to Indian Penal Code sections 379, 397-A (1)(2) and section 379-B along with the CrPC Act-1973, thus increasing the punishment up to five years rigorous imprisonment and Rs 25,000 fine, in

  • Maha Sadan case: NBW against Pankaj, extends Bhujbal’s custody

    Mumbai: A special PMLA court today issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against NCP MLA Pankaj Bhujbal in a money laundering case in which it also extended the judicial custody of his father and former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chaggan Bhujbal.

  • Deepika equals world record

    New Delhi: Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumari displayed a phenomenal performance as she equalled the world record in the woman’s recurve event at the Archery World Cup in Shanghai on Wednesday.

  • polio

    Injectable polio vaccine included in immunisation programme

    Mumbai: The public health department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now gone ahead to include injectable polio vaccine (IPV) alongwith oral drops in the routine immunisation programme to provide dual protection to children from the disease.

  • 33 % constable level posts in CRPF, CISF to be filled by women

    New Delhi: With a view to enhance women’s representation in central paramilitary forces, government has decided to reserve 33 per cent posts at constable level in CRPF and CISF to be filled by them, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

  • BookMyShow introduces ‘MyCoupons’

    Mumbai, April 27, 2016: BookMyShow (BMS), India’s largest entertainment ticketing brand, has introduced ‘MyCoupons’- free discount vouchersthat can be availed at popular restaurants &cafes that are in close proximity to the cinema you are visiting.The offering is currently available only on www.bookmyshow.com in Mumbai and Pune and users get to choose coupons from a host of restaurants immediately after selecting their seats for a movie.BMS has already partnered with over 100 eateries in

  • Now anti-dumping duty on Chinese telecom equipment

    New Delhi: India has imposed anti-dumping duty on telecom equipment exported by some Chinese companies, notably Huawei, ZTE, Alcatel’s Shanghai unit and ECI, in a bid to protect the domestic industry.

  • Ability to smell food through mouth may decline with age

    New York: Old age brings with it many health problems including the loss of vision, hearing and taste, and a new study says that the ability to smell the food through the mouth decreases with age. Human beings not only pick up aromas through the nose, but also through the mouth while chewing the food. Retronasal smell, which is smelling from behind the nose comes into play when food is chewed and