Free Press Journal
  • I don’t make films for awards: Omung Kumar

    Mumbai: There might be many who feel “Sarbjit” stands a strong chance at the next National Awards, but director Omung Kumar says it’s not something he is thinking about right now. Omung’s directorial debut “Mary Kom” had won a National Award for best popular film providing wholesome entertainment. “Sarbjit”, which released this Friday, is based on the life of Indian national Sarabjit Singh, who was convicted of terrorism and spying by a Pakistani

  • 8 arrested in answer sheets tampering racket in Mumbai Univ

    Mumbai: A racket of alleged tampering of engineering course answer sheets to increase the scores of students in Mumbai University has been unearthed and eight persons have been arrested in this regard, police said today.

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    Fadnavis not keen on JICA funds for Mum-Nagpur E-way project

    Mumbai: Even as Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is keen to fund infra projects in Maharashtra, the Fadnavis government is unlikely to approach the agency for the proposed Rs 30,000-crore Mumbai-Nagpur expressway citing long delays in getting approvals.

  • Boney to meet Salman to discuss dates for ‘No Entry’ sequel

    Mumbai: Producer Boney Kapoor will soon be meeting superstar Salman Khan to discuss about the dates for the sequel of “No Entry”. “Salman would be the best person to give an answer on it (when will ‘No Entry’ sequel go on floors). I had discussed with him regarding the dates of the film earlier, we were scheduled to meet again and decide on it. But I was busy with ‘Mom’. We will

  • I’m not very brand-conscious: Kajal Aggarwal

    Chennai: Kajal Aggarwal, who works in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films, believes that ‘star’ status has nothing to do with one’s sartorial choices, and adds that she is not brand-conscious. “Being a star has nothing to do with your choice. As a star, I’m not very brand-conscious, and I pick and wear anything that attracts my fancy. If I really like something from a brand, I pick it up and know how

  • Vin Diesel remembers Paul Walker while shooting ‘Fast 8’

    Los Angeles: Vin Diesel honored late friend and “Fast and Furious” co-star Paul Walker, who died in a fatal car crash in 2013, in an emotional Instagram post. With production on “Fast 8” currently underway, Diesel, 48, shared a touching account he had with one of the film’s crew members with his social media followers.

  • Amitabh Bachchan reaches 21 million fan following on Twitter

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has become the first Bollywood celebrity to have 21 million followers on popular micro-blogging site Twitter. The 73-year-old megastar beaten his contemporaries Shah Rukh Khan (19.6 million), Salman Khan (17.8 million), Aamir Khan (17.6 million) and Priyanka Chopra (14 million) with his new milestone.

  • Man shot outside White House remains in critical condition

    Washington: A man shot by a US Secret Service officer outside the White House remained in critical condition in a Washington hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said. George Washington University Hospital spokeswoman Susan Griffiths would provide only his condition Saturday, one day after the shooting. She referred other questions to the Secret Service, but a spokesman for that agency, Robert Hoback, declined to discuss the case, citing the continuing investigation.

  • Anurag Thakur unanimously elected BCCI president

    Shimla: In his home pitch, the ruling Congress in Himachal Pradesh tried to put stumbling blocks in Anurag Thakur’s political marathon. They fired corruption charges at him and his family. But beating all odds, the BJP’s member of parliament on Sunday got elected as the Indian cricket board’s youngest president.

  • Microchip helps reunite UK dog with owners after 5 years

    London: In a heart-warming incident, a 13-year old dog in the UK was reunited with its owners five years after it went missing, thanks to a microchip fitted to the canine that disclosed its identity. Eddie the Yorkshire Terrier vanished from a garden while staying with its owners’ relatives in North Manchester, while they were on holiday.

  • Mobikwik offers loans to wallet users to push digital payments

    New Delhi: Fin-tech company Mobikwik is expanding its services by offering instant micro loans to wallet users running short on balance as part of its efforts to boost digital payment usage in the country. The company, which competes with Alibaba-backed Paytm, started pilot on the project a few weeks back and has already given loans to about 25,000 users.

  • PM’s pitch for saving ‘every drop’ of water during Monsoon

    New Delhi: Linking the intense heatwave and drought to environmental degradation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made a strong pitch for a mass movement to save forests and conserve “every drop” of water during the upcoming Monsoon season.

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    Uttarakhand Crisis: CBI to quiz Rawat’s sting on May 24

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today summoned Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat for questioning in connection with the alleged sting operation on May 24.

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    Javadekar rejects charge of Modi running ‘one-man show’

    New Delhi: There is no basis to criticism that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is running a ‘one-man show’ and the perception that the society is getting polarised under the NDA government was totally misplaced, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar has said.

  • Rs 17K-cr worth projects cleared for electronics manufacturing

    New Delhi: Government has cleared 69 projects envisaging investment of Rs 17,112 crore out of the Rs 1.2 lakh crore-worth proposals received under the electronics manufacturing scheme till date. “69 out of about 160 proposals under the MSIPS (Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme) have been cleared. Total

  • BJP workers protest against murder of party worker in Kerala

    New Delhi: Scores of BJP workers today staged a demonstration outside the CPI(M) office here, protesting against the murder of a 38-year-old party worker allegedly by supporters of the Left party during a poll victory rally in Kerala.

  • Delhi Govt likely to revise auto, taxi fares next month

    New Delhi: The Delhi government is likely to revise fares of autorickshaws and yellow-black taxis in the national capital next month. The four-member fare-fixation committee consisting of officials of Delhi Transport Department will submit its report to the government on fare revision soon.

  • Scrapping policy to boost auto industry turnover to Rs 20 trn

    New Delhi: Ready with a new scrapping policy that will provide incentives for surrendering old polluting vehicles, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said it will
    boost the automobile industry turnover over four-times to Rs 20 lakh crore in the next five years. The draft of the much-awaited policy is ready and would be put in public domain within a week to seek views of the stakeholders and general public, the Road Transport and Highways

  • Cyclone Roanu kills 24 in Bangladesh

    Dhaka: At least 24 people were killed as tropical cyclone Roanu lashed the coast of Bangladesh with heavy winds and torrential rains, also forcing the evacuation of half a million residents, authorities said. With 55 miles-per-hour winds and downpours of more than a foot in some areas on Saturday, the cyclone hit the south and southeast regions of Barisal and Chittagong especially hard — damaging hundreds of houses and causing landslides, according