Free Press Journal
  • Satyajit Ray’s women in real & in reel

    SATYAJIT RAY’s is the art that conceals art and the divide between the real and the reel are swept off by a realism that makes his films universal. On his 95th birth anniversary RUBINA P. BANERJEE celebrates the realism of Ray’s reel women.

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    Kajal wants to do more Hindi films

    Just three films old in the industry and Kajal Aggarwal is already receiving a lot of love from the industrywallahs. She’s been a superstar down south from her early days into acting. With films like MAGADHEERA, DARLING AND TEMPER.

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    Obviously comedy is the most difficult: Akshay

    Being an actor who excels at every genre, comedy, action or drama, Akshay Kumar has giving his audience a taste of everything. But when it comes to acting, our Action Kumar thinks comedy is the most difficult genre. Recently at a promotional event of HOUSEFULL 3, Akshay Kumar was asked by the media which genre he felt is the most difficult one. He promptly replied, “Obviously comedy is the most difficult. But

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    I am trained to make films with less money: Anurag

    He is known for his guerrilla-style filmmaking and director Anurag Kashyap was back to doing just that in “Raman Raghav 2.0” where he had both money and time in short supply. Putting behind the debacle of his last release “Bombay Velvet”, Kashyap says it was liberating to work in a limited time and space because he is familiar with this style.

  • Leicester City sign Germany and Hannover goalkeeper Zieler

    Leicester: English football champions Leicester City on Friday announced the signing of Hannover goalkeeper and German World Cup 2014 winner Ron-Robert Zieler on a four-year contract. “Leicester City have moved to bolster their goalkeeping options with the addition of Germany international Ron-Robert Zieler from Bundesliga side Hannover 96,” Leicester said in a statement.

  • Will compete less in run-up to Olympics: Vikas Gowda

    New Delhi: Gearing up to make his fourth Olympic appearance, India’s Commonwealth Games champion discus thrower Vikas Gowda says he will compete less in the run-up to the Rio Games to be fresh for the big event in August. The 32-year-old, who was born in Mysore but grew up in Maryland (USA), said he would participate in some European events next month.

  • Shaukeen Kaminay

    Movie Review: Shaukeen Kaminay – A bad joke

    Cast: Yasmin Pathan, Subrat Panda, Premlata Kumari, narendra Tiwari, Karthik Gaur, Saahil Garg, Vanshika gupta, Priyanka Singh, Pramod Shukla, Manisha Singh

  • Romanian town has 3 candidates for mayor, all with same name

    Bucharest: In a Romanian town, residents have a choice of three candidates for mayor in an election this weekend – but only one name. Vasile Cepoi is running for a fourth term as mayor of Draguseni, a northeastern town of 2,500 people. Both of his challengers in Sunday’s election also are called Vasile Cepoi.

  • Govt making efforts to reduce discrepancies in GDP data: Anant

    New Delhi: Admitting to “some discrepancies” in the GDP data, which soared to Rs 2.14 lakh crore in 015-16 or up to 1.9 per cent, Chief Statistician TCA Anant today said the government is making efforts to minimise them. Some discrepancies in national accounts will always be there because of delay in reporting of information by various agencies including state governments but the effort is to report data as accurately as possible, he

  • Trump claims Trump University judge has ‘absolute conflict’

    New York: Donald Trump says the federal judge presiding over a lawsuit brought by former Trump University students has an “absolute conflict” in handling the case because he is “of Mexican heritage.” The presumptive Republican presidential nominee tells The Wall Street Journal that US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel has “an inherent conflict of interest” because Trump is “building a wall,” a reference to Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the border between the

  • Ola looks to double fleet size with new platform for drivers

    Mumbai:  Taxi-aggregator Ola today introduced ‘Ola Operator’- a mobile platform to help its drivers graduate to operators – and expects that the initiative would double its fleet size from 4.5 lakh in the near-term, a company executive said today.

  • 20 jars with preserved cubs found at Thai tiger temple

    Bangkok: Thai officials on Friday found 20 jars containing preserved tiger cubs during an ongoing raid at the controversial Wat Pa Luangta Maha Bua Buddhist monastery, popularly known as the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province. Officers from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) found the jars holding some liquid and the cubs, EFE news reported.

  • All Rajya Sabha nominees from Bihar elected unopposed

    Patna: With time for withdrawal of nominations over, all five Rajya Sabha candidates from Bihar, including former JD-U President Sharad Yadav and RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti, have been elected unopposed, an official said on Friday.