Free Press Journal
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    Are social media platforms disrupting news reading habits?

    Back in the days breaking news headlines upscaled or downscaled the sale of the newspaper; today “breaking news” taglines are smeared all over our TV scenes. With 24X7 news website to endless mobile apps dedicated to news on our phone, is the old good news reading habit, undergoing a haul? For starters, one thing is for sure that there is a definite change in the way an average person consumes

  • Italy quake kills 159 as rescuers race to find survivors

    Accumoli (Italy): A powerful earthquake shook central Italy, leaving at least 159 people dead and a trail of destruction across several mountain villages packed with holidaymakers.

  • ‘Rustom’ makers very happy with its overseas success

    ‘Rustom’ has done better than expected business in overseas market. Typically, Bollywood films that do major business overseas are the ones which have full-on entertaining appeal (read songs, dances, family values, combination of top actor/actress/director/composer). There weren’t too many ticks in the box that ‘Rustom’ was striking though. Well, at least before release. The film was not a light entertainer. It wasn’t quite a quintessential entertainer coming from the land of

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    Aamir Khan to train two students every year

    Aamir Khan’s unconventional choice of films has created a niche image of the actor in the fraternity. People have been curious to understand how the actor has been working for cinema for over such a long period of time. Aamir, who has often visited colleges as a guest speaker, has been frequently presented with queries from young budding students, who are keen to work for the cinema industry requesting if they could

  • Nargis Fakhri reveals the real reason for her sudden departure from Bollywood

    Even though the stunning Nargis Fakhri‘s starrer Housefull 3 hit a goldmine at the box-office, Nargis Fakhri had already ‘packed her bags’ and left India, for reasons best known to her. Needless to say that this sudden departure of hers lead to a lot of speculations from all over, including love failure, health issues and many other reasons to that effect. A few weeks back, Nargis Fakhri shocked everyone with her

  • Rahul must come clean on how Gandhiji’s assassin was affiliated to RSS: Vaidya

    Nagpur: As the Congress vice president told the Supreme Court yesterday that he had never blamed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as an institution for killing Mahatma Gandhi, but persons associated with it were behind the assassination, RSS ideologue M.G. Vaidya on Thursday said rather twisting it, Rahul Gandhi must come clean on in what sense they were associated with the Hindu nationalist organisation and what was their position and credential.

  • Sonakshi Sinha to highlight the acid attack issue in Akira

    With several Bollywood films bringing forth some bold subjects, Sonakshi Sinha’s upcoming action packed film Akira too deals with a major issue – acid attacks. As there has been an increase in the number of acid attacks in the past few years, this A. R. Murugadoss directorial too decided to deal with the subject.

  • 12 killed in American University attack in Kabul

    Kabul: Twelve people were killed in an attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, a spokesman for the Chief of Kabul Police told CNN on Thursday.

  • Janmashtami festival: The myriad hues of Janmashtami in Bollywood

    The Government might have made the whole fuss around Janmashtami rather subdued with their stricter norms, but that doesn’t stop us from reliving the iconic Janmashtami that Bollywood has been giving us all these years. After all, the kind of grit, determination and heroism required for Dahi Handi, festival are all things that make Bollywood.

  • Woman pays friend to maim her for insurance fraud

    London: A Vietnamese woman persuaded and paid her friend to cut off her hand and foot so she could claim 115,000 pounds ($152,122) from health insurance firm by pretending to be hit by a train.

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    My show not to impress anyone, but touch hearts: Bhatt

    Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says the intention of his upcoming TV show “Naamkarann” is not to impress anyone but to touch the audience’s heart. Bhatt is starting his television innings with the fiction show, which he has created. It explores the journey of 10-year-old Avni, a curious but perceptive girl who will raise pertinent questions, which challenge societal norms.

  • Sonakshi Sinha wants her film to speak

    Everyone is wondering what will happen to AKIRA, given this is the first time Sonakshi Sinha has been given the onus of shouldering a whole film everyone was expecting her to go berserk yet the girl is showing utmost restraint and a lot of confidence for the film.

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    Hrithik Roshan losing his footing?

    Pre-‘Mohenjo Daro‘ there wasn’t as much press about the film as there is post. There is something rather unnerving about the way people are pulling the film down. Given the trade figures claim that it has reached 100 cr everyone is skeptical about the news and in all this Hrithik Roshan is absolutely quiet.

  • Govt may soon allow Wi-Fi use on flights

    New Delhi: Fliers may soon be able to use Wi-Fi facility when they are on flights in the Indian airspace, with the government today indicating that a decision is likely in the coming days.

  • Driverless cars on the horizon

    …but India far from ready to embrace this techonological innovation

  • Devaki & Vasudeva: A tale of selfless sacrifice

    Traditional values of matrimony, as a lifelong commitment to mutual loyalty and selfless sacrifice, are being traded in for modern live-in-relationships where egotism strangulates all traces of logic and reason. The birth anniversary of Krishna brings to mind his extraordinary parents, Devaki and Vasudeva.