Free Press Journal
  • Maha govt announces CID probe into Wakf land ‘irregularities’

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government today announced a CID probe into the allegations of irregularities in the Wakf Board land dealings. Minister of State for Minority Affairs Dilip Kamble made the announcement in the state Legislative Assembly during reply to budgetary demands.

  • CIC suspects “mini Vyapam” scam in ESIC recruitment

    New Delhi: A “mini Vyapam” scam might have happened in the selection of officials in the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), Central Information Commission has said underlining the need to probe the matter.

  • Indian mother, son found murdered in US, probe launched

    New York: An Indian IT professional and her seven-year-old son in the US were found with their throats slit, prompting the police to launch a criminal investigation into the brutal killing. Sasikala, 40, and her son Anish Sai were found dead in their home in Burlington, New Jersey when her husband Narra Hanumanth Rao returned from work yesterday.

  • ED issues notice against Gauri Khan, Knight Riders Sports

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has issued show cause notice against Knight Riders Sports Pvt Ltd (KRSPL) and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s wife Gauri Khan for allegedly violating foreign exchange rules.

  • Anushka Sharma makes a fictional a debut in Dutt biopic

    Actress Anushka Sharma says her cameo in the upcoming biopic on Sanjay Dutt is not based on “any living person”. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the biopic has Ranbir Kapoor in the titular role, Paresh Rawal as Sunil Dutt and Dia Mirza as Dutt’s wife Manyata.

  • Vanessa Hudgens turns down in ‘High School Musical 4’

    Vanessa Hudgens says she will not feature in “High School Musical 4”. The 28-year-old actress feels she is both too young and too old to star in the fourth installment of the Disney musical series, in which she starred opposite actor Zac Efron, reported Entertainment Weekly. “I mean, I’m 28. I could be a teacher, but I refuse to be a teacher! I’m still a teenager at heart. So probably not with

  • When Batman visited Disneyland

    Ben Affleck recently took his children to Disneyland and spent a fun-filled day with them. The 44-year-old actor was spotted enjoying the rides with his kids and also interacted with fans, reported People magazine. “The kids love spending time with their dad and vice versa,” a friend of the actor told People magazine. One of the onlookers, who rode “It’s a Small World” with Affleck, noted the actor was wearing a Batman

  • Scarlett Johansson wants to be an inspiration for daughter

    Scarlett Johansson says she wants her two-year-old daughter Rose to view her as a self-reliant woman and wants her to become one too when she grows up. The 32-year-old actress believes it is important that her child recognises the importance of a being strong role model for females around the world, reported FemaleFirst.

  • Selena’s youthful appearance restricting her acting career

    Selena Gomez thinks her appearance has somehow limited her to doing a certain kind of acting roles. The 24-year-old singer-actress says she faces difficulty in getting to portray more mature characters on-screen due to her looks, reported New York Post.                 “Sometimes I feel defeated. I’ll audition for a part that I feel very passionate about, meet with people, and tell them I’m willing to go places. I think they think I

  • Morgan Freeman’s Ganges connect

    Morgan Freeman, who was on a working trip to India last year, terms his experience of being in the country “settling”. The Oscar-winning screen legend says memories of the time he spent on the Ganges will forever remain with him. “I was fascinated by India. So going there was a very settling experience. I went there for a spiritual trip more than a sight-seeing trip. So, it was a spiritual experience for

  • Sujoy Ghosh turns to Ray for ‘short’ inspiration

    “Kahani” fame director Sujoy Ghosh says he is making a short film on a story by legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray. “Finally. I get to make a Satyajit Ray story. Short film but one step at a time,” Ghosh tweeted on Friday.

  • ‘Hoping to get back to Padmavati set soon’, says Shahid Kapoor

    Actor Shahid Kapoor says he is looking forward to begin work soon on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati”, the sets of which were vandalised twice by fringe elements opposing the film’s content. “I am hoping to get back on set. And I am hoping that people will wait to see the movie before judging it as I think a lot of preconceived notions about it are around,” Shahid said.

  • Bhatt and Johar excited about Mohit’s TV debut

    Filmmakers Mahesh Bhatt and Karan Johar have praised director Mohit Suri and shared that they are excited about his debut on the small screen with the forthcoming TV show “Nach Baliye 8”. Suri will be seen as a judge on the show alongside actress Sonakshi Sinha and ace choreographer Terence Lewis.

  • Kumidini Lakhia’s Kadamb to enchant Mumbai

    Kumudini Lakhia and kathak cannot be separated. One seems incomplete without the other. The Padma Bhushan danseuse has developed her own style of dance which has been appreciated all over. The kathak exponent will premiere her show Vivarta at the National Centre of performing Arts on Saturday. Vivarta, choreographed by Lakhia, will be performed by her students of Kadamb.

  • No more rivalry! Rani Mukerji visited Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for condolence

    Recently Aishwarya Rai Bachchan lost her father Krishnaraj Rai all the Bollywood stood beside Aishwarya for emotional support from Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Twinkle Khanna and many more who have been on good terms with the Bachchan bahu but a shocking news is that a person who visited Aishwarya’s house for condolence ceremony never had good equation with Aishwarya Rai.

  • Check out the new Skoda E concept car

    The car manufacturing company Skoda has unveiled the new teaser of its new car , Just like the other Vision concepts, this one too will make its way to production and from what we can see, it’s quiet an interesting body type.

  • SC seeks government response to lifetime poll ban on convicts

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday gave the Central government a week to file their response to a plea seeking life-time ban on contesting election for those convicted of serious offences as it was told that the matter has already been referred to the constitution bench.

  • UK Parliament attacker was Muslim convert with violent past

    London: The man who launched a terror attack on UK Parliament has been identified by police as 52-year-old former convict Adrian Russell Ajao who acquired the name Khalid Masood upon conversion to Islam.