Free Press Journal
  • India has no role in Afghan peace process: Pakistan

    Islamabad: Pakistan today ruled out any role for India in the peace process in Afghanistan, saying it is “part of the problem and not a solution” as New Delhi is using Afghan soil to destabilise Pakistan. At a Foreign Office briefing, spokesman Nafees Zakaria also attacked India on the Kashmir issue claiming the current situation in the Valley is “one of the worst episodes of human tragedy in living history” which has

  • TMC workers’ killing in Nadia: Mamata criticises police

    Krishnanagar (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today chided the police for the bad law and order situation in Nadia district, saying many important Trinamool Congress workers were killed. “Important TMC workers were killed in the district. It has become a one-sided affair. I am against the killing of workers of any political party,” she said. “But why important TMC workers were killed? I don’t believe that the police did not

  • Centre seeks AAP explanation on overseas funding to it

    New Delhi: The government today asked the Aam Aadmi Party to furnish details of overseas funding to it following suspicion of violation of law, a move termed as “witch hunt” by Delhi’s ruling party. In a communication, the Ministry of Home Affairs asked the Arvind Kejriwal-led party to explain certain fundings from abroad after suspecting that the party might have violated the provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, officials said here.

  • Coming soon: Four spinoffs of ‘Game of Thrones’

    Game of Thrones” may be coming to an end after eight seasons but HBO is already planning to expand the G R R Martin’s fantasy universe with four new spinoffs. The TV network is developing four different ideas from different writers and Martin is personally involved in two of the projects.The network has not revealed much about the story lines of the spinoff but has hinted that the shows will “explore different

  • Scott understands modern horror, says Fassbender

    “Alien: Covenant” star Michael Fassbender says director Ridley Scott understands the fear factor required in modern cinema. The 40-year-old actor is reprising his role as prototype android David in the sci-fi thriller – the sequel to “Alien” prequel “Prometheus” – and also playing new Weyland-Yutani Corporation synthetic Walter.

  • Sarabhai’s reality connect

    As popular television series “Sarabhai vs Sarabhai” is coming back after 10 years on public demand, the writer and producer of the show Aatish Kapadia said that the characters are inspired by many real life characters that he observed in his family and neighbourhood.

  • Fights happen comedian Krushna Abhishek says on Kapil-Sunil tiff

    Comedian-actor Krushna Abhishek says the recent tiff between Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover was natural as people go through lots of ups and downs in friendship. Grover quit Sharma’s comedy show after being allegedly slapped by the latter on a flight. The actor didn’t return to shoot for any episode of the show post the incident in March.

  • Women naturally drawn to easier professions, says Nimrat Kaur

    Nimrat Kaur wanted to be in the army, but she was intimidated by the tough life this entailed. The actress, who plays a combat officer in web series “The Test Case”, says women are drawn to professions that are easier – and she feels it’s natural.

  • Kangana Ranaut says it’s stroke of luck that she’s playing Rani Laxmibai

    She has mostly played flawed characters but actress Kangana Ranaut says she is lucky to finally do a “heroic” role with her portrayal of Rani Laxmibai, the warrior queen of Jhansi. Kangana will essay the titular role in “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”, to be directed by Krish. “Baahubali” writer K Vijayendra Prasad has penned the screenplay for the movie.

  • SP to support any secular alliance for prez poll: Akhilesh Yadav

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party (SP) is ready to support any secular alliance for the presidential poll, which is a few months away, its president Akhilesh Yadav said today. “If there is any secular alliance (for the presidential poll), my party will support it,” he told reporters at the SP headquarters here.

  • Ballard Estate

    Explore the hidden connections of Ballard Estate and the world this weekend

    Aamchi Mumbai has experienced a lot, from transformation of Bombay to Mumbai, from British rule to Business capital and from immigration to real-estate boom. The city of dreams leaves millions in awe with its beauty and forever changing attitude. And what better than exploring the city by joining a walking tour? Alisha Sadikot, Founder of The Inheritage Project, will lead a walk through Ballard Estate, Mumbai’s a century old neighbourhood, this Sunday. The walk

  • Nirbhaya gang-rape case: Juvenile rapist turns cook; is justice served?

    Today almost five years after the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case, the Supreme Court’s verdict to uphold the death penalty of four of her assailants, marks the end of a long battle for justice. The much deserved justice to not only Nirbhaya or her parents but also to millions of women like you and us. The brutal incident dates back to December 13, 2012, when a 23-year-old medical student along with her male friend

  • Scooby-Doo reboot to release in 2020

    The release date of the animated reboot of the Scooby-Doo franchise has been shifted from September 21, 2018 to May 15, 2020. Warner Bros has also changed the release date for a slew of its projects including Godzilla vs. Kong, Game Night and Smallfoot, reported Ace Showbiz. Monster film Godzilla vs. Kong has been moved up by a week, from May 29, 2020 to May 22, 2020.

  • Don’t see Baahubali as regional film: Kabir Khan

    Filmmaker Kabir Khan, who has released the teaser of his upcoming film Tubelight, is delighted with the phenomenon that Baahubali has emerged to be. He says the film must not be looked at as a regional project.

  • Past five years a roller coaster for me: Vidya Balan on health

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan, who has hardly cared about her appearance and the criticism she has faced from people regarding her weight, says that the past five years of her life have been a roller coaster healthwise.

  • Historic moment, says PM on launch of South Asian Satellite

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today described the launch of the South Asian Satellite by India as a “historic moment” and said it opens up new horizons of engagement among the countries of the region. Hailing the scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for ensuring the successful launch, he said the satellite will greatly benefit South Asia and the region’s progress.

  • One killed, 5 injured in clash over eve-teasing incident

    Muzaffarnagar: A 40-year-old man was killed and five others were injured in a clash over alleged eve- teasing at Mantgharh village in Shamli district, the police said today. According to Circle Officer Sunil Tyagi, a woman was allegedly harassed by one Dara Singh and her husband objected to it. The confrontation between Singh and the husband, last night, turned into a violent clash in which others got involved. Sharp weapons and lathis

  • ED attaches over Rs 33 crore property of Shekhar Reddy, others

    Chennai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said it has provisionally attached properties worth Rs 33.74 crore of businessman J.Shekhar Reddy and his associates under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

  • Arrange CP-BMC meet to iron out issues on demolition: High Court

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today directed the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) of the Maharashtra government to convene a meeting between the Commissioner of Police and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to address the issue of lack of coordination while carrying out demolition drive across the city. When the civic body carries out demolition drive against illegal construction and encroachments the local police has to provide security to the municipal body staff so as