Free Press Journal
  • Civilians fleeing Mosul in ‘grave danger’: UN

    Mosul: Civilians fleeing Mosul are in dire peril and conditions in the beleaguered northern Iraqi city are “desperate and worsening” with heavy bombing, fierce fighting and no food, water or fuel, the UN refugee agency warned on Friday.

  • VHP leader Acharya Dharmendra gets 1 yr jail for hate speech

    Jaipur: Senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Acharya Dharmendra has been sentenced to one year imprisonment by a Rajasthan court for making a hate speech in November 2008. Judicial magistrate, Baran district, Ashish Meena pronounced the verdict yesterday holding the VHP leader guilty of causing communal disharmony.

  • All future elections to be held with VVPAT: CEC

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday said that all future elections would be held with EVMs equipped with paper trail machines, which would enable the voter to verify their vote and also rule out possibility of tampering of machines.

  • ‘Sajan Re Phir…’ not Hussain’s comeback

    He is returning to the daily soap space after a gap of eight years but actor Hussain Kuwajerwala says his upcoming TV show “Sajan Re Phir Jhooth Mat Bolo” does not feel like a comeback. The actor became a household name with his role of Sumit, a caring husband in “Kumkum” that aired from 2002 to 2009. He later shifted to hosting reality shows like “Indian Idol” and “Shabaash India” besides taking

  • For Ravi, TV content is not regressive

    Television actor Ravi Dubey says daily shows enjoy massive popularity and it is wrong to ridicule the content on the small screen content as “regressive”. With the growing influence of digital shows, there is an argument that Indian television is still stuck in ‘saas-bahu’ stories.

  • Deep feels lucky to be chosen for ‘Fantastic Beasts..’

    Jack Sparrow, Willy Wonka, the Mad Hatter and now Gellert Grindelwald. The ever experimental Johnny Depp, who will reprise his role as the dark wizard in the sequel of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, says he feels lucky to have been chosen to join the franchise. The 53-year-old actor says he always believes in experimenting with his movies and “Fantastic Beast…” is another step towards achieving it. “I made an

  • Taylor Swift’s new album in the offing

    Singer Taylor Swift is reportedly gearing up to release her long-awaited sixth studio this fall. A source close to Swift told Us weekly that the Grammy- winning songstress will stay out of the limelight until she’s ready to promote her forthcoming set. “Taylor’s been quietly recording new music for a couple of months. She’s aiming to release an album this fall,” the source said.

  • Mumbai: Government plans to redevelop dilapidated Sindhi colonies

    The Sindhi migrants from West Pakistan, who made Sion Koliwada, Kurla, Chembur and Mulund their home after the partition in 1947, will soon get their dilapidated age-old colonies revamped. The Maharashtra government on Thursday reviewed its plans for the redevelopment of the structures in Mumbai.

  • Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone: The new action team

    Veteran actors Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone are collaborating for an action film “Ex- Baghdad”The story centres on two ex-special forces soldiers who must escort a group of civilians along Baghdad’s “Highway of Death” to the safety of the Green Zone, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Need for Speed” director Scott Waugh is in negotiations to helm the movie, which is expected to be made on a budget of USD 80 million.

  • Julia Roberts is the star of ‘The Bookseller’

    Hollywood star Julia Roberts will star in a film adaptation of best-selling novel “The Bookseller”.Crystal City Entertainment has optioned Cynthia Swanson’s book. The story follows a woman in the 1960s who must reconcile her reality with the tantalising alternate world of her dreams, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

  • Big B’s fan club unveils statue in his honour

    Coinciding with the release of “Sarkar 3”, a statue of megastar Amitabh Bachchan attired in the black kurta and lungi synonymous with his character in the film, was unveiled on Friday by a registered fan club.The statue, measuring 6.2 feet, was inaugurated by All Bengal Amitabh Bachchan Fans’ Association (ABFA) inside “a shrine” to the actor at Bondel Gate in south Kolkata.

  • KJo chronicles his success journey

    He’s a successful filmmaker, chat show host, reality TV show judge, a writer and more rolled into one. But Karan Johar says when he was entering showbiz, he faced questions doubting what he could do.”At the very beginning of my career there were questions that doubted me on what I would achieve years down the line. It’s simple… The answers lie within, so keep seeking,” Karan said during the launch of a

  • Cannes Film Festival bans Netflix

    In a big disappointment, Netflix will no longer be part of the world’s prestigious Cannes Film Festival from next year. It comes after the streaming giant refused to screen two of its films in this year’s competition in French cinemas. Although the two movies, The Meyerowitz Stories, starring Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller, and the Korean-American thriller Okja will be allowed to compete next week for the top prize at Cannes and now, the

  • Donald Trump: I was going to fire Comey regardless of recommendation

    Washington: President Donald Trump has said he was going to fire FBI director James Comey regardless of the Justice Department’s recommendations, contradicting the White House’s assertion that he acted on the recommendation of top justice officials.

  • Sushant to turn Chambal ka Daku in Ronnie Screwvala’s next

    Sushant Singh Rajput, as we have mentioned earlier, is on a film signing spree with the actor now signing his fifth film in pipeline, an untitled venture to be produced by Ronnie Screwvala. The film in question is set in the backdrop of Chambal which will be directed by Udta Punjab filmmaker Abhishek Chaubey.

  • All future elections to be hold with VVPAT, says CEC

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday said that all future elections would be held with EVMs equipped with paper trail machines, which would enable the voter to verify their vote and also rule out possibility of tampering of machines.