Free Press Journal
  • Indian-origin peer calls for favourable UK visa terms for Indians

    London: An Indian-origin peer has used the latest UK immigration data released today to highlight the positive impact of Indian migration on the country and called on the government to ensure a favourable and non- discriminatory visa regime for Indians.

  • Medha Patkar released from MP jail; blames Modi govt for plight of dam oustees

    Dhar: Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar, released from the district jail today after granted bail by the High Court, alleged that Narendra Modi government was doing “injustice” to the Narmada dam oustees in Madhya Pradesh with an eye on votes in Gujarat, which is going to polls later this year.

  • Released from jail, Purohit attends court

    Mumbai: Guarded by Army personnel, Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit, who was granted bail by the Supreme Court on Monday, today appeared before a court in Mumbai which is hearing arguments on framing of charges in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

  • Arjun feels lucky to have a family

    In a time when failed marriages have become so common, actor Arjun Bijlani feels grateful to have such a beautiful family. A father, Arjun feels that his luck is derived from his son and his wife and he is happy to have them in his life. “I think we are living in a time where we hear about breakups more than the successful relationships. So I consider myself lucky. Being in the industry, being popular, these things

  • Senior actresses getting films limited, feels Tanvi Azmi

    Tanvi Azmi says the chances of senior actresses getting movies in the Hindi film industry are limited as compared to TV shows. Asked if she feels roles for women in the industry are limited, Tanvi, 56, said: “Yeah, senior actors… the chances of them getting films is very limited. As far as television is concerned, they still have a chance. There is still a possibility that they might get to do something.”

  • Sohum Shah not under pressure

    Sohum Shah started his filmy journey with an independent film like ‘Ship of Theseus’, but is not under any pressure to fit in the conformity of the industry standards.

  • Vivek Oberoi to the rescue

    After the success of his web series, Actor and philanthropist Vivek Anand Oberoi has now shifted his focus on philanthropy work. The actor has been invited by Nobel Peace Laureate Mr Kailash Satyarthi to flag off 11,000 km yatra creating awareness against child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and child trafficking.

  • Arjun says his relationships have survived in Bollywood inspite of competition

    Arjun Kapoor says his friendships in the industry have survived as competition in Hindi filmdom is very external. Before venturing into acting in 2012 with “Ishaqzaade”, the son of producer Boney Kapoor served as an assistant director and associate producer on several films, including “Kal Ho Naa Ho” and “Wanted”.

  • Tabu denies being offered the role to play the external affairs minster in Uzma Ahmed biopic

    Recently a Mumbai tabloid reported that National-Award winning actress Tabu has been approached by filmmaker Dhiraj Kumar to play External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the Uzma Ahmed biopic. Dismissing these reports, Tabu issued an official statement clarifying that she has never been approached by anyone for such a role.

  • Ajay Devgn says he will not do films out of friendships and emotions anymore

    Having been in the industry for over 25 years, Ajay Devgn says his process of choosing a movie has become “more clear” today and he now goes forward with a project only if its script is good. Devgn thinks today the stakes have become too high for an actor to say yes to a film out of emotional reasons.

  • Ladakh Road: China accuses India of contradicting its words with deeds

    Beijing: China on Thursday accused India of contradicting its words with actions after New Delhi decided to build a road around 20 km near Pangong Lake in Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), and warned that such a development would only worsen the on-going two-month-long stand-off in Doklam.

  • Man falls off suburban train, left to die; cop suspended

    Mumbai: A CCTV footage of a man being left unattended after falling off a moving suburban train and later dumped into another train has gone viral with the GRP suspending one of its constables who was on duty.

  • Jaitley, Javadekar, Gehlot appointed BJP poll chiefs for Gujarat, Karnataka, HP

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Thursday appointed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar and Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot as election in-charges for Gujarat and Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh respectively.

  • Supreme Court decision a major blow to fascist forces: Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling on the right to privacy, saying the decision was “a major blow to fascist forces” and the rejection of BJP’s ideology of “suppression through surveillance”.

  • Ganesh Chaturthi to La Tomatina: 10 amazing festivals around the world

    Every festival brings our life into a state of cheerfulness and verve. Festivals are centering on some specific traditions of a community or religion. Such celebrations also make sense of belonging for particular group or religion. Festivals also gives important message to every human that to approach life in a celebratory way, be absolutely involved in a non-serious way. Ganpati festival is just a day ahead and it will be celebrated around