Free Press Journal
  • Truckers to go on strike from Monday, demand diesel inclusion in GST

    Kolkata: Calling for a 36 hour nationwide strike starting from 8 a.m. of October 9, truck owners and operators on Saturday protested against the disruptive policies under Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demanded the inclusion of diesel in the new indirect tax’s ambit.

  • TV content not improving: Sharad Kelkar

    New Delhi: In a career spanning over a decade, he has struck a balance between television shows and films. While Sharad Kelkar feels he gets a platform to showcase his versatility on the silver screen, the actor says content on television is not showing any improvement.

  • Check Out! Virender Sehwag sends hilarious warning to Zaheer Khan on his birthday

    Virender Sehwag has made it a habit to wish his fellow cricketers on their birthday and at the same time giving them quirky nicknames. On Saturday, Viru lived up to the billing as he wished former teammate, pacer Zaheer Khan on his birthday in style. Sehwag praised Zaheer, calling him one of India’s greatest bowler ever and person with the sharpest cricketing brain but at the same time sent

  • Films can eliminate terrorism, radicalism: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    Mumbai: Stating that India has all the facilities and resources to become a “film tourism hub”, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said movies can play an important role in exposing and eliminating the menace of terrorism and radicalism.

  • Farhan to act and direct a biopic on father Javed Akhtar

    There are no two ways about the fact that poet-author-lyricist-activist-thinker-orator Javed Akhtar is one of Indian cinema’s most influential voices. And unknown to the world his family, primarily Farhan Akhtar and wife Shabana Azmi have been planning a biopic on the man and the poet, the thinker and humanitarian.

  • Bus catches fire on Mumbai-Pune Expressway, no injuries reported

    Pune: A private bus, en route Pune from Mumbai, caught fire near Amrutanjan bridge on the Pune-Mumbai Expressway in Lonavla, but no one was injured, the police said today. The incident occurred late last night but none of the around 30 passengers of the bus was injured, a senior police official at Lonavla police station said.

  • New Pak naval chief takes over

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s new naval chief Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi today took command of the navy here amid several security challenges facing the country.

  • Las Vegas shooting day recorded ‘saddest’ ever on Twitter

    San Francisco: Twitteratti has its occasional bouts of sad moments but October 2 — the day when a gunman massacred 59 people and injured several in Las Vegas — has been recorded as the saddest day on the micro-blogging platform.

  • Modi in Gujarat Day 1: Don’t want business class to get caught in red-tape, says PM on GST

    Dwarka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the sweeping changes in the GST to give relief to small and medium businesses, saying his government does not want the country’s business class to get caught in red-tape. Referring to newspaper headlines, the prime minister said he was happy that the changes made by the GST Council which met yesterday had been welcomed all over the country, as if Diwali had

  • RIP Kundan Shah: 5 reasons the filmmaker will remain in our memories forever!

    69-year-old Bollywood director Kundan Shah passed away due to a heart attack at his Mumbai residence. The director who has given many memorable films like ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ (1983), ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ (1993) took his last breath early morning on Saturday. The director has always been known for his solid films and television shows.