Free Press Journal
  • Campaigning for high stakes bypoll of RK Nagar constituency ends

    Chennai: The curtains came down on campaigning for the high stakes December 21 bypoll to RK Nagar here, with arch rivals AIADMK and DMK wooing voters to elect their candidates to succeed late Jayalalithaa as MLA.

  • All railway stations to be 100 per cent LED lit by April 2018: Indian Railways

    New Delhi: In an eco-friendly measure to cut power consumption, the Indian Railways today said it planned to make all stations cent per cent LED lit by March 31, 2018. The railways said it was actively working to provide 100 per cent LED lighting for energy needs in railway staff colonies, stations and platforms.

  • Varun Dhawan is Jacqueline Fernandez’s partner in crime

    Today, everyone can say how Jacqueline Fernandez was the best choice to play Karishma Kapoor’s role in Judwaa 2, credit to her being such an entertainer in the film. But before Jacqueline and Varun stepped into the shoes of Karishma Kapoor and Salman Khan respectively, they saw it as a big challenge, which it was.

  • MMRDA signs MOU with DMRC for developing metro 6 corridor

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has signed an agreement, on deposit terms basis, with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the implementation of the 14.5 km Swami Samarth Nagar-Jogeshwari-Vikhroli metro-6 corridor.

  • 47 newly-elected Gujarat MLAs face criminal cases: Study

    Mumbai: As many as 47 newly-elected members of the Gujarat Assembly have criminal cases pending against them as per their election affidavits, according to a study conducted by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Gujarat Election Watch. It said that 18 (18 per cent) out of 99 BJP MLAs and 25 (32 per cent) out of 77 Congress MLAs have declared criminal cases pending against them. ADR and GEW, which work for electoral reforms, analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all

  • Bangladesh, Myanmar form joint group to repatriate Rohingyas

    Dhaka: Bangladesh and Myanmar today formed a 30-member joint panel to oversee repatriation of Rohingya refugees within two months, despite rights groups warning that their safety is not assured in the Buddhist majority country.

  • British police arrest 4 suspects in anti-terror raids

    London: In a series of pre-dawn raids, four people were today arrested by the British counter-terror police on the suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks in the country, police said.

  • Rani Mukerji makes a comeback after four years in upcoming film ‘Hichki’

    Actress Rani Mukerji who will be making her comeback after four years says as a Chopra bahu she has no qualms romancing younger actors nor does hubby Aditya Chopra. “I’ve romanced a lot of people. Why will Aditya Chopra have any problem with me romancing on screen? He’s married an actress, he was not blind-folded when he married me, so why would there be a problem. I have no issue romancing a younger

  • I wasn’t deliberately silent: Streep responds to Rose McGowan

    Veteran actor Meryl Streep has responded to Rose McGowan’s critical remarks against herself and other actors who plan to protest sexual harassment by wearing black to this year’s Golden Globes. McGowan had called out Streep for working with producer Harvey Weinstein despite his reputation as a sexual predator and condemned their form of protest. In her response, Streep said, “It hurt to be attacked by Rose McGowan in banner headlines this weekend,

  • Most men I’ve worked with are not sexual harassers: Matt Damon

    Matt Damon has said amid the climate of sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood people should also talk enough about all the men in the entertainment industry who are not sexual predators. The actor said the “preponderance” of men he has worked with are not predators and he would decide whether to collaborate with people accused of inappropriate behaver on a “case-by-case basis.”

  • Enrique Iglesias, Anna Kournikova become parents to twins

    Singer Enrique Iglesias has welcomed twin children with his longtime girlfriend and former tennis star Anna Kournikova. The boy and girl – named Nicholas and Lucy – were born on Saturday here in Miami, reports

  • Sayantani Ghosh’s New Year gift from co-stars

    Sayantani Ghosh will don a new look for the show “Naamkarann”. She says it is no less than a New Year gift for her.”I got a new look for my show. It is not less than a New Year surprise gift for me. My fans will get to see me wearing clothes with boho-chic style. It’s a modern yet ethnic look,” Sayantani said.”I will wear smart blouses with tassels and lots of

  • My watchman days story will inspire others: Gurmeet Choudhary

    Gurmeet Choudhary, who became a household name after starring in the 2000s show “Ramayan”, feels that his story of working as a watchman will inspire others.On Sunday, he shared with his over 200,000 followers on Facebook that before joining showbiz, he worked as a watchman in a store in Colaba.

  • Rajinikanth, AR Rahman to jam together in Delhi

    AR Rahman will be joined by Rajinikanth when his multi-city tour rolls through Delhi. The power duo will come together for the final leg of Rahman’s Encore – The Concert on December 23. The gig will see the ‘Kabali’ star singing on stage with the music maestro for the very first time, and a special addition is being made to the set list that will include a ‘Robot-Sivaji The Boss’ mash-up.

  • Each actor should work with Sudhir Mishra once: Richa Chadha

    Richa Chadha, who is working in Sudhir Mishra’s “Dasdev”, says that each actor should work with the director once in their lifetime.”I feel each actor should once work with Sudhir Mishra in his or her life because you get to learn a lot from him,” Richa said.

  • Priyanka Chopra is a lovely person: Nick Jonas

    Singer-actor Nick Jonas says he has heard a lot about India from his “new friend” and actress Priyanka Chopra. Now, Jonas says he is “dying” to visit India. “I’ve never been (to India). But I’m dying to go and I have now heard from Priyanka, my new friend a lot about it. Just given me a lot of names of place to go if I go there,” Jonas said.

  • Ranveer Singh needs to retain his identity while playing Kapil Dev: Kabir Khan

    In his upcoming directorial venture “83”, which is based on India’s first Cricket World Cup win in 1983, filmmaker Kabir Khan says his attempt is to let Ranveer Singh adapt the persona of veteran cricketer Kapil Dev, yet retain his identity. Underdog India outclassed mighty West Indies by 43 runs in the final played at the Lord’s on June 25, 1983 to lift their maiden World Cup under Dev’s leadership.