Free Press Journal
  • 65th National Film Awards 2018: Sridevi’s family collects award from President Kovind

    The 65th National Film Awards 2018 ceremony has begun at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday amid controversy. More than 60 National Film Awards recipients today said they will skip the ceremony this evening because President Ram Nath Kovind will be presenting only 11 awards, a departure from established tradition.

  • IPL 2018 Match 33 KKR vs CSK: Live scores, Match updates, Commentary

    Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s vintage form has added to their strength and table-toppers Chennai Super Kings would look to continue their winning momentum when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Thursday. Dhoni has turned back the clock with his last three innings, two of them half centuries, adding to the fine run of imposing all-rounder Shane Watson. CSK are currently leading the eight-team

  • Immensely challenging to recreate 1970’s Pak for ‘Raazi’: Meghna Gulzar

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar has revealed that recreating 1970’s Pakistan in India for her much-anticipated film ‘Raazi’ was the most challenging aspect of shooting. Gulzar, in a recent conversation with MN+ for their upcoming property ‘Talking Films,’ talked about the challenges she faced while filming the spy-romantic flick.

  • Google offers $3 million in grants for Indian non-profits

    New Delhi: In its effort to bridge the learning gap in India, Google.org – Google’s philanthropic arm, on Thursday announced additional grants of USD 3 million to Central Square Foundation and The Teacher App.

  • India’s Growing Middle Class – Ryan Andreas, Quantified Commerce

    Life is improving at a phenomenal rate for the Indian people. A 2016 study found that, the middle class has more than doubled in size from 2004 to 2012, to 600 million people. A 2007 study from the McKinsey Global Institute, which called India a “bird of gold” because of its expanding consumer market, didn’t expect the middle class to reach nearly half the population until 2025. This should give you just some idea

  • Achyuta Samanta: A Social Entrepreneur

    Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, Achyuta Samanta, hailed from Kalarabanka village. Despite not being well-off, Samanta had his passion for education held high.This prompted him to start KIIT Group of institutions in a small-rented room which an initial capital of Rs 5,000— a sum gathered after borrowings. This kick started his career as an educational entrepreneur.

  • No ‘deal’ between Pakistan, US to release doctor who tracked Osama bin Laden

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday confirmed that no “deal” is being weaved between Islamabad and Washington DC to release physician Dr Shakeel Afridi who aided the United States (US) to track down former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in 2011.

  • Uttarakhand: Cash crunch in Rudraprayag leaves tourists stranded

    Rudraprayag: A dire cash crunch situation in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag has made life difficult for pilgrims who travel there to visit Kedarnath and Badrinath. Speaking to ANI, a local said that there were more than 20 ATMs in Rudraprayag district but none of them are dispensing cash.

  • Alert! Another dust storm may hit UP and Rajasthan in 48 hours, warns IMD official

    Jaipur: Another dust storm may hit parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan in the next 48 hours due to cyclonic circulation formation in the region, a MeT official said today. The warning came even as the two north Indian states were reeling under the impact of a severe overnight dust storm that killed nearly 100 people and left a trail of destruction.

  • Major fire at ISRO research centre in Ahmedabad, none hurt

    Ahmedabad: A major fire broke out at a research facility located in the Space Application Centre (SAC) of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) here this afternoon, officials said.  Nobody was reported injured in the blaze, they added.

  • Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik confirmed for ICC World XI against West Indies at Lord’s

    Dubai: India all-rounder Hardik Pandya and wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik have confirmed their participation for the ICC World XI, which will play lone T20I match against the West Indies at Lord’s on May 31. The match is being organised to raise funds for stadia in the Caribbean that were badly damaged following Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.