Free Press Journal
  • Arjun Kapoor falls sick ahead of IIFA

    Mumbai: Actor Arjun Kapoor, scheduled to perform at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards gala in Bangkok on Sunday, says he is not well but will try to be ready for his performance on stage.

  • Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla are made for each other, this engagement picture is a proof

    Rubina Dilaik will soon tie the knot with Abhinav Shukla, but before marriage pre-wedding events have already kick started. Rubina’s mehendi ceremony was a low key affair, but her engagement was glitzy and soon to be married couple looked stunning. Rubina chose mehendi green outfit with hair tied up in a bun, while Abhinav wore a blue and off-white kurta pajama for the evening. The flower embroidery on his Nehru jacket added edge to

  • Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa prays for Kulsoom Nawaz’s speed recovery

    Islamabad: Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that he was praying for the ailing wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Begum Kulsoom and expressed hope for her speedy recovery. “We are praying for your quick recovery and send well wishes your way. Wish you become healthy again by the grace of Allah,” Geo TV quoted General Bajwa, as praying for Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.

  • Ambubachi Mela: A festival in Assam that celebrates the Menstruation of Mother Earth

    The Ambubachi Mela is an annual mela held at Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Assam, that celebrates the menstruation course of Goddess Kamakhya. There is no idol in the temple, the goddess is worshipped in the form of a yoni-like stone over which a natural spring flows. Also known as Siddha Kubjika, the goddess is a Hindu tantric goddess of desire who evolved in the Himalayan hills. She is also identified as Kali and Maha

  • Watch: Deepika Padukone explains Hindi slang and plays badminton wearing stilettos in this video

    Bollywood sensation Deepika Padukone is just as popular in Hollywood as she is back home. She made her Hollywood debut with the movie xXx: Return of Xander Cage and starred opposite Vin Diesel. She has been turning heads at various red carpet events around the world ever since and is getting featured on global magazine covers. She was even invited to attend the Met Gala for two years in

  • Kidambi Srikanth named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year, Women’s cricket team bags ‘Team of the Year’ award

    New Delhi: The country’s top-ranked men’s shuttler Kidambi Srikanth was adjudged Sports Illustrated ‘India’s Sportsperson of the Year’ for his stupendous performance in 2017. Other winners included the women’s cricket team, which bagged the ‘Team of the Year’ award while national football team coach Stephen Constantine clinched the title of ‘Coach of the year’.

  • Fishermen

    Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami urges PM Narendra Modi to help repatriate 21 fishermen stranded in Iran   

    Chennai: Chief Minister K Palaniswami today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the Indian Embassy in Iran to take necessary steps for bringing back 21 Tamil Nadu fishermen stranded in that country. The fishermen from Tamil Nadu stranded in Iran, “are neither allowed to return to India nor allowed to continue fishing for which they were engaged as contract fishing labourers,” he said in a letter to the Prime Minister.

  • Zero-to-hero is my favourite genre: Filmmaker Omung Kumar

    Mumbai: “Mary Kom” director Omung Kumar, who is re-exploring Manipur for “Yubi Lakpi” a traditional game styled on rugby — says he is most interested in narratives about common people whose life goes through unusual incidents, thereby taking their story from nowhere to the pinnacle of success.

  • Kerala government abolishes plantation tax to revive sector

    Thiruvananthapuram, The CPI-M led LDF government in Kerala today announced a slew of initiatives including abolition of plantation tax, moratorium on agriculture income tax and legislation to take over closed estates to revive the crisis-driven plantation sector. Making the announcement in the assembly, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the labour department would take steps to formulate a plantation policy with a view to resolve problems faced by the sector. The package for

  • Yasin Malik detained, Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq placed under house arrest

    Srinagar, JKLF chief Yasin Malik was today detained while moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest to prevent the separatists from leading protests, police said. Malik was taken into custody from his Maisuma residence this morning, a police official said. He said Malik has been lodged in police station Kothibagh.

  • ICICI-Videocon loan case: Chanda Kochhar’s South Mumbai flat under IT lens

    Days after ICICI CEO Chanda Kochhar was asked to go on an indefinite paid leave, the IT department is now probing the complex transactions linked to her family residence in South Mumbai. As per the reports in Indian Express, the land acquisition deal of the house involving firms linked to Videocon Group has come under the scanner of the Income Tax dept.

  • Female actors still stereotyped in their portrayal: Actor Nandita Das

    New Delhi: Is getting sexual freedom the only way for women to be free, asks acclaimed actress and filmmaker Nandita Das as she wonders why most women-centric films only touch upon the issue of female sexuality. She says such projects undermine “many struggles that women go through and further panders to the male gaze” in an industry, where she feels murmurs about the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements have been “too low”.

  • Inter-faith couple harassed in Lucknow: Passport officer transferred, RPO expresses regret over incident

    Lucknow: The regional passport office here today transferred an official accused of humiliating an interfaith couple and expressed regret over the incident. Regional passport officer Piyush Verma said a show cause notice has been issued to the officer and he has been transferred with immediate effect. Verma said passports were issued to the couple– Mohammad Anas Siddiqui and Tanvi Seth after he met them in his office

  • I hate Donald Trump: Billie Joe Armstrong

    Cannes, Rock band Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong has compared US president Donald Trump to “acid gone bad”. Armstrong got political at a small concert at Cannes Lions on Wednesday night, reports variety.com. He performed a set of a dozen songs at a private party hosted by Live Nation atop a chateau in the south of France. He improvised friendly chatter between songs, telling the story of how he met