Free Press Journal
  • Bollywood 2018: Halfway down the year, these 10 movies had a huge impact

    Half of 2018 has passed and if we look back, we had a pretty decent year in terms of Bollywood movies. Many much awaited movies were released in the first half of the year and it’s time to review the year so far.  It’s the end of June and fans were waiting for the much-awaited Sanjay Dutt biopic which released this week. The movie created a lot of buzz before its release

  • Shah Rukh Khan completes 26 years in Bollywood; Gauri Khan shares a video where he talks about movies, kids and fans

    Bollywood’s King Shah Rukh Khan completed long 26 years in Bollywood industry on June 26, his debut movie was ‘Deewana’ in the year 1992. The actor took to his Twitter account and posted an emotional message for all his fans, “Tomorrow will be exactly half a lifetime of being ‘others’. Expressing love,happiness, sadness,dancing,falling & flying. Hope I hav touched small bits of ur hearts & hope I can do so for the

  • India’s external debt rises over $529 bn

    Mumbai, India’s total external debt for the quarter ended March 2018 rose on a year-on-year basis by over 12 per cent to $529.7 billion, official data showed on Friday. According to the RBI, external debt rose to $529.7 billion from $471.3 billion reported for the corresponding period of 2017, on the back of an increase in commercial borrowings, short-term debt and non-resident Indian (NRI) deposits.

  • Unhappy with bureaucracy, two Gujarat BJP MLAs meet Deputy CM

    Ahmedabad, Two BJP MLAs from Vadodara, who have expressed their unhappiness over the functioning of the bureaucracy in Gujarat, today met Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel at Gandhinagar and conveyed their concerns. After the meeting, Nitin Patel said he has assured the MLAs – Madhu Srivastav and Ketan Inamdar – their grievances will be addressed and action will be taken against officers deliberately delaying projects in their assembly segments.

  • Uttarakhand teacher violated decorum: School Education Secretary

    Dehradun, School Education Secretary Bhupinder Kaur Aulakh on Friday said the teacher, who was snapped at by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat for her alleged misbehaviour, has been suspended as she “violated the decorum”. Addressing the media, Aulakh assured that the case will be investigated and the probe team will also listen to the teacher Uttara Bahuguna’s version and then take action. “She has been suspended because she violated decorum as

  • TV audience has become smarter, feels Toral Rasputra

    Toral Rasputra of “Balika Vadhu” fame says the television viewers have become smarter and genres like supernatural and mythological have a defined audience. “As television shows are progressing, the audience is also evolving. Audiences have become smarter and watch exactly what they want to. It may be a supernatural, mythological or historical show, every genre has a defined audience,” Toral said.

  • Ireland opt to bowl in 2nd T20I vs India

    Dublin, Ireland skipper Gary Wilson won the toss and opted to field against India in their second and final T20I at the Malahide Cricket Ground here on Friday. The visitors have made four changes in their playing XI as KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Umesh Yadav and Siddarth Kaul replaced Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. For Ireland, William Porterfield is back in the team in place of Stuart Poynter.

  • Marriage, kids and films should be taken up for right reasons: Shweta Tripathi

    Shweta Tripathi, who tied the knot with longtime boyfriend on Friday, actor-rapper Chaitnya Sharma, tomorrow believes that a decision like getting married should only be taken when a person is ready for it. Shweta and Chaitnya, whose on-stage name is Slow Cheeta, will be getting married in Goa.

  • You remain relevant only through good work: Chitrangda Singh

    Chitrangda Singh, who is making her production debut with hockey player Sandeep Singh’s biopic “Soorma”, says while ‘out of sight is out of mind’ adage holds true for Bollywood, one tries to stay relevant by doing quality cinema.

  • Temasek acquires stake worth Rs 1,000 cr in Adani Ports

    New Delhi, Singapore-based investment company Temasek Holdings has acquired stake worth Rs 1,000 crore in Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone through open market transactions, block deal data available with BSE showed. Adani Ports’ promoter entity S B Adani Family Trust, which is represented by Gautambhai Shantilal Adani and Rajeshbhai Shantilal Adani, sold the stake in the firm. The shares were bought by Camas Investments, which is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of

  • Indians with illegal Swiss bank deposits to face harsh penal proceedings: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi, Union Minister Arun Jaitley today warned that Indians having illegal deposits in Swiss banks would face harsh penal proceedings under the black money law after Switzerland starts real time sharing of details of accounts from January onwards. Latest data from the Swiss National Bank showed that money parked by Indians in Swiss banks rose over 50 per cent to CHF 1.01 billion (Rs 7,000 crore) in 2017,

  • MEA’s passport mobile app registers 1 million downloads in 2 days

    New Delhi: The External Affairs Ministry’s passport seva mobile application, which allows users to apply for a travel document from anywhere in the country, has registered one million downloads in just two days of its launch on June 26.

  • AAP to revive full-statehood demand at Sunday meeting; Arvind Kejriwal to attend

    New Delhi: The ruling AAP is gearing up to revive its full-statehood demand for Delhi at a meeting of its workers at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on Sunday, which will be attended by Arvind Kejriwal after his return from Bangalore. Kejriwal, 47, is undergoing naturopathy treatment for his cough and diabetes-related ailments in Bangalore. The Aam Aadmi Party chief was admitted to an institute there on June 21.

  • ESMA might be imposed to prevent strike by Delhi Metro staff: Arvind Kejriwal

    New Delhi: As non-executive staff of the DMRC threatened to go on strike from midnight, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said his government might impose the Essential Services Maintenance Act to ensure smooth functioning of the Delhi Metro, even as he appealed to the employees to not resort to it.

  • Qatar urges UN’s top court to end UAE ‘climate of fear’

    The Hague, The United Arab Emirates has spread a “climate of fear” among Qataris living there during a year-long blockade, splitting families and causing “substantial pain,” the UN’s top court heard today. As the bitter Gulf crisis moves to the world tribunals, Doha is appealing to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to order emergency measures to lift restrictions imposed on Qataris in June 2017 by Abu Dhabi. “Many

  • Annapolis Shooting: Upset with newspaper, gunman kills 5 in newsroom in US 

    Washington, A white man with a long-standing grudge against a newspaper in the US city of Annapolis massacred five people, mostly journalists, as he blasted his way through its newsroom with a shotgun and smoke grenades in what police say was a “targeted attack.” The shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, nearly 50 km from Washington, that also injured three others, was the deadliest day for

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    Put in place necessary air infrastructure, says Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today emphasised on the need for putting in place adequate infrastructure for air safety while referring to yesterday’s plane crash in the city that killed five persons. It said authorities concerned could either act now and put in place requisite infrastructure for air safety or continue risking lives of citizens as it has been “doing until now”.

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    Mumbai metro: High Court asks MMRC about safeguards to ensure pollution-free environment

    Mumbai, The Bombay High Court today sought to know from the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) what safeguards it has in place to ensure citizens’ constitutional right to a pollution-free environment, including noise pollution, is protected. A division bench of Justices A S Oka and Riyaz Chagla was hearing an application filed by the MMRCL seeking modification of an earlier high court order which prohibited the firm from carrying out construction