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  • An FPJ Initiative on World Tourism Day 2018 – Tourism in and with India

    World Tourism Day has consistently been a day where travel ministries of countries around the world as well as private sector organisations, encourage tourism traffic as well as promote domestic and international travel among their own citizenry. To celebrate this day, FPJ organised a panel discussion titled ‘Tourism in and with India’ at the Consulate General of Canada, Mumbai. The participants of the discussion was Carl Vaz, CEO and Strategy Director, Destination

  • When audience is unhappy I get restless: Rohit Shetty

    Mumbai: Rohit Shetty, one of the most successful commercial directors of the Hindi film industry, says love and acceptance of the audience motivates him to give his best to every project. The director said his aim is to provide entertainment to the people and he wants them to enjoy his films, irrespective of what the critics are saying. “I think of audience, especially my family audience, while writing or making or editing a film.

  • ‘A Wednesday!’ turns 10 on a Wednesday: Neeraj Pandey looks back

    Mumbai: Director Neeraj Pandey has said everything that could go wrong, actually went wrong with his debut film “A Wednesday!” but they eventually overcame all the obstacles. “It was like Murphy’s law in full display,” he said about the film, which clocks 10 years Wednesday. The film revolved around a common man’s anger at the system for failing to deal with terrorism. “We had issues on every side for this film. Whatever you

  • Computer-based exam for Indian Railways to be held on August 9

    New Delhi: The first stage of the computer-based exam for the Indian Railways will be held on August 9. The examination will be for the 26,502 vacancies of assistant loco pilots and technicians, Rajesh Dutt Bajpai, Director, Information and Publicity, Ministry of Railways, told ANI.

  • ‘Seven Samurai’ writer Shinobu Hashimoto dies at 100

    Tokyo: Japanese screenwriter, director and producer Shinobu Hashimoto, who wrote some of Akira Kurosawa’s most famous films including Rashomon (1950), Ikiru (1952) and Seven Samurai (1954), died of pneumonia in his Tokyo home on Thursday. He was 100.

  • Maharashtra: 35-year-old coaching centre director shot dead in Latur

    Latur (Maha): A 35-year-old director of a well-known coaching centre in the city was allegedly shot dead by unidentified persons, the police said today. Avinash Chavan, the director of ‘Step by Step’ tutorial classes, was returning home in his car when the assailants fired at him near Shivaji school around midnight, an official attached to the local Crime Branch unit said.

  • RIL acquires Embibe,  to invest $180 mn

    New Delhi : Reliance Industries (RIL) on Friday said it has entered into agreements to acquire close to 73 per cent stake in education technology provider Indiavidual Learning (Embibe) and will invest $180 million into the

  • Indian Oil refineries create new benchmarks during 2017-18

    “Indian Oil refineries recorded their finest performance across all important physical and  energy parameters and attained the highest production of major products like LPG, petrol, diesel, jet fuel (ATF), among others, during the fiscal year 2017-18, “ said B V Rama Gopal, Director (Refineries), Indian Oil. He also shared that the Indian Oil refineries at Mathura and Panipat ensured meeting the advanced timeline of supplying BS-VI fuels to Delhi from April 1,

  • Bhopal: Nitish wins laurels for ‘Chandralok’ Bags second position in script writing

    Bhopal: Nitish Dubey a young theatre actor, director and writer from the city bagged second position in script writing competition in the country. Organised by Students Union of National School of Drama, the competition was part of the 8th Theatre Olympics. He is awarded with cash prize wroth Rs 50,000 and a certificate for the 17 pages script of a play ‘Chandralok’ on March 31. Total 80 entries came for the competition

  • Thane, Kalwa, possession of whale vomit, whale vomit, pangolin scales, arrest

    Mumbai: Directors of two company arrested for GST fraud

    Mumbai: In what could be the first arrests under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, the Central GST, Mumbai has arrested the directors of two companies for allegedly availing of tax credit in a fraudulent manner.

  • Actress Richa Chadha, Richa Chadha, Ali Fazal, short film, comedian Aadar Malik, Satyajeet Dubey, Fukrey, Gangs of Wasseypur, Masaan, satirical comedy set in 2025, writer, singer, director, Vishaka Singh

    Richa Chadha debuts as director in Bollywood

    Mumbai: Actress Richa Chadha has debuted as a director with a yet untitled short film, featuring Ali Fazal, comedian Aadar Malik and Satyajeet Dubey. Known for starring in films like “Fukrey”, “Gangs of Wasseypur” and “Masaan”, Richa has been exploring different facets of the creative world — she is also a writer, a soon-to-be-singer and now a director.

  • Free Press Guest Editor, Prof Rishikesha T Krishnan, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, IIM Indore, newspaper

    IIM-I Director Rishikesha T Krishnan was Guest Editor at Free Press Indore

    Indore : What is it that Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore, looks for in a newspaper? Definitely not breaking news, said Krishnan, who was at the Free Press’ Indore office on Wednesday. He was the Guest Editor of the newspaper’s Indore edition for the day.

  • World Bank pegs 7.3 pc growth for India in 2018

    Washington : India’s growth rate in 2018 is projected to hit 7.3 per cent, and accelerate to 7.5 per cent in the next two years, according to the World Bank, which said the country has “enormous growth potential” compared to other emerging economies with the implementation of comprehensive reforms. India is estimated to have grown at 6.7 per cent in 2017 despite initial setbacks from the demonetisation drive and the goods and

  • James Cameron wanted Bill Paxton on board for ‘Avatar’ sequels

    Director James Cameron has said that he wanted to cast late actor Bill Paxton in the sequels to his blockbuster film “Avatar”. Paxton passed away from the complications of a surgery earlier this year. He had collaborated with Cameron on projects like “True Lies” and “Titanic”.

  • Lupita Nyong’o was ‘awakened’ after working on ‘Black Panther’

    Lupita Nyong’o has said director Ryan Coogler stayed away from the “expected female-rival narrative” for the “Black Panther” film. The 34-year-old actor stars as Nakia, a member of the Dora Milaje, a group of female assassins dedicated to protecting the advanced nation of Wakanda and King T’Challa himself, in the Marvel film.

  • 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.

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