Free Press Journal
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sophie Hunter

    Benedict Cumberbatch in hurry to marry `pregnant` fiancee Sophie Hunter

    London: Benedict Cumberbatch has already sent out his wedding invitations as he is reportedly wants to marry pregnant fiancee Sophie Hunter at the earliest. A source close to the ‘Sherlock’ star said that the invitations have gone out already which is very quick and it is shocked a few people but they want their special day to happen before they have the baby, the Mirror reported.

  • Simon Doull

    Simon Doull brands match winner Williamson Kiwis’ glue

    Wellington : Former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull has branded big-hitting batsman Kane Williamson as the glue that allows the squad to do what they want to do, and allows everyone to bat around him while winning matches for the team. Doull claimed that New Zealand cannot be called the favourites for this Cricket World Cup as that tag doesn’t sit well with them. He added that there is no doubt that

  • IS Hostages

    Japan says, IS hostage video ‘likely authentic’

    Tokyo: Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said Sunday that the latest video suggesting a Japanese hostage  held by the Islamic State (IS) militants was killed is likely authentic, Xinhua reported. He, however, added that Japan was still analysing is it was the IS which posted the clip. Suga said Japan will cooperate with Jordan and other countries to secure the safe release of the other Japanese held hostage by the IS, but

  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi

    Barack Obama, Narendra Modi can work to develop power initiative

    Washington:  More than a dozen organisations, businesses and clean energy venture capitalists have appealed to US President Barack Obama to collaborate with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to develop a “Power India” initiative.
    In a letter, the groups led by the Sierra Club outlined the goals of the initiative which, if agreed upon by both governments, would aid the Indian government in its quest to increase the scale of clean energy deployment aimed at

  • AirAsia

    Will pursue growth plans at full throttle from March: AirAsia

    New Delhi: No-frills carrier AirAsia India has said it will pursue its growth plans at full throttle from March with the induction of more aircraft and expansion of the route network. As part of its summer schedule from March to October, which is yet to be finalised, the budget carrier would be looking at 100 frequencies per week and adding one aircraft every month in the fleet, AirAsia India chief executive Mittu

  • Tigers

    Govt plans more tiger habitats as population rises

    New Delhi:  Buoyed by the rising number of tigers in the wild, the government has decided to create more habitats for them to ensure their long-term conservation. Sources said the Environment Ministry has initiated steps to convert more wildlife sanctuaries — rich in biodiversity with a wide variety of flora and fauna including tigers, co-predators, prey animals and birds — as tiger reserves. At present, India has 47 tiger reserves. “In the

  • Airstrikes, Pakistan, terrorist

    US-led coalition continues airstrikes against IS in Iraq, Syria

    Washington:  The US and coalition partners have conducted more than two dozen airstrikes against targets of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq in the past two days, a media report said. The US and coalition forces launched 13 airstrikes in Syria with fighter jets, bombers and unmanned aircraft, the Pentagon said Saturday. Near the Kurdish city of Ayn al-Arab (Kobane), 12 airstrikes hit eight IS tactical units, a large IS

  • Ayushmann Khurrana

    Will act in Punjabi film if I get a good script: Ayushmann Khurrana

    Hyderabad: Bollywood actor-singer Ayushmann Khurrana says he is ready to do a Punjabi film provided the script is novel and out-of-the-box.  “I am open to Punjabi films. That’s because it’s my language. And if there is a novel idea, out of the box concept, I will be open to it. It’s easier to act in the language you are thinking,” he told PTI here, ahead of January 30 release of ‘Hawaizaada’, in

  • Swine Flu

    Swine flu: Telangana continues to be on high alert

    New Delhi : Health authorities in Telangana continue to be on high alert over the spread of swine flu and have intensified awareness among people over preventive measures against the disease.  Though no swine flu causality has been reported in the past 36 hours in the state, fresh cases are still being reported.  According to reports, a team of health experts on Friday had completed its assessment of the swine flu situation

  • Courteney Cox

    Courteney Cox’s daughter plans her wedding

    Los Angeles:  Former ‘Friends’ star Courteney Cox’s 10-year-old daughter has turned wedding planner for her mother. The 50-year-old actress has revealed that her Coco is planning her wedding to Snow Patrol member Johnny McDaid, reported Grazia magazine. “Right now we’re just figuring out where. His family is from Ireland, and my mom is in Alabama and she’s not that mobile. So we’re trying to find a place that makes sense. Coco spends

  • Narendra Modi

    PM Narendra Modi extends greetings on National Voters’ Day

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended his best wishes to the nation and the Election Commission on the occasion of National Voters’ Day. Prime Minister Modi took to twitter to extend his greetings via a series of tweets. “Greetings to my fellow citizens on National Voters’ Day. I also convey greetings to ECI, which was formed on this day in 1950.”

  • Kylie Jenner

    Kylie Jenner has no plans to quit school

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kylie Jenner has brushed away rumours claiming she intends to drop out of high school. The 19-year-old ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star confirmed that she would be staying in school, reported People magazine. “I haven’t dropped out of school. I still go to school every day,” Jenner said.

  • Barack Obama, India

    Barack Obama arrives in India, to hold talks with PM Narendra Modi

    New Delhi:  US President Barack Obama today arrived here on a three-day visit during which both sides will seek to break the deadlock in operationalising the civil nuclear pact, firm up a defence cooperation agreement besides broadening ties in areas like trade and investment.

  • 2G Spectrum Case

    2G PMLA case: Court allows ED’s plea for using I&B min files

    New Delhi: Enforcement Directorate (ED) has been allowed by a special court here to use two files of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in the examination of a witness in the 2G scam-related money laundering case in which ex-telecom minister A Raja and others are facing trial.

  • BJP,PDP.jpg

    RS polls, a catalyst for govt formation in J-K?

    Srinagar :  The election to four Rajya Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to become a catalyst for government formation in the state as the PDP and BJP appear to have entered into an understanding on seat sharing.
    However, Independents and smaller parties might come in the way of a clean sweep for the two parties.  Sources in the PDP said today that the party has agreed with BJP that they

  • My mother asked me to leave India to Indians, rues V S Naipaul

    Jaipur: After Nobel Laureate V S Naipaul penned books on India with titles such as “An Area of Darkness” and “A Wounded Civilisation,” his mother asked him to leave India and write on other subjects, the Nobel Laureate said on Saturday.

  • Namaste India, Here i come

    Agra/Washington: President Barack Obama has curtailed his India visit, skipping a trip to Agra to see iconic Taj Mahal to be able to fly directly from New Delhi to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.

  • Obama’s arrival may not help India much

    New Delhi: India may not gain much from President Barack Obama”s 3-day visit except for finalisation of some deals in the making since Prime Minister Narendra Modi met him in Washington in September.

  • Piyush Goyal

    Coal auction to bring huge $100-bn windfall for States

    Davos: Asserting that investors have no concern about the ordinance route being adopted for coal auction, Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said the entire process would generate over USD 100 billion in royalties and auction proceeds for various states. “The ordinance has a weight of law. Any action taken under ordinance has complete protection as if it was done within the legal framework of Act. “Therefore, there are no concerns at