Free Press Journal
  • Bill Gates

    Bill Gates warns polio could spread to other countries if left unchecked

    Karachi: Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said that polio could spread to different parts of the world if it is not eradicated from Pakistan and Afghanistan. According to the Express Tribune, Gates said during a session on social media that Pakistani army and government is taking things seriously.

  • ISIS terrorists

    Islamic State threatens to invade Saudi Arabia amid transition of new king

    Washington: Islamic State militants have released a video saying that the group intends to invade Saudi Arabia while the kingdom’s throne is changing hands. According to Fox News, Saudi militants who have joined the IS group in Iraq and Syria issued the statement.

  • Randhir Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor

    Ranbir Kapoor is uncle Randhir Kapoor’s favourite actor

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Randhir Kapoor, known for hit films like “Jeet”,  “Raampur Ka Lakshman” and “Jawani Diwani”, says his nephew Ranbir Kapoor is the most intelligent actor in the Hindi film industry today.  Ranbir is the son of Randhir’s younger brother Rishi Kapoor’s son with veteran actress Neetu Singh. Randhir was at a radio studio in Mumbai when he was asked what he thinks sets Ranbir apart from his own and Rishi’s

  • Tapsee Pannu

    Taapsee Pannu set for image change in ‘Agra Ka Daabra’

    Mumbai : After her brief role in “Baby” as Akshay Kumar’s accomplice in Nepal who beats the hell out of Sushant Singh, Taapsee Pannu has got the kind of attention that her debut film “Chashme Baddoor” didn’t. She is now gearing up for an image change with her next film “Agra Ka Daabra”.

  • Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama seeks $215 million for unique medical plan

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has sought $215 million for an effort that will match patients’ genetic and physiological data to treat their health conditions more precisely. Obama proposed the plan, known as the “Precision Medicine Initiativea, in his annual State of the Union address last week.

  • Vidya Balan

    Okay with no nominations at award shows this year: Vidya Balan

    Mumbai: Vidya Balan’s absence from the nominations list at this year’s award season, despite a good performance in ‘Bobby Jasoos’, came as a surprise to the film’s producer Dia Mirza but the actress says she has no regrets about not getting a nod. The 37-year-old actress dominated awards shows in previous years with her performance in films like ‘Dirty Picture’, ‘Paa’ and ‘Kahaani’.

  • MiG-21 crashes, Gujarat

    MiG-21 crashes in Gujarat, pilot safe

    Jamnagar (Gujarat): A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed here on Saturday. According to reports, the pilot bailed out of the aircraft before it crashed and is safe. Even on Tuesday, a MiG 27 fighter of the Indian Air Force had crashed in Barmer region of Rajasthan. The IAF had ordered a Court of Inquiry to investigate the crash. Further details are awaited.

  • barcelona_fc

    FC Barcelona aim to keep good times rolling against Villarreal

    Madrid: FC Barcelona and Villarreal face each other Sunday evening in what is a dress rehearsal for the Kings Cup semi-final between the two sides. Both Barca and Villarreal booked their places in the last four of the knockout competition during the week as Barca knocked out Atletico Madrid, while Villarreal beat Getafe, reports Xinhua.

  • Serena Williams

    Serena Williams wins Australian Open women’s singles title

    Melbourne: Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova in straight sets in the women’s singles final to win her sixth Australian Open title. The No.1-seeded Williams recorded a 6-3, 7-6(5) over the No.2-seeded Russian for the 19th Grand Slam title of her illustrious career, separating herself from Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for second-most Grand Slam titles in the Open Era.

  • P Muralidhar Rao

    No possibility of BJP, AIADMK coming together: P Muralidhar Rao

    Madurai : Insisting that BJP wanted to emerge as an “alternative” force in Tamil Nadu, party general secretary P Muralidhar Rao today said Union Minister Arun Jaitley meeting AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa did not mean that the two parties were coming together. There was no link between Jaitley meeting Jayalalithaa and the possibility of the two parties coming together. BJP wanted to emerge as an alternative force in Tamil Nadu, he told reporters, days after the high

  • Fernando Torres Atletico-Madrid

    Transfer window closes in Spanish Leagues with few major moves

    Madrid: The winter transfer market for Spain came to a close with most clubs refraining from doing any business. The window ended Friday night 11 p.m. (local time) with the 20 clubs in the BBVA Primera Liga spending a total of 45 million euros, the vast majority of which was spent by just two clubs, Valencia and Real Madrid, reports Xinhua.

  • Louis van Gaal

    Louis van Gaal admits Manchester United needs to score more

    London: Manchester United football team manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that the club needs to turn on the style and become more attractive to start entertaining fans with their goals again. United have failed to score in their last two games and were slammed for drawing a blank in their embarrassing goalless FA Cup draw away to League Two Cambridge United.

  • Kiran Bedi

    Kiran Bedi approaches police against Kumar Vishwas

    New Delhi: BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi today filed a police complaint against AAP’s Kumar Viswas accusing him of making sexist comments against her while her party approached the Election Commission on the issue. Viswas denied the allegations that he made remarks against Bedi and said he will quit politics if she can prove the same.

  • McGrath Foundation

    McGrath Foundation launches online cricket game

    Sydney: In an attempt to raise funds, the McGrath Foundation, one of Australia’s leading breast cancer support organizations, has launched an online cricket game. Petra Buchanan, chief executive of McGrath Foundation, said that everyone taking part in the McGrath Foundation Digital Cup was given a chance to bat, bowl and field their way to victory by signing up as either a ‘coach’ or a ‘player’, News.com.au reported.

  • New Zealand rout Pakistan by seven wickets with 63 balls to spare in first ODI

    Wellington: Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand, in preparation of the World Cup, started on a losing note, as the visitors lost the first match of the two-match ODI series by seven wickets at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Put into bat first, Pakistani batsman failed to get any stable partnership going with openers Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad going for a duck and 15 runs respectively.

  • Global-Warming

    Urban areas experiencing intense heat waves globally

    Washington: For the past four decades, global warming has increased dramatically in cities, shows a new study led by an assistant professor of civil engineering Vimal Mishra at IIT-Gandhinagar. The trend appears to be growing faster in urban areas than in less-populated areas.

  • France Police

    Parisian kosher grocery gunman recorded terror attack on video

    Washington: A US intelligence official has said that the gunman who killed four people at a kosher market in eastern Paris this month recorded the attack on a camera. According to CNN, the information backed up a report by Eric Pelletier, a national security reporter at the French magazine L’Express, who wrote that Amedy Coulibaly recorded seven minutes of the attack, including the moments when he killed three people.

  • Biomaterial coating holds promise for medical implants

    London: In a major breakthrough, researchers have created a novel, bacteria-repelling coating material that could increase the success of medical implants. The material attracts healthy cells to the medical implant, wiping out competition from bacterial cells.

  • ISIS

    Islamic State militants accept defeat in battle for Kobane

    Sydney: Islamic State (IS) militants have released a video admitting their defeat to U.S. airstrikes in battle for the Syrian city of Kobane saying that “we will return once again”. According to News.com.au, IS militants blamed the U.S. led coalition airstrikes saying it has not left any building erect in the city.

  • Saudi Arabia repostpones flogging of blogger Raif Badawi

    London: Saudi Arabia has once again postponed the second round of flogging of blogger Raif Badawi. According to the BBC, no reason has been given, but last week Badawi was reported to be physically unfit to face the penalty after receiving the first flogging.