Free Press Journal
  • Smoking ban doesn’t help smokers to quit

    Toronto: Banning smoking hardly inspires people to reduce or quit it altogether, says a study that found no significant change in home habits in the aftermath of a ban in Quebec. Greater inspiration to kick the habit likely comes from having friends or family who set an example by giving up cigarettes themselves, the researchers noted.

  • Tiger Shroff with Jackey Shroff

    Jackie Shroff would ‘love’ to work with son Tiger

    Mumbai: Actor Jackie Shroff says he has been inundated with queries about when he’ll share the frame with his talented son Tiger. He says it will happen when the “right script” comes their way. “As a father I am really proud of my son. He’s doing really well. People have been coming up to us and asking, ‘When would we be seen sharing the screen?’, but it all depends on the script and

  • Rani is proud as Mardaani went beyond entertainment

    Mumbai: Actress Rani Mukerji, who was felicitated by the National Institute of Gender Justice for creating awareness about child trafficking through her movie “Mardaani”, says she’s glad her work has gone beyond just entertainment for audiences.

  • Ex-CIA chief to admit to mishandling `classified materials` under plea deal

    London: David Petraeus, a former CIA director and four-star general, has reportedly signed a plea deal with the U.S. Justice Department in which he will admit to mishandling classified materials. The agreement means that Petraeus will plead guilty to one count of unauthorised removal and retention of classified material but could avoid an “embarrassing trial,” reported the BBC.

  • Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs go to the afterparty for her concert in NYC

    Robert Pattinson, FKA twigs to get engaged soon?

    Los Angeles: ‘Twilight’ star Robert Pattinson is reportedly taking his relationship with FKA twigs to the next level. The 28-year-old actor gave a promise ring to the songstress, whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett, back in December and she was ecstatic to get it, reported E!Online. Pattinson and FKA were first spotted together back in September.

  • Carrie Underwood

    Carrie Underwood welcomes baby boy

    Los Angeles: Singer Carrie Underwood has given birth to a baby boy, Isaiah Michael Fisher, with husband Mike Fisher. The ‘Blown Away’ hitmaker, who announced in September that she was expecting her first child with husband, has revealed they welcomed their son into the world on February 27. The 31-year-old singer shared her joy on Facebook and wrote, “Tiny hands and tiny feet… God has blessed us with an amazing gift! Isaiah Michael Fisher —

  • Nikhil Siddhartha

    Actor Nikhil to take a break for film course

    Chennai: Actor Nikhil Siddhartha plans to take a short break to pursue a film course in the US post the release of forthcoming Telugu romantic-comedy “Surya Vs Surya”. “I’m eagerly looking forward to the release of ‘Surya Vs Surya’. Although I’m listening to scripts, I haven’t signed any other project yet as I have planned to take a short break of two months for doing a film course at New York Film

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal offers to quit as AAP’s national convenor

    New Delhi: Amid the ongoing controversy surrounding the rift within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has resigned as the party’s convener ahead of the national executive meeting scheduled to take place this evening. Kejriwal has said he cannot do justice to both the chief minister’s post and that of the convener.

  • Australia put into bat by Afghanistan

    Perth: Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi won the toss and invited Australia to bat in a Pool B cricket World Cup match at WACA here today. Australia have made two changes in their side as they dropped Shane Watson and paceman Pat Cummins and replaced them with James Faulkner and Josh Hazlewood. Afghanistan replaced Gulbadin Naib with Usman Ghani.

  • Bangladesh target win over Scotland to boost quarterfinal chances

    Nelson: Bangladesh would eye victory against a struggling Scotland to keep their quarterfinal hopes alive in the cricket World Cup when the two teams clash in a Pool A match here tomorrow. If Bangladesh defeat Scotland, who have lost all three matches so far, then the Asian minnows would be a win away from the quarterfinals. Bangladesh need to win two of their last three matches and their next opponents are England, who are languishing at number

  • Over Rs 30 lakh robbed from judge, businessman’s houses

    Meerut: In two separate incidents in the city, unidentified persons allegedly robbed the houses of a retired judge and a businessman and fled with over Rs 30 lakh in cash and valuables, police said today. Three armed robbers yesterday entered the house of retired judge Shripal in Pandav Nagar and looted Rs 45,000 in cash and gold-silver jewellery, a police spokesperson said. The robbers, were armed with ‘khukri’ and country- made firearms, police said, adding, a

  • Rape

    Minor raped by two youths in UP; accused arrested

    Balrampur (UP): A minor girl was allegedly abducted and raped by two youths in a rural area here, police said today. The girl was abducted on Monday night and raped by two youths, Pujaram and Mulkraj, while she was on her way to fetch water, ASP B D Shukla said. After allegedly raping her, they threw her near a river from where she was recovered yesterday, he said. The victim has been admitted to the district hospital, the

  • Uber rape, Delhi Victim

    Uber rape case: HC allows accused to recall some witnesses

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday “partly allowed” the plea of Uber cab rape accused Shiv Kumar Yadav to recall some of the prosecution witnesses for further cross-examination. Justice Sunita Gupta passed the order on Yadav’s plea challenging the trial court’s February 18 order denying him permission to recall the witnesses.  The driver, who allegedly raped the woman executive, had contended he was not given a fair opportunity to defend himself.

  • Kerala HC refuses CBI probe into solar scam

    Kochi: Former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan suffered a setback on Wednesday when the Kerala High Court dismissed his petition for a CBI probe into the what is known as the solar scam.  Dismissing Achuthanandan’s petition, the court said that a judicial probe into the case is underway and hence a CBI probe is not required.  Last month, Achuthanandan had suffered another setback when the Supreme Court refused to make Chief Minister Chandy

  • J-K National Highway closed for third consecutive day

    Jammu: The 300-kms long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the only surface link connecting the Kashmir valley with the rest of country, continued to remain closed for the third consecutive day today following heavy rain and snowfall in the area. “In the wake of heavy rain and snowfall across the state, the Jammu Srinagar Highway continues to remain closed for the third day today,” police officials said. They said the highway was closed after continuous rain and snowfall

  • Prashant Bhushan,Yogendra Yadav

    AAP national executive may decide fate of Prashant Bhushan,Yogendra Yadav

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) 21-member national executive is meeting here today and is likely to decide on the fate of two of its dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav. The AAP is embroiled in an ugly internal strife barely a month after forming a majority government in national capital New Delhi. There is unconfirmed speculation that the duo of Bhushan and Yadav may be eased out of the national executive,

  • Prabhat Jha

    Real fight in ‘self-centered’ AAP is about RS seats: BJP

    New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Prabhat Jha on Wednesday alleged that the real fight in the ‘self-centered’ Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was over Rajya Sabha seats. “This is a group of self-centered and selfish people and it will not work for much time. The real fight is about the Rajya Sabha, everyone is fighting for themselves. Neither the country nor Delhi have any expectations from this party,” said Jha. Meanwhile, AAP

  • Anirban Lahiri

    Anirban Lahiri ‘excited’ to make first start in World Golf Championships at Doral

    Johannesburg : Indian golf ace Anirban Lahiri is excited to make his first start in the World Golf Championships at Doral this week after jumping to 34th in the world rankings following two wins last month. And the Asian Tour number one hopes his debut at the Cadillac Championship signals the start of greater things in America as he dreams of becoming his homeland’s first major winner. Lahiri said that it’s quite amazing so

  • Pakistan

    Pakistan maul minnows UAE, score 339 for six

    Napier: Opener Ahmed Shehzad (93) missed out on a hundred but Pakistan punished the United Arab Emirates bowlers by putting on board a challenging 339 for six in a Pool B cricket World Cup match, here today. The score has come against not an impressive attack but Pakistan batsmen got some runs under the belt as they strive to make the quarterfinal grade. After being invited to bat, Pakistan lost opener Nasir Jamshed (4) but Shehzad

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Breaking: Arvind Kejriwal has tendered his resignation as party convener

    New Delhi : AAP has convened a meeting of its National Executive tomorrow to decide on all issues, including the latest controversy over differences in the party. Prior to this meeting Arvind Kejriwal has tendered his resignation as party convener. According to the sources, Kejriwal will not be attending the meet which is to be held at 2 pm today in New Delhi.