Free Press Journal
  • Sylvester Stallone, Salman Khan

    Impressed by Salman Khan’s fandom, Sylvester Stallone wants ‘action’ with him

    Mumbai: Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone, who has thrown up a suggestion to work with the “Dabangg” star Salman Khan in an action film — in perhaps the “new ‘Expendables'” — is impressed with the fan following of the Indian superstar.  Be it his “Dabangg” style, his way of carrying his heart on his sleeves, witty nature or the ever popular shirtless stint on the big screen, Salman has developed a special relationship

  • Kris Jenner

    Kylie an amazing singer: Kris Jenner

    Los Angeles: TV personality Kris Jenner feels her youngest daughter Kylie is an “amazing” singer and has what it takes to carve out a successful career in the music industry.  In a clip from the upcoming episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, Kris discusses Kylie’s decision to take singing lessons with two of her other daughters, Kendall and Khloé Kardashian, reports  “Isn’t it cute? She started singing a few notes

  • Akshara Haasan

    Akshara Haasan approached for Sandakozhi 2′

    Chennai: Actress Akshara Haasan, who was recently seen in R. Balakrishnan aka Balki-directed “Shamitabh”, has been approached to play the leading role in upcoming Tamil actioner “Sandakozhi 2”. “Talks have been initiated with Akshara, but there hasn’t been any confirmation yet. The makers will wait for another couple of weeks to decide whether she will be part of the project or not,” a source told IANS.  To be helmed by Linguswamy, who

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama signs bill allowing Congress to review Iran n-deal

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill that gives Congress the right to review a potential deal on Iran’s nuclear programme.  The legislation would give Congress the power to review a nuclear deal with Iran for 30 days and bar Obama from lifting any Congressional sanctions against Iran during that period, Xinhua reported.  If lawmakers disapprove of the deal, and then override a likely veto from Obama,

  • earthquake

    Two 6.8-magnitude quakes strike off Solomon Islands: USGS

    Sydney: Two strong 6.8-magnitude earthquakes struck off the Solomon Islands early today, US geologists said, but there were no initial reports of damage and no tsunami warnings were issued. The first quake hit at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), 205 kilometres from Kirakira and 448 kilometres from the capital Honiara and the second shallow quake struck just over two hours later about 159 kilometres from Kirakira. The Solomons have been rocked by several quakes

  • Six killed in car-bus collision in Coimbatore

    Coimbatore: Six persons, including a woman, were killed today when their car collided with a Tamil Nadu government bus at Annur, about 35 km from here, police said. The deceased have been identified as Manivasagam, Malini, Sibi, Benjamin, Sam and Praveen, they said.  They hailed from Vellakoil in Erode district, police said.

  • Rayo Vallecano

    Rayo Vallecano confirm new contract for coach Jemez

    Madrid: Spanish BBVA Primera Liga club, Rayo Vallecano have reached an agreement to extend the contract of coach Paco Jemez for further seasons.  The club confirmed this on Friday evening on its official website, Xinhua reported.  It is excellent news for the Madrid based club who during the last three campaigns have maintained their place in the Spanish top-flight with few problems thanks to the positive approach from their coach, who adopts

  • London bombmaker jailed for life for US soldier murder in Iraq

    London: A London taxi driver who made bombs targeting coalition troops in Iraq, one of which killed a US soldier, has been jailed for life with a minimum of 38 years after being convicted of murder. Anis Sardar, 38, built an improvised explosive device (IED) which killed Sergeant First Class Randy Johnson of 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment when it exploded under his armoured vehicle outside Baghdad on September 27, 2007.

  • Neymer

    Neymar tax case moved to Barcelona

    Madrid: The trial in which Barcelona are accused of concealing how much they paid for the transfer of Brazilian star Neymar will take place in the Catalan capital after an appeal for the case to be moved from Madrid was upheld. A judge ordered last week that the club, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and former president Sandro Rosell stand trial for tax fraud in the signing of Neymar in 2013. However, a court filing released

  • FIH promotes Deepa Kumari as international outdoor umpire

    New Delhi : India’s Deepa Kumari has been accorded an international outdoor umpire status by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). Congratulating Deepa on this proud moment, Hockey India secretary general Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad said: “It’s a proud day for Indian hockey and everyone at Hockey India would like to congratulate Deepa Kumari for this achievement. “Her outstanding performance as an umpire in the last many years has helped her to earn this recognition from the FIH Umpiring

  • Anirban Lahiri

    Anirban Lahiri, Jeev Milkha Singh make cut at Wentworth; Kapur, Chawrasia miss out

    Wentworth (UK): Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and Jeev Milkha came through a testing second round to make the halfway cut at tied 52nd in the BMW PGA Championship here. Both Indians added a second identical even-par 72 to complete their first 36 holes in 144 and were tied at 52nd. It was a drop of 14 places for both, but they now have the weekend to make up. The other two Indians, Shiv Kapur (70-77) and

  • Twitter, Periscope

    Peace activists live-stream press conference from North Korea

    Seoul : A group of international women peace activists broadcast a landmark press conference from North Korea today, using Twitter’s new video live-streaming app Periscope, apparently with official approval. The group of 30 women, led by American feminist Gloria Steinem, are scheduled to cross the demilitarised zone (DMZ) dividing North and South Korea tomorrow to promote peace and reconciliation.

  • Arun Jaitley

    We’ll come to power in Bihar: Arun Jaitely

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is hopeful of winning the Bihar assembly election later this year and termed as “impractical” the Rashtriya Janata Dal-Janata Dal-United coalition. “Our party hopes to win the polls that are to happen in Bihar soon. An impractical coalition is set to try and stop us. I am sure we, along with our allies, will come to power in

  • India to rope in Bragg to educate scouts

    Kolkata: A UK-based football coach, who runs an independent scouting organisation in Alvechurch, will be in India to give a fillip to the country’s scouting system, national coach Stephen Constantine today said. Derek Bragg, who had helped out Portugal during their qualification to World Cup 2010, will arrive in July and conduct workshop for scouts in India.

  • Fukrey 2

    ‘Fukrey 2’ put on hold, says director Mrigdeep Singh Lamba

    Mumbai: Director Mrigdeep Singh Lamba says he has put on hold the sequel of “Fukrey” and will be starting his next comic venture sometime this year. Produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment, “Fukrey” turned out to be a surprise hit. After which the makers decided to make a sequel. “We were working on ‘Fukrey 2’ but we were not that happy with the script. We are trying to crack on the right idea. So

  • IS group claims responsibility for Saudi Arabia`s shia mosque suicide bombing

    London : The Islamic State (IS) group has claimed responsibility for the horrific suicide bombing attack on a shia mosque in Saudi Arabia, which took lives of at least 21 people. A suicide bomber struck Imam Ali mosque in al-Qadeeh, located in Saudi’s Eastern Province, which was filled with worshipper for Friday prayers, the BBC reported. The Saudi branch of IS, which formally came into being last November, claimed the attack for the first

  • Train Derails

    Passenger train derails in Assam, motorman seriously injured

    Guwahati: Five coaches and the engine of a passenger train derailed in Kokrajhar district of Assam in the early hours today, seriously injuring its engine driver and causing minor injuries to some passengers. Northeast Frontier Railway spokesman Jayamta Sarma said that the accident occurred between Salakati and Basugaon at 5.15 AM as the 55753 UP Sifung passenger train was about to negotiate a bridge. All the passengers of the train coming from Alipurduar in Bengal to

  • Michael Schumacher

    Recovering Michael Schumacher still has a long way to go

    Johannesburg : Michael Schumacher’s manager has recently said that after almost 17 months of suffering, the Formula One champion is still improving. Sabine Kehm said that they were happy to say that he was still showing improvement, but it would obviously take a very long time for everybody involved to fight, News 24 reported. They were happy to take this fight, she added. Schumacher, who has record 7 Formula One titles and 91 races, was injured while

  • Rajinikanth, Jayalalithaa

    Rajinikanth attends Jayalalithaa’s swearing-in ceremony

    Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth, along with several other Tamil actors, attended the swearing-in ceremony of AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa for the fifth time as chief minister of Tamil Nadu here on Saturday. The swearing-in ceremony took place at Madras University Centinary Auditorium. Other Tamil actors present were Siva Kumar, Karthi, Sarath Kumar, Vivek, Arjun, Prabhu, Vikram and Ramarajan among others. Jayalalithaa returned to office in less than a fortnight after the Karnataka

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Centre working together with all state Governments : Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi : Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said the Central Government has decided to work cooperatively with all the state governments, including the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu. “We have decided to work together with all the states because the Prime Minister has said that we should work as a ‘Team India’. Irrespective of the colour, party and position in state, we must take the states along with