Free Press Journal
  • Rape case

    Pilanji village rape case: DCW slams Arvind Kejriwal Government

    New Delhi : Taking note of the alleged rape case of a girl in the Pilanji village area, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Barkha Shukla Singh on Sunday cornered the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government for making tall claims about women security in the national capital. “The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) priority was women’s safety and today everything has vanished. They only see LG, Centre and Congress. Rest they are

  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sophie Hunter

    Benedict Cumberbatch, wife Sophie Hunter welcome son

    London : “Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch and theatre director Sophie Hunter, who married earlier this year on Valentine’s Day, have welcomed their first child together, a boy. “Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son,” said a spokesman for the couple, reports dailymail.co.uk.  “We would kindly ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy during these next few precious weeks,” the spokesperson added.  The name of

  • ‘UK pulls out spies as China, Russia crack Snowden files’

    London: China and Russia have cracked the over one million encrypted files leaked by fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden, forcing Britain to withdraw its spies from live operations in ‘hostile countries’ so as not to put their lives in peril, British media reported today. The Sunday Times and the BBC cited senior government and intelligence officials as saying that MI6 agents, the British intelligence agency which supplies the British Government with foreign intelligence, had been

  • Earthquake

    Post earthquake, Nepal calls for international donors to help with reconstruction efforts

    Johannesburg : After suffering two massive earthquakes, which killed over 8,000 people and destroyed an estimated 5,00,000 houses, Nepal will ask for international donors to help support a reconstruction plan. The Nepali government has stated that the disaster has resulted in a USD seven billion loss to its economy and said that 36 countries and 24 donor agencies had been invited to a conference to pledge their support, News24 reported. Two massive quakes hit

  • Paraguay come back in 2-2 draw with Argentina

    La Serena (Chile): Paraguay produced an outstanding second-half fightback to earn an unlikely 2-2 draw against Argentina on Saturday night.  Two goals in the space of eight first-half minutes from Sergio Agüero and Lionel Messi (penalty) looked to have put Gerardo Martino’s men in complete control at Estadio La Portada in La Serena as they totally dominated proceedings.

  • Hong Kong democracy groups take to streets as key vote looms

    Hong Kong: Pro-democracy campaigners took to the streets of Hong Kong today, but in far smaller numbers than expected, before a vote on a political reform package that has divided the city and sparked mass protests. The controversial electoral roadmap, which lays out how Hong Kong’s next leader should be chosen, goes for debate at the legislature on Wednesday and will be voted on by the end of the week. It is the culmination of

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Amitabh Bachchan to promote new mobile video app

    Mumbai : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has shot a commercial for a new mobile video sharing application called “Wacau”, which will enable actors to put up their videos and get instant feedback from their fans. The application is said to be created by Big B’s digital team. “No… It’s not an ad, shoot for a mobile… That is to come later.. This is for the new App, that we and our digital team intend to

  • Bangladesh

    Bangladesh at 219/7 at tea

    Fatullah (Bangladesh): Bangladesh were batting at 219/7 in their first innings when tea was called on the fifth and final day of the one-off cricket Test against India at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium here on Sunday.  Wicketkeeper-batsman Litton Das (38 not out) was at the crease when the last ball of the second session resulted in the wicket of Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury (9).  Bangladesh still trail India by 243 runs.

  • Maggi Ban

    Maggi sales in Pakistan unaffected by Indian food scare

    Islamabad: Pakistani retailers have said that so far sales of Maggi noodles have been stable as consumers have not reacted to reports of lead contamination in Indian manufactured noodles being sold across the border, media reported on Sunday. In India, a ban was imposed on the sales of Nestle Maggi Noodles on June 5, after high levels of lead were found in the product packets. The company ordered a recall of its

  • Social Media

    Your social media activity reflects your personality

     New York: Your social media activity reveals much more about you than you can imagine. A new study by Fractal Analytics and BuzzStream — both digital analytics platforms – establishes the connections between gender, education, political leanings, and preferred publications of Facebook users, adweek.com reported.  It found that across all publications studied, from the BBC and Fox News, to Wired and BuzzFeed, most audiences were primarily men.

  • Justin Bieber

    Justin Bieber crossed the line with semi-nude image: Wahlberg

    Los Angeles: Singer Justin Bieber “crossed the line” when he sent a photograph of himself in his underwear to actor Mark Wahlberg, the latter says.  The 44-year-old has confessed he was shocked to receive a semi-nude photograph of the 21-year-old singer after he was unveiled as the face of Calvin Klein, reports eonline.com.  “(Bieber) sent me a note saying he was doing (the Calvin Klein ad) and I was like, ‘Oh, cool’,

  • Depression

    Exercise helps people overpower depression

    London: Exercise has a positive effect on depression, a dissertation from Sweden’s Sahlgrenska Academy has revealed.  The researcher evaluated exercise as an add-on therapy to antidepressant medication.  The study divided 62 individuals with diagnosed clinical depression into three groups, in which two participated in two different types of exercise with a physiotherapist twice a week for 10 weeks while the third, the control group, did not participate in systematic exercise.  “In our

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton portrays herself as `non-quitter` at kickoff rally

    Washington : Hillary Clinton has officially kicked off her presidential campaign, embracing her potential to become the first woman to win the White House. In her first official launch speech, the Democratic front-runner focused on voting and LGBT rights, criminal justice, energy and immigration reform, early childhood education and economic inequality, People Magazine reported. The location, at Roosevelt Island’s Four Freedoms Park, was symbolically significant because Clinton admires President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s political vision.

  • Sheila Kaul

    Veteran ex-parliamentarian Sheila Kaul dead

    New Delhi: Former Himachal Pradesh governor and ex-union minister Sheila Kaul has died. She was 101.  She was ill for a brief period before her death on Saturday night, her family members said. Elected to the Lok Sabha for five terms, Kaul was arguably the oldest surviving former member of parliament. She was a sister-in-law of India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru.  Kaul was inducted into the union cabinet in 1980 as minister

  • Algeria beat Seychelles 4-0 in AFCON 2017 qualifiers

    Algiers: Algeria beat Seychelles 4-0 in the opener of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2017) qualifiers at the Tchaker Stadium in Blida, 55 km south west of here. Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani put Algeria 1-0 ahead with a header in the 22 minute on Saturday, while Al-Arabi Hillal Soudani of Dynamo Zagreb scored twice (33th and 47th) to make it 3-0, reports Xinhua.  Sychelles keeper Vincent Euphrasie was the best

  • Lalit Modi

    ‘Acche din’ has surely come for Lalit Modi, says Rahul Mehra

    New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Rahul Mehra on Sunday said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s involvement in the expediting of former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi’s travel papers comes as no surprise and added that the latter’s ‘acche din’ has come as he is known to be close to many BJP leaders. “It is not surprising. Lalit Modi is close to many BJP leaders, his ‘acche din’ has surely

  • Digvijay Singh

    Digvijay Singh calls for Sushma Swaraj’s resignation on ‘moral grounds’

    Chandigarh : Congress party general secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday called for External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to hand in her resignation on ‘moral grounds’, after she admitted that she had helped expedite the travel documents of former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi, despite the red alert issued by the government. “I respect Sushma Swaraj and I did not expect this from her. This whole situation is very serious, where the government

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Lalit Modi row: Swaraj should not be demonised before investigation

    New Delhi : Reacting to the news that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had helped expedite the travel documents of former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi, despite the red alert issued by the government, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Sunday said she should not be ‘demonised’ and called for a thorough investigation into the matter. “We should always wait for the investigative agencies… We should not demonise somebody of the stature

  • Taylor Swift

    Fan marries outside Taylor Swift’s Philadelphia concert

    Los Angeles: It was a dream come true for Katy Harris, a fan of singer Taylor Swift, to marry outside a spot where her idol was performing at a concert. Harris marrying Chris Eisenmann in the parking lot of Swift’s concert at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia. The new bride documented her wedding on her Instagram feed on Friday, including sharing how the unique nuptials came to be, reports nydailynews.com.  “As I was making our

  • Police constable killed, 10 injured in bus-tempo collision

    Palghar: A police constable heading for election duty was killed and 10 other people were seriously injured in a in bus-tempo collision at a village here today. The accident happened on Vikramgadh-Manor Road in the district’s Khopoli village when the tempo collided with the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation bus coming from opposite direction, said assistant traffic inspector R S Pandre of MSRTC’s Palghar division. In the mishap, constable Naresh Pawar (35), attached to the Thane