Free Press Journal
  • Coalition strikes pound Yemen rebels ahead of talks

    Sanaa: Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded rebel positions across Yemen overnight, witnesses said, hours before the country’s warring factions were set to begin peace talks in Geneva today. The coalition carried out pre-dawn strikes on rebel-held missile depots on the Fajj Attan hill overlooking the capital Sanaa, residents said. Other strikes targeted rebels in Amran province farther north as well as Hajja near the Saudi border and nearby Huthi rebel stronghold Saada.

  • Cat

    Own a cat? You might get schizophrenia

    Washington: Owning a cat might be your pastime. But growing up with a cat is linked with developing schizophrenia, new research shows. The current study corroborates two previous researches. The parasite toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii), which can be passed from cats to humans, could play a role in the development of schizophrenia, said researchers. “T. gondii gets into the brain and forms microscopic cysts,” Edwin Torrey of the Stanley Medical Research Institute was quoted

  • Polar Bear, Dolphin

    Polar bear seen eating dolphins

    London: A polar bear was spotted preying on a white-beaked dolphin carcass that had been trapped in the ice in Svalbard, a group of Norwegian islands in the Arctic Ocean. Thanks to global warming these polar bears are fast adapting to new milieu and are now preying on new species, who primarily feed on ringed and bearded seals.  In April 2014, a male polar bear with a full belly was spotted near

  • Rosetta spacecraft

    Rosetta`s lander Philae speaks after 7 months in hibernation

    Washington : After spending 7 long months in hibernation on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Rosetta’s lander Philae woke up and “spoke” with its team on ground for 85 seconds. ESA’s European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt received signals at 22:28 CEST on 13 June, and over 300 data packets have been analysed by the teams. DLR Philae Project Manager Dr. Stephan Ulamec explained that Philae has been doing very well and is ready

  • Lindsay Lohan

    I want to have kids: Lindsay Lohan

    London: Actress Lindsay Lohan says she is ready to move past her legal troubles and start a family. The 28-year-old star, who was officially taken off probation related to a 2012 reckless driving case last month, said she is now looking to her future and wants to focus on a family. “I want kids. I want to settle down with someone. I want a family,” Lohan said in an interview to London’s Sunday Times. The “Mean

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Amitabh Bachchan to play superhero cartoon in TV series

    New Delhi: After featuring as a progeric child in “Paa” and a constipation patient in “Piku”, veteran megastar Amitabh Bachchan is ready to delight and surprise his fans with his superhero avatar via a TV series.  The 72-year-old has joined hands with Graphic India, Disney to create an animated series “Astra Force” for the small screen, said a source.  Amitabh, along with Graphic India CEO and co-founder Sharad Devarajan, joined forces to

  • Kangana Ranaut

    Kangana Ranaut keeps mystery around ‘Katti Batti’ alive

    Mumbai : Kangana Ranaut, who has emerged as the ‘Queen’ of female-oriented movies, is now set to impress the audience with her modern-day free-spirited bohemian avatar in “Katti Batti”. Having unveiled the film’s trailer, the actress managed to keep the mystery alive about its narrative and her character. The trailer of the movie, which also stars Imran Khan, was unveiled here on Sunday.

  • Randeep Hooda

    Randeep Hooda shoots ‘Do Lafzon Ki Kahani’ in Kuala Lumpur

    Mumbai: Actor Randeep Hooda is busy shooting for Deepak Tijori’s directorial “Do Lafzon Ki Kahani” Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards attracted Bollywood celebrities galore earlier this month. The “Highway” actor took to micro-blogging website Twitter to share a glimpse from the upcoming venture. Randeep, who mostly sports a rugged look, was seen flaunting a clean shaven look, wearing a white t-shirt and long tresses. His co-star

  • Sardar Singh

    Put pressure on opponents from start, coach Van Ass to players

    Antwerp (Belgium): Indian men’s hockey team’s chief coach Paul van Ass feels from the word go the Sardar Singh-led side needs to put pressure on the opponents in order to secure positive results in the FIH World League Semi-finals to be held here from June 20 to July 5.

  • Steven Gerrard

    Doting Steven Gerrard splurges 100K pounds for his kids playground

    London : Steven Gerrard sure is one good dad, as the footie ace recently splurged 100,000 pounds on creating an adventure play area for his kids in the gardens of his new mansion. The 35-year-old former England footballer, who bid farewell to his 17-year Liverpool career last month, will be including a huge wooden Wendy house, which comes with a private lawn, a 2000 pound tree-house and lounge area with wifi, The Mirror

  • Wayne Rooney

    Rooney’s late winner moves England closer to Euro Cup 2016

    London : England captain Wayne Rooney scored his 48th goal in the dying moments of the game against Slovenia to register a 3-2 win and move closer to Euro Cup 2016. Rooney’s late strike, and two spectacular goals from Jack Wilshere, meant that England have won all six of their Euro 2016 Group qualifiers so far and have maintained their perfect European qualifying record, the BBC reported. However, Slovenia did pose a great threat

  • Salman Khan

    HC defers Salman Khan case to July 1 as case papers not ready

    Mumbai : Ordering expeditious completion of case papers, the Bombay High Court today adjourned till July 1 a criminal appeal filed by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan against his conviction in the hit-and-run case in which he has been awarded a five-year jail sentence. When the case came up for hearing, Justice A R Joshi was informed by Salman’s lawyer Amit Desai that the ‘paper book’ compilation of evidence and documents which is served to

  • Salman Khan

    Hit-and run case: Bombay HC adjourns hearing on Salman’s appeal against conviction to July 1

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on actor Salman Khan’s appeal against conviction in the 2002 hit-and-run case to July 1. Khan, who got a respite in the hit-and- run case after the Bombay High Court stayed his five-year conviction, was earlier directed to submit Rs. two lakh as cash security before leaving the country for a show. A criminal court had earlier convicted Salman of culpable homicide on charges

  • Taxi, Auto Strike

    Taxis, autos on strike in Mumbai; commuters stranded

    Mumbai: Commuters in Mumbai faced a harrowing time as auto-rickshaws and taxis drivers attached with ‘Swabhiman Union’ began a day-long strike in the metro city from this morning to press for their demands. The ‘Swabhiman Union’ claims it has 18,000 auto rickshaw owners and 12,000 taxi owners as its members. “The day long strike which will end at 5 PM, is only an alarm to the state government and if our demands are not met, then

  • ‘SC judgement on AIPMT is a blow to all Munnabhais of India’: lawyer

    New Delhi : Hailing the decision by the Supreme Court to set aside the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) entrance exam, advocate for the petitioner Pushp Gupta on Monday said this ruling will ensure that deserving candidates do not miss out due to the ‘Munnabhais’ of India, in reference to the Sanjay Dutt-starrer. “The court has allowed our petition, wherein we had sought the prayer that the AIPMT exam be cancelled. They

  • Ajay Maken

    Power tariff hike: AAP has forgotten plight of Delhi’s citizens : Ajay Maken

    New Delhi : Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) chief Ajay Maken on Monday questioned the power tariff hike of six percent and alleged that the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government has failed to govern and is backtracking on the promises made to the people. The Congress said the AAP Government was ignoring the people of Delhi, as their top priority at the moment was to fight with the Centre on frivolous

  • Journalist attacked in Pilibhit, 4 booked

    Pilibhit: A journalist was allegedly attacked by a group of people here with four persons having been booked over the incident, police said. The incident comes on the heels of the case of murder of a journalist in Shahjahanpur in which an Uttar Pradesh minister is a key accused. According to Pilibhit SP JK Shahi, Haider, a reporter for the electronic media, has complained that he was attacked yesterday by one Anand and his associates as

  • Flesh Trade

    Flesh trade racket busted, 5 held in Punjab

    Pathankot: A flesh trade racket was busted here with the arrest of five persons, including a woman, police said today. Acting on a tip off, police last night raided a house and nabbed five persons, including a woman, for running a brothel, police said. The accused have been identified as Kamal Kumar, Sachin, Rajan, and Pradeep Kumar, all local residents, while the woman hails from Tarn Taran district, they said. Mobile phones and cash was

  • Lalit Modi, Sushma Swaraj

    Lalit Modi issue: Congress steps up attack on Sushma Swaraj

    New Delhi: Congress today stepped attacked on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj alleging there was “quid pro quo” involved in her “assistance” to Lalit Modi in obtaining British travel documents and demanded that the scam- tainted former IPL Commissioner be brought back and tried in India.

  • Israel approves force feeding prisoners

    Tel Aviv: The Israeli government has voted in favor of adopting a bill which allows authorities to force feed security prisoners on hunger strike, media reported on Monday. According to the bill, authorities can force-feed prisoners on hunger strike through intravenous infusion or a feeding tube if their lives were in jeopardy, even if it was against their wishes, Xinhua news agency reported.  It specifically applies to Palestinians serving time in Israeli