Free Press Journal
  • Kamal Haasan

    Common sense to wear helmet when on a bike: Kamal Haasan

    Chennai:  Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is “sorry” for riding a bike in his forthcoming Tamil thriller “Papanasam” without a helmet, but says it’s common sense to wear one when one steps out on a bike. “We shouldn’t have shot the bike scenes without a helmet, and I’m sorry for it,” Kamal told IANS.
    A poster featuring a helmet-less Kamal riding a moped along with co-stars Gauthami, Nivetha Thomas and Esther, has

  • ULFA rebel arrested in Guwahati for plotting bomb attack

    Guwahati : The Assam Police on Saturday arrested a person in connection with the recovery of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from Khonamukh area of Guwahati yesterday night. According to reports, the arrested individual has links with the banned militant outfit ULFA. Meanwhile, the security around Kamakhya temple has been beefed up following the incident. The security has also been beefed up in several parts of the city as thousands of devotees are expected to

  • India, Women Hockey

    Olympic berth at stake for Indian women as they take on Belgium in WHL in Antwerp

    New Delhi: The Indian men’s team will be taking on France, while the women’s team would clash with Belgium in the World Hockey League semi-finals in Antwerp, Belgium today. The Indian team led by Sardar Singh have been placed in Group-A alongside Australia, Pakistan, Poland and France. In the Women’s section, the Ritu Rani-led Indian team is in Pool-B with Australia, New Zealand, Belgium and Poland. This tournament serves as a qualifier for the next year’s Summer Olympics. It

  • Asaram Bapu

    No relief for Asaram Bapu, Court rejects bail plea again

    Jodhpur: Self-styled ‘godman’ Asaram Bapu, who is in jail since September 2013 for allegedly raping a minor, was today denied bail by a court here, the sixth time his plea for relief has been turned down. Additional District and Sessions Judge Manoj Kumar Vyas rejected the bail application of 73-year-old Asaram, stating that an accused in a crime of such nature does not deserve bail. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had yesterday argued on Asaram’s behalf.

  • tom hanks

    Tom Hanks to star in Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’?

    Los Angeles:  Actor Tom Hanks is reportedly being considered for the role of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger in Clint Eastwood’s upcoming film “Sully”. According to a source, the 58-year-old is in final talks with Warner Bros to play the brave pilot who safely landed a troubled aircraft full of passengers on the Hudson River in 2009, reports
    Based on a book by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow, the

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    Iran bars women ticket holders entry to volleyball match

    Tehran: Iranian authorities denied women ticket holders entry to Friday’s volleyball match between Iran and the United States despite their having the necessary permission, the sport’s association said. The Iranian Volleyball Federation had provided special accreditation to 200 women handpicked to attend the men’s Volleyball World League match in Tehran. The tickets were reserved for “family members of players, supporters of the visiting team and executive officials,” said Reza Hassanikhou, head of security at the sports ministry. But a federation official told AFP the accreditations

  • Lady Gaga flaunts bikini body

    Nassau (The Bahamas): Singer Lady Gaga proudly showed off her bikini body during her sun-filled vacation in the Bahamas. The 29-year-old posted two photographs on her Instagram. In both, she seductively leans against a palm tree in a tiny green bikini, reports Gaga captioned the images: “I take a Bahama mama” and “Work hard, play hard. Work hard again, play harder.” Earlier, the pop sensation had posted a photograph with her hair

  • Mumbai back to work, train services restored

    Mumbai: A day after heavy downpour and flooding, life in Mumbai was back on track this morning with train services being restored on all the three suburban lines though more rains have been forecast for today. Ignoring the drizzle, men and women streamed to suburban stations around the sprawling Metro to head for their offices and other places of work which remained shut yesterday. However, Maharashtra government has directed all schools and colleges in the city

  • Julia Stiles to reprise her role in ‘Bourne 5’

    Los Angeles:  Actress Julia Stiles is set to reprise her role as CIA agent Nicky Parsons in “Bourne 5”. Stiles will join actor Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass, who is also returning to the movie. Actress Alicia Vikander is also in talks to join the cast while actor Viggo Mortensen has reportedly been offered a villainous role,
    Frank Marshall will produce the fifth installment of the

  • andy murray queens tournament

    Andy Murray survives Muller scare to enter semi-finals at Queen’s tournament

    London: Three-time champion Andy Murray survived a major scare as he overcame a fine grass-court display by Luxemburg’s Gilles Muller to enter the semi-finals at Queen’s tournament. Muller, who is currently ranked 48, showed a clinical performance until the top seed finally stepped up the gear and went on to defeat him 3-6, 7-6(7-2), 6-4. The world number three will now face Viktor Troicki in the semis, the BBC reported.

  • Mumbai hooch toll rises to 64

    Mumbai: The death toll in the hooch tragedy at Laxmi Nagar slum here has climbed to 64 while 31 victims continue to be in critical condition. This is the second biggest hooch tragedy in over a decade. 87 people had died after consuming spurious liquor in suburban Vikhroli in 2004. Police said they have taken into custody two more persons identified as Francis Thomas D’mello (46) and Salim Mahboob Shaikh (39), both residents of nearby area

  • Salman Khan in Bajrangi Bhaijaan

    Will ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ release in Pakistan?

    Islamabad:  Indian superstar Salman Khan’s “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, which is about a man discovering love during a journey from India to Pakistan, may release  across the border due to its positive message, says a Pakistani film distributor.
    Zain Wali, representative of a film distribution company EverReady Pictures, said that he is extremely positive about the film’s release in the country, reports “The film is set to release on Eid and

  • Ali Anwar

    PM Modi involved in former IPL chief row: Ali Anwar

    New Delhi : Janata Dal Party leader Ali Anwar on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of supporting Lalit Modi over the controversy surrounding him wherein External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj facilitated travel documents for the former IPL czar. “The Prime Minister’s promise that ‘he will neither eat nor let anyone eat’ has been proved forged. JDP believes that the BJP has the freedom to turn the tables in their favour,” said Anwar. “The true

  • Graeme-Swann

    Graeme Swann encourages England’s new ODI approach

    London: Former England off-spinner Graeme Swann is delighted with England’s new approach in one-day cricket and has encouraged the team to maintain their courageous approach and get rid of the fear of failure once for all. A revamped team, still captained by former Ireland batsman Eoin Morgan, who led them during the disastrous World Cup campaign, have changed their track in stunning fashion during their ongoing one-day series against New Zealand.

  • Ex-Arsenal midfielder Denilson

    Ex-Arsenal midfielder Denilson to join Al-Wahda

    Rio de Janeiro: Former Arsenal midfielder Denilson has announced he will leave Brazilian club Sao Paulo to join Al-Wahda in the United Arab Emirates. The 27-year-old will travel to Abu Dhabi on June 27 to undergo a medical, he said in a statement on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.

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    Sarfraz Ahmed, Asad Shafiq frustrate Sri Lanka in Test

    Galle (Sri Lanka): Sarfraz Ahmed once again stood in Sri Lanka’s way as he and Asad Shafiq led Pakistan’s fightback on the scheduled fourth day of the first cricket Test here today. The pair put on 139 for the sixth wicket as the tourists, resuming at 118-5 and still 182 runs behind Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 300, went to lunch on a more comfortable 259-6.

  • Vishwanathan Anand

    Viswanathan Anand crushes Magnus Carlsen, jumps to joint third in Norway Chess

    Stavanger (Norway): Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand defeated reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen to jump to the joint third spot after the end of the fourth round of Norway Chess tournament, here. After three draws in the first four rounds of the tournament , a part of the Grand Chess Tour, Anand’s hunt for the victory ended in a delightful manner as the Indian ace crushed Carlsen in all departments of the game to move up to 2.5 points out of a possible

  • AAP, Ashutosh

    Sushma-Raje episode has exposed BJP’s true ‘corrupt’ face: Ashutosh

    Noida : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh on Saturday said that the episode of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj using their office and positions to facilitate the release of travel documents to graft accused and former IPL czar Lalit Modi has exposed the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) true face.

  • AAP protest, Punjab

    AAP youth wing protests outside Swaraj’s residence

    New Delhi: Volunteers of Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) youth wing today protested outside the residence of Sushma Swaraj here, demanding resignation of the External Affairs Minister in Lalitgate. Over 300 volunteers, including AAP MLA from Palam, Bhavna Gaur, also protested outside Swaraj’s residence in Lutyens Bungalow Zone in central Delhi. They also demanded sacking of Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje. Swaraj, however, was not present at her residence at that time of protest. The External Affairs

  • India Bangladesh ODI Series

    India eye turnaround against gung-ho Bangladesh

    Mirpur (Bangladesh): After getting convincingly beaten by hosts Bangladesh in the first One-Day International (ODI), India will aim to put up a much better performance and level the three-match series in the second ODI at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Sunday.  Bangladesh produced a clinical all-round show to claim a memorable 79-run victory against India in their first ODI here on Thursday, thanks to left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman (5/50) who made a dream debut