Free Press Journal
  • Republican presidential hopefuls reject US-Cuba accord

    Washington: Republican presidential hopefuls for 2016 have unequivocally expressed their opposition to the agreement between the US and Cuba to re-establish bilateral diplomatic relations, broken off in 1961, and re-open embassies in the two capitals. Wednesday’s announcement by the government regarding the new arrangement with Cuba was immediately harshly criticised by the candidates for the Republican primaries, while their Democratic opponents hailed it and closed ranks around President Barack Obama, Efe news agency

  • Ben Affleck; Jennifer Garner

    Ben Affleck`s soaring career drew Jennifer Garner away?

    Washington DC : Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner recently announced that they are parting ways after 10 years, and it is now being said that it was the actor’s soaring career that drew the actress away. According to some well-placed insiders, Affleck, who’s had back-to-back films for several years now, was not being a “present husband” and it really made the ‘Alias’ star, 43, feel neglected, TMZ.com reported. Though there were rumours of the

  • Ajay Maken

    Congress slams AAP Government for overspending on publicity

    New Delhi : Criticising the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government for spending large amount of money on information and publicity, the Congress on Thursday said that spending money on self- publicity is also a ‘form of corruption’. “They are spending money on their own party workers. Is it not a form of corruption by spending more money on publicity? This is something that is unfortunate. We will be

  • Kiren Rijiju

    Kiren Rijiju does a Fadnavis, delays Air India flight

    New Delhi : Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, who had last week gone to Leh by a Border Security Force (BSF) helicopter to attend the Sindhu Darshan function, reportedly delayed an Air India flight and made three passengers de-board the flight. Rijiju was accompanied by Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and they were to fly to Delhi from Leh on June 24, when the reported incident took

  • Digvijay Singh

    Digvijay Singh’s criticism of ‘Digital India’ due to ‘frustration’, says BJP

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday claimed that Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh’s criticism of the ‘Digital India’ initiative was due to his frustration. “‘Digital India’ has a tagline – ‘power to empower’. Digvijay Singh is unnecessarily making comments due to his frustration. In the Congress’ tenure, policies began but never reached fruition. They were sacrificed due to the corruption within the party,” Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Sambit Patra said.

  • Aiman Khorakiwala

    It’s a Man’s World at Akbarallys

    Akbarallys, the landmark department store near Flora Fountain, has now been rebranded and relaunched as Akbarallys Men. We caught up with Aiman Khorakiwala, who shouldered the responsibility of this relaunch

  • Saudi Prince to donate his entire USD 32 billion fortune to charity

    London : Inspired by the Gates Foundation, set up by Bill and Melinda Gates in 1997, Saudi Arabia’s billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal will donate his entire USD 32 billion fortune to charity. The 60-year-old prince, who is one of the world’s richest persons, said that the money would be used to foster ‘cultural understanding’ and ‘provide vital disaster relief,’ among other things, reported the BBC. Gates reacted to the statement, saying it was

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    Facebook’s ‘Pride flag’ meme fails to appeal to Pakistan

    London : The social media trend of superimposing a rainbow flag over Facebook profile pictures that followed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to lift same sex marriage bans across the country has not gone down well in Pakistan. When an IT professional from Lahore placed a rainbow flag over his profile picture, he received a tirade of abuse from close friends, colleagues and ex-colleagues for showing support for same-sex marriages. He said that

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Mark Zuckerberg: Control your company to keep your job at Twitter

    Washington DC : Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that he thinks one doesn’t has to be a founder to be a successful CEO, but that status can give a lot of advantages that people might otherwise miss out on. The 31-year-old Internet entrepreneur shared his perspective in response to a question from tech pundit Om Malik, who posed a question to Zuckerberg how he thinks founder-CEOs are judged differently from non-founder CEOs, Re/code reported. Malik

  • Eurozone rules out bailout talks until after Greek referendum

    London : Eurozone finance ministers have reportedly ruled out any bailout talks with Greece until the country holds a referendum on the proposals offered by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union (EU) on Sunday. While Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for a ‘No’ vote, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis accused the creditors of blackmail. However, he also promised that a deal would be reached after the vote and current restrictions

  • Prashant Bhushan

    Prashant Bhushan says SC will soon take note of AAP Govt.’s spending on radio ads

    New Delhi : Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan on Thursday criticized the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government’s move to spend Rs. 520 crores on FM radio ads and said that this issue would soon be brought to the notice of the Supreme Court. “The Supreme Court’s order does not merely prohibit use of photographs of political leaders. It also prohibits use of government ads and public money in promoting a political party

  • Nitish Kumar

    RJD welcomes Nitish Kumar’s ‘bonanza’ for Bihar backward classes

    New Delhi : The Rashtriya Janata Dal on Thursday hailed the decision by the Nitish Kumar-led government in Bihar to set aside a 50 percent quota for backward castes and classes in all government contracts, terming it a ‘welcome step’. “I must say that any government that wishes to have an inclusive agenda as a primary objective will see this as a welcome step and not only Bihar, but other governments should also

  • PL Punia

    Narendra Modi should break his silence on BJP’s VIP culture: Congress

    New Delhi : Congress leader P.L. Punia on Thursday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence on the apparent ‘VIP culture’ practiced by ministers of the Bharatiya Janata Party. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi should break his silence on the VIP culture of his ministers. He must clarify his stand. The flight in which Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was travelling was delayed on his request. Kiren Rijiju boarded the flight after

  • Luxury Retail Showroom

    The Art Of Luxury Retail and Where We Stand

    India has been rising in the ranks of luxury retail. With a hike in potential, there are a number of brands that are eyeing the country for expansion. We cut down the basics behind this growing phenomenon.

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    Lalit Gate: ‘Double standards’ of BJP exposed, says AAP

    Patna : After the latest tweet by former IPL boss Lalit Modi questioning Sushandshu Mittal’s relations with hawala racketeer Vivek Nagpal surfaced on the micro blogging site, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Dilip Pandey on Thursday said that the ‘double standards’ of the BJP has been exposed. “The ‘double standard’ of the BJP has been exposed. Now we hear Sushanshu Mittal has left for some place without any explanation since Lalit Modi tweeted

  • Alan Taylor

    Marvel experience was particularly wrenching: Alan Taylor

    Los Angeles: Director Alan Taylor has no plans to return to Marvel after directing “Thor: The Dark World.” The 56-year-old director finds the experience of working with Marvel “particularly wrenching,” reported The Wrap. “The Marvel experience was particularly wrenching because I was sort of given absolute freedom while we were shooting, and then in post, it turned into a different movie. So, that is something I hope never to repeat and don’t wish upon anybody

  • Sandra Bullock

    Sandra Bullock troubled by media scrutiny of women

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock, who was named the Most Beautiful woman by People magazine recently, said she accepted the title as it gave her a chanceto speak against the negativity that women face in the media over their age and look. “I feel like it’s become open hunting season in how women are attacked and it’s not because of who we are as people, it’s because of how we look or our age.

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    Panache Air PC: Awesome computing power, at an equally awesome price

    There’s an old adage, “today’s innovations are yesterday’s imaginations.” Jules Verne, is supposed to have been the foremost imaginer of the 19th century, dreaming up nuclear submarines, air travel and even tectonic plate exploration. But even Monsieur Verne couldn’t have dreamed up some of the thingamajigs we use today. For instance a tiny box that plays music for hundreds of hours (the MP3 player) or the telephone you carry around (mobile phone). Or how