Free Press Journal
  • Pangolin

    Pangolin shell export racket busted in Odisha

    Berhampur (Odisha): With the arrest of four persons, police today unearthed an inter-state pangolin shell export racket at Buguda in Odisha’s Ganjam district. Over 10-kg of pangolin-shells were seized from their possession, police said.

  • Lily Allen

    Lily Allen collapsed at Glastonbury festival?

    London: British singer Lily Allen reportedly collapsed after partying with friends at the Glastonbury festival. The 30-year-old pop star was given oxygen after collapsing in the Glastonbury VIP area at Worthy Farm, reported The Daily Mirror. “She was out of it, she didn’t know where she was. Her friends were saying, ‘You all right?’ and trying to give her water,” an eyewitness said. The “Smile” hitmaker was treated by paramedics when her friends picked her up and placed her on

  • Bobby Brown

    Bobby Brown struggles with emotions during Atlanta gig

    Los Angeles: Singer Bobby Brown struggled through a concert in Atlanta, Georgia, just miles from where his daughter Bobbi Kristina is clinging to life in a hospice. The R&B star forgot lyrics and seemed understandably emotionally detached from the concert, frequently walking offstage to hug friends and brother Tommy, reported TMZ. The gig came just days after Bobbi Kristina, who has been in a coma since a near-drowning incident at her home in January, was moved

  • Courteney Cox

    My daughter is planning my wedding: Courteney Cox

    London: Actress Courteney Cox is letting her daughter Coco take charge of planning her wedding to Snow Patrol guitarist Johnny McDaid.The former “Friends” star has given the 11-year-old the chance to make decisions about the couple’s big day, which will take place this summer at the pair’s home in Malibu,California, reported Contact music. “We were going to hire a traditional planner but then Coco told us she wants to be in charge and we thought ‘Why

  • Papanasam

    Kamal Haasan’s “Papanasam” in piracy row

    Thiruvananthapuram: After Malayalam movie “Premam”, it is now newly released Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil blockbuster “Papanasam” which is facing the menace of piracy. The pirated copies of the movie, directed by Jeethu Joseph, were found uploaded in some of the online sites within two days of its release in theatres. Joseph said he had discussed the issue with Haasan and the movie’s producer Suresh Balaji, who will lodge a complaint with the anti-piracy wing of Tamil Nadu police

  • Britney Spears

    Britney Spears, sons recreate ‘Oops… I Did It’ album cover photo

    Los Angeles: More than 15 years after the release of her now-classic album “Oops!… I Did It Again”, Britney Spears revisited her heyday with her sons while the trio had fun at Disneyland. The 33-year-old pop star and sons Jayden, 7, and Sean Preston, 8, came across some strings of red, blue, and pink beads, and playfully posed with them in a tribute to Spears’ hit album, reported Us magazine. “The boys and I doing our

  • Richa Chadha

    Better roles being written for actresses: Richa Chadha

    New Delhi: “Gangs of Wasseypur” actress Richa Chadha feels Bollywood is a good place for female actors right now as there are better roles being written for them. Richa, who will be seen in debutant Neeraj Ghaywan’s Cannes-acclaimed “Masaan”, said the industry and the audience have become more receptive to actresses, especially in lead roles. It is a good time for female actors because there is greater acceptability. I also feel meaty roles are being written for actresses.

  • TDP MLA appears before ACB in cash-for-vote case

    Hyderabad : TDP legislator Sandra Venkata Veeraiah on Monday appeared before the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for questioning in the cash-for-vote case.  The Telugu Desam party (TDP) legislator reached the ACB office at Banjara Hills after 10 a.m.  The ACB on Saturday issued him a fresh notice to appear before 5 p.m. on July 6.  The ACB summoned him for questioning last month too but he failed to respond. He later sent a

  • Amarnath Yatra

    Over 2,100 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

    Jammu: Another batch of over 2,100 Amarnath pilgrims left here on Monday for the Himalayan cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley as heavy rain lashed the over-300 km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway.  “Another batch of 2,128 yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here today (Monday) morning for the Valley. It includes 399 females, 20 children and 135 sadhus,” a senior police officer told IANS.
    “The yatris left in 12 vehicles in an

  • Rape case

    Man arrested for abducting, raping 5-year-old

    Muzaffarnagar: A man has been arrested for allegedly abducting and raping a 5-year-old girl at knife point at Fatehpur village here, police said today. Dhir Singh (43) was arrested for picking up a 5-year-old girl while she was playing outside her house at Fatehpur village and taking her to a nearby cottage, where he allegedly raped her yesterday, SHO B N Parasar said. A case under relevant sections of IPC has been registered against the accused following the

  • Student Centre at WU to be named after Ambika Paul

    London: The multi-purpose Student Activities Centre, the largest building at the Wolverhampton University Campus, will be named after Ambika Paul, the late daughter of leading NRI industrialist Lord Swaraj Paul. This was announced at an event hosted by Lord Paul last evening at London Zoo – Remembering Ambika. Ambika died of leukaemia in April 1968 aged just over four years.

  • Japan hails new UNESCO listing despite Korean qualms

    Tokyo: Japan today celebrated the inscription of Meiji-era industrial sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, despite initial opposition from Seoul over the use of forced Korean labourers in the early 20th century. UNESCO’s World Heritage committee yesterday added 23 sites considered representative of Japan’s industrial revolution around the reign of Emperor Meiji (1868-1912) to its vaunted list. They included a steelworks, a shipbuilding yard and a coal mine. In southwestern Fukuoka, home to the Miike

  • Kejriwal, Modi

    Speak on Vyapam: Arvind Kejriwal to Narendra Modi

    New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should “no more remain silent” over the Vyapam scam. “People want prime minister to speak and intervene in Vyapam. PM should no more remain silent,” he said in a tweet. More than 40 people associated with the admission and recruitment racket in Vyapam or the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board have died since 2013 – either in mysterious

  • ShivSena

    Sena wants Muslims to realise the necessity of family planning

    Mumbai: In controversial remarks, the Shiv Sena today said the increasing population of Muslims in the country will cause language and geographical imbalance and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that Muslims accept the necessity of family planning. The Sena said that increasing the Hindu population to counter Muslims is not the solution and that the “Sangh” should pressurize the government to strictly impose family planning on all religions.

  • Coal Scam

    Coal scam:Court summons ex-coal secy, firm director as accused

    New Delhi: A special court today summoned former Coal Secretary H C Gupta, Delhi-based firm Pushp Steels and Mining Pvt Ltd and its director Atul Jain as accused for their alleged involvement in a coal block allocation scam case. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar took cognizance of the charge sheet filed by CBI in the case pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of a coal block to the accused firm in Chhattisgarh.

  • Central Asia: Big region of opportunity for India, says CII

    New Delhi : On the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Central Asia, the Confederation of Indian Industry said that trade with the region can jump manifold provided the right connectivity is put in place. “Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Central Asia is a landmark event to revitalize our ancient links with the region. CII estimates that trade with the five Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

  • Majeed Memon

    MP government trying to shield itself by making irrelevant statements: NCP

    New Delhi : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon on Monday said that the Madhya Pradesh government was trying to shield itself from trouble by making irrelevant statements. “Madhya Pradesh government is trying to shield and get out of this trouble by making these kinds of statements which are hardly relevant or hardly believable. In matters like these where one after the another deaths are occurring, it needs to be probed because

  • creed movie

    Official Trailer: Creed – Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan

    From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema comes award-winning filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s “Creed.” The film explores a new chapter in the “Rocky” story and stars Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone in his iconic role. The film also reunites Coogler with his “Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed.

  • Pakistan parliamentary committee set to take up Hindu marriage bills today

    Karachi: The Pakistani parliamentary committee is finally set to take up the Hindu marriage bills today. The National Assembly Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights will review a private member bill, namely the Hindu Marriage Act 2014. The committee, tabled by Law Minister Pervaiz Rashid in March, is now headed by Chaudhry Muhammad Bashir Virk. It was jointly moved last year by Ramesh Lal of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Dr Darshan of

  • MP Govt. keen to ensure ‘fairest possible probe’ into journalist’s death: BJP

    New Delhi; The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said that the Madhya Pradesh Government is keen to ensure a ‘fairest possible probe’ is done into the death of journalist Akshay Singh. “The family members of the deceased journalist, Akshay Singh, have requested that viscera sample tests be done at AIIMS in Delhi. The state government has immediately agreed to that request. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has directed Director General of Police