Free Press Journal
  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift sparks `X-Men` cameo rumours post posing with cast members

    Washington DC : After Taylor Swift was spotted having fun with some ‘X-Men’ cast members, fans have started talks that the singer could be up for a role in the next flick of the series. The ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ producer Simon Kinberg tweeted a picture of him with the ‘Bad Blood’ singer and his movie’s stars Sophie Turner and James McAvoy along with a witty caption, “Haters gonna hate”, E! Online reported. Following this, rumours

  • Kanye West, Scott Disick

    `Furious` at Scott Disick, Kanye West takes stand for Kourtney

    Washington DC : Kardashian insiders have recently revealed that Kanye West is “furious” over Scott Disick and is firmly supporting sister-in-law Kourtney Kardashian. It is being said that the 38-year-old rapper is the most furious of everyone as he believes that a real man doesn’t abandon his family like Disick is doing, reported People Magazine. Reports also claim that Kim Kardashian’s husband is most concerned about the couple’s children Mason, Penelope and Reign, and

  • Rajnath Singh

    Rajnath Singh to meet northeast CMs on terror, border issues

    Agartala: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh would meet chief ministers of eight northeastern states in Guwahati on July 11 to discuss and finalise strategies to deal with terror and border management, officials said here Thursday. “Rajnath Singh and his deputy Kiren Rijiju would meet the chief ministers of eight northeastern states in Guwahati on Saturday,” a senior Tripura home department official said.

  • Roger Federer, Andy Murray

    Roger Federer, Andy Murray overshadow Djokovic in Wimbledon duel

    London: Sentimental favourite Roger Federer faces home star Andy Murray for the 24th time Friday hoping his near perfect Grand Slam grip on the Scot will steer him into a 10th Wimbledon final. Such is the anticipation that Friday’s other semi-final between defending champion Novak Djokovic and Richard Gasquet is in danger of becoming a warm-up act. Second seed Federer, the seven-time champion, boasts a narrow 12-11 lead in his decade-long rivalry with Murray. But he

  • Richard Gasquet

    I’m the Wimbledon worst : Richard Gasquet

    London: Richard Gasquet summed up his shock appearance in the Wimbledon semi-finals alongside Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray by admitting: “I’m the worst”. The 29-year-old Frenchman reached his second All England Club semi-final — eight years after his first — with a 6-4,4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 11-9 victory over fourth seed Stan Wawrinka on Wednesday. While he was spending three hours on court, defending champion Djokovic, who is his semi-final opponent on Friday, seven-time winner

  • Rory McIlroy

    Injured Rory McIlroy to miss Open

    Gullane (UK): Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from next week’s British Open at St Andrews after failing to recover from an ankle injury he sustained playing football. “After much consideration, I have decided not to play in the Open Championship at St. Andrews,” the world number one said Wednesday on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. “I’m taking a long term view of this injury and, althoughrehab is progressing well, I want to come back to tournament play when

  • Silvio Berlusconi

    Ex-Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi convicted for bribery

    Rome: Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been found guilty of bribing a senator in 2006 in an attempt to bring down the then centre-left government, media reported on Thursday.  A court in Naples sentenced Berlusconi, 78, to three years in prison and banned him from holding public office for five years, Xinhua news agency reported.  According to a report by Italian daily “Corriere della Sera”, Berlusconi described the verdict as

  • Ashish Chaturvedi, Vyapam scam

    Hope SC orders CBI probe into Vyapam scam, says whistleblower

    New Delhi : A whistleblower in the Vyapam scam, Ashish Chaturvedi, on Thursday hoped that the Supreme Court will order a thorough investigation in the case under its supervision, adding that such a verdict will bring relief to the common man. “The Supreme Court will hear the petition on Vyapam scam today. I hope that the court orders that the investigation in this case will take place under its supervision by a Central

  • Maria Sharapova

    Maria Sharapova aims to end 11-year winless streak against Serena at Wimbledon

    London: Fourth seed Maria Sharapova will aim to bring an end to her 11-year winless streak against world number one Serena Williams when she will take on the latter in the Wimbledon semi-finals on Thursday. The 28-year-old Russian defeated Williams in the final at SW19 in 2004 and managed to claim another victory that year, but she has failed to overcome the American since. Sharapova, who trails 17-2 in her head-to-head record against Williams,

  • Sonia Gandhi

    Sonia Gandhi invites Opposition leaders for Iftar dinner

    New Delhi : In an attempt to show a message of opposition unity, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has invited leaders from all non-BJP aligned parties for an Iftar dinner. According to reports, Gandhi has invited leaders from the Trinamool Congress (TMC), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP), along with those allies Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and National Conference (NC). The Congress plans to go on the offensive against the BJP in the

  • Anna Hazare

    Government not as keen on OROP as it is on Land Acquisition Bill: Anna Hazare

    Ralegaon Siddhi (Maharshtra) : Social activist Anna Hazare has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Government at the Centre had not shown as much interest towards the implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme as it has shown towards the passing of the Land Acquisition Bill, adding that the jawans retired from the armed forces deserved to lead a dignified life.

  • Bill Cosby

    Disney removes Bill Cosby’s statue from theme park

    London : Bill Cosby’s statute has been recently removed from a Disney theme park in the lieu of confessions the comedian had made in court that he drugged women before sex. The 77-year-old comedian’s statute had been part of a Hall of Fame exhibit at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Florida, reported the BBC. Also, calls are mounting for other public tributes to ‘The Cosby Show’ star to be removed. However, the Smithsonian’s National

  • Alexis Tsipras

    Greece extends bank closure, daily ATM withdrawal limits until July 13

    London : The government of Greece has extended bank closures and the 60 euro daily limit on ATM withdrawals till July 13. According to BBC, the restrictions were imposed on June 28 after the bailout talks deadlock with creditors led to a rush of withdrawals.The European Central Bank will not increase support for Greek banks until the debt crisis is resolved.  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to submit “credible” reform plans today

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    ‘My life mission to find truth’, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan after meeting journalist’s family

    New Delhi : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday said that he has assured the family members of journalist Akshay Singh of an unbiased investigation. “This family has lost everything. I assured the family of an unbiased investigation into his death. I will do whatever to reduce their pain. I offered them jobs in the city and other help,” Chouhan told the media. “It is my life’s mission to find out

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee up 7 paise to 63.53 against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: After falling for two straight days, the rupee strengthened by 7 paise to 63.53 against the dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on fresh selling of the American currency by exporters. Besides, a higher opening in the domestic equity market and the dollar’s weakness against other currencies overseas, supported the rupee, forex dealers said. The rupee had depreciated by 14 paise to close at an over one-week low of

  • Joe Biden

    Joe Biden to speak on 10th anniv of Indo-US nuke deal

    Washington: US Vice President Joe Biden would deliver a keynote speech on India-US relations at an event here hosted by a top American think-tank to mark the tenth anniversary of the historic civilian nuclear deal between the two countries.  “Vice President Biden will speak on the strategic importance of the US-India partnership,” the White House said yesterday. Biden’s speech follows a full-day conference at Carnegie Endowment for International Relations on the 10th anniversary of

  • Ban Ki-moon

    UN chief welcomes direct talks between Afghan government, Taliban

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his Special Representative in Afghanistan Nicholas Haysom have welcomed direct talks between Afghan government and the Taliban representatives in Pakistan, urging both parties to move towards reconciliation and peace.

  • Sensex Red down

    Sensex sheds 24 points in early trade

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Thursday was trading 23.89 points or 0.09 percent down during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 9.65 points or 0.12 percent down at 8,353.40 points.  The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,681.49 points, was trading at 27,663.83 points (at 9.28 a.m.) in the

  • Adam Sandler

    Adam Sandler’s ‘Ridiculous Six’ to release on December 11

    Los Angeles: Actor Adam Sandler’s upcoming comedy film “Ridiculous Six”, directed by “The Wedding Singer” fame Frank Coraci, will hit theatres on December 11, this year. The movie will be among the high-profile movies produced by the streaming service Netflix Comedy, reported The Hollywood Reporter. “Ridiculous Six” is the first of four Sandler movies being made by Netflix. The comedian stars in the film along with Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson

  • John Newman

    John Newman requests white socks before every gig

    London: British singer John Newman has revealed he insists on being supplied with white socks, every venue he performs at. The 25-year-old “Love Me Again” hitmaker said his tour rider, which includes grooming items to ensure he looks good, also has 50 socks, reported Female First. “I have clean white socks. I have a lot of them on my rider. We keep them in my stage clothes bag, there’s got to be 50 pairs in there,” the