Free Press Journal
  • Bobby Simha, Reshmi Menon

    Bobby Simhaa, Reshmi Menon to tie the knot in January 2016

    Chennai: National Award winning Tamil actor Bobby Simhaa and Reshmi Menon, who have been secretly seeing other over the last few months, are said to be planning to get married in January 2016. “Both their families have agreed for the wedding. They will get engaged in August and marry in January next year,” a source close to Simhaa told IANS. Simhaa and Reshmi have been dating ever since they started working on

  • Aishwarya Rai

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan not in Mani Ratnam’s next

    Chennai: Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is not a part of filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s yet-untitled Tamil directorial, which features Karthi and Dulquer Salmaan in the lead, said a source. “Mani sir is yet to finalise heroines for his next project. Contrary to the rumours, Aishwarya Rai will not be a part of the film,” a source told IANS. The regular shooting of this project will start from December. “The film was supposed to

  • Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra turns 33, gets birthday surprise from mother

    Mumbai: Priyanka Chopra, who turned 33 on Saturday, was left surprised by a party that her mother Madhu threw for her. The actress said she was “shocked”. “I was busy shooting ‘Bajirao Mastani’, and I had no idea when mom planned this party. All my friends have come and I am a bit shocked. But I am feeling extremely happy and would like to thank all my friends,” Priyanka said here. The

  • Jules Bianchi

    Jules Bianchi dies from injuries sustained in 2014 crash

    Nice (France): The family of Jules Bianchi says the French Formula One driver has died from head injuries sustained in a crash at last year’s Japanese Grand Prix. The news was posted on Bianchi’s official Twitter feed early on Saturday morning French time and later confirmed by the Manor F1 team. Bianchi, 25, had been in a coma since the October 5 accident, in which he collided at high speed with a mobile crane which was being

  • Amarnath

    Fresh batch of pilgrims leave for Amarnath

    Jammu: A batch of 1,720 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas amidst tight security. The batch comprising 1,171 men, 441 women, 14 children and 94 others left in a cavalcade of 41 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp here at 4:55 AM, a police official said. The convoy has already reached Kud on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. With today’s batch, as many as 34,409 pilgrims have so far

  • Narendra Modi

    Eid epitomises brotherhood in society: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, saying that the festival epitomises brotherhood in society. Modi said: “Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Marking the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan, the festival epitomises values of brotherhood and harmony in society.” The prime minister added: “May this festival strengthen bonds of unity and peace in our nation, and may everyone be blessed

  • earthquake

    7.0 quake hits off Solomon Islands: USGS

    Sydney: A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Solomon Islands today, the US Geological Survey said, but the threat of a Pacific tsunami in the tremor-prone region was thought to have mostly passed. The shallow tremor was centred about 78 kilometres west-northwest of Lata in the Solomon Islands and about 583 kilometres from the capital Honiara, it said, after revising it down from an initial estimate of 7.5.

  • Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi

    ‘Can’t use Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi’s voice samples as evidence’

    Islamabad: Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi’s voice samples cannot be used as evidence as their is no law to prove its authenticity, a media report said on Saturday. “Though it might be helpful in the course of investigation but the audio allegedly recorded by the Indian intelligence cannot be used as evidence as there is no law under which the authenticity of the voice could be proved,” a senior prosecutor

  • Akshay Singh, Journalist

    UN body calls for probe into death of Indian journalist

    United Nations: The head of a UN agency mandated to defend freedom of expression has called on Indian authorities to investigate the mysterious death of TV reporter Akshay Singh while covering the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh, saying crimes against journalists must not go unpunished.

  • Abdul Basit

    Issues can be resolved if India, Pakistan have the ‘will’: Abdul Basit

    New Delhi : Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Saturday said that Pakistan has always maintained that it wants good relations with India, and added issues could be resolved between both the countries if they have the ‘will’. “If both sides have the will, then there is no reason our issues cannot be dealt with. Pakistan has always maintained that we want good relations with India,” said Basit. Meanwhile, Basit met the Imam of

  • Nuclear deal

    Sanctions regime would collapse if Congress ‘kills’ Iran deal: WH

    Washington: The sanctions regime against Iran would collapse if the Republican-majority Congress were to “kill” the historic nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, as countries such as India, Japan and South Korea would no longer support any such move, the White House has warned.

  • Mevluet Erdinc

    AS Saint-Etienne’s Mevluet Erdinc joins Hannover

    Berlin: Hannover have signed Turkey international Mevluet Erdinc from French outfit AS Saint-Etienne, the German Bundesliga club said. The “Reds” on Friday announced the signing of striker Erdinc, who put pen to paper on three-year deal that keeps him until June 2018 with the Lower Saxony side. The new arrival received the shirt number 39, reported Xinhua news agency.  “We have worked hard on this transfer because it was clear to us that

  • Yaya Sanogo, Amin Younes

    Ajax sign Yaya Sanogo and Amin Younes

    The Hague: Ajax have attracted Yaya Sanogo on loan from Arsenal and Amin Younes from Borussia Monchengladbach, the Amsterdam based team said. The loan deal with Sanogo is effective for one season until mid-2016. The 22-year-old French striker, who moved to London from AJ Auxerre in 2013 has a contract until 2017 at Arsenal, reported Xinhua news agency. The last half year Sanogo played on loan for Crystal Palace in the Premier

  • Suicide bomb attack

    Two killed in Pakistan suicide blast

    Islamabad: At least two people were killed in a suicide blast near a university in Pakistan’s Quetta city, media reported on Saturday. The blast took place late Friday night near Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University, Dawn online reported. Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani said the bomber attempted to enter Quetta’s Hazara town area but was intercepted by security personnel following which the attacker, who was wearing women’s clothes, prematurely detonated his explosives.

  • Pedro Coelho

    Greece debt can’t be written off: Portuguese PM Pedro Coelho

    Lisbon: A debt write-off for Greece is out of the question, Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho said on Friday. “We can only give debt relief, we can’t write it off under European rules. There was a compromise between all heads of state and government of the euro zone to discuss this problem as soon as Greece’s first complete assessment of the new programme is made,” Passos Coelho said at Lisbon’s ISCTE university

  • A ‘baby in diapers’ takes on a 56-inch chest

    Jaipur/New Delhi : Warming up in his latest avatar as an aggressive politician, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday vowed that his party will defeat the Land Bill if it comes up for passage in Parliament during the Monsoon session.

  • Narendra Modi

    Congress slams PM Modi’s policeman tactics with Pak

    New Delhi : Emphasizing that the Congress is for a sustained dialogue with Pakistan, former Union minister Salman Khurshid has charged that the Modi government’s policy towards Islamabad lacks strategic vision.

  • Bodies of elderly couple found

    Indore : Bodies of an elderly couple, who went missing since last 10 days, were found in decomposed state in a field in Heera Nagar area, on Friday. They had left their house to take money from a man but didn’t return. Family members alleged that the couple was killed by the same person from whom they had gone to take money but the police said that it would be cleared only