Free Press Journal
  • Robert De Niro

    Robert De Niro to co-direct ‘A Bronx Tale’ musical

    Los Angeles: Hollywood superstar Robert De Niro is set to co-direct a musical version of his 1993 film “A Bronx Tale” that will take the stage next year. The new adaptation will have music from Tony and Oscar-winner Alan Menken, reported Entertainment Weekly. “A Bronx Tale” is based on Chazz Palminteri’s one-man show, which first played in Los Angeles in 1990, followed by an off-Broadway run in New York (and a Broadway revival in 2007).

  • Hugh Jackman

    Hugh Jackman shares the teaser image of final Wolverine film

    Los Angeles: “X-Men” star Hugh Jackman posted a teaser image on Twitter and Instagram asking fans to share their ideas on what they want to see happen in the 2017 Wolverine film. The 46-year-old actor who has been playing the iconic clawed superhero since 2000, will reprise his role for the last time in the untitled solo Wolverine project, reported Entertainment Weekly. “My last time putting on the claws. What do you want to see happen? 50

  • Bryan Singer

    Singer reveals massive Egyptian set for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

    Los Angeles: Bryan Singer has unveiled a giant Egyptian statue for “X-Men: Apocalypse” The photo that Singer shared with the fans on Instagram shows him standing in front of the set. The director peers up at the statue which appears to be Anubis, the Egyptian god of the afterlife.

  • Katy Perry

    Katy Perry has ‘fun’ with fashion

    Los Angeles: Singer Katy Perry says she has a few fashion regrets because she never takes her style “too seriously” and just likes to be playful with her outfits.  “I mean, things that are too tight where I look like I’m spilling out of them unnaturally aren’t the greatest. But I just love playing, and I have so much fun, and I don’t take myself too seriously in any regard. And I

  • Sharon Osbourne

    Marijuana shouldn’t be legalised, says Sharon Osbourne

    Los Angeles: TV host Sharon Osbourne has spoken out against the idea of legalising marijuana across the US and Britain insisting it’s “all going to end in tears”. The 62-year-old star thinks it’s a mistake that four American states have chosen to decriminalise the drug and hopes that Britain doesn’t choose to follow suit, reports

  • China shuts down Taizhou airport after security breach

    Beijing: China has closed down an airport in its eastern Zhejiang province following a recent incident in which a passenger managed to smuggle a lighter and knife and attempted to set fire to the plane while on flight.

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    10 Years: 1,303 Death Sentences, 3 Executions

    A death sentence–such as the one handed to Yakub Memon, lone convict of the 1993 Mumbai serial bombings–is common in India, with 1,303 capital-punishment verdicts between 2004 and 2013, according to this National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) prison statistics report. However, only three convicts were executed over this period, one each in West Bengal (2004), Maharashtra (2012) and Delhi (2013). India saw an execution-free period of seven years between 2004 and

  • APJ Abdul Kalam

    People gather in large numbers at Kalam’s Rameswaram house

    Chennai: A large number of people have gathered at former president A.P.J.Abdul Kalam’s house at Rameswaram to pay their last respects, a relative said on Wednesday. “People in large numbers have assembled at Kalam’s house to pay their last respects,” A.P.J.M.K. Sheik Saleem, the former president’s brother’s grandson told IANS over the phone. “All our relatives have also come to attend the last rites,” he added.

  • Parkash Singh Badal

    Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal meets slain police officer’s family

    Kapurthala (Punjab): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday met the family of police officer Baljit Singh who died fighting terrorists — and also praised the Punjab Police. Badal assured all possible help to the family of the officer who died after taking a bullet in the head. Superintendent of Police Baljit Singh, 48, was the senior most officer to die when terrorists battled security forces in Dinanagar in Gurdaspur district on

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi

    Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM recognised by poll panel

    Patna: The Election Commission has recognised the Hindustan Awami Morcha (HAM) of former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi as a political party, the party said on Wednesday. Manjhi had in May this year launched the HAM, which later joined the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance. The HAM is the BJP’s third ally in Bihar. The others are union minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJP) and union minister Upendra Kushwaha’s

  • Anshu Gupta, Sanjiv Chaturvedi

    Ramon Magsaysay awards for two Indians

    New Delhi: Social worker Anshu Gupta and former AIIMS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi on Wednesday won the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay awards for “enterprising leadership” and for exposing corruption. The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation said Gupta was being recognized for “his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India, his enterprising leadership in treating cloth as a sustainable development resource for the poor”.

  • Bharat has lost a Ratna: PM Modi writes on APJ Abdul Kalam’s death

    BHARAT has lost a Ratna, but the light from this jewel will guide us towards APJ Abdul Kalam’s dream-destination: India as a knowledge superpower, in the first rank of nations. Our scientist-President -and one who was genuinely loved and admired across the masses – never measured success by material possessions. For him, the counterpoint to poverty was the wealth of knowledge, in both its scientific and spiritual manifestations. As a hero of

  • Zico, Brazil

    Zico seeks Brazil federation support for FIFA presidency

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil great Zico has sought backing from the country’s football federation (CBF) in his bid to become president of the world football governing body FIFA. The 62-year-old expressed his wish to run for the position in June, just days after Sepp Blatter announced his decision to resign, reported Xinhua news agency.

  • Majeed Memon

    Yakub’s plea: Majeed Memon hopes SC sets proper precedent

    New Delhi : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon on Wednesday expressed hope that the Supreme Court, which has set up a three-judge bench to hear the plea of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, will set a proper precedent in this case.

  • Brad Haddin

    Ricky Ponting leads Australia greats in slamming Haddin axing

    Sydney: Australia greats Ricky Ponting and Ian Healy say axing wicketkeeper Brad Haddin for the third Ashes Test against England starting today is a mistake, while Matthew Hayden called it “outrageous”.

  • NASA orbiter

    NASA orbiter ready for Mars lander’s arrival in 2016

    Washington: With its biggest orbit manoeuvre since 2006, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is preparing for the arrival of NASA’s next Mars lander called InSight next year.  On Wednesday, the Mars orbiter will be engaged in a 77-second firing of six intermediate-size thrusters that will adjust the orbit timing of the veteran spacecraft.