Free Press Journal
  • Israel, Force Feeding

    Israel passes law allowing force feeding of prisoners

    Jerusalem: The Israeli parliament approved today a law allowing prisoners on hunger strike to be force fed if their life is in danger or they face chronic health problems, a spokesman said. The law, which seeks to prevent imprisoned Palestinian militants from pressuring Israel by refusing food, was initially approved by cabinet in June 2014 at the height of a mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners, during which dozens were hospitalised.

  • Dale Steyn

    Bangladesh solid after Steyn reaches landmark

    Dhaka: South African paceman Dale Steyn struck early to take his 400th wicket at the start of the second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka today before the hosts rallied to reach 75-1 at lunch. Opener Imrul Kayes and Mominul Haque shared an unbroken second wicket stand of 63 after Tamim Iqbal had become Steyn’s 400th victim in Test cricket in the fifth over of the day. Imrul was unbeaten on 28 while

  • Shahrukh Khan with Kajol

    SRK, Kajol recreate ‘DDLJ’ scene on ‘Dilwale’ set 

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is currently shooting filmmaker Rohit Shetty’s “Dilwale” in Bulgaria, took time out to recreate the magic of 1995 blockbuster film “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” along with his co-star Kajol.

  • Dhanush

    Dhanush’s ‘Visaarnai’ enters Venice film festival

    Chennai:) Superstar Dhanush’s production venture “Visaarnai” has become the first Tamil movie to have its premiere in the competition section of the upcoming 72nd Venice International Film Festival. “Visaranai”, a yet-to-be released experimental Indian Tamil thriller film, is written and directed by Vetrimaaran of “Polladhavan” fame. The film stars Attakathi Dinesh, Anandhi and Aadukalam Murugadoss in the leading roles.

  • blue-ivy-jay-z-beyonce-zoom

    Jay Z, Beyonce expecting baby?

    Los Angeles: Celebrity couple Jay Z and Beyonce are reportedly expecting their second child together after conceiving through IVF. The couple, who already have three-year-old daughter Blue Ivy together, are feeling incredibly “lucky” over their apparent impending arrival, reported Hollywood Life.

  • Caparo Group

    Caparo Group committed to make new small car in Bengal: Paul

    London: Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has assured West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that his company is committed to make the state its first choice for manufacturing a new small car. The London-based Caparo Group chairman told Banerjee
    during an informal meeting over tea at his London residence yesterday that a new variant of Caparo T1 is likely to set up base in her state. “I would love to do more

  • anushka sharma

    It is a shiny phase for me: Anushka Sharma

    Mumbai:Actress Anushka Sharma says she is having a shiny phase in her career. Anushka made her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” and gave hit films like “Band Baja Baarat”, “PK” and “Dil Dhadakane Do”.

  • Digvijay Singh

    Yakub Hanging: Digvijay expects ‘urgency’ in other terror cases

    New Delhi, Jul 30 (PTI) Congress leader Digvijay Singh today voiced hope that “exemplary urgency and commitment” shown by the “government and judiciary” in Yakub Memon case will also be displayed in all cases of terror, irrespective of the religion of the accused. “Yakub Memon hanged. Exemplary urgency and commitment has been shown by Govt and Judiciary in punishing an accused of Terror”.

  • Elderly in-laws abandoned by women widowed in calamity to get aid

    Dehradun: Elderly persons who were abandoned by their daughters-in-law after their sons’ death in the 2013 calamity will get financial assistance from the stat government. Chief Minister Harish Rawat took the decision while reviewing distribution of relief among the families of disaster victims in the state,” an official release here said.

  • floods

    Cyclone Komen to bring very heavy rains in Odisha

    Bhubaneswar: The deep depression over northeastern Bay of Bengal today intensified into cyclonic storm ‘Komen’ which is set to trigger heavy to very heavy rain coupled with squally surface wind in several areas of Odisha. After moving northwestwards, the cyclone lay centred around 440 kms east of Balasore, the meteorological centre here said.

  • Kris Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner

    Did Kris Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner meet?

    Washington: Kris Jenner has reportedly met her former husband Caitlyn Jenner first time post transformation. The Kardashian mom’s car was spotted near Caitlyn’s Malibu house, and as per the sources the former couple had a very personal meeting where they talked about their issues and it went really well, TMZ.com reported.

  • Saarc chamber pushes for seamless regional energy trade

    Kathmandu: The top industry chamber for South Asia has called for a public-private forum to promote seamless energy trade in the region, the freedom for transit of hydrocarbons via pipelines and the extension of most-favoured nation status between and among the countries.

  • Mani Shankar Aiyar

    There is no justice to hang one and leave the other 10 :Mani Shankar Aiyar

    New Delhi : Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Thursday said that there was no benefit to be gained from giving death sentences to convicts, and called for the practice of death penalty to be abolished, as it has never acted as a deterrent against terrorism.

  • Mayawati

    Pending Yakub-like cases should be dealt with at the earliest : Mayawati

    New Delhi : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Thursday said that her party thinks that the Supreme Court has adhered to the judiciary proceeding till the end while dealing with the execution of the 1993 Mumbai terror attacks convict Yakub Memon, and added that similar cases that are pending before the courts should be dealt with at the earliest.

  • Shashi Tharoor

    Shashi Tharoor questions ‘principle and practice of death penalty’

    New Delhi : Soon after 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon was hanged, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday stirred a controversy by saying ‘cold-blooded execution has never prevented a terror attack anywhere’ and added that the principle and practice of death penalty is questionable.

  • Yakub Memon's body

    Yakub’s body handed over to family

    Nagpur: The body of Yakub Memon, who was hanged at the Central Prison here this morning for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts, was handed over to his family and it will be flown to Mumbai for burial.

  • google news

    Google to offer visual translation for English signs to Hindi

    New Delhi: Technology giant Google has introduced a new update to its Translate app that will allow visual translation from English to Hindi and 19 other languages, a move aimed at strengthening its translation and transliteration offerings. Using the app, users need to click on the camera option, and point it at the text like street signs, ingredient lists or instruction manual that needs to be translated and the same will be

  • Landslide

    20 killed in Nepal landslide

    Kathmandu: Twenty people were killed and 42 were missing following a landslide in Kaski district in Nepal on Thursday, Xinhua reported, citing officials.

  • All you need to know on how to register for Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2016

    The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon also known as SCMM is all set to be held on 17th January 2016. It is an annual international marathon held in Mumbai every year. People from different walks of life, be it celebrities, athletes, businessman, or amateur runner participate with sheer enthusiasm. To register for this grand event SCMM has come in with a set of rules and regulations that have been listed below.