Free Press Journal
  • Working with veterans great learning experience: John Abraham

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor John Abraham, who has worked with the likes of Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal and Naseeruddin Shah in “Welcome Back”, says that working with such veterans was great learning experience for him. John and his other co-stars including Anil Kapoor and Nana were present at the film’s press meet in Mumbai where he stated that he never felt any pressure during the shoot of the film. “I felt great working

  • Jake Owen divorcing wife after three years of marriage

    Los Angeles: Country singer Jake Owen and his wife Lacey Buchanan are splitting after three years of marriage. Owen, 33, who has a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Olive Pearl with Buchanan, announced the split via a statement, reported People magazine. “I wanted to let my fans know how much I’ve appreciated their support of not only my career, but my family as a whole. “Sadly, Lacey and I have decided to end our marriage.


    DDLJ to celebrate 20 years with screening in Japan

    Mumbai: On completion of 20 years, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” (DDLJ) will be screened at the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka. “Yash Raj Films’ DDLJ will be screened at the South Asian Gallery of the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, Japan marking yet another milestone in its 20th year of uninterrupted run,” the production banner posted on its official site on Saturday.

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    Man arrested for shooting Wasim Akram

    Karachi: Pakistani police has arrested a man in connection with the road rage incident in which an unidentified person opened fire at cricket legend Wasim Akram. “The police have detained one suspect after raid on his home in Quaidabad’s Daud Chowrangi locality,” DIG Karachi-East Zone Munir Ahmed Shaikh was quoted as saying by Dawn News.

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    Gold, silver extend gains on global cues, sustained buying

    New Delhi: Rising for the second straight day, gold inched up by Rs 5 to Rs 25,175 per ten grams at the bullion market today in tandem with a firming global trend amid sustained buying by jewellers. Silver followed suit and gained Rs 170 to Rs 34,300 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

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    Tabla maestro Zakir for Symphony Orchestra of India

    Mumbai: Tabla virtuoso Zakir Husain has been commissioned to create a new orchestra piece for the Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI), set to premiere this September. The global premiere of ‘Peshkar’ marks the first concerto for tabla and orchestra for the internationally-renowned maestro who will perform it along with the SOI. “It is a unique melodic piece that retains improvisational expression of the tabla, with structured layering of varied instruments, all culminating

  • SRK thanks ‘Chennai Express’ team on second anniversary

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has thanked actress Deepika Padukone, filmmaker Rohit Shetty and the team of “Chennai Express” on the hit movie’s two year anniversary. The 49-year-old actor took to Twitter to express his gratitude towards the team, who worked on the action comedy, which released on Eid in 2013. “Love to Rohit, Dudley, Vishal Shekhar, @deepikapadukone, Honey, Steven, Nikitin, Satyarajji, UTV RC and the Team for the fun times on

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    ISS astronauts to taste ‘outredgeous’ food grown in space

    Washington: In a pioneering feat that will help astronauts on long-duration space missions like Mars, the crew members on board the International Space Station (ISS) are set to eat fresh food grown in the microgravity environment of space for the first time.

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    George Clooney to be first guest on Stephen Colbert’s show

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star George Clooney has been announced as the first guest on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show”. The show will debut on September 8 on CBS, said The Hollywood Reporter.Colbert is taking the show’s reins from David Letterman, whose final episode aired May 20. “George Clooney will be my first-ever #LSSC guest on September 8th!” Colbert tweeted. “Could one of you let him know?” Colbert’s launch continues a period of transition

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    We merely acknowledge the sacrifice of ‘jawaans’: Big B

    Mumbai: Considering the daredevil job of soldiers who sacrifice their lives at the border, megastar Amitabh Bachchan says these “jawaans” are the “true keepers of the land”, whose sacrifice we “merely acknowledge”. “A son e(t) lumiere (a sound and light show) for the ‘jawaans’ that fight at our borders, that protect our land that give us the privilege of peaceful slumber at night…they are the true keepers of the land…they sacrifice and

  • Couple in bed

    Casual sex with new partner increases sperm count

    New York: Want to improve your sperm quality? Try casual sex with a new partner once in a while and ramp up the sperm count, an interesting study has revealed.

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    Pakistan hopeful of eradicating polio by 2016

    Islamabad: A Pakistani official has said that a National Routine Immunisation Plan is in the pipeline aimed at permanently eradicating the disease from the country, the media reported on Saturday.

  • Cyber-Security

    4 booked in Bangladesh blogger hacking case

    Dhaka: A murder case has been filed against four suspected Islamist militants in connection with the brutal killing of a secular Bangladeshi blogger who was hacked to death after the assailants entered his flat here posing as potential tenants. Niloy Chakrabarty Neel, 40, popularly known by his pen name Niloy Neel, was killed yesterday by assailants inside his fifth-floor flat in the capital Dhaka where he lived with his family.

  • Fifth ‘Ice Age’ film titled ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’

    Los Angeles: The upcoming fifth instalment of the animated franchise, “Ice Age”, has been officially titled “Ice Age: Collision Course”. Twentieth Century Fox has moved the newly christened chapter, from July 15 to July 22, 2016, reported Deadline. This will shift the film off its previous collision course with Sony’s “Ghostbusters” and two other pictures, the musical “La La Land” from Lionsgate and “The Lake from EuropaCorp”. For the time being, “Ice

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    New QD technology to make screens brighter

    New York: Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have developed a new method to extract more polarised light from quantum dots (QDs) over a large-scale area.

  • Ben Affleck’s ‘Accountant’ to now release on October 7, 2016

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Ben Affleck’s upcoming Warner Bros film “The Accountant”, which was earlier slated for a January, 2016 release, will now hit theatres on October 7, 2016. The studio stated announced the change yesterday, said The Hollywood Reporter. “The Accountant” stars Affleck, 42, as an assassin. Another Warner Bros project, “Live by Night”, an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s crime novel that Affleck is set to direct, pen, produce and star

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    Sonam’s bridal avatar for Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla’s IBFW show (Lead)

    New Delhi: After a few hiccups due to rain prior to designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla’s show at the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week (IBFW), actress Sonam Kapoor, in a golden gown that trailed across the ramp, opened the show to a packed audience. The show by Jani and Khosla, known as the masters of ‘revival and reinvention’, having transformed chikankari, zardozi and mirror-work into their signature contemporary style of

  • Official: 4 hostages freed from Mali hotel, 13 people dead

    Bamako: Mali’s defense ministry adviser says that four hostages have been freed from a hotel in central Mali after a standoff with Islamic extremists that left 13 people dead. Lt Col Diarran Kone said that the operation ended today and five additional bodies were found in the Hotel Byblos, including four hotel staff and one jihadi.