Free Press Journal
  • Game show on emojis in works

    Los Angeles: A game show titled, “The Great Emoji Challenge”, in which contestants can win up to USD 1 million by decoding what emojis stand for, is being pitched by production company Studio Lambert for television. Originating in Japan, the lovable round-headed little ideograms, used to illustrate/personalize texts, emails and social media posts, have been taking the world by storm, with new images created every day. It is an attractive property for

  • Govt. has been challenged on NSEL and FTIL merger

    New Delhi: The government has been challenged in court for issuing a draft order under Section 396 of the Companies Act, 1956, for the amalgamation of National Spot Exchange Ltd. (NSEL) with Financial Technologies (India) Ltd. (FTIL) on October 21, 2014.

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    Jake Owen discloses divorce news on Twitter

    Washington DC: American Singer Jake Owen recently took to Twitter to disclose the shocking news of his divorce with wife Lacey Buchanan. In a statement, the 33-year-old singer said that his decision was the hardest thing that he had to do, adding that all he wanted was that his daughter Pearl would have a beautiful life with both the parents, TMZ.com reported. Last month, the singer, who had tied the knot with

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    Typhoon threatens China after 8 dead, missing in Taiwan

    Taipei: Typhoon Soudelor barreled toward mainland China today after downing trees, traffic lights and power lines in Taiwan, where at least four were killed, four are missing and dozens injured.

  • Maoists call shutdown to protest Modi’s Gaya rally

    Patna: Maoists guerrillas have given a day-long shutdown call on Sunday in Bihar’s Magadh division to protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Gaya ahead of the upcoming assembly polls. Magadh – comprising Gaya, Aurangabad, Nawada, Jehanabad, Arwal districts – is considered a strong hold of Maoists, police said.

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    Three held in Bengal for lynching student

    Kolkata: Three people have been arrested for lynching a student inside a college in West Bengal, police said on Saturday. The incident took place at Sabang Sajanikanta Mahavidyalaya in West Midnapore district on Friday when Krishna Prasad Jana, a BA student, was beaten to death during a clash between two groups of students.

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    Nick Gordon’s `toxic cocktail` killed Bobbi Kristina, claim new docs

    Washington DC: Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death occurred after beau Nick Gordon gave her a toxic cocktail, and put her face down in the bathtub when she lost consciousness, new documents have claimed.The lawyer who represents late Whitney Houston’s now dead daughter’s estate, had filed a 40 million dollars lawsuit against Gordon in June, and has now filed new papers which outline shocking allegations, clearly pointing to homicide, TMZ.com reported.

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    AIB plans more work with Irrfan

    Mumbai: After the success of a Irrfan Khan starrer video, in which he spoofs Bollywood item numbers, standup comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) hopes to collaborate with the actor in future too. The video has already surpassed the 3 million mark on YouTube. Tanmay Bhat from AIB said in a statement: “The video has done so well for us we are now thinking of putting Irrfan Khan in everything we do

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    Jammu-Srinagar highway closed, Amarnath Yatra suspended

    Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed on Saturday after heavy rains triggered landslides at various places along the route, also leading to suspension of the annual Amarnath Yatra. Due to heavy rains on late Friday night, massive landslides blocked the national highway in Reasi, Ramban and at Kheri in Udhampur district of Jammu region, a senior police official told IANS here.

  • IAF rescues 22 British, French trekkers from Ladakh

    Jammu: Twenty-two British and French trekkers, stranded in high altitude Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir following heavy downpour, have been rescued by IAF personnel in the past two days.

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    Missing Bengal journalist resurfaces

    Kolkata: A journalist of a Bengali daily, who went missing days after he reported about corruption in a college admission, has been found, police said on Saturday. Chayan Sarkar, a correspondent with the Uttarbanga Sangbad, had been untraceable since Sunday (August 2) after he had gone missing from West Bengal’s Alipurduar district. His family members and friends claimed he was abducted.

  • Poster war erupts in Gaya before PM’s visit

    Gaya: A poster war has erupted between ruling JD(U) and opposition BJP in Gaya ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the holy city to address a party rally scheduled for tomorrow.

  • Criminal held for threatening to kidnap businessman’s sons

    Etah (UP): A criminal has been arrested for allegedly demanding a ransom of Rs 5 lakh from a businessman after threatening to kidnap his sons in the event he failed to pay the amount, police said today. Nikhil Saxena alias Chintu was arrested yesterday and a country-made pistol along with cartridges recovered from his possession, they said.

  • `Newlyweds` Jennifer-Justin go `honeymooning,` but with pals

    Washington DC: Seems like Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux really love to see the presence of their close ones everywhere! Be it their wedding, or their honeymoon. The newlyweds flew to Bora Bora, French Polynesia post the ceremony with their close friends, including besties including Courteney Cox and Jason Bateman, who have also taken their beloveds and kids with them on the stars’ honeymoon, TMZ.com reported. Aniston and Theroux, who secretly wed

  • Poll panel reviews preparations for Bihar polls

    Patna: Poll officials on Saturday met Bihar district and police officials to take stock of preparations for the the upcoming assembly polls, an official said. On Friday, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi and his team met representatives of various political parties.

  • Akshay Kumar to co-produce Telugu film with Rana Daggubati

    Chennai: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar will co-produce the Telugu remake of Marathi hit “Poshter Boyz” with his “Baby” co-star Rana Daggubati. “Rana and I have been great friends since ‘Baby’, and he’s always told me how Telugu audiences appreciate films with good content. Hence, we decided to remake ‘Poshter Boyz’ in Telugu,” Akshay said in a statement.Titled “Poster Boyz” in Telugu, the film will be directed by Gopi Ganesh, and it will

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    Process on to bring back Indian woman from Pakistan: Sushma

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday that India is completing the necessary formalities to bring back Gita, a hearing and speech-impaired Indian woman stranded in Karachi, to India. “We are completing the necessary formalities to bring Gita back to India,” she tweeted.

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    Foxconn to invest $5 bn in M’shtra, gets 1,500 acres for plant

    Mumbai: Global electronic manufacturing giant Foxconn today announced it will invest USD five billion over the next five years in Maharashtra, which has given the Taiwan-based company 1,500 acres of land for its plant. Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou said the facility in Maharashtra will focus on research and development as well as manufacturing, and the company has chosen the state for being a financial centre, availability of quality talent and software-hardware integration facilities.