Free Press Journal
  • Maithripala Sirisena

    President Sirisena revamps his security ahead of Lankan polls

    Colombo: Maithripala Sirisena has disbanded the Presidential Security Division following reports that it was linked to murders during the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime, and replaced the elite Sri Lankan unit with a highly-trained team of commandos.

  • Shah Rukh Khan

    Shah Rukh Khan thanks teams of ‘Chennai Express’, ‘Pardes’

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has thanked actress Deepika Padukone, filmmaker Rohit Shetty and the crew of “Chennai Express” on the hit movie’s second anniversary. SRK took to micro-blogging website Twitter to thank the team, who worked on the action comedy film, which was released in 2013. “Love to Rohit, Dudley, Vishal Shekhar, @deepikapadukone, Honey, Steven, Nikitin, Satyarajji, UTV RC and the Team for the fun times on Chennai Express,” he

  • Britney Spears

    Britney Spears obsessed with meditating

    Los Angeles: Singer Britney Spears has “changed dramatically” after discovering meditation. According to a source, the 33-year-old has been using a special application for 20 minutes every day to learn to relax and banish her anxiety, and even attributes her slender figure to her new outlook on life, reports femalefirst.co.uk. “Britney has always struggled with anxiety. Learning to meditate, relax her mind and body and have happy thoughts has made her change

  • Amit Shah

    Bihar reeling under ‘jungle-raj’ since 15 years: Amit Shah

    Gaya, (Bihar): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Sunday launched a blistering attack on the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar Government, saying the state has been reeling under jungle-raj for the past 15 years.

  • Jennifer Aniston

    Jennifer Aniston lands $5 million airline deal

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Aniston has reportedly struck a $5 million deal with airline company Emirates to endorse it. The deal came after Emirates’ rival, Etihad Airways, got actress Nicole Kidman to feature in their advertisements.  “Jennifer Aniston has shot a high-profile campaign for Emirates, for which she is being paid around $5 million. She will appear across TV and print ads worldwide,” a source told NYPost’s PageSix, reports aceshowbiz.com.

  • Saurav Ghosal

    Saurav Ghosal loses to Avila in final of squash tourney

    Bogota: Despite high expectations, India’s champion player Saurav Ghosal ended an otherwise glorious week on a disappointing note going down to giant-killer Alfredo Avila of Mexico 9-11, 11-8, 4-11, 8-11 in the final of the Albierto Colombiano squash tournament.  Ranked 54 in the Professional Squash Association (PSA) register as compared to Ghosal’s 19, the Mexican came to the main draw from the qualifying phase. Avila then beat second seed Peter Barker of

  • Kalinga Lancers

    Hockey India League side Kalinga Lancers retains five players

    Bhubaneswar: Hockey India League (HIL) franchise Kalinga Lancers on Sunday retained young Indian players — Lalit Upadhyay ($30,000), Devindar Sunil Walimiki ($35,000) and Gurjinder Singh ($50,000) — for the next two editions.

  • PV Sindhu 

    I will be happy to win medal for third time: PV Sindhu 

    New Delhi: Double World Badminton Championships bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu is looking to bag a hat-trick this time around at the prestigious annual event which will be held in Jakarta from August 10 to 16.

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Congress obstructing nation’s growth: Venkaiah Naidu

    Chennai: Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the Congress was stalling the nation’s progress instead of playing a constructive role as an opposition party. “Now people are feeling that while in power, they (Congress) neglected development and while in opposition they are obstructing (economic) growth,” Naidu told reporters here.  “While in power, they pushed India backward, now in opposition they don’t want India to move forward,” Naidu said.

  • Space walk, ISS, Russian astronauts

    Russian astronauts set for spacewalk on ISS

    Washington: NASA will broadcast the live coverage of a six-hour spacewalk by two Russian crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday.  Expedition 44 commander Gennady Padalka and flight engineer Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will wear their spacesuits and exit the station’s Pirs airlock at 19.44 p.m. (IST).

  • Iggy Azalea

    Iggy Azalea didn’t like her fiance initially

    Los Angeles: Singer Iggy Azalea reveals that she hated her fiance, basketball player Nick Young, when they first crossed paths. The “Fancy” hitmaker has admitted she instantly disliked the Los Angeles Lakers basketball player at their first meeting.  However, sparks flew between the two after a friend told the 25-year-old that she had been sent a flattering tweet by the sportsman, reports femalefirst.co.uk. While Azalea admits she didn’t like him and his

  • CHINA Typhoon

    Super Typhoon Soudelor kills 9 in China: state media

    Beijing: Nine persons were killed and three others listed missing as Super Typhoon Soudelor left behind a trail of destruction in eastern China, with heaviest rains in a century causing mudslides and cave-ins leading to house collapses, state media reported today.

  • Taliban bombing

    Taliban bombing kills at least 21 in northern Afghanistan

    Kunduz: A Taliban attack killed at least 21 people in northern Afghanistan, officials said today, after a wave of lethal bombings in the capital as the insurgency escalates following a bitter power transition.

  • bribe

    Police sepoy caught taking bribe, let off on bail

    Jalgaon: A police sepoy was allegedly caught taking bribe by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in the district and was later released on bail, police said.

  • Google Glass

    Google Glass to help patients in remote areas

    New York: Google Glass may be used to effectively extend bedside consults to distant healthcare facilities such as community and rural hospitals to diagnose and manage patients, researchers suggest.

  • Narendra Modi

    PM Narendra Modi tears into JD(U)-RJD alliance; asks people to bring BJP

    Gaya: Tearing into the ruling Nitish Kumar- Lalu Prasad alliance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the people of Bihar to use the upcoming assembly polls as an opportunity to “free themselves from the jungle raaj” by electing a BJP-led government to and develop and modernise the state.