Free Press Journal
  • Neil Hawgood

    Hawgood appointed chief coach of Indian women’s hockey team

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) has announced the return of Neil Hawgood as the chief coach of the Indian women’s hockey team ahead of next year’s Rio Olympics. Hawgood had earlier also served as the chief coach of the women’s national team. “Working with the Indian women’s hockey team has been a great experience. I am extremely proud of their performance and am glad that they secured a spot for themselves for the

  • Radhik Apte

    Radhika Apte in research mode for ‘Phobia’ 

    Mumbai: Critically lauded actress Radhika Apte, who has started the shoot of her next film “Phobia”, is doing all-round research for her character. As the title suggests, the thriller/horror film revolves around some kind of a phobia — the fear of something. Radhika has been meeting doctors and patients, apart from reading extensively about the subject to gather as much information as possible.

  • Raven-Symone

    Raven-Symone slammed for comments on assault in school

    Washington D.C.: Raven-Symone seems to have infuriated her fans with her comments on the Spring Valley High School assault. In a recent interview, the 29-year-old actress said that both the police officer and students are to be blamed, adding that the girl was asked to get off her phone several times, E! Online reports. The ‘That’s So Raven’ actress added, “There was no reason for officer to be doing this type of harm. It’s

  • Sofia Vergara

    Ranbir to spread happiness for Binoy?

    Mumbai: Actor Ranbir Kapoor has been approached for a light hearted film by his director-friend Binoy Gandhi. Gandhi, who is making his directorial debut “Jee Bhar Ke Jee Le”, is working on a script for his childhood friend. “I have discussed the idea with Ranbir and he has liked it. It is a light-hearted film where the character of Ranbir believes in spreading happiness. It (film) is on the lines of what Rajkumar Hirani makes,” Binoy told PTI.

  • Sofia Vergara to have ‘extravagant’ bridal shower, says co-star

    Los Angeles: Sofia Vergara’s upcoming bridal shower will be “very extravagant”, believes actress Ariel Winter, who has no doubt that her co-star will enjoy all the festivities leading up to the D-day. Vergara will exchange wedding vows with Joe Manganiello in Miami next month. Asked about Vergara’s bridal shower, Winter told eonline.com: “It’ll be very extravagant. She has amazing taste.” The 17-year-old actress is relieved the couple have asked for donations to be

  • Daniel Radcliffe

    Daniel Radcliffe lauds Emma Watson’s gender equality campaign

    Los Angeles: Actor Daniel Radcliffe has spoken out in support of co-star Emma Watson’s ‘HeforShe’ campaign, aimed at promoting gender equality. “I think it’s fantastic that she’s bringing attention to it and adding to the conversation,” Nylon magazine quoted Radcliffe as saying, reports people.com. Watson’s campaign asks men to lend support to the cause of gender equality, with the idea that equal rights for women cannot become a reality without advocates from both

  • Kendall Jenner

    Acne ‘ruined’ Kendall Jenner’s confidence

    Los Angeles: Reality TV personality and model Kendall Jenner has revealed that she used to suffer from a terrible acne problem as a teenager, and so she used to even hide her face while speaking to people. Kendall took to her official website to open up about the issue, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

  • Kareena Kapoor

    Kareena Kapoor Khan dons 32 kg lehenga in ‘Ki and Ka’ song

    Mumbai: Actress Kareena Kapoor has sported a lehenga weighing over 32 kilogram for a track in her upcoming R Balki project “Ki and Ka”. The outift, designed by Kareena’s favourite Manish Malhotra, has heavy zardosi work and several layers of net. Kareena shot for the song in the heavy lehenga for over 2 days at a suburban studio. The song has been choreographed by Bosco. “Though Kareena sports a completely western look throughout the film, she didn’t want to disappoint her fans and

  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift files counter suit against radio host

    Los Angeles: Pop star Taylor Swift has filed a counter suit against David Mueller, a radio host, who allegedly groped her during a meet-and-greet in 2013. In September, Mueller filed a suit against Swift claiming he was fired by his job and banned from the star’s concerts based on false allegations he groped her before her concert at the Pepsi Center in June of 2013, reported People magazine.

  • Injury hit FC Goa to fight for supermacy against Pune FC

    Margao: Dogged by injuries, FC Goa are looking to bounce back after a defeat as they meet Pune FC in the battle for supermacy in round seventh of the Indian Super League (ISL) football here tomorrow. With the league entering the middle stage, there is not much of a difference among the eight teams. FC Goa, who have 10 points from six matches, are just two points away from table topper Pune FC,

  • Luke Skywalker

    Luke Skywalker’s ‘Star Wars’ absence no ‘accident’

    Washington D.C.: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ director J.J. Abrams has confirmed that the absence of Luke Skywalker, played by Mark Hamill, from the trailer is no accident. In an interview, director J.J. Abrams said that it was no accident that Luke Skywalker had minimum screen time in the trailer. Abrams said “these are good questions to be asking. I can’t wait for you to find out the answers,” The Independent reports. ‘Star Wars: The

  • Shahid Kapoor starts prepping for ‘Rangoon’

    Mumbai: Actor Shahid Kapoor has began working on his next collaboration with filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj “Rangoon”. The period drama will see the 34-year-old actor teaming up for the first time with Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan. Shahid earlier revealed his new heavy-beard look is for his role in the love-triangle. “Time to prep for #Rangoon. Miles to go before I sleep. Keep it real you all. And believe. Because you can,” Shahid tweeted. The actor has kept mum on the details of

  • We are big believers in net neutrality: Skype

    New Delhi: Positioning itself as a “big believer in net neutrality”, Microsoft’s video calling service Skype today said it continues to push for affordable Internet access to consumers. “We are big believers in net neutrality. That’s been our stated point of view globally and we believe that in the end net neutrality serves the interest of consumers and we will continue to push for that position,” Skype Corporate Vice President Gurdeep Singh Pall

  • India’s GDP to grow at 7.5% in FY’16: Report

    Mumbai: India Ratings today revised downwards to 7.5 per cent the GDP growth forecast, from earlier estimate of 7.7 per cent, for the current financial year because of weak agricultural growth. “The downward revision in forecast is primarily due to the lower agricultural growth caused by a deficient rainfall,” India Ratings and Research said in a report here today.

  • Sensex down

    Sensex provisionally closes 202 points down

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), provisionally closed Thursday’s trade 201.62 points or 0.75 percent down.

  • comet

    Oxygen detected on comet for first time

    London: Scientists have for the first time detected abundant oxygen in the atmosphere of a comet which streaked past the Sun in August, a surprise finding that may change our understanding of the evolution of our solar system. The finding suggests the oxygen molecules were incorporated into the Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko during its formation.

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    CBI registers case in killing of two Dalit children

    Faridabad/New Delhi: CBI has registered a case of murder against 11 persons in connection with the killing of two infants of a Dalit family in an alleged arson attack in Sunped village in Haryana on October 20. CBI sources said as per the laid down procedure, the agency has taken over the investigation in the FIR registered by the local police which had named 11 persons in the case. A team of agency

  • Polygyny

    Sharing husband may boost health and wealth of family: study

    Washington: Polygyny – where one husband has more than one wife – may lead to greater health and wealth for women and their children in some circumstances, according to a new study that may raise eyebrows. Polygyny is decried by the United  Nations Human Rights Committee and women’s rights organisations as discriminatory to women.