Free Press Journal
  • Salman Khan

    Salman case: HC poses searching queries to prosecution

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today raised several queries on the prosecution’s case and the method in which investigation was carried out against actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case in which one person was killed and four were injured. Justice A R Joshi is hearing an appeal filed by Salman Khan challenging a sessions court order of May 6 convicting him for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and sentenced him

  • BJP pursuing ‘communal and divisive’ agenda: Sonia Gandhi

    New Delhi:Accusing the Government and its “masters” of “systematically working to dismantle” the legacy of Congress, Sonia Gandhi today launched a scathing attack on the ruling BJP over its alleged “communal and divisive” agenda. She said “blatantly partisan” appeals were being made by the ruling establishment to obtain votes and that policies aimed at favouring the “powerful” were being followed at the expense of the weak.

  • ‘Social jetlag’ may up heart disease, diabetes risk

    Washington: Routine sleep changes such as waking up early for work during the week may raise the risk of developing metabolic problems such as diabetes and heart disease, according to a new study. Researchers have long recognised that shift work can contribute to metabolic risk because of the continual disruption to the circadian system.

  • 10 killed in fighting for key Yemen province

    Aden: Yemeni pro-government forces advancing into the strategic province of Taez were battling rebels on the outskirts of its second largest town today, military sources said. Eight rebels and two loyalists were killed in the fighting for Rahida, the pro-government sources said. The town lies on the main road from government-held territory towards Taez, Yemen’s third largest city, 40 kilometres further north, where loyalist troops have been besieged by the rebels for months.

  • Chimps (Discovery images)

    No more chimps for research in US

    New York:  As the tightening animal protection laws in the US make it difficult for researchers to experiment with apes, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has decided to cease its chimp programme altogether.

  • ISIS publishes photos of ‘executed’ Norwegian, Chinese hostages

    London: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has published the photographs of two hostages, one Norwegian and the other Chinese, after executing them in the Syrian city of Raqqa as French, Russian and US airstrikes intensify post Paris massacre.

  • Malaysia, US to share database of suspected terrorists

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia and the US on Thursday signed an agreement to share their biometric databases of 1.2 million people accused of terrorism and other serious crimes. The agreement comes days after the November 13 attack in Paris that left 129 people dead, EFE news reported.

  • Mastermind of Paris attacks died in police raid: prosecutor

    Paris: The body of the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, has been identified among those killed in a police raid, the prosecutor’s office said today. “Abdelhamid Abaaoud has just been formally identified… as having been killed during the raid” in a northern Paris suburb yesterday, the prosecutor said in a statement. Abaaoud, an Belgian jihadist and top Islamic State commander thought to be behind France’s deadliest terror attacks last Friday,

  • Volkswagen to present emission fixes to US authorities

    Los Angeles: German automaker Volkswagen, tainted by an emissions scandal, said it will present US authorities tomorrow with plans for bringing its vehicles outfitted with pollution-cheating software into compliance with regulations. “We’re hopeful we’ll be able to announce something soon about the remedies we have identified and which we’ll be discussing with the agencies in the coming days,” Volkswagen Group of America president and chief executive Michael Horn said at a Los Angeles

  • War planes

    Russia, China agree $2 bln deal for 24 Su-35 warplanes

    Moscow: Russia and China have agreed on the sale of 24 advanced Sukhoi Su-35 fighters to Beijing, the Russian state holding Rostec said today. The deal — which military experts say could be worth more than USD 2 billion (1.87 billion euros) — represents the first time a foreign state has purchased the Su-35. A representative of Rostec, speaking to AFP, confirmed a deal had been reached but declined to give details on

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee recovers 12 paise to end at 66.18 vs US dollar

    Mumbai: Snapping its two-day losing streak against the American currency, the rupee recovered by 12 paise to close at 66.18 per dollar on fresh selling of greenback by banks and exporters amid recovery in the equity market. Weakness of dollar in the overseas market also boosted the rupee value against the dollar, a forex dealer said. The Indian unit opened higher at 66.10 per dollar as against overnight level of 66.30 at the

  • Shilpa Shetty b

    Shilpa’s ‘The Great Indian Diet’ book to show healthy weight loss

    Mumbai: Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty is excited about launching her book “The Great Indian Diet” in the presence of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan among others. The actress says it will guide people on healthy weight loss.

  • ranbir kapoor

    Ranbir ‘wouldn’t like’ to call Deepika lucky charm

    Mumbai:Actor Ranbir Kapoor says he doesn’t wish to take away his “Tamasha” co-star Deepika Padukone’s credit by calling her lucky charm. At the launch of Chemistry Meter as a part of a promotional strategy, Ranbir and Deepika addressed the media where Ranbir said: “I think when you call an actor a lucky charm, you are somehow discrediting his or her achievement.”

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    Filming sex with Chris Pratt was bizarre: Jennifer Lawrence

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Lawrence, who will be seen in the upcoming film “Passengers”, says she found the sex scene with actor Chris Pratt “bizarre”. While talking about her upcoming sci-fi film in The Hollywood Reporter’s annual actress roundtable, Lawrence said she filmed her first ever sex scene a couple of weeks ago, reports

  • Singer-actress Selena Gomez

    Selena Gomez considers Taylor Swift family

    Los Angeles: Singer Selena Gomez considers Taylor Swift “a sister” after a friendship of eight years. Asked about her friendship, Gomez said: “She’s like a sister to me.” The 23-year-old singer had said that the duo formed a close bond when they dated brothers Nick and Joe Jonas.

  • Salman Khan

    Rajshri Productions won’t miss chance to work with Salman

    Kochi: Rajshri Productions, the prestigious film banner that has worked with superstar Salman Khan four times, won’t miss out on an opportunity to work with him again, says Rajjat A. Barjatya. The company’s latest outing is Salman Khan-starrer “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”, which has already emerged as a blockbuster.

  • Sonakshi Sinha

    Sonakshi Sinha debuts as singer

    New Delhi: Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who judged the second season of singing reality show “Indian Idol Junior”, has made her debut into singing with a new single titled “Ishqoholic”, which she has already recorded. The youth-friendly and hip-hop number is composed by Meet Bros, and Kumaar has written the lyrics, read a statement.

  • Masaba Gupta

    Masaba Gupta dazzles with friends at bridal shower 

    Mumbai: Fashion designer Masaba Gupta celebrated her upcoming wedding to Madhu Mantena with a bridal shower, with her close circle of friends, including Bollywood actresses Shilpa Shetty and Pernia Qureshi in attendance. On Wednesday evening, the bride-to-be wore diamond jewellery designer Nirav Modi’s shimmering brocade necklace which she paired with an ensemble from her own label, read a statement.

  • Some Sahitya Yuva Puraskar awardees ‘condemn’ intolerance

    New Delhi: Some recipients of this year’s Sahitya Akademi’s Yuva Puraskar today said that accepting the awards does not mean they do not condemn the “religious intolerance” against which several past winners have staged an ‘award wapsi’. “Receiving this award does not mean that I do not condemn the religious intolerance spreading across the country,” said Kannada author Mounesh Badiger at an awardees’ meet organised by the Sahitya Akademi here.