Free Press Journal
  • Jay Z sued for USD 18 million for his own fragrance

    Los Angeles: Rapper Jay Z is facing an USD 18 million lawsuit for failing to promote his signature cologne. Bosses at Perfumania Holdings Inc. claim that the “99 Problems” star failed to promote the Gold Jay Z fragrance while collecting USD 2 million in royalties, reported TMZ.

  • S Korea denies using missionaries to smear N Korea

    Seoul: South Korea today rejected allegations — levelled in a video “confession” by a detainee in North Korea — that Seoul was supporting an anti-Pyongyang campaign through missionaries based in China.

  • Malaysia to launch regional digital counter-terrorism centre

    Kuala Lumpur: In a bid to blunt propaganda by terror groups like the Islamic State, Malaysia has announced that it is set to launch a regional centre to counter-terrorism digitally on the lines of the ones used by the US and the UAE to fight terrorism.

  • Shani temple row: Muslim group backs Hindu women over

    New Delhi: A Muslim women’s group on Tuesday came out in support of women’s entry into the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra, charging “male-dominated bodies” which run shrines with bias.

  • Adam Gilchrist-led Sagittarius Strikers’ jersey unveiled

    Dubai: The Adam Gilchrist-led Sagittarius Strikers franchise has unveiled the team jersey and logo for Masters Champions League (MCL) starting here tomorrow. The Danube Group-owned team had appointed the former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman as its leader, while giving the deputy’s job to New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori. The unveiling ceremony was attended by group owner Anis Sajan and Vettori.

  • Pakistan Cricket Board

    PCB gaffe deprives youngster of 50,000 cash prize

    Lahore: In a gaffe, the PCB announced a cash reward of Rs 50,000 for a left-arm Pakistani pacer, who bagged five wickets in the semi-final of the national one-day championship here, only to retract the prize saying it was meant for the final match.

  • Ban ki-moon

    UN chief welcomes Nepal constitutional amendments

    United Nations: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed Nepal parliament’s vote to amend the constitution and hoped that the positive development would help ease the border blockade.

  • Railway broadband to touch 500,000 homes in Digital India within 2 years

    Kolkata: Carving a niche for itself in the Connected India-2020 project, Railtel Corporation’s broadband will reach 500,000 households through its Railwire network providing a host of services at the block level in the next two years, a top railway official has said.

  • Ellie Goulding suffered a near-death experience

    London: Singer Ellie Goulding had a near-death experience after crashing through a frozen lake in Norway. The 29 year-old songtress along with photographer Conor McDonnel had to evacuate out of the sun roof of a vehicle as it fell through ice, reported Digital Spy.

  • ‘Airlift’ encourages Akshay to do films on real-life stories

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar says the commercial success of his newly released film “Airlift” has encouraged him to make more movies based on real life stories. Released on January 22, a war thriller – “Airlift” – has earned approximately Rs 54.70 crore at the box office in the country.

  • Sensex

    Key Indian share market indices open higher

    Mumbai: A significant jump in global crude oil prices and positive cues from Asia markets, save China, helped key Indian equity indices open in the green on Wednesday, after a trading holiday the day before on account of the Republic Day.