Free Press Journal
  • Meghan Trainor would love to collaborate with Bruno Mars

    London:  Singer Meghan Trainor wants to collaborate with Bruno Mars. The 22-year-old “All About That Bass” hitmaker is  disappointed that she could not get time to make music with the “Uptown Funk” singer for her upcoming album, reported Female First.

  • Greece vows to resolve migrant build-up on border within week

    Idomeni (Greece): Greece has said it aimed to “resolve” the migrant build-up on the Macedonian border within a week, as Chinese artist Ai Weiwei hauled a white grand piano to the muddy frontier to highlight their plight. As the rain poured down on Idomeni camp, where some 12,000 people are stranded in miserable conditions, a surreal scene played out with Syrian refugee Nour Alkhzam sitting at the piano and playing for 20 minutes under cover of plastic sheeting held up

  • 27% of Muslims very militant: Trump

    Washington: Republican presidential front- runner Donald Trump today claimed that more than one-fourths of the Muslims are “very militant”, in latest controversial statements adding to his anti-Muslim rhetoric. “It’s (militant Muslims) 27 per cent, could be 35 per cent, would go to war, the hatred is tremendous,” Trump told the Fox News Sunday when asked not more than 100,000 of the 1.6 billion Muslims are fighting jihadist causes.

  • Spanish Govt. backs Nadal over doping allegations

    Johannesburg: The Spanish Government and Olympic Committee have come in support of tennis maestro Rafael Nadal after doping allegations were levelled against him by a former French official. According to Sport24, Minister for Health and Sport of France, Roselyne Bachelot, said that Nadal’s seven-month injury break in 2012 was due to the failed drug test.

  • Libya’s unity government announces it will assume power

    Tripoli: Libya’s UN-back unity government has announced it was taking office despite lacking parliamentary approval, saying that a majority petition signed by lawmakers was equivalent to a vote of confidence. In a statement yesterday, the presidential council headed by premier-designate Fayez al-Sarraj urged institutions “to immediate make contact with the unity government in order to organise the modalities of passing over power in a peaceful and organised way”.

  • For Salman Rushdie, ex-Padma Lakshmi was ‘bad investment’

    Washington D.C.: Padma Lakshmi, who parted her ways with novelist Salman Rushdie after three years of their marriage, revealed that the latter thought of her as “bad investment.” During an interview for her new memoir, ‘Love, Loss and What We Ate,’ the 45-year-old author said that her severe undiagnosed endometriosis, when grew more acute, left her in such chronic pain that she was bedridden and unable to have sex and that led to

  • Justin Bieber, Star Wars wins at Kids’ Choice Awards

    Los Angeles: Pop sensation Justin Bieber, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and Ariana Grande were honoured at the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards. Bieber was one of the early winners. The Canadian singer snatched the favourite male singer award during the ceremony at Los Angeles’ The Forum, while Grande got to the favourite female singer award.

  • Iraqi officials: IS chemical attacks kill child, wound 600

    Baghdad: The Islamic State group has launched two chemical attacks near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing a three-year-old girl, wounding some 600 people and causing hundreds more to flee, Iraqi officials said today. “What the Daesh terrorist gangs did in the city of Taza will not go unpunished,” Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said using an alternative acronym for the IS group during a meeting with village elders in Taza today.

  • Am enjoying this phase doing both TV and films: Sunil Grover

    Mumbai: Actor-comedian Sunil Grover, who tickled the funny bone of audience as Gutthi in “Comedy Nights with Kapil”, says he is enjoying the current phase of his career where he is getting both TV and film offers. “I have ‘Baaghi’ up for release and it has Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor in it. I am doing a substantial role in it. It is not a cameo role, it is a full-fledged part,” Sunil told PTI.

  • Now Alia Bhatt wants ticket to Hollywood

    Mumbai: With actresses like Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone going to Hollywood for work, Alia Bhatt has also expressed her desire to go to the West. “In terms of offers, nothing interesting has come my way so far. But there is a want, a thought of going to the West. Right now I want to focus on my work here (Bollywood)
    and make a mark for myself. Then I do have thoughts of going ahead,” Alia told PTI.

  • Underdogs tag will help us, like it did in 1992, 2009: Malik

    Kolkata : Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik feels the underdogs tag would help them do well in the ICC World T20, like it did when they ended up winning the 1992 World Cup and 2009 World T20. “It’s good that we’re underdogs and that gives you a lot of confidence at the same time. We are here to do well,” Malik said at the open media session here today.

  • Myanmar army releases 46 child soldiers from its ranks

    Nay Pyi Taw: The Myanmarese army has released 46 child soldiers from its ranks, while taking action against hundreds of personnel for recruiting children to the armed forces, the media reported on Sunday. At a ceremony in Yangon on Saturday attended by government officials and UN personnel, the military freed the 46 minors, allowing them to return to their families, EFE news reported.

  • Investors rate women board members higher than men

    Berlin: Companies with women on their executive and supervisory boards are valued more highly by the stock markets, especially if they made it to the top without a gender quota, a new study has found.

  • Stars who can set the World T20 alight

    Kolkata: Predicting the ultimate winner of the upcoming World Twenty20 could be as risky as guessing the London weather, but it requires no rocket science to conclude that the champions’ campaign would be propelled by some electrifying star performances.  Not only the winner, every side in the March 15-April 3 cricket extravaganza has players who have the potential to emerge as heroes in the battle between the willow and the leather.

  • Restriction on women’s entry to temples ‘unfair’: RSS

    Nagaur (Rajasthan): Restriction on entry of women in any temple is “unfair” and managements in the temples doing so should change their mentality, RSS said today, against the backdrop of some cases highlighted through recent agitations in Maharashtra.

  • The Reserve Bank of India

    RBI moves on banks’ bad loans in right direction: IMF chief

    New Delhi: The RBI efforts to deal with the state-run banks’ huge non-performing assets (NPAs) or distressed loans are steps in the right direction, International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde said on Sunday.

  • Sonia Gandhi

    Sonia asks dissidents not to hurt Congress in Manipur

    Imphal: Congress president Sonia Gandhi is reported to have told 25 “dissident” legislators of the party in Manipur not to rock the party’s boat ahead of the assembly polls next year and work for the return of the party to power.

  • John Legend calls Donald Trump racist

    Los Angeles: Singer John Legend has blasted Donald Trump as “racist” on Twitter after the Republican presidential candidate cancelled a rally. The Oscar-winning singer was responding to the politician’s son Donald Trump Jr’s post about the reasons behind the rally in Chicago, Illinois, being axed on Friday, according to Hollywood Reporter. “Ha 5 students when asked why they were protesting couldn’t even answer. The participation medal/micro aggression generation is pretty sad!” Trump Jr had written on Twitter.

  • 33 trapped is Orakzai coalmine

    Kohat: At least thirty- three miners have been trapped inside Orakzai coalmine in northwest of Kohat city after a gas explosion yesterday. The administration and rescue workers reached the spot and tried their best to remove the mud, which had fallen onto the mine due to a landslide triggered by the blast.

  • Afridi ecstatic in India, says ‘never received so much love in Pak’

    Kolkata: Asserting that sports and politics should be kept apart, Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi on Sunday admitted that his side have not received so much love and affection from their own country as they have got in India. Talking to the media ahead of their warm-up game against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens on Monday, Afridi said that he has always enjoyed playing the game in India.