Free Press Journal
  • US sailor charged for raping woman in Okinawa: reports

    Tokyo: An US sailor was indicted in Japan on Friday for allegedly raping a Japanese woman on Okinawa, according to reports, in a case that could further increase tensions over the American military presence on the fortified island.

  • China defends blocking India bid to ban Azhar

    Beijing: China on Friday defended its decision to once again block India’s bid at the UN to ban Jaish-e-Mohammad chief and mastermind of the Pathankot terror attack Masood Azhar, saying that it acts on such issues based on facts and rules in an “objective and just manner”.

  • April Fools is no joke for Chinese

    Beijing: April Fools is no laughing matter, China’s official news service intoned on Friday, saying the Western tradition of opening spring with a gag was un-Chinese. The official news agency Xinhua’s stiffly worded post on micro-blog Weibo declared: “Today is the West’s so-called ‘April Fools'”.

  • Much ado over makeover for Shakespeare’s Hamlet!

    London: One of William Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies – ‘Hamlet’ – is being translated into the Black Country dialect as part of a project that aims to record, celebrate and preserve the distinctive language. ‘Yamlet’ – incorporating the Black Country word ‘yam’, meaning ‘you are’ – will see the titular character perform translated excerpts in locations around the town of Cradley Heath in the West Midlands region.

  • Baghdadi was a family man, ideal dad: ex-wife

    Washington: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was a “family man” and an “ideal father” to his children before he became the chief of the dreaded Islamic State terror group, his ex-wife has claimed. In her first interview since her release from a Lebanese prison last year, Saja al-Dulaimi told CNN Swedish affiliate Expressen TV that she fears for the daughter she bore with him.

  • Belgium will extradite Paris suspect to France

    Brussels: Belgian authorities have approved the extradition of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam to France, as officials at the bomb-damaged Brussels airport said it was ready to reopen although flights would not resume immediately. Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the November attacks in Paris that killed 130 people, was arrested in Brussels on March 18 after four months on the run as Europe’s most wanted man.

  • DHRUV KAPOOR PRESENTED HIS SCINTILLATING ‘DISCREET LUXURY’ FASHION LINE

    Mumbai: Showing his Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016 collection around the Poolside of St Regis, Dhruv Kapoor created a relaxed fun filled atmosphere of ‘Discreet Luxury’ for his creations. Dhruv a young achiever has rightly earned his place in this cosmopolitan and highly competitive space. The complexity of construction was shown through the simplicity of his vision.

  • AIMAN BY AIMAN AGHA Presents’ RE-MAKE LAKME FASHION WEEK – SUMMER RESORT 2016

    Mumbai: A pictorial documentation of a love sonnet. A love story that only seemed to last oh! so short, even though it took forever for nature to bring them together. Frankenstein’s lover tries to revive him back to life in a run-down nature ridden mad scientist’s lab. This innate desire to belong and eternal quest of the sense of belonging inspired this Romantic science-fiction of unique one-ness.

  • Our nukes no cause for concern, assures Pak

    Washington: Amidst global concerns over the safety of its nuclear weapons, Pakistan on Friday claimed that its “modest” nuclear programme was accident-free, unlike that of India.

  • PIYUSH DEDHIA EXHIBITED A CONTEMPORARY LINE OF CAREFULLY WOVEN BANARAS WEAVES AT STAGE ONE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2016

    Mumbai: Piyush Dedhia, known for his unconventional approach towards men’s wear, has proven his innovation time and again with his quirky style sensibilities towards the generally bland masculine attires. He exhibited a cult and bold line inspired by the magical weaves of Banaras at Stage One during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016.

  • Turkey nabs killer of Russian pilot

    Ankara: Turkish police have detained an alleged killer of a Russian pilot along with 13 other suspected militants in the western city of Izmir, the media reported on Friday. Alpaslan Celik reportedly came to Izmir with 13 others and was detained while dining in a restaurant in the Aegean coast city, Xinhua cited Daily Sabah as saying. A Kalashnikov rifle, two handguns and ammunition were also seized in the operation, the report

  • Pak Sikh body elects caretaker chief

    Lahore: Pakistan’s Sikh religious body today elected a caretaker president after its first chief Sardar Sham Singh, credited with changing the face of Sikh shrines in the Muslim-dominated country, died this week.