Free Press Journal
  • Trump wears bullet proof vest during poll campaign

    New York: Republican presidential front- runner Donald Trump has begun wearing a bullet proof vest that reportedly leaves him sweaty and spent after campaign events. The detail is one of the many insights into the Republican candidate’s campaign given in an article in the New York magazine in its latest edition. “Several months ago, he began wearing a bulletproof vest,” the magazine said citing two sources close to the campaign.

  • Russia to ship missile system to Iran soon

    Moscow: A senior Russian official on Tuesday said Moscow is to make the first shipment of its S-300 air defence systems to Iran in the coming days as part of a long-running contract between Tehran and Moscow. “I don’t know if this will happen today (Tuesday), but they (the consignments) will be loaded (for shipment to Iran),” Zamir Kabulov, a department chief at the Russian foreign ministry, was quoted by Russia’s Interfax

  • Mullah Omars son elevated to senior position

    Kabul: The Taliban has anointed Mullah Omar’s elder son to a senior military position within the Afghan Taliban, the insurgent group has said, according to media reports on Tuesday. Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, the elder son of the former Taliban chief, had previously refused to accept the leadership of the group’s chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor. He will now be in-charge of military commission in 15 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, a Taliban statement said.

  • Years ago, UK allowed Azhar to preach jihad

    London: Maulana Masood Azhar was allowed to preach extremist ideology at several British mosques during a month-long visit to UK in 1993 on the invitation of Islamist scholars when young Muslims were asked to seek weapons training at terrorist camps in Pakistan, it emerged on Tuesday.

  • Split by WW II, love-struck couple to marry!

    London: A British World War II hero who split up from his fiancee after suffering post-traumatic stress is finally getting married to her – more than 70 years later. Roy Vickerman has proposed to 89-year-old Nora Jackson on his 90th birthday.

  • Cameron under pressure over family wealth fund

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron came under intense pressure on Tuesday over the Panama Papers leak that said his late father ran an offshore fund which avoided paying tax in Britain for 30 years, but kept mum if some of his family’s money is still held offshore.

  • Charges groundless, says China

    Beijing: China on Tuesday dismissed as ‘groundless’ allegations that eight of its ruling Communist Party officials including President Xi Jinping’s brother-in-law used off-shore tax heavens while the official media here alleged that “powerful” western forces were behind the ‘Panama Papers’.

  • Panama leak sparks chorus of denials

    Some of the biggest names in the scandal said they were being unfairly targeted even as the scandal mushroomed

    Paris: World leaders and celebrities exposed in a massive leak of their secret offshore financial dealings are hitting back, saying they have done nothing wrong despite a growing international furore.

  • Revolutionary Guards head warns against nuclear deal ‘model’

    Tehran: Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards head warned today that the nuclear deal with world powers was not a “model” and criticised “Westernised groups” in the Islamic republic. If the nuclear accord, which came into force in January, is “portrayed as a model, that is a sign of narrow mindedness and self humiliation”, General Mohammad Ali Jafari, quoted on the Guards’ website, told a meeting of senior commanders.

  • ‘Suspicious activity’ on at Korean n-site: US Report

    Pyangyong: New satellite images have shown ‘suspicious activity’ at a North Korean nuclear facility at Yongbyon, 38 North, a Washington-based monitoring group announced on Tuesday.

  • T. G. L. Iyer

    Believe and your belief will in time create the fact

    The opportunities we find in life will always come disguised as hard impossible situations. We can find many reasons to say that we cannot overcome them. But the skill lies in confronting them and like the ant, go over it, under it, around it or through it to reach the other side. The basic challenge is the same for all human beings. Some pick up the gauntlet; others meekly surrender and perish.

  • Shukla rules out shifting IPL matches out of Maha

    Mumbai: IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla today ruled out shifting the matches out of Maharashtra due to drought and water scarcity in the state. Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur are scheduled to host IPL matches this season, starting April 9.

  • To be a villain, you’ve to be a fantastic actor: Gulshan Grover

    Bollywood’s ‘bad man’ Gulshan Grover says a good-looking average actor can get away as a hero, but an anti-hero ought to be an excellent actor. “I believe that to be a hero, you can get away with good looks and average acting skills, but to be a villain, you have to be a fantastic actor,” Gulshan said.

  • Gold gallops on festival buying frenzy, global buoyancy

    Mumbai: Gold prices staged a smart recovery after a brief correction at the bullion bourses here on emergence of frantic buying from jewellery traders and stockists in the face of highly bullish overseas tone.

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    More names, underworld shadow in Panama Papers Part II

    New Delhi: A now-deceased underworld don, a politician, industrialists and an ex-cricketer are among those with alleged off-shore links, even as the agency that helped them set up the entities stonewalled New Delhi’s probe efforts, the Indian Express reported on Tuesday.

  • Seeking opinion is an amazing exercise in perfection: Big B

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been in the movie industry for over four decades, says that taking the opinion of the cast, crew and the invited audience while shooting a film helps to perfect one’s performance.

  • Chilling,Deepika-style

    Being Bollywood’s number one actress is no walk in the park. Currently filming for her Vin Diesel film in Hollywood, life is hectic and how for Deepika Padukone.

  • Priyanka cannot forget Lara….

    A presenter at the Oscars, a People’s Choice Award under her belt, and now an invitation to the annual White House Correspondents’ dinner that would be attended by US President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama! And yet Priyanka Chopra isn’t getting swept away by all the attention. Instead she remembers what a support her beauty pageant contemporary and friend Lara Dutta was right from the very start.