Free Press Journal
  • Syrian peace talks to resume on April 13

    Geneva: Peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition will resume here on April 13, UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura announced on Thursday, said media reports. The announcement was reported by satellite TV channel Al-Arabiya on its Twitter account. The talks, which were paused on March 24 had been due to re-start on April 11, according to the UN. But Syrian government negotiators will only arrive in Geneva after

  • Putin denies graft in his inner circle

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday denied any “element of corruption” after the Panama Papers claimed his cellist friend Sergei Roldugin ran a USD 2-billion offshore empire, adding that his own name is not in the documents. Putin also claimed that United States officials were behind the journalistic investigation, citing a tweet from WikiLeaks. He boasted that the investigation had tried and failed to find any compromising information on

  • Michelle snubs Trump

    Washington: Criticising the “disturbing and hateful” poll rhetoric, First Lady Michelle Obama has asserted that America is a “nation of immigrants” and diversity will always be its greatest strength. “We think America is strongest when we recognize our many traditions, when we celebrate our diversity, and when we lift each other up,” Michelle said during Nowruz celebrations at the White House on Thursday.

  • After Masood snub, China backs India on WTO ruling

    New Delhi: A week after it blocked efforts to ban Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar, China on Thursday supported India against the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling that opposes India’s domestic manufacturing under its National Solar Mission.

  • Holocaust survivor sues Israeli airline over gender bias

    Jerusalem: An 82-year-old Holocaust survivor is suing Israel’s national airline over what she says is a seating policy that discriminates against women. Renee Rabinowitz says an El Al flight attendant asked her to move from her seat next to an ultra-Orthodox man on a flight from Newark to Tel Aviv last year. She says the man requested she move because sitting next to her would violate Jewish law.

  • New smartphone app launched

    London: A new smart phone app which adds a Shakespearean touch while text messaging was launched on Thursday to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the world famous playwright and to boost tourism drive in London. Working with VisitLondon.com, the official visitor guide for the British capital, ‘ShakeSpeak’ has been developed by software company SwiftKey. It allows the user to simply type the first word or two of a famous Shakespearean quote and

  • Parineeti not doing film with Mahesh Babu?

    Amid reports that Parineeti Chopra has been roped in for a southern film starring Mahesh Babu and directed by A.R. Murugadoss, the actress has said that people should wait for her to announce details about her films instead of spreading rumours.

  • Anushka, Virat Kohli spotted together post break-up

    Actress Anuska Sharma was pictured leaving a restaurant with ex-boyfriend cricketer Virat Kohli, sparking reconciliation rumours. This is the first time that the duo have been spotted together in public after their break up in February, reports.

  • Sanjay Dutt has a new way of sweating it out!

    During his time at Yerwada, Sanjay had learnt a new way of maintaining fitness by adopting a very new method of exercises! As the actor had no access to a gym, Sanjay started using the phawdas which is used to carry water as his dumbbells!

  • There’s no demand for Kangana’s laptop from cops!

    Rubbishing reports that the police has demanded KanganaRanaut to surrender her laptop, the three-time National award winning actress’s lawyer has clarified that certain people are trying to feed false information to misguide the media. According to them, these are tactics being used to turn the issue into a media trial with baseless judgements being passed without any proof. These seem to be a clear indication that HrithikRoshan’s team is running

  • Gold, silver bounce on global cues, jewellers buying

    Mumbai: Riding on a global trend, gold prices rebounded at the domestic bullion market here today following strong offtake from investors and jewellers. Silver also shot up on increased demand from industrial units.

  • Ditching the boring workout regime

    Sleeping at odd hours, eating and odd hours and even working out at wrong hours is a part of the industries routine. Every actor has been through a tough time managing their schedules and fitting their work out time in a 24hour day. While some prefer sweating it out in the gym others have found some innovative ways of staying fit and losing the extra kilos.