Free Press Journal
  • Sunny daze!

    For an international adult entertainment industry hottie in conservative, hypocritical India, objectification is obligatory. “You meet people that think you are going to be a certain way…they just automatically assume that oh, she’s going to jump on the table right now and start dancing and doing all these crazy things.” Sunny Leone is doing nothing of the sort in real life – but she is giving Hindi film fans their money’s worth

  • YEH KAISI HAWA CHALI HAI ABHI: A file picture of the Pakistani ghazal singer who was to perform on Friday at Shanmukhanand Hall, Matunga. The event has now been cancelled. He said he was hurt but not angry.

    Rap culture is spoiling music: Ghulam Ali

    New Delhi: The excessive use of rap music in today’s movies and albums is “spoiling the real culture of music”, Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali said here on Thursday.

  • We bought ‘a tool’ to hack terrorist’s iPhone: FBI chief

    Washington: The US government purchased “a tool” from a private party to unlock the iPhone used by a Pakistani-American shooter involved in the San Bernardino terror attack, according to FBI Director James Comey.

  • Sweden charges man for preparing suicide bomb

    Stockholm: A 20-year-old Swedish national has been charged with preparing to a make a suicide bomb, a prosecutor said today. Prosecutor Ewamari Haggkvist says the suspect, who denies the charges, “could have seriously hurt Sweden.” “He told relatives he had sympathies for (the Islamic State group) and would blow himself up for them in Sweden,” Haggkvist told The Associated Press.

  • Series of supernovae showered Earth with radioactive debris

    Sydney: An international team of scientists has found evidence of a series of massive supernovae, or explosions after a star runs out of fuels and leads to creation of many radioactive heavy elements, near our solar system which showered the earth with radioactive debris millions of years ago. Debris that includes radioactive iron-60 in sediment and crust samples between 3.2 and 1.7 million years ago have been found from the Pacific, Atlantic

  • Housing.com to spend up to USD 7 mn on ads this fiscal

    New Delhi: Realty portal Housing.com plans to spend up to USD 7 million on advertisements this fiscal as it looks to strengthen its brand equity. Softbank-backed company, which today announced the launch of its first ever TV campaign, will be releasing a slew of ads on electronic, digital and social media platforms targetting consumers in the age range of 25-40.

  • Court reserves order on plea against Kejriwal over MCD claims

    New Delhi: A city court today reserved order on a complaint seeking lodging of an FIR against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly misleading people by saying that municipal corporations are not under the AAP government’s control.

  • 2 Indonesian air force skydivers plunge to their deaths

    Jakarta: Two Indonesian military skydivers plunged to their deaths today during an airshow rehearsal in the country’s capital. Indonesian air force spokesman Air Marshal Dwi Badarmanto said one of the victims fell from about 12,500 feet (3,800 meters) over a residential area close to an air force base after his parachute failed to open.
    The second skydiver lost control when strong winds disrupted his descent.

  • Secular student activist hacked and shot to death in B’desh

    Dhaka: A Bangladeshi law student, who posted comments against radical Islamists on Facebook, was hacked by machete-wielding militants before being shot dead from close range here, the latest in a series of brutal attacks on secular bloggers and activists in the Muslim majority country. Nazimuddin Samad, 28, a masters student of the state-run Jagannath University’s law department, was killed by suspected Islamist militants in Old Dhaka’s Sutrapur area last night.

  • Pope to visit Lesbos, the frontline of Europe’s migrant crisis

    Vatican City: Pope Francis will next week make a brief trip to Lesbos, the Greek island on the frontline of Europe’s migrant crisis, the Vatican confirmed today. “Accepting the invitation from his Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, and the president of the Greek Republic, his Holiness Francis will travel to Lesbos on April 16, 2016” where he “will meet with refugees,” the Vatican said in a statement.

  • T. G. L. Iyer

    Lift Yourself To The Very Roof

    Our greatest asset is our mind. Palatial houses, cash, jewellery, security guards, electronic devices installed at home are not real assets.

  • Supermassive black holes are more common than we believed

    Washington D.C: Supermassive black holes may be lurking everywhere in the universe, according to a recent study. A near-record supermassive black hole discovered in a sparse area of the local universe indicates that these monster objects – this one equal to 17 billion suns – may be more common than once thought, according to University of California, Berkeley, astronomers. Until now, the biggest supermassive black holes – those with masses

  • Sex education should focus on gender equality

    London: Sex education for youngsters should be much more than just about pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, says a new study, adding that there is an urgent need to explicitly focus on gender dynamics in sex education programming.

  • Hp launches thinnest note book in India

    Macau: Global printing and personal computer major Hp Inc on Thursday launched world’s thinnest Hp Spectre laptop – weighing 1.1 kg and as thin as an AAA-battery at just 10.4 mm with sixth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors .

  • PIL in HC for recruiting married female law grads as JAG

    New Delhi: A PIL has been moved in Delhi High Court seeking directions to the government to recruit married women law graduates into the Judge Advocate General (JAG) department of the Indian Army like similarly placed men.

  • 250 Syrians missing after IS attack east of Damascus: residents

    Damascus: Around 250 Syrian civilians are feared kidnapped after an attack by the Islamic State jihadist group on a cement factory east of Damascus, residents said today. “We haven’t been able to reach our family members since noon on Monday after an attack by Daesh on the factory,” said a resident of the town of Dmeir, 50 kilometres (30 miles) east of Damascus, using the Arabic acronym for IS.