Free Press Journal
  • Goa Fest 2016 – A haven of creativity

    Goafest 2016 kicked off with much aplomb between April 7 to 9, in Bambolim, Goa. The festival, which was hosted at the Grand Hyatt Goa, saw the inaugural ceremony kicking off with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the Chairman of Goafest, Nakul Chopra, along with other eminent personalities like the Chairman of the AAAI, Ambi Parameshwaran and the President and Managing Director of Discovery, Asia Pacific, Arthur Bastings, among others.

  • Obama opposed to 9/11 bill that allows Americans to sue Saudi

    Washington: President Barack Obama today opposed the Congressional legislation bill that would allow 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, arguing that this would expose the US to similar lawsuits in other countries, hours after White House threatened to veto the proposal.

  • Indian-American physician jailed for USD 3mln healthcare fraud

    Houston: A 60-year-old Indian-American physician has been sentenced to 9 years in prison for a USD 3 million healthcare fraud scheme in the US in which he filed claims for procedures that were never performed.

  • ‘Louis Vuitton fried chicken’ owner fined in S Korea

    Seoul: A South Korean court has ordered a fried chicken restaurant owner to pay 14.5 million won (USD 12,500) for refusing to comply with a ban on using the luxury Louis Vuitton brand name for his outlet, a report said today.

  • Obama calls Putin expresses concern over Syrian situation

    Washington: US President Barack Obama today spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to express his concern over the status of cessation of hostilities in Syria as the two leaders affirmed the need to end attacks and ensure humanitarian access to all besieged areas.

  • ‘ISIS backing Brexit, plotting attack to persuade voters’

    London: ISIS is viewing Britain’s EU referendum with “great interest” and is likely planning an attack in the UK to persuade people to vote for exiting the powerful bloc, a jihadi-turned British spy has claimed.

  • Indian-Americans join anti-deportation rally in US

    Washington: A large number of Indian -Americans and people from the South Asian community joined a massive rally in front of the US Supreme Court in support of Obama Administration’s plans to defer deportation of four million illegal immigrants whose children are US citizens.

  • Belgium says ‘terrorist fighters’ threaten new Europe attacks

    Brussels: Belgium said today that more “terrorist fighters” want to return to Europe from Syria to carry out further attacks, a month after suicide bombings in Brussels killed 32 people. “There is a lot of intelligence, for example signs that foreign terrorist fighters, combatants in Syria, want to return not just to Belgium, but to Europe to carry out an attack,” Paul Van Tigchelt, the head of the government crisis centre, told

  • Shakespeare better understood in India than UK: Survey

    London: William Shakespeare is understood far better in India than his birth country and the iconic playwright’s popularity in the emerging economies exceeds his fame in the UK, a new survey released today has found.

  • Drought

    It’s Centre’s responsibility to warn states on drought: SC

    New Delhi: The Centre today faced tough questions on its handling of drought-like situation in the country, with the Supreme Court asking whether it was not its responsibility to warn that states that such a scenario was likely to prevail in the near future.

  • HC reserves order on Virbhadra Singh’s children plea

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today reserved for April 26 its order on the plea filed by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s two children challenging the ED’s provisional attachment order of some of their assets in connection with a money laundering case.

  • It’s common for men to shy away from responsibilities at home: Irrfan

    Internationally acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan, who has been married to writer Sutapa Sikdar for over two decades now, feels all men have a common habit of running away from doing household work. He says men should help their wives in sharing their work load.

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Panama Papers: Onus on Big B as ‘Brand’ of Incredible India

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s nomination as the brand ambassador of Incredible India campaign looks uncertain after his name figured in the Panama papers, with the government deciding to “put on hold” the decision.

  • Taapsee-Ali Fazal: crackling romance!

    It is the year of sensational newpairings in Bollywood as filmmakers are experimenting with current youngfaces in Bollywood. Now we will see another fresh Bollywood pairing inace actor Prakash Raj’s directorial debut TADKA. Taapsee Pannuand Ali Fazal have been roped in for pivotal roles. The film is a