Free Press Journal
  • Nine killed in twin bombings in Syria

    Damascus: At least nine people were killed in twin bombings that rocked Syria’s central province of Homs on Thursday, a military source said.  car bomb and a booby-trapped motorcycle went off in the eastern countryside of Homs, Xinhua news agency quoted the source as saying. Emergency crew were working to deal with the aftermath of the bombings, the source added.

  • Eye on London mayoral election as Britons vote on ‘Super Thursday’

    London: Voters are heading for polls booths in a series of elections across the UK on what has been dubbed “Super Thursday”, but attention is most focused on a mayoral joust which could see the British capital get its first Muslim Mayor. Elections are taking place for the Scottish parliament, National Assembly of Wales, the Northern Ireland assembly and for 124 councils in England, BBC reported. New mayors will be elected in

  • CBI summons Harish Rawat in corruption case

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday summoned ousted Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat to Delhi for questioning on Monday in a corruption case, officials said.

  • Amy Jackson

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui to dance with Amy Jackson in ‘Ali’

    Known for his offbeat roles, we have rarely seen Nawazuddin Siddiqui doing what quintessential Bollywood heroes do in their film. However, it seems that the actor is all set to experiment with these commercial elements in his upcoming films.

  • UNHCR for immediate transfer of refugees, asylum seekers on Manus Island, Nauru

    Washington: The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has called for the immediate transfer of refugees and asylum seekers out of the Australian-run detention camps on both Manus Island and Nauru. A team from the UNHCR was in Nauru when Omid Masoumali, a young Iranian who died later in a Brisbane hospital, set himself on fire, reports ABC Online. Days later, a 21-year-old Somalian woman set herself alight and remains in a critical

  • Kangna to go on a break after legal controversy and National Award win

    Though a third National Award win is a moment of celebration for Bollywood star Kangna Ranaut, a murky legal controversy that has now become a scandalous topic of discussion in B-town has become a matter of stress for the actress. Kangna has now decided to take a break from this legal battle and has decided to fly to London with her sister Rangoli for some ‘me and shopping’ time.

  • Prachi Desai

    It is intriguing to play this big mystery called Naureen

    Her last big release was Policegiri . Ever since then, she has been missing from the big screen. However, her continued presence on the social media and other events has ensured that she has never been off the public eye. Now that she is back with her Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai

  • Madhesi leader Mahanta Thakur to visit India today

    Kathmandu: Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party (TMLP) chairman Mahanta Thakur will leave for New Delhi this afternoon for medical check-up. “I am leaving for a follow-up check up on my foot,” Kathmandu Post quoted Thakur as saying. Thakur’s personal aide Satyendra Kumar Mishra said that Thakur was flying to Delhi at 2:45 p.m. There has been no official confirmation that he would be meeting any political leaders during the trip. Reports, however, suggest

  • Afghanistan government determined to eliminate corruption

    Kabul: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday said the government was firm in its fight against corruption and would step up efforts to eliminate the menace. “The administrative corruption is still a big challenge. We are firmly committed to fighting it and bringing reforms to ensure good governance and rule of law,” Xinhua news agency quoted Ghani as saying during a meeting organised by the EU delegation in Afghanistan.

  • Accusations against Rousseff ‘untruthful’

    Brasilia: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has said the accusations against her were “untruthful” after the prosecutor general urged that she be investigated for obstruction of justice. The investigation, if allowed by the Supreme Court, will only find out that those who accused her have lied, Xinhua news agency quoted the president as saying on Wednesday. Senator Delcidio do Amaral has testified and accused Rousseff of trying to interfere in the Carwash Operation,

  • Scientists develop new heart bypass surgery device

    Moscow: A team of international scientists has developed a device that will help doctors to perform heart bypass surgery without stopping the heart. Scientists from MISiS National University of Science and Technology, Moscow and their colleagues from Australia’s Endogene-Globetek medical company have developed a unique device to enhance cardiovascular surgery.  The stapler like device for mending blood vessels using strong staples makes it possible to quickly and safely restore blood vessels and

  • Beware! Antivirus can make online transactions less safe

    Toronto: Is the antivirus software running on your computer really making it safer to use, say, for online banking? Probably not, says a study that found that security programmes might actually make online computing less safe. For the study, the researchers examined 14 commonly used software programmes that claim to make computers safer by protecting data, blocking out viruses or shielding users from questionable content on the internet. Time and again, the