Free Press Journal
  • Philippines transgender politician celebrates historic win

    Manila: Geraldine Roman today celebrated overcoming “bigotry,hatred and discrimination” as results showed she had become the first transgender politician to win a congressional seat in the predominantly Catholic Philippines.

  • ‘Kahaani 2’ to release on Nov 25

    New Delhi: Four years post ‘Kahaani,’ the sequel ‘Kahaani 2’ is set to release on November 25.

  • Kal Penn aspires to work with Amitabh Bachchan

    New Delhi: ‘Namesake’ actor and White House official in the Obama administration, Kal Penn, aspires to work with Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan.

  • 4 missing in fresh landslide in China

    Beijing: Four people, including two children, are missing in a fresh landslide that hit a village in southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region today even as the death toll in Sunday’s massive mudslide in Fujian Province rose to 35. A rescue is under way in Majin Village, Cangwu County where four people including two elderly people and two children are missing in a landslide, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

  • ‘Party anthem’ ‘Kar Gayi Chull’ gets 50m global love

    New Delhi: Party anthem ‘Kar Gayi Chull’ from ‘Kapoor and Sons’ has joined the club of songs that are hitting every dance floor these days, as it has amassed fifty million views, thus becoming the song of the year.

  • Dance helps me rid my inhibitions: Monali Thakur

    Mumbai: Singer Monali Thakur, who has learnt hip-hop and Bharatnatyam and is a trained Salsa exponent, says dancing helps her to get rid of her inhibitions.

  • Pak police kill gunman firing shots from hotel in Peshawar

    Peshawar: Pakistani police today gunned down a tribesman at a hotel here after he was reported to have fired aerial shots and also opened fire on security personnel. The incident occurred at the Bangash Hotel in interior Peshawar city that falls under the jurisdiction of Shah Qabool Police Station. Police received information that a tribesman was firing aerial shots. He was firing shots at short intervals from the ventilator of his hotel room.

  • Excessive smartphone use may make you hyperactive: study

    Washington: Smartphone addicts, take note! People who use digital technology excessively may develop ADHD-like symptoms even if they are not diagnosed with the disorder, a new study has warned.

  • Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte wins presidential elections in Philippines

    Manila: Maverick anti-crime candidate Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte has won the Philippines presidential elections after his opponents withdrew from the contest. The official PPCRV poll monitor said the mayor of the southern city of Davao had more than 14.8m votes, about 39 percent, with 90 percent of ballots counted. Although the official result has not yet been declared, main rival Mar Roxas admitted defeat after the polls, reports Daily Star.

  • Watch video of Meet Bros song ‘Party Animals’

    ‘Party Animals’ Full Video Song by Meet Bros. The song is produced by Bhushan Kumar, music directed by Meet Bros, sung by Meet bros & Poonam Kay in the lyrics of Kumaar and music video directed by Bosco Martis.

  • ISIS claims female Russian spy infiltrated terror network

    Washington: A Russian woman spy infiltrated ISIS ranks and before being executed passed on key information due to which many jihadists lost their lives, the terror group has claimed. An article titled “Elvira Karaeva — Agent of the Russian Special Services” in Istok, the Islamic State’s Russian- language online magazine, focuses on the woman whom ISIS in the Caucasus accused of being an agent of the Russian intelligence services. Karaeva worked as a

  • Gold sinks below Rs 30k-mark, silver down by Rs 600

    New Delhi: Sliding for the second straight day, gold dipped below the Rs 30,000-mark by losing Rs 250 to Rs 29,850 per ten grams at the bullion market today, amid a subdued demand from jewellers and a weak trend overseas.

  • We might do sequel to ‘Baaghi’: Sabbir Khan

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Sabbir Khan says “casual conversations” have started in the “Baaghi” team to make a sequel, after a good response to the action-drama. Starring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead, “Baaghi” released on April 29.

  • Afghanistan urged to halt further executions

    New York: Afghanistan should immediately halt further executions and impose a moratorium on death penalty, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. The executions by hanging of six Taliban prisoners on May 8 were the first capital sentences carried out by President Ashraf Ghani since he took office in 2014.

  • India leads subcontinent show in Cannes

    Cannes: The subcontinent is set to receive a fair share of attention in the 11-day 69th Cannes Film Festival that opens tomorrow evening with the gala screening of Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society”.

  • Govt forms panel to make policy framework for taxi operators

    New Delhi: Government has set up a committee to prepare a policy framework for taxi and other transport operators. “The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has constituted a three-member committee to prepare a policy framework for taxi and other transport operators,” a statement from the ministry said.