Free Press Journal
  • Muslim group announces Rs 5 cr reward for those beheading Pak soldiers

    Jaipur: A little-known Muslim organisation has announced a cash reward of Rs. 5 crore for those who behead Pakistani soldiers and hand over the heads to India. Mohammad Shakeel Saifi, the Chairman of Muslim Yuva Atankwad Virodhi Samiti, said he would collect the amount from his volunteers and public and give it to the one who brings heads of Pakistani soldiers who mutilated bodies of two Indian soldiers at the Line of

  • Indian woman claims she was married to Pakistani man at ‘gunpoint’

    Islamabad: The Indian woman who has sought shelter in the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, on Monday, recorded her statement before the Court of a Judicial Magistrate First Class here, as per local legal requirements. In her statement, she alleged that her Pakistani husband, whom she met in Malaysia, made her sign the Nikah Namah at gunpoint

  • Supreme Court to examine practice of female genital mutilation

    New Delhi: The practice of female genital mutilation of minor girls of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community today came under the scanner of the Supreme Court, which termed the issue as “extremely important and sensitive”. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar sought replies from four union ministries, including the Woman and Child Development and states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Delhi, where Dawoodi Bohras, who are Shia Muslims, predominantly

  • Nicki pays for fans’ tuition Nicki pays for fans’ tuition

    In a random gesture, rapper Nicki Minaj decided to pay tuition fees for her fans. One of the Twitter followers of Minaj, asked her if she wanted to pay for his tuition. In reply, the songstress offered to pay the fees for all her fans, who would show her their straight A-grades. “Show me straight A’s that I can verify with your school and I’ll pay it.

  • When music celebrates cinema

    The recently held MTV Movie & TV Awards was filled with the added categories to accommodate talent in both the big and small screen and gender neutrality. But it failed to garner a lot of glitter on the red carpet.

  • Miley Cyrus stands out

    Singer Miley Cyrus says she is disappointed to see girls trying to mould their fashion as per the trends instead of standing out. The 24-year-old singer says the idea of fashion has taken people “a little bit downhill”, reported Billboard.

  • Atul, the solider

    National Award winning actor Atul Kulkarni, who plays an Indian Army officer in the new web series “The Test Case”, says he always tries to bring out the human side of each character he plays. The actor is playing Ajinkya Sathe, a senior in a special force. Asked if wearing a uniform helps him to get into the character easily Atul said, “I think doing that would be very stereotypical. I know that

  • Shekhar Kapur to work on Bruce Lee film

    Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, behind “Elizabeth” and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”, has signed on to co-write and direct “Little Dragon”, a feature film about Bruce Lee’s early days. The film is backed by Chinese investors and will explore the formative years and adventures of the martial arts legend in 1950s Hong Kong, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Just for the birthday boy!

    Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif were captured in a single frame and this was not for any photo shoot. The former lovers, who will soon be seen together in Jagga Jasoos, celebrated director Anurag Basu’s birthday together.

  • New butterfly species found in Israel for 1st time in 109 yrs

    In a startling discovery, a common butterfly in Israel was identified as an entirely new species – making it the first such finding from the region in over a century, scientists say. Named the Acentria’s fritillary, the butterfly was spotted as it flew over the slopes of Mount Hermon in northern Israel. This is the first new butterfly species discovered and described from the territory of Israel in 109 years.

  • AI that predicts court judgements accurately

    Washington: Scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence system that can predict court decisions better than legal scholars, even with less information. Researchers, including those from The Stanford Centre for Legal Informatics, used the US Supreme Court Database – which contains information on cases dating back to 1791 Using this, they built an algorithm for predicting any justice’s vote at any time.

  • SpongeBob, Barbie may ease kid’s radiotherapy

    Watching cartoons like “Sponge Bob”, “Cars” and “Barbie” during radiotherapy sessions may make them less traumatic for kids as well as spare dozens of general anaesthesia doses, a study said.

  • Smart moves: Watch that rotates, orbits around wrist

    New York: If you love flaunting a smartwatch on your wrist, here’s a new one that can rotate, hinge, translate, rise and orbit, and is “smart” in every sense of the word.