Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai fancy chances in a must-win contest

    There is no doubt that a strong Mumbai side would do  everything in their power to post a comprehensive victory agianst the Scorchers, if Otago lose their last league tie against Rajasthan Royals to be held in Jaipur tonight.
    New Delhi : With virtually one semi-final spot up for grabs in Group A, IPL champions Mumbai Indians will fancy their chances when they take on the bottom-placed Perth Scorchers in a do-or-die battle in their

  • I want my spinners to do a ‘Hollies’ on Sachin: Langer

    New Delhi : It’s no secret that Australian cricketers over the years have respected Sachin Tendulkar more than anyone of his peers but when Perth Scorchers take on Mumbai Indians in a Champions League T20 match today, coach Justin Langer would like one of his bowlers do an “Eric Hollies” to the Indian legend.
    Hollies, an English leg-spinner was best known for having bowled Sir Don Bradman for a duck with a googly in latter’s

  • T&T face rampaging Chennai

    New Delhi : A resurgent Trinidad and Tobago will face an uphill task of taming a rampaging Chennai Super Kings in order to book a semi-final berth when they clash in their Champions League T20 encounter today.
    The Caribbean side, which finished runners up in 2009, faces their toughest test in the league so far against the MS Dhoni-led unit which has already sealed its spot in the final four.
    The T&T side was blessed by

  • Ferguson replaces Clarke for India tour

    Melbourne : Australia were dealt a massive blow ahead of their upcoming tour of India as skipper Michael Clarke was ruled out of the limited-overs series due to a nagging back injury, replaced by Callum Ferguson in the squad.
    “The Cricket Australia National Selection Panel advises that South Australia’s Callum Ferguson will replace the injured Michael Clarke on Australia’s VB Tour of India,” Cricket Australia said in a statement.
    “In addition, the NSP has clarified the

  • Corporate Briefs

    Petroleum Ministry says time not right for IOC disinvestment :
    New Delhi:  The Petroleum Ministry has opposed the disinvestment of government stake in Indian Oil Corp (IOC) in current market conditions, saying the country’s crown jewels cannot be sold at low prices. IOC shares, which traded at Rs 206 on the BSE in the afternoon, are 45 per cent below their 52-week peak of Rs 375 reached on January 18.  “I feel it is not

  • Shot at redemption

    India A-Windies A Test will provide the old guard with an opportunity to bolster their chances of making a comeback to national squad :

  • Kohli: SA tour will test young players

    New Delhi : Amid the cloud of uncertainty that hovers over India’s tour of South Africa, batting mainstay Virat Kohli said the upcoming rubber is important as it will “set the standards for this young” cricket team.
    BCCI and Cricket South Africa have been at loggerheads since the latter appointed Haroon Lorgat as its CEO.
    Lorgat’s differences with BCCI were well known since the time the South African was the CEO of ICC when he locked

  • MCA orders probe of NSEL, FT books

    New Delhi : The Corporate Affairs Ministry has ordered inspection of accounts of National Spot Exchange Ltd and its promoter entity Financial Technolgies (FT) amid the continuing Rs 5,600 crore payment crisis faced by the bourse.
    A senior Ministry official said inspection has been ordered to check whether these entities violated any rules under the Companies Act.  Under the Companies Act, the Ministry can order inspection of books of account of companies.     Meanwhile, the

  • EOW freezes NSEL bank a/cs; exchange defaults for 7th time

    Mumbai :The economic offences wing of the Mumbai Police froze the bank accounts of the crippled National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) even as the CBI started a probe into alleged duping of customers and irregularities by the commodity exchange.
    NSEL defaulted on its committed weekly payout for the seventh consecutive time after the accounts were frozen.
    “Today, we have frozen 58 bank accounts, including the accounts of the NSEL and others involved in the crime,” Additional

  • Pujara refuses to divulge Viru’s batting position

    Shimoga : India A captain Cheteshwar Pujara kept his cards close to his chest and refused to divulge whether veteran Virender Sehwag will open or bat in the middle order when his side locks horns with the West Indies A in the second unofficial Test starting today.
    “I will not disclose it (if Sehwag is going to play in the middle order),” he told reporters when asked if Sehwag will bat in the middle order

  • Stocks shrug off US woes

    MUMBAI : Broad-based gains in shares of banks, and pharmaceutical and real estate companies lifted key share indices to end nearly 1% higher even as the Street largely negated news that the White House has asked US Federal agencies to shut down as the government failed to reach an agreement on spending.
    The better-than-expected current account deficit numbers and positie auto sales data also boosted sentiments.  The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 19517.15, up 137.38

  • Congress expects AP CM to perform

    Party cannot wait for long and if he does not perform, we will  have to look for other options, says a party functionary :

  • Economic impact worries Obama

    Says million of employees could be sent home on unpaid leave, sparking real crisis : 

  • ‘US shutdown to hit exports; pharma, IT seen safe for now’

    NASSCOM doesn’t see any immediate impact on IT sector but industry says exports may face extra costs due to delays at ports and airports in the US in the wake of government shutdown :
    BENGALURU: Information technology industry body NASSCOM said it does not see any immediate impact on the domestic software sector from the US government shutdown.
    “We don’t think there will be any immediate impact on the IT sector,” NASSCOM President Som Mittal said,

  • Top Bangladeshi opposition leader sentenced to death

    Dhaka : A prominent lawmaker of the opposition BNP was today sentenced to death by a special Bangladeshi tribunal for genocide during the country’s 1971 liberation war against Pakistan, becoming the first MP and seventh person to be convicted of crimes against humanity.
    “He (Salauddin Quader Chowdhury) will be hanged by neck till he is dead,” Justice ATM Fazle Kabir, chairman of the three-member International Crimes Tribunal, announced in a packed courtroom here.
    Chowdhury, 65, the

  • President presents National Awards to Senior Citizens

    Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has organised presentation of National Award for Senior Citizens at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. President Pranab Mukherjee presenting the National Award to one of the 8 awardees.
    A morning walkathon was also flagged off by Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Kumari Selja at India Gate lawn, Rajpath, to promote health of  aging and inter- generational bonding.


    Buildings along the railway tracks near Masjid Bunder and Sandhurst Road railway stations are in such a bad state that they can collapse any time.

  • DoT panel questions spectrum price cut, other TRAI proposals

    New Delhi : The sharp reduction in reserve price of spectrum of up to 62% by telecom regulator TRAI have been questioned by an internal panel of Department of Telecommunications in its report submitted on Tuesday.
    The internal panel of DoT, headed by Member (Technology), has suggested that “Trai may be requested to reconsider the recommended reserve price…” for sharp reduction that regulator has made for 2G spectrum to be put up for sale in