Free Press Journal
  • Zol to be released for Maha Ranji final

    Mumbai: India Under-19 skipper Vijay Zol would be released from the ongoing national juniors team’s World Cup preparatory camp in Bangalore to play in the Ranji Trophy final for Maharashtra from January 29, Cricket Board sources said on Friday.

  • Saina, Sindhu, reach semis

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu and K. Srikanth reached the semi-finals of the $120,000 India Grand Prix Gold at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium on Friday.Though the top two seeds of women’s singles Saina and Sindhu had straight-game victories, Srikanth had to fight it out against 11th seeded B. Sai Praneeth to win the men’s singles tie 21-18, 20-22, 21-12 in a match lasting an

  • India suffer Raina blow ahead of third ODI

    Auckland: Indian batsman Suresh Raina was rendered a doubtful starter for the must-win third one-dayer against New Zealand after injuring his elbow during a practice session.”Raina was hit on the left elbow while batting in the nets. He was taken for a precautionary x-ray and he is fine. He has a soft tissue damage and we will assess his fitness before the game,” Indian team manager Dr R N Baba said.

  • SC upholds ICC intervention in BCCI media rights muddle

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday allowed an appeal by the World Sport Group (Mauritius) in the worldwide IPL media rights for 10 years from 2008 muddled by the BCCI.The firm had gone for arbitration by Singapore’s ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) as the BCCI cancelled its license in 2009 after the first IPL season and gave the rights to another firm, MSM Satellite (Singapore) Pvt for Rs 4791.08 crore

  • Three months on, Eng finally beats Aus

    Perth: It took them almost three months, but England finally notched their first win of their horrific Australian tour in the fourth ODI against Australia at the WACA Ground on Friday.After eight successive losses to the home nation in both Tests and one-dayers, the tourists finally had something to celebrate with a 57-run win over Australia, which already held an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match ODI series.

  • Move over, AAM boy, the ‘item girl’ is here

    Mumbai :  Even ‘item girls’ have their honour. And this is one ‘item girl’, who is not going to allow anybody else to snatch her tag, even if it is the angry young man of Indian politics — Arvind Kejriwal.

  • DMK settles sibling war, Alagiri ousted

    Chennai :  In a dramatic political development, DMK president M Karunanidhi on Friday suspended his elder son M K Alagiri, considered a rebel in the first family, from the party, accusing him of supporting “treacherous” elements and causing “confusion”.

  • Copycat pappu fail ho gaya

    New Delhi :  As the Congress party launched its advertisement campaign featuring its vice-president Rahul Gandhi, the BJP hit back with the charge that the headline had been lifted from a Narendra Modi ad of a previous campaign, ‘Main nahin hum” (‘Not I, We’).

  • Kejri ‘double role’ under SC lens

    SC to examine whether a person holding a constitutional post can also stage dharna. Court slams cops for inaction.

  • SC takes call on gang rape of 20-year-old

    New Delhi :  The Supreme Court on Friday took suo motu cognizance of media reports on a 20-year old tribal girl, who was gang raped in a West Bengal village on the orders of a ‘Kangaroo’ court.

  • Arvind image intact: Survey

    Has the Delhi ‘dharna’ dented the appeal of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal? An exclusive NDTV survey, in which opinion was collated not just in the national capital, but also in Bangalore and Mumbai, shows that the majority backs the protest, but does not think Delhi Police should report to state government.

  • Bharti skips summons, goes kite flying

    New Delhi: AAP Law Minister Somnath Bharti on Friday skipped a meeting with the Delhi Commission of Women, opting instead to attend a kite festival in the capital.

  • RBI repo rate

    RBI keeps FY14 GDP forecast unchanged at 5.0 per cent

    NEW DELHI : The Reserve Bank of India is likely to keep its forecast on gross domestic product growth in the current financial year ending March unchanged at 5.0%, a Cogencis poll of 12 analysts showed.

  • Start exchanging pre-2005 currency notes,  says RBI

    New Delhi : The Reserve Bank has advised the public to start exchanging pre-2005 notes at banks, saying the volume of such notes that are being withdrawn from circulation is ‘not significant’, reports PTI. 

  • Indian economy projected to grow at 5.35% in 2014: UN

    United Nations : India’s economy is projected to grow at a slower-than-expected rate of 5.3 per cent this year, according to a United Nations report which said the country’s slowdown may have bottomed out. The UN World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014 (WESP) report said a mild recovery in investment as well as stronger export growth will help in the gradual GDP pick-up. 

  • ROUGHING IT OUT FOR A CAUSE

    Varun Dhawan, fancy ‘student’ from Karan Johar’s ‘school’, will be seen in a never seen before avatar and yes, this time on the small screen. Colors channel is coming up with a reality show wherein celebrities will live the life of an underprivileged person for a day doing menial jobs. “I am doing a reality show… I am a patiwala.

  • PRAISE FLOWS IN FOR JAI HO

    Producer Ekta Kapoor believes that Salman Khan would not make a good politician as he wears his heart on his sleeve and is too honest to be a politician. We can’t help but agree!
    “He (Salman) is too honest to be a politician. He is aam aadmi (common man),” she said.
    Varun Dhawan, who has grown up watching Salman Khan also said,