Free Press Journal
  • EC asks Pawar to clarify remark

    Mumbai: NCP leader Sharad Pawar had “prima facie” violated the Model Code of Conduct by his ‘double voting’ remark, the Election Commission said on Monday and asked him to explain his stand by Thursday evening.

  • Sensational Steyn too hot to handle for Kiwis

    Chittagong : JP Duminy blasted an unbeaten 86 and Dale Steyn bowled a sensational last over as South Africa pulled of a dramatic two-run win over New Zealand to bring their ICC World Twenty20 campaign back on track on Monday.Riding on Duminy’s blistering knock, South Africa collected 70 runs in the last five overs and posted a challenging 170 for six after being invited to bat in the thrilling Group 1 match.

  • Lanka bowl out Dutch for 39 runs

    Chittagong : Sri Lanka recorded the fastest ever victory in a Twenty20 International as they thrashed a hapless Netherlands by nine wickets in just five overs in a Group 1 Super 10 match of the ICC World T20 on Monday.Put into bat, minnows Netherlands could survive just 10.3 overs as they were shot out for a miniscule 39, the lowest ever completed innings total in a T20 International history and the Lankans

  • No need to panic: Sammy

    Dhaka: West Indies captain Darren Sammy said there was no need to press the panic button in the wake of the loss to India in the team’s opening match of the World Twenty20 championship.The Caribbean side produced an insipid performance Sunday at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium to plunge to a disappointing seven-wicket loss to India, and stumble in the first hurdle of their title defence, reports CMC.

  • Akhtar feels Shami has immense potential to serve India for a long time

    Mirpur: Former Pakistan tearaway fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar’s suggestion for India rising pace sensation Mohammed Shami is to “work on his run-up” as he feels the talented speedster “has the potential to serve Indian cricket for a long, long time”.

  • Attack is the best defence for Maxwell

    Mirpur: After his scintillating innings of 73 off 34 balls against Paksitan though for a lost cause, Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell said he has worked his way on how to tackle spinners. “Attack is the best form of defence. We did not have too much choice there as the run rate was high,” said Maxwell.

  • Jaswant takes on Rajnath and Raje but spares Modi

    Barmer :  Jaswant Singh looked a shattered person on Monday. Yet he managed to wear a smile as he filed his nomination papers for contesting as an Independent in Barmer Lok Sabha constituency, his home turf.

  • Dhawan to lead Sunrisers in IPL 7

    Hyderabad: India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan was named captain of Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 7th edition of the cash-rich Twenty20 league event beginning on
    April 16.

  • Ind-Pak series after IPL?

    Karachi: The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi is confident that Pakistan and India can play a short bilateral series after the IPL this summer.”With India now deciding to host IPL matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) it is a good sign for us as we can also play India at these venues if they don’t want to tour Pakistan,” Sethi told Pakistani reporters in Dhaka.

  • Kapil, Gavaskar to feature in a film on 1983 World Cup win?

    Mumbai: A movie on India’s victory in the 1983 Cricket World Cup may be incomplete without at least one of the members who made the win a reality — but filmmaker Sanjay Puran Singh says it’s too early to comment on whether Kapil Dev or Sunil Gavaskar will be part of it.

  • EC asks Oil Ministry to defer hike

    New Delhi :  In a move that will delay revision of natural gas prices by a few months, the Election Commission on Monday asked the UPA government to defer notifying doubling of price of the fuel produced by companies such as Reliance Industries till general elections are completed.

  • Modi twist to Rajnath tweet

    New Delhi :  Thus far the internal bickering in the BJP was seen as a battle between the old and the new. But now it is clear that the battle is for absolute supremacy for BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. He has established that he does not tolerate any dilution of his authority, even if it comes from the party president Rajnath Singh.

  • SC says ‘no’ to sharing of Aadhaar data

    New Delhi :  The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to immediately withdraw any instructions issued by it that make the Aadhaar card mandatory for citizens for availing of government services.

  • Pistorius ‘sometimes scared’ girlfriend

    “I’m scared of you sometimes and how you snap at me and how you react to me,” Steenkamp said via messaging service WhatsApp after the athlete accused her of flirting with another man.

  • Cong grapples with hot seats

    New Delhi :  Keeping suspense over its candidates for the high profile Varanasi, Nanded and Ludhiana seats for yet another day, the Congress on Monday declared 16 more Lok Sabha candidates in eight states.

  • Modi final push: 185 Bharat rallies planned

    NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday announced its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s final push by addressing over 185 “Bharat Vijay” rallies covering 295 Lok Sabha constituencies over the next seven days. So, don’t be surprised if you get a personalised invitation signed by Modi to attend one of these rallies. – P3