Free Press Journal
  • SC allows DD to beam all India-centric World Cup matches 

    New Delhi: Cricket fans across the country will continue to be able to watch all India-centric matches of the ongoing World Cup — as also the semifinals and final — on public broadcaster Doordarshan, the Supreme Court said Friday.

  • Ranchi Rays face UP Wizards in first HIL semis

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Wizards will take on Ranchi Rays in the first semifinal of the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium. The league till now has seen both the teams playing with complete fervour as both of them have the knack to turn the tables in their favour at any point in the match.

  • Virat Kohli most talked about WC player on Twitter

    Sydney: India’s star batsman Virat Kohli is not only scoring the runs on the field but is also the most talked about World Cup player on social networking site Twitter. A recent survey by the networking site found all the most frequently mentioned players on Twitter were from India or Pakistan, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

  • Brendon McCullum

    McCullum smashes World Cup half-century record

    Wellington: Skipper Brendon McCullum blazed an 18-ball 50 — the fastest ever half-century in a cricket World Cup match – as New Zealand thrashed England by eight wickets. McCullum’s innings came after pacer Tim Southee helped bowl out England for just 123 with the best ever ODI figures by a New Zealand player, taking 7-33 from nine overs at the Westpac Stadium.

  • B S Bassi

    Document leak case: FIR says budget inputs among papers stolen 

    New Delhi: The sensational petroleum ministry document leakage case assumed wider dimensions with the arrest of a former journalist and an energy consultant and revelations in the police complaint that the papers stolen included inputs for the forthcoming union budget and a letter relating to the PMO.

  • Abu Salem

    Prosecution now seeks life sentence for Salem in Jain case

    Mumbai: The prosecution in the builder Pradeep Jain murder case today changed its stand and demanded life imprisonment for the gangster Abu Salem instead of the death sentence. “In view of the provision of the Extradition Act, the accused (Salem) may be sent to imprisonment for life,” special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said in the special TADA court.

  • Santanu Saikia: Not his first brush with law

    New Delhi: Santanu Saikia, the most high profile person arrested among the seven people held in the petroleum ministry leak case, is a former business journalist and an energy consultant. Ironically, this may not be his first brush with the law.

  • Court jails husband, in-laws in dowry harassment case

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has sent a man and his aged parents to two years in jail in a dowry harassment case and expressed concern over increasing incidents of cruelty meted out to women for dowry. The court said the victim’s husband and parents-in-law do not deserve to be released on probation and observed that criminal misappropriation of ‘stridhan’ (belongings) of women has become a regular practice on the part of the

  • NCMC reviews situation of blockage on Phuktal River in J&K

    New Delhi: The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) today reviewed the situation arising out of the blockage of Phuktal river due to a massive landslide in Kargil of Jammu and Kashmir. The NCMC, headed by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, has approved an action plan to manually create a channel in the blockage to drain out accumulated water from the lake in a regulated manner.

  • Rape of Japanese girl: 9 charge sheeted for gang-rape

    Jaipur: 12 days after a Japanese tourist was allegedly raped by a “guide”, Jaipur Police today filed a charge sheet against the main accused and eight others, who allegedly colluded with him, for the offences of kidnapping and gang-rape. The girl was allegedly raped at a deserted place near Dudu, a suburban town of Jaipur on the night of February 8.

  • investment planning

    An Investing Game Plan for 2015

    Not yet tweaked allocation of your portfolio to financial assets? It’s not too late yet, says RAGHAV IYENGAR, EVP, ICICI Prudential AMC.

  • life insurance

    Life Insurance : The do-it-yourself guide

    What life insurance does is, it provides financial security to your dependents against the very real risk of your death, writes TENSING RODRIGUES.

  • Australia looks to France, Germany, Japan to build submarines

    Sydney: Australia Friday announced that it would formally invite France, Germany and Japan in the bidding process to build its new fleet of nine submarines in a project worth $39 billion. “There’s Germany and France which are involved in a wider range of submarines and Japan which builds the best large conventional submarine in the world,” Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott told reporters in Adelaide.

  • Death row US woman asks for huge meal before execution

    Washington: A meal to die for! A death row US woman, convicted for killing her husband, has submitted a lengthy list for her last feast before execution — from cheeseburgers to cherry vanilla ice cream — she wants it all. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, will become the first woman to be executed in seven decades in the US state of Georgia when she receives a lethal injection on February 25.

  • Chinese MH370 relatives criticise Malaysia Airlines

    Kuala Lumpur: Grieving Chinese relatives of MH370 passengers blasted Malaysia Airlines today, detailing a long list of complaints and traumas they said were suffered as a result of the flight’s mysterious disappearance 11 months ago. The 21 family members arrived in Malaysia last week from China to demand authorities cancel a declaration that the plane’s 239 passengers and crew were presumed dead, and voiced discontent over the airline’s responses to questions they submitted

  • 30 killed in Libya car bomb attacks

    Tripoli: At least 30 people were killed Friday when three car bombs exploded simultaneously at three places in the eastern Libyan city of Al-Gubba, according to security sources and witnesses. The simultaneous blasts targeted a security office building, a gas station, and the residence of Akila Saleh Issa, a parliament leader, killing at least 30 people, a security official said.

  • Huma Qureshi

    Success of Badlapur goes to Raghavan: Huma Qureshi

    Mumbai: Actress Huma Qureshi, who is getting good reviews for her performance in her latest release “Badlapur”, has given credit to its director Sriram Raghavan. “We feel good when we get appreciation because as actors we work for appreciation. I thank Sriram Raghavan. It’s just because of him the film happened. The way he conceived all the characters, the way he directed all of us is amazing.