Free Press Journal
  • Misbah will continue to lead Test team: sources

    Karachi: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been told to continue to lead the Test side till the cricket Board grooms a successor, according to sources. Misbah, 40, announced his retirement from one-day cricket after the World Cup but said he wanted to continue to play Test matches. “When he met PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan last week in Lahore, he (Misbah) offered to step down as captain so that the Board could announce a new

  • Azhar Ali set to become Pakistan ODI captain

    Karachi: In a surprise move, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is set to appoint batsman Azhar Ali as the new captain of the national one-day team and name wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed as his deputy tomorrow. With Pakistan scheduled to tour Bangladesh for a Test and one-day series from mid-April the Chairman of the board Shaharyar Khan held a final round of consultations in Karachi on Saturday to reach a final decision on the

  • Australia wins fifth World Cup title

    Melbourne: Australia today clinched the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup for the fifth time, thrashing New Zealand by seven wickets to provide a perfect farewell gift to skipper Michael Clarke, who played a key role with a 74-run knock in his final ODI appearance. After the bowlers produced a clinical performance skittling out New Zealand for 183, the stage was set for the Australian captain, who used the platform to the fullest with

  • Live in relationship, betrayal

    Live-in relationship

    My boyfriend has just asked me to move in with him. I have been seeing him for 2 years and he has just moved to Mumbai from Pune and we have been in a long distance relationship till now. However, I come from a conservative background and feel scared that living together will just ruin things between us. We want to get married after sometime but my partner feels

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    AAP to form new Lokpal Committee, National Disciplinary Committee

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which yesterday sacked founder members Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the national executive, today decided to form a new Lokpal Committee and a National Disciplinary Committee to oversee the party’s affairs.

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    AAP removes L Ramdas as Lokpal, Prashant Bhushan from disciplinary panel

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party today removed party’s internal Lokpal Admiral L Ramdas and Prashant Bhushan as the chief of National Disciplinary Committee, a day after the latter and senior leader Yogendra Yadav were expelled from the National Executive (NE). At an “emergency” NE meeting here, the party removed former navy chief Ramdas from the internal Lokpal and set up a new Lokpal panel, comprising former IPS officers N Dilip Kumar and

  • Belgium-born United star gets Brazil U-20 call-up

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil have called up Belgium-born Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira for an Under-20 World Cup warm-up tournament in Austria next month.

  • Air Canada flight comes off runway in Halifax, 25 hurt

    Montreal: An Air Canada plane came off the runway after landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia early today, sending at least 25 people to hospital with minor injuries, officials said. The airline said earlier on Twitter that flight AC624 from Toronto “exited runway upon landing at Halifax.”

  • Syria regime executed prisoners before Idlib fall: monitor

    Beirut: Syrian government forces apparently executed at least nine prisoners in the city of Idlib before Islamist fighters overran the provincial capital, a monitor said today. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the bodies of at least nine detainees had been found after the northwestern city was overrun by a coalition of forces including Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front.

  • Twin Earths may lurk near our solar system

    London: Two Earth-like planets could be orbiting a star in Alpha Centauri, our closest star system, astronomers have found. Though Earth-like, the planets are thought to be too close to their star to host life. Alpha Centauri is a binary star system just 4.3 light years away from our solar system.

  • Six dead, four missing, in Indonesian landslide

    Jakarta: Six people were killed and four others were missing after a landslide triggered by heavy rain hit Indonesia’s main island of Java, an official said today. The landslide took place in Tegal Panjang village in Sukabumi district in west Java late Saturday after a particularly heavy downpour, said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

  • Sexual selection not the last word on bird plumage

    New York: Among birds the world over, natural selection – during migration, breeding in subtropical locales and care of young – is as powerful as sexual selection, researchers have found.

  • China woos Nepal with more infrastructure, hydro projects

    Beijing: Firming up ties with Nepal, Chinese President Xi Jinping has said the two countries should strengthen cooperation in interconnectivity, infrastructure, and hydropower development as Kathmandu pledged to keep up the crackdown on Tibetans supporting the Dalai Lama.

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    Maharashtra CM’s wife seeks more pre-schools for deprived children

    Mumbai: Stressing that quality education should reach the economically deprived sections of society, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ wife Amruta Fadnavis today urged him to allow more pre-schools to be started for poor children in Mumbai. “Preschool for all is becoming a necessity. Education can never be taken away or stolen. Our children are the future of our country and education should help them break all boundaries. Education should be bold, practical and

  • 3 burnt alive, 1 injured in ambulance fire

    Neemuch (MP): Three persons were charred to death and one was seriously injured when the ambulance in which poppy straw was allegedly being smuggled, caught fire after colliding with a truck near here, police said. The truck which collided with the ambulance was also gutted in the fire, they said. The impact of the collision was such that it triggered an explosion in the ambulance’s battery causing fire in the vehicle on Mhow-Nasirabad

  • Keshari Nath Tripathi

    Mizoram goverment yet to decide on Tripathi’s swearing in

    Aizawl: Mizoram government is yet to decide when the West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, appointed by the President to take additional charge of Mizoram, will be sworn-in here. State Protocol Officer David L Pachuau said that the state government was likely to take up the matter by tomorrow. State Governor Dr Aziz Qureshi was sacked by the Centre yesterday and Tripathi appointed to take additional charge of the governor until further appointment

  • GST

    GST spooks big taxpayers of country’s first LTU in Bengaluru

    Bengaluru: High-net worth entities of country’s first Large Taxpayer Unit (LTU) here are unnerved at the protocols that would follow proposed roll out of Goods and Services Tax (GST) next year even as they seek more facilities from government to improve the ease of doing business in India. The LTU in the Karnataka capital was the first, among thefive such facilities in the country, to be created in 2006 by the central government

  • Omar Abdullah loses

    Kishtwar violence probe: BJP, PDP attack NC in J-K Assembly

    Jammu: Members of ruling BJP-PDP combine today attacked opposition National Conference in the J-K Assembly demanding arrest of former Minister of State for Home in Cong-NC government Sajjad Ahmed Kitchloo in connection with the 2013 Kishtwar communal violence. As the House assembled today, members from the treasury benches were on their feet raising slogans against Kitchloo. They displayed a news report which claimed that Justice Gandhi Commission probing the riots had indicted Kitchloo,