Free Press Journal
  • Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan

    Virat Kohli steady at 4th, Shikhar Dhawan rises to 6th in ICC rankings

    Dubai: A lacklustre World Cup performance notwithstanding, Virat Kohli remained the highest-placed Indian batsman at fourth even as Shikhar Dhawan rose a rung to sixth in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued today. Apart from Kohli and Dhawan, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the other Indian batsman to be inside the top-10, hanging on to the eighth spot. Opener Rohit Sharma made significant strides up the order as he jumped seven places to be

  • Michael Clarke

    Michael Clarke reveals Test aim after World Cup win

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke said his next target after winning the World Cup in his last one-day international was to take his team back to the top of the Test rankings. Clarke hit 74 as Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in a one-sided final in front of a record crowd of 93,013 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia bowled out the Black Caps for 183 and then galloped to victory in the

  • Daniel Vettori

    Daniel Vettori says goodbye to cricket, ends ODI career

    Auckland: Veteran left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori, the most capped ODI player for New Zealand, today bid adieu to the 50-over format, completely ending an 18-year career in the game during which he won plaudits for being an inspiring leader. The 36-year-old, whose ODI future was a subject of speculation at the end of New Zealand’s superb World Cup campaign during which the team made the final, said it was time to call it a day.

  • Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav

    Parshant Bhushan indicates to form new party

    New Delhi : Ousted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Prashant Bhushan has indicated to form a new political party after he and Yogendra Yadav were expelled from the national executive. According to reports, all the volunteers will meet on April 14 to take a concrete decision over the matter. The meeting is expected to be attended by several members of the party’s national executive and national council.

  • Sensex - Nifty high

    Sensex regains 28K-level; Nifty above 8,500 in early trade

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex regained the 28,000-mark by surging over 106 points in early trade of the last session of financial year 2014-15 on the back of a rally in metals, oil & gas, consumer durables, IT and healthcare sector stocks amid a firming trend overseas. Besides, the 50-share NSE Nifty also reclaimed the 8,500-level by surging 35.60 points, or 0.41 per cent, at 8,527.90.

  • Kiren Rijiju

    Situation under control in Jammu-Kashmir : Kiren Rijiju

    New Delhi : Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday the flood situation in Jammu and Kashmir is under control and added that paramilitary forces will also be sent to the state if required. “Situation is under control and our teams working in coordination with the state administration. NDRF teams have also been deployed. Paramilitary forces are ready as well and will be sent if required,” said Rijiju.

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee gains 10 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai : The rupee recovered by 10 paise at 62.57 against the US dollar in early trade today at Interbank Foreign Exchange on fresh selling of the American currency by exporters. The local currency had lost 26 paise to close at 62.67 yesterday due to renewed month-end demand from the dollar from importers. Forex dealers said besides fresh selling of the American currency by exporters, a higher opening in the domestic equity market supported the rupee but

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Nitin Gadkari accuses Sonia Gandhi of misleading country over Land Bill

    New Delhi: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has accused Congress President Sonia Gandhi of misleading the country on the issue of Land Acquisition Bill. He also alleged that previous UPA government’s policies had resulted in unemployment and farmers’ suicide in the country. Earlier on Monday, Sonia Gandhi had said that she would be conducting a massive ‘Kisan Rally’ at the Ramlila Ground here on April 20 during which she is expected to target the

  • Word is out: Rahul coming back in April

    New Delhi :  The suspense over the ”missing in action” Rahul Gandhi is over. The Congress vice-president who has been on a leave of absence for weeks now is billed to address a farmers” rally at the historic Ramlila Maidan here on April 19th. “The rally would be addressed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, and all senior leaders would be present,” said party general secretary Digvijaya Singh after a meeting of senior

  • Flood revisit Kashmir

    Srinagar :  Up to 16 people were killed on Monday as a devastating flood in the Kashmir Valley forced thousands to flee to safer places as rain-fed streams rushed down the mountains, flooding parts of Srinagar. A man was washed away by a swollen river in Jammu region. As the water level in the Jhelum river rose menacingly, a high alert was sounded in the region. Fearing a repeat of the terrible

  • Crash raises bar for Indian pilots

    New Delhi :  Pilots of Indian air carriers may now be subjected to mid-term psychometric tests to ensure that they are mentally fit to fly, following the deliberate crashing of German airliner by the co-pilot last week.

  • Salman Khan

    ‘I was driving killer vehicle’

    Mumbai :  In a dramatic twist in the retrial of Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s 2002 hit-and-run case, his driver Ashok Singh on Monday told a court here that it was he who drove the killer vehicle, but the prosecution appeared unconvinced by the confession.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    CM defends minister over flaunting gun at kids’ event

    Mumbai :  Maharashtra’s Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan came under opposition fire on Monday after he flaunted a revolver while attending a function in his home district Jalgaon.

  • Breach of leaders’ details at G20

    London :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among 31 world leaders whose personal details were inadvertently compromised at the G20 summit held in Australia last year, a media report said on Monday.

  • Snubbed Kamal takes on mighty Srinivasan!

    Melbourne :  The simmering row within the International Cricket Council took an ugly turn with its president Mustafa Kamal threatening to expose “mischievous” designs of some people who had denied him the “constitutional right” to hand over the World Cup Trophy.

  • Another Blogger Hacked To Death In Dhaka Now

    Dhaka : A 27-year-old Bangladeshi blogger was on Monday hacked to death by three machete-wielding suspected Islamists, a month after a prominent American writer was killed in a similar manner.

  • Hung Parliament Predicted As Britain Gears Up For Polls

    London : As the campaign to elect the next British Parliament begun on Monday, surveys have predicted a hung House of Commons with minor parties like Scottish National Party (SNP) and UK Independent Party (UKIP) calling the shots.

  • 3 Generations, All Named Emma, Die In France Crash

    Sant Cugat Del Valles (Spain) : From a lush suburban valley near bustling Barcelona, three generations of a well-heeled family set off last week for a fun trip to Manchester, England: 12-year-old Emma Solera Pardo, her mother Emma Pardo Vidal, and grandmother Emma Vidal Bardan.

  • Globe Trotting

    Iran nuclear talks at crunch time