Free Press Journal
  • Gary Kirsten

    I was caught off-guard last IPL season: Gary Kirsten

    New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils’ chief coach Gary Kirsten today said that he was caught off-guard in respect to the demands and needs of coaching a franchise in T20 leagues like the IPL as the team finished last in the table in 2014. Asked if he was not in sync with the demands, Kirsten responded in positive. “Yeah could be. It’s a good observation. I think I was without a doubt (caught off-guard). I

  • Nigerian U-17 coach Amuneke hopes to impress in World Cup

    Abuja: Nigerian Under-17 football team coach Emmanuel Amuneke believes the four-time world champions tend to play their best on the biggest stage and will deliver in the 2015 edition too.

  • ICC World Cup is biggest ever on Indian television

    Mumbai: With 635 million viewers, the ICC Cricket World Cup turned out to be the most watched event in the history of Indian television. The cumulative reach of the tournament, till the semifinals stage, reached an unprecedented 635 million with every second Indian tuning in to watch the biggest extravaganza of cricket.

  • Tendulkar to be present at Laureus Sports Awards

    Shanghai: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar will be among the many high-profile guests gracing the premier Laureus World Sports Awards Ceremony, scheduled to be held here on April 15. Chinese basketball giant Yao Ming will also be present on the occasion, Laureus said in a statement today. The Laureus World Sports Awards is the premier honours event on the international sporting calendar. The winners, as voted by the Laureus World Sports Academy, made up

  • AI pilots’ body writes to DGCA about ‘stressed’ jr pilots in cockpit

    New Delhi: An Air India pilots’ body has urged DGCA to look into the issue of deployment of a section of its “stressed” junior pilots in the cockpit, days after the Germanwings pane crash. Stating that some 30-odd co-pilots were being “forced to work overtime” without any remuneration, the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), in a letter to the aviation regulator today alleged that “putting these highly-stressed and financially over-burdened co-pilots in the

  • Pakistan set to buy 8 submarines from China

    Islamabad/Beijing: Pakistan is set to acquire eight submarines from China for nearly USD 5 billion, in what is likely to be the biggest arms export deal for the Communist giant which today defended the move, saying its defence ties with Pakistan adhered to international treaties. “The National Security Committee has approved, in principle, the acquisition of eight Chinese submarines,” Additional Secretary in the Defence Ministry Rear Admiral Mukhtar Khan informed the National Assembly’s

  • 15 killed in Kenya university attack, 535 missing 

    Nairobi: At least 15 people were killed and over 60 injured by armed assailants who forced their way into a university in northeastern Kenya and opened fire at students early Thursday even as authorities said 280 students were rescued while 535 still remained unaccounted for.

  • 991 participate in hand washing relay in Jharkhand

    Jamshedpur: India’s premier B-school, XLRI – Xavier School of Management in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand has created a world record for the largest hand washing relay with a whopping 991 participants, a statement said on Thursday.

  • Indian dies in Australia after falling from balcony

    Sydney: An Indian IT professional died on Thursday after falling from the third-floor balcony of an apartment in this Australian city, police said. Pankaj Saw, 29, an IT analyst, was talking to his wife in India on the phone when he plunged about 10 metres to the ground at the apartments block in Macquarie Park about 1 a.m. on Thursday, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

  • China blasts Google security move as ‘unacceptable’

    Beijing: A Chinese cyberspace bureau today denounced Google for deciding not to recognise the agency’s authority after a Beijing-linked security breach, calling the US Internet giant’s action “unacceptable and unintelligible”. The reprimand from the China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC) came after Google said the agency was implicated in an online security vulnerability and the firm was revoking its trust in its Internet certificates.

  • London grapples with two major fires

    London,: A large fire broke out at an industrial unit in north-west London overnight to compound the task of the city’s fire service, which is still struggling to put out an underground fire below a pavement in central London close to the Indian High Commission. Nearly 5,000 people had been evacuated yesterday and the power lines remain cut off for a second day in the busy Holborn area of the city as

  • 9 British nationals held on Turkey-Syria border

    London: Nine British nationals, including two women and four children, have been detained in Turkey after allegedly trying to enter Syria illegally, amid fears that they may have travelled there to join the dreaded Islamic State militant group. The group, reported to be made up of three men, two women and four children, was held at Reyhanli, in Hatay province, near the Syrian border.

  • Investigators find cellphones amid German crash debris

    Seyne-les-Alpes (France): Investigators have found cellphones amid the debris of the German jet crash in the French Alps, but the phones have not yet produced any clues about what happened. Lt Col Jean-Marc Menichini said today that the phones that have been found had not yet been thoroughly examined. He would not elaborate. Investigators believe co-pilot Andreas Lubitz intentionally crashed the Germanwings A320 into a mountainside, based on recordings from the cockpit voice

  • Narayan Rane

    Bandra East by-poll a make-or-break situation for Narayan Rane

    Mumbai: The Bandra East Assembly by-poll is likely to be a make-or-break election for senior Congress leader Narayan Rane, according to political observers. Rane, who suffered a shock defeat at his home town Kudal in Sindhudurg district during Maharashtra Assembly polls last year, losing to his bete noire Vaibhav Naik of Shiv Sena by nearly 10,000 votes, is hoping to revive his decimated political career through the Bandra East Assembly bypoll. mPolitical observers

  • No tariff hike over Rs 250-cr tariff hike: Maharashtra government to MERC

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government will ask MERC not to allow power companies to hike electricity tariff by more than Rs 250 crore annually. The request will be made following the proposed hike of Rs 1,400 crore by Reliance Energy which provides electricity to Mumbai suburbs with nearly 24 lakh consumers. Reliance Energy has proposed an average hike of 10-12 per cent for industrial, commercial and domestic users, while for domestic consumers, the rise

  • BCCI

    BCCI technical committee to meet in Kolkata on April 7

    Mumbai: The BCCI’s technical committee, headed by former India captain Anil Kumble, is set to meet in Kolkata on April 7 ahead of the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League scheduled for the same day. “The technical committee would meet in Kolkata on April 7,” a BCCI source told PTI today.

  • Airtel to pay Rs 38.5K for deficient service

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel has been directed by a consumer forum to pay Rs 38,500 to a Delhi-based couple for not providing them Internet TV and broadband connection even after receiving the payment. Central Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by Justice Rakesh Kapoor asked the telecom company to pay the total sum — Rs 25,000 compensation, Rs 10,000 towards litigation cost and Rs 3,500 as refund, to A C