Free Press Journal
  • Vaas resigns as Lanka bowling coach

    Colombo: Miffed with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Chaminda Vaas resigned as the national team’s bowling coach. Vaas tendered his resignation to SLC and said he made the decision after being disappointed with functioning of the governing body. However, SLC CEO Ashley de Silva said Vaas’ contract had ended this month and the board was not contemplating renewing it. Vaas, 41 was appointed Sri Lanka’s fast bowling coach in 2013 and was on

  • Challenging tasks sharpen brain

    London : If your job requires more speaking, developing strategies, conflict resolution and managerial tasks, you may be better protected against memory and thinking decline in old age than your co-workers, says a study, reports IANS.

  • Owning a gun may soon become easier

    New Delhi : Owning a gun may soon be easier with the Home Ministry seeking to change the 56-year-old Arms Act and cut down on the lengthy procedure to obtain a licence within a specific time.

  • IOA feud comes out in open

    New Delhi: Just days after International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach’s visit to the country, the factional feud within Indian Olympic Association (IOA) surfaced with a National Sports Federation head moving a No Confidence Motion against incumbent president N Ramachandran.

  • A smart decision, indeed

    Several years ago, then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had invited the collective wrath of Bengalis by describing Calcutta, which was still to be renamed Kolkata, as a `dying city.’ How dare he call the beloved city of every Bengali on the planet a dying city? was the refrain of protesters in unison. However, Gandhi’s deadly description did nothing to alert the denizens of Calcutta or the authorities, central, state and local, to

  • Yuvraj hints at Zaheer’s inclusion

    New Delhi : Still non-committal about Zaheer Khan’s first season appearance for Delhi Daredevils, Yuvraj Singh has hinted at the left-arm pacer’s inclusion in the playing XI during the team’s last home encounter against Kings XI Punjab in IPL clash today.

  • Why cheap wines taste good to some

    London : Even cheap wine can taste great for some people if comes with a higher price tag, says researchers, reports IANS.

  • “I don’t like hiding my age”

    At the launch of India Luxury Fashion Week, Akshay Kumar was seen dressed in a dashing blue three piece suit and walked the ramp holding a stick with a skull head. When he was asked by a journalist about dying his salt and pepper beard, he smartly answered saying, “I don’t like hiding my age. I prefer keeping it the way it is.”

  • SRK meets Mufti, wants to shoot in Kashmir locations

    Mumbai : Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan called on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed here on Thursday and expressed his interest in shooting in the state.

  • Injuries to top players worries Punjab coach

    New Delhi: Already grappling with poor form of their big players, Kings XI Punjab are now facing injury scare to skipper George Bailey and Shaun Marsh, coach of the struggling IPL side informed on Thursday.

  • Bank of India cuts base rate to 9.95%

    Mumbai: Bank of India has decided to reduce its base rate by 25 basis points to 9.95% w.e.f. 4th May 2015. Currently, the public sector bank’s base rate is at 10.20 per cent. Base rate is the minimum interest rate below which banks cannot lend. One basis point is equal to one-hundredth of a percentage point. Following the Reserve Bank’s nudge to banks earlier this month to cut their lending rates, State

  • Rahul Gandhi : BJP dare not take him lightly

    Congressmen have a new spring in their step. The same Congress activists and leaders who, for the past year, have been in a shell-shocked condition and wondering how they could come out of their seemingly hopeless situation, are today sounding much more confident and ready to take on the government. With just 44 seats in Parliament and a dwindling number of state governments in hand, one would have thought the Grand Old

  • Men get frisky at 7.54 am, women 11.21 pm

    London : According to a new survey, women like to get intimate with their partners at 11.21 pm i.e. before going to sleep, whereas men usually like get frisky in the morning at 7.54 am, reports ANI.

  • Sid Mallya to study drama

    Sid Mallya is on the path of pursuing his acting dreams and to make it happen he has enrolled himself for a Masters Degree course in Screen Acting at ‘The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama’. The very stylish son of businessman, Vijay Mallya, has decided to take his acting to new level and is all geared up for his new venture.

  • Sensex falls 215 pts to 4-mth low

    Mumbai :  The benchmark BSE Sensex slipped by 215 points to end at 27,011.31, its second-lowest level of the year, while Nifty ended below the 8,200-mark on heavy selling in FMCG, auto sectors over worries of corporate earnings growth and persistent foreign fund outflows.

  • Lessons in quake for Indian cities

    Every time there is a natural catastrophe within the country or in the neighbourhood, alarm bells start ringing in the corridors of power in New Delhi about our own vulnerability to similar forms of the fury of Mother Nature.

  • Exide Ind Q4 net up 4.12% to Rs 138 cr

    New Delhi :  Battery manufacturer Exide Industries reported a 4.12 per cent increase in net profit at Rs 137.59 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, as demand remained subdued.