Free Press Journal
  • ICC cricket committee recommends removal of batting powerplay

    Mumbai: Acknowledging that the balance had shifted too far in favour of batsmen in limited-overs format, the ICC cricket committee today recommended the removal of batting powerplay besides allowing five fielders outside the circle in the last 10 overs. The committee, headed by former India captain Anil Kumble, discussed the ODI playing conditions, code of conduct as far as player behaviour is concerned, illegal bowling actions, use of technology and helmet safety among

  • Clean sweep for Bagan ruling group

    Kolkata: The ruling group of Mohun Bagan registered a comprehensive win in the elections even as former footballer Satyajit Chatterjee became the only new face by defeating another ex player Subrata Bhattacharya in a fiercely contested fight for the post of football secretary.

  • Stuart Broad

    ‘Boozing’ Broad apologises to ECB for skipping sponsor’s event

    London: A booze session with wicket-keeper Matt Prior led England fast bowler Stuart Broad to apologise to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for skipping sponsor’s event. There were reports that Broad returned late to the hotel, and thus, was unable to attend the event to launch the New Zealand series.

  • BCCI

    BCCI to announce team for Bangladesh tour on May 20

    New Delhi: BCCI will announce the Test and one-day team for next month’s Bangladesh tour on Wednesday after the selection committee meeting in Mumbai. India are slated to play a one-off Test starting June 10 followed by three ODIs in Mirpur on 18, 21 and 24.

  • Don’t seek blessings from celebrities: Big B

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan disapproves of fans who try to seek blessings from any celebrity or ask them to name their children.

  • Irrfan thanks foreign fans for ‘Piku’ success internationally 

    New Delhi: Actor Irrfan Khan, who has featured in a slew of international projects like “Life of Pi” and “Slumdog Millionaire”, has thanked his foreign audience for leading his latest Bollywood outing “Piku” towards success.

  • Vin Diesel, Paul Walker

    Paul Walker honoured at Billboard Music Awards

    Los Angeles: Rapper Wiz Khalifa paid a moving tribute to actor Paul Walker at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards by peforming to his hit single “See You Again”, from the star’s last film “Furious 7”. Walker died in a car accident in November 2013. He was 40. Khalifa’s rendition the song tugged at everyone’s heart strings at the Las Vegas music awards show, reported Us magazine.

  • ‘BA Pass’ director, Shilpa Shukla condole Shikha Joshi death

    Mumbai: Calling the death of Shikha Joshi ‘sad and painful’, “BA Pass” director Ajay Bahl and the movie’s lead star Shilpa Shukla condoled her demise. Joshi, who featured in a small role in the 2013 film, was found dead at her rented apartment in Versova yesterday. She had allegedly committed suicide.

  • Horrors of 2009 attack still haunts Ahsan Raza

    Karachi: Umpire Ahsan Raza, who survived the deadly militants attack on the Sri Lankan team and match officials in Lahore six years ago, still remembers the day as a nightmare. “I still remember that day, those minutes when our coach was attacked is one of the worst nightmares of my life. But even after that incident I just kept on praying that someday international cricket will return to Pakistan,” the international umpire said

  • Jackie Chan

    Jackie Chan slams death hoax

    Beijing: Chinese action star Jackie Chan has quashed rumours about his death that began circulating around the Internet. The 61-year-old “Rush Hour” star took to social networking site Facebook to provide proof of his continued vitality. “I was shocked by two news reports when I got off the plane. First of all, don’t worry! I’m still alive. Second, don’t believe the scam on Weibo using my name about the Red Pockets. This is

  • RBi

    10-year benchmark govt security rises on rate cut hope

    Mumbai: The 10-year benchmark government security rose 31 paise today on the hope that Reserve Bank may reduce repo rate in the coming June policy after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said he expects RBI to cut rate, and also as the retail inflation eased in April.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Looking at Chinese technology for trans-harbour link: Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is on an official visit to China, today said that Chinese technology will be considered for Mumbai Trans Harbour Link project, which aims to connect Mumbai and Navi Mumbai across the creek. “As a result of PM Narendra Modiji’s initiative of province to province ties, Shandong-Maharashtra looks forward to economic cooperation,” the Chief Minister said.

  • K V Kamath to quit current posts shortly

    New Delhi: Newly-appointed president of USD 100-billion BRICS Bank K V Kamath today said he will relinquish his current responsibilities in the next few days and move to Shanghai, the headquarters of the New Development Bank (NDB). “I have not yet left posts. I am in the process of disengaging (and) in the next few days I hope to do that. Let me go to Shanghai and understand the situation better,” he told

  • Jayalalithaa

    K’taka govt to take “some more days” to decide on Jaya appeal

    Bengaluru:  Karnataka government today indicated that it would take “some more days” to decide on filing an appeal in the Supreme Court against acquittal of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case. A meeting would be held with officials to discuss the issue, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra told PTI, as exactly a week lapsed after the High Court gave a clean chit to the AIADMK

  • Federal Bank, SBI Card collaborate to launch credit cards

    New Delhi: Private sector Federal Bank along with card issuing company SBI Card today launched co-branded credit cards. Besides, the board of the bank has also recommended raising the capital base by way of issuance of bonus shares to shareholders in 1:1 ratio of face value Rs 2 each.

  • Expect double-digit growth in salary this season: Report

    Mumbai: The rising demand for talent seems to have positive impact on salaries as candidates are expected to witness a double-digit growth of up to 15 per cent in remunerations this season, according to a report. “From an overall perspective candidates undergoing appraisal this season are expected to witness a double digit salary growth ranging between 10.5-15 per cent across industries and functions, setting in a upbeat tone for the year,” the TeamLease

  • 1984 riots: court asks CBI to verify death of one accused

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today directed CBI to verify the fact about the death of one of the accused who, along with Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, was facing trial in a 1984 anti Sikh riots case. District Judge Rakesh Siddhartha asked the agency to verify and inform the court about it on July 17.

  • Madras High Court

    Fire breaks out at Madras High Court complex

    Chennai: A fire broke out at the Madras High Court complex here today, police said. The fire, suspected to have been caused due to an electrical short circuit, broke out in a room meant for advocates but no one was injured, they said. Fire tenders put out the fire, they added.