Free Press Journal
  • N. Srinivasan

    BCCI AGM postponed till SC gives its verdict on Srinivasan

    New Delhi:’ The Annual General Meeting of the BCCI which was scheduled to be held on September 27 in Kolkata has been indefinitely postponed as the parent body awaits Supreme Court verdict on whether former president N Srinivasan can be allowed to attend meetings. With only 14 days left for the scheduled date, it is only a foregone conclusion that a postponement of AGM was needed in order to adhere to BCCI constitution.

  • China retail sales up 10.8 percent

    Beijing: China’s retail sales grew 10.8 percent year on year to 2.49 trillion yuan ($390.89 billion) in August, the official data said on Sunday. The growth rate picked up slightly from 10.5 percent in July, Xinhua news agency cited National Bureau of Statistics as saying.

  • BCCI

    Air India to be ‘preferred carrier’ for Indian cricket team

    New Delhi: Air India will be Indian cricket team’s ‘preferred airline’ for travel from now on with the national carrier signing an MoU with the BCCI in this regard. The deal, which comes into effect from September 1, has been signed for a period of one year.

  • Anirban Lahiri

    Golfer Lahiri cards 70, maintains second spot at Hotel Fitness

    Fort Wayne (Indiana): A double-bogey on the par-four final hole dropped Anirban Lahiri to two-under 70 as the leading Indian golfer trailed one place behind leader D.H. Lee of South Korea by three strokes after the third round of the $1 million Hotel Fitness Championship here.

  • Wayne Rooney

    Injured Rooney doubtful for Man United’s CL clash against PSV

    Manchester: Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is unlikely to feature in Tuesday’s Champions League group opener away to PSV Eindhoven. United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed his captain could return in time for next Sunday’s English Premier League encounter at Southampton but he will not be taking any risks with the minor injury suffered in training on Friday.

  • Ze Roberto

    Ze Roberto secures Palmeiras win

    Rio de Janeiro: Former Brazil international midfielder Ze Roberto converted a late penalty as eight-time Brazilian Serie A champions Palmeiras defeated Figueirense 2-0. The 41-year-old’s spot-kick came after he was brought down by Thiago Santana with just two minutes remaining on Saturday, reports Xinhua. Defender Jackson had given the hosts the lead just after halftime with a low finish following Rafael Marques’s headed assist.

  • India placed 22nd in new Asian football technical ranking

    New DelhiA new technical ranking system of the Asian Football Confederation has placed India in 22nd spot among the continent’s 46-member countries, the highest among South Asian nations. The technical ranking system released by the AFC recently takes into account the performance of the national team and clubs (at AFC competitions) of a particular country in the last four years and points are given accordingly.

  • fc-barcelona

    Brazilian star Gabriel wants Barcelona move

    Rio de Janeiro: Teenage Brazilian forward Gabriel Barbosa has said he has not given up hope that FC Barcelona will take up their option of signing him. The 19-year-old was one of three Santos players for which FC Barcelona acquired a first option as part of the deal that took Neymar to the club in 2013, reports Xinhua.

  • Ex-Arsenal star Henry impressed by Martial goal

    London: Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry is impressed by Anthony Martial’s debut goal for English Premier League (EPL) giants Manchester United. Martial, who made his debut for United in a high voltage EPL clash against bitter rivals Liverpool on Sunday evening, capped an impressive performance with a brilliant solo goal to help his team post a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford.

  • football

    More fans buying tickets for 2015-16 La Liga season

    Madrid: The number of season ticket holders paying to watch Spanish professional football has increased by 3.4 percent, according to media reports. The number of fans with tickets to watch their supported sides in the La Liga has risen by 43,785 (7.9 percent) to 597,372, reports Xinhua.

  • Sepp Blatter

    Sepp Blatter accused of under-selling TV rights

    Geneva: FIFA president Sepp Blatter sold World Cup television rights to the Caribbean for much less than their market value, according to a report by Swiss television station SRF. Blatter, who will step down as president after new elections in February, allegedly sold the TV rights to Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Jack Warner for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa for just USD 250,000 (220,550 euros) and those for the next

  • Railway Budget 2015

    Deaths due to fall from overcrowded local trains go up: RTI

    Mumbai: Even as railway officials claim to be operating maximum suburban trains to ease the hardships of daily commuters in Mumbai, the number of deaths and those injured after falling from trains has gone up in the last one decade, as per an RTI query. A whopping 25,722 passengers fell from suburban trains (travelling on Western, Central and Harbour suburban services in Mumbai Commissionerate) in last 10 years, of whom 6,989 commuters died

  • sunny deol

    ‘Ghayal Once Again’ release pushed to January 2016

    Mumbai: Actor Sunny Deol-starrer “Ghayal Returns”, which was supposed to see a box office clash with Salman Khan’s “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” on November 13, has been pushed to early next year primarily due to pending VFX work. The film’s co-producer Sunil Saini said the decision to push the release is not due to the much-aniticpated Sooraj Barjatya-directed family drama “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”.

  • Yet to get my money for “Welcome Back”, says Anees Bazmee

    Mumbai: Director Anees Bazmee claims he is yet to receive his full fee for directing his latest release “Welcome Back”. “I am waiting for the producer (Firoz Nadiadwala) to pay my dues. I gave three years of my life for this film… I worked hard for this project, but I still haven’t got my remaining payment,” Anees told PTI.

  • Johnny Depp

    Dogged Johnny Depp ready to hit for Amber Heard

    Los Angeles: Actor Johnny Depp has joked that he would “assault” an Australian politician if his wife and actress Amber Heard is sent to prison for allegedly smuggling their dogs into the country. Heard is facing charges for illegally smuggling their pet dogs to Australia earlier this year.

  • Sanjay Dutt not part of ‘Jazbaa’

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta on Sunday shot down “bizarre” rumours of his close friend and actor Sanjay Dutt doing a cameo in his forthcoming film “Jazbaa”. The news of Dutt, who is out on a 30-day parole, doing Gupta’s film went rife after the actor dropped onto the sets of “Jazbaa”, which marks comeback of actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, on Friday. “BAAVLE ho gaye hain kya sab? (Has everyone gone mad?) Where do

  • Jayant Sinha

    Sinha pitches for lower rates, making exports more competitive

    New Delhi: Making a case for lowering of interest rates, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha has said RBI should take into account various factors, including low inflation, while deciding on monetary policy stance. He also stressed on the need to make the Indian exports more competitive by bringing down the cost of capital as also the cost of manufacturing. Stating that the country’s economic “growth is not at its potential”, Sinha


    FSSAI proposes norms for nutraceuticals, ayurvedic products

    New Delhi: Aiming to check mis-labelling of ‘health supplements’, Food safety watchdog FSSAI has come out with gazetted regulations proposing to ban the sale of such products as ‘medicines’. At the same time, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has also framed regulations for products based on ayurveda, sidhha, unani and other traditional health systems. The regulator has proposed to fix the permissible limits of various ingredients used in the

  • IREDA defers plan to raise Rs 600 cr via tax-free bonds

    New Delhi: State-run Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency has deferred its plan to raise Rs 600 crore by issuing tax-free bonds through private placement till the month-end. Earlier, the company had planned to raise the said amount by September 10. The company has taken the decision to defer its bond issue as Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) could not get credit rating well in time for the purpose, an IREDA official said.