Free Press Journal
  • International Cricket Council ICC

    ICC team carries out venue inspection for Mohali WT20 ties

    Chandigarh: The International Cricket Council (ICC) today gave a thumbs up to the facilities at the PCA Stadium here which will be hosting some matches of next year’s ICC World Twenty20 Championships.

  • Vijender Singh laughs off Hyuseinov’s threats of a thrashing

    New Delhi: Samet Hyuseinov has promised to send Vijender Singh back to India “beaten and broken” come December 19 but the Indian boxing star merely breaks into laughter at the very mention of the threat, saying he would respond in kind inside the ring.

  • Smartphones, tablets should have ‘bedtime mode’: experts

    London: Smartphones and tablets should have an automatic “bedtime mode” designed to reduce blue-light emissions at night so that the devices do not disrupt our sleep, experts suggest. Our body starts to produce the sleep hormone melatonin – which helps people to fall asleep – as it gets darker in the evening, researchers said.

  • Shah Rukh Khan

    Boycott ‘Dilwale’ as SRK didn’t help farmers, says MNS

    Mumbai: The MNS-affiliated Chitrapat Karmachari Sena today appealed to people to boycott Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Dilwale”, releasing this week, alleging that the actor “ignored the plight of farmers reeling under severe drought”. “Farmers in Maharashtra, specially in Marathwada, are reeling under drought. Khan, who has been residing in the state and has made a lot of money, has not helped farmers in distress,” MNS Chitrapat Karmachari Sena chief Amey Khopkar told PTI.

  • Michael Holding

    Holding lambasts `dysfunctional` West Indies Cricket Board for startling decline

    Sydney : Former Test great Michael Holding has slammed the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), describing it as `dysfunctional` and `untrustworthy`, and said that the game in the country will keep getting worse if the required changes are not made within the board.

  • Luxury-charity partnerships can boost retail sales

    New York:  Consumers are more likely to buy luxury brands when these brands highlight partnerships with charity organisations at the point of sale, new research has found.

  • Moody

    Indian banks will get more resilient despite bad debt: Moody’s

    New Delhi: Growth in Indian banking system, which has been under pressure in recent years, will be more resilient, Moody’s Investors Service today said. “Slower GDP growth is most pronounced for small and opene conomies such as Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong. In contrast, growth in India and Vietnam banking systems that have been under pressure will be more resilient,” the rating agency said in a report on Asia-Pacific banks, titled ‘2016 Outlook

  • A Raja

    2G PMLA case:Court to hear ongoing final arguments from Dec 21

    New Delhi: The final arguments in the 2G scam-related money laundering case in which former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 17 others are facing trial, will resume on December 21, a special court said today. Special CBI Judge O P Saini, who was scheduled to hear the final arguments today, deferred it as the court was busy in hearing another case moved by CBI in which Raja, Kanimozhi and 15

  • Coal Scam

    Coal scam: Court to hear arguments on charges from Feb 16

    New Delhi: The arguments on framing of charges in a coal block allocation case in which former coal secretary H C Gupta and five others are accused will commence from February 16 next year, a special court today said.

  • Next 2 phases of cable digitisation win-win for all: Crisil

    New Delhi: Completion of the next two phases of cable television digitisation programme will be a win-win for all stakeholders who will see benefits of about Rs 14,800 crore on account of increased revenue disclosure by local cable operators, says a Crisil report.

  • Uber Taxi

    Uber to launch private car pooling service in Delhi on Dec 16

    New Delhi: Cab hailing app Uber today said it will now allow private car owners in the city to offer rides to passengers, a move that will help the US-based firm meet the heavy demand expected once the state government implements its odd-even formula. Introduction of the new feature from December 16 will also allow Uber to tap into a pool of over 27 lakh private cars in the city and make travel

  • Sensex surges

    Sensex recovers from 3-month low; up 106 pts ahead of Fed meet

    Mumbai: The BSE Sensex today rebounded from over three-month lows by rising 106 points to 25,150.35 on better-than-expected factory output data, even as the market mood remained muted ahead the US Federal Reserve meet. The October industrial production grew 9.8 per cent on an annual basis riding on the back of a robust growth in consumer products and capital goods during the festive season.

  • Alexandre Pato

    Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato desires to play in EPL

    Rio de Janeiro : Brazilian international Alexandre Pato has expressed a desire to join an English Premier League (EPL) club in January as he seeks to rescale the heights that made him one of football’s most promising strikers.

  • Neymar

    Neymar better than Cristiano Ronaldo: Dani Alves

    Rio de Janeiro: FC Barcelona full-back Dani Alves believes his teammate Neymar has surpassed Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and trails only his clubmate Lionel Messi in the world’s best footballer rankings.

  • Fitch retains India’s rating, says growth will continue

    New Delhi: India will continue to post good growth despite subdued prospect for the Asia Pacific region amid expected rise in US rates, dollar strength, and lower commodity prices, Fitch said while retaining India’s rating. “India and Vietnam have favourable macroeconomic prospects, partly reflecting lower exposure to some of the negative pressures affecting the region; however, weaknesses in their public finances have deterred us from taking positive ratings action,” the report said.

  • Engaging sports psychologist will help Saina in Rio: Prakash Padukone

    Mumbai: Badminton legend Prakash Padukone says that in order to improve on the mental aspect, which he feels will play a vital role in clinching the gold at 2016 Rio Olympics, top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu should engage the services of a sports psychologist at the earliest.

  • Greece: EU backs housing scheme for stranded migrants

    Athens: The European Union has pledged to spend 80 million euros (USD 88 million) on a housing scheme for migrants and asylum speakers stranded in Greece. Kristalina Georgieva, the EU Commissioner for Budget and Human resources, signed an agreement today for a rent subsidy program due to launch next year.

  • Naroda Patiya riot: Babu Bajrangi withdraws bail plea in HC

    Ahmedabad: Former Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi, convicted and sentenced to life in prison in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case, today withdrew his temporary bail plea from the High Court to grant him relief on medical grounds. Bajrangi had earlier sought temporary bail for 45 days from the Gujarat High Court on medical grounds. He pleaded that he needed to undergo treatment for his ailments caused due to food poisoning and infection