Free Press Journal
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    State takes refuge in remission norms to justify Sanjay Dutt’s release

    Mumbai : The state government has not reduced jailed actor Sanjay Dutt’s sentence, a senior Home department official has said, even as he made it clear that the actor would be released from jail on February 27, 2016, when he completes his term of five years. Speaking to the FPJ on condition of anonymity, the official made it clear that the government has only waived the penalty of four days of additional jail term

  • Aamir Khan

    Aamir unwelcome guest in ‘Incredible India’

    New Delhi : Actor Aamir Khan, whose comments on perceived intolerance in the country had created a controversy, ceases to be the mascot for government’s ‘Incredible India’ campaign as the contract for it has expired. ‘‘Our contract was with the McCann Worldwide agency for the ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ campaign. The agency had hired Aamir for the job. Since the contract with the agency is no more, automatically the arrangement with the actor no longer

  • Gayle to be banned from remaining BBL

    Melbourne : Big-hitting West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is set to be banned from future Big Bash League tournaments as a fallout of his controversial TV interview with Channel 10 journalist Mel McLaughlin. Gayle did escape an immediate suspension after jokingly asking out Mel for a drink date in a mid-match interview, but the destructive batsman was fined 10,000 USD by his side Melbourne Renegades and now Cricket Australia is set to ban him

  • Realised there could be only one Tendulkar: Viru

    New Delhi : He might be known to have unflinchingly stuck to his ‘see the ball and hit it’ batting approach irrespective of match situations in his playing days, but former India opener Virender Sehwag says that he made changes in his techniques early in his career to emulate iconic Sachin Tendulkar. “When I was growing up, I played a lot of 10- and 12-over games, I would bat in middle order. I got

  • England survive scare Match ends in a draw

    Cape Town : England were given a scare before the second Test against South Africa ended in a draw on the fifth and final day at Newlands on Wednesday. On what had been expected to be a low-key day after high scoring in the first innings, England lost six second innings wickets by mid-afternoon, when they held a precarious lead of 118.

  • Pressed for answers,  Shahid Afridi leaves in huff

    Karachi : A miffed Pakistan Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi on Wednesday abandoned a press conference midway in Lahore after he had a verbal spat with a reporter leading to a partial protest by the media demanding an apology from the flamboyant all-rounder. The mediapersons raised slogans against Afridi outside the dressing room at the Gaddafi stadium before a practice match after the spat took place earlier in a press conference addressed by the senior

  • ‘No quick comeback for BUTT and ASIF’

    Karachi : Pakistan’s chief selector Haroon Rasheed has ruled out an immediate national team comeback of spot-fixing tainted duo of Salman Butt and Muhammad Asif who will resume playing domestic cricket from January 10 in the National One-day Championship. Pakistan Cricket Board has permitted the duo to play for their department Wapda in the national event which begins in Karachi and Islamabad. But Rasheed made it clear that there would be no immediate return for

  • Saina’s Warriors trump Bengaluru

    Lucknow : India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal notched up a thrilling three-game win in Awadhe Warriors’ trump match to guide her team to a comfortable win over Bengaluru Top Guns in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) on Wednesday. Mixed doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Kim Wah Lim and men’s singles player Sameer verma won their respective matches to give Benguluru a 2-0 lead but Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand notched up a stunning win

  • Irfan Pathan puts all-round show

    Vadodra : Skipper Irfan Pathan led from the front with an unbeaten 49 and two wickets to help Baroda maintain an unbeaten run in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy so far after thrashing a hapless Goa by 72 runs in the Group C Twenty20 cricket match here on Wednesday. Put into bat at the Moti Bagh Stadium, Baroda, who registered their third consecutive win, posted a respectable 154 for two in 20 overs and

  • Wawrinka into quarters

    Chennai : Gunning for a hat-trick of titles, defending champion Stan Wawrinka registered a clinical straight sets win over qualifier Andrey Rublev of Russia to storm into the quarterfinals of the Aircel Chennai Open here on Wednesday. Wawrinka, world ranked fourth, hardly broke his sweat to prevail 6-3 6-2 over his less-fancied opponent in the second round duel that lasted for just 52 minutes. Earlier in the day, Ramkumar Ramanathan’s good run at the Chennai

  • 20-year old stunns Murray

    Perth : Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios stunned World No.2 Andy Murray 6-4, 7-6 here on Wednesday to provide Australia Green with a lead in its Hopman Cup tie against Great Britain. The 20-year-old relied on his big game as he recorded his first win in five matches against Murray, showing the benefits of some intense training ahead of the Australian summer. “I’ve improved a lot. I’ve put in a lot of work in the

  • BOI, ONGC, BOM advance

    Mumbai  : Bank Of Maharashtra, ONGC & Bank Of India advanced to next round overcoming their opponents in the Inter-Institution Team Championship ‘A’ Division of the 25th Senior Mumbai District Carrom Championship 2015 being sponsored by Bank Of Maharashtra, LIC Of India & ONGC, organised as part of Silver Jubilee Year Celebration of Mumbai District Carrom Association between 6th January to 11th January 2016 held at Maharashtra state Bharat Scout Pavillion in Dadar In

  • Mercedes Trophy golf from today

    Mumbai : The 16th edition of of the Mercedes Trophy golf tournament in India, will tee off at the Willingdon Sports Club on 7th and 8th, January, 2016. The annual tournament in its 16th edition in India and will feature 25 days of qualifiers engaging about 2500 golfers, making it the largest participate golf tournament in India. Globally, Mercedes Trophy witnesses participation of approximately 60,000 golfers from across 50 countries battling it out

  • Arthi, Aastha in quarters

    Mumbai : Top seed Arthi Muniyan will clash against Aastha Dargude in the quarter finals of the MSLTA Dreamzkraft all India women’s open tennis tournament conducted by Khar Gymkhana.

  • Jet Airways to move HC for shareholders meet on merger

    New Delhi :  Naresh Goyal-promoted private carrier Jet Airways is likely to soon move the Bombay High Court to seek approval for convening shareholders meet on the merger of its subsidiary JetLite with the parent company.

  • NGT asks Volkswagen not to sell diesel cars with cheat device

    New Delhi :  German automobile major Volkswagen may face penal action for violating emission regulations, government told the National Green Tribunal which asked the company not to sell any diesel vehicle in India fitted with “cheat device”.

  • Vighnesh, Samiksha shine

    Mumbai : 29th MKBA Junior Maharashtra State Kickboxing Championship 2015-16 held at Minatai Thakre Indoor Stadium, Panchawati, Nashik from 1st to 3rd January 2016.