Free Press Journal
  • Watson confident of Playing T20 WC

    Sydney : Australian all-rounder Shane Waton is confident of recovering from his abdominal injury and regaining full fitness in time for the WorldT20 to be held in India next month.

  • Stephen shines in Maharashtra’s win

    Mumbai : Maharashtra proved too strong for minnows Daman & Diu as they coasted to a thumping 9-0 victory in a West Zone qualifying round match of the 70th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy, and played at the Tilak Maidan, Vasco, Goa, on Tuesday.

  • Attacking free hits rule amended by FIH

    Lausanne : The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed on Tuesday an amendment to the ‘Rules of Hockey’ to clarify rule 13.2 in relation to free hits within five metres of the circle. Following the amendment, the rule now states that at an attacking free hit within five metres of the circle, the ball cannot be played into the circle until it has travelled at least five metres or been touched by a

  • Parikh, Bapat scrape through

    Mumbai : Last yea’rs runner-up Siddharth Parikh and Sanket Bapat of Shivaji Park Gymkhana narrowly scraped into the knock out pre-quarter-finals, in the state level MCF Open Billiards Tournament, at the Mandpeshwar Civic Federation, Borivali on Tuesday.

  • Pratik and Clayton shine

    Mumbai : Pratik Patil and Clayton D’Souza from Gunners FC and IC Extension respectively struck hat-tricks to trounce their respective opponents Sacred Heart SC and Mackenzie Boys in the Men’s Open first round match for Darryl Crasto Memorial Trophy in the Catholic Gymkhana Annual Rink Football tournament, played on the Gymkhana’s floodlit courts, Marine Lines.

  • India all-rounder Axar Patel proves his worth

    Mumbai : India limited-overs all-rounder Axar Patel showed his value in the shorter formats with a match-winning knock for his side Reliance 1 against Air India on the second day of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance DY Patil T20 tournament.

  • Us, Un Slam Fatal Hit In Syria

    As toll mounts to 50 in hospital deaths, Ban Ki-moon says such attacks are blatant violations of international law
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  • Battle of California hots up

    Washington : Hillary Clinton barked like a dog, Donald Trump called Ted Cruz “unstable,” and Jeb Bush brought his big brother George to vouch for him as the US presidential race heated up ahead of the battle of South Carolina.

  • China to relocate 9000 people for huge telescope in search for aliens

    Beijing : China will move nearly 10,000 people to make way for the world’s largest radio telescope which promises to help humanity search for alien life.  The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), nestled between hills in the southwestern province of Guizhou, is due to start operation this year. Provincial officials have vowed to relocate 9,110 residents living within five kilometres of the listening device by September, the official Xinhua news agency said.

  • 3 Indian-Americans could be US SC judge nominees

    Washington : Three Indian-American legal luminaries may be among the possible candidates whom US President Barack Obama could nominate as a Supreme Court judge following the sudden death of conservative icon Justice Antonin Scalia.

  • Govt to cut interest rates on some small savings schemes from April

    New Delhi : The finance ministry today said it will cut interest rates on some small savings schemes, including 1-3 year postal term deposits and Kisan Vikas Patra, by removing the norm on minimum spread between the yields on such instruments and government securities.

  • PF interest rate revised upwards to 8.80% for FY16

    New Delhi : The Central Board of Trustees of the Employees’ Provident Fund recommended raising the interest rate for the current financial year ending March to 8.80% from 8.75% in 2014-15, a board member said. Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya announced the new rates in Chennai, despite protests from labour unions, which demanded a higher interest rate of 8.95% for the year, the member said.

  • Govt mulls hiking FDI cap in public sector banks to 49%

    New Delhi : The government is planning to increase the foreign investment limit in public sector banks to 49 % from 20% with a view to attract overseas inflows. The Finance Ministry is looking into the proposal, sources told PTI, adding that it may be announced in the forthcoming Budget 2016-17.

  • RBI cautions banks on mis-selling

    Mumbai: Concerned over “mis-selling” of third party products like insurance by banks, the Reserve Bank has warned of regulatory action against them. The Reserve Bank has also asked the Indian Bank’s Association (IBA) to come out with an appropriate industry practice in this regard.

  • Chairman: SBI’s profits may take further hit in March quarter

    New Delhi : Faced with huge NPAs, SBI Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya said bad loans are expected to surge in the coming quarter, which may hit its profitability. SBI’s gross NPAs, or bad loans, soared to Rs 72,791.73 crore at the end of the December quarter as against Rs 61,991.45 crore a year earlier. The mounting pressure due to bad loans hit profitability of SBI as its net profit plunged 67% to Rs 1,259.49

  • Couple crushed to death by speeding car

    Ujjain : A middle aged couple was crushed to death by a speeding car at Bima Square, Agar Road, here on the early morning of Tuesday.

  • World’s first microchip-powered device to mimic kidney functions

    Washington : A team of US nephrologists is developing first-of-its kind implantable artificial kidney with microchip filters and living kidney cells that will be powered by a patient’s own heart to help kidney patients.