Free Press Journal
  • Pratyusha Banerjee boyfriend booked for abetment

    Mumbai : Four days after film actress Pratyusha Banerjee committed suicide, the Bangur Nagar police have finally registered an FIR against her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh and booked him for criminal abetment to suicide, intimidation and assault.

  • Series wise selection ideal for Tests: Zaheer Khan

    New Delhi : Former India fast bowling great Zaheer Khan feels that IPL should not be used as a yardstick to select bowlers for the rigours of Test cricket and also ODIs as they require different skills set.

  • MNS event at Shivaji Park: HC will decide

    Mumbai: On Monday, the Bombay High Court questioned the State police department on the grounds on which it granted permission to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) to hold a grand event at Shivaji Park on the eve of Gudhi Padwa. The court has directed the state government and the police department to justify their decision for granting permission.

  • IPL

    Be the third umpire, this IPL!

    Mumbai : IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla on Tuesday said that in this season of the popular T20 tournament, the viewers too would get a chance to air their views on decisions referred to the third umpire.

  • Probing all angles in NIA officer’s murder: Police

    Bijnor :  Both personal issues and the terrorist angle are being examined thoroughly to determine who murdered NIA official Mohammad Tanzil Ahmad, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.

  • China to get hit by Pak terror outfits: VK Singh

    Gorakhpur :  With Beijing scuttling India’s latest bid to have JeM chief Masood Azhar designated as a terrorist by the UN, Union minister V K Singh has warned that the day is not far when China would have to pay a heavy price once it gets hit by Pakistan-backed terrorism.

  • Iceland PM resigns, David Cameron feels heat

    Reykjavik : Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson has resigned, his party said on Tuesday, the first major political casualty to emerge from the leak of the so-called Panama Papers financial documents.

  • Team KKR hits nets

    Kolkata : Two days after the hallowed Eden Gardens was swamped in maroon colours, it was time to turn purple as the two-time former champions Kolkata Knight Riders checked in to begin their camp ahead of IPL-9 beginning April 9. Skipper Gautam Gambhir and Co were seen going through their paces, keen to get back into rhythm.

  • Sarfraz Ahmed made new T20 captain of Pakistan

    Karachi : Wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed was appointed captain of Pakistan’s Twenty20 team on Tuesday following Shahid Afridi’s resignation from the post in the wake of the side’s disastrous World Twenty20 campaign in India.

  • Bid to tarnish name, says Adani group

    The Adani Group on Tuesday said media reports linking its Chairman Gautam Adani to offshore entities in ‘Panama Papers’ is a “deliberate” attempt to draw his name to mislead readers and “mischievously sensationalising the matter”. Reacting to the report, the group issued a statement saying Vinod Adani, elder brother of Gautam, whose name was also mentioned, has been a non-resident Indian for about 30 years and has own established businesses outside India.

  • Sensex

    A cautious approach

    Share markets would have been happier with at least a 50 basis points cut, having already factored in a 25 bps cut in the preceding weeks.  But meeting the expectations of markets is not the only game Mint Street plays — and thank god for it.  As the boss of the Central bank, Raghuram Rajan has bigger fish to fry.

  • SC slams BCCI for not checking how hefty sums are being spent

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday came down heavily on cash-rich BCCI, saying the cricket body was running like a “mutually beneficial society” and “practically corrupting” its members by not seeking any explanation on how crores of rupees allotted to them were being spent. While scrutinising the fund allocation and expenses of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the apex court also pulled it up for not giving

  • PCB apologises to Waqar Younis for leakage

    Karachi : Pakistan’s outgoing coach Waqar Younis has received an apology from the Cricket Board (PCB) for the leakage of his confidential report on the national team’s poor performance in the just-concluded ICC WT20.

  • Search for new coach begins

    Karachi : Pakistan on Tuesday  launched its hunt for a new head coach for the national cricket team even as outgoing coach Waqar Younis has warned that the performance of the side is unlikely to improve until wholesome changes were made.

  • Oly preparation starts with Azlan Shah Cup

    Ipoh (Malaysia) : Eyes firmly set on a much-improved performance in Olympics, an experimental Indian men’s hockey team will kick start its preparation for the quadrennial event with the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, where it will meet Japan in its opening match, here on Wednesday.

  • Silver Jubilee for biggest Asia tourney

    Ipoh (Malaysia) : The invitational Sultan Azlan Shah Cup will on Wednesday celebrate its Silver Jubilee with the start of the 25th edition of the tournament that has grown to become Asia’s biggest hockey event, and one of the foremost on the annual international roster.

  • India lose a thriller to China at Hawke’s Bay

    Hastings (New Zealand) : Indian women’s hockey team’s dismal run continued as they suffered a narrow 1-2 loss against World No. 5 China in their last pool B match of the Hawke’s Bay Cup here.

  • Virtual split in DMDK ahead of TN elections

    Chennai :  Actor-turned-politician A. Vijaykant’s DMDK party suffered a split on Tuesday as he expelled several leaders for seeking an alliance with the DMK for the Tamil Nadu assembly elections.

  • Barcelona boss insists Neymar not for sale

    Barcelona : Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu emphasised on Tuesday that the European football champions have no intention of selling star forward Neymar, noting that he will not allow any club to commence talks with the Brazil captain.

  • India launches skill standards which have global recognition; benchmarks them to UK Standards

    In the quest to align to skill standards which are recognised globally, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) along with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and UK- India Education and Research Initiatives (UKIERI) announced the launch of “Transnational Skill Standards” in India. These standards in skill development are benchmarked to United Kingdom across 82 identified job roles.