Free Press Journal
  • Why need a coach if captain thinks he is the boss: Erapalli Prasanna

    Kolkata : Former India off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna took a dig at Virat Kohli and said if the current skipper feels he is the “boss” of the Indian cricket then the team can do without a coach. Prasanna sounded cynical in his response when asked about the rift between Kohli and Anil Kumble, who quit as Indian cricket team coach recently.

  • Faulty fridge sparked London tower fire

    London : The Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed 79 people started in a faulty fridge, the Metropolitan Police said on Friday, adding the cladding on the 24-storey block has failed all safety tests.

  • Auditors clear Infosys of alleged violations of corporate governance

    Bengaluru : Auditors have concluded investigating various allegations of violation of corporate governance at Infosys Ltd, made by a whistleblower, and have found no evidence of wrong doing, the company said in a release on Friday.

  • BCCI extends coach application deadline till July 9

    New Delhi : The BCCI has extended the deadline to apply for the post of Head Coach till July 9, ensuring that a broader pool is available to choose from after Anil Kumble’s acrimonious exit.

  • Messi could avoid jail term by paying fine

    Barcelona : Prosecutors in Barcelona say they are not against replacing football star Lionel Messi’s 21-month jail sentence for tax fraud with a fine, a spokeswoman announced on Friday.

  • Rajput compares leggie Rashid Khan to SachinTendulkar in raw talent

    “He (Rashid) is the new kid on the block. He has natural abilities. There are certain people who have got natural abilities, like Sachin (Tendulkar) who was born to rule cricket. This boy definitely will rule the bowling. He is one of the pillars of Afghanistan cricket,” Rajput told PTI.

  • Corbyn pips May in UK popularity ratings

    London : In a significant turnaround of fortunes, Britain’s Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has edged past embattled Prime Minister Theresa May in popularity ratings for the UK’s top job for the first time today, according to a new survey.

  • Facebook has a new mission: Bring the world closer

    Facebook’s new mission does not mean that the company is shifting away from connecting friends and family, but rather that it is broadening its focus to enabling people to connect with meaningful communities too, Zuckerberg said

  • CA offers new deal to players

    Sydney : Cricket Australia has revised its offer to players in a bid to resolve a bitter pay dispute that threatens to disrupt upcoming tours. The governing body said it has offered a number of concessions, including a greater share of surpluses for both international and domestic players. The offer, outlined in a letter from CA executive general manager Kevin Roberts to Australian Cricketers’ Association chief Alistair Nicholson, comes just a week

  • Chants against Saudi as Iran marks Jerusalem Day

    Tehran : Chants against Saudi royal family and the IS mingled with the traditional cries of “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” at Jerusalem Day rallies across Iran on Friday.

  • Kidambi Srikanth

    Srikanth in semis; Saina, Sindhu bow out

    Sydney : Newly-crowned Indonesia Open winner Kidambi Srikanth continued his rampaging run to advance to the men’s singles semifinals but it was curtains for PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal at the Australian Super Series here on Friday.

  • India eye redemption

    London : Bruised and battered after their shocking ouster from the title race, an inconsistent India would look for solace when they take on arch-rivals Pakistan in a 5th-8th classification match of the Hockey World League Semi-Final. India, ranked sixth in the world, crashed out of the podium race after suffering a 2-3 loss to 14th placed Malaysia in a quarterfinal match. The loss to Malaysia, their second in two months, would