Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai collapse against Sheth, Meriwala in 500th game

    Mumbai : The much-vaunted Mumbai batting line-up came a cropper on a lively track against the Baroda pace bowling duo of Atit Sheth and Lukman Meriwala as the hosts were shot out for a paltry 171 on day one of their 500th Ranji Trophy game. In reply, Baroda made 63 for 1 in 26 overs in their first innings in the Group C match at the Wankhede Stadium.

  • Vijay slams a ton

    Cuttack : Opener Murali Vijay warmed up in style for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka by scoring a century to help Tamil Nadu reach 292 for 3 against Odisha on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy Group ‘C’ match.

  • Rs 87 cr cash, huge gold detected at airports

    New Delhi : Over Rs 87 crore suspect cash, 2,600 kg of gold and other precious metals were intercepted by the CISF at airports in a year since demonetisation, a latest data said. The CISF, that is tasked to guard 59 civil airports in the country, was alerted by the finance ministry to check the suspicious movement of cash and other high value items in the wake of the demonetisation of the

  • Malay and Devika shine in FIDE Chess

    MUMBAI : Talented youngsters, 15-year-old Malay Krishna (ELO 1520) and 12-year-old Devika Raul (ELO 1226) played intelligently and produced impressive performances to score over higher ranked opponents in round five of the SBI Life FIDE Rating Chess Tournament, and played at the Russian Cultural Centre. On board 4, Malay continued his dream run against fancied rivals by scalping sixth-seeded Tejas Joshi (ELO 1762) from the white side of Trompowsky attack in 40

  • AI Colony Youngsters supreme

    Mumbai : Showing stronger nerves and better accuracy Air India Colony youngsters came good, defeating Junior Kalina Rangers 5-2 via the tie-breaker in the boy’s under-16 final of the 17th Kalina Football League, organised by the Our Lady of Egypt Church Sports Committee, and played at the Church ground, Kalina.

  • RBI to NBFCs: No coercion during loan recovery

    Mumbai : The RBI on Thursday asked NBFCs to ensure that no coercive action is taken against borrowers during recovery of loans by their agents and said senior management will be responsible for breach of norms. The norms are part of the directions issued by the RBI on ‘Managing Risks and Code of Conduct in Outsourcing of Financial Services by NBFCs (Non-Banking Financial Companies)’.

  • Over 74% turnout in HP

    Shimla : Over 74 per cent of 50.25 lakh electorate in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday exercised their franchise in the assembly elections where the ruling Congress and the BJP were locked in a straight contest.

  • Openers put Vidarbha in command

    Kalyani (WB) : Centuries from openers Faiz Fazal and Sanjay Ramaswamy took Vidarbha to a commanding 285 for one against Bengal on day one of their Ranji Trophy group D fixture.

  • IGNOU to move SC

    New Delhi : The centrally-run Indira Gandhi National Open University and many other universities are planning to approach the Supreme Court to seek clarification on the engineering degrees they grant through the distance learning system.

  • Sacred Heart champions

    Mumbai : Riding on the brilliance of prolific striker Akshay Chavan, who struck a brace, Sacred Heart Parish ‘A’ (Andheri), rallied to overcome St. Joseph’s Parish (Mira Road) in a fast-paced and action-packed men’s final of the Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana organised 30th Inter-Parish 5-a-side Rink Football Tournament, played at the WCG’s floodlit tennis courts. Declan Gonsalves netted the third goal for the winners, while Suraj Negi had given the Mira Road an

  • Mayank Agarwal smashes 169

    Alur : Mayank Agarwal continued his dream run smashing a hapless Delhi attack as hosts Karnataka cruised to 348 for 4 on the first day of group A encounter. Agarwal, known for his exploits in shorter formats, has been in good form having struck a career-best 304 in the last game against Maharashtra. His two back to back three-figures have come after he bagged a pair against Hyderabad in an earlier match

  • China, US ink $250 billion trade deals

    Beijing : China on Thursday signed deals worth more than $250 billion with the US during President Donald Trump’s maiden visit, amidst his criticism of the Communist giant’s unfair business practices and the “chronic imbalance” in bilateral trade.

  • Chung powers into last four

    Milan : South Korean Hyeon Chung became the first player to book his ticket to the semi-finals of the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan on Wednesday.

  • Grill Pintos in my son’s murder case, says father

    New Delhi: The family of the seven-year-old boy murdered in the Ryan International School campus in Gurugram has demanded that the CBI must question the Pintos, the founders of the school, and that the arrested 16-year-old student of the school, now a prime suspect, should be tried as an adult.

  • India’s projected salary growth highest in Asia-Pacific

    New Delhi : India’s projected salary growth for 2018 stood the highest in the Asia-Pacific region at 10 per cent despite a decreasing year-on-year pattern, a report said on Thursday. According to the “Q3 2017 Salary Budget Planning Report”, released here by global advisory firm Willis Towers Watson, India is followed by Indonesia at a projected rate of 8.5 per cent, China at 7 per cent, the Philippines at 6 per cent

  • Pujara scores 43rd first-class ton

     Rajkot : Cheteswar Pujara scored his 43rd first-class hundred and Snell Patell his first, guiding Saurashtra to a comfortable 311 for one at stumps on day one of their Group A match against defending champions Gujarat. Pujara (115) and Patel (156) shared an unbeaten 252-run stand after new recruit Robin Uthappa fell in the 24th over. It was good match practice for Pujara ahead of the Sri Lanka series that begins with