Free Press Journal
  • Dhoni plays ‘Captain Cool’, deflects criticism with elan

    Dubai : Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s voice had the usual air of calm as he played down criticism and calls for his retirement from T20 Internationals, saying “everybody has their own views in life”.

  • No conspiracy in I-T raids: Min

    Tiruchirapalli : Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan on Sunday said there was no conspiracy in the raids conducted on premises linked to jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala and her relatives and held that the Income Tax department’s actions were based on information.

  • Denmark, Ireland share spoils

    Copenhagen : Denmark on its home turf failed to overcome Irish defenders with a bumbling performance in a game without brilliance in which the visitors got the result they wanted — playing the second-leg of the 2018 World Cup qualifying Round 2 back home in Dublin.

  • Lad saves Mumbai the blushes

    Nayar concentrated only in blocking with a string of fielders around the bat for 141 inutes as he faced 108 balls during his 50-run partnership with Lad.

  • Samson’s 128 frustrates Sri Lanka

    Kolkata : Skipper Sanju Samson stood out with a sublime 128 to lead Board President’s XI fightback against visiting Sri Lanka as their two-day tour match ended in a draw here.

  • Resolute Odisha batsmen give team vital lead and 3 points against TN

    Cuttack : Odisha dented Tamil Nadu’s hopes by making 533 for 9 to secure the first innings lead on the final day of the crucial Ranji Trophy Group “C” match here today riding on a determined performance by its batsmen led by Rajesh Dhupar, who scored 97.

  • More capital will push PSBs to up MSME credit, says FM

    “We  need the third engine (private investment) also to fire and a robust private sector and MSME sector so that the optimum growth rate which we have the potential for can be reached,”  Arun Jaitley/Finance Minister.

  • Trump offers to mediate in South China Sea

    Hanoi : United States President Donald Trump has offered to serve as a mediator on the South China Sea territorial disputes, as he met with Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Hanoi, reports ANI.

  • Ram temple: Shia Waqf Board to approach SC before Dec 5

    Ayodhya : The Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board along with some Mahantas from Ayodhya will approach the Supreme Court before December 5 with a solution to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.

  • Debt-laden Air India gets Rs1,500 cr loan from Bank of India

    New Delhi : Debt-laden Air India has received a loan worth of Rs 1,500 crore from Bank of India to meet urgent working capital needs less than a month after floating a tender in this regard, an airline source said. For the second time in recent months, the flagship carrier has received loans from a public sector lender.

  • Catalans seek their leaders’ release

    Barcelona :Thousands of people took to the streets here to demand the release of jailed Catalonian leaders for their outlawed drive to secede from Spain, reports IANS.

  • No annexure of Vohra committee on mafia-politician link in records: MHA

    with members  from RAW, IB and CBI, it was tasked with taking stock of all available information on activities of crime syndicates /mafia organisations which had developed links with, and were being protected by government functionaries and political personalities.

  • Lebanese call for PM saad Hariri to return

    Beirut : Runners taking part in Lebanon’s annual marathon are urging Prime Minister Saad Hariri to return home after he resigned under mysterious circumstances during a visit to Saudi Arabia, reports AP.

  • HPCL acquisition: ONGC to hire independent consultant soon

    Mumbai : State-run ONGC is planning of hiring an independent consultant to evaluate HPCL’s acquisition cost, revealed ONGC, chairman and managing director, Shashi Shanker. He added that the valuation will be out days’ after the consultant is hired.

  • Indian cricketers undergoing DNA & genetic test to raise fitness bar

    New Delhi : Keeping in sync with skipper Virat Kohli’s uncompromising training regimen, the Indian cricketers are now undergoing DNA test that reveals the genetic fitness blueprint of an individual, raising the bar to a level hitherto unseen. The test helps a sportsman improve his speed, in fat burning, endurance, recovery time, and muscle building.