Free Press Journal
  • Ricky Ponting named Australia assistant coach for T20s

    Sydney: Ricky Ponting will be an assistant coach during Australia’s Twenty20 international series against England and New Zealand next month, Cricket Australia said today. The former Australia captain will work under head coach Darren Lehmann, while Troy Cooley and Matthew Mott will help out during the series.

  • ICC U-19 World Cup 2018: Here’s the list of full squad, dates, venues

    The most enthralling cricketing tournament, the ICC U-19 World Cup is set to kick off from January 13 in New Zealand. 16 teams will battle it out for glory in the 21 days tournament, which will be flagged off at Cobham Oval in Whangarei. The tournament that provides the biggest platform to the aspiring cricketers to take it to the next level, will witness its concluding game on February 3 at the

  • Coal India hike prices for power and non-power consumers

    Kolkata: The Coal India board on Tuesday approved a non-coking coal price hike for both power and non-power consumers. The price increase is expected to push the miner’s revenue up by Rs 1,956 crore for the remaining period of the current fiscal. The price revision is effective from Tuesday and the projected incremental annual revenue would be Rs 6,421 crore.

  • Direct tax collections rise 18.2 per cent in April-December

    New Delhi: Direct tax collections soared 18.2 per cent during the first nine months of current fiscal at Rs 6.56 lakh crore, the finance ministry said today. In a statement, the ministry said provisional numbers for direct taxes collections showed an 18.2 per cent growth during April-December. Direct taxes are made up of income tax paid by individuals, wealth tax and corporation tax paid by companies.

  • India vs South Africa: I was nervous, says SA skipper du Plessis

    Cape Town: The margin of victory was big enough to be called dominant but South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said he was quite nervous about defending 208 against India in the opening Test. South Africa were dismissed for 130 in their second innings, leaving India with a victory target of 208 on the fourth day. “I was nervous. I knew that the new ball was going to be key for us

  • India vs South Africa: Cape Town collapse a reality check for Kohli and Team India

    Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties and just when you think that you have figured it all out, it comes back to surprise you. India’s tour of South Africa had been billed as the series to watch out for, but India lost the first Test at Newlands, Cape Town by 72 runs and it was a feeling of deja vu all over again. India, the No 1 ranked Test side in

  • India vs South Africa: Picked Rohit over Rahane on current form, says captain Virat Kohli

    Cape Town: India captain Virat Kohli has defended the selection of Rohit Sharma in the opening cricket Test, saying he was picked ahead of Ajinkya Rahane on current form. “Well, we decided to go on current form. Rohit has scored runs in the last three Test matches that he has played, andhe was batting well, even in the series against Sri Lanka, “said Kohli in the post-match media conference.

  • Mumbai Crime: Woman and her boyfriend on the run after slitting husband’s throat

    Mumbai: A 28-year-old woman and her 24-year-old boyfriend have been booked for allegedly killing the woman’s husband in Bhiwandi. The body of the husband was discovered from under the bed at their residence on Sunday. As per Shantinagar police in Bhiwandi, the incident might have taken place either on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning.

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    Mumbai: BMC razes illegal extensions in BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha’s residence in Juhu

    Mumbai: The city civic body has razed illegal extensions and constructions in an eight-storey residential building owned by BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha in Juhu area. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had received several complaints of illegal extensions in Sinha’s residence ‘Ramayan’ in the last few months. Subsequently, notices were also served to him, a civic official said today.

  • Mumbai couple pleads for euthanasia despite being in good health

    In news that would shake your conscience and ideals, an elderly couple from Thakurdwar, near Charni Road, has written to the President’s office, seeking permission for “active euthanasia”, where a person is killed, usually by administering an overdose of painkillers.

  • Facebook to shut down its virtual assistant ‘M’

    San Francisco, Facebook is shutting down its text-based virtual assistant called ‘M’ that helped researchers train an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system. According to a report in The Verge, ‘M’ which was available through a bot on Facebook Messenger and it was available to only about 2,000 people.