Free Press Journal
  • Jones, Mnyaka shine as S Africa finish fifth

    Queenstown : Fast bowlers Fraser Jones and Akhonya Mnyaka ripped through Bangladesh’s batting line-up as South Africa scored a comfortable eight-wicket victory at the John Davies Oval to finish fifth at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup. Jones, playing only his second match of the tournament, grabbed five for 33 while left-arm bowler Mnyaka took three for 27 as Bangladesh were bowled out for 178 in 41.4 overs. The 2014 champions, put

  • Core sector growth slows to five-month low in Dec

    New Delhi : Growth of the eight core sectors slowed to a five-month low, of four per cent, in December 2017, owing to the negative performance of segments like coal and crude oil, official data showed on Wednesday. The output growth recorded in December is the lowest since July 2017, when these core sectors had witnessed a 2.9 per cent expansion. These eight industries — coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products,

  • Prithvi Shaw in Mumbai’s squad

     Mumbai : Young batting sensation Prithvi Shaw has been included in the 16-member squad for the Vijay Hazare Trophy, an inter-state One Day International tournament to be played in Chennai from February 5. The Mumbai Cricket Association announced the squad, led by wicket-keeper batsman Aditya Tare. Apart from Shaw, who is currently leading the India U-19 side in the ICC Cricket World Cup, the squad includes opener Jay Bista, Mumbai’s ‘go to’

  • FM to go ahead, regardless of jinx

    The jinx greets Arun Jaitley for the second running year since he switched over to the budget presentation on the first day of February instead of the last day to get it approved by Parliament for expenditure right from day one of the new financial year. Last year too, former union minister and a 6-term MP E Ahamed had collapsed and died during the President’s address to the joint session of Parliament.

  • Give martyr status to Kasganj victim: VHP urges UP CM

    Lucknow: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Wednesday urged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to grant martyr status to Chandan Gupta, the man who died in the recent violence in Kasganj.

  • After Ranji, Vidarbha wins 1st Cooch Behar Trophy

    Nagpur : After winning their maiden Ranji Trophy this season, Vidarbha recorded another first by winning the U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy as the U-19 team beat Madhya Pradesh on the basis of first innings lead in the final. Captain and opener Atharva Taide led from the front as he struck 320 (483b, 34×4, 1×6) to power Vidarbha to a massive 614 in reply to Madhya Pradesh’s first inning total of 289. With

  • Amul, Parle are at par with top global brands

    New Delhi : With domestic brands like Amul, Parle, Big Bazaar and Dabur featuring in the top ten list of India’s most popular brands, a Nikkei BP-Market Xcel Data Matrix survey has revealed that domestic brands are liked and revered by Indian consumers at par with international brands, like Samsung and Coca-Cola. According to the ‘Brand Asia Survey 2017’, Samsung has emerged as the most popular brand in terms of consumer brand

  • ICICI Bank’s Q3 net drops 27 pc to Rs 1894 crore

    Mumbai : A massive 92 per cent plunge in treasury income has whittled down the other gains ICICI Bank made in the December quarter, which pulled down net income by 27.45 per cent to Rs 1,894.15 crore on a consolidated basis. Even on a standalone basis also, net profit moved down to Rs 1,650.24 crore during the reporting quarter from Rs 2,441.82 crore. Managing director and chief executive Chanda Kochhar attributed the

  • Decide on lookout notice against Karti: SC tells Madras HC

    NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Madras High Court to decide in entirety all the issues including that of territorial jurisdiction in Karti Chidambaram’s plea challenging the lookout circular issued against him by the CBI in the INX Media case.

  • CEA less hopeful now of a rate cut

    New Delhi : Sounding a clear note of caution on rising crude oil prices pushing inflation, Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian has toned down his earlier vocal expectation of a rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ahead of the central bank’s final bi-monthly monetary policy review of the fiscal due to be annouced next week.

  • Pakistan court issues notices to Sharif, aides on contempt petition

    Lahore : The legal woes of Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family mounted on Wednesday when a top court issued notices to them for allegedly committing contempt of court during a rally in Punjab province last week.

  • Indian pugilists dazzle

    New Delhi : Indian boxers ruled the ring, with eighteen of them — including 10 men and 8 women — storming into the finals of the SpiceJet India Open International Boxing Tournament at the Thyagraj Indoor stadium here on Wednesday.

  • H&M India sales nearly double in 2017

    New Delhi : Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) posted a nearly two-fold increase in sales in India to 1,179 million Swedish krona (over Rs 955 crore) for the fiscal ended November 2017, thus making the country one of its fastest growing markets. The company had posted sales of 606 million Swedish krona (around Rs 490 crore) in 2016, H&M said in its full-year report. H&M, which follows December-November financial year

  • Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth, Marin lead winning march of top guns

    New Delhi : Defending champion PV Sindhu and World No. 3 Kidambi Srikanth led the heavyweights into the second round of the Yonex-Sunrise Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta India Open 2018, a part of the HSBC BWF World Tour 500, by recording straight-games victories at the Siri Fort Complex here on Wednesday.

  • Sunken Pacific ferry had 80 on board

    Wellington : More than 80 people were aboard a ferry that sank in the remote Pacific, officials confirmed on Wednesday, as a senior Kiribati lawmaker called for an independent inquiry into the vessel’s disappearance.