Free Press Journal
  • Eves excited ahead of historic exhibition match

    Mumbai : Stage is set for a historical IPL exhibition match between Trailblazers led by Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur’s Supernovas at the Wankhede Stadium here today and players believe it would be a stepping stone for the launch of a women’s T20 league in the country.

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    Industry seeks fuel excise duty cut

    New Delhi : India Inc. on Monday urged the government to cut excise duty on petrol and diesel immediately, observing that rising oil prices pose a high risk to the country’s economic growth trajectory.

  • Jos Buttler relishing ‘another Test debut’

    London : Jos Buttler had said getting a recall to England’s Test squad feels as if he had been given “another debut”. Buttler played the last of his 18 Tests in December 2016, against India in Chennai. But despite becoming a white-ball specialist in the intervening 18 months, he has been included in England’s squad for the first Test against Pakistan at Lord’s starting Thursday. It is Buttler’s form in the Twenty20

  • Boiling oil may force RBI to up rates in Aug

    MUMBAI: Rise in oil prices may lead to inflationary trends in the country, forcing the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to hike rates by 0.25 per cent in the August policy review, foreign brokerages said on Monday. The apex bank, however, may opt for a status quo in rates at the forthcoming review in June, they said. “We now expect the RBI to embark on an earlier than expected rate hike cycle

  • Mohammad Amir is ready to roar

    London : Mohammad Amir appeared to prove his fitness as Pakistan drew their final warm-up match ahead of the start of their two-Test series against England.

  • Schoolboy’s death: Accused will be treated as adult

    Gurgaon : A sessions court on Monday dismissed the plea of a 16-year-old student, challenging the Juvenile Justice Board’s (JJB) decision declaring him as an adult, in the murder case of a seven-year-old boy at a private school here.

  • Don’t think Virat wields disproportionate influence: Rai

    New Delhi : Virat Kohli’s aura in Indian cricket has grown exponentially over the past few years but contrary to popular perception, he has never wielded “disproportionate influence” when it comes to policy decisions, says Committee of Administrators (COA) chief Vinod Rai.

  • Maduro wins Venezuela polls challengers call ‘illegitimate’   

    Caracas : Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a national social crisis from exploding.

  • Joseph’s elevation put off for a month

    New Delhi : Elevation of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph to the Apex Court is off at least for a month because of the Supreme Court is now on a six-week summer holiday due to which the senior judges forming the collegium may not meet soon to reiterate its recommendation to promote him as already decided in principle.

  • Miandad bats for Tests without toss

    Karachi : Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has backed the proposal to abolish toss from Test cricket. While Miandad said such a move would force the home team to prepare better pitches instead of focusing on preparing tracks that suit them, another former captain, Salim Malik said the International Cricket Council should not tinker with the traditions of the game. “I don’t see any harm in trying out this experiment of abolishing

  • PNB’s ex-chief was aware of fraud: CBI

    Mumbai : Former MD and CEO of the Punjab National Bank Usha Ananthasubramanian and some other senior bank officials were aware of the “fraudulent” dealings with diamond merchant Nirav Modi but kept “misleading” the RBI, the CBI has alleged in its charge sheet.

  • Paraguay prez inaugurates Israel embassy in Jerusalem

    Jerusalem : Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes inaugurated his country’s Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, making it the third nation to make the deeply controversial move after the United States and Guatemala.

  • India-Russia ties will continue to scale newer heights: Modi 

    Sochi (Russia) : Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on Monday said that ties between India and Russia will continue to scale newer-heights following an informal summit he held with Russian President Vladimir Putin here.

  • India test-fires BrahMos

    Balasore (Odisha) : India on Monday successfully test-fired the Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a test range along the Odisha coast to validate some new features.

  • FinMin tells banks to focus on core business

    New Delhi : The finance ministry is not seeking any relaxation from RBI in its prompt corrective action (PCA) framework and has instead asked banks to adopt differentiated business strategy, exit non-core businesses and focus on core competencies, an official said on Monday.