Free Press Journal
  • PMO ‘helped minister’ in coal rush

     New Delhi : The BJP has furnished letters to prove that the Prime Minister’s Office went out of the way in 2008 to accommodate Union Minister Subodh Kant Sahay in allotment of coal fields, thus contesting Dr Manmohan Singh’s claim that the process was transparent and above board.

  • Coal Secrets tumble out

    New Delhi : The Prime Minister’s claim that the Screening Committee mechanism on coal allocation was fair and transparent is not supported by the minutes of the meetings of the panel.

  • When cops behaved worse than rioters

    26-year-old Abbas Ujjainwala was picked up by cops for no rhyme or reason and seven of his teeth knocked out. Later, CCTV footage established he was in Kurla at the times riots erupted at Azad Maidan.

  • SC verdict on Kasab today

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court will deliver on Wednesday its verdict on Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab’s plea against his conviction and death sentence in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

  • Amar Jawan vandal held

    Mumbai : One of the two alleged rioters, who had vandalized the iconic Amar Jawan memorial during the August 11 violence, was on Tuesday arrested, taking the total number of arrests in the case to 54.

  • Sharapova feared she was pregnant!

    Moscow : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova said she feared she was pregnant when she contracted a stomach bug earlier this month. Sharapova withdrew from the Canadian Open with illness, shortly after losing the Olympic women’s singles final 6-0, 6-1 to Serena Williams Aug 4.

  • Federer rolls on, Murray struggles

    New York : World No. 1 Roger Federer launched his quest for an 18th career Grand Slam title by defeating American Donald Young 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to reach the second round of the US Open.

  • SC relief for property buyers

    New Delhi/Mumbai : In a relief to developers and property buyers in Maharashtra on the vexed VAT issue, the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a Bombay High Court judgment and gave them two more months to pay the tax arrears, an official said here.

  • M Bagan to play in Jammu Jammu

    Kolkata giants and three-time National Football League champions Mohun Bagan will be playing for the first time in Jammu on September 11, next month. The sports minister of Jammu and Kashmir R S Chib said that the famous green and maroon brigade will be playing in the Goodwill Cup football tournament starting next month.

  • Even today, Sehwag feels nervous facing first ball

    New Delhi : He is perceived to be a fearless batsman but flamboyant Virender Sehwag says he feels ‘nervous’ and has butterflies in his tummy whenever he faces the first ball but never shows it to the bowler.

  • Zaheer taught me nuances of fast bowling: Umesh

    Hyderabad : Indian paceman Umesh Yadav on Monday said speed was his only virtue before he came in touch with senior pro and teammate Zaheer Khan, who taught him a few tricks of the trade to improve as a bowler.

  • BCCI felicitates triumphant U-19 WC squad

    Mumbai: The Indian cricket board on Tuesday felicitated the triumphant Indian under-19 World Cup winning team at a suburban hotel here after their arrival in the afternoon and the players were awarded a cheque of Rs 20 lakh each by the BCCI.

  • We always believed we would emerge victorious: Chand

    Mumbai : After returning from Australia to a warm reception here, India’s triumphant under-19 World Cup captain Unmukt Chand Tuesday said his players always had immense the self-belief that they would lay their hands on the coveted trophy despite the squad’s initial stumbles.

  • Prez to present National Sports Awards today

    New Delhi : Olympic heroes, shooter Vijay Kumar and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt will jointly receive the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna — from President Pranab Mukherjee today.

  • Dhoni launches his own bike racing team

    New Delhi : Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose passion for bikes is well known, has floated his own racing team, which is now competing in FIM Supersport World Championship.
    The championship is a support race for the World Superbike championship, which will make its India debut next year in March.

  • India play out a goalless draw with Nepal

    New Delhi :  The wet surface at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium had the final say as defending champions India and Nepal played out a goalless draw in the Nehru Cup football tournament here on Tuesday.

  • Unmukt is more talented than Gambhir: coach Bhardwaj

    New Delhi : For a coach, it is as difficult to compare two of his favourite students as it is for a parent to discriminate between kids but Sanjay Bhardwaj feels that India U-19 captain Unmukt Chand is a better talent than his other illustrious ward Gautam Gambhir.

  • Geostanne defeat Steadfast

    Mumbai : Geostanne FC struck prime form as they handed out a 3-0 defeat to Steadfast ADC in a Third Division match of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) League – 2012-13, played at the St Xavier’s ground, Parel on Tuesday.