Free Press Journal
  • Snowden travelled to India before 2011: report

    Washington : CIA contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked some of America’s most closely guarded secrets, had travelled to India before 2011 but did not report the trip during his background-check process.

  • Fort Hood shooter gets death penalty

    Houston : A military court has sentenced US Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan to death for killing 13 people and wounding 32 others in a 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, considered the deadliest attack on a domestic military base in American history.

  • American celebrity investor held in China for sex parties

    Beijing : An American investor, who enjoys celebrity status in China, has been detained in Beijing for hiring a prostitute and has been accused to be involved in sex parties, police said on Thursday, reports PTI.

  • Melbourne most liveable city in world

    Melbourne : The Australian city of Melbourne has been found to be the most liveable city in the world while conflict-stricken Syria’s capital Damascus is the least liveable city, according to a new survey. Karachi and Dhaka are also listed among the least liveable cities. This is the third consecutive time that the capital of the Australian state of Victoria was selected for the top spot in the survey conducted by the

  • Entertainer Rolf Harris charged with child abuse

    London : Australian entertainer Rolf Harris was charged with 13 child sex offences on Thursday, the latest in a series of high-profile celebrities from the 1970 and 1980s to be accused by a major British police investigation into child abuse.

  • ‘Man on a mission’ puts Naxals on notice

    Raipur : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh is presently immersed in his ‘Vikas Yatra’. The Yatra was halted after a horrific Naxal attack in which many top Congress politicians were killed. It has been resumed recently. Despite his hectic schedule, the Chief Minister looks fresh and sprightly.

  • I-League to kick off on September 21

    New Delhi : The country’s top football tournament, I-League will kick off on September 21 with 14 teams in the fray, with a three-month gap provided for the IPL-style football league in January-March next year.

  • Cooperage’s date with football

    Mumbai: I-League football is to return to the Cooperage ground after three seasons with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) slotting the game between Maharashtra rivals Pune FC and Mumbai FC as the first clash of the upcoming season at this venue on April 12, 2014.The ground, which has got a makeover with the natural turf being replaced by an artificial one, has not hosted an I-League game since the end of

  • Top clubs for Durand cup

    New Delhi : The 126th edition of Durand Cup football tournament, starting from September 2, will see participation from top clubs like Mohammedan Sporting, Pune FC, Mumbai Tigers and Sikkim United, among others. The prize purse has been hiked from Rs 20 lakh to an impressive Rs 50 lakh.

  • AIFF disbands its development side

    Kolkata/New Delhi : Indian football suffered a serious set-back Thursday as the cash-strapped All India Football Federation (AIFF) was forced to pull the plug on its developmental side Pailan Arrows after sponsors Pailan Group failed to make any financial commitment for the forthcoming season.

  • Hyderabad set to take Hotshots at IBL title

    Hyderabad : Saina Nehwal accounted for Juliane Schenk in a hard-fought contest as Hyderabad Hotshots thrashed Pune Pistons 3-0 and booked a berth for the summit clash in the inaugural Indian Badminton League.

  • India face unpredictable Malaysia in semi-finals

    Ipoh (Malaysia) : Brimming with confidence after three consecutive wins, India will have to guard against complacency when they take on hosts Malaysia, a side which is capable of springing up surprises, in the semi-final of the ninth Asia Cup hockey tournament on Friday.

  • Oltmans wants more

    Ipoh (Malaysia): India might have routed a lowly Bangladesh 9-1, but interim coach Roelant Oltmans is still not satisfied with his wards and wants the team to reach its peak in the remaining matches of the Asia Cup. India mauled Bangladesh to register their third win on the trot in Pool B but Oltmans said the match against the minnows was not the best performance by his side at the eight-nation tournament.

  • Sindhu outclass Baun

    Bangalore:  P V Sindhu outclassed Tine Baun in straight games as Awadhe Warriors lead Mumbai Masters 2-1 at the halfway stage of the second semi-final of the Indian Badminton League on Thursday. Sindhu gave flawless performance as she defeated veteran Baun 21-16 21-13 to level proceedings after World No.1 Lee Chong Wei drew first blood for Mumbai, thrashing Guru Sai Dutt 21-15 21-7. In the men’s doubles encounter, the formidable Warriors’ pair

  • Boxers allege bias in World C’ships selection

    Patiala : The selection of the Indian team for the World Boxing Championships has run into a controversy with three pugilists, including Arjuna awardee Dinesh Kumar, threatening to take the panel to court even as Olympian Akhil Kumar vowed to sue one of them for dragging his name into the furore.

  • Hockey Super League form September 2

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Hockey Association Limited (MHAL) on Thursday announced that the Super Division League is scheduled to commence from September 2, 2013. The opening match and final, which is scheduled for September 25, will be played under floodlights. A total of nine teams will fight it out for the top honours in this competition, which will be played on a league basis. The two teams who finish at the top will

  • Children’s Academy, Gurunanak, emerge victorious

    Mumbai: Gurunanak High School and Children’s Academy won the girl’s and boy’s titles respectively in the MHAL organised Major Dhyan Chand Inter-schools Hockey Tournament 2013. In the girl’s final, Gurunanak riding on goals from Ekta Kaintura and Akansha Singh beat St. Lawrence HS 2-0, while Children Academy overcame Our Lady of Dolours by a 1-0 margin. Hemant Fadikar netted the lone goal of the match.

  • MSSA: Sadique powers Anjuman win

    Mumbai: Sadique M.’s three goals helped Anjuman High School, Kurla defeat MB High School 6-0 in the Boys u-16, division-IV, league match of the MSSA-Mumbai Indians Annual Inter-School Football Tournament, 2013-14, played at the MSSA Castrol Centre football ground, Azad Maidan, here on Thursday. Sadique got good support from Usman Khan, who scored two and Fakhi Khan scored one goal.  In another match of the same division, Sharon English, Mulund beat HVB

  • Bayern, Chelsea set for a grudge match

    Prague : Champions League winners Bayern Munich and Europa League holders Chelsea meet in the European Super Cup on Friday with the usually relaxed atmosphere surrounding the match spiced up as there are several scores to be settled.