Free Press Journal
  • Stir against Telangana paralyses services in Seemandhra

    Hyderabad: A day-long bandh called by United Andhra supporters, including TDP and YSRCP, against draft Telangana Bill hit essential services in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema districts today,  inconveniencing several citizens.

  • Militants hurl grenade at panchayat pradhan’s house

    Imphal: Militants hurled a grenade at the house of Wangbal village gram panchayat pradhan in interior Thoubal district of Manipur but it failed to explode, police said today.

  • Contractual govt employees protest outside CM’s house

    Ghaziabad: Teachers employed on a contractual basis in government schools protested outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Kausambi residence this morning demanding permanent employment.

  • Indian assault case: 1 teenager gets bail in Australia

    Melbourne: A teenager, charged with attacking and robbing a 20-year-old Indian student here, was today granted conditional bail by an Australian court after it was told that the boy was assisting the police in the case.

  • Andhra assembly adjourned over Telangana bill

    Hyderabad: Andhra assembly Friday resumed its winter session to debate the bill for the formation of a Telangana state, but the house adjourned immediately after it met for half-an-hour amid pandemonium.

  • England face Ashes whitewash

    Sydney: Battered England are desperate to avoid the ignominy of a 5-0 series whitewash against Australia as they scramble to salvage some pride in the final Ashes Test in Sydney starting today.Alastair Cook’s team, coming off a dispiriting eight-wicket loss in the fourth Test in Melbourne, face becoming only the third English side to lose an Ashes series 5-0 to their oldest rivals.

  • Lankans feel the ‘heat’ in Bhatti

    Abu Dhabi: Paceman Bilawal Bhatti removed experienced Sri Lankan batsmen Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene off his successive deliveries to put Pakistan in command of the first Test on Thursday.The 22-year-old debutant removed Sangakkara (55) with the last ball of his tenth over and then had Jayawardene off the first of his next to leave Sri Lanka at 186-4 in their second innings at close on the third

  • Language proved to be a barrier, says Whatmore

    Karachi: Pakistan’s head coach Dav Whatmore, who will leave the national team in February, has admitted that language barrier and communication remained a problem during his two-year tenure with the side. In an interview to Geo Super in Abu Dhabi, Whatmore said, “I think this (language barrier) was an issue specially the part where the communication came back.”

  • Cook gives Bairstow second chance

    Sydney: Captain Alastair Cook says Jonny Bairstow will continue behind the stumps for England in the final Ashes Test starting today despite support for the experienced Matt Prior from rival skipper Michael Clarke.Prior was dropped for Bairstow for the fourth Test in Melbourne after an indifferent series but his understudy gave a mixed performance, dropping a catch and failing to respond to a snick from Chris Rogers when he was on 19,

  • 62 Indians shortlisted for one-way trip to Mars

    London :  Over 1,000 aspirants, including 62 from India, have been shortlisted for an ambitious private mission to send four men and women on a one-way trip to Mars in 2024 to establish a permanent colony on the red planet.

  • Australia invincible, India down in the dumps

    Separated by several continents and by people whose languages, customs and mental approach to games were different, the game of cricket maintained its reputation as one with glorious uncertainties. South Africa maintained its top position thrashing India 1-0 in a two-Test series which the Indian Cricket Board had tried to avoid at all costs and then had it curtailed to just two matches.

  • 27 dead as bus falls into ravine

    Mumbai :  In yet another horrifying road accident, a bus of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) fell into a ravine near Malshej Ghat on Thursday morning at 9:30 am killing 27 passengers and injuring 11 others.

  • India to host first Wimbledon tennis event outside UK

    New Delhi: Former Great Britain No.1 Tim Henman will be in India to spearhead a new initiative aimed at boosting the development of junior tennis in the country. India will host the first Wimbledon tennis event outside the UK as 11-time-Tour winner Henman will be in Delhi and Mumbai later this month to launch ‘The Road to Wimbledon’ with a series of coaching clinics and events offering local children the chance to

  • Fognini’s injury sends Yuki to Chennai Open quarters

    Chennai: Yuki Bhambri became only the third Indian to reach the singles quarter-finals of an ATP World Tour event at home after winning his second round against an unfit world number 16 Fabio Fognini even as Ramkumar Ramanathan’s fairytale run came to an end, here on Thursday.

  • Mumbai, J&K enter quarters, Delhi lose

    New Delhi: Defending champion Mumbai and Jammu and Kashmir qualified for the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals from their respective groups on Thursday. Karnataka and Punjab have already qualified from Group A and will now be joined by 40-time champions Mumbai. Railways, Bengal and Uttar Pradesh also have qualified from Group B earlier.

  • Suarez continues to lead EPL scoring chart

    London: Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez scored from a sublime free-kick in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Hull City in the English Premier League, taking his goal tally to 20 for the season, seven more than second placed Sergio Aguero of Manchester City. The Argentine striker missed New Year’s Day Premier League action on Wednesday owing to a calf injury.

  • BCCI moves SC to block Modi’s return

    New Delhi: In a move to forestall former IPL czar Lalit Modi from staging a comeback on the Indian cricket scene,  the Indian cricket board Thursday moved the apex court against his  election as the Rajasthan Cricket Association president.The elections to the Rajasthan Cricket Association were held Dec 19, 2013, under the watch of the apex court appointed former judge N.M. Kasliwal.