Free Press Journal
  • New KP row reveals old tensions

    London: Controversy has been as much a part of Kevin Pietersen’s career as linseed oil in an old bat, so the fact several British newspapers carried reports of England coach Andy Flower issuing a ‘he goes or I go’ ultimatum came as no surprise.Both the 33-year-old Pietersen, who finished as the tourists’ top scorer in the series despite managing just 294 runs at a rate of 29.40, and

  • Broad, Prior rescue man attempting suicide

    Melbourne: England cricketers Matt Prior and Stuart Broad were involved in a dramatic late night rescue of a British man preparing to jump off a bridge near the team hotel in Sydney, a media report said on Wednesday. Prior helped pull the man away from the edge of the bridge in Darling Harbour and chatted to him along with Broad for almost an hour before New South Wales police arrived

  • Unique opportunity to compete at World C’ship

    Rishi Narain:One of the most awaited corporate golfing events of the season, The TAKE Solutions World Corporate Golf Challenge, which teed off at the Aamby Valley Golf Resort last weekend saw some high quality golf with the best amateur golfers from the city taking centre stage.  Now in its 9th annual edition in India, TAKE Solutions World Corporate Golf Challenge is India’s only official qualifying event for the prestigious World Championship of

  • Bopanna-Qureshi in semis, Paes-Stepanek crash out

    Sydney: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi progressed to the semi-finals of the Sydney International but Leander Paes failed to rescue his 2014 season from a poor start as he crashed out in the first round with Czech partner Radek Stepanek.Bopanna and his Pakistani partner, seeded third, faced stiff resistance from Trat Huey of Philippines and Briton Dominic Inglot before prevailing 6-7(3), 7-6(5), 10-3 in the quarter-finals.

  • Ashwini, Jwala in round two

    Seoul: Top Indian women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa began their new season on a winning note as they entered the second round of the US$ 600,000 Korea Open Super Series badminton tournament on Wednesday.The Commonwealth Games gold medallist duo thrashed New Zealand pair of Anna Rankin and Madeleine Stapleton 21-10, 21-7 in just 19 minutes at the S K Handball Stadium.

  • Yohan stars for IC United

    Mumbai: Yohan Nazareth’s twin strikes were the highlight of I.C. United’s comfortable 3-0 victory against an inexperienced Hugh Fernandes Academy (HFA) in a Mumbai District Foot ball Association (MDFA) Division-II encounter at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel on Wednesday evening. The prolific striker Yohan got cracking immediately and rocked the HFA citadel when he blasted home the opening goal in the very fourth minute of the contest. Five minutes later he was

  • Rail coach factory win

    Mumbai: Last year’s runners-up Rail Coach Factory and title contenders Northern Railway went on the rampage on the opening day of the All India Inter Railway Women’s Hockey Tournament. The former crushed West Central Railway 12-0 while the latter went a step ahead to steamroll North Central Railway 14-1. In the third match, Western Railway crushed South Eastern Railway by a 4-1 margin.

  • MDFA Elite League to commence shortly

    Mumbai: Big league football is set to soon return to the city of Mumbai. The Mumbai District Football Association’s (MDFA) Elite Division League 2014 is expected to commence by the end of this month or early next month on the artificial turf at the refurbished Cooperage football ground. The MDFA has in principle got the nod from WIFA (Western India Football Association) to utilise the Cooperage ground to conduct the Elite matches.

  • Common man pinning hope on Modi: Katariya

    Ujjain: The whole nation is looking eagerly at Narendra Modi and BJP for a change in the country. The BJP is the only party which has the potential to save the pride of the country. Party workers should make efforts to ensure victory to the BJP. These views were expressed by senior BJP leader and Rajasthan minister of Panchayat and rural development Gulabchand Katariya on his arrival in the city on Wednesday.

  • Tea vendor’s son makes Mumbai Under-14 squad

    Mumbai: Ritik Sharma, a son of a tea seller, has been selected for the U-14 Polly Umrigar Championship Trophy. The 13-year-old is the protege of Indian cricketer Gulam Parker, who is also the coach in the Al Barkat School, in Kurla, Mumbai.The promising cricketer played for Al Barkat School In the 2013 U-14 Giles shield organised by the MCA, wherein Arjun Tendulkar – the son of the legend Sachin Tendulkar had also

  • ‘Killing me won’t help’ Kejriwal

    ‘KillING me WON’T help’

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday condemned the attack by a right wing organisation on Aam Aadmi Party’s headquarters and said no solution to Kashmir issue can be found by killing him or Prashant Bhushan.

  • 5-yr-old girl assaulted by class teacher

    5-yr-old girl assaulted by class teacher

    Mumbai :  A five-year-old student of St Columba High School in Gamdevi was caned so badly by her class teacher that welts appeared on her legs. Her fault: she wrote 13 instead of 31. On reaching home, the traumatized girl started crying uncontrollably.

  • Fire rips through three coaches of Bandra-Dehradun Express


    Fire rips through three coaches of Bandra-Dehradun Express in the wee hours, killing nine persons

  • ‘We wanted to jump out at the first chance’

    We had just gone to bed in the S-1 coach, which is towards the rear end, when acrid smoke woke us up. When some passengers went to the door and peeped out they saw flames leaping out of the S-3 coach, two coaches ahead of the S-1 compartment. The blaze was fast spreading to the adjoining S-2 and S-4 coaches.

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    AAP gets a taste of right wing wrath, hub attacked

    Ghaziabad : Suspected right wing activists attacked the AAP office here on Wednesday, apparently to protest against a statement on Kashmir made by party leader Prashant Bhushan.

  • Who cares for Media? UP VIPs leave on junket

    Lucknow :  The Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh has gone ahead in a “business-as-usual” manner with its 20-day, five-nation ‘study’ tour.

  • Heartburn for Modi: Mallika also joins AAP

    Gandhinagar :  In what could cause some serious heartburn to BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in his home state, the Aam Aadmi Party in Gujarat is making significant strides.

  • Star trek to Yadav village, none to Muzaffarnagar

    The study tour has come on the heels of a Bollywood extravaganza of the Akhilesh Yadav government — called the Saifai Mahotsav — being held in Mulayam Singh Yadav’s native village.

  • Madras HC judge storms court, questions selection of judges

    Chennai :  In a highly controversial and unprecedented act, a sitting judge of the Madras High Court on Wednesday stormed into a court hall while hearing on a PIL relating to selection of judges was under way and alleged that there was no fairness in the selection process.

  • Cong targets Badal kin for drug trafficking

    New Delhi : In a sharp political attack on the Akali Dal-BJP coalition government in Punjab, the Congress party has targeted one its ministers, Bikram Majithia, and accused him of being the kingpin of a cross border drug smuggling racket.