Free Press Journal
  • Bhajji in WT20 probables list; Gauti, Viru dropped

    New Delhi: Seasoned opener Gautam Gambhir was omitted from India’s 30-member probables for the upcoming World Twenty20 scheduled to be held in Bangladesh while veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh was named in the list.Delhi all-rounder Rajat Bhatia was a surprise inclusion while young Kerala wicket-keeper Sanju Samson, who has been a revelation in the shortest format, and former India U-19 captain Unmukt Chand were also included in the probables

  • Ex-players ‘surprised’ at Gambhir’s exclusion

    New Delhi: Former India opener and chairman of DDCA selection committee Chetan Chauhan expressed his “shock and disappointment” at the exclusion of senior opener Gautam Gambhir from the 30-member probables list for the World T20 in Bangladesh.

  • Faulkner heroics send England crashing

    Brisbane: Australian all-rounder James Faulkner smashed 69 runs from just 47 balls to give Australia a miraculous one wicket win in the second ODI at the Gabba on Friday.Chasing 301 for victory, Australia looked down and out at 244-9 with six overs remaining. But Faulkner had other ideas as he launched an all-out assault on the English attack, being particularly brutal to Ben Stokes, who went for 1-74 from his

  • India’s numero uno status at stake against Kiwis

    Dubai: India must win the upcoming five-match One-day series against New Zealand if they have to retain their number one status in the ICC team rankings.India are sitting atop the ICC team rankings table with 120 ratings points, and enter the series leading eighth-ranked New Zealand by 36 ratings points.

  • Vidhi downs Mrunmayi

    Mumbai: Utpal Sanghi’s Vidhi Shah was down 0-1 against Mrunmayi Rane before she rallied to beat her rival from V.N.Sule Guruji school 9-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-6 to enter the girls U-12 semi-finals in the in the All India Balkan-Ji-Bari Dilip Sampat Memorial inter-school table tennis tournament on Wednesday.

  • Srikanth crashes out

    Kuala Lumpur: National champion K Srikanth’s dream run came to an end after he suffered a straight-game defeat against fourth seed Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Super Series Premier on Friday. The world number 38 Indian, who had notched up victories against higher-ranked Yun Hu of Hong Kong and Korea’s Wan Ho Sun in the last two rounds, went down 10-21 15-21 against Sugiarto, a

  • Lusofonia Games kicks off today

    Margao: The third edition of Lusofonia Games gets underway today with table tennis being the first discipline to kick off at the Peddem Indoor Stadium.The Goa (India) team which has a strong squad. The team is expected to clinch a medal despite being beaten during the last two editions. The women’s team will take on Macau in the opener at 3pm, while the men’s team would battle Mozambique at 5pm.

  • Maha beat SR to enter final

    Mumbai: Maharashtra rose to the occasion and produced a strong, fighting performance to overcome Southern Railway, Chennai 63-51 in a the concluding women’s league match of the UPL-9th Savio Cup All-India Basketball Tournament at the floodlit Don Bosco High School courts, Matunga on Friday evening.

  • Churchill enter Fed Cup semis

    Kochi: Egyptian attacking midfielder Abdelhamid Shabana set up one and scored the winner as Churchill Brothers defeated Eagles FC 2-1 in a Group A match at the Jawaharlal Stadium on Friday to become the first club to book their place in semifinals of 35th Federation Cup.

  • Ram Singh on a run to prove a point

    Mumbai: Ram Singh Yadav, who set the Mumbai roads ablaze to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics, is not a happy man. His unhappiness has nothing to do with the much awaited Mumbai Marathon on Sunday but with the unfair treatment meted out to him by Indian Army.

  • Dawoodi Bohra head Syedna passes away

    Mumbai :  The spiritual leader of Dawoodi Bohra community, Dr Syedna Mohammed Burha-nuddin, passed away on Friday after a cardiac arrest here. He was 102.

  • Congress is in war mode under commander Rahul

    New Delhi :  The Congress party has donned battle gear and gone into war mode under its vice-president Rahul Gandhi who has been named the commander for the 2014 general elections. Confirming the Congress Working Committee’s decision of not naming him as the prime ministerial candidate, Congress president Sonia Gandhi made it clear right at the beginning of the day-long session of the All India Congress Committee that it was ‘final’ and

  • Yet another rly platform fatal mishap

    Mumbai : Even as the Bombay High Court took suo motu cognizance of a recent rail mishap, in which a teenage girl lost her arms after she fell from a local train at Ghatkopar station, another similar mishap was reported from Andheri station.

  • Case filed over raid by AAP Minister

    New Delhi :  Four Ugandan nationals on Friday registered a police case against “unknown persons” for misbehaving with them during a raid conducted by Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti and his AAP cadres.

  • Suchitra Sen: Enigmatic, her mystique lasted a lifetime

    Kolkata :  Bengali celluloid queen Suchitra Sen (82), who died on Friday following a massive cardiac arrest, captivated generations with her beauty, elegance and portrayal of myriad characters.

  • Tharoor wife found dead in hotel room after tweet spat

    New Delhi :  Sunanda Pushkar (52), wife of Union Minister of State Shashi Tharoor, was found dead in a luxury hotel on Friday night, a day after they claimed they were “happily married” despite an ugly public row.

  • Mayawati’s assets case again under SC scanner

    New Delhi :  The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice on a plea seeking registration of a complaint and investigation by the CBI into the alleged disproportionate assets of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati.


    NEW DELHI: With Rahul Gandhi calling for raising the cooking gas cap for households and Sonia Gandhi putting in a word to the Prime Minister sitting next to her on the dais at the AICC session, Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily lost no time in announcing that the quota will be raised.