Free Press Journal
  • Bengaluru FC held to a draw by Rangdajied

    Malappuram: Bengaluru FC missed chance to avert last round drama and qualify for the semi-final of the Federation Cup when they conceded late  goal to draw 1-1 with Rangdajied United at the MDSC Stadium, in Manjeri, on Saturday. The result meant Group B is still wide open after Sporting Clube de Goa beat East Bengal 2-1 in an earlier fixture.

  • East Bengal suffer defeat

    Kochi/Manjeri: Defending champions East Bengal suffered a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Sporting Clube Goa while Mohun Bagan hammered Shillong Lajong 6-0 in the 35th Federation Cup football tournament on Saturday.Victorino Fernanades (18th) and Beevan D’Mello (85th) scored either side of halftime to hand Sporting their first win of the competition. Ryuji Sueoka (58th) scored from the spot for East Bengal in the Group B match at Manjeri.

  • Lusofonia Games off with a bang!

    Fatorda (Goa): The third edition of the Portuguese Commonwealth Games, popularly known as Lusofonia Games, kick started at a glittering ceremony held at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday.Twelve Portuguese-speaking countries are participating in this twelve-day event that will culminate on January 29.

  • State carrom tourney from Feb 1

    Mumbai: Shivaji Park Gymkhana will be organising the prestigious 6th Maharashtra State Ranking CARROM Tournament 2014 under the auspices of Mumbai District Carrom Association & Maharashtra Carrom Association from February 1 to 3 at Shivaji Park Gymkhana.

  • Parth downs Kirtesh in badminton

    Mumbai: Parth Lokhande outlasted Kirtesh Chaudhari in a 45-minute encounter to move into the boys under-15 singles pre-quarterfinals of the ASA-Maharashtra Sub-junior badminton tournament at Khar Gymkhana on Saturday. After both shared the first two games, it was Parth, who showed better tactics to tire out Kirtesh to emerge 15-11, 12-15, 15-9 winner. Viyaan Bade had to bring out his best while getting the better of Yogesh Singh 15-14, 13-15, 15-6.

  • SR down Maha to lift basketball title

    Mumbai: Southern Railway, Chennai staged a splendid second-half fight back to down a spirited Maharashtra 67-62 to win the women’s title in the UPL 9th Savio Cup All India Basketball tournament on Saturday.Southern women trailed the host state girls 19-33 at half time before recovering brilliantly to level the score at 51 in the last quarter. Both teams started off on an unimpressive note and missed some easy lay-ups. But Maharashtra proved

  • Inter-school contest begins at Acres club

    Mumbai: On the first day of The Acres Mumbai Inter-School Sports Invitational 2014, kids started to land up at Acres Lifestyle Club early morning as they wanted to register themselves as soon as possible. Their excitement, passion to play was on their faces one can easily determine their sports spirit and desire to play.


    Mumbai : Eighteen people were killed and over 40 injured in a stampede as thousands of mourners converged to pay their last respects to the spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community Syedna Burhanuddin in upscale Malabar Hill in the wee hours of Saturday, in the worst such tragedy in the metropolis.

  • Kejriwal may take the poll plunge, finally

    New Delhi : After announcing that he would not contest coming Lok Sabha polls, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said he would do so if his party asks him to but he won’t be in the race for the top post.

  • No lessons learnt from Azad Maidan fiasco

    Mumbai : One would have thought that the Mumbai police had learnt its lessons from the Azad Maidan fiasco of August 2012 but they haven’t. Once again, they were caught napping by the sheer numbers at a Muslim gathering. Unlike the one at Azad Maidan, it was a peaceful gathering, which makes the failure even worse.

  • Tea boy jibe: Aiyar’s office attacked in TN

    Chennai : A day after senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Mani Shankar Aiyar kicked up a controversy welcoming BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to distribute tea at the Congress office, his office was attacked at his home town in Mayiladuthurai in central Tamil Nadu on Saturday.

  • Could be case of drug overdose?

    New Delhi : Mystery surrounded the death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of junior HRD minister Shashi Tharoor, with doctors at AIIMS on Saturday saying that the 52-year-old died an “unnatural, sudden death” with her body bearing “injury marks”.

  • Bad news for Ashok Chavan

    Mumbai :  A special court on Saturday dismissed CBI’s application seeking to drop former chief minister Ashok Chavan from the list of accused in Adarsh scam case, in a blow to the Congress leader ahead of Lok Sabha and state assembly elections. “CBI’s plea stands rejected,” CBI court judge S G Dighe said.

  • Time sees Modi as ‘America’s Other India Problem’

    Washington :  After the “nasty spat” between India and US over an Indian diplomat, the emergence of Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate, may cause even more tension between them, according to Time magazine.

  • India, pak agree to market access regime

    As per agreement, Wagah-Attari border will remain open 24X7 for trade so that movement of containers to the container terminals can be done respectively (more…)

  • Rajnath says no objection if Art 370 helps J&K develop

    New Delhi : BJP on Saturday appeared to be sobering its stand on Article 370 which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, with its chief Rajnath Singh saying the party will have no objection if it helps in the development of the state, reports PTI.

  • Tharoor admitted to hospital, discharged after a series of tests

    New Delhi : Union Minister Shashi Tharoor was admitted to AIIMS early Saturday morning for a “cardiac condition”, hours after he found his wife dead in a hotel room, and was discharged in the afternoon, reports PTI.

  • Trinamool nominates Mithun for Rajya Sabha

    Kolkata : The Trinamool Congress has nominated Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty as one of the five Rajya Sabha members to be elected from West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday, reports IANS.

  • Kerala Hospital: Sunanda had no serious ailment

    Thiruvananthapuram : The mystery over the sudden death of Sunanda Pushkar has thickened with the authorities at the super speciality hospital in his home state of Kerala where she undergone treatment before her death ruling out any life threatening disease to her.

  • Nitish & Lalu share dais, trade jibes

    Patna : Bihar political rivals Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad shared the dais after a long time and embroiled themselves in a war of words instead of pleasantries.