Free Press Journal
  • Pune FC go down to Vietnamese outfit

    Pune: Pune FC’s dream of making it into the AFC Champions League group-stage came to an end after a 0-3 defeat to Vietnamese-side Hanoi T&T FC at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex on Wednesday. Second-half strikes from defender Sam Gallagher (52nd minute), substitute Nguyen Van Quyet (71st) and midfielder Hector Vaghaun (83rd) saw Hanoi through to the next round of the ACL play-offs.

  • Ankit puts Maha in command

    Hyderabad: A gutsy unbeaten 89 by middle-order batsman Ankit Bawne and a half-century by opener Chirag Khurana helped Maharashtra reach a respectable 272 for five at stumps on the first day of their Ranji Trophy final against Karnataka on Wednesday.

  • Munde opposes transfer of case plea by Pawar

    Mumbai: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde told the civil court that the transfer application filed by Union Agriculture Minister and MCA president Sharad Pawar is only aimed at delaying the hearing of Munde’s suit. “The application if allowed would put in motion a wrong precedent wherein political heavyweight aggrieved party would be entitled to go forum-hunting,” said Munde’s affidavit.

  • FFA Instructor Frost happy with Indian youngsters

    Mumbai: The Western India Football Association (WIFA) organised a Grassroots Festival at  Cooperage ground on Wednesday. The Festival was held after the conclusion of the first FFA-AIFF Grassroots Leaders Course in Maharashtra, which was conducted by Anthony Frost, an experienced Grassroots Instructor from Melbourne, in Mumbai from January 27-29.

  • Guj complete hat-trick

    Mumbai: Defending champions Gujarat registered an impressive win over Rajasthan to complete a hat-trick of titles, in the All-India Cricket for the Blind, co-sponsored by IndusInd Bank and organised by The Blind Welfare Organisation (India), at the Islam Gymkhana.

  • Riya, Rohan lifts badminton title

    Mumbai: Greater Mumbai’s Riya Arolkar exhibited remarkable fighting qualities to record a come from behind upset win against top seed Simran Singhi in the girls u-15 singles final of the 6th  State Open Badminton Championship on Wednesday.

  • Nalin fires second ton

    Mumbai: Former world professional No.7 Nalin Patel fired the second billiards century break in succession, in the second week of the Bombay Gymkhana Premier League billiards and snooker tournament.Patel, who hit the highest break of 123 in the opening week, followed the effort with a 107 against Bhushan Shahade, as the Bombay Gymkhana Phantoms cruised to a 3-0 win over Dadar X-Men to earn five points including a bonus point for the

  • 8 burnt alive as AC bus rams oil tanker

    Bhayandar :  In a bizarre road mishap, eight passengers were charred to death after a luxury bus ferrying 22 passengers from Pune to Ahemdabad rammed into a petroleum tanker at Kude village near Manor on the Mumbai- Ahmedabad National Highway, No-8 at about 1:45 am on Wednesday.

  • Sehwag strikes form against Customs

    Mumbai: CAG (Comptroller &Auditor General of India) opener Virender Sehwag struck a quickfire 48 from just 20 balls during their tied match against Mumbai Customs in a concluding Group-C league match of the Rs 12 lakhs prize-money 10th All India Dr. D.Y. Patil T20 Cup, organised by the D.Y Patil Sports Academy, under the auspices of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), and played at the D.Y. Patil Stadium, Nerul on Wednesday.

  • Ministers, MPs are flying maharajas?

    No fresh directive, but Govt still wants private airlines to extend special treatment, freebies to MPs.

  • No bells will toll for Raj on martyrs day

    Mumbai :  The mood in Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Party on Wednesday was that of concern, as three cases were filed against their party president Raj Thackeray. With police slapping charges on him and Home Minister keen on his arrest, Thackeray’s visit to Pune has caused immense discomfort in his camp.

  • Snowden is nominated for Nobel

    Oslo : A former Norwegian minister nominated fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday in a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

  • Why Arnab got the Rahul interview!

    New Delhi :  Narendra Modi fans are certainly annoyed that the Times Now anchor Arnab Goswami was not at his acidic best when he conducted the much touted first ever interview with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. But according to party insiders, RG picked up AG because of his tough guy image.”

  • ‘AAP silent on source of funds’

    New Delhi: The central government has informed the Delhi High Court that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has not responded to questions on its source of funds.
    A division bench of the Delhi HC asked the petitioner, advocate M L Sharma, to include the AAP as a respondent and posted the case for February 5. Appearing for the home ministry, Additional Solicitor General Rajeeve Mehra told the bench that the government had written

  • Praful Patel wants 2002 riots matter put to rest

    New Delhi : Congress Party’s strongest ally, NCP on Wednesday surprised the former by towing down BJP’s defence of their prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi with regard to 2002 Gujarat riots.

  • NCW slaps notice to Mirje

    New Delhi : The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Wednesday sought an explanation from Maharashtra women’s commission member Asha Mirje for her remarks on the December 16, 2012 Delhi and the 2013 Mumbai’s Shakti Mills gang-rape victims.

  • SC reserves verdict on fresh interpretation of ‘juvenile’

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on the pleas seeking fresh interpretation of the term ‘juvenile’ in the statute and leaving it to the criminal court, instead of Juvenile Justice Board, to determine the juvenility of an offender in heinous crimes.