Free Press Journal
  • We got what we wanted from tour game: Rohit

    All the batsmen got in and made some runs, which is a good sign before a Test series. We are ready and both the batsmen and the bowlers got what they wanted from this match. I am happy with how things went in the last two days Rohit Sharma India batsman

  • Draw deal

    Rohit, Rahane strike form as India’s practice match ends sans result (more…)

  • Taylor riding high on form going into Test series

    Wellington: New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has reportedly exhausted all the batting superlatives and comparisons with his country’s legend Martin Crowe following his consistent heroics against West Indies and India this winter.

  • Bhajji to lead Rest of India; Gauti included

    New Delhi: Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh will get a shot at redemption while leading a 15-member Rest of India squad that also includes seasoned opener Gautam Gambhir as they take on Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka in the Irani Cup match in Bangalore from February 9.

  • ‘ Improve Rail infrastructure for the benefit of exporters’

    Indore: Though the online facilities help the exporters immensely, lack of Rail infrastructure, which is the key part in the export, is creating hurdles for those in this business.Poor connectivity takes additional time to dispatch the consignment to a port in Mumbai and makes life difficult for the exporters.

  • Karnataka aim to dominate Indian cricket: Vinay Kumar

    Bangalore: Vinay Kumar, who led Karnataka to its seventh Ranji Trophy title, said his team’s goal is to dominate Indian cricket for the next ten years. “We have a great bunch of guys who are very young and hungry to perform. I feel we have it in us to keep winning and our goal is to dominate Indian cricket for the next ten years,” Vinay told reporters.

  • Bharat Ratna for Tendulkar will inspire sportsmen: Irfan

    Bangalore: India discard Irfan Pathan said that conferring Bharat Ratna on Sachin Tendulkar will inspire other sportspersons to strive for country’s highest civilian award.Tendulkar and eminent scientist Prof C N R Rao will be conferred with Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function today.

  • Kirsten not interested in replacing Flower

    New Delhi: Former India coach Gary Kirsten is not interested in taking up the role of England’s Team Director and had distanced himself from the job.The 46-year-old  is third favourite in the list of bookies to replace Andy Flower.Kirsten will be seen as the chief coach of Delhi Daredevils in the upcoming season.

  • Warne to ‘think about’ Eng coaching job

    Sydney: Australian bowling great Shane Warne, so often the cause of England’s demise, offered to think about reviving the old enemy as the country’s next coach.As England players flew home in the early hours following a final defeat in Sydney, Warne took to Twitter in answer to calls for him to apply for the role.

  • Police rescue ‘dazed’ Thorpe- reports

    Sydney: A “dazed” Ian Thorpe was discovered by police in a Sydney street in the early hours and taken to hospital, according to reports about the troubled swim star. Thorpe, 31, was taken to hospital for the second time in as many weeks after being spotted in a suburban street in southern Sydney at about 3am, according to Ten News.

  • ‘Ox ride’ takes Arsenal on top

    The powerful 20-year-old scored twice to take gunners nose ahead of Man City in the Premier League table

  • DGC gears up to welcome Woods amid a veil of secrecy

    New Delhi: A veil of secrecy surrounds the first visit of Tiger Woods in India even as the prestigious Delhi Golf Club today geared up to host the world number one golfer who is set to play a lucrative exhibition round, here today.

  • Maharashtra rout MP 6-1 to make quarters

    Mumbai:The Maharashtra State Team thrashed Madhya Pradesh 6-1 in Santosh Trophy league phase on Monday. With back to back wins, Maharashtra have now qualified for the quarter-finals.It took Maharashtra 33 minutes to break the deadlock. Steven Dias went surging on the right wing to make an inch perfect cross for Allan Dias, whose header gave no chance to the defenders and the hapless goalkeeper to take Maharashtra 1-0 into half time.

  • Van Persie eyeing Gunners return?

    London : Manchester United’s dreadful season could lead to a massive overhaul this summer and the mass exodus could include top striker Robin van Persie.Reports out of Old Trafford are that the Dutch striker would prefer a move back to Arsenal, the same club he left to begin a new career with United last year.

  • Crowd sends monorail tottering

    Mumbai : They had two years to test the monorail in Indian conditions but when it was finally opened to the public on Sunday it became apparent that the fancy mode of mass transport had not been tested for the Mumbai rush hour.

  • Spectrum sees robust bids, more to come

    New Delhi :  The first day of the telecom spectrum auction saw robust competition leading to excess demand for 900 Mhz spectrum in Mumbai circle, with the last bid at the end of seventh round at Rs 4.73 billion per Mhz, as against a base price of Rs 3.28 billion.

  • Mulayam miffed as Jaya sews up pact with CPM

    Lucknow/Chennai :  Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh on Monday asserted that no government would be possible at the Centre without the support of his party. He said the SP would play the kingmaker after the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.

  • BJP, Cong find a way to fight poverty

    New Delhi : Deciding the poverty line in terms of income in rupees per day has always been a controversial issue even among economists. In the arena of politics, the exercise becomes all the more acrimonious.

  • More gas for cities: CNG & PNG price cut

    New Delhi :  The government has slashed CNG (compressed natural gas) prices by Rs. 15/kg, or nearly 30 per cent, with immediate effect. Prices of piped natural gas or PNG have been cut by Rs. 5 per cubic metre, or nearly 20 per cent.

  • Buffalo-friendly UP suspends cops for delay in tracing missing cattle

    Lucknow :  In an incident that only helps to strengthen stereotypes about the state’s police, three policemen were suspended for dereliction of duty for inordinate delay in recovery of buffaloes stolen from the farmhouse of Uttar Pradesh minister Mohd Azam Khan.