Free Press Journal
  • Zaheer lauds fiery Shami

    Auckland: Speedster Zaheer Khan lauded his junior team-mate Mohammad Shami for his fiery spell on the third day of the first cricket Test against New Zealand, saying he is a “match-winner” for Team India. Shami put on display a fine exhibition of swing and seam bowling to take 3/37 and help bundle out the hosts for a paltry 105 in their second innings.

  • ‘Mini-World Cup’ to continue; Test championship scrapped

    Singapore: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Executive Board Saturday decided scrap the proposed World Test Championship and reinstate the highly popular Champions Trophy for 2017 and 2021.”It proved impossible to come up with a format for a four-team finals event in Test cricket that fits the culture of Test cricket and preserves the integrity of the format,” an ICC statement read.

  • BCCI welcomes revamp plan

    Singapore: The BCCI welcomed ICC’s decision to approve its revamped proposal, which is aimed at bringing improved governance, financial and competition structures, during the Executive Board meeting. “After rounds of discussions over the last three weeks, the proposals were approved without any objection,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel told ESPNcricinfo. “Now that the resolutions are passed, we can move on and the Chief Executives’ Committee and ICC Board can continue to work on

  • Every match is an opportunity to grow better, says Harbhajan

    Bangalore: Rest of India captain Harbhajan Singh today doesn’t want to put too much pressure on himself thinking about his national comeback although he termed each and every match as “an opportunity to do well” in order to get back into the national team.

  • Records tumble on golden day

    Sochi (Russia): Records tumbled on the first day of medal action at the Sochi Winter Olympics today as organisers breathed a sigh of relief after a dazzling opening ceremony hailed as a success around the world.
    Under picture-perfect blue skies US snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg took the first gold in the inaugural men’s slopestyle event but two veterans stole the headlines.

  • After shame at Sochi, IOA will go to polls today

    IOC president Thomas Bach had hinted India’s return even before the Winter Olympics which began in Sochi if the IOA held its elections before the Games.

  • Hosts BPGC lead on 1st day

    Mumbai : Host club, Bombay Presidency Golf Club opened up a 2 ½ point lead over second placed Willingdon Sports Club at the ends of the first day’s play in the 18th Grover Zampa Vineyards Inter-Club Golf Championships, co-sponsored by Parle Products and Skoda, and played at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club (BPGC), Chembur here, on Saturday.

  • Aditya, Nubairshah shine on the Day 1

    Mumbai: The grand State-level U-16 chess championship kick started at Kurla. The two day long championship has participation of 492 players from across Maharashtra. Championship offers record prize money of Rs 2,71,000. In the 5-8 years category, 7 years old Aditya Mittal clinched to the quick victory in the 5 rounds, with a 1531 classic rating Aditya is looking forward to win the U-16 ChessKumbh title.

  • Goan Sports schools soccer from Monday

    Mumbai: Twelve teams will be participating in the 8th Goan Sports Association (GSA) Inter-Schools (Boy’s under-12) football tournament organised by GSA at their ground, Cross Maidan, from February 10 to 26. Defending champions Don Bosco ‘B’, Don Bosco ‘A’, Campion HS, St. Francis D’Assisi, St. Mary’s ICSE, Sundatta HS, Diamond Jubilee HS, Sir J.J. Fort, Bal Mohan, St. Paul’s, St. Lawrence and Don Bosco, Borivali will be vying for the top honours.

  • 4 city swimmers conquer the sea

    Mumbai: Mumbai witnessed the rise of new heroes this morning as four young swimmers from the city in the age group of 10-15 years, swam a stretch of 25.7 kilometres, in just six hours.A first attempt for all the four gallant heroes, the young team of swimmers dived into the sea at the Vashi Jetty at 5:45 a.m. and emerged at the Gateway of India between 11:20 a.m. and 12:32

  • SL clinch series win over B’desh

    Chittagong: Mominul Haque hit an unbeaten century to steer Bangladesh to a draw in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka in Chittagong, leaving the tourists with a 1-0 series win.Bangladesh, who needed to bat out their second innings after being set an improbable victory target of 467, were 271-3 when stumps were drawn on the fifth day at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium.

  • Oops… Russian TV doctors footage of Olympic rings!

    Sochi :  Smoke and mirrors? Russian state television aired footage of five floating snowflakes turning into the Olympic rings and bursting into pyrotechnics at the Sochi Games opening ceremony. Problem is, that didn’t happen.

  • Srini will be ICC chief from July

    Singapore :  The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday approved its radical reform plans, giving India a strong control over the revenue and power structure of the parent body and paving way for controversial BCCI president Narainswamy Srinivasan’s appointment as the ICC chairperson.

  • Rape Protests


    New Delhi :  A 14-year-old girl from Manipur was allegedly raped by her landlord’s son in Munirka area sparking off protests in the national capital, days after the death of another youth from the North-East in an alleged racist attack.

  • Fiery Rahul goes for Modi’s jugular

    On Gujarat CM’s home turf, Cong scion debunks his development claims and goes hammer and tongs at his saffron antecedents.

  • Cbi boss eats his words?

    New Delhi :  A controversy has erupted over the reported remarks of CBI chief Ranjit Sinha that the UPA government would have been happy if BJP leader Amit Shah was named as accused in Ishrat Jahan case charge sheet, a comment which he has denied.

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal


    His methods may not be on any governance manual, but some of these seem to be working although as Kejriwal himself says he has no empirical study to prove that corruption is down (more…)

  • Prez upset over backlog of cases in various courts

    Mumbai : President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the pendency of 31 million cases in courts across the country was very disturbing. “I am very disturbed to find a staggering 31 million cases pending in various courts all over the country and hope the judiciary would do its best to clear them,” Mukherjee said, inaugurating the sesquicentennial celebrations of the Advocates’ Association of Western India (AAWI) here.