Free Press Journal
  • Afridi heroics powers Pakistan into final

    Mirpur: Pakistan pulled off a thrilling three-wicket victory over hosts Bangladesh to storm into the finals of the Asia Cup cricket tournament, completely knocking India out of the title race.Opener Ahmed Shehzad blasted a 123-ball 103 to set the foundation for a record chase but it was Shahid Afridi’s blistering 59 off 25 balls which helped Pakistan set up a summit clash against Sri Lanka.

  • SC defers declaration of RCA poll results

    New Delhi : The BCCI asked for additional time from the Supreme Court on Tuesday, sighting the unavailability of their lead counsel Aryma Sundaram.The Supreme Court bench of Hon’ble Justice Mr. A. R. Dave and Hon’ble Justice Mr. Shiv Kirti Singh then proceeded to defer the announcement of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) election results to the coming Tuesday, March 11th 2014.

  • Kohli overtakes MSD in popularity

    New Delhi: A series of losses overseas for Team India saw skipper MS Dhoni’s popularity taking a hit on internet and Virat Kohli’s fan following rising.A study by search engine Google showed that Dhoni’s last minute withdrawal from the Asia Cup and Kohli’s century as a captain has impacted the ranking of these two cricketers on Google Search Trends.

  • Oz inch closer to Test win

    Cape Town: South African captain Graeme Smith was out for three in his last Test innings as South Africa lost three quick wickets after being set a massive 511 to win on the fourth day of the third and final Test with Australia at Newlands on Tuesday.

  • Bolt’s speed could allow him to fly on Saturn’s moon: Study

    London: Usain Bolt, the fastest man on Earth, is so fast that he could fly like a bird on Saturn’s moon Titan while wearing a wingsuit, according to a new study. The world-record holding sprinter, Bolt, has reached top speeds of 12.27 metres per second, which would be fast enough for him to take off on Titan while wearing a regular wingsuit.

  • Smith calls time on international career

    Cape Town: South African Graeme Smith, international cricket’s longest-serving captain, sprang a shock as he announced he would retire from all international cricket after the current third Test against Australia at Newlands.

  • Charanjit strikes late winner for Western

    Mumbai: Charanjit Singh was at his brilliant best and played a key role in helping Western Railway snatch a close 3-2 win over Union Bank of India in an exciting Elite Division match of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) League, played at the Western Railway ground, Mahalaxmi, on Tuesday evening.

  • Unilateral termination unfair: IBF

    New Delhi: Baffled by the International Boxing Association’s decision to terminate it, the suspended Indian Boxing Federation’s President Abhishek Matoria on Tuesday said it cannot make sense of the “unfair” decision and will take up the matter with the IOA now.

  • Khar Gym, Radio Club rally to win

    Mumbai: Khar Gymkhana Challengers and Radio Club Panthers rallied to thrilling 3-2 wins, in the seventh week of the Bombay Gymkhana Premier League billiards & snooker tournament.Challengers overcame CCI Snooker Kings in Group I, while Panthers beat JVPG Achievers in Group 2.

  • Gangolli defends National A title

    Mumbai: Kishan Gangolli (KAR) retained title for the second time in a row winning the 10th AICFB National A Chess Championship for the blind which concluded at the Ganapat Rao Vartak Krida Bhavan,Vasai. From the 6th round it was a race between Olympiad Gold medalist Kishan Gangolli and World Bronze medal winner Darpan Inani (GUJ) and both amassed 10 points each in 13 rounds.

  • Vilas Menon Celebrity TT on Sunday

    Mumbai:The one-day Vilas Menon memorial Celebrity table tennis tournament will be held at National Sports Club of India (NSCI), Worli, on Sunday, March 9 at 6 p.m. Apart from ex-International table tennis stars like Neeraj Bajaj and Farrokh Khodaiji, former  India hockey captain Dhanjay Pillay and an ex-Test cricket Sanjay Manjrekar will be seen along with cine actors like Archana Puran Singh, Tom Alter, Ranjan Negi. Even Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria

  • Vladimir Putin

    Putin reserves right to use force in Ukraine

    MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has refused to rule out sending troops into Ukraine, saying he reserves the right to use ‘all means’ to protect Russian speakers in the country. Speaking for the first time since Russian troops effectively took control of the Crimean peninsula, Putin said if ‘anarchy’ erupts in eastern Ukraine, Moscow would have no hesitation in responding.

  • WhatsApp founders in Forbes’ billionaires list

    New York: Following Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, the two founders of the popular mobile messaging service have now earned a new distinction — a place in the Forbes’s list of global billionaires.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal to check out Gujarat model

    Ganghinagar :  As Narendra Modi, BJPs prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections, criss-crosses the national countryside pursuing a mandate for his party, both the Congress and the Aam Admi Party are getting ready to storm his bastion, Gujarat.

  • polls

    COUNTDOWN FOR POLLS TO START FROM TODAY

    New Delhi :  The Election Commission on Tuesday advanced the announcement of the Lok Sabha election schedule by a day: the crucial press conference will take place at 10.30 AM on Wednesday.

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Sena warns BJP not to flirt with MNS

    Mumbai :  Peeved at BJP leader Nitin Gadkari for hobnobbing with MNS chief Raj Thackeray, the Shiv Sena has warned that its “grand alliance” with the Bharatiya Janata Party could collapse if the BJP continued to hobnob with the MNS or the NCP.

  • INK GOES BUT BLOT REMAINS

    Court sends Sahara boss to Tihar jail till March 11, will have to come up with time-bound plan to pay up the investors.

  • Dikshit is named Kerala Governor

    New Delhi :  Three times Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit (75) will be the new Governor of Kerala in place of Nikhil Kumar, a former Delhi Police Commissioner, who has resigned to contest as a Congress candidate from Aurangabad in Bihar in the Lok Sabha elections.

  • Hammered in court, inked outside

    New Delhi :  It was drama to the hilt outside Supreme Court when Sahara boss Subrata Roy arrived here in his trademark white shirt and black half-waist coat, but was greeted with black ink thrown in his face by an onlooker.

  • MYS’ homely warning for CM Akhilesh Yadav

    LUCKNOW: UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav was left red-faced on Tuesday when his father and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav chose a public platform to reprimand him.  In a perform-or-perish warning, the senior Yadav told his son at a function that it was high time he proved his worth.