Free Press Journal
  • Afghanistan runs out of ballot paper as voters flock!

    Kabul :  Afghanistan’s landmark election on Saturday was marred by a shortage of ballot papers that left many voters still queuing to cast their vote with polling due to close, as the organizers appeared unprepared for a high turnout.

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish makes virtue out of his ignorance

    Patna/Gaya :  Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday pleaded innocence about a party leader wanted in a murder case sharing the dais with him at Gaya and claimed that it was an example of good governance that the man was arrested immediately.

  • PLAYING OUT A FARCE

    Though Advani filed his papers from Gandhinagar alongwith Modi, in a picture perfect setting, he still said that Modi can’t be compared to Atal

  • Devyani Khobragade - Visa fraud case

    Adarsh scam: Dad defends Devyani as CBI probes

    New Delhi :  Though the CBI is likely to file a chargesheet against diplomat Devyani Khobragade and her father Uttam Khobragade in the Adarsh Housing scam for allegedly acquiring a flat on the basis of false affidavit.

  • But Bukhari’s brother thumbs down Congress

    New Delhi :  Syed Yahya Bukhari, the younger brother of Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari, on Saturday opposed the latter’s decision to support Congress and accused the party of “backstabbing” Muslims.

  • ‘HATCHET MAN’ courts a CONTROVERSY

    EC initiates probe into Amit Shah’s ‘revenge for riots’ remark in UP after Cong and other political parties seek his arrest and ban on campaigning

  • On cusp of history

    India and Dhoni stand one match away from becoming the first country and captain to hold all three major limited overs titles at the same time

  • Controversies are part of Indian cricket: Dhoni

    Over the years that I have been the captain I have seen almost everything. There is nothing really that I have not seen in cricket. Controversies are big part of Indian cricket and I have been through all it. There’s hardly any good or bad in Indian cricket that happens without my name MS Dhoni India captain

  • Lasith Malinga was the pick of the Mumbai Indian bowlers, finishing with impressive figures of 4 for 23.

    Malinga confident of stopping Virat

    Mirpur : Sri Lanka’s stand-in captain Lasith Malinga said that Virat Kohli is a great batsman but they have the bowlers who can bowl that one good delivery, which can dismiss even the greatest.”We all know Virat is a great player. But even the greatest player needs only one ball to get out. I have a good feeling that someone from my side can bowl that one good ball,” Malinga

  • 40,000 IPL tickets sold online

    Abu Dhabi: The IPL organisers claimed that they have sold close to 40,000 tickets online in three days for the first leg of the T20 league, beginning April 16. “This is a remarkable start. The sale of tickets off the field will be complemented by some exhilarating cricket on the field, in the fifteen days from April 16 to 30, 2014,” Ranjib Biswal, Chairman, Governing Council, IPL, said.

  • Ashwin’s carrom ball T20 ball of century: Gilly

    Sydney : Australian wicket-keeping legend Adam Gilchrist has reportedly hailed Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s ‘carrom ball’ delivery, which dismissed veteran South African Hashim Amla on Friday, as the ‘T20 ball of the century’.In the World T20 semi-final against South Africa, Ashwin evoked comparisons with Australian spin legend Shane Warne’s ‘ball of the century’ to

  • Uneasy partners on one platform

    Bhandara/Nagpur (Maharashtra) :  After nearly 15 years, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday shared the dais as they jointly campaigned for UPA candidates in Maharashtra.

  • Dhoni wins Asian award for sports in UK

    london: MS Dhoni had reason to smile after he won the 2014 Asian award for outstanding achievement in sports.
    Dhoni, currently in Bangladesh leading India in the ICC World T20, was honoured last night. Former England cricketer Ramprakash, who was to present the award at the glittering ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, read out a message from Dhoni “dedicating the award” to his fans in Asia and all over the world.

  • When MSD had the last laugh

    How easy it is to explain away your prophecies in politics and cricket! If proved right you can have a triumphant didn’t-I-say-so look and when proved wrong you can still justify your stand attributing the unexpected turn of events to luck and providence.

  • Sanjay Patel to represent BCCI in Dhaka

    Mirpur : With most of the top BCCI officials busy with preparations for the Indian Premier League, the Cricket Board will be represented at the WT20 final today by its secretary Sanjay Patel, who reached Dhaka this evening.
    Whether Interim president of the BCCI-IPL Sunil Gavaskar would be present during the final could not be confirmed. Gavaskar’s manager, said that there are no plans of the former India captain to attend the event.

  • Rosberg edges Hamilton for pole

    Manama : Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday with teammate Lewis Hamilton ensuring a Mercedes front row lockout, further loosening struggling Sebastien Vettel’s grip on his world title.Rosberg, the world championship leader after two races, clocked 1min 33.185sec to edge Hamilton by 0.279sec as Mercedes stayed on course for a third win in three races this season.

  • Perez secures best start for Force India

    Sakhir (Bahrain): Sahara Force India continued their impressive run in the 2014 season with Sergio Perez qualifying a superb fifth on the grid even as Nico Hulkenberg’s last lap was good enough only for 12th place. Perez though will start from fourth position since third-placed Daniel Ricciardo will go down to 13th due to

  • City sink Saints to maintain title charge

    London : Manchester City kept up the pressure on Premier League leaders Liverpool with a 4-1 win at home to Southampton in Saturday’s early kick-off match.The victory saw City close to within a point of Liverpool with a game in hand and leapfrog Chelsea into second place.

  • Piramal, Mumbai share Polo cup after high-voltage clash

    Mumbai : Team Piramal Polo and Team Mumbai Polo tied up 6-6 and shared the trophy after the finals of the Amateur Riders’ Club (ARC) RWITC Polo Trophy (8 Goals) tournament, a part of the 67th Annual Horse Show and Polo Tournament 2014, played at the Mahalaxmi Polo ground.

  • Mumbai hold Dempo to 1-1

    Margao : Mumbai FC came from a goal down, through Alfred Jaryan’s late goal, to hold high-flying Dempo SC to a 1-1 draw in an I-League Round 24 encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Playmaker Roberto Mendes Silva ‘Beto’ (45+1st) put Dempo SC ahead in the first half before Jaryan (88th) earned Mumbai FC a well-deserved point. Mumbai FC’s thirteenth draw in the season took their tally to 25 points and helped