Free Press Journal
  • Indians look to punch above their weight

    The 215-strong contingent seeks a top-three finish against the likes of Australia and England in the 20th Commonwealth Games

  • Rahane the stand-out player at Lord’s: Graeme Swann

    London :  Ishant Sharma might be the one earning gushing praise from all quarters for his match-winning seven for 74, but former England off-spinner Graeme Swann picked Ajinkya Rahane as the stand-out player in India’s historic win at Lord’s.

  • CWG live on All India Radio

    All India Radio plans to bring programmes (Live/Highlights) on the CCWG. The live coverage will includes a curtain raiser on July 23, the opening ceremony on July 24 and the closing ceremony on August 4. All India Radio will also broadcast live commentary of all hockey matches featuring India, including the semi-finals and the final.

  • Indian coaches allowed at ringside in boxing: Sources

    Mumbai: The world boxing body AIBA reversed its original stand of not allowing Indian coaches to second boxers at ringside during bouts. A communication received from AIBA to a senior boxing official said that the world boxing body has communicated that “Indian coaches will be allowed to second the boxers and be at ringside during the Games,” concluding on August 3, sources informed.

  • Firemen skipping drill and parade

    Mumbai: Additional Municipal Commissioner Sanjay Deshmukh visited Nariman Point, Worli and Colaba fire stations on Tuesday and saw that firemen were not carrying out their morning parade and drill.

  • Tendulkar to play ‘special part’ in CWG opening ceremony

    Glasgow :  Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar is set to play a “special” part in the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games, which will herald the beginning of what promises to be a star-studded event.

  • Lee Chong Wei

    Lee Chong Wei withdrawal opens up Badminton title battle

    Glasgow  : Lee Chong Wei, winner of four gold medals at the last two Commonwealth Games, aggravated a thigh problem at the start of July and was forced to pull out the Glasgow edition.

  • ‘Glasgow Village inferior compared to one in Delhi’

    Glasgow :  Indian officials, who are travelling with the contingent, said that the ‘Athletes Village’ here was far inferior to the one in Delhi during the last edition of the Commonwealth Games.

  • Prior to miss rest of series due to injuries

    London :  Struggling England wicket-keeper Matt Prior on Tuesday stepped aside from national duty for the remainder of the series against India owing to poor form and injuries, a decision which triggered speculation of his international career being all but over.

  • Indian footballers

    Money not good but ISL won’t harm Indian football: Bhutia

    Mumbai :  Former India football captain Baichung Bhutia is not particularly happy with the pay packages on offer in the much-awaited Indian Super League but insists that the event won’t be detrimental to the sport either.

  • Sharapova’s comments not disrespectful, says Sachin Tendulkar

    New Delhi :  Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday said that he didn’t find it disrespectful that Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova didn’t know who he was as she did not follow cricket. “Sharapova’s comments were not disrespectful. She doesn’t follow cricket,” a gentleman-like Sachin said in an exclusive interview to NDTV.

  • ‘Not BEST idea to merge with TMT’

    Mumbai : Amidst talks of creating a seamless transportation system across the Metropolitan Region, senior BEST officials are not too keen on a merger with the Thane Municipal Transport (TMT). In doing so, BEST will have to bear the additional burden of running the loss-making TMT, which will do it more harm than good.

  • Ishant, Bhuvneshwar climb up ICC rankings

    Dubai :  India’s historic win at Lord’s, only their second at the home of cricket in 82 years, has seen Indian players Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane make noticeable improvements in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings, released on Tuesday.

  • Cook retained as captain for 3rd Test

    London :  The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) decided to retain an under-fire Alastair Cook as the captain for the third cricket Test against India at Southampton, starying July 27 despite calls for his ouster after the home team lost second Test at Lord’s against India.

  • Children fight over maestro Bhimsen’s property!

    Mumbai : Children of the late legendary classical vocalist Bhimsen Joshi are locked in a legal battle with his eldest son Raghvendra challenging his will.