Free Press Journal
  • Full marks to MS Dhoni, not to India

    London :  It was a wicket that should have yielded at least 275, but India on Independence Day made a mess of it and were bundled out for 148. It was, admittedly, a bad toss to lose, given the intermittent rain than has bathed London this week, thereby leaving residual moisture on a pitch with a thin layer of grass on it. It was the least surprising then that England’s skipper Alastair

  • Road to redemption

    London : The Louis van Gaal era will begin in earnest for Manchester United on Saturday when they host Swansea City in the first match of the 2014-15 Premier League season.

  • For BJP, Hinduism is badge of political identity: Tharoor

    Mumbai : Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has attacked the BJP-led government at the Centre over the alleged “systematic increase” in cases of communal violence since the party came to power and accused it of using Hinduism as a badge of political identity to fit their “political agenda”. “The communal violence debate in Parliament from the last couple of days was a serious attempt by my party to highlight the fact that in last

  • Let it fly: Van Gaal to Rooney

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has told his new captain Wayne Rooney to “let it fly” ahead of their Premier League opener. The 28-year-old striker will lead United out at Old Trafford on Saturday for Van Gaal’s first competitive match. “In the US he scored a lot of goals and made a great amount of assists. I want to see that Wayne,” Van Gaal said. Asked why he opted to

  • Arsenal have the X-factor: Arteta

    London : Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta is confident his side’s opening Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace on Saturday will mark the start of a sustained challenge for the title.

  • Sterling is no Messi

    London: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers denied comparing Raheem Sterling with Lionel Messi.

  • Problem of plenty for Jose

    London : Jose Mourinho knows he faces a tough job keeping both Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois at Chelsea when he finally decides which will be the club’s number one goalkeeper.

  • Will saffronites heed Modi’s counsel of restraint?

    Perhaps the most important part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech from the ramparts of New Delhi’s Red Fort was his call for a 10-year moratorium on caste-based and communal violence.

  • Two players die at world chess championship

    Oslo : Two contestants in the just-ended Chess Olympiad in northern Norway died on the event’s final day, apparently from natural causes, police said.

  • Sania-Cara pair lose

    Cincinnati : India’s campaign ended at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament after Sania Mirza and Cara Black went down to Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain and Kazakhstan’s Yaroslave Shvedova in their women’s doubles second round match.

  • Djokovic out, Federer survives

    Cincinnati : Tommy Robredo shocked World No.1 Novak Djokovic at the Cincinnati Masters, but Roger Federer avoided an upset against Frenchman Gael Monfils.

  • India pocket gold, silver in World Team Billiards

    Glasgow : It was a win-win situation for the Indian cue sport on the occasion of Independence Day as the Pankaj Advani-led India B secured a gold while India A bagged a silver in the inaugural World Billiards Team Championship.The winning team comprising Advani, Rupesh Shah, Devendra Joshi and Ashok Shandilya edged past the other national side (India A) 5-4 in an exciting final.

  • Elias ousts Kush in squash

    Windhoek (Namibia): Title favourite Diego Elias ended the dream run of India’s Kush Kumar with a 11-5, 11-7, 11-4, victory in the semi-finals of the WSF World Junior squash championship, on Thursday. Elias, the 17-year-old from Peru bidding to become his country’s first winner of the title, beat Kumar, the first Indian to make the event’s last four, in 42 minutes. “I think in general it was a tight match and could

  • Delhi pip U Mumba in Pro Kabaddi

    Pune: A solid game in the second half saw Dabang Delhi edge past U Mumba 36-27 after both teams were separated by just two points at half time, in the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi league. Table toppers U Mumba suffered their second successive defeat but still lead the league standings by seven points. In what was a very tightly fought contest in the first 20 minutes of the game at the Balewadi

  • Windfall for Telangana CWG medallist

    Hyderabad : It rained cash on sportspersons from Telangana on Independence Day Friday as the state government honoured the medallists at the Commonwealth Games.

  • Navy derail WR to retain title

    Mumbai : Indian Navy retained their title by scoring a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Western Railway in the final of the Independence Cup football tournament, organised by the MDFA and being played at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel on Friday. Right winger Sabariyar Britto scored the lone goal midway through the second half of the match.

  • ONGC net profit up 19% at over Rs 4k cr

    New Delhi : State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp reported 19 per cent rise in net profit for the April-June quarter on realising higher crude oil prices. Net profit of Rs 4,782 crore was 19.07 per cent higher in the first quarter of 2014-15 than Rs 4,016 crore logged in the year-ago period, ONGC said in a statement here. ONGC, which had almost flat crude oil production in Q1, had a net

  • AIR to conduct special programmes on Independence Day

    President Pranab Mukherjee’s Address to the Nation on the eve of Independence Day on 14th August, 2014 will be broadcast from 07.00 P.M. onwards on the entire All India Radio