Free Press Journal
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    Dhoni defies failure, blames injures for poor show in tri-series

    Perth: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today blamed the injuries and niggles being the reason for his team’s poor show in the tri-nation cricket tournament where they failed to reach the final after losing three out of the four league matches with a game being abandoned.

  • Mumbai FC ties up with VPPL

    Mumbai: Mumbai FC have announced its association with the Vile Parle Premier League (VPPL), one of the biggest youth football leagues in the city. The tournament will be utilised by Mumbai FC as their Under-19 talent hunt.

  • Paul Van Ass

    Van Ass named men’s hockey team coach, Thornton for women team

    New Delhi: Former Dutch national team coach Paul van Ass was today named as the new head coach of India’s men’s hockey team, ending three months of uncertainly after Australian Terry Walsh quit under controversial circumstances.

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    Billiards might be a part of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

    Beijing: There is a strong move to have billiards included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  The World Confederation of Billiards Sport (WCBS) and the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) have jointly submitted a bid to the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics, the heads of the two organisations said during the Chinese Billiard World Championship held this week in Yushan, Jiangxi province, Xinhua reported Friday.

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    Van Ass, Thornton to coach Indian hockey teams

    New Delhi: Former Dutch national coach Paul van Ass and Anthony Thornton of New Zealand were Friday named the new coaches of the Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams respectively. The names were finalised at a special selection committee meeting headed by secretary sports Ajit Sharan, Hockey India (HI) president Narinder Batra, High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans, Olympian Harbinder Singh and other Sports Authority of India (SAI) officials.

  • Arsene Wenger

    Arsene Wenger rules out more signings at Arsenal

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Friday ruled out further arrivals at the English football club before the transfer window closes. Wenger revealed it was “very unlikely” anyone would follow Gabriel Paulista to the Emirates Stadium in the next four days following the defender’s 11.3 million pounds signing this week, reports The Daily Telegraph. Paulista played for Spanish club Villarreal before moving to Arsenal.

  • AAP slams BJP for ad with Hazare’s garlanded sketch

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party today lashed out at BJP for its newspaper advertisement featuring a garlanded sketch of Anna Hazare, accusing the saffron party of “killing” the “second Gandhi” on Martyrs’ Day, and demanded that it apologise.

  • Don’t frame schemes you can’t implement: SC to Centre

    New Delhi: Supreme Court today came down heavily on the slow pace of the Centre in implementing the “Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojana” to provide hostels to students belonging to SC/ST category, saying it should not frame schemes that it cannot implement. The object of the Scheme was to provide residential accommodation to SC boys and girls studying in middle schools, higher secondary schools, colleges and Universities.

  • Mukul Roy

    Saradha scam: Mukul Roy quizzed by CBI, wants truth to come out

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy, considered West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s right hand man, Friday faced a four and a half hour grilling from the CBI in the multi-crore rupee Saradha ponzi scam.

  • Sort out issues of deputing cops at DWCD: HC to city govt

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today aske the city government to soon sort out issues concerning deputing of police officers at the Women and Child Development Department (DWCD) to deal with safety and security of juvenile homes.

  • Benjamin Netanyahu

    Netanyahu Betrays What’s Best For Israel

    Prime Minister Netanyahu has been more vocal than any of his predecessors about the ‘looming Iranian danger,’ insisting that any agreement to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons will amount to nothing more than a technical pause. He has been rallying members of Congress to impose additional crippling sanctions on Iran, hoping that the mounting economic pressure will precipitate a regime change, or at a minimum, force the current regime to abandon

  • Australia eye first Asian Cup football title

    Sydney: Australia will be focusing on their performance when they take on South Korea in the final of the Asian Cup Saturday.  Despite a tight encounter expected against South Korea who are yet to concede a goal so far in the tournament and had beaten the hosts 1-0 in the group stage, Australian top scorer Tim Cahill said the meeting with the South Koreans is just another game, reports Xinhua.  “I’m not

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    Not Jayanthi Tax, It was Rahul’s Axe: Cong Veteran Quits Waxing Eloquent

    Chennai: Over a year after she was forced to exit the Union Environment Ministry in the face of the BJP infamously taunting her for imposing a ‘Jayanthi Tax’ for big ticket green clearances, Congress veteran Jayanthi Natarajan on Tuesday quit the party squarely blaming scion Rahul Gandhi for her political travails.  For now, she has denied intentions of joining any other party including the BJP.

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    India knocked out of tri-series after losing to England

    Perth: India were today knocked out of the tri-series cricket tournament after yet another spineless display as England recovered from a top-order collapse to record a three-wicket victory and secure a place in the final here. In a do-or-die game, India’s batsmen let the team down badly as they frittered away a good start to be bundled out for 200 in 48.1 overs, losing as many as nine wickets for 97 runs from a

  • stocks

    Sensex, Nifty tank over 1.6 pc on profit booking

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex today plummeted by 498.82 points, its second biggest single-day fall this year, on heavy profit booking mainly in banking, pharma and auto stocks after recent record gains.

  • Coal Scam

    Coalscam: CBI draws flak for taking “U-turn” in final reports

    New Delhi: CBI today drew flak from the Special Court for taking “U-turn” on investigation of various coal scam cases and filing final reports, without giving any plausible reasons for arriving at such conclusions.

  • Rihanna

    Rihanna poses topless for magazine

    Los Angeles:  R&B star Rihanna, who has just released a new song ‘FourFiveSeconds’ featuring Paul McCartney and Kanye West, has gone topless for a magazine’s latest issue. The 26-year-old ‘Umbrella’ singer shared three photos from the magazine’s spread on Instagram, reported Ace Showbiz. In one photo, she is seen wearing only a pair of over-sized denim pants. Her make-up is inspired by the ’90s and she completed her look with dark coloured

  • David Beckham

    David Beckham turns taxi driver for kids

    Los Angeles:  David Beckham has retired from professional soccer world and says he now turned a taxi driver for his four kids. Appearing on an ABC talk show, Beckham told Jimmy Kimmel that he had his hands full driving around sons Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James, Cruz David and his daughter Harper Seven, reported Ace Showbiz. “To be honest, I’ve become a taxi driver overnight with the kids. I’m literally an Uber driver

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Ego does not exist in me: Amitabh Bachchan

    Dubai:  Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he has always considered himself ordinary despite his stardom. The 72-year-old actor, who was here to promote his upcoming film ‘Shamitabh’, was asked by a reporter if he has any ego being a star of the Indian film industry. Bachchan shared on his blog what he replied to the journalist.

  • Tim McGraw

    Tim McGraw to perform at Oscars

    Los Angeles: Country singer Tim McGraw will perform musician Glen Campbell’s hit number ‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You’ at the upcoming 87th annual Academy Awards. Campbell’s family personally requested McGraw, 47, to perform on the icon’s behalf as he is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and will be unable to attend the awards ceremony, reported Rolling Stone. The track has been nominated for an Academy in the best original song category.