Free Press Journal
  • Spotlight on fitness as India face Oz test

    Adelaide : India will have to recover quickly from the blow of losing pace spearhead Ishant Sharma even as the fitness of Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja will be under spotlight as they take on hosts Australia in the opening warm-up game of the ICC World Cup.

  • India lacks depth in batting: MSD

    Adelaide: The Indian cricket team has been bogged down by the bowlers’ poor form in recent times but captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that the batting line-up also lacked depth as compared to other sides taking part in the World Cup beginning next week.

  • Fit Rohit raring to go

    Adelaide : One of India’s premier batsman Rohit Sharma declared that he has “recovered well” from his hamstring injury and is raring to go against Australia in the first warm-up game of the ICC World Cup being played at the Adelaide Oval, today.

  • Fans must support Indian team during tough times: Tendulkar

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar said fans must stand by the Indian team during the World Cup since there will be tough times and obstacles in their title defence. “You want them to go out and thrash the opposition and win each and every match but that is not possible. Sometimes you have to accept defeat and that can also be a learning experience in a tournament like World Cup,” Tendulkar said. “There are


    New Delhi : In a rebuff to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity, Delhites appear to have chosen on Saturday to give another chance to 46-year-old Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal to be the chief minister of Delhi once again as all four exit polls predicted his party”s victory, two giving it a clear majority in the 70-member Assembly. The exact picture, however, will emerge only on Tuesday when the votes


    New Delhi : The fierce fight between two contenders for power in Delhi – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) – continued even on the polling day on Saturday with accusations flying high against each other throughout the day. They may continue the war of accusations for another three days until Tuesday when the counting will throw up who gets to form the government.

  • Shivlal may replace Srini

    Chennai : Former India off-spinner and interim president of BCCI Shivlal Yadav in all likelihood is the frontrunner to replace N Srinivasan as the full-time president of the board at the next Annual General Meeting.

  • Anti-encroachment drive back in city

    Ujjain : The civic authorities on Saturday undertook yet another anti-encroachment drive in different areas of the city. The drive started in the temple clad areas of Mahakal Ghati and surrounding areas of the Mahakaleshwar Temple.

  • Narmada water to be supplied in city from February-end

    Ujjain : Despite of low water level in Gambhir Dam, the denizens will not face problem of water scarcity in the forthcoming gsummer season. Narmada water will be supplied in the city from the end of February.

  • Ward-boy goes missing after duty, kin suspect foul play

    Ujjain : One Prakash (45), son of Chunnilal Sisodiya, a ward-boy, went missing after completing his duty at the Sanjay Nagar located government dispensary on Friday night. The incident was reported when Prakash who was regular in his time table did not reached his house located at Kajipura till 9 pm of Friday.

  • Absence of leggie will cost India: Prasanna

    New Delhi : Erapalli Prasanna feels it would be tough for India to progress beyond the World Cup quarterfinals with the bowling line-up they possess, adding that the lack of a leg-spinner in the squad will make the going only tougher for the defending champions.

  • Afghan team prepares for maiden World Cup

    Kabul : Against the backdrop of war and hardship, a severe lack of facilities and funds, cricket in Afghanistan has grown at a phenomenal pace in a dozen years.

  • Huge anticipation ahead of India-Pak clash

    Melbourne : The anticipation for the India-Pakistan cricket World Cup clash next Sunday in Adelaide has been huge among Indian and Pakistani diaspora living Down Under.

  • India can retain WC: Kirsten

    Kolkata : India’s World Cup-winning coach Gary Kirsten Saturday said the team has a “really good chance” of repeating their 2011 success.

  • Golden double for Vijay, SSCB take control of Games

    Thiruvananthapuram : Ace pistol shooter Vijay Kumar fired a golden double for the second time to end his campaign with a rich haul of five gold and one bronze even as the Services Sports Control Board remained on course for a hat-trick of overall titles on day seven of the 35th National Games on Saturday. Gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched five gold medals at the ongoing Games

  • National Games allegations: Ready to face probe: Minister

    Kottayam : As the row triggered by alleged lapses and corruption in the conduct of ongoing 35th National Games in Kerala refuse to die down, state Sports Minister Thiruvanchroor Radhakrishnan said the Congress-led UDF government was ready for any probe.

  • Manjhi defiant, Nitish to stake claim today

    Patna : Bihar’s ruling JD-U seemed to be on the verge of a split on Saturday, as Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi sought the assembly to be dissolved despite opposition from a majority of his cabinet even as his predecessor Nitish Kumar was re-elected legislature party chief and was likely to stake claim to form the government on Sunday.

  • Mumbai maintain edge over Karnataka

    Mumbai : Mumbai maintained their ascendancy over Karnataka, with the hosts leading by 261 runs at the end of the second day of a Ranji Trophy match on Saturday.

  • Malini may take oath after Feb 11

    Indore : As the results of the Indore civic body elections are out, the newly-elected Mayor’s oath taking ceremony is becoming the talk of the town. Many are found to be curious to know the date when she (Malini Gaud) would take charge of IMC, officially. When quizzed her party colleagues, they said that Gaud may take oath anytime next week.