Free Press Journal
  • sharad pawar

    Pawar’s decision on contesting BCCI election likely by Feb 27

    Mumbai: The suspense over Mumbai Cricket Association’s (MCA) president Sharad Pawar contesting the Cricket Board’s election on March 2 is likely to end on February 27, according to MCA sources. “Indications are he will contest (for the president-ship of BCCI). He’s expected to decide on February 27 whether he will contest and attend the BCCI AGM,” the sources told PTI.

  • Indonesian pair eyes fourth straight All England title

    Jakarta: Indonesians Tantowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir aim to win their fourth straight mixed doubles title at the All England Superseries Premier 2015 slated for March 3-8 in Birmingham. The pair has dominated the mixed doubles event at the All England Championships over the past three years, reports Xinhua.

  • Messi still Barcelona’s penalty man despite miss against City

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique insisted that Lionel Messi is still the man to take penalties for his side despite the Argenitine’s dramatic last minute miss against Manchester City Tuesday night.

  • At MCG, India showed they can blow away any side: Morkel

    New Delhi: Out of favour South African all-rounder Albie Morkel says India’s hammering of the Proteas at the MCG demonstrated that the defending champions are capable of blowing any team away in the World Cup and big-ticket ICC events bring out the best in them. Morkel, holidaying after getting done with the domestic season, was courageous enough to watch every ball of the match where India recorded an unexpected 130-run over South Africa.

  • prakash karat

    BJP, RSS going ahead with agenda of forming Hindu state: Karat

    Agartala: CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat today said the people of the country are facing a “rightist onslaught” from the NDA government and RSS who are going ahead “with an agenda of forming a Hindu state.” “On one hand the Narendra Modi government is creating good days for the rich and the RSS is trying to divide the country along communal line on the other.

  • Tamil Nadu crawl to 192/3 on day one against Maharashtra

    Kolkata: Tamil Nadu’s Vijay Shankar added a much-needed life into an otherwise boring batting display, with an unbeaten half-century on the opening day of their semifinal against Maharashtra in the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here today. Opting to bat on a dull Eden Gardens strip, Tamil Nadu’ star studded batting line-up scored at snail’s pace until Shankar hit some strokes en route to his 97-ball unbeaten 56, to end the day on 192

  • Guj riots: verdict in UK nationals’ killing case on Feb 27

    Ahmedabad: A special trial court is likely to pronounce verdict this week in the case related to killing of three British nationals at Prantij town in Himmatnagar district during the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat. Principal district judge I C Shah of Himmatnagar courtis likely to deliver the verdict on February 27, prosecution sources said.

  • Vaiko

    Vaiko meets Kejriwal, stresses on full statehood to Delhi, Puducherry

    New Delhi: MDMK leader Vaiko today met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and stressed that full statehood was necessary for both Delhi and Puducherry. He, however, denied speculation that his party would work closely with the Aam Aadmi Party in Tamil Nadu.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Ahead of swearing-in Mufti to meet PM on Feb 27

    New Delhi: PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time on February 27 after which a swearing-in ceremony is likely to be held on March 1, two months after the results for the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls were announced. 79-year-old Sayeed’s meeting with Modi is expected to be a mere photo opportunity as all the issues between the two parties have been sorted out and

  • Ghulam Nabi Azad

    You face threat from within, not us: Azad to PM

    New Delhi: Congress today told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he faces a threat from within rather than the opposition as it wondered whether he would be successful in restraining divisive elements in the Sangh who have “not even spared Mother Teresa”. Slamming the controversial statements made by BJP and RSS leaders, including Mohan Bhagwat, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said the onus of restraining such people is

  • fadnavis

    Carshed of Metro 3 to be built in Aarey Colony: Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said the carshed of phase 3 of Mumbai Metro will come up in the Aarey Colony in north Mumbai, an area known for its green-cover. “Precinct development activity will be permitted. I am willing to have larger consultations with stakeholders due to the opposition to the project. Our endeavour is to protect green spaces,” Fadnavis said here. The project will entail a large-scale felling of trees

  • Chhagan Bhujbal

    Maha CM allows ACP probe on Chhagan Bhujbal

    Mumbai: In more trouble for senior NCP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has given the nod for an ACB probe against him and his family members in a disproportionate assets case. The Anti-Corruption Bureau’s file has been cleared by Fadnavis, sources in the CM’s office said today.

  • Sikh langars feeding homeless in UK

    London: Sikhs in the UK are taking the concept of langar or free meals served in gurdwaras to the streets of Britain to feed the country’s growing homeless population. The Sikh Welfare and Awareness Team (SWAT), a relatively new British charity, decided to take the concept of donated produce prepared into vegetarian dishes out of its traditional gurdwara setting to address the growing problem of homelessness in the UK.

  • Major offensive against IS is underway, says Iraq

    Baghdad: Iraqi security forces are planning an imminent major offensive against Islamic State (IS) militants in the northern central province of Salahudin, a provincial security source said Wednesday.

  • Five Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan clashes

    Kabul: Five Taliban militants were killed as security forces launched cleanup operations in Yamgan district of northern Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province, an official said. “Units of police launched mop up operations in parts of Yamgan district early Wednesday morning and so far five Taliban rebels have been killed,” Xinhua news agency quoted the deputy to provincial police chief, Abdul Qadir Sayad, as telling reporters. He added that cleanup operations would last till the eviction

  • ECB proposes 40-over World Cup, four-day Tests

    London: The one-day matches in the next edition of the cricket World Cup could be 40-overs-a-side affairs and Test matches reduced to four days if the discussions between the chairmen of English counties and the ECB are proposed and ultimately accepted by the the ICC. According to ESPNcricinfo, the “ideas are included in a discussion document which details radical suggestions for change” in the domestic and international game. They form part of a

  • We have to brush off India loss: Hashim Amla

    Brisbane: South Africa’s opening batsman Hashim Amla Wednesday urged his teammates to “brush off” and not be “dramatic” about their dismal loss against India and to look forward to their upcoming games in the World Cup.

  • MPCC takes dig at Sena for opposing land ordinance

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress today took a dig at Shiv Sena for opposing Land Acquisition Ordinance, saying the party was part of the Union Cabinet which approved it in the first place. “There is more to it than meets the eye. They probably want to achieve something at the state level for which they are using the opportunity,” Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) spokesman Ratnakar Mahajan said.