Free Press Journal
  • William Porterfield

    Ireland focus on getting two more points

    Hamilton: Ireland captain William Porterfield on Monday said his team is looking to grab another two necessary points to qualify for the quarterfinals of the cricket World Cup.  Having beaten the West Indies, Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Ireland have a strong chance of making it to the quarterfinals. With the Irish yet to play India and Pakistan, Porterfield is of the view that his side is ready for the

  • Maha govt plans GPRS in taxis for women’s safety

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government plans to instal GPRS in private taxis and reserve front seats in share taxis for women to ensure their safety, the state Legislature was informed here today. “It is proposed that a GPRS-based system will be installed in Meru and other private taxis and the front seats reserved in share taxis in Mumbai for women,” Governor C Vidyasagar Rao said addressing the state Legislature, as the Budget session began today.

  • Yuki Bhambri

    Yuki Bhambri launches tennis academy

    Greater Noida: Top Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri inaugurated his new tennis academy at Gaur City Sports Complex here on Monday.
    “I am happy to announce the opening of my academy today. This is our effort to provide international standard facility where future players can be groomed,” the Davis Cupper said.  “Even if people are not interested in playing at international level they will get to involve in physical activities that can help

  • Bayer Leverkusen, SC Paderborn

    Leverkusen win, Cologne upset Frankfurt in Bundesliga

    Berlin: Bayer Leverkusen’s late goals increased SC Paderborn 07’s relegation worries while FC Cologne’s three goals within 10 minutes downed Eintracht Frankfurt 4-2 to close the 24th round in Bundesliga.  Newly-promoted and relegation-threatened Paderborn were able to hold the pace with Leverkusen until the 73rd minute on Sunday. But three late goals secured the “Werkself” a vital win on the road, reports Xinhua.  After a goalless first half, Paderborn took the reins

  • Significant rise in Maharashtra’s tiger population

    Mumbai:  There has been a significant rise in tiger population in Maharashtra, the state Legislature was informed here today. “Thanks to increased vigilance, there has been a significant rise in the population of tigers in the Pench and Tadoba Tiger Projects,” Governor C Vidyasagar Rao said in his address to the Legislature as the Budget session got underway.

  • Maha Legislature condoles demise of R R Patil, Pansare

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Legislature today paid tributes to former state Home Minister late R R Patil and CPI leader Govind Pansare, with members lauding their contribution in political and social sectors of the state. A condolence motion for Patil, other former legislators who passed away recently, and also for Pansare, was tabled by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in the House.

  • coal

    Coalscam: Charges to be framed against JIPL and others

    New Delhi: Jharkhand Ispat Pvt Ltd (JIPL) and its two directors R C Rungta and R S Rungta were today ordered to be put on trial in a coal scam case by a special court which said prima facie charges of cheating, conspiracy and forgery were made out against them. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar ordered framing of charges against the three accused for the alleged offences under section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) read

  • Benfica, Arouca

    Benfica beat Arouca 3-1 in Portuguese league

    Lisbon: Benfica FC beat FC Arouca 3-1 in the 24th round of the Portuguese football league at the Municipal Stadium in Arouca. Arouca forward Iuri Medeiros opened the scoring in the sixth minute, served by Nelson Conceicao on Sunday, reports Xinhua.   Benfica’s Jonas scored in the 50th into an empty net. Lima scored five minutes later and scored again in the 75th after an excellent pass by Eliseu.  League leaders Benfica remain

  • Feyenoord Rotterdam

    Feyenoord take over third place from AZ Alkmaar

    The Hague: Feyenoord Rotterdam grabbed the third place in the Dutch Eredivisie football leage, as they beat NAC Breda 3-0, while AZ Alkmaar suffered a humiliating 2-6 defeat at FC Utrecht.  Feyenoord had little trouble against NAC on Sundasy. Lex Immers produced the first goal in the first half and in the second part Mitchell Te Vrede added a brace to make it 3-0. AZ were 3-0 behind after 17 minutes and

  • Uber rape case: SC to hear victim’s plea agst witnesses recall

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear tomorrow the plea of 25-year-old woman, who was allegedly raped by driver of a Uber cab here, against the Delhi High Court order allowing the accused to recall and examine 13 witnesses including the victim in the trial. “It will come tomorrow for hearing. In the meantime, correct all the defects,” a bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu said.

  • Govt spent Rs 198.38 cr for conservation of monuments

    New Delhi: A total of Rs 193.38 crore has been spent by the government for conservation and maintenance of protected monuments in the country during 2014-15 till February, Lok Sabha was informed today.

  • Situation improving in Dimapur, curfew lifted

    Kohima/Dimapur: The situation in Dimapur town of Nagaland, which witnessed the lynching of a rape accused by a mob on Thursday last, was showing signs of improvement today with lifting of the curfew and resumption of business activities after three days. The number of arrests in connection with the incident have gone upto 43 today even as prohibitory orders under Sec 144 CrPC are in force, Additional SP, Dimapur, Kakheto said.

  • Graeme Smith

    Graeme Smith concerned over Proteas’ terrible chase record at WC

    Johannesburg : Former South African skipper Graeme Smith has raised concerns over his country’s squad’s inability to chase down targets, stating that their win-loss record stands at 3-10, while chasing, since the last World Cup. South Africa have never won the World Cup despite being one of the top sides in modern day cricket. South Africa lost both their Pool B ties against India and Pakistan while batting second and managed to earn

  • Lidl hires Dejan Obradovic in bid to win boxers crown from Becks

    London: The supermarket company Lidl is taking on David Beckham in the battle of the boxer shorts by hiring muscleman Dejan Obradovic to front a new luxury pants range. Arsenal fan Obradovic, who is the face of Lidl’s new Made in Venice range that starts at 3.99 pounds, will strip off to a pair of tiny pants for his first bigtime modelling job, the Daily Star reported. The 39-year-old footballer, who kicked off the

  • Daniel Vettori

    Veteran Vettori hopes Kiwis continue to shine against tough oppositions in WC play-offs

    Wellington: New Zealand veteran left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori has said that he hoped his team would continue their aggressive approach against tough opponents in the knock-out stages, in order to lift their maiden World Cup trophy. New Zealand have been unbeaten so far in the ongoing tournament as they swept aside Afghanistan on Sunday to clinch their fifth successive win . Vettori, who was declared the Man-of-the-Match for his impressive figures of four for

  • Dhanraj Pillay

    Indian coach best option for team: Dhanraj Pillay

    New Delhi: Unhappy that a Dutch has been made the new chief coach for the men’s national team, legendary hockey player Dhanraj Pillay said an Indian would have been the best option for the post.  In association with Hockey India (HI), the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has named that Paul van Ass will take charge of the Indian team following Terry Walsh’s ouster last year.  “An Indian coach is the best

  • Modi’s visit to Lanka a good tactical move

    New Delhi: It is a measure of India’s shocking neglect of relations with a strategically key neighbour that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka later this week is the first by an Indian prime minister in 28 years. The last visit was in 1987 by Rajiv Gandhi when he signed the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord.

  • Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi’s record breaking treble steers Barca to top of La Liga table

    Wellington : Argentina football team captain Lionel Messi has rewritten La Liga record books after netting his 32nd hat-trick to steer Barcelona to a 6-1 win over Rayo Vallecano, and place his side on top of the Spanish league table at the Nou Camp on Sunday night. Forward Luiz Suarez provided the initial thrust as the Uruguayan put Barca ahead in the fifth minute before Gerard Pique doubled the lead shortly after the

  • Raheem Sterling, Liverpool

    Chelsea emerge as shock candidates to land Raheem Sterling from Liverpool

    London : Current Premier League leaders Chelsea have emerged as shock candidates to land Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling, if the young footballer rejects his new contract offer at Anfield. The bookies have reportedly tipped Chelsea side as joint-favourites along with Real Madrid to sign the star winger, who is currently stalling over a new deal at Liverpool, with both sides been given a 5/2 price to become the England ace’s next club. Sterling