Free Press Journal
  • De Villiers wicket huge: Sohail

    Auckland: Pakistan paceman Sohail Khan said that taking the wicket of South African master blaster AB de Villiers would inspire him to greater heights at the World Cup. Sohail, who turned 31, celebrated his birthday in style a day later when he dismissed the South Africa skipper who was threatening to take the Pool B match away from Pakistan in Auckland. Sohail produced a back of a length delivery which de Villiers

  • Horoscope

    Aries:- The more you enjoy what you do the more you’ll prosper so make the most of opportunities to turn a side-line or hobby into cash. If you maintain your mind calm then you can avoid quarrels.

  • Rich fare in store at Indian Open snooker

    Mumbai : With four top-10 cueists, led by defending champion Ding Junhui, and five former World champions in the fray, the second edition of the Indian Open World professional ranking snooker tournament commencing on Tuesday boasts of a strong and quality field with a promise of highly competitive matches.

  • East Bengal face Kitchee challenge

    Kolkata: A depleted East Bengal will face a stern test when they take on last year’s semi-finalists Kitchee to begin their home leg in the group F of the AFC Cup football tournament at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan today. The I-League runners up will not get the services of four of their star players who are doing national duty for the upcoming home (March 12) and away (March 17) matches against

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    India’s Daughter: Face facts Squarely

    It is not necessary to be unduly paranoid or even nurture vaguely conspiratorial theories of Western condescension to suggest that the furore over the BBC documentary, ‘India’s Daughter’, has successfully made the country an object of both derision and mockery. This may have been completely unintended, but even the most ardent camp followers of Leslee Udwin—and Delhi abounds with too many of them, all extremely vocal and articulate—won’t deny that in the

  • Sector In Need Of Power Steering

    Recent developments within the power sector merit attention. The first of these is to do with performance of the coal sector and allocation of coal blocks. The second is about the focus on renewable energy and the benefits that can accrue to India. A third and a related point is about the structure of power institutions in the country and the reasons why distribution companies (discoms) in particular and the power sector, in general,

  • India deserves F1: Jean Todt

    Mumbai: Jean Todt, president of world motorsports governing body FIA, has said that India deserves Formula 1 and he hopes the dropped Grand Prix returns to the country in the near future. “It’s (the race is not my responsibility). It is the commercial rights holder (FOM) who is discussing with the promoter (Jaypee Group), with the country. Personally, as the president of FIA but more as a car enthusiast, I was happy

  • Faulkner relieved after Lanka win

    Sydney: All-rounder James Faulkner, who was instrumental in Australia’s 64-run win over Sri Lanka in the World Cup here on Sunday, said he was relieved to get through nine overs in the match, having spent a full month on the sidelines with his side-strain injury. Faulkner finished with figures of 3/48 with the precious wickets of opener Tillakaratne Dilshan (62), wicket-keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara (104) and Upul Tharanga (4) at the Sydney

  • Mysterious Moves In Kashmir

    When opposites meet, there is bound to be tension. It was widely feared that the government of the north and south poles in Jammu and Kashmir was not likely to be trouble-free. After all, till the hung Assembly forced them to shed their ingrained antipathies, it was inconceivable that the PDP and the BJP could ever work together. Yet, the way Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has gone about advertising that he

  • Ideas By The Pound

    From London comes word that a scheme called Ideas Marketing Pool has been launched. Brainwaves, discoveries and inventions can be entered on special forms supplied by the IMP which will then try to find a purchaser for them.

  • Sangakkara sports new safety helmet

    Sydney: Not only did Sri Lanka’s ace batsman Kumar Sangakkara score a brilliant ton against Australia on Sunday, but he also took a step forward in ensuring player-safety, as for the first time he wore the Masuri helmet with the new safety attachment for the beck of the head and neck. British manufacturer Masuri earlier this month unveiled the StemGuard – made of honeycomb plastic and foam. It offers additional protection to

  • UAE to host Asian Cup in 2019

    Manama: The United Arab Emirates won a unanimous vote to host the Asian Cup in 2019, the Asian Football Confederation said. “The UAE won the right unanimously,” AFC chief Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said. The UAE and Iran had been in competition to organise the tournament. It will be the second time that the UAE has organised the continent’s showcase tournamnent having previously staged it in 1996, when the hosts