Free Press Journal
  • Kusal Perera replaces Chandimal in Sri Lankan World Cup squad

    Hamilton: The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup approved Kusal Perera as a replacement player for Dinesh Chandimal in Sri Lanka’s squad for the tournament. Chandimal suffered a hamstring injury during his side’s match against Australia in Sydney and has been ruled out of further participation in the tournament. Perera has played 41 ODIs for Sri Lanka in which he has scored 839 runs with one century and four half-centuries. His last ODI

  • Roberto Merhi to race for Marussia at Australian GP

    Melbourne: Spaniard Roberto Merhi will make his Formula 1 debut this weekend at the Australian Grand Prix after being confirmed as Marussia’s second driver for the “opening rounds” of the 2015 season. Merhi has previous experience of F1, having driven for Caterham in three practice sessions in 2014. The 23-years-old has won the 2011 European Formula 3 crown and finished third in last year’s Formula Renault 3.5 championship.

  • Argentina, Davis Cup

    Argentina beat Brazil 3-2 in Davis Cup

    Buenos Aires: Argentina completed a 3-2 victory over Brazil in their delayed Davis Cup World Group first round tie on the clay courts of Tecnópolis here.  Play was suspended on Sunday after the first set of the fifth rubber due to bad light which was then completed on Monday.  The fourth rubber of the tie between Argentina and Brazil was the longest Davis Cup singles rubber in history and the second longest

  • Corinthians eye Shakhtar forward Bernard

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian football giants Corinthians are reportedly preparing a bid to sign unsettled winger Bernard on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk. The 22-year-old’s agent Giuliano Bertolucci is in talks with Shakhtar officials and a deal could be struck within days, reports Xinhua. Bernard joined Shakhtar from Atletico Mineiro for 25 million euros in August 2013. But he has failed to earn a regular first-team berth, managing just 32 appearances and three

  • Lionel Messi

    Barcelona can’t assure Lionel Messi’s future at club

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona director of sport Ariedo Braida said that the club could have problems retaining star striker Lionel Messi. The 27-year-old Messi has spent his entire career at the club and has a contract until June 2019 with a massive buy out clause of around $320 million. But according to Braida, the club can never rule out a surprise regarding his future, reports Xinhua.  “I believe it’s very difficult that Messi will

  • Ancelotti not to change team for Champions League

    Madrid: Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti said that he will not be making drastic changes to his side despite seeing them drop five points from their last two league matches.  However, speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League tie at home against Schalke 04, Ancelotti confirmed that Luka Mordic will return to action for the first time since damaging his knee three and a half months ago, reports Xinhua.  “He won’t start but

  • Ireland

    Ireland elect to bat against India

    Hamilton: Ireland captain William Porterfield won the toss and elected to bat first against India in their cricket World Cup Pool B clash at the Seddon Park here. India go in with an unchanged squad. This is their first group match in New Zealand having played all their previous encounters in Australia.

  • Sayeed Ali Shah Geelani

    Pakistan invite for Syed Ali Geelani

    New Delhi :  As the release of Masrat Alam Bhat from prison by the PDP government rocked Parliament, an emboldened Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi called on another hardline Kashmiri separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani, who resides in the national capital.

  • Indian ‘rape problem’ nags intern in Germany

    New Delhi :  In what is possibly a fall-out of the adverse publicity that India has got from its ham-handed handling of the Nirbhaya documentary, a professor from Leipzig University in Germany denied internship to an Indian male student citing the “rape problem” in India.

  • Modi distances himself from Mufti for 2nd time

    New Delhi :  For the second time after the formation of the BJP-PDP coalition government just ten days ago in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has distanced himself from a position taken by the chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayed.

  • Masarat Alam

    Alam release with eye on talks with militants

    Jammu :  Under attack over the release of Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam, the PDP on Monday said the step was taken to create conducive atmosphere for talks with separatists.

  • Stage set for Rang Panchami, Faag Milan

    Ujjain : The festival of Rang Panchami will be celebrated with enthusiasm in the city on Tuesday. Residents and revellers were seen making last minute preparations to make the day a memorable one.

  • Officials ‘satisfied’ with maternity hospital’s work progress

    Ujjain : Continuing the practice of holding stand-up meeting on Mondays, the senior administrative officials today held the meeting at the under construction government maternity hospital, near the TB Hospital, Agar road.

  • Woman robbed off her chain

    Ujjain: An unidentified miscreant targeted a woman and robbed off her gold chain near Woolen Market on Agar Road, here on Monday evening. Central Kotwali police informed that victim Anju, 35, wife of Devendra Nahar, a resident of Indira Nagar was riding her moped towards her home at around 6.45 pm when a bike borne miscreant robbed off her gold chain worth Rs 12, 000. She cried for help in the meantime

  • BJP has 5 prezs in Janpad Panchayats; Cong only 1

    Ujjain : BJP managed to have its candidates on five out of six Janpad Panchayats of the district while Congress claimed only one at Tarana Janpad Panchayat.

  • England are now the new minnows

    Adelaide :  England has egg all over its face: They have been given a hiding by Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and now minnows Bangladesh in the cricket World Cup. The only team they managed to get past in the tournament was Scotland.

  • EIPT-2015 begins at School of Studies in Physics

    Ujjain : A two-day international conference on ‘Emerging Interfaces of Plasma Science and Technology’ (EIPT-2015) was inaugurated at School of Studies in Physics, Vikram University (VU), here on Monday. Vice Chancellor Prof MS Hada was the chief guest on the occasion.

  • Gau Raksha Nyas burns Mufti’s effigy

    Ujjain : MP Yuva Shiv Sena Gau Raksha Nyas burnt an effigy of Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed at Harsiddhi Chouraha in protest against the release of separatist leader Masarat Alam by PDP government, here on Monday.

  • Day-2 Jams prompt 250 to defy BRTS Corridor ban

    Indore : While the traffic police and Atal Indore City Transport Service Ltd (AICTSL) jubilantly claimed that no major traffic jam took place alongside the BRTS Corridor on the second day of ban on entry of four-wheelers inside the Corridor, pictures of the scene on the road and harried commuters laid bare their claim.