Free Press Journal
  • Misbah rues batting failure

    Disappointed Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq blamed batting failure for his team’s ouster from the World Cup following a six-wicket defeat against Australia. Pakistan were bowled out for a below-par 213 in the final over after being well set at 97-2, a trend Misbah said had prevailed throughout the World Cup. “I think we failed as a batting unit in the whole tournament,” said Misbah, whose dismissal after scoring 34 derailed Pakistan’s innings. “We

  • Journo Sanjay Jain to be awarded

    Katni : The state government has selected names of journalists, who excelled in rural reporting from the year 2008 to the year 2014. The State Level committee gave a prize money of Rs 1 lakh to the journalists and regional level journalists were given Rs 51 thousand and memento on the occasion.

  • UK PM reveals he was once locked out of Downing Street!

    London : British Prime Minister David Cameron today candidly revealed the moment he was locked out of his home-cum-office at 10 Downing Street in London because of a fire scare, in an interview with a children’s publication.  Cameron told British children’s newspaper ‘First News’, “There are some moments when your responsibilities as a dad clash a bit with being a Prime Minister. I remember I had a son’s birthday party once and when

  • EB to take on Sporting Goa

    Kolkata : A full strength East Bengal will be up against bottom-placed Sporting Clube de Goa when the two sides meet in the first match of the second phase of the I-League tourney today.

  • Salgaocar face Bengaluru FC

    Margao : Salgaocar face defending champions Bengaluru FC in an I-League match at Nehru Stadium today.

  • Clarke hails whirlwind Wahab  

    Adelaide: Australia captain Michael Clarke lauded Pakistani fast bowler Wahab Riaz, saying his side was lucky to survive the left-armer’s torrid spell to win the World Cup quarter-final. “That spell by Wahab was as good as any I have faced in One-Day cricket after a long time,” Clarke said. “Left-armers are always tough to face for right-hand batsmen because the ball comes on to you. If that catch off Watson had been

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- You might be confused on your own decision today. There will be hurdles in your political and social career today due unnecessary clashes between you and higher authority.

  • Man poisoned monkeys out of revenge!

    Mumbai : The killing of nine monkeys in Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) last month was an act of revenge with a 26-year-old Mulund resident admitting before the forest department that he poisoned them because he was slapped by a monkey earlier.

  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Colourful extravaganza

    The colour blue stands out in the costumes worn by the handsome cast in director John “Shakespeare in Love” Madden’s sequel to his 2012 hit “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”. Written by Ol Parker, this follow up has been produced with hefty financial support from Abu Dhabi. Three cheers, hip hip, we say as we phut-phut past the Jaipur alleys to the hospitable hostelry for retirees run by exuberant Sonny (Dev “Slum

  • Attachments

    Craving comes from encouraging thoughts of pleasure. Yet the actual experience of pleasure may not be as pleasurable as the memory of it. Whether you encourage a worldly thought or a Divine thought, they both bring you pleasure. Worldly thoughts lead to indulgence, which brings you down from pleasure to disappointment and dejection. Divine thoughts take you up from pleasure to bliss, intelligence and progress in life. Worldly thoughts bring pleasure only

  • Unlike Indians

    An un-Indian incident was recently reported from Asansol. It appears two groups of miners, after some strenuous hitting of the bottle, decided to test their respective mettle by the time-honoured means of swapping blows, and the field of battle was soon strewn with men from either faction nursing cracked pates, bruised limbs and sundry injuries. This distressing affair proves that although Indians as a whole have long eschewed violence in favour of

  • 2 Bangladeshis held in nun rape case     

    Raiganj (WB):  Two Bangladeshi nationals were on Friday detained on suspicion of their involvement in the sexual assault of a 71-year-old nun at a Ranaghat convent school six days ago, police said. North Dinajpur Superintendent of Police S W Reza said that the two — Mukul Alam (28) and Md Majid (29) — bore striking resemblance to those caught on the CCTV camera at the Convent of Jesus and Mary school on

  • Black money: TARC not in favour of tax amnesty

    New Delhi:  The government-appointed Tax Administration Reforms Committee (TARC) has opposed amnesty schemes for unearthing black money, saying such measures cause inequity among taxpayers and may not improve the behaviour of evaders.  “The recommendations of the TARC are under examination of the government,” Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.  Headed by tax expert Parthasarthi Shome, the TARC has recommended that taxpayers should not