Free Press Journal
  • Chess: Surya Sekhar Ganguly wins title

    Kolkata: City-based Grandmaster Surya Sekhar Ganguly emerged as the eventual winner with 7.5 points, in the battle of nerves on the final day of the 2nd LIC International Grandmasters Chess Tournament on Tuesday. With three players – Nigel Short of England and Lu Shanlei of China apart from Ganguly – vying for the top honours at 6.5 points, it was expected that the overnight leaders would play energetically and go for a

  • Short-ball tactics could backfire on India: Smith

    Sydney : Steve Smith feels peppering the Australian batsman with the too many short balls could backfire on India when the two teams meet in the cricket World Cup semi-final here on Thursday.

  • Marital Bliss

    There are hardy souls who earn a living by facing wild animals in the circus ring, others who wrest a precarious livelihood by such hair-raising pursuits as diving to the ocean depths or tramping off into cannibal-infested jungles in the cause of science. These brave folk have our admiration, but truth compels us to say that far more reckless, (far more feckless, too, for the matter of that!) are those fearless do-gooders