Free Press Journal
  • BCCI defends Indian team

    Mumbai : A day after India bowed out of the World Cup, criticism continued to flow in even as BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya defended the team’s performance by saying the defending champions “played outstanding cricket” Down Under before failing against Australia.

  • Retail to e-tail need not pinch

    United States Senators Mark Warner of the Democratic Party and John Cornyn of the Republican Party have asked President Barack Obama to pressurise India to open up the ecommerce sector for Foreign Direct Investment. Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten has also asked Prime Minister Modi to do the same. On the other hand, Swadeshi Jagran Manch, the economic affiliate of the BJP, has asked that the amount of foreign investment permitted in Indian

  • Youth booked by police on charges of rape

    Ujjain : The city police have booked a youth for allegedly raping a resident of Sagar on the pretext of marrying her. The victim was in relationship with the accused for the past one year. The accused left the victim woman when she became pregnant.

  • Angry fans smash TV sets in Bihar

    Patna: Angry cricket fans on Thursday smashed their TV sets at various places in Bihar after India’s 95-run loss against Australia in the semi-finals of the ongoing World Cup. Some of the incidents were reported from Gaya, Purnea, Muzaffarpur, Aurangabad, Patna and Begusarai districts. “Over a dozen television sets were either smashed or broken by angry fans in different parts of the state following India’s defeat,” an official here said.

  • Eng chief predicts victory over Windies

    London: ECB chairman Colin Graves described the West Indies side as “mediocre”,  adding there will be “some enquires” if England do not win the upcoming series in the Caribbean. A 20-man West Indies squad has been announced to begin a training camp from April 5, reports CMC. Graves, who begins his new role on May 15, said the West Indies team would be without some of its leading players who will be

  • Australian media criticises Indians

    Sydney: Australian media were critical of lack of fight from Indian batsmen while praising their national team for a strong performance in their emphatic 95-run run victory to storm into the final of the World Cup. Chasing a stiff target of 329, India were all out for 233 in 46.5 overs and the media here said that the likes of captain MS Dhoni (65) and Virat Kohli (1) failed to inspire their

  • Maha-ashtami celebrated with religious fervor

    Ujjain : The festival of Durga Ashtami was celebrated with enthusiasm in the city on Friday. Devotees started visiting the temples, which were decked up with beautiful flowers and lights, early in the morning. It was also the day of ‘Kanya poojan’ and little girls carrying lot of gift packets in their hands were awfully busy visiting for ‘Kanya poojan’.

  • Your prejudice is showing …

    It is a well-established practice in the media the world over. The headline blares out something sensational and is prominently displayed on the front pages, or, in the case of television, in prime time news bulletins. But, a few days later, if that headline-grabbing news is found to be totally baseless, the development is either completely ignored or mentioned in passing in footnotes. You cannot blame any particular newspaper or television channel

  • Dharmasena first to play and umpire in final

    Melbourne: Sri Lanka’s Kumar Dharmasena was on Friday selected to officiate the final of the cricket World Cup on Sunday, thereby becoming the first person to feature in the quadrennial tournament final as both an umpire and player. English umpire Richard Kettleborough, rated as the world’s best umpire for the past two years, was unsurprisingly chosen to be in the centre at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

  • Delhi name Duminy as skipper for IPL 8

    New Delhi: South African all-rounder JP Duminy will lead Delhi Daredevils in the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League cricket tournaent, starting next month. Duminy was roped in by the Daredevils last season and was the star performer for the franchise. He was recently named as South Africa’s T20 captain. “I’m grateful for the support and belief from the franchisee. It’s an absolute privilege to lead such a talented mix of

  • Injuries hurt Lanka in WC: Mathews

    Colombo: A combination of poor fielding and regularly losing players through injuries has hurt Sri Lanka’s chances in the World Cup, captain Angelo Mathews said. “Our fielding levels dropped,” Mathews said, adding that losing as many as five players from the original squad of 15 left the team unbalanced. “Kaushal is an attacking bowler and we wanted to make use of the fact that he had not been seen before,” Mathews said.

  • Who’s being uncivic?  

    The six dishevelled hutment dwellers who crashed into the Corporation Hall on Thursday and disturbed the Mayor and the Corporators were deplorably uncivic in their behaviour. Their plea was that they should not be thrown out of their huts in North Bombay when the fury of the Monsoon was upon them.