Free Press Journal
  • Shuttler Kashyap enters Singapore Open semis

    Singapore: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap came out with a brilliant performance to defeat France’s Brice Leverdez and enter the $300,000 Singapore Open Superseries men’s singles semi-finals with a straight games victory here on Friday.

  • Coach gives special attention to PCs ahead of tie against Aus

    Ipoh (Malaysia): Aware that India will not get too many scoring chances against world champions Australia in Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here tomorrow, chief coach Paul van Ass today emphasized on penalty corner conversion drills during the team’s short practice session here. Penalty corner is considered as India’s strong point especially in the presence of two high quality drag-flickers in V R Raghunath and Rupinder Pal Singh, but they cut a sorry

  • James Faulkner

    James Faulkner signs county deal with Lancashire

    Manchester: Australia’s all-rounder James Faulkner on Friday signed a deal with English second division county side Lancashire that will see him play in all three formats of cricket for the Old Trafford-based side this season.

  • Virat Kohli

    Easier to captain an IPL team: Virat Kohli

    Kolkata: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli said on Friday that it is easier to lead an Indian Premier League (IPL) side as the foreign recruits bring in a wealth of experience and make a captain’s job easier.

  • Farcical drama played out in Mumbai

    The farce that has been played in Mumbai between the celebrated social activist and author Shobha De and the Shiv Sena has apparently run its course. After earning brownie points alternately, the two sides have squared up.

  • Rajeev Shukla

    We will ensure a clean IPL: Rajiv Shukla

    New Delhi: Stung by revelations of a player being approached for spot-fixing, IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla today said that stringent measures will be put in place to ensure that the mega-event passes off corruption-free. Talking to PTI, Shukla said the approach made to a Mumbai-based player of Rajasthan Royals is being investigated and all teams have a designated Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) officer with them to deal with such situations.

  • Opposition to Land bill nothing but public posturing: BJP

    Kolkata: BJP today asserted that the Land Acquisition Bill was pro-farmer and pro-growth, and opposition to it was nothing but public posturing to prove publicly that the Centre was anti-farmer. BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra today said it was after a consensus in 2013 that the bill was brought by the then UPA government to do away with the existing British era law.

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Gadkari alleges opposition of misleading minorities

    Panaji: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has accused the opposition parties of trying to create a communal discord by instilling fear in the minds of people, especially minorities, about BJP as they cannot find any fault with the performance of the Narendra Modi government. “The opposition cannot comment on our work. That is why they are creating fear in the minds of minorities against the government, party (BJP) and leaders,” Gadkari, the former BJP

  • Yasin Malik

    Yasin Malik arrested, clashes in Srinagar

    Srinagar: More than two dozen people were injured as security forces and JKLF supporters clashed after their leader Yasin Malik was arrested during a protest march against reported moves to set up separate enclaves for Pandits in the Kashmir Valley.

  • Kiren Rijiju

    Kashmiri pandit’s issue: Separatists can’t influence them, Kiren Rijiju

    Srinagar: The Centre today said that no final decision has been taken on creating separate settlements for Kashmiri Pandits as the process of consultations for their return was on but asserted that the government “cannot be influenced by separatists” who work at the diktats of Pakistan. “I will not be able to spell out the details of the policy because nothing is finalized yet. The consultation process is going on and the state

  • Rajnath Singh

    Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi’s release unfortunate, disappointing: Rajnath Singh

    Lucknow: Voicing concern over the release of top Lashkar leader Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said India wants talks with Pakistan but the release of the Mumbai attack mastermind is an “unfortunate and disappointing” development “India wants talks with Pakistan but the present development (release of Lakhvi) is unfortunate and disappointing,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

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    Facebook’s clout not waning among teenagers: Survey

    New York: Despite threats from mobile messaging services, the social networking site Facebook is not going into history books, at least for now. Facebook remains the most popular social network among teen-agers of 13 to 17 years, according to a new Pew survey.

  • Sensex

    Sensex closes flat 

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), provisionally ended flat in Friday’s trade.