Free Press Journal
  • Shaharyar Khan

    Rival set-up can damage world cricket: Shaharyar

    Karachi: PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has admitted that the ICC and its member boards are worried with reports about a rival global cricket set up being planned by a leading Indian conglomerate. Khan said in an interview to a local television channel before he left for Bangladesh this week that the International Cricket Council had also written to its member boards on the issue.

  • Narendra Modi

    Minority issue: No place for imaginary apprehensions: Modi

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of criticism over minority issues, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asserted that his government “will not tolerate or accept” any discrimination based on caste, creed and religion and that there was no place for “imaginary apprehensions” on rights of minorities. The Prime Minister also came out strongly against controversial remarks made by some BJP leaders, saying, “we have immediately negated” wherever an individual view has been expressed regarding

  • Yuki Bhambri

    Yuki loses singles quarters, reaches doubles final

    Karshi (Uzbekistan): Yuki Bhambri’s singles run ended at the Karshi Challenger following a straight-set defeat but the Indian youngster earned himself a shot at his first doubles title of the season, here today. Taking court for the singles, Yuki struggled to cope with the windy conditions and lost 1-6 3-6 to top seeded Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili in mere 65 minutes.

  • india-bangladesh Land Boundary

    Indo-Bangla ties will be on surer footing

    The rare co-operation between the NDA and the Opposition has saved a Land Boundary Agreement between India and Bangladesh from fading into oblivion.

  • Anirban Lahiri

    Lahiri set to tee off at PLAYERS Championship

    Florida (US): Anirban Lahiri achieves another first for himself this week as he makes his debut at the Players Championships in Ponte Vedra at the famous TPC Sawgrass, here today. The 27-year-old Indian, who made his debut at Masters, WGC Cadillac Championships and WGC Cadillac Match-play now makes his first appearance at the flagship event of the PGA Tour.

  • ipl 8

    IPL Qualifier 1 ticket sales start

    New Delhi: The sale of tickets for the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 1 started and the tickets can be bought at

  • Kerala police recovers suicide note

    Alapuzha (Ker), May 7 (PTI) Police have recovered a suicide note signed by the four teenaged SAI athletes, who attempted to end their lives, in which they have written that “small mistakes” committed by them had been blown up by seniors of the Water Sports Training Centre at the nearby Punnamada. Police sources told PTI that they have recovered a suicide note jointly signed by the four girls, who consumed a poisonous

  • SAI suicide

    4 girls attempt suicide at SAI centre, Ministry launches probe

    New Delhi/Alapuzha: In a heartbreaking turn of events, a young athlete died and three of her colleagues were battling for life after they attempted suicide at the Sports Authority of India Centre in Kerala, prompting a stunned Sports Ministry to launch an inquiry. One of the athletes, a 15-year-old, died and three others, all undergoing training at Water Sports Centre of SAI in Alapuzha, were hospitalised after they ate a poisonous fruit in

  • MCGM orders demolition of dilapidated LIC building in Mumbai

    Mumbai: The Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) today told the Bombay High Court that it has ordered demolition of a century-old dilapidated structure owned by LIC in south Mumbai. A division bench headed by Justice A S Oka had last month directed the MCGM Commissioner to convene a meeting and take a decision on whether demolition is required or repair work needs to be carried out to restore the building.

  • Diego Maradona

    Diego Maradona baptised in Jordan River

    Amman (Jordan): Legendary Argentina footballer Diego Maradona has got baptised in the West Asian river Jordan here on the same place where Jesus Christ is believed to have been baptised. Maradona was in the country of Jordan to support Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, who is in the running for FIFA presidency, alongside former footballer Luis Figo, Dutch football administrator Michael van Praag and incumbent Sepp Blatter, reports on Wednesday.  The

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee breaches 64-mark vs dlr after 20 months, ends at 64.23

    Mumbai: Continuing its weakness for the fifth session, the rupee dipped below the 64-mark to end at 20 months’ low of 64.23 against the American currency on sustained capital outflows by foreign funds. Sustained dollar demand from importers and banks kept pressure on the Indian unit, forex dealers said. Recent surge in crude oil prices globally too weighed on the rupee, however, dollar’s weakness overseas, capped losses in the local unit, they said.

  • Lakhvi

    Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi’s release most negative development in ties

    New Delhi: The release of one of the key accused in Mumbai terror attacks Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi in Pakistan is a “most negative development” in bilateral ties, government said today. India’s sense of outrage at the release of Lakhvi was conveyed to Pakistan and it was told that this goes against Pakistan’s professed commitment to combat terrorism, including its recently stated policy of not differentiating amongst terrorists, Minister of State for External Affairs

  • Sunil Narine

    BCCI clears Sunil Narine’s bowling action

    New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Sunil Narine was on Thursday cleared to bowl his off-spinners by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after undergoing a successful correction of his bowling action. He was, however, cautioned by the board to be careful and not deviate from his remodelled action.  The BCCI had banned the West Indian on April 28 from bowling “off-spinners” in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).

  • GST

    IMF welcomes passing of GST by Lok Sabha

    Singapore: International Monetary Fund (IMF) today welcomed passage of the long-pending Goods and Services Tax (GST) by the Lok Sabha, saying it will lead to long-term sustainable growth in the country. “We welcome the introduction of GST and one of the fiscal reforms and it is one of the key elements for the long-term sustainable growth in India,” IMF’s Director for Asia and Pacific Department Changyong Rhee said here today.

  • Rajasthan Royals

    Rajasthan Royals opt to bowl against Hyderabad Sunrisers

    Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Watson won the toss and chose to bowl against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Brabourne Stadium here on Thursday.

  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to attend amFAR Gala at Cannes 2015

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and husband Abhishek Bachchan will join Hollywood celebrities like Eva Longoria, Karlie Kloss at the amFAR Gala during her Cannes outing. The gala, held every year during the film festival, raises funds for fight against AIDS.

  • Rishi Kapoor

    Rishi Kapoor slams Abhijeet for rant against homeless people

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has lambasted Bollywood singer Abhijeet after he criticised homeless people for sleeping on pavements while defending Salman Khan in the infamous 2002 hit-and-run case. Salman was yesterday sentenced to five years imprisonment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the over 12-year-old case when his Toyota Land Cruiser ran over five people sleeping on the pavement outside American Express bakery in suburban Bandra, killing one person and

  • Yuki Bhambri

    Yuki Bhambri loses singles quarters, reaches doubles final

    Karshi (Uzbekistan): Yuki Bhambri’s singles run ended at the Karshi Challenger following a straight-set defeat but the Indian youngster earned himself a shot at his first doubles title of the season, here today.