Free Press Journal
  • Mahila Jayawardhane

    Jayawardene key to Tallawahs fortunes: Mickey Arthur

    Kingston (Jamaica): Head coach Mickey Arthur believes the acquisition of Sri Lankan star Mahela Jayawardene will be pivotal to Jamaica Tallawah’s chances in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), which bowls off next month.

  • Aaron Finch

    Finch expects early return to cricket

    Melbourne: Injured Australian opener Aaron Finch is planning to return to cricket a month earlier than expected and now reckons he will miss just one week of his stint with English county side Yorkshire.

  • Upbeat Mumbai face RCB challenge in IPL 

    Mumbai: Having beaten table-toppers Chennai Super Kings convincingly on Friday, Mumbai Indians will be high on confidence and aim to hold on to their spot among top-four when they take on a strong Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the return-leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.

  • Messi can make any team win: Mourinho

    London: English football club Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes the top four clubs in the Premier League can win the Champions League if they have Lionel Messi in their ranks.

  • Hamburg secures vital draw against Freiburg

    Hamburg: Gojko Kacar’s late equaliser snatched Hamburg crucial points in the relegation battle against Freiburg at the curtain raiser of the 32nd round of the Bundesliga here.

  • Maoists

    Confusion over ‘hostage’ situation in Chhattisgarh during PM visit

    Raipur: Contradictory claims were made today over the ‘hostage’ situation in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh where Maoists were said to have seized 400-500 villagers during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to adjoining Dantewada. Additional Superintendent of Police, Sukma, Harish Rathore said anywhere between 400 and 500 villagers were “taken away” to the jungles by the rebels opposing construction of a bridge, while Inspector General of Police, Bastar region, R P Kalluri, called it

  • ‘Will keep watchful eye on PM Modi’s security schemes’: Gaurav Gogoi

    New Delhi: Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi on Saturday said that his party will keep a watchful eye on the three insurance and pension-related schemes being launched in Kolkata by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and would monitor them being provided to the public.

  • Narendra Modi

    Naxals oppose Modi’s Ch’garh visit, create disturbances

    Raipur: Naxals went on rampage in several parts of Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bastar region, damaging rail tracks on Kirandul-Visakhapatnam route and blocking roads, as a part of their bandh call opposing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the state today, police said. Naxals removed fish-plates of railway track between Kakloor-Kumarsakhla villages under Kodenar police station limits in Bastar district late last night, a senior police official told PTI.

  • INS ‘Sardar Patel’ commissioned in Porbandar

    Porbandar: India’s latest naval establishment – INS ‘Sardar Patel’ – was commissioned in Porbandar, Gujarat, by state Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Saturday.

  • Four farmers killed as truck overturns in UP

    Etah (UP): Four farmers, including a minor, were killed and 17 others injured when the truck they were travelling in overturned near Jinawali village in Avagarh area here. The incident occurred last night on Agra-Bareilly National Highway when the farmers were going to Agra Mandi with the truck filled with tomatoes for selling, police said today. The deceased were identified as Satyapal (30), Kitab Singh (37), Fannu (28) and Jitendra (15), they said.

  • ‘Deprived’ neighbourhood could make you obese: study

    Washington: People who move to more socioeconomically deprived neighbourhoods may gain additional weight, a new US study has found. Certain regions in the US are characterised by a higher prevalence of obesity, which suggests that a person’s socioeconomic, physical and social environments can affect opportunities for healthy behaviours that might prevent excess weight gain, researchers said.

  • Militants attack two security checkpoints in Egypt, 6 injured

    Cairo: Militants today attacked two security checkpoints in Egypt’s Sharqia Governorate, injuring at least six people, including 3 policemen. The masked militants targeted the security points at el-Ghaba and el-Hamadeen Um Osman villages in Sharqia, security officials said. The attack came hours after two policemen were killed in a drive-by shooting in Masaeed district in south Al-Arish city in the restive North Sinai.

  • Nestle,Robot

    Next-generation tele-operated robots can be hacked

    Washington: If you feel that your car’s remote-controlled security system is full-proof, you may be wrong as a team of engineers has shown how easily a malicious attack could hijack remotely-controlled operations in the future.

  • Narendra Modi

    Don’t judge life by success or failure: Modi

    Dantewada (Chhattisgarh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, interacting with students in Chhattisgarh’s Maoist-affected Dantewada district on Saturday, said that life should not be judged through the prism of success or failure.

  • Three children go missing in Haryana

    Hisar (Har): Three children of an orphanage went missing from Kaimri village here, police said today. Govinda (11), a class V student, Sonu (8) and Ajay (8), both studying in class 2nd, were residing in Shri Krishan Pranami Bal Sewa Ashram.

  • Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena disbands military unit attached to his security

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has disbanded the military unit attached to his security, weeks after a soldier carried a pistol to a function attended him, the worst presidential security breach in 16 years. Police will now be in control of the presidential security division, Police spokesman Assistant Superintendent Ruwan Gunasekera said today.