Free Press Journal
  • Phil Simmons

    Shiv Chanderpaul not treated shabbily, he didn’t fit: Phil Simmons

    Bridgetown (Barbados): New West Indies head coach Phil Simmons says veteran batsman Shiv Chanderpaul did not “fit in” with the squad to face Australia in the two-Test series next month, and does not believe that his exclusion means he has been shabbily treated. The 40-year-old Chanderpaul was on Sunday axed from a 12-man squad named for the Australia series, despite boasting 11,867 runs at an average of 51, with 30 Test centuries. Simmons

  • Manish Sisodia

    AAP government moves resolution against Centre’s notification

    New Delhi: The AAP government today moved a resolution at a special session of the Delhi Assembly against the Centre’s notification giving absolute powers to the Lt Governor on transfer and postings of senior bureaucrats and restricting the Anti-Corruption Bureau from probing central government employees.

  • Saina Nehwal

    Saina Nehwal set to defend Australian Open title

    New Delhi : World number one Saina Nehwal is all set to defend her women’s singles title at the Australian Open super series starting from today. The star Indian shuttler will begin her campaign against a yet to be decided qualifier. Nehwal who is the current world number one, has been seeded in the tournament second this year. She defeated Spaniard Carolina Marin to lift the trophy last year. Indian shuttlers Pranaav Chopra and Ashwini Ponnappa

  • Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians

    Rohit Sharma as grown as a captain: Sachin Tendulkar

    Kolkata: Former cricketer and Mumbai Indians icon Sachin Tendulkar has heaped praise on the IPL champion team’s skipper Rohit Sharma, saying that he has grown as a leader over the years. “If you compare him today with what he was when he started out as Mumbai Indians captain, he is a far better captain today. He is much more confident now. He has gone through a lot of ups and downs as MI’s captain and

  • Alastair Cook

    Alastair Cook hails Stokes’ impact post-dramatic Lord’s win

    London: England skipper Alastair Cook has highlighted the impact Ben Stokes had on the side’s dramatic 124-run victory against New Zealand in the Lord’s Test. Stokes, who performed exceptionally well with both bat and ball, has been praised by the entire English cricket fraternity. Cook said that Stokes played an innings that he had never seen before, and added that they need to back him up so that he turns out to be tremendous

  • Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton will bounce back, says Mercedes boss Toto Wolff

    London : Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has said Formula One Champion Lewis Hamilton will bounce back from the disappointment of losing the Monaco Grand Prix last Sunday. Hamilton, who was leading the race, eventually finished third after a strategic error was committed by Mercedes team. Wolff said that Hamilton has the mental strength and was on a roll, the BBC has reported. Hamilton was leading by more than 20 seconds when a late-race safety car led

  • Brendon McCullum top-scorer with 82 runs off 61 balls in Chennai Super Kings’s innings.

    Dejected Brendon McCullum says they did everything needed to win

    Wellington :After England won the thrilling first test at Lord’s, New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum said they did everything needed to win. Chasing the target of 345 runs, New Zealand were bowled out for 220 on the last day of the test match. However, the Kiwi skipper said they would continue their ‘ultra-attacking style’ cricket despite Lord’s defeat. McCullum, mixing disappointment with pride, said that nothing would change in their approach when they would face

  • SAI

    SAI to take decision on matters concerning para athletes

    New Delhi: With the PCI suspended, the Sports Ministry has decided that all matters relating to Para-athletes, including selection of athletes for various events, will be taken care of by Sports Authority of India (SAI). The Ministry had suspended the Paralympic Committee of India following mismanagement at the National Paralympic Games in Ghaziabad, where the athletes were treated shoddily. Apart from the selection matters, SAI will also take care of coaching camps and submission of entries of

  • Kiren Rijiju

    Peace is prerequisite for all round development of NE: Kiren Rijiju

    Kohima: Peace is prerequisite for all round development of the whole North-East region, said Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju. Reiterating the Central Government’s policy and commitment to ensure a bright and prosperous North East Region in general and Nagaland in particular, Rijiju said, “we need to ensure peace to prevail in order to realise this dream.”

  • Sardar Singh

    Sardar Singh to lead India in World League semis

    New Delhi: Veteran midfielder Sardar Singh will lead an 18-member Indian hockey team in the FIH World League semifinal to be played in Belgium from June 20 to July 5. The League featuring ten teams is divided in Pool A and Pool B. India is placed in Pool A along with France, Poland, Pakistan and Australia whereas China, Ireland, Malaysia, Great Britain and Belgium are in Pool B. Sardar, who has to his credit of 216

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Jason Holder

    I look upto Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s leadership skills for inspiration: Jason Holder

    New Delhi: Young West Indies ODI captain Jason Holder feels that his stint at Chennai Super Kings was a well spent one as he learnt about the nuances of captaincy from none other than India’s limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. “MS is an influential figure. In true sense, he is a leader and I found that during my stint with Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. As a captain, I have always

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Attackers will be paid back in same coin: Manohar Parrikar

    New Delhi: Undeterred by the controversy over his earlier “terrorists have to be neutralised only through terrorists” remark, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has asserted that he will go to “any extent” to protect India and those who attack will be “paid back in the same coin”.

  • Rajnath Singh

    Modi first PM to strongly raise border issue with China: Rajnath

    Kolkata: Asserting the government’s commitment to cordial relations with neighbours, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said India has taken strong stand on border issues with Pakistan and China, with Narendra Modi being first prime minister who “strongly raised the border issues with China”.

  • Kamal Chawla

    Kamal Chawla on course in Asian snooker

    Kish Island (Iran): Kamal Chawla won both his matches while fellow Indians Brijesh Damani and Sourav Kothari had mixed bag of results on the first day of the Asian 6-Red Snooker Championship here. Chawla outplayed Iran’s Milad Valihesari 5-1 on Monday and then blanked Karin Fatima of Syria 5-0 in the preliminary league to stay firm on course for a spot in the knockouts.  Kothari lost a touch-and-go match to Ahmed Saif

  • More Swiss a/c names tumble out;Yash Birla among notified ones

    Berne: Industrialist Yash Birla, as also two Mumbai-based individuals behind City Limousines scam, are among five Indian nationals with Swiss bank accounts whose names have been made public in Switzerland’s official gazette with regard to ongoing tax probes against them in India. The other two are Gurjit Singh Kochar, son-in-law of late realty baron Ponty Chadha, and a Delhi-based businesswoman Ritika Sharma.

  • Trevor Bayliss

    Trevor Bayliss beats Jason Gillespie to become Moores’ successor

    London :Former Sri Lankan coach Trevor Bayliss, who led the team to the 2011 World Cup finals, is all set to be appointed as coach of England team, leaving Jason Gillespie in the shadows. The New South Wales coach had a discussion with England’s cricket new director, Andrew Strauss, at the weekend. Bayliss was initially reluctant for the coaching job of England. But after offering a concrete offer with a heavy pay package, it

  • Manmohan Singh

    Manmohan Singh had warned him of harm on 2G issue: Pradip Baijal

    New Delhi: Yet another book has come out damming the previous UPA government with former TRAI Chairman Pradip Baijal alleging that the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had warned him of harm if he did not cooperate on 2G telecom licenses. An accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case, he also claimed that the CBI wanted him to “implicate” Arun Shourie and Ratan Tata in the case.

  • Maria Sharapova

    Maria Sarapova wins easy but booed by crowd

    Paris: Defending champion Maria Sharapova made it easy through to the second round of women’s singles at Roland Garros but was booed after refusing to do a post-match interview inside Court Philippe Chatrier here. The World No.2 tennis player on Monday beat Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-2, 6-4 in just an hour and 25 minutes on the court where she twice claimed the French Open in 2012 and 2014. Having made only four

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi’s ‘bure din’ warning may be meaningful

    New Delhi: It is not in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s style to go on the defensive on his government’s performance. He believes in the dictum ‘offence is the best form of defence.’ His warning to his detractors that his promise of ‘achhe din’ was for the common man, not for manipulators and wheeler dealers who must brace themselves for hard days reflects his resolve to meet the Congress’ offensive stance with retaliatory offensiveness.

  • prakash javdekar

    UPA II “a coalition in corruption”: Prakash Javdekar

    Coimbatore: BJP today termed the previous UPA government “a coalition in corruption” in the wake of allegations by former TRAI Chairman Pradip Baijal that ex-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had warned him of “harm” if he did not cooperate in the 2G matter.