Free Press Journal

    CBI files three new FIRs in Vyapam case

    Bhopal: The CBI team investigating the Madhya Pradesh Vyapam scam and the deaths related to it has registered three FIRs — including one related to the mysterious death of Namrata Damor which has now been considered as a murder, sources said on Friday.

  • Sensex

    Late-buying saves the day, Sensex ends 17 points higher

    Mumbai:The benchmark BSE Sensex, tracking a mixed trend overseas, surrendered most of its gains in early trade and finally closed 17 points higher as participants locked in gains. It has managed to complete a three-session winning streak.

  • Ricky Ponting

    Ricky Ponting says Lord’s pitch unfair to bowlers

    London: Ricky Ponting said “the balance between bat versus ball was nowhere near what it needs to be for a Test match” after watching Australia pile up 337 for one on the first day of the second Test against England at Lord’s.

  • Chris Gayle

    WICB lets Chris Gayle off for rant against selectors

    St. John’s (Antigua): The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has said it would no longer pursue disciplinary action against star opening batsman Chris Gayle for his criticism of selectors last January.  Gayle had used a post-match interview following a Twenty20 game against South Africa to slam the Clive Lloyd-led panel for axing Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo from the West Indies’ World Cup squad, CMC reported on Thursday.

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan

    Salman’s ‘Bajrangi Bhiajaan’ opens to packed houses

    New Delhi: Salman Khan’s Eid release “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” opened to packed houses today, getting rave reviews from fans and mixed response from critics. The cross-border drama, which is about a Bajrangbali (Hanuman) bhakt named Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi’s (played by Salman) journey from India to escort a six-year-old mute Pakistani girl back to her village, has got unanimous praise from Salman’s Bollywood colleagues.

  • Stephen Constantine

    Stephen Constantine insists PIO players be given temporary passport

    New Delhi: National football team head coach Stephen Constantine still insists that People of Indian Origin players should be allowed to play for the country by giving temporary Indian passport for better results. Sports Ministry rules allow only Indian passport holders to represent the country, but Constantine clarified that hewas talking about ‘temporary passport’ to be given to the PIO footballers.

  • Radhik Apte

    Romancing with Nawazuddin was difficult for Radhika Apte

    Mumbai: Ketan Mehta’s “Manjhi – The Mountain Man” is primarily an intense drama of a real-life hero, but romance plays an integral role in it. For lead actress Radhika Apte, the romance bit was tough because it took substantial time for the ice to break between her and co-star Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Took power to reconcile differences: Sayeed

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on Friday said he assumed power in the state to “reconcile contradictions”. He was speaking here at the birth centenary celebrations of late Congress leader Girdhari Lal Dogra.

  • Azhar Ali

    Azhar Ali’s ODI captaincy on line in Sri Lanka series

    Karachi: Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali’s captaincy tenure in one-day internationals might be shortlived if he is not able to inspire the national team to a series win over Sri Lanka in the on-going five-match rubber. The National selection committee and many others have not been impressed with Azhar s captaincy so far, particularly the way Pakistan squandered the opportunity to beat Sri Lanka in the second one-day internationals, a well-informed source close to the

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    No water sharing with Gujarat: Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today told the Maharashtra Legislative assembly that his government will not spare even a drop of water for Gujarat from the state’s share in the Damanganga project. “We have time and again said that we won’t let even a drop from Maharashtra’s share go to any other state. In case of Damanganga-Pinjal project we have gone ahead and rectified the mistakes done by the previous government,” Fadnavis said

  • Pro Kabaddi

    Season 2 of Pro Kabaddi kicks off tomorrow

    Mumbai: The Season 2 of the eight-team Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League kicks off here at the NSCI Stadium tomorrow with hosts and last year’s runners-up U Mumba clashing with defending champions Jaipur Pink Panthers. The fans of this rustic, rural sport that originated in the sub continent and is an Asian Games discipline in which the country bag its only gold medal in the 1990 Beijing Asiad, are keeping their fingers crossed that Season

  • Vijender Singh

    Ignore the criticism, Sports Minister has told me: Vijender Singh

    New Delhi : Drawing flak from some quarters after turning professional, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh today got the backing of Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who met him here and asked him to ignore the criticism.

  • Arturo Vidal

    Arturo Vidal one step away from Bayern Munich

    Turin: Juventus’s Chilean international midfielder Arturo Vidal is reportedly one step away from joining German football champions Bayern Munich for a deal valued at 35 million euros ($38 million).  The imminence of Vidal’s signing was revealed when “the warrior” informed his family in this regard and his agent, Fernando Felicevich, postponed his Monaco vacation, Efe reported on Thursday. It was reported that the Bavarian giants are ready to offer a five-year contract,

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Bastian Schweinsteiger hits back at Bayern legend Beckenbauer

    London : German mid-fielder Bastian Schweinsteiger seems to have been clearly annoyed by Franz Beckenbauer comments, and says that he is still very capable to meet the challenge at the Premier League. Bayern Munich legend Beckenbauer had earlier said that a move to the American Major Soccer League (MLS) would have ‘made more sense’ for Schweinsteiger after he signed for Manchester United club. The former Bayern Munich player said that he was only 30

  • Rafael Benitez

    Real Madrid manager Benitez critical of Melbourne turf

    Melbourne: Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez has expressed his disappointment at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) turf ahead his team’s first International Champions Cup (ICC) football match on Saturday.  Benitez was critical of the ground’s condition after his team performed a light training session on the turf in front of 10,115 fans that came to watch the Spanish giants practise, reports Xinhua.

  • CBI

    CBI checks records at navy, army installations

    Mumbai: Two teams of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) here on Friday carried out checks at two installations of the Indian Navy and the army.

  • Aijaz Bashir Ashai

    Indian physio Aijaz Bashir Ashai accused of sexually harassing masseuse

    Belfast: Indian physio Aijaz Bashir Ashai, who works with the Nepalese cricket team, has been accused of sexually assaulting a female masseuse in a Northern Ireland hotel where he and his team members were staying.  The incident took place on Tuesday at the La Mon Hotel here. Ashai had to appear in handcuffs at Ards Magistrates Court on Wednesday after spending a night in custody, the Belfast Telegraph reported.

  • Sun Yang

    Sun Yang to compete in four events at swimming Worlds

    Beijing: Chinese Olympic champion Sun Yang confirmed on Friday that he will compete in the men’s 200, 400, 800 and 1,500 metres freestyle events at the upcoming swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia. The 23-year-old Sun, who claimed three gold medals at the 2013 Barcelona Worlds, has kept a low key about his medal prospect at Kazan, reports Xinhua.  “I don’t expect to win all the four titles,” he said. “But I do

  • Volcanic ash, Indonesia

    Volcanic ash shuts three more airports in Indonesia on Eid eve

    London : Ash coming out from two volcanoes have shut three more airports in Indonesia, in addition to the two shut last week, as millions head home for Eid. The closures were prompted by eruptions at Mount Raung and Mount Gamalama, reported the BBC. Raung, which has been active for weeks, caused airports, including the one in Bali, to close last week. However, thousands remained stranded at other airports including at Surabaya, Indonesia’s second largest

  • DGCA finalising psychometric test norms for pilots

    New Delhi: As the government looks to make psychometric tests compulsory for pilots in the wake of the Germanwings crash, DGCA is preparing detailed norms including that for assessment of an individual’s mental health at the time of joining a flying training school.