Free Press Journal
  • South Africa to bank on spin against India

    Johannesburg :  Bracing up for what promises to be an exhausting cricket tour of India, South Africa on Thursday named three specialist spinners in their Test squad for the four-match Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela Series.

  • Virat Kohli becomes co-owner of IPTL team

    Dubai (UAE) :  Joining the IPTL bandwagon, Virat Kohli has become co-owner of the UAE Royals, which will be led by Swiss great Roger Federer.

  • Halep, Pennetta advance with hard-fought wins

    New York :  Romanian second seed Simona Halep and Italy’s Flavia Pennetta advanced to a US Open semi-final matchup by ousting two-time Grand Slam champions Victoria Azarenka and Petra Kvitova.

  • Water crisis may worsen in Sagar

    Sagar : The uneven and less than average rainfall in the district can result in a grim water crisis in near future. More then 60 percent of the water tanks (irrigation projects) are having less then 25 percent water. The district has received less than 50 percent of average rainfall till date.

  • Floyd Mayweather on defensive ahead of ‘last fight’

    Las Vegas :  Floyd Mayweather launched a fierce defense Wednesday of his career and decision to face Andre Berto, three days ahead of a welterweight world title fight that has failed to capture the public imagination.

  • Parupalli Kashyap advances; Saina, Srikanth out

    Tokyo :  CWG champion Parupalli Kashyap emerged as the lone survivor at the Japan Open in an otherwise disappointing day for India as top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth made an early exit from the Super Series tournament on Thursday.

  • bihar election

    The battle for Bihar

    The announcement of the poll schedule in Bihar is surprising only to the extent that even in an Assembly election the Election Commission feels obliged to make it an extended, five-phase affair. Normally, neither the security factor nor other logistics would warrant such an extended polling, beginning on October 12 and ending on November 5, with the counting set for November 8. Since governance not only in the State but, in this

  • Rakesh Maria affair: Maharashtra Government has egg on its face

    A sudden transfer of any senior government official is always suspect—no matter how much officials try and describe it as a routine step. More so, when it is someone as important as a Commissioner of Police and one who is in the midst of a very high profile investigation.

  • ‘Age-cheating rampant issue in Indian football’

    Wellington :  Indian Under-17 football team’s coach Nicolai Adam said one of the biggest problems he has had to face while scouting players from all parts of India is “age-cheating”.

  • ECB doctored pitches to suit Eng in Ashes: Anderson

    Leeds :  England fast bowler James Anderson has admitted the ECB doctored the pitches during the Ashes series, also adding that they should feel no shame about doing it more often in the future.

  • Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja in probables list for SA series

    New Delhi :  Bengal pacer Mohammed Shami and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will fancy their chances of staging a comeback to the Indian squad after being included in the preparatory camp for the upcoming home series against South Africa which gets underway next month.

  • Shubham, Antara in finals

    Mumbai : Defending champion Shubham Ambre and Manasi Chiplunkar stormed into the men’s and women’s finals, respectively, in the 3 Star Mumbai City District Table Tennis Tournament, at the Malabar Hill Club on Thursday.

  • Indian eves enter semis of Junior Asia Cup

    Changzhou (China) :  Skipper Rani Rampal led from the front and slammed a hat-trick as Indian eves thrashed Malaysia 9-1 in their last league game of the seventh women’s Junior Asia Cup on Thursday.

  • PNB hammer Rhema to notch up massive victory

    Mumbai :  Punjab National Bank (PNB) have sent out early warning signals to the main title contenders in the fray, that they will be a force to reckon with. The Punjab outfit started with a strong, powerful performance to record an authoritative 9-0 victory against a hapless Rhema Sports in Mumbai ‘Super League 2015’.

  • Football: KVB, Egyptians win

    Mumbai :  Kalina Village Boys (KVB) and Egyptian Boys both, recorded hard-fought wins in the 15th Kalina Football League at the St. Mary’s High School ground.

  • Ind-SA match tickets to cost Rs 1,000 to 5,000: MCA secretary

    Mumbai: The managing committee of the Mumbai Cricket Association on Thursday finalised the ticket prices for the coming India-South Africa ODI game, the fifth and final clash of the series, at the Wankhede Stadium on October 25.

  • Abortive Talks

    The British Government must bear full responsibility for making it impossible for the African nationalists to sit through the Lancaster House conference on the future of the Central African Federation. The walk-out staged by Dr. Hastings Banda of Nyasaland, Mr. Kenneth Kaunda of Northern Rhodesia and Mr. Joshua Nkomo of Southern Rhodesia in protest against the intransigence of the Premier of Southern Rhodesia, Sir Edgar Whitehead, and the rigid attitude of the