Free Press Journal
  • Pervez Musharraf

    ‘Musharraf threatened Benazir before her return to Pakistan’

    Islamabad: Former military dictator Pervez Musharraf had threatened slain ex-premier Benazir Bhutto before her return to Pakistan in 2007 from self-imposed exile, an American journalist has testified, a charge denied by the former president. Bhutto, the former two-time prime minister, was killed in December 2007 in a bomb attack in Rawalpindi when Musharraf was president of the country.

  • Afghan security forces try to flush out Taliban in Kunduz

    Kabul: Afghan security forces were going from house to house hunting for remaining Taliban insurgents in Kunduz today, days after the militants captured the city in a stunning strike, sparking fierce fighting. Officials said they were in control of the northern provincial capital while in the east of the country, a US military transport plane crashed killing 11 people including six US soldiers.

  • Mahatma Gandhi

    Gandhi Jayanti celebrated at Constitutional Hill in S Africa

    Johannesburg: The 146th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated today at South Africa’s historic Constitutional Hill where both Gandhi and later anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela were once imprisoned. Indian High Commissioner Ruchi Ghanashyam led a number of people in garlanding a bust of Gandhi at Constitutional Hill outside a permanent exhibition of his time in South Africa. The bust was unveiled by former president Pratibha Patil in 2012.

  • Dinosaur,killing, asteroid

    Asteroid impact, volcanoes together wiped out dinosaurs

    Washington: An asteroid impact 66 million years ago accelerated the eruptions of volcanoes in India for hundreds of thousands of years, dealing a one-two punch that may have wiped out the dinosaurs, a new study has found. The new data shows that the Deccan Traps lava flows in western India, which at the time were erupting at a slower pace, doubled in output within 50,000 years of the asteroid or comet impact that

  • Barapitha becomes Odisha’s first solar village

    Bhubaneswar: Barapitha, a tribal hamlet on the outskirts of Odisha’s capital, has become the first solar village of the state, a statement issued here on Friday said.

  • Sunil Chetri

    Wanted more time for preparations for Turkmenistan clash: Sunil Chhetri

    Mumbai: Following three consecutive defeats in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri believes the team should have got much more time for preparations for their match against Turkmenistan which is scheduled on October 8.

  • SC slaps Rs.5 lakh penalty for case withdrawal

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has imposed a penalty of Rs.5 lakh on the Kerala State Electricity Board and NTPC for urging it to allow withdrawal of their appeal, saying they cannot treat the court according to their own convenience.

  • Clash against Pune will be hard game: Mumbai City FC’s Anelka

    Mumbai: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Mumbai City FC player-cum-manager Nicolas Anelka believes their match against rivals FC Pune City on October 5 which is considered to be a derby clash will be a tough and a hard game.

  • Maha leaders pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri

    Mumbai: Rich tributes were paid to Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on the occasion of their birth anniversaries here today. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis garlanded portraits of the two stalwarts at Mantralaya this morning.

  • Antonio Lopez Habas

    Winning every game is important for me: ATK coach

    Chennai: Defending champion Atletico de Kolkata’s head coach Antonio Lopez Habas exuded confidence of starting the second ISL season on a bright note a d said his team will look to win every game and gain three points. Talking to media ahead of their opening match against Chennaiyin FC, Habas said: “I do not want to talk about how difficult it is to rebuild the team. We are the defending champions. Winning every

  • FC Goa announces FC Prime Markets as principal sponsor

    Panaji: Indian Super League franchise FC Goa today announced that it has signed on FC Prime Market as its principal sponsor. The Australia based firm headquartered in Dubai has signed a five-year deal with FC Goa. Other leading brands from various industry verticals have also come onboard as partners. These include Ponds, adidas and Lemos Foundation as associate sponsors.

  • lalrindika-ralte-injured

    Saran Singh to replace injured Lalrindika Ralte

    Mumbai: Thangjam Saran Singh will replace Lalrindika Ralte, who has suffered an ankle injury, in the Mumbai City FC squad for the second season of Indian Super League football. Saran Singh, who plays in the midfield for Salgaocar FC comes in to replace the attacking midfielder – Dika – who was a constant threat to the opposition during the inaugural season of ISL.

  • Dutch without captain Robben in Euro qualifiers

    The Hague: Star winger Arjen Robben will not be fit in time for the crucial Euro 2016 qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Czech Republic and was left out of the Netherlands squad on Friday by national team coach Danny Blind.

  • Eight of Iranian women’s football team ‘are men’: Reports

    London: Eight members of Iran’s national women’s football team are actually men awaiting sex change operations, reports have claimed. A report in the ‘Daily Telegraph’ quoted an Iranian football official revealing the bizarre development. Iran’s national football association was accused of being “unethical” for knowingly fielding eight men in its women’s team.

  • Gambhir, Unmukt shine as Delhi fight back vs Rajasthan

    Jaipur: Skipper Gautam Gambhir in company of his deputy Unmukt Chand got into a damage control mode with fighting half-centuries as Delhi put up a much improved performance on the second day of their Ranji Trophy match against Rajasthan taking their overall lead to 74 runs. After being skittled out for 138 on the opening day, the Delhi bowlers did a decent job to restrict Rajasthan to 240 keeping the first innings lead

  • Haryana suffer late order collapse on curtailed 2nd day

    Pune: Haryana lost their last four wickets for only four runs as only 19.1 overs of play was possible due to inclement weather on the second day of their Ranji Trophy opening group league encounter against Maharashtra. Haryana were all-out in their first innings 335 after starting the day at 303 for six. At stumps, Maharashtra were 7 for no loss in three overs.

  • Inzamam to coach Afghanistan for Zimbabwe series

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has reportedly been roped in as the head coach of the Afghanistan national cricket team for the upcoming limited-overs series against Zimbabwe.

  • fc-barcelona

    Injuries a factor as Barcelona travel to Seville

    Seville (Spain): Although nobody can predict how their La Liga game will end on Saturday, one thing that is certain is that if one looks at the injuries that have affected Sevilla and FC Barcelona, the two sides are almost on level terms.

  • Tame your hunger with best Tandoori food in Mumbai

    We must have heard the bollywood song, Tak TaNa NaNa Tandoori Nights…however it has nothing to do with food. But we have come across some of the best restaurants and dhabas in Mumbai that serve delicious food cooked in traditional tandoors or clay ovens. So calm down those hunger pangs by taking down some heavenly tandoori dishes.

  • Siddarth, Deepali new West Zone badminton champions

    Mumbai: Chhattisgarh duo of Siddharth Pratap Singh and Deepali Gupta emerged men’s and women’s singles champions in the open events in the West Zone inter state badminton championships held in Navi Mumbai. The inter-state champion Maharashtra’s top players like women’s top seeded Neha Pandit, Mudra Dhainje, Vaishnavi Iyer and men’s Harsheel Dani, as well as MP’s junior India No 1 Shriyanshi Pardeshi, all opted out of the open events as they received direct entries