Free Press Journal
  • Bowlers need to get smarter: Harbhajan

    Chennai : Faced with a do-or-die situation against South Africa in the fourth ODI, Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said his team’s bowlers will have to be smarter than what they have been so far in the series.

  • Arsenal revive Champions League hopes, Chelsea held

    Paris : Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil struck late on as Arsenal gave their Champions League hopes a shot in the arm with a stirring 2-0 win over Bayern Munich. Meanwhile, Chelsea had to settle for a 0-0 draw away to Dynamo Kiev but reigning European champions Barcelona won in Belarus and Bayer Leverkusen played out a thrilling 4-4 draw with Roma in Germany. Bayern arrived in London having won every game this season

  • Badminton: Saina, Kashyap advance

    Paris : Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy stunned reigning Olympic champion Lin Dan of China while Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap also crossed the opening hurdle to enter the second round of the USD 275,000 French Open Super Series on Wednesday. Unseeded Prannoy rallied from a set down to beat his formidable third seeded rival 14-21, 21-11, 21-17 in a first round match that lasted one hour and 11 minutes at the Stade Pierre de

  • FIFA official casts new doubt over Platini prez bid

    Zurich :A senior FIFA official called into question Michel Platini’s bid for football’s top job, saying the failure to disclose a multi-million dollar payment could be seen as a “falsification of accounts”. FIFA reconfirmed they will vote for a new president on February 26, 2016 to replace president Sepp Blatter and the executive committee confirmed Platini’s bid will not be considered as long as he is suspended. But Platini’s chances have nosedived as neither

  • Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin challenges US duplicity

    A new age of democracy as envisaged under Arab Spring did not descend in West Asia, instead the two super powers-Russia and USA- are confronting each other on the issue of fighting the common enemy ISIS and al-Nusra ravaging Syria. With USA continuing to patronise and arm the rebel groups opposed to President Bashar al-Assad and the Russian forces taking on the ISIS, Syria is on the brink of worst form of

  • Will bring democracy to FIFA: Zico

    Paris: Brazilian great Zico, who is seeking support to formalise his candidacy for the FIFA presidency, on Wednesday said he will bring “more transparency, independence and democracy” to the world football organisation. In an interview with France Football, Zico said FIFA cannot be a black box where nothing is transparent and opened only in case of catastrophe and extraordinary events, reports Efe. Zico, who scored 52 goals for Brazil, will have to

  • Pro Wrestling League auction on Nov 3

    New Delhi : More than 200 Indian and international grapplers will be put under the hammer when the Pro Wrestling League Players’ Auction is held here on November 3. About 100 top international wrestlers from 25 countries, including Olympic and World Championship stars, and over a 100 Indian wrestlers will come under the hammer. The wrestlers include more than 20 medal winners from the World Wrestling Championship held in Las Vegas last month. Others include

  • Air India Western Region win

    Mumbai: Air India Western Region (AIWR) worked hard to snatch a narrow 1-0 win against Gray Athletics SC in a Second Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League – 2014-15, played at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel on Wednesday evening. In an evenly contested encounter, Aakash Chavan netted the all-important winning goal for the Air India outfit. In another match of the same division, Sachin Kuwamat and Dhammu Shetty scored

  • Ten Indians in main draw of MSLTA-ATP Challenger

    Mumbai : Ten top Indian players, including Davis Cuppers Yuki Bhambri and Somdev Devvarman, along with Saketh Myneni, Ramkumar Ramnathan, Sanam Singh and Junior Wimbledon doubles champion Sumit Nagal will be seen in action at the MSLTA organised US$50,000 KPIT ATP Challenger, which will be played at the Shiv Chattrapathi Mhalunge Balewadi Tennis Complex from October 24-31.

  • Parliament-India

    Dissent essential for democracy

    A key cornerstone of a modern democracy lies in the ability of its citizens to express their views freely and without fear. As a corollary, it also falls on a government to ensure that the legitimate expressions of its citizens are shielded from implicit or explicit intimidation. With that yardstick in mind, a slew of recent incidents have prompted unease over the perceived direction of travel in India.