Free Press Journal
  • A new anti-BJP Bihar narrative

    Patna : For the old timers of the 70s, Bihar was associated with Jayprakash Narayan’s anti-Congress narrative. It demonstrated its power against a ruthless Indira Gandhi, and saw the imposition of Emergency in 1975, and her consequent defeat in 1977. The Janata experiment may have been short-lived, but two of the products of that era — Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar — have collectively ruled the state for 25 years. “One of the

  • WREU stages demo against shifting of head office

    Ujjain : Members of Western Railway Employee Union (WREU) registered their strong protest against shifting of Ujjain Running Head Office in front of Upper General Manager of Western Railway, SK Pathak on Wednesday. Joint secretary of WREU SS Sharma informed that shifting of Running Head Office to Indore will cause loss of crores to the Railways as new flats will need to be constructed for the employees in Indore while residential facility

  • Alligator found in Kshipra, creates sensation in Gaughat area

    Ujjain : Sensation was created in the Gaughat area when an alligator was spotted in River Kshipra by the people who were taking bath at the Gaughat bank on Thursday morning. Team of Forest department rushed at the spot and an after hour long exercise 2.5 feet long alligator was caught by the team with the help of net.

  • Kapil Dev: Sachin Tendulkar failed to do justice to his talent

    Dubai : Former India captain Kapil Dev says the iconic Sachin Tendulkar “did not know how to make double hundreds, triple hundreds and 400 though he had the ability” to scale such peaks and was “stuck in the Mumbai school of cricket”. “Don’t get me wrong, but I think Sachin didn’t do justice to his talent. I always thought he could have done much more than what he did,” Dev was quoted as saying

  • Cricket needs exciting characters to make game interesting: Brett Lee

    Mumbai : Legendary fast bowler Brett Lee said on Thursday that the presence of players like Virat Kohli and Dale Steyn on the cricket field makes the game more exciting but pointed out that players should control their aggression and should know where to draw the line. Recently, Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma was handed a one-match suspension for behaviour that breached the ICC code of conduct during the Colombo Test against Sri Lanka.

  • Ready to bat at any position in Tests: Cheteshwar Pujara

    Mumbai : With not many runs under his belt lately, India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Thursday made it clear that he is open to bat at any position in the four-match Test series against South Africa starting in Mohali on November 5. “I don’t know about my position in the team. Once I get into the team I will have a word with the captain and the coach and will get to know in

  • BCCI writes to PCB, regrets cancellation of bilateral talks

    Lahore : The BCCI has written to its Pakistani counterpart expressing regret over the cancellation of the talks between its president Shashank Manohar and PCB chief Shahryar Khan in Mumbai earlier this month. It has also said that it has approached the Indian government for a decision on the bilateral series scheduled to be held in December. Manohar and Shahryar were scheduled to meet at the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI)

  • Michel Platini feels he is the best for FIFA

    Paris : European football supremo Michel Platini insisted that he remains the best man to lead scandal-hit FIFA despite currently being suspended from the sport. The French legend, one of seven candidates to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, believes that his experience as a player, coach and administrator far outstrips any of his six rivals. “In all modesty, I am the best-placed to lead world football,” Platini, 60, told Swiss daily Le Matin in

  • Kalina Village Boys ‘A’ emerge champs

    Mumbai : Kalina Village Boys (KVB) ‘A’ emerged triumphant, winning the Men’s Open title in the 15th Kalina Football League -2015, organised by the Our Lady of Egypt Church Sports Committee, and played at the St. Mary’s High School ground, Kalina. In the final, Kalina Village Boys produced a good disciplined display and managed to overcome a spirited IndoNest outfit by a close 2-1 margin. Sheldon Sharma and Dexter Rodrigues were on target for

  • Shooter Abhinav Bindra quits TOP Committee

    New Delhi : Shooter Abhinav Bindra has decided to quit the Target Olympic Podium Committee, which selects Olympic medal prospect Indian athletes for for Rio Games. In a letter to Anurag Thakur, Bindra said that he has decided to resign from the panel as he will not be able to spare time for a “meaningful contribution” to the scheme in view of his preparations for Rio Olympics. “As you are aware that the Olympic Games

  • Medal haul for SSKKA

    Mumbai: Shito Ryu Sports Karate kickboxing Association bagged ten gold, four silver and three bronze medals under guidance of Shihan Umesh G. Murkar in the District Sports Officers Mumbai City had organised Mumbai City Inter-School District Kickboxing Championship 2015 at Rajiv Gandhi District Sports Complex Dharavi. The Principal of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, Fr. Carlos Dias have played an important role in motivating the students.  Gold Medals: Vighnesh Murkar,

  • ISL 2015 Delhi register win over ATK

    Kolkata : Brazilian striker Gustavo dos Santos struck an injury-time goal as Delhi Dynamos beat defending champions Atletico de Kolkata by a solitary goal in a closely-fought Indian Super League football match on Thursday. Delhi substitute Santos stepped up when it mattered most as he blasted into the back of the ATK net after being brilliantly set up by Florent Malouda in the 90+3rd minute to stun the 41,000 home side supporters at the

  • Salman’s exit strategy boosts UEFA chief’s quest

    Paris : Michel Platini’s damaged bid to become FIFA president got a bost when it emerged one of his main rivals could step aside if the Frenchman was cleared to run in the election. The UEFA chief’s presidential chances improved with the news that Asian football head Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa could withdraw from the FIFA contest should Platini emerge unscathed from the investigation. Sheikh Ahmed, a prominent International Olympic Committee member who