Free Press Journal
  • Rising Pakistan thump Eng for series win

    Sharjah : Spin trio of Shoaib Malik, Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar shared nine wickets between them to help Pakistan beat England by a big 127-run margin in the third and final Test on Thursday. Shah finished with 4-44, Malik — playing his last Test — took 3-26 and Babar grabbed 2-31 to bundle England out for 156 soon after lunch on the fifth and final day for a 2-0 series win at Sharjah

  • 130 workers trained to identify farmers with depression

    Mumbai :  The state has trained around 130 medical officers and Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers for identifying farmers with depression and providing timely treatment at civic hospitals in 14 districts. Further, the mental health helpline — 104 — has received 6,000 calls so far with people from all walks of life reporting anxiety or depression.

  • Chelsea boss thanks fans for support

    London : Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho sent out an emotional salute to the fans for their unflinching support after a crucial win over Dynamo Kyiv in a Champions League Group G clash at the Stamford Bridge. The reigning English Premier league (EPL) champions defeated their Russian opponents 2-1 on Wednesday to record only their second win in nine matches. The win was a major boost for Mourinho as his players produced a superb performance to

  • Immediacy in implementing policies key to stronger economy

    Mumbai :  Even as the Maharashtra government completed a year in office amid celebrations of its achievements, experts in the finance and economy sector want to see an increase in the pace and effectiveness of various measures to strengthen the fiscal condition.

  • Indian grandfather assault case declared mistrial for 2nd time

    Washington :  The second trial within two months of an American police officer charged with using excessive force against an Indian grandfather partially paralysing him has ended in a mistrial after marathon deliberations.

  • Will Pep stay in Munich after silencing Gunners?

    Munich : A day before Bayern Munich’s Champions League return match against Arsenal, coach Pep Guardiola seemed to be far away in the universe with his eyes wide open staring at a point light years away instead of sitting behind a curtain of microphones at a press-conference. What was the 44-year-old Spaniard thinking about? Millions of football fans thought about the question as the “will-he-stay-mania” reached a new pitch as TV stations turned to

  • ‘J Dey murder case priority when Rajan is brought to city’

    Mumbai: The case related to the murder of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey will be given priority after underworld don Chhota Rajan is brought to the city and may be reinvestigated if court orders the same, Mumbai Police Commissioner Ahmed Javed said on Thursday.

  • Ronaldo too busy to visit India: Roberto Carlos

    New Delhi : Having invited Ronaldo to India, Delhi Dynamos FC’s manager-cum-player Roberto Carlos said that the visit could happen only if the star striker is able to sneak some time out of his busy schedule. “I have invited him. He wants to come, but the problem is, he works a lot. He is working more now than when he was playing,” Carlos told reporters here. Ronaldo, considered one of the greatest players of

  • Tussle intensifies for KDMC mayor, Eknath Shinde skips CM’s function

    Mumbai :  The political activities centered around the election of KDMC mayor next week have intensified and various equations are being tested. This was evident on Thursday when MSRDC minister Eknath Shinde chose to skip the Chief Minister’s function at Thane, where Shinde is the guardian minister. On the other hand, senior NCP leader from Thane, Vasant Dawkhare, visited Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s residence Matoshree.

  • Delhi take on Mumbai in search of top spot

    New Delhi : Placed comfortably at the second spot at the halfway stage, a confident Delhi Dynamos would look to continue with their impressive form when they take on Mumbai City FC in their ISL match today. With four wins, one draw and two losses from seven matches, Delhi are on same points — 13 — with FC Pune City but are on second spot on account of lesser goal difference. On the other

  • Sweet revenge for FC Goa

    Chennai : FC Goa will be pleased to exact sweet revenge with their 2-0 victory over Chennaiyin FC that takes them to the top of ISL table. The win coming through two goals from penalties scored by Leo Moura (64th minute) and Jonatan Lucca (74th minute) in Chennai gave FC Goa 14 points, while Chennaiyin suffered their fourth loss in eight matches and are placed fifth with 10 points. Worse for Chennaiyin FC, Harmanjyot

  • Anannya, Bhavna advance

    Mumbai : Second seed Ananya Morey waltzed into the semi-final round of the girls’ under-13 event of the Indian Squash Professional (ISP) organised Rs 80,000 prize-money JVPG-ISP Squash Challenge-League 2, being played at the Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana courts. This event is the 117th tournament to be conducted by ISP. In a quarter-final encounter, Morey was in total control in brushing aside Mona Chauhan winning in straight games at 11-2, 11-5, 11-1. In

  • Goa Marathon on November 14

    Mumbai : The All-India United Goa Marathon for men and women will be held on Saturday, November 14. For men, the distance for men’s event will be 24 kms while for women it will be 14 kms. The races organised in collaboration with All India Catholic Union, a social service organization, will start from Campal ground  and will finished at the same place. Alongwith these races, which are for ‘Say Yes to Peace,

  • Shishuvan boys in semis

    Mumbai : Shishuvan, Matunga fashioned back-to-back wins to enter the boys’ under-16 semi-finals, in the 2nd Don Bosco Inter School Basketball Championship on Thursday. Shishuvan beat Dominic Savio, Andheri 40-10 in a morning encounter before overcoming Don Bosco ‘B’ 39-12 later in the evening to top Pool B. Dominic Savio, who also beat Don Bosco 33-26 for a crucial win, finished second in the pool to also qualify for the last four. Bombay Scottish beat

  • St Joseph HS lift Umbro Cup

    Mumbai: St Joseph High School beat Sri Ma Vidayalaya 3-1 in the U-14 category to lift the ‘Umbro Cup’ trophy played at Cooperage. Samar Patel, Rohan Howal and Rohan Salvi scored one goal each. Ashwin Menon scored the goal from Sri Ma Vidayalaya. In final, both teams were on the offensive but St Joseph triumphed. The U-16 (Girls) finals saw Trouble Makers Academy beat M United Academy 1-0. Ark D’Silva’s lone goal

  • Afghanistan Taliban breakaway faction challenges new chief Mansour

    Bakwah (Afghanistan) :  A breakaway faction of the Taliban has appointed its own leader, in the first formal split in the militant movement under leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, posing a fresh hurdle to potential peace talks.