Free Press Journal
  • Younis may quit ODIs after England series

    Karachi : Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan is contemplating calling it a day from One-Day Internationals after the series against England in the UAE. Well-informed sources told PTI on Monday that Younis might announce his retirement from ODIs during or after the four-match series. “There has been so much controversy over his selection in the one-day team and plus the clear indications from the team management that they want to build a young team

  • Kuber & Mahalakshmi worshipped ahead of Dhanteras

    Ujjain: Lord Kuber and Goddess Lakshmi were worshipped at Shri Manibhadra Yakshraj Tirthdham, Bhairavgarh ahead of Dhanteras festival under the aegis of Guru Rishabh Chaturmas Samiti and Bharatiya Jain Shwetambar Yuva Manch, on Sunday.

  • Amit Shah

    Amit Shah learning on the job?

    It is human nature to take victory and defeat in one’s stride and move on. Certainly, the BJP too can be expected to recover from the Bihar shock. Party leaders will do the much-needed post-mortem of the spectacular drubbing and, hopefully, draw the right lessons. Though why the correctives were not institutionalised after the numbing defeat in the Delhi Assembly poll earlier in the year is puzzling. Some of the mistakes in

  • There is no ‘Conflict of Interest’ when I commentate: Gavaskar

    New Delhi : With the new BCCI regime embarking on a clean-up operation, former Indian cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar on Monday termed the ‘Conflict of Interest’ issue as a ‘myth’, saying he has always spoken his mind irrespective of whether it toes the board’s line or not. The Shashank Manohar-led board cracked the whip on conflict of interest in the Annunal General Meeting, unveiling a slew of reforms, including the appointment of a

  • BCCI contracts: Rahane upgraded, Raina demoted

    Mumbai : Struggling middle-order batsman Suresh Raina was downgraded to Grade B in the new Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) centrally contracted players for year 2015-16, while batsman Ajinkya Rahane was rewarded for his recent performance with promotion to Grade A on Monday. Left-handed Raina was in Grade A in 2014-15 year but was demoted to Grade B due to poor form. The Uttar Pradesh player has not been picked for the

  • narendra modi

    Business of governance must resume

    Every election — or, at any rate, most elections — have both winners and losers. By the time this column appears, India will have a sense of which side, the Mahagathbandhan or the NDA, has prevailed in the bitterly contested Bihar Assembly election. The election has agitated the minds of the entire political class and has affected the process of governance, both positively and negatively. Many important decisions that ought to have

  • 24 goons paraded across city

    Ujjain :Acting on the second last day of ‘Goonda Abhiyan’ police paraded 24 goons of their respective station circles on Sunday. Madhav Nagar police paraded 8, Chimanganj police paraded 8, Nanakheda police paraded 6 while Mahakal and Neelganga police paraded one each goon of their respective circles.

  • AB de Villiers tops S African Twitterati list

    Johannesburg : Proteas’ ODI captain AB de Villiers has taken the top spot on a list of South African celebrities with the greatest number of Twitter followers. Teammates JP Duminy, Albie Morkel and Faf du Plessis also featured on the list, although retired Proteas Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis scored even higher than them. The inaugural list was compiled by media company BlackSmokeAgency, which hopes to research it regularly. De Villiers’ 2.68m followers narrowly

  • Lalu Prasad Yadav - Nitish Kumar

    BJP’s relations with the RSS will alter

    The verdict of Delhi Assembly polls was discarded by the Bharatiya Janata Party claiming that it was not a referendum on the performance of the Modi Government and that exceptions can surely be there. But that bravado notwithstanding, the Bihar rout now follows the Delhi rout. While the Delhi verdict had come within just seven months from Narendra Modi’s unexpected majority; Bihar again follows within just eight months after Delhi.

  • WADA panel calls for Russia’s suspension from athletics

    Geneva : In a devastatingly critical report, a World Anti-Doping Agency panel on Monday accused the Russian government of complicity in widespread doping and cover-ups by its track and field athletes and said they should all be banned from competition possibly even next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro,  until the country cleans up its act. The report from a WADA commission that has been probing media allegations of widespread doping and deception in

  • UP face uphill task against Mumbai

    Mumbai : Uttar Pradesh were left facing a daunting task in their quest of taking the first innings lead and points against hosts Mumbai by stumps on Day Three of their four-day Ranji Trophy Group B match on Monday. Replying to the 40-time champions’ mammoth first innings total of 610 for 9 declared, UP were at a healthy 155 for one before losing four wickets to be 350 for five at close, still trailing

  • Tushar stuns Puneet for title

    Mumbai :Second seed Tushar Shahani put up a determined approach to register an upset win over top seed Puneet Pareek in the boys’ U-21 final of the JVPG-ISP Squash Challenge-League 2. This event is the 117th tournament to be conducted by ISP. In the summit clash, Tushar produced a disciplined steady performance to clinch a well-deserved 11-7, 11-7, 9-11, 11-7 victory to emerge champion. In the boys’ under-15 finals, top seed Suraj Chand encountered

  • Bipin Footy Coaching Camp gets underway

    Mumbai : The 29th MSSA Bipin Football Coaching got underway at the MSSA ground on Sunday. The camp was inaugurated by Aditya Thackeray, Chairman of MDFA. On this occasion Souter Vaz, General Secretary of WIFA was also present. Camp will be conducted in eight centres i.e. Churchgate, Colaba, Mulund, Andheri, Kandivali, Virar,Kalyan and Pune. The camp will conclude with an intra-centre tournament slated for December 19 and 20. Speaking at the inauguration Aditya advised

  • Joshua storms into quarters

    Mumbai : Joshua Eapen of Vashi shocked top seed Karim Khan to storm into the boys’ quarter-finals, in the MSLTA-Yonex-Sunrise Vazirani Under-12 Junior Open Championship Series Tennis Tournament, at the Vazirani National Sports Academy, Nerul, Navi Mumbai. Seeded way down the order at No. 16, diminutive Eapen of Avlon Heights School, fashioned the most significant upset of his brief career when he beat Khan of Children’s Academy, Malad 8-3 to give the competition an explosive

  • Scottish, Garodia emerge winners

    Mumbai : P.G. Garodia won the boys title while Bombay Scottish won the girls crown to emerge under-16 champions in the 2nd Don Bosco Inter School Basketball Championship. P.G. Garodia beat Shishuvan, Matunga 54-35 in the final, while Bombay Scottish, Mahim beat Mary Immaculate, Borivali 26-16 in girls’ championship round. Garodia found the basket at regular intervals in the third quarter in which they fired 17 points for a 38-23 advantage. Shishuvan struggled to

  • Saina Nehwal , Srikanth look for an encore

    Fuzhou (China) : Saina Nehwal and K. Srikanth will look to shrug off the recent dip in form and put the best foot forward when they begin their campaign as defending champions at the China Open Super Series Premier starting with the qualifiers today. The 25-year-old Saina had been suffering from an abdominal pain which affected her performance at Japan, Denmark and France Super Series, where she made early exits. Also there are some

  • China smog around 50 times more than WHO limits

    Beijing : A swathe of China was blanketed with dangerous acrid smog today after levels of the most dangerous particulates reached around 50 times World Health Organisation maximums, with energy use for heating blamed as winter sets in.

  • Atletico to clash with Kerala Blasters

    Kochi : Last edition finalists Kerala Blasters and Atletico de Kolkata take on each other in a ninth round match of the Indian Super League here tomorrow. Both the sides have been struggling this season with ATK lying at sixth and Kerala at the bottom in the eight-team ISL standings.

  • Corporate bigwigs to attend Resurgent Rajasthan summit

    Jaipur : Top industrial executives have confirmed their participation at the Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit 2015, which will be held on November 19-20. Cyrus P. Mistry, Chairman of Tata Sons;. Anil Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group;  Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra & Mahindra; Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises;Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group;  Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group;  Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group; Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Group;