Free Press Journal
  • The voice of the silence

    Indore : City proudly welcomes its Heroes –Gyanendra and Monica Purohit. Both were felicitated by Amitabh Bachchan on `Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi’ Every story has a hero and for STAR Plus’ show ‘Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi’ – the heroes are people who may seem ordinary but who have done the extraordinary! With little or no means of support, our heroes are champions of social change who have the power to

  • Decision on Indo-Pak series soon, says BCCI

    Mumbai : The cricket fans will have to wait a few more days to find out whether the iconic bilateral series between arch-rivals India and Pakistan would go ahead next month. “Wait for a couple of more days,” was the cryptic retort by BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur to a reporter’s query on the issue after fresh talks have taken place between the heads of the two countries’ cricket boards. While the BCCI has invited Pakistan

  • Kotla will put up good show, claims VP Chauhan

    New Delhi : With the Delhi High Court clearing the decks for the fourth and final Test between India and South Africa, DDCA vice-president Chetan Chauhan on Thursday said the state association is ready to put up a good show at the Feroz Shah Kotla come December 3.

  • Chennai in fray to host WT20 game: Anurag Thakur

    Mumbai : The M.A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai faces certain problems ahead of the W T20 next year, but the BCCI has not yet ruled out the ground as one of the venues for the biennial event. “We held a detailed discussion. There were certain centres which were given deadlines of August 25 to submit completion reports and we are still waiting for their certificates. Yes, in Chennai there was some problem. We

  • Eng recall Ballance for South Africa series

    London : England dropped batsman Ian Bell from their 16-man squad for next month’s four-Test match series against South Africa on Thursday. England selectors also recalled batsmen Nick Compton and Gary Ballance to fill the void. Compton, who currently has nine Test caps, last played for England in May 2013. Ballance has played 15 Tests since making his debut against Australia in 2014 and was last involved during the Ashes series earlier this year. The squad

  • Govt school students’ tryst with IIM Indore

    Indore : Indian Institute of Management, Indore, witnessed a cheerful presence of over 175 school children from three government schools – EG School, Pigdamber; Government Primary and Middle School, Shramik Colony and Primary School, Rangwasa – who visited the IIM campus on Thursday. They were adopted by i-Help, a teaching initiative promoted by the IIM Indore, on the occasion.

  • Decision to drop Bell pathetic: KP

    London: Exiled England batsman Kevin Pietersen on Thursday slammed the national selectors for their decision to drop experienced Ian Bell from the Test squad, terming it as “pathetic”. Bell was a surprise omission from the squad for the forthcoming tour of South Africa starting on December 26. Bell, the eighth highest run-scorer in England’s Test history, averaged just over 30 in the recent series with Pakistan, and has not scored a century since

  • Oriental University organises interactive session on Smart classes, social media

    Indore : Ahead of the fast approaching examination session, Oriental University, Indore on Thursday organised an interactive session with students of various engineering streams on benefits of Smart  classes and Social Media to enhance their academic and intellectual excellence and score better marks in their coming examinations .

  • India U-19 team revels in Dravid’s presence

    Kolkata : The presence of batting legend Rahul Dravid in the Indian U-19 camp as their coach is a big boost for the entire side ahead of the next year”s World Cup as they begin their preparation with a tri-series also involving Afghanistan and Bangladesh beginning from today. It is not just the U-19 skipper Ricky Bhui but the whole team including the fielding coach Abhay Sharma, a former Railway coach, is looking forward to

  • Clarke lays into team-mates, coach in new book ‘Ashes Diary 2015’

    Sydney : Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke on Thursday broke his silence on the criticism he received after announcing his retirement during the recent Ashes series loss in England. Both former team-mates Andrew Symonds and Matthew Hayden publicly questioned Clarke’s leadership in August and Clarke has used his “Ashes Diary 2015” to hit back. Clarke also slammed former Australia coach John Buchanan, taunting him for never playing for his country and saying “even my dog

  • Platini

    Platini to appeal FIFA ban in CAS

    Paris : Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) president Michel Plantini has said he will move the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against his provisional suspension issued by FIFA, and accused the world football governing body of deliberately delaying his candidature for its presidency. Platini’s lawyers on Wednesday said in a statement that the decision of FIFA’s appeal committee to reject his appeal against the 90-day provisional ban by the ethics committee will

  • Dynamos beat Pune

    New Delhi:  Two opportunistic first half strikes stimulated Delhi Dynamos’ efficient 3-1 victory over FC Pune City in an Indian Super League (ISL) contest that brightened their semi-final prospects here on Thursday. It was Dynamos’ second home win at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium after three consecutive 1-1 draws that catapulted them to the second position in the standings, level on 18 points from 10 matches with leaders FC Goa, only trailing them on

  • NEUFC, Mumbai City FC lock horns

    Guwahati : After suffering humiliation in their previous matches, NorthEast United FC and Mumbai City FC both will be craving for a win when they face off in an Indian Super League (ISL) football match at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here today. Hosts NorthEast United will also look to avenge their first-leg loss against Mumbai, when they went down 1-5 on October 28. After getting thrashed 0-7 by FC Goa on Tuesday, Mumbai currently stand

  • ‘Difficult to beat Real Madrid at Bernabeu’

    Barcelona : Barcelona striker Luis Suarez believes that his side is not the favourite to win Saturday’s “Clasico” football match at the Santiago Bernabeu, although they lead the La Liga standings. “You never know what might happen. You could be on your best form but then nothing goes quite to plan,” Efe quoted Suarez as saying in a press conference on Wednesday. “Everyone knows that it’s not easy to beat Madrid at the Bernabeu,” acknowledged

  • Wawrinka eliminates Ferrer

    London : Swiss star Stanislas Wawrinka cruised to a 7-5, 6-2 victory at the World Tour Finals over Spaniard David Ferrer, who was eliminated from tennis’ year-end tournament with the loss. The 33-year-old Ferrer, a finalist in this elite, eight-man event in 2007, came out strong in the beginning of the contest at the O2 arena here on Wednesday night, while Wawrinka exhibited the same listlessness he showed in a straight-set loss to Spain’s

  • Shuttler Anand Pawar advances

    Glasgow : Indian shuttler Anand Pawar entered the men’s singles second round as compatriot Aditya Prakash crashed out of the $50,000 Scottish Open Grand Prix, losing his opener at the Emirates Arena on Thursday. Eleventh seed Pawar needed just 43 minutes on Wednesday to ease past local boy Kieran Merrilees 21-18, 21-18 to earn his second win over the Scot in as many matches. Later, Englishman Sam Parsons accounted for Prakash as the Indian lost

  • Vasai-Virar Mayor’s Marathon on Sunday

    Mumbai : Celebrated archer Deepika Kumari and discus thrower Krishna Poonia will be the event ambassadors for the 5th edition of the National level Vasai Virar Mayor’s Marathon, the country’s richest event for Indian athletes and amateur runners, which will be held on Sunday, November 22.

  • Anjuman into semis

    Mumbai : Offspinner Pramod Rai and hard-hitting batsman Mehtab Shaikh played stellar roles in helping Anjuman-Islam (CST) beat Thane’s Vasant Vihar by eight wickets to breeze  into the semifinals of the Poinsur Gymkhana Inter-School cricket tournament at their ground at Kandivali today.   Pramod captured three for seven off 5 overs, while Mehtab hammered an unbeaten 42, with seven fours and ended the match with a soaring six at midwicket. Anjuman will take on