Free Press Journal

    Possible global trading options for India

    At a recent BRICs meeting in Turkey, PM Narendra Modi called for strengthening the rule-based global trading system and ensuring that new trading blocs don’t divide the global trade regime. He advocated the completion of WTO’s Doha Development Round. A second–best option is to make free trade agreements (FTAs) work to our advantage. The PM is scheduled to attend the 13th ASEAN-India Summit and the 10th East Asia Summit. India can’t have

  • Reading is the first step towards gaining knowledge and writing well: Rahul Maheshwari, K J Somaiya Institute of Journalism and Mass Communication

    Rahul Maheshwari, Director – K. J. Somaiya Institute of Journalism and Mass Communication, Vidyavihar, is among the first generation of TV journalists in India. In a career spanning over 15 years, he worked for different channels, publications and production companies. He is also a research officer at the Australian Consulate and tracks economic and political developments in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa. He is a keen reader and in-depth research writer. His special

  • Debutant Kheta wins Vasai-Virar marathon, sets new course record

    Mumbai : It was a dream debut for track runner Kheta Ram of Pune’s Army Sports Institute (ASI), who set a new course record while winning the men’s full marathon in the 5th Vasai Virar Mayor’s Marathon on Sunday.

  • Indian hockey colts demolish Pak to emerge Asian champs

    Kuantan (Malaysia): Harmanpreet Singh successfully converted four penalty corners as India overpowered traditional rivals Pakistan 6-2 in the final of the 8th Junior Men’s Asia Cup hockey tournament at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium here on Sunday.

  • Union Bank tame Sellebrity 4-1

    Mumbai : Union Bank of India showed good coordination to combine nicely as a unit to record a convincing 4-1 win against Sellebrity SC in a first round match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) Nadkarni Cup (knock out) Football Tournament, organised and sponsored by RCF and played at the RCF ground, Chembur on Sunday. The Union Bank strikers Shanon Pereira, Shravan Shetty, Daniel Muthu and Pratik Koli capitalised on the chances that

  • Yohan Poncha, Sanath Saha win thrillers

    Mumbai : Yohan Poncha of Mumbai and Sanath Saha of West Bengal snatched thrilling wins to advance to the boys’ Under-15 third round, in the 72nd CCI-Western India Open Squash Tournament, at the Cricket Club of India on Sunday. Poncha overcame Rohan Padhye 12-10, 10-12, 15-13, 11-6, while Saha halted Tarun Mammen of Karnataka 3-11, 14-12, 11-7, 12-10 in absorbing matches which also extended to other categories.  Akanksh Nair of Andhra Pradesh,

  • Top Seed Vikramaditya Kulkarni takes sole lead

    Mumbai : Top seed International Master, Vikramaditya Kulkarni of  Western Railway has taken the sole lead with a tally of 8 points at the end of in a ninth round of the Rs.1.50 lakhs prize-money SBI Life All-Maharashtra FIDE Rating Chess Tournament, which commenced at the Don Bosco High School, Borivali on Sunday. A group of 5-players, Ketan Boricha, Chirag Satkar, Rajesh Gupta, Pratik Shenvi and 12-year old Vedant Panesar are following

  • Poinsur Gymkhana Pro Table Tennis

    Mumbai : The Poinsur Gymkhana Open promotional table tennis tournament for both city and suburban players will be held on December 5 and 6. The events included are: junior boys and girls, sub-junior boys and girls, cadet boys and girls and the midget boys and girls. Entries may be sent online on with a copy to upto 6:00 p.m. on December 1. For further information contact Messrs Amit Modi (9029029242) and/or Poinsur Gymkhana official

  • India go down to Australia in second hockey Test

    Raipur : India failed to hold on to their early lead as they went down 1-2 against Australia in the second Test at the newly-inaugurated Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Hockey Stadium, here on Sunday.

  • Suarez, Neymar star as Barca rout Madrid 4-0

    Madrid : Luis Suarez and Neymar continued their sensational goal-scoring form as Barcelona moved six points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga with a 4-0 thrashing of their bitter rivals at the Bernabeu. Barca even had the luxury of leaving Lionel Messi on the bench, but the Argentine did make his return from a two-month injury layoff half an hour from time and played a part in Suarez’s second and

  • Doutie hits brace as Kolkata thrash Goa

    Kolkata : Defending champions Atletico de Kolkata handed a 4-0 rout to FC Goa to climb atop the table and put one step in the semi-finals after a one-sided Indian Super League (ISL) clash, here on Sunday. The chief architect of ATK’s splendid win was the South African medio Samheeg Doutie who produced a stunning brace (20th and 78th), beside setting up captain Borja Fernandez (22nd) with a superb assist at the Vivekananda Yuva

  • EPL loss: Wenger slams Arsenal players

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger lashed out at his players after they lost 1-2 to West Bromwich Albion and missed the chance to take the top spot in the English Premier League (EPL) standings. West Bromwich scored through James Morrison’s volley and a Mikel Arteta own goal on Saturday after Olivier Giroud gave Arsenal the lead. Arsenal are now fourth in the EPL points table behind Leicester City, Manchester United and Manchester City.

  • I adjust to my partner’s style of play: Martina Hingis

    Mumbai : Having captured two Grand Slam doubles titles as well as the year-ending WTA Tour finals with Sania Mirza, and the US Open mixed doubles title with Leander Paes, Martina Hingis says the key to her success with both the Indian aces was her ability to adapt to their style of play.

  • UP has special strategy for Yuvraj, Harbhajan: Raina

    Kanpur : Keen to register outright wins in their remaining two Ranji league matches, Uttar Pradesh cricket captain Suresh Raina today said there is a definite strategy in place for opposition players Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh when his side hosts Punjab here today. With the both the sides locked at 17 points after six matches, Green Park offers an exciting contest. Raina, who scored an unbeaten 145 in the second innings of the team’s

  • Eden lit up in colours of French flag

    Kolkata : India’s iconic cricket stadium Eden Gardens has lit up its facade in blue, white and red, the French Tricolour, in a show of solidarity with last week’s Paris terrorist attack victims. The illumination was done yesterday and it will continue till the end of this month, Cricket Association of Bengal joint-secretary Avishek Dalmiya told PTI.

  • McIlroy clinches third European crown

    Dubai : Leading Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri signed off with a one-under 71 to finish tied 34th after the fourth and final round, while Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy (66) won the $8 million DP World Tour Championship to claim his third European Tour Order of Merit title here on Sunday.

  • Ongoing India tour one of toughest for SA: Duminy

    Nagpur : Trailing the four-match Test series 0-1 after two games against India, South-African all-rounder Jean-Paul Duminy today said the ongoing cricket tour is proving to be one of the toughest and challenging series for the team. The visitors won the T20 and the ODI rubber against India, but lost the first Test in Mohali by 108 runs in under three days. The Proteas batsmen also looked jittery against the Indian spinners in the

  • Delhi Test: Rs 10 tickets for school kids, Rs 100 for public

    New Delhi : Following the instructions from Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal on keeping the ticket rates as nominal as possible, the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association has decided that school children can watch the India versus South Africa Test match buying tickets worth Rs 10 per day.