Free Press Journal
  • Brace yourself, extreme weather ahead

    The torrential downpour in Chennai, that received on a single day twice the rainfall for a month, is no doubt a wake-up call for India’s policymakers to deal with climate change on a war footing. Such extreme events are occurring with greater frequency: Hyderabad (2000), Mumbai (2005), Leh (2010), Uttarakhand (2013) and Srinagar (2014), to name a few instances. Although policymakers are aware of the linkage with global warming, they prefer instead

  • Will be tough for SA to survive: Yadav

    New Delhi : Indian speedster Umesh Yadav today expressed his surprise at the ultra-defensive strategy employed by the South African batsmen in the fourth and final cricket Test here but reminded them that one cannot last an entire fifth day by “just blocking” deliveries. Asked if 72 runs scored by the South Africans in 72 overs on Sunday came as a shocker, Yadav admitted that it was indeed so. “Yes it’s a surprise as we

  • Woman poisoned?

    Indore : Khajrana police are investigating into allegations of a woman being poisoned by her in-laws.

  • Hundreds take part in marathon for Smart City

    Indore : Showing green flag and releasing balloons, Mayor Malini Gaud flagged off marathon run and walk on Sunday morning. It was organized to create awareness among people about ‘Smart City’.

  • We will go down fighting: Bavuma

    New Delhi : South Africa opener Temba Bavuma believes that his skipper Hashim Amla has set the benchmark on how to survive as they managed to sustain the pressure put by Indian spinners on the fourth day of the final cricket Test on Sunday. Amla’s dogged unbeaten 23 off 207 balls took South Africa to 72 for 2 in 72 overs as the visitors look to avoid the ignominy of a 3-0 series defeat. Asked

  • ‘Memo’ backs Michel Platini salary claim

    Paris : A report issued to UEFA’s executive committee in 1998 appears to support Michel Platini’s claim that he was paid an annual salary “of one million Swiss francs” for work as an advisor to FIFA, according to a claim by French newspaper Journal du Dimanche. The weekly reported on Sunday that it possesses a copy of a document which it describes as “resembling an intelligence service memo”. It reports that the document was distributed

  • India pip the Dutch to clinch bronze

    Raipur : India prevailed 3-2 (5-5) in a penalty shoot-out against the Netherlands to clinch the bronze medal in the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Stadium on Sunday. Mirco Pruijser (ninth minute), Nicolas van der Schoot (25th) made it 2-0 for the visitors but Ramandeep Singh (39th) and Rupinderpal Singh (47th) brought India on level terms. Ramandeep scored again in the 51st minute to make it 3-2

  • Barca held at Valencia

    London : New Valencia coach Gary Neville watched on from the stands as Santi Mina’s late equaliser handed his side a shock 1-1 draw at home to European champs Barcelona. Luis Suarez had put the visitors into a controversial lead as he appeared to be offside before slotting in at the near post, but Valencia’s work rate was rewarded when Mina fired into the top corner five minutes from time on Saturday. Real Madrid are now

  • Srikanth goes down in final

    Indonesia : In probably the most thrilling match of the tournament, Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth went down by a whisker to local boy Tommy Sugiarto losing the men’s singles final of the $120,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold here on Sunday. Both shuttlers managed to save two match points each but it was Sugiarto who showed nerves of steel to overcome the top seeded Indian 17-21, 21-13, 24-22 in the summit clash that lasted

  • Goa claim ISL top spot

    New Delhi : Three second-half goals helped FC Goa snatch a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win against Delhi Dynamos and become the top side after the group phase in what was effectively a precursor to an Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final match-up between the two sides here on Sunday. Forwards Reinaldo Greene and Adil Nabi put Dynamos 2-0 ahead at the break. But midfielder Romeo Fernandes, who was introduced in place of defender Debabrato Roy

  • Sarita, Shiva, Devendro win in China

    New Delhi : Asian Games bronze-medallist L Sarita Devi (60kg) returned to competitive boxing after her one-year ban with a resounding victory in the opening contest of the training-cum-competition assignment in the Chinese city of Qian’an. Sarita, who served a one-year ban for her emotional outburst at the Asian Games after a controversial semifinal loss, defeated Mongolia’s Sowoderden 3-0. In fact, the Indian boxers put up a strong show on the opening day of competitions

  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Aronian

    London : Former world champion Viswanathan Anand came out unscathed with his first black game and got an easy draw against Levon Aronian of Armenia in the second round of the London Chess Classic, the final leg of the Grand Chess tour, here. With his second draw in as many games, Anand took his tally to one point out of a possible two and still has four white games remaining out of the last

  • Siddhi down Taniska

    Mumbai : Collegian Siddhi Kolekar, from Bhatia junior college, rallies to down Tanishka Pawar in the girls under-16 quarterfinals in the Poinsur Gymkhana promotional table tennis tournament, held at their complex at Kandivali here today.  Siddhi, who initially struggled a bit before she went up 2-1. But Tanishka fought back to level the tie as Siddhi in order to be more aggressive made too many mistakes. Even in the decider, Siddhi was down

  • Narrow wins

    Mumbai : Companeroes SC and Rhema Sports, both scored identical 1-0 wins against Mumbai Warriors and West Zone United respectively in Super Division matches of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League 2015-2016, and played at the St. Xavier’s ground. Striker Gavin D’Souza netted the lone goal for Companeroes in the 75th minute and the Rhema got their match-winner through Suraj Bhawani’s effort in the 28th minute.

  • Trackmasters emerge supreme

    Mumbai : Chembur Trackmasters garnered 331 points to emerge supreme in their 14th Poinsur Gymkhana Minithon Road Races, held around their sports complex at Kandivali here on Sunday. They were followed behind were Dr. Naravane’s Sports Academy, who totaled 116 points, while Abhinav Soports Academy came third with 73 points. Sheshnath Chauhan from VPM Sports Club, maintained a steady pace as completed the 10 kms distance in 27:32.2 secs. Close on the heal was Dr.

  • Pirates grab MRHL title

    Mumbai : Poisar Pirates clinched the top honours in the inaugural MRHL (Mumbai Rink Hockey League), which was played under floodlights at the Malad Gymkhana. In the title clash, Pirates produced another disciplined team effort to record an authoritative 5-1 win against UK United to lift the glittering trophy and the top cash award of Rs 75,000.

  • Map the future

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