Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai signs Arata

    Mumbai : Mumbai FC, will usher in the New Year – 2016, on a bright, happy note, with the signing of Japanese-born Indian national player Arata Izumi for the 2015-16 I-League season. The new recruit Arata Izumi on Thursday signed on the dotted line the Mumbai club and will spend the season on loan from Atletico de Kolkata.

  • Narendra Modi, Government

    Is this the year of ‘Achhe Din’?

    “Faith in Modi govt. high, but Sangh hotheads a concern” was the headline on the front page of the Times of India on January 1, 2015. The TOI had carried an eight city survey in which the key finding was that people wanted and expected the government to focus on development. The Modi government was freshly minted, just seven months old and there was much hope that it would deliver what it

  • No jeans, skirts in TN temples from today

    Chennai : Devotees and tourists visiting the famed temples of Tamil Nadu from the New Year will have to be “appropriately” dressed. Else they would be turned away. The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) Department, which administers numerous ancient temples such as the world renowned Thanjavur Big Temple (Brahdeeshwarar temple) and the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple in Madurai, has prescribed a dress code for devotees and visitors. The dress code, unveiled on the

  • U14 Girls’ selection on JAN 2

    Mumbai : The Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) will be conducting trials on Saturday, January 2 and Sunday January 3, 2016 to shortlist Mumbai players, who will be sent to attend a selection camp to select the Maharashtra State Sub-Junior Girls’ Under-14 team. Girls born between 01-01-2002 and 31-12-2003 are eligible to attend the trials, which will be conducted on both days from 8.00am onwards at the MSSA Schools’ Sports Centre, Azad Maidan.

  • Maanav, Rhiaan bag TT crowns

    Mumbai : Maanav Shah of Utpal Sanghvi School and Rhiaan Jhaveri of Dhirubhai Ambani International School, were made to work hard by their respective opponents before coming out trumps, winning the boys’ under-15 and under-12 table tennis singles titles respectively in the inaugural Sports For  All  (SFA)-India’s Premier Inter- School  Sporting  System, which is being conducted at the D.Y. Patil Sports Stadium, Nerul on Thursday.

  • Priyanka stuns Babita

    New Delhi : Commonwealth Games gold medallist Babita Kumari on Wednesday faced a shock defeat to settle for a bronze medal even as another emerging Phogat sister, Priyanka, bagged the gold in women’s 55kg freestyle on the final day of the Senior National Wrestling championship here.

  • AAP could play party pooper for Congress

    Unlike the depressing 2014, the Congress now has a reason to feel good. After a string of electoral defeats across the country, the Congress clocked an impressive victory in the recent Bihar elections even though piggybacking the Grand Alliance. It did exceedingly well in the Gujarat civic polls, wrested the Ratlam Lok Sabha seat from the BJP in the by-polls and won five out of eight urban body elections in Madhya Pradesh,