Free Press Journal
  • Kirti Azad, Bishan Bedi to move court against DDCA

    New Delhi : Cricketer-turned suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad on Thursday announced to file a writ petition in the Delhi High Court, along with former Indian cricket captain Bishan Bedi, demanding a time-bound probe by a SIT (special investigation team) into the financial irregularities in Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

  • ‘Spidercam to be used in World T20’

    Mumbai : The Spidercam aerial camera will be used during the World Twenty20 scheduled to be played in India from March 8 to April 3, International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Dave Richardson said on Thursday, adding that it will not disturb the game keeping in mind Dhoni’s recent comment. “Yes, we are going to use spidercam during the World Twenty20 in India. We will make sure it does not interfere with play. We

  • Virat Kohli’s gesture was not required: Steven Smith

    Melbourne : Hitting back at Virat Kohli for a send-off following his dismissal during the first Twenty20, Australia batsman Steven Smith said the chatter-box gesture by “emotional” Indian was not required at all.

  • Dilhara Fernando returns

    Colombo : An injury-hit Sri Lanka on Thursday recalled veteran fast bowler Dilhara Fernando in the Dinesh Chandimal led national squad for the three-match T20 International series against India, next month.

  • Novak Djokovic sees off Roger Federer

    Melbourne : Top seed Novak Djokovic saw off a thrilling fight-back by his great rival Roger Federer to reach his sixth Australian Open final and fifth consecutive Grand Slam title match on Thursday.

  • Sarfaraz Khan, Washington shine in India’s win

    Mirpur : Sarfaraz Khan and Washington Sundar blasted twin half-centuries as India notched up a comprehensive 79-run win over Ireland in their opening match to make a resounding start to their campaign at the ICC Under-19 World Cup here on Thursday.

  • Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig in mixed doubles final

    Melbourne : India’s tennis star Sania Mirza and her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig entered the mixed doubles semifinals at the Australian Open after posting straight-set win over defending champions Leander Paes and Martina Hingis, here on Thursday.

  • Serena Williams in 26th Grand Slam final

    Melbourne : World number one Serena Williams demolished Polish fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska to surge into her 26th Grand Slam final and zero in on a seventh Australian Open title.

  • Minnows Nepal shock New Zealand

    Nepal created the biggest upset defeating New Zealand by 32 runs in their opening group league match. Batting first, Nepal scored 238 for seven with captain Raju Rijal contributing 48. Sandeep Sunar chipped in with 39. In reply, Nepal bowlers produced an impressive performance by bowling out New Zealand for 206 in 47.1 overs.

  • Ranchi Rays beat Kalinga Lancers to top HIL

    Ranchi : Defending champions Ranchi Rays beat Kalinga Lancers 3-2 to register their third straight victory that took them to the top of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) table at the Birsa Munda Astro Turf Hockey Stadium here on Thursday.

  • Abhishek Ambekar stars in RBI’s win

    Mumbai : Reserve Bank of India trounced Friends United 5-0 in a First Division match of the MDFA League 2015-2016, and played at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel. Striker Abhishek Ambekar scored a hat-trick, while Sachin N. and Melroy F. got one each to complete the rout.

  • Nagpur lad to lead Maharashtra team

    Mumbai : Aman Kirnapure of Nagpur has been appointed captain of the Maharashtra State team that will participate in the AIFF National Football Championship (Boys’ Under-17) for the B.C. Roy Trophy to be played at the Railway Institute ground in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh.

  • Jhunjhunwala champs

    Mumbai : Jhunjhunwala, Ghatkopar rallied to beat Pillai College, Panvel in a 3-2 thriller to emerge champions in the Bombay YMCA Vth Inter-Collegiate Volleyball Tournament, organized by YMCA Physical Education Department, at the Jhoola Maidan, Sankli Street, Byculla.

  • P V Sindhu suffers shocking loss

    Lucknow : Top seed Kidambi Srikanth entered the quarterfinals but a heartbreak was in store for P V Sindhu as she suffered a shocking loss to Nitchaon Jindapol of Thailand in the second round of the USD 120,000 Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Thursday.

  • Govt to buy ‘Drone’ tech to evaluate crop damage

    New Delhi : In a bid to settle crop insurance claims as quickly as possible, the government has decided to purchase unmanned aircraft technology ‘Drone’ for assessing crop damage faster and more accurately. The move follows a direction from PM to use modern farm technologies to implement effectively the new crop insurance scheme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana from June 2016.