Free Press Journal
  • Muhammad Ali’s tryst with India

    New Delhi : Indians had an opportunity to see legendary boxer Muhammad Ali in action in 1980 when he visited the country for exhibition bouts titled ‘Greatest to Greatest, the reference being to him and to Indira Gandhi who had just returned to power after a humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha elections after the emergency.

  • When Ali left Kolkata mesmerised

    Kolkata : Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali had a special connect with Kolkata as he spent three days here during the Christmas of 1990, mesmerising sports lovers with his wit and some magic tricks.

  • Kidney racket: Cops conduct raids in Kolkata and Chennai

    New Delhi : Delhi Police on Saturday conducted raids in Kolkata and Chennai in search of the kingpin of the kidney trading racket, and other members in connection with which five persons, including two personal secretaries of a Nephrologist in Apollo Hospital here, have been arrested.


    Sorry! My Hero…

    As you read this, volumes have been spoken, written and read about Muhammad Ali. While many would have hailed him as an iconic figure in the arena of Boxing, others must have rightly described his humane qualities as an individual including his fight against social evils. But for me, he was and shall forever remain my first sporting hero.

  • Pak denies consular access to Indian ‘spy’

    Islamabad: Pakistan has denied consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, arrested earlier this year. Pakistani authorities have charged Jadhav with spying and conducting subversive activities in Balochistan province and Karachi city of Pakistan. “After due consideration, it has been decided not to grant consular access to Jadhav,” Dawn online on Saturday quoted a top security source as saying.

  • Fighter for justice and in the ring too

    Don King, who promoted Ali’s epic victory over George Foreman in the “Rumble in the Jungle,” said Ali will live on forever.

  • Not America’s Copa

    Colombia wreck US’s hope of winning start

  • UP govt under fire from rivals on Mathura strife

    Lucknow : Main rivals of Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Samajwadi Party on Saturday came down heavily on Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s government over the Mathura violence with BJP chief Amit Shah demanding resignation of state cabinet minister Shivpal Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati seeking a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the incidents.

  • Kerala Cong leadership gets flak for poll defeat

    Thiruvananthapuram : After its electoral mauling, the top leadership of the Congress party in Kerala came under fire from many speakers on Saturday, the first day of its two-day party stock taking meet here.

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    No change in job reservation policy: Paswan

    Kolhapur: Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Saturday said the NDA Government had no plans to change the existing reservation policy and maintained the idea of quota in private sector was only at “proposal” stage. The government is not going to make any change in the current reservation policy for SC/STs and other communities in jobs and educational institutes, the Minister of Food and Public Distribution told reporters here.

  • Haryana braces for renewed Jat stir

    Chandigarh: With a section of Jat community leaders giving a call to re-start protests for reservation from Sunday (June 5), the Haryana government and the state police are bracing themselves to deal with the situation.

  • All About Dematerialization

    There was a time when investors in stocks were saddled with outdated systems and procedures dealing with transactions in stocks. Bad deliveries, objections, loss, theft or mutilation of share certificates, not to speak of forgery were only some of the traumas that an investor had to face in his treacherous journey through the stock market. Transfer of shares simply took ages. Destruction due to fire, floods and cyclone meant financial disaster for