Free Press Journal
  • West Indies topple South Africa in Tri-Nation One-Day International Series

    With their second win in three matches against the Proteas in the tournament, the hosts advance to face World Cup-holders Australia in the final on Sunday at the same venue. It is also the first time in ten years that South Africa have failed to reach the final of a tri-nation ODI series.

  • Sanjay Bangar, Abhay Sharma retained as Asst Coaches

    New Delhi : The BCCI on Saturday retained Sanjay Bangar as the batting coach while Abhay Sharma will continue as the fielding coach of the Indian cricket team for the upcoming tour of the West Indies. The BCCI in a short press release stated that both coaches have been appointed after consulting chief coach Anil Kumble. Sources say no bowling was appointed since Kumble, India’s highest-wicket taker, is incharge of the team.

  • Naman Ojha named India A captain for Australia tour

    New Delhi : Wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha was on Saturday named captain of the India A team, which will take part in the two unofficial ‘Tests’ and a four-nation One-day tournament, in Australia, starting August 14.

  • Umpire dons bizarre protective shield

    Melbourne : With the modern-era batsmen becoming more and more dangerous with ferocious hitting abilities, this umpire from Australia decided to guard himself with a self-designed transparent forearm shield recently in a 50-over international cricket match.

  • Shielding MLA using ‘emergency’: Cong

    New Delhi: Taking a strong exception to Dinesh Mohaniya for allegedly misbehaving with a group of women who had gone to him to complain about water crisis, the Congress on Saturday said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was comparing the arrest to an ‘emergency-like’ situation and using it like a shield. “Dinesh Mohaniya has been arrested and the AAP is alleging there is an emergency-like situation in the country, especially in Delhi.

  • Mayawati

    Mayawati says Maurya disloyal, selfish; triggers war of words

    Lucknow : Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday launched a fresh attack against her erstwhile confidante Swami Prasad Maurya, even as the latter did not open his cards about his next move. Mayawati had convened a meeting of her party legislators apparently to ascertain the impact of Maurya’s exit from the party and said that Maurya was a selfish traitor for whom the doors of BSP were closed forever.


    Irish fans look to take revenge against France

  • Bihar result scam: Arts topper Rubi Rai arrested

    Patna : Ruby Rai, the student of Vishnudeo Ray College of Bhagwanpur in Vaishali district  who had topped the intermediate arts examinations conducted by Bihar School Examination Board was arrested by special investigation team (SIT) probing the examinations result scam. A woman Deputy SP Ms Vandana will interrogate her. She is the first student to be arrested in the scam.

  • Rigging proof given in pen change in Haryana Rajya Sabha polls

    New Delhi : The Election Commission’s inquiry into alleged rigging in the Rajya Sabha elections on June 11 remained inconclusive in Chandigarh on Saturday as winning candidate Subhash Chandra, the media baron who contested as an independent backed by BJP, insisted on taking into account his own representation to the Commission.

  • Defying party stand, Bengal Marxist MLA joins Cong rally

    Kolkata : Defying the official stand of CPI(M), party MLA Tanmoy Bhattacharya on Saturday took part in Congress’ rally on price rise issue and said ‘nobody’ has the right to disrespect the people’s mandate towards alliance.

  • SP revokes merger with Ansari’sparty, Akhilesh has his way

    Lucknow : In the afternoon of Saturday June 25, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav could not stop expressing his views against the entry of Mukhtar Ansari into the Samajwadi party, saying that he did not want “such people” in the party. This was for the first time that he had even admitted that he had reservations on the issue which had been causing an upheaval in the party. And by the evening,

  • How about UK becoming union territory of India?

    New Delhi : The idea was floated on Facebook by Delhi-based British entrepreneur Nick Booker, who has been living in India for a decade, married to an Indian and did not travel home to vote. Here is his post, courtesy Kolkata daily The Telegraph, explaining advantages to the Britons in joining India: