Free Press Journal
  • Don orders ‘great rebuilding’ of US military

    Washington : Seeking to enhance US military’s capabilities, President Donald Trump has ordered a “great rebuilding” of the US armed forces by upgrading equipment, improving training and increasing defence budget.

  • China objects to ‘Tibetan PM’s’ presence at US envoy’s dinner

    Beijing : China on Saturday raised objections over the presence of the Prime Minister of ‘Tibetan government-in- exile’ at a recent dinner hosted by former US envoy to India Richard Verma in New Delhi, saying it resolutely opposes any country’s “interference” in its internal affairs by using Tibet issue as an excuse. The dinner hosted by Verma on January 15 in honour of his visiting friend and Hollywood actor Richard Gere was reportedly

  • War with US practical reality: PLA official

    Beijing : A Chinese military official has said that war with the US is a practical reality, signalling Beijing’s preparedness for a possible military conflict with Washington.

  • One of 5 missing Pak rights activists returns home

    Islamabad : One of the five leading Pakistani activists known for his critical views on fundamentalists and who had mysteriously vanished earlier this month from Islamabad has “safely” returned home, police said on Saturday.

  • Dream final becomes reality…

    Melbourne : As Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal won match after match at the Australian Open, making their unlikely way through opposite sides of the draw, tennis fans couldn’t help but look ahead. Could the two old rivals, almost six years on from their last meeting in a Grand Slam final, possibly meet for one more match for the ages in Melbourne? Federer and Nadal each had to survive epic five-set matches in

  • …And the Indian fairytale continues

    Melbourne : Sania Mirza will be bidding for her seventh major tennis title, and first with Croatian partner Ivan Dodig, in the Australian Open mixed doubles final where the second seeds take on unseeded American Abigail Spears and Colombian Juan Sebastian Cabal here on Sunday.

  • Peers-Kontinen clinch men’s doubles title

    Melbourne : Australian John Peers and his Finnish partner Henri Kontinen defeated the American pair of Bob and Mike Bryan to lift the men’s doubles title of the Australian Open here on Saturday.

  • Injury worries for Barca, Real

    Madrid : Both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona have injury problems to deal with ahead of their respective Spanish football league matches on Sunday.

  • ‘One-state, one-vote’ may hamper Ranji

    Kolkata : Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feared that the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee’s one-state, one vote recommendation may ‘dilute’ the standard of Ranji Trophy cricket in India.

  • Combination woes for Captain KOHLI

    Nagpur : Facing the prospect of a series defeat at home for the first time in 15 months, skipper Virat Kohli will have a relook at his team combination as hosts India take on a resurgent England in a do-or-die second T20 International, here today.

  • Big boundaries give licence to flight: Chahal

    Nagpur : Young leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal said big grounds like the one at the VCA Stadium in Jamtha provides him with a chance to use flighted deliveries more in order to create a deception in the minds of the batsmen.

  • New start for Sarita Devi

    Imphal : It will be the beginning of a new phase for celebrated Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi as she will make her foray into the professional circuit by taking on veteran Hungarian Zsofia Bedo in her debut bout, here on Sunday.

  • Sindhu, Sai, Sameer in finals

    Lucknow : P.V. Sindhu, B. Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma and the women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy reached the title rounds of the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships here on Saturday.

  • Mumbai FC go down fighting to Shillong Lajong

    Mumbai : Mumbai FC produced another valiant performance but went down fighting 1-3 to Shillong Lajong FC in an exciting fifth round I-League 2016-2017 clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Shillong, Meghalaya on Saturday evening. Santosh Kashyap, the Head Coach of the Mumbai club started the match with his new foreign recruits Densill Theobald, a midfielder from Trinidad and Tobago and attacking midfielder Robson Santana (Robinho) from Brazil. Skipper Steven Dias, striker Victorino

  • Delhi Court reserves order on DDCA’s plea

    New Delhi : A Delhi court would pronounce on Monday its order on a criminal defamation plea filed by DDCA and its vice president Chetan Chauhan against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad for allegedly defaming the cricketing body by making “scandalous” remarks. Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra on Saturday fixed the matter for January 30 for pronouncing order after hearing arguments of the complainant’s counsel on pre-summoning evidence. Advocate

  • Ranchi, Delhi play draw

    Ranchi : Former champions Ranchi Rays and Delhi Waveriders played a goalless draw to bag two points each in a Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) match here on Saturday.         —IANS