Free Press Journal
  • ‘Backing injured players a huge positive’

    Hyderabad : Wriddhiman Saha on Friday hailed the Indian team management’s clear cut policy of giving the well performing injured players a chance to make a comeback into the playing XI once they are fully fit as a “huge positive”, saying that it certainly has an effect on their performance.

  • Bhopal: Mining mafia flattens hillock in Mandideep

    BHOPAL: Despite all talk of the crackdown on illegal mining, the mining mafia is operating with impunity right under the nose of the state government – in the industrial township of Mandideep, a short distance away from the capital. The mafia has razed a hillock in Mandideep and the mined stone boulders are being sold openly.

  • India’s DRS ‘Pair’: Kohli-Saha nail it more often than not

    Hyderabad : Indian teams over the years have had fantastic opening pair like Virender Sehwag-Gautam Gambhir, spin twins like Anil Kumble-Harbhajan Singh or Ravichandran Ashwin-Ravindra Jadeja. But having warmed up lately to the Decision Review System (DRS), India now have a ‘DRS Pair’ – skipper Virat Kohli and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, who are brilliantly complementing each other while going for referrals.

  • Bhopal: Govindpura police searches Udayan’s house

    BHOPAL: The Govindpura police carried out search at Saket Nagar-based bungalow of Udayan Das in connection with triple murder case on Friday. However, police did not disclose what was recovered. Bhopal police have been saying that they are only playing supportive role to West Bengal police and have no role in the investigations.

  • ‘Bowling to Kohli is an education’

    Hyderabad : Mehedi Hasan Miraz is only five Test matches old and till date had watched Virat Kohli’s batting only on television. But after bowling 42 overs on a good batting surface and a lot of them to the Indian captain, Miraz feels that it has been like an education and he can apply the learnings from this match along the way.

  • ‘India tour can get you the status of all-time greats’

    Melbourne : Australia captain Steven Smith very well understands the significance of the upcoming tour of India as he said success in the four Test series against Virat Kohli and his men can make his side “one of the all-time greats”.

  • World’s tallest sand castle created by Sudarsan Pattnaik

    Puri: Famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik today created a Guinness World Record by building the World’s tallest sand castle which is 48 feet and 8 inch (14.84 metre) at the Puri beach here.

  • Bhopal: Let everyone try to move ahead in life said Mohan Bhagwat

    BHOPAL: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Mohan Rao Bhagwat, addressing the ‘Shram Sadhak Sammelan’ here on Friday, said everyone should try to rise in life. Those who are at the top should bow down while the weaker sections should work hard to progress.

  • Will look to be aggressive against Kohli – Swepson

    Dubai : Emerging Australian spinner Mitchell Swepson says he will not get intimidated by the aura of Virat Kohli and employ an aggressive approach against the India skipper if he gets an opportunity to bowl during the four-Test series starting on February 23.

  • Bhopal: Mohan Bhagwat visits CM House, talks to Chouhan

    BHOPAL: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Rao Bhagwat, who is on a visit of the State, went to CM House for the first time on Friday.  Bhagwat and chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had a discussion for around an hour. In his earlier, trips to the city, Bhagwat never visited CM House. He had once visited residence of former minister Laxmikant Sharma. Bhagwat’s CM House visit is giving rise to several

  • Khalid and Sharjeel suspended by PCB

    Karachi : In a shocking development, Pakistan cricketers Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan were on Friday provisionally suspended by the PCB on charges of corruption during the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Dubai.

  • Bhopal: JP ends up laggard; Bhind, Tikamgarh hospitals emerge at the top

    BHOPAL: Bhind and Tikamgarh won the Kayakalp award – the clean hospital initiative – started by Ministry of Health and family welfare to make the government hospitals clean, hygienic and infection-free. Capital’s JP hospital was nowhere on the list of awards in either of the two categories. The best district hospital award has been given to Bhind and Tikamgarh (76), second to Satna and Shivpuri (73) and third to Khandwa (72), followed

  • Bhopal: Cars, tractors instead of plants, swings in this park

    BHOPAL: Despite its beautiful location, the Char Imli Park has been turned into a parking lot. Needless to say, parking should not be at the cost a park. The sprawling area can be developed into a full-fledged park for children to play and adults to relax or take morning or evening walks.

  • Bhopal: Mohan Bhagwat reaches Shaurya Smarak, visitors forced out

    BHOPAL: Visitors to the Shaurya Smarak were in for a rude shock on Friday. Before the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat reached the memorial at around 6.45 pm, all the visitors were driven out from the place by police personnel. A large number of visitors were present at the place.   “It is quite disgusting. How can they treat us like?” said Rajana Dubey, a student who came had come with her friend.

  • Talks with Xi and Abe reflect a softer Trump

    It is heartening indeed that President Donald Trump, who exhibited shocking bouts of irresponsible behaviour and appalling effects of inexperience in his initial days in office – talking brusquely to his counterparts in Mexico and Australia on telephone – is seemingly learning the ropes now. While it may be too early to attribute to him dollops of wisdom, his recent conciliatory exchanges with China’s leader Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reflected

  • Sasikala must leave her flock free

    Even as Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao ponders over options to determine who he would call to form the next AIADMK government in the wake of a virtual split in its ranks or whether he would order a floor test to ascertain which of the two factions enjoys a majority, the fact that practically all the party legislators were whisked away to a resort about 80 km from Chennai  is being viewed with disfavour

  • Bhopal: ATS picks up 4 more from Satna, Gwalior

    BHOPAL: The Anti-terrorism Squad (ATS) of the state police, on Friday, presented five members of the ISI spy ring in the local court. The court sent them on police remand up to February 14. Late on Thursday night, the ATS arrested four more persons on the same charge from Satna and Gwalior.

  • Bhopal: SIM cards, telephone exchange seized from BJYM worker

    BHOPAL: Dhurv Saxena, who has been arrested by the ATS in connection with the busting of the ISI spy ring, is a member of the IT cell of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM). He is the second person associated with the ruling party to have been arrested in connection with the case. The other, Jitendra Yadav, is the brother-in-law of a BJP corporator of Gwalior Vandana Satish Yadav.