Free Press Journal
  • Elgar goes, SA stumble as rain hovers

    Wellington : New Zealand captured the key South African wicket of Dean Elgar late on day four to keep the faint prospect of a result alive in the first Test in Dunedin on Saturday. At stumps, New Zealand had South Africa at 224 for six, a lead of 191 but with the prospect of a result threatened by forecast rain on the final day.

  • Herath heroics lead SL to a massive win

    Galle : Rangana Herath grabbed six wickets in the second innings to become Test cricket’s most successful left-arm spinner as Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 259 runs in their first Test at Galle on Saturday.

  • Day stuns Baroni to set Muguruza clash

    Indian Wells (United States) : US teenager Kayla Day shocked Australian Open semi-finalist Mirjana Lucic-Baroni at Indian Wells on Friday to earn a clash with French Open champion Garbine Muguruza.

  • Afghanistan take on Ireland in T20

    Greater Noida : Afghanistan will look to continue their winning spree when they take on Ireland in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) here on Sunday.

  • Balotelli on target, Nice slip on points in Ligue 1 title race

    Nice : Italian striker Mario Balotelli ended his scoring drought, earning Nice a 2-2 home draw with Caen in the 29th round of Ligue 1 football action on Friday. One point put the southern coast side’s in a dangerous position in a three-team title race.

  • Real, Barca to play in USA

    Miami : Real Madrid and Barcelona will travel to South Florida this summer to play their first-ever Clasico in the United States.

  • Top seed Lee reaches final

    Top seed Lee Chong Wei reached the men’s singles final with a victory over Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei in the semifinals of the All England badminton championships here on Saturday. Lee, a three-time winner, fought back from one game down to beat the 27-year-old Chou 10-21, 21-14, 21-9, reports Xinhua news agency.

  • Saina’s fight ends in agony

    Birmingham : Indian ace Saina Nehwal crashed out of the All England Championship after her gallant fight against World No. 3 Korean Sung Ji Hyun ended with a narrow 20-22 20-22 loss in the women’s singles quarterfinals of the Super Series Premier event here.

  • Apeksha, Amrita in ladies semi-finals

    Mumbai : Apeksha Bhagwat of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Amrita Jaisingh of J.P. Morgan were the outstanding performers advancing to the ladies singles and mixed doubles semi-finals on the opening day the 4th edition of the 11even Sports Inter-Corporate Table Tennis Tournament, promoted by NSportz and played at the Khar Gymkhana on Saturday.

  • Anupama, Urmila, Kajal in quarters

    Mumbai : World doubles and team gold winner Kajal Kumari, former national champion Anupama Kedar and former junior national champion Urmila Shendge progressed to the women’s quarter-finals, in the Bombay YMCA 4th Mumbai District Ranking Carrom Tournament, at the Procter YMCA, Agripada.

  • Ghostly Encounters

    Witchcraft, shamanism, and Séances. Clairvoyance, kundalini, and kabala.  Auguries and mediums, oracles and psychics. There is a peculiar spine-chilling thrill that attract us to them. Sometimes with a strong belief in these practices; often out of curiosity that is likely to transform itself into something irreversible. Sometimes for a peep into the future so we can exercise some control over our lives, at other times, with the hope of acquiring power over the forces

  • Festival of colours Holi to be celebrated with pomp & splendour

    Ujjain : Festival of colours, Holi, will be celebrated with fervour by the young and old of the city on March 13. The customary ritual of Holika Dahan, on the eve of Holi will be conducted at more than 200 places in the city on Sunday night.

  • Dharaniya Vega: Retainable Urges

    Besides the above-mentioned irresistible urges, each one of us develops certain tendencies by nature that are harmful to ourselves and our society. They are the urges which can be retained. These negative tendencies spring from feelings of greed, fear, anger, grief, envy, pride, hostility, shamelessness and attachment. Actions are performed according to these tendencies, but to lead an exhilarated and contented life, it is very important to keep these urges under control and avoid

  • Vajpayee, Mahajan wanted Modi out in 2002

    Prafull Goradia was a member of Parliament for a brief period. BJP sent him to the Rajya  Sabha in 1998 when Anandiben Patel vacated her seat on being elected as an MLA in the Gujarat Assembly early that year. Goradia’s autobiographical book highlights his own travel from a picturesque Morbi town of Saurashtra of Gujarat to Mumbai to Calcutta and to Delhi. He spent first seven years of his life in Morbi. He did

  • This Wide Night: Review

    I am confused. Am I reading Louisa M. Alcott’s “Little Women” or am I involved in the same story transplanted from Pennsylvania to Karachi in Pakistan? The same four sisters now surnamed Malik instead of March, the same mother trying hard to make ends meet and the same father gone to war (East Pakistan about to become Bangladesh,I presume). And the same rich orphan boy living next door, Jimmy, with his doting grandfather.

  • Six Minutes of Terror: Was the investigation unscientific? Review

    Six Minutes of Terror is brilliant book that deeply analyses The Mumbai Train Bombing on 11 July 2006, one of the deadliest attacks the financial capital of India had seen after the 1993 blasts. The terror strike was aimed at crippling its lifeline—the local train network. A series of seven explosions in a span of only six minutes at seven railway stations that killed 189 and injured over 800 people.