Free Press Journal
  • 2 dead and 28 hurt as commandos storm B’desh militants’ den

    Dhaka : At least two civilians were killed and 28 injured on Saturday when Islamist militants hurled explosive device on people after army commandos stormed their hideout in Bangladesh’s north-eastern Sylhet following a nearly 30-hour security siege.

  • Stirring up another Brexit may cause Balkans ‘war’

    “I told the vice-president, ‘Do not say that, do not invite others to leave, because if the European Union collapses, you will have a new war in the western Balkans’,” EU President Jean-Claude Juncker said. (more…)

  • Spain, Italy win WC qualifiers

    Paris : Spain and Italy eased past their opponents to stay unbeaten in Group G of the 2018 football World Cup European qualifiers, with Italian veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon playing the 1,000th game of his career.

  • Clubs fined for fans’ misconduct

    Paris : La Liga giants Barcelona and five other football clubs were fined by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for their respective fans misconduct.

  • Croatia beat Ukraine

    Zagreb : Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic scored his second goal in the 2018 football World Cup qualifying campaign to help Croatia beat Ukraine 1-0, and give the hosts their fourth victory in five matches in front of a sellout crowd at Maksimir Stadium here.

  • Maharaja XI, RBI in finals

    Mumbai : Reserve Bank of India and Maharaja XI (Air India) pulled through tense penalty shootout battles before taking their respective place in the finals of the inaugural edition of the Vishwanath Anchan Memorial Veterans’ Football Tournament 2017, conducted by the KSA and played at their ground, Cross Maidan.

  • Nadal sweeps past Dudi Sela in Miami

    Miami : Rafael Nadal cruised past Israeli Dudi Sela in the second round of the Miami Open while Japan’s Kei Nishikori and Canada’s Milos Raonic also enjoyed comfortable victories as the top seeds got underway.

  • Srikanth eyes India Open title

    New Delhi : Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth is desperate to clinch the Indian Super Series title which will seal him a spot at the prestigious World Championship in Glasgow.

  • MCA to hold AGM on May 12

    Mumbai : The Mumbai Cricket Association will convene its Annual General Meeting on May 12 to pass its accounts before fixing the date for holding a Special General Meeting.

  • Muguruza rallies to edge past McHale

    Miami : Spanish tennis star Garbiñe Muguruza shook off a first-set drubbing and staved off a match point in the second set before narrowly defeating American Christina McHale 0-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in a rain-interrupted second-round contest at the Miami Open.

  • Hamilton takes pole position

    Melbourne : Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton on Saturday secured the 62nd pole position of his Formula One career in the qualifying session for the season’s first Grand Prix, the Australian GP here on Sunday.

  • Samriddhi, 9-year-old prodigy in rhythmic gymnastics

    Mumbai : Petite and graceful, Samriddhi Ghosh is an acknowledged prodigy in Rhythmic Gymnastics at the tender age of nine. She has won accolades for herself and the country at international, national and district level tournaments. At the Queens Cup International Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition, 2016 held in Hongkong, while competing with older participants from several other countries she won medals in individual ribbon set and also in group ball set, besides being awarded

  • ‘The flipper taught by Warne got me Warner’

    India Test team never had a chinaman bowler before Kuldeep and coaching this particular breed is unheard of. “I think people find it difficult as normally they don’t bowl chinaman. When I started, my natural action was chinaman and I had no clue that this is called chinaman or there existed an art called chinaman. It was a new thing but then I enhanced my skills further. It is difficult for a

  • Kuldeep earns praise from many

    Dharamsala : Young chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav, who made a memorable debut with a four-wicket haul in the four and final cricket Test against Australia, received lavish praise from former cricketers for his impressive display.

  • Dharamsala : Australia’s wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade was impressed with India’s debutant chinaman Kuldeep Yadav’s repertoire of tricks and admitted that some of the visiting team batsmen found it difficult to pick him.

  • NZ DRS bungle aids Proteas in the rain

    Hamilton : New Zealand’s muddled use of the review system allowed Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla to lead a South African recovery on a rain-hit day one of the third Test in Hamilton on Saturday.

  • Will have to bat really well without Kohli, says Ganguly

    Kolkata : Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said India will have to bat out of their skin in the absence of injured skipper Virat Kohli to gain an upper hand in the final cricket Test against Australia in Dharamsala. Australia has posted 300 in the first innings. “India will have to bat well. They are playing with five batsmen. And without Kohli, the others have to step up,” Ganguly told reporters

  • Oh Captain! Rahane on the pitch, Virat Kohli off the pitch

    Dharamsala : Temperamentally, they are like chalk and cheese but for every Virat Kohli, you need an Ajinkya Rahane as they come together to create a nice balance of caution and aggression that any champion outfit needs.