Free Press Journal
  • Makarova, Vesnina in title rout

    London : Olympic champions Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia won their first Wimbledon women’s doubles title with a 6-0, 6-0 rout of Hao-Ching Chan and Monica Niculescu.

  • Melo-Kubot win doubles title

    London : The Brazilian-Polish men’s doubles pair of Marcelo Melo and Lukasz Kubot took a marathon five sets to overcome Austrian-Croatian pair of Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic in the final of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

  • Venus Williams

    I’ll be back, vows Venus after heartache

    London : Venus Williams vowed to make amends for her Wimbledon final heartache by ending a bittersweet year on a high at the US Open.

  • Raza’s 97 no puts Zimbabwe on top

    Colombo : Sikandar Raza hit a gritty 97 not out to help Zimbabwe recover from a top-order collapse and stretch their second innings lead over Sri Lanka to 262 in the one-off Test today.

  • Rahul and Zaheer are being humiliated: Ramachandra Guha

    New Delhi : Former Committee of Administrators member Ramachandra Guha feels Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan are being subjected to “public humiliation” by the manner in which their appointment as consultants has been put on hold.

  • SP divided in two camps on poll eve, cross-voting likely

    LUCKNOW: The Samajwadi Party appears divided on the eve of the presidential election with camps led by its patron Mulayam Singh Yadav and party chief Akhilesh Yadav all set to vote for rival candidates, triggering possibility of cross-voting.

  • Arun may be appointed India bowling coach

    Zaheer was the preferred choice of Ganguly, who reportedly does not see eye-to-eye with Shastri on several issues. If the CoA does grant Shastri his wish, it will be a clear snub to the CAC, particularly to Ganguly.

  • Parliament

    Opposition set to corner govt in Parl over several issues

    New Delhi : The issues of cow vigilantism, farmers’ protests, Kashmir unrest, action of law enforcement agencies against some opposition leaders over alleged corruption and India’s stand-off with China are likely to dominate the Monsoon Session beginning on Monday.

  • Reopen old cases against PM Nawaz Sharif: Panama panel

    The cases include five decided by the Lahore HC, eight investigations and two inquiries against the PM. Three cases were filed during the 1994 and 2011 tenures of PPP and 12 were prepared during the tenure of Pervez Musharraf .

  • VIP treatment for Sasikala: 32 convicts shifted from B’luru jail

    Bengaluru : In a sudden move, 32 convicts serving terms in the Parapanna Agrahara Central Prison were on Sunday shifted to two other jails in Karnataka allegedly for trying to air their grievances, an official said. The convicts were shifted around 1 am to prisons in Ballari and Belagavi, the official said on condition of anonymity.

  • Hashim Amla exits as South Africa grind Eng down

    Nottingham : England finally saw the back of Hashim Amla but South Africa remained in a commanding position as they continued their bid for a series-levelling win in the second Test at Trent Bridge. At tea, the Proteas were 236 for four in their second innings — a lead of 366 runs — after Amla had fallen for 87.

  • HPCL plans to invest Rs 61,000 cr by 2021 on expansion projects

    New Delhi : State-owned HPCL will invest Rs 61,000 crore over the next four years in expanding and upgrading its existing refining capacity to meet higher quality fuel norms, the company said in an investor presentation.

  • Manchester United rout Galaxy 5-2

    Los Angeles : Jose Mourinho ruled out any attempt to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford after Manchester United opened their US tour here with a 5-2 rout of the Los Angeles Galaxy.

  • Defiant Indonesia renames its part of South China Sea

    Jakarta will now refer to the northern areas of its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea as the ‘North Natuna Sea’ in an act of defiance against Beijing’s territorial ambitions in the region.

  • Only 7% rise in transactions through cards post note ban

    New Delhi : Transactions through debit and credit cards rose by merely seven per cent post demonetisation, as against a surge of over 23 per cent in overall digital transactions, top government officials told a parliamentary panel.  Officials from various ministries gave a presentation to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on ‘Demonetisation and Transformation towards Digital Economy’.

  • Bayern Munich clinch fourth Telekom Cup

    Berlin : Bayern Munich defended their Telekom Cup title after beating Werder Bremen 2-0 in the final of the four-team tournament in Monchengladbach.