Free Press Journal
  • England Eves storm into final

    It was always a contest between South Africa’s bowling and England’s batting and the hosts managed to knock down a modest target of 219 with two balls to spare in a humdinger of a match

  • Sri Lanka pull off record chase to beat Zimbabwe

    Colombo : Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne guided Sri Lanka to a record 388 target to beat Zimbabwe by four wickets Tuesday in a pulsating end to their one-off Test.

  • Cheerfulness: A divine gift

    A poet wrote: “A laugh will always win; if you can’t laugh, just grin.” In ancient stories we read that kings used to maintain court “Jesters” and “Vidushakas” to make them laugh and keep them in good humour. Tenali Raman was a famous character in the court of Krishnadevaraya; Birbal in the court of Akbar. Their cranky slanting remarks created flutter and laughter driving away all seriousness. Cheerfulness is a divine gift

  • Bharat Arun’s tips increased my consistency, says Umesh Yadav

    New Delhi : Umesh Yadav’s consistency has been one of the major highlights of India’s successful domestic Test season and the pacer gives a lot of credit to newly-appointed bowling coach Bharat Arun who worked on his flaws during his earlier stint with Team India.

  • Beijing doesn’t fear war with India: Chinese daily

    Beijing : China is battle ready and not afraid to go to war with India in an “all-out confrontation” along the entire disputed border, a Chinese daily warned on Tuesday.

  • Controversial preacher Naik’s passport revoked

    Mumbai : The Regional Passport Office has revoked the passport of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) put up a request to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) .

  • Spain’s federation chief Angel Villar held for probe

    Madrid : Police raided the headquarters of Spain’s football federation and arrested its president Angel Maria Villar as part of an anti-corruption probe, a judicial source said.

  • Congress protests against ‘faulty implementation’ of GST

    New Delhi : The Congress on Tuesday staged a protest against the faulty implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in its current form, saying it has adversely affected the business of the small and medium traders.

  • Don’t use trespass for political aims: China

    Beijing: China on Tuesday continued its attack on India over the border stand-off at Doklam in the Sikkim sector, saying New Delhi “should not use trespass as a policy to realise its political aim”.

  • Decision on Pakistan PM Sharif’s disqualification soon: SC

    Islamabad : The three-member special Supreme Court implementation bench hearing the Panama Papers case on Tuesday observed that it would take a decision on Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification or sending the matter to an accountability court after reviewing all the material in his regard.

  • Unjust if I quit, Tejashwi tells Nitish

    Patna : The CBI raids in Bihar were a political vendetta and the Lalu family would respond to them legally, Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav told Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at the end of the cabinet meeting here on Tuesday.

  • Goa may import beef from Karnataka: Parrikar

    Panaji : To avoid beef shortage in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said the BJP-led government has kept open its option of importing it from Karnataka. Parrikar told the Goa assembly: “We have not closed the option to stop getting meat from Belgaum to ensure that there is no shortage.

  • Maharashtra United jumps to big lead

    Chennai : India’s Harmeet Desai added another foreign player to his list of scalps as he beat Austrian Stefan Fegerl in the first match to give DHFL Maharashtra United a winning start against RP-SG Mavericks on day six of Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) here.

  • Ailing PoK resident to get visa, no letter from Aziz needed: Sushama Swaraj

    New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said a patient from Pakistan-administered Kashmir who is seeking treatment in New Delhi for a liver tumour needed no recommendation from the Pakistan government for a medical visa because the territory is “an integral part of India”.