Free Press Journal
  • Galle Test: India win 1st Test by 304 runs against Sri Lanka

    Galle: Spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets each to help India thrash Sri Lanka by 304 runs in the opening Test and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series at the Galle International Stadium here on Saturday.

  • Human remains found on Mont Blanc may belong to Air India victims

    Grenoble (France): Body parts that could belong to passengers killed in one or other of two Air India plane crashes more than 50 years ago have been found on Mont Blanc in the French Alps, sources said. Daniel Roche, who is fascinated by air plane accidents and has spent years combing the Bossons Glacier looking for remains, made the discovery on Thursday.

  • Shehbaz Sharif’s name finalised as successor of Nawaz Sharif

    Islamabad: An informal meeting, chaired by ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Saturday deliberated the PML-N’s political strategy after Sharif’s disqualification and decided to rally behind his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif after discussions that stretched over four hours.

  • Maharashtra’s women commission to ink pact with UNDP

    Mumbai: Maharashtra’s women commission will ink an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for rescue and rehabilitation of women who are victims of sex trafficking, acid attack and domestic violence, its chief has said.

  • Bihar Cabinet: 16 NDA MLAs, 19 from JDU to take oath today

    Patna: The newly formed Bihar Government will witness 16 MLAs from National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and 19 from Janata Dal (United) (JD-U) taking oath as ministers on Saturday at Raj Bhawan in Patna.

  • Mumbai: Eunice de Souza, poet and literature professor, passes away

    Eunice de Souza, a noted poet and teacher of English literature, and a novelist passed away at her Mumbai residence, early on Saturday morning. She was 77. Eunice was a professor at St Xavier’s college in Mumbai and wrote columns in a city daily.

  • Mubarakan wins hearts with its entertainment quotient!

    New Delhi: Anees Bazmee’s directorial venture ‘Mubarakan,’ which hit the screens yesterday, is garnering good response from the audience and critics alike.

  • Year of farewells: 11 showbiz celebs who died in 2017

    We are only a little over the halfway mark of 2017. But already a number of celebs from the showbiz world have left us for heavenly abode. Whether these celebrity deaths were caused by freak accidents, natural causes or suicide, it’s tragic to have lost these stars. Families, friends, and fans are mourning for these actors and actresses who have passed away this year, some of whom have made a significant impact

  • Live Scores, Match updates, commentary: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4 at Galle

    India continued their domination on the third day and are on their way to a big win against hapless Sri Lankans. India by not enforcing the follow-on have put on 189/3 in second innings and are leading by 498 runs. Captain Virat Kohli and Abhinav Mukund put on 133 runs for the third wicket and Kohli is nearing yet another Test century. For Sri Lanka captain, Rangana Herath left the field due to finger

  • Centre condemns Mehbooba Mufti’s remark, says ‘Tricolour is sacrosanct’

    Jammu: Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh on Saturday criticized Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s remark on the Indian flag calling it ridiculous and categorically stated that the flag will fly high in the Valley as much as it does in any other state.

  • Four killed, five others injured in blast in Pakistan

    Karachi: A roadside bomb today struck a vehicle in a town in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province near the Iran border, killing at least four persons and injuring five others, a media report said.

  • India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Another record-breaking ton for Kohli, Twitterati react

    Virat Kohli is back with a bang as he ended his poor run of form in the longer format by scoring an unbeaten 103 on day four of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Kohli had gone seven innings without even scoring a fifty. Earlier this year in February he had scored 204 against Bangladesh in Hyderabad but after that knock the Indian skipper struggled for form in Tests. Virat

  • Playing chess, wearing nail paint, singing: Our celebs get trolled for unbelievable reasons

    It is a known fact that sexism is very much prevalent in our society. People through Twitter and Facebook have this morbid fascination to become moral guardians. They tell people how they should dress, what to eat and what not to eat. And the latest victim to this is cricketer Mohammad Kaif, who yesterday uploaded a picture of himself playing chess with his son on Facebook. Forgetting his achievements and the laurels

  • Mumbai: Doctors operate on foetus carrying twin, save baby’s life

    Mumbai: An extremely rare case was operated upon by the doctors at Bilal Hospital, where a baby inside the mother carried a partially developed twin inside his stomach, which is known as ‘Foetus-in-foetu.’ The doctors said the deformed conjoined twins were operated by reproducible surgical techniques. Till now only 100 such cases have been reported in the world.