Free Press Journal
  • Rahul not clearly spelling out stand on NRC for votebank politics: Amit Shah

    Kolkata : Accusing Congress President Rahul Gandhi of shying away from taking a clear stand on the NRC in Assam for the sake of votebank politics, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said his party is committed to completing the registration process to identify infiltrators notwithstanding opposition from Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee.

  • Chris Woakes marks his return with unbeaten 120 as India struggle on Day 2 of the second Test at Lord’s

    London : Chris Woakes marked his return to Test cricket with a maiden century, and in the able company of Jonny Bairstow, handed England a massive advantage over a beleaguered India in the second match here on Saturday. Woakes struck a polished ton as England finished day three in a dominant position, reaching 357 for six when bad light stopped play at the Lord’s.

  • Good to see Ishant leading attack: Ashish Nehra

    Mumbai : Former India pacer Ashish Nehra feels that presently India has a potent fast bowling unit, and is particularly pleased with the display of seasoned seamer Ishant Sharma in the first Test of the current series in England.

  • Ajinkya Rahane: Indian batsmen made mistakes

    London : India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has admitted that the visiting batsmen committed mistakes under challenging conditions as his side were bowled out for just 107 runs in the first innings of the second Test at Lord’s.

  • Chelsea make Hudders feel Managaer Maurizio Sarri

    London : Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri got off to a winning Premier League start as new signing Jorginho slotted home coolly from the penalty spot in a 3-0 win at Huddersfield on Saturday.

  • Ajay Jayaram enters Vietnam Open final

    Ho CHi Minh City : India’s Ajay Jayaram stood a step away from his first title of the season as he made it to the finals of the Vietnam Open after defeating Japan’s Yu Igarashi in straight games here on Saturday.

  • China holding 1 mn Uighurs in mass detention camps: UN

    Geneva : A United Nations human rights panel expressed grave concerns that there were credible reports that China is holding a million Uighur Muslims in mass detention camps in Xinjiang province.

  • Serial robbers who committed crime for drugs arrested   

    Indore : The city crime branch police on Saturday arrested three persons of a gang who robbed mobiles phones and cash worth lakhs of rupees. The accused have confessed to committing robbery.

  • Nasa delays mission to Sun for 24 hours

    Tampa : Nasa postponed until 3.31 am Sunday the launch of the first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun on a mission to plunge into our star’s sizzling atmosphere and unlock its mysteries. The reason for the delay was not immediately clear, but was called for after a gaseous helium alarm was sounded in the last moments before liftoff, officials said.

  • Focus on Neymar, Mbappe as PSG kick off title defence

    Paris : Neymar left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) 12 months ago in a bid to move out of Lionel Messi’s shadow and confirm his status as one of the world’s best players, but the Brazilian may have to share the mantle of talisman with teenage prodigy Kylian Mbappe this season. The French champions start the defence of their Ligue 1 title against Caen at the Parc des Princes on  Sunday, and all

  • Shubhankar Sharma likely to make cut, Lahiri to miss it

    St Louis (US) : Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma was one-under through seven holes in the second round of the PGA Championships when play was stopped because of inclement weather.

  • Rafael Nadal overcomes Cilic challenge in Toronto

    Toronto : Rafael Nadal recovered from a slow start, overcoming Marin Cilic 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 as the Spaniard’s chase for a long-sought ATP Masters title on hardcourt heated up. The world number one reached the semi-finals in Toronto and will next face Russian Karen Khachanov, who beat Robin Haase 6-3, 6-1.

  • No meet with US: Iran FM

    Geneva: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday there would be no meeting with the US in the near future following Washington’s reimposition of sanctions.

  • ‘Happy with my game in an era of legends’ – Mohammad Kaif

    New Delhi : Reminiscing about his brief but happening international career, recently-retired batsman Mohammad Kaif, who was part of a decorated India side that included legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid, said he is satisfied with the way he played the game.

  • Simona Halep storms into Montreal semifinals

    Montreal : World number one Simona Halep punched her ticket to the semi-finals of the WTA Canada tournament for the fourth straight year, cruising past France’s Caroline Garcia 7-5, 6-1. The 26-year-old Halep battled through a difficult first set, then easily won the second in a rematch of last year’s quarter-final contest with Garcia which was also won by the Romanian.

  • Father-in-law’s support helped Preeta to stretch her limit

    Indore : Every challenge comes with an opportunity to start something new. Such is the inspiring story of 47-year-old artist Preeta Gadkari. She has set an example wherein a woman can prioritise needs of her family and carry her dreams along.