Free Press Journal
  • Police, protesters clash outside US embassy in Cairo

    Cairo: Violence returned to Cairo streets today as Egypt’s police clashed with a stone and bottle throwing crowd protesting outside the US embassy in Cairo against a film deemed as offensive to Islam.

  • Four mines can be de-allocated: IMG

    New Delhi: The Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) on coal blocks allocation has recommended de-allocation of four mines alloted to private firms and encashment of bank guarantee of three others on the ground of non-development of mines within a prescribed time.

  • HC asks IOA to observe Sports Ministry’s norms for its polls

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today asked the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to conduct the upcoming polls for its office bearers as per the National Sports Development Code which virtually bars administrators like Suresh Kalmadi from contesting it.

  • Top militant arrested in Kishtwar

    Jammu: In a major breakthrough, Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested a top militant who is suspected to have provided logistical support to hijackers of IC-814 in 1999 and was operating for the last 25 years in the state.

  • Chargers’ future uncertain after rejecting lone bid

    Chennai: Debt-ridden Deccan Chargers’ attempt to find a buyer ended in an anti-climax today with the IPL team rejecting the only bid they received, throwing the future of the beleaguered franchise into uncertainty.

  • Student duped

    INDORE: An unidentified miscreant duped a student of Mandsaur and fled with his mobile, on Wednesday.

  • Attack was planned?

    Washington : The Obama administration suspects that the fiery attack in Libya that killed the Ame-rican ambassador and three other diplomats may have been planned rather than a spontaneous mob getting out of control, American officials said on Wednesday, reports New York Times.

  • US envoy killed in deadly Libya attack

    The attack was possibly provoked by a video film offensive to Islam; the attack came on the 11th anniversary of September 11 terror strike. This is the first death of a US envoy in more than two decades.

  • Cartoonist out, turns activist

    Mumbai : Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, facing the charge of sedition, on Wednesday walked out of Arthur Road Jail, a day after the Bombay High Court ordered his release on bail. Trivedi had earlier refused to seek bail till the charge of sedition was dropped.

  • No auto fare hike yet; protest off

    Mumbai : The Sharad Rao-led auto rickshaw union has finally decided not to harass Mumbaikars by unilaterally hiking the fare. The decision came after deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar intervened in the matter.

  • Couples cannot sit side by side in Pak McDonalds

    Islamabad : A man and his wife were not allowed to sit beside each other at a McDonalds outlet in Pakistan by managers, who told the couple that such behavior would have a negative impact on the “Islamic family atmosphere” of the outlet.

  • Switching formats not easy, but we have to adjust: Dhoni

    Colombo : Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday conceded that switching from Test cricket to Twenty20 format was difficult but his team has the experience of making the adjustments for the T20 World Cup, which begins on September 18.

  • West Indies wary of WT20 favourites tag

    Colombo : It is not often in recent years that the West Indies have been billed as favourites to win a major cricket title, but skipper Darren Sammy is cautious of the tag ahead of the World Twenty20.

  • ICC launches official World Twenty20 website

    Colombo: The International Cricket Council on Wednesday launched the official event website for the World Twenty20 Championships to be staged here between September 18 and October 7.