Free Press Journal
  • ICC meets tomorrow to approve revamp plan

    Singapore: India will push for significant control over the ICC’s revenue and power structure when a radical revamp plan is put to vote in a meeting here tomorrow despite strong resentment from the Cricket Boards of South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

  • Bharara adds another conviction to his record of 78

    New York: India-born federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, who was at the centre of a raging controversy with his overzealous approach in the Devyani Khobragade case, has added another victory to his unbroken record of securing 78 convictions with the scalp of Indian-origin portfolio manager Mathew Martoma.

  • CSI tells IOC, IOA elections could be challenged in court

    New Delhi: Calling on the International Olympic Committee to stop Abhay Singh Chautala and Lalit Bhanot from being part of the IOA’s Electoral College, Clean Sports India (CSI) has told the IOC that given the “anomalies”, the polls could end up being challenged in courts here.

  • SC upholds recommendations of Majithia Wage Board

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today upheld the recommendations of Majithia Wage Board for journalists and non-journalists on their pay structure and directed that the revised salaries be granted to the employees.

  • Agni-5 to be ready for induction in armed forces by next year

    New Delhi: The Agni-5 intercontinental ballistic missile, which has a strike range of more than 5,500 km, is expected to be ready for induction into the armed forces by next year after completion of development trials, DRDO chief Avinash Chander said today.

  • India to launch four foreign satellites in 2014-15

    Bangalore: India will launch four foreign satellites in 2014-15 in the Earth’s lower orbit, using its workhorse polar rocket, an Indian space agency official said Friday.

  • Three Andhra MPs serve no-trust notices in Lok Sabha

    New Delhi: Three parliamentarians from Andhra Pradesh Friday served no-confidence notices in the Lok Sabha against the Manmohan Singh government for its decision to carve out Telangana from the state.

  • Hong Kong police dismantle ‘biggest’ WWII bomb

    Hong Kong:  Hong Kong police today successfully dismantled the largest World War II bomb yet f und in the city after its discovery on a construction site prompted the evacuation of 2,260 people.

  • Achariya demands CBI probe into Aseemanand’s claims

    New Delhi: CPI-M leader Basudev Achariya today demanded a CBI probe into the claims made by Swami Aseemanand, an accused in the Samjhauta Express and other blast cases, that the RSS leadership had “sanctioned” these terror acts.

  • SC breather to Delhi discoms

    New Delhi: In a breather to Reliance controlled BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd. and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd. power distribution companies, the Supreme Court Friday directed the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to continue supplying power to these companies till March 26.

  • NC,Cong say action should be taken agst Khan if charges true

    New Delhi: The ruling National Conference and its ally in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress, today said action should be taken against state minister Shabir Ahmad Khan if the molestation charges against him are found to be true.

  • ICC revamp is retrograde step, money-minded: Lord Woolf

    London: Lord Harry Woolf, the former judge whose review of the ICC’s governance structure was rejected, has lambasted the proposed revamp of the body which would cede executive decision-making to India, Australia and England, calling the controversial plan a “retrograde step”.

  • Blasts affect tourist inflow to Bodh Gaya

    Patna: The number of tourists visiting Bihar’s temple town of Bodh Gaya has hugely reduced after last year’s serial bomb blasts, an official said Friday.

  • Mid-day meal scheme yet to make its mark in Meghalaya

    Shillong: More than 18 years after it was rolled out in Meghalaya, the mid-day meal scheme has failed to keep children in schools or provide dietary nutrition – the two objectives of the centrally-sponsored scheme.