Free Press Journal
  • ICC clears Lorgat of all charges

    Dhaka: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday cleared Haroon Lorgat, chief executive of Cricket South Africa (CSA), of charges that he had knowledge of the controversial statement made against the ICC Board and the Future Tours Programme (FTP) by David Becker, the ICC’s former legal head, and the subsequent attempts to have it withdrawn.

  • Karnataka look to continue dream run, Bengal renew rivalry

    Kolkata: Chasing a treble, Ranji champions Karnataka will be eyeing to continue their dream run, while Bengal will be under pressure against Railways in a grudge match in the Vijay Hazare Trophy semi-final double header here tomorrow.

  • ‘Post Voda, Telenor issues, foreign telcos cautious on India’

    Chennai: Foreign telcos want to foray into India but experiences of Vodafone and Telenor in the country have made them cautious, Melbourne-based Telstra Global’s Managing Director Martijn Blanken said today.     He also termed the Indian regulatory environment as “challenging”.

  • Pak claims most of children have been vaccinated against polio

    Islamabad: Pakistan today claimed that “most of the children” in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and adjoining tribal districts have been vaccinated against polio, even as it faces prospect of global travel restrictions over the deadly virus.

  • Indian airlines tie up with tech firms for flight safety

    New Delhi: Aviation technology firms are entering the Indian market in a big way, tying up with airlines like Air India, IndiGo and GoAir to provide critical components to enhance flight safety and run their businesses.

  • AICC nod for Kerala’s Cong list, Chacko moves to new seat

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress high command today approved the list of its candidates for Lok Sabha polls in Kerala retaining all sitting MPs including Union Ministers Shashi Tharoor and K V Thomas, except two, giving a head start to the party in the campaign against rival LDF.

  • DEC takes steps to curb flow of black money

    New Delhi: The Delhi Election Commission (DEC) today brought city airports under scanner to curb flow of black money in the run to Lok Sabha polls, while directing the civil aviation agencies to keep a vigil on movement of baggages carried by politicians.

  • Source says CBI raids PEC in connection with National Spot case

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation today raided the headquarters of PEC Ltd and the residences of some officials of the state-owned trading house in connection with the 55-bln-rupee payment default by National Spot Exchange Ltd, a government official said.

  • Stalin declines to comment on Alagiri’s meeting with PM

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s younger son M K stalin today declined to comment on his elder brother and suspended party strongman M K Alagiri meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying he does not read and discuss “unnecessary” reports.

  • GVK seeks Rs180-cr refund for surrender of gas blocks

    Hyderabad: GVK Infrastructure today said it is negotiating with the government for refund of Rs 180 crore spent on seven deepwater exploration blocks, which were surrendered last year, a senior group official said here.

  • Ship slams into boat in Manila Bay; 9 missing

    Manila: Philippine authorities say a cargo ship smashed into a small fishing boat in Manila Bay, causing the fishing boat to sink and leaving nine of its 21 crew members missing.

  • C. Narayanaswamy wins Congress primary in Bangalore

    Bangalore: Congress leader C. Narayanaswamy Thursday sealed his candidature for the Lok Sabha polls from the Bangalore North constituency by winning the party primary.

  • Death toll in New York buildings collapse rises to 7

    New York: Rescuers today combed through the rubble of two flattened Manhattan apartment buildings for bodies and survivors as the death toll rose to seven with over 65 people injured and nine others missing.

  • Adarsh: PIL seeking to invoke charges in MRTP, Env Act refused

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today refused to hear a public interest litigation filed by Shiv Sena leader Neelam Gorhe seeking to invoke additional charges under Maharashtra Regional Town Planning (MRTP) Act and Environment (Protection) Act in the Adarsh case.

  • Gold declines on weak demand, silver gains

    Mumbai: Gold prices declined here today due to lack of demand at higher levels despite a positive trend in the international market.

  • Minor boy kills three persons

    Keonjhar (Odisha): A minor boy allegedly killed three persons, including a brick kiln owner, using an axe and seriously injured another in Odisha’s Keonjhar district, police said today.

  • Re gains 5 paise against dollar

    Mumbai: The rupee today gained five paise to close at 61.17 against the dollar on fresh selling of the US currency by exporters, snapping the two-day losing trend.