Free Press Journal
  • Indian ‘cigarette snatcher’ dies of lung cancer in Dubai

    An Indian cancer patient, who campaigned against smoking in unusual ways such as confronting strangers in public places and pleading with them to quit smoking, succumbed to lung cancer in a Dubai hospital.

  • Manmohan endorses Chidambaram as politically savvy leader

    In what could be seen as a strong endorsement for P. Chidambaram, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh showered generous praise on his finance minister for being a key backer of reforms and said here was a man “intellectually brilliant” and “politically savvy” while being “capable of taking risks and asserting political leadership.”

  • Fifteen Seemandhra legislators resign

    At least 15 legislators from Rayalaseema and Andhra regions of Andhra Pradesh Thursday submitted their resignations to protest the Congress’ decision to carve out Telangana state.

  • Letters to the editor

    Going back to pre-British India?
    When Ghatotkach died, under the weight of his body, thousands of soldiers, elephants and chariots were crushed in the battle of Kurukshetra, as depicted in the Hindu epic, Mahabharat. By 2014, an already truncated Bharat will be balkanised into an unmanageable number of smaller states, with interstate disputes rising on various counts. The rupee will race towards 70 against the US dollar and the GDP will dip below

  • Cops rain lathi blows on ABVP workers to stop march to Raj Bhavan

    Bhopal: Thousands of ABVP workers, marching towards Raj Bhavan in protest against corruption in MP universities and imposition of section 144 on the campus were cane- charged at Rangmahal Square. The protest witnessed stone pelting and clashes between police personnel and demonstrators leading to 30 to 35 youths getting injured.

  • If you don’t get tickets, you shouldn’t lose patience

    BHOPAL: AICC general secretary Mohan Prakash urged the party men to continue to work for the party even if some of them do not get tickets for forthcoming assembly elections. Addressing a meeting of the State Women’s Congress at the PCC office on Wednesday, Prakash said women are known for their patience and eating less.

  • Birdi gets additional charge of Vyapam

    BHOPAL: An IAS officer of 1982- batch DK Samantrey is going on deputation to the Central Government. He has been appointed as chief executive officer of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Devraj Birdi, chairman of MP Board of Secondary Education, has been given the additional charge of Vyapam. The chairman and director of Vyapam has been shifted after the PMT scam came to light.

  • Ministers serve notices on I- T, English daily

    BHOPAL: Energy and mining minister Rajendra Shukla and public relations minister Laxmikant Sharma have served a legal notice on the issue of I- T documents. Shukla has sent the notice to the Delhi- based English daily which has published a news item regarding his alleged links with mining barons Sushir Sharma and Dilip Suryanvanshi and to the I- Department.

  • Teenager, child die in separate accidents

    BHOPAL: A teenager lost his life after his bike accidentally slipped while he was on his way to home at Govindpura area on Tuesday night. Afterm the mishap, he was admitted to Hamidia Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

  • Petition filed against Amitabh for making fun of lawyers

    BHOPAL: A petition has been filed at CJM court on Wednesday against Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and four others of Kaun Banega Crorepati ( KBC- 7) for humiliating an advocate in its promos being aired on various TV chennels. Hearing will be on August 23.

  • Brain Master’s felicitates students selected in MPPMT- 2013

    Indore: Brain Master’s felicitated around 150 students selected in MPPMT- 2013 by presenting them with a stethoscope and MBBS first year books. Director of the institute Dr Pankaj Gupta congratulated the successful students and appreciated the efforts made by them. AIIMS topper Akash Fauzdar and JIPMER topper Palash Agrawal were

  • PNB launches campaign for savings account

    Indore: Punjab National Bank ( PNB), the leading Nationalised Bank in the country, is organising a special Savings Fund Campaign in all its branches across India from 01.08.2012 to 30.09.2012. During the campaign, intensive efforts will be made to reach out to all such prospective clients, who were never an account holder with the bank, and open their Savings Fund accounts. The bank will also focus on adding the friends, family and

  • Two of a family killed in road mishap, three seriously hurt

    Indore: Two members of a family died on the spot while three others seriously injured when the car they travelling in collided with a truck on bypass, near Sati Tekri, on Wednesday. According to Rajendranagar police, the victims were going to Hasalpur when their car collided with a truck. The victims were residents of

  • “ our daughter’s and our college’s reputation at stake”

    Indore: As the protest by its own students against Sugni Devi College over zero marks issue is snowballing, principal Kalpana Ganguly has dashed off letters to parents of the protesting students saying that their act had put their and college’s reputation at stake. “ Everyday, there is news against the college in newspapers.