Free Press Journal
  • Sports ministry’s new guidelines for Arjuna Awards

    New Delhi: The sports ministry, in its bid to avoid controversies, Friday issued fresh guidelines for selection of sportsperson for the Arjuna Awards.According to the new guidelines, 90 per cent weightage would be given to winners of medals at various international championships and sports events of disciplines covered in Olympics (Summer, Winter and Paralympics), Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games. The new guidelines will come into effect from this year.

  • Sunshine spread delight as fog scatters

    Ujjain ; Sun peeped out after the dense fog prevailed in the city got scattered on Friday. The day’s temperature got hiked to 26 degree Celsius whereas the temperature on Thursday night remained to 14 degree Celsius. After three days of misty climate, sun peeped out of clouds and spread delight across the city.

  • Foreign coaches for Bengaluru FC

    Bengaluru: I-League football side Bengaluru FC Friday signed sports performance coach Malcolm Purchase and goalkeeping coach Ali Uzunhasanoglu till the end of the current season.Purchase has been in the sports performance and nutrition field for the last three decades that include two decades with UK Athletics. Turkish Uzunhasanoglu has been coaching in the United Kingdom for the last 20 years.

  • CM’s visit postponed

    Ujjain : Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan’s proposed visit to Ujjain in view of launching of the flagship scheme ‘ Aao Banaein Apna Madhya Pradesh’ here on January 11 has been postponed. A senior officer on Friday told Free Press that the CM will now come to Ujjain in the first week of February in connection with dedication of Narmada- Kshipra Simhastha Link Project. The local authorities, BJP and peoples’

  • Boy hospitalised as cow gores him

    Ujjain: A 10- year- old boy was admitted in the district hospital after he was injured by a cow in Shastri Nagar playground on Thursday evening. Suraj, 10, son of Dilip Chauhan, resident of Bengali Colony was playing in the ground along with his friends. A cow attacked the boy and injured him in

  • Mega book fair inaugurated

    Ujjain : A mega book fair was inaugurated at Ambedkar Bhavan located at Freeganj on Friday under the aegis of Gayatri Tirtha Shanti Kunj Haridwar Uttarakhand Subzone.

  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

    Tsonga, Cornet drives France into Hopman Cup final

    Perth: France will play in their third Hopman Cup final after Alize Cornet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat defending champions Spain 3-0 at the mixed teams tournament on Friday. The French will face the top-seeded Polish pairing of Agnieszka Radwanska and Grzegorz Panfil in Saturday’s final.

  • State level symposium on Sunday

    Ujjain: A state level symposium on ‘ Form of Education in Presence Scenario’ will be organised under the joint aegis of Shiksha Sanskriti Uthan Nyas and PGBT College at 9.30 am on Sunday.

  • MP Guddu asks to conduct camps for SSSM IDs

    Ujjain : Member of Parliament ( MP) Premchand Guddu wrote to Municipal Commissioner Vivek Kshotriya for conducting ward- wise camps to distribute SSSM Ids to citizens so as to provide them help of beneficiary schemes of government. Hundreds of students and their parents have been roaming around Municipal Corporation’s office to receive the IDs, but there was no one concern their pleas. MP also wrote to CMD MP Western Zone Electricity Distribution

  • PM leaves a tough legacy for Rahul

    PM leaves a tough legacy for Rahul

    New Delhi :  Ending weeks of speculation, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh lived up to the message emanating from the grapevine that he would not be in the running for the third term when the general elections are held later this year.

  • Ganguly quits as law college faculty

    Kolkata :  West Bengal Human Rights Commission chairman Ashok Ganguly, who has been indicted for sexually harassing a law intern, on Friday resigned as a guest faculty on the National University of Juridical Sciences, after the teaching institution de-linked itself from him.

  • Not new to calamities, PM predicts a disaster

    New Delhi :  Politicians have always maintained Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is a far better politico that he is an economist. The current economic situation certainly proves the second part of this statement, but with the sharpest ever attack on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, he laid claim to the veracity of the first half of the statement.

  • Voters’ verdict clear, Modi sure winner, says BJP

    New Delhi : Within hours of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s assertion that history will judge his legacy, the BJP retaliated that in a democracy the people pass their verdict immediately.

  • Tiny and humble Toyota Innova for AAP ministers

    New Delhi :   Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is making minor concessions with regard to what perks he and his six Delhi ministers will be accepting and what they shall shun.


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  • Opposition counters PM

    Shortly after PM Manmohan Singh launched a scathing attack on Narendra Modi, the BJP was swift to term the comments as laughable. With BJP leading from the front, the opposition parties reacted furiously in a point-by-point rebuttal. Below are a few selected comments. (more…)

  • Rahul for PM chant grows in Congress

    New Delhi : The Congress leadership is contemplating to declare Rahul Gandhi as the party’s prime ministerial candidate in the coming days, possibly before the one-day AICC session to be held at the Talkatora Stadium here on Jan 17.

  • Sibal blasts BJP for its doublespeak over graft plank

    New Delhi : Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday launched a scathing attack on BJP saying the party which indulges in “doublespeak” on corruption cannot question the Prime Minister on the issue as the UPA has taken graft head on and its ministers have resigned on “mere” allegations.