Free Press Journal
  • Modi aide calls for strong India-US relations

    Washington: A politician close to India’s incoming prime minister Narendra Modi has called for strong relations with the United States after speculation he could bear a grudge over past treatment.

  • Barclays fined 26 mn pounds over gold pricing

    London: Barclays Bank Plc, British second largest bank in assets term, has  been fined 26 million pounds (about $43 million) for gold pricing misconduct, Financial  Conduct Authority (FCA) said Friday.

  • Mahakaleshwar Temple exit to have infrastructural dev soon

    Ujjain: As the Simhastha Fair-2016 is nearing, administration appears to be gearing up for managing proper infrastructural arrangement at Mahakaleshwar Temple. The exit of the temple will be developed to ensure facilities for devotees.

  • Glad Sharif has accepted invitation for Modi’s swearing-in ceremony: Omar

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday expressed happiness over the news of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accepting India’s invitation to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, and said Sharif’s decision shows that he can prevail over forces inimical to having good relations with India.

  • Indoreans can soon enjoy cruise at Regional Park

    Indore: The IMC would soon gift a cruise to the city which would sail from one end to another in the Pipliyapala Regional Park water body from the first week of June. The fare and timings of the cruise are yet to be decided. So far, 85 per cent of the cruise work has been completed.

  • CM Chauhan to greet public for grand success in LS polls

    Ujjain: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan is likely to arrive in the city of temples to greet public for supporting BJP to achieve grand success in Lok Sabha polls. A divisional meeting regarding arrival of CM will be organised on May 25.  After recording cent percent success in Ujjain division during Lok Sabha polls, BJP is going to express gratitude towards public.

  • Police raid vagrant settlements

    Ujjain: Police raided Pardi encampments near Ghattiya area in relation to the burglary which took place at village Surasa on Thursday. Police paid a surprise visit to vagrants at 4 am in the morning and rounded up 15 persons on suspicion. An official said that they have received several complaints regarding crime in the area and the possible link to house break-ins. “We considered the modus operandi of many of the house

  • UMC re-launches drive against stray dogs

    Ujjain: Taking cognizance to several complaints from residents and accident cases involving dogs caused the Ujjain Municipal Corporation (UMC) to launch a drive against stray dogs. The UMC on Friday sent a team with a dog catching van to Kanthal, Satigate, Gopal Mandir and nearby places. Six stray dogs were caught from streets in the area.

  • Woman aboard train robbed of 10k

    Ujjain: A woman was reportedly robbed of Rs 10, 000 in cash excluding valuables and cellphones which she kept in her purse, while she was travelling on a train near Vadodara on Thursday night. A miscreant after snatching the woman’s purse alighted from the train.

  • Public volunteer service in cleansing drive of Purshottam Sagar

    Ujjain: Giving a tough competition to the scorching sunrays, citizens have been participating in cleaning of Purshottam Solah Sagar, one of the ancient water bodies of the city. The enthusiasm of volunteers was on its peak as they were extending services to remove shrubs and pollutants from the pond. Sewage water is being poured out from the pond. The water body has gradually started appearing in its natural form.

  • Heat wave locks people inside houses

    Ujjain: Ujjainites are having a difficult time beating the heat, with the mercury soaring to almost 43 (42.8) degree Celsius on Friday. The mercury has been climbing steadily over the past few days with the daytime temperature touching 43 degrees Celsius on Friday, five degrees above normal, making for scorching days and sultry nights. The minimum temperature was 24 degree Celsius.

  • Bird Interpretation centre to be opened on June 5

    Ujjain: A workshop of district level biodiversity technology support group was organised at Brahaspathi Bhavan here on Friday under the aegis of Forest Department. District Forest Officer (DFO) Padampriya Balakrishnan informed that a Bird Interpretation centre will be dedicated to public on June 5.

  • Sudama Nagar drive: Admin gives 15 days

    Ujjain: Local administration faced a lot of hassle in removing the encroachment from 3.5 acres of land in Sudama Nagar area on Thursday. After a mob attacked and pelted stones, the administrative officials could be able to grab the land’s possession on opening cane charge on them.

  • AIT gets accreditation for polytechnic & MTech courses

    Ujjain: Alpine Institute of Technology (AIT) got accreditation for polytechnic and M Tech courses by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). The institute also got intake of 60 seats each in Civil and Mechanical engineering for BE course. Chairman Vivek Jaiswal informed that AICTE has given approval for polytechnic and M Tech courses to AIT.

  • Commissioner hugs Collector on his singing talent!

    Ujjain : The district election staff, which was engaged for Assembly and then the Lok Sabha polls for last seven months, enjoyed relaxation during a dinner party hosted by the District Collector Braj Mohan Sharma at Aastha Garden here on Thursday.

  • PCR catch 4 lovebirds at Vikram Kirti Mandir park

    Ujjain: Special squad constituted to ensure safety of women in the city caught four couples from Vikram Kirti Mandir Park here on Friday. Without caring for the sweltering heat, the couples were involved in courtship. Looking to the lady cops, couples started fleeing from the park. They entreated cops to leave them. Police left them after giving them warning. Squad called parents of one of the girls caught making love in the

  • Separated couple reunites

    Ujjain : A couple which got separated ten months back was reunited after having a mutual understanding on Friday. District Legal Service Officer informed that a couple Sita and Rajesh (name changed) got separated ten months back and started living individual life. Remarkably, Judicial Magistrate First Class Ujjain handed over the said case of domestic violence to trained mediator Kiran Juneja. Juneja discussed the matter with both the parties.

  • MPPMT scam: Middleman Dubey sent to jail

    Indore: Court sent Sunil Dubey, a middleman in MP-PMT scam, to jail on Friday. He was produced in court by the Special Task Force investigating into the scam. Dubey used to work as middleman between students and Sanjeev Shilpkar, one of the prime accused in the PMT scam.

  • Sonia certain as CPP chief

    New Delhi :  The first meeting of the hugely depleted Congress Parliamentary Party is scheduled for Saturday and it is expected that Sonia Gandhi would continue as its leader even after the debacle that saw the tally drop from 206 in 2009 to 44 this time.