Free Press Journal
  • Smoking will burn hole in your pocket

    New Delhi :  Health Minister Harsh Vardhan’s anti-tobacco campaign seems to have made an impact on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who has made sure that smoking or use of tobacco in any form will burn a hole in your pocket.

  • Zestful Zohra calls it a day at 102

    New Delhi :  Zohra Sehgal, the grand dame of Indian theatre and films, was older than Indian cinema at the age of 102 with a glorious performing career behind her that inspired generations.

  • Alternate day water supply to come in effect from today

    Ujjain : The monsoon showers which have fallen short by 87 per cent in the area and raining weeks behind the schedule may cause a water scarcity in the city. Rain figures compiled by experts till last week indicate that the city has got 20.2 mm of rainfall in place of the expected 150 mm up to July 9. Weathermen hope the rain situation may improve during the next one month. Many

  • UNION BUDGET: Economists term it as growth oriented; BJP-Cong leaders take party lines

    Ujjain : The cross section of the society has by and large welcomed the provisions of Union Budget for the year 2014-2015. Though, the Congress and BJP leaders came out with reactions on the expected lines, economists and other informed people termed it as a growth oriented budget under adverse circumstances.

  • Evening clouds bring rain, does not last long

    Ujjain : For a change, morning did not show the rainy day on Thursday. Residents woke-up to bright sunshine, but clouds covered the city skies by the noon, prompting drizzles in the evening. The city did not receive a single drop of rain till the noon. But weathermen were optimistic about precipitation in the night. So it did at the evening and residents experienced the first kind of pre-monsoon showers on Thursday.

  • Lok Ayukta traps UMC clerk

    Ujjain : The Lok Ayukta police arrested a clerk of Ujjain Municipal Corporation (UMC) while accepting a bribe of Rs 1000 in a café near Chamunda Mata Square on Thursday. According to the Lok Ayukta Police, clerk Rod Singh Kachhawa had demanded Rs 5000 from Hari Kushwaha, a suspended employee of the UMC, for his reinstatement. Following negotiations, Kachhawa agreed to Rs 5000. On a complaint by Hari Kushwaha, the Lok Ayukta

  • Three-day Gurupurnima celebrations to commence today

    Ujjain : The Mahakal City, which is known for traditional Guru-Shishya Parampara (teacher-student tradition) since the time of Maharishi Sandipani and Lord Krishna (some 5200 years ago), is all set to commemorate the ‘Gurupurnima Mahotsava’ on Friday. A series of programmes have been organised to mark this pious occasion under three-day celebrations.

  • Truck loaded with grocery overturns

    Ujjain : A truck loaded with grocery turned turtle at Agar Road near Koyla Fatak here late Wednesday night as the driver failed to see the divider on the road allegedly due to the absence of light reflectors at the place. The Agar road is a prominent route for transporting goods interstate and is being constructed from past 2 years.

  • Lovers found dead in hotel room

    Indore  A couple was found dead in a hotel room situated on Ring Road. Prime facie it appears that the couple had consumed poison and committed suicide. Police have found a 20-page suicide note describing their love affair and notes to their respective family members, apologising for their deed. Police have registered a case and sent the bodies for autopsy and started investigation.

  • Aug onwards, MPPSC exams to be held online

    Indore : Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) is moving from paper-pencil format exam pattern to computer-based format. The preparations for adopting the new system are underway and will be completed this very month.

  • Govt hospitals not submitting mandatory F form online

    Indore : The PC and PNDT cell of district administration has been taking action against the private sonography centres for violating norms and for not providing online information of pregnant women. PC and PNDT cell is even acting against the centre owners on finding a single mistake in the form.

  • RC Sharma passes away

    Indore : An ex-faculty member of DAVV, Prof RC Sharma passed away due to cardiac arrest on Wednesday night. He was working with Central University of Rajasthan in Jaipur. He had moved to the Central University from DAVV two years ago. At DAVV, he served in different capacities. He was head of School of Future Studies and Planning for more than a decade. He also served the DAVV as Executive Council member

  • Lok Ayukta registers criminal cases against govt officials, six colleges

    Indore : The Lok Ayukta has registered separate criminal cases against three government officials and six paramedical colleges of the district in respect of misappropriation of funds through payment of fake scholarships or education fees, as the case may be, to ST/SC and OBC students.

  • Lok Ayukta police trap bribe-taking SI

    Indore : Indore Lok Ayukta police snatched mask from the face of a corrupt police official posted at Rajpur in Barwani district.

  • Looters tie up guard, make away with iron bars

    Indore : Around half a dozen robbers looted iron bars, machines, etc worth thousands after tying up the guard from construction site. At the time of incident, the guard was alone in his shack.

  • 87 encroachments removed from MGM campus

    Indore : A removal team of Indore Municipal Corporation and district administration demolished as many as 87 encroachments on the MGM Medical College campus on the first day of the drive against encroachment removal on Thursday.

  • 12-yr-old electrocuted while disposing of garbage

    Indore : A 12-year-old boy electrocuted while disposing of household garbage. Angered on the death, residents of the area created ruckus at the police station and demanded action against those responsible for the death of the boy.