Free Press Journal
  • ‘Jaitley sensible than his predecessors’

    Indore : “Science and technology is the engine of growth of any country and to take benefit, students must get into science. They must learn from their seniors and use their energy to get better results.”  These were the statements made by MoM man and former ISRO chairman Dr K Radhakrishanan.

  • Rly asked to compensate passenger for valuables looted on train

    BHOPAL : Saying that though passengers ought to be careful with their belongings while on trains, the Railways too is liable to protect them, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission upheld the decision of the Madhya Pradesh State commission, ordering the Railways to compensate for the belongings lost during travel.

  • Operation Smile re-unites 250 missing children with parents

    BHOPAL : The Bhopal police, in a joint operation with city childline officials re-united over 250 children with their parents during the month-long ‘Operation Smile’, launched in January. As many as 24 teams were deployed under Operation Smile in which over 85 police personnel and other department employees participated.

  • Preachy Obama told to look at Dalai Lama

    New Delhi : At Sri Fort, a preachy Barack Obama seemed to be giving the BJP government sermons before a packed house on religious tolerance. Perching himself on an elevated pedestal like a high priest, Obama’s profound message was: “India will succeed as long as it is not splintered along religious lines.”

  • MSD needs to ensure pacers are fit: Lee

    Mumbai: Brett Lee is of the opinion that one of the key factors for India to defend their title successfully in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup will be to ensure their fast bowlers retain fitness.

  • It may be the end of the road for Arun Yadav, Katare

    BHOPAL : With the Congress scoring a humiliating 14-0 in Municipal Corporation elections in the State, both the top leaders of the state unit – PCC chief Arun Yadav and leader of Opposition Satyadev Katare – may be axed. Yadav due to serious complaints against him vis-a-vis distribution of tickets in civic poll and Katare owing to his indifferent health. The names of many leaders are under consideration as their replacements.

  • India Cements to transfer CSK to new subsidiary

    New Delhi : Embattled BCCI President N Srinivasan-led India Cements will transfer its IPL team CSK to a new subsidiary, Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd, close on the heels of the Supreme Court barring him from contesting any polls of the board till he gave up ownership of the IPL team.

  • Class four students can’t read Hindi, do simple maths’

    BHOPAL : A survey on educational quality in Bhopal district has revealed that teaching in schools is below the expectation and students of fourth standard are not even able to read Hindi or do simple calculations.

  • When Dhoni rebelled against his PT teacher

    New Delhi : Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known for relying on his gut feeling and developed a knack for it early as a school boy he once literally rebelled against his physical education teacher so that he could open the innings in the final of a tournament only to smash an unbeaten 213.

  • Senior leaders canvassed for tickets; vanished during campaign: Yadav

    BHOPAL : MPCC president Arun Yadav has expressed his disappointment over senior leaders keeping away from urban body poll campaign. He said senior leaders only turned up at the time of ticket distribution and were not seen during campaign. He would submit a report in this regard to the party high command.

  • Playing against Aus will help India: Bhogle

    Sydney: India may have had a terrible Australian summer so far, but commentator Harsha Bhogle said that putting in hard-yards against the No. 1 ODI side would have certainly made the the ‘Men in Blue’ battle-ready for the cricket World Cup.

  • ‘Cong-free MP’ hoardings trigger war of words

    BHOPAL : A controversy has been kicked up over the hoardings installed across the city with the caption ‘Congress-free Madhya Pradesh’.

  • Don’t destroy Clarke-Smith relationship: Waugh to critics

    Melbourne : Former Australia captain Steve Waugh is annoyed in the manner a section of people are being critical of Michael Clarke’s captaincy terming them as “loose lips” who are trying to destroy his relationship with Steve Smith by spreading unnecessary rumours.

  • Dhoni becomes father of a baby girl

    Gurgaon: Just a week ahead of the cricket World Cup, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday became a father after his wife Sakshi gave birth to a baby girl at a private hospital. The 33-year-old cricketer became a first time father after his daughter was born at Fortis Hospital in the evening.

  • Cousins get 30 years in jail for honour killing

    New Delhi : Rejecting the plea for death sentence, the Delhi High Court on Friday enhanced the life imprisonment of Vikas Yadav and his cousin Vishal to 25 years in jail without remission and an additional five years in jail for destruction of evidence in the honour killing of Nitish Katara in 2002. The court held that the murder of Katara, who was in love with Vikas’s sister, was an “honour killing”

  • ‘Diesel loot’ at IMC premise

    Indore : The new IMC building site was witness to a mad rush on Friday noon when a large number of people collected diesels spread in a pit. The fuel spilled into   the pit from a tanker, which was taken out during the earth work.
    It was said that a filling station was in existence in the new IMC site. During digging work, two oil tankers of a now non functional petrol pump

  • India carrying too many injured players: Vengsarkar

    Mumbai : India have made the “mistake” of carrying too many injured players in their squad for the upcoming cricket World Cup, according to former India captain Dilip Vengarkar who reckons that it may be a handicap for the defending champions in their bid to retain the title. Excerpts:

  • Sri Lanka hire psychologist Snape

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan cricket team have acquired the services of sports psychologist Jeremy Snape for a second spell with the team during the World Cup which starts Feb 14. The former England off-spinner previously worked with Sri Lanka during their home series against England in November 2014.

  • 2015 World Cup game launched

    Sydney: Disney India Friday launched the official game of the ICC World Cup 2015 titled ‘ICC Pro Cricket 2015’. The game can be played on computers with a cut-down version also made for smartphones. The announcement was made at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in the presence of speedster Brett Lee. “It’s a great honour to launch this videogame in conjunction with the ICC and Disney India. Computer users will be able