Free Press Journal
  • Abu Salem Book review

    My Name Is Abu Salem

    Mumbai has produced many dons, but perhaps none as flamboyant as Abu Salem. And here is the book that tells you why Salem is different from the rest.

  • The book that has made an impact on me: Ravindra Gautam

    If I have to name one book that has made an impact on me I’ll say ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’ by Richard Bach. This story is about a seagull and his aspiration for flying high and succeeding to achieve it. We know that a seagull fly over water, they don’t fly high. But this book, tells the tale about one seagull who wishes to break away from this and aspires to fly higher

  • A shocking judgment

    Can there be college and university education without beauty contests? V Gangadhar listened to the legal arguments and comments on the recent Madras High Court judgement (Judge Sivagnanam) banning Beauty contests in the TN Universities and colleges.

  • Health Insurance The do-it-yourself guide

    If Life Insurance is about death, Health Insurance is about life – how to make life less stressful financially, should sickness strike. But, just as Life Insurance does not protect you from death, Health Insurance does not protect you from sickness; what it does is it pays for your medical expenses so that they do not leave you in financial distress. Before I move ahead, let me dwell on a common disgruntlement

  • Rivers are identification of Indian culture: Bhaiyaji Joshi

    Hoshangabad : Sar Karyvah of Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh Bhaiyaji Joshi expressed his views on ‘Nadi and Sanskriti’ on the second day of 4th Nadi Mahotsav here on Saturday. He said that rivers are our mother, since centuries various fairs have been organised on the banks of rivers in India. Indian people took holy dip in the rivers and take pledge to become a good humanbeing and leave away all the bad habits.

  • Panchayat members slog it out over election of deputy Sarpanch

    BHOPAL: One-and-a-half-dozen of elected members of Jambar Janpad Panchayat area including women were injured in a clash on Saturday over a controversy involving election of a deputy sarpanch in Vidisha district. Two of them have been referred to Bhopal in critical condition. The election to appoint the deputy Sarpanch has been postponed.

  • Programme held on apiculture

    Katni : The Manav Jeevan Vikas Sanstha organised a programme for providing information on apiculture at village Badwara near here on Saturday. During this programme, District Collector Vikas Singh Narwal met with the foreign tourists came from France and   took the feedback from the Village Panchayats about the apiculture.

  • Residents to stage demo tomorrow

    Seoni-Malwa : The local residents have decided to start protest movement against the illegal occupation of forest department on Bheelat Deo Park. In regard this, to bring changes in the arrangements of Eco Tourist Centre of Bheelat Deo Park local residents have staged chakka-jam at Harada-Hoshangabad highway on February 12.

  • Collector, SP visit rural areas to hear villagers’ problems

    Narsinghpur : District Collector Naresh Pal and SP Manish Kathuria visited the village Badagaon of Babai development block of district. This village is not connected with any road and to reach here, people should have to cover about 10 kilometer distance on foot. Both the officials reached here on foot along with other officials.

  • ACTION-PAK(ED) ENCOUNTER TODAY

    Adelaide : India-Pakistan clashes always create a lot of buzz among cricket fanatics and it is no different this time as the high-octane encounter is once again ready to enthrall fans, this time during the World Cup at the Adelaide Oval here on Sunday.

  • TN’s still born baby pregnant

    chennai: Less than a week after a baby born in Hong Kong was pregnant with her twin siblings, a rare ”fetus-in-fetu” case has been recorded in Tamil Nadu”s western Dharmapuri district. Doctors at the Government Dharmapuri Medical College Hospital said a still born baby was found carrying a fetus. “A 23-year-old woman Revathi was admitted for delivery. The scan reports showed that the baby girl was unusually big. Further scanning revealed that

  • Mamata clips Mukul’s wings

    kolkata: Apparently readying herself for a life without her ‘man-Friday’ Mukul Roy in the party, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday virtually initiated the process of clipping the wings of the party number two in a major reshuffle of the organisation. The reshuffle saw Banerjee rewarding her close associates with additional responsibilities and elevating former Union Minister Dinesh Trivedi to the vice-presidents’ post and Roy was left in the cold. Mukul,

  • Shahrukh’s ramp partly demolished

    Mumbai: Half of the controversial ramp next to Shah Rukh Khan’s bungalow in Bandra was finally demolished on Saturday after the actor failed to comply with a civic body notice to demolish the ramp himself until Thursday. The around 1.5 feet high ramp could not be demolished completely until sunset and work will continue on Sunday as well. The 70-80 metre long and about 4 metre wide ramp was made up of

  • Three held for violence during anti encroachment drive

    Dhar : Three persons were arrested for creating ruckus during a major anti encroachment drive at a crowded square on Saturday afternoon. A driver of the JCB was injured during stone pelting.

  • Sonia may hand over party reins to Rahul

    New Delhi : Congress president Sonia Gandhi has finally taken a firm decision to hand over the command of her party to 44-year-old son Rahul Gandhi so that he can revamp the party as per his plans without any kind of interference from her. His coronation is most likely in April at the AICC session proposed for amending the party constitution as decided by the Congress Working Committee on January 13 on

  • Panchayat Poll turns noisier

    Mhow : As the date for voting is nearing, the Panchayat Poll is turning noisier in various areas. Though, there is no direct involvement of major political parties, BJP and Congress both are leaving no stone unturned to grab hold in the rural areas and trying to woo villagers in various ways. The voting will take place on February 22. Use of money and muscle power is rampant in the Panchayat Polls

  • Thin presence at Lok Adalat

    Mhow : A thin presence of litigants was witnessed in the special Lok Adalat held at the local court premise on Saturday where cases of bank recovery and negotiable instrument acts were disposed off.

  • AK-67 vows to usher in a brave new world

    New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, 46, took oath with six other ministers on the open ground at the Ramlila Maidan here on Saturday, vowing to banish the “VIP culture” and corruption from Delhi.

  • 342 cases disposed off in Lok Adalat

    Dewas : As many as 342 cases were disposed off and agreements for Rs 89 lakh were approved during the special national lok adalat held on Saturday. District legal aid officer Tripti Jaiswal said the cases of bank loans, negotiable instrument act and recovery suits were disposed off during the special lok adalat. She claimed 307 cases were from bank pre litigation while 35 cases were of negotiable instrument act.