Free Press Journal
  • City receives 36.4 mm rain, a bout of hailstorm

    Ujjain : Unseasonal hailstorm and heavy rain of around 36.4 millimeters (mm) damaged the crops in several villages of this district within past 24 hours.

  • City faces severe power outage

    Ujjain : The heavy spell of rain in city since Thursday evening left virtually half of the city powerless. Most areas suffered a blackout with Essel Distribution officials admitting the incessant rainfall had affected about 50 per cent of the city on Thursday. In many pockets, power failure was for more than six hours. Damage to government and private property was reported from a number of places.

  • 18 Vaishnav Akhadas to boycott Simhastha meeting

    Ujjain : 18 Akhadas affiliated to the Vaishnav Sect have decided to boycott the joint meeting of administration and Akhadas which is scheduled here for March 15.

  • Complete all houses under CM Housing Scheme till June: Dr Pastor

    Ujjain : Divisional Commissioner Dr Ravindra Pastor directed concerned officials to complete all houses approved under CM Housing Scheme during sessions 2013-14 and 2014-15 by June 2015, at a review meeting of Rural Development here on Friday. In case of non-construction of the houses, loans should be cancelled.

  • FM absence stalls budget debate

    New Delhi : As per its agenda for the day, the Lok Sabha could not have the debate on the general budget 2015, as the main opposition Congress insisted on having the union finance minister Arun Jaitley in the House.

  • Police team sent to Dewas to catch MMS makers

    Ujjain : A police team has been sent to Dewas to catch the youths who allegedly prepared an MMS of a Begambag resident 18-year-old girl.

  • Modi reaches out to Lanka

    Colombo : Breaking a 28-year-long hiatus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday embarked on an important visit to Sri Lanka with the message that India favoured a life of equality, justice, peace and dignity for Tamils in its “new journey” of peace and reconciliation.

  • Seers to perform Snatra Puja today

    Ujjain : Seers Jinratnasagar Surishwar and Chandrasagarsuri along with Sadhwi Divyshashri will perform Snatra Puja under first Tirthankar Parmatma Adinath Janm Kalyanak Maha Mahotsava at Rajendra Jain Suri Jain Gyan Mandir located at Namakmandi here on Saturday under the aegis of Akhil Bharatiya Jain Shwetambar Murtipujak Yuvak Mahasangh city unit. A procession will be taken out from different routes of the city. Mahasangh president Prakash Gandhi and secretary Ritesh Khabia gave this

  • Patient gets fresh lease of life after successful brain surgery

    Ujjain : Kaluram Sen, 45, who suffered severe pain in his head for a long time, is finally healed after a successful surgery which removed his brain tumour. Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon, Dr Rupesh Khatri operated upon him by removing a big tumour weighing about 200 gm from his brain.

  • MS plea on summons may come up Monday

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court may hear a petition of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as early as Monday for quashing the summons issued to him in the coal scam by a city court, which has asked him to appear before it on April 8.

  • Irked over fee reminder, parent ransacks school

    Ujjain : Irked over fees submission reminder by the school management, a parent ransacked the Gadapuliya located Delhi Public School (DPS) here on Friday morning.

  • Drive to ferret out cops’ illicit ties

    Mumbai : After the embarrassing revelations about head constable Dharma Kalokhe of Marine Drive police station being involved in an illicit relationship with a known drug peddler, the top brass of Mumbai police is in damage control mode.

  • Rain throws city life out of gear

    Indore : Intermittent rain coupled with gusty winds threw city life out of gear, on Friday. The rain in the month of March surprised many as it was maximum rainfall recorded in last three years.

  • NGT to supervise Khan, Saraswati cleaning work

    Indore : Observing that the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) is not doing enough to clean Khan and Saraswati rivers, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has decided to supervise cleaning work via the district collector.

  • Taffic diverted at Juni Indore underpass

    Indore : In view of broad gauge work going on Indore-Mhow section, the traffic has been diverted from the Juni Indore railway underpass from span 1 to the span 2.

  • Pending tax: RTO issues notices to govt depts

    Indore : After launching a crack down on commercial and private vehicles, the RTO on Friday issued notices to all government offices to deposit permit tax of the vehicles attached to their departments by March 20. “We have issued notices to all government institutions to deposit tax of their vehicles. We have given them a week’s time to deposit the tax or we will take action against their vehicles,” RTO MP Singh

  • RSS firm on Article 370

    Nagpur: Reaffirming its commitment to scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, the RSS on Friday batted for the success of the “novel experiment” in the state, where the BJP has formed a government for the first time with the PDP, saying that the rift between the two were only “teething problems”. The BJP’s ideological mentor also made it clear that notwithstanding the saffron party putting aside the contentious issue of

  • One more accused falls in police trap

    Indore : One of the culprits of infamous Rang Panchami violence, Kalu Dubey, fell in the trap laid by police, on Friday. The accused fled to Gujarat when his photo appeared in newspapers. The Sarafa police sought help of his friend, who convinced him to come to Ujjain, arrested him.

  • ‘I held the lathi to disperse the mob’

    Indore : Senior businessman Prem Khandelwal, who captured in the cameras holding a lathi during Rang Panchami violence, told Free Press that he was holding the lathi to disperse the mob, who surrounded the car. Khandelwal said that he was surprised to see his photo with a lathi in his hand in the newspapers.