Free Press Journal
  • Jammu & Kashmir: Snow queen

    Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir, once the darling of Bollywood, is once again seeing footfalls from filmmakers and tourists alike as it emerges as one of the top skiing destinations of Asia, reports Kavita Suri.

  • The Famous ‘Thali’ Pose 

    The BJP and its friends are fully justified in planning a statue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi while lunching at the Parliament Canteen and paying from his own pocket. V Gangadhar heard some MPs complain this was unconstitutional and did not befit the statue of their great leader.  

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Now, cops caught snooping on Rahul

    New Delhi : The Congress on Saturday expressed outrage over the suspected ‘political espionage’ on its would-be president Rahul Gandhi, saying both Prime Minister Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh owe an explanation for sending a Delhi cop to his residence and office to make queries – including on his physical appearance. The BJP dismissed the Congress’ allegations as ridiculous.

  • Pricewaterhouse under CBI net in espionage case

    New Delhi :  PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), one of the top four global consultancy and auditing giants, on Saturday came under investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly stealing government documents.

  • Hail, rain continue; expect sunny weather only by Wednesday

    BHOPAL : Hailstorm and rains lashed many places in Bhopal, Betul and Raisen districts causing damage the standing Rabi crops for the second consecutive day on Saturday. Various divisions – Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Jabalpur, Sagar, and Rewa — experienced rain in the last 24 hours on Saturday.

  • MBBS student on the run for a year held

    BHOPAL : The Special Investigation Team of Gwalior police arrested one MBBS student Dushyant Tiwari, resident of Sagar district, who was on the run for a year. He carried a cash award of Rs 5000 on his arrest.

  • Crop damage not more than four per cent: PS Agriculture

    BHOPAL : Contrary to the apprehensions that the state-wide unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm would cause heavy damage to the crops, the state government has claimed that the damage would be barely two to four per cent.

  • Rains pull day temp 12 degrees below normal

    BHOPAL : Rains continued to lash the state capital, paralysing normal life for the second consecutive day on Saturday. The city recorded 10 mm rain during the day and 5.5 mm in the last 24 hours. Throughout the day, the weather was cloudy and it rained intermittently.

  • Narendra Modi applies ‘balm’ in war-ravaged Jaffna

    Colombo :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Jaffna on Saturday, becoming the first Indian premier to set foot in the war-ravaged town in Sri Lanka’s Tamil-dominated Northern Province, where he handed over homes built with Indian assistance to displaced local Tamils.

  • Bhoj varsity launches course for ‘scientific study’ of Ramcharitmanas

    BHOPAL : MP Bhoj Open University (MPBOU) has launched a special certificate course on Ramcharitmanas to “promote scientific study of religious scriptures and requested religious trust and endowments department of the government to arrange students for the course.

  • Govt may go for fertiliser subsidy to make up for bonus loss

    BHOPAL : Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan convened a meeting regarding how to neutarlise the loss caused to the farmers due to the Central government directing the state to stop giving bonus to them on procurement of food grains on MSP. A consensus was almost arrived on the point that subsidy on fertilisers would be given in place of giving of bonus this time.

  • ABAP elections held during ‘emergency’ meeting

    Ujjain : The Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad (ABAP) elected Niranjani Akhada, Allahabad’s head Narendra Giri as its new president. Likewise, Dashnaam Juna Akhada, Haridwar’s head Hari Giri was elected unopposed as the general secretary of the ABAP. Soon after the election, these functionaries said, the successful hosting of the Simhatha Fair-2016 will be their priority and they will also leave no stone unturned to bring representatives of all the 13 akhadas under

  • Political parties race to gather sentiments of hailstorm hit farmers

    Ujjain : Representatives of both major political parties on Saturday virtually raced to gather the sentiments of battered farmers, who are in constant fear of losing their golden harvest ready crops after the weather gods attacked them recently. Representatives of both Congress and BJP surveyed the hailstorm affected villages of the region and assured farmers of all possible help. Rain and strong winds flattened thousands of acres of standing wheat and mustard

  • Unseasonal rains bring trouble to denizens

    Ujjain : Unseasonal rain that lashed the city during the past two days has left behind a trail of un-cleared garbage bins and muddy roads. Residents in many colonies have to put up with choked drains, sewer systems and overflowing garbage bins.

  • Mirwaiz Umar farooq

    Now, Pakistan invites Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

    India/ Srinagar :  After Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Pakistan High Commission in Delhi has invited Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for a briefing on the recent Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary talks. Mirwaiz, in a statement here, said he has been invited by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to apprise him about the recent meeting of the Foreign Secretaries that took place in Islamabad.

  • Calculate you electricity consumption

    Ujjain : Knowing electricity consumption is the right of consumer and with this aim Essel Smart Utilities has taken an initiative to make its consumers aware about the calculation of their approximate loads and consumption of electricity in a month.

  • March rain erases 71-year-old record

    Indore : Saturday saw it all— record rainfall, thunder and hailstorm and also sunshine. The day began with heavy rain accompanied with thunders and it continued till filing of this report. Some areas also witnessed hailstorm.