Free Press Journal
  • Park Tae-hwan

    Olympic swimming champion Park served 18-month ban

    Geneva: South Korean swimming star Park Tae-hwan has been banned for 18 months by world swimming body FINA, after failing a drug test last year. The ban was announced on Monday and will run until March 2, 2016. It rules Park out of this year’s world championships in Kazan, Russia, but allows him to compete at the Rio Olympics, reported Xinhua on Tuesday.

  • FBI puts Indian cyber-fugitive on most wanted list

    Washington: Declaring Shivraj Singh Dabi, an Indian national, a cyber-fugitive, the FBI has put him on its most wanted list with posters in English, Punjabi and Hindi seeking information about him.

  • Supreme Court

    Section 66A quashing a victory for Internet users: IAMAI 

    New Delhi: Applauding the Supreme Court’s quashing of Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 on Tuesday, stakeholders among the internet and mobile community termed it as a “momentous victory” for the 302 million internet users in India.

  • Obama vows L-1B visa reform to attract global business

    Washington:Declaring that “America is proudly open for business”, President Barack announced plans to reform the L-1B visa category to allow global corporations to temporarily move workers to the US in a faster, simpler way.

  • BSE

    Sensex trades flat; healthcare stocks gain

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Tuesday was trading flat at 23.23 points or 0.08 percent up as healthcare stocks rose.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Mufti plans phased AFSPA withdrawal

    New Delhi :  The BJP-PDP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir continues to make waves. After crediting Pakistan and the separatists for the peaceful conduct of state elections and facilitating the release of a top separatist leader, the coalition chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is talking of plans for a phased withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, albeit after consulting the army.

  • Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh

    On Martyrs’ Day, BJP falls between stools

    New Delhi :  It was a day former Army chief V.K. Singh, who is also a Minister of State in the BJP government, would like to forget. He had to spend an ‘uncomfortable’ 10 minutes at a function at the Pakistan High Commission and obliged to exchange pleasantries with High Commissioner Abdul Basit who, in his brief speech, introduced V.K. Singh as the “chief guest”.

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Prime Minister silence on Vyapam slammed

    New Delhi :  Days after top Congress leaders met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the multi-faceted Vyapam scam involving top Madhya Pradesh functionaries, including Governor Ram Naresh Yadav and chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, they have slammed him for his complete silence on the subject.

  • Kiwis, South Africa eye first final berth

    Auckland :  New Zealand and South Africa will be facing each other in their maiden semi-final match here on Tuesday (6.30 am IST). New Zealand will be playing their seventh semi-final and they not only need to overcome the pressure of expectations but also a resilient South Africa.

  • RSS tells BJP to insert land consent in Bill

    New Delhi :  Top RSS leaders on Monday advised the BJP and the government representatives during a coordination committee meeting to reconsider restoration of the farmers’ consent clause in the land acquisition Bill pending in the Rajya Sabha to blunt the ongoing Congress campaign to win over the farmers.

  • Administration orders completion of Mahakal Tunnel by May 31, but how?

    Ujjain : The top brass administrative officials of the city were on a visit to construction area of Mahakal Tunnel, the officials seemed worried on the unfinished work. The new deadline for completion of the Mahakal Tunnel has been shifted to March 31, 2015. But even if the work was not completed till March 31, how will it be completed till May 31. A gaushala and many shops with encroachment are major

  • Cong opens front against BJP; disseminates BJP’s corruption account publicly

    Ujjain : Congress party on Monday launched a massive campaign to disseminate the account of corruption committed by BJP leaders and anti-public policies. Congress leaders during the campaign titled ‘Ghar Ghar Chalo’ are making door to door visit and making citizens aware about the irregularities practiced by BJP government.

  • One more patient dies of swine flu

    Ujjain : Another patient died due to swine flu at a private hospital, taking the toll across the region to 17. The number of patients testing positive for H1N1 in the city went to 178.

  • Rallies, awareness programmes to mark the World TB Day

    Ujjain : The administration and health department will organize rallies and awareness programmes to mark the world TB day on Tuesday. An awareness rally will be taken out from Tower Chowk and an exhibition has been organised at the Shahid Park.

  • Bio-diversity conservation necessary to stop climate change

    Ujjain : To save our existence and stop climate change, there is an urgent need of bio-diversity conservation. The little effort towards the conservation of biodiversity is sufficient.

  • Blood stained body found in Nagziri

    Ujjain : Sensation prevailed for some time in the Nagziri area here on Monday evening when the Madhav Nagar police recovered a blood stained body.

  • Lok Ayukta sleuths trap Patwari at Mahidpur

    Ujjain : The Lok ayukta police trapped a Patwari while he allegedly accepting a bribe from a person for approving a land record at his own private office at Mahidpur here on Monday.

  • Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru remembered

    Ujjain : The temple town remembered the great sacrifice of martyrs Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru on their death anniversary here on Monday. A slew of programmes was organised throughout the city organising tribute meeting, symposium in memory of martyrs.