Free Press Journal
  • Rupee down

    Rupee drops 5 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee fell by 5 paise to 62.36 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on rising demand for the American currency from importers. Forex dealers attributed the fall in the rupee to the dollar’s strength against other global currencies and increased demand for the greenback from importers. However, a higher opening in the domestic stock market capped the rupee’s fall.

  • red sand smugglers

    Andhra Police arrest 63 red sanders smugglers

    Nellore (Andhra Pradesh) : The Andhra Pradesh Police have arrested 63 woodcutters smuggling red sanders trees from the state’s Nellore district, on the border with Tamil Nadu. According to reports, the authorities arrested the suspects during combing operations in the Marripadu and Veligonda forest areas, with 40 logs of red sanders wood worth Rs one crore seized from their possession. The arrested woodcutters are suspected to be part of the group allegedly involved in

  • Naxal Attacks

    BSF head constable killed in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh

    Raipur: Naxals attacked a BSF team killing a jawan in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Kanker district, striking for the third time since Saturday. A group of ultras opened indiscriminate firing on security personnel who were carrying out patrolling in the proximity of Chhote Baithiya BSF camp under Bande police station area late last night, Kanker Superintendent of Police Jitendra Singh Meena told PTI.

  • Abhishek Manu Singhvi

    Abhishek Manu Singhvi questions BJP’s silence over ‘communal’ remarks by Sena, Sadhvi

    New Delhi : Condemning the remarks of the Shiv Sena and Hindu Mahasabha leader Sadhvi Deva Thakur, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi has questioned the silence of the BJP-led government at the Centre over their utterances. “In 1day, Sadhvi says there be compulsory sterilisation of minorities & saamna says Muslims be disenfranchised. Do these ppl deserve india?” Singhvi said on Twitter.

  • Kiran Bedi

    Kiran Bedi lauds PM Modi’s determination to bring investments, prosperity

    New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kiran Bedi has lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his determination to bring investments, prosperity and employment in the country. “Never before, I saw our PM,market India so intensely. Determined to bring investments, prosperity,employment, entrepreneurship&Make in India,” Bedi said on twitter.

  • Sena wants Muslim vote to be scrapped

    Mumbai/New Delhi :  Taking a cue from senior alliance partner BJP at the Centre, which has refrained from restraining loudmouths within the party and the government, the Shiv Sena too is trying to float a divisive agenda by suggesting in its mouthpiece Saamna that voting rights of Muslims should be scrapped. The rationale for this outrageous suggestion was sought to be anchored in contemporary politics -– in the fact that the community

  • Narendra Modi hard sells India

    Hanover :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that India was building a predictable, stable and competitive tax regime and the policies have been reformed towards more foreign direct investment.

  • Naxal Attacks

    Naxals burn 18 trucks in Bastar

    New Delhi :  A day after the Naxalites launched an attack on a 60-strong squad of the Chhatisgarh Special Task Force killing ten jawans and injuring another ten, they engaged in another incident of violence, this time burning 18 trucks carrying iron ore from a private sector mine in the Kanker district of Bastar region. But no casualties were reported. These two incidents in quick succession, and that too in the same

  • V K Singh

    Arms lobby targeting me via media: General

    New Delhi :  A day after he sought to mend fences with media by clarifying that when he had used the expression ‘presstitutes’ for them, he had targeted just ten percent of them and excluded 90 percent, union minister of state for external affairs Gen (retd) V K Singh is back at the same name calling game. This time, he has charged that the media is running an ‘insidious campaign’ against him

  • Riya flat gutted, claims fire engine was late

    Mumbai :  Three rooms of yesteryear actress Moon Moon Sen’s residence in a building in Andheri west were gutted after the AC in one of their bedrooms caught fire early on Sunday.

  • Youths expose at ‘Pool Party’; Shiv Sena activists stop party

    Ujjain : Young boys and girls were reportedly found exposing at the Pool Party organised at Shahnai Garden, here on Sunday. Youngsters were showing indecency at the party when Shiv Sena activists reached there and stopped them exposing.
    Shiv Sena State Vice-president Sukhwindar Singh told Free Press that young boys and girls were found half necked at the Pool Party. They were dancing in the pool of water showing obscene gestures. The party

  • Unseasonal rain brings worry to farmers

    Ujjain : Unprecedented rain in the area on Sunday damaged the reaped crop and produce brought in mandi by farmers. Torrential showers for around one hour on Sunday evening took farmers and mandi officials by surprise.
    Sources here said wheat lying in the open in the Chimanganj Mandi suffered maximum damage. The farmers, who had not sold their wheat, would have to wait till it dries and is accepted by the purchase agencies.

  • Cool winds and shower brings residents a moody Sunday

    Ujjain : After sweating it out through the day due to high humidity, the denizens heaved a sigh of relief as by evening, the harsh sunlight was replaced by cloudy sky and cool winds speeding at 12 km/hr.
    Although the area has been receiving mild shower from past three days, summer has also managed to tip-toe its way to the region. However, the weather changed a little post afternoon as cool winds started

  • Deranged youth stabs uncle to death

    Ujjain: A mentally challenged youth stabbed his uncle to death at village Mochikheda under Mahidpur police limits on late Saturday. Police said that mentally challenged Lal Singh quarreled with his uncle Kesar Singh (60) and stabbed him to death with a sword. According to Manohar son of deceased Kesar Singh, his father had brought Lal Singh from his parents’ house around six months ago, as he was a trouble for them. His

  • Illegal brick kilns ruining greenbelt

    Ujjain : During the inspection of brick kilns being operated illegally in the greenbelt of Kshipra, District and Sessions Judge (DJ) JP Gupta witnessed the ground reality, here on Sunday. Following the order proposed by Indore Bench of High Court, DJ will prepare a report on the brick-kilns and it will be presented before the court on April 20.

  • Pilgrims start Panchkroshi Parikrama two days in advance

    Ujjain : Hundreds of devotees like every year started the Panchkroshi Parikrama on Sunday, two days ahead of the official start date of April 14.
    Hundreds of devotees full with spiritual zeal were seen at the Nagchandreshwar temple on Sunday, from where the Yatra is said to be started. Heavy rush was seen at city bus terminuses and railway stations. According to the information received more than 5000 pilgrims had already reached the

  • Deaf & dumb talent Kavya & Madhu feted

    Ujjain : Shri Parleshwar Vinayak Sanskritik Samajik Sanstha felicitated deaf and dumb students during a programme organised in the presence of Simhastha Fair Authority Chairman Diwakar Natu.
    Litterateur Dr Jay Shrivastava chaired the programme while Dr Balkrishna Pandya was special guest. The programme was organised at Meghdoot Multi-purpose Hostel located at Maksi Road in the memory of educationist Vishnuprasad Sharma. Talented students Kavya Khanna and Madhu Gehlot were felicitated with memento. Sarvesh Sharma

  • Fire breaks out because of storm, accident averted

    Meghanagar : Strong winds and storms were witnessed late night in the Meghnagar area, because of which whole of the district was affected. Winds with a speed of more than 150 kilometres per hour were witnessed in the area, which blew teen sheds covering the houses and hutments to a considerable distance.

  • Gross irregularity in answer sheet evaluation

    Dharampuri : Instances of careless evaluation of answer sheets and awarding of marks has come to notice in degree college examination. At least two girl students were given far less marks than they were awarded in their answer sheets. Another student has also informed that she faced similar irregularity last year and no correction was made in mark sheet even after making an application.

  • Disorganised traffic troubles residents

    Meghnagar : Lack of traffic police and their indifferent attitude towards the traffic arrangement in the town is creating problems for the residents. Vehicles are mostly parked on the roads, which disturbed the normal traffic. Not only are the jeeps, now even buses parked on road leading to chaotic condition as no police official present on duty to check on them. Moreover, spreading encroachments are also adding to the misery of residents