Free Press Journal
  • Solar Power

    Uttar Pradesh signs two MoUs for solar power

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh has signed two memorandum of understanding (MoUs) for establishing a solar and an ultra-mega solar power project in the state, officials said on Tuesday. While the first MoU was signed between Uttar Pradesh and the department of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, the second was inked between the Solar energy Corporation of India and Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Agency (UPNEDA).

  • murder case

    Two held for septuagenarian’s murder

    Erode:  Two persons have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 75-year-old widow, police said. Police said the body of the woman was found at her home in Karattupalayam near here three days ago with her head smashed with a stone. Yesterday, two persons surrendered before the Village Administrative Officer at Aavudaiyaparai, stating they had murdered the woman.  The two were arrested and told police that they decided to do away with the woman as she asked them

  • Bihar, Earthquake

    J P Nadda, Ananth Kumar to visit Bihar

    New Delhi: Union ministers J P Nadda and Ananth Kumar have been deputed by the government to visit Bihar to take stock of relief and rescue efforts in the aftermath of Saturday’s earthquake. Nadda and Kumar will visit quake-hit areas of Bihar, particularly the northern part of the state, and assess the situation there, official sources said. The two Union ministers are expected to hold a meeting with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and will take stock of the rescue

  • Arun Jaitley, Lok Sabha

    Parliament passes Payments and Settlement Bill

    New Delhi : The Parliament has passed a bill to address the problem of insolvency in the payment and settlement system by increasing transparency and stability. The Payments and Settlements Systems Amendment Bill 2014 is also aimed at bringing the country’s banking payment system in sync with international practices. The bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Monday by voice vote, with members cutting across party lines extending their support to the bill.


    Efforts on to trace people from West Bengal in Nepal

    Kolkata: A crisis management group has been formed to deal with the impact of the quake that hit some parts of West Bengal even as efforts are on to trace over 100 people from the state who were in Nepal during the calamity.

  • medical aid, Nepal, Earthquake

    Nepal Quake: Death toll rises to 4,310

    Kathmandu: The death toll from the massive earthquake that hit Nepal recently has risen to 4,310, the Home Ministry confirmed on Tuesday. Many more people have been reported to be missing. On Sunday, fresh tremors were felt across India’s northern belt after another earthquake of 6.7 magnitude hit the east of Kathmandu. A massive earthquake of 7.9 magnitude had struck Nepal, earlier on Saturday, resulting in thousands of deaths.  The calamity, one of the worst

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee gains 12 paise at 63.36 against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee strengthened by 12 paise at 63.36 against the US dollar in early trade today at Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased selling of the American currency by exporters. Forex dealers said besides selling of the Greenback by exporters, a higher opening in the domestic equity market, supported the rupee. However, a firm dollar overseas capped the rise in the rupee to some extent, they added. The rupee had gained 8 paise to close at 63.48 against

  • Sensex - Nifty high

    Sensex rises 70 points in early trade on value-based buying

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 70 points in early trade today as value-based buying in stocks of banking, auto, metal, PSUs, oil & gas and power sectors led the recovery amid a mixed trend at other Asian markets. The 30-share index, which had lost 713.14 points in the previous three sessions, recovered by 70.92 points, or 0.26 per cent, at 27,247.91.

  • Amarinder raps Badal for raising Nanded Takht issue

    Chandigarh:   Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Monday lashed out at Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for raising the Sikh community issues for “personal interests.” “It is so characteristic of Badal to rake up Panthic (Sikh community) issues for personal interests,” he said and charged five-time Chief Minister of resorting to his “characteristic ways of political blackmail”.        

  • Renovated IG office inaugurated

    Ujjain : Additional Directorate General of Police (ADGP) Pavan Jain dedicated the renovated Ujjain Zone IG office at Dewas Road, here on Monday. IG building has been revamped with a new conference hall. Senior police officialsdiscussed various points regarding Simhastha-2016 after the dedication of the office.

  • Over a thousand lamps to illuminate Kshipra banks

    Ujjain : All he Kshipra banks which are being refurbished for the mega event of Simhastha Fair 2016, will be illuminated by 1200 electric lamps, which will be specifically installed for the event.

  • ‘Thana Afatganj’ tickles audience

    Ujjain : The audience could not restrict themselves to break into loud laughter witnessing the enactment of the play ‘Thana Afatganj’ organized at Kalidas Sanskrit Academy under the aegis of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Literary, Cultural, Educational and Social Committee, on Sunday.

  • ‘Heritage: Paleontological and Iconographical Aspects’ released

    Ujjain : A book ‘Heritage: Paleontological and Iconographical Aspects’based on the artifacts of historical importance, fossils and antiqueassets preserved at Archeological Museum and ScindiaOriental Research Institute of Vikram University was released in Bhopal.

  • 6 injured as car rams into tree

    Ujjain: Six persons, including 3 women, were injured in a road accident after the car in which they were travelling rammed into a tree near village Najarpur here on Monday. The injured were identified as Durga, Pravina, Sonu, Ramkunwar and Shakuntla, all residents of Dewas village near Nagda. One of the injured persons said, the accident took place as the car driver lost control over the wheels while trying to escape a

  • Delhi High Court tells STF not to arrest PEB whistleblower

    BHOPAL : The Delhi High Court has prohibited the Special Task Force (STF) of the MP police from making arrest of Vyapam whistleblower Prashant Pandey. In its order issued on Monday, the Delhi HC instructed the STF to interrogate Pandey in Delhi in the presence of his counsellor. The STF wanted to arrest Pandey to bring him to Bhopal for interrogation in PEB scam but Delhi HC has prohibited arrest of Pandey.

  • Bohra Aamil given warm farewell

    Ujjain : Aamil of the local Dawoodi Bohra community Mohsin Hasanni was given warm farewell in a sober ceremony which was organised here. Mulla Hatimali Hararwala informed that the Aamil has been transferred to Sidhpur, Gujarat; so the community persons decided to accord a farewell to him. The ceremony was organised at the Burhani Hall where office-bearers of the Anjuman-e-Vajihi presented floral tributes to Amil Hasanni. Shekh Mohsin Merchant, Ismail0 Mulla, Hasan

  • 49 more charge-sheeted in PMT 2013 scam

    BHOPAL: STF filed a supplementary challan against 49 accused, including students, brokers and middlemen in PMT-2013 scam in the court of ACJM on Monday. The accused include Brijesh Kumar Mishra, Pradeep Verma, Mohammed Ashraf, Rahul Singh, Ashish Kumar Singh, Raj Dev, Waziullah, Dinesh Singh, Chandra Prakash Tiwari, Nitesh Yadav, Anil Singh Patel, Mohmmed Ibrahim, Anugrah Verma, Abdul Wahid, Shahid Ahmed Lari, Ravi Charan, Junned Ansari, Yadav Makwana, Sanjiv Kumar Patel, Kalpana Asati,

  • Promotions of 6 varsity Deputy Registrars found irregular

    BHOPAL : The higher-ups of the department of higher education (DHE) have caught grave irregularity in promotions of university deputy registrars given two years back in the tenure of the then minister for higher education Laxmikant Sharma, undergoing jail in Vyapam scam at present.

  • Revengeful hotel manager keeps worker hostage

    Ujjain : In a shocking attempt of revenge a hotel manager abducted his former staff and kept him hostage for more than 12 hours. Later, the police intervened in the matter and recovered the hotel worker from a room in the hotel.

  • Their views and suggestions will also be accommodated in the final report. States performing outstandingly should be rewarded: Chauhan

    BHOPAL: CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan has said that the states with outstanding performance, assessment and indices should be encouraged. Chauhan was chairing a meeting of CMs’ sub-group constituted under National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) for result-oriented and effective implementation of schemes and rationalisation of process for Central and state shares in Centrally-sponsored schemes. The meeting discussed reduction in number of Centrally-sponsored schemes and free hand to states to choose schemes as