Free Press Journal
  • Salman Khan

    Salman Khan found guilty in 2002 hit-and-run case

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was today convicted by a Mumbai sessions court of culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the 2002 hit and run case with all charges proved against him and can face upto 10 years in jail. The judgement in the over 12-year-old case, whose trial saw many twists and turns, was delivered by Judge D W Deshpande where the 49-year-old actor and his family were present. Significantly, the court held that Salman was driving under the influence of alcohol and

  • IPL 2015 - MIvsDD

    Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma power Mumbai Indians to five wicket win over Delhi Daredevils

    Mumbai: Ambati Rayudu and Rohit Sharma displayed excellent batting skills to help Mumbai Indians register a five wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils in a Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter marred by rain-stoppages at the Wankhede Stadium here early Wednesday. For the winners, Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard remained unbeaten on 49 and 26 runs respectively to help their side reach 153/5 in 19.3 overs, in reply to the decent 152/6 posted by the Daredevils. The

  • us troops

    US troops in Colombia linked to rapes

    Bogota: At least 53 underage girls were raped by US military personnel and contractors based in Colombia, according to a report prepared as part of the ongoing peace process between the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group. The 800-page document was the work of 12 experts, six picked by the government and another six by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, reports Efe.

  • dharahara tower

    Reconstruction key to next stage of Nepal recovery: UN

    United Nations: Various UN agencies have appealed for humanitarian relief and reconstruction in the next stage of Nepal recovery after a major quake there claimed more than 7,300 lives so far, a UN spokesperson has said. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on Tuesday that more than 7,300 people have died and more than 14,000 have been injured in the Nepal earthquake, citing government figures, Xinhua quoted UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric while

  • White House

    Washington can’t confirm IS was behind Texas shooting

    Washington: The White House has said that investigators have been unable to determine if the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation was behind the attack last weekend on a Texas exhibit of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, despite the claim of responsibility IS issued via its Internet radio station.

  • Sensex down

    India’s Sensex deep in red, slides below 27,000-point mark

    Mumbai: After opening a tad higher on Wednesday, a key equity market index was deep in the red, around an hour into trading, with as many as 29 out of the 30 shares that go into its basket sliding into the negative territory. The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened at 27,473.36 points, a bit higher than the previous close at 27,440.14 points. But the slide began immediate after, taking it

  • Sec 144 quashed, collector asked to issue fresh order

    Indore : Moved by a petition filed by private schools, the Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Tuesday quashed Section 144 invoked by the district administration restraining schools from increasing fee for academic session 2015-16 and directed the collector to issue fresh order in the light of State Government’s guidelines on school fee structures.

  • Acropolis engg student thrashed by seniors

    Indore : In what could be a case of ragging, a first year student of Acropolis Institute of Technology & Research was allegedly thrashed by some of his seniors, on Tuesday.

  • Toddler killed, grandpa hurt as chandelier falls

    Indore : A six-month-old baby boy was killed and his grandfather received injuries when a chandelier fell on them during a Takreer programme at Khajrana late on Monday night. Despite the heart-rending incident, the organisers, according to sources, continued the programme forcing the police to reach the spot and ‘get it called off’.

  • 7 minors stab youth to death

    Indore : A youth was stabbed to death by seven minor accused over a petty issue in Banganga police station area, on Monday. The accused fled from the scene after the incident.

  • Ranka moves court on removal from headship

    Indore : Three days after she was withdrawn as head of School of Law for illegally prompting undeserving students during their course period, Dr Archana Ranka moved Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court alleging that she was removed wrongly.

  • Man has drawn national boundaries, humanity is one, says Chauhan

    BHOPAL : Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, addressing a public meeting organised to pay tributes to victims of Nepal earthquake at local Bhawani Chauk here on Tuesday, said the state stands by the victims in the time of crisis. Chauhan appealed to people of the state to come forward to help earthquake victims and support them. A one-minute silence was observed for the departed souls in earthquake. Religious heads of all religions

  • Sarkar confused: Dawood ‘lost’ & found

    New Delhi :  For years, the government has maintained that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan, and Islamabad should hand him over to them. But today the union minister of state for home affairs Haribhai Chaudhary told the Lok Sabha in a written reply that the extradition proceedings against the ‘most wanted underworld don’ have not been initiated as his location is not known.

  • DTE drags govt to HC for appointing IAS in his place

    BHOPAL : Director of Technical Education (DTE) Ashish Dongare has dragged the state government to the High Court for posting of IAS officer in the department for the first time.

  • 7-yr-old among 4 killed in accidents

    Indore: A seven-year-old boy is among four persons killed in three separate incidents, the police said, on Tuesday. Sandeep son of a guard Gokul Banjara was crossing the road when a speeding mini-truck coming from Bapat Square side ran over him. The boy was seriously injured. Passers-by rushed the injured to a hospital but they could not make it on time. The boy was declared brought dead.

  • Preservatives in fast food making kids susceptible to asthma: Doc

    BHOPAL : “Lack of awareness about the disease may prove to be fatal in the case of Asthma. For the last few years it is seen that the children have become more prone to asthma. The basic reason behind this is the growth in allergens. In case of asthma it is mostly seen that once the patient feels relaxed, he stops taking treatment which is wrong.” This information was shared by Dr

  • Cong ‘surprised’ by HC judgment; still wants Guv to quit

    BHOPAL : The Congress party expressed surprise over High Court’s decision to quash the FIR against Governor Ramnaresh Yadav. The party said the High Court had not said that Yadav was innocent and so Yadav himself should quit the post to present an example before the people.

  • Salman Khan

    Industry jittery but plays down fears

    New Delhi :  On Tuesday evening, the buzz was that more ‘satta’ money is riding on the Salman Khan verdict than on Tuesday’s IPL match between Mumbai and Delhi. According to a source close to betting circles, the odds were against an acquittal and seemed to vary from city to city, largely determined by the ‘loyal’ fan following.

  • Bookies operate from locked house to trick police, nabbed

    BHOPAL : The crime branch police in a bid to stop the illegal betting on Indian Premiere League (IPL) matches raided two different localities in the city on Monday night and arrested four bookies off guard when they were involved in receiving bets on the ongoing match.

  • IDA officials submit affidavits in court

    Indore : Following the directives of Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court, the officials of Indore Development Authority (IDA) have submitted affidavits in individual capacities in the court giving their reasons for delay in completion of Kesharbagh railway over-bridge by November 30, 2014, a deadline set by the bench. The court fixed the next hearing in the case on May 11.