Free Press Journal
  • Ludhiana

    Ludhiana ammonia gas leak: Death toll 5, at least 100 injured

    Ludhiana: At least five persons were killed and around 100 others were injured when an ammonia gas tanker leaked early today in the district, police said. The leak occurred when the tanker got stuck under a flyover on the Doraha Bypass Road along a canal, about 25 kms from here, they said. Five persons died due to inhaling of the gas, Doraha Police Station’s SHO Rajnish Kumar Sood said, adding, the bodies have been shifted to a hospital in Ludhiana. He said that around 100 other

  • Congress questions Modi inaction on AP cash for vote

    New Delhi :  Recalling the massive ruckus that had been created by the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2008 when a similar ” cash for vote” scam had rocked the no-confidence vote in the Lok Sabha, the Congress has questioned the inaction of the Modi sarkar when a similar situation has arisen in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

  • IT majors under US lens for H-1B Visa Voilations

    New York :  The US government has opened an investigation against two Indian outsourcing majors – Infosys and TCS — for possible violations of H1-B visa rules, making observers wonder whether the issue has been ignited as a political gambit ahead of the US Presidential elections.

  • Narendra Modi

    Extremely Backward Castes hold key to Patliputra

    Patna :  Extremely Backward Castes (EBCs), a category unique to Bihar, may turn out to be the decisive segment in the crucial Bihar assembly polls later this year.

  • Fast lane lawyer Janhvi Gadkar in 14-day judicial custody

    MUMBAI :  The city corporate lawyer in fast lane — Janhvi Gadkar, who ploughed her luxury SUV into a taxi killing two persons on June 9, allegedly under the influence of alcohol — was on Friday remanded to judicial custody till June 26 by a local court, which rejected the police plea for her custody.

  • Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn let off on pimping charge

    Lille (France) :  A French court on Friday acquitted former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on the charge of pimping, thus drawing curtains on a nearly four-year legal battle that turned the spotlight on the sexual activities of rich and powerful men.

  • Maggi Ban

    No relief for Nestle as HC refuses to stay Maggi ban

    MUMBAI :  Swiss MNC Nestle India on Friday failed to extricate itself from the unsavoury Maggi ban: The Bombay High Court declined to grant any interim relief to the company, following which the ban on the nine variants of Maggi noodles will continue in Maharashtra. The court has posted the matter for further hearing on June 30.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi raises a stink, helps end stir

    New Delhi :  Within minutes of the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi ending his brief speech at the protest site of the sanitation workers in East Delhi, the Lt Governor Najeeb Jung announced an immediate release of Rs.493 crores to meet their demand of their salary dues.

  • BJP state in-charge to co-chair government meet

    BHOPAL : Surprise of surprises. Dr. Vinay Sahastrabuddhe, BJP national vice-president and in-charge of the Madhya Pradesh unit of the party will be the co-chairman of the two-day ‘National Conference on Crop Insurance’ to be organised by the Agriculture Department of the state government here on June 15-16.

  • Students yet to take final exam to be admitted in PG courses

    BHOPAL : The Department of Higher Education (DHE) has asked colleges to provide admissions to students in post graduation courses on the basis of marks in five semesters in UG in case the their final semester exam is yet to take place.

  • Majnu held with two gold chains

    BHOPAL : The Koh-e-Fiza police on Friday arrested an accused belonging to notorious Irani gang involved in incidents of chain snatching in the city. The police recovered from him two gold chains worth Rs 50000.

  • FDA raids Distributor of ITC, Nestle products, collects samples

    BHOPAL : A team of the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) inspectors conducted a surprise inspection of Akash Combines at Malviya Nagar on Friday afternoon and took samples of various products including ready-to-eat pasta, noodles and packaged fruit juice. The team comprised of three FDA inspectors including Puja Shakya, Tineshwari Dhruv, Prabha Ghure and other officials of the health department.

  • NAAC’s visit is over top top priority: VC Panday

    Ujjain : The focus of activities of the Vikram University (VU) administration will be on conducting the much-awaited inspection of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), new Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Sheel Sindh Pandey said here on Friday.

  • Nullah become pot of trouble for the residents of DhanchaBhawan

    Ujjain : More than 2000 families near the MR-5 Ring Road and Dhancha Bhawan are on the verge of getting infected with deadly diseases, as the 1 kilometer long open nullah stretching through the colonies spills its filth in the homes of the residents. Local residents have repeatedly been urging the administration and Ujjain Municipal Corporation to repair the nullah, which is dilapidated.

  • CNG pipelines to be laid in Maksi Road industrial area

    Ujjain : MLA Mohan Yadav in his reach out campaign on Friday stretched his outreach to the Maksi Road located industrial area, and after hearing to the pleas of industry owner, directed the CNG provider company to lay down the pipelines in the industrial area.

  • Joshi discharged from Bombay Hospital, Indore

    Ujjain : Joint-Collector and Mahakaleshwar Temple Management Committee Administrator Jayant Joshi, who suddenly fell ill here on Thursday, was discharged from the Bombay Hospital, Indore on Friday.

  • CWC cancels expulsion of children from St Paul, orders re-admission

    Ujjain : The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) after completing its probe in the expulsion case of three children from the St Paul School cancelled the arbitrary TC given by the school administration. The CWC also ordered the readmission of Vallabh Vijayvargiya, Devansh Maheshwari and Devika Maheshwari in the school.

  • L&T organises job fair

    Ujjain : Famous tool making company Larsen & Toubro on Friday started a two day-long job fair under the joint aegis of District Employment Office at the Alakhdham Dharamshala.