Free Press Journal
  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi has changed terms of India-US engagement: Envoy

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has effectively laid the foundation for India’s rapid transformation and purposeful diplomacy leading to new terms of India’s engagement with the US, according to Indian Ambassador Arun K. Singh. “As we celebrate one year of India’s current government, it is difficult not to see the changes in the way of doing business, and not to see in them cause for optimism,” he said Tuesday in a keynote

  • Taxi, Auto Strike

    Mumbai left stranded as auto-union calls for strike

    Mumbai: The Mumbai auto rickshaw union on Wednesday called for a state-wide strike to press for their demands of banning the entry of mobile application-based cabs such as Uber, Ola and Meru Plus into the city. The strike, which follows Swabhiman Union’s taxi strike on Monday, has been called by the Mumbai Autorickshawmen’s Union. The Mumbai Autorickshawmen Union, led by Shashank Rao, is the largest auto union in the city.

  • Rupee bounces back, firms up 10 paise to 64.16 against dollar

    Mumbai: Recovering from a 21-month low, the rupee strengthened 10 paise to 64.16 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on selling of the American currency by exporters and banks. Forex dealers said a higher opening in the domestic equity markets and dollar’s weakness against other currencies overseas supported the rupee. The rupee had lost 10 paise to close at 21-month low of 64.26 against the greenback in yesterday’s trade on

  • Donald Trump

    Donald Trump chases ‘great American dream’ with 2016 presidential bid

    London : American business magnate, investor and politician Donald Trump has announced his presidential bid for the 2016 elections, promising to bring back the ‘American dream’ in a way that it will be “bigger and better and strong than ever before”. While addressing supporters at New York’s Trump Towers on Fifth Avenue, the Republican candidate promised that he will make the United States ‘great’ again, adding that his fortune will allow him to

  • VASUNDHARA-RAJE

    After Sushma Swaraj, it is Vasundhara Raje

    New Delhi: The BJP’s efforts to put up a show of solidarity with Sushma Swaraj were shattered with reports of another prominent party leader, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, having helped Lalit Modi way back in 2011. The papers, flashed by a news channel, showed Raje had endorsed the former IPL chairman’s immigration papers on condition that her support should not be made known to the authorities.

  • Praveshotsav marks start of new session in schools

    Ujjain : After about two months of summer vacation, schools in the district are ready to welcome students for a new academic year.New entrants were welcomed by marking ‘tilak’, applying ‘gulal’ on their forehead amid performing ‘aarti’ at the primary and middle schools on the first day of state-wide ‘Shala Praveshotsav’ (school enrollment drive).

  • ZP VP calls School Chalein Hum campaign as eyewash

    Ujjain : Zila Panchayat (ZP)vice-president (VP) Bharat Porwal on Tuesday leveled some serious charges on School Education Minister Paras Jain, referring to pitfalls in the School Chalein Hum, organised by the government to motivate the children for school.

  • MP meets widows, asks officials to provide them pension

    Ujjain : About 40 old-aged, widow and destitute women met the Member of Parliament (MP) Chintamani Malviya at his residence, here on Tuesday, under the Jansamvad programme and expressed their grievances with regard to the widow pension cases.

  • Pvt school bus gets entangled in live electricity lines Tragedy Averted

    Ujjain : A major tragedy was averted after a high-tension electric line fell on a private school bus on Tuesday morning on the Indore-Ujjain Highway near hotel Anjunshri Inn. The bus got entangled in the wires which were already lying on the road. Timely action by the locals and passerby saved the day as the power supply to the pole and line was disconnected immediately. The children inside the bus escaped unhurt

  • Chhagan Bhujbal

    ACB swoops down on Bhujbal, FAMILY

    Mumbai :  A Special Investigation Team of the state’s Anti-Corruption Bureau on Tuesday swopped down on 17 properties belonging to senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, his son Pankaj and nephew Sameer.

  • ESSEL DISCOM faces ire of the angry residents over power cuts Politicos aligning for expulsion of the company

    Ujjain : The electricity distribution company Essel, a conglomerate company has been in the muddy waters since it joined the city. With every other day protest by residents or political groups the ruling party has been forced to think about handing over the power to the Essel in the holy city. The heat has increased to extent that now there are talks calling an Ujjain Bandh, protesting the apathy of DISCOM. One

  • Devotees queue for Bhath Puja on BhaumvatiAmavasya

    Ujjain : Fervour and gaiety marked Bhaumvati Amavasya celebrations in the holy city as the devout made a beeline to Mangalnath and Angareshvar temples from the early hours of Tuesday. Both the Siva temples in the city were teeming with devotees and their families, who came in large numbers to celebrate the Amavasya. The Amavasya fell on Tuesday making it an auspicious occasion and devotees were queuing up for the Bhath Puja,

  • Belated government supports Sushama

    New Delhi :  A day after the Congress attacked PM Narendra Modi directly for bailing out Lalit Modi, top guns of his cabinet, Arun Jaitley being the most interesting, expressed solidarity with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for acting on ‘good intentions’.

  • Central Excise suptd held for taking Rs 50K bribe

    Indore : The Lok Ayukta police on Tuesday caught red-handed a Central Excise and Customs superintendent accepting a bribe of Rs 50000 for cutting down service tax from a transport agency. This is probably first time, the Lok Ayukta acted against a Central government officer in a graft case. Lok Ayukta DSP BS Parihar said that the accused was booked under relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act.

  • Milk, its products fail tests

    Indore : The campaign launched last month against milk and other milk products has started giving result. Out of 11 failed food samples, seven samples are of milk and milk products. The tests also proved mixing of water in milk and curd.

  • Tax evasion of Rs 1.51 crore unearthed

    Indore:  The sleuths of the Commercial Tax Department on Tuesday unearthed tax evasion to the tune of Rs 1.51 crore from four firms associated with Bharat Metals and Chemicals.

  • Lalit Modi

    Lalit Modi passport: MEA points finger at ED

    NEW DELHI :  The Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday claimed it did not appeal against the Delhi High Court’s order in August last year for restoration of passport to absconding cricket administrator Lalit Modi after consulting the Enforcement Directorate, which falls in the Finance Ministry.

  • Students, DAVV employees clash

    Indore : Students and employees of Evaluation Centre of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) on Tuesday afternoon clashed as one of the employees allegedly misbehaved with girl students.