Free Press Journal
  • One held for feeding info on scribe’s location to kidnappers

    BHOPAL : Balaghat police, on Thursday, arrested Sheikh Shahid, 30, who allegedly had given feedback to kidnappers about the location of journalist Sandeep Kothari to the kidnappers. He was going on a bike with his friend Lalit Rahandle, who had informed the police about the kidnapping. Sheikh Shahid came in contact with Sandeep in jail. Sandeep used Sheikh to get information about Vishal Dandi and then Dandi used Sheikh to get information

  • Cops crack mystery behind body found on highway

    Indore : With the arrest of four persons, police on Thursday claimed to have solved the mystery behind murder of Avinash Sharma, the acting coach, whose body was found near village Sonwai on Khalghat four-lane highway on June 1.

  • Neighbour rapes minor domestic help

    BHOPAL : A 13-year-old girl working as a domestic help in a bungalow within the limits of Habibganj police station was waylaid, abducted and raped by a neighbour on Saturday evening while she was going to work. Later when the girl managed to flee from the clutches of the accused she returned home on Tuesday and narrated her ordeal to her mother.

  • Mumbai Doc rushes to inject fitness into Nepal cricket

    Mumbai :  Sport is all about mind and body and who could know it better than Mumbai’s renowned physiotherapist and sports medicine expert, Dr Aijaz Ashai, who embarked upon his new challenge as consultant and fitness trainer to the Nepal Cricket Association (NCA).

  • Retd SDO gets 3yr jail term, Rs 17L fine for taking bribe

    Indore : A special Lok Ayukta court on Thursday sentenced a retired Sub Divisional Officer (SDO) of forest department to three years in imprisonment and slapped a fine of Rs 17 lakh on him in a case pertaining to amassing of disproportionate assets.

  • Mosquito menace increases, fogging nowhere to be seen

    Ujjain : The mosquito menace in the city is increasing day by day as the rainwaters have started accumulating, giving residents sleepless nights as the Ujjain Municipal Corporation (UMC) has failed to make timely arrangements to maintain the stocks of anti-mosquito medicines and keep its fogging machines and spray teams functional.

  • Leopard on prowl, attacks older couple

    Jhirniya: Panic gripped Maanikera village on Thursday when two villagers sustained injuries after being attacked by a leopard. The injured people were rushed to the primary health center and are currently undergoing treatment. Later, one of them was shifted to the district hospital for further treatment. As per the received information, injured Singa Barela (65) and Kasturi Mangilal (50) were sleeping outside their house when suddenly a wild animal attacked them around 5.30 am.

  • MGI students placed in Bhandari group

    Ujjain : Nine students of Mahakal Group of Institutes were selected during the campus drive organised by MIT placement cell in association with Bhandari Foils and Tubes Limited. Students of Mechanical Engineering stream Deepak Meena, Govind Kumar, Lavkesh Chopde, Suyash Sugandhi, Harshal Chouha, Abdul Karim, Kunal Munge, Avdhesh Yadav and Harish Parmar were selected. As many as 50 students appeared for the interview and nine of them were selected, said MIT deputy

  • Pankaja Munde

    ACB seeks clarification from Pankaja’s ministry

    Mumbai : The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday sought clarification from the Principal Secretary of the Women and Child welfare department in the case of alleged misappropriation in purchases of over Rs 206 crore in the department.

  • Fund embezzlement alleged on VU administration

    Ujjain : Rajendra Kumar Baghela, a former senator of the Vikram University (VU), has alleged fund embezzlement over the varsity administration in conduction of the Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University (MPBOU) center. Baghela alleged that first the MPBOU center is operated from Continuing Education Center of the VU, which is the property of university, and the varsity is getting no rent or reimbursement for it. Secondly, the attached staff of the university

  • In Jaipur, Cong turns heat on Raje to quit

    Jaipur : After the revelations of the signed document by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje pleading for travel facilities for absconder and former IPL supremo Lalit Modi, the Congress has increased the tenor of its attack on the chief minister, demanding her resignation.

  • High velocity winds reveal the maintenance claims of DISCOM

    Ujjain : Drizzle accompanied by high velocity winds resulted in the disruption of power supply to various parts of the city on Wednesday and Thursday. Besides, several city residents faced power cuts ranging between eight and nine hours due to a major fault in the supply lines of the city, specially in the new part of the city.

  • 1800 Bharat Commerce Udhyog labourers to get claims on June 27

    Nagda : Good news for 1800 Bharat Commerce Udhyog labourers has finally arrived as they would be getting their claims by June 27. It is to be noted that Bharat Commerce Udhyog Limited would be dispensing claims worth Rs 30 crore during a function. Public representatives would from the Centre and State government would also attend the function.Leader of Bharatiya Majdoor Sangh and the chief of Labour Union Sultan Singh Shekhawat on

  • Single close friendship can help overcome adversity

    London : A single supportive close friendship can help young people from low-income backgrounds to thrive in challenging circumstances, says new research, reports IANS.

  • EPFO to invest 5%-15% funds in equity

    New Delhi : Retirement fund body EPFO will start investing in stock markets from next month as part of its plan to put in as much as Rs 5,000 crore in exchange traded funds (ETFs) by the end of this fiscal.

  • Plea in High Court seeks probe into death of witness

    Mumbai : A petition filed on Thursday in the Bombay High Court sought a probe by Maharashtra government and police into the circumstances leading to the death of a key eyewitness in the 2002 hit-and-run case in which Bollywood actor Salman Khan was convicted last month.

  • Narendra Modi

    PM unveils ambitious urban plan

    New Delhi : In an ambitious initiative to improve the quality of urban life, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched three flagship schemes — Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Smart Cities Mission and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) — with a total outlay of Rs 4 lakh crore over five years.