Free Press Journal
  • Pakistan captain Misbah mulls quitting Test cricket

    Sharjah (UAE) : Pakistan’s third and final Test against England from Sunday could be a fitting farewell for Misbah-ul-Haq, the country’s most successful captain who is mulling his Test future. The 41-year-old, who quit ODI after the World Cup this year, had suggested that he would leave the game after a two-Test series against India in December-January. But with relations between the arch-rivals once again strained and with that series in doubt, this England series

  • No farewell match will always hurt: Virender Sehwag

    New Delhi : Virender Shewag, who has recently called time on his glorious international cricket career, says the sadness of being “deprived of a farewell game shall always remain” in his mind. “Had the selectors told me that they were going to drop me, I could have requested them to allow me to play my last Test in Delhi and then announce my retirement, but they did not give me that opportunity. “A sort of

  • Perks of blaming the system is for all former cricketers to enjoy

    Former as well as current players have plenty to talk about India’s chances in the Test series against South Africa, beginning Thursday at Mohali. While the former players point out the deficiencies in the bowling attack and the unsettling batting order, some current players, returning from injury lay-offs, are desperate to dispel doubts over their fitness and their preferred batting slots or preferred nature of pitches to bowl on. Most players have found a

  • BJP leaders lead the campaign

    Ujjain : People in city took part in the run for unity on the birth anniversary of first Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on Saturday.

  • VU’s motto is excellence & timeliness: Prof Pandey

    Ujjain : Excellence and timeliness is the motto of the varsity. It is touching the heights of success today. Timeliness will be on the top priority for the varsity to conduct exam and result declaration. Constant efforts would be made for academic excellence. All should get determined to lead the varsity in this direction.

  • PCC chief Arun Yadav fires salvos on Chauhan

    Ujjain : President of the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) Arun Yadav visited city on the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and after paying tribute to the idol of Indira Gandhi, Priyadarshani Square he kicked off second phase of his Jan Vishwas Pad Yatra from Mahidpur on Saturday.

  • PS, PWD meets contractors, avoid visiting major sites!

    Ujjain : A ‘surprise’ visit paid by the Principal Secretary (PS), Public Works Department (PWD), Pramod Agrawal, here on Saturday, became a topic of discussion as the top bureaucrat invested most of his time in meeting contractors, and that too under the closed doors, rather than to visit various spots.

  • Vikram Vatika to be in possession of VU soon

    Ujjain : Vikram Vatika will soon be under the possession of Vikram University (Vikram Vatika). Member of Parliament Chintamani Malviya took the initiative in this direction and organized a meeting at VU on Saturday.

  • GSGA wins Inter-School Basketball tourney

    Ujjain : Gyan Sagar Girls Academy (GSGA) won the Inter-School Basketball tournament organized under the aegis of Dewas-Ujjain Sahodaya Schools Complex (DUSSC) at Gyan Sagar Girls Academy, on Saturday. Christu Jyoti Convent School lifted the runner-up trophy. In boys’ tournament, Lokmanya Tilak School lifted the winner trophy while GSA was runner-up.

  • Teenager files false FIR as stopped to meet her paramour

    Ujjain : When uncle of the teenager girl stopped to meet her paramour she registered rape charges against her uncle at Mahakal Police Station. Teenager alleged that when she was alone at her home her uncle Ravi Gome resident of Yogmaya Temple area raped her on Friday night. When her aunty Reena Gome came to know about the entire incident she took her niece to Mahakal Police Station for registering complaint against

  • UDA Chairman & CEO interact with journo in different way!

    Ujjain: Ujjain Development Authority (UDA) chairman Jagdish Agrawal and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shivendra Singh gave ‘controversial’ statements during former’s maiden interaction with the media persons, on Saturday. Agrawal commented that there are fewer chances of industrialisation in Ujjain in wake of lack of land in the government pool. Likewise, Singh said that the UDA was forced to take those works which were earlier assigned to the PWD under the preparations of

  • Cricketers selected for div cricket team

    Ujjain : 26 cricketers have been selected for divisional cricket team for Under-18 Hiralal Gaikwad memorial Cricket Tournament organized by Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association. A camp will be conducted for selected players and a team of 15 members would be declared finally.

  • Maharashtra will top country in conviction rate: CM

    Mumbai : Maharashtra has registered a phenomenal increase in crime conviction rate after BJP-led government came to power and the state is likely to emerge as India’s leader on this front next year, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said.

  • Fadnavis raises concern over misuse of slum rehab scheme

    Mumbai : Raising concerns over the “misuse” of the Slum Rehabilitation Scheme (SRA), Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said it might consider discontinuing trading in Letter of Intent (LOI) if construction work doesn’t start.

  • ‘Involvement in Sheena case probe cost Maria his post’

    Mumbai : Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday made it clear that former Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria’s personal involvement in the probe of Sheena Bora murder case didn’t go down well with the government.

  • ‘We appeal to writers to take back awards they returned’

    Mumbai : CM Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said litterateurs were free to criticise the government and appealed the writers to take back the awards they had returned to the state government in protest against the “culture of intolerance” in the country. Last week, eight writers had approached the state government to return their awards. “We respect the writers, who have returned their awards. But nothing can be achieved in doing so,” Fadnavis said

  • Ex-servicemen hold OROP rally at Azad Maidan

    Mumbai : Ex-servicemen on Saturday protested against the delay in issue of official notification by the government to ‘one rank one pension’ (OROP) scheme as announced by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in September. The ex-servicemen, under the banner of United Front of Ex-Servicemen Movement (UFESM), held a rally at Azad Maidan.

  • Manmohan, Sonia, Rahul pay tribute to Indira, Patel

    New Delhi : Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday paid tribute to former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary.