Free Press Journal
  • Level playing field on net

    TRAI rules in favour of net neutrality, blocks Facebook’s ‘free internet’.

  • Nida Fazli the poet who transcends barriers

    New Delhi : Lovers of Urdu poetry are a bereaved lot. The loss of Nida Fazli, whose verses have echoed in the immortal voice of Jagjit Singh for decades now, comes as a big blow. Incidentally, he passed away on the birth anniversary of Jagjit Singh.

  • Jihadi John’s ‘Beatles’ gang unmasked

    London : British accomplices of slain Islamic State (IS) terrorist executioner ‘Jihadi John’ were unmasked on Monday as Londoners who formed part of a so-called ‘Beatles’ terror gang. Mohammed Emwazi became known as ‘John’ in reference to John Lennon, lead singer of the iconic British rock group, due to his English accent. Emwazi was killed in a US drone strike in Raqqa, Syria, last November following his masked appearance in gruesome propaganda videos

  • US trekker dies in Nepal

    Kathmandu: An American trekker has died of suspected altitude sickness after falling unconscious in Nepal, police said on Monday. The 53-year-old was hiking with two friends to Nepal’s remote Upper Mustang region, an alpine desert with a maximum altitude of 3,840 metres (12,600 feet). The group had stopped at a local hotel for the night when the victim fell unconscious on Sunday evening.

  • ISIS losing fighters to rival groups after pay cuts: report

    Washington : The ISIS’ recent defeats signify its worsening money problems, desertions and a dwindling pool of fighters with many of them joining rival militant groups after facing pay cuts, according to a media report.

  • Reports hint Suu Kyi could be next Myanmar president

    Naypyitaw : Two pro-government television channels say that “positive results” could come out of negotiations between Myanmar’s military chief and Aung San Suu Kyi on suspending a constitutional clause that prevents her from becoming the president.

  • With Shivani’s death, end of white tigers at City Zoo

    Indore :  A pall of gloom descended on Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalaya when the last white tigress at the city passed away late on Sunday night. With her demise, the city zoo scored zilch on white tiger.

  • CBEC appoints Lokpal for Indore Commissionerate

    Indore :  To take care of complaints related to Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax of MP including Indore Commissionerate, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has appointed Shashibhusan Singh as Lokpal.

  • ‘Mahapaur Exp’ to bring carpenters, plumbers to your home

    BHOPAL : Bhopal Municipal Corporation, Mayor, Alok Sharma on Monday inaugurated ‘Mahapaur Express’ here. MP Alok Sanjar, Higher Education Minister Umashankar Gupta, MiC President Dr Surjeet Singh Chauhan and BMC Commissioner Tejaswi Naik were present on the occasion. MiC members were also present.

  • Hike in VAT would make business unviable: Coke official tells CM

    BHOPAL : In a meeting with investors on Monday, Vice-President of Messrs Hindustan Kolkata Beverages, Pilukhedi (Coca-Cola), Ashutosh Singh told the CM that due to hike in VAT in the state, the company was finding it difficult to run its business.

  • At least 35 migrants drown in two accidents off Turkey

    Istanbul : At least 35 migrants drowned in two accidents in the Aegean Sea today as they tried to cross from Turkey to Greece, Turkish media said. Twenty-four died when their boat sank off the district of Edremit in the western province of Balikesir in an apparent bid to reach the Greek island of Lesbos.

  • Mandi inspector caught taking Rs 15,000 bribe

    Indore :  An inspector with Laxmi Anaj Mandi was caught by the Lok Ayukta police red-handed while accepting Rs 15000 as bribe. The accused had sought the bribe to renew licence of a trader.

  • Scotland Yard may use eagles to take down criminals’ drones

    London : Scotland Yard is considering using eagles to hunt and take down drones operated by criminals, amid concerns that the pilot-less aircraft can be used to smuggle items and drop explosives by terrorists. The Metropolitan Police commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, is reportedly impressed with a similar Dutch initiative and is keen for London to trial the use of birds of prey against dangerous pilot-less aircraft controlled remotely.

  • MP Malviya hands suggestions extracted from Pre-Budget session to Fin Min

    Ujjain :  Member of Parliament (MP) Chintamani Malviya met Union Finance Minister Arun Jetali and handed him the suggestions extracted during the Pre-Budget Session organized in the city on February 2. Jetali assured Malviya to take cognizance over all the suggestions and they would be included in the union budget.

  • SFA mulling on ‘Kumbhathon’ for Simhastha app

    Ujjain :  Simhastha Fair Authorities (SFA) is now mulling to organise a ‘Kumbhathon’, to reduce the hassle going over the mobile application for Simhastha mela.

  • New DAVV VC’s name in sealed envelope

    Indore :  The V-C search panel short-listed at least three candidates from over 100 applicants vying for vice-chancellor’s post at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) and submitted the short-list in a sealed envelope to Chancellor Ram Naresh Yadav in New Delhi on Monday.

  • Man says he was looted at gunpoint; cops skeptical

    BHOPAL :  A handicapped man was looted by a miscreant near the premises of Punjab National Bank in MP Nagar Zone-II on Monday evening. The victim Kailash told the police that Rs 67,000 were looted from him. However, the police are finding his story unbelievable.

  • Thousands take holy dip in Kshipra on Somvati Amavasya

    Ujjain :  Thousands of devotees thronged to the banks of River Kshipra for holy dip on the occasion of Somvati and Moni Amavasya on Monday. After taking dip in the holy river, devotees submerged in devotion paid obeisance to lord Mahakal and in different temples of the city to earn Punya on rare combination of Somvati and Moni Amavasyas. Devotees performed Tarpan of their late beloveds at the holy river Kshipra and

  • 40,000 starving to death as S Sudan teeters on famine

    Juba : At least 40,000 people are being starved to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations stated on Monday, in a plea to rival forces to let aid in.  The figures released in a UN report describe some of the worst conditions yet in more than two years of a civil war marked by atrocities and accusations of war crimes, including the blockading of food

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