Free Press Journal
  • Humane Kashmiris help injured Amarnath pilgrims

    Srinagar : Kashmir, which has seen violence over the last few days, on Wednesday witnessed a display of humanity and religious brotherhood when local people in Bijbehara rushed to the help of a group of Amarnath pilgrims after their bus met with an accident in which two persons were killed. The bus, en eroute from Baltal to Jammu, collided with a truck at Sangam in Bijbehara, killing a pilgrim Pramod Kumar of Meerut

  • Minister makes unscheduled visit to Hamidia

    BHOPAL : Medical Education, public health and family welfare minister of state Sharad Jain made a surprise inspection of Hamidia Hospital on Wednesday morning. He was to visit the hospital three days later but he preponed his visit.

  • Sikh Kicked Out Of Wimbledon

    London : A 20-year-old Sikh man was kicked out of a queue outside the venue of the Wimbledon tennis championship as he apparently made other people around him “uncomfortable”.

  • BOB adopts Van Vihar white tigress

    BHOPAL: Bank of Baroda, under Wild Animal Adoption Scheme of Van Vihar National Park, adopted a white tigress named ‘Riddhi’. A cheque of Rs 2 lakh for adoption was handed over by the bank’s general manager NC Upreti and Rajendra Kumar to Van Vihar director Dr Atul Shrivastava. Shrivastava gave adoption certificate to bank officers. A person or an institution adopting an animal under the scheme gets the facility of free entry

  • Wedding receptions cancelled in Kashmir

    Srinagar : The weddings are still taking place, albeit quietly, in the Kashmir Valley. But invitations to wedding receptions have been cancelled en masse amid violence, curfews and shutdowns.

  • Girls stand good chance, says P T Usha

    Bengaluru : She cannot say for sure whether the medal jinx would be broken but Indian sprint legend P T Usha feels Indian athletes — especially Tintu Luka, Lalita Babar and Sudha Singh — stand a good chance of making the finals of their respective events in next month’s Olympics.

  • Lok Ayukta summons Commissioner of Municipal Corporation

    Ujjain : Commissioner of municipal corporation (CMC) was summoned by Lok Ayukta, Bhopal in a corruption practiced by the then lady corporator, her husband and the present corporator in ward-49 in the name of beautification and development work during their tenure in the year 2010-15.

  • Thieves target house of woman ad agency owner

    BHOPAL : A band of burglars struck at a house located at Data Colony under Koh-e-Fiza police station area on Tuesday and made of with Rs 4 lakh cash and gold jewellery. The theft took place when all the family members were present in the house.

  • Will the ‘villain’ become a hero for Congress in UP?

    Lucknow : Raj Babbar, the new Congress president in Uttar Pradesh, often played the villain in Bollywood. Will the actor-turned-politician prove to be a hero for the party in Uttar Pradesh? The jury is split as the Congress faces its biggest test ahead of assembly polls in the state which was once its pocket borough.

  • Fliers to pay less for flight ticket cancellations from August 1

    New Delhi : Air passengers have a reason to smile as the revised norms that caps ticket cancellation charges and bars airlines from levying additional amount for refund process are coming into force from August 1. “Cancellation amount not to exceed basic fare plus fuel surcharge; all statutory levies and taxes to be refunded under all circumstances,” Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said today as he announced that the new cancellation norms

  • India gets dragged into Nepal political turmoil

    Kathmandu : After coalition partner CPN (Maoist Centre) withdrew support to the K.P. Sharma Oli-led government, southern neighbour India was once again dragged into Nepal’s political turmoil with Deputy Prime Minister Chitra Bahadur K.C. on Wednesday accusing New Delhi of trying to topple the Prime Minister Oli.

  • All eyes on Mohammad Amir

    London : Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir will hope to put the 2010 spot-fixing scandal behind once and for all when he returns to the scene of the crime in Thursday’s first Test against England at Lord’s.

  • Docs should update their med knowledge: PS health

    BHOPAL : Principal secretary, health services, Gauri Singh said that there is a need to adopt proactive learning mechanism in medical profession. She said that imparting continuous medical education should be decentralised. CME should not only be limited to major centres of the state. The PS was speaking in a continuous medical education workshop of ophthalmologists, optometrist and district programme officers of the state. This workshop was organised today jointly by the

  • Virat Kohli, Anil Kumble sought to finalise Test combination

    Basseterre : India will look to plug the holes and provide the finishing touches to their preparation for the four-Test series when they take on West Indies Cricket Board Presidents’ XI in the final warm-up match starting here today.

  • Government taking measures to control prices of pulses

    New Delhi : With pulses still ruling as high as Rs 200 per kg, the government on Wednesday said it is taking several measures to boost domestic output and imports, besides taking action against hoarders to control rates.

  • Sensex gains marginally

    Mumbai : In a session that was marked by fluctuations, the benchmark Sensex ended almost unchanged as it closed in the green for the third consecutive day amid foreign inflows and rising global indices. But investors were decidedly cautious as the valuation of several stocks appeared stretched in view of the recent rally. They were seen trimming their exposure at existing higher levels, pulling the key indices down from their day’s highs. Buying