Free Press Journal
  • City all decked up to eat, dance and make merry

    Ujjain : Diwali will be celebrated on Sunday. As a traditional practice, people wear new clothes and illuminate their houses with diyas to mark the festival of light. However, festive fervour is already much in the air and markets glittering with lights and thousands of jubilant faces stand testimony to the same. People have already made preparations as they painted their houses and offices afresh, stored enough sweets, gifts and of course

  • Harmanpreet Kaur to lead Indian eves in T20s against West Indies

    Mumbai : Harmanpreet Kaur was on Saturday announced as the new skipper of the Indian women’s T20 side, replacing veteran Mithali Raj, for the three-match series against West Indies starting from November 18 in Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh.

  • Local holiday declared on next day of Diwali

    BHOPAL: Collector has announced October 31, Monday – the next day of Deepawali festival – as local holiday for all government offices and institutions situated in Bhopal. Earlier, general administration department (GAD) had announced October 29 as local holiday on account of Deepawali (south Indian). The holiday on October 29 has been cancelled and now, October 31, has been announced as the local holiday.

  • MTNL not to be put on sale, says Niti Aayog

    New Delhi: The Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), the public sector company providing landline and mobile phone services in Delhi and Mumbai is not to be put on sale, at least not for the time being.

  • Plan to make state a hub of film making

    State government is preparing a document for distribution among film makers , Film makers have to come with only script and actors.

  • Concerned CM to camp in Shahdol after Deepawali

    BHOPAL : The state BJP is not confident of victory in the upcoming Shahdol Lok Sabha bye-polls. Central leaders are also seeking information about the position of the party from BJP state organisation.

  • Mahakal bhasmarti marks auspicious beginning

    Ujjain : Diwali was celebrated in Mahakaleshwar temple on Saturday with priests performing bhasmarti followed by abhyang snan of Mahakal.

  • Wayne Rooney going nowhere from United: Jose Mourinho

    Johannesburg : Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has suggested that skipper Wayne Rooney would not be allowed to leave the club in the January transfer window.

  • Villagers gherao police station over rising theft incidents

    Ujjain : Irked over rising crimes by some miscreants belonging to Kanjar community, villagers of tehsil Mahidpur here on Friday gheraoed the local police station to press the cops to pay heed to the menace. Some miscreants targeted Sunil Patidar’s firm and tried to loot tractors parked on his field. On being alerted, the tractor driver, villagers along with pachayat member’s representatives Kamal Kishore Trivedi and Bharat Sharma reached the spot forcing

  • Salesgirl commits suicide

    BHOPAL : A salesgirl working in a garment shop reportedly committed suicide by hanging self at her residence in Durga Nagar under Bag Sewania police station on late Friday night.

  • Roadside garbage dumps keep buyers away from New Market

    BHOPAL : Garbage lying dumped in the New Market for days has become a big problem for the visitors, especially in the festive season when the market is overflowing with shoppers. People passing by the garbage dump inside the market have to cover their noses with handkerchiefs.

  • India, China National Security Advisors will meet next week

    Beijing : National Security Advisors of India and China will meet next week to discuss measures to improve bilateral ties which are strained by differences over a host of issues including India’s admission into NSG and Beijing’s attempts to block UN ban on JeM Chief Masood Azhar.

  • Real Sociedad blanks Leganes in La Liga

    Leganes (Spain): Real Sociedad put an end to a three-match winless streak with a 2-0 victory against Leganes, who have yet to win at home in the current La Liga football season.

  • Samiti pays for freedom of two prisoners

    HOSHANGABAD : Two prisoners of central jail who had completed their term but had not paid the fine as they were poor were released on Saturday. The first prisoner was sentenced to three months imprisonment and the other to a year. The nagrik adhikar jansamasya nirakanran samiti paid the fine of the prisoners and got them released them on the occasion of Dipawali.


    The festival of Diwali is a time of joy, happiness and beautiful festive cheer. It’s a time when the city lights up in celebration. You meet up with relatives, catch up with friends, exchange gifts, and enjoy an unending variety of sweets. City folks celebrate the festival of lights with fervour. Dressed up in new clothes, folks light up lamps and candles and participate in puja worshipping goddess Lakshmi.  After puja, fireworks follow, and a

  • Celebratory push-ups mere tribute to Pakistan Army trainers: Misbah-ul-Haq

    Karachi: Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has come in defence of the celebratory press-ups (or push-ups) which his teammates have been performing after high-profile successes, saying it was merely a “tribute to the Pakistan Army trainers” with whom the squad had attended a fitness camp prior to England tour.