Free Press Journal
  • After DAVV, other varsities may also shun convocation gowns

    Indore: Days after Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya decided to replace convocation gowns with Angavastram, other state universities in Madhya Pradesh are likely to follow suit following the recommendation of higher education minister Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya for the same.

  • Indoreans celebrate joy of togetherness this Diwali

    Indore: Diwali brings people together to pamper themselves with food, friends, family and fun. While women love pampering themselves in beauty parlours, men do the same with delicious dishes and kids have a blast with their friends by burning crackers.

  • Grand alliance could be a pipe dream

    Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s initiative in setting the ball rolling for formation of a Bihar-like ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) of ‘like-minded’ parties “to defeat communal forces” is a convenient ploy to divert the attention of the people of Uttar Pradesh from the infighting and fractiousness of his party on the eve of the Assembly elections in the State. In the bargain, he hopes to project himself as a leader who could

  • When judges seem helpless

    When the Supreme Court struck down the National Judicial Accountability Commission (NJAC) passed by both houses of parliament amid almost unanimous rejection of the collegium system, only the naïve could have believed that it would not lead to confrontation with the Modi Sarkar. This government has come down heavily on other dissenting lesser mortals. It would be fair to say that this government is least accommodating when it comes to non-conformism. By

  • New chapter in bankruptcy reform

    It is said that when you borrow a thousand rupees, you have to worry about repayment. But if you borrow a thousand crores, the bank has to worry. This is the bane of banking. Of course this does not mean that banks should stop lending for large projects. The very business of banks is to lend money for investments, which in turn creates a new productive capacity, new jobs and economic growth. In doing

  • Bitter arch-rivals India-pakistan stop exchange of sweets

    Amritsar: In a departure from the past, BSF on Sunday did not exchange sweets and greetings with Pakistani Rangers at Indo-Pak Attari/Wagah border on Diwali with the move coming in the wake of the heightened tension between the two countries. The exchange of sweets on Diwali did not happen, a BSF official, without elaborating further, said.

  • Mahakal city high on Diwali spirit

    Ujjain: The city of temples witnessed an ecstasy of festivity as the citizens illuminated their homes and work places with diyas on the occasion of Diwali on Sunday. Goddess Lakshmi was offered prayers for prosperity and well-being as people exchanged greetings and shared sweets to celebrate an electrifying Diwali.

  • Devendra Fadnavis govt sails into third year Civic elections big challenge

    Mumbai: As the BJP-led Government in Maharashtra sails into third year in office, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s clean image is widely seen as its single most positive aspect despite many internal and external challenges it faces, including frequent taunts by ally Shiv Sena and the campaign by Maratha community for reservation.

  • Raghuvansh Public School ends runner-up at football challenger

    Sendhwa: Football team of Raghuvansh Public school displayed impressive performance in under-14 and under-19 group interschool football tournament organised on October 22, 2016 at Gautam International School, Dhar. The tournament was sponsored by Nimad Sahodaya School.

  • Martyrs remembered on Diwali

    Ujjain: Citizens remembered the great martyrs who sacrificed their lives to ensure safety and security of the nation to mark the occasion of Diwali. They lit earthen lamps at the memorial of Shahid Park on Saturday evening. Convener of Abhivyakti Manch, Rajesh Agrawal said that 1100 lamps were lit on the second consecutive day.

  • Special aarti of Manshapurna Hanuman

    Ujjain: To mark the occasion of Roop Choudas, the deity of Manshapurna Hanuman was adorned on Saturday evening. Devotees thronged the temple to have a glance of the deity. Manager Mukesh Tatwal said that a grand aarti was also performed in the evening on the occasion.

  • People’s reps feted in Ujjain

    Ujjain: Beneficiaries of Prime Minister Housing Scheme residing at Rajiv Gandhi Nagar Malanwasa felicitated people’s representatives during a programme on Saturday. MP Chintamani Malviya, Mayor Meena Jonwal, MLA Mohan Yadav, UDA chairman Jagdish Agrawal, municipal speaker Sonu Gehlot and others were felicitated.

  • Retired UMC staff felicitated in Ujjain

    Ujjain: Retired staff of Ujjain Municipal Corporation (UMC) was felicitated during a programme held on Saturday. Mayor Meena Jonwal praised the retired employees by highlighting their incredible services to the UMC. Personal assistant of the Mayor, Suresh Rawal, senior clerk Prakash Mahakal, Kailash Jain, treasure Vinay Kumar Bade and welder-cum-fitter Abhimanyu Yadav were felicitated on this occasion.

  • Vegetable market loaders form union to check theft incidents

    Ujjain: To prevent peasants and traders from loot and theft incidents, loaders of vegetable market has devised an idea of constituting a union. They will now don blue t-shirts to be easily identified by the public.

  • Jain community celebrates ‘nirvan’ day of lord Mahaveer

    Ujjain: The ‘nirvan’ (salvation) day of was celebrated with great enthusiasm by members of Jain community on Sunday.  The community members offered ladu in temples as a custom and flags were placed on the peaks of temples to mark the occasion.