Free Press Journal
  • C Vidyasagar Rao

    Governor undecided, Sasikala still on tenterhooks

    Chennai: Four days after Tamil Nadu”s caretaker Chief Minister O Panneerselvam revolted against ruling AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala, the political suspense over who will get to form the government continued on Friday with Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao maintaining a studied silence over his likely course of action. The administration virtually was non-existent as the Cabinet ministers have all sided with Sasikala leaving the Chief Minister to fend for himself.

  • Ujjain: Rebate on property, water tax penalty

    Ujjain: Urban administration and development department had issued a directive to give concessions on the penalty on property and water tax in a bid to motivate citizens to pay up their dues.

  • Ujjain: Thief who stole LED TVs from hotels, nabbed

    Ujjain: Owners of hotels around Mahakaleshwar Temple were in a fix as some miscreant was continuously stealing LED TVs from the rooms of their hotels for last four months.  As the CCTV cameras of the hotels recorded acts of the thief, the owners handed over the footages in this regard to the police.

  • Illegal colonies mushrooms, Ujjain Municipal Corporation helpless

    Ujjain: A total failure of planning and development seems to dominate illegal colonies as houses are built haphazardly without proper drainage system. Narrow disarrayed lanes, lack of street lightings and other facilities are the trademark of these unauthorised developments. But the worse is cleanliness level of these colonies, as Ujjain Municipal Corporation (UMC) does not provide the cleaning staff to these establishments.

  • US appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump’s travel ban

    San Francisco: A US appeals court on Friday refused to reinstate Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, in a major political setback to the President, who vowed to legally challenge the unanimous ruling, saying “see you in court”. “We hold that the government has not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal, nor has it shown that failure to enter a stay would cause irreparable injury,

  • Government to go after shell companies, freeze accounts

    New Delhi: In a major crackdown on domestic shell companies, the government on Friday decided to take “harsh punitive” action, including freezing of their bank accounts used to launder money or evade taxes.

  • UP polls: Tight contest among BJP, BSP, SP-Congress in first phase

    Meerut/New Delhi: There appears no clear front-runner among the three major contestants – BJP, SP-Congress and BSP – in the 73 seats going to polls in the first phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh with factors including demonetisaiton, problems of farmers and caste and community considerations likely to influence the outcome.

  • Virat Kohli surpasses Don Bradman, Rahul Dravid after record double ton

    Hyderabad: Indian captain Virat Kohli continued his unbelievable record-breaking spree on Friday and surpassed the legendary Sir Donald Bradman and Rahul Dravid by becoming the first batsman to score double hundreds in four successive Test series.

  • Mumbai: BMC’s cycle track at Carter Rd used by all but cyclists

    Mumbai: Reducing traffic congestion and decreasing pollution was the objective of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in constructing a cycle track at Carter Road at Bandra (west). The track has been constructed two months back but it is encroached by motor bikes, cars and hawkers thus making it dysfunctional for cyclists.

  • Thane: MBMC chief tables Rs 1143 crore no-frills budget

    Bhayander: Acting civic chief Vijay Mashal presented a Rs 1,442.89  crore draft budget of the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) to standing committee chairman Prabhakar Mhatre for the fiscal year, 2017-18 on Friday. While no tax hike has been proposed in the Rs 15.60 lakh surplus budget, the expected expenditure is around Rs 1442.73 crore. The yawning gap between the estimated and actual income levels speaks volumes about the desperate attempts by the administration to

  • Mumbai: ST bus union on strike over driver’s death

    Bhiwandi: The State Transport union called for a state wide strike and stopped plying all the buses in protest of the death of one of the driver at Bhiwandi.

  • Nashik: Over 5 lakh Christians to attend Nashik feast

    Nashik: Over 500,000 Christians are expected to attend the annual Feast of the Shrine of the Infant Jesus in Nashik on Saturday, one of the biggest congregations of the Community in India.

  • Mumbai: Malwani bike thief gang busted

    Mumbai: In a major breakthrough, the Mumbai police have busted a bike thief gang and recovered 19 motorcycles worth Rs. 7.15 lakh from their possession. Total three youths including a minor have been arrested.

  • sri sri ravi shankar


    Self-reliance requires enormous courage. When there is nobody else or you want to depend on yourself for everything, you need a lot of courage. Surrender takes less courage. A person who cannot surrender cannot be self-reliant either. If you don’t have enough courage to surrender, then it is not possible to be self – reliant; you simply fool yourself. If you do not have a hundred dollars, you cannot have a thousand