Free Press Journal
  • Civic polls: Congress, NCP hopeful of rural result

    Mumbai: With the high decibel campaign for the 10 Municipal Corporations, 25 Zilla Parishads and 283 Panchayat Samitis focused on the Shiv Sena-BJP, allies in the Maharashtra government, opposition Congress and NCP are hoping that they can retain their base in the urban and rural areas.

  • Molestation case

    Get to the root of Kerala abduction

    The abduction of a popular Malayalam actress on Friday last in Kerala by a car-borne gang that gagged and molested her for over an hour was clearly inspired by the Hindi movie ‘Pink’ where a similar kidnap and rape drama was played out. While there is widespread outrage in film circles of Bollywood and in Malayalam film circuit, the abduction mastermind is believed to be an actor-colleague who paid the gang handsomely to take

  • Remembering Madhubala on her 48th death anniversary

    ‘Aayi Meherban, Baithiye Jaanejaan…’ remember this songs. The screen icon fondly remembers Madhubala as a great artiste and “vivacious and spirited person in 40s and 50s. She had worked with Ashok Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Rehman, Pradeep Kumar, Shammi Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Dev Anand, Kamini Kaushal, Suraiya, Geeta Bali, Nalini Jaywant, Shyama and Nimmi. She acted more than seventy films from 1947 to 1964, and only 15 of which were box

  • Ujjain: Priest’s video goes viral, police in a fix

    Ujjain: The so-called videos of priest of Shani Shakti Peeth Narayan Swami with a woman in objectionable pose, which went viral on social media, have put the police in a fix as no woman has lodged report against the priest for molestation.

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    Shiv Sena-BJP battle: High stakes, bloated egos

    The stakes for control of the richest civic body in the country have never been higher. With erstwhile allies Shiv Sena and the BJP engaged in a bitter battle, all eyes are on who pulls off the crucial victory. A hung House indeed looms large and the question whether the two parties would  team up again in the civic body, even after much bad blood during the poll campaign, is a question which will

  • Epayments – the government stumbles again

    Last week, the government came out with two announcements regarding epayments.  One was through the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).  The other was through the cabinet secretariat.

  • Ujjain: Numismatic exhibition held at Madhav College

    Ujjain: A numismatic (old coins) exhibition was held at Gandhi Hall of Government Madhav College on Wednesday. Coin collectors visited the exhibition to get acquainted with coins of Gupta era, Mughal era, Ashoka era, Shung, Kushan era and currencies of Dataiya state.  Coins of British era and post-British era were also exhibited on this occasion.  The guests at the exhibition were director of Ashwani Research Centre RC Thakur and principal of Madhav

  • ABVP’s rising clout noxious for students

    THE ABVP’s sudden clout across campuses is not difficult to understand. In some cases, administrations view them sympathetically and may even be ideologically aligned to them. But often the top officials of a university or college may also want to keep the ABVP and its masters happy. This is plain simple cowardice.

  • Ujjain: Truck loses balance on Harifatak 4-lane, hits bikers

    Ujjain: A truck lost its balance near Harifatak over-bridge on by-pass road and breaking the dividers got into the opposite service lane, hitting two bike riders from the front, leaving one of them dead and the other seriously injured.

  • Ujjain: Congress men reach Bhopal in separate groups, gherao Assembly

    Ujjain: Pradesh Congress Committee held gherao of legislature assembly in Bhopal on Wednesday. Hundreds of local leaders with hundreds of party men also marched to Bhopal on this occasion. As the party in the city is divided in factions, different vehicles were used for this purpose. The party men in the leadership of Jay Singh Durbar and Anant Naraya Meena left for Bhopal separately with over 75 vehicles while in the leadership

  • Unlike Obama, Don won’t dump Guantanamo prison

    Washington : The Trump administration has indicated that it is unlikely to close the controversial Guantanamo Bay prison for dangerous terror suspects, saying it is serving a “healthy purpose” towards the national security. “I think he (President Donald Trump) has made very clear though, that he believes that Guantanamo Bay does serve a very, very healthy purpose in our national security and making sure that we don’t bring terrorists to our seas,” White

  • Indore: Japan’s asset management co to fund select startups of city

    Indore: With an aim to help youngsters in their startups, Scale Group has organised IN Startup Conclave at Daly College on February 25. Tokyo based KuniUmi Asset Management is supporting the event and has decided to invest $100 mn in budding startups and to provide financial support to them.

  • Pope says protecting migrants ‘a moral duty’ of every person

    Vatican City: As record numbers of people flee conflict, persecution and poverty, governments, citizens and the Church have a moral obligation to safeguard migrants and show solidarity with them, the Pope has said.

  • Ujjain: Mahashivratri preparations go on in full swing

    Ujjain: The district administration and the office bearers of Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple Management Committee are going throttle to fine tune the arrangements ahead of Mahashivratri festivities.