Free Press Journal
  • For development, India needs a movement: PM

    Mumbai : For its development, India needs a movement akin to the freedom movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday.    “Similar to the freedom movement, we need a movement for development, where the collective aspirations propel the country’s growth,” Modi said, addressing the India Today Conclave here via video link. “We all should get involved in our dream of a new India, whose mantra will be ‘opportunity for all’ and

  • Vikramotsav to be held from Mar 22 to 28; admin gives final touches

    Ujjain : A meeting was convened on Saturday at the Mela Karyalay to discuss preparations for ‘Vikramotsav’ to be held from March 22 to 28. President of the Vikramotsav organising committee, MLA Mohan Yadav, collector Sanket Bhondve, additional collector Narendra Suryavanshi and other officials were present during the meeting. Officials were designated  responsibilities at the meeting.

  • People up in arms against property tax hike

    HOSHANGABAD : Protests against the increase in property tax rates by the municipal committee administration are showing no signs of abating.

  • No New Taxes, No Loan Waiver

    Mumbai : High on agriculture and the farm sector, focus on infrastructure, but not a word on loan waiver. That should sum up the budget presented on Saturday in both the Houses by the BJP-led coalition government.

  • MP govt’s ‘smart’ initiative to promote e-learning draws praise

    Ujjain : The Madhya Pradesh government is going all out to promote e-learning amongst students. It has taken a big step in this direction by distributing smart phones to first year regular students of government colleges. This is part of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan’s  programme to reach out to students and provide them modern means of learning.

  • Massive turnout at career fair, students offered multiple opportunities

    Ujjain : On the first day of the career fair jointly organised by the Ujjain administration and employment office on Saturday, more than 900 students were selected for preliminary round interviews out of a total 1761 registrations. The fair is being organised at Haat Market, below Mahakal over bridge.

  • Cop killing: Plea in HC seeks FIR against Thane’s top cop

    Mumbai : In what can spell trouble for Thane Police Commissioner Parambir Singh, a writ petition has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking registration of a First Information Report (FIR) against him.

  • Newly-developed khel prashal inaugurated

    Khachrod ; MLA Dilip Singh Shekhawat inaugurated the newly developed khel prashal and boxing ring at Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir, on Saturday. The sports arena was developed with the help of sports and youth welfare department of Madhya Pradesh. The programme was chaired by Kamlesh Sharma, president, municipal council, while Balraj Bhatt marked his presence as special invitee.  School principal Brijnandan Kumawat welcomed the guests.

  • Kayastha Community to hold Holi meet on Sunday

    Ujjain : Shri Akhil Bhartiya Kayastha Mahasabha and Shri Chitragupta Temple Public Trust will jointly organise a holi Meet of community members on Sunday, at the old Chitragupta Temple located at Ankpat Marg.

  • Three held for Dharavi ATM cash van robbery

    Mumbai : Three persons have been arrested from Satara district in western Maharashtra in connection with the Rs 1.5 crore ATM cash van loot in Dharavi here, police said on Saturday.

  • Mumbai: A glass bridge over Bandra Talao

    Mumbai : Architecture skills and techniques have been put to use to revamp the 200-year-old Bandra Talao at Bandra (west). Two architecture students have presented a proposal to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to create a glass walkway for citizens to see the aquatic life of the lake, transparent glass boardwalk on which visitors can walk, reading area and exhibition space for art installations.

  • 10 days after surgery, Eman weighs 360 kg

    Mumbai : The 36-year-old Egyptian lady, Eman Ahmed, world’s heaviest woman, who weighted 500 kg when she arrived in India from Egypt for weight-loss surgery on February 11, has lost 140 kg in five weeks and its ten day post surgery she weighs 360 kg. Dr Lakdawala said she is doing extremely well and we expect no major surgical intervention in the near future.

  • 22nd annual pensioners’ meet to be held today

    Ujjain : Madhya Pradesh Vidyut Mandal Pensioners’ Association will hold a pensioners’ meet on Sunday at Sharma Parisar situated at Dewas Road from 10am to 2.30 pm.
    The programme will be presided over by former executive director, PS Yadav, while PL Nene will be the chief guest of the programme.  PS Karwadiya will be the special guest.
    The meet ceremony will be followed by a feast at the same venue. This information was provided

  • HC grants bail to 2 members of Rajan gang

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court has granted bail to two men who claimed their allegiance to gangster Chhota Rajan. The accused had been booked for allegedly attempting to kill a Shiv Sena leader in 2015.

  • Cong nominees file papers

    UMARIA : Three nominations were filed on Saturday, the fifth day of the filing of nominations for the assembly bye-elections in Badhavgarh constituency. The returning officer and SDO Bandhavgarh Rishi Pawar said that INC’s Savitri Singh and Independents Keshkalu and Durga Bai had filed their papers.
    The last date for filing of nominations is March 21. Scrutiny will be on March 22 and withdrawals will be allowed till March 24.

  • Father held for raping minor daughter

    Mumbai : The Dadabhai Nauroji Nagar police in Andheri West on Saturday arrested the father of a school-going girl, whom he had been allegedly sexually exploiting since January 2016. The accused, 38-year-old Ali Mohammad, is a tailor.

  • Huge stock of wheat arrivals in mandi after holidays

    Ujjain  : Farmers have stacked the Krishi Upaj Mandi with 25,000 sacks of wheat after the ‘Rangpanchmi’ holiday. When bidding started early yesterday morning, mill quality wheat was sold at Rs 1550 per quintal.