Free Press Journal
  • Ujjain: Vikram Kirti Mandir tariff pegged at Rs 8k per shift

    Ujjain: The tariff for Vikram Kirti Mandir belonging to the Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple Management Committee has been fixed.  According to the new tariff, the fully furnished and air conditioned Vikramkirti Mandir can now be hired in two shifts, 9 am to 3 pm and 4 pm to 10 pm at the rate of Rs 8,000 per shift.  Likewise, open stage will be charged at Rs 3,000 per shift, while open spaces available

  • Ujjain: ‘Dharm Dhwaja’ unfurled ahead of ‘Maruti Maharudra Yagna’

    Ujjain: An 11-day, 11-Kundiya ‘Maruti Maharudra Yagya’ will be hosted in the city of Mahakal from April 30. A 51-ft high ‘dharm dhwaja’ was installed at the venue of programme at Rokdiya Hanuman Mandir premises on Sadawal Road on Thursday afternoon in this connection.

  • Now, doctors beaten up at Pune private hospital

    Pune: Incidents of doctors being beaten up by relatives of patients are happening with alarming regularity all over Maharashtra. On Thursday, relatives of a patient who died during treatment abused and assaulted two doctors at the private Bharati Hospital in Pune.

  • Ujjain Development Authority approves budget for fiscal year 2017-18

    Ujjain: Ujjain Development Authority (UDA) sanctioned the fiscal budget for the year 2017-18 under the presidentship of UDA chairman, Jagdish Agrawal on Thursday. The budget primarily focused on the lower class, middle class and lower middle class. The UDA decided to increase provisions in the budget for EWS quarters and it took a decision to get rid of registration fee.

  • Ujjain: Ravindra Pastor all set to adorn new avatar as e-farming promoter

    Ujjain: Divisional commissioner, Ravindra Pastor is all set to begin his new innings in the agricultural sector. Despite having being offered lucrative posts and huge kickbacks, Pastor preferred to stick to the honest path. Pastor, who will retire today, March 31, 2017, has launched his company ‘e-Fasal’, dealing in dealing in tech-enabled organised agriculture production and trade.

  • Shiv Sena MPs meet Lok Sabha Speaker, want flying ban lifted

    New Delhi: The Shiv Sena on Thursday urged Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to ask domestic airlines to withdraw the flying ban imposed on its MP Ravindra Gaikwad so that the parliamentarian could attend the present sessions. The party said Gaikwad is also likely to meet the Speaker in a couple of days.

  • Ujjain: SC bans sale of BS-III vehicles; over 500 vehicles sold in a day in city

    Ujjain: Following the Supreme Court’s ban on sale and registration of Bharat stage III (BS-III) vehicles from April 1, two wheeler companies hastily cut prices up to Rs 40,000 to clear stock. Hundreds of people rushed to 2-wheelers showrooms to purchase vehicles at decreased prices. Free Press visited some of the showrooms and looked into the situation. It was found that even though stock were over, showrooms continued to get enquiries from

  • UDAN set to take wings, now fly to 70 new places

    New Delhi: Giving flight to its ‘Udan’ policy for regional connectivity, the government on Thursday awarded contracts to five companies to operate flight services on 128 routes that will connect 70 airports, most of them either used partially or unused.  The airports are spread across the country, 24 in the western region, 17 in northern region, 11 in southern region, 12 in eastern region and six in north eastern region.

  • Triple talaq: Supreme Court to hear pleas on 11 May

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today fixed May 11 for commencement of hearing on pleas challenging the validity of triple talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy practices among Muslims.

  • Pune: Rs 5600 crore budget of Pune Municipal corporation presented

    Pune: A budget of Rs 5600 crore of Pune Municipal corporation was presented on Thursday by commissioner Kunal Kumar. Now onwards, Punekars will have to shell out 12% more on general tax and 15% more on water bills.

  • Mumbai: Non bailable warrants to be issued for hospitals overcharging on stents

    Mumbai: Sanjay Dutt, the legislator of the Congress party raised the question regarding any illegality found by the Food and Drug Department (FDA) department during the crackdown initiated on various hospitals regarding overcharging on medicines and other medical equipments like stents in the State Legislative Council (Upper House).

  • BJP MLA Anil Gote demands Upper House be dissolved

    Mumbai: The Leader of Opposition (LOP) of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Dhananjay Munde slammed the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) legislator Anil Gote for making controversial remark against the Upper House existence. Munde said, “The BJP Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) stated in the Lower House that the Council has no constitutional authority and just because of the feudalism the Upper House exists. The proposals discussed and passed in the Assembly are been obstructed

  • One day salary cut for 117 latecomers in Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mandak Limited

    Pune: It seems employees of Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mandak Limited have begun to face the heat of Tukaram Mundhe’s honest and straightforward work ethics from day two. Mundhe, on the second day in the office as managing director and chairman of PMPML, cut down one day salary of a whopping 117 employees for coming late.

  • 2 killed in Kolkata hotel fire, owner & manager held

    Kolkata: Two persons suffocated to death while 31 were rescued after a fire broke out at a hotel in Kolkata on Thursday. Police have arrested the owner and the manager of the hotel.

  • Mumbai: Cotton Green child cancer patients get a new hospice

    Mumbai: A residential facility for the child cancer patients in Cotton Green was inaugurated by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday. This initiative was taken by the Mumbai Port Trust and it was implemented by the St. Jude’s Indian Childcare centre, a non-governmental organisation. The 1.2-acre campus is equipped with facilities that will be a sign of hope for families seeking medical care for the young cancer patients. The buildings have been given to Tata

  • After BoM case, NPCI to be cautious over UPI for specific banks

    Mumbai : On February, Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) reported to National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) about an illegal transaction which cost the bank losses worth Rs 25 crore. Due to this incident, NPCI has decided to be very careful before allowing any new bank-specific UPI.

  • Union Bank raises Rs. 250 cr via issue of basel III

    Union Bank of India recently issued 2,500 non-convertible, unsecured subordinated Basel III Compliant Perpetual Debt Instruments eligible for inclusion in additional tier 1 capital.