Free Press Journal
  • Ujjain: Bumper crop arrival at mandi

    Ujjain: Chamangnaj Krishi Upaj Mandi opened on Monday after a weeklong vacation due to festivals and holidays. Over 20 thousand sacks of wheat were available for sale at the Mandi.

  • Ujjain: Clashes mark Youth Congress ‘Bhasmaarti’ fee protest

    Ujjain: The city wing of the Youth Congress staged an unsuccessful gherao against imposition ‘bhasmaarti’ charges on Monday. Police and party workers clashed near the collector’s office at Kothi palace, leading to a chaotic situation, defeating the purpose of the protest. Youth Congress local unit president, Chandrabhansingh Chandel led the rally.

  • Mumbai: 16-year-old school dropout crafts Rs 2,500 computer

    Mumbai: He is not yet Slumdog Millionaire, but 16-year-old Jayant Parab has all it takes to make it big. He is a school dropout and lives in a slum in the Ghatkopar area, but has crafted a mini computer using scrap collected from offices. Cost: a mere Rs 2,500.

  • Devendra Fadnavis’ pet project Samruddhi corridor hits land acquisition hurdle

    Mumbai: The ambitious Samruddhi corridor, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ pet project linking Mumbai with Nagpur, seems to have hit land hurdle as farmers from Thane district are aggressively opposing land acquisition for the highway. Fearing violence, the collector of Thane deployed a huge number of cops in the villages along the corridor. More than 150 farmers were detained by the police over the weekend.

  • Somali pirates hijack small boat with 11 Indian sailors

    Dubai: Pirates have seized a small boat and kidnapped its 11 Indian crew members off the coast of Somalia, an investigator said today, the latest vessel targeted by the region’s resurgent hijackers. The attack on the small ship happened Saturday as the vessel passed through the narrow channel between Yemen’s Socotra island and the Somali coast, said Graeme Gibbon Brooks, the CEO of the maritime firm Dryad Maritime. The pirates are taking

  • 10 dead, 50 injured in Russia Metro explosion

    Moscow: At least 10 people were killed in a blast on a metro train in the Russian city of St Petersburg on Monday. “According to tentative information, 10 people were killed in the metro blast,” the press secretary to the St Petersburg governor was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency. The governor’s office said 50 people were injured.

  • Mumbai: Sales Tax officer booked for extortion and assault

    Mumbai: A Sub-Inspector of Sales Tax department has been booked for demanding extortion at gun point and assaulting a 25-year-old graphic designer in Andheri (West). The case had been registered at Dadabhai Naoroji Nagar police station on March 31.

  • Mumbai: Corporators talk swimming pool repairs

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) was questioned on Monday about the swimming pools at Andheri and Mulund. Municipal corporators raised this issue in the general body meeting claiming that as summer has arrived, BMC should repair these swimming pools and throw them open for the public soon.

  • Thane: MBMC to provide OC to flat owners directly

    Mira Bhayandar: Individual flat owners in the twin-city will no more have to depend on the builder for the Occupancy Certificates (OC) as they will soon be able to approach the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) directly for the much needed document.

  • Dharma And Harmony

    The basic spirit of science is to conquer nature while dharma motivates us to respect it and live in tune with it. Science, even though it says that there can be no effect without a cause does not accept any intelligent cause of the creation. They prefer to say it was all an accident, a big bang that started this whole process. Dharma, on the other hand says that the creation is

  • Adani’s Aussie mine to supply two types of coal

    Melbourne : Indian energy giant Adani is planning to supply lower quality coal with high ash content to non-premium markets like India from its controversy-hit Carmichael coal and mine project in Australia’s Queensland state, according to a media report.

  • Singapore’s tech visa stance could hurt future deals: Nasscom

    New Delhi : IT body Nasscom said the clamp down on tech visas by Singapore has shrunk the base of Indian techies to under 10,000 in the South East Asian nation and could hurt the ability of players to chase future deals. Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar said that issuance of visas to the tech workers under the intra company transfers has ‘reduced to a trickle’ and so for all practical purposes ‘the

  • 3.25 crore new LPG connection in FY 2017

    New Delhi : Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) data stated that 3.25 crore new LPG connections have been added during FY 2016-17.

  • FY 2017: Hero, HMSI record best-ever sales of 2-wheelers

    New Delhi : Two-wheeler majors Hero MotoCorp and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) reported record annual sales in 2016-17 despite being impacted by demonetisation in the later part of the year.