Free Press Journal
  • Ujjain: Avantika Panchang launched by Rishi-Muni publications

    Ujjain: Rishi-Muni publications launched the ‘Avantika Panchang’ in the city on Tuesday. The event was held at the office of the publication house and the ‘panchang’ was launched by former divisional commissioner and former vice-chancellor of Panini Sanskrit University, Mohan Gupt. Social worker, Harish Maheshwaari and Swayamprakash Soni were also present at the event.

  • Dhinakaran steps aside, AIADMK merger talks back on track

    Chennai: After being upstaged in a late-night political coup by senior party leaders led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, the AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary, TTV Dhinakaran, on Wednesday said he had already “stepped aside” from the party instead of going on the offensive.

  • Ujjain: Striking patwaris donate blood

    Ujjain: Patwaris of the district who have been on strike since April 10, donated blood at the   civil hospital on Wednesday. They recited the ‘Sundarkand’ on Tuesday, ahead of blood donation. Former divisional president of the Patwari Sangh, Sharad Gupta, said  their demands had not been accepted by the government so far despite the strike and they would hence continue their strike by resorting to humane actions like blood donation.

  • Ujjain: Grand procession to mark Parshuram Jayanti

    Ujjain: The Adi Goud Brahmin community and Akhil Bhartiya Brahmin Samaj will jointly hold a procession on the occasion of Parshuram Jayanti from Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple on April 28.

  • Ujjain: Rajappa assumes office of zila panchayat CEO

    Ujjain: Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer Sandeep G Rajappa assumed the office of chief executive officer of zila panchayat and additional collector (development) on Wednesday.

  • Ujjain: Crackdown on illegal cracker trade, huge stock seized

    Ujjain: The administration took strict action against fire cracker shops in the city after a major fire broke out in one of the shops in Indore. The police and city administration thereafter launched raids at all fireworks shops on Wednesday.

  • Ujjain: Two women die in road accident

    Ujjain: Two women died in a road accident at Khedakhajuriya village on Wednesday at around 1:30 am. The dead were identified as Sairaj B and Aarfa, residents of Mahidpur, both of who died during treatment. The accident occurred when the family was returning home by car after visiting relatives at Aurbindo hospital in Indore. According to the police, Sairaj’s son, Salim was driving the car, when it lost control and rammed into

  • Ujjain: Panchkroshi yatra begins from Friday

    Ujjain: Hundreds of pilgrims began arriving in the holy city to participate in the traditional Panchkroshi yatra. The 118-km yatra will begin on Friday and last till April 26. The administration has ensured adequate arrangements for devotees on all main halts and sub halts.

  • EVMs to have paper trail units from September 2018

    New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday announced that the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 will be conducted with the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) units attached to the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to allay fears of voters and silence Opposition criticism of any wrong voting by the machines.

  • Sonu Nigam goes bald to make his bold ‘aazan’ point

    Mumbai: Singer Sonu Nigam on Wednesday shaved his head, hours after offering to apologize if his tweets on azaan blared from loudspeakers were seen to be anti-Muslim. After the tweets sparked a row, a cleric in West Bengal, Syed Shah Atif Ali Al-Qaderi, announced he would give Rs 10 lakh to anyone who shaves off Sonu Nigam’s head and garlands him with slippers.

  • Babri Masjid demolition case: L K Advani, Uma Bharti, M M Joshi to stand trial

    New Delhi: In a major blow to ruling BJP patriarchs Lal Krishna Advani and Dr Murli Manohar Joshi and Union minister Uma Bharti, the Supreme Court on Wednesday revived the charge of criminal conspiracy against them and others for demolition of the 16th century Babri Masjid at Ayodhya in December 1992.

  • Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj

    Liberation from Habits

    There is no doubt in it that almost everyone in this world has one or other bad habit…Don’t we all have? Like, many people have the bad habit of smoking. But, if you tell them that it is a bad habit, some of them will bring in a little bit of philosophy and some would try to support it with medical opinion also.

  • Mumbai: CIC orders govt offices to keep RTI e-register

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) has directed the government authorities to create an e-register providing details of the applications filed under RTI Act, and also upload the information on the websites so that people can access it.
    Maharashtra CIC Ratnakar Gaikwad passed the order on Tuesday after hearing a complaint filed by the former Central Information Commissioner Shai- lesh Gandhi.

  • Plastic toys in Indian market are toxic, says global study

    New Delhi: Rubik’s Cube, a puzzle toy designed to exercise the mind, available in most markets of the country, might actually impair the nervous system of your child and stunt his intellectual growth, a study has claimed. A new global survey, that included toy samples made out of recycled plastic, has found high levels of toxic elements in toys that are usually found in electronic waste.

  • Parbhani, Latur, Chandrapur vote in civic polls

    MUMBAI: Polling in three municipal corporations – Chandrapur, Latur and Parbhani – in Maharashtra were conducted on Wednesday. The stakes are especially high for the ruling BJP as it is not in power in any of these three corporations and is looking to make inroads.