Free Press Journal
  • Ujjain: Northern winds bring mercury down in city

    Ujjain: Rain and snowfall in northern areas of the country with winds blowing at a speed of 10 kilometers per hour, brought down temperatures in several parts of the country including Ujjain, giving people a respite from the scorching summer.

  • Ujjain: BJS girl’s empowerment workshop concludes

    Ujjain: A workshop for girls’ empowerment organised by Bhartiya Jain Sangthan (BJS) concluded on Sunday. Assistant director, public education, Rama Nahate was the chief guest.  State vice-president of Bhartiya Jain Sangthan Om Jain said master trainer, Amita Jain, Sasha Jain, Manish Surana, Vipul Jain, Abhay Jain, Sunil Chaplod, Raj Choudhary and Vinay Data attended the programme. Pramila Knkrecha and Manish Ora welcomed the guests. The programme was conducted by Amit Katariya.

  • Ujjain: ACS participates in gram sansad at village Narwar

    Ujjain: A Gram Sansad was organised under the campaign ‘Gram Uday se Bharat Uday’ at village Narwar, at Dewas Road on Sunday. On this occasion, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Radheshyam Julaniya instructed officials to delete the names of capable and rich persons from the BPL list and include names of genuinely eligible people so that the actual poor people may avail government schemes.

  • Ujjain: ‘Kshipra action’ to strengthen green drive

    Ujjain: ‘Kshipra action’, a group with a cause, formed by youngsters from Ujjain have taken upon themselves the task to strengthen the green initiative by vowing to preserve thousands of saplings planted after Simhastha-2016 on banks of the river Kshipra. Environmentalist Rajiv Pahwa who joined the group, motivated youngsters to join the cause.

  • Ujjain: Rawat conducts surprise inspection

    Joint collector and administrator of Mahakaleshwar Temple Management Committee (MTMC), SS Rawat carried out an unannounced inspection at the kitchen and dining area of the temple. Devotees are provided free food by the MTMC at its dining hall. Rawat closely observed the procedure and asked for feedback on the quality of food from devotees. Later, he instructed the staff to maintain hygiene and quality of the food being served. Rawat received a

  • Ujjain: ‘Bhasmaarti’ now free for offline booking

    Ujjain: Following wide-spread criticism, the Mahakaleshwar Temple Management Committee on Saturday evening decided not to charge Rs 10 for devotees seeking offline ‘bhasmaarti’ permission.

  • Butcheries, liquor shops have no place in holy Ujjain: Swarnim Bharat Manch

    Ujjain: The Swarnim Bharat Manch made a strong demand to shut slaughter houses and liquor shops in the city near holy places. The Manch prepared a questionnaire for the Home and Transport Minister and Minister in-charge of the district, Bhupendra Singh in this connection. According to the Manch, for a there should be no butcheries and liquor shops in a holy city like Ujjain.

  • Prime Minister Modi seeks states’ support for growth

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that states need to work together for what he calls a vision to create a “New India” while addressing a meeting of the Niti Aayog’s governing council that was skipped by chief ministers Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal — two of his staunchest critics.

  • Ujjain: Admin apathy turns traders into crusaders against encroachment

    Ujjain: Traders in Freeganj area are all out to ensure that the problem of encroachment is dealt with and have vowed not to stop until they get a substantial assurance from administration.  A 10-point agenda was presented at the traders’ association meeting conducted on Sunday. Members unanimously elected Mahesh Kandi at the meeting, as president of the committee campaigning against the illegal practice of encroachment on government land.

  • Maharashtra, Western Maharashtra, Western Maharashtra farmers, electricity due, Nationalist Congress party, Sharad Pawar, Chandrashekhar Bawankule, agriculture

    Another shock: Power costlier for farmers

    Mumbai: Farmers in Maharashtra, already burdened with huge loans that they are not being able to repay, are in for another shock: the Maharashtra Power Distribution Company (Mahavitaran) has more than doubled the tariff of subsidised power that is provided to farmers to run water pumps.

  • IAS reshuffle: Greater Mumbai collector Ashwini Joshi is shifted out

    Mumbai: In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the Devendra Fadnavis government late on Saturday night shifted as many as 60 IAS officers. The one that is being most talked about is the shifting of Mumbai collector Ashwini Joshi to the post of state excise commissioner.

  • US accuses TCS, Infosys of violating H-1B visa norms

    Washington: The US has accused top Indian IT firms TCS and Infosys of unfairly cornering the lion’s share of H-1B visas by putting extra tickets in the lottery system, which the Trump administration wants to replace with a more merit-based immigration policy.