Free Press Journal
  • 113 militants killed in fresh Afghan raid

    Kabul: At least 113 militants were killed and 50 injured when Afghan security forces pressed ahead with offensives in restive provinces, the Defence Ministry said on Friday.

  • MTDC bags coveted ‘India’s Most Popular State’ award

    Mumbai: Maharashtra has been recognized as the ‘Most Popular State’ for tourism at the Better Holidays Award 2017 organized by Holiday IQ. The HolidayIQ ‘Better Holiday Awards’ is widely acknowledged as one of the most coveted and prestigious award in the travel and tourism sector. The awards have multiple categories that include “the old and the new”, which is an indication of changing travel trends in the country. Some of the biggest

  • Indore: IMC searching for new water sources around city

    Indore: While supply of additional 180 MLD drinking water under Narmada III phase is already awaited, the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) is searching for new water sources around Indore and rejuvenating ponds here to draw more water from them. “To reduce our dependency on Narmada river, we are searching for more sources of water so that in case of any emergency those sources could ensure uninterrupted water supply in the city,” said

  • Ujjain: Religious feast at Jaigurudev ashram from May 22

    Ujjain: A grand religious feast will be organised at Jaigurudev ashram from Monday to Wednesday. Lakhs of devotees from India and across the world have begun arriving in the city to participate in the grand event. Successor of Jaigurudev, Umakant maharaj will host a ‘naamdan’ ceremony during the event. At the event , one lakh people will take a pledge, under the guidance of Umakant maharaj, to follow a vegetarian lifestyle on

  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena opposes illegal toll tax at international airport

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Friday opposed GVK company’s collection of “illegal” toll tax from vehicles at the entry point of Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL). Sena asked the company to withdraw the toll tax and warned that any delay to do so will attract a Sena style agitation.

  • Ujjain: Intellectual session for children

    Ujjain: An intellectual session was organised at the swimming training camp at Indraprakash Bhargava swimming pool, at Shri Madhav Club on Friday. During the session, district commandant Sumant Jain asked children to watch television shows wisely. He pointed out the bad effects of excessive consumption of fast food and advised children to drink milk rather than cold drinks. He also asked them to be disciplined in their daily routine activities. Camp convener,

  • Ujjain: Anti-terrorism oath taken ahead of Anti-Terrorism Day

    Ujjain: The death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajeev Gandhi will be observed as anti- terrorism day on Sunday. An anti-terrorism oath was taken at Brahaspati Bhawan, on Friday by officials. The oath was read by divisional commissioner, MB Ojha. Collector in-charge, Ashish Singh, deputy-commissioner revenue, Pavan Jain, joint commissioner, Prateek Sonwalkar, deputy commissioner land record, RP Singh Gehlot, joint collector KK Rawat and deputy collector Shailee Kanas were present.

  • IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians demolish KKR to storm into final

    Bengaluru, Krunal Pandya’s unbeaten 30-ball 45 helped Mumbai Indians record a facile six-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) second qualifier clash at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Friday.

  • Chit fund scam: TMC MP Sudip Bandopadhyay granted bail

    Bhubaneswar : Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sudip Bandopadhyay was granted bail here on Friday by the Odisha High Court, in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam.

  • Congress alleges mega-scam in Samruddhi corridor project

    Mumbai: Even as the state Congress has warned of an agitation over the increased surcharge on petrol, Mumbai Regional Congress Committee president Sanjay Nirupam on Friday accused Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of practicing favouritism in the Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication (Samruddhi Corridor) project.

  • Ujjain: Crackdown on illegal liquor shops operateding from school premises

    Ujjain: Education committee chairman, and zila panchayat vice-president, Bharat Porwal convened a meeting at the zila panchayat auditorium on Friday, on the issue of illegal liquor shops being operated on school premises in rural areas. Porwal issued strict directives to remove these shops at the earliest. He reprimanded officials of the health department for presenting wrong data related to health of school going children in rural areas and instructed them to conduct

  • Ujjain: National conclave inaugurated at VU

    Ujjain: A two-day national conclave on “Contribution of Dr BR Ambedkar in Constitution creation and social rise” was inaugurated at Vikram University (VU), on Friday.  The conclave is being organised by Indian philosophy research council, Ministry of Human resource development of the Union Government and School of studies in Philosophy, Vikram University. Chief guest and senior functionary of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Dr Krishnagopal addressed the gathering and stated that the ideology

  • Mumbai in final, finally!

    Bengaluru : After all the hype, it really proved out to be a no match. Mumbai Indians did not even had to sweat it out to beat the upbeat Kolkata team after their victory in the drenched match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The target of 108 set up by the Kolkata team after they were put to bat by Mumbai on winning the toss, never proved to be challenging for Mumbai which boasts of

  • Unemployment

    Unemployment should be a matter of concern

    While there is cause for satisfaction at the overall 7 per cent growth of the Indian economy, the jobs scenario is far from comforting and should worry the Narendra Modi government which had come to power on the promise of cutting down on joblessness. According to a recently-released report of eight key sectors of the non-farm economy, compiled by the Labour Bureau of the Central government, jobs increased by a paltry 1.1 per cent