Free Press Journal
  • Red Fort with Indian flag part of Pak tableau in SCO meet gaffe

    Beijing: A reception held by the SCO at its Beijing headquarters highlighting the entry of India and Pakistan turned out to be an embarrassment for the organisers as India’s Red Fort with the tricolour was shown as Lahore’s Shalimar Gardens in a Pakistani tableau. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Indian envoy to China Vijay Gokhale along with the ambassadors of Pakistan Masood Khalid and other Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) members attended the function.

  • Leo Varadkar’s Indian relatives rejoice as he becomes new Irish PM

    Mumbai: Shubhada Varadkar is wondering what she can gift to her cousin Leo Varadkar, who took over as the new Prime Minister of Ireland today. Having gifted books to her cousin earlier, she said now the situation has changed. “We watched the oath ceremony on TV. We were almost glued to the television. It is indeed a moment full of joy, happiness and pride for the entire Varadkar family,” Shubhada, who lives

  • Mild earthquake hits Himachal Pradesh

    Shimla: A mild earthquake hit Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba region, which saw quake for three consecutive days last month, a weather official said on Thursday.

  • Ujjain: MTMC arranges staff training in hospitality management

    Ujjain: On the initiative taken by Collector Sanket Bhondve, administrator of Shri Mahakaleshwar temple management committee (MTMC) and joint collector SS Rawat, the MTMC arranged a training session for its staff deployed at Suryanarayan Vyas dharmshala (guest house) and ‘ann-kshetra (free mess).

  • Mumbai: Additional Municipal Commissioner pulls up storm water drains department for water-logging

    Mumbai: Vijay Singhal, the additional municipal commissioner, on Wednesday pulled up storm water drains department of the BMC, holding it responsible for incidents of water-logging that took place at 41 locations Monday night. Singhal issued a show-cause notice to Laxman Vhatkar, chief engineer of the department, for failing to issue directions to start up the Britannia pumping station during the heavy rains that city witnessed on Monday night.

  • Ujjain: Freeganj mandi CMC orders removal of encroachment

    Ujjain: Ujjain Municipal Commissioner Ashish Singh inspected the Freeganj vegetable market and had encroachments removed in his presence. Concrete constructions, which had been built on sewers in the market blocking the cleaning operations, were removed. UMC staff cleaned the sewers during the visit.

  • Vijay-Mallya

    Congress hauls Centre, says Mallya’s taunts indicate foul play

    New Delhi: With liquor baron Vijay Mallya openly taunting Indian authorities saying, “you can keep dreaming about a billion pounds”, the Congress Party on Thursday alleged that he was aided by Government officials in fleeing the country.

  • Brace up, Mumbai: Water charges to be hiked from Friday

    Mumbai: In a major blow to the common man, The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday hiked water charges by 5.36% or Rs 0.25 per 1,000 litres for domestic users and it will be applicable from Friday. According to an official, the new change in prices will see domestic users who were paying Rs 4.66 for every 1,000 litres will have to pay Rs 4.91 per 1,000 litres, while users in slums

  • Ujjain: Petrol pumps strike called off following agreement with govt

    Ujjain: The planned strike of petrol pumps owners, against the government decision of daily revision of fuel prices at midnight has been called off, after associations of petrol pump owners reached an agreement with the Government.

  • Ujjain: Suspension of Mahakal temple priest revoked

    Ujjain: Mahakaleshwar Temple Management Committee (MTMC) suspended priest Dinesh Sharma over charges of misappropriation of donation money. The investigation conducted by assistant administrator, Satish Vyas confirmed the charges and found Sharma guilty of misconduct. The suspension was revoked with a monetary punishment of 50 times the donation money which was Rs 320. The decision was taken under Section (2) of Temple Act, 1982 for lowering the temple’s esteem. He was also warned not

  • Ujjain: Traders ignore state govt orders, sell onions at MSP

    Ujjain: Ignoring Government orders to purchase onions on a support price of Rs 8 per Kg, traders had clandestinely procured around 1.2 lakh Kg of onions at Rs 2-3 per Kg. Exploiting the opportunity, traders sold the stock to the government at a support price, making deals with farmers borrowing land-title documents from them in exchange of commissions, and sold their stocks to the government at Rs 8, making profits of Rs

  • Bhopal: Green City residents demand cleaning of nullah before rain

    Bhopal: The scorching heat of summer has left us with no choice but to wait for the rain. However, there is a housing society where the residents are worrying about the situation when the rain water would flow into their premises and not only make it difficult to walk inside but also harm their vehicles.