Free Press Journal
  • Film world mourns ‘master storyteller’ Kundan’s demise

    Mumbai : Kundan Shah’s knack of tackling alternate cinema with satirical themes in a film like ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ and a show like ‘Nukkad’ made him a master storyteller, members of Indian showbiz said as they mourned the demise of the filmmaker on Saturday.

  • Jail dept struggles to get land for building training centre

    BHOPAL : Sixty years after formation of Madhya Pradesh, the state jail department still doesn’t have a training centre, which can give proper basic training to warders. The warders are trained at police training school in Indore and at BSF Academy in Tekanpur.

  • Spain punch World Cup ticket, Serbia made to wait

    Paris : Heavyweights Spain qualified for the 2018 World Cup with a routine 3-0 home win over Albania, but Serbia must wait to seal to their place following a 3-2 loss in Austria.

  • Ineligible people allotted houses in rehab component

    Mumbai : Even as eligibility of nearly 18 slum dwellers under a Slum Rehabilitation Authority project is under scrutiny, they have been allotted permanent accommodation in the rehab component.

  • Jignesh packs off Raegan in a thriller

    Mumbai : Calm and cool as cumber Jignesh Rahatwal turned a virtual defeat as he trailed 0-3 into a thrilling victory over flashy third seed Raegan Albuquerque 4-3 to make the men’s singles semifinals of theMumbai Suburban   District  Table Tennis  Champion-ships held at Khar Gymkhana here. Jignesh triumphed 6-11, 9-11, 8-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-9, 13-11.

  • 5-yr old girl dies of poisoning

    BHOPAL : A 5-year-old girl died of consuming poisonous substance at her home in Jamusar Kalan village under the limits of Bairasia police station on Saturday morning.

  • ‘Law intern leaned out thrice before ending life’

    Mumbai : Investigations into the death of law intern Pallavi Vikamsey point out that she “leaned out thrice” before jumping off the running train on Wednesday. No passengers had tried to stop her or alert others on all three instances and even in the fourth attempt when she jumped.

  • Swine flu death toll goes upto 119 in MP

    BHOPAL : Swine flu death toll has gone upto 119 in Madhya Pradesh since July 1.  About 698 cases were reported positive in the state.  Similarly, dengue cases have gone upto  700 in MP of which 50 percent are from Bhopal.

  • Architecture student seeks court help to fight allegation of ‘ragging’ classmate

    Mumbai : ‘Ragging’ is a criminal activity that was prevalent in almost all schools and colleges in the city, where one saw seniors bullying their juniors or even their own classmates. The rampant ragging or bullying in the early 2000 led to several suicides however over the years with more anti ragging awareness and ruling of the Supreme Court, this offence can hardly be seen in any campus. With more stringent acts

  • Defence minister surveys Doklam-Nathula area

    Gangtok : Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday made an aerial survey of the Doklam-Nathula area on the Sino-India border, a day after the government said the status quo at the site has not changed since the disengagement on August 28, reports PTI.

  • Green-initiative cycles lie forgotten in Thane

    Thane : Cycles that had been brought for the green cycle Initiative have been just dumped near the Thane’s stadium in the badminton court. The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has not been able to start the project as the tracks are yet to be prepared. The project was inaugurated on August 24 by the Shiv Sena’s Yuva Sena wing chief Aaditya Thackeray.

  • Sania-Shuai Peng out of China Open after semifinal loss

    Beijing : Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Shuai Peng’s campaign in the China Open ended after they suffered a 6-2, 1-6, 5-10 defeat in the semifinal to Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-jan here. Swiss veteran Hingis and her her Taiwanese partner will take on Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova in the final. Incidentally, Mirza and Peng had lost in the semifinal stage last week to the same opponents,.

  • Virbhadra to be Cong’s CM candidate for HP polls: Rahul

    Mandi(HP) : Kicking off Congress’ campaign in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, its Vice President Rahul Gandhi today announced that incumbent Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate.

  • Plastic bullets for Valley to tackle street protests

    Meerut : The CRPF has sent 21,000 rounds of newly-developed and “less lethal” plastic bullets to the Kashmir Valley to tackle street protests, says a top officer of the force.

  • Commuters stage ‘rail roko’; disrupt WR services

    Mumbai : Local train services on the western line came to a grinding halt on Saturday for over thirty minutes. This time, it was due to angry commuters who staged a ‘rail roko’ at Naigaon station demanding two additional services during the morning peak hour.