Free Press Journal
  • Pandya, Archer lead windfall for uncapped players

    From India’s U-19 World Cup stars to domestic and foreign recruits, uncapped players were sought after lot for the eight teams. Krunal Pandya got a whooping 8.8 crore and emerge as the highest drawer in this pack.

  • Seat allotment: Rahul takes it in his stride 

    Congress President Rahul Gandhi took in his stride a seat given to him in the sixth row at the Republic Day parade here, saying he is “least bothered” on the seat allotment, but the Congress made it an issue to attack the Government for disregarding the convention to seat him in the front row as the party president.

  • ‘padma’ crosses rs 50 crore-mark in 2 days

    New Delhi : Looks like, the hard work of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the team of ‘Padmaavat’ has paid off. After facing so many controversies and death threats, the period drama has taken the Box Office by storm and raked in Rs 56 crore in three days of its release. The movie had collected Rs 5 crore on January 24 (paid reviews), Rs 19 crore on Day 1 of the release and

  • MP’s Padma Shri awardees want to work till end

    BHOPAL : Three people have won Padma Shri awards from Madhya Pradesh, according to an official release issued by centre on Thursday evening.
    Two of them are from creative field and one from the world of academics. Padma Shri awardees include Hindi short story writer Malti Joshi, Gond tribal artist Bhajju Shyam and Sanskrit teacher from Ujjain Dr Keshavrao Sadashiv Shastri Musalgaonkar. Free Press talked to them to know how they feel.
    Bhajju Shyam

  • Achievers’ Academy felicitates prominent personalities of city

    Ujjain : A patriotic programme ‘Gantantra Utsav-Achievers ke saath’ was held on the eve of Republic day, at Vikram Kirti Mandir.  The programme was organised by Achiever’s Academy.  Many competitions like talent hunt, singing, instrumental music, and painting competition were organised. Distinguished personalities of the city were also felicitated.

  • Marach-Pavic win men’s doubles

    Melbourne : Seventh seeded Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic won their first Grand Slam doubles title on Saturday, crowned Australian Open champions in a tough final 6-4, 6-4.

  • Pakistan again rakes up Kashmir during UNSC debate

    United Nations : Days after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres ruled out any mediation effort between India and Pakistan, Islamabad’s top envoy to the world body raised the Kashmir issue during a UN Security Council debate on the Middle East.

  • IPL: MCA won’t use potable water for ground

    MCA will only use water from its rainwater harvesting system and ‘ring wells’ constructed at Wankhede stadium, for watering the pitch, toilets and for cleaning and maintenance purposes.  Around 3,30,000 litres of water will be required for the above purposes on each of the IPL match in the city

  • Citizens explore city with ‘Jai-Ujjain’ programme

    Ujjain : Thousands of citizens explored the city on the 69th Republic Day through the ‘Jai Ujjain’ programme organised by the Pradesh Congress Committee secretary Chetan Yadav. P articipants of the programme unanimously selected 4 places of the city to inspect.

  • SBI found guilty of ‘service deficiency’ by consumer court

     Mumbai : A district consumer forum has held the SBI guilty of deficiency in service for debiting money from a bank account despite a failed ATM withdrawal and awarded a compensation of Rs 3,000 to the account holder.

  • Stage set for 7th Free Press on-the-spot painting contest today

    Ujjain : All preparations have been completed for the 7th ‘On-the-Spot Painting Competition,’ being organised by the Free Press here on Sunday (January 28, 2018). The competition will start at 9 am at Tarantal Parisar Garden, between Kothi Road and Dewas Road.

  • ‘Family reunited’

    Bengaluru : BCCI Acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary on Saturday welcomed Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) back in the Board’s fold and said decks have been cleared for Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Stadium (SMS) to host Royals home games in the upcoming IPL.  “There were two impediments over RCA and the ground in Jaipur. Now, RCA is back into the fold. “A recce has been done at the SMS and the court has ordered termination

  • China developing spy plane to operate from aircraft carrier

    Chinese military observers said the KJ-600 would be fitted with an advanced active electronically scanned array, or AESA, radar which could enable it to spot stealth aircraft such as America’s F-22s and F-35s.

  • ‘Maha mastakabhishek’ of Mahaveer idol performed

    Ujjain : The ‘maha mastakabhishek’ of a 21 feet lofty idol of Mahaveer Swami, was performed on Friday at Tapobhumi near Indore road. Ten thousand balloons were flown for world peace by devotees. The ‘abhishek’ was followed by a ‘shantidhara abhishek’. Over eight thousand devotees were present at the time of the ‘abhishek’.