Free Press Journal
  • Three held with seven firearms, live cartridges

    Indore : Police on Saturday arrested three persons for supplying firearms in Betma area and recovered 7 country-made pistols and live cartridges from them. The accused are being questioned for their other accomplices.

  • No deductions if I-T returns filed late

    New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has quietly slipped in a draconian provision in the Union Budget presented on Thursday to deny all permissible deductions and exemptions to the taxpayer under the Income Tax Act if the returns are not filed by the specified due dates.

  • TEDx Gateway 2018: Mountaineers Nungshi and Tashi Malik feel mountains do not discriminate based on gender!

    The twins Nungshi and Tashi Malik are a well-bonded team who have achieved many global landmarks in mountaineering. In 2013, barely 21 years old,they became world’s first female twins to scale Mt Everest. Now they have dedicated their adventure mission to Indian girl child with the motto ‘Gender Equality Now: Fight Female Foeticide’. Last year they started ‘NungshiTashi Foundation’ with the twin objectives of promoting Outdoors Leadership and girl empowerment through outdoors.

  • No govt has right to interfere in talaq laws: Sharad Pawar

    Aurangabad : NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday said that no government has the right to interfere in Islamic laws related to talaq, which have their origin in the Quran. He said if banning instant triple talaq was about giving protection to women, then “whatever one intends to do should be done by taking prominent people in the Muslim community and clerics in confidence”.      “But talaq is a way provided by

  • Four children injured in school bus accident

    Ujjain : At least four students and a school employee of Vidya Bhawan School were injured, when the school bus carrying 20 students lost control and collided with a tree in Navakheda village on Saturday morning. The front portion of the bus was completely damaged and the injured students were taken to the civil hospital for treatment.

  • Girl raped, thrashed by auto-driver

    Indore : An auto-rickshaw driver was booked for allegedly raping a 20-year-old girl in Lasudiya area on Friday.

  • 15 police encounters in UP in 2 days; 24 criminals arrested

    Uttar Pradesh Police has intensified its crackdown on criminals after the new DGP O P Singh took charge last month. Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath had vowed to take strict action against the criminals after his government faced criticism over a string of crimes in the state.


     New Delhi  : Putting behind tension at the borders from 73-day long military standoff at Doklam, the Armies of India and China have decided to resume military engagements, including the seventh edition of the joint annual exercise.

  • Here is a chance to learn more about solid waste management

    Thane : Taking a cue from the Supreme Court directions that the societies in Thane will have to treat their own waste and to motivate the societies for the process, the Thane Municipal Corporation has organised a three-day exhibition in this regard.

  • Fake software, biometric data used to siphon off subsidised foodgrains

    Surat : Two fair-price shop owners were arrested by the Crime Branch here for allegedly diverting subsidised grains by using a duplicate software and unauthorised biometric data of beneficiaries. Police said that Babubhai Boriwal (53) and Sampatlal Shah (61), were arrested on Friday and were sent to police custody for five days. Explaining the modus operandi, Crime Branch Inspector BN Dave said, “The state government had in April 2016 launched the Annapurna

  • Petrol pumps looted, Kanjars suspected

    Ujjain : Four people looted petrol pumps in Tarana and Kaitha on Friday night and took away thousands of rupees and mobile phones.

  • Northeast at heart of Act East Policy: Modi

    Guwahati : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the northeast is at the heart of India’s ‘Act East Policy’ for connecting to Southeast Asia and build trade and people-to-people ties with the Asean bloc.

  • Petitioner in Loya case fears death

    New Delhi  : Nagpur-based RTI activist Suraj Lolage, who was the first to knock at the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court on November 17 on the alleged cover-up the suspicious death of CBI special judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya in the city in December 2014, fears death threats but says that he will not give up.

  • House registration goes online

    Ujjain : 181 houses of Ujjain Development Authority (UDA) can now be registered through a link given on the UDA’s website. UDA CEO Abhishek Dubey informed that earlier this process was done manually but can now be done online. Houses will be available for registration till February 28. On receiving more applications, the houses will be registered in the UDA office through a lottery system. After that, 10 per cent of the