Free Press Journal
  • New Signal: Teen sisters offer solution for air pollution

    Mumbai : Seldom do motorists switch off their engines at signals, leading to fuel wastage and a rise in air pollution in and around the busy traffic junctions. In order to address this peculiar problem, 19-year-old Shivani Khot and her younger sister Esha (14) have come up with a unique solution — adding a new “blue” signal along with the red, yellow and green ones that people are familiar with.

  • Nagar Brahmin community prog held

    Ujjain : Matrimony, Yayopaveet and Introduction programmes of the Nagar Brahmin community will be organised on February 20 at Hotel Shanti Palace.

  • Shortage of judges in higher judiciary saddening: Khurshid

    New Delhi : Former Union law minister Salman Khurshid has said the shortage of judges in the higher judiciary was “saddening” and called for steps to address the issue at the earliest.

  • Powerful advocate of patience and practice instead of impulsive action and anger

    Indore : Changing the trend from gifting bouquet to books for an enlightened living, 56-year-old education minister and also an industrialist Deepak Joshi has seen people and institutes changing in extremes, but his role model taught him the most important mantra of accepting the changes with positivity.

  • No service can be denied for want of Aadhaar, says UIDAI

    New Delhi : Aadhaar-issuing authority UIDAI said that no essential service or benefit like medical facility, school admission or ration through PDS can be denied for want of the biometric national ID. In a statement, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) asked government departments and state administration “to ensure that no essential service or benefit shall be denied to a genuine beneficiary for the want of Aadhaar whether it is medical help,

  • Depicting thoughts, not mere emotions in writings

    Indore : Sharing thoughts and not just emotions, 40-year-old branding consultant Priyanka Kaintura is already an author of a book, worthy for varied range of stories. Born in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir and thereafter, brought up in various cities of the country, she believes that life moves on easily.

  • More Indians prefer US EB-5 visa route with assured migration, Green Card

    Mumbai : A large number of Indians are queuing up to invest in businesses in the US through the EB-5 Investor Visa which assures migration with a quicker eligibility for acquiring the Green Card. In the past four years or so, the number of high networth individuals, corporate executives and businessmen opting for the EB-5 visas has nearly tripled, with over 350 applications in 2016.

  • National lok adalat begins

    Ujjain : National lok adalat was inaugurated in the city along with all the five tehsils of the district on Saturday. Arrangements were made to resolve maximum compromise cases through 38 benches of the district and tehsil courts. A total of 4829 cases including, 701 cases under section 138 NIA (Negotiable Instruments Act), 301 cases of motor accident claim, 321 cases of civil suits, 17 cases of domestic violence, 959 criminal cases,

  • ‘Huge gap between India and Pakistani players’

    Karachi : Known for his scathing remarks, legendary Javed Miandad has said that the recent ICC U-19 World Cup match between India and Pakistan had highlighted the huge gulf in talent between cricketers of both the countries.

  • Blood must be given free, says Health ministry

    New Delhi  : In a bid to give relief to distressed patients and their families running around for blood, the Health Ministry has written to state governments not to charge any processing fee and instead bill the National Health Mission, the central flagship scheme, for any cost in processing of the blood.

  • 2G cases: ASG Tushar Mehta made Special Public Prosecutor

    New Delhi : Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta has been appointed as Special Public Prosecutor for the 2G Spectrum Scam case to file an appeal against the acquittal of the accused by a trial court in December last year.

  • Spinners earn Sri Lanka Test series win over B’desh

    Dhaka : Sri Lankan spinners masterminded a fantastic 215-run win over Bangladesh on the third day of the second and final cricket Test to seal a 1-0 away series win at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Saturday.

  • City police arrests conman from Pune

    Ujjain : Police made a breakthrough in a case of fraud which was filed against a con-man on January 9, after he took around Rs 8 lakh from a girl through various bank accounts under the pretext of marriage and getting admitted into Harvard University. The girl met the accused Amar Agrawal on Amar  28, is a resident of Maharashtra.

  • Mumbai varsity’s highest authority too can’t relax 50% attendance rule: HC

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court has held that the Mumbai University’s ordinance mandating a minimum 50 per cent attendance was in the interest of students and thus, even the highest authority in the university had no power to allow any undue relaxation in the rule.