Free Press Journal
  • Windies revenge not on Simmons mind despite axe

    Harare : Phil Simmons insists that leading Afghanistan to the 2019 World Cup and not exacting revenge over his West Indies compatriots is his only priority when the 10-team qualifying tournament gets underway today.

  • People of different communities in city celebrate Holi peacefully

    Ujjain : The festival of Holi was celebrated peacefully and with great zeal by young and old in the city. Children and youngsters got into the ‘Holi mood’ from morning and many social groups and community people also joined in to celebrate the festival which continued till evening.

  • Speeding car overturns after hitting elderly person

    Indore : A speeding car overturned after hitting an elderly man on AB Road in Rajendra Nagar area on Friday late night. The car was driven by a woman who also had received minor injury in the accident. Police have registered a case and started investigation into the case.

  • Handicapped boy drowns in BMC swimming pool

    BHOPAL : A minor deaf and mute boy died after he drowned in the swimming pool owned by Bhopal Municipal Corporation. The pool is lying closed for over a decade. The swimming pool is located at Idgah Hills under the limits of Shahjahanabad police station where the incident occurred on Friday noon.

  • Varsities told to install CCTV cameras at exam centres

    BHOPAL : The universities of the state have been told to install CCTV cameras at all the examination centres, according to new directions issued by higher education department on Saturday. The department also directed to make audio-video recording of viva examination of PhD scholars. The directive will be implemented from examinations of 2018.

  • Anti-govt protests intensify in Maldives

    Washington D.C : Protests against President Yameen has intensified in capital Male and other cities, as joint opposition continues to maintain pressure on the government to implement the Supreme Court ruling of February 1.

  • NBW against NiMo, Choksi

    Mumbai : A special court on Saturday issued non-bailable warrants (NBW) against diamond traders Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi in connection with the multi-core Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam. This means the process of Modi’s extradition would be expedited.

  • 39 accident-prone  spots identified

    Mumbai : The Mumbai traffic police have identified a total of 39 accident-prone areas or black spots (see box) where BMC and an agency have been advised to provide engineering solutions. The killer intersections or accident-prone areas in the city are being given engineering solutions like putting road rumblers, tyres on guardrail of flyovers and other necessary solutions to prevent serious accidents, which mostly turn out to be fatal. The robust initiative,

  • India pip Pak to win Snooker World Cup

    “Manan (right) played exceptional snooker especially in the crucial deciders of the semifinal and final. I’m really happy for him to win his first world title,” said Pankaj Advani.

  • Humans of Indore: Holi or Diwali, this fashion designer is needy man’s ally

    Not only on Holi, Rajani serves snacks, tea and water to policemen and poor on Diwali, New Year and on other days as well when markets remain closed and their chances of getting tea and water becomes bleak. This apart, he even feeds more than 400 poor people across the city every evening and now planning to get a place to provide free education to poor children.

  • Jostling for RS nominations begins; CM confers with Delhi 3 from MP may enter RS

    BHOPAL : As the date for filing of nominations for Rajya Sabha seats from the state draws closer, BJP leaders have started flexing their muscles for securing party ticket. Five seats from the state are falling vacant in the Upper House and the BJP, given its strength in the Vidhan Sabha, is in a position to get at least four of its candidates elected. Candidates have to be selected before March 12,

  • BJP used money, muscle power to win Tripura, says Yechury

    New Delhi : Accepting the Tripura mandate, Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday charged the BJP with using money and muscle power to win the state assembly elections.

  • City mourns death of Brahmrishi Mouni Baba, funeral today

    Ujjain : Brahmrishi Mouni Baba passed away early on Saturday at Pune following a prolonged illness. A pall of gloom descended on followers of the Baba as soon as the news of his death spread in the city.

  • Spirited India go down fighting against Argentina

    Ipoh (Malaysia) : India found themselves at the receiving end of star penalty corner specialist Gonzalo Peillat’s hat-trick as they lost 2-3 against Olympic champions Argentina in their opening match of the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here.

  • Third eye security personnel assaults devotee

    Ujjain : A‘third eye’ security personnel at Mahakaleshwar Temple abused and physically assaulted a devotee on Saturday around 7 am. The argument was later settled after the devotee and the security personnel came to a compromise. About 130 ‘third eye’ security personnel have been deployed at Mahakaleshwar Temple but many of these personnel have been noticed taking bribes from devotees for permitting entry through the VIP gate. Due to this, devotees face

  • Rahul a student of nursery if Shah is in PG class of politics: Himanta

    AGARTALA: If BJP chief Amit Shah is a student of post graduation then Congress president Rahul Gandhi is still in nursery class, Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday while comparing the two leaders’ capability in politics.

  • Using PNB scam to promote privatisation will make matters worse: Economists

    Mumbai : More than 60 economists and professors from renowned universities have come together to oppose the idea of privatisation of public bank and ask banks to publish their lists of wilful defaulters. Using the present crisis of Punjab National Bank (PNB) to privatise banks will make matter much worse, stated the economists.

  • Nothing new to offer, MBMC chief tables `1,213 cr budget

    Bhayandar : Newly appointed commissioner of the Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) BG Pawar on Saturday presented a Rs 1231-crore draft budget tagged with a surplus of Rs 14.85 lakh to standing committee chairman Dhruv Kishor Patil for the fiscal year 2018-2019. While there was nothing new to offer, proposals were just a carry-over from last year’s budget.

  • Most promises made during student union polls remain unfulfilled

    BHOPAL : The students had elected student union office bearers with great hope in October last year but most of them failed to fulfill their poll promises. With academic session about to end, many poll promises remain to be fulfilled.