Free Press Journal
  • PM Modi ignoring Kerala, says Pinarayi Vijayan

    NEW DELHI: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of consistently ignoring Kerala and its demands. Vijayan’s, who was on Friday denied permission to meet the prime minister, also alleged the Centre was not paying heed to the country’s federal structure.

  • Gold for Solanki, Hussamuddin at German boxing tourney

    New Delhi : The fast-rising Gaurav Solanki (52kg) notched up his second successive international gold medal, along with Mohammed Hussamuddin (56kg) as India ended a strong campaign with six medals at the Chemistry Cup in Halle, Germany on Saturday.

  • Chain Singh wins gold in rifle event  

    New Delhi : Chain Singh pipped 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Gagan Narang to clinch the gold in the three-position rifle event in the KSS Memorial Shooting Championship at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, here on Saturday.

  • Banker seeks sex for crop loan

    Mumbai : A branch manager of Central Bank of India in Buldhana district has been booked for allegedly demanding sexual favours from a farmer’s wife seeking crop loan on Friday. The woman had accompanied her husband to the bank where they had applied for a crop loan at Datala in the Malakapur Tehsil on Thursday morning, police said.

  • North Korea still an unusual, extraordinary threat: Trump

    Washington : US President Donald Trump has cited “an unusual and extraordinary threat” from North Korea’s nuclear arsenal to extend sanctions on Kim Jong Un’s regime, despite touting the success of a historic summit earlier this month.

  • RAIN PLAYS SPOILSPORT AT POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED EVENT

    e-dedication of houses constructed under ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana’ was organised by Ujjain Municipal Corporation at Jogipura locality on Maxi Road on Saturday afternoon. Rain during the programme changed atmosphere and people started searching for shelter and some of them even used cut-out to cover themselves

  • Whistle-blower plaint on 31 new loan A/Cs, ICICI refutes charge

    Mumbai : Private sector lender ICICI Bank on Saturday said a whistleblower’s complaint alleging incorrect accounting of interest income and non-performing assets in 31 loan accounts of the bank has not been “borne out”, adding that findings of an internal probe will have no material impact on the financial statements for 2017-18 (Apr-Mar). ICICI Bank on Friday said that it had received complaints about 31 loan accounts from an anonymous complainant, on

  • Farmer drags ST staff to court

    In his PIL, Raghunath Bhagat has asked HC to make the staff reimburse the losses incurred in the strike and to de-recognise the unions which extended support to strike

  • Int’l De-Addiction Day to be observed on Tuesday

    Ujjain : International Day against use of Narcotics Substances and its illegal trade will be celebrated on Tuesday as per state government directives.

  • One dead after attack at rally for Ethiopia’s new PM

    Addis Ababa : An explosion struck a huge rally for Ethiopia’s reformist new prime minister on Saturday shortly after he spoke and was waving to the cheering crowd that turned out to support sweeping changes in Africa’s second most populous nation.

  • 32-year-murder solved using DNA on napkin 

     Washington : DNA evidence from a discarded restaurant napkin was used to identify a suspect in the slaying of a 12-year-old girl in 1986 in Seattle, Washington, police said.

  • Monsoon makes a comeback

    Mumbai: Several parts of Mumbai received moderate rainfall during the early hours of Saturday, as monsoon makes a comeback. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said, Mumbai is likely to receive “few spells” of rain in the next few days.

  • Minority panel member takes stock of welfare schemes

    Ujjain : Minority Commission member Sunil Singhi, who enjoys status of Cabinet minister, reviewed implementation of Prime Minister’s 15-point programme in Brihaspati Bhawan Kothi Palace Ujjain on Saturday.

  • Bakirali Rangwala: A crusader for the cause of oppressed and persecuted

    Ujjain : Only a handful of people work selflessly and incessantly for the society and the country. They can go to any length to ensure justice to the most persecuted and oppressed lot. Bakirali Rangwala is literally living up to this reputation. He has been filing PIL (public interest litigation), for the cause of bereaved, downtrodden, helpless and needy for the last 27 years. Free Press got in touch with him and

  • London mayor condemns UK’s offensive visa policy towards Indian students

    London : London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said he will continue to lobby the UK government to change its rules around immigration as he branded the exclusion of Indians from an easier student visa application regime as “offensive” and a “wasted opportunity”.

  • Vatican tribunal convicts ex-envoy of child porno distribution

    Vatican City : The Vatican tribunal on Saturday convicted a former Holy See diplomat and sentenced him to five years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography in the first such trial of its kind inside the Vatican.

  • Saudi women all set to get behind the wheel

    Riyadh : Saudi Arabia  is all set to allow women take control of the steering wheel from Sunday, making it the last country in the world to lift female driving restrictions.