Free Press Journal
  • What makes Sikkim an unbeatable tourist destination?

    Generally, people either look for beaches or hill stations to spend their holidays at and if mountains have your heart, there is no other place like Sikkim to spend an ideal destination. Sikkim is located in North East part of India and shares its borders with Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and to the part of Himalayas. It has some of the best glaciers, mountains, hills, and landscapes. Till 1975, it was its own Kingdom and

  • Two held for firing during procession

    Thane: Police have arrested two persons in connection with a firing incident during a procession taken out on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti over the weekend, an official said today. The incident, during which one round was fired in the air from a gun, took place in the intervening night of March 31 and April 1, senior inspector N D Patil of the Kolsewadi police station said.

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    Celebrate Easter with self-made delights

    New Delhi: Celebrate Easter at home with your loved ones, whip up some delightful dishes by using the recipes given by experts. Chef Sabyasachi Gorai in collaboration with California Walnuts Commission, Olivier Vincenot, Corporate Chef at Foodhall and Sahil Wadhwa, Director, Wadhwa Bakers, have presented few recipes:

  • Indore: We like this festival as it teaches peace and harmony, say youths

    Indore: The members of Jain community held meetings at Jain temples in the city on Wednesday to plan for Mahavir Jayanti procession. Mahavir Jayanti will be observed on Thursday. Mahavir Jayanti falls on 13th day of Chaitra month every year, which holds special significance for the Jain community across the world.

  • Indore: Basant Panchami: May Saraswati blesses with more knowledge and art in life

    Indore: What Diwali is to Lakshmi, and Navaratri is to Durga, Basant Panchami is to the goddess of knowledge and arts, Saraswati. Praying to the goddess for blessing with more art in life, residents of Indore dressed in new clothes offered prayers to goddess Saraswati and celebrated the occasion with fervour on Monday.

  • Indore: ‘Thalapoli’ seeks happiness and prosperity for city

    Clad in traditional dresses and holding thalam (a metal plate) in their hands filled with fresh paddy, flowers, rice, coconut and a lighted lamp, young girls and women, especially of local  Malayali community, took out the ritual procession from Mahalaxmi temple to Ayyappa temple symbolising traditional journey to Shabrimala temple.

  • Mumbai: Take caution this Diwali, say doctors

    Mumbai: Although Diwali is a festival of beaming lights, mouth-watering sweets, lots of fun activities, and firecrackers, it is also a time when a little negligence on your part can cause grave accidents.

  • Indore: Grandeur of god’s own country in city

    Indore: Celebrating Onam with friends and family post the festival, members of Malayalee community organised a traditional get together at Ayyapa temple on Sunday afternoon. Along with community members, other non-Malayalee Indorean food lovers, especially the people, who had slightest experience of Kerala or the culture, joined the celebration.

  • Mumbai: Rains impact festival season business

    Mumbai: As the sun came out of the clouds (on Wednesday morning), so did the people of the city. Many businesses left behind losses caused by the lashing rains and went on to eye profits that will flow in due to on-going Ganpati festival and upcoming Bakr Eid ul-Adha.

  • Lekhani art in Ganesh idol decoration is a diminishing form in Mumbai city

    Mumbai: The 11-day festival of Ganeshtosav is celebrated with great spirit in all over the state. The craze of the festival is so much that in Mumbai itself there are around 11,000 Ganesh mandals, including small household Ganpatis. Ganpati mandals are often seen competing with each other over who gets the credit of bringing most beautiful idol and same is the story with the household Ganpatis. Therefore, the idols are selected on

  • Ujjain: Shahi sawari arrangements gather momentum

    Ujjain: Crowd management during the ‘shahi sawari’on August 21, will be a challenge for the police and administration, as lakhs of devotees gather in the city to become part of a grand celebration of Lord Mahakal. The situation becomes more complex to handle as ‘somvati amavasya’ also falls on the same day as the ‘sawari’ which will increase the crowd further. The police and administration have been on their feet

  • Ujjain: Admin on toes to control crowd in shahi sawari, women safety on priority

    Ujjain: Last shahi sawari of lord Mahakal that will be taken out on August 21 will coincide with somvati amavasya that will lead to huge turnout of devotees in the city. While city administration has been busy making arrangements for sawaris for past one month, the coming Monday will be litmus test for police and administration as devotees will arrive in hordes.

  • Bhopal: Hindu-Muslim inmates at Central Jail make Ganesha idols

    Bhopal: In an eco-friendly measure, around 25 Hindu and Muslim woman prisoners of Bhopal Central Jail prepared eco-friendly idols of Ganesha for the first time. The clay idols of lord Ganesha of 10 inch, made by them will be displayed in the five-day exhibition-cum-sale at DB Mall on Friday.

  • Happy Raksha Bandhan: This is how cricketers celebrated festival of sibling love

    Today is the auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, where sister ties rakhi on brother’s hand and brother promises to take care of her. The festival has a rich tradition and is a very auspicious one in the Hindu religion. We have seen cricketers battling it out on the cricketing field, but today they were all dressed up and celebrated the festival of Raksha Bandhan with their loved ones. From Virat Kohli to Virender Sehwag

  • Bhopal: Women cops give priority to duty, than celebration

    Bhopal: “We are sisters, but for us duty is first. We are responsible people to handle the law and order situation. We will celebrate our Raksha Bandhan within the duty hours,” say women police constables, on Sunday. However, the DIG Bhopal has made the women cops happy through his surprising orders. One of the constables Namtrata Mishra added that they are also human being and have families, but the post

  • Ujjain: Markets upbeat with festivals around the corner

    Ujjain: Ahead of the festival of ‘raksha bandhan’, markets of the city wore a heavily crowed look with customers thronging temporary ‘rakhi’ shops. The festival of raksha bandhan will be celebrated on Monday. ‘Rakhies’ with cartoon characters like Doraemon, Pokemon and Bahubali are being liked most by children. Cloth markets witnessed a heavy rush of customers due to the festive season. Shops selling sarees, suits, kids-wears and men’s apparels reported

  • Saibaba temple gets Rs 5.52 crore donations on Guru Poornima

    Shirdi: The Saibaba temple here received donations worth Rs 5.52 crore during the recent three-day ‘Guru Poornima’ festival, an increase of Rs 1.40 crore as compared to last year, an official has said. The devotees, from the country as well as abroad, donated Rs 2.94 crore cash in the donation boxes kept in the temple premises between July 7 and 10, Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rubal Agrawal said