Free Press Journal
  • Dalit girl research scholar complains of harassment at DAVV

    Indore : While controversy over the suicide by a Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula at University of Hyderabad continues to grow, a girl student belonging to Scheduled Caste category here lodged a complaint with Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) authorities alleging mental harassment by her PhD guide and head of School of Physical Education.

  • Two vehicle-lifters arrested

    Indore: Juni Indore police arrested two bike thieves and recovered four stolen two-wheelers from their possession on Thursday. The accused are being questioned for other such thefts. According to the police, acting on a tip-off, two persons were detained near an auto-deal where they were trying to sell an Activa scooter. The accused could not present papers of the vehicle. The police took them to police station where they confessed to steal

  • Panchayat secys submit 8 point memo

    Ujjain: Panchayat secretaries on Thursday submitted a memorandum demanding increased wages to joint collector Jayant Joshi. The 8 point memorandum included increased wages, implementation of 6th pay commission, promotion cadre, refixation and compassionate appointment, incrementing accidental death aid to Rs 5 lakh and medical leaves. State president of the association Dinesh Sharma said before the submission of memorandum at Kothi palace, a dharna was held at Damdama. Balmukund Patidar, Praveen Sharma, Padmsingh

  • Airtel, Axiata to merge units in Bangladesh

    New Delhi : Bharti Airtel and Malaysia-based Axiata Group will merge their operations in Bangladesh to form the second largest operator in that country. Axiata Group Berhad and Airtel signed a definitive agreement to merge their respective telecom subsidiaries — Robi Axiata Ltd and Airtel Bangladesh Ltd — in Bangladesh, Airtel said.

  • Let us hide our sport idols…

    Mumbai : Real life may not always imitate Reel life. Umar Draz, a nondescript tailor from Okara in Pakistan has learnt this lesson the hard way. He has been jailed for 10 years for daring to flutter the Indian Tricolour atop his home. A cricket buff, his passion for his idol Virat Kohli has surely boomeranged.

  • Govt to provide free Braille books and conduct exams in same lang

    Indore : MP government will fund Braille books for the visually impaired school students and conduct exams in Braille according to the latest orders that were communicated to Mahesh Drishtiheen Kalyan Sangh and Rotary Club, who had appealed for the same.

  • IMF implements quota reforms; India gets more voting rights

    Washington : Marking a “historic” change at IMF, India, China and other emerging economies will now have more voting rights at the multilateral funding agency with the implementation of long pending quota reforms.

  • MIT is regional campus hub of Syntel

    Ujjain: Leading software developing company Syntel for the very first time selected Mahakal Institute of Technology (MIT) as the center for their pooled campus drive on Friday. 2016 Engineering students from various colleges of Indore, Bhopal, Mandsaur, and Ujjain will come to MIT, Ujjain to participate in Syntellect-2016, the company’s comprehensive selection process. Spokesperson at the college said, it is a matter of pride for not only MIT but also for the

  • The list of top 50 wealthiest people in the world have a combined fortune of $1.45 trillion, nearly equal to the GDP of Australia, according to a new list by Wealth-X in collaboration with Business Insider. The list was topped by Bill Gates with a staggering wealth of $87.4 billion, followed by Spanish businessman Amancio Ortega Gaona and Warren Buffett in the second and third spot

    ICICI Q3 profit down 4.4% as provisions soar

    Mumbai:  ICICI Bank reported a surprise 4.4 % fall in December quarter consolidated net profit at Rs 3,122 crore, as its provisions for stressed accounts rose three-fold after the RBI asked banks to recognise asset quality stress of large accounts. The country’s largest private sector lender warned of NPA pains in the March quarter as well.

  • No let-up in stray cattle menace: cow hits woman

    Ujjain : The stray cattle menace in city has become a matter of concern after a middle-aged woman was hit by a cow in Ashok Nagar locality of Neelganga. Victim Durgabai was attacked without any provocation. The cow pushed her against the wall of house and started hitting her. Hearing her cries, a number of onlookers gathered and saved her.

  • Three houses burgled

    Indore : Thieves broke into three places in the city and decamped with booty worth lakhs. The first theft occurred in Ganesh Nagar in Kanadia where thieves broke into the house of Dr Suraj Sirohi and stole jewellery and cash. At the time of theft, the family had gone out of the city.

  • Cong, edu institutions celebrate R-Day

    Ujjain : The Republic Day was celebrated amid traditional zeal by various political organisations, government departments and educational institutions.

  • Prof Nagar’s demise spreads dissent in fraternity

    Ujjain : Prof Rashmi Nagar after a prolonged battle with severe liver condition passed away on January 25 and now a demur has spread in the teachers’ fraternity, against the laxity of government and education department.

  • Govt gets Rs 726 cr via 2nd tranche of gold bond scheme

    New Delhi : The government has received subscription for 2,790 kg gold amounting to Rs 726 crore under the second tranche of sovereign gold bond scheme, three times more than what it had received earlier.

  • Rs 1 L looted from photo studio owner

    Indore : Some unidentified men, came in a car, looted a photo studio owner of Rs 100000 on AB Road near Mangaliya on Thursday. During the escape, their car was overturned and caught fire after colliding with a bridge while the miscreants managed to flee from there.

  • Vedanta Q3 net tanks 99% to Rs 18 crore

    New Delhi : Vedanta posted a steep 98.9% fall in consolidated net profit at Rs 17.91 crore for the December quarter as the metals major battled a subdued commodities market, which saw prices hit over 10-year lows. The firm led by NRI billionaire Anil Agarwal had reported a net profit of Rs 1,587.50 crore in the year-ago period.