Free Press Journal
  • Tata to decide fate of its UK steel plants this week

    London : At least 18,000 jobs in the UK may become redundant if Tata Steel decide to ditch two of their loss making plants at a board meeting on Tuesday. The board of directors of the Indian multinational is expected to meet on March 29 in Mumbai to discuss whether to retain or sell the plants in Scunthorpe and Port Talbot in UK.

  • Sahara averts foreclosure auction of US hotels

    New York : In a major relief, Sahara Group has got time till June to avoid any foreclosure auction of its two marquee hotel properties here by mortgage holders Reuben Brothers, who had extended a USD 900 million loan refinance facility to the embattled Indian group, reports PTI.

  • Analysts: Stocks may see volatility on derivatives expiry

    New Delhi : Domestic stocks, which will open for trading after a long break today, are likely to witness volatility this week as investors keep a watch on derivatives expiry as well as a host of global cues including crude oil prices and the Reserve Bank of India’s first bi-monthly monetary policy meet for 2016-17 on April 5.

  • Online content demand to rise rapidly with 4G: Deloitte

    Mumbai: With greater rollout of 4G services in the country, consumer demand for online content will increase rapidly in the coming years. “4G will bring complete transformation of… television viewing experience and mark a shift in the control from the broadcaster to consumer. Further, low-cost smartphones bundled with low tariff will help in boosting the Internet usage in India over the coming years,” a Deloitte report said. The total number of Internet

  • Expose all Kanhaiyas with kindness

    The Hyderabad University is in the news again for all the wrong reasons. Weeks after the suicide of Dalit student Rohith Vemula, normalcy was beginning to return to the university campus. But last week when vice-chancellor P. Appa Rao resumed work after two months of forced leave, violence erupted once again.

  • Not BJP’s poll season

    The Bharatiya Janata Party may have a 282-strong majority in the Lok Sabha, but its essential character remains that of a northern and western Indian party. Even its ideological mentor the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh has struggled to command a similar following in the southern and eastern states. In this sense, the BJP’s chances of making it good in any of the five states going to polls — Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu,

  • Land reforms can help tackle Naxalism

    A new twist has been added to the long-standing demand for job reservations for SC/ST youth in the private sector. “Why are youths drifting towards Naxalism? It is happening because they are not getting opportunities,” argued union minister and Lok Janshakti Party chairman, Ram Vilas Paswan. Reservation of jobs in the private sector will help cool down anger among the vulnerable SC/ST youth who are taking to extremist ideologies, he elaborated. For

  • Rangpanchami to be celebrated today, cops to remain on high alert

    BHOPAL : Like Holi, police as well as the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) administration will remain on high salert on Rangpanchami festival going to be celebrated on Monday. Heavy police force will be deployed at every nook and corners and prominent squares especially in the walled city areas to avoid any untoward incident on Rangpanchami.

  • Colourful Sunday morning with dance & games

    Indore : This Indori Subah was themed on colours of life and following the same Indoreans showcased their talents and shared their skills with each other on Sunday morning.

  • Idol of Lord Hanuman stolen

    BHOPAL : A complaint of theft of Lord Hanuman idol was filed at Bag Sevania Police Station on Sunday. Cops are investigating the case while the area residents said that the idol was removed by a builder.

  • City gearing up to celebrate Rang Panchami

    Indore : ‘Rang Panchami’ will be celebrated with traditional enthusiasm and religious fervour in the city on Monday. People are waiting for the day to play colors for the second time after Holi. Like every year, this year’s Rang Panchami promises to be a memorable one.

  • People celebrate Easter in fervour

    Indore : Traditional celebrations marked ‘Easter’ festivity in the city. Some families got together and cooked traditional Easter treats, while others celebrated the day with Easter games and activities.

  • Postponement of Peshwayi irks Sadhus

    Ujjain : Discontent has grown strong in Sadhus of Juna akhara over postponing of the Peshwayi scheduled for Sunday.

  • High time for mela officials to expedite developmental works

    Ujjain : Scores of saint of Vaishnav Akharas started thronging in city for participating in upcoming congregation of devotion, Simhastha Fair but still administration had not provided even basic amenities to saints till now on their allotted plots.

  • ICDS sits on funds for welfare of women, kids

    BHOPAL : The Madhya Pradesh Integrated Child Development Service department, better known women and child development department was established to provide better facilities to women, children and the adolescent girls. However, the department is lagging behind to achieve the set target in the current financial year. The department have not allocated even a single rupee for the upliftment of the adolescent girls for last three financial years.