Free Press Journal
  • Idea, Airtel, Vodafone top MNP gainers

    New Delhi: Five years after mobile number portability (MNP) was introduced in India, incumbents Idea Cellular, Vodafone and Bharti Airtel stand out as the only gainers while Reliance Communications, Aircel and Tata Teleservices are the biggest losers, reports PTI.

  • Oriental University’s annual fest ‘Atharva’ concludes

    Indore :  The two-day annual function of Oriental University ‘Atharva’ concluded with entertaining events and programmes on Thursday. Musical performance of Prakhar Geete and comedy act of Saurabh stole the show.

  • People take away mixed experiences from Ambedkar Jayanti programmes

    Mhow :  Thousands of people gathered here on Thursday to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar and to listen to the national leaders. Government and higher officials have made elaborate arrangements for the programmes here, but these arrangements also irked common men, as they found themselves nowhere counted. Many faces were seen happy and some seen distressed during the programmes. A brief report…

  • Work on 7 new med colleges proceeding at snail’s pace

    BHOPAL :  Going by the current pace of work, it may be decades before the seven new medical colleges in the state become functional. Inordinate delays in the release of funds from the Centre is said to be main reason for the excruciatingly slow speed at which work on these projects is proceeding.

  • All roads lead to Ambedkar statue; RSS joins ‘Jai Bhim’ chorus

    BHOPAL :  The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) took out a first-ever band march while the Ambedkrites organised rallies, public meetings, cultural programme, display of fireworks, cake-cutting marking the 125th birth anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar on Thursday. Cutting across party lines, political leaders paid tributes to Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar. They greeted one another and shook hands while chanting “Jai-Bhim”.

  • Transport recruitment scam becomes government’s albatross

    BHOPAL :  The examination for recruitment of Transport Constables, conducted by the Vyapam, has become a pain in the neck for the state government. The name of Chief Secretary Antony De Sa is figuring in the controversy. It is being alleged that he was instrumental in getting the number of posts increased from 198 to 332. A new issue related to changing of recruitment rules may also come to the fore.

  • Bhopal: 2000 cops to provide security cover to Prez

    BHOPAL :  Security has been tightened in the city for the President’s two-day visit to the state capital, beginning Friday. He will take part in a programme ‘Retreat of Supreme Court Judges’ at the National Judicial Academy (NJA).

  • Congress, intellectuals demand CEO’s removal

    Kolkata : Congress, RSP and a section of intellectuals in West Bengal on Thursday placed a demand before a full bench of the Election Commission for the removal of state Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Gupta against whom complaints were made also by other opposition parties, including BJP.

  • Mohammed Aamir Khan, living in dread after acquittal

    Despite Indians being proud of their democracy and rule of law, it is a sad fact of life that there are several miscarriages of justice and there is no way to correct or compensate for them. Instances of innocent people being picked up, held for a long time in jail and then finally released because they are found innocent, with neither monetary help nor rehabilitation, is one such example.

  • Rock-bottom onion prices leave farmers teary-eyed

    BHOPAL :  Onion is cheaper than toffee in Madhya Pradesh. Onion, which, at one time was selling for Rs 80 per kg, is now available at rock bottom prices in the state. While earlier, onion was bringing tears into the eyes of the farmers, it is now the turn of the farmers to cry.  Onion prices have brought down governments in the country and only a couple of months back, the skyrocketing

  • Govt moves NABARD for Rs 21,975 crore loans

    NEW DELHI : The Government has moved the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), an apex development bank in India headquartered in Mumbai, for loans of Rs 21,975 crore for its Rs 81,975-crore plan to build one crore houses in the rural areas in the next three years under its flagship Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.  The loan with interest will be paid back through budgetary allocation after 2022. The need to

  • Criminal on the run for 15 yrs nabbed in Jaipur

    BHOPAL :  Jehangirabad police on Thursday arrested a history sheeter criminal Shakeel Kubda from Rajasthan after 15 years on the basis a vital clue the cops got from his son during interrogation.

  • Real estate market to reach peak at end of year: CREDAI

    Indore :  Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI) Indore, president Naveen Mehta said that the real estate market in the city is booming and is likely to reach the peak at the end of year, in a discussion with our reporter, on Thursday.

  • Man pours petrol over wife, sets her on fire

    BHOPAL :  A man set his wife afire when she hassled with him after he returned home in an inebriated condition late on Wednesday night at Shanti Nagar under Gandhi Nagar police station. The victim is battling for her life in a hospital.

  • Red kites to tell SC judges to do justice with gas hit

    BHOPAL :  Bhopal gas tragedy survivors will  fly red colour kites at Nehru Nagar printed with the slogan, ” Do Justice with gas victims”  by  disposing  of their pending cases at the earliest on Friday as Supreme Court judges are gathering at National Judicial Academy in Bhopal ahead of President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit on April 15.