Free Press Journal
  • Hopes belied for some, others still not despondent

    BHOPAL :  When, in May 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a majority in the Lok Sabha for the first time in India’s history and formed its government headed by Narendra Damodardas Modi, the country was bubbling with enthusiasm and hope. The general perception was that the Modi government would inaugurate a new era of prosperity and development in the country, that new job opportunities would be created, corruption and price

  • Pravin Togadia’s kin among three murdered in Surat

    Surat : Three persons were arrested on Sunday in connection with the Saturday’s triple murder in city’s Ashvinikumar road area, where one of the victims was a relative of VHP leader Pravin Togadia, police said.

  • 18-year-old Verstappen wins 2016 Spanish Grand Prix

    Barcelona : Max Verstappen maiden win in Spanish Grand Prix on his Red Bull debut was the first in the sport by a Dutchman and the first by the team without Sebastian Vettel involved in one of their cars.

  • Investors making money must pay taxes; no fear of FDI fall: FM

    Stating that the original Mauritius treaty created a tax-incentivised route at a time when India was looking at foreign investments to boost economy, Arun Jaitley says the economy has become strong enough and now those who earn must pay taxes (more…)

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Kolkata Knight Riders

    Kolkata :  Brimming with confidence after a massive 144-run victory, Royal Challengers Bangalore will run into an in-form Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) side in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here today.

  • City sizzles at 42.60C

    Indore :  City recorded hottest day of the season on Sunday with day temperature touching crossing 42 degrees Celsius mark. Maximum temperature was recorded almost two degrees above normal at 42.6 degrees Celsius.

  • DAVV to reconsider changes made in review system

    Indore :  Following protests by students, the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya has decided to reconsider its decision of not entertaining complaints pertaining to poor marking under the review system.

  • Now, SUVs for movement of troops at China border!

    New Delhi : Expensive SUVs, usually found zipping across roads in urban locations, have for the first time been deployed at high-altitude border posts of the ITBP along the China-India border to transport troopers.

  • Samata Nagar police arrest 20 for attack on Congress rally in Mumbai

    Mumbai : The Samata Nagar Police station has arrested at least 20 people for their alleged involvement in the attack on Congress members while they were having a public meeting at Kandivali east on Saturday. Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam had organised the conclave in Kandivali to highlight alleged corruption in Shiv Sena-BJP-ruled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) as part of Congress “pol khol” (expose) campaign ahead of the next years civic elections.

  • Kotak: Time to think of policy to deal with bank failures

    Mumbai : As the banking sector expands with entry of new players in different avatars, veteran banker Uday Kotak feels policymakers must think about the ways to deal with a situation when a bank goes belly-up. The banking sector is currently awaiting entry of many differentiated-licence banks such as payments and small finance banks, while the Reserve Bank has just floated a discussion paper for on-tap licensing of full-fledged banks going forward. “Never

  • Modi’s Mother’s day out

    New Delhi :   Prime Minister Narendra Modi had his mother visiting him at his official Race Course Road residence, for the first time since he started living there nearly two years back.

  • DAVV may lose land meant for its medical college

    Indore :  The Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) may lose land allocated by the State government at Bada Bangarda for setting up a medical college.

  • Green initiative to revive Kshipra

    Ujjain :  With a view to revive river Kshipra ‘Shri Sai Non-conventional Energy Conservation and Society Welfare Committee’ has undertaken a green initiative. Under the initiative, banks of the either side of river Kshipra from its origin to culmination will be extensively planted with trees.

  • Bribes to voters: Put off polls, PMK to EC

    Madurai : Charging the DMK and the AIADMK with distributing money to voters in all the 234 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu, PMK leader S Ramadoss on Sunday urged the Election Commission to disqualify the candidates of these parties and postpone Today’s election.

  • Supreme Court

    Decriminalising Defamation: The court has got it right

    The Supreme Court chose caution when it declined to decriminalise defamation. Its rejection of pleas to remove the restraints on free speech might upset votaries of unhindered free expression without the existing constraints of criminal defamation.

  • ill girl adopted by transgender

    Morena :  Transgender Manju aka Payal adopted a girl of a poor family who was about to die. According to the sources, Payal adopted the girl one year ago who was very ill and took a good care of her.

  • Minister in charge visits village Aanvalighat

    Hoshangabad :  Minister of industries, employment, sports, youth welfare, religious trusts, and in charge of district Hoshangabad Yashodhara Raje Scindia reached village Aanvalighat for inspection during which she said that the village is being developing into a tourist spot.

  • CM sings Bhajans with devotees

    Ujjain :  Chief Minister (CM) Shivraj Singh Chauhan visited at the camp of Aacharya Peethadhishwar of Juna Akhara, saint Awadheshanand Giri and heard the Bhaagwat Katha being orated by Giri at his camp, located here at Mullapura Square on Sunday.