Free Press Journal
  • Ground level staff asked to ensure integrated dvpt of Gram Panchayats

    Ujjain :  Ground level staff has been asked to ensure the integrated development of each Gram Panchayat under the highly ambitious project of Government of India ‘Gram Uday se Bharat Uday’. Collector Kavindra Kiyawat during a video conferencing issued directives to the staff to execute the project among the public from June 6 to 20.

  • Triple talaq issue being misused, reforms are needed, says panel chief

    Hyderabad : Amid a debate over triple talaq, State Minorities Commission chairman Abid Rasool Khan on Friday said the practice has been “misused” to discriminate against women and harass them as he then appealed to ‘Ulemas’ to initiate reforms to protect rights of women.

  • Muhammad Ali hospitalized with respiratory problems

    Phoenix : Boxing great Muhammad Ali is hospitalized in the Phoenix area with what two people familiar with his condition say may be more serious problems than his previous hospital stays.

  • Cleanliness drive conducted at village Ratwada

    Seoni Malwa : Under the Gram-Gram Swachhata mission of the Bhartiya Janta Party, a cleanliness drive was carried out at village Ratwada by the workers of the party.

  • Digvijaya Singh

    Kejri using public money to build his image: Digvijaya

    Panaji : Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Friday accused Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal of misusing public money to build his own image. “The funds for publicity in Delhi government have been increased seven-fold. Kejriwal is using public money to build his own image,” Singh told reporters here in an apparent reference to AAP’s “Ek Saal” campaign marking its first anniversary in office.

  • Oil minister downplays cut in excise duty on petrol, diesel

    New Delhi: With petrol and diesel prices rising by Rs 9-10 per litre since March, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan  on Friday downplayed the possibility of an excise duty reduction to give relief to consumers saying there should not be any knee-jerk reaction.

  • Government ropes in Tata Trust to improve state health index

    BHOPAL : The state government signed an MoU with Tata Trust at Mantralaya in the city on Friday. Its objective is to improve state’s health index. The MoU on behalf of the state government was signed in the presence of chief secretary Anthony de Sa. Principal secretary, health, Gauri Singh, director of national health mission V Kiran Gopal were present on the occasion.

  • UMC commences drive to collect suggestion of denizens on Smart City

    Ujjain : Ujjain Municipal Corporation (UMC) has once again started exercise of taking suggestions of the denizens for making city smart and making necessary corrections in the draft which was prepared for the 1st round, so that city can find its place in the 2nd round’s list which will possibly be released in August.

  • Jethmalani, five others elected to RS from Bihar

    PATNA : Sitting BJP Rajya Sabha member from Rajasthan and senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani was among five elected to Rajya Sabha uncontested on Friday which was the last date of withdrawal of nomination papers. He was RJD candidate like Misa Bharti, daughter of former chief minister Rabri Devi who too was declared elected to the Upper House by returning officer R S Rai.

  • Nandkumar joins dine-with-dalits spree

    BHOPAL : State BJP President Nandkumar Singh Chouhan dined with a Dalit family in the Karond area of the city on Friday. He was accompanied by party MLA Vishwas Sarang.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Jaitley to review banks’ performance on Monday

    NEW DELHI : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has convened here on Monday a meeting of the CEOs (chief executive officers) of the Public Sector Banks (PSBs) and financial institutionsto review their performance during 2015-16 and the first quarter of the current fiscal.

  • PMI Services growth dips to 6-month low

    New Delhi :  Showing signs of sluggishness in economy, services sector grew at its slowest pace in six months in May as flow of new orders ebbed, adding to the clamour for the Reserve Bank to lower its rates. The services sector data follows another monthly survey showing a similar trend in the manufacturing sector where output growth fell to five-month low in May.

  • Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    WB Polls: Mamata’s triumph, a victory of class over caste

    Mamata Banerjee’s triumphant second coming represents the victory of class over caste. Politics has stood the caste hierarchy on its head so that a lesser (in the socio-economic sense) class has again proved more popular than the highest (in the orthodox hierarchical sense) caste. The majority of Bengali voters identified with the Trinamool Congress leader not because of her high caste but because of her modest social class.

  • PIL for educated, clean MPs, MLAs

    New Delhi : A lawyer has moved a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court for a lifetime ban on corrupt and criminal MPs-MLAs and prescription of minimum qualifications to ensure they are efficiently able to carry out the very important task of law making.

  • Police stations to be equipped with CCTV cameras

    BHOPAL : The MP police would keep the video recordings of incidents taking place at police statio.ns of the state in view of maintaining law and order.

  • Bogus voting rampant: Amarinder meets CEC

    New Delhi : A delegation of Punjab Congress leaders led by its president Amarinder Singh on Friday met Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi and apprised him of law and order situation in state and brought to his notice the issue of bogus voters being prepared by ruling Akali-BJP alliance.