Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: Only research can reveal whether MIC is affecting babies born today

    BHOPAL: Thirty-two years after the deadly MIC gas gushed out from the now defunct Union Carbide Plant on the outskirts of the city, the problems of the gas victims are far from over. They have been fighting for justice since the disaster took place on the dreadful night of December 2 in 1984. The perpetrators of the tragedy have not spent a day in jail and the victims are still suffering from

  • Navy nixes ‘overweight’ Tejas on aircraft carriers

    New Delhi : The navy has ruled out deploying indigenously built light combat aircraft Tejas on its aircraft carriers, saying it is “not being able to meet the requirements”. Citing “overweight” as one of the reasons for ruling out Tejas for India’s aircraft carriers, Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of Naval Staff, said the navy is looking at procuring an alternative aircraft, reports PTI. “As far as the carrier-based aircraft is concerned, we need

  • Indore: Assailants fire at diamond showroom, one hurt

    Mandsaur: Unidentified assailants opened fire at a diamond showroom here, triggering panic in the area. One person was injured in the incident as a glass pane of the showroom crashed on him after being hit by bullets.

  • Indore: Bank of Maharashtra welcomes new zonal head

    Indore: Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) welcomed new zonal head Dinesh Tambat on the retirement of Hemant Musrif who served bank for 42 years.  “Musrif served bank as zonal head for the last 25 years and brought recognition in state by showing active participation in municipal administration, judicial administration, traffic police, voting awareness and many other social services,” mentioned bank in a press release. Reputed customers, branch managers, general managers and employees of

  • Tough-talking Mattis to be US Defence Secy

    Washington : US President-elect Donald Trump announced that he will nominate US Marine retired general James Mattis, renowned for his tough talk and battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, to be his defence secretary, reports PTI. “We are going to appoint ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as our Secretary of Defence,” Trump told a cheering crowd at Cincinnati in Ohio in his first of the series of ‘Thank You’ victory tour.

  • Indore: NTPC Rihand observes energy conservation week

    Bijpur: NTPC Rihand’s EEMG department observed energy conservation week on Thursday under the guidance of senior officers. General manager (OMD) AK Mukherjee was the chief guest on the occasion. Mukherjee urged staff members to conserve energy for a better tomorrow. Chief speaker Ajay Agarwal from Bilaspur informed about special techniques to save energy and explained them in detail. General managers Rajkumar, Ranjan Kumar, KR Kesari, B Basu and CK Samanta were also

  • Indore: DAVV to condense BEd course, so students don’t miss PG bus

    Indore: Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya has signaled at condensing Bachelor of Education (BEd) course, which is running nearly six months behind the schedule, so that it does not stretch more than the prescribed time period of two years.

  • Nepal parliament disrupted over constitution amendment bill

    Kathmandu : Nepal’s opposition parties obstructed the parliament for the second consecutive day, saying the Constitution amendment bill, aimed at carving out a new province to meet the demands of agitating Madhesis and other ethnic groups, is “against national interests”. The continued protests by the opposition parties led by CPN-UML forced House Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar to reschedule the meeting for Sunday, reports PTI.

  • ‘Trump, Sharif talks may send unwelcome message to India’

    Washington : President-elect Donald Trump’s “ignorant” conversation with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may send India an unwelcome message, a leading American magazine has said, reports PTI.  The Forbes magazine said that Trump’s “flattering” conversation sends a message that he has no awareness of the issues between the US, Pakistan and India. “His bluster is more likely to be taken as the initial signal of his Administration’s position. When he goes on and

  • By-election reflects UK anger against Brexit

    London : In a setback to UK Prime Minister Theresa May, a pro-EU lawmaker registered a massive victory in the by-election in a posh London suburb, indicating a rebuke over the government’s plans to pull Britain out of the 28 nation European Union.

  • French left seeks candidate after Hollande bows out

    Paris : French President Francois Hollande’s dramatic decision not to seek a second term next year leaves the leftwing field open in an election that is proving increasingly unpredictable. Hollande announced on Thursday he would not seek re-election next April, bowing to historic low approval ratings. “I have decided that I will not be a candidate,” the 62-year old Hollande said in a solemn televised address from the Elysee Palace in Paris.

  • Carter to visit India next week

    Washington : Reflecting a new bonhomie of Indo-US defence ties, the Pentagon announced that outgoing Defence Secretary Ashton Carter would be visiting India next week on his final around the world trip. Slated to be in India on December 8, Carter would travel to Japan, Bahrain, Israel, Italy and Great Britain before returning to the US on December 16.

  • Farmers’ woes highlighted in a seminar at Mumbai Press Club

    Mumbai: In a seminar organised by the Mumbai Press Club, experts on agriculture like Vijaybhau Javandhiya, senior journalist Chandrakant Wankhede and Dr Madhukar Gumbale emphasised the problems faced by poor farmers and challenges in the agricultural sector.

  • Rebels mount fierce defence in Aleppo

    Aleppo : Rebels put up fierce resistance on Friday in a key district of Syria’s battered Aleppo, where a regime offensive has left bodies in the streets and sparked a global outcry, reports AFP.

  • Indore: Janapav Kuti, Peak with Ayurveda secrets

    Indore: When feeling low, people write, talk or visit a doctor, but the best way to counteract feeling low is visiting the highest point of Malwa plateau. Other than being the highest point of the plateau, Janapav Kuti is a beautiful getaway for nature and adventure lovers.

  • Judge denies hearing woman’s evidence until she takes off veil

    Sydney : A judge in Australia has denied to hear evidence from the wife of an Islamic extremist after she refused to remove the veil of her burqa despite being offered alternative options, reports PTI. Moutia Elzahed, one of the two women married to convicted criminal and Islamic extremist Hamdi Alqudsi, is suing the police alleging they punched her and called her a “bitch” during the Operation Apple by terrorism raids at her