Free Press Journal
  • Ujjain: CM to distribute Rs 300 cr crop insurance claims to Ujjain farmers

    Ujjain: About one lakh farmers of the district are expected to take part in the ‘Kisan Mahasammelan’, which has been organised at the Nanakheda Stadium here on Saturday. With the inauguration of the programme by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, the biggest ever crop insurance claim distribution programme of Indian history dispensing claims worth Rs 4416 crore to 20.46 lakh farmers of the state will kick off from Ujjain. Under the Prime

  • CBI arrests former IAF chief Tyagi for taking bribes in VVIP chopper deal

    New Delhi: In a sudden and first of its kind action, the CBI on Friday arrested former Air Force Chief S P Tyagi, his cousin Sanjeev, and a lawyer in the sensational Rs 450 crore bribery case in the procurement of 12 VVIP helicopters from UK-based AgustaWestland during the UPA-2 government.

  • Mumbai: Gender bias, woman told to leave from Ripon club meeting

    Mumbai: The 132-year-old Ripon Club, which has been serving as a key place for ‘Parsi Zoroastrians’ has been struck by its redundant policy of being gender biased. In an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Thursday, Simin Patel, 32, was asked to leave the meeting as women can be only associate members of the club and cannot voice their opinion on any decisions taken by this club.

  • Mumbai: Online soliciting worries experts

    Mumbai: The traditional methods of solicitation by commercial sex workers (CSW) are no longer popular in the city. Over the years, this has transferred to more online soliciting customers has become a cause for concern to the health care experts who are unable to reach out to these CSW and counsel them on AIDS prevention.

  • Mumbai: Woman alleges bigamy by husband, police book him after NGO steps in

    Mumbai: It has been five months since a 26-year-old woman registered a First Information Report (FIR), at the Kasarvadavli police station against her husband for making threatening calls; the police failed to take any action in this matter. Mayuri Siddhesh Valanju has been running from pillar to post since August this year to get her husband booked for bigamy. Mayuri claims that Siddhesh has married again without seeking a divorce from her.

  • Less cash economy to help India leap frog to new levels: ASSOCHAM President

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bold drive to take the economy into a ‘less cash’ mode through a multi-pronged strategy would not only check the menace of black money and corruption but would also lead to a large part of the informal economy into the organised sector, said ASSOCHAM president Sunil Kanoria.

  • Growth in market share in H1 FY 17 for SAIL

    Steel Authority of India (SAIL) recorded the best ever sales of 3.6 Million Tonnes (MT) in the second quarter of the current financial year (FY 16-17) which is 32 per cent higher over corresponding period last year (CPLY). In the second quarter, SAIL also recorded the highest ever Q2 saleable steel production at 3.492 MT, with a growth of 31 per cent over CPLY. In the first half of the financial year