Free Press Journal
  • India must not allow China to ‘hijack’ Nepal

    Slowly but surely China is replacing India as the country with the highest economic stake in Nepal. The growing Chinese influence in Nepal cannot but be a cause for concern for India, which has in the past enjoyed a dominating influence on the Himalayan nation which predominantly adheres to Hindu religion. By dint of being India’s neighbour, Nepal was always seen as a buffer between India and China. Being a landlocked country it looked

  • Sasikala removes Pannerselvam from top AIADMK post

    Chennai: In a quick retaliation after he raised a banner of revolt against her, AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala yesterday night sacked O Panneerselvam from the top party post of treasurer.

  • Is BJP chasing a mirage?

    Even though Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley presented what is described as a “futuristic” budget on February first by focussing on the poor, farmers and the middle class, it has failed to enthuse BJP activists.

  • SP-Congress alliance came far too late

    ’Tis the season of rebellion in Uttar Pradesh and the Samajwadi Party is getting the worst of it. The Congress-SP alliance is threatening to backfire, with its candidates across the state taking on, in addition to the BJP and the BSP, rebels from within their own ranks. SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav’s bete noire and least favourite uncle, Shivpal Yadav, is doing his best to further vitiate the terrain.

  • Jolt to Eknath Khadse as Bombay HC bails out Hemant Gawande

    Mumbai: In a setback to former revenue minister Eknath Khadse, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the Pune police not to take any further step against whistleblower Hemant Gawande.

  • HC defers matter for further hearing in Malegaon blast accuse Sadhvi’s case

    HC defers matter for further hearing after viewing nearly 12 CDs of the alleges ‘conspiracy meetings’ After viewing all the video clips, the judges summoned the lawyers of Sadhvi, NIA and ATS as well as the intervener Nisar Bilal to their chamber and adjourned the matter for further hearing on February 16.

  • No enough ammo to ban Sanatan Sanstha: Government to Bombay HC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court was on Tuesday informed by the Union Government that it does not have ‘satisfactory’ material to ban the Hindu rightwing outfit Sanatan Sanstha under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

  • Bhopal: Power companies to outsource billing, collection

    BHOPAL: The power distribution companies of the state, concerned over low recovery of electricity bills in some areas across the state, are going to handover the work of billing and collection to private outfits. These companies have already floated tenders, inviting bids for outsourcing the billing and collection work. The financial bids would be opened on February 10.

  • Bhopal: Many women were drawn to Udayan’s fancy lifestyle

    BHOPAL: Many women were in regular touch with Udayan Das, who, has, so far admitted to have murdered his live-in partner and both his parents. This has emerged from the call details of the killer. Not only Akansha Sharma but many women were drawn to Udayan due to his luxurious lifestyle. Police is verifying their identities. Two of them have been verified as per the police sources.

  • Bhopal: Cabinet approves JVC with railways

    BHOPAL: In the wake of the Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu’s expressing displeasure, the cabinet, at its meeting held here on Tuesday, approved constitution of a joint venture company (JVC) of the state government with the railways. A capital outlay of Rs 100 crore would be made for the venture.

  • Bhopal: Chitnis, Shukla protest low allocations for their departments

    BHOPAL: During the presentation on the state budget for the year 2017-18 at the cabinet meeting here on Tuesday, the minister for woman and child development Archana Chitnis and industries minister Rajendra Shukla took exception to the low allocations for their departments. These ministers said that their departments were quite important for the state and hence they should be allocated more funds.

  • Bhopal: Liquor outlets should not be allowed in small markets

    BHOPAL: Local traders as well as the residents have demanded shifting of the liquor shop located at the 11 number market as there are a large number of residential complexes in the vicinity of the shop.

  • BMC election: BJP insulted martyrs of united Maharashtra, says Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena, which has decided to go it alone in the civic polls on Tuesday, accused the BJP of “hypocrisy”, saying the candidates of a party which advocates smaller states have begun their campaign by paying tribute to martyrs who laid down their lives for a united Maharashtra.

  • Bhopal: Teelajamalpura resident was killed in police custody says Court

    BHOPAL: District and sessions court had found death of Mohsin Khan as custodial death. He was in Gwalior Jail and died. Family members had knocked the door of court for judicial probe. Crime branch had arrested Mohsin Khan in June 2015 from Tilajamalpura under section 392 of IPC.  He was sent to jail on charge of chain snatching by TT Nagar police.  He was taken to Hamidia Hospital where he was sent

  • Bhopal: Goons should leave state says Chief Minister

    BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, interacting with people from Dhar district here at his residence, said that those putting obstacles in developmental works and indulging in hooliganism will not be spared and strict action would be taken against the state. Chouhan asked goons, anti-social elements and mafia to leave the state as police would not spare them. He said the dignity of women will also be upheld.

  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena blames BJP of not knowing Mumbai

    Mumbai: To add to the increasing political tussle for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections, Shiv Sena leader Anil Parab has blamed the BJP of asking votes on the basis of their work done at the central and state level. Parab claimed that BJP has no clue about the BMC polls as they do not know any civic issues faced by Mumbaikars.

  • Bhopal: Only plants do not make a park

    BHOPAL: For a casual visitor, it will be very difficult to guess whether fenced area in E-1, Arera Colony is a nursery or a park. There is no space for children to play in the sprawling park. There is enough greenery but a major portion of the park is covered with ornamental plants and trees.