Free Press Journal
  • Minimum education norm must for Parliament, state polls first

    Jaipur : Minimum educational qualification criteria should be first made mandatory for parliamentary and state polls but the Rajasthan government has implemented it at panchayat-level, state Congress chief Sachin Pilot said on Tuesday. He alleged that state Rajasthan government has implemented it at panchayat-level as it does not want women and Dalit participation.

  • After hectic campaigning in UP, netas take a break

    Lucknow : The guns have fallen silent and the armies are back in their camps. With campaigning over for one of the most keenly watched and caustic assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh in recent times, political heavyweights, as also their foot soldiers, now have their eyes set on which way the last phase goes on Wednesday and then the vote count on March 11.

  • Obamacare replacement plan presented by GOP

    Washington : US House Republicans on Monday presented their long-awaited plan to replace the Affordable Care Act pushed by former President Barack Obama, a much anticipated move after conservative lawmakers’ repeated promises to do away with the current system, known as Obamacare.

  • I did not mislead Congress: Sessions

    Washington : US Attorney General Jeff Sessions insisted in a letter to Congress he was “correct” to say he did not have communications with Russians as part of the presidential campaign although he twice met with Moscow’s ambassador.

  • US deploys anti-ballastic missile defence system to South Korea

    ashington/ Seoul/ Pyongyang : The US military has begun deploying an anti-ballistic missile defence system to South Korea, following a string of missile tests by North Korea, the US Pacific Command said.

  • Sangli Racket: Doctor who conducted abortions held

    Pune: Sangli police have arrested Dr Babasaheb Khidrapure, accused in connection with 19 foetuses found dumped at a village in Sangli, on Monday  late night from Belgaum.

  • Travel ban not against Muslims, say US officials

    Washington : Senior Trump administration officials on Tuesday defended a revised travel ban that prevents people of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, saying the order is not aimed at Muslims but is an effort to safeguard the nation from foreign extremists.

  • Indore: MBA graduate arrested in ATM theft case

    Mhow: Mhow police on Tuesday arrested a person who allegedly attempted to break open an ATM in an unguarded ATM kiosk of Punjab National Bank (PNB) and State Bank of India (SBI) in Mhow on Monday wee hours. The police said the arrested person was identified as Neeraj Sen, 28, of Sai Shraddha Colony, Gujjarkheda, Mhow who tried to break open cash deposit machines in unguarded ATM kiosks near Main Street and

  • N Korea slaps exit ban on Malaysians

    Seoul : North Korea on Tuesday issued a temporary ban on all Malaysians from leaving the country, amid a diplomatic row between the two countries over the death of Pyongyang leader’s half brother in Kuala Lumpur, a media report said.

  • Indore: Adarsh Education Society annual function held

    Mhow: The 37th annual function and prize distribution of Adarsh Education Society was held here at the school on Tuesday. Senior educationist Umesh Matalkari was chief guest on the occasion, while it was presided over by Shankar Kalakar. The programme was begun with garlanding the portrait of goddess Saraswati. Institute president Ramlal Prajapati welcomed all the guests and delivered welcome speech. School headmistress Anita Mourya presented school annual report. After this, school

  • Iranian vessels ‘harass’ US Navy ship

    The Pentagon has announced that Iranian vessels came dangerously close to a US Navy surveillance ship in the Strait of Hormuz over the weekend, the media reported.

  • Indore: Cashless transaction essential for corruption-free system

    Dewas: “To control black marketing, terrorism and make corruption-free and transparent system, cashless transaction is the need of hour,” said Union social justice minister Thawarchand Gehlot while inaugurating the first Digi-Dhan mela here on Monday.   Gehlot added that the Union government had taken the demonetisation step to get rid of dishonesty and black money from the system.  He said the country’s population was over 125 crore but only about 3 crore filed

  • Indore: Bhagoriya mood fails to grip Dewas this year

    Dewas: With majority of village panchayats in the district declared addiction free, the most awaited Bhagoriya fest failed to spread its charm this year. According to information, the week-long festival already started at Punjapura on Monday.

  • Reliance Capital sells 1% stake in Paytm for `275 cr

    New Delhi : Anil Ambani-led group firm Reliance Capital has sold its about 1 per cent stake in digital payments firm Paytm to China’s Alibaba Group for Rs 275 crore.

  • Inflation under control, GDP unhurt by note ban: Modi

    Dahej (Gujarat) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government has been able to tame inflation which had gone out of control before 2014 and no political party could raise the issue during the polls in five states.