Free Press Journal
  • Nationwide stir by advocates cripples judicial work

    New Delhi : Judicial work across the country was crippled on Friday following a nationwide strike by advocates in protest against a proposed bill that prohibits them from holding agitations and makes them liable to pay monetary compensation if they go on strike.

  • Electricity supply to Jamshedpur disrupted

    More than half the area of the steel city of Jamshedpur plunged into darkness for over two hours on Friday evening after the high tension wire of DVC’s grid line in Manifit snapped. Supply was disrupted at around 7 pm plunging the major part of the steel city into darkness.–PTI

  • PM working only for the rich: Rahul

    New Delhi : Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the BJP government was “Kisan Virodhi” and asked if Prime Minister Narendra Modi can give debt relief to the richest, then why not the farmers.

  • Bhopal: DeMo effect, BDA earnings crash to one-fourth of target

    BHOPAL: Call it demonetisation effect if you like, but the revenue receipts of Bhopal Development Authority (BDA) in the last fiscal (2016-17) were about one-fourth of the projections. In its budget estimates for 2016-17, BDA had hoped to earn Rs 601 crore but the revised estimates put the total revenue receipts at just Rs 152 crore.

  • Liquor vends along highways to shut down

    New Delhi : Liquor vends within 500 metres of national and state highways will have to shut down from Saturday, the Supreme Court said, exempting hill states of Sikkim, Meghalaya and Himachal Pradesh and areas having population up to 20,000.

  • Website for donations to families of jawans killed

    New Delhi : Centre is set to launch an exclusive website that would allow common people to make monetary donations to the families of the paramilitary troops killed in the line of duty.

  • Teachers want to know UGC Seventh pay panel findings

    New Delhi : University and college teachers have approached the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, questioning the delay in publication of the UGC’s Seventh Pay Review Committee recommendation.

  • Bhopal: Lecture on facts of Indian history

    BHOPAL: The 46th public lecture on ‘Facts of Indian history’ was organised on Friday at Central Library where director of Gandhi Vidya Sansthan, Varanasi, Rameshwar Mishra Pankaj was main speaker. He said the history people read was manipulated. He informed that the ships Europe had were made by Indians and they did not have their own ship till 1910. Kusumlata Kedia said history had been constructed and people believed it that way.

  • Will Yogi Adityanath offer namaz, asks Azam Khan

    Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Friday asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adiyanath if he would “prefer to offer namaz”, as he had earlier said it was similar to surya namaskar. “Since you find similarities between surya namaskar and namaz, will you prefer to offer namaz?” he asked the chief minister.–PTI

  • Bhopal: Sailing Academy players to represent India

    BHOPAL: Rammilan Yadav, Harshita Tomar, Uma Chouhan and Shraddha Verma of MP State Sailing Academy will take part in Asian Sailing Federation Youth Sailing Cup final to be played in UAE from April 4 to 8. The 8-member team includes four players from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. They will leave Mumbai for UAE on April 2.

  • State tightens leash on anti-Romeo squads

    Lucknow : The Uttar Pradesh police was on Friday directed by the state government to ensure its anti-Romeo squads do not resort to blackening of the face or “murga” position type punishments in the name of protecting women.

  • Insignia 2017: Robo race, lane gaming on day two

    BHOPAL: A lot of events were lined up on the second day of ‘Insignia 2017’, annual fest of Patel Group of Institutions. Both cultural and technical competitions were held. Chief guest was Ajit Singh Patel, vice-chairman of the group. In the ‘sur’ round, the students presented a variety of songs. ‘Hum badlegein, jag badlega’ (If we change, the world will) was the theme of the street plays staged by the students. In dance

  • Mumbai: BMC to cover drains with acrylic sheets

    Apart from preventing garbage dumping in drains, the project will also help eliminate foul smell and will minimise mosquito nuisance in the area surrounding the drains.

  • Delhi LG orders scrapping of AAP govt’s feedback unit

    New Delhi : Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal has ordered shutting down of the AAP government-appointed ‘Feedback Unit’, months after CBI registered a preliminary enquiry to look into its setting up without the LG’s nod.

  • Indore: IIM Indore hikes PGP fee by Rs 1 lakh

    Indore: With operation cost shooting up, the Indian Institute of Management, Indore has increased fee of its two-year post-graduate programme in management for the batch of 2017-19. “We have increased fee by Rs 1 lakh. Last year, PGP course fee was Rs 13 lakh which has now been raised to Rs 14 lakh,” said IIM Indore director Rishikesha T Krishnan.  It is a 7.7 per cent hike in fee over the last