Free Press Journal
  • RCom sacks 360 staff members

    New Delhi : Reliance Communications is learnt to have sacked nearly 380 employees for below-par performance, and 260 more are seen to be in the line of fire.

  • Bhopal: State government transferred six officials of state police services

    BHOPAL: The state government transferred six officials of state police services on Friday. CSP Vidisha Khaniyalal Banjare have been transferred to PHQ, STF DSP Sanajy Jain is transferred as a DSP in Lokayuakta. DSP posted in PHQ in crime against women section Richa Rai Choubey, is also transferred to Lokayuakta as a DSP. DSP posted in PHQ Santosh Singh Bhadoria will be DSP in Lokayuakta. SDOP Hatta Kamal Kumar Jain is transferred

  • Leander deserved a graceful exit

    The Leander Paes era in Indian tennis is apparently at a virtual end with the ignominious manner in which he was sacked by his rival and new Davis Cup non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi in his 27th year of playing for the country. The 43-year-old veteran was understandably hurt when he flew in from Mexico for the Davis Cup tie in Bengaluru only to be told that he was not in the team for the

  • Sensex drops by 221 pts, Nifty closes below 9,200

    Mumbai : Benchmark Sensex tanked 221 points to close at one-week low of 29,706.61, while the Nifty ended below the 9,200-mark on Friday after US air strikes on Syria roiled global markets.US launched a massive strike on a Syrian air base in retaliation to a chemical attack on civilians, stoking fears of a geopolitical flare-up.

  • Sensex cos to see 9.1% growth in profits in Q4 2017

    Mumbai: Driven by spike in global commodity prices, benchmark Sensex-30 companies are likely to post 9.1 per cent jump in profits, for the fourth quarter of the fiscal gone by, says a report, reports PTI.  According to Deutsche Bank, the spurt in January-March quarter profits after tax (PAT) will take the overall growth for fiscal 2016-17 to 6.7 per cent. Excluding banks, Sensex companies PAT growth is likely to come in at

  • Surprise strike marks a reversal for Trump

    With the firing of 59 Tomahawk missiles from warships by the US in the Mediterranean Sea, targeted at an air base in Syria, in reaction to the gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians by the Assad regime in which several people including women and children were killed, US President Donald Trump has signalled his toughness. The strikes mark a possible end to Trump’s honeymoon with the Russians who are staunch supporters of the Syrian

  • ‘UP to have new industrial investment policy’

    Lucknow : With a view to attract investors and establish industries in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said it will soon implement new industrial investment policy.

  • Bhopal: Woman teacher sexually harassed by jail guard

    SEHORE: A woman teacher has complained that a guard posted in the local jail harassed him sexually. After her complaints to the jail administration did not yield any result, she got an FIR lodged at the Mandi police station. It remains to be seen what action police take against the accused.

  • WTO treaty amendment must for infant industries

    INDIAN industries have gained by increasing exports that have been facilitated by the WTO. But our successes are few because our industries are not given cash subsidies and not allowed to pollute the environment as the Chinese industries. Development of our industries without subsidies and pollution can only take place if we provide protection from imports.

  • 65k companies in Mumbai migrated to GST

    Mumbai : Approximately 65,000 firms, out of around one lakh in Mumbai zone have already migrated to the GST so far, a senior Service Tax department official said.

  • Over 4,500 listed companies have at least one woman director

    New Delhi : As many as 4,558 listed companies have complied with markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India’s (Sebi) norms of having at least one woman director on board. All listed firms were required to have at least one woman director on their boards from April 1, 2015, as per a Sebi directive, as also under the Companies Act, 2013. These rules are aimed at ensuring gender diversity in boardrooms.

  • Bhopal: Chanderi Fest begins at new venue

    CHANDERI: The government-sponsored ‘Chanderi Festival’ began on Friday with a grand inaugural function after uprooting the shopkeepers from the Ma Jageshwari Mela premises. Originally, the Fest was to be held at Chanderi Fort. However, the organisers had not taken requisite permissions from the archaeology department. Hence, after three years, the venue was shifted to the Ma Jageshwari Mela premises.

  • China’s honesty prime for riparian talks

    The just concluded state visit of Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, may be especially pertinent for Sheikh Hasina Wazed, who is currently paying her first visit to this country since Narendra Modi became Prime Minister in May 2014, and, what may be more significant, since the BJP’s landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh. Sheikh Hasina symbolises for India challenge, opportunity and success. After landlocked Bhutan, Bangladesh is India’s best friend in South Asia. The

  • Bhopal: Rs 10 lakh MGNREGS wages unpaid for four years

    UMARIA: This is the tale of pre-dominantly tribal, hilly villages of Umaria district. For the past 4-5 years, the residents of almost all the villages are waiting for the payment of their wages to the tune of Rs 10 lakh.

  • Bhopal: Hindu community members laud crackdown on slaughterhouses in UP

    BHOPAL: Inspired by UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s campaign on illegal slaughter houses, an ‘Ahimsa Rally’ is being organised by Jain community in the city on Saturday. Most of them want illegal slaughter houses to close and trading in meat stopped. Some of them also want that no animal should be slaughtered at all and India should turn into a vegetarian country.  As many as 10,000 people of different Hindu communities including

  • We were fortunate to get over the line: Smith

    Pune : Rising Pune Supergiant captain Steven Smith has said that his team was “fortunate” to have won their first IPL match against Mumbai Indians in a last-over finish here.

  • Bhopal: Sangh, sadhus get place of pride; BJP men kept away

    BHOPAL: The central leadership of the BJP is maintaining a distance from the ongoing Narmada Yatra in the state, being taken out under the leadership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan. It is the RSS leaders who are ruling the roost. The Jan Abhiyan Parishad is playing the role of organiser of the Yatra and only Sangh leaders and sadhus are being invited to it.