Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: Malviya, Parmar feted by Indo-Nepal Samarsatha organisation

    Mandsaur: Mandsaur janpad panchayat president Shantilal Malviya, MP representative Nandkishore Parmar were felicitated by Indo-Nepal Samarsatha Organisation during the recently held Indo-Nepal Samarsatha Award 2017 ceremony.

  • Bhopal: Heading to civic polls; voters’ list ready

    Bhikangaon: With all political parties busy in preparing and planning, preparations for the forthcoming civic polls are in full swing as election officer on Thursday cleared ward-wise voter list for the elections.

  • Political interference in police transfers must end

    The complaint filed against Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah with the State’s Lokayukta charging him with abusing his position by effecting transfers of police officers on the basis of recommendation letters issued by politicians must be investigated without fear or favour. The complainant, V Shashidhar, of Akhila Karnataka Police Mahasangha had earlier filed a writ petition in the high court in which he had submitted that 167 recommendation letters were issued by the chief minister

  • Nirbhaya

    The gallows for 2012 Delhi gang rape convicts

    True to expectation, a three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Dipak Mishra has upheld the death penalty for four persons convicted by the Delhi High Court in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case. The gruesome crime had caused nationwide outrage with thousands of youth taking to the streets in disgust and horror. A fifth convict, Ram Singh, had committed suicide in the jail in 2013 and a sixth, who was less than 18

  • Bhopal: 5 arrested for duping people in name of loans

    BHOPAL: The state cyber cell has arrested five men accused of running a fake call centre and duping scores of people by luring them with low-interest loans from Dewas, Shajapur, Rajgarh and Ujjain districts on Thursday. The main accused in the whole case is absconding and investigations are on to nab him. The police have also recovered about 40 bank passbooks and ATM cards from the arrested accused.

  • PM Modi should get TN fishermen, boats released: M K Stalin

    CHENNAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Sri Lanka later this month should secure the release of five Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy and 134 boats seized, DMK working president M K Stalin said on Friday. Referring to the recent arrest of five fishermen of Ramanathapuram and assault of four Nagapattinam fishermen, allegedly by Sri Lankan Navy personnel, he said the state’s fisherfolk who put to sea to

  • Bhopal: Supreme Court declines stay on recruitments of computer operators

    BHOPAL: A division bench of Supreme Court comprising Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice R Bhanumati, on Friday, declined to stay the recruitments to 1,634 posts of computer operators in 37 different district central cooperative banks of the state. The matter will be heard on Saturday in High Court, whereas examination is scheduled to take place on the same day in which more than 5,50,000 candidates are likely to appear.

  • Universal basic income: Solution to poverty

    Our Finance Minister once said that “the debate over the political cost of economic reforms has dissipated with the benefits reaching the deprived sections of society… the outcome of demonetisation has proved critics wrong as neither the GDP nor agricultural output suffered.” Such a fortuitous outcome of the reforms is indeed possible. The current NDA Government has set new high standards of probity. Major improvements in defense, highways and railways are being undertaken. The

  • Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh’s first LGBT Pride Parade in city on May 17

    BHOPAL: We have many times extended support to the Pride Parades organised in different cities and have applauded the rights of the LGBT community, virtually but Madhya Pradesh will be witnessing the first Pride Parade on May 17 for the transgender rights and social acceptance. Citizen Action Network, Mitra Shringar Samiti, Anmil Seva Sansthan and Center for Social Justice have gathered together to make this parade successful in bringing awareness towards transgender

  • South Asia Satellite in orbit

    Chennai : India successfully launched, in copy book style, the South Asia Satellite, intended to serve “economic and developmental priorities” of South Asian nations, using its heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09).

  • Bhopal gets light shower

    BHOPAL: Bhopal witnessed light shower with dusty winds on Friday even as dark clouds loomed over the city. The officials of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Bhopal, however, termed it as pre-monsoon activity.

  • ‘Need dedicated, fast-track courts for sexual assault’

    New Delhi : The mother of Nirbhaya on Friday demanded that dedicated, separate courts should be set up in the country for speedy trial of cases involving sexual assaults on women, as the apex court upheld the death sentence on four men convicted of gang raping her daughter five years ago.

  • Historic day without precedence: PM

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday described the launch of the South Asian Satellite by India as a “historic moment” and said it opens up new horizons of engagement in the region, a view that was shared by leaders of six other countries of South Asia.

  • Will file review petition against death sentence, says defence lawyer

    New Delhi : After the Supreme Court on Friday upheld its earlier order of death sentence to four convicts in the December 16, 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case, convict lawyer A.P. Singh claimed that he will file the review petition after reading the order.

  • English holds the key to success

    A minority government appears to want to foist a minority language on the majority. While only 26 per cent of Indians speak Hindi, the Bharatiya Janata Party won only 31 per cent of the votes in 2014. But I say ‘appears’ because it is by no means certain that the order regarding government dignitaries, including the President of India, making public speeches only in Hindi marks the beginning of a national campaign to banish

  • Bhopal: Despite 33% quota for women, only 10% qualify

    BHOPAL: For the first time in police recruitments, 33 per cent reservation for women was allocated, but only around 10 per cent women qualified in the preliminary round for the jobs, as around 3,000 posts remained vacant of all categories in the recruitments.

  • PM meets J&K Guv

    New Delhi : Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here and apprised him of the security situation in the state. Vohra apprised Modi of the development work undertaken by the state government. The meeting was held at the Prime Minister’s Office at South Block and lasted for about 45 minutes.   – IANS