Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: FARMERS’ STRIKE: Citizens bear the brunt

    Bhopal: Local residents have been badly affected by the 10-day-long strike of farmers on the call of Bhartiya Kisan Sangh in the state. Protesting farmers have forcibly shut down milk and vegetable shops of the town and other nearby regions on Friday also. Due to farmers’ strike, residents were unable to fulfill their daily needs. Meanwhile, farmers are expressing anger over the lathicharge by police on protestor farmers. BJP and Congress leaders

  • Indore: Here, parking remains a thorn in the flesh

    Indore: Alike other parts of the city, the road leading to New Siyaganj from Shastri Market too is a hassle for commuters, owing to again, inadequate parking space. Thanks to apathetic attitude of traffic police, people park their vehicles at will on this stretch. The haphazard parking of vehicles blocks smooth flow of traffic, giving unnecessary trouble to commuters.

  • Bhopal: ‘Syndicate Bank to open 20 branches in state’

    Bhopal: Syndicate Bank will open 20 new branches in the state shortly, informed executive director of the bank CH SS Mallikarjuna Rao, who was in Bhopal to inaugurate the new zonal office of the bank at Paryavas Bhawan, on Friday.

  • Bhopal: Railway station bookstalls going the way of the Dodo?

    Bhopal: Fifty-seven -year-old AH Wheeler & Co Pvt Ltd, 24-year-old Mehta and Sarvodaya Book Stalls at Bhopal and Habibganj railway stations respectively are on the verge of closure. In last three years, their sales are down by up to 90 per cent due to Internet-enabled mobile phones and free Wi-Fi at railway stations. Demonetisation, the persons manning the book stalls say, is also one of its reasons.

  • Ujjain: Kisan Strike gets violent, rioters thrash SI, prices skyrocket as shortage of amenities continue

    Ujjain: The second day of the farmers’ strike, called by the Bhartiya Kisan Union, turned violent as people looted milk from milk tankers in the city.  The rioters also beat up sub-inspector (SI) JS Parmar during the protest at Tapobhumi, Indore Raod, during which the SI was seriously injured .  The police also resorted to lathi charge to control rioters. Chaos reigned at Tapobhumi situated at Indore Road, when milk producers gathered

  • Indore: 4 ‘R’s for greener India Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover

    Indore: Department of chemical engineering, Indore Institute of Science & Technology (IIST) celebrated World Environment Day with interesting lectures and creative competitions on Friday. A programme was organised on the college campus based on the official UN theme for World Environment Day 2017– ‘Connecting People to Nature’.

  • Mumbai: Punjabi Colony residents get temporary HC relief

    Mumbai: In a temporary reprieve for thousands of residents living in Punjabi Colony at Sion-Coliwada, the Bombay High Court on Friday directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) not to take any coercive action of evicting them, till the next hearing. The matter has been posted for hearing on June 7.

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    Kumble-Kohli spat a blot on Indian cricket

    It is accepted on all hands that in India cricket is a passion that is unsurpassed by any other activity. It is therefore sad to see that the captain of the Indian team Virat Kohli and its chief coach Anil Kumble, a veteran cricketer of yesteryears, are at loggerheads even as the team prepares for the Champions Trophy where the very first match is with arch-rivals Pakistan. It is deeply regrettable when personal egos

  • Donald Trump ensures US actions’ universal disapproval

    In what surpasses all governmental catastrophic decisions across the world and puts the globe’s long-term survival under serious jeopardy, US President Donald Trump has announced that the US is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord due to the “draconian financial and economic burdens” the agreement imposed on the US. He said the accord was not tough on India and China, and alleged that the deal was negotiated “poorly” by the Obama administration and signed

  • Embrace protectionism, jumpstart growth

    The growth rate of the economy has declined to 6.1% in the fourth quarter ending March 2017, compared with 7.1% in the previous quarter. The growth rate of Gross Domestic Product or GDP has declined to 7.1% in the full year 2016-17, compared with 8% recorded in the previous year. This decline is being attributed to the dislocation brought about by demonetisation. That is not entirely correct. The growth rates were 7.9%, 7.5%, 7.0%

  • Reconciliation key to curb hate crimes

    The word “revenge” may hold the key. Asked why the Manchester suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, 22, did what he did, his 18-year-old sister, Jomana, replied her brother may have been reacting to US-led strikes in West Asia. “He saw the explosives America drops on children in Syria, and he wanted revenge.” Others may feel as strongly about Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, countries that have never recovered from US-led interventions.

  • Election Commission’s EVM challenge to go ahead today

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) has organised more than 10 vote machines that were recently used in elections, including in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, for Saturday’s EVM hackathon, where political parties will try to prove that the machines can be rigged. The EVM challenge will go on as scheduled as the Uttarakhand High Court on Friday rejected a plea for a stay on it.

  • 37 killed in Manila casino attack ‘claimed by IS’

    Manila, At least 37 persons were killed at a casino here in an attack which was claimed by the Islamic State even though the police continued to deny that the incident was terror-linked.

  • Maharashtra: Veggie prices begin to spiral out of control

    Nashik: Maharashtra grappled with shortages of daily essentials such as milk, fresh fruits and vegetables and grains on Friday as farmers continued their strike for a second day. Spiralling prices of essentials made the situation worse.

  • Maharashtra: Farmers threaten mass suicide to stop corridor

    Nagpur: As if the ongoing farmers’ stir over loan waiver and a host of other demands was not enough, outfits opposing the Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi corridor have threatened mass suicide if the state government’s ambitious project is not shelved immediately.