Free Press Journal
  • China piqued at Indo-US strategic thrust

    Even before the Donald Trump-Narendra Modi summit got underway in Washington DC, Pakistani and Chinese exasperation over Indo-US bonhomie was clearly manifest. There was a sense of apprehension that the China-Pakistan game of establishing Chinese hegemony over much of the international waterways in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea, controlling trade routes, could face stiff challenge. The tone and tenor of the Chinese response to Modi’s US visit indeed let

  • Modi mesmerizes Indian diaspora yet again

    One of the glorious success stories of Narendra Modi’s prime ministership in the three years that he has been in office has been the excellent rapport he has built up with the Indian diaspora in countries that he has visited, especially in the developed world, be it the US, Canada, UK, Australia and Germany. His powerful oratory and his disarming style have won him numerous admirers and silenced many of his diehard

  • Bhopal: 24-yr-old woman hangs self

    Bhopal: A 24-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging self from the ceiling fan of her house on Sunday night at Bagsewaniya here. Initial investigations suggest she was upset after the demise of her mother a few days ago. However, no suicide note was found from the spot, the police said.

  • Why Maharaja – drain on public money – must go

    WITH such huge debt on its books, any private airline would have been forced to close shop long ago. Kingfisher is a well known example; it had an unpaid debt of 9,000 crore. But Air India has survived on write-offs and fresh infusion of funds through equity

  • CUTE! Esha Deol and husband Bharat Takhtani are in Greece for their babymoon!

    These days, the gorgeous Esha Deol is glowing with radiance. And she has every reason to do so. Besides expecting her child, she is spending the best time of her life right now in the picturesque Greece with her darling husband Bharat Takhtani. The awesome couple is right now enjoying their babymoon. Esha Deol’s delivery is reportedly due around November-December this year.

  • Bhopal: Absconding miscreant held

    Bhopal: Police on Sunday arrested absconding 26-year-old man accused of committing robbery in the house of daughter-in-law of ex-minister Babu Kamta Prasad and fleeing with valuables worth Rs 7 lakh on June 17. The accused during interrogation informed the police that he committed the crime because he wanted to gift a costly mobile phone to his girlfriend on Eid, the police said.

  • Kovind represents archetypal self-made man

    THE symbolism offered by the occupant of Rashtrapati Bhavan is important but limited. As we have seen earlier, the Presidential election has rarely impacted wider politics. The only exception was V.V. Giri’s narrow victory over Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy in 1969 which paved the way for Indira Gandhi’s successful revolt against the so-called Syndicate in the Congress.

  • Bhopal: EC seeks info on Paras Jain, Deepak Joshi on office of profit issue

    Bhopal: Election Commission of India has sought information from chief secretary of MP regarding ministers Paras Jain and Deepak Joshi on the office of profit issue.  The Aam Admi Party filed a petition before the governor, seeking disqualification of the two.

  • Bhopal: Viral fever on rise, hospitals see rush

    Bhopal: With recent fluctuation in temperature, city hospitals are witnessing spurt in number of patients affected with viral fever. Everyday, three or four patients are being admitted in these hospitals with symptoms such of high fever and body ache. In the OPDs of hospitals, the number of patients has doubled in last few days with patients complaining of cold, cough and throat infection.

  • Bhopal: Most docking stations run bereft of bicycles

    Bhopal: The public bike sharing project (PBS) that was inaugurated on Sunday with much fanfare seems a half hearted effort by the authorities, even as the project was inaugurated by the chief minister himself.

  • PM Modi in joint statement with Trump: India, US global engines of growth

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid special emphasis on the growing camaraderie between India and the United States even as he addressed the media jointly with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House here on Monday.

  • Bhopal: Engineering courses lose sheen, BE has few takers

    Bhopal: Students seem to be losing faith in engineering studies. Against 79,000 available seats, only 21,000 have registered so far, whereas, in the higher education colleges, over 1.5 lakh students have applied for admission.

  • Man kills wife, 10-year-old boy & commits suicide

    Mumbai: A middle-aged man allegedly killed his wife and a ten-year-old boy staying with them before hanging himself in his house in Pimpalgaon Baswant village in the district, police said on Monday.

  • Shah Rukh Khan

    Eid al-Fitr 2017: SRK on religion, Suhana and ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ controversy

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan greeted with his fans who gathered outside at Mannat on the occasion of Eid. Thousands of fans gathered to get a glimpse of the actor, who says it’s this love that keeps him motivated. Son Abram also join him during the occasion. He also hosted a special Eid lunch for media friends and also interacrs with them at Mannat in Mumbai.

  • Bhopal: ‘Pole racket’ flourishes in district

    Sehore: A ‘pole racket’ is flourishing in the state. It is being scripted by engineers of the power distribution company in collusion with the farmers. What is being done is that the polls which are broken in natural calamities are replaced with new ones by the power companies. These broken poles are supposed to be junked. But instead, they are sold to the contractors hired by the company to lay power supply

  • Bhopal: Pachauri meets farmer victims of usurious money-lenders

    Hoshangabad: The influential BJP leaders of the state are involved in usury and other illegal businesses. They give loans to farmers in distress at high rates of interest and when they are unable to repay the loans, they start terrorising them and ultimately grab their land. A similar incident was reported from Budhni, the assembly constituency of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, where the influential BJP leader forcibly took possession of the

  • Couple from Mumbai files papers for presidential polls

    Mumbai: Mohmad Abdul Hamid Patel, 55, and Saira Bano, 52, from suburban Mumbai have become the first couple ever to have filed nominations to contest the presidential elections.

  • Bhopal: Eid celebrated with fanfare

    Shujalpur: Eid was celebrated with usual fanfare and fervour in the city on Monday. A large number of devotees reached the Idgah and other mosques to offer special Eid prayers and prayed to the almighty for world peace and good monsoons. Besides Idgah, the mosques at Bhimpura, Fadalipura and Premnagar were also crowded. The municipal committee had made arrangements for welcoming the namazis with scent and garlands of flowers.

  • Resolve to destroy radical Islamic terrorism: Trump in joint press statement with PM Modi

    Washington D.C. : United States President Donald Trump stressed on eliminating and destroying radical Islamic terrorism even as he addressed the press, along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the White House here on Monday. Emphasising on how both nations – the U.S. and India – are deeply affected by the malaise of terrorism, Trump said that they have resolved to fight terrorism in the best way possible.