Free Press Journal
  • Sushma Swaraj

    Sushma leaves Opposition looking like dwarfs

    It is to the BJP’s advantage that there is acute paucity of public speaking talent in the Opposition in Parliament. Until the Opposition was boycotting sessions and skirting key issues through walkouts, it did not seem so glaring but now, when its members are spending more time in Parliament, the starkness of the famine of good speakers is all too manifest. In that backdrop, Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s reply to the debate

  • Bhopal: No place for the band?

    Bhopal: Beds spread haphazardly on the stone-paved floor, hanging clothes doubling up as partitions, cramped space, fans lazily whirring overhead, tin roof, insects and mosquitoes for company.

  • Tax reform may slow down the economy

    A new era has dawned in the country with the implementation of Goods and Services Tax. Businesses will not have to pay Excise Duty, Services Tax and Sales Tax separately. These taxes have been merged into a single GST. Interstate trade will become easier. Goods can now be shipped from one state to another state without producing transit forms at the border. Credit of tax paid in one state can now be taken in

  • Doklam and India-Bhutan relationship

    No one seems to be quite sure what the Doklam crisis is all about. Those who appear most dogmatic are often also the most ignorant. Hardly anyone notes that central to the whole dispute is the kingdom of Bhutan’s rights as a sovereign independent nation and member of the UN. All our commentators imagine the confrontation concerns only a jealous China trying to deprive India of its leadership role in Asia and the world.

  • Mumbai: Indrani Mukherjea’s lawyer cross-examines driver

    Mumbai: Co-accused-turned-approver in the Sheena Bora murder case Shyamvar Rai was on Friday cross-examined by his former boss Indrani Mukherjea through a counsel. Rai, who spilled the beans in the the murder case, accepted that he does not understand English but interestingly made his plea for confessing crime in English.

  • Bhopal: Raids on Shinde, Saraiyya expose officer-businessmen nexus

    Bhopal: The raids conducted by the I-T department on Friday have exposed the officer-businessmen nexus, involved in massive corruption in the state. Santosh Ramtani, owner of Surabhi Homes, is running his business in partnership with Pradeep Saraiyya, a retired engineer of the MPEB. And they were partners even when Saraiyya was in service.

  • Mumbai: Pressure socks to give relief to traffic police

    Mumbai: The Mumbai traffic police on Friday came in for a surprise after they were provided with “pressure socks”. These socks will be worn by the traffic policemen to reduce their varicose veins which were affected due to long hours of work.

  • Lok Sabha: Speaker holds Question Hour for young MPs

    New Delhi: She is the guardian of the Lok Sabha and in a first of its kind, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has adopted a novel but informal way of getting the younger lot of lawmakers to take an active interest in the functioning of the House. Over dinner at her sprawling bungalow on New Delhi’s Akbar Road on Thursday, she chatted with a group of 34-40 MPs — all under 40 years — and their spouses.

  • IIM-Indore students turn campus into dog-friendly vicinity

    Indore: Animal lovers and students of Indian Institute of Management Indore have turned their campus into a dog-friendly vicinity. They are taking care of all puppies and grown up dogs on the institute premises by joining hands with Animals Rights and Welfare NGO—Helping Hands For Animals (HHFA), Indore. IIM Indore’s 193 acre campus is not only witness to a wide range of plants and trees but is also full of

  • Bhopal: Gold chain worth Rs 50,000 snatched

    Bhopal: Two shocking robberies in the city brought the action of police under scanner on Thursday. The incidents were reported in Habibganj and Nazeerabad police station areas. The first incident was reported in Arera Colony area where unidentified accused snatched the gold chain from a 74-year-old woman while she was returning home walking from a temple. While in Nazeerabad police station area three bike-borne miscreants armed with a revolver robbed the bike

  • Dilip Kumar stable, but may have to be put on dialysis

    Mumbai: Ailing yesteryear actor Dilip Kumar was shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Lilavati Hospital on Friday with kidney-related complications.  He may have to be put on dialysis.

  • Bhopal: Role of NE in freedom struggle untold, unsung: UPSC chairman

    Bhopal: David R Syiemlieh, chairman, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) delivered a lecture on ‘North East India: Periodisation: Freedom Struggle: Integration’ at IGRMS here on Friday. The lecture was chaired by SN Choudhary, Rajiv Gandhi Chair, Barkatullah University, Bhopal.

  • Mumbai: After Rs 28 crore renovation, no show at Mulund art theatre

    Mumbai: The much-awaited Mahakavi Kalidas Natymandir in Mulund was inaugurated by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on July 18 after renovation work. But even after 15 days if its inauguration, not a single show has been staged at the newly renovated cultural centre.

  • Bombay HC strikes down caste-based promotions

    Mumbai: In a major setback to the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court on Friday struck down its May 2004 resolution that facilitated caste-based promotions in state employment. The HC has held promotions of employees from the De-Notified tribes, the Nomadic Tribes and the Special Backward Classes as ‘illegal’ and has granted 12 weeks’ time to the government to make a fresh list of promoted officials since 2004. The HC however, not interfered in the

  • Indore: Monotony in classroom prime factor of absenteeism in B-schools

    Indore: Though they met and became friends by chance, these researchers have been working together on various systematic topics, specifically enriching education system. Researchers Dr Rajeev Shukla and Dr Ajit Upadhyaya were invited from India to present their study at the 14th South Asian Management Forum 2017 held in Male, Maldives recently.

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    Little help for Mumbai University students from help desk

    Mumbai: The Help Desk set up by the Mumbai University (MU) to process the admissions of students who have applied for other universities in India or abroad witnessed chaos and confusion on Friday due to mismatch of details of students and documents being misplaced. A student, awaiting his final year BMS (Bachelor of Management Studies) result and wanting to secure admissions at the University of Melbourne (Australia), complained that the officials at the help

  • Bhopal: I-T raid on group headed by Panama paper- linked Goan

    Bhopal: Income tax authorities, on Friday, conducted raids against two business groups – one owned by a former MPEB officer, who had invested his ill-gotten wealth in various businesses, and the other by a top officer of a Goa-based mining company. Officials of investigation wing of I-T department conducted raids at the establishments and residences of Pradeep Saraiyya, a retired officer of MPEB and Sanjay Vijay Singh Shinde of Goa.

  • Mumbai: Cops suspended in Borivali diamond heist

    Mumbai: Two constables Chandrakant Gavare and Santosh Gavas, who were arrested in connection with Borivali diamond heist case, have been suspended, confirmed a senior officer from Mumbai police. They were arrested on Wednesday for robbing a Borivali-based jeweller Jayesh Zaveri.

  • Ujjain: Jain women celebrate ethnic diversity of India

    Ujjain: In an event ‘veshbhusha kea lag dhang, rimjhim fuharo ke sang’ members of ‘Digambar Jain mahasamiti mahila sambhag’ celebrated the ethnic diversity of India by donning traditional clothes of various States of India. Members were given themes like, Bengali, South Indian, Rajputana and Gujarati.