Free Press Journal
  • BJP to create class within class to win Dalits, election

    BHOPAL : The BJP is planning to establish an army of Basti Pramukhs (colony chiefs) to win over Dalit voters, in the upcoming assembly election  in the state. The Scheduled Caste population forms 15-18 per cent of the state’s electorate.

  • Medical teachers: Hike pay or we’ll launch stir

    Indore : Madhya Pradesh Medical Teachers’ Association has threatened to launch state-wide agitation if the government does not accept their demand for paying them salary recommended by seventh pay commission. They have also insisted on time bound promotions.

  • Steve Rixon not to renew his contract

    Karachi : Pakistan fielding coach Steve Rixon will not be renewing his tenure with the team due to personal reasons, according to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) senior official. While the contracts of the rest of Pakistan’s coaching staff will continue till the 2019 World Cup, 64-year-old Rixon’s tenure with the team is set to expire in June this year.  He, however, will be completing Test series against England  Ireland.

  • BMC restricts use of horses in rallies, sports

    BHOPAL: The Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) restricted involvement of horses in any form, rally, sports or procession in the municipal limit. BMC Commissioner Priyanka Das issued an order in this regard on Saturday.

  • Wage talks fail, bank unions threaten strike

    Mumbai : The bank unions of public sector banks are planning to approach the government after failed wage revision discussions. The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) has said that they will have to resort to strike in the last week of May if even the government also fails to respond. The UFBU is the umbrella body of bank unions in the country.

  • Resurgent Mumbai Indians take on confident KKR at home

    Mumbai : Looking, at last, like a team wanting to defend its title, Mumbai Indians’ road to redemption in the Indian Premier League faces another tricky test, as they host a formidable Kolkata Knight Riders here today.

  • Kashmir varsity teacher missing, protests erupt

    Srinagar: An assistant professor from the Kashmir University has been reported missing leading to protests by the students, police said on Saturday.

  • Over 1000 students to participate in spelling contest

    Indore : The contest for WIZ National Spell Bee Championship will be held on Sunday at Bal Niketan Sangh from 9 am. Its first round was held at St Arnold Public School on April 29.
    Examination coordinator Pallavi Wankar said more than 1000 students from St Arnold Higher Secondary School, St Paul’s HS School, Sarafa Boys School, Agrasen Higher Secondary School, Bhandari Public School, Khandwa, Micro Vision, Burhanpur, Mount Carmel, Bhopal, St Theresa

  • Forces told not to gloat over past successes, but plan for the future

     New Delhi : The high-powered Defence Planning Council, at its first meeting in the national capital early this week, asked the armed forces to be restructures and be leaner and meaner to be ready for future wars and not gloat over successes in yesterday’s wars.

  • Guest Fculties Assn laments DBAUSS recruitment norms

    BHOPAL : The MP Guest faculty association (MPGFA) criticised the higher education department (HED) for fixing different norms for the recruitment for the post of assistant professors and associate professors at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences (DBAUSS), Mhow.

  • Dhoni lauds spinners, Kohli blames it on fielding

    Pune : Mahendra Singh Dhoni praised his spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Harbhajan Singh for their stellar show while his opposite number Virat Kohli rued the dropped catches during Chennai Super Kings’ six-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in an IPL match here on Saturday.

  • SAMJHO BETA: Drive launched to check crime against women

    Indore : Indore Social Alliance, a group of more than 20 NGOs in the city, on Saturday launched a campaign, ‘Samajho Beta’, to check increasing number of crime against women, especially rapes.

  • BJP MLA’s mantra to avoid love jihad: Fix marriage early

    Agar Malwa : BJP MLA from Agar Malwa has advocated for fixing marriage early to avoid ‘love jihad’. Addressing a function here, Gopal Parmar advised parents, especially mothers, to fix marriages of their daughters early in order to save them from love jihad.

  • Lee calls Mavi future of Indian bowling

    Mumbai : Former Australian pacer Brett Lee has heaped praise on rookie Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler Shivam Mavi, saying he is the future of Indian bowling.

  • Cong MLA asks Saudi govt to reduce Umrah airfare, visa fees

    Mumbai : Senior Congress leader Mohammed Arif Naseem Khan has written a letter to the Saudi Arabian Consul General asking the Saudi government to reduce airfare and visa fees for Muslim pilgrims travelling to perform Umrah.