Prasanth Menon

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Ujjain: Villagers get vocal on polls

Ujjain: Villagers get vocal on polls

Ujjain: Though rural populace have been affected with rapid urbanisation and migration to an extent at the same time access to education,...Read More

“Mobile advertising to break new barriers”

“Mobile advertising to break new barriers”

Preeti Desai, Country Manager, Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), India spoke with The Free Press Journal on mobile marketing and why sh...Read More

In Bihar’s Political Realignment, Women Suffer

In Bihar’s Political Realignment, Women Suffer

As a first-time member of the legislative assembly (MLA) in Bihar, Jyothi Devi, 46, did well over her five-year term: She had 10 bridges—...Read More

Beef Consumption Rises (Marginally), Indians Seek Protein

Beef Consumption Rises (Marginally), Indians Seek Protein

Amidst the controversy over banning beef, consumption across rural and urban India has risen marginally, according to data released by Na...Read More

Crimes Against Bihar’s Vulnerable Communities Soar

Crimes Against Bihar’s Vulnerable Communities Soar

An inadequate police force is struggling to cope with a rising crime graph against Bihar’s vulnerable communities. Bihar has seen a 20-fo...Read More

4 Factors That Will Likely Decide Bihar Polls

4 Factors That Will Likely Decide Bihar Polls

Given that the ongoing Bihar elections could be decided by the slimmest of margins–and, with a vast redrawing of the political landscape,...Read More

38-Year-Old Legacy Hangs Over Bihar Polls

38-Year-Old Legacy Hangs Over Bihar Polls

“Why were you sitting next to the persons responsible for arresting JP?” Prime Minister Narendra Modi rhetorically asked rival Nitish Kum...Read More

Bihar: Can BJP Continue 2014 Winning Streak?

Bihar: Can BJP Continue 2014 Winning Streak?

The first phase of Bihar elections for 49 seats saw a voter turnout of 57%, according to Election Commission of India. There are two reas...Read More

58% Gas-Price Drop Offers India Power Boost

58% Gas-Price Drop Offers India Power Boost

The Dabhol Power Project–once a showcase of foreign investment and state-of-the-art technology–owes Rs 8,500 crore to a group of banks in...Read More

Stock Market Prediction: Be brave with DHFL on buy side at Dalal Street

Stock Market Prediction: Be brave with DHFL on buy side at Dalal Street

(For all the latest News, Mumbai, Entertainment, Cricket, Business and Featured News updates, visit Free Press Journal. Also, follow us o...Read More

Power Demand Up 94%, But Bihar Cannot Cope

Power Demand Up 94%, But Bihar Cannot Cope

Bihar is now India’s second-fastest growing economy among poor states, with a peak power demand that has risen 94% about seven years. Thi...Read More

States With Worst Sex Ratios Have Most Female MLAs

States With Worst Sex Ratios Have Most Female MLAs

States with poor development indicators for women (mainly sex ratio and female literacy) have higher representation of women in their vid...Read More

A former sweeper from a Mahadalit–or lowest of the low–castes, Bhagirathi Devi (centre), 65, is among 28 female MLAs from Bihar contesting the forthcoming assembly election of their own standing, refuting a commonly held notion that most women in politics are proxies for male spouses or relatives. Image credit: Bhagirathi Devi/Nityanand Kumar

Bhagirathi Devi and likes – From Proxies To Politicians: Bihar’s Female MLAs

Thirty five years ago, Bhagirathi Devi was a sweeper in the block development office in Narkatiyaganj, a town in Bihar’s West Champaran d...Read More

Fire Accidents Kill 54 Every Day, Yet Deaths Have Declined

Fire Accidents Kill 54 Every Day, Yet Deaths Have Declined

The death of at least 89 people in a massive explosion at a restaurant in Petlawad town in Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua district spotlights th...Read More

Road Mishaps Kill 382 Daily – 1682 Times More Than Terrorism

Road Mishaps Kill 382 Daily – 1682 Times More Than Terrorism

India’s daily death toll due to road accidents is more than four times the annual death toll from terrorism. As many as 139,671 people lo...Read More

Female Recruitment In Police Rises–So Does Bias

Female Recruitment In Police Rises–So Does Bias

While the police force across the country grew 10% over five years between 2010 and 2014, the numbers of women in police forces rose 59%....Read More

How India’s Tax System Helps Heavily Taxed Cigarettes Flourish

How India’s Tax System Helps Heavily Taxed Cigarettes Flourish

In March 2015—in response to a drop in sales as taxes more than doubled over four years—India’s leading cigarette company ITC Ltd. shorte...Read More

The Curious Case Of Onion Prices And Bihar Elections

The Curious Case Of Onion Prices And Bihar Elections

Onion prices and the stock markets have recently been in the news but for contrary reasons—one is rising precipitously while the other is...Read More

68% Farm Suicides In BJP States, But UPA Had More

68% Farm Suicides In BJP States, But UPA Had More

In a recent debate on TimesNow, Gaurav Bhatia, Spokesperson, Samajwadi Party, said that “maximum farmer suicides happened during BJP’s re...Read More

Muslim Population Growth At 20-Year Low

Muslim Population Growth At 20-Year Low

While the overall population growth in the country was 17% in the 2001-2011 decade, Muslim population growth hit a 20-year low of 24.6% i...Read More

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