Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: Side effects of allopathic drugs: Reasons vary, say doctors

    Bhopal: Next time you decide to purchase a drug from your neighbourhood chemist on the suggestion of Google; think twice. Allopathic drugs can have side-effects, which may range from rashes on skin to stomach disorders. But they can be much more serious, even putting your life in danger. And that is one major reason why…

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  • Bhopal: Reduced GST rates make food lovers happy

    Bhopal: Wednesday brought good tidings for food lovers as well as restaurant owners of the city. Eating out will weigh less on the pocket now as the GST on air-conditioned restaurants has been slashed from 18 percent to 5 percent. In case of non-AC restaurants, the tax rate has been reduced from 12 percent to…

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  • Bhopal: Prices of sweets go up in absence of regulatory authority

    Bhopal: People in state capital with a sweet tooth are digging deeper into their pockets because of rampant increase in prices of sweets. This is due to the fact that there is no regulatory authority to keep a check on prices. While sellers blame it on the rise in prices of milk, sugar, demonetisation and…

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  • Bhopal: We’re scared, our parents are worried, say girl students

    Bhopal: The brutal gang rape of 19-year old student on Tuesday night has rocked Bhopal. The result is that the female students of coaching institutions are scared of moving out in the city alone. Talking to Free Press, students said that the incident not only shocked them but worried their parents who no longer want…

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  • Bhopal remembers Girija Devi’s soulful singing

    Bhopal: The clarity and resonance of her sweet voice struck an instant cord with audiences across the world and Bhopal was no exception, said city’s artists about 88-year-old thumri queen Girija Devi who passed away on Tuesday night. Recalling their association with her, they told Free Press that she had a special liking for Bhopal….

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  • bhopal, madhya pradesh, 61st Foundation Day, 61st MP Foundation Day, Celebrations, Expert citizens, Local citizens' views

    Bhopal: Experts suggest better ways of celebrations

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh will observe its 61st Foundation Day on November 1. Talking to Free Press, Bhopal’s distinguished citizens expressed their views on how the day should be celebrated. Most of them feel that the way the Foundation Day is observed is bereft of a vision. They said celebrations should focus on state’s culture and…

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  • bhopal, madhya pradesh, Bhojpuri Ekta Manch, Chhath puja, unity in diversity, Bhojpuri Bhashi Vikas Sangh, Hindu, Buddhism, Christian, Sikh

    Bhopal: This Chhath puja, let’s spread message of unity in diversity

    Bhopal: At a time when various forces are active dividing the Indian society in the name of religion, Bhojpuri Ekta Manch in the city is all set to spread the message of Unity in diversity as they gear up to celebrate Chhath Puja. Other groups, associated with the Bhojpuri community, have lined up several programmes…

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  • Bhopal: ‘Shri Ramlila Utsav’ an experience to remember

    Bhopal: Dramatic re-enactment of the life of Lord Rama has won hearts of millions for years and Bhopalites are no different. A large number of people here are heading to Ravindra Bhavan to watch ‘Shri Ramlila Utsav’ being presented by Luv Kuskh Committee from Delhi. The 40-year-old committee, which has been staging Ramlila at the…

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  • Light up Diwali with diyas not crackers, says Bhopalites

    Bhopal: The Supreme Court’s ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR during Diwali has sparked off a huge debate all across the nation. Has the apex court’s ban on sale of firecrackers taken the sheen off the festival? Or, has it snuffed out the spirit of the celebration? Or, will the ban actually bring down…

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  • Bhopal: Favourite haunt of meat-lovers in city downs shutters during Navratri

    Bhopal: The ‘Hakeem Hotel’ in New Market, famous for its lip-smacking meat dishes, is closed since Navratri began on September 21 and will now re-open from Dusshera day. It also keeps its shutters down during the Chaitra Navratri and other Hindu festivals like Janmasthami, Mahashivaratri and Ramnavmi. This is in practice since 1971 – the…

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  • Bhopal: Nothing rosy about the ‘Pink Parking’ lot at New Market

    Bhopal: Setting up of the Pink Parking lot only for female drivers at Ganesh Chowk has lost its very purpose as the male commuters are seen using the area to park their vehicles. Besides, the park attendants are taking Rs 5 as parking fee even when the authorities had decided against charging anything and had…

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