Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: Jiang Jingkui honoured with Father Kamil Bulcke award

    Jiang Jingkui, a Hindi Professor in Peking University was in the city to attend to attend three-day event- Madhya Pradesh Sahityaotsav -2018 which began on Friday at Rabindra Bhawan. In the event, he was felicitated with Father Kamil Bulcke for his immense contribution in Hindi. He has written six books on History of Hindi literature…

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  • Bhopal: Devotees all set to welcome Lord Ganesha

    Bhopal is all set to celebrate 10-day Ganesha utsav beginning from Thursday. Free Press spoke to some people from Marashtrian community in the city to learn about the significance of the fest and their plans for celebrations. They said that it is the biggest festival for them. They said that great freedom fighter Lokmanya Gangadhar…

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  • Bhopal: Ganesha clay idol makers fail to meet rising demand

    The demand for clay idols of Lord Ganesha may have increased after the ban on plaster of Paris in the city, but the sale has not gone up. The reasons are – making of clay idols takes time, and it requires a large number of workers so the idol makers are not able to meet…

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  • Bhopal: Love is here, thanks SC for scrapping Section 377, says LGBTQ community

    Bhopal: People of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) community welcomed the Supreme Court judgment decriminalising Section 377 of the Indian Penal Court (IPC). They called the verdict historic and thanked the apex court for ending the curse. For them, it was freedom at midday — a rebirth. Twenty-one-year-old Tarun Chauhan who is pursuing…

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  • Bhopal: Gond artistes celebrate Mogli Utsav

    Bhopal: Gond artistes celebrated Mogli Utsav at Aadivasi Kala Evam Sanskriti Kendra for the first time in the city on Sunday to mark birth anniversary of Australian aboriginal activist Ken Colbung. Colbung was known as ‘Boomerang Guru,’ ‘River Men,’ ‘Armyman,’ ‘boxer’ and tribal leader. He was associated with Australian soldier in 1950 and gave his…

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  • City artists share space with lead actors in ‘Stree’

    Bhopal: “It was a very nice experience to work with Rajkumar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor. Both are humble and down-to-earth,” said city- based artistes who worked with the lead actors in ‘Stree’. The movie is to be released across the country on Friday. Talking to Free Press, the artistes also showered praises on director Amar…

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  • Bhopal mourns Sir Naipaul’s passing away

    Bhopal: The Mystic has just walked off the stage but the Masseur remains. The name of Sir V S Naipaul evokes nostalgia among Indians. They treat the Nobel laureate as their own. Much loved and much criticized. Naipaul created a world – a world – that connects his readers straight with the one of Dickens’s….

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  • Bhopal: Two-thirds of newborns in State deprived of ‘liquid gold’

    Bhopal: Around 66 per cent of the babies born in Madhya Pradesh are not breast-fed within one hour of their birth, thus depriving them of colostrum – the highly nutritive first milk produced by the mother after delivery – aptly called ‘liquid gold’ and the baby’s ‘first super food’ – which also boosts the newborn’s…

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  • Bhopal: Girls are safe with us, claim children home officials

    Bhopal: Officials of children’s homes in the city are anxious after the incidents of Deoria and Muzaffarpur and have become more concerned about the security of residents of such shelters. The fact came to light on Thursday when Free Press visited three such shelters in the state capital to check the security measures adopted by…

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  • Marked increase in tourist’s footfall at India’s 1st live tribal museum

    Bhopal: MP government has decided to observe the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People’s on August 9 as Tribal day. One of its initiative to showcase the culture of indigenous people of the state- first live Tribal Museum in India located in the state capital is drawing attention of the globe totters. Inaugurated by…

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  • Bhopal: World Breastfeeding Week: ‘Aanchal Kaksh’, a non-starter in Bhopal

    Bhopal: Even two years after announcement by state government to open a breastfeeding room ‘Aanchal Kaksh’ at all public places including bus stops and collectorates in the state, the facility is yet to be made available in the state capital. The scheme was initiated by the Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) of the state government…

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