Free Press Journal
  • Jayanthi tax and fear of CBI probe

    New Delhi :  At the heart of the Jayanthi Natarajan revelation is the so-called ‘Jayanthi tax,’ an expression which none other than BJP leader Narendra Modi had first used in a pre-election party rally in Goa to slam the conduct of the then environment minister. The sum and substance of his charge was that projects were not getting green clearance from the ministry until bribes were paid. The BJP government seems to

  • voters are the bosses Today

    Indore : The destiny of the 5 mayor and 325 corporator candidates will be sealed in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) on Saturday, when as many as 16 lakh, 66 thousand and 362 voters will exercise their franchise through the 2091 polling booths in the biggest IMC elections covering 85 wards.

  • Name smeared, record trashed

    New Delhi :  Axed from the post of foreign secretary two days ago, a “deeply pained” Sujatha Singh on Friday hit back saying that stories were being “planted” in the media to tarnish her reputation, after serving in the Foreign Office for 39 years.

  • Lions Club’s Umang on February 1

    Indore :Yearly convention of the Lions Club International District 323 G1 region -7, Umang would be organised at the Jaal Auditorium on Sunday. The event is scheduled to start at 9.30 am. Chief of the Oswal Group and director of Lions International Andorsi Aruna Agrawal would be the chief guest of the convocation. Informing about the event, programme coordinator Parvinder Singh Bhatia said that the dignitaries and members of around 15 clubs

  • Lions Club’s Umang on February 1

    Indore : Yearly convention of the Lions Club International District 323 G1 region -7, Umang would be organised at the Jaal Auditorium on Sunday. The event is scheduled to start at 9.30 am. Chief of the Oswal Group and director of Lions International Andorsi Aruna Agrawal would be the chief guest of the convocation. Informing about the event, programme coordinator Parvinder Singh Bhatia said that the dignitaries and members of around 15

  • Indore-Goa-Kochi summer special from April 7

    Indore : With the efforts of local MP and Lok Sabha Speaker, the city will be connected to famous tourist destination Goa by rain from April. According to sources a weekly summer special train will be started from April 7 from the city. The train will depart from Indore on every Tuesday at 7.45 pm and it will reach Kochi via Goa through Konkan route on Thursday. The weekly train will reach

  • ‘Foreigners have more respect towards Gandhian teachings’

    Indore : “Though, the materialistic and approach towards violence among the mankind has grown, but the Truth and Non-violence are still relevant, hence we can’t say that the messages, principles and teachings of ‘Bapu’ have lost the meaning.”, said Tushar Gandhi, Grandson of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

  • 3-day national peace convention begins

    Indore : A three days National Peace Convention organised by the Committee for peace and conflict prevention of Rotary International District-3040, started at Hotel Radission Blu here on Friday.

  • Alok or Kailash? Voters to decide today

    BHOPAL : On Saturday, more than 15 lakh voters of the city will decide whether Alok Sharma or Kailash Mishra would become the first citizen of Bhopal.

  • Laxmikant ex-OSD OP Shukla, another get ten years in jail

    BHOPAL : A special court of Satna, on Friday, convicted former officer on special duty (OSD) of ex-minister Laxmikant Sharma and sentenced him to 10 years imprisonment for misusing his official position. Shukla was General Manager of the Madhya Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation (MPSCSC). He has been convicted for staying in private hotels at government expense.

  • Varsity staffers’ pension doubled from April ’14

    BHOPAL : After a nine-year wait, retired professors and non-teaching staff of state universities will finally start getting revised pension as per the sixth pay commission recommendations.

  • Birdi retires, Mohanty to hold addl charge of MPBSE

    BHOPAL: State government has handed over the additional charge of chairman of MP Board of Secondary Education to SR Mohanti, additional chief secretary of school education, new and renewable energy. Board chairman Devraj Birdi retired on Friday. Urmila Mishra, secretary of state information commission, has been posted commissioner, other backward welfare department in place of Vishwamohan Upadhyay who also got retirement.

  • Returning officer dies of heart attack

    BHOPAL: Returning officer PK Latoria, 57, who was deployed at polling booth in ward no-83, died on Friday evening. The polling for civic body election will be held on Saturday. Ward no-83 falls under purview of Kolar police station. He was posted as an engineer in public health engineering department. According to Kolar police sources, Latoria, developed health complication at 6.30pm and he was at first taken to the community health centre

  • Govt orders FIR against Gufran

    BHOPAL: The State General Administration Department asked DGP Surendra Sing to file FIR against former State Waqf Board Chairman and expelled Congress leader Gufran Azam and other board members for working against the rules. The department acted on recommendation of question and reference committee of Legislative Assembly that found that the then board chairman and members put supplementary agenda to pass 22 items at the end of the meeting held in Indore

  • Cil bumper sale nets Rs 24,000 cr

    New Delhi :  In the biggest-ever disinvestment exercise, the government on Friday divested 10 per cent stake in the state-run monolith Coal India Ltd.

  • Vyapam seeks explanation from 12 Pre-PG candidates

    BHOPAL : MP Professional Examination Board will seek reply of 12 candidates of Pre-PG Medical Test-2012, who got merit positions through fraud before finally deciding cancellation of their test.

  • India entering Asia equation, says Kissinger

    Washington :  India is now entering the Asia equation currently dominated by China, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has said, days after President Barack Obama’s successful visit to the country.

  • Bank officials, builders sent to jail for housing loan fraud

    BHOPAL : The special judge for CBI cases, Bhopal, on Friday convicted three persons including Central Bank of India, Shahpura branch manager on ground of distributing home loans on the basis of forged documents.

  • City dying, focus on renewal

    Mumbai :  Calling Mumbai “a city in decay,” Ashwani Kumar, chairman of parliamentary standing committee on science, technology, environment and forests, has said it is necessary to understand the enormity of the challenge faced by the city.

  • Rly asked to pay Rs 2.39L for not building FOB

    BHOPAL : The District Consumer Grievances Redressal Forum has instructed the Railways to pay Rs 2.39 lakh as compensation to the next of kin of a labourer, who was run over by a train at Bhadbhada Ghat railway station near Bhopal in 2008.