Free Press Journal
  • One dies, six injured as SUV rams into tree

    Ujjain : A person was killed and six others seriously injured as a speeding car rammed into a tree and overturned at Tarana tehsil here on late Sunday. All the injured were pulled put by police and were taken to Civil Hospital here.

  • Demand to defranchise Muslims condemned

    BHOPAL : Communist Party of India (CPI) has condemned the anti-Muslim communal statements given by the leaders of BJP, Shiv Sena and other organisations and has also demanded strict action against those making the statements. CPI Secretary Shailendra Kumar Shailly said the demands like defranchising Muslims and of forced sterilisations of Muslims and Christians are inhuman and against the Indian Constitution. Shailly said any statement which is against the constitutional values is

  • Govt staff Dearness Allowance up by 6%

    BHOPAL : Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has announced six percent hike in dearness allowance of state employees. In IT award ceremony, Chauhan said, the state would provide dearness allowance to its employees at par with the Centre.

  • South African province to explore avenues of cooperation in MP

    BHOPAL : Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, speaking at a meeting with a delegation from South Africa and chief minister of Gauteng province, M David Makhura in the city on Monday, said there are immense possibilities of cooperation between Madhya Pradesh and Gauteng. He said both of them would work together in the fields of industry, culture and education.

  • Age of bride, groom on invitation made mandatory

    BHOPAL : The state government, under ‘Lado Abhiyaan’ has made it mandatory to clearly mention the age of bride and groom in invitation card for marriage. Special efforts are being made to check child marriages. It is found that child marriages take place in large numbers on Akshaya Tritiya, which would be falling on April 21.

  • Three held for attacking cop

    BHOPAL: The crime branch of the city police, on Monday, arrested all the three accused, who had allegedly attacked a police constable in Royal Market. A case of attempt to murder was registered against them. Police had announced a reward of Rs 2000 for clues to their arrest. Those who were arrested include Rahul Bundela, 20 son of Rakesh Bundela, Harvardhan Nagar, Bunti alias Ajay Chauhan, 20, son of Brij Mohan Chauhan,

  • Laptops, hardware goods stolen

    BHOPAL : Miscreants decamped with hardware items worth Rs 50,000 from Raja godown under Hanumanganj police station on Monday. Ashok Basanta reported it to police. Case has been registered against unidentified thieves.

  • Diggi to visit STF office tomorrow

    BHOPAL: AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh will arrive Bhopal on Tuesday evening and reach Raghogarh next day. Singh will participate in local programmes in the state capital and is likely to reach Special Task Force office to get recorded his statement on Vyapam scam on Wednesday.

  • NABARD agrees to farmer-wise assessment of crop loss

    BHOPAL : National Agriculture Bank for Rural Development (NABARD), in agreement to the initiative taken by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, has given its approval on the proposal of setting parameter of crop damage farmer wise and not on the basis of ‘Aanawari’. The Bank has also given its consent on postponing loan recovery and give loan again to the affected farmers. It is a historic decision taken by NABARD at the

  • Six IRS officers shifted out of state, 27 brought in

    BHOPAL: Six Indian revenue service (IRS) officers posted in MP have been transferred to other states while 27 IRS officers have been shifted to the state. Those who have been transferred outside Madhya Pradesh include Virendra Patel, Sanjay Agrawal, Sanjay Kumar, Naresh Chandra, Rajesh Gupta and Kailash Nath Sonkar. Sanjay Agrawal and Sanjay Kumar have been sent to NADC. Five probationers have been transferred to Madhya Pradesh and they are Priya Patel,

  • Congress to hold symbolic bhoomipujan at Indu Mills

    Mumbai : Maharashtra Congress will hold a symbolic ‘bhoomi-pujan’ (ground-breaking) ceremony at the site of proposed memorial of Dr B R Ambedkar at the Indu Mill premises today, on the occasion of his birth anniversary.

  • Indian growth engine re-energised: Modi

    Hannover : PM Narendra Modi on Monday said his government had ‘re-energised’ the Indian growth engine and that the country wants to become a manufacturing hub to serve its domestic market as well as exports.

  • Salman was driving the car, says prosecution

    Mumbai : Contesting Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s defence that his driver was driving the Toyota Land Cruiser at the time of the 2002 hit-and-run mishap, prosecution on Monday asserted before the trial court that the superstar was very much behind the wheel.

  • Rain-hit farmers: Senior UP IAS officer challenges Akhilesh govt

    Lucknow : The vocal anti-government stand and statements by a senior officer of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) in Uttar Pradesh is all set to take a dramatic turn with the officer taking on the Akhilesh Yadav government head-on.

  • Naxals strike again, kill five cops

    Raipur : Five security personnel were killed and seven injured, two of them critically, in back-to-back attacks by Naxals in insurgency-hit districts of Chhattisgarh, which has seen a string of strikes by the red ultras in the past three days.

  • Rajdhnai, Shatabdi to become 30 minutes faster

    Mumbai : In what seemed to be a herculean task, Western Railway (WR) is all set to reduce the travel timing of its prestigious Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express and Ahmadabad-Mumbai Shatabdi Express by 30 minutes.  The move has become possible after WR has been given a nod to run these trains at an increased speed.

  • Janata Parivar Merger

    Only Parivar and no Janata: BJP on ‘Janata Parivar’

    New Delhi : BJP on Monday hit out at ‘Janata Parivar’ saying it is a “failed idea” and a formation of parties that only have ‘Parivars'(families) but not the support of ‘Janta’ (public) as their policies preached politics of “untouchability” and against the poor.