Free Press Journal
  • Obese, hypertensive women outnumber men in Indore

    Indore : Indore’s transformation into a metro comes with vices of stress and unhealthy lifestyle; along comes diseases like obesity and hypertension. If experts are to be believed women outnumber men in Indore when it comes to contracting these lifestyle diseases. In a recent study jointly conducted by Indus Health Plus and CHL Hospitals, the number of obese and hypertensive people has been increasing drastically in Indore. The number of women is

  • ‘World’s human trafficking market worth $150 billion’

    Indore : Human trafficking, which has become world’s largest illicit trade, generating $150 billion for the perpetrators. On the contrary, there is need of just $22 billion to educate those victims. The world should understand its priorities, said Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Friday.

  • Two arrested for smuggling heroine worth `70 lakh

    Indore : Officials of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Indore nabbed two peddlers from a bus and seized narcotics substance worth Rs 70 lakh. The peddlers hid the contraband in their shoes. The sleuths received information that two persons coming to the city from Udaipur in a bus were carrying heroine. They intercepted the said bus on Dhar Road and nabbed Yakub Khan of Pratapgarh and his aide Firoz Khan.

  • Police set up shaken; efforts to hush up case begin

    BHOPAL : The issue of using the services of a private firm to obtain call detail records (CDRs) illegally has created a stir in the state. Several top police officers have lost sleep over the notices issued by the Supreme Court on Prashant Pandey’s petition. Police are trying to hush up the case Information is being collected about police officers and others who used to take the help of ‘Spandan Technologies’ for

  • Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping

    Unmindful of concerns, PM offers e-visa

    Beijing/New Delhi :  Ignoring concerns of the intelligence agencies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced that India will grant e-visas to Chinese tourists, making it the 77th country to get such a facility. “We have decided to extend electronic tourist visas to Chinese nationals,” Modi said while addressing students and faculty at the prestigious Tsinghua University here.

  • Employees to get SMS alerts of PF deposits

    Indore : Aiming at providing immediate SMS alerts, Regional Provident Fund (PF) office has decided to inform the employees about deposits made into their account within 10 minutes after the employer submits it. Over 36 lakh employees will information about the deposits made into their account by 27800 employers from June.

  • SDM, Tehsildar stoned, vehicles damaged during anti-encroachment drive

    BHOPAL : Damaging cars and JCB machines, encroachers pelted stones at SDM (Huzur) Maya Awasthi, Tehsildar and other officials during an anti-encroachment operation at Mahabadia under Kalapani village Panchayat area in Kolar on Friday. Amidst stiff protest from residents, the district administration dismantled 70 pucca houses including triple-storied, well-furnished residential units, which were constructed illegally on a 20-acre piece of land worth crores of rupees.

  • SI-whom-PM-called shifted from Nirbhaya

    BHOPAL : Sub-Inspector Namita Sahu, a member of the Nirbhaya team and famously known as the ‘Lady Singham’ of the city has filed a complaint with DIG Shrinivas Verma against the Mahila Thana TI Pragya Namjoshi . Sahu was the talk-of-the-town when she was praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for her work personally on her mobile phone. Acting on her complaint the DIG transferred her to Hanumanganj police station.

  • State govt got phones of Gaur, Mallaiya, Prabhat tapped: Cong

    BHOPAL: A day after the Supreme Court issued notices to MP government and state police for allegedly obtaining call detail records through a private agency and involvement of senior police officers in it, state Congress alleged that telephones of six BJP ministers and five Congress leaders were tapped.

  • Act against mining on Kshipra riverbed: High Court

    Indore : Taking a cognizance of illegal mining on the Kshipra river bed, Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday directed Ujjain collector and mining officer to take stern action against illicit miners. In its order, division bench of Justice PK Jaiswal and Justice JK Jain on Friday stated that firm action should be taken in illegal mining cases under sections of Mines and Minerals Act, 1957 and Madhya Pradesh

  • ‘No Tobacco’ signboards to be affixed in all schools

    BHOPAL : The state government has directed that “No Tobacco” signboards should be put up in all high and higher secondary schools in the state. “Smoking and tobacco consumption is prohibited” will be written on the signboards to be affixed on all floors of schools and prominent institutions.

  • Two labourers sleeping under dumper crushed to death

    BHOPAL : Two men who took refuge under a dumper parked on a ground near Aishbagh police station in order to save themselves from rain on Wednesday night were run over by the dumper when they were fast asleep. The incident came to light on Thursday morning when the passers-by spotted their bodies after which police were informed. Following the information, police rushed to the spot and sent their bodies for post-mortem

  • Two booked for duping people through bogus holiday tours

    Indore : A director of a firm based in Haryana and his City-based accomplice were booked for duping several lakhs of rupees from gullible persons by promising exciting holiday tours. A case of fraud was registered against Tarun Trikha, Director of TVS Express Holidays, Light Tower, Centre Mall, Gurgaon and Suresh Songara, a resident of Sanwaria Nagar behind Malviya Petrol Pump, on the complaint of Akash Raghuvanshi of Dewas at Palasia police

  • Middleman caught accepting Rs 50K bribe on behalf of ASI

    BHOPAL : The Lokayukta police, on Friday afternoon, caught a middleman red handed while  accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 on behalf of a police officer in front of SDM office in Bairagarh. The complainant had already paid Rs 5 lakh in two installments.
    According to SP Lokayukta Virendra Singh, the complainant Sunil Nagar runs a Sari shop “Leena Sari Centre” at Mukherjee Market Bairagarh.

  • Admissions to colleges to begin from May 21; guidelines issued

    BHOPAL : The Department of Higher Education (DHE), on Friday, issued admission guidelines for 2015-16 academic session in private and government colleges across Madhya Pradesh. The admission process will begin from May 21. Admissions will be given in colleges through central online counselling in under graduation and post graduation courses.

  • Beef ban is about sentiment, not food habits: Shah

    New Delhi : ‘‘Beef ban is about respecting sentiments. There is a difference between food habits and someone’s sentiments. Everyone should respect another person’s sentiments. Why should I hurt anyone? Beef ban is about sentiments and not just food habits’, declared Amit Shah while explaining the party’s stand on the sensitive issue.

  • Deport Sunny Leone, demands right-wing HJS

    Thane: The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti on Friday demanded the deportation of former adult film Sunny Leone and a ban on her entry into the country for vulgar exhibitionism on her website and insulting the dignity of women. The HJS has also lodged a FIR at Ramnagar police station.

  • Dabangg officer in spot over sunglasses

    Raipur : Two IAS officers of Chhattisgarh, including one who wore sunglasses while receiving Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit last week, have been pulled up by the state government for violation of dress code and protocol.

  • Expect rains today evening

    BHOPAL : Moisture incursion is taking place over east Madhya Pradesh, so rain and thundery activities are likely in the state and in the state capital by Saturday evening. Throughout the day, it will be sunny and partly cloudy weather. Rain and thundershowers are expected at isolated places over East Madhya Pradesh and Hoshangabad divisions.