Free Press Journal
  • 1800 seats to remain vacant at BEd colleges

    Indore : Much to the disappointment of colleges offering BEd course under the jurisdiction of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), the Supreme Court has reportedly rejected their demand of allowing them to fill vacant seats after centralised online conducted by Department of Higher Education (DHE).

  • Sheikh Hasina’s Diwali gift: Dhaka deports ULFA leader

    New Delhi : Close on the heels of underworld don Chhota Rajan’s deportation from Indonesia, India has managed to secure the custody of Anup Chetia, the jailed General Secretary of the outlawed militant group, the United Liberation Front of Assom, from Bangladesh. Chetia, who had fled India, was arrested by the Bangladesh police in 1997 and sent to jail for seven years for sneaking across the border, carrying fake passports and illegal possession of

  • 5-yr-old dies after eating firecracker mistaking it for chocolate

    Ratnagiri : A five-year-old girl died after “eating” a firecracker mistaking it for a chocolate in her village in the district today, police said. The incident took place when Damini Nikam was playing outside her house in Tisangi village in Khed tehsil when she spotted some firecrackers lying there and consumed one of them mistaking it for a chocolate, an official attached with Khed police station said.

  • Fire after ‘rocket’ strays into flat

    Mumbai : In a freak accident, an apartment in Gokuldham housing complex in Goregaon east caught fire after a firecracker strayed into the dwelling. Comedian Sapan Verma, a resident of the building, broke the news on his Twitter account and also uploaded it on his Facebook account. “A Diwali rocket entered one of the flats and before anyone could do anything, the fire had taken over the entire room (sic),” he posted. The incident happened

  • Civic body passes policy for adoption of open spaces

    Mumbai : Despite stringent opposition, the BMC’s Recreational Ground-Playground (RGPG) policy that facilitates adoption of open spaces within the city was passed in the BMC’s improvements committee on Monday.

  • Chembur gets multi-specialty hospital with 110-bed capacity

    Mumbai : Zen Health has launched a multi-specialty hospital in Chembur with a capacity of 110 beds to make cutting-edge technology and treatments available to patients. The hospital will offer advanced specialised treatment in the areas of gastroenterology, cancer care, cardiology, orthopedics, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, ophthalmology and pediatrics with special focus on neonatal care and comprehensive kidney care solution.

  • State spent Rs 25 lakh on London trips to Ambedkar House

    Mumbai : The Maharashtra Government spent over Rs 25 lakh on visits of ministers and bureaucrats to London to finalise the purchase of the house where Dalit icon BR Ambedkar stayed while pursuing higher studies, an RTI query has revealed.

  • Deceased’s kin create ruckus

    Indore : Callous behaviour of staff and administration of Cloth Market Hospital proved fatal to a 42-year-old woman as they refused to admit the patient excusing staff’s leave, on Wednesday.

  • Sena, BJP stage walkout from VVMC session over Muslim burial ground

    Palghar : Opposing the VVMC’s proposal to move the reserved location of Muslim burial ground from its original location and alleging that the corporation was not paying heed to the demands of the Saffron alliance, Shiv Sena and BJP corporators walked out of the session on Monday.

  • Two arrested for murder

    Indore : Rajendra Nagar police on Tuesday booked two youths in the murder of a man took place about one and half month ago.

  • Video recording of pre-accreditation inspection mandatory: NAAC

    Indore : Following the complaints of bribery during onsite visits by peer team at colleges for accreditation, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has made it mandatory for colleges and universities to video-record the pre-accreditation inspections.

  • Govt to ask senior babus to make periodic field visits

    Mumbai : The Maharashtra government will soon instruct every Guardian Secretary to visit the district under his jurisdiction on the first Friday-Saturday of every month to oversee progress of development works. Additional Chief Secretary of General Administration Department (GAD) PS Meena said that a government resolution (GR) in this regard will be issued next week.

  • Census register updation to start from Nov 16

    Indore : The month-long National Census Register updating would start from November 16 in the district and it will continue till December 15. As per the instruction of the Government of India under the updating the in the NPR database of every citizen, certain new information would be added including Aadhar no/Ration Card no. and ID of the family. The work would be carried out by the government employees and enumerators by

  • Leader quits Youth Cong and joins Yuva Sena

    Mumbai : Youth Congress leader Rahul N Kanal on Monday joined the Yuva Sena, the youth wing of Shiv Sena, with over 2,000 followers. Kanal was working with the Congress for the last 12 years. He was a vice – president (North-Central Congress) and had been closely working with Baba Siddhiqui and Priya Dutt.

  • Govt invites suggestions on National Edu Policy draft

    Mumbai : Maharashtra government in its 44 page report on the draft of National New Education Policy has recommended a tag-line of “100% students in schools learning for eight hours a day.” The School Education and Sports Ministry headed by Vinod Tawde has invited suggestions from the public by November 23 online and in English only.

  • MPPSC new building ready, to be inaugurated next month

    Indore : The new building of Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission, which was under-construction for the past one and a half year, is ready. It will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan next month.