Free Press Journal
  • RTE Act being ignored by school authorities: Gangore

    Indore : Advocate KP Gangore sent a written complaint to the District Education Officer, District Collector and School Education General Secretary, claiming that most private schools are not allotting seats under the RTE Act.

  • Infrastructure to be given priority over social sector

    BHOPAL : In a discussion with select officers of the Finance Department on the state budget for the fiscal year 2016-17, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said that the budget should not increase the tax burden on the citizens.

  • Rajora may move to Panchayats, Pandey can replace him

    BHOPAL : There has been a primary level discussion between chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and chief secretary Antony de Sa about the administrative reshuffle. The list of IAS officers would be released after review of departments by Chauhan.

  • CBI raids Chhindwara WCL mines

    BHOPAL: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team raided Jamuna-Kotma coal mine of Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) in Chhindwara district and unearthed irregularities worth crores of rupees on the part of the lease holder. Raees Khan is lease holder of coal mines of Jamuna-Kotma and allegedly he was not dumping waste material (soil) at authorised dump-yard. Thus Khan saved transportation cost and withdrew entire payment in the name of dumping soil at

  • CM to scrap GR that let Hema get land for cheap

    Mumbai : Chief Minister Devendra Fanavis is ready to give away certain discretionary powers, possibly in a bid to get out of the controversy over the land allotted to actress and BJP MP Hema Malini. However, the proposed new policy is unlikely to have any effect on the plot allotment to Malini, his cabinet colleagues have said.

  • Road to Platform no-1 freed from encroachments

    BHOPAL : After facing allegations of ‘favouritism’ towards BJP MLA Vishwas Sarang, the District administration in association with Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) finally took the initiative to remove encroachments from road leading to platform no-1 of Bhopal railway station which comes under Narela Vidhan Sabha constituency.

  • Take IIT help to tackle fires, SP tells govt

    Mumbai : Despite the three committees set up by the government to look into the causes of the Deonar fire, Samajwadi Party leader and Deonar corporator Rais Shaikh has demanded that BMC chief Ajoy Mehta set up a separate committee along with scientists from IIT and NEERI to help come up with a permanent solution to such situations. Shaikh has pointed at the possibility that the fire was caused due to spontaneous combustion

  • BJP general secy accepts demands of Panchayat reps!

    BHOPAL : The announcement made by state general secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party, Arvind Bhadoria to accept most of the demands of Panchayat representatives in a press conference has created a new controversy. Chief spokesman of the Congress, KK Mishra has asked chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan about the capacity of Bhadoria with which he announced accepting demands of the Panchayat representatives. Mishra said the announcement should have been made either by the

  • Drone cameras for surveillance in Kisan Sammelan

    BHOPAL : Divisional commissioner SB Singh on Friday inspected the venue of Kisan Sammelan to be organised on February 18 at Sherpur village near Sehore. He took information about arrangements being made for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s programme from Sehore collector Dr Sudama Khade, Singh reviewed the preparations. The commissioner instructed to deploy drone cameras to beef up security arrangements in view of presence of a large number of people and vehicles.

  • Woman inspector fined for not wearing helmet

    BHOPAL : Three policemen riding a bike without helmet were fined by Bhopal traffic police. Besides this, a total number of 407 bike-riders were fined for riding without helmet on Friday.

  • J Dey case: CBI seeks order for Rajan’s voice samples

    Mumbai : The CBI today urged a special MCOCA court here to issue a direction to deported gangster Chhota Rajan to give his voice samples for probe in connection with the 2011 J Dey murder case.

  • Distorting history will harm social fabric: Pawar

    Mumbai : Destroying history for the sake of creating a “Hindu Rashtra” will harm the social fabric of the nation, and hence such efforts need to be checked, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said here on Friday.

  • Sheena Bora Case Indrani seeks bail citing health reasons

    Mumbai: Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, today moved an application in the special CBI court here seeking bail on medical grounds saying that she was suffering from frequent “blackouts”.

  • Woman tweets to Prabhu and gets back missing bag

    Indore : Social media worked wonder for a Mhow woman when she got back her missing bag barely three hours after tweeting to Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu, on Friday.

  • Anand Rai claims reevaluation scam underway at DAVV

    Indore : While Vyapam scam continues to haunt the State, its whistle-blower Dr Anand Rai has shed light on a possible reevaluation racket at one of the leading universities of the state – Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV).

  • 4 bootleggers nabbed

    Indore : Juni Indore police have nabbed four bootleggers who were making liquor using urea. The accused were nabbed in two separate raids.

  • Re-tendering may be needed for Metro-III

    Mumbai : After the nine consortia that have bid for the 33.5-km Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro corridor put in bids that are much higher than what the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) had estimated, the project could face a major setback — re-tendering, if the negotiations on pricing between MMRC and the consortia fail.

  • Gambling at Old GDC, complaint lodged

    Indore : A complaint was lodged with city police and local office of department of higher education after two women activists of NSUI caught some persons gambling on Old Girls Degree College campus on Friday.

  • Sub-engg owns vila, flats

    BHOPAL: The Lokayukta, on Friday, raided the residence of Sub-engineer (Irrigation) Balaghat Sanjay Nema and unearthed disproportionate properties to known source of income worth crores of rupees. In raid, Lokayukta team unearthed one villa at Balaghat, a flat at Nagpur, two luxury cars, six bank accounts, a bank locker, plots and agriculture land.

  • Upload picture of overloaded bus on WhatsApp; earn Rs 1,000

    BHOPAL : In what may be described as a PPP mode operation to curb over-loading in passenger buses, the state government, on Friday, decided that passengers complaining about overloading with photograph of buses through WhatsApp or other social media will be rewarded Rs 1,000 if the complaint is found true and strict action would be taken against concerning vehicle’s driver and owner. A system is being developed to implement this scheme. Details