Free Press Journal
  • 17 persons perish after heavy rains batter MP

    Bhopal : Seventeen people have died across Madhya Pradesh in the devastation caused by three days of continuous rain and resultant floods, including building collapses in Sagar and Satna districts, officials said on Saturday.

  • NIA top cop shunted out after PMO order

    PATNA : Sanjeev Kumar Singh, IG of National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been removed from his post with immediate effect on Friday night following a decision of the Cabinet committee on appointments.

  • Cops seek death for Jigisha killers

    New Delhi : A court here will pronounce the quantum of sentence to three men convicted for murdering and robbing IT executive Jigisha Ghosh here in 2009 on Monday, with the Delhi Police on Saturday seeking death penalty for them saying they killed her for ‘pleasure’ and showed no remorse.

  • Maneka draws ire as dogs ‘kill’ elderly lady

    Thiruvananthapuram : Residents of the coastal village, where at least two old women were attacked and one killed by stray dogs, have lashed out at Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi for her sympathy towards strays.

  • Hic…Kerala drops plan for ‘online’ booze sale!

    Thiruvananthapuram : Facing flak from all quarters over its plan to start online liquor sales during the Onam festival, the CPI-M led LDF government in Kerala has dropped the move.  Putting to rest the row over the proposed move to introduce online foreign liquor trade, government made it clear that no such decision has been taken.

  • Corporator’s surprise visit to ‘M’ ward office finds on-duty staff missing

    Mumbai : Setting an example for fellow corporators, Rais Shaikh, local corporator, made a surprise visit at the municipal ward offices to find that a lot of municipal labourers from the waste management department and engineers from the maintenance department are not showing up to the ward offices on their given time, moreover, the work assigned to them is left incomplete.

  • 21 illegal buildings razed in Bandra

    Mumbai : In a bid to remove the illegal structures constructed in Bandra, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) on Saturday demolished 21 structures that were illegally erected and were there from a very long time.

  • Dreaded gangster of Chhota Rajan gang held

    Mumbai : The Anti-Extortion Cell (AEC) of the Mumbai Crime Branch arrested a 59-year-old dreaded gangster of the Chhota Rajan gang, who along with his three accomplices had allegedly fired at a rival gang member.

  • ED raid on houses of bookie, scamster of bullet proof jacket scam

    Mumbai : The sleuths of Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided the residence of Sonu Yogendra  Jalan (34) alias Sunil Malad, an international bookie, and scamster Bimal Agarwal who was involved in the bullet proof jacket scam.

  • Kidney scam: Absconding accused held after 13 years

    Mumbai : Following the arrest of the notorious kidney scamster Shiva Sawant (45), who is reported to be behind 60 illegal transplants, the Azad Maidan police are in the process of handing him over to the Crime Branch for further investigations.

  • Rain continues to pound city; 2 hurt in wall collapse

    BHOPAL : Two people were trapped after a wall collapsed in Lakherapura on Saturday following rains. They were rushed to Hamidia hospital. A house also collapsed in Bharkhedi while 200 slum dwellers were shifted from Damkheda after water level increased in Kaliasot River on Saturday. However, house was dilapidated and it was abandoned so no one was injured. BMC administration removed the rubble. A wall at Central School -No-1 also collapsed.

  • Leaking roofs, waterlogging compound problems for patients

    BHOPAL : As the heavy rain continued lashing the state capital consecutively for the second day on Saturday, the hospitals in the city have turned filthy due to unprepared management. At Hamidia Hospital rain water was spilling from several places. Corridors, wards, waiting area, etc were filled with water spilling from the roof of the hospital. The worst condition was seen in TB Department where fungus has grown on floor due to

  • No industrial empire at cost of forests, environ: Anil Dave

    BHOPAL : “It is the need of hour to amend the Indian Forests Act because the Act was drafted by the British to serve their interests, said Union Minister of State for forests and environment, while talking to the media at state BJP office on Saturday.

  • Govt says no to separate counselling by pvt med colleges

    BHOPAL : The counselling for admissions to medical colleges in the state will start from August 25. Around 3,000  MBBS seats in the medical colleges of the state will be filled through the process.

  • Triple Treble Gold Medals

    Bolt wins third gold ,“There you go, I am the greatest. I am just relieved. It’s happened. I am just happy, proud of myself. It’s come true. The pressure is real. I look at it as an accomplishment.”