Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: People rush to petrol pumps to use scrapped notes

    BHOPAL: There were long queues at petrol pumps for getting petrol refilled using old currencies of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 on Thursday. People were under the impression that the notes would be rendered useless on November 14, though late in the night the deadline was extended to December 15.

  • Bhopal: UP residents held with fake MP domicile IDs

    BHOPAL: The Talaiya police arrested seven Uttar Pradesh residents with fake ID of MP domicile on Wednesday. These youths are preparing for the test of army recruitment from state quota. The arrest has revealed involvement of a racket making fake IDs for residents of other states.

  • Supreme Court’s threat to govt on Lokpal: Sound intent but improper

    It is an index of the Supreme Court’s judicial activism that it is now threatening to appoint a Lokpal if the government and Parliament do not pass an amendment to the 2013 Lokpal law which would allow the selection of the Lokpal chairperson and members.

  • Bhopal: Indore-based doctor’s parents, wife die; medico hurt in road mishap

    BHOPAL: An Indore-based doctor’s parents and wife died and the doctor was seriously injured in a road accident at Ashta on Thursday morning. The car in which they were travelling from Bhopal to Indore rammed into a truck moving ahead of them, when it slammed its brakes suddenly.

  • Mumbai: Cash crunch squishes tomato prices, APMC rate 1.75/kg

    NASHIK: The prices of tomatoes have dropped to a new low of Rs 35 per 20 kg crate (Rs 1.75/kg), same is the case with onion due to confusion over payments and cash crunch in the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC).

  • Bombay High court rejects Peter’s bail petition

    Mumbai: In a major setback to former media baron Peter Mukherjea, the Bombay High Court while rejecting his bail plea has relied more on the statements of driver Shyamvar Rai.

  • Devendra Fadnavis again proves his lack of intellectual insight

    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has put his foot in his mouth again. By declaring in Nagpur that those who criticized Narendra Modi’s demonetisation of 500 rupee and 1000 rupee currency notes were anti-nationals, he has implied that the lives of the persons who died while standing in queues were insignificant. A few poor farmers committed suicide as they were unable to withdraw their own money.

  • Bhopal: Chief minister to depose in distric court today

    BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will depose in the district and sessions court on Friday in the defamation case he had filed against Congress leader KK Mishra. Chouhan had filed the case on July 26, 2014 against the Congress leader Mishra over the accusations made by the latter regarding role of Sadhna Singh, wife of the CM in the Vyapam scam. Mishra had levelled allegations that Sadhna Singh was involved in

  • Oppn could have lauded demonetisation, had it got 72 hrs time, says Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi while hiting out at the criticism over demonetisation, said on Friday the opposition was charged up not because the government was not prepared for its implementation but because it did not get time to prepare itself.

  • Bhopal: Chief minister says won’t relax nor let others relax

    BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, during videoconferencing at Mantralya here on Thursday, said that he will not relax and not let others relax. Chouhan reviewed the preparations of three ambitious campaigns namely Anand Utsav, Namami Devi Narmade Seva Yatra and Nagarodaya campaign.

  • Ujjain: Yatharth Futuristic Academy student excels in state-level competition

    Ujjain: Tanushi Panchal, a young, prodigy in painting art, of standard VI of Yatharth Futuristic Academy (YFA), Ninora had participated and was awarded with a certificate, cash and other rewards by the ministry of water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation, Government of India, which conducted the 7th state-level competition on ‘Save Water Save Earth’ in Bhopal. Chairman Rakesh Sharma, director Anil Sharma, principal Dr Jyoti Dubey, vice-principal Verkey, staff and students

  • Bhopal: Government to impose ‘green tax’ on old vehicles

    BHOPAL: ‘Green tax’ will be levied on old vehicles in the state. This decision was taken in the meeting of senior secretaries at Mantralaya on Thursday. One percent green tax will be levied on commercial vehicles older than 7 years and non-commercial vehicles older than 15 years. Life time tax will be levied on the vehicles which a capacity of 12 tons or more. At present, it is levied quarterly or yearly

  • Bhopal: EOW books 23 education dept officials for graft

    BHOPAL: The Economic Offences Wing has filed cases against the 23 officials of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, education department of Jhabua and Alirajpur districts, for siphoning off Rs 3.5 crore.

  • Indore: Mini-ATMs all set to solve money crisis

    Indore: To reduce cash crunch in the city following demonetisation of high value notes, mini-ATMs in the form of Point of Sale (POS) have started working at several places in the city. The POS can deliver Rs 2,000 on the spot per day.

  • Kapil Sharma

    Mumbai: Demolition at Kapil Sharma home stayed

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) not to carry out any demolition at the Goregaon residence of comedian Kapil Sharma and actor Irrfan Khan till December 8. This has come as a big relief for the ace comedian and the actor, who have challenged the civic body’s notice, alleging unauthorised construction by the duo.

  • Narendra Modi App

    Demonetisation: PM Modi’s futile app survey over note ban

    Forget the long lines, forget the stories of distress and even death, forget the complete loss in income and productivity—they are either exaggerated or they hardly matter when seen against the greater good. They may even be hyped up by the media and orchestrated by the opposition. The truth is that an overwhelming percentage of people – 93 percent – support the prime minister and his decision to demonetize 86 percent of