Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: BMC overlooks six victims of flood, compensates only one

    BHOPAL: As many as seven persons had died in the flood after incessant rainfall leading to water logging in July but the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) council on Thursday passed the agenda to give ex-gratia of Rs1 lakh and allot a house only to the bereaved family of Deepak Sahu who had drowned in flood in on July 11. Sahu was a resident of Rajiv Nagar in Kotra Sultanabad.

  • Bhopal: Insanitation at ISBT commercial complex under the nose of BMC

    BHOPAL: As the saying goes ‘Darkness reigns at the foot of the lighthouse’, the condition of urinals and toilets at commercial complex of Inter-state Bus Terminal (ISBT) reflects the same. The complex also houses head office of the BMC administration.

  • Mumbai: NGO gifts digital classrooms to civic schools to attract students

    Mumbai: Rais Shaikh, a Samajwadi Party corporator from Govandi, got a shock when he visited the Mohammad Umar Rajab and Safarabadi Urdu BMC schools in Byculla for children’s day celebration. He witnessed that the school building which houses the two schools with 54 rooms, had only 2000 students registered in both the schools.

  • Bhopal: Minimum temp drops by 4.C

    BHOPAL: With a sharp drop of 4°C in night temperature, the state capital shivered on Thursday. The lowest temperature of seven degree Celsius in the state was recorded in Damoh.

  • Syrian rebels may cave in to government forces

    There finally seems light at the end of the tunnel for hapless Syrians who have been steeped in civil war conditions for years without succour. The planned evacuation of fighters and civilians in Aleppo arranged between Turkey and Russia may, after an abortive attempt, finally come about. The rebels’ military position has collapsed and they do not look as if they are able to stage a last stand. They may as well save their

  • Bhopal: International Janparishad conference from Dec 17

    BHOPAL: The fourth International Janparishad Conference will be organised in the city from December 17 to 19. The conference is being organised under the joint aegis of Janparishad, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Environmental Planning & Coordination Organisation (EPCO), JMVVS, International Council of Peoples and Systroncon (America). Mrs Universe Meenakshi Mathur will be attending the Conference.

  • Mumbai: BMC initiates new measures of waste disposal at Parel

    Mumbai: Solid waste management and disposal of garbage has been taken seriously by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) at areas like Currey Road, Sewri, Cotton Green, Parel and Lalbaug (F South ward). Initiatives like door to door collection of garbage, waste segregation and using vermiculture for conversion of waste into manure and organic fertilizers are being implemented by the civic body.

  • Disability bill belated but a welcome step

    In these times of virtual washout of entire Parliament sessions after numerous adjournments in the two Houses, one has to be grateful to the lawmakers for small mercies. The passing by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday of the Right of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014 with amendments, though belated, is a heartening development. Petty squabbling and quibbling by the Opposition as well as the Treasury benches have reduced Parliament to a theatre. The legislation,

  • Bhopal: Barn catches fire

    UMARIA: In village Mardar under Akashkot of the district, the kharif crop of almost 50 acre rakba of six families were burnt on Wednesday.

  • ‘Notebandi’ politics: Advantage Narendra Modi

    Unprecedented aftershocks of abolition of high value bank notes may have landed the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a quandary, yet it has resulted in at least one tangible political gain for Modi. The demonetisation has split the so-called Third Front, a supposed rallying coalition of all anti-BJP forces ahead of 2019 in the absence of Congress, which is yet to get its act together. Demonetisation politics have driven a deep wedge

  • Bhopal: Self-help group should use loans properly says Collector

    HOSHANGABAD: Under the aegis of Central Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank, a mega camp of self help group was organised on Thursday in village Sukhtava of Kesla for financing, collector Avinash Lavania addressed the woman members and said that these group are using the loans properly for self employment.

  • Bhopal: Motorised tricycle for differently-abled

    MORENA: Collector Vinod Sharma said that motor vehicle tricycle would be distributed to those handicapped persons who have the disability of more than 80 percent. For this the certificate from medical board and the certificate from concerned school are compulsory. It was informed through district education officer that those students who are handicapped, and study in the school, their names can be sent to social justice department with disability certificates. He also

  • Bhopal: Anita Samuel will be feted by national award

    HOSHANGABAD: The aaganwadi worker Anita Samuel of Hoshangabad district has been selected for the national award of 2015-16. The Indian government selects the aaganwadi worker for the excellent work. District programme officer ICDS Gautam Adhikari said the aaganwadi worker of village Jamaikala of Kesla, Anita Samuel would be felicitated at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on 22 December.

  • Bhopal: Awareness programme on Human Rights Day

    NARSINGHPUR: An awareness programme was organised in training centre situated on district hospital premises on Thursday on the occasion of International Human rights day. On this occasion CMHO Dr RP Faujdar was the chief guest and the programme was concluded in the chairmanship of civil surgeon Dr CS Shiv. The theme of the programme was ‘health services; its access to common man and their effectiveness’ Dr Faujdar said that the government is

  • Less-cash economy: Digital loopholes against Indian backdrop

    Even while we cope with the struggle of getting hold of cash so that we can manage our lives and the government exhorts us to move to digital, comes news that should make all of us, especially policy makers, sit up and take note.

  • Bhopal: Trader selling fake cookware nabbed

    BHOPAL: The Mangalwara police on Thursday nabbed a 54-year-old trader after he was found selling duplicate cookware bearing the mark of a renowned company and recovered goods worth Rs 20,000. Police have registered a case under sections 103 and 104 of the Trademark Act against the accused.

  • Bhopal: BMC slaps notices on Sultania Hospital, Bharat Scout & Guide

    BHOPAL: Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued last information letter to Sultania Hospital and Bharat Scout Guide for not depositing remaining service charges and property tax, respectively. The letter has been issued to superintendent of Sultania Hospital to deposit outstanding service charges of Rs 41,40,300 in one month. Similarly, Bharat Scout & Guide has been served the letter for not depositing property tax of Rs 5,87,635. It is asked in the letter