Free Press Journal
  • Higher Education

    The sludge and the fudge in education sector

    Last week, the legal department of the government of India finally agreed to modify the Right to Education (RTE) Act (http://mhrd.gov.in/rte). The RTE was successfully steered through Parliament in 2009.  Sadly, few realised at that time how disastrous some of the provisions of the Act would be both for education and for national pride.

  • Bhopal: In memoriam, able organiser, amazing orator

    I met Sunderlal Patwa for the first time during the 1974 bye-polls. There was glow on his face and authority in his voice. His speeches impressed me a lot. Patwa was an able organiser, effective leader and an amazing orator. His oratory was formidable. There was pin drop silence when he used to speak in the state Assembly.

  • Bhopal: I learnt a lot from former chief minister Patwa, says Narendra Modi

    BHOPAL: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who came to Bhopal on Wednesday, to pay last respects to former chief minister Sunderlal Patwa, appeared quite emotional. Modi told minister of state Surendra Patwa, the nephew of the late leader, that he learnt a lot from Patwa. Modi also told BJP senior leader Kailash Joshi and Kailash Sarang that their senior partner has left this world.

  • Bhopal: SIMI jailbreak, encounter, Probe proceeding at a snail’s pace

    BHOPAL: It is almost two months since the sensational jailbreak by SIMI activists and their subsequent death in an ‘encounter’ with the police. However, the probe into the twin incidents is proceeding at a snail’s pace. Eight SIMI activists had fled the Bhopal Central jail on October 31 – the night of Diwali – after allegedly killing a sentry and tying up another. Later, they were spotted near the Mankihera village and,

  • Bhopal: ‘CM Effect’ leads to cosmetic changes only

    BHOPAL: CM visited Hamidia Hospital five days ago on Friday and made drastic changes in the offices of hospital and medical education department. Removal of ACS Medical education and Gandhi Medical College dean, followed by removal of superintendent of Hamidia Hospital on Saturday has not really changed anything at Hamidia Hospital in terms of facilities, hygiene and cleanliness.

  • Bhopal: Washing markets not panacea for all ills

    BHOPAL: During construction of the BRTS Corridor, storm water drains were constructed on the stretch leading from the Panchanan Building to the Apex Bank for proper channelisation of rain water. But they completely blocked now.

  • Bhopal: I spent old notes on refueling car said Shahnawaz Hussain

    BHOPAL: The Bharatiya Janata Party national spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain, interacting with journalists on Wednesday, said that he had Rs 13,000 in cash after demonetisation which he spent on getting his car refuelled. The last date for submission of bank accounts details to BJP national president Amit Shah is January 1.

  • Bhopal: Three held for assaulting youth

    BHOPAL: The Habibganj police nabbed three men for attacking a 24-year-old youth with sharp-edged weapons at Bittan Market late on Tuesday night.

  • Bhopal: Man booked for abetting wife’s suicide

    Bhopal: A was booked on charge of abetment to suicide, two months after the suicide of his wife, who hanged self to death in October this year.

  • Bhopal: Dirt thrown on Scindia statue

    SHIVPURI: On last night, the anti social elements threw dirt, kept stone and written indecent words on the statue of late Madhav Rao Scindia which is installed at Madhav chowk of Narwar. When congress party workers saw it, they started dharna there, after that Narwar market was closed. Karera MLA Shakuntala Khatik, police and administrative officials reached the spot where the congressmen demanding the arrest of accused. Police told them to file

  • Bhopal: Municipality chairman opens Amma’s home

    HOSHANGABAD: Municipality chairman Akhilesh Khandelwal had given a new home to the poor old woman. CMO Pawan Kumar Singh said an old woman was staying at the heap of bricks at Bangali colony. Colony people gave her food and clothes. She used to sit there in every season whether in summer, cold and rain. During Nagar Abhuday campaign, municipality chairman saw her in poor condition and asked the people about her and

  • Your day by Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries: Health will show signs of improvement. Your positive approach towards work will definitely help you in being successful. . Good news for the unemployed.

  • Bhopal: Medicines for HIV, TB to be given through single window

    BHOPAL: The patients of tuberculosis and HIV will be given medicines through single window system. These medicines will be given through 18 ART centres established across the state. A decision in this regard was taken in a meeting of state technical working group, headed by Dr Masood Akhtar, project director, MP State AIDS Control Society. It was also informed in the meeting that testing of HIV will also be done at testing

  • Bhopal: History-sheeter held with two guns

    BHOPAL: The city crime branch nabbed a 30-year-old man and recovered two country made pistols and two cartridges from his possession. The accused has been booked for half a dozen crimes.

  • Bhopal: Dream of own house comes true says Bhupendra Singh

    SAGAR: Beneficiary orientation and sanction letter distribution function under PM housing scheme was held on sports premises, Cant ground on Wednesday. The chief guest of the programme was transport minister Bhupendra Singh, he said that the government has been giving the home to every poor person. Now the dream of own home of the poor people comes true through this scheme. Under PM housing scheme, the government itself will made the houses

  • Bhopal: Create new employment opportunities says Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    REWA: ‘Garib kalyan evam Antyoday’ fair organised at Manikwar village of Raipur Karchulian development block, on Wednesday, the chief guest was CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, he addressed the people and said the priority should be given to those work which can create the new opportunities of the employment for the youths along with the development. These works should be done with proper planning and management, then the youth would be able to

  • Bhopal: Workshop on domestic violence

    NARSINGHPUR: A workshop organised in MIMT college here by district woman empowerment department with the support of girls wing of the college. The objective of this workshop was to spread the awareness among the women against the domestic violence. The chief guest was Gunta Daage district legal service officer, special guest were district woman empowerment officer Arun Pratap Singh Niranjan, principal Dr Ashok Garg, and social worker Jayanti Sharma. The guests said

  • Will UN see change under President Trump?

    The observations of US President-elect Donald Trump that the United Nations is just a club for people to “have a good time” may sound crude and outrageously blunt but it is a censure of a body that has in many ways belied expectations. If that is a precursor to Trump “challenging more than just the 71-year-old institution’s approach to West Asia” once he takes office, it should be welcomed. The recent decision by the

  • Bhopal: Global art festival from today

    BHOPAL: Vihan Drama Works, the theatre wing of Vihan Socio-Cultural Wellbeing Society is going to organise its 2nd Vihan International Festival of Art (VIFA) from Thursday at Ravindra Bhawan. Based on theme ‘Climate Change’ and ‘Travelling’, artists of five continents would perform in the 11-day-long fest.    Various activities including plays, workshops and symposium would be held in more than 20 sessions at different places in the city including Bharat Bhavan, Shaheed Bhavan.