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    Rhino population up 35 times in 107 years 

    Here is one of India’s most successful conservation stories: From a population of barely 75 in 1905, there were over 2,700 Indian rhinos (Rhinoceros unicornis) by 2012, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF-India), a global wildlife advocacy, says IANS.

  • Your day by Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:– You are likely to be in happy and optimistic mood. Chance of romance with your life partner is likely. Your ability to take wise decisions will be appreciated.

  • Burglars break into bank; flee as alarm starts ringing

    BHOPAL: Three persons made an unsuccessful bid to burgle the Misrod Branch of Canara Bank on the night of December 31. They fled the place when the burglar alarm fitted began ringing. The faces of the burglars have been caught on the CCTV cameras installed on the premises.

  • ATMs continue to play truant, leaving people frustrated, angry

    BHOPAL: To ease the cash crunch, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced raising of the daily withdrawal limit from ATMs from Rs 2,500 to Rs 4,500 on December 31, on completion of 50 days of the demonetisation exercise announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8.  But the problem remains unresolved because most of ATMs in the city are not dispensing the promised Rs 4,500. Free Press Journal visited some

  • Bhopal: Charges on POS sales back; traders say they have no option

    BHOPAL: After demonetisation, the transaction charges realised by banks from merchants were waived till December 31. But now the sellers using POS machines for accepting payments will again have to pay these charges, known as Merchant Discount Rate (MDR).

  • Bhopal: Back from holiday, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan heads straight for Samidha

    BHOPAL: On returning to the state capital from his year-end vacations, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan drove straight to the state head office of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh from the state hanger on Monday. He talked to Arun Jain, the Sangh chief of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

  • BCCI top brass sack must not go in vain

    The Supreme Court verdict removing Anurag Thakur as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Ajay Shirke as its secretary is a warning to sports administrators in the country to ignore court orders only at their peril. While the two top functionaries were sacked for persistently defying court orders to implement the recommendations of the Justice Lodha panel appointed by the apex court to reform and streamline the administration

  • 318 accounts opened in Indore Swayamsidh Bank post-demonetisation

    BHOPAL: After a raid conducted by the income-tax department at Indore Swayamsidh Nagrik Sahakari Bank, it came to light that 318 accounts were opened at the bank after demonetisation. They included 254 saving accounts, 52 bank saving accounts of the members, one institutional saving account, 8 current accounts and three daily saving accounts.

  • Ujjain: Gamblers, stray dogs, cows populate Jawahar Bal Udyan

    BHOPAL : The gate of the Jawahar Bal Udyan at Link Road Number 2 looks any other park. But enter inside and instead of kids playing and adults relaxing in the Sun, one find young boys playing cards and gambling. People living opposite the park avoid visiting the place and do not let their children play there in the evenings.

  • Eschewing religion in polls a worthy step

    In a landmark judgement that re-defines the scope of electoral politics in this country, the Supreme Court has ruled that candidates henceforth cannot seek votes on grounds of religion, caste, creed, community or language during an election campaign. This welcome step would deal a blow to the pernicious practice of vote bank politics which has been playing havoc with our democratic edifice. Appealing to sections of the electorate on caste lines is no less

  • Demonetisation: RBI cannot escape its share of the blame

    The November 8 decision to withdraw currency notes of Rs.1,000 and Rs.500 has turned into a full-fledged political battle which will run on and attract headlines well into the New Year.  But while the blame for the mismanagement that has followed the withdrawal of 86 per cent of currency has been placed largely at New Delhi’s doors, it is important not to overlook the role of the one institution that is constitutionally charged with

  • Disabuse Pakistan of grand delusions

    This year marks the 70th year of Independence and the Great Divide between India and Pakistan. The 69th year – 2016 – saw a steep deterioration in the already not so normal state of relations between the two countries and it is highly unlikely that the 70th year will see some sort of breakthrough in their adversarial relations. At best what might happen is what has happened innumerable times in the past – one

  • aam aadmi party-aap

    50 days over; PM Narendra Modi should now face punishment, says Aam Aadmi Party

    BHOPAL: A public meeting organised by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at Jinsi Square on Monday, to which it had invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi so that “he can get a first hand idea of the problems faced by the people due to demonesitation”, ended in just 50 minutes due to poor turnout.

  • Bhopal: Four trains rescheduled, one cancelled due to fog

    BHOPAL: The trains delayed by fog are reaching their destinations quite late. It has led the railway administration to reschedule train number 12715 Sachkhand Express on Monday. After being rescheduled the train departed at 5.15pm from Nanded. Another train, 12409 Gondwana Express left Raigarh at 11.30am after being rescheduled.

  • A tri-section of traffic mess in Indore

    Indore: Vehicles get tangled every day at the tri-section between Collectorate Square and Palsikar Square leading to massive jams. The main road traffic is blocked by those coming from the one-way side from Harsiddhi and by those waiting for signal to turn green. Movement of school buses only adds to the problem.

  • Indore: Youth killed in accident, 3 hurt

    Indore: A youth was killed and three others received injures when two bikes collided in Bhanwarkuan area late on Sunday night.