Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: BJP men vocal against Pathak, Congress stalwarts silent

    BHOPAL: Minister of State Sanjay Pathak, who is in the eye of a storm after the transfer of Katni SP Gaurav Tiwari, is drawing sharp criticism from the BJP leaders. Former MP Raghunandan Sharma, taking a cue from several top leaders of the party, has now opened front against Pathak. Sharma has said Pathak should take a decision in keeping with the public opinion. He said BJP is different from other parties

  • Bhopal: CBI director miffed over no reception at airport

    BHOPAL: The CBI in-charge director took the meeting of the officials posted in the state during his visit to the city on Tuesday. The CBI officials who had gone to the airport to receive the director failed to welcome him due to some confusion. They kept waiting for him while he boarded a car and left the airport to go to Raj Bhawan.

  • Bhopal: Traders buoyed by enhancement of withdrawal limit from current account

    BHOPAL: The decision taken by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to enhance the cash withdrawal limit for current accounts to Rs 100,000 per week from Rs 50,000 and the ATM cash withdrawal limit to Rs 10,000 per day is being hailed. The limits have been raised to increase liquidity in the market. This traders said it would boost the business which collapsed to large extent after the demonetisation.

  • Bhopal: Cow vigilante stops two trucks

    BHOPAL: The Misrod police have arrested three men in connection with cow trafficking in intervening night of Monday and Tuesday. Sixty-one cows have been freed from clutches of trafficker at 11 Mills Square under Misrod police station. Three accused Hashi Khan, Akbar Khan and Rafiq Khan have been arrested while other three managed to flee from spot.

  • Shashank Vyas and Shivani Surve on-screen pairing rocks!

    The pair of Shanshank Vyas (Ravish) and Shivani Surve (Vividha) is being appreciated a lot by masses and classes on show ‘Jaana Na Dil Se Door’ on Star Plus. Shashank’s character Ravish is getting lot of sympathy from the audiences.

  • Bhopal: Concrete structures should be strict no-no in parks

    BHOPAL: Construction of halls, platforms, temples etc for holding socio-cultural or religious structures inside parks shrink their area, leaving little or no room for children to play and adults to take a stroll or just sit and enjoy fresh air.

  • Huge disparities in economy bode ill for India and world

    In a world bedevilled by serious disparities and inequalities, a recent study by human rights group Oxfam ahead of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, has confirmed the worst fears that while the rich are getting richer, the poor are turning poorer.

  • No, thanks: We have got used to measly ATMs

    BHOPAL: The RBI has increased the daily withdrawal limit from ATMs to Rs 10,000 from Rs 4500 but this has hardly made any difference to the people as they have already got accustomed to the lower limits and have learnt to make do with the limited amount. Instead people feel that the lower limit has saved them from spending more. Whether it is household expenditure or luxury expenses, they have learnt to

  • UP elections 2017: SP-Congress pact dampens BJP spirits

    The Election Commission decision to allot the cycle symbol to the Akhilesh faction of the Samajwadi Party consequent upon its verdict that the group led by Akhilesh is the real Samajwadi party has overnight strengthened its position vis-a-vis the Mulayam Singh Yadav group. It has paved the way for an alliance between SP and the Congress under Akhilesh Yadav’s leadership and heightened the prospect of a ‘mahagathbandhan’ of the type that was forged in

  • Rohingya Muslims jihadi link worrisome

    Around 40,000 Rohingya Muslims belonging originally to Myanmar, have settled in India after being hounded out by Myanmar authorities and they are spread over eight states with a substantial number in Jammu. Indian intelligence officials are worried that some Rohingyas settled in Jammu, have got training under jihadis in Pakistan and Afghanistan and they are a threat to the Indian security in this sensitive region. Sources say that the concerned activists have international jihadi

  • Ruminations on re-moo-netisation

    De-moo-netisation, or cow deprivation, was a terrible crime in ancient India, when ownership of cattle was the measure of wealth. Kings gained karma points by gifting cows to brahmans. Conversely, a king stealing a cow from a brahman got it in the neck, as we learn from the story of King Kartavirya, who nobbled Sage Jamadagni’s cow and got his head chopped off by Parasuram.

  • Bhopal: ED joins Katni scam probe; seeks info from I-T, police

    BHOPAL: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is collecting information from Income Tax (I-T) Department to launch its probe into the Katni Hawala scam. Earlier, I-T, had issued notices to around 300 persons whose accounts in the Katni branch of the Axis Bank had witnessed heavy transactions. The documents related with Hawala transactions are with I-T and the police. The ED is seeking information about this case from both.

  • Mumbai: Pressure tactics against Zaira Wasim unwarranted says Owaisi

    Mumbai: All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi today said the pressure tactic on Kashmiri teen Zaira Wasim, forcing her to tender an apology over a meeting with J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was “unwarranted and uncalled for”.

  • Bhopal: RGPV to digitalise exam process

    BHOPAL: The examination process in Rajeev Gandhi Proudhyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV) will be automated. The entire process from filling of examination forms to evaluation to processing of results and authentication of certificates will be automated. Minister of state for technical education (Independent Charge) Deepak Joshi has given necessary directives in this regard.

  • Bhopal: Night temp slips but respite from cold for next one week

    BHOPAL: A sharp drop of 4°C was recorded in the night temperature in the state capital on Tuesday. After a rise of 10°C in three days, the temperature dropped by 4°C. The cold wave has abated with the minimum temps around 10°C in most parts of state.

  • Bhopal: Install solar energy plant, get rebate in property tax

    BHOPAL: Mayor Alok Sharma, made a major announcement during the inaugural function of rooftop solar energy plant at Bhopal Municipal Corporation headquarters at Mata Mandir, that a rebate of 3 to 5 percent would be given to people for installing rooftop solar panels in their houses. Besides, the solar energy plants would be installed on the BMC buildings 30 per cent subsidy of would be provided to persons for solar panels installation.

  • Bhopal: Workforce to raise awareness on suicidal tendency among students

    BHOPAL: Archdiocese of Bhopal on Tuesday conducted a workshop cum training programme at Pastoral Centre for the volunteers, Catholic School counsellors and activity teachers, who are regularly in touch with student’s life to intervene suicidal tendencies among the students. The program began with a short prayer service conducted by Mary Rosario followed by welcome of all the participants by Fr Maria Stephen, the PRO of the diocese.