Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: In a first, CM to take salute at R-Day parade in Bhopal

    BHOPAL: Four ministers in the state government will not be hoisting the national flag on the Republic Day this year. These ministers have sought exemption from hoisting the tri-colour and they have been granted permission by the government for the same.

  • Bhopal: Government schemes fail to show impact at ground level

    BHOPAL: The state government is running a slew of schemes for the welfare and protection of girl child. These include Ladli Laxmi Yojana, Beti Bachao Abhiyan, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Abhiyan, Lado Abhiyan, Pratibha Kiran Yojana etc.

  • Priyanka Gandhi is testing the waters

    Credit for the Congress party’s clinching of seat-sharing deal with the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh is being ascribed to party president Sonia Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka Gandhi in a calculated move to test her sway on the voters of the State in the upcoming Assembly elections. It is being claimed in Congress briefings that it was Priyanka who got round Akhilesh when the SP’s strongman was acting hard to get. The mention

  • Weed out fake lawyers and upgrade justice

    It is shocking in the extreme that a verification drive by the Bar Council of India (BCI) has found that the number of fake lawyers across the country could touch a whopping 50 per cent. The BCI chief, Manan Kumar Mishra, told a gathering which included Chief Justice J. S. Khehar and other judges of the Supreme Court recently that the council’s two-year drive has shown that the numbers of genuine lawyers could be

  • Bhopal: 7 district panchayat CEOs to face music for skipping minister’s VC

    BHOPAL: Minister for panchayat and rural development, Gopal Bhargava, while reviewing MGNREGS works during video-conferencing on Monday, directed to issue show-cause notices to chief executive officers (CEO) of district panchayats of seven districts, who were absent. Bhargava said officers should show interest in completing MGNREGS related works soon otherwise strict action would be taken. He expressed his annoyance over the absence of CEOs of Singrauli, Tikamgarh, Rewa, Sidhi, Badwani, Morena and Vidisha

  • Don’t bet on populist Budget

    The 2017-18 national budget to be presented in Parliament shortly before the process of assembly elections starts in five states, including heavyweight Uttar Pradesh, is most unlikely to be a soft or a populist one. The reasons are simple: the government can’t afford to be in a giving mode with its expenditure in the coming financial year set to go up by over Rs.2,50,000 crore to be close to the Rs.23,00,000 crore mark. And,

  • Bhopal: Boy escapes clutches of abductors

    BHOPAL: An 11-year-old boy escaped from clutches of his kidnappers cue to his alertness on Monday. The boy was kidnapped from Hosangabad in front of the school around 9am on Monday.

  • New US doctrine a work in progress

    On the face of it, unless things are not what they appear to be, Trump has done the unthinkable. He has stepped into the White House reaffirming his campaign promises. Boiled down to its hard core, the promise to make America ‘great’ once again is premised on the belief that the past few decades have witnessed a “carnage” domestically and that America must first rebuild its domestic capacities —“Hire American, buy American”

  • Bhopal: Regional meet of labour ministers, officials today

    BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate the regional conference of state labour ministers and principal secretaries, secretaries, labour department of north and central states (Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh) on Tuesday at Jehan Numa Palace Hotel. Union minister of state (independent charge) for labour and employment, Bandaru Dattatreya will chair the Conference.

  • Bhopal: Nuns to discuss tenets of Buddhism on Saturday

    BHOPAL: A programme titled ‘Dhammdeshna’ will be organised at Buddhabhumi Mahavihar, Kolar Road on January 28 under the aegis of The Buddhabhoomi Dhammadoot Sangha.

  • Bhopal: 96 school buses, vans fined

    BHOPAL: Traffic police, Bhopal conducted checking of school buses, vans and other vehicles ferrying school students on Monday. The action was taken against 96 vehicles. The checking was done at Bharat Talkies trisection, Ganesh Mandir, RRL trisection, Retghat trisection and Roshanpura square. Action was taken on vehicles devoid of speed governor, first-aid box, fire-extinguisher, emergency gate, permit and violating traffic rules. Action on 28 school buses, 18 school vans, 2 school magic

  • Bhopal: Won’t tolerate irregularities in wheat purchase says CM

    BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, at a review meeting of food and civil supplies at Mantralaya here on Monday, said that strict action should be taken against those committing irregularities in wheat procurement. He asked to bring a proposal for a strict law in this regard. He said wheat procurement centres should be made considering the convenience of farmers. Minister for food and civil supplies Omprakash Dhurvey was also present.

  • Bhopal: School students to visit State Museum

    BHOPAL: A programme titled ‘Hamari Virasat’ has been launched by department of archaeology to make school students aware of state’s ancient heritage of historical and archaeological importance. All government and private schools have been urged to conduct visit of students to state museum.

  • Bhopal: Memo handed over by villagers to SDM

    SEONI-MALWA: The villagers of Tappa (Tehsil Shivpur) reached the Tehsil office on Monday and handed over a memorandum to the SDM. The memo says that due to mutton shops, smell and dirt are spreading all over the place and the market is overcrowded all the time and many people can be seen gambling there.

  • Bhopal: Cricket tourney concludes at Majmani Kala

    UMARIA: A grand cricket competition concluded on Sunday at Majmani Kala village in the mountainous Akashkot area about 20 km  away from the district headquarters. Sixteen teams participated in the tournament.

  • Ramman Handa: Naatak Entertainment’s present debut project in short film ‘Bhagwat Chakra’ 

    Actor and producer Ramman Handa, who had told us that he will have some special announcement to make in 2017, has finally let the cat out of the bag. When contacted, Handa revealed the next project which his production house Natak Entertainment is launching; a short film titled Bhagwat Chakra. Revealing more about it, Ramman says, “Our short film Bhagwat Chakra is a story of the relationship between a father and son. My