Free Press Journal
  • BHEL bags Rs 1,360 crore order from POWERGRID

    Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), in partnership with ABB, has secured a landmark order from Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID). BHEL’s scope of work, is valued at Rs 1,360 crore, for setting up a + 800 kV, 6,000 MW HVDC Link between the Western Region Grid (Raigarh, Chattisgarh) and the Southern Region Grid (Pugalur, Tamil Nadu).

  • Your day by Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:– You may suffer disappointment in love during your lifetime you attract influential friends. Students are going to perform well today. Today is the time to reap the success. Stay in the good books of bosses.

  • Bhopal: Probe panel’s term ends this month; government yet to frame service conditions

    BHOPAL: The tenure of the single-member judicial probe commission, headed by judge AK Pandey and constituted by the state government to investigate into the death of eight SIMI activists in an encounter with the state police, is ending on January 31. Though the tenure of the Commission is near completion but the general administration department (GAD) has not yet framed its service conditions.

  • Bhopal: Barefooted students rehearse for R-Day on gravel, sustain wounds

    BHOPAL: The controversy sparked after barefooted school students sustained bruises through gravels when they were made to perform full dress rehearsal for their performance on Republic Day at Lal Parade on Tuesday. However, earlier when Yoga was practiced, carpets were spread all over the ground. The administration did not provide any carpets for the rehearsal on ground.

  • Bhopal: Family of six occupies Sulabh Shauchalaya

    BHOPAL: There are only two public toilets between Katju hospital and Depot crossing at Jawahar chowk. One of them is permanently closed and the other is inhabited by a family of six. The Sulabh Shauchalaya at Depot crossing has a family living inside. It is a six-member family with four kids while the other one near the Katju Hospital is permanently closed.

  • Bhopal: Congress leaders accuse PM of benefiting foreign firms through demonetisation

    BHOPAL: The Congress on Tuesday organised the ‘Jan Vedana Sammelan’ to discuss the side effects of the demonetisation on the economic growth, but it turned into a classroom, delivering lecture to unite the party leaving their egos. Interestingly none of the big leaders, like Kamalnath, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Digvijay Singh attended the meeting.

  • Bhopal: Match abandoned as team clashes with umpire

    BHOPAL: A cricket match between Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Sehore and Barkatullah university on Tuesday had to be abandoned had a violent clash. The match was a part of West Zone Inter University Cricket Tournament.

  • Bhopal: Hearing of reservation in promotion in SC today

    BHOPAL: Despite being listed in Supreme Court for the hearing, the case of reservation in promotions in the state government departments for the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) could not be taken up for hearing on Tuesday. Now it will be taken up on Wednesday. MP Govt has filed an appeal in Supreme Court against the High Court order that struck down the state govt provision for reservation in promotions

  • Indore: Enjoying skillful work, Bharti Thatte became a success

    Indore: Embracing all her struggles with a smile, 46-year-old Bharti Thatte has started home industry of making handmade goods and is willing to empower more women through creative skills. She is an inspiration for her sons, relatives and every woman in the city.

  • Bhopal: Many factors blocking 100% voting; compulsion no solution

    BHOPAL: To encourage more and more young voters to take part in the electoral process, the Government of India has decided to celebrate January 25 every year as ‘National Voters Day’. On the eve of this Day, The Free Press Journal spoke to city folks who have been casting their votes continuously since the age of 18 to know why voting is not 100 per cent in India, which is

  • Tamil Nadu falls victim to leadership vacuum

    It is a measure of the vacuum that late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa has left behind with her sudden demise that there is a crisis of leadership in the southern state. So strong was Jayalalithaa’s charisma and leadership qualities that no other leader from the AIADMK was even remotely able to measure up to those standards.

  • Hasten probe against former CBI director

    The Supreme Court’s direction to the CBI to probe the agency’s former director Ranjit Sinha on allegations that he tried to scuttle probe and protect some of the accused in the coal scam that surfaced during UPA rule makes him the first director of the investigating agency to be the subject of a probe by an agency that he headed. Significantly, the three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Madan B. Lokur

  • BJP at its game of communal polarisation in UP

    IN a three-cornered contest, the BJP might well be pushed to the wall with the minority Muslim vote ranged against it. It is in this context that the Lotus party is seeking to project itself as a saviour of the other backward classes in a desperate bid to regain power in UP after 14 years. Notwithstanding Prime Minister Modi’s diktat of steering clear of giving tickets to the relatives of party leaders, the party

  • Rewarding dal badal devalues party loyalty

    DNA as a criteria for getting a party ticket is offensive to party workers, particularly those who joined the RSS parivar for ideological reasons. Modi’s moral authority and RSS discipline may hold their anger in check for the moment, but loyal party workers cannot be treated as bonded labour in the long term – as the Congress discovered, to its cost. It may also spawn a host of rebels, to the detriment of the

  • Government to replace 43 central labour laws with five codes

    BHOPAL: The government of India has decided to compile 43 Central Labour Laws into four codes. A Bill to this effect will be tabled in the upcoming session of Parliament, said Union minister of state for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattareya while addressing a press conference here on Tuesday.

  • Bhopal: Contractual employees stage demo against National Health Mission

    BHOPAL: 19,000 contractual employees of National Health Mission held a mass protest against the appraisal policies of NHM at Ambedkar Maidan on Tuesday. The contractual employees demanded curbing out of the current appraisal policies. “All the employees were selected through proper examinations like permanent employees but when it comes to appraisal, contractual employees have to again face examination. Last year, many discrepancies were found in the appraisal examination for which we protested