Free Press Journal
  • Commuters hit hard as ST bus employees go on strike in Thane

    Thane: Several commuters and office-goers faced a tough time today when drivers and conductors of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) in Thane city went on a strike to protest the death of their colleague.

  • Bhopal: ISI module busted in state, 11 agents nabbed

    BHOPAL: The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Madhya Pradesh Police has arrested 11 alleged ISI agents from different parts of the state. These agents were sending strategic information to Pakistan and were being paid for their services. Balram of Satna is said to be the kingpin of the group.

  • Bhopal: Cops were tailing ISI agents for 3 months

    BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (MP ATS) has arrested eleven ISI agents from different parts of the state. It was not an unexpected operation as the preparations began more than three months ago. The accused were getting payment through internet banking.

  • Bhopal: Chhattisgarh SIT visits various spots, keeps details under wraps

    BHOPAL: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by the Chhattisgarh police to investigate the Udyan triple murder case, visited various sites in the city. The team, led by Kalim Khan has arrived in Bhopal on Wednesday. CSP Rajiv Sharma heads the SIT.

  • Bhopal: Development damaging forests, causing pollution

    BHOPAL:  Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat, addressing the silver jubilee programme of Bhausaheb Bhuskutey Lok Nyas here on Thursday, said a country is made up of people, water, forests, land and animals. When a country develops all these things develop. Real development is only when there is development in accordance with nature of the country. As village are our roots, that is why, development of village is development of

  • Bhopal: Begging in urban areas to be crime

    BHOPAL: Social justice department is going to put up a proposal to make begging in urban areas as a crime. Under ‘Madhya Pradesh Bhikshavriti Nivaran Adhiniyam’, only  Indore has been covered presently. The proposal will ban begging in all Municipal Corporation areas.

  • Bhopal: The park looks like a ploughed field

    BHOPAL: The park located at 1100 Quarters needs immediate facelift as presently it is of no use for the local residents, especially children. The ground looks as it has been ploughed. Though the park does have swings and slides but the ground is uneven and there is no grass. The local residents, without any hesitation, build sheds and fence public area for parking their cars but they are not ready to spend

  • Bhopal: Hoteliers afflicted by drunkards demand shifting of liquor outlet

    BHOPAL: The traders running eateries and restaurants near Bhopal Railway Station have demanded to shift the liquor shop because road has already has huge traffic rush due to Railway station and drunkards creates nuisance, adversely impacting their business.

  • Bhopal: Two years after blaze, ‘Abhirang’ still lies gutted

    BHOPAL: The state culture department might be splurging millions of rupees on organising assorted festivals, conventions, seminars and what not in the capital and elsewhere in the state for inexplicable reasons it has not been able to rebuild ‘Abhirang’ – one of the two indoor auditoria in the prestigious Bharat Bhavan – that was destroyed in a fire in May 2015.

  • Enough is enough; House must deliver

    The majesty and dignity of Parliament has been progressively eroded with the indecorous and obstructionist behaviour of parliamentarians during sessions of Parliament. The first part of the budget session is at an end and Parliament is slated to reconvene on March 9, but sadly, people at large are not enthused. There was some meaningful discussion on the President’s address but as has become usual, the session has ended on an acrimonious note. The main

  • Bhopal: CM’s kin scouting for sand mines in Narmada Seva Yatra says Congress

    BHOPAL: Congress MLA Jeetu Patwari alleged that the relatives of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan are engaged in illegal mining at several places from riverbanks of the Narmada. This is not Narmada Seva Yatra launched by the CM but a tour to make reconnaissance of spot from where the illegal sand mining can be done.

  • Can national parties cash in on AIADMK crisis?

    WHILE the Congress still has the potential to reinvent itself over a period of time, the BJP’s task is tougher. The state’s social-cultural-political milieu is not marshy enough for the lotus to take deep roots. The unprecedented crowd mobilisation against the ban on Jallikattu recently has once again unmasked the dormant sub nationalistic sentiment pervading the Dravidian state, spotlighting the cultural exclusivity of the Tamils, second such mega movement after the anti-Hindi agitation of

  • Bhopal: 1,000 assurances given in Assembly still unfulfilled

    BHOPAL: As many as 1004 assurances, 600 incomplete replies, 428 Public Accounts Committee reports and 45 resolutions are still pending with the government for implementation. This came to the fore during review of pending cases, done by chief secretary Basant Pratap Singh, related to state Assembly.  Revenue department has the highest number of pending cases. Singh instructed all the departments to dispose pending cases. He said the replies to questions related to

  • Popping the fake news bubble

    PART of the reason why people believe in unverified things is confirmation bias. If a bit of ‘news’ feeds into their entrenched prejudices, it is taken at face value and even circulated. Those who have been brainwashed for years will continue to hold on to their cherished beliefs, even if contrary facts are placed before them.