Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: MA geography textbook issue rocks Assembly

    Bhopal: The issue of a geography textbook claiming that word ‘Gond’ meant cow slaughterer and beef eater rocked the state Assembly on Wednesday. The book is prescribed by a few colleges for post graduate students. Following the ruckus, the state government declared that author of the book Harish Khatri would be blacklisted.

  • Bhopal: Election Commission calls all-party meet for by-polls

    BHOPAL: The Congress has many problems and the Bharatiya Janata Party was satisfied with arrangements made for Ater and Bandhavgarh by-elections. This came out in the all party meeting called by the chief election officer, here on Wednesday.

  • Bhopal: Nursing homes are slaughter houses says BJP MLA

    BHOPAL: BJP MLA Girish Gautam said during Question Hour in Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday that the nursing homes in Rewa had turned into slaughterhouses. Gautam said there were 34 nursing homes in Rewa but none of them had a waste management system in place. He said this should be enquired into. Minister of state for health Sharad Jain said his department had nothing to do with slaughterhouses but he would get the

  • Recurring doctors’ strikes are a bane

    It is deeply unfortunate that the tangle between agitating doctors and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is showing no signs of resolution even as patients suffer. Time and again such a situation arises but we stumble along from crisis to crisis with no permanent solution. This time it is over 4,000 resident doctors across Maharashtra who have gone on mass leave, agitating against dangerous working conditions. The protest was sparked by an incident last week

  • Narada sting strikes at Mamata’s credibility

    Even as it grapples with the Saradha chit fund scam, which has gripped the Mamata Banerjee government, another corruption scandal has descended on the West Bengal scene causing deep embarrassment to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who is waging a battle against the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. The Supreme Court’s order that investigation into the Narada sting operation case – in which several leaders of Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress were allegedly caught on

  • Bhopal: Woman opposes witchcraft, gets attacked by knife

    BHOPAL: Directorate of Public Instruction (DPI) staff’s wife was attacked with knife by another woman when the former objected to practicing ‘witchcraft’— splashing water and chanting mantras— whenever her husband and son ventured out of house. The incident occurred at Shivaji Nagar under MP Nagar police station area, over a weird issue that turned ugly when one of them attacked the other with a knife.

  • Bhopal: 4 held in chit fund fraud case

    BHOPAL: Jabalpur police arrested two accused of a UP-based chit fund company, who had absconded after collecting over Rs 8 crore from the city.

  • A petition to the RBI: Surging bank charges

    Officials at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may be familiar with an image that is being WhatsApp-ed around lately. It says “If you have a gun, you can rob a bank; but if you have a bank, you can rob everyone.”

  • Bhopal: Slum dwellers protest removal for smart road project

    BHOPAL: Slum dwellers of Depot Square protested their shifting for construction of a high tech first six-lane smart road of the country on Wednesday. They resorted to a road blockade as mark of protest.

  • Bhopal: VVPAT to be used for the first time in state by-polls

    Bhopal: The new device Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) will confirm the voter that he/she has voted right or wrong. The complainant may get penalised if his/her complaint is found false. The Election Commission is introducing VVPAT device attached with the Electronic Voting Machine, in the upcoming by-election of Ater and Bandhavgarh constituencies.

  • Modi poised to sail through 2019 polls

    There is no mistaking the fact that it is advantage BJP for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections with a little over two years left for the vital test of strength. With no one in the opposition even remotely matching up to Narendra Modi in charisma, oratorical skills and strategising with requisite guile, Modi is indeed poised to sail through, barring unforeseen events.

  • Bhopal: ADG on central deputation

    BHOPAL: ADG training Alok Ranjan will be chief vigilance officer of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Delhi. The state government has handed over the services of the officer to the Home Ministry, Government of India.

  • Bhopal: Youth thrashed by public for teasing girl

    BHOPAL: A ‘Romeo’ was beaten up by the public and handed over to the police at MP Nagar while he, along with a friend, was teasing a girl going to her coaching class. The accused had managed to get the mobile number of the girl and was harassing her on phone for the last one week.

  • Bhopal: Audio of sarpanch seeking bribe goes viral

    SAGAR: The CEO of janpad panchayat, Deori has written to the SDM seeking the removal of the sarpanch of Kusmi village. The sarpanch is charged with demanding a bribe of Rs 5,000 from a beneficiary of PM Housing Scheme. Govind Rajak of Sooradehi village had complained to the CEO of the janpad panchayat that sarpanch Omkar was demanding bribe from him. The audio of the sarpanch seeking bribe went viral on social

  • Bhopal: Shops locked by municipality, traders queue up to pay dues

    SEHORE: The municipal committee has launched an intensive campaign for realising overdue property tax and rent of shops. The shopkeepers were issued notices in February asking them to pay their dues. However, most did not pay any heed to the notices.

  • Bhopal: Elderly woman robbed of necklace

    BHOPAL: A 65-year-old woman was relieved of her gold chain worth Rs 30,000 at C–Sector Piplani under Piplani police station area.

  • Bhopal: Plant trees on Narmada banks said Commissioner

    HOSHANGABAD: Umakant Umrao, commissioner of Narmadapuram division has said that river Narmada is worshipped by the people and as such they should do everything possible to preserve and protect it and to make it free from pollution. He urged the people to plant as many trees as possible on the banks of the river and also to look after them. He said if this was not done, the river would be reduced

  • Bhopal: Syed Hussain passes away

    SIRONJ: Syed Arshad Hussain, 50 passed away on Wednesday evening. He was teacher in Masha Tori School located in the old jail building. He was ailing since long and had returned from Bhopal recently after treatment at a hospital. His last rites will be performed on Thursday. Besides being a poet, he also actively participated in social and religious programmes.

  • Bhopal: Respecting women brings prosperity says Collector

    UMARIA: Collector Vinod Sharma has said that respecting women brings prosperity and wellbeing. The collector was addressing a ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Badhao’ media workshop organised by the women’s empowerment and public relations departments here on Wednesday. He said, “In today’s modern world, there is no difference between girls and boys and parents should not discriminate between them. They should educate the girls and encourage them to take up jobs as per their