Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: College students learn about sericulture

    HOSHANGABAD: Under the guidance of Dr Deepak Ahirwar, head of the zoology department of Government Home Science Postgraduate College, students were taken on an educational trip to the sericulture centre at Malakhedi.

  • Bhopal: Youth leader Shashank Saxena urges to change school timings

    SEHORE: Youth leader Shashank Saxena, in a press statement, has urged the district collector and district education officer to change the timings of schools in view of the searing heat. He said that most of the schools in the district close at 2 pm. That is the time when the temperature is at its peak. He has said that the schools should be closed at 12 noon so that the students do

  • Govt’s draconian steps through the back door

    The amended Finance Bill that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley bulldozed through the Lok Sabha on March 23 without drawing much public attention makes a mockery of the transparency and openness that the Narendra Modi government has been promising since it came to power. It is difficult to believe that this legislation has come out of the BJP’s closet. Taking advantage of the provision that money bills can pass muster without having to be cleared

  • Bhopal: Eye hospital in the offing, Rs 5 a meal for poor from April 1

    Burhanpur: Lions Club Burhanpur’s Golder Jubilee Year celebration concluded with MJF district governor Lion Sateesh Bhalla’s official visit here on Thursday. The grand programme was chaired by Lion Virendra Singh while Lion Parvinder Bhatia (first vice district governor), Lion Nirmal Kumar Jain (second vice district governor), Lion Dr JP Chauhan (region chairperson), Lion Manohar Wadhwani (zone chairman), and Lion Poonamchand Chhaparwal graced the occasion as special guests. Lioness Saroj Thakur (President Lioness

  • End of the temptation of engineering courses

    THE impact of competition on our engineering colleges will similarly depend on the underlying economic conditions. The portents are not good. Large numbers of these colleges are already in trouble. Around 70 per cent of the total seats in engineering courses are lying vacant in the state.

  • Time is now ripe to construct Ram temple in Ayodhya: Sadhvi Ritambhara

    Khandwa: RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) firebrand leader Sadhvi Ritambhara on Friday once again pushed for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya saying “Time is now ripe to construct temple of lord Ram in Ayodhya.” Sadhvi Ritambhara who was in Khandwa on Friday made the statement while participating in a Bhagwat Katha programme.

  • Having tasted blood, Egypt surge may return

    The Muslim Brotherhood is West Asia’s equivalent of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Both are socio-cultural movements with a political wing – the Brotherhood and its Freedom and Justice Party compare with the RSS-Bharatiya Janata Party nexus. By swamping politics with religion, the Brotherhood extinguished Egypt’s brief flowering of democracy and gave the military a plausible reason for resuming control of a country that once made news but seems to have dropped out of the

  • Bhopal: Attractive cultural programmes enthral audience

    Khachrod: The nine-day long Navaratri fair is being celebrated at Maa Chamunda temple here. The fair is organised by Khachrod municipal council. Various colourful cultural programmes are being organised daily in the evening hours, which have become the main attraction of the local people.

  • Mega sale: Vehicles worth Rs 860 cr sold in two days

    BHOPAL: In just two days, vehicles worth Rs 860 crore have been sold in the state. Transport commissioner Shailendra Shrivastava informed that in just two days March 30 and 31, the department had received revenue of Rs 60 crore, which was the highest amount deposited in as many days in the state transport department.

  • Bhopal: Scindias had sided with British, committed atrocities: CM

    BHOPAL: A political storm has been kicked up by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s allegation that before Independence, the Scindias, along with the British, had committed atrocities against the people in what is now Bhind district. Chouhan was addressing an election meeting at Singuda village in Ater assembly constituency on Friday. Ater is to elect its new MLA shortly.

  • Bhopal: Sugar may disappear from PDS shops from May

    BHOPAL: The state government may stop selling sugar at subsidised rates from PDS shops from May. A proposal to this effect has been forwarded by the PS, Food and Civil Supplies KC Gupta to the chief secretary.

  • Bhopal: Accused in D-MAT 2013 fraud discharged by HC bench

    BHOPAL: A single bench of High Court, Jabalpur headed by Justice JP Gupta has discharged accused in D-MAT 2013 fraud, Anupam Chouksey, on Friday. The court through its detailed judgment held that no person could be made accused and ‘charges framed against him lightly on mere suspicion’.

  • Bhopal: Government MLB College remembered Prof Afaq Ahmed

    BHOPAL: The students and teachers of Government MLB College remembered Prof Afaq Ahmed at a function organised by the Urdu department of the college on his first death anniversary on Friday. Ahmed passed away on March 30 last year after a prolonged illness. He had taught at Hamidia and MLB colleges for many years. He was a popular teacher and many scholars were awarded PhDs under his guidance. Many of his books

  • April Fools’ Day: When pranks are officially allowed!

    BHOPAL: April Fools’ Day is the day of pranks for which people plan days ahead. It sometimes turn into an experience of a lifetime for those who plan and execute it wisely and make sure that there is no stone left unturned for making a fool of someone. Making memories forever, these people experienced pranks which they remember even after years. While one of them was landed in deep trouble, another gave

  • Maharashtra tops list of places sizzling in nation

    New delhi /Jhansi : The five hottest places in the country fell under Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region even as other states including Delhi, which experienced the hottest March day since 2011, also reeled under searing heat on Friday.

  • Bhopal: MANIT students protest bike ban on campus

    BHOPAL: Students of Maulana Azad Institute of Technology (MANIT) held demonstration against the management, for not permitting them to use two and four-wheelers on the campus, on Friday. Earlier the management had decided that no two and four-wheelers would be permitted on the campus. The decision was taken due to increasing number of accidents. The students alleged that the institute was scattered in kilometres and in soaring heat, they couldn’t ride bicycles. So

  • Rajnath blames Pak for trying to destabilise India

    New Delhi : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday accused Pakistan of trying to destabilise India and said cross-border terrorist groups in Jammu and Kashmir egged on youths to stone security forces.