Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: Women slam CBSE textbook idealising body shape

    BHOPAL: A CBSE textbook has defined ‘36-24-36’ as the best body shape for females. The textbook also says since this is the best shape for a woman’s body, Miss World and Miss Universe competitions also take this size into consideration. Free Press talked to women of the city and asked them about their first reaction on this odd definition.

  • US says chemical weapons attack in Syria was ‘war crime’

    Washington: The Syrian government’s suspected chemical weapons attack on civilians last week amounts to a “war crime,” the US State Department has said. It also ridiculed comments by President Bashar al-Assad in an interview with AFP to the effect that the alleged attack was fabricated by the United States to justify an American military strike.

  • NSUI rally to mark Ambedkar Jayanti

    SAGAR: To mark the 126th birth anniversary of Baba Saheb Ambedkar, a vehicle rally was taken out in the city under the leadership of former minister Surendra Choudhary.

  • PM Narendra Modi to launch BHIM-Aadhaar App as tribute to Dr Ambedkar

    Nagpur: Marking the 126th birth anniversary of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar as a day to introduce several initiatives to further the digital payments revolution, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch BHIM-Aadhaar App today here.

  • As summer starts, water crisis looms large in many Bhopal city areas

    BHOPAL: The summer is here. Going full blast before mid-April, it is fully making its presence felt in the city with people reeling under the scorching heat. It seems that coming months are going to be more painful for people of many localities here as the problem of water crisis shows no signs of having any permanent solution this year too.

  • Bhopal: Congress praises Election Commission

    BHOPAL: After winning the bypolls, the Congress on Thursday praised the Election Commission of India, which, it said, had taken measures in Ater constituency for fair polling. State party president Arun Yadav has thanked the voters of Ater stating the Congress unity had resulted in the victory.

  • Bhopal: Christian priests wash feet of disciples

    BHOPAL: Christians celebrated the establishment of the Eucharist, priesthood and blessing the oil along with washing the feet of the disciples in commemoration of Jesus Christ who performed it 2,000 years ago on Thursday.
    Archbishop Leo Cornelio said Lord Jesus, in spite of being the son of God, washed the feet of his disciples and asked them to do the same with one another. Christianity existed because of the service it provided to

  • blackboard-maths

    No English, maths after Class 9?

    • Edu dept sends proposal to govt to make subjects optional
    • Move to arrest rising dropout numbers

    BHOPAL: From next year it may be possible that the students do not have to study mathematics from Class 9. The Directorate of Public Instructions, better known as school education department, has prepared the proposal and sent to the government for approval.

  • Indore: No relief from heat, mercury soars over 40o C

    Indore: There is no relief to denizens from scorching heat as mercury soared over 40 degrees Celsius in city on Thursday. More to the woes of denizens, officials of regional meteorological department have forecast that heat wave will sweep across the state in coming days.

  • Legal immunity for Army a question mark

    The Narendra Modi government’s line taken by Attorney-General Mukul Rohatgi in the Supreme Court that the Army’s actions during anti-terror operations must not be put to judicial scrutiny has little chance of being accepted, but the spirit behind it cannot be dismissed summarily. It is undeniable that terrorists conform to no codes of conduct and are contemptuous of any sense of propriety. They are trained and armed with lethal weapons and handling

  • Tribeca Film festival 2017: Top 10 movies to watch out

    The 2017 feature-film program includes films from 30 countries, including 78 World Premieres, six International Premieres, six North American Premieres, two U.S. Premieres, and six New York Premieres. The festival has named 82 of the 98 features for this year’s festival, divided into competition categories as well as Spotlight, Viewpoints and Midnight sections. This year’s film slate is perhaps our most varied yet in both the generosity in the stories told and

  • Bypolls spell boom for BJP, doom for AAP

    The results of 10 assembly byelections spread across eight states have been a thumbs up for the BJP which won in five of them, a limited face-saving revival for the Congress which retained both the seats in Karnataka defying predictions of a vote against incumbency and a rout for the Aam Aadmi Party in the lone byelection in Delhi’s Rajouri Garden. After the defeat in Punjab where it had created much hype

  • Indore: DHE denies NOC to 38 colleges in city

    Indore: Citing various shortcomings, the Department of Higher Education has denied no-objection certificates to as many as 38 colleges in the city. These colleges would now have to apply for review of the DHE’s decision. The colleges are required to obtain NOCs from the DHE ahead of commencement of a new academic session.

  • Indore: Struggling for every droplet of water

    ASHTA: Summer is yet to reach its peak but already a severe drinking water crisis has gripped the area. Not only villages, but even the urban areas are reeling under a severe shortage of water. The handpumps and wells have started running dry, forcing the people to spend the better part of day in arranging water for drinking, washing and other basic needs. People can be seen transporting water on bullock carts

  • Indore: Over 400 women CAs to attend one-day meeting in city tomorrow

    Indore: Over 400 women chartered accountants (CAs) from across the country would arrive in city to participate in one-day meet of women empowerment committee of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) here on Saturday. The CAs would discuss on ‘Urja-Empowering the Power’.