Free Press Journal
  • Terrorism is a global concern: VK Singh

    MUMBAI: A day after the US military forces dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan killing at least 36 IS terrorists, the Minister of State for External Affairs, General (Rtd) VK Singh, said that the ‘terrorism is a global issue’. On being asked whether India supports US for this action, Singh said, “We are not talking of support. It is all about the action taken by the US against terrorist organisations. They

  • Mumbai: Shahnawaz Hussain gets bail in riot case

    MUMBAI: THE Sessions Court granted bail to All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) corporator Shahnawaz Hussain Shaikh and two others in Cheeta Camp riot case.

  • Digital transaction brings Latur girl fortune of Rs 1 cr

    Nagpur: A 20-year-old electrical engineering student from Maharashtra’s Latur town, Shradha Mengshete has bagged the Rs 1 crore Mega Draw for Lucky Grahak Yojana. She had made a transaction of Rs 1,590 through her RuPay card to pay an EMI for her new mobile phone.

  • BYJM activist connects 5000 people to BHIM App

    NAGPUR: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled dozens of schemes here on Friday, the Bhartiya Yuva Janata Morcha activists, the youth wing of the BJP conducted a registration drive at various locations across the city to enroll customers of banks into BHIM App.

  • Bhopal: No shooting facility for police academy recruits

    The newly recruited police personnel are not getting proper firing practice. They are sent to CISF camp or to Raisen to practice rifle shooting. NGT put a ban on practice in the shooting range in February 2016. Police Training Academy at Bhauri, Bhopal is not having its firing range. Under the course the trainees get virtual classes of shooting.
    On anonymity, it was informed that the trainees were not getting proper firing practice, as they

  • BHIM-Aadhaar will revolutionise economy: Prime Minister

    Nagpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the BHIM-Aadhaar digital payments platform can revolutionise the Indian economy by enabling each Indian to pay digitally using their biometric data on a smartphone.

  • ‘Not a single student should study under leaking roofs in BMC schools’

    Mumbai: All Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)-run schools across city should undergo necessary repairs and renovation work before the onset of monsoon as directed by the education committee. The committee asked the civic administration to complete the work of painting, plumbing, construction and repairs before the schools reopen in June.

  • Bhopal: Mushaira today

    Khushboo Aur Sabrang Society is going to organise a mushaira ‘Nai Pidhi Ke Kalamkar’ on Saturday at Swaraj Bhavan. The shayars or poets who are taking their tradition forward, would participate in the programme.  The programme would be presided over by noted shayar Zafar Naseemi. Eminent Urdu litterateur Naeem Kausar would be chief guest. Poet Badra Vasti would conduct the programme.

  • Bhopal: Musical performance Shakti Raag mesmerises audience

    Bhopal: Shakti Raag’, a musical performance, directed and conceptualised by noted artist Kalpana Jhokarkar was presented on Friday— the second day of a four-day concert  ‘Aadhya’.  Centred on women’s creativity, the concert is being organised by Bharat Bhavan. Various bandishes including thumri, dadra, chaiti, kajri, hori, ghazal, sufi and folk songs, which highlight the emotions of women, were presented by the artist wonderfully under the performance. Smita Nagdev accompanied them on sitar, Rachna Sharma on

  • 1,70,000 pilgrims can now go for Mecca Medina from India

    Mumbai: Every year 30 lakh pilgrims from all over the world visit Mecca Medina, and 1.70 lakh Indians were allowed to visit annually. Till recently, the Saudi government had introduced a cap on the number of pilgrims. This 20% restriction on the quota of pilgrims had a drastic impact and only 1 lakh pilgrims visited Saudi last year. However, the Saudi government has revoked the restriction and it means more Indian pilgrims

  • Mumbai: Dharavi gets chimney installed by locals to curb smoke issue

    Mumbai: In over the 100 years of pottery manufacturing-business going on at Dharavi, which is India’s largest slum area, for the first time a chimney has been installed by the locals to avoid the smoke caused by burning furnaces. This chimney is expected to reduce around 90% of the smoke effect that generally affects the neighbouring residents of Dharavi and the potters themselves.

  • Bhopal: Polythene ban from May 1, traders mull options, people call it right move

    On Tuesday, Madhya Pradesh government decided to ban plastic/polythene carry bags across the state from May 1 saying that its consumption resulted in large number of cow deaths. Free Press spoke to some businessmen as well as commoners to know their opinion on the ban and what they were thinking of options.

  • Mumbai: RPF plans spot fine to reduce hawkers on railway premises

    Mumbai: Railway Protection Force has sent a proposal to the railway board for introducing spot fine to reduce the hawker menace on railway premises. This would ensure that the hawkers would not be able to return to the spot to conduct business. The railway board is yet to accept the proposal.

  • Bhopal: Bhubaneswar to decide state BJP’s next agenda

    BHOPAL: The next agenda of the state BJP will be decided at the two-day meeting of the national executive of the party, scheduled to begin at Bhubaneswar from Saturday. At the meeting, being held after the party’s spectacular victory in UP, the BJP will review the preparations for the forthcoming state assembly elections.  Though elections in MP are still one-and-a-half-years away, the national leadership may issue directives on how to reorient the government and the

  • Bhopal: Govt quietly abolishes kerosene quota of 23L BPL families

    BHOPAL: The government has abolished the kerosene quota of 23 lakh BPL families of the state, who have been allotted LPG connections and stoves under the Ujjawala Yojana without making any formal announcement. The Antyodaya families are entitled to 5 litres and BPL families 2 litres of kerosene per month from PDS outlets at the subsidised rate of Rs 15 to Rs 19 per litre, which are fixed by the collectors.
    Food and civil supplies

  • Can tell you 10 ways to tamper with EVMs: Kejriwal

    Questioning the Election Commissions credibility over the issue of ‘rigged’ EVMs, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday accused it of being biased towards BJP and hinted at possibility of the companies manufacturing EVMs being involved in their tampering. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader, who has been vociferous about the vulnerability of the electronic voting machines, said unless the people fought against “BJP’s control over the EVMs”, democracy can’t be saved.

  • Kashmir limps to normalcy

    Srinagar : Life returned to normal on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir after train services and internet facilities were restored in the valley.

  • Celebrities demand action against youths heckling CRPF trooper

    Mumbai: Film celebrities like Kamal Haasan, Farhan Akhtar and Anupam Kher have urged the government to take action against Kashmiri youths who manhandled a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldier. Actor-filmmaker Kamal commented strongly on Twitter on Friday: “Integrate into India. Shame on those who dare touch my soldiers. Height of valour is non-violence. CRPF has set a fine example.” The incident was captured on a camera and the video later became