Free Press Journal
  • Rajouri debacle brings AAP back to reality

    IN focussing almost entirely on waging war on Narendra Modi, Kejriwal has taken his eye off the more humdrum, but nevertheless crucial, aspects of public administration.

  • Bhopal: Government clears only 4 of 18 prosecution permissions

    BHOPAL: The government might be talking of zero tolerance for corruption but its actions do not seem to be matching its words. The cabinet sub-committee on prosecution permission, at its recent meeting held under the chairmanship of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, cleared only four of the 18 cases presented before it. In 12 cases the permission was denied and the decision was deferred in two cases. Only such prosecution permission cases

  • Bhopal: Nikki Bawa summoned by Women’s Commission

    BHOPAL: Bhagwan Das, father of Priti, who died after falling from the fifth floor of Mansarovar Complex, appealed in the State Women Commission on February 2016 days after the accident, for investigation into the case. After waiting for a year for the date of hearing, he appeared before the bench on Monday, to get the status of his appeal. Director Lata Wankhede said she was receiving the appeal for the first time.

  • Bhopal: Contractual power employees go on strike

    BHOPAL: Around 25,000 contractual employees of power distribution companies went on an indefinite strike from Monday. The employees are demanding regularisation in services as promised by the Bharatiya Janata Party in its election manifesto of 2013. The employees have sat on strike at Ambedkar Park to press their four-point demand. President of Contractual Employees’ Association Ramesh Rathore claimed the strike had affected power supply in various part of the state.

  • Mumbai: Guideline sought on where answer sheets should be checked

    Mumbai : Yuva Sena on Monday released a video of a man checking examination papers in a cafe in Mumbai’s Vile Parle area. The Shiv Sena’s youth wing has said the person in the video is checking Higher Secondary (HSC) board examination papers.

  • Bhopal: Three held for printing, circulating fake currency notes

    BHOPAL: Crime branch police in a joint operation with Special Task Force (STF) arrested three men accused of printing and circulating fake notes of Rs 2,000 and 100 denominations. The police also seized fake currency notes worth Rs 11,000 other than a colour printer, paper cutter, white paper cut in the size of notes and printer ink from the three accused.

  • Bhopal: Congress complains to ECI against CM, DGP

    BHOPAL: Congress on Monday filed a complaint with the Election Commission of India against CM Chouhan, DGP Rishi Shukla and chief secretary BP Singh for violating the directives of ECI regarding shifting of the collector and SP of Bhind.

  • Bhopal: Shobhan Choudhuri takes over as Divisional Railway Manager

    BHOPAL: Shobhan Choudhuri took over as Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Bhopal Railway Division on Monday. He has replaced Alok Kumar. Shobhan Choudhuri was executive director (tele-development) before his present posting. He is an officer of the 1986 batch of Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers.A graduate from Government Engineering College, Jabalpur in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Choudhuri was awarded gold medal by Rani Durgawati University for clearing his final year exams

  • Bhopal: Suspended Morena jailor reinstated

    BHOPAL: The state government reinstated the suspended jailor of Morena jail on Monday, just after two months of his suspension following the escape of two under trials from the jail on February 13.

  • Mumbai: Police officer’s son creates fake FB accounts of a girl

    Mumbai : A 22-year-old girl has lodged a complaint with the cyber cell of Mumbai Crime Branch at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) against a 30-year-old man (name withheld), who is said to have stolen her personal photographs and uploaded the same by creating her fake multiple profiles on the social networking site Facebook.

  • Bhopal: Skill development programme on garment making ends

    BHOPAL: A three-month-long training programme on garment making, sponsored by  MP Khadi and Rural Industries Board ended here on Monday. As many as 41 trainees, around 70 per cent of them women, from 13 districts of the state had enrolled for the programme. They included SC, ST, OBC and general category candidates. Board’s vice-chairman Raghunandan Sharma and MD Renu Tiwari were present at the valedictory function. Tiwari talked about the programme in

  • Bhopal: Sports vital for physical, mental health

    HOSHANGABAD: Coaching will be provided to the students of 8-14 years age-group studying in different schools of the town who are interested in playing hockey. Four coaches, including a woman coach, will train the around 150 students who are practicing the game for the past around one-and-a-half years on their own. The training will be given in a two-month-long free summer coaching camp.

  • Bhopal: Chief Minister reaching Ahmedpur tomorrow

    SEHORE: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is reaching Ahmedpur village in Shyampur tehsil of the district on April 19. He will join the Gramodaya Se Bharat Uday programme here. According to the official programme, he will leave Bhopal at 10 am by helicopter, reaching Ahmedpur at 10.15 am. After participating in the programme he will leave for Bhopal at 12.10 pm. Former MLA Ramesh Saxena, chairperson of district co-operative central bank Usha

  • Mumbai: Three wards get contaminated drinking water

    Mumbai: Residents of Byculla, Madanpura, Mumbadevi, Kamathipura and adjoining areas of South Mumbai are receiving contaminated drinking water for a month. Despite several complaints to BMC, there has been no action.

  • Bhopal: ‘Reach villages at 7 am or else…’

    MORENA: Collector Vinod Sharma has said that the ongoing Gramodaya Se Bharat Uday campaign is high on the priority list of the government and the officers who have been assigned duties in connection with the campaign should take it seriously. He was addressing the timeline meeting at the collectorate here on Monday. Among others, district panchayat CEO Anurag Verma, additional collector SK Mishra, SDMs and janpad panchayat CEOs were present.

  • BMC: ‘Sustainability is key to waste management’

    Mumbai : Private sector experts along with officers of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) highlighted various initiatives for waste management and disposal at the Indo-US Waste Management Innovation Conference on Monday. BMC chief Ajoy Mehta said the city generates 9,000 metric tons of waste a day of which around 3,500 mt ton is being treated at Kanjurmarg and 3,000 mt ton will be treated scientifically through waste to energy plant at Deonar dumping ground.

  • Bhopal: Collector writes inland letter to family members

    CHHATARPUR: As part of the initiative of the happiness department, collector Ramesh Bhandari wrote an inland letter to his family members. “They were first surprised when they received my letter in this age of video calls and emails. But after reading it, they felt very happy,” he said.

  • Mumbai: Waste-to-energy project of BMC is flawed, say experts

    Mumbai: Experts on waste management and environmental chemistry have pointed out flaws in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) waste to energy project at Deonar which is still in the tendering process.

  • Bhopal: Corruption plagues PM’s dream campaign

    Badnawar: Building toilets in rural India was one of the major promises Prime Minister Narendra Modi made in his first Independence Day address from the ramparts of Red Fort in 2014, and thus began the ambitious Swachh Bharat mission to turn India clean and hygienic.