Free Press Journal
  • Supplementary nutritious food: Current system to continue

    BHOPAL: The present system of supply of supplementary nutritious food to aanganwadis in the state will continue. The woman and child development department will be put up a proposal to this effect before the cabinet for approval. Presently, the department is sourcing the supplies from State Agro Industries Development Corporation, which had formed joint ventures with private companies for the purpose. The contract between the department and the corporation has expired on

  • Bhopal: Special helmet checking drive starts

    BHOPAL: The police have launched a special campaign to check two-wheeler riders not wearing helmet. The campaign will continue till June 30 and is aimed at reducing casualties and fatalities in road accidents. Under the campaign, the recommendation of the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety that wearing helmets should be compulsory for pillion riders too will be ‘encouraged’.

  • Modi breaks Muslim anti-BJP mould

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on the ascendant. Indeed, his times are good and he apparently is blessed with the Midas touch for now. If all goes well, he should cakewalk through the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, on to a second term in the coveted chair.
    As things stand, Modi’s strategies are working well. The constant refrain of his critics was that with Muslims (who form a sizeable chunk of the country’s population) arrayed against

  • Bhopal: As vendors oppose ‘pink parking’, women say monitoring, mgmt more important

    BHOPAL: To protect women from harassment and eve-teasing by ruffians and anti-social elements, a ‘pink parking’ (exclusively for women) is being developed at Ganesh Chowk (across the road from SBI main branch) in the city’s busiest business district New Market by the association of businessmen of the area. The project has hit a roadblock with the vendors occupying the space refusing to vacate it.

  • Mumbai: BMC clears project, official unaware of details

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) standing committee members slammed the civic administration on Wednesday after it was noticed that Pallavi Darade, Additional Municipal Commissioner, is unaware about a Rs 137 crore road repair proposal tabled at the committee.

  • Bhopal: Inter-house debate at Anand Vihar School

    BHOPAL: An inter-house debate competition was held at Anand Vihar School on Wednesday. The students of Class XII debated on ‘Democracy is The Best Policy of the Government’.

  • Bhopal: BHEL celebrates Public Sector Day

    BHOPAL: Under the aegis of Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), ‘Public Sector Day’ is celebrated every year on April 10 to celebrate the contribution of the public sector to the economic and social progress of the country. As part of celebrations of the day, a team from Human Resource Development Centre of BHEL, the other day, visited Vikas Middle School for the handicapped at Govindpura under CSR. A programme was organised

  • Now shop for iconic Modi kurta, jacket in Bhopal

    BHOPAL: JadeBlue menswear retail chain will open its 21 store in India and first in Bhopal on Link Road. The 8,500-square feet outlet will offer products of all leading fashion brands such as Levi’s, Jack & Jones, United Colors of Benetton, Being Human, Burnt Umber, Wills Lifestyle and Irony.

  • Railway Minister, CM Devendra Fadnavis talk connectivity

    NAGPUR: To garner support in boosting rail connectivity and develop rail infrastructure, the Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu had camaraderie with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis regarding the Wardha-Nanded railway line and had asked to complete formalities and acquisitions of land in three months.

  • Bhopal: If women grow, nation will progress says Vishwas Sarang

    BHOPAL: The progress of society and the country lies in the progress and uplift of women.  This was said by minister of state (Independent Charge) for cooperatives Vishwas Sarang at a seminar organised on ‘Women Skill Development and Economic Upliftment’ by Astha Mahila Sahakari Nagrik Bank Maryadit. He said women had been worshipped and considered powerful in Indian tradition, darshan and culture. In Hindu religious epics, Saraswati, Durga and Lakshmi were considered

  • Bhopal: ‘Lucua Ka Shahnama’ staged by MPSD students

    BHOPAL: A Hindi play ‘Lucua Ka Shahnama,’ centered on radio play of ‘The Trial of Lucullus’ written by German poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht, was staged at MP School of Drama (MPSD) for the first time in the country on Wednesday. It was the second show after Tuesday.

  • Father arrested for molesting minor daughter

    MUMBAI: The Cuffe Parade police have arrested a 40-year-old father of a minor girl (16), whom he had been sexually exploiting since 2012. The accused is a taxi driver from South Mumbai. The matter came to light when the victim, studying in tenth grade, shared the incident with her friends and principal of the school where she is studying. Later the principal informed the police.

  • Bhopal: 50-year-old man murdered; friend suspected

    BHOPAL: A 50-year-old man found murdered near the overhead tank at Subashnagar, under Ashbaag police station on Wednesday morning. The police registered a murder case and are searching the suspected culprit who was reportedly a friend of the man. SHO Rajeev Jangle said Ateek Khan, 50, was a rag picker and he and his friend Anna were drug addicts. They used to sit under the overhead tank and pass their time.

  • Bhopal: 17-year-old comes under train

    BHOPAL: WhatsApp and music mania killed a teenager while crossing the railway line at Bhori crossing, under Khajuri police station on Wednesday. SHO Suryakant Awasthi informed Kamlesh, 17, son of Ramu Singrole was going to work from his home and was crossing the railway line at around 9.45 am.

  • Mumbai: Dad gives part of his liver to save daughter

    Mumbai: A 17-month-old baby girl from Raipur has become the youngest child to undergo a liver transplant at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH), Mumbai. Within four weeks of birth, Ashvi’s parents started identifying symptoms in her which included frequent fever, swollen abdomen and jaundice. She was later diagnosed with a complicated liver problem called biliary atresia at her 2 months of age.

  • Bhopal: 35-year-old woman succumbs to burns

    BHOPAL: A 35-year-old housewife received serious burn injuries when she was preparing food on Tuesday evening and died due to her injuries on Wednesday, under Misrod police station. SHO RBS Kuhawaha informed that Parvati Bai was preparing food on a gas stove at around 8.30. Accidently fire caught her sari which spread all over her body as it is made of synthetic material. She was rushed to the hospital, where on Wednesday

  • Bhopal: Workshop on GST on April 20

    BHOPAL: The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry will organise a day-long awareness workshop on Goods and Services Tax (GST) on April 20 at Hotel Sayaji, Van Vihar Road.  The workshop will discuss various issues pertaining to GST. Chief commissioner, customs, central excise and service tax Bhopal, Hemant A Bhat, deputy commissioner, department of commercial tax Madhya Pradesh, Sudip Gupta and tax consultant RS Goyal will be key speakers.

  • Mumbai: Civic elections in Panvel on May 24

    Mumbai: The newly created Panvel Municipal Corporation will go to polls on May 24 along with existing Bhiwandi-Nizampur and Malegaon municipal corporations.