Free Press Journal
  • Ujjain: ‘Chhoo Len Aasman’ marks JPS foundation day gala

    Ujjain : The 7th foundation day celebration of Jain Public School (JPS), Barnagar, “Chhoo Ley Aasman” left an everlasting impression on spectators underlining the theme of women empowerment through dance, drama and musical presentations, here on Saturday. The cultural evening sent a strong message to ‘save the girl child’ in society.
    Energy minister Paras Jain was chief guest at the programme. The function was presided over by MLA Barnagar, Mukesh Pandya. Joint-director of

  • Ujjain: Panchkroshi yatris return before scheduled time

    Ujjain : The first group of devotees returned to the city after completing the 118 kilometre long Panchkroshi yatra on Monday. Devotees reached Ramghat and took holy dips in the river Kshipra. Devotees also went to Nagchandreshwar temple located at Patni Bazar and paid obeisance there.
    Some devotees had started their Panchkroshi yatra before time and hence returned after completing the Yatra before schedule. The Yatra officially will draw to close on April

  • Ujjain: 3 stabbed as marriage party turns ugly

    Ujjain : Three persons were injured in a violent fight during a marriage party at the marriage garden in Bhairavgarh near Kaal Bhairav temple on Sunday.
    The marriage function organised at Saxena marriage garden turned ugly when a fight broke out between Ajay Malviya, Prem, Rajesh and Ritesh. Ritesh called in his friends Golu and Rakesh to fight by his side, who stabbed Ajay, Prem and Rajesh, injuring them badly. The injured were

  • Ujjain: ‘Only Indian culture can help make an ideal home’

    Ujjain : A primary camp of the Rashtra Sevika Samiti held on Monday called on the younger generation to inculcate Indian values and culture. Nidhi Sharma of the Samiti said “Only Indian culture can help make an ideal home. However, youngsters today follow western cultures leading to nuclear families.”
    Dr Puja Bagadi, chief guest of the programme said youngsters today celebrated western festivals with passion over Indian ones. The programme was attended by

  • Ujjain: Home minister Bhupendra Singh lays foundation stone for shopping complex

    Ujjain : Home minister and minister in charge of the district, Bhupendra Singh laid the foundation stone for the Vijayraje Scindia shopping complex to be constructed at old fire brigade premises at the ground breaking ceremony on Monday.
    Ujjain Municipal Corporation has granted a fund of Rs 1.20 crore for the construction of the multi-level shopping complex equipped many facilities including a dedicated parking space. The event was presided by mayor Meena Jonwal

  • Indore: APS students bring laurels in painting competition

    Mhow : Students of Army Public School brought laurels to the school by showcasing excellent performance in the inter-school painting competition organised by Lion’s Club here on October 8 2016.
    As many as six budding artists from the school participated in the competition and painted their imagination on the given topics to bag awards in different categories. Total 16 schools participated in the competition.
    Gaurav Hammad of class XII presented his painting on ‘Grow

  • Ujjain: Mandi committee vows to make life easier for farmers

    Ujjain : The board meeting of the Chimanganj Krishi Upaj Mandi was held on Monday by president of the mandi, Bahadur Singh Bormundla. During the meeting, members called for provision of enhanced facilities to farmers to make their lives easier.
    The mandi will now be equipped with a large LED screen and projector to update farmers on latest changes and information. A proposal to set up 100 garden chairs was also passed by

  • Ujjain: DPC meeting turns out to be a damp squib

    Ujjain : The meeting of District Planning Committee (DPC), which was held after over two and a half years has proved to be an eyewash.
    Home and transport minister Bhupendra Singh, who is also the district minister in-charge, could finally find time to arrive Ujjain only after 11 months. Incidentally, he was also the Simhastha Fair-2016 minister in-charge, but at that time Babulal Gaur happened to be the home minister. Bhupendra Singh, who

  • Ujjain: Cut squares will be vacated within 3 days: Ashish Singh

    Ujjain : With demand for the removal of encroachers on cut squares intensifying with each day, Ujjain Municipal Corporation (UMC) commissioner, Ashish Singh has announced that these would be vacated within the next 3 days.
    Earlier, the operation for forceful removal of illegal temporary shops had to be abandoned with the police refusing to cooperate. SP MS Verma had cited reasons of inadequate availability of forces, given the matches of the Indian Premier

  • Bhopal: Introduce youth to medicinal plants: Commissioner

    HOSHANGABAD : Commissioner Umakant Umrao, as part of Gramodaya Se Bharat Uday campaign reached the Bhatgaon and Gajnai villages of Sohagpur Tehsil on Monday on a surprise inspection. He reviewed the resolutions passed by the Gram Sansad and the status of the implementation of the schemes made by it. He said that as far as possible, applications received by the Gram Sansad should be disposed within a time limit. He urged the

  • Bhopal: Woman & child devlopment department to go hi-tech

    SEHORE : The woman and child development department of the district will soon go hi-tech. The meetings and training programmes of the department will be held through video-conferencing. Big LCD screens are being installed in all the nine project offices of the department in the district, which will be equipped with hi-speed Internet connectivity.
    Use of video-conferencing for meetings and training programmes would save time and money both. Every month, at least two

  • Bhopal: Armed gang takes families hostage at knife point, loots two houses

    Khandwa : Armed robbers broke into two houses of the same colony in two separate incidents here on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday and decamped with cash and valuables, sending administration into tizzy.
    According to police, the gang held the family members hostage at knife point for about three hours and took away gold jewellery, cash and other valuables worth Rs 3 lakh in total from the two houses.
    In the first

  • Bhopal: Yashodhara Raje Scindia arrives on two-day tour

    SHIVPURI : State youth welfare and sports minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia is arriving here on Monday on a two-day visit. She will leave Jhansi by car at 6.30 pm, arriving here at 8.10. She will participate in a wedding ceremony at Hotel Sonchirraiya. On Tuesday, she would take part in the concluding ceremony of Shrimant Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Cricket Tournament from 9.30 am to 10.30 am at the Happy Days School. She

  • Bhopal: Court asks petitioner to file PIL saying issue is of public interest

    Nagda : Social activist Abhay Chopda had filed a writ petition in MP high court’s Indore divisional bench, challenging the state government order refusing district status to Nagda.
    The petitioner had demanded the court to direct state government to rethink on its order released on May 9, 2012 and grant Nagda the status of district.
    However, after hearing of the petition, justice Vivek Rusiya observed that the issue of the petition is of public

  • Bhopal: Don’t accept plastic carry bags from May 1: Collector

    MORENA : Collector Vinod Sharma has said a blanket ban on plastic carry bags would come into force in the state from May 1. “Neither you should use such bags nor accept them from others from that date,” he said.
    The collector was addressing a workshop on ‘Plastic Waste Management and Bio-Toilets’ at the collectorate auditorium here on Sunday. Mayor Ashok Argal, Sarthak Ali, project director, Plastic Waste Management Project, Bhopal, project officer

  • Bhopal: 30-yr-old knocked down dead by speeding truck

    BHOPAL : A 30-year-old man died after being allegedly hit by a speeding truck on Sunday near Khajuri Bypass Road at Awadhpuri locality here. The man was hit by the truck while he was trying to cross the road on foot after which the unidentified accused truck driver fled with the vehicle from the spot, the police said.
    According to the police, identified as Surah Vishwakarma, 30, he was a resident of Bilkhiriya

  • Bhopal: Nayadas Bairagi feted

    NASRULLAGANj : At the ‘Parichay Sammelan’ and mass marriage ceremony of Akhil Bharatiya Vaishnav Bairagi Parishad organised at Narsinghpur, chief guest Acharya Siyavallabh Das Vendanti Ji Maharaj, state president Madan Das Bairagi and vice-president Rajeshwar Das Bairagi feted Nayadas Bairagi, state office-bearer of the parishad from Nasrullaganj. They also feted state vice-president Mohandas Bairagi, state organisational secretary Vimal Kaushik, state treasurer Gautam Harvyasi, state general secretary Govind Mahan and others.

  • Bhopal: Ordinance to save Uma’s bungalow on the anvil

    BHOPAL : The government is mulling promulgating an ordinance to ensure that Union water resources minister Uma Bharati continues to get facilities from the state government as former chief minister of the state.
    The government has declared ex-chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh ordinarily residing outside the state ineligible for these facilities. This would mean that Uma would have to vacate her bungalow. Now, it has been decided to amend the provision by providing

  • Bhopal: DCC wins 14-yr-old legal battle over plot for office

    BHOPAL : After a legal battle that lasted 14 long years, the District Congress Committee has won the right to construct its office building on a 4,000-sq ft plot near Ram Mandir at Gurubaksh Ki Talaiya.
    Civil judge Abhilash Jain has rejected the claim of one Mohd Ismail saying the land was allotted to DCC by the municipal corporation and the party had started construction work on the plot.
    In 2003 Ismail filed a

  • Bhopal: LIC launches Aadhar-linked plans

    BHOPAL : The LIC has introduced two regular premium endowment assurance plans for individuals having Aadhar card issued by UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India). Aadhar Shila is a plan exclusively designed for females and Aadhar Stambh for males.
    These plans offer a combination of insurance and savings and a lump sum amount at the time of maturity for the surviving policyholder and financial support for the family in the case of death