Free Press Journal
  • Beware of fake sites!

    Actor Akshay Kumar says he is feeling sad at seeing fraudulent sites and apps based on an initiative that he is supporting. Akshay, who is supporting the initiative of paying homage and tribute to Indian soldiers, tweeted on Wednesday: “Sad to know and share lots of fraudulent apps/sites are doing the rounds, the only initiative I am associated with is bharatkeveer.gov.in.”
    On the acting front, the National Film Award-winner is currently busy shooting

  • Big B has the ‘right’ effect on Amit Sadh

    Actor Amit Sadh has complimented Amitabh Bachchan and says that when the megastar puts his hands on his shoulder he feels everything is going to be fine. Amit, who will be seen playing the role of Shivaji Nagre in the forthcoming political thriller drama “Sarkar 3”, shared a black and white photograph of himself with Big B.

  • Bhopal: Ministerial offices to have swanky restrooms, luxurious chambers

    Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan might be exhorting his colleagues to work hard but his government is building swanky restrooms attached to all ministerial offices in the under-construction Mantralaya Annexe, where they will be able to relax during the day.
    Every ministerial office will have a huge chamber and a meeting room. The annexe will be divided into two parts with one part having 14 and the other part 12 ministerial offices.

  • Bhopal: Should wearing helmets be made compulsory?

    Bhopal: A very popular ad juxtaposed the picture of a coconut being smashed by a hammer against another showing the coconut intact even as the helmet takes the blow of the hammer. “Marzi hai aapki, aakhir sir hai aapka” (The choice is yours after all, it’s your head), went the punchline of the ad which was run both on print and visual media some years back.
    But going by the number of 2-wheeler

  • Bhopal: Commissioner visits de-addiction centre

    SEHORE: Bhopal commissioner Ajatshatru Shrivastava and collector Dr Sudama Khade visited the old age home and de-addiction centre here on Thursday. Shrivastava said that every time he passed by the old age home, he felt like talking to the inmates. After visiting the de-addiction centre he enquired from the centre director Rahul Singh about the facilities available and assured him that he will try to get grant released from the state government

  • Bhopal: Two held for burglary in E-7 Arera Colony

    BHOPAL: The city crime branch arrested a 25-year-old man and a woman for allegedly committing burglary of Rs 11 lakh from a locked house of a retired government employee in E-7 Arera Colony on Thursday. The accused woman, who used to live as a tenant in the house of the victim, had conspired with his friend and the male accused to commit the crime, the police said.

  • Bhopal: 108 ambulance staff strike enters 2nd day

    Bhopal: The 108 ambulance staff strike entered the second day on Thursday but there is no end to agony of people. It is to be noted that the staffers of 108 Ambulance services went on strike on Wednesday to press for their 7-point demands including ‘Same pay for same work’.

  • Bhopal: Corruption at its peak in state says BJP leader on FB

    Bhopal: Even the ruling party leaders are not sparing the state government on the issue of corruption. On Thursday, Raj Chaddha, a former district president of the Gwalior unit of the BJP and ex-chairman of the Gwalior Mela Authority, addressing the Chief Minister, wrote on his Facebook: “Mukyamnatriji, corruption is at its zenith in the State. The plight of hospitals is unbearable. Either improve the situation or drive out lakhs of workers

  • Bhopal: Chambal Expressway proposed in State

    Bhopal: A 300-km-long Chambal Expressway will be constructed in Madhya Pradesh.  This was informed by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan after his meeting with Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi on Thursday.

  • Cubs death: RTI activist demands CBI inquiry

    BHOPAL: An RTI activist has demanded CBI inquiry into the death of three cubs in Bandhavgarh National Park recently. He alleged that the field director has violated the safety norms and as a result the cubs died. In last 20 months, 52 tigers had lost their lives in the state.

  • Bhopal: Expo on pulses at IGRMS

    Bhopal: Kumar Sanjay Krishna, financial adviser in the Ministry of Culture along with SM Khened, director, Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai and Prof Sarit Kumar Chaudhuri, director, IGRMS inaugurated an exhibition ‘The Future of the Food: Pulses’ on Friday.

  • Time to watch as rupee and markets surge

    With a stronger rupee and a bullish trend in stock markets, there is clear indication that overseas funds are pouring into India with renewed confidence in recent days. While the Indian rupee is among the few currencies gaining strength against the dollar, having breached the psychological level of Rs 64, the gain is an impressive 5.6 percent this year, making it among the best performers along with the Taiwanese dollar and the South Korean

  • Indore: Dealers seek ban on crackers within 20 metres of petrol pump

    Indore: In the backdrop of Ranipura fire incident, which saw eight people burnt live due to massive fire in a cracker shop, petroleum dealers here demanded restriction in use of fireworks in 20 meter radius of petrol pumps.

  • Indore: Club activity organised by Lions Club

    Indore: 10th club service activity was recently organised by Lions Club of Indore Region 2 at Hotel South Avenue. Club couple members were the chief guests of the programme. Welcome speech was given by club president Aruna Joshi. Guests were welcomed by secretary Sonia Jain and treasurer Laltiprabha. Charity work by donating medicines, sweets and food was also done. Sunita Khare conducted various games for the members. Anita Shah was awarded with

  • Asiya Andrabi

    Andrabi’s arrest should lead to major crackdown

    After doing immense damage to the ethos of Indian integrity, the self-confessed firebrand Kashmir secessionist Asiya Andrabi has been belatedly arrested. Few countries would have tolerated for so long the brazenly anti-national activities of an activist of such ferocity who functioned as the founding leader of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (daughters of the nation), an Islamic group which is part of the separatist All Parties Hurriyat Conference in Kashmir valley. The main aim of her outfit has

  • Cow-brained scheme for cows

    India will soon achieve the distinction of being the first and only country in the world to allot a unique identification number to all its cows so that each bovine will have its age, height, weight, tail switch, colour, lactation, breed, horn type and everything else recorded in the cow’s Aadhar card. No kidding! This comes close on the heels of Gujarat making cow-slaughter an offence punishable with life imprisonment so that killing a

  • Democratic process, undemocratic results?

    A ‘referendum’, according to Cambridge dictionary, is a vote in which all the people in a country or an area are asked to give their opinion about or decide an important political or social question. Over the last 200 years, hundreds of referendums have taken place across nations. Switzerland holds the record of having the highest, almost 600, national votes since 1848. The second place goes to Australia. While usually a referendum offers voters

  • Indore: DAVV gears up to foster ties with industry

    Indore: In its endeavour to strengthen ties with industries, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) has chalked out a four-point blueprint, which it says will be beneficial to both the industry as well as academia.