Free Press Journal
  • Ujjain: Unseasonal rain gives respite from heat

    Ujjain: People got a little respite from the scorching heat as unseasonal rains, along with thundering clouds and wind speed at 12 km per hour, greeted most parts of the city in the evening on Saturday.

  • Ujjain: Vehicle rally marks Parshuram Jayanti

    Ujjain: Brahmin community took out a grand vehicle rally on the occasion of Parshurma jayanti under the aegis of Shri Parshuram Brahmin Yuva Sangthan on Saturday.

  • Ujjain: Ambitious ‘AMRUT’ project to solve sewerage infra woes

    Ujjain: Government of Madhya Pradesh has proposed a fund of Rs 694 crore under AMRUT scheme to develop sewerage infrastructure plan in the city. This ambitious project is expected to solve current and future problems of water drainage.

  • Indore’s green heroes awarded

    Indore : TERI and the US Consulate General, Mumbai gave Green Hero Awards to 20 persons from five states of India including Janak Palta McGilligan, Bhalu Nondhe, Arun Dike, Ambrish Kela and Police Training Centre  of Indore.

  • Banks need to be more responsible, say cyber police

    BHOPAL : Amid incidents of stealing of one time passwords (OTPs) in e-banking related cyber crimes, the state cyber police say that the banks need to be more responsible and take more concrete steps to curb it. They also suggest that the banks need to be more vigilant to keep an eye on the e-banking transactions to help the cyber police nab the accused responsible for such crimes.

  • Police HQ suggests blue beacon for vehicles used for law & order

    BHOPAL : The state police headquarters has sent suggestions to the Centre asking for blue beacons for vehicles involved in law and order actions. The government decided on April 19 to ban red beacons atop cars of ministers, politicians and bureaucrats, ending a privilege that was seen as the ultimate status symbol.

  • Six months posts note ban, cash crunch continues to afflict people

    BHOPAL  : Even six months after demonestisation, cash crunch continues. ATMs in the city are running dry or not dispensing cash in the required denominations. Noticeably, RBI gives 70 per cent money to rural banks for wheat procurement. So, in coming days, the shortage of cash crunch can is only going to get more pinching. Free Press checked with some residents what problems they were facing due to the shortage of cash

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan to visit Russia, Switzerland in June

    BHOPAL : Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be touring Russia and Switzerland for a week from June 18 to 25. He will visit defence manufacturing units in Russia with a view to drawing investment in the defence sector in the state.

  • BMC commissioner discloses slew of development projects for city

    BHOPAL : “We at the BMC want to make Bhopal the most liveable, environmentally sustainable and self-sufficient city in the country using the latest technology,” said Bhopal Municipal Corportion commissioner Chhavi Bharadwaj, in an interview with Free Press.
    The 2008-batch IAS officer, before taking over as the CEO of BMC, had worked as collector of Dindori, where she had done exemplary work for the Baiga tribal community. She had started a coaching class

  • Rivera Ladies Club holds get-together

    Based on theme ‘Environment Conservation’, Rivera Ladies Club organised a get-together on Friday. As many as 45 women clad in colourful traditional attires, mostly in saris, took pledge to save environment. On the occasion, they decided to gift plants instead of bouquets in programmes. In the 45-minute-long party, the women also discussed making organic compost by using vegetable covers. Apart, some other activities like fun games and dances were also enjoyed by

  • Kids lap up ‘Natak ki Pathsala’

    BHOPAL : Children rehearsed theatrical songs at Rajhans Colony, Kolar on Saturday in an acting workshop ‘Natak Ki Pathsala’. Organised by Children Theatre Akademi, kids are participating in the workshop with great enthusiasm.

  • Missile of Dreams

    Cello – one of the largest manufacturers of writing instruments, along with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre launched ‘Dreamathon 2017’ in the city on Saturday. On the occasion, ‘Missile of Dreams’ a customised van was flagged off by minister Umashankar Gupta. The van will cover 10,000 kilometres to engage with students from different schools and colleges. At the event differently-abled children from ‘Arushi’ presented group singing, poetry recitations and theatre performances. The winners

  • Summer camp concludes at MVM

    BHOPAL : Maharshi Vidya Mandir celebrated ‘Akshaya Tritiya’ on Saturday with the closing ceremony of Summer Camp 2017 in which students displayed their talent in a cultural programme. The Foundation Day of Sahastra Sheersha Purusha Mandal was also celebrated in which the male staff of Maharishi Shiksha Sansthan participated enthusiastically. The day witnessed the mesmerising and stunning songs and dance performances of the tiny tots which kept the audience spellbound.