Free Press Journal
  • Economist fears fiscal anarchy after waiver

    Mumbai : Maharashtra, once a financially sound state, can now be described as debt-ridden, having to bear the burden of more than Rs 4 lakh crore total debt. It has a fiscal deficit of Rs 4,500 crore for 2016-17 financial year and more than Rs 72,000 crore is stuck in legal disputes or as un-recovered taxes, bringing down the tax revenue.

  • PMAY projects delayed for lack of clearances

    Mumbai : Over 25 projects of affordable housing under the Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY) has been delayed as they lack several permissions from other departments. The Yojana is a housing scheme which has replaced the ‘Housing for All’ scheme. Phase 1 of the scheme involves constructing around 40,000 affordable houses.

  • Private school fees hiked, parents write to education commission for a solution

    Mumbai : The popular slogan ‘Hum Do Humare Do’ seems irrelevant in today’s era, as parents prefer one or rather no child. One can attribute several reasons for this approach of the parents but one of the major reasons could be the amount required to raise children, especially for their schooling. It would be no wrong to say that the ever-increasing fees of private schools have compelled modern-day parents to think twice

  • FYJC admissions date will not be extended

    Mumbai : The cut-off date for the First Year Junior College (FYJC) admissions will not be extended as over two lakh students have already registered and applied online. Though the website was shut for a day for maintenance and faced errors even after it resumed, students managed to register and the state education department stated that the deadline of June 27, for admissions will not be extended.

  • At loss of words for endless hassle

    Indore : The traffic prone area from Shastri Market Square to MTH Compound Square suffers more inconvenience due to illegal parking in the area. Visitors as well local residents park their vehicles without keeping in mind the trouble caused to the ongoing traffic and also increase the chances of accidents.

  • C21 mall shops to be auctioned

    BHOPAL : The municipal corporation will put 38 shops of C21 mall, on auction, on Thursday. The bidding will take place at the headquarters of the corporation at Mata Mandir Square at 11 am.

  • MPEB offices to remain open on June 25, 26

    BHOPAL : Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran company has announced that its offices will remain open on June 25 and 26, for payment of bills.

  • BHEL bids farewell to GM, employees on retirement

    BHOPAL : DK Thakur, executive director of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) bade farewell to general manager (GM) Mukesh Mangla along with 24 employees who retired on Saturday.

  • ‘84% students in country out of purview of higher education’

    BHOPAL : The objective of the university is to provide education with the motive, ‘Your Education at Your Doorstep’. It means that the light of higher education must reach every village and every house of the state, said V-C, Bhoj Open University Ravindra R Kajhere, while talking to Free Press.

  • BJP govt is anti-farmer: Nath

    NARSINGHUR : Congress leaders including Kamal Nath, Suresh Panchauri and Vivek Tanka reached Narsinghpur on Friday. They drove to Dhamna village and met the family members of farmer Laxminarayan of the village, who had committed suicide some days back.

  • Chaos as hundreds forced to evacuate from London tower

    London : Residential areas in north London witnessed chaos and confusion on Saturday as hundreds of residents from four apartment blocks were forced to evacuate amid fears over the buildings’ high fire risk.

  • Traffic diversions for Eid-ul-Fitr

    BHOPAL : On the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, Bhopal traffic police have made some traffic diversions in select areas to avoid any kind of traffic problem. The diversions will be applicable from 6 to 11 am.

  • Delhi’s 2nd airport to come up in Noida

    New Delhi : Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday announced in-principle approval for a greenfield Noida International Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida .

  • Youth kills friend over monetary dispute, held

    Indore : Police arrested a youth for killing his friend over a monetary dispute between them on Saturday. The accused took his friend to the jungle and stabbed him to death after taking liquor with him.

  • ‘Not mandatory to buy onions to get ration

    BHOPAL : Minister of state for food, civil supplies and consumer protection Omprakash Dhurve on Saturday rebutted reports that consumers obtaining ration from PDS shops were being forced to take onion with ration.

  • Girl crushed to death by passenger bus

    Indore : An eighteen-year-old girl crushed to death by a speeding passenger bus near busiest Patel Pratima Chauraha on Saturday.

  • ‘Arab states don’t seek regime change in Qatar’

    Dubai: A top United Arab Emirates official says the Arab countries isolating Qatar do not seek to force out the country’s leadership but are willing to cut ties with it if it does not agree to their demands.