Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: Greens see red over religious overtones in plantation drive

    Bhopal: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, during a video-conference with district collectors and divisional commissioners regarding preparations for the massive plantation drive on the banks of Narmada River on Thursday said before planting saplings, ‘Ma Narmada’ should be worshipped and ‘Narmadaashtakam’ (a Sanskrit hymn hailing Narmada believed to be composed by Adi Shankaracharya) should be sung or played. This, he said, would create a ‘positive atmosphere’. Six crore saplings are to be

  • Encounter on in Kashmir’s Anantnag district; woman killed

    Srinagar, A woman was today killed after she was caught in an exchange of fire between security forces and militants during an operation in Anantnag district of Kashmir. Tahira, 44, sustained injuries during the encounter and was rushed to the district hospital, but she could not be saved, officials said.

  • Bhopal: Traders keep establishments closed to oppose GST regime

    Bhopal: Many traders and shopkeepers kept their shops and establishments closed on Friday protesting the nation’s biggest tax reform Good and Service Tax, to be launched on the intervening night of July 1 and 2. However, it invoked mixed reactions from various quarters, with hardly anyone seen confident of its benefits.

  • GST will chart new course for nation: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) would help chart out a new course for the country and its roll-out should not be seen as the achievement of any one party or government but a collective effort of all.

  • Farmer Suicide

    Bhopal: Worried over loan repayment, farmer commits suicide

    Khachrod: Worried over how he would pay back a loan of Rs 3.50 lakh, a farmer from Bhaisola village of Khachrod tehsil is said to have committed suicide by hanging himself in his home on Thursday night.

  • Woman fights to bring back Nassak diamond

    NASHIK: Efforts are on to file a PIL in the Supreme Court to bring back the blue Nassak Diamond, which once belonged to the Trimbakeshwar Temple. Presently, the diamond is said to be in a private museum in Lebanon, according to Lalita Shinde, trustee of Trimbakeshwar Devasthan.

  • MBMC polls far from free and fair: Congress

    Bhayandar: As local parties  marshal resources and fine-tune their strategies for the upcoming elections to the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC), the local Congress unit dropped yet another bombshell on Thursday, claiming massive anomalies in the revised draft electoral roll.

  • GST a tribute to maturity, wisdom of India’s democracy: President Pranab Mukherjee

    New Delhi, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said that introduction of GST was a “momentous event” for the nation and “a tribute to the maturity and wisdom of India’s democracy” while pointing out that the success of major changes always depends on their effective implementation.

  • Bhopal: School edu dept issues transfer policy

    Bhopal: The school education department issued transfer policy for the state-level and district-level transfers, on Friday. The application will be filed online and the employees’ transfer will be done according to norms.

  • Bhopal: NGT deadline long over, 685 diaries yet to be shifted out

    Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) is carrying out a drive to shift dairy farms operating in the city to seven newly identified sites on the outskirts, following an order by Central Bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) in May regarding shifting of all the dairies operating inside the city to the outskirts.

  • Mumbai: BMC wards fail to address complaints on potholes

    Mumbai: The roads and transport department functioning under the BMC had announced an innovative method of addressing complaints on potholes via WhatsApp. After the city received heavy showers over the last few days the public spotted potholes at various places. The citizens are actively replying on the given numbers but most of the ward officers seem to be slow in attending to these complaints.

  • Bhopal: Let’s plant saplings together

    ‘Narmada Seva Yatra’ has become successful with the active participation of society. A total of 3350 k.m distance has been covered in 148 days under the campaign and over 15 lakh persons took resolution to make Maa Narmada clean, incessant and pious. It was amazing to see the campaign transforming gradually into a public movement with enthusiasm, joy and affinity. Participation of over 500 religious heads, environmentalists, social activists, eminent members of

  • Mumbai, Central Railway, Where Is My Train, CR commuters, Western Railway, local trains

    Mumbai: Derailment disrupts Central Railway services

    Mumbai: Once again the local train services on the Central line came to a grinding halt on Friday. This time it was due to derailment of a locomotive engine of an Express train after it entered Kalyan station.

  • Pune: Girl with hearing disability raped

    Pune: A 16-year-old partially hearing impaired girl was being raped repeatedly for a few months by a mechanic working in a nearby garage in Pune. The incident came to light when the girl became pregnant. Pune police on Thursday arrested the man under POCSO Act.

  • Maharashtra jails reach out to women with helpline numbers

    Mumbai: In a bid to boost the morale of the women prisoners in Maharashtra, the Women’s Commission ordered that placards of their helpline numbers must be placed inside the women’s barracks, so that they can call directly for help in order to avoid any incident like Manjula Shetye’s death.

  • Cabinet lauds GST rollout, attacks Opposition over boycott

    New Delhi: Members of the Union Cabinet lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and others for the successful rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) here.