Free Press Journal
  • IIM Indore students set up libraries in adopted schools

    Indore: As part of their social responsibility, students of Indian Institute of Management Indore have set up mini libraries in four government schools, which were adopted by the premier b-school a few years ago.

  • Mumbai: With swanky bikes, Mira Road police will now patrol in style

    Bhayandar: Beat Marshalls attached to police stations coming under the jurisdictions of the Mira Road division of the Thane (rural) police are sure to leave the people of the twin-city in envy when they will zoom around on fancy motorbikes similar to the ones we see in Hollywood flicks. In a stylish and revolutionary step aimed at making policing much quicker and smoother for beat marshals,  SP Dr. Mahesh Patil

  • Indore: Poor rainfall leaves ponds in dire straits, to hit water supply

    Indore: With season’s rainfall faring less than average so far, apart from farmers the Indore Municpal Corporation (IMC) too are anticipating hard times ahead. The civic body feared tap water supply would be hit in the western parts of the city if it rained lesser this year as primary sources like ponds and other local water bodies were running short of water.

  • Indore: Share some gala time with your eldest friend Moti at zoo

    Indore: City zoo will be organising various fun-filled activities for visitors on the occasion of World Elephant Day on Saturday, the August 12. However, major point of attraction will be an event, which will provide elephant lovers with an opportunity to meet the eldest elephant in the zoo, ‘Moti’ up close between 3 pm and 5 pm.

  • Mumbai: Parties escalate digital war to claim MBMC throne

    Bhayandar:  The battle lines are drawn  for the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation polls  and the war rooms of political parties are in combat mode to capture the civic throne. Brimming with young techies and election strategists, these hi-tech nerve centres (war rooms) have been set up by parties including the BJP and Shiv Sena to run campaigns on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.

  • Mumbai: ‘Have a noise-free Independence Day, dahi handi’

    Mumbai: The Professional Audio & Lighting Association (PALA), representing the sound & lighting professionals in the 29 states and seven union territories, has called for a state-wide mute day on August 15 on the occasion of Independence Day & dahi handi celebration. President of the association Roger Drego stated that to highlight the problems faced usually by them due to the misinterpretation of law, incorrect implementation of the ruling made

  • Bhopal: Midway through admissions, govt to parade ‘medhavi’ students before Shah

    Bhopal: Desperate to mount a mega show before national BJP chief Amit Shah, the government has decided to organise a convention of the student beneficiaries of its Medhavi Chhatra Yojana on August 20 in the capital. So far, 19,000 registrations have been made on the portal of the scheme. The government plans to bring 10,000 students to Bhopal. Massive preparations are being made for the event.

  • Bhopal: Notice to Snapdeal, Indiamart for online trading of animal body parts

    Bhopal: Tiger Strike Force has served notice to Snapdeal, Indiamart, Wish and Buy and Craft Composition for online trading of wild animal parts. The companies have been instructed to remove details which they had displayed about body parts of wild animals.

  • Will take direct action to fix errors: New Mumbai University V-C

    Mumbai: In order to speed up the declaration of results, the new acting Vice-Chancellor of the Mumbai University (MU), Dr Devanand Shinde, has informed teachers to dedicate their time to complete the assessment process. Shinde called for an urgent meeting with the teachers concerned with the assessment of the subjects that are pending and discussed various measure to speed up the paper correction. Over 1.90 lakh answer scripts are pending

  • Bhopal: Arrested pro-Khalistanis had armed militants for political killings in Punjab

    Bhopal: The three men arrested on Wednesday night by MP ATS and Punjab police had supplied pistols to pro-Khalistan militants for targeted political killings in Punjab. The arrested trio includes cousin of a Canada-based Khalistan separatist leader. The three were identified Balkar Singh (45), Balwindar Singh (28) and Satyendra Rawat (26) from Dabra, Thatipur and Chinor areas of Gwalior.

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    Mumbai: No land for bullet train project in BMC, says Devendra  Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has informed the Centre that it needs the 0.9 hectares of plot at the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) ) for its International Finance Service Center (IFSC), which is also being sought by the Railways for the bullet train project. The state government has informed the Centre that it can consider land available at Dharavi for the 508 Km Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project.

  • Bhopal: 71% polling in urban bodies polls

    Bhopal: Around 71 per cent polling was reported in 43 urban bodies for the election conducted on Friday. The counting will be held on August 16. The elections passed off peacefully. For the first time the nomination forms were submitted online, along with the traditional procedure.

  • Bhopal: Seven people duped of Rs 45L

    Bhopal: Seven persons have complained of a fraud on Friday in which they were duped collectively to the tune of Rs 45 lakh. Complainants Shubham Khare, Dinesh Mohite, Anil Balerao, Kapil Kumar Tiwari, Subhash Likhitkar, Avinash Shakya and Susheel Shrivastav reported that a person Harpal Singh who worked with one of them in Belex Logistics Company in Indrapuri area used to meet them in a café there. When they started meeting him

  • Mumbai: Effluents in Powai lake lead to oxygen-depleting water hyacinth

    Mumbai: Water hyacinth, a floating aquatic plant, has formed a dense mass in Powai lake rapidly as untreated sewerage waste continues to flush in. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been removing this water hyacinth for the last three years through an appointed contractor, yet it continues to spread. One of the officers from the Hydraulic Department of civic body said that the problem cannot be resolved until the sewerage

  • Bhopal: No smart way to complete ‘smart’ road

    Bhopal: The construction of a 2.2-km smart road, proposed from Polytechnic Square to Depot Square, is one of the projects under smart city. Bhoomipoojan of the road was preformed with much fanfare in December. BMC had then set a deadline of nine months to complete the construction of the road.

  • Mumbai: MSRTC AC buses to give competition to other Maha volvos

    Mumbai: The management of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) displayed its new luxurious air-conditioned volvo bus named “Shivashahi” on Friday. These buses were shown to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis and State Transport Minister Diwakar Raote. At least two new buses were kept for display at Assemby ground near Mantralaya. These buses are equipped with facilities like charging point, push- back seats, seat belts for the passengers.

  • Military option for Venezuela on the table: Donald Trump

    New York: United States President Donald Trump on Friday said that he would not rule out a “military option” in Venezuela as the Latin American country descends further into civil unrest under the leadership of president Nicholás Maduro. “We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option, if necessary,” Trump told reporters at his New Jersey golf club on Friday. The president did not answer a question about whether American troops would

  • Bhopal: ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’ releases in city theatres

    Bhopal: The much-awaited movie ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’ was released in all single-screen film theatres and multiplexes in the city on Friday. Based on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a government campaign to improve the sanitation conditions in the country, with an emphasis on the eradication of open defecation, especially in rural areas, the satire has mostly been shot in MP, mainly Sehore and Hoshangabad. The movie has also been shot in Mathura