Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: Following Cong footsteps, govt to grant sand mining rights to panchayats

    Bhopal: After dilly-dallying for months, the state government has, finally decided to handover the right to mine sand to village panchayats. The same arrangement was in place during the Congress regime in the state. Though the mining department has sought suggestions from the common public on the new sand mining and marketing policy of the state but a decision has already been taken at the highest level to handover the rights to

  • Bhopal: 2500-plus secure placement as health workers with forged appointment letters

    Bhopal: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) will investigate as to how around 2,500 persons managed to secure appointments as multipurpose health workers (MPWs) using forged appointment letters and how salaries were paid to them. The first case came to light in Datia district in the year 2016, where, with the help of a clerk posted in the government treasury, the salary of five MPWs was released without verifying the code number from

  • PM Modi wishes for brotherhood on Bakr-Id

    New Delhi: On the occasion of holy Id-ul-Zuha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation and wished for harmony and brotherhood in the society. He took to Twitter on Saturday to express, “Best wishes on Id-ul-Zuha. May the spirit of harmony, brotherhood and togetherness be furthered in our society.”

  • Maharashtra: Lonar Lake’s area is shrinking, say researchers

    Mumbai: The surface area of Lonar Lake in Maharashtra’s Buldhana district, formed after a meteorite hit the Earth some 50,000 years ago, is shrinking, researchers have found. The periphery of the lake — which is a notified National Geo-heritage Monument — has moved 100 meter inward in the last three years, said a recent report by researchers of Pune-based Centre for Citizen Science (CCS).

  • Bhopal: GST will make life insurance costlier

    Bhopal: GST will make buying life insurance cover costlier, said Mukesh Gupta, Zonal Manager (Central region) of the Life Insurance Corporation of India.

  • Manjula Shetye death: Charge-sheet to be filed in 20 days

    Mumbai: After pulling up the Mumbai Crime Branch in a series of hearings, for ‘shoddy’ probe into the Manjula Shetye case, the Bombay High Court on Friday said that it was ‘satisfied’ with the investigations. This came after the HC was informed that the Crime Branch is likely to file the chargesheet within 20 days.

  • Bhopal: Poor response from youths in MP to join forces, says Air Vice Marshal

    Bhopal: Air Vice Marshal (AVM) OP Tiwari, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Personnel Airmen and Civilians) expressed disappointment over the low turnout of youths at the recruitment rally in Madhya Pradesh as compared to response such drives get in others states.

  • Bhopal: Two new faces from MP may be part of Sunday reshuffle

    Bhopal: Two MPs from the state may get ministerial berths in the reshuffle of the Union council of ministers slated for Sunday. The BJP intends to give a higher representation to the state in the Central government in view of the assembly elections in the state, due in end-2018. With the Union MoS for Health Phaggan Singh Kulaste – a Lok Sabha member from Mandla – putting in his papers, the induction

  • Ujjain: Ninetieth ‘dol’ procession to be held by Bairwa community today

    Ujjain: Bairwa community will conduct the ninetieth edition of the yearly ‘dol’ procession today, on day of ‘jaljhulni ekadashi’.  The tradition was started in the year 1928 by the Bairwa community and since then an idol of Lord Krishna seated in a silver palanquin is taken out every year from Radha Krishna temple, Krishnapura.

  • Mumbai: Highest noise level recorded on August 31

    Mumbai/Thane: On Thursday, the highest noise level was recorded under Worli Flyover, in the presence of the police with 111.5dB reading. The founder of Aawaz, an NGO, measured the readings across the city. Now alert revellers are expected to stop beating drums and playing music the minute they spot a meter reader.

  • Miranda Lambert help rescues dogs and other pets from ‘Hurricane Harvey’

    Los Angeles: Miranda Lambert has rescued around hundreds of dogs and other animals who have been stranded in Houston and surrounding regions due to the devastating ‘Hurricane Harvey.’ The country music superstar has mobilized her ‘MuttNation Foundation’ to ensure the safety of dogs, cats and other domestic pets displaced by the tropical storm that made landfall in Houston this week.

  • Ujjain: 23,000 answer sheets destroyed in fire: VU vice-chancellor

    Ujjain: Vikram University vice-chancellor (VC), SS Pandey called a press conference on Friday afternoon and presented data of total damages in the fire that occurred in the confidential department of the university on August 28.

  • Indore: ‘Leaders need to start on time so that people can rely on them’

    Indore: “End your meeting on a positive note that inspires action. Summarising what each member must do from this point forward to accomplish the goals and issues discussed,” said corporate trainer Deepika Munot while speaking at a session on ‘meeting etiquette’. The session was organised by Indore Management Association here at IMA meeting room on Tuesday. Munot has dealt in various fields like customer
    care, customer relations, recruitment & training communication and presentation,

  • Mumbai: Irate commuters stage ‘rail roko’ protest at Vasind station

    Mumbai: There seems to be no end to the woes of commuters on Central Railways’ local and long distance trains as services on the line came to a grinding halt once again on Friday for over thirty minutes. This time the services were affected after angry commuters staged a ‘rail roko’ at Vasind station to protest against the suspension of services between Titwala and Kasara railway stations.

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    Must Read! Siddhanth was in talks for ‘Judwaa 2’ to reprise father’s role

    Mumbai: Siddhanth Kapoor featured in “Judwaa” as a child artiste and the actor says he was in talks to reprise the role of his father, Shakti Kapoor for the remake “Judwaa 2” but it did not work out. In the 1997 action-comedy starring Salman Khan, Shakti played the comedic role of Rangeela. In the David Dhawan directed film, Siddhanth also featured in a few scenes as “junior totla” when he was in

  • Mumbai deluge: Probe ordered into Dr Deepak Aamarapurkar’s death

    Mumbai: After gastroenterologist Dr Deepak Aamarapurkar died falling into a manhole during the deluge on Tuesday, BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta has ordered a probe into why the manhole was kept opened.  The civic chief has come under severe criticism from the Indian Medical Association (IMA) for BMC’s negligence by leaving the cover of manholes open in the city during the floods on Tuesday. Mehta had said citizens often open the manholes and

  • Mumbai: Complaint against 7 waste management contractors

    Mumbai: Ever wonder why most of your household garbage are lying at the allocated dump and emanating foul smell for days at end, like at the place just east of Santa Cruz bus depot? Because the waste management contractors have carried concrete debris instead of the waste and still get paid for it.

  • Indore: Muslims rue loss of old charm of Eid-ul-Adha

    Indore: Muslims of the city of lakes will celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, a festival of sacrifice on Saturday. Considered holier than Eid-ul-Fitr, it is also known as Sacrifice Feast. The festival is celebrated to honour obedience and devotion of Ibrahim (Abraham) towards Allah. The celebrations
    have changed with time due to lack of space and time especially in urban areas. Urban living no longer permits keeping sacrificial animal at home for a couple of months,