Free Press Journal
  • State govt has no plans to revive GIB sanctuary

    BHOPAL : GIB Bird Sanctuary in Shivpuri is likely to be shut down as the bird Son Chiraiya (Great Indian Bustard-GIB) for which it was notified has vanished and has not been seen for past several years.  Forest department has no plan to bring GIB pairs from other states to this sanctuary and revive it.

  • B’desh’s mega refugee camp plan dangerous, says top UN official

    Cox’s Bazar : A top UN official said on Saturday that Bangladesh’s plan to build the world’s biggest refugee camp for 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims was dangerous because overcrowding could heighten the risks of deadly diseases spreading quickly.

  • FDA plans to split ice into two different colours now

    Mumbai : In order to identify the ice used in food products and for industrial use, the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) Mumbai is likely to split ice into two different colours in order identify it easily. The FDA commissioner said that industrial ice will be in blue colour and ice used for food products will continue to be transparent.

  • Man threatened for noise complaint

    Mumbai : A Mankhurd-based activist got the shock of his life when the police instead of acting on his complaint on noise, not only abused him but also gave out his identification to the police station concerned. Police said they have launched a departmental inquiry into the incident.

  • Wives of army men to celebrate Karva Chauth with zest

    BHOPAL : Wedded to olive green, many women living inside the army cantonment areas silently pray on Karva Chauth for the well-being of their husbands who are posted on borders or in far-flung areas.

  • Mexico’s dramatic 3-1 win over Trinidad and Tobago

     Mexico City : Hirving Lozano, Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez and Hector Herrera scored for Mexico as they overcame lowly Trinidad and Tobago in the penultimate CONCACAF World Cup qualifier in San Luis Potosi.

  • Tight ANC vigil deters drug mafia from entering city

    Mumbai : The tight vigil of Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC), headed by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Shivdeep Lande, has deterred drug peddlers to enter Mumbai zone. Earlier there was direct delivery of drugs consignment in the city from neighbouring states like Gujarat, Odisha and Karnataka.

  • Pakistan prepares to file plea in ICJ in Jadhav case

    Islamabad : Pakistan has started the process to file its plea in response to India’s memorial submitted in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against the death sentence of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. Jadhav, a 46-year-old retired Indian Navy officer, was captured in Balochistan in March, 2016 by Pakistani security forces and tried in a military court which sentenced him to death for “espionage and subversive activities”.

  • Student union polls to be held on October 30

    Bhopal  : The State Government has decided to hold direct elections of student unions in colleges on October 30. As per the government decision, 50 per cent reservation will be given to women candidates.

  • Special draft for foreign patients on the anvil

    Mumbai : The Maharashtra government is likely to frame the special draft for the foreign patients who come here for medical treatments, the move comes after the spat between Egyptian national Shaimaa Selim (32) sister of former world’s heaviest woman Eman Ahmed (36) who died last week in Abu Dhabi, and the Saifee hospital. The official said that they are likely to prepare new rules, guidelines for foreign patients and protocols for

  • Hasina accuses Myanmar of provoking war over Rohingyas

    Dhaka : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday accused neighbouring Myanmar of provoking a “war” amidst the Rohingya refugee crisis and said her government avoided the conflict by “exercising restraint”.         She also said her government would continue to support nearly one million Rohingya Muslims who have fled the Buddhist-majority country to escape violence.

  • Two-day UDA housing fair begins, over 800 properties on display

    Ujjain : Ujjain Development Authority (UDA) on Saturday inaugurated its two-day ‘Awas Mela’ (housing fair). Energy minister Paras Jain, local MP Chintamani Malviya, MLA Mohan Yadav, UDA chairman Jagdish Agrawal and others were present on the occasion.

  • This government school in Gaya has no toilets

    Gaya (Bihar) : A government school in Gaya, Bihar, has been functioning without toilets, causing discomfort to both students and teaching staff.

  • State-level Young Leaders Conclave held

    Ujjain : State’s fifth ‘Young Leaders Conclave’ was conducted at Kalidas Academy on Saturday. Young leaders and entrepreneurs from 20 districts of MP working in fields of engineering, social works, innovation, politics, education, farming and other sectors shared their views on ‘our role in nation building’ with hundreds of school and college going youngsters present in the auditorium. The conclave was conducted by India Speaking Forum.