Free Press Journal
  • After 2 years, BMC gets bidders for 2nd phase of Flora Fountain restoration

    Mumbai : After delay of almost two years, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has finally got bidders for the 2nd phase of restoration of the 153-year-old Flora Fountain. The civic body earlier floated the tender six times, however, they failed to get any eligible bidder for the work as the bidding cost was much high than the estimated cost. “However, now after seventh time we have managed to get a bidder who

  • Put PM Modi on lie detector test, says Congress

    New Delhi : The Congress on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi deserves to be put on a lie detector test as a retaliation to Modi and BJP Amit Shah Friday night telling their party MPs to go to the people to explain the “lies” that the Opposition is spreading.

  • Plastic ban: Mumbaikars will now have to junk their garbage bags

    Mumbai : Mumbaikars will soon not be allowed to use plastic bags and bins used to keep waste in their houses. Usually, citizens use plastic dustbin and bags to ensure that the waste is collected at one place easily. However, following plastic ban across Maharashtra state soon the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Solid Waste Management (SWM) department to enforce Mumbaikars to junk polyethylene bags and plastic bins which they usually use to

  • CMO deluged by rats: Pesticide firm

    Mumbai : The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government has to now discern if its pesticide, rat poison or eradication of rats. The fact is according to information supplied by the Public Works Department to the legislator who filed a query under Right To Information Act, the work order was ‘Eradication of rats’ by Vinayak MSS company, giving the entire break-up of the number of rats killed.

  • Parents cry foul over indecision on school books 

    BHOPAL : Twelve meetings in two years including five in the last one year between private school management, district education officer, district administration and Parents Association ended without any action taken against errant private schools.

  • Woman kills paralysed man in connivance with his daughter

    Indore : A 55-year-old man was allegedly killed by a woman staying at his residence for past few years in front of his daughter over some issue in Banganga area on Saturday. The accused woman and deceased’s daughter had tried to turn the murder into an accident but they could not hide at last.

  • Parents oppose change in school books, other decisions

    BHOPAL :  Reacting to the meeting held by district administration for regulating fees, opting for NCERT books, a section of parents in the city told Free Press that such meetings should have been held in January.

  • Aadhaar remains safe, says UIDAI  

    New Delhi : The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Saturday refuted reports about a fresh data leak of Aadhaar holders, and asserted that there has been “absolutely no breach” of its database. The statement comes after ZDNet, a technology news portal cited a security researcher’s claim to state that a system of state-owned utility firm was allegedly leaking information on Aadhaar holders. In a statement issued, UIDAI, the Aadhaar-issuing body, said, “There is

  • 7 rebel JD-S MLAs in K’taka resign from party, House

    Bengaluru : Seven Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) lawmakers in Karnataka on Saturday resigned from the party, a day after saying they voted for the Congress candidate in the Rajya Sabha polls and will join the Congress on Sunday.

  • Finally, copying, cheating and paper leaks are over as board examinations end

    Mumbai : Copying, paper leaks, late arrival and cheating; the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) board examination of this year witnessed all of it. And these malpractices occurred despite strict rules and security measures initiated by the state board specifically to curb and avoid any acts of cheating.

  • Suicide involving minister: Police delay action

    BHOPAL : The police have not registered FIR after eight days of suicide committed by Priti Raghuvanshi, the daughter PWD minister Rampal Singh.

  • Govt’s draft is useless, will continue fast: Anna Hazare

    New Delhi : The indefinite hunger strike by social activist Anna Hazare is set to continue further after he reportedly found the draft sent by the government to address to his demands “useless”. “We have received the draft from the government. But Annaji said it was useless as it has nothing new but old assurances. It is a routine document. At least, any minister should meet him,” said Sushil Bhatt, a core

  • Rama Navami Today: Experience positive changes in body and life

    Indore : Celebrating divine powers of goddess, women in the city prayed to receive the power to cope up with all the negativity of the city. Recognising the universal wish and hoping to fight evils of society together, some even formed informal groups for emergency help.

  • RTE admissions date extended till April 4

    However, some private unaided schools of the state are not accepting admissions until the state reimburses the pending amount

  • Youth crushed to death by speeding truck, friend hurt

    Indore : A 20-year-old youth was killed while his friend got seriously injured after a speeding truck hit them near Phooti Kothi Square later on Friday night. They were returning home from Bijasan Temple when the accident happened.

  • Patch-ups & break-ups

    BSP-SP understanding to continue: Mayawati