Free Press Journal
  • Lokpal: Process to appoint eminent jurist is underway, Centre tells SC

    New Delhi: The Centre today told the Supreme Court that the process to fill up the vacancy of an eminent jurist in the selection committee for appointing Lokpal was going on. Attorney General K K Venugopal told a bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi that recommendation for induction of an eminent jurist in the panel has been made and the process was underway.

  • Bhopal: Lokayukta unearths ‘disproportionate’ assets of Co-op samiti manager

    Bhopal: Lokayukta police on Monday raided residences of a Samiti manager of Cooperative Society, Rahatgarh as he amassed disproportionate assets to the tune of crores. The raiding team also found ‘45 land registries and 22 bank accounts from the places of the accused.

  • Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan granted permission to travel outside India

    Jodhpur District and Sessions Court grants permission to Salman Khan to travel outside India. Salman Khan, who was granted bail in the blackbuck poaching case, filed a petition before Jodhpur District and Sessions Court seeking permission to visit four countries. Salman will be travelling to Canada, Nepal and the USA from 25 May to 10 July.

  • Bhopal: While public and admin apathy soars, water level depletes

    Bhopal: Please and appeals by environmentalists, social activists, historians and scientists to save waterbodies in city in the wake of imminent water crisis seemed to have fallen on deaf ears. The city which had as many as 18 lakes is now left with just one, the Upper Lake, which supplies 40 per cent water to the city. The rest are either dried up or in very bad shape, they rued.

  • Bhopal: Depressed engineering student makes suicide bid

    Bhopal: An engineering student, allegedly depressed over semester ‘back’ and lack of preparations for exams, made an abortive attempt to end her life by jumping into Upper Lake on Monday. However, the timely intervention of BNC divers deployed there saved the student’s life. The incident occurred under Talaiya police station, however, no complaint of attempt to suicide was registered against the student.

  • Ready to roar for my next fight says P.V. Sindhu

    New Delhi: On the back of her gruelling final match at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG), ace shuttler P.V. Sindhu says no loss is ever enough to stop her from believing in herself, and she is once again ready to roar.

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    FM Arun Jaitley on cash crunch: There’s more than adequate currency in circulation

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said there is “more than adequate” currency in circulation and the temporary shortage in certain states is being “tackled quickly”. There have been reports of currency shortage in at least six states — Gujarat, Eastern Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Jaitley said in a tweet that he has reviewed the currency situation in the country.

  • Sensex turns rangebound; Nifty above 10,500 

    Mumbai: The BSE Sensex pared morning gains to turn rangebound amid losses on IT, pharma and auto counters, and mixed Asian cues. The 30-share index was trading higher at 34,317.73 at 1200 Hrs, with a gain of 12.30 points, or 0.04 per cent. The broader Nifty50 index was also trading above 10,500-level at 10,526.10, up 2.25 points or 0.02 per cent.

  • Bhopal: Two women harassed daily at workplace, on campus in Madhya Pradesh

    Bhopal: Shocking it may sound, but on an average at least two cases of woman harassment at workplaces and on campus were reported daily in the state in last one year. And all the more shocking is the fact that in most of the cases persons responsible for the act were given clean chit.

  • Bhopal: Not proud to be Indian, we hang our head in shame say protestors

    Bhopal: We sought permission from district administration to hold the demonstration but it didn’t allow us. However, we held the protest because if we as volunteers can work to make common public aware of government schemes, we can aware government of public woes s well
    -Rahul Sharma, Protestor

  • Sikkim on way to achieve 100 per cent literacy says Pawan Kumar Chamling

    Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has said that the Himalayan state is headed towards achieving 100 per cent literacy. Addressing a public meeting, during his ongoing 32-day tour of the state, in the East district yesterday, Chamling said his government has given top priority to education and ensured that students from poor families get access to quality education.

  • Cash Crunch: Finance Ministry assures of resolving issue in three working days

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla on Tuesday accepted reports of an alleged cash crunch in the country and said the shortage will be resolved within three working days. Talking to ANI, Shukla said that there is an imbalance of currency available in various states at the moment, and the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) are looking into the matter.

  • BJP core committee meeting today, Assembly polls to be discussed

    Bhopal: A meeting of BJP Core-Committee will be held on Tuesday after a brief gap of one week amidst rising tension in the ruling party over the upcoming Assembly elections. A discussion on strategy for Assembly elections will take place in the meeting. Thereafter meeting of party’s state-level office bearers will be held to discuss preparations for upcoming elections.

  • Bhopal: Statewide drive to conserve waterbodies from May 1; Jal-Sansad on June 30, informs CM

    Bhopal: In view of the depleting water level, the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday announced a statewide drive to conserve waterbodies from May 1 to June 15. Jal-Sansad will be held on June 30 in which activists and experts working in the field will be invited to share their ideas and experiences, said Chouhan.