Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: Non-tribal Bhopal gets highest land allotment under Forest Rights Act

    Bhopal: The implementation of The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, in Madhya Pradesh comes with several anomalies. While claims for the rights were rejected in abnormally high numbers in tribal dominated areas, non-tribal Bhopal surprised many with highest approvals.

  • Bhopal air highly polluted, say environmentalists

    Bhopal: The city’s air quality is going down day-by-day and is reached alarming low at certain pockets posing threat to residents, said environmentalist Subhash C Pandey on Wednesday. A foreign manufactured device aeroequal S-500 has been used to read effect of harmful chemicals in the city’s air, informed the environmentalist, saying that highly efficient machine will check the air quality across the city.

  • Rupee sinks to record low vs US dollar, breaches 69-mark

    Mumbai: The rupee collapsed to a lifetime low of 69.10 against the US dollar by plunging 49 paise in early trade today as rising crude oil prices deepened concerns about the country’s current account deficit and inflation dynamics. Consistent dollar demand from banks and importers, mainly oil refiners, following higher crude oil prices kept the rupee under pressure.

  • Bhopal: 2 drug peddlers arrested, three at large

    Bhopal: Betul police formed an investigation team to nab the drug peddler gang which is involved in supplying drugs in colleges and hostels. Police had formed two teams to arrest the kingpin of the Yash Pathe suicide case. Colleges and hostels of the city are under the grip of drug peddlers, a recent case came to light when a medical student of LN Medical College ended his life due to undue pressure

  • Bhopal: CEO asks electoral officers to be prepared for taking strict decisions

    Bhopal: State chief electoral officer Salina Singh asked the election officers to prepare themselves to face any situation. Many a time during elections, instances come when one has to take strict decision, so all the election officers should prepare themselves to be ready to face such a situation, said Singh addressing a workshop.

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    Banks should be sensitive when allotting crop loans to farmers: CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Banks should remember it is their obligation to the nation to give loans to farmers during the crop season and they should be sensitive to the needs of  farmers when disbursing these loans, said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at a meeting with senior officials of leading banks.

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    Thane: Parents protest fee hike by Rainbow High School

    Thane: The parents of students of Rainbow High School in Brahmand, Thane, staged a silent protest march to the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) headquarters on Wednesday to protest against the school management’s arbitrary fee hikes. On its part, the school management claims that fee hike is school policy and all parents are aware of this.

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    Thane: Patient dies in civic hospital, relatives raise ruckus

    Thane: The relatives of a 61-year-old man, who died on Wednesday after being brought in for routine dialysis, alleged negligence on the part of the Thane civic hospital, and said that the staff delayed putting an oxygen mask on the patient and that they had to wait for half-an-hour for the ambulance to arrive, so that they could move him to another hospital.

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    Uber rolls out its traffic insights tool in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Ride sharing platform Uber on Wednesday rolled out a free urban planning tool ‘Movement in Mumbai’ to help the government and city planners make informed decisions on infrastructure, urban mobility and traffic management. This data-sharing exercise on traffic patterns, which was launched in Delhi last month, will be replicated in Bengaluru and Hyderabad as well, the company said in a statement.

  • Plastic ban: Now, clay pots, steel boxes to deliver food

    Bhayandar: The next time you order food with curry, daal or any other gravy dishes from your favourite eatery, make sure you are ready at the doorstep with a serving bowl as the delivery boy will pour out the liquids from his steel container into it.

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    PNB Scam: Mehul Choksi cites ‘med conditions’ for inability to return to India

    Mumbai: Gitanjali Gems promoter Mehul Choksi on Wednesday moved an application before a special court, seeking cancellation of the non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against him. This is the first time that Choksi, the prime accused in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, has informed the court of his ‘medical conditions’ because of which, he is unable to return to India.