Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: Merger of Adhyapaks into education department begins

    Bhopal: The school education department has initiated the process of merger of Adhyapaks into the education department. Commissioner Jaishree Kiyawat has written to district collectors, commissioners of municipal corporation, joint directors of education department, district education officers and all chief municipal officers in this connection.

  • Bhopal: Despite persistent efforts, 20 MLAs failed to get ministerial berth

    Bhopal: With just few months to go for the Assembly elections, hopes of several MLAs, aspiring to become ministers, have dashed to the ground. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, after coming to power in 2013 for third time, did cabinet expansion only twice. He had hinted for third expansion too but the upcoming assembly polls have automatically put an end to the speculations.

  • Bhopal: Authorities wake up to cure city of illegal hooters menace

    Bhopal: The directives of the election commission have provided the much needed teeth to the police who have allowed the plague of vehicles plying with illegal hooters go unchecked for years together. Setting aside their lack of will and pressure from the higher ups the traffic police have now issued a challan of Rs 3,000 in the name of the accused Rajendra Singh Chouhan who posed himself as the CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s

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    Mumbai: Two arrested for duping man of Rs 93 lakh by offering railway job

    Mumbai: The Mata Ramabai Ambedkar (MRA) Marg police have arrested two persons on Thursday night for duping victims by promising jobs through railway defence quota. As per the instructions from Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Railways, a First Information Report (FIR) was registered on August 20.

  • Bhopal: CM honours 4 civilians with Rs 5 lakh each for saving lives of 45 persons

    Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday honoured four civilians with Rs 5 lakh each for saving lives of 45 persons from drowning in Sultangarh waterfall of Shivpuri. Chouhan said the four civilians and police constables would be recommended for President’s Jeevanraksha medal. Ramdas, Bhagirath, Nizam Shah and Kallan Batham were honoured for their contribution in saving the lives.

  • Bhopal: City’s first women’s park sans toilet

    Bhopal: Firdaus Mahila Udyan, the city’s first park exclusively for women lacks basic amenities like toilet.  And this is in the state capital which boasts of being the country’s 2nd cleanliest city, twice in a row. After the women complaint, the authorities did get a women’s toilet constructed but the very purpose was defeated as it was located outside the park and that too adjacent to men’s lavatory.

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    Mumbai: MBMC Standing Committee chief’s luck runs out in lucky draw

    Bhayandar: A routine procedure, where members whose names appear on chits in a lucky draw have to quit, proved to be unlucky for BJP’s Dhruv Kishor Patil who heads the standing committee in the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC). As per the provisions of the Bombay Provincial Municipal Corporation Act, (BPMC) 1949, fifty percent of the total members of the standing committee retire to make way for new entrants after completing one

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    Mumbai: Two women held with cannabis worth Rs 3 lakh in Worli

    Mumbai: The Worli unit of the Anti-Narcotic Cell (ANC) has apprehended two women from Worli Seaface for alleged possession of the banned narcotic drug cannabis or ‘ganja’. Police seized 15 kilograms of cannabis worth Rs 3 lakh from the duo and booked them under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

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    Mumbai: Unable to attend mom’s funeral, daughter asks to dispatch ashes

    Mumbai: Neeribai Dhiraj Patel (65), a Parsi woman, died suddenly in Manor, 80 kilometres from Mumbai city. After hearing the news of her mother’s death, unable to make it to the funeral, her daughter asked to send her mother’s last visual on WhatsApp. Through video call, she asked her villagers to show her mother’s body. During the call she requested the villagers to send her mother’s ashes by courier.

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    Mumbai Nalasopara Explosives Haul: Vaibhav Raut trained in Belgaum, suspects ATS

    Mumbai: Investigations into the arrest of Sharad Kalaskar have revealed that all accused in the killings of Dr Narendra Dabholkar, M M Kalburgi, Govind Pansare and journalist Gauri Lankesh had obtained training at a resort in Karnataka’s Chikhale village. The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad, who are probing the Nalasopara explosives haul, are trying to ascertain if Vaibhav Raut and Sudhanva Gondhalekar too received training there.

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    Mumbai: Uddhav Thackeray praises wildlife paintings by Sushma Jain

    Mumbai: Wildlife paintings by artist Sushma Jain, on display at the Jehangir Art Gallery, elicited warm words of praise from Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday.  Jain’s collection of 34 paintings on wildlife include16 paintings from this year and others from her work in 2017.

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    Mumbai: Decades-old trees to make way for Dr B R Ambedkar memorial

    Mumbai: Mumbai’s tree lovers have cried foul-play by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and other private players, as decades-old trees have been hacked to make way for Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s memorial at Indu Mills in Dadar. Seventy-nine of around 116 trees face the axe while 37 will be transplanted. Although the development authority has acquired the necessary permissions for tree cutting, the final nod for construction of the site is

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    Mumbai: Ratan Tata shares stage with RSS chief Bhagwat

    Mumbai: The chairman emeritus of Tata Trusts, Ratan Tata on Friday shared dais with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat at a function in Mumbai on Friday. The event was to mark the concluding ceremony of the golden jubilee year of Nana Palkar Smriti Samiti – the RSS affiliated social service institution which works in the field of patient care. Though, Tata shared the dais with Bhagwat, he did not

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    Mumbai: Soon, private schools will upgrade sick bays to paediatric casualty rooms

    Mumbai: Private schools will soon upgrade the ‘sick bays’ on their premises to ‘paediatric casualty rooms’ which will be equipped to handle medical emergencies. They will be assisted in this initiative, ‘Doctors At School’, by The Pediatric Network company. Trained nurses will be able to treat schoolchildren within the golden hour.

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    Ashwini Bidre Murder Case: Family demands fast-track investigation in her killing

    Mumbai: The brother and estranged husband of missing Assistant Police Inspector Ashwini Bidre, who is believed to have been killed by Police Inspector Abhay Kurundkar, after going missing in April 2016, have demanded a fast-track investigation into the case. The chargesheet filed in the case has revealed, the police have found a Whatsapp message allegedly sent by Kurundkar, in which he has written ‘Y’ in place of ‘U,’ which was Bidre’s style

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    Mumbai sisters tie down plastic ban with home-made rakhis

    Mumbai: Even though the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Maharashtra government are not following up on the plastic ban, many Mumbaikars have taken upon themselves to do their bit for the environment. For the upcoming Rakshabandhan, which will be celebrated on Sunday, many citizens have bought plastic-free Rakhis.

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    Mumbai Fire Safety: Manpower shortage hits BMC’s inspection cell

    Mumbai: The fire compliance cell established by the BMC after the Kamala Mills tragedy is facing an acute manpower shortage. HD Parab, deputy chief fire officer, told the Free Press Journal that they need additional manpower for the smooth functioning of these compliance cells.

  • Congress not involved in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, says Rahul Gandhi

    London: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said “Congress was not involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots”, in which nearly 3,000 Sikhs were killed, mostly in the national capital when the party’s government was in power at the Centre.

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    Maharashtra: Temporary relief for NCP chief Sharad Pawar in ‘objectionable’ speech case

    Mumbai: In a temporary respite to NCP chief Sharad Pawar, the Bombay High Court on Friday allowed a Pune-based activist to withdraw his criminal petition seeking action against the former union minister. The activist – Hemant Patil had petitioned a division bench of Justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre seeking action against Sharad Pawar for allegedly asking citizens to ‘cheat’ in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. “We sought permission to withdraw the