Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: It was wrong to hand over recruitment to Vyapam says CAG

    BHOPAL: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has described as ‘unconstitutional’, the state government’s decision to handover the work of conducting tests for recruitment to jobs in the state government and in the government-controlled public sector undertakings to Vyapam.

  • Bhopal: No decline in number of severely-malnourished kids

    BHOPAL: The CAG report is a pointer to the horrific situation obtaining in the state vis-à-vis malnourished children. It says that the government failed to bring down the number of severely-malnourished children. The percentage of such children in the state was 12.6 per cent and the state government had set a target of bringing it down to five per cent. However, even now severely-malnourished children form 9.2 per cent of the total

  • Bhopal: More girls commit suicide in state than boys, finds study

    BHOPAL: Undue pressure on children from parents, education institutes and society, including uncontrolled involvement in social media and love affair, are major causes of suicide among the youth of the state. This is a part of the report submitted by the committee tasked to find a solution to the social evil involving students. The report was tabled in the Vidhan Sabha on Friday.

  • Bhopal: Boy suffering from Progeria made MPSCPCR chairman for a day

    BHOPAL: Shreyansh Waghmare (13), who is suffering from Progeria, was made chairperson of Madhya Pradesh Commission for Protection of Child Rights for a day during state-level workshop organised at Samanvay Bhawan on Friday. Shreyansh who hails from Jabalpur, had expressed his wish to visit Bhopal and hence a trip was arranged by the Commission.

  • Bhopal: Round-the-clock power supply a big sham

    BHOPAL: The report of the CAG has exposed the tall claims of the state government. The BJP had made the Atal Jyoti Yojana, under which, it was claimed, power would be supplied round-the-clock, which served as its electoral plank in the 2013 polls. A series of programmes were organised in different parts of the state in connection with this scheme and crores were splurged on them.

  • Temps rise across state

    Bhopal: Temperature rise across state

    BHOPAL: Day as well as night temperatures continued to sour in Madhya Pradesh and most of the places recorded 40°C on Friday. Rajgarh, Dhar, Gwalior, Hoshangabad recorded 40°C. The weatherman attributed the sudden rise to a cyclonic circulation. Bhopal recorded maximum temperature of 38.8°C which was 4°C above normal while the minimum was 20.9°C, 2°C above normal.

  • Bhopal: Illegal colonies in state to be legalised soon said Chief Minister

    BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “Illegal colonies will soon be legalised in the state. The government’s intention is to ensure housing for all, especially people of the weaker section.” He was speaking on Housing Guarantee Scheme tabled by UAD minister Maya Singh in House on Friday.

  • Bhopal: UAD minister turns down MLA’s demand

    BHOPAL: UAD minister Maya Singh, in reply to call attention motion, said in last three years, three CMOs had been changed in Vijaypur Nagar Parishad and even then Congress MLA Ramniwas Rawat was demanding to change the CMO of Vijaypur. All the CMOs were of Rawat’s liking, she added. Rawat had demanded removal of current CMO Vijaypur due to corruption charges.

  • Bhopal: No takers for Anti-Romeo Squad

    BHOPAL: The Anti-Romeo Squad has come up to check eve teasing, stalking and harassment. Though the propaganda before election was to bring love jihad under control, the new UP CM has ordered to not trouble the couples but there have been several news reports about people being questioned even for sitting alone. The motto of the Anti Romeo Squad has changed after the elections and is now said to be for ensuring

  • Bhopal: 15th Basant lecture series at Hindi Bhawan today

    BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti is going to organise its 15th Basant lecture series at Hindi Bhawan on Saturday from 5pm onwards.  The topic of the lecture series is ‘Bhartiye Prajatantra: Sambhavit Khatre Aur Samadhan’. Besides, a felicitation ceremony would also be held. Well-known Gandhian Ramchandra Pradhan  and  noted theatre actor Swastika Chakraborty would be felicitated on the occasion.

  • Bhopal: ‘Helpless’ government had signed one-sided PPAs said Minister

    BHOPAL: The government admitted in Vidhan Sabha on Friday that it had entered into power purchase agreements (PPAs) with private agencies in which there was a provision for paying for the electricity generated by them even if it was not used.

  • Bhopal: Medical, dental colleges to raise fees

    BHOPAL: Four private dental and medical colleges are going to charge more in fees from the next academic session, the Admission and Fees Regulatory Committee (AFRC) has decided. The fifth college is a new dental college offering post graduate course.