Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: Shocker to alliance with Congress, BSP announces its 22 candidates–Assembly Elections 2018

    Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday dealt a severe shock to the possibilities of its alliance with Congress by announcing its first list comprising of 22 candidates for the ensuing assembly elections. It also announced that it would contest on all 230 assembly seats in MP. BSP state in-charge Ram Achal Rajbhar said the decision to contest on all seats in the state was taken by party Supremo Mayawati.

  • Bhopal: Agitation by Upper Castes, protestors enter PWD minister’s house, thrashed

    People belonging to upper castes that created a ruckus in many places in the state capital, to protest against the amended SC/ST Atrocity Act, were battered by the police, on Thursday. Different upper caste organisations including Sarv Bharami Samaj, Rajput Samaj and Karni Sena had called a gherao of the CM house. Their members gathered at the Habibganj Naka and marched towards the CM house carrying the banners, posters and black flags.

  • Bhopal: Stem cell therapy helps 10-yr Mayank walk again

    As a six-year-old, Mayank Tiwari suddenly started having difficulty in walking way back in 2014. His condition soon deteriorated and he was confined to a wheelchair. Cut to 2018, a smiling Mayank was back on his feet. His parents could not hold their tears. The turnaround came through stem cell therapy. Mayank, now 10, underwent surgery at Neurogen Hospital in Mumbai.

  • Bhopal: Khatik denies being lowest income MLA, She is lying, says ADR

    BJP MLA from Hatta, Umadevi Khatik denied the report of Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) in which she was declared as MLA with second lowest income in the country. ADR responded saying that either she is lying now or else she submitted a false affidavit in the election commission. ADR and Election Watch had released a report about income of MLAs across the country. Khatik from Madhya Pradesh was declared as

  • Bhopal: Mob lynching cases to be treated as crime in Madhya Pradesh

    Mob lynching incidents will be treated as crime in Madhya Pradesh under the Indian Penal Code, and to ensure law and order, the police have begun to patrol the sensitive areas. The decision to treat mob lynching as crime came after the Supreme Court issued directions in the case of Tahseen S Poonawala against the Government of India and others.The state government has appointed superintendents of police as nodal officers in

  • Bhopal: ‘Paryushan Parva’: It’s all about self-purification, control and discipline

    A ten-day ‘Paryushan Parva’ of Jain community is celebrated annually for self-purification, introspection and enlightenment which ultimately lead to salvation. The members of Jain community participate in the festival by fasting and performing pujas and other religious rituals. The festival starts from the second day of the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. Free Press spoke to some of the community members in the city to know significance of the festival in their lives,

  • Bhopal: ‘New mining policy released’ ,Government to allow sand mining on private land

    Sand mining on private land will be permissible under the new mining policy released by the state government with some amendments. Owner of a private land or any other person with owner’s consent can seek permission for sand mining on private land. Sand mining permission for a maximum period of two years will be given by collector. The applicants will have to procure necessary permissions and environmental clearances personally.

  • Bhopal: Government orders removal of tiles with pictures of PM, CM

    The state government has back stepped and ordered removal of tiles carrying images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan from the houses built under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). The order comes following a public interest litigation (PIL) filed in Gwalior bench of High Court. The court has given three-month time to the state government to remove all such tiles from all houses and submit a

  • Bhopal: Bureaucrats are biggest hurdle in resolving women issues, believes NCW chief

    Bureaucrats create hurdles in issues related to funds and especially when the matter is relates to women, maintains none other than the Chairperson of National Commission for Women (NCW), Rekha Sharma. Sharma was on two day official visit to state capital to see the status of implementation of schemes of central government. She met officials of women and child development department, social justice department and police etc besides meeting beneficiaries of

  • Bhopal: Kamal Nath’s statement on cutout controversy contradicts Digvijaya Singh’s statement

    The controversy over the absence of cutout of former CM Digvijaya Singh during Rahul Gandhi’s programme, has further intensified with Congress state president Kamal Nath giving a contradictory statement. Nath, during an interaction with media on Tuesday, said that Singh’s cutout could not be put as it was not ready timely.Nath said that he was very angry over the incident and he wished to tender his apology to Singh on this matter.

  • Bhopal: Fire renders over dozen slum dwellers homeless

    Over a dozen shanties were gutted in fire that broke out at 40-Juggi locality under ward no-84 in Kolar on Tuesday. Short circuit is suspected to be the cause of the blaze.  Families struggled hard to save their belongings. Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) rushed fire tenders to control the fire. However, by then, most of the belongings of the slum dwellers had tuned into ashes. The firefighters, however, managed to check the

  • Bhopal: Rahul Gandhi to flag off Ram-van-path-gaman yatra

    AICC national president Rahul Gandhi will flag off the Ram-van-path-gaman yatra of the Congress party.  Congress state president Kamal Nath took a review meeting of the yatra in Bhopal on Tuesday. Notably new dates will be announced the yatra which was earlier slated to begin on September 23. It may begin on September 27. The party will take out yatra through the places which lord Rama crossed during his exile from Ayodhaya