Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: Seventh Pay Commission benefits to 35000 employees of urban bodies

    Bhopal: In a move that will benefits about 35,000 employees of urban bodies-the government, amending its previous order on Monday, authorized civic bodies, having 65 per cent as establishment expenditure, to give Seventh pay commission salaries.

  • Bhopal: Guest faculty members cry foul over scrapping of interview in recruitment of professors

    Bhopal: Guest faculty members staging a dharna at Neelam Park for the last four days, demanding regularization of services, have questioned decision to remove interview from recruitment process for professors. The process is being conducted by Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission. Two members Jyoti Shikha Agarwal and Anamika Singh are on indefinite hunger strike.

  • Bhopal: Brief rain offers relief but no sign of monsoon

    Bhopal: A brief spell of light rain hit the state capital on Monday providing much-needed relief from humid and sweltery weather. The city experienced 3.1mm rain. Meanwhile, monsoon surge into the state has remained weak. There is no possibility of its revival at least for the next three to four days.

  • Bhopal: Painting of trees baffles civic agencies, administration

    Bhopal: Painting of the trunks of nearly a dozen Palm trees in front of the official bungalows of ministers at Link Road no-1 pink and white colour has baffled Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) administration. A BMC official said that before applying any colour to plants or tree, it is made sure that it would not harm trees or plant in any way.

  • Bhopal: ECI begins verification of voters in 230 constituencies

    Bhopal: Election Commission of India has started the physical verification of voters in all the 230 constituencies of the state. Congress party claims that the ECI is conducting the verification on their complaint. Earlier on June 3, Congress party had filed the complaint to the Chief Election Commissioner alleging various irregularities in the voters list of the state. It was claimed that around 60 lakh bogus voters are present in the state.

  • Bhopal: SPAKS runs against reservation in promotion

    Bhopal: A run was held by Samanya Pichhada Evum Alpsankhyak Varg Adhikari Karmachari Sanstha (SPAKS) in the state capital in protest against reservation in promotion on Sunday morning. If demands are not fulfilled, SPAKS samaj will contest elections in all the 230 seats in the state. Many including journalists, employees, officials and people of all walks of society joined the run. Besides, SPAKS samaj also convened a meeting on the same issue.

  • Bhopal: Brief spell of rain offers relief from humid weather condition

    Bhopal: After a week’s gap, the state capital was drenched by a brief spell of rain on Sunday offering much needed relief from humid and sweltering weather. The weatherman said that rainfall on the day measured 15mm. However, anti-cyclonic system prevailing over the state could result in a rise in day temperature in next few days.

  • Bhopal: Drastic recession of water in Upper Lake

    Bhopal: Water level in the parched Upper Lake—life line of Bhopal— has receded to the extent that it can now supply water for only 7 more days in Wall City (old city). Assistant Engineer Rakesh Nigam said, “We have water for just one week supply in Upper Lake. If monsoon delays further, as weather scenario indicates, the piped water supply to the Wall City as pipe-water will be badly affected.”

  • Bhopal: Identify black spots for road safety, says SRSEC

    Bhopal: In first phase of road safety audit meeting of state road safety execution committee (SRSEC), under the chairmanship of principal secretary home Malay Shrivastava, in Bhopal on Friday, it was decided that black spots where rate of accidents is high must be identified.

  • Bhopal: BJP flays Digvijay Singh for raking Hindu terror issue

    Bhopal: BJP spokesman Rajnish Agrawal said that Congress will continue to rake up issues like alleged Hindu terrorism, safronisation and Sanghi-terrorism until and unless it is reduced from 44 seats to 4 in state Assembly.  Congress leader Digvijay Singh seems to be front runner in bringing party to its lowest seat tally in the state, said the BJP leader while interacting with media here on Friday.

  • Bhopal turns into spring of love, friendship and joy on Eid

    Bhopal: Eid means joy; it is time for get-together where one gets an opportunity to know the cultural richness of other’s religion.  Besides, the occasion helps one realise that the maze of religions is but the roads which diverged as human beings journey to comprehend and reach out the God; it gives the message of love, humanity and peace. These are some of the salient reflections which the people from various communities

  • Bhopal: Congress believes in constitution and works for oppressed, says Kalam Nath

    Bhopal: “There is lot of difference between the DNA of Congress and that of BJP, the BJP is known for its mouthing but Congress believes in upholding the constitution and welfare of the oppressed class,” said state Congress president Kalam Nath at the conclusion of satta badlo sambidhan bacho yatra, in Bhopal on Friday. The 40 day yatra, lead by the member of Parliament Rajmani Patel covered all the 51 districts of

  • Eid and Bhopal’s history, some reflections

    My father always maintains that Eid is the day of thanksgiving and happiness. However while collecting my thoughts to pen down this piece I realised that it would be better if the Eid’s connect with the history of Bhopal could be revisited even if in glimpses-here is an attempt.

  • Bhopal: Youth refuses to marry pregnant live-in partner, booked for rape

    Bhopal: A girl has filed a rape complaint against his live-in partner who got her pregnant but later refused to marry her. Ratibad police on the complaint of eight-month pregnant girl have booked the 20-year-old youth and arrested him. Police have also booked his mother who allegedly tried to force abortion on her.

  • Bhopal: With kingpin in hand, more arrests on card in FCI recruitment paper leak scam

    Bhopal: The arrest of the kingpin in Food Corporation of India recruitment paper leak scam may facilitate arrest of more accused in next few days. The special task force (STF) had arrested the mastermind Deshraj Kishor on Monday. Police are interrogating the racketeer to uncover the modus operandi of the scam and also the names of people involved in it.

  • World Blood Donor Day today: No stopping, selfless act of voluntary blood donors

    Bhopal: Blood donation is the easiest and simplest way of return something to the society, is what some of the voluntary blood donors of the city believe in. On the eve of World Blood Donor Day, – a day to honour all the people who selflessly give blood to save lives of others – a number of donors shared their experiences about blood donation and also cleared the misconceptions attached to it.