Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: CM query on plantation world record leaves officers squirming

    Bhopal: “What became of the world record we supposedly made by planting seven crore saplings on July 2?” was the chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s first poser at the review meeting of Narmada Sewa Mission here on Tuesday. After an uncomfortable silence, Y Satyam, adviser to the state planning commission, mumbled something about Guinness Book allowing one year time for seeking recognition for a world record. “But what were you all doing

  • Bhopal: Half of BJP MLAs not well-placed, says survey commissioned by CM

    Bhopal: The report of a survey commissioned by the chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to assess the standing of the ruling party MLAs in their constituencies has brought bad news for him. A worried Chouhan has been telling the MLAs to improve their working in one-to-one meetings.  Due to growing resentment among the public and lack of developmental work, in at least half of the constituencies, there is a possibility of the

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    Bhopal: BJP leaders not evincing interest in CM’s Vikas Yatra

    Bhopal: The BJP leaders are increasingly losing interest in the programmes of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who is about to complete 12 years in office. Meticulous planning had gone into the preparations for Chouhan’s Vikas Yatras. However, the disinterest of the BJP leaders has reduced them to a mere formality. Thus far, the Yatras have been cancelled in eight districts and the list is likely to get longer.

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    Bhopal: Ensure women security, handle cases with sensitivity, CM tells top cops

    Bhopal: Cornered over increasing crime against women and girls in the State, the chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday instructed the police officials to ensure female conductors in the school buses and also installation of CCTV in schools and public places. In a meeting with senior police officers at PHQ on Tuesday, the CM, home minister Bhupendra Singh Thakurde liberated over the steps to be taken to ensure safety and security

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    Bhopal: Those involved in crime against women to lose driving licences: CM

    Bhopal: The chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on Monday, directed that the driving licences of persons found involved in crimes against women should be cancelled.  Conferring with district collectors and SPs through video-conferencing, he said that providing security to women was the topmost priority of the government and no carelessness would be tolerated in registration and investigation of such complaints.

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    Bhopal: No Padmavati in MP: CM

    Bhopal: Amid the nation-wide clamour prevailing against Hindi film Padmavati, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday announced a ban on screening of the film in the state. He made the announcement while addressing members of the Rajput community at his residence.  The film is yet to be released and no representative of the government has seen the film or is privy to its screenplay.  It was decided at the meeting of

  • Bhopal: CM says women should be able to venture out even at 2 in night; snubs minister

    Bhopal: In the wake of the gang-rape incident in Bhopal, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on Thursday, convened a meeting to discuss rise in crimes against women in the capital. He expressed his displeasure over the technical education minister’s statement saying that coaching classes should end by 8 pm. He said the providing security to women was the responsibility of the police and the government.

  • Bhopal: Improve contacts, give importance to workers: CM to MLAs

    Bhopal: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on Tuesday, held one-to-one meetings with BJP MLAs from Bundelkhand region and gave them tips on improving their standing in their constituencies. The chief minister’s suggestions were based on a survey commissioned by him to get feedback on the popularity ratings of the MLAs in their respective areas.

  • Bhopal: CM unaware of ‘women empowerment’ real meaning

    Bhopal: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is unaware of actual meaning of Women Empowerment. Giving reservation to fair sex in politics and government job is not the criteria for it. The real empowerment is to ensure a safe and colourful world to women, said a few intellectuals while talking to Free Press.

  • Bhopal: Congress demands HM’s head as Oppn takes on govt over law and order situation

    Bhopal: Condemning the Bhopal gangrape case, the Opposition parties staged a demonstration against deteriorating law and order situation in the state capital on Friday. Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, CPM and others condemned the gangrape. Staging a protest at GRP police station at Habibganj, Congress workers demanded removal of home minister Bhupendra Singh Thakur. DCC president PC Sharma said that police were unable to ensure safety of girls in the state capital. “I

  • Indore: AAI asked to prepare detailed plan of `250 cr project

    Indore: Planning department of Airport Authority of India (AAI) would prepare a detailed expansion plan of city airport, addressing all its future requirements. Before giving it a final shape, an estimated Rs 250 crore expansion plan would be presented before Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan and CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and subsequently their suggestions would also be incorporated.

  • Bhopal: Govt provides ammo to BJP leaders to defend Bhavantar

    Bhopal: Top officials of the state government briefed BJP spokespersons and the party’s official panelists for TV talk shows on Bhavantar Bhugtan Scheme at the CM’s residence on Thursday. The scheme has been drawing flak from several quarters and the government wants to skill the BJP men to blunt the criticism.

  • Bhopal: CM dedicates state’s first public toilet for transgenders

    Bhopal: Keeping up its promise to bring the transgender community into mainstream society and giving them equal rights, the chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated State’s first public toilet for the community here on the occasion of the Gandhi Jayanti. Built by the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC), the first community toilet for the third gender has come at Mangalwara near Aajad market.

  • Bhopal: Gujarat, Bihar report stops Chouhan from blanket ban

    Bhopal: With the announcement by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan for closing down the liquor shops at bank of Narmada River during his “Narmada Yatra”, the demand for total prohibition is getting louder in the state. However, CM has dropped the idea of blanket ban after studying the report of results of the liquor prohibition implemented in Bihar and Gujarat states.

  • Bhopal: Dues unpaid to 800 buses used for ferrying people for CM events

    Bhopal: Government officers, unable to disobey verbal, illegal orders of their political masters often use their influence to force owners of buses to deploy their vehicles for carting audience for political events. But when it comes to making payments for the services rendered, they start passing the buck.

  • Ujjain: CM ‘Young professional for development prog’ appoints research associates

    Ujjain: Research associates under ‘Chief Minister young professional for development programme’ have been appointed in all fifty one districts of the State by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis. Akshay Jain assumed the role of research associate in Ujjain on Monday. He also attended a courtesy meeting with collector Sanket Bhondve, following his appointment and received necessary instructions.

  • Bhopal: Ministers fail to perform, CM left to manage show

    Bhopal: Working and performance of several ministers came under scanner during recent coordination meeting of BJP. Party’s state in-charge Vinay Sahasrabudde and party organizational general secretary Suhas Bhagat also raised questions over ministers’ working style in the meeting.
    A number of ministers have failed to deliver in their respective departments. A majority of them were inducted in Cabinet last year. They have failed to prove their mettle in a year. Ministers who have

  • Bhopal: Top-heavy revenue dept struggles to meet CM expectations

    Bhopal: The state government is appointing one IAS officer after another in the revenue department but the department is facing a severe staff crunch down the line. And that is why; it is finding it impossible to fulfil the targets set by the chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The Chief Minister’s numerous warnings are having little effect.

  • Bhopal: Ministers directed to help fill party coffers

    Bhopal: The state BJP has decided to rope in the ministers to fill its coffers. Till now, only CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and prominent organisational leaders were mandated with this task. BJP national president Amit Shah has made it clear that all ministers must also be asked to raise funds for the party.

  • Bhopal: Corrupt govt employees will be sacked says CM

    Bhopal: The chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that corrupt officers and employees of state government will be sacked. He was addressing a meeting of collectors and SPs through video-conferencing here on Friday. He also asked them to compile lists of corrupt officials in their districts so that their services can be terminated or they can be given compulsory retirement. He asked chief secretary BP Singh to undertake a similar exercise