Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: Survey underway to assess popularity ratings of MLAs

    Bhopal: The ruling BJP is conducting surveys in constituencies of all ministers and party MLAs to assess where they stand vis-à-vis public image and popularity. The results of survey will be revealed by the chief minister to the persons concerned in one-to-one meetings.

  • Bhopal: Shah effect: Ministers make a beeline to Mantralaya

    Bhopal: What CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan could not achieve in 12 years, BJP chief Amit Shah managed just by visiting the city once. The CM has been exhorting the ministers to devote time for meeting the BJP workers and leaders for long, but with little effect. During his recent visit to the capital, Amit Shah cracked the whip on the ministers. He sternly directed them to be available at mantralaya or their

  • Bhopal: Suggestions and complaints pour in as CM chats with SHG members

    Bhopal: Assuring all possible help to the self-help group entrepreneurs, the chief minister said that the government will look into all issues pertaining to banking, production and sale. Addressing the state level SHG, training and orientation programme at CM house here on Monday, Shivraj Singh Chouhan asked them speak about their problems and also told them to come up with suggestions to enable government to design a robust policy for them.

  • Bhopal: Govt to shift focus from state to central schemes

    Bhopal: The state government’s focus is all set to shift from its own schemes to the centrally-sponsored ones. So far, centrally-sponsored schemes were being given a short shrift in the state. CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan will soon start a review of the state of implementation of various centrally-sponsored schemes being run by different departments in the state. Besides, an action plan would be drawn up for publicising these schemes.

  • Bhopal: ‘Shivraj will be BJP’s face in next state polls’

    Bhopal: Putting an end to rumours about leadership change in state, BJP national president Amit Shah on Friday categorically declared that the next assembly elections would be fought under the leadership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Shah also denied that he was joining the Union ministry. In an informal discussion with media persons at the residence of minister Narottam Mishra, Shah said, “Note it down. I will work in the organisation”.

  • Bhopal: Appeal for financial assistance to ailing kid

    Bhopal: Doctors as well as parents have appealed for financial assistance of up to approximately Rs 1 crore to Madhya Pradesh government, Union health ministry and ministry of external affairs for heart operation and hypertension of lungs of a 4-year-old undergoing treatment in a private hospital.

  • Bhopal: City decked-up to welcome Amit Shah

    Bhopal: The city has been decorated at an unprecedented scale to welcome BJP national president Amit Shah. The state BJP office is wearing a corporate look. Huge hoardings, banners and posters with photographs of the prime minister, chief minister and Amit Shah have flooded the city. But not a single banner or photograph of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former BJP president Lal Krishna Advani and importantly founder of the

  • Bhopal: Civic polls sound warning bells for 2 ministers, 10 MLAs

    Bhopal: The results of urban civic body polls in the scheduled areas of the state have sounded warning bells for 12 MLAs of the ruling party. Two of them are ministers. Despite the CM’s vigorous campaign and the BJP’s all-out efforts, the Congress has emerged victorious in the constituencies of these MLAs. The CM has been repeatedly urging the MLAs to pay attention to their constituencies. The organisation has also

  • Bhopal: Emotions, not economics should be guiding spirit, says CM

    Bhopal: At a meeting held to review the proposed Mukhya Mantri Price Deficit Financing Scheme here on Thursday, CM Shivraj Singh objected to many provisions of the scheme. He said he might announce the scheme on August 21.

  • Bhopal: Cricket has given a new platform to Indian women: Mithali Raj

    Bhopal: Mithali Raj, captain of Indian women’s cricket team said till a couple of years back, playing cricket was considered ‘improper’ for women. “Women’s cricket has given a new platform to women,” she said addressing the delegates of Indian-ASEAN Youth Summit at a function at the CM’s residence here on Wednesday. She said every achievement brought with it a flood of expectations, adding only hard work was not enough. Drawing a strategy

  • Bhopal: Martyr’s family may have to wait for Rs 1cr

    Bhopal: The family of Jagram Singh Tomar of the Indian army, who was martyred in firing by Pakistani troops on the Indo-Pak border, may have to wait for long for the Rs one crore announced by the chief minister. And that is because, the government is yet to issue formal orders in pursuance of the chief minister’s announcement in this regard.

  • Bhopal: Farmers’ rally a damp squib

    Bhopal: The demonstration of Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangh turned as a flop show here at TT Nagar Dussehra Maidan on Wednesday. Close to 10,000 farmers associated with the outfit were supposed to demonstrate and court arrest to press their demands.

  • Bhopal: Shah to present his contours of ‘New India’

    Bhopal: BJP chief Amit Shah, during his three-day stay in the capital, will deliver a lecture on ‘Naya Bharat Manthan: Sankalp Se Siddhi Tak’ (Brainstorming on new India: From resolution to realisation) at Samanvay Bhavan here on August 19. The event will be part of the series of functions being organised by the BJP to mark the Quit India Day. Minister for external affairs Sushma Swaraj will also be present on the

  • Ujjain: CM performs worship at Mahakaleshwar temple

    Ujjain: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited the Mahakaleshwar temple on the last Monday of Shravan. Accompanied by his wife and son, he performed worship and ‘abhishek’ at the inner sanctum of the temple and prayed for the well being, health and prosperity of the State and country. He also prayed at the Siddhi-Vinayak temple, Bhadrakali temple and Sakshi-Gopal temple situated in the Mahakal temple premises.

  • Indore: CM assures of Sardar Sarovar oustees’ rehabilitation

    Indore/Dhar/Bhopal : Social activist Medha Patkar and other protesters were on Monday hospitalised by police on the 12th day of the indefinite fast over rehabilitation of the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) oustees, even as the Madhya Pradesh government assured to look after the well-being of the displaced people. “Patkar and other protesters were removed by the police from the spot as their condition deteriorated,” Indore Divisional Commissioner Sanjay Dube told PTI.

  • Bhopal: Narmada valley on the boil; minister busy in poll campaign

    Bhopal: Instead of worrying about the thousands of families being forced to leave their homes and hearths due to the impending submergence of a huge area in Narmada valley, minister for Narmada Valley Development (Independent charge) Lal Singh Arya is busy campaigning for the urban civic body polls. Vast areas in four districts of the state will go under water because of the decision to fill water up to a higher level

  • Bhopal: CM suspends four officials for dereliction

    Bhopal: The chief minister suspended four officials and instituted departmental inquiry against the careless government servants during the Samadhan Online assessment, on Tuesday. The CM also sought suggestions from the district collectors and SPs on the new mining policy.

  • Bhopal: ‘Nothing confidential about CM’s meet with home min, chief secy’

    Bhopal: Now the state government can no longer keep the CM’s meetings confidential, especially with home minister, chief secretary, director general of police (DGP), principal secretary (PS) of home affairs and director general (DG) of special task force (STF). The department of general administration (GAD) will have to make the details of these meetings public, under Right to Information (RTI) Act.

  • Indore: BEd college directors meet CM, raise sorry state of admission

    Indore: Citing poor admissions, BEd college directors from Malwa region on Thursday met chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at his official residence in Bhopal and told him that centralised online counselling failed to fill seats in colleges, therefore they should be allowed to give direct admission this year.

  • Ujjain: Zero tolerance on delay in cases registered with CM helpline

    Ujjain: At a time limit meeting held on Wednesday, collector Sanket Bhondve stated that cases registered with CM helpline, public service guarantee and solution and ‘Jansunwai’ should be resolved on a priority basis.