Free Press Journal
  • Indore: Two killed, four injured as car rams dumper truck

    Two persons were killed while four students were injured after their car rammed a moving dumper truck from behind on Rau-Khalghat four-lane road on Sunday evening. The injured people are undergoing treatment in a city’s private hospital. According to police, the incident took place near Panjariya village at 5.30 pm. The deceased have been identified as 28-year-old Pradeep Parmar, a resident of Ashtha and his relative Anil Rathore (29), a resident of

  • Indore: IMC mulling exemption of shrines from property tax

    Unable to do recovery from shrines, Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) is planning to exempt temples, mosques and other religious places from property tax. “Most of the shrines in the city are making no or very less income, so tax recovery is not possible from them. We are planning to exempt them from property tax,” said IMC revenue department incharge Suraj Kero.

  • Indore: 30 sitting, ex-BJP MLAs want to contest on Congress ticket, says Kamal Nath

    Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee president Kamal Nath on Sunday said 30 sitting and former MLAs of BJP have expressed willingness to contest assembly elections on Congress ticket. “They are in my contact,” he said while addressing Meet the Press programme at Indore Press Club on Sunday.  “About 2300 people from across the state are willing to contest elections including sitting and former BJP MLAs,” he remarked.

  • Indore: 3 rapes, 1 molestation in 24 hrs, Revenue inspector booked for raping BSc student

    A revenue inspector posted in Dhar was booked by police for raping a BSc student at his friend’s place in the city. The accused raped her twice between 2016 and June 2018 on promise of marriage. The accused could not be arrested till Sunday night. Deputy Superintendent of Police Sandhya Rai said victim lodged a complaint on Saturday night that she was raped by Ashvini Mishra, a resident of Krishnabagh Colony.

  • Indore woman gets slashed 40 times

    Indore : A 24-year-old woman was killed in Indore after being slashed about 40 times with a sickle by a former classmate in a case of unrequited love, police said on Saturday.

  • Indore: Girl succumbs to stab wounds

    The girl, who was stabbed and injured critically by a youth in Anoop Nagar, died during treatment in the hospital on Friday morning. The police have added section 302 of IPC against the accused and started investigation. MIG police in-charge Tehzeeb Quazi said that 23-year-old Supriya Jain was stabbed by Kamlesh Sahu around 9 pm on Thursday. The accused reached her rented accommodation and attacked her using a sickle.

  • Indore: IMC files reply in High Court on a petition filed by Regal Talkies lease deed

    The Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) on Friday submitted its reply in the Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on a petition filed by Regal Talkies operator over denial of extension of lease deed. In its reply, the IMC informed the court that the lease deed of Regal Talkies had expired on September 12 which was not renewed.

  • Indore: Meghdoot Garden Chaupati is now disposable-free

    As part of its waste reduction policy, Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has made Meghdoot garden chaupati a completely disposable-free chaupati. That means, food joints at this famous chaupati won’t be offering chat, chow mein, faluda and other eatables in disposal plates and glasses. “People will be offered eatables and beverages only in stainless steel plates and glasses at this chaupati,” said municipal commissioner Asheesh Singh.

  • Indore: A pet lover who worked to pay for stray puppies

    Craving for selfless love and true friendship, 37-year-old businessman Ajay Jainkar, is a pet lover. Sharing his story with Free Press, he talked about effects of having a pet in human life. “I can feel the joy of coming home to them, being loved without judgement, being forgiven without apologies… the list is endless for everyone who has pets,” Jainkar said. He owns 12 dogs including a chihuahua, labrador, English mastiff and

  • Indore: Dr.Syedna prays to God for PM Narendra Modi good health on his birthday 

    Dr Syedna greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday, which falls on September 17. He wished him good health and strength so that he can serve the nation. Modi accepted his greetings with folded hands. He briefly explained to the guests, the purpose of Ashara gatherings and how Imam Husain sacrificed his life for humanity.

  • Indore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit left of human chain & harried commuters

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit left city commuters and shopkeepers harried on Friday. PM’s cavalcade moved through Kalani Nagar, Bada Ganpati, Raj Mohalla, Gangwal Bus stand, Mhow Naka, Collectorate Square, Palsikar Sqaure, Manik Bagh Bridge and Khatiwala Tank to reach Saifi Mosque in Saifi Nagar. Traffic police had closed one side of the road two hours before the PM’s visit in the above-mentioned area.

  • Indore: PM hails Bohras as honest buisnessmen, environment-caring people

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday praised Bohra community for living in peace and harmony with others. He was speaking at the function organised here to mark martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad. Sharing dais with the Bohra’s spiritual head Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin at the event held at city’s Saifee Nagar mosque, Modi praised the community members for for doing  trade and commerce with honesty. Most community members

  • PM Modi lauds Bohra community for its patriotism

     Indore : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Dawoodi Bohra community, a sect within the Ismaili branch of Shia Muslims, has shown us the path of righteousness with their doctrines of peace, unity and patriotism, reports ANI.

  • Indore: Swachh city insensitive towards siren wailing ambulance

    Indore is number one in swatchhata and the denizens are known for their love, care and hospitality. But they often turned insensitive towards siren wailing ambulance seeking passage in its attempt to save precious human life. This attitude, certainly, denting city’s image. There were many cases where citizens neglected the sirens of an ambulance and preferred to make way for themselves first.

  • Indore: Prices of food items to see 10% hike in October

    Come October, people will shell out more on essential commodities as the transporters are set to increase freight due to sharp increase in diesel price. It is said that prices of food items would cost 10% more from October 1 as the transporters have decided to increase freight by 20%. The increase in diesel prices is not only affecting profit margin of the transporters but affecting their business also. The transporters have

  • Indore: PM’s city visit,Dry run leaves people high and dry

    Prior to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s city visit, a dry run for traffic diversion and restrictions was held on Thursday. The rehearsal caused inconvenience to the commuters. The devotees taking idols for the Ganesha Chaturthi were seen waiting on their 2-wheelers during the road block. Traffic police officials along with city police started the rehearsal from City Airport around 10.35 am. The proposed route through which Modi will reach Saifi Mosque in

  • Indore: Bank employee arrested for raping girl

    A bank employee was arrested for allegedly raping a girl after entering her house in the night in Lasudiya area on Thursday. The accused had also threatened the girl of dire consequences if she disclosed the matter to anyone. ASP Shailendra Singh Chouhan said that girl residing in Lasudiya area stated in her complaint that she is employed in an insurance company in the city. On September 8, accused Nishant Yadav entered

  • Indore: IMC may file reply today on a petition filed by Regal Talkies lease

    Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) is likely to file its reply in Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on a petition filed by Regal Talkies operator in connection with denial of extension of lease deed. Lease deed of Regal Talkies, which screened movies for 84 years, had expired on Tuesday midnight. Earlier, the talkies operator had applied for renewal of the lease deed but his application was turned down.

  • Indore: Eyeing 50K target, IMC pushes for home composting

    In order to encourage people, Mayor Malini Gaud on Monday went to Lokmanya Nagar and presented certificates to people who have set up composting units in their homes. “As part of 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) initiative, we are promoting home composting in the city. On Thursday, we felicitated as many as 500 people for setting up composting units in their houses,” the Mayor said. Accompanied by municipal officials, Gaud herself went to

  • Indore: UGC launches Swachhata Hi Seva drive, Students to sweep streets, run awareness campaign

    University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all universities and colleges to observe Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) from September 15 to October 2 with pressing their students into the task of carrying activities related to cleanliness and sanitation. “As a precursor to the launch of the 150th birth year celebration of Mahatma Gandhi and in the run-up to the 4th anniversary of Swachha Bharat Mission, it has been decided to observe Swachhata Hi