Free Press Journal
  • Indore: Platoon commander killed after being hit by school bus

    A platoon commander was killed after he was hit by a school bus near Qila Maidan on Wednesday. A school student sitting in the bus was also injured in the accident. The police have registered a case against errant bus driver and seized the bus. According to Malharganj police station staff, the deceased has been identified as Radheshyam Birla, 56, a resident of police quarter in 15th Battalion of SAF.

  • Indore: BBA, class XII students held for snatching bag a year ago

    A BBA girl and three class XII students including a girl were arrested by police on Wednesday for snatching a bag in Annapurna area on Wednesday. They confessed to snatching bag from a woman a year back for fun. Additional Superintendent of Police Manish Khatri said that Usha Nagar Extension resident Akanksha Rathore had lodged a complaint in July 2017 that she was on way on her scooter when a pillion rider

  • Indore: Ganesha idols on sale represent diverse Indian culture

    The designers of Ganesha idols have taken a step ahead from simple identification like an elephant face, big stomach, little feet, grand ears, one broken tusk and beautifully crafted almond eyes. Some vendors have brought idols from Pune, which represent Maharashtra-styled ‘Vinayak’ with traditional headgear known as ‘pheta’ (turban).

  • Indore: Temporary ponds to be set up for immersion of Ganesha idols

    In a bid to prevent water bodies from getting polluted, Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has chalked out an eco friendly plan for immersion of Lord Ganesha’s idols. “We have decided to set up temporary kunds (small, artificial ponds) across the city for immersion of idols,” said IMC water works incharge Balram Verma. The civic body has planned to set up ponds at 100 places in city including IMC head office, zonal offices,

  • Indore: State varsities told to have uniform academic calendar

    Citing directives by Chancellor Anandiben Patel, the department of higher education (DHE) has asked all universities in the state to have uniform academic calendar. “Uniform academic calendar would address the issue of credit transfers and facilitate choice-based credit system resulting into smooth migration of students from one institution/place to another,” the DHE letter said.  The later consisted of eight points.

  • Indore: Vector-borne diseases on rise, 154 dengue cases so far

    Eight more residents fell prey to vector-borne diseases in last two days as frequent fluctuation in temperature and humidity level have created favourable condition for mosquito breeding. The patients included a four-year-old girl who tested positive on Wednesday. With fresh cases, the number of dengue patients in city has reached 154 this year.

  • Indore: Modi, Shivraj fool farmers in Fasal Bima Yojana, says Jyotiraditya Scindia

    Congress MP and state election campaign committee head Jyotiraditya Scindia alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan are fooling the farmers in the name of Fasal Bima Yojana. Addressing a public meeting under ‘Parivartan Yatra’ at Depalpur on Tuesday, Scindia said: “The government has been deducting Rs 3000 as premium for the scheme from farmers’ account but it is paying Rs 3 as compensation to them.”

  • Indore: Fluctuating temperature takes toll, patients prey to disease

    Fluctuating temperature has led to a sudden influx of patients in city hospitals. They all have fallen prey to seasonal diseases like cold and cough, viral fever, eye and stomach infections. “Fickle weather conditions have led to an increase in incidence of viral diseases. On an average 10 patients visit my clinic daily. Most of them complain of viral fever and stomach infection,” said general physician Dr Mahendra Jha. “If weather continues

  • Indore: Monsoon in last leg, city faces deficit rainfall

    As few weeks remain for monsoon to withdraw, Indore region has strong chance of getting red mark in meteorological department map for receiving deficit rain this year. At present, Indore district is facing 8 percent deficit rain. The condition of neighbouring Dhar and Alirajpur district is no better. Meteorological department officials said it is the last leg of monsoon in state and chances of rain, at least for a week, are bleak.

  • Indore: Lease deed of Regal Talkies expires, what next?

    Lease deed of Regal Talkies, which screened movies for 84 years, expired on Tuesday midnight. Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC), which denied renewal of the lease of the theatre, said that it would now file an application with SDM to acquire the property.  In 1934, Maharaja Yashwantrao Holkar had given this property to Kathuriya family.

  • Indore: IMC, IDA at loggerheads over property tax dues

    Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) and Indore Development Authority (IDA) have come face to face over issues related to property tax. While IMC has sent a letter to IDA demanding Rs 40 crore as property tax, the latter replied that IMC’s calculation is wrong.  IMC revenue department incharge Suraj Kero said they calculated property tax on various residential and commercial schemes of IDA. “The tax amounts to a whopping Rs 40.27 crore for

  • Indore: IMC releases fresh list of 102 illegal colonies for regularisation

    Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) on Tuesday released a list of 102 more illegal colonies, which will be regularised soon. The list includes colonies from all parts of the city. “After completing due process, we released final list of 102 colonies, which qualify for regularisation,” said deputy municipal commissioner Arun Sharma who heads IMC colony cell. Sharma said list of colonies will be sent to tehsildars for further action. “Once their approval is

  • Indore: Temples, mosques, crematoria are IMC’s tax defaulters

    Temples, mosques and crematoria are major property tax defaulters. Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has sent letters to management of several shrines asking them to clear their outstanding property tax dues. “Property tax worth crores of rupees is pending against temples and mosques in the city. Tax is also pending on some crematoria. Only those shrines, which are run by trust pay tax,” said IMC revenue department incharge Suraj Kero.

  • Indore: Stop use of BoPV of Biomed, says Union Health ministry

    A chaos like situation prevailed among the immunization and health officials across the nation when the Union Health Ministry ordered to stop use of biavalent oral polio vaccines (BoPV) manufactured by Boimed Pvt Ltd on Monday night. The health officials received mail from Deputy Commissioner, Universal Immunization Programme, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Dr Pradeep Haldar at 9:30 pm on Monday for stopping usage of BoPV in universal immunization programme manufactured by

  • Indore: SVEEP Indore Facebook Page launched for assembly elections 2018

    The district election office on Monday created Facebook page to educate voters about assembly elections scheduled in state this year. All the information related to election process will be posted on the page from time to time. District panchayat chief executive officer and nodal officer of Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Practices (SVEEP) Neha Meena said objective of creating Facebook page is to make all the voters aware about voting and make

  • Indore: Childhood fighting skills made me a champ, says martial arts champion Akash Gautam

    Known for getting involved in fights and arguments since childhood, none of his teachers expected that he would be a champion one day. Meet martial arts champion Akash Gautam, 19, who represented India in the last world mixed martial arts (MMA) championship held in Bahrain, UAE, in November last year. He fought with 28-year-old Olzhas Eskarayev who had won four world championships before.

  • Indore: CSP’s vehicle, i-bus collide near industry house

    An i-bus driver was detained by the police on Monday after the bus collided with the CSP’s official vehicle at Industry House Square. The i-Bus collided with the police’s vehicle while crossing the junction and at the same time the CSP’s vehicle took a U-turn. Later, police claimed that the i-Bus driver was at fault for the accident but those present at the scene told media persons that it was the CSP’s

  • Indore: Bharat Bandh against petrol hike successful

    The call for Bharat Bandh given by Congress party to protest against spiralling rise of fuel prices evoked good response as private schools, colleges, main markets and business establishments remained closed in most parts of the city on Monday. Barring few incidents of forceful shut down of shops in the city by Congress activists, the bandh was peaceful. However, a large number of people faced trouble in getting essential goods.

  • Indore: PM Narendra Modi interact with Dr Syedna in city

    Preparations are underway for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to city on September 14. The Prime Minister will attend sermon to be delivered by supreme spiritual leader of Dawoodi Bohra community Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin in the city. He will stay with Dr Sydena for 30 minutes for interaction and to seek his blessings.

  • 3 star rating: Indore is ready but centre dithers

    Country’s cleanest city, Indore, is all set for star rating protocol launched under Swachh Survekshan-2018. However, union government seems to be unprepared for it. “We had applied for three-star rating certificate about a fortnight ago and invited central team for inspection in our city but ministry of housing and urban development (MoHUD) told us to wait,” said IMC commissioner Asheesh Singh. He said MoHUD had launched star-rating protocol for cities claiming to