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  • 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

  • Madhya Pradesh: FIR lodged against 100 unidentified protesters under SC-ST Act

    Gwalior: A case under the SC-ST Act has been lodged against around a hundred unidentified persons here for allegedly hurling casteist slurs at the family members of a Dalit corporator, police said. The registration of case under the stringent Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act led to a protest Wednesday, following which the in-charge police officer was transferred for “administrative reasons”. Police said the trouble started in ward number 21 on

  • Akshay Kumar, Toilet Ek Prem Katha, washroom, Madhya Pradesh, Shivpuri, Toilet, Toilet Ek Prem Katha in real life

    ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’: Woman in MP leaves her husband’s house after marriage due to unavailability of washroom

    Shivpuri: Remember how in Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar-starrer ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’, Jaya left her husband Keshav’s house due to unavailability of a toilet? A similar incident has come up in real life in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district wherein a woman, named Nancy, decided to leave her in-laws’ house after she was forced to defecate in open.

  • Ujjain: UMC focuses on Assembly poll arrangements

    Ujjain Municipal Corporation is gearing up for flawless arrangements for the upcoming elections. In a time limit (TL) review meeting on Wednesday municipal commissioner Pratibha Pal instructed the officials to complete all the necessary arrangements at all polling booths. The commissioner also took stock of the arrangements. She also instructed to arrange mobile facility rooms, lightings, potable water and ramps for differently abled persons and ensure proper cleanliness. She further told that

  • Ujjain: Students protest shifting of Madhav College, submit memo to Jyotiraditya Scindia

    Madhav College Bachao Sangharsh Samiti members submitted a memorandum to MP and state Congress election committee president Jyotiraditya Scindia protesting against the government move to shift the college to newly constructed building of Kalidas Girls College at Ramjanardan temple. Recently the government had issued an order to shift the college to new building of Kalidas Girls College. The state government trying to destroy the legacy of Scindia which was built 128 years

  • Ujjain: Local unit discusses preparations held at Lok Shakti Bhawan

    A meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party local unit was held on Wednesday at party office ‘Lok Shakti Bhawan’. The meeting discussed preparation for the convention to be held in Bhopal on September 25 in which PM Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah will address the party workers in view of the forthcoming Assembly polls. More than 7500 party workers will leave for Bhopal by bus to participate in the convention. The

  • Ujjain: 10-day Ganesha festival begins today

    Much awaited 10 day long Ganeshaa festival celebrations will begin with the installation of Ganesha idol at several places across the city on Thursday. Whole city is dipped into celebration of festival as citizens will place Ganesha idol in their homes and perform prayers and rituals and after 10 days Ganeshaa idol will be immersed in the holy Kshipra River.

  • Bhopal: Organisations opposing SC/ST Act join hands

    The organisations opposing SC/ST (Prevention of atrocities) Act have joined hands and come under one umbrella Kala Kanoon Virodhi Morch. The Morcha has decided to continue their agitation against the law until it is withdrawn. In a press conference here on Wednesday, the front coordinator Raghunandan Sharam said that Morcha Sarv Bharamin, Akhil Bhartiya Bharamin Mahasabha, Kshatriya Mahasabha, Karni Sena, Rajput Samaj have joined hands to protest against the law.

  • Bhopal: Devotees all set to welcome Lord Ganesha

    Bhopal is all set to celebrate 10-day Ganesha utsav beginning from Thursday. Free Press spoke to some people from Marashtrian community in the city to learn about the significance of the fest and their plans for celebrations. They said that it is the biggest festival for them. They said that great freedom fighter Lokmanya Gangadhar Tilak started it for national unity, but over the time it has become a catalyst for social

  • Bhopal: Upper caste stir, fuel prices take sheen off Shambal, bonus

    The hike in prices of petrol and diesel and the agitation on amendment in SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act are proving dear to the state BJP government. People have forgotten ‘Sambal Yojana’ launched by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for poor and distribution of bonus to the farmers under ‘CM Samridhi Yojana’ and they have started cursing the BJP on these issues.

  • Bhopal: Minto Hall to be unveiled soon as a convention centre

    After a gap of almost twenty years the magnificent Minto Hall is all set to witness crowds, in its new avatar as a convention centre. According to officials the makeover worth 64 crore began in financial year 15-16. It is likely to be unveiled later this month. The main hall from where elected representatives once conducted the business of state assembly has now been turned into main convention hall with a capacity

  • Bhopal: ‘Namaste Uncle’ greeting lands kidnappers in police net

    ‘Namaste Uncle’, the greeting used by kidnappers while contacting victim’s family led to busting of a six-member interstate kidnapping gang.  It was the Madhya Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) which joined the dots and traced the gang. The STF identified the greeting used by kidnappers and linked it with other kidnapping cases occurred in state in the past.

  • Bhopal: Even after 2 decade, BMC’s HQ still plan confined to paper

    Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC), responsible for providing basic facilities to the citizens, has been in search of a place to set up its office for over two decades. Though the Mayor claims that soon civic body headquarters would come up at Mata Mandir, however, nothing concrete has come up in this regard. There is an urgent need to bring all wings of the civic body under one roof as hundreds of residents

  • Indore: 74,000 duplicate voters deleted from voters’ list

    District Returning officer and collector Nishant Warwade said names of 74,000 voters have been deleted from the voters’ list in the district. These are voters whose names were traced in two different polling booths. At the same time, 1.40 lakh new voters have been included in the list who attained 18 years of the age on January 1, 2018.  Talking to mediapersons on Wednesday, Warwade said second special revision of electoral roll

  • 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).