Free Press Journal
  • Coalscam: Ex-Coal secy, others ordered to be put on trial

    New Delhi: A special court today ordered framing of charges against former coal secretary H C Gupta and five others in a coal scam case pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of coal block in Madhya Pradesh.

  • MP cops grant more time to Digvijay to appear before it

    Bhopal :  The city police granted more time to senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Wednesday by asking him to appear before it on October 15 in connection with alleged irregularities in appointments in the Madhya Pradesh assembly secretariat, a day after the former MP CM requested for it.

  • Bihar_Electricity

    Power Demand Up 94%, But Bihar Cannot Cope

    Bihar is now India’s second-fastest growing economy among poor states, with a peak power demand that has risen 94% about seven years. This growth-driven surge in electricity demand sounds impressive–until you sift through the details of the data.

  • MP bans MSG-2

    Bhopal : The Madhya Pradesh government banned controversial movie ‘Messenger of God-2’ in the state and directed all district collectors and Superintendents of Police to ensure that it is not exhibited in their respective areas.

  • Fire

    Fire Accidents Kill 54 Every Day, Yet Deaths Have Declined

    The death of at least 89 people in a massive explosion at a restaurant in Petlawad town in Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua district spotlights the risk posed by fire accidents, which killed 113,961 people between 2010 and 2014. That means 54 people die every day, but injuries and deaths from fire accidents are consistently falling, the data indicate. The Madhya Pradesh blast was caused by the accidental detonation of gelatin sticks and other explosives

  • CBI carries out Vyapam scam search at 40 places in UP, MP

    New Delhi : Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) teams carried out Vyapam scam searches at around forty places in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. The searches were conducted in Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Rewa, Jabalpur, Lucknow and Allahabad. The CBI had earlier written to the Bhopal Central Jail authorities, seeking permission to interrogate former Madhya Pradesh Minister Laxmikant Sharma in connection with the alleged role in Vyapam scam. The CBI had also sought permission

  • Tata Motors, HMSI sell over 57k vehicles on Ganesh Chaturthi

    New Delhi : Kicking-off the festive season in style, auto firms Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) and Tata Motors sold a combined total of over 57,000 units in a single day on Ganesh Chaturthi. HMSI’s retail sales breached the 56,000 mark, up 40% over the same day last year while Tata Motors said it delivered 1,100 cars in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh on Ganesh Chaturthi this year.

  • MP Government forms probe panel for Petlawad explosion incident

    Bhopal : The Government of Madhya Pradesh has appointed a one-member commission to probe the Petlawad explosion incident. A state government release said in Bhopal on Tuesday that retired High Court judge Justice Aryendra Kumar Saxena will head the commission of inquiry and will have its headquarters at Indore. The Justice Saxena Commission has been asked to submit its report on the incident by November this year. The commission will probe the circumstances leading

  • Cylinder blast in Jhabua Madhya Pradesh

    Jhabua blast: Rajendra Kasawa’s family released after interrogation

    Jhabua: Rajendra Kasawa’s wife, son and daughter were released yesterday by the police after being interrogated in connection with the Jhabua blast incident. A case was registered against Kasawa for keeping gelatine sticks in his house, which ultimately resulted in the explosion. Explosives were found in a godown owned by Kasawa, who absconded after the explosion. The death toll in the blast reached 89 and around 100 people were injured in the accident.

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Dereliction of duty all around

    It is not hard to understand the anger of the people in Petlawad, in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh, which was the scene of a terrible explosion in the local market which claimed nearly a hundred innocent lives last Saturday. If Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan faced angry protests from the local people when he visited the blast site a day later, it was only to be expected. For, allowing the storage

  • Jhabua explosion site

    Jhabua blast: Shivraj Chouhan orders dismissal of erring officials

    Jhabua (Madhya Pradesh): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered the dismissal of officials responsible for deriliction of duty in the Petlawad town blast case and the transfer of the entire staff of the area police station. After the chief minister ordered the removal of the sub-divisional magistrate and sub-divisional police officer in the case, authorities have got busy in taking action against the erring officials.  Meanwhile, Chouhan will on

  • CM faces locals’ anger, accused absconding

    Jhabua : Protesters on Sunday heckled Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan near the site of the massive blast that left 89 people dead as anger spilled onto the roads in Petlawad town, while the main accused who allegedly had BJP links evaded arrest for storing mining explosives. Chouhan and his Cabinet colleague Antar Singh Arya faced the wrath of slogan-shouting locals who blocked their path at the new bus stand

  • Cylinder blast in Jhabua Madhya Pradesh

    89 dead, over 100 injured in explosion in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh

    Jhabua (MP): At least 89 people were killed and nearly 100 injured today after a massive blast caused by mining explosives stored in a building ripped through a crowded area in Petlwad town here. The blast occurred at 8.30 AM, completely destroying at least two buildings– one in which explosive material for digging wells was stored and an adjacent restaurant, and damaging several houses, officials said.

  • Gas Cylinder blast, Jhabua

    20 killed in MP blasts

    Jhabua (Madhya Pradesh): Twenty people were killed on Saturday when a gas cylinder burst at a tea stall in Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh.

  • JSW Energy to buy Jaypee’s Bina thermal plant in MP

    New Delhi : Sajjan Jindal-controlled JSW Energy said it will acquire Jaypee Group’s Bina thermal power plant in Madhya Pradesh even as it concluded previously announced deal to buy the cash-strapped group’s two hydropower projects.

  • Noted Hindi author to return Akademi award

    New Delhi :  Noted Hindi author Uday Prakash has decided to return Sahitya Akademi award as a mark of protest against the murder of Kannada scholar and researcher Prof M M Kalburgi.

  • Congress committee to meet next week to chalk out agenda

    New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will meet at New Delhi on September 8 to deliberate on a host of issues to take on the Modi government, which it forced onto the back foot over the land bill and alleged wrongdoing by BJP leaders, including two chief ministers. The meeting comes days after the land ordinance was allowed to lapse as the government, facing stiff all-round resistance, decided not to re-promulgate