Free Press Journal
  • Ujjain: Minister Paras Jain scolds officer during public meeting

    Energy minister Paras Jain recently gave a dressing down to a housing board officer during a public programme and even threatened him with suspension. The minister was furious with the engineer for having performed bhumi pujan of developmental project worth Rs 8.5 crore at Gayakota without inviting public representatives.
    Paras Jain was attending inauguration programme of Ayushman Bharat Yojana during which he found broken tiles in the Charak Hospital. He later inquired about

  • Ujjain: CM to perform bhumi-pujan of Narmada-Kshipra Pariyojana tomorrow

    Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will perform Bhumi-Pujan of Narmada-Kshipra multipurpose project at Tarana on Wednesday. This project will benefit adjoining 55 villages and irrigate 24,236 hectares. Member of Legislative Assembly from Tarana constituency Anil Firojiya said that the project will add give impetus to development of the region as it will support irrigation thus benefitting farmers of eight villages of Shajapur and Maksi, 55 villages of Tarana tehsil of Ujjain and

  • Ujjain: MCMC gets strict against paid political news

    A training programme on paid news and district level media certification programme was organised at Brihaspati Bhawan on Monday. Media certification and monitoring committee’s (MCMC) head collector Manish Singh and other officials concerned attended the programme along with media persons.
    During the camp the collector advised media persons not to publish paid news. The collector further told that paid news publishing is a crime under Public representation Act 1951. The collector further told

  • Ujjain: Bajrang Dal, VHP activists blacken face of UMC engineer, FIR lodged

    Activists of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal created ruckus during immersion of Ganesha idols near Hira Mills Chawl and raised slogans against UMC administration. They blackened face of UMC sub-engineer Anil Jain (55) for stopping devotees from dumping flowers and garlands in pond.  Dewasgate police registered an FIR against two activists Ankit Choube and Mahesh Kumawat in this regard under sections 353, 355, 186 and 84 of the IPC. Later,

  • Madhya Pradesh: Security beefed up in Bhopal ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s visit

    Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Security has been heightened in Bhopal ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city today. Speaking to ANI, Inspector General of Police (Intelligence) Makrand Deuskar, said, “5,000 police personnel will be deployed. Bhopal police has done elaborate planning on traffic. The Prime Minister is Special Protection Group (SPG)  protectee and security arrangements will be done accordingly.” Prime Minister Modi will address a massive congregation of Bharatiya Janata

  • Indore: City to get sixth train for Delhi, second for Dehradun

    The sixth train for New Delhi and second for Dehradun will begin from the city soon. The railway board is all set to grant approval for extension of Dehradun-New Delhi Nandadevi Express up to city.  Despite having four daily trains for New Delhi, the number of passengers heading to country’s capital is on rise. Lok Sabha Speaker and Indore MP Sumitra Mahajan had placed the demand to extend the train up to

  • Indore: Dhoom machale with costly Bikes

    Remember Yash Raj films’ Dhoom! Yes, the urge to get wheel power, the mean machines and then vroom with the same. This trend is being witnessed here in the city. City bikers are no less than Bollywood hunk John Abraham and Team India’s Dhoni when it comes to their stable of bikes. These mean machines may range anything from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 6 lakh! These bike connoiseurs don’t mind the

  • Indore: IMC goes hyper on e-payments

    While the city petrol pumps have already started giving additional discount of .75 per cent for purchases made using debit/credit or e-wallet, Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has taken a series of initiatives to give a further push to digital payments.  “The Digital India programme is a flagship programme of Smart City Indore with a dream to change the city into a digitally endowed society and awareness economy. For achieving our goal, we

  • Indore: Stage set for GLOCAL garba! Classes being organised in full swing

    ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela’ and ‘Dholi Taro Dhol Bhaje’ will soon rent the air here in Indore as the Garba season starts… but to honour the feminine form with the vibrant and colourful dance sequence, garba workshops are attracting men and women from different age-groups. Inculcating both traditional style and latest trends, many classes are being organised in every nook and corner of the city. Some classes have already begun, while others

  • Bhopal: Kamal Nath attacks Shivraj Singh Chouhan ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit

    Ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s visit, PCC chief Kamal Nath said that CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan must have painted a rosy picture about the development of state in front of PM Narendra Modi but the reality is different. He added that in fact 21,000 farmers have committed suicide in the last 15 years. On one hand, PM claims to make farming more profitable on the contrary CM is suggesting farmers to give

  • Bhopal: Meeting to appoint information commissioners deferred

    A meeting called to take decision on appointment of state information commissioners has been postponed, once again.  Expressing concern over the government’s delaying tactics, an RTI activist has written to State Governor seeking immediate appointment of information commissioners on the guidelines set by apex court. In its order Supreme Court had said that a search committee should be constituted for shortlisting eligible candidates for the posts of information commissioner. However, the state

  • Bhopal: CEO sends notice to BMC officers for attending BJP meet

    The office of the chief electoral officer have served notice to the officers concerned of the Bhopal Municipal Corporation who have attended a meeting of BJP, informed CEO VL Kantharao while addressing the media here on Monday. A photograph went viral on social media that the officials of the BMC are attending a meeting called by the BJP members to organise the karkaryata mahakumbh.

  • Bhopal: Government okays pension scheme for spinsters

    Continuing with its generosity ahead of the assembly elections, the government on Monday decided to provide financial assistance upto Rs 500 to unmarried women who have crossed the age of 50. Under Mukhya Mantri Avivahit Yojna, the Cabinet on Monday approved monthly pension of Rs 300 to unmarried women between the ages of 50 and 79 while those above 80 years of age would be entitled to get Rs 500 as pension.

  • Bhopal: BJP files petition against Digvijaya Singh, Kamal Nath, Jyotiraditya Scindia over Vyapam scam

    In counter move of Congress, BJP legal cell, on Monday, has filed a petition in ADJ Court demanding criminal case be registered against Congress leader Digvijay Singh, PCC chief Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia for misguiding the court as well as investigating agency like CBI over Vyapam scam by submitting fake CDs and documents. Congress leaders want to shield some politicians so they want to deviate the line of investigation of probe.

  • Bhopal: Traffic diversions, restrictions in place for BJP’s ‘Karyakarta Mahakumbh’

    Traffic diversions and restrictions will come into force on Tuesday as over thousands of BJP workers are expected to participate in ‘Karyakarta Mahakumbh’ to be addressed by party Chief Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. Vehicles coming from Indore will reach the venue at Jambooree Maidan in the BHEL locality while crossing through Khajuri Sadak, Bakaria, Lambakheda, Chaupada Kala and Patel Nagar.

  • EC to audit voter lists, EVMs in poll-bound states

    New Delhi : In order to bring transparency in the electoral rolls in the light of the Opposition parties’ complaint of discrepancies, the Election Commission has decided to conduct an audit of the poll-related activities to check the preparedness in the five poll-bound states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana.

  • Abhinav Rangmandal: A bastion for theatre, drama artistes

    Ujjain: Takes pride upon being home to Abhinav Rangmandal which is working in the field of drama and acting for last 33 years on national and international platforms. At the helm of the its affairs is Sharad Sharma under whose wings it has flourished into an organisation which has caliber to impart nuances of drama and theatre skills to individuals aspiring to get a break into this field. In a rendezvous with

  • Ujjain: Ayushman Bharat yojana inaugurated

    Central Government’s flagship scheme Ayushman-Bharat yojana was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi in Jharkhand. In the city scheme was inaugurated by energy minister Paras Jain at Charak Hospital on Sunday.  The two main pillars of scheme are to install 1 lakh health and wellness centre and to provide 5 lakh per annum insurance cover to 10 crore families

  • Ujjain: Mayor Meena Jonwal visits Gambhir dam

    Following heavy rains in the region, the Gambhir dam filled to its capacity of 2250 McFt.  Mayor Meena Jonwal visited the dam to take stock of the situation of and gave necessary instructions to officials concerned. The mayor also asked the police department to deploy more cops around the dam to ward off any unpleasant incident. Jonwal expressed happiness over filling the dam after two years. Executive engineer Dharmendra Verma also accompanied

  • Ujjain: Ganeshotsav ends, devotees bid adieu to Bappa

    Processions carrying idols of Lord Ganesh for immersion began winding their way towards Kshipra river from various locations in the city marking the culmination of 10-day Ganesh festival.  On the night of Anant Chaturdashi the tableaux and music bands marching behind Ganesh idols will provide a mesmerising view to the devotees.