Free Press Journal
  • 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.”

  • Madhya Pradesh: 4 people dead after their car swept away in Mandsaur

    Bhopal: At least eight deaths in rain-related incidents were today reported in Madhya Pradesh as heavy showers continued to lash many parts of the state. Four persons drowned when the car in which they were travelling was swept away in Gulyana area, 25 km from Mandsaur district headquarters, police said.

  • Mandsaur: Schoolgirl raped after being abducted from school, accused arrested

    Mandsaur (MP): An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man, who abducted her from outside her school here, police said today. The incident took place on Tuesday evening and the accused, identified as Irfan alias Bhaiyu (20), was arrested late last night, a police official said. The girl was found in an unconscious state yesterday and was admitted to a hospital, where she is stable, police said.

  • Official asked us not to attend Rahul Gandhi’s program: Farmer who lost his son in police firing last year

    Mandsaur: A farmer who lost his son in police firing during the agitation last year today alleged that a government official asked him not to attend a condolence meet where Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was to be present. The official, however, denied the allegation. Gandhi yesterday attended a condolence meet at Pipliya Mandi in the district on the first anniversary of six farmers’ death in police firing. He also addressed a rally.

  • Rahul sounds poll bugle with farmers as sounding board

    Mandsaur : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday promised to waive farmers’ loans in Madhya Pradesh within 10 days if his party comes to power, and slammed the Centre and the state governments for the plight of the agriculturists.

  • Why isn’t the Oppn on red alert?

    Opposition continues in reactive rather than pro-active mode, rousing itself occasionally to condemn the government and/or Narendra Modi and making desultory attempts at forging a united front. The humble farmers of Mandsaur and Sikar are proving a more effective opposition than the UPA & friends. With the Lok Sabha elections just 18 months away and the aam aadmi clearly unhappy, why aren’t the opposition parties on red alert?

  • Bhopal: 3 arrested for thrashing, kidnapping constable

    Malhargarh: Malhargarh police on Tuesday arrested three accused who allegedly kidnapped one constable in their car and bashed him up. One more accused who was involved in the crime is still at large. Those who were arrested include Gajendra, 31, son of Mohanlal Gwala; Azad, 34, son of Kanhiyalal Kumawat and Satish 30, son of Ganpat Kumawat.

  • Indore: Crime Round Up: Woman robbed at knife point

    Indore: A woman from Mandsaur was robbed by rickshaw driver near Lal Bagh Palace on Saturday. According to police, the complainant Durga Bhati, resident of Sudama Nagar was returning home from railway station in an autorickshaw from Island Platform situated at Park Road, when the driver took a long route and stopped the near an isolated area to rob her of at knife point. According to reports, the accused looted gold earrings,

  • Bhopal: Tomato price slumps, onion rate on rise

    Bhopal: Onion, which was not only sold at Rs 2 per kg but also dumped in Madhya Pradesh just a fortnight ago, looks bullish again. Now, price has started going up. Wholesale rate is Rs 15.50/kg while retail rate is Rs 20 per kilogram. Even in Nasik (Maharashtra), wholesale rate is Rs 1,700 per quintal.

  • Ujjain: Meeting of Patidar Samaj held

    The district-level community meeting of women members of the Patidar Samaj was held here at Gawali Palasiya on Sunday in which members decided to launch a campaign against addiction.

  • Bhopal: Vikas Samwad report holds govt responsible for farmers’ plight

    Bhopal: In last six years agriculture growth rate has reached 48 per cent, but the poor condition of farmers has also increased manifolds, because the government has not arranged storing capacity and other important facilities for them. The facts came out in the White Paper issued by social organisation Vikas Samwad, here on Wednesday. In the report various aspects of farming and farmers were studied. It is found that from

  • Bhopal: ‘Violence, rioting led to firing’

    BHOPAL: Home minister Bhupendra Singh has said that murderous assaults on policemen, rioting and violence had led to the firing at farmers at Mandsaur, adding social media was used to incite people to commit violence.

  • Bhopal: Drug peddlers blamed for violence during farmers’ stir

    Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday blamed drug peddlers and anti-social elements for the violence during the farmers’ stir in Mandsaur district, where five peasants were killed in police firing last month.

  • Indore: Cong to ensure justice to farmers- Scindia

    Malhargarh/ Mandsaur: Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Saturday visited Mandsaur district and met grieving families of farmers killed in police firing and lathicharge during farmers’ agitation in the first week of June.
    Congress MP from Guna was earlier denied permission to meet the families and booked under section 151 of CrPC. Scindia who took part in the Congress protest at Khalghat in the afternoon left soon after the

  • Bhopal: CM’s healing touch: ` 1cr cheque to slain farmers’ kin

    Mandsaur/Bhopal: Seeking to douse the smouldering embers of the farmers’ unrest, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday visited Mandsaur where six people were killed in police action, and presented Rs one crore to the kin of three of the deceased.

  • Bhopal: Scindia begins 72-hr ‘satyagraha’ for farmers

    Bhopal: June 6 is a black day not only in history of MP but also of India. Six farmers were killed at Mandsaur on that day, violating norms of the CrPC and police manuals”, said Congress’ Chief Whip in Lok Sabha, who began his 72-hour-‘satyagraha’ at TT Nagar Dusshara Maidan on Wednesday.

  • Senior Congress leader calls Rahul ‘Pappu’, suspended

    Lucknow : The Uttar Pradesh Congress has suspended a senior leader from all party posts after he purportedly referred to Rahul Gandhi as “Pappu”, in a WhatsApp post that otherwise lauded the Congress vice-president’s attempts to reach out to farmers in Mandsaur.