Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: Pollution in Lower Lake raises stink

    Bhopal: Lower Lake is all set to host the 27th national kayaking and canoeing championship, which will start from January 5 next year. But observers say that the lake is not fit to host the national championship because of water pollution. Lower Lake, spread across 129 hectares, has been hosting water sports since 1995. It has a catchment area of 9.6 square kilometers.

  • Bhopal: Stung by criticism, govt may withdraw Bhavantar scheme

    Bhopal: Shaken by the flak the Bhavantar scheme has drawn from different quarters in last couple of months, the state government is finding it difficult to continue. The scheme was touted as a unique solution to the problem of the farmers not getting remunerative price for their produce. Seven kharif crops were included under the scheme.

  • Bhopal: Technical snags create problem for candidates

    Bhopal: The candidates appearing for police recruitment examination are facing problems due to technical snags and mismatch of data. The candidates who have passed the written examination are required to appear for physical proficiency test. This test is being conducted in Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Jabalpur, Sagar and Gwalior from December 10 to 22.

  • Bhopal: MP stands 2nd in crime committed by juveniles

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh stands 2nd in crimes committed by juveniles in year 2016, says National Crime Record Bureau report. The state which retained the shameful tag of India’s ‘rape capital’ also leads in minor committing the heinous act. With 442 cases, the state ranks first in minor committing rapes, Maharashtra follows with 258 cases, says the report.

  • Bhopal: BJP central leadership seeks report on Arya issue

    Bhopal: The state BJP leadership, which earlier defended minister of state Lal Singh Arya seems to have gone on the back foot now. Arya is an accused in the case of the murder of ex-MLA Makhanlal Jatav and a Bhind court has issued arrest warrant against him.

  • Bhopal: Faculty crunch affecting higher education: Prof Sharma

    Bhopal: Expressing concern over the shortage of teaching staff in institutions of higher learning, AIU president Prof PB Sharma said that there is a need of qualified and competent teachers to raise the standard of education in universities.

  • Bhopal: Parking woes; undeterred vendors encroach Vijay Stambha area

    Bhopal: All attempts of the civic body to clear encroachments at Maharana Pratap Nagar have fallen flat. Parking area around Vijay Stambha at Zone1 has been encroached upon by vendors. The busy area, surrounded by a number of girls and boys hostels, has thousands of footfalls every day, however, encroachments there is leading to parking woes and subsequently to traffic chaos.

  • Bhopalites know the art of living: Muzaffar Ali

    Bhopal: He perches on a chair, crosses his legs, tilts his head to one side at the open auditorium in Ravindra Bhavan. The mellow December sunlight falls obliquely on his bright face. With good command over English, Urdu and Hindi, the well-known 70-year-old film director, actor, poet, fashion designer and a thinker Rajah Muzaffar Ali is a man in full possession of himself – a powerful sum of myriad experiences.

  • Bhopal: Life at peril just for a perfect shot

    Bhopal: The case of a minor girl who fell into the Upper Lake while clicking selfie is a clear indication of risks people take, just for a perfect shot. The minor had fallen into the lake on Saturday noon while taking a selfie near the statue of Raja Bhoj. The lucky girl was rescued by the locals.

  • Bhopal: Reliance Jio prepares to storm MP

    Bhopal: Reliance Jio, which has already captured a big piece of the mobile voice and data services pie in the country, now wants to foray into banking and other sectors through its Digital Service Centres. Reliance proposes to establish 4,500 Jio Centres in rural areas of the state. It has already identified the places where these centres would come up.

  • Bhopal: From Chitralekha to Ashoka: ‘Aadi Vidrohi’ unveils new freedom fighters

    Bhopal: What Chitralekha, the central character of Bhagvati Charan Verma’s celebrated novel of the same name, had to do with the Indian freedom movement? Or, for that matter, Ashoka the Great ? Or Draupadi of the epic Mahabharata? What was the contribution of Rani Laxmibai in the emergence of India as an independent nation?

  • Bhopal: Police ki chinta nahin to vote nahin: Cops’ warning to govt

    Bhopal: Barred from forming unions, the junior-level functionaries of the state police have opened a front against the state government by proxy. WhatsApp messages declaring ‘police ki chinta nahin to vote nahin’ are doing the rounds on social media.

  • Ujjain: Polio afflicted Aarif pens poems to enter Limca Book

    Ujjain: Disability is often regarded as a major obstacle and a hindrance in courting success. However, Aarif Mohammad, a physically-challenged
    resident of Bhairavgarh near Ujjain is out to prove it wrong. Even able bodied may find it difficult to emulate his success. Aarif, afflicted by polio in both legs, has carved out a niche for himself by entering into the Limca Book of World Records by penning a 267-page book comprising
    of 1000-odd small

  • Ujjain: Hanuman Ashtmi celebrated

    Ujjain: Ujjain celebrated Hanuman Ashtmi on Sunday. Hanuman idol at Nayi Peth Balveer Hanuman was decorated. The idol at Narsinghghat
    Vayu Shudhh Bal Hanuman was decorated with flowers. People visited Hanuman temples across the city to offer prayers. People also offered prayers to 108 Hanuman temples, 40kms away from Hanuman temple, situated at Ankpath road on 200 two wheelers.

  • Ujjain: Shaiv Mahotsav preparations discussed

    Ujjain: A meeting was held at Mahakaleshwar Temple Management Committee (MTMC) Administrative Office on Sunday to discuss preparations for Shaiv Mahotsav to be organized from January 5 to 7. In the meeting, selection of place for exhibition, category, housing, culture, etc were discussed. It was decided to display ancient paintings of Ujjain and also a form of Dongla Center in the exhibition. Stress was laid on ensuring polythene free festival.

  • Indore: Hemanshi, a champion in the making

    Indore: Behind her naive eyes and soft smile lies strength of a warrior. This 10-year-old aero kick-boxing champion, Hemanshi Agrawal, surprised everyone even her father. This human dynamo is an inspiration for every members of her family including elder brother, Sarthak. With support from her mother, she became a champion in a year and changed the trend in her family. Sharing her daughter’s story, Prof Dr Seema Agrawal said, “It is amazing

  • IIM Indore launches virtual programmes for executives

    Indore: Indian Institute of Management-Indore has launched two virtual learning programmes for executives – one in Investment Banking and another in Finance.Indian Institute of Management-Indore has launched two virtual learning programmes for executives – one in Investment Banking and another in Finance.The courses titled as Post-Graduate Certificate Programme in Finance (PGCPF) and Post-Graduate Certificate Programme in Investment Banking (PGCPIB) are for graduates or post-graduates with at least two years of work experience.

  • Indore: DAVV provide data to NIRF for rankings

    Indore: Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), which found place among universities ranked between 101 and 150 in the National Rankings-2017 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), has submitted data for rankings-2018 which are likely to be released by March.
    “We have submitted details required to participate in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF),” said Pratosh Bansal, DAVV’s nodal officer for NIRF.

  • Indore: VSOM inks MoU with Lanka varsity for student exchange

    Indore: An MoU was signed between Vishisht School of Management and a Sri Lankan university during the b-school’s 6th annual international conference on ‘Paradigm shift in global business practices and socio-economic development’ held on Saturday. The conference was inaugurated by DAVV vice-chancellor Dr Narendra Dhakad, Dr Dilip Pithadia from the USA and Dr Rangana Shalika from Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

  • Indore: City Crime branch nabs Rs 41 cr excise duty scam

    Indore: City Crime branch arrested the alleged mastermind in Rs 41 cr excise duty scam from Udaipur. During his run, he hid in several states.
    On the instruction of senior police officials, ASP (crime) Amarendra Singh and ASP Dhananjay Shah constituted a team to nab the absconding accused, who carried a reward of Rs 20000 on his head.