Free Press Journal
  • 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

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    Ganeshutsav band: Bombay High Court seeks govt stand on use of sound system

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to clarify its stand whether sound systems can be allowed during the forthcoming Ganesh festival. The HC has also sought to know from the govt if the Supreme Court has imposed any restriction on the use of particular noisy instruments. A division bench of Justices Shantanu Kemkar and Sarang Kotwal was hearing a petition filed by the Professional Audio and Lighting

  • MP med shops can stay in govt hosp premises via open bid

    New Delhi : In a relief to the private medical shops being forced to move out of the government hospital premises in Madhya Pradesh, the Supreme Court ordered the state government to hold an open bid for the shops and allow the present owners to participate in it.

  • Maharashtra Muslims form action committee on job reservation

    Mumbai: Maharashtra’s Muslims on Sunday formed “Muslim Aarakshan Sanyukta Kruti Samiti” (Muslim Reservation Joint Action Committee) to force the state government to implement its promise of providing reservation in jobs. The committee has been set up by top Muslim organisations, political leaders, scholars, academicians, lawyers, professionals and other prominent personalities to take their quota struggle to its logical conclusion.

  • Assam NRC List: Manipur constitutes committees to monitor influx of immigrants

    Imphal (Manipur): Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Thursday said that the state government has constituted two separate committees, state and district level, to monitor the entry of “illegal immigrants” in the state, post publication of the final draft of NRC in Assam.

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    Does any government exist in Maharashtra: Bombay High Court asks state government

    Mumbai: Voicing concerns over the transition through a ‘tragic phase,’ the Bombay High Court on Thursday sarcastically asked whether a government exists in Maharashtra. The court said if the present situation persists then there would soon be a day when every citizen would require police protection before he or she can speak freely.

  • Pink bollworm again attacks cotton crop in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: The pink bollworm has again attacked cotton plants in Maharashtra this year, causing concern among farmers and the state government. The pest had caused large-scale damage to the cotton crop last year in central and eastern Maharashtra, the state’s main regions producing the commodity.

  • Ujjain: High Court reprimands state government

    Ujjain: A single and double bench of Indore High Court has issued an order for auction of the Binod mill land. The money that will be received from the auction will be used to pay a 67 crore claim amount to mill employees.

  • Limits of Delhi, AAP and Lt Governor

    The asymmetry of power between the Centre and the State government of Delhi has been partially addressed by the Supreme Court. The ruling Aam Aadmi Party has been freed of the Lt Governor’s stranglehold on the administration and elected representatives can now govern as they see fit.

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    States responsible to check cow vigilantism: Supreme Court

    New Delhi: Putting the onus on the states to check cow vigilantism, the Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on pleas seeking directions to formulate guidelines to curb such violence, saying no one can take law into their hands. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said this was a law and order issue and each state has to be responsible. The bench

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    Bombay High Court asks state govt to take action against religious places for having illegal possession of lands

    Mumbai: In what could spell trouble for religious institutions, the Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to file an affidavit and place on record the action it has initiated against such religious places for having illegal possession of lands. The HC has also asked the government to spell out how it proposes to take over the devasthans (lands owned by religious institutions) which have flouted the norms.

  • Haryana government asks officials to be courteous to lawmakers

    Chandigarh: The Haryana government has advised its officials to be courteous and meticulously correct while dealing with the state or central lawmakers and also rise to receive or see them off on their visits to their offices.