Free Press Journal
  • India has highest number of people without basic sanitation, says report

    The report says despite immense progress through the Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission, more than 732 million people still suffer fear and indignity of relieving themselves in the open or in unsafe or unhygienic toilets -– a situation that is worse for women and girls.

  • PM Narendra Modi greets media fraternity on National Press Day

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the media fraternity on the occasion of National Press Day and said that the role of the media in giving voice to the voiceless is commendable.

  • Seeking a debate on inner democracy in political parties: PM

    New Delhi : PM Narendra Modi on Saturday called for a debate on inner democracy in the political parties from the BJP forum at a time when it has become extinct in his own party with its MPs, office-bearers and leaders snubbed if they speak out of turn without permission.

  • Mumbai: Eye-sore’ banners mock MBMC’s Swachhta rally

    Bhayandar: To achieve the objectives of the ambitious Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has been on overdrive to improve the standards of cleanliness and enhance hygienic conditions in the twin city. As a part of their endeavour, a rally was organised on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on Monday which also marked the third anniversary of the countrywide cleanliness mission on October 2, which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a

  • Clean India can be achieved only if all Indians unite: PM

    New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the target of a ‘Clean India’ cannot be achieved by 1,000 Mahatma Gandhis, one lakh Narendra Modis and all the country’s chief ministers coming together but by the unity of its 125 crore people. The prime minister was addressing an event at Vigyan Bhavan to mark three years of the Centre’s Swachh Bharat Mission, coinciding with Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary.

  • Mumbai: MBMC Mayor Dimple Mehta moots idea of Swachh Home Makers!

    Bhayandar: Stung by the discouraging record in their endeavour to reach their target of 100 per cent garbage segregation at source, Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation Mayor Dimple Mehta has turned to members of the Mahila Bachat Gat ( self help groups) and homemakers to drive home the message of dry and wet waste management at household levels.

  • Right to dignified life remains distant dream for transgenders

    Bhayandar: Be it Swachh Bharat Mission, anti-drug rallies or playing the role of Police Mitra’s in Road Safety Missions – the transgender community has always been at the forefront to help the authorities. However, in return they receive a cold shoulder response from the government as the community continues to be deprived of their rights to live a dignified life.

  • Firms get socially more responsible, CSR spend up 47%

    New Delhi : Corporate India’s social responsibility graph is headed up with 47 per cent jump in CSR spend since it became mandatory, with 300 BSE listed companies spending Rs 6,871 crore on this front in 2016-17, says a report. According to India CSR Outlook Report 2017 by NGOBox, a corporate social responsibility (CSR) research platform in India, the 300 companies spent Rs 6,871 crore on CSR in 2016- 17 while in

  • Ujjain: Workshop on Swachh Bharat Mission

    Ujjain: Divisional commissioner MB Ojha held a day-long workshop on the ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission (SBM) with officials concerned on Tuesday. He focused on the menace of open defecation and said this should be eliminated completely.

  • Bhopal: Experts concerned over poor hazardous waste management

    Bhopal: Expressing concern over the dumping of hazardous waste, Supreme Court judge justice Arun Mishra said that under develop and developing countries are being used as dumping stations of developed countries.

  • Bhopal: Swachh Bharat mission capacity building workshop held

    Bhopal: The Swachh Bharat mission capacity building workshop was organised in Administrative Academy on Friday, which was attended by as many as 276 representatives from across 16 states of the country. The delegates had come all the way to get acquainted with the steps taken by civic body towards the cleanliness drive which bagged it awards and accolades.

  • Swachh Bharat Mission: It’s everyone’s business

    Halfway into the implementation of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), a lot of momentum has been built up and significant progress has been made. The mission is slowly transforming into a Jan Andolan, as was envisaged by the Prime Minister when he first spoke about it from the ramparts of the Red Fort.

  • Despite nagging concerns, satisfaction index healthy

    A massive 81% citizens feel that India’s image and influence in the world has improved under the
    government in the last three years. Also 64% citizens also approved of the way the government has handled Pakistan during the last three years
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  • Indore: City railway station ranks 27th in cleanliness survey

    Indore: While the city is still basking in the glory of achieving the title of country’s cleanest city, jubilant Indoreans got another reason to add more to the celebration. The city railway station secured 27th rank in a cleanliness survey conducted under ‘Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat Mission’, results of which was released on Wednesday. It was a big leap from 227 spot it managed last year. A reality check on Wednesday indeed found

  • Bhopal: IT’S OFFICIAL 50K got Rs 500 each to attend Modi show

    Bhopal: Around 50,000 people from 33 districts of the state were paid Rs 500 each to attend Tuesday’s function at Amarkantak tomark conclusion of Narmada Seva Yatra at Amarkantak.The aimwas to impress upon chief guest Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The fund was sanctioned under the Information, Education, Communication (IEC)head of Swachh Bharat Mission (Rural). In official documents the rally was passed off as a ‘training programme.’ Documents depicting money allocation for arranging paid