Bhopal

14 skaters of Vijay Academy win 29 medals in State C’ship

As many as 14 skaters of Vijay Skating Academy, Jabalpur, have brought laurels to the city with by winning 29 medals in 57th State-Level Roller Skating Competition organised by Roller Skating Federation of India at Gwalior recently. The players have won 3 gold, 10 silver and 16 bronze medals by beating over 250 skaters participated in the competition from different districts. ..

City stays calm as cops continue vigil

A day after the historic verdict by the Supreme Court in Ayodhya case, over 6,000 personnel including one company of RAF, police, NDRF, SDRF and Home Guards still maintained a strict vigil and continued patrolling at the borders of Bhopal on Sunday. ..

Anuppur youth nabbed for creating girl’s fake FB profile

BHOPAL Cyber Crime Branch have arrested a BCom graduate from Anuppur district for creating fake profile of a Bhopal-based girl on facebook using her photograph and threatening her on WhatsApp number. The accused did this after being rejected by the girl. ..

Life back on track a day after Ayodhya verdict

A DAY after historical judgement of the Supreme Court of India ending decades old dispute, city markets buzzed with activities. People took a sigh of relief on Sunday after shops were opened and life was back on track. However, a few shops were kept closed by the police team to avoid mass gathering at a particular place. Although silence prevailed around the city after the court’s verdict. Police and district administration officials reviewed the situation very minutely and did not let people gather ..

Prahlad Lodhi, BJP leaders approach Assembly PS

Beleaguered and disqualified BJP MLA from Pawai seat Prahlad Lodhi along with delegation of party leaders reached Assembly Secretariat and handed over letter to Assembly’s Principal Secretary A P Singh, requesting to reinstate his membership on Friday.Lodhi presented the stay order of High Court to Assembly’s Principal Secretary Singh and requested to cancel the disqualification process initiated against him. He also requested to restore his Assembly membership. He was accompanied by State ..

Chief Secy Mohanty directs Collectors, Commissioners to maintain law & order

Chief Secretary S R Mohanty told Collectors and Commissioners to be alert and take prompt, firm and fair action to maintain law and order, remove unauthorised banners under property defacement and prevent adulteration. CS Mohanty was addressing the Divisional Commissioners and District Collectors of the state during the video conference. He reviewed the law and order, property-defacement, campaign against adulteration, pending revenue cases and procurement system. He said that no hoarding-banner should ..

Winter Session of Assembly to start from December 17

 The seven-day Winter Session of Madhya Pradesh Assembly will commence on December 17. Assembly Secretariat issued notification in this connection on Friday. According to Assembly’s Principal Secretary A P Singh, total five sittings will take place in this seven-day Assembly session. During this period, Government and finance related works would be executed. Assembly Secretariat will receive information of adjournment and call attention motion till December 5. The information under rule ..

Panicked Sirbara people climb atop roof as tiger strays into village

  People in Sirbara village of Badi Nagar under Obedullaganj Forest Division were terrified on Friday when a tiger strayed in their village. Rescue team from Van Vihar National Park, Bhopal, rescued the tiger in two hours search operation.The tiger has been sent to Satpura Tiger Reserve. The tiger ventured into the village early morning that made the people scared. To save their lives, people climbed upon the roof. Local police team also reached the spot to control the mob of villagers. ..

Shahjehanabad cops rescue retired IG’s wife, relatives confined by servants

In a dramatic turn of events, two elderly sisters, including widow of retired Inspector General (Jail) Rasheed Hasan Khan, were rescued by Shahjehanabad police from inside a locked house where they were held captive by servant and maid on Wednesday evening. SHO of Shahjehanabad, Jaheer Khan said the son of late IG Rasheed, who had gone to the USA two months ago, had asked two of their servants, a man Laeeq (42) and a woman Rukmani (40), not to allow anyone meet these two women. The accused Khalid ..

Suspected leopard movement creates panic at VIP guest house

Panic-like situation prevailed at Lal Ghati VIP guest house premises when watchman reported that he spotted leopard-like animal straying during early morning hours of Wednesday. Following this police with the forest team reached VIP guest house. Forest teams carried out search of pugmarks and other indicators to know whether the animal was leopard or not? So far nothing concrete evidence came to fore. Talking to ‘The Hitavada’, CCF Bhopal Ravindra Saxena told that watchman of VIP guest house reported ..

BHEL Bhopal’s Hydro Division successfully tests valve for hydro project

BHEL Bhopal’s Hydro Division has successfully Hydro tested the first uniquely designed 170 tonne, 5.2 metre diameter Butterfly Valve for (4X111 Megawatt) Vishnugad Pipalkoti Hydroelectric project of THDC India Ltd., a joint venture of the Govt. of India & Govt. of UP. The test was carried out in presence of officials from THDC India Ltd. On this occasion C Ananda Executive Director BHEL, Bhopal; P K Mishra General Manager (Hydro & HR) and other senior officials were present...

Cleanliness drive is an effort to give healthy environment to coming generations: Tomar

Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Minister Pradyuman Singh Tomar said that the cleanliness drive is an effort to provide a healthy environment to the generations to come. He said this during the cleaning of the park opposite the government houses in Shivaji Nagar, Bhopal. Pohri MLA Suresh Rathkheda and other activists, officers and employees of Tomar’s private establishment also took part in the campaign...

CM holds discussion to establish Hyperloop Cargo System in State

Chief Minister Kamal Nath held discussions with the representatives of Hyperloop One Company during his visit to Dubai. Discussion as regard to the establishment of Hyperloop-based Cargo System in Indore-Bhopal-Jabalpur took place in the meeting. Tanveer Saulat of a giant IT Company Synechron Inc. also met the Chief Minister, Kamal Nath and held initial discussion on setting up an IT Park in Bhopal...

Onion prices soar to Rs 80 per kg

The onion prices have shot up to the highest level of season in State capital. Onion is being sold between Rs 80 and Rs 100 per kg in retail market. The swollen onion prices have started to give shock to people. It was during the rainy season that onion price reached upto Rs 40 to Rs 50 per kg. And now the rates are ranging between Rs 80 to Rs 100 per kg. Onion is literally bringing tears into the eyes of people. A shopkeeper selling onion in Misrod area told that people have started to purchase less ..

BJP protests BMC bifurcation proposal

Bharatiya Janata Party workers led by former minister Umashankar Gupta protested against the move of Government to bifurcate Bhopal Municipal Corporation by holding torch in their hands at Rang Mahal area of New Market in State capital on Wednesday. They were also carrying a banner and raised the slogans to slam Government attempt to create two municipal corporations in city...

Tourism Department to organise heritage walks, city walks, photo walks

With good weather conditions in city, MP tourism is geared up to organise more heritage walks, photo walks and city walks. The heritage walk not only provide infotainment to locals but also help in developing wedding destinations across the State. With information of heritage sites, good number of tourist gets attracted to explore the destination. It has to be mentioned that Go Heritage run was organised at Iqbal Maidan last month at Iqbal Maidan...

Police bust chain-snatching gang, 3 held

Three miscreants involved in robbery of gold chain from a woman at Manisha Market on the foundation day of Madhya Pradesh have been arrested by Habinganj police with the help of CCTV footages and recovered gold chain and a scooter used in the crime was seized from them, said Bhopal DIG Irshad Wali speaking to the mediapersons at Police Control Room on Monday...

Central team visits Raja Bhoj Airport

The ‘international’ tag on Raja Bhoj Airport, Bhopal, which remains only on paper till now would soon become a reality as on Monday, a joint team of the Union Home Ministry and Union Civil Aviation Ministry, comprising two members visited Bhopal airport to assess the existing manpower and also the required manpower for carrying out immigration functions easily needed to upgrade it as international airport. The Bhopal airport Director, Anil Vikram said, “Under Secretary, Shamim Ahmed, and Under Secretary, ..

Adarsh Gaushala should become centre for inspiration for rearing indigenous cows: Governor

Governor Lalji Tandon on Monday inspected the Adarsh Gaushala built at Raj Bhavan. He said that efforts should be made so that this Goushala becomes the centre of inspiration for rearing cows of indigenous breeds. The Governor directed that the details of the physical characteristics of the cows and qualities available in their milk should be displayed in the Goushala. Tandon shared his experiences with officials on various topics related to cow rearing. The Governor said that the indigenous cows ..

Ministers Dr Chowdhary and Patwari inaugurate 65th National School Games

The Minister for School Education Dr Prabhuram Chowdhary and Minister for Higher Education, Sports and Youth Welfare Jeetu Patwari inaugurated the 4-day 65th National School Hupkwondo and Rifle Shooting Competition at TT Nagar Stadium on Monday. As many as 1,141 players of 19 States and 6 units are participating in the competition being organised under the aegis of School Games Federation of India (SGFI). The Rifle Open Sight and Pistol competitions will be held at Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy-Gor..

Loco pilot booked for raping woman

A RAILWAY loco pilot has been booked by MP Nagar police for raping Betul-based woman in a city hotel by befriending her on a matrimonial site and false promise of marriage. According to SHO of MP Nagar, Manish Rai, 27-year-old victim basically hails from Betul district and presently she lives in a rented accommodation at Ashoka Garden area and does a private job...

Maha effect: Thundershowers at many parts of MP

THUNDERSHOWERS are likely at many places including Indore, Ujjain, Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Jabalpur, Sagar and Gwalior divisions in next 24 hours. Minimum temperature in Betul was 15 degrees Celsius. On Sunday, maximum temperature in Bhopal was 29 degrees Celsius and Minimum temperature was 22 degrees Celsius. Wind velocity was 14 kms per hour. Weather remained cloudy throughout the day and rainshowers was also witnessed in the evening. Though the Weather Department has not issued any warning but thundershowe..

Health expo at Bittan Market ground from November 9

A two-day health expo with a view to provide a single platform for health, fitness and wellness will be organised at Bittan Market Ground from November 9. Event organiser Satish Kumar, Dr Deepti Bhargava and Nidhi..

Inter-state gang of ATM thieves busted, 3 held

Parwalia police nabbed three members of inter-state gang involved in targeting, breaking ATM kiosks and stealing cash from it gang has targeted SBI ATM in the month of July this year. Reward of Rs 5,000 was declared for providing whereabouts of the miscreants. Police said that during investigation miscreants were tacked and nabbed from Haryana and Rajasthan...

MP among top three Best Value Destinations in world

Madhya Pradesh being one of the most diverse tourist destinations has been honoured as top three ‘Best Value Destination’ of the world. Global travel authority Lonely Planet has unveiled its top ten countries, cities, regions and best-value destinations for next year Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2020 book released. Notably, Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guide book brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller ..

Lokayukta Police arrest Food and Civil Supplies Officer in Hardan

Bhopal Lokayukta Police arrested Assistant Grade Three Officer of district food and civil supplies office in Harda on Friday. A case has been registered against him...

Right to Health is biggest fundamental right: Kamal Nath

Chief Minister Kamal Nath has said that among human rights, the biggest fundamental right is to provide better health facilities to the citizens. He said that when we talk about giving right to health, then we have to seriously consider that we must have infrastructure and finance along with the excellent and efficient human resources to ensure that people get health facilities. He said that it is the biggest challenge before us. Kamal Nath was inaugurating the two-day ‘Right to Health’ Conclave at ..

Not only country, world will also witness change in MP: CM

Chief Minister Kamal Nath has called upon the people of the State to concentrate on making Madhya Pradesh a state of trust. The Chief Minister assured the citizens that Madhya Pradesh will be a changed state in the coming years, not only the country but the world also will be a witness to this change. Kamal Nath gave this message to the citizens at the Madhya Pradesh Foundation Day function held at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Park in front of the Manatralaya on Friday...

CM greeted by ministers for success of Magnificent MP

Chief Minister Kamal Nath was on Thursday congratulated by the members of the Cabinet in the Cabinet meeting held at the Mantralaya for the success of Magnificent MP event. The Cabinet members said that the event has enhanced the trust of investors in Madhya Pradesh. Consequently, the state has received several investment proposals...

Book review on ‘No nation for women’ at Swami Vivekananda Library on Nov 3

Club Literati is going to organise a book discussion of Priyanka Dubey’s ‘No Nation for Women’ A non-fiction account of sexual violence in India on November 3. The discussion will be organised at Swami Vivekananda Library at 5 pm. No Nation for Women takes a hard, close look at what makes India unsafe for its women– from custodial rapes and honour killings to rapes of minors and trafficking– the author uncovers many unpalatable truths behind what we are familiar with as newspaper headlines only...

83.27% power consumers benefitted under ‘Indira Grih Jyoti Yojana’

Appreciating the result of ‘Indira Grih Jyoti Yojana’, State Energy Minister Priyavrat Singh said that Government is providing Rs one per unit electricity (up to 100 unit) to the people having maximum usage as 150 unit. He said 97,40,699 (83.27 percent) household consumers have been benefitted with the scheme. He said currently there are 1,16,97,880 household electricity users in State. Under this scheme, 86.81 percent consumers in Purv Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company, 79.60 percent consumers in Madhya ..

Bhopal, Jabalpur STFs team nabs most wanted poacher from Gujarat

In a major breakthrough, a combine team of State Tiger Strike Force, Bhopal, and Regional Tiger Strike Force, Jabalpur, nabbed the most wanted poacher involved in dozens of tiger poaching incidents and absconding since last six years. The arrested poacher was involved in smuggling of around 30-35 tiger skins which were trapped by Nepal Crime Branch on China border in January 2013. Arrested poacher has been identified as Jasrath Pardhi alias Ratan alias Yaralen Luzalen (30), a native of Bijadandi village ..

Tight security ahead of festive season

Tight security arrangements have been made for enjoying festive season with peace and harmony in the city and to diligently maintain law and order in the State capital during the festive season, a total of 5,513 police personnel and officials have been deployed across the State capital at checking points. For making proper arrangement of security state capital has been divided into eight parts for security. Outer security system would be vigil by Khajuri, Misrod, Ratibad, Parwalia, Sukhisewania, Bilkhiria, ..

Police are an integral part of society: Governor Tandon

Governor Lalji Tandon said that the police are an integral part of society. Without active participation of police it is not possible to foster the idea of development. He was addressing Police Commemoration Day programme held at Shaheed Smarak of Lal Parade Ground in State capital on Monday. He said “due to the discipline and fraternity of the peace loving people of the State, it has gained credibility in the country today. We are all one despite cultural diversity. To maintain this atmosphere, the ..

Akhil Bharatiya Brahman Samaj demands gallows to killers of Kamlesh Tiwari

Akhil Bharatiya Brahman Samaj protested against the sensational murder of Uttar Pradesh’s politician Kamlesh Tiwari on Monday. The protestors marched till Board Office square from Gurudev Gupt Square. The protestors, wearing a yellow cap and carrying saffron flags, marched by raising slogans. They demanded capital punishment to killers of Kamlesh Tiwari...

MP Pragya Thakur dedicates new multipurpose building at Bhopal Stn

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) from Bhopal constituency Sadhvi Pragya Thakur inaugurated a new multipurpose building with unreserved ticket facility centre at Bhopal Railway Station on Sunday. Railways has constructed a new multipurpose building at platform number six that has several facilities for passengers. In this building, there are three booking counters, automatic ticket vending machine, entry-exit auto lane, ramp for physically challenged, transparent windows, stainless steel bench in waiting ..

Bomb threat at JK Hospital hoax: Cops

ANONYMOUS call about a bomb in J K Hospital in Kolar area triggered panic among the staff and patients on Saturday. A caller informed the hospital receptionist as well as FRV Dial 100 police that a bomb was planted in the premises. Soon after the call, patients admitted in critical condition were asked to leave the premises. However, bomb threat at J K Hospital turned out to be a hoax call. Police gave all clear at 10.30 pm after a thorough search of the hospital building...

Hundreds take part in BJP’s signature campaign on last day

On the last day of three-day signature campaign of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), hundreds of citizens on Sunday signed as protest against changes done in the election of Mayor and Chairperson of Municipal Corporations. Senior party leaders informed that during the three-day state-wide signature campaign, BJP workers visited door-to-door and took signature of citizens. Besides, all Morcha Prakoshtas also set up stalls at important squares and took signature from people...

Health camp marks Sheher Sarkar Aapke Dwar at Dhanpuri

Dhanpuri Municipal Council conducted ‘Sheher Sarkar, Aapke Dwar’ programme with a health camp at Sarkari Tola Dhanpuri. Guests graced the occasion included Mubarak Master, President Administrative Committee, Dhanpuri Municipality, Santosh Singh Sengar, Vice President, Administrative Committee and members including Ibrar Khan, Hanuman Khandelwal, Dr. Kurian and Chief Municipality Officer, Dhanpuri, Ravikaran Tripathi. In the programme, Mubarak Master informed people about public welfare schemes of ..

Tejasvi Surya sheds light on ages old Indian culture

Member of Parliament from Karnataka, Tejasvi Surya participated in two-day National Hindu Youth Conference held at the auditorium of LNCT College in State capital. In his address, Tejasvi Surya shed light on country’s education system, politics, economic and media and opined that for the welfare of these institutions it is necessary that they should be connected with Indian culture. He also tried to inform youths about the importance of great 5,000-year-old Indian cultures. He said that there is urgency ..

Ex-MLA’s daughter moves court, alleges threat from father

Bharti Singh (26), daughter of a senior BJP leader and former MLA Surendranath Singh from Bhopal Central, has approached High Court in Jabalpur where she filed a petition in which she complained that she was being given injections by her family to force her to marry a legislator’s son against her will. She has also uploaded a video on a social media and the video clip was played by local news channels showing Bharti talking about the alleged torment by her father, uncle and cousin brother Susheel. ..

Two arrested with nine stolen two-wheelers worth Rs 5 lakh

The Bhopal Crime Branch on Saturday claimed to have busted a two-member gang of vehicle lifters with the arrest of two miscreants who were detained from BHEL Gate No 5 and more than nine two-wheelers worth Rs 5 lakh were recovered from their possession on Friday. Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime) Nischal Jharia said that acting on a tip-off from an informer, two vehicle lifters were nabbed near BHEL Gate no 5 and failed to provide details of the scooter without registration number. They ..

Indian knowledge system has solution to every problem: Governor

Governor Lalji Tandon said that in our knowledge system every problem has a solution. The truth of the entire creation is found in the Indian philosophy. The need is for research and study to present its scientific outlook to the society. He said that social and political change took place in the entire world with bloodshed but in our country political and social problems were solved through discussion...

Union Bank of India to hold Centenary Year Marathon 2019

Marking its centenary year, Union Bank of India will hold Marathon 2019 on November 10, Sunday at 6:30 am in the State capital on the theme ‘Run for Prosperity’.   Union Bank of India, Zonal General Manager Vinayak V Tembhurne while addressing the conference on Friday stated that “The marathon is open for public of the city and is being organised with an aim of presenting prosperity in the life of people by connecting them with Union Bank of India. Like today the banking ..

Office, factories of 2 Jabalpur firms under I-T scanner

INCOME Tax Department sleuths have initiated survey at office, factories and sites of two firms in the city. Action initiated by the department is based on a tip-off given by a research division. Income Tax officials started search at office of Chandok Machineries showroom situated at Omti and factory in Adhartaal Industrial area.  Income Tax sleuths conducting survey in different locations of the city on Friday morning. (Pic by Anil Tiwari)   Similar action has been initiated ..

‘Over one lakh crore development works to be undertaken in cities in 5 years’

Minister Jaivardhan Singh at Urban Mobility and Real Estate session of Magnificent MPFor the first time in Madhya Pradesh, a real estate policy has been formulated keeping in view everybody’s interest. Efforts are being made to eliminate red tapism in all the urban bodies. A single window system has been created for other important tasks including registration, mutation and stamp duty.  Urban Administration Development Minister Jaivardhan Singh addressing the industrialists during ..

‘Govt will adopt new methods to make State investment-friendly’

CM inaugurates Magnificent Madhya Pradesh in IndoreChief Minister Kamal Nath has said that the Government will not back out in taking any steps and adopting new methods to make Madhya Pradesh an investment-friendly. He called upon the industrial community to participate in the development of the State and help in maximum employment generation.   “The Government is committed to welcoming new investment and encouraging earlier investment. We will work as an accountable Government ..

17 cows die in a locked room of Govt school building in Dabra

As many as seventeen cows died in Dabra of Gwalior district. They were locked in a room of Government school in Samudan hamlet and they reportedly died of suffocation, starvation and thirst. Chief Minister Kamal Nath has expressed concern over death of cows in Dabra and ordered inquiry in the incident. When contacted by ‘The Hitavada’, Dabra city police station (Gwalior) stated that Gau Rakshaks, led by Deepak Gauswami, reported that some people were burying the dead cows by digging pit with the help ..

City schools participate in 11th Montfort Cup Music Carnival

City schools showcased their musical talent in 11th Montfort Cup Inter-school Music Carnival for primary (III-V) held at St Montfort School, Bhopal on Thursday. Total 12 schools, including the host school, participated in this competition. The motto of the competition was to give platform to the budding talents so that they can enhance their latent talents. The young talents exhibited their melodious voices which enthralled the audience...

University should come forward to guide society, says Governor

Governor Lalji Tandon has asked the universities of the state to come forward to guide the society. He has said that it is necessary to have cleanliness in the system and environment. Basic efforts for building a new system should be given priority, only then will there be effective progress. He said this while interacting with vice-chancellors of four universities at Raj Bhavan on Thursday. He said universities established in the name of great personalities must display sense of respect to them. ..

Festive fervour grips city during ‘Karwa Chauth’ celebration

City was shining bright with the spark of auspicious festival ‘Karwa Chauth’ which was celebrated in City of Lakes on Thursday in traditional fervour. Women beautifully and elegantly dressed in attractive colours like red, maroon, orange, pink and green, golden traditional outfits, having mehendi designs on hand celebrated the festival with traditional fervour and great enthusiasm on the day. Dressed like newly-weds, they looked resplendent in their heavily-embroidered saris and glittering ornaments. ..

‘Drug Abuse Prevention for Police Functionaries’ programme held for cops

To prevent people from addiction and use of drugs, a special training is being imparted to police officials. This is being done on the directives of PHQ. In this connection, a three-day training programme was held at Sagar based Jawaharlal Nehru Academy. This programme ‘Drug Abuse Prevention for Police Functionaries’ was attended by 37 police officials of different districts. In this series, five training programmes will be held...

MLA Narayan Tripathi reaches BJP office, says he never left the party

After supporting Congress party during floor test in Assembly a few months back and leaving BJP stunned, MLA Narayan Tripathi has returned to BJP on Tuesday. Trying to do damage control, Congress said that it never claimed that Narayan Tripathi has taken its membership. On Tuesday, MLA Narayan Tripathi reached BJP office along with ex-minister Dr Narottam Mishra. After reaching there, Narayan Tripathi met BJP State President Rakesh Singh. While interacting with media, Narayan Tripathi said that it ..

CM Kamal Nath flags off 45 new 108 Janani Ambulance vehicles

Chief Minister Kamal Nath has said that the aim of the State Government is to continuously increase the basic amenities of the common man, so that he can lead a secured life with dignity. CM was speaking at a programme organised for the dedication of 45 new 108 Janani Ambulances to people at Lal Parade Ground in State capital on Tuesday. These vehicles have been replaced with old vehicles. Chief Minister flagged off the new vehicles of 108 Janani Ambulances to serve the general public...

Shaan-e-Bhopal Express with excellence coaches flagged off

Shaan-E-Bhopal Express (12155) running from Habibganj to Hazrat Nizamuddin was flagged off with excellence coaches by Member of Parliament from Bhopal Pragya Thakur on Tuesday. Railways has replaced the rack of train with Green coaches. The new coaches of the train have bio-toilets, stainless steel soap dispenser and epoxy flooring to keep the lavatory neat and dry...

Mayor Alok Sharma submits objection to SDM over BMC bifurcation proposal

On Wednesday, Mayor Alok Sharma, BJP District General Secretary Satyarth Prakash Agrawal, Rajendra Gupta, Ravindra Yati, Pawan Borona, Manoj Rathore and other supporters gave memorandum to SDM at Collectorate raising objection over bifurcation of Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) issue. In the complaint they have mentioned to reconsider this decision on urgent basis. The time left for implementation of this process is very less...

CM gifts 100-bed hospital to Narsinghpur

Chief Minister Kamal Nath, on Monday, visited Jhoteshwar of Narsinghpur district and sought blessings from Jagadguru Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswatiji Maharaj. The Chief Minister presented shawl and shriphal to the Shankaracharya. Later, the Chief Minister performed bhoomipujan of 4-km-long cement concrete road, costing Rs 5 crore in Jhoteshwar. Kamal Nath performed pooja archana at Shrimata Bhagwati Rajrajeshwari Tripur Sundari Mandir of Jhoteshwar and prayed for the prosperity of the ..

Cops arrest hotel owner for drug peddling

Piplani police have nabbed a hotel owner from Indrapuri involved in drug peddling and recovered ganja (marijuana) worth Rs 50,000 from his possession on Sunday. The accused was nabbed while trying to sell drugs and was near a pan shop when he was arrested. Police said that acting on a tip-off regarding a man carrying drugs was nabbed at Indrapuri and when he was searched 5 kg of Cannabis was recovered from his possession. The accused was identified as Mansoor Khan (40), a resident of Labour Colony ..

Mayor provides e-bike to Darogas, praises sanitation workers

Mayor Alok Sharma provided e-bike to Darogas of Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday. He praised the role of Daroga’s. He also asserted that all sanitation workers and BMC officials are doing hard work to get number one status to Bhopal in cleanliness survey 2020. “If there is firm commitment then nothing is impossible,” he told. Giving the credit of Bhopal City getting cleanliness survey award in 2017 and 2018, he also said that best performing Daroga and sanitation workers will be felicitated. ..

2 leopard poachers arrested from Mandleshwar village

STF Forest has arrested two accused for electrocution of a leopard near Narmada-Bagadi River in Mandleshwar village under Dewas. After killing the leopard, the accused took out the skin, moustache, nails and teeth of the leopard for witchcraft purpose and buried the carcass. One of the accused absconded. Forest officials said that body parts of the leopard have been recovered from the accused. The incident took place about a month back. The accused accepted that they had electrocuted the leopard for ..

Elephant menace continues in few districts

PROBLEM of rampaging elephants is on rise especially in Sidhi, Umaria and Anuppur districts. Several herds of elephants are active in the area for the past two-and-half years. Concerned over the loss caused by the rampaging elephants, the Forest Department also called an expert team from West Bengal. The team of experts gave several suggestions on elephant monitoring. Three days back, a group of 15 elephants entered Singrauli area from Chhattisgarh. The group claimed two lives and left many injured. ..

CM hears people’s grievances in Shikarpur

   Staff Reporter :  CHIEF Minister Kamal Nath heard people’s grievances in his office in Shikarpur of Chhindwara and also received applications on Sunday. People in large number from remote areas of the district met the Chief Minister for redressal of their grievances. Kamal Nath visited Sahaj Yoga Kendra: Chief Minister Kamal Nath visited Sahaj Yoga Kendra of Maa Nirmala Devi in Linga of Chhindwara district late on Saturday evening.  Directors of the centre apprised ..

IRCTC introduces traditional ‘Falahar Thali’ at your berth

Considering the demand of passengers during festivals, IRCTC has introduced traditional ‘Falahar Thali’ at your berth just two hours after online order. Online service of Vrat food was started by IRCTC from Navratri celebrations and this service will be available for the entire year. Passengers who wish to get Vrat Thali need to order the food through IRCTC application or website about two hours before. IRCTC has included Falahar food in its e-catering menu...

Government targets to build 3,000 Goushalas in State: CM

Chief Minister Kamal Nath has directed to accelerate the construction of 1,000 Goushalas in the State and to complete them within the time limit at any cost. He said that the accountability of the concerned departments should be fixed and it should also be reviewed from time to time. The Chief Minister mentioned that there is a target to build 3,000 Goushalas in the State during the next year. In this regard, complete planning, selection of construction sites and all the procedures should be completed ..

Forest Minister Singhar hands over plantation drive probe to EOW

Forest Minister Umang Singhar has claimed that there were rampant irregularities in the massive plantation drive carried out just in single day by the Forest Department along the bank of Narmada river during the tenure of previous Government headed by Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Hence, he has decided to handover the probe to Economic Offences Wing (EOW). Addressing the press conference in State capital, Forest Minister Umang Singhar alleged that gross irregularities and financial scam have come to fore ..

Probe to be ordered in damaged roads:Verma

PWD Minister Sajjan Singh Verma has said that probe will be initiated into those roads which were constructed in short span during previous Government and got damaged during recent rains. Along with this, Centre has not given any financial help to State so far to repair the roads. Now, State Government will create its own resources to garner fund to repair the damaged roads.Addressing the press conference at Congress headquarters in State capital, PWD Minister Sajjan Singh Verma told that national ..

BJP up in arms against division of BMC

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has upped its ante against State Government proposal to divide Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) in two parts to form Kolar Municipal Corporation. Alleging that the proposal to bifurcate BMC is illogical and beyond any reasons, BJP said that it is also looking for legal platform to raise its voice apart from deciding to conduct a mass awareness programme to urge people to lodge as many as objections against the contentious proposal. Addressing the press conference ..

Girl killed, several injured in head-on collision of cars

A 21-year-old college girl was killed while six others escaped with injuries in massive head-on collision of two speeding cars at a turn in Ratibad area on Thursday afternoon. All the injured were rushed to a private hospital where their condition is reported to be out of danger. One of the cars was damaged severely which suggest that the cars were at a very high speed while other car turned turtle near pond. In the two cars, 5 and 3 passengers were travelling respectively...

BJP moots plan to oppose bifurcation of BMC

BJP convened a meeting over the burning issue related with bifurcation of Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC). BJP leaders said that the conspiracy to damage Bhopal’s culture and heritage will not be allowed to succeed. The meeting was headed by BJP State President Rakesh Singh. A detail discussion was done on Government proposal to divide BMC into two parts. BJP prepared a work plan against the Government proposal...

Woman gangraped near railway station, 4 arrested

Another incident of gangrape, similar to that of with UPSC aspirant near Habibganj Railway Station two years ago, was reported from State capital. This time near Bhopal Railway Station yard, where a 20-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped by four persons late on Wednesday night and like earlier incident in this case also victim woman has to move from one police station to another for getting FIR registered. According to incharge of GRP (Bhopal) Dushyant Joshi, the victim woman is married and mother ..