Bhopal

ADG Anil Kumar directs private security agencies to produce quarterly info till May 31

 Staff Reporter: “All the registered private security agencies will have to produce quarterly information about their security guards in prescribed format (form-10) compulsorily”, said Additional Director General of Police Anil Kumar in a meeting held at the Police Headquarter’s conference hall in the State capital on Monday. ADG, State Industrial Security and Private Security Agency, Anil Kumar holding meeting of the directors of private security agencies, emphasised on ..

RSS Mahakaushal Prant Prakat Samaroh organised

 Staff Reporter:  “Today the world community is trying to unite people for world peace but Indian saints are spreading this message since ancient times through Vasudev Kutumbkam. Keeping aside all kind of differences, unity of people is the only means to bring peace and prosperity in the society and strengthening the nation”, says Shivram Samdariya, Prant Pracharak Pramukh. Shivram Samdariya was addressing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)’s Mahakaushal Prant (Ghosh) Prakat ..

Cyber police arrest Nigerian couple from Delhi for fraud

 Staff Reporter: The State Cyber Cell has nabbed a Nigerian couple from New Delhi, who befriended a Bhopal-based woman on social networking site and then duped her to the tune of Rs 10 lakh in the name of seizure of foreign currency in her name by Custom officer. Special Director General (Cyber Cell) Rajesh Gupta, addressing mediapersons on Monday, said that 25 debit and credit cards, numerous bank account documents, 30 SIM cards, 15 mobiles, 2 laptops and foreign currency were recovered ..

Conman’s arrest reveals way to withdraw cash keeping bank balance intact!

 Staff Reporter: Talaiya police on Monday claimed to have nabbed a Rajasthan-based man standing near a hotel along with his aide who was involved in duping banks using ATM cards at different locations of the country. However, one of the accused managed to escape. The latest ATM fraud has taken Bhopal police by storm due to its ingeniously effortless technique.  Nabbed accused along with his accomplice used to withdraw money from ATM kiosks of nationalised banks, right under the nose ..

Khandwa, Indore Lok Sabha seats are cynosure of all eyes

 Staff Reporter: Among the eight Lok Sabha seats, which went for polls on Sunday, eyes of everyone are glued on Khandwa and Indore Lok Sabha seats as both seats are having the stakes of BJP and Congress high. Former State Congress President Arun Yadav is contesting election from Khandwa seat and his rival candidate is none other than former BJP State President Nandkumar Singh Chouhan. Indore Lok Sabha seat is important in the sense that Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is in election fray, ..

User’s privacy violated in social media sites

 By Ashish Rajput: Rampant use of social networking sites is proving vulnerable to the privacy of the users due to dearth of awareness among them about its security features. Advanced information technology like WhatsApp proved a boon for modern society and making the lifestyle easier, but its misuse has emerged as the biggest privacy flaw. In a recent instance, unidentified person used the profile and display picture of SHO of Omti police station and started threatening other persons posing ..

Scorching heat continues to torment people in MP

 Staff Reporter: Weather conditions remained dry across Madhya Pradesh. Even as maximum temperature remains below normal level by a notch or two in most places, but heat continue to give torrid time to people. Khargone continues to be the hottest place in State. As far as Bhopal is concerned, then it is also getting baked under the grip of scorching heat. It is becoming difficult to face the blazing sun during noon hours as hot sun rays and warm winds send the burning sensation to skin. ..

Not even disability stops them from casting vote in Neemuch distt

 Staff Reporter: Divyang voters of Neemuch district exercised their franchise with zeal. 69-year-old visually-impaired Ramkanya Rathore of Jawasa village, Rameshwar Dhangar, a physically handicapped of Borkhedi Paneri and 85-year-old Mandikini with the help of wheelchair casted their votes.  ..

Potholes, damaged roads pose threat to commuters

(left) A pothole at Alpana Tiraha being used as garbage pit and polluting environment and affecting traffic.(right) A big pothole filled with garbage and pebbles hindering commuters’ way at Chhola Road. Staff Reporter: Roads with giant potholes and small pits hindering the ways of commuters have become a common sight these days at many areas in the State capital. The city roads are lying in deplorable condition and resulting in big, deep pits which is hindering the way of commuters ..

Habitual thief caught in checking drive

 Staff Reporter;  Awadhpuri police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a habitual thief from Awadhpuri area during vehicle checking and recovered valuables worth over Rs 3.20 lakh from his possession late in the evening on Friday. The accused will be taken on three-day police remand to ascertain his involvement in similar incidents in the past. Additional Superintendent of Police (Zone-2) Sanjay Sahu said that during a routine vehicle checking drive, accused was traced with his bike ..

BMC Commissioner Vijay Datta reviews Kitab Ghar Yojana

 Staff Reporter; Kitab Ghar Yojana: Containers will be placed in each ward   For the collection of text books and other competitive books under ‘Kitab Ghar’ Yojana, the civic body administration will make arrangements of placing boxes in each ward in the city, said BMC Commissioner Vijay Datta in a review meeting here on Saturday. BMC Commissioner Datta directed the officials concerned to felicitate the BMC employees and the organisations helping in collection of books ..

RNTU signs MoU with Nishham General Academy for better campus recruitment training

 Staff Reporter: Rabindranath Tagore University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nishham General Academy, Bhopal, the other day. As per the signed MoU, university and academy’s expert will provide campus recruitment training to the students.  Apart from this, personality development training will also be provided to the students. This will help students to prepare for the campus placement. The students will also be given classes for other competitive examinations ..

Surendra Sharma takes charge as Bhopal Zonal Head of Bank of Baroda

 Surendra Sharma has replaced Jayesh Mehta. He has started his banking career in year 1983 as an Agriculture Officer in Udaipur and worked in various capacities in Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Vadodara and Aurangabad Staff Reporter  Surendra Sharma has taken charge as new Zonal Head of Bank of Baroda, Bhopal Zone in MP&CG.Surendra Sharma has replaced Jayesh Mehta. He has started his banking career in year 1983 as an Agriculture Officer in Udaipur and worked in various ..

Desiltation work of Upper Lake continues

Staff ReporterBhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) is continuing the work of desilting of Upper Lake in Bhadbhada area. It is using JCB machines, porcelain machines and dumpers in digging and transportation of excavated silt.   The disiltation work is being done to deepen the bed of Upper Lake so that water holding capacity of lake gets increased. This work is going on from several days. On Friday, 143 trips silt was excavated. Even public participation is being taken in this regard. The ..

Doda Chura worth Rs 1.20 crore seized in Neemuch

 Staff Reporter   Madhya Pradesh Police’s Narcotics Branch (Mandsaur) under ‘Operation Shikanja’ seized 4 tones of Doda Chura (poppy husk) from a truck in Neemuch. The cost of seized contraband is around Rs 1.20 crore. This is biggest seizure by Narcotics Wing in last four years. Notably, it is under the directives of DGP V K Singh and ADG Narcotics Ajay Kumar Sharma that State-wide Operation Shikanja is being conducted. Ajay Kumar Sharma told that it was on ..

Telling lies has been tradition of Congress, says Chouhan

Staff ReporterFormer Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party’s National Vice President Shivraj Singh Chouhan on last day of election campaigning addressed election public meetings and roadshow at different places in Shajapur and Indore Parliamentary constituencies on Friday.   Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that telling lies has been tradition of Congress and it has been profession of Congressmen from generations. Earlier, Chouhan participated in an election public meeting of Prime ..

Chouhan urges people not to repeat Assembly polls mistake

  Staff Reporter; Ex-Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is continuously addressing election rallies in State. On Wednesday, Chouhan addressed rallies in Khandwa, Ratlam, Jhabua, Dhar and Indore and sought vote for BJP. Notwithstanding scorching heat, large number of people turned up in his rallies. Chouhan made a blistering attack against Congress during rallies by stating that Congress leaders are crying hoarse to claim that loan of farmers has been waived off.  On the contrary, ..

Over 200 staffers monitoring 20 big cats near Bhopal jungles

 Staff Reporter: While tigers and leopard are continuously being stray out in residential areas from Shahpura to Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS), forest circle offices are demanding more field staff. There are about 20 big cats active around Bhopal jungles. To monitor these predators there is about 200 field staff deployed on several beats 24X7. Even cameras are placed at several points to check the entry and exit of animals. Monitoring of all these cameras and file patrolling ..

CEO Rao reviews preparations for Shajapur, Aagar-Malwa polls

 Staff Reporter; Micro-observers should constantly supervise election process: CEO Kanta Rao  Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) V L Kanta Rao on Thursday reviewed preparations for the Lok Sabha election-2019 at Shajapur and Aagar-Malwa district headquarters. Rao also met representatives of recognised political parties and observers appointed by the Election Commission of India. CEO Rao instructed that officers posted for election work should continue to visit their areas.  They ..

Workshop-cum-Origami-Practices programme held at RMNH

 Staff Reporter; Under the ongoing summer Nature Study Programme Green Cub, Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhopal, is organising various interesting learning workshops for the children participants. On Thursday, the museum organised Workshop-cum-Origami-Practices programme for the participants where they would learn about creation of learning material.  The workshop was attended by many children where they learned enthusiastically. During the programme, Jalaz Kumar Verma, Subject ..

Twice Pak paid price for its misdeeds, says Gadkari

 Staff Reporter;  If Pak didn’t stop terrorism then water to it will be stopped  Union Minister Nitin Gadkari told that country has been always top priority for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For him, no agreement could be done against the interests of nation and this kind of feeling has been there after formation of BJP led government in 2014.  He was addressing public meetings in Dhar’s Manawar and Alirajpur on Wednesday. He added that “ We always made efforts ..

We don’t need certificate from BJP: CM Kamal Nath

 Staff Reporter;  Address rallies in Ambua and Petlawad of Alirajpur  Chief Minister Kamal Nath attacked BJP in harsh manner during the rallies in Ambua and Petlawad of Alirajpur District on Wednesday. He addressed rallies in support of party’s Lok Sabha candidate Kantilal Bhuria. Training guns towards BJP, Kamal Nath told that BJP exploited farmers and people of State. If BJP has been concerned about people then so many farmers might not have ended lives by hanging. There ..

TMC appalled by its impending defeat: Umashankar Gupta

 Staff Reporter: Reacting on attack during roadshow of BJP National President Amit Shah in West Bengal on Tuesday, senior BJP leader and ex-Minister Umashankar Gupta said that Mamta Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) is appalled due to its impending defeat and hence it is trying to crush democracy. Interacting with media at party office in State capital, Umashankar Gupta said that so far six phases of Lok Sabha elections have been completed in the country.  It is a matter of surprise ..

Before declaration of result, class X student ends life

 Staff Reporter: A 17-year-old boy committed suicide by hanging self at his residence located in Rajeev Nagar under Ashoka Garden police station in the early morning hours of Wednesday. He was a student of high school and had appeared in board exams this year through private mode. According to investigation officer ASI Kaushlendra Singh, the deceased has been identified as Sonu alias Bhanupratap, 17, son of Kailash Nath Shakya, who basically hails from Shyampur of Sehore district, and presently ..

I will die but never insult Modi’s parents, says Rahul Gandhi

 Staff Reporter:  Takes a jibe at Modi’s cloud cover theory on Balakot attack  “PM Narendra Modi insults my father, grandmother and grandfather …I will die but will never insult Modi’s mother and father because I am not from BJP and RSS, I am a Congress person. We will defeat Narendra Modi in election and will remove him through love,” said AICC President Rahul Gandhi while addressing rallies in Neemuch, Tarana and Khandwa on Tuesday.  Taking ..

CBI files chargesheet against two for irregularities in NIOS exam

 Staff Reporter:  Names of the accused are Ashish Massey, owner of Oscar Polytechnic Institute at New Delhi, and Manoj Jyoti Borah, the then Junior Assistant, National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), Guwahati.  Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a chargesheet against an owner of a private polytechnic institute based in New Delhi and the then Junior Assistant of the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), Guwahati, in the Court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, ..

Collector holds meeting with officials on training programme for vote counting

 Staff Reporter: Collector and District Returning Officer Dr Sudam Khade on Tuesday held a meeting of officials and employees appointed for counting of votes in the State capital. Khade discussed with them about the training programme. He also gave necessary directives about the arrangements for counting of votes at Old Jail premises.  Collector said that according to the directives of Election Commission, any person excepting some identified officials will not be allowed to carry cell ..

Air India to restart direct flight from Bhopal to Pune in June

 Staff Reporter: National carrier Air India, on Monday, announced that it will start direct flight between Bhopal and Pune from next month i.e June. There was no direct flight connectivity between the State capital and Pune till now. From June 6, the flight will be operated six days a week from Raja Bhoj Airport here except on Saturday. As per the schedule, the new flight will depart from Bhopal at 10:45 am and land in Pune at 12:05 pm. The 150-seater flight would have 12 seats of business ..

Summer Nature Study Programme ‘Green Cub’ inaugurated at RMNH

 Staff Reporter: Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhopal, inaugurated Summer Nature Study Programme- Green Cub- on Monday with great enthusiasm. The programme will run from May 13 to 22 at the museum. On the first day, total 32 students of class 5 to 7 showcased their presence. These children are participating in this ten-day programme and will learn about various activities each day.  During the inauguration programme, Scientist-B and Co-ordinator of the programme Dr Beenish Rafat ..

Round the clock monitoring of EVMs at strong room in Old Jail

Representatives of political parties in front of Old Jail on Monday, Police personnel deployed for the security and monitoring at Old Jail premises.  Staff Reporter; Collector and District Returning Officer Dr Sudam Khade following the directives of Election Commission of India, has ensured security at the strong room situated at Old Jail, where EVMs and VVPAT machines have been kept in the State capital.  District Returning Officer has deputed executive magistrate/ gazetted ..

City’s Ahmad Shayaan gets rare distinction of getting admission in top 5 US universities

 Staff Reporter; Ahmad Shayaan, studying in IIIT, Bangalore in computer science engineering got acceptance from 5 top universities in US for his masters course in Financial Engineering. It a futuristic programme which is uses data science and artificial intelligence in Finance with an acceptance rate of 8-9% only in top ranked universities & Ivy Leagues. Shayaan got acceptance from the Ivy League, Columbia University, University of California, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, University ..

Monthly pension of Rs 5,000 to advocates stopping practice at 50

  “Madhya Pradesh State Bar Council is an organisation working for welfare of advocates. The council has decided to provide monthly pension of Rs 5,000 to the advocates, who stop practice after 50 years of age and providing library facility to advocates of recognised bar associations,” declared Shivendra Upadhyay, President of State Bar Council of Madhya Pradesh while addressing a press conference, on Saturday.   Upadhyay said that, last meeting of Bar Council was organised ..

Congress workers thrash BJP polling agent, Mayor Sharma lodges complaints

 Bhopal Mayor Alok Sharma lodged a complaint with Gautam Nagar police alleging manhandling and misbehaving by Minister Arif Aqeel’s brother with BJP workers at a polling booth at DIG Bungalow in Gautam Nagar area during Lok Sabha election voting in the State capital on Sunday morning.  SHO of Gautam Nagar M K Mishra said that the polling agent was not having identity proof, authority letter due to which he was not allowed and same was conveyed to ADM, who later resolved the issue ..

Mother’s Day celebrated with lovely bond of mom and child

 On the occasion of most lovely celebration of beautiful bond of mother and children and mother’s unconditional love for her wards and was celebrated as ‘Mother’s Day’ on Sunday. The State capital witnessed auspicious celebration of the adorable day. Various big and small celebrations, small get together, Mother’s Day theme based parties, mothers’ felicitation programme were held on the day. The celebration was observed at many places in the city. Parties were ..

Sadhvi Pragya Thakur expresses gratitude towards voters

Bharatiya Janata Party Bhopal-Sehore Lok Sabha constituency candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has expressed gratitude towards all aware voters and said that formation of nationalist government is sure because of their contribution.   Pragya Singh said that with the support of valuable votes of the voters Prime Minister Narendra Modi will form government once again and will take the country on path of development. Sadhvi Pragya expressing gratitude towards all BJP leaders, office-b..

‘Selfie on Duty’ assignment for housekeeping staff of Railways

 By Ankita Garg:  Housekeeping staff in premier trains from Bhopal to click selfie before and after cleaning the mess  Irked over several complaints regarding cleanliness at the railway stations and in running trains, Bhopal Railway Division has now initiated ‘Selfie on Duty’ assignment for the housekeeping staff. So, don’t get surprised when you spot any housekeeping staff at railway station or in running trains taking selfie with the mess in the coach. Taking ..

Brave lady cop unearths ‘Hawala Racket’ used in drug peddling

 (left)SI (STF) Archana Nagar(right)Mumbai drug supplier Ismail Khan   By Deepak Tyagi:  Shocking revelation comes post arrest of drug supplier by her from Mumbai  Being a woman police officer is quite a tough job but a braveheart lady cop of Special Task Force (STF) posted in Bhopal broke all the stereotypes by showing immense courage by not only tracking down a drug supplier single-handedly from Kalina Dongra area of Mumbai who had supplied mephedrone or ‘meow-meo..

Girls should come forward to serve nation: Nirmala Sitharaman

 Staff Reporter:  “Every woman should be empowered today. Besides, the young girls must come forward to serve the nation”, these were the motivational words of Defence Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman during a discussion programme ‘Shakti Samvad’ organised at Manas Bhavan. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who was present as chief guest of the programme, stressed on women’s empowerment. In her address, she stated “Every woman should be empowered. ..

Regional Science Centre celebrates National Technology Day

 Staff Reporter;  Alike every year, Regional Science Centre, Bhopal celebrated National Technology Day this year too on Saturday. National Technology Day acts as reminder of India’s technological advancements. To mark this event and enthuse the students, Regional Science Centre organised a special interactive session on theme Drone and its applications by inviting a young entrepreneur, who had been a student at this centre and pursued his graduation in engineering from Bhopal. ..

BJP cheated saints, that’s why now they are with Congress: Acharya

 Head of Kalki Peeth, Acharya Pramod Krishnam said that it is probably the first general election after independence that thousands of saints, who earlier used to be on the side of BJP, are standing with the Congress. The reason behind is that BJP did not fulfill promises over Ram Temple, cow protection, cleaning of Ganga, Section-370 etc. Addressing a press conference at Congress office, Acharya said that he supports the candidature of Digvijay Singh in Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency. He ..

Suburban-based engineless train likely to run from Itarsi to Bina

  - By Ankita GargHere is a good news for the passengers regularly travelling from Itarsi to Bina as Railways is likely to run engineless Mumbai-based suburban train on the route. Bhopal Railway has drafted a proposal to start the train on the route after completing the third line construction on 250 km of section from Habibganj to Itarsi. If all goes well, the train will start running on the route by January 2020. The engine-less suburban-based train will be easing the journey of over ..

Diggy, Pragya remain on toes on last day of campaigningn

 As Friday was the last day of active canvassing, hence, BJP candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and Congress candidate Digvijay Singh remained on toes throughout the day and did intense mass contact programme. They visited various parts of Bhopal Constituency to lure the voters. Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur did mass contact programme by sitting pillion on bike. She was welcomed by the people with great warmth. Clad in saffron clothes, she asked people to vote for BJP to realise the dream ..

Tight security arrangements for May 12 polling in State capital

Bhopal police have made water-tight security arrangement for free and fair Lok Sabha election to be held on May 12. Seventeen check posts on borders of district have been put up and vehicles coming from outside are being checked thoroughly. Likewise, suspected people are also being questioned. As far as security for election is concerned, then wide security arrangements have been put in place. Around 9,000 personnel of BSF, CRPF, Home Guard and District Force will remained deployed in security. ..

Shivraj refutes Rahul’s claims on loan waiver

 Staff Reporter: Rahul Gandhi had claimed that loans of former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s relatives, including brother Rohit Singh Chouhan and uncle’s son Niranjan Singh Chouhan, have been waived off by Kamal Nath Government. BJP has denied all such claims  REACTING to the claims of Rahul Gandhi that loans of former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s relatives, including brother Rohit Singh Chouhan and uncle’s son Niranjan Singh Chouhan, have been waived off by ..

Rahul reiterates claims of waiving off loans of Shivraj’s relatives

  Staff Reporter: ON THE second consecutive day, Rahul Gandhi once again claimed that former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is lying that no farmer loan has been waived off in the State. Showing the certificates, he added that the Congress Government has even waived off loans of two family members of Shivraj Singh Chouhan as they had also applied for loan waiver scheme. Rahul Gandhi was addressing a public meeting in support of Sagar candidate Prabhu Singh Thakur in Bina on Thursday. ..

FIR against MLA Sharma over audio clip

 Staff Reporter: BAIRAGARH police have finally registered an FIR against Huzur MLA Rameshwar Sharma and a BJP worker Sonu Tomar on Thursday. The action was taken based on the complaint filed against Bhagwan Das Israni, President of Central Sindhi Panchayat and Susheel Waswani in November last year. SHO of Bairagarh Ajay Kumar Mishra said that an audio went viral on social media on November 27, 2018, in which MLA Rameshwar Sharma who was contesting election from Huzur constituency from BJP ..

Rape Free India campaign starts in State

  Staff Reporter: In order to make India Rape free till 2022, 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh have started campaign ‘Rape Free India’. Under this campaign, many non-voluntary organisations have joined hands in the city to volunteer many activities to raise awareness.  This campaign is being organised by Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation in collaboration with Search and Research Group. Giving information about the campaign, Deshraj Singh from ..

Air reverberates with ‘Modi Modi’ in Shah’s roadshow

 Staff Reporter: Amit Shah holds roadshow in support of party candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur  The slogans of Modi-Modi reverberated the air in Bhopal during roadshow of BJP National President Amit Shah in Bhopal on Wednesday evening. The roads were packed with the sea of people during the roadshow. Amit Shah took out roadshow in support of party candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh. The roadshow of Amit Shah started with recital of sacred hymns by pundits. Thousands of people swarmed ..

Kamal Nath should emulate UP in controlling crime: Yogi Adityanath

 Staff Reporter; Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditya Nath came down heavily on Congress while addressing public rally in support of party’s Lok Sabha candidate Narendra Singh Tomar in Ambah of Morena Lok Sabha constituency on Wednesday. He said that Congress is in habit of speaking lies. Talking about election, he said that this election is not for an individual but for nation.  “This is the fight against Naxalism and terrorism,” he said. Training guns on Kamal ..

Severe water crisis looms in Morwa zone

 Our Correspondent: Singrauli, May 8 Residents of Morwa are facing severe water crisis. The problem has become so pathetic that locals are not receiving water even for drinking purposes in the wards. As the bore-well dug by Municipal Corporation went out of order, availability of water in main market and other wards becomes null. Residents with big utensils and containers, waiting on the roadsides has become a common view now a days.  Although the Corporation normally ensured water ..

Actor’s growth depends on how he polishes talent, works on it: TV fame Aashay Mishra

 Staff Reporter: Star Bharat’s popular show ‘Pyaar Ke Papad’ fame Omkar Gupta essayed by television actor Aashay Mishra believes “An actor’s career growth depends how he polishes his talent and works on it.” During his visit to the City of Lakes Bhopal on Wednesday, actor Aashay Mishra shared many nuances of acting and experience in the debut show. The actor was seen promoting the current track for his show, which revolves around the drift between Omkar ..

Cong delegation reaches Chouhan’s residence with loan waiver papers

  Staff Reporter: A Congress delegation, led by former Union Minister and Congress leader Suresh Pachouri and state minister P C Sharma, reached the residence of former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday along with the farmers’ loan waiver documents. They presented documents before Chouhan as proof of farmers’ loan wavier. Congress leaders claimed that they have submitted documents, including names of the farmers whose loans have been waive off, contact number, ..

Governor inaugurates national seminar on ‘Cornea-Cataract’ at AIIMS

 Staff Reporter: Patients should not be deprived of treatment due to lack of funds, entire society is responsible to develop a healthy generation  Governor Anandiben Patel said that eyes donation is a Mahadaan. Entire society is responsible to prepare masses for this noble cause. Government along with all the sections of the society and doctors should ensure its active participation in this great work. Moreover, doctors should pay a special attention to ensure that patients should ..

BJP seeking votes in name of pseudo-nationalism: CM Baghel

 Staff Reporter: CHHATTISGARH Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not holding any press conference and bringing transparency of his report card to public. He said that demonetisation disrupted ordinary life across the country. The worst hit were those in rural areas, where access to banking and internet is comparatively low. Baghel was addressing a press conference in Bhopal on Sunday. He alleged that now BJP workers are seeking vote in the name of Prime ..

Broad arrangements as 7 constituencies go to polls today

 Staff Reporter:  Chief Electoral Officer Kantha Rao said, “A total of 50,400 security personnel, including 85 companies of CRPF, 45 companies of State Armed Police Force and State police officers-employees, have been deployed for peaceful voting. As many as 268 Quick Response Teams have been formed to deal with any kind of situation  ELABORATE arrangements have been made for peaceful voting under second phase of Lok Sabha elections in seven Parliamentary constituencies of ..

Strict checking done during NEET exam

  Staff Reporter:  The difficulty level was slightly high this year as most of the questions involved lengthy calculations. Mostly examinees found the difficulty level higher. According to them, the overall exam was moderately tough owing to Physics and Biology, however, Chemistry was the easiest section  This year, for the first time National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examination was conducted by National Test Agency at various determined centers including Bhopal. ..

Mastermind of fake call centre arrested from Delhi airport

  Staff Reporter: 2 held for circulating woman’s pic on FB Cyber Crime Cell has nabbed mastermind of fake call centre from Delhi airport while he was trying to escape to Georgia. Delhi immigration officers identified and detained the accused. The kingpin, identified as Jaspreet Singh Sachdeva, was absconding for long in fake call centre case. The accused used to provide all facilities to the gang across the states. In the fraud unemployed were lured of jobs and were dupes of lakhs ..

Computer Baba supports Congress; 7,000 saints to hold mega roadshow

  Staff Reporter; Namdeo Das Tyagi alias Computer Baba, former minister in BJP Government, announced his support to the Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday. Computer Baba pitted against the BJP Government and said that over 7,000 saints from across country will be arriving in State capital Bhopal to take out rally and conference in support of Congress in Lok Sabha election from May 7 to 9. He said that a special ‘anusthan’ will be conducted on May 7 wishing victory ..

BJP complains to EC against Congress

  Staff Reporter: Bharatiya Janata Party delegation, on Saturday, complained to the Election Commission against Congress and submitted a memorandum. The delegation comprising election committee convenor Shantilal Lodha, members S S Uppal and Ravi Kochar in the complaint said that Congress is asking people to fulfill demand letter in Khandwa Parliamentary constituency even when model code of conduct is effective in State. Delegation said that Congress received demand letters from the ..

Anil Shastri confident of Digvijay’s win in Bhopal

  Staff Reporter: Former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s son, Anil Shastri (senior leader of INC), who was in the City of Lakes on Saturday, while interacting with mediapersons at PCC office has expressed his views about stalwart Digvijay Singh contesting from Bhopal seat in Lok Sabha elections. Shastri said that he feels naming Digvijay as Congress candidate from Bhopal is good move of Chief Minister Kamal Nath whereas Pragya Thakur, who came from outside and contesting ..

Anthropologist A C Bhagabati honoured with IGRMS award

Staff ReporterIndira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) organised a programme for giving away the annual IGRMS award for lifetime achievement in Anthropology and Museum on Friday.   This award was given to the renowned anthropologist Professor A C Bhagabati. The award ceremony was organised on Friday in Guwahati in collaboration with Department of Anthropology, Gauhati University in the presence of Galaxy of anthropologists and social scientists. The chief guest in the ..

Research methodology programme concludes at Bhoj University

Staff ReporterWeek-long faculty development programme on ‘Research methodology with the use of SPSS’ concluded at MP Bhoj (Open) University on Friday. Dr DN Sansanwal was the main speaker of this programme. University Vice Chancellor Dr Jayant Sonwalkar, registrar Dr HS Tripathi, Assistant registrar and Dr Arun Singh Chauhan were also present.More than 50 participants from several States gathered to attend the programme.  Guests during Research methodology programme at Bhoj University..

Personality development camp ends at Deepmala Pagarani Sanskar School

Staff ReporterA two-day personality development camp organised at Deepmala Pagarani Sanskar Public Higher Secondary School concluded with several activities on Friday. Chief guest Kavita Sukheja hailing from Mumbai, organisation secretary Basant Chelani, treasurer Chander Nagdev, member KT Dadlani garlanded the statue o Sant Hirdaram Sahib and lighted lamp in front of photo of Goddess Saraswati.   Basant Chelani extended thanks towards the chief guest Kavita Sukheja and addressing on ..

Even man can’t bear atrocities which Sadhvi Pragya faced: Uma Bharti

Staff ReporterUnion Minister Uma Bharti said that Congress started to sweat when BJP fielded Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat. Moreover, she said that even a man could not bear the atrocities which Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur went through in her life.   BJP leader Uma Bharti addressing a public rally in support of Sadhvi Pragya Singh in Nehru Nagar of State capital on Friday. She was addressing a public meeting in support of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur in Nehru ..

Rahul plays NYAY card to lure voters in Rewa

Staff ReporterCongress President Rahul Gandhi addressed a public rally in Rewa on Friday. Coming down heavily on Modi government, Gandhi told that demonetisation and GST proved bane to small businesses and factories. Now, India is having unemployment at the highest level in 45 years. In every 24 hours, 27,000 youths are losing their jobs. To tide over this problem, Congress has come up with NYAY scheme.  Rahul Gandhi accused Modi government of snatching money from people, in the garb of ..

Woman ends life with two daughters by jumping into Upper Lake

 Staff ReporterA woman along with her two daughters committed suicide by jumping into Upper Lake in Shyamla Hills on Friday. Police said that woman was under depression due to family’s poor financial situation. Police fished out bodies of all three deceased and sent for autopsy.   Shyamla Hills police said that Laxmi Bai Shakya (30), wife of Avinash Shakya, jumped into Upper Lake along with two daughters, Monica (11) and Riya (8). Laxmi Bai Shakya, a resident of Bainsakhedi, ..

BMC starts desiltation work at Upper Lake

 Staff Reporter: The desilting work of Upper Lake commenced the other day. Bhopal Municipal Corporation’s squad started the work to deepen Upper Lake from Bhadbhada area by using heavy machines such as two poclain machine, two JCB machine, etc. On the first day, 78 trip silt was taken out. BMC Commissioner Vijay Dutta took stock of desilting work of Upper Lake.  He directed to immediately transport the excavated mud immediately. The excavated mud of upper lake is being dumped ..

Bamboo workshop held at GH Raisoni University

  Staff Reporter: GH Raisoni University, School of Agriculture Sciences, organised day-long workshop on ‘Recent techniques for bamboo production’. The programme was inaugurated by Rajshekhar Patil, Progressive Bamboo Producer, Professor Sudhir Meshram, and Vice Chancellor GH Raisoni University. There were agriculture faculties, farmers from various villages on Thursday. During the bamboo workshop Rajshekhar Patil displayed ‘hoe’, the wonder grass called bamboo ..

Missing 12-yr-old girl’s mutilated body found, one arrested

(left) Deceased girl’s body being taken to mortuary of Hamidia hospital for post-mortem. (right) Rape and murder accused Avinash Sahu (bottom)People taking out candle march at Lambakheda to protest and show their anger. (Right) The spot at Manuabhan Tekri where missing minor school girl;s body was found by Koh-e-Fiza police on Wednesday morning.  Staff Reporter:  The body of a 12-year-old school girl, who was raped before being murdered, was recovered from Manuabhan ..

CM attends Vande Mataram recital at Sardar Patel Park

 Staff Reporter: In presence of Chief Minister Kamal Nath, a group recital of the national Song ‘Vande Mataram’ and National Anthem took place at 11 am at Sardar Patel Park in front of the Mantralaya on Wednesday. Before this, group march along with police band moved towards the Mantralaya at 10.40 a.m. People in large number took part in the march A group of Mantralaya employees recited the national song, Vande Mataram and the police band played tune of the national anthem. ..

Courage, sensitivity must to succeed in life: Governor

 Staff Reporter:  Inaugurating a summer camp at Raj Bhavan, Governor Anandiben Patel informed children that courage and sensitivity is must to succeed in life. She further mentioned that music, plays, sports, science experiments etc develop new thinking and sacraments. Along with children of Raj Bhavan employees, 150 children of Kamla Nehru Higher Secondary School, Government Middle School- Kumaharpura and Primary School-Rashanpura are participating in the camp.  The summer camp will ..

RaGa confident of Cong’s ascent to power

 Staff Reporter:  Gandhi also said that Congress would give 33 per cent reservation to women in Central Government services apart from 33 per cent in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and Vidhan Sabhas  Congress National President Rahul Gandhi claimed that the party was going to come to power in the country and when that happened, farmers would not go to jail for non-payment of loans as law would be changed. He was addressing a public rally in Piparia in Hoshangabad constituency on Wednesday. ..

Shops gutted as transformer catches fire in MP Nagar

  Staff Reporter: Several shops were reduced to ashes as a transformer caught fire due to short circuit on the busy road in Maharana Pratap Nagar. The short circuit in trasformer led to a major fire near Miracles Children Hospital on Tuesday afternoon. The fire brigades of Bhopal Municipal Corporation reached the spot. The fire personnel said that a short circuit might have caused the fire. The fire which broke out around 2:30 pm engulfed as many as seven nearby shops, including a Sanchi ..

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur doing hectic campaigning

  Staff Reporter: BJP Lok Sabha candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur is on toes and doing hectic canvassing. On Tuesday, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur canvassed in Idgah Hills, Lal Ghati, Ramanand Colony, Teelajamalpura areas and sought support from voters. Later, she also reached District Court and met advocates. She said that she underwent a lot of atrocities and now she wants justice. She hoped that people of Bhopal and advocates will help in getting the justice. She continues to make ..

Sadhvi Pragya Thakur meets Sumitra Mahajan at BJP office

  Staff Reporter:  When BJP candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur came to know that Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is at party headquarters, she immediately rushed to BJP office to meet her on Tuesday. Both shared some lighter moments and also had a discussion on Bhopal Lok Sabha election.  Sumitra Mahajan told that Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur is like her daughter and her victory will be victory of nationalism. She said that after winning election, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur will ..

Rahul makes blistering attack on Modi Govt

  Staff Reporter: Congress President Rahul Gandhi made a blistering attack on Modi government in his rallies held in Jatara (Tikamgarh), Patharia (Damoh) and Amanganj (Panna) on Tuesday. Rahul Gandhi told the gathering that PM Narendra Modi failed to bring back black money and speaks lies. Mincing no words to criticise Modi government, Rahul Gandhi told that it is farmers, labourers, poor people who are the real owners of the nation. Training guns towards BJP, he alleged that Prime ..

65.86 pc polling in 6 LS seats of MP

  Staff Reporter: Naxalites burn vehicle of ex-MLA and independent candidate Kishore Samrite  The final voting figure will be clear on Tuesday but the voter turnout details being shown on the Election Commission by Monday evening said that over all voting percentage was around 65.86 per cent. There is likelihood that this voting percentage may increase when final data is out   In the first phase of Lok Sabha polls in Madhya Pradesh, polling was held in six Parliamentary ..

Emotions run high as Sadhvis meet

  Staff Reporter: Bharatiya Janata Party’s Lok Sabha candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur went to the residence of Union Minister Uma Bharti and had a cordial discussion in State capital on Monday. Uma Bharti welcomed her with great warmth and there was great happiness on the faces of both of them. Uma Bharti offered famous Indian dish ‘Halwa’ to her. To the surprise of everyone, Uma Bharti offered Halwa by her hands to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.  The meeting ..

Creating voters’ awareness through paintings

  Staff Reporter: A painting competition was organised at the Boat Club the other day by the district administration in association with Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) as a part of voting awareness programme titled ‘lets paint for democracy’ to spread awareness among people for maximum voters turnout in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polling scheduled on May 12. People from all age groups, including school and college students, have designed some beautiful posters.  They ..

Discussion programme held at MVM

  Staff Reporter: Under voters awareness campaign for the Lok Sabha elections 2019, ‘Coffee ki Mej Pe Charcha’ programme was organised at Motilal Vigyan Mahavidyalaya (MVM) on Monday. In this programme large number of youngsters gathered to present their views. Divya Naga, SVEEP campus ambassador said election is a free platform where one can select his or her own leader. She said it is not important to select a leader while choosing vision of a leader is most important. ..

Polling for six Parliamentary seats today

  Staff Reporter: Sidhi, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Mandla & Chhindwara seats to go for polling  Polling to be also held for Chhindwara Assembly by-election  First phase of Lok Sabha poll  As many as six Parliament seats vis Sidhi, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Mandla and Chhindwara will go for polling under first phase of Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh on Monday. Total 108 candidates are in fray. Sidhi is having 26 candidates, 13 candidates in Shahdol, 22 candidates in ..

Development politics started due to Modi Govt: Gujarat CM Rupani

   Staff Reporter: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani addressed ‘Prabudhjan Sammelan’ in Sagar on Sunday. He said that now people have started to talk about development as development era has commenced in country in the leadership of PM Narendra Modi.  Lashing out on Congress, he said that through the hollow promises and lies, Congress remained in power for sixty long years and made lofty claims to remove poverty but to no avail. He asserted that during UPA regime, ..

Farmers get destroyed due to import of foreign cereals, says Surjewala

  Staff Reporter: AICC Spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala told that farmers have suffered enough in five years rule of Modi Government. Against the 4.2 per cent agriculture development during previous UPA regime, agriculture development rate has fallen to 2.5 percent. He also said that this time, election is being fought by five persons and institutions vis PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, ED, CBI and IT department. He was addressing press conference in State capital on Sunday. He stated ..

BJP-led NDA to get over 350 seats in Lok Sabha elections: Athawale

  Staff Reporter: Republican Party of India (A) Ramdas Athawale said that BJP led NDA is likely to get more than 350 seats in Lok Sabha elections in country. In Madhya Pradesh, BJP is expected to grab around 26 lok sabha seats. He was addressing a press conference announced to inform that RPI (A) has fielded five candidates from Madhya Pradesh.  Ramkripal Basore is contesting election from Sidhi, Kuldeep Ahirwar from Jabalpur, Patiram Shakya from Morena, Ramniwas Sen from Satna, ..

Ahead of polls, cops bust gang involved in printing fake currency

  Staff Reporter: In a major operation against fake currency ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Ratibad Police along with Bhopal STF have busted a three-member gang engaged in printing counterfeit notes with the help of advance printer and circulating them and recovered fake currency notes amounting to Rs 5,51,670. Two gang members are residents of Jalgaon in Maharashtra, said DIG Irshad Wali addressing mediapersons on Saturday.  Fake currency worth Rs 5.50 lakh was recovered by Ratibad ..

Heat wave in city

  Staff Reporter: On Saturday, Bhopal city recorded maximum temperature at 42 degrees Celsius which was three degrees above normal and minimum temperature was at 25 degrees Celsius. Wind velocity was recorded at 18 km per hour. Meteorological Department has issued heat wave warning for Indore and Hoshangabad divisions. Khargone recorded highest temperature at 47 degree Celsius. In last twenty four hours, heat wave conditions were witnessed at Sagar, Hoshangabad and Indore divisions. ..

Four dumpers transporting sand illegally seized in Sehore

  Staff Reporter: Police and Mineral Resource Department are leaving no stone unturned to nab sand mafia to bring illegal sand mining to an end but sand mining is still on in the district. A team from department seized 4 dumpers and a truck transporting sand illegally and a car at Hotel Crescent Square at Indore-Bhopal Highway, Sehore. District administration, Revenue Department and Mining Department are taking action and nabbing gang involved in illegal sand mining and vehicles carrying ..

MP IAS Officers’ Association launches book The Steel Frame:-A history of the IAS

  Staff Reporter: The MP IAS Officers’ Association organised book launch event on Saturday. Book titled The Steel Frame:-A history of the IAS written by Dr Deepak Gupta was discussed in the event organised at RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration and Management. Former Director of Union Public Service Commission and 1974 batch officer of Indian Administrative Services, Dr Deepak Gupta said that the officers of the Civil Services are responsible for the implementation of the plans, ..

Gas survivors start postcard drive over delay in hearing of curative petition

 On Friday, gas survivors concerned with the delay in hearing of curative petition case for additional compensation started post card campaign series. The main objective was to appeal to authorities concerned for substantial action towards the issue of additional compensation which is pending for a long time. The Bhopal Gas Peedith Mahila Udyog Sangthan in September 2004, had petitioned that the compensation to the gas victims was insufficient; the organisation had argued that the compensation ..

BMC Commr Vijay Datta makes surprise visit to different places

Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Vijay Datta made inspection of developmental works at different places in the State capital on Friday. Datta visited Fatehgarh, Imami Gate Shopping Complex, Motiya Talab, Golghar, Sanjay Taran Pushkar, Idgah Hills, Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital, Barela village, Koh-e-Fiza, Vajpayee Nagar, Idgah Filter, etc. and inspected cleanliness, drinking water facility and developmental works. BMC Commissioner also visited registration office of birth and ..

Pragya Thakur withdraws nomination in support of BJP’s Sadhvi Pragya

 In a breather to BJP, an independent Lok Sabha candidate Pragya Thakur withdrew her nomination papers in favour of BJP Lok Sabha candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur on Friday. It was in the morning hours that independent candidate Pragya Thakur reached the residence of BJP candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and announced that she will support Sadhvi Pragya and will campaign for her. She told that she had taken decision to withdraw nomination paper. She also took the pledge to re-crown ..

People’s faith is the strength behind Govt’s bold decisions: PM

 PRIME Minister Narendra Modi said that Lok Sabha election-2019 is not to elect a Member of Parliament or Prime Minister but it is the election to make India a developed, prosperous and secure nation. This election will ensure a secure future for children and provide better status to the country on the world map. Crores of first-time voters will decide their fate and choose a better future by voting for a strong and visionary Government in Lok Sabha election.Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing ..

BJP leaders meet CEO, demand Chhindwara Collector’s ouster

  Staff Reporter: DENYING permission to former Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s helicopter to land in Parasia airstrip in Chhindwara has become a bone of contention between BJP and Congress. On Thursday, a BJP delegation approached Chief Electoral Officer V L Kantha Rao and demanded removal of Chhindwara Collector by accusing him of acting on instructions of Chief Minister Kamal Nath and spoiling election rallies of BJP leaders. BJP delegation comprised former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, ..

BJP, Cong intensify campaigning

  Staff Reporter; BOTH BJP and Congress have intensified campaigning, political activities have reached crescendo in Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency. BJP candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and Congress candidate Digvijay Singh are busy in hectic poll campaigns. On Thursday, Digvijay Singh reached among Saharia tribals in Berasia and said that promise included in Vachan Patra in connection with backward tribals will be fulfilled by Kamal Nath Government. Along with other backward tribal ..

‘Cong breaking all records of uttering lies’

  Staff Reporter; FORMER Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is doing whirlwind tour of Madhya Pradesh and holding public rallies in support of party candidates. On Thursday, Shivraj Singh Chouhan addressed public rallies in Ujjain, Shajapur, Jhabua and came down heavily on Congress. In the election rallies, Chouhan said that soaring mercury is breaking all records and akin to it, Congress and Rahul Gandhi are also breaking the record of speaking lies.  “Earlier, Congress ..

Sadhvi Pragya’s veiled attack on Digvijay

  Staff Reporter:  BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur continued scathing attack against her rival and Congress candidate Digvijay Singh during canvassing on Thursday.  Sadhvi Pragys said 16 years ago that Uma Bharti had defeated him (Digvijay Singh) and since then he was not able to raise his head in politics and now once again another Sadhvi is contesting against him and this time his culmination from politics will be forever. Reacting to Sadhvi ..

If traitors can, then why can’t Sadhvi Pragya contest polls: Dr Sahasrabuddhe

  Staff Reporter: “IF PEOPLE with anti-national mentality can contest elections then why cannot a daughter of mother India become representative of Bhopal,” said BJP National Vice President and MP BJP Incharge Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe while inaugurating main election office of BJP Lok Sabha candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur in TT Nagar of State capital on Wednesday. In a veiled attack against Congress Lok Sabha candidate Digvijay Singh, Dr Sahasrabuddhe said that there ..

Governor meets trainee Naib Tehsildars at Raj Bhawan

  Staff Reporter: Governor Anandiben Patel said that prompt redressal of public grievances along with regional development should be the first priority of the administrative officers   Trainee Naib Tehsildars called on Governor Anandiben Patel at Raj Bhavan and shared their training experiences with her on Wednesday. Since March 11, as many as 102 Naib Tehsildars are undergoing a 10-week training at RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration.  Governor said that prompt ..

Spread good thoughts of Bhagvat Katha from house to house, says Governor

  Staff Reporter: Governor Anandiben Patel participated in Bhagvat Katha Pravachan Prasang organised in the colony of 25th battalion of Police on Wednesday. Governor also performed poojan and participated in the aarti on this occasion. Governor said that the good thoughts of Bhagvat Katha contain infinite knowledge. Efforts should be made to spread these thoughts from house to house.  This will help in developing good culture among the children. Mentioning about the role of women ..

Man buys fake notes of Rs 1.5L in 40K, arrested

  Staff Reporter:  Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, a man who bought fake notes of Rs 1.5 lakh in Rs 40,000 in Bhind district was nabbed by Sehore police from village Shyampur on Wednesday. Sehore police received tip-off that a young man is trying to encash fake currency near Sadabhar Dhaba near Navodaya School. As the information was received from a reliable source, a police team was made which reach Sadabhar Dhaba and nabbed a suspicious man.  During interrogation the arrested ..

Sadhvi Pragya officially files nomination papers

  Staff Reporter: BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate for Bhopal, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur paid obeisance at ‘Curfew Wali Mata Mandir’ in Somwara before going to file her nomination papers on Tuesday. On this occasion, senior party leaders, including ex-Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP National Vice President Prabhat Jha, BJP State President Rakesh Singh, Raghunandan Sharma, ex-minister Vishwas Sarang, Mayor Alok Sharma, etc. were present. After Sadhvi Pragya Singh ..

RaGa criticises Modi Govt in Shahdol rally

  Staff Reporter:  Congress National President Rahul Gandhi minced no words in criticising Modi Government during his rally in Shahdol on Tuesday. He alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi duped poor people of country. He also accused Modi Government of waiving off loans of many prosperous persons. Large number of people turned up to hear Rahul Gandhi in Shahdol.  They braved the sweltering heat and reached the rally venue. In his speech, Rahul Gandhi spoke about farmers, ..

Cong wants to separate Kashmir: Shah

  Staff Reporter:  BJP National President Amit Shah made a scathing attack on Congress by saying that the day when Indian Army dropped bombs on terrorist base in Balakot (Pakistan), entire country was happy, but shine from face of Rahul Gandhi and company was missing. “I want to ask them whether terrorists were your cousin brothers,” he quipped. He also stated that “If Rahul Gandhi wants to love terrorists, then he should do it, but we are BJP workers and will ..

Country needs person like Modi as PM: Swaraj

 Staff Reporter: “To strengthen national security, for political stability, for unprecedented development of country, for people’s welfare, for increasing prestige of India in world, we need to crown Narendra Modi again as PM by giving mandate to BJP,” Swaraj asserted   External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, country needs Narendra Modi like person as Prime Minister because he has given a new direction to nation. He has instilled fear in the hearts ..

Sadhvi Pragya formally files nomination papers from Bhopal

   Staff Reporter: BJP said that, Sadhvi Pragya Singh will officially file her nomination papers on Tuesday in presence of ex CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan  Monday’s nomination papers were filed by her by seeing the auspicious period  BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate for Bhopal, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur filed her nomination papers in formal manner on Monday. When she filed nomination papers, sitting MP Alok Sanjar and ex-minister Umashankar Gupta were also present. ..

Man gets 10-yr RI for raping minor daughter

   Staff Reporter: A Bhopal court convicted a man in a rape case of his own minor daughter and awarded 10 years rigorous imprisonment with fine Rs 2,000 on Monday. District Public Prosecution Office Media In-charge Yogesh Tiwari said that, the accused Ratiram Ahirwar, 44, son of Jalam Singh, resident of House Number-120, Samta Nagar Colony, near Chhoti Masjid, Chhola Mandir has been convicted by the court of 23rd Session Judge Vandana Tiwari under Section-506 of IPC and awarded ..

Two miscreants held with stolen mobiles, bike

  Staff Reporter:  Teelajamalpura police have nabbed two miscreants from Sindhi Colony and recovered two mobile phones and a motorbike worth Rs 1 lakh from their possession on Sunday. After receiving information of two youths trying to sell mobile phones, police team reached the spot and detained the two and asked regarding the details of the mobile phone which they failed to provide and when they were asked to unlock the mobile phone, none of the two provided correct way to unlock ..

BJP flays Diggy’s vision document for Bhopal

 Staff Reporter:  BJP’s National Vice President Prabhat Jha and former Revenue Minister Umashankar Gupta said that, why Digvijay Singh did not do development in 10 years of his rule? They said that, Digvijay Singh is a visionless leader and now, BJP will talk to people and will prepare its own vision letter for Bhopal   Describing Congress Lok Sabha candidate Digvijay Singh as visionless leader and criticizing his vision document for Bhopal, BJP has said that it will ..

HC not to intervene in PM’s public meeting case

  Legal Correspondent:   In the matter related to the petitioners requesting for holding a public meeting of the Prime Minister on April 26, 2019 at Shaheed Smarak, Gol Bazaar, Jabalpur, the division bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court comprising Justice, R S Jha and Justice, Nandita Dubey has said that “the respondents have undertaken to render full assistance to the petitioners for organising the public meeting at Garrison ground, including all security arrangement and ..

Digvijay promises prosperous Bhopal in Vision Document

 Staff Reporter: Promises string of development works, satellite town, increasing income of people, job opportunities, Narmada water in every home, security of women and children etc  CONGRESS Lok Sabha candidate for Bhopal and former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh released document ‘Vision Bhopal’ in which he has listed the works he will do if he wins Lok Sabha elections. Digvijay Singh promised to develop Bhopal State Capital Region (B-SCR) on the lines of NCR, Narmada ..

Mercury soars in many parts of State

  Staff Reporter: With sky becoming clear, mercury has started to soar across Madhya Pradesh. Once again, heat is back. Sweltering heat is making people sweat and is hiting life hard. Though mercury level is on rising trend, maximum temperature is still one or two degrees below normal. Weather department said that highest maximum temperature of 42 degrees Celsius was recorded in Khargone. Bhopal’s maximum temperature reached till 38.1 degrees Celsius.  Then also it was 1 ..

‘No respect for women in Congress’

 Staff Reporter : BJP election office inaugurated in Khajuraho  BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) Madhya Pradesh Joint Incharge Dr Satish Upadhyay inaugurated election office in Khajuraho. While talking to the media he said, “There is no respect for women in Congress because Congress National Spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi quit Congress because of discriminatory attitude of Congress leaders. Upadhyay said that after forming Government at Centre efforts will be made to do away ..

Police flag march to infuse confidence among voters

  Staff Reporter:  In order to infuse confidence among the voters to exercise their vote fearlessly as well as to maintain law and order during the Lok Sabha polling scheduled in Bhopal on May 12, senior police officers, including CRPF forces, STF and SAF, have staged a flag march in sensitive areas of Old and New Bhopal, said Bhopal (Urban) DIG Irshad Wali on Saturday. He added that the district police officials, including CSPs and SDOPs, have been asked to take preventive measures, ..

Cong candidate Digvijay Singh files nomination from Bhopal LS seat

  Staff Reporter:  Senior Congress leader and Lok Sabha candidate Digvijay Singh filed his nomination form from Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency at the Collectorate on Saturday. Earlier, Singh called on former Union Minister Suresh Pachauri at his residence and discussed with the party office-bearers and a large number of activists there. From the residence of Pachauri, Digvijay Singh reached Collectorate and filed his nomination form before the District Electoral Officer.  Congress ..

Sabdhani Coaching felicitates successful candidates of its institute with smart watches

  Staff Reporter: Sabdhani Coaching Institute held a seminar at its MP Nagar Branch on Friday where 51 students were felicitated for their selection in IBPS PO/Clerk 2018. Sabdhani Coaching’s Director Anand Sabdhani distributed Titan smart watches to these students for their success, so that they remain fit and reaches their respective banks on time. In the felicitation ceremony, some selected students even shared their examination related experiences. There were five distinguished ..

‘Academicians for Freedom’ demand to take back FIR against MCNUJC professors

  Staff Reporter: Opposing the FIR lodged against professors of Makhanalal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication (MCNUJC), Academicians of Freedom said that it attack on education system. Addressing the mediapersons on Saturday, Rajya Sabha member Rakesh Sinha said that FIR has been lodged in the criminal department of police (EOW) on 20 professors and ex-Vice Chancellor of the university without any valid enquiry. He said before taking such a strict action ..

Three lifters held, six vehicles seized

 Ayodhya Nagar police arrested gang of three thieves. Accused used to lift parked vehicles from busy public places. Total six vehicles worth Rs 10 lakh have been confiscated from their possession. The names of held accused are Jeetu alias Jitendra Mali (23), Dharmendra Patel (21) and Akash Lodhi (20).  Total six stolen vehicles, including one tractor, a passenger vehicle, one loading auto, one bike, have been recovered from their possession. In the interrogation, they confessed vehicles ..

Congress accuses Shivraj of using Army name in rallies

Congress has lodged a formal complaint with the Election Commission accusing ex-Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of using Army’s name in his public meetings. Congress demanded action against Chouhan over the issue. Delegation of Congress was led by Media Co-ordinator to CM Narendra Saluja. In the memorandum given to ..

BJP demands permission for PM’s rally in Jabalpur

A BJP delegation, led by party Vice President Vijesh Lunawat, reached the Election Commission’s office and submitted a memorandum to Chief Electoral Officer V L Kanta Rao, stating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is supposed to address public meeting in Jabalpur on April 26, but permission is not being given in this regard. It accused Congress of creating hurdles and demanded action against it.  BJP said that PM Narendra Modi’s public rally is proposed to be held at Shaheed ..

PM Narendra Modi can eliminate terrorism: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

“It is impossible for Rahul Gandhi to eliminate terrorism in the country but Prime Minister Narendra Modi is able to do it”, said former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addressing a public meeting in Anuppur district on Friday. Chouhan held election public meetings at Rajendra Gram and Kotma in Anuppur in support of BJP candidate Himadri Singh and in Sidhi district in support of party candidate Riti Pathak.  Chouhan said that Modi government took several actions against ..

Pragya takes on Congress; recounts atrocities in jail

  Staff Reporter;  BJP’s Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate Pragya Singh Thakur has started to create wave in her favour by mounting attack on Congress and its candidate Digvijay Singh. She accused Congress of not respecting women and also recounted the atrocities she faced during her imprisonment. She also took umbrage on ‘Hindu terrorism’ word coined by Digvijay Singh. While addressing a meeting of party workers on Thursday, Sadhvi Pragya remembered the atrocities she ..

BJP expels rebel MP Bodh Singh Bhagat from party

  Staff Reporter: Bhagat ousted on charges of indiscipline  Finally, BJP expelled rebel Member of Parliament (MP) from Balaghat, Bodh Singh Bhagat from party on Thursday. BJP State President Rakesh Singh ousted him from party on the charges of indiscipline. Notably, Bodh Singh Bhagat was adamant to contest Lok Sabha election from Balaghat and had recently filed his nomination papers as an independent candidate after party denied ticket to him. Now, BJP is trying to consolidate ..

Former YC chief from Betul Rahul Chouhan joins BJP

   Staff Reporter: Ex-President of Youth Congress from Betul, Rahul Chouhan joined BJP in presence of ex-Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP’s National Vice President Prabhat Jha in State capital on Thursday. BJP leaders welcomed him into the party fold. Shivraj Singh Chouhan told that Rahul Chouhan joined BJP as he is inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies on nationalism, public welfare and development. He told that Rahul Chouhan has created special ..

BJP expels rebel MP Bodh Singh Bhagat from party

  Staff Reporter: Finally, BJP expelled rebel Member of Parliament (MP) from Balaghat, Bodh Singh Bhagat from party on Thursday. BJP State President Rakesh Singh ousted him from party on the charges of indiscipline. Notably, Bodh Singh Bhagat was adamant to contest Lok Sabha election from Balaghat and had recently filed his nomination papers as an independent candidate after party denied ticket to him. Now, BJP is trying to consolidate the political equations in the light of Bodh Singh ..

Bhopal election is most talked about in country: Digvijay

  Staff Reporter; Congress Lok Sabha candidate for Bhopal, Digvijay Singh told that now Bhopal election has become a talking point in the entire country. On which path country will go, this has to be decided by people of Bhopal. Digvijay Singh was addressing the gathering of intellectuals, artists and writers on Thursday. Making a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said that once Karl Marx had told that religion is like opium but Mahatma Gandhi had rejected this theory. ..

Sadhvi Pradnya felicitated n She claims ‘Dharam’ will win and ‘Adharm’ will lose in election

   Staff Reporter: BJP leaders and workers felicitated Sadhvi Pradnya Singh Thakur after announcement of her name as Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate at party headquarters in State capital on Wednesday. They hoped that she will be able to trounce Congress candidate Digvijay Singh with huge margin. Earlier, meeting was held at the BJP office and this meeting was attended by ex-Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP National Vice President Prabhat Jha and other senior leaders including ..

Shepherd injured in tigress attack at Samardha forest

   Staff Reporter: A shepherd was attacked by tigress T-124 on Wednesday morning in Samardha forest range. Victim Sunil (17) escaped serious injury and has been admitted to JP Hospital for further treatment. The incident took place on Wednesday morning around 10:30 when victim Sunil went to the jungle along with his four friends. CCF, DFO, SDO, Forest Ranger and other officials reached the hospital to check the victim. According to forest officials, Sunil Chauhan (17), resident ..

Another case of fire in BMC’s workshop

   Staff Reporter; A day after city witnessed two major fire incidents in Marwadi Road and Govindpura Industrial Area respectively claiming a trader’s life, another fire broke out at the workshop of the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday afternoon. The transformer in the workshop had a spark that led to the fire. No major loss was reported from the site, though. Only used wheels were there that were burnt and the fire was doused within an hour.  According ..

Shivraj Singh Chouhan takes umbrage on CM’s tweet to PM

   Staff Reporter: After Chief Minister Kamal Nath tweeted about Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ex-Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Chief Minister Kamal Nath should not do politics and should go among people affected by rainfall, hailstorm and high velocity winds.  The lightning incidents have even claimed the lives of people in some places of State. Shivraj Singh Chouhan told that CM does not know that to seek help from Centre, State has to do the necessary conversati..

Rakesh Singh visits ailing ex-CMs Joshi,

On Monday, West Central Railway (WCR) celebrated 128th birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar with zeal at Divisional Railway Manager’s office in State capital. On this occasion, floral tributes were paid by the chief guest of the programme, Additional Divisional Railway Manager (Infra) Ajit Raghuvanshi and Additional Divisional Railway Manager (Operations) R S Rajput.During the programme, ADRM Ajit Raghuvanshi threw light on works of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar and appealed people to ..

Election expenditure observer Dhania holds review meeting

Election expenditure observer IRS Sachin Dhania, who has been appointed by the Election Commission of India for Bhopal Parliamentary constituency in Lok Sabha Election-2019, held a review meeting at Zila Panchayat auditorium on Tuesday.Dhania following the directives of ECI held meeting with the nodal officers, assistant returning officers of all the seven assembly constituencies of Bhopal, assistant expenditure observers and officials of income tax and railway etc reviewed the works done so far and ..

Now drones to help cops in traffic management

With an aim to maintain smooth traffic flow and proper traffic management, a joint team of Police, BMC and PWD officials inspected Chetak Bridge (Govindpura) trisection and planned for proper regularisation of traffic on Tuesday. The Additional Superintendent of Police (Traffic), Pradeep Singh Chouhan said that after inspecting the black spot using ‘drones’ temporary dividers and left turn was created and deployed additional traffic police force to maintain smooth flow of traffic. ..

Massive fire at

Massive fire that broke out due to spark in a transformer and power supply lines located at Marwadi road on Tuesday which soon spread to the adjacent building engulfing goods.Two major fire incidents were reported in Bhopal at Kotwali and Govindpura Industrial Area on Tuesday. In the mishap, one trader lost his life due to suffocation and burn injuries at Kotwali fire incident.In Kotwali, a 40-year-old man died in a massive fire that broke out due to sparking in a transformer and power supply lines ..

Sharma’s candidature opposed by a section of BJP workers

   Staff Reporter: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Khajuraho Lok Sabha seat, Bishnu Datt Sharma’s candidature was opposed by ex-BJP MLA Vijay Bahadur Singh and his supporters on Monday. They demanded that Sharma should rather contest election from Morena. Actually, Vijay Bahadur Singh was in fray for Lok Sabha election and is unnerved after party decided the name of B D Sharma. When contacted, BJP District President of Chhattarpur Malkhan Singh told ‘The ..

EOW intensifies probe in to e-tender, MCU cases

  Staff Reporter:  Economic Offences Wing (EOW) is continuing its investigation into alleged irregularities of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication and e-tender scam. The officers investigating both cases are working tirelessly to have clinching evidences against accused. As far as case related to Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication is concerned, then it is learnt that investigating agency, EOW, is preparing to ..

IAS topper Srushti Deshmukh credits her school as foundation stone for her success

   Staff Reporter:  Carmel Convent Senior Secondary School, BHEL, felicitated Srushti Jayant Deshmukh, the UPSC/IAS 2018 topper and ex-Carmelite in the assembly on Monday. Srushti was felicitated by Principal Sr Pavithra and Manager Sr Ancilla and the secretaries of the School Faculty, on behalf of all the teachers, staff members and students. Sridevi, former Class 12th teacher of Srushti Deshmukh (a pass out of 2014), addressed the assembly shedding light on her many qualities ..

9 slums turn to ashes in fire at Shankar Nagar

  Staff Reporter: In a massive fire that broke out in Shankar Nagar slums under ward 76, as many as nine slums turned to ashes on Sunday, rendering many families homeless. Most of the people who lived in this area worked as daily wage labourers. At the time of the incident, habitants of the shanties were present and managed to save themselves due to which no one was killed or injured. Local MLA Vishwas Sarang and Congress District President Kailash Mishra also visited the spot.   T..

Former CM Kailash Joshi unwell, under treatment in State capital

 Staff Reporter:  Former Chief Minister Kailash Joshi is unwell and is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in State capital on Sunday. On Sunday, former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, former CM Digvijay Singh and former Union Minister Suresh Pachauri went to hospital to see ailing Joshi. Member of Parliament, Alok Sanjar was also present in hospital when various leaders visited the hospital to know about the health status of Kailash Joshi. They also spoke to attending doctors.  MP ..

Blazing sun increases heat across State

  Staff Reporter: There is no respite from scorching heat in State. Sun is spraying fire. Swollen temperatures and hot winds have affected the normal life in almost every part of State. In last twenty-four hours, rainfall was recorded in some parts of Rewa division. Some parts of State reeled under the grip of heat wave. Bhopal sizzled at 42 degrees Celsius and it is highest maximum temperature recorded in State capital in current summer season so far. Indore recorded maximum at 40.5 ..

GRP arrests man with 85 mobiles worth Rs 8.16 lakh

GRP arrests man with 85 mobiles worth Rs 8.16 lakh..

City awash with devotion on Ram Navami

  Staff Reporter: The State capital woke up to chanting of religious chants ‘Jai Shree Ram’ and bhajans from various temples marking the birth of Lord Rama and culmination of nine-day pious festival Chaitra Navratri on Saturday. As it was Ram Navami, the devotees marked it with religious zeal. Devotees worshipped Lord Rama by organising various events. Ram Navami marked with devotion and processions carried out from thoroughfares of city. Puja (devotional worship) including ..

Heat wave continues in State, Bhopal sizzles at 41.8 degrees

  Staff Reporter: Madhya Pradesh continues to be in grip of hot winds with mercury soaring around 42 degrees Celsius. Highest temperature was recorded at Khargone was 45.2 degrees Celsius, giving no relief to the people. Mercury in most of parts of State crossed the temperature of 40 degrees Celsius. On Saturday, Bhopal recorded highest temperature as 41.8 degrees Celsius while minimum as 24.6 degree Celsius. Indore recorded highest temperature as 40.6 and minimum as 22.0 degrees Celsius. ..

2 held for robbing bike from farmer

  Staff Reporter; The Khajuri police, on Saturday, claimed to have solved the loot case with a 22-year-old farmer which occurred 100 meters away from Chirayu Hospital. Two miscreants snatched a motorbike from victim while he was taking his pregnant sister, accompanied with mother, to hospital in Bairagarh late in the night on March 16.  The incident falsified the tall claims being made by Bhopal Police regarding intense night vigil and their crackdown on habitual offenders of city ..

BJP’s demonstration against Congress Govt’s policies

  Staff Reporter; Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and activists staged sit-in and demonstration against the policies of Congress Government in the State at Board Office Square in the State capital on Saturday. BJP National Vice President and former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addressing the leaders and workers alleged that Congress Government which came to power with the slogan of ‘Waqt Hai Badlav Ka’ did nothing in last three months but anarchy is prevailing everywhere ..

Congress declares three LS candidates

  Congress declared three more Lok Sabha candidates on Friday evening. Jyotiraditya Scindia has been named candidate from his traditional seat Guna. Shailendra Patel has been fielded from Vidisha while Mona Sustani has been fielded from Rajgarh...

Women of SAF 23rd Battalion show super bike stunt; dog squad put up impressive show

  Silent weapon drill of women’s wing of 23rd Battalion was held at Motilal Nehru Stadium premises in Lal Parade Ground in the State capital on Friday. Chief guest on the occasion was Director General of Police (DGP) Vijay Kumar Singh. Pro..

Two more accused held in Kotwali firing incident

   Two more accused have been arrested by Kotwali police in connection with firing incident in which driver of a jeweller was shot at some days back. Both accused have fled to Bihar after the incident. Police traced them and arrested from t..

Youth held for killing uncle, aunt in TT Nagar

   TT Nagar police solved double murder case within twenty four hours. Accused is none other than nephew of deceased couple. He had stolen ATM card of his uncle and withdrew money for his personal benefits. He killed his uncle and aunt as t..

EOW takes 3 of OSMO co into custody

  Staff Reporter: A day after filing an FIR against unidentified persons in e-tender tampering case, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) took three persons of a private company into custody on Thursday. EOW also searched the office of concerned company in State capital. Now, the EOW is planning to expand its investigation criteria. Talking to ‘The Hitavada’ Director General (DG) of EOW K N Tiwari told that three persons of a private company named OSMO IT Solutions have been ..

Efforts to ensure over 80 pc voting in Balaghat district: CEO Kanta Rao

   Staff Reporter: Chief Electoral Officer V L Kanta Rao, on Thursday, conducted a detailed review of the preparations and security arrangements in Balaghat district headquarters for the Lok Sabha elections. Rao said that due to Naxal menace, special vigilance is being maintained in the district on the directives of the Election Commission of India.  Additional security forces are being provided to the State this year as compared to the Lok Sabha elections held in 2014. Rao ..

Cong objects to Rajeev Verma’s name as State icon of poll panel

   Staff Reporter; A delegation of Congress approached the Election Commission and took umbrage on appointment of actor Rajeev Verma as State icon on Thursday. Congress said that Rajeev Verma is Regional President of Sanskar Bharti, an institution of RSS. Congress told that as Rajeev Verma is connected with particular ideology hence his work in the role of State icon comes under question. Hence, he should be relieved from the charge of State icon of the Election Commission in Madhya ..

Voters’ awareness camp held at Govt Geetanjali College

   Staff Reporter; A voters’ awareness camp under SVEEP was organised for Lok Sabha Election-2019 at Government Geetanjali Girls PG (autonomous) College in the State capital on Thursday. The students were given information in detail about EVM, VVPAT and election process in the camp. The students were also given information about NOTA and about the importance of polling. They were appealed to cast their vote compulsorily. The election officers’ team comprising Dr R K ..

Lokayukta police raid against co-operative bank manager

  Staff Reporter: Raid unearths disproportionate assets, further action underway  Bhopal Lokayukta police carried out raid against branch manager of a co-operative bank in Banapura town of Hoshangabad district on Wednesday. The searches were carried out at three places, first at branch office in Banapura, second at ancestral house of accused in Timarni town (Harda) and third at rented flat of accused in Nupur Kunj in Arera Colony of Bhopal.  Lokayukta police sources told ..

Four temples’ theft cases cracked, 2 held

  Staff Reporter: Piplani police have nabbed two miscreants from Durga Mandir involved in stealing valuables from temples and recovered valuables worth Rs 1.5 lakh on Tuesday. Police team acted swiftly after receiving information about two miscreants at Durga Mandir and nabbed the two from the spot. In the initial investigation, police recovered screw driver and iron rods which were meant to break locks and door and target valuables inside the temple. The two were identified as Sanju ..

BJP accuses CM of hiding info in nomination papers

 Staff Reporter: BJP has accused Chief Minister Kamal Nath of hiding information while filing nomination papers as Congress candidate for Chhindwara Assembly by-election on Wednesday. It has demanded that action against CM should be taken under Public Representation Act and his nomination papers should be cancelled. In this regard, it has given memorandum to the Election Commission. A delegation of BJP comprising party’s Vice President Vijesh Lunawat, Shantilal Lodha, Spokesman Rahul ..

RIE students continue protest; college ready to accept few demands

    Staff Reporter: Opposing suspension of first year student from hostel of Regional Institute of Education (RIE), large number of students continued their protest on Wednesday. College management also discussed the problems of students to avoid the demonstration but all talks failed as students were demanding several things. “We have accepted the genuine demands of students like library, water, stationery, students’ union poll, academic calendar, etc as these things ..

Methodology adopted in I-T raids is attack on federal structure: Digvijay

 Staff Reporter: Congress candidate for Bhopal Lok Sabha seat, Digvijay Singh has taken umbrage over the methodology adopted in recent income tax raids in Bhopal, Indore, Delhi and Goa by telling that the manner in which Delhi I-T officials came along with CRPF personnel and conducted raid is violation of federal system and it’s a sort of attack on it. Digvijay Singh said that normally CBDT, I-T Department, Enforcement Department etc did not give any statement within 90 days of raid ..

CM Kamal Nath, wife worth over Rs 124 cr as per poll affidavit

   Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and his wife Alka own movable and immovable assets worth Rs 124.67 crore, as per the former’s affidavit filed Tuesday along with nomination papers for the Chhindwara Assembly by-poll. Nath’s movable assets stand at Rs 7.01 crore while that of his wife are worth Rs 33.50 crore, the affidavit stated.  The total value of his immovable assets is over Rs 68.36 crore while that of his wife is over Rs 15.79 crore. The immovable assets ..

After tweet to Rly Minister, GRP nabs thief from Bihar

Staff Reporter:Government Railway Police (GRP) of Ujjain has arrested an inter-state thief from Bihar who has stolen bag of a woman passenger carrying cash, jewellery, including gold and diamond, ornaments and mobile on a moving train on March 15. The stolen goods amounted to Rs 12 lakh, said ADG (Rail) Aruna Mohan Rao while addressing to mediapersons here on Tuesday.The victim Tanuja Ropre was travelling in the AC coach of the Valsad-Puri Superfast Express train with her husband Dr Deepak Ropre, ..

Voters’ awareness campaign organised at Chinar Park

  Staff Reporter:  On Tuesday, voters awareness camp was organised at Chinar Park in which volunteers informed slum women the importance of voting. Besides, an interactive session was also organised in which they were informed about the procedure and to carry important documents like voter card, Aadhaar card etc to vote. Only voteslip is not enough the voter much carry an original document of Aadhaar, or voter card. It was also informed that for Divyang people and senior citizens special ..

FIR lodged against Law Minister Sharma for violating poll code

  Staff Reporter: TT Nagar police have registered an FIR against Law Minister P C Sharma on Monday for violating Model Code of Conduct after BJP leader Kantilal Lodha had complained against the minister. After investigation by Collector, he gave the order to lodge an FIR against the minister. The police action came after P C Sharma stirred a controversy while addressing Congress party workers in an election rally in State capital Bhopal on April 3. The minister told Congress workers ..

I-T raid gets political hues in State

   Staff Reporter: BJP demands removal of DGP V K Singh  A BJP delegation, led by Prabhat Jha, reached the Election Commission office on Monday and demanded removal of Director General of Police V K Singh. BJP also demanded appointment of Special Observer and deployment of extra squad of Central Police Force. Member of Parliament Alok Sanjar, BJP Vice President Vijesh Lunawat, MLA Rameshwar Sharma, Spokesman Rahul Kothari were part of the delegation. In its complaint to the ..

Indore, Chhindwara identified as sensitive under expenditure monitoring, says Rao

   Staff Reporter: Two Lok Sabha seats have been identified by the Election Commission as sensitive under expenditure monitoring. The names of both Lok Sabha constituencies are Indore and Chhindwara. Apart from this, 28 Assembly seats have been also identified as sensitive under expenditure monitoring. This was informed by Chief Electoral Officer, V L Kanta Rao to mediapersons on Monday. He also said that six Lok Sabha constituencies will go for polls under first phase of general ..

IIFM convocation ceremony held

   Staff Reporter; The 14th convocation ceremony of Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) was conducted on Monday. Young graduates receiving their degrees seemed to enthusiastic. In this ceremony, PGDFM students of 2017-19 batches received their degrees. On the occasion, C K Mishra, Secretary Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry, Indian Government, was the chief guest. There were 92 students received their degrees during the programme. There was also 7 FPM (equivalent ..

CM assures every possible help to kin of farmers in Hoshangabad

   Staff Reporter: CHIEF Minister Kamal Nath met the families of victim farmers a day after fire claimed lives of three farmers in Hoshangabad and engulfed standing wheat crops in several acres of land. Chief Minister Nath assured of every possible help to the farmers’ kin. The fire was put to burn wheat stubbles spread into nearby fields and gutted wheat crops in at least four villages. CM Nath expressed grief on demise of three farmers and consoled their family members. ..

I-T raid: Cops, CRPF stand-off at Platinum Plaza

  Staff Reporter:  STATE Police and CRPF came face to face as police alleged that some residents of Platinum Plaza complained that they were not allowed to step out of their houses and some even needed to go out for medical assistance. When police officers from TT Nagar police station reached Platinum Plaza, CRPF personnel blocked their way and refused to let them go inside the building.  As CRPF personnel had restricted their entry an argument took place between police officers ..

College student arrested for trying to rape 7-year-old girl

   Staff Reporter:  KATARA Hills police arrested a 22-year-old college student who abducted a 7-year-old girl by luring her of money and chocolate and then tried to rape her on Friday. However when the victim started crying the accused fled from the spot. According to SHO Sangeeta Solanki, the minor girl lives with her parents in Shahpura area of Katara Hills and is a student of KG-1. The incident took place on Friday afternoon when she was going to her aunt’s home nearby. ..

Go Rurban camp for international students begins

  Staff Reporter: Go Rurban camp is being organised especially for international students for the first time in State. Giving this information, Aneesh from Ekta Parishad who is organiser said that this camp is exclusively for international youth and girls even under the age of 14 years have come all the way from Germany to understand about rural culture in India.  For most of the participants, this is a life-changing experience that gave them a broader direction with information ..

UPSC topper Srushti is SVEEP icon

  Staff Reporter;  Continuing efforts for maximum number of voting in upcoming Lok Sabha elections, District Collector has assigned UPSC topper (female category) Srushti Jayant Deshmukh as SVEEP icon. District administration is continuing Systematic Voter’s Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) to make people aware of voting in elections.  Collectorate has decided Srushti to be SVEEP icon of Bhopal district in order to attract youngsters and general public in ..

Number of spotted deer declines from 523 to 503 at Van Vihar

  Staff Reporter: Despite providing better conservation to the spotted deer at Van Vihar National Park, their population has decreased from 523 to 503. Reason for declining population of spotted deer has been cited by officials as rising population of jackals and wild dogs in the park premises.   The park officials said that population of jackal in Van Vihar has been increased from 76 to 94 and now they are targeting spotted deer in group. The park management has recently ..

BJP celebrates 39th Foundation Day

  Staff Reporter:  The 39th Foundation Day of Bharatiya Janata Party was celebrated with enthusiasm and zeal at BJP headquarters in the State capital on Saturday. Havan-poojan ritual was performed and 39 senior BJP activists were felicitated on the occasion. BJP’s National Vice President and Madhya Pradesh former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addressing the symposium said, “We are nationalist activists of Bharatiya Janata Party for whom country is first then ..

BMC comes up with ‘Golden Leaf’ concept for compost, incense sticks

  Staff Reporter;   Priyanka envisions a capital city where not a single dry leaf is burnt. With this in mind, the environmental-conscious working with a voluntary organisation launched a forum called ‘Golden Leaf’ in Bhopal along with the help of Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC). It is a platform connecting people who have brown leaves to dispose to prepare compost and organic incense sticks (which includes flowers, leaves and other biodegradable items). From ..

Sudden weather change brings respite and some pain

 Staff Reporter; Thunder activities take people by surprise in Bhopal  Light showers, gusty winds lash city  Weather conditions changed all of a sudden in Bhopal on Friday evening as sky got replete with dark clouds and soon after this, light showers accompanied by gusty winds and lightning activities started to drench the city. People who were on roads were caught unaware by the high velocity winds and drizzling activity. At some places, trees got uprooted, hoardings came ..

Power Deptt working to ease problems of people: Priyavrath Singh

  Staff Reporter:  Power Minister Priyavrath Singh said that his department has taken many important decisions to ease the problems of power consumers. Now before shutdown, people receive SMS in advance. Moreover, more than 20,000 transformers have been changed in State. Addressing the press conference, Priyavrath Singh told that State is having adequate availability of power and it had successfully met highest power demand of 14,000 MW.  Department is working on the lines to provide ..

Thirsty leopard found dead in field at Vidisha

  Staff Reporter: Carcass of a leopard was found near a well in the field of Mohammedgarh forest area under district Vidisha on Friday. The leopard was entangled in the wire used for boundary of the field. Villagers of the area witnessed the dying leopard in field and informed the Forest Department.  The leopard seems to be thirsty due to which villagers offered water to the leopard for saving his life. Rescue team from Bhopal also reached the spot on Friday afternoon but the leopard ..

Farewell given to passing out students at BSSS

  Staff Reporter: The Bhopal School of Social Sciences (BSSS) bid adieu to the UG and PG students of the outgoing batch of 2019. The farewell theme was ‘western formal (Ballroom)’ and was named as ‘Hall of Fame’. The chief guest for the award and valedictory was Professor Sunil Kumar, Vice Chancellor, RGPV, was welcomed by the Principal Dr Fr John PJ of BSSS. They released the book on MSME, which was followed by cultural programmes and distribution of awards ..

GRP arrests man with Rs 11L cash

  Staff Reporter:  BHOPAL Government Railway Police (GRP) nabbed a 32-year-old man from Bhopal Railway Station during a special drive conducted in wake of upcoming Lok Sabha elections and recovered Rs 11 lakh cash from his possession. The man was scheduled to board in a Delhi bound train when he was nabbed by GRP Bhopal on Thursday.  When he was checked, Rs 11,08,800 cash was recovered from his possession. The flying squad headed by Magistrate Suresh Singh conducted the special ..

Rakesh Singh flags off Digital Rath

  Staff Reporter: BJP State President Rakesh Singh flagged off ‘Digital Raths’ to apprise people about achievements of Modi Government. Digital Raths will cover all 29 Lok Sabha constituencies. They will first cover those 13 Lok Sabha constituencies which are going for polling under first phase of Lok Sabha elections.  While flagging off ‘Digital Rath’, BJP State President Rakesh Singh said that Congress is scared of increasing popularity of Prime Minister ..

Man shoots self after denied car to party with friends

Staff Reporter:AN MBA graduate committed suicide by shooting himself with a country-made pistol in an inebriated state after he was not allowed to take car to party with his friends in Awadhpuri area on Wednesday night, informed police. According to SHO of Awadhpuri Mangilal Bhati, deceased Shailendra Singh (26), son of Bhupendra Singh, a resident of Shivlok Colony in Khajuri Kalan area of Awadhpuri. He was a MBA graduate and worked as an executive in real estate company after which ..

3 miscreants involved in Kotwali firing incident arrested, 2 still at large

  Staff Reporter:  Finally, police busted the gang involved in Kotwali firing incident and arrested 3 miscreants while two are still at large. After almost 4 days, 20 separate police teams led by DIG Irshad Wali, SP (north) Hemant Chouhan, ASP Manu Vyas and ASP (crime) Nischal Jharia busted the gang involved in shooting 3 rounds of fire on driver of a jewellery shop owner on March 30. IG Bhopal Jaideep Prasad while interacting with the mediapersons said, “The miscreants took ..

CM releases Congress theme song for Lok Sabha elections

  Staff Reporter: Chief Minister Kamal Nath released the theme song of Congress for Lok Sabha elections at party office in the State capital on Wednesday evening. The two-minute nine seconds song of Congress has been prepared by keeping farmers, traders, common men and youths into focus. The song starts with line ‘Pukare Madhya Pradesh, Sun Lo Ye Sandesh, Desh Ke Dil Se Delhi Tak Ab Hogi Congress….,’. Later, interacting with mediapersons, Chief Minister Kamal Nath ..

BMC razes encroachments from many areas

  Staff Reporter: Bhopal Municipal Corporation’s anti-encroachment squad removed encroachment from many public places in Govindpura Industrial area. More than two dozen small shops in the pavement area has been removed using JCB machine. Other areas including Nadra Bus stand, Bhopal Talkies, Sindhi Colony were also identified where encroachments cropped up. Handcarts and kachha shops were removed from Ghoda Nakkas, Bhanpur, Lalghati Chauraha etc . Encroachment from footpath were ..

NLIU team wins Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot Court

 Staff Reporter,  Team of students from National Law Institute University (NLIU) won the world finals of prestigious Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot Court competition held in Singapore from March 29 to 31. Team of the winners from NLIU included Aishwarya Srivastava (Fifth Year), Udyan Arya (Fifth Year), Christina Shaju (Fifth Year) and Kuhoo Mishra (Third Year).  Teams from across the world participated in this competition. The NLIU team beat teams from National University ..

RMNH inaugurates temporary expo on ‘Birds of India’

  Staff Reporter; Regional Museum of Natural History (RMNH), Bhopal, inaugurated temporary painting and Model Exhibition on ‘Birds of India’ based on Avian Species of India on Wednesday in collaboration with MP State Biodiversity Board, Bhopal and Bhopal Birds, Bhopal. Professor RJ Rao, Vice Chancellor, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, was the chief guest of the programme to inaugurate the temporary exhibition. Incharge of the museum and Scientist-B Dr Manoj Kumar Sharma, ..

St Montfort School runs ‘Plog Run and April Cool Movement’

  Staff Reporter: In a joint collaboration with State Bank of India, Bhopal Municipal Corporation, NGO Sakaratmak Soch, St Montfort School run ‘Plog Run and April Cool Movement’ on Tuesday. In the presence of B Vijay Dutt, Commissioner, Bhopal Municipal Corporation, a noble and purposeful initiative was taken up in this collaboration. The movement by the name ‘Plog and April Cool Movement’ was an extension of the campaign Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which is the largest ..

Two absconding accused arrested in robbery case

  Staff Reporter: To avoid any gruesome situation during the upcoming Lok Sabha Election-2019, Sehore police are working hard to nab miscreants and accused in various cases. Under the direction of Superintendent of Police, Sehore, Shashindra Singh Chauhan, police have got success in arresting two absconding habitual offenders who had an award of Rs 5000 each over them.  According to police, Sehore SHO Manoj Mishra received a call from one of police informer that absconding criminals ..

Temperature comes down by few notches but heat continues to trouble people

 Staff Reporter:  People have some relief from scorching heat as mercury level came down marginally across the State. The temperatures have declined by a degree or two in most places. Notwithstanding the downfall in temperatures, heat is still troubling people. The highest maximum temperature of 43 degrees Celsius was recorded in Khargone. Bhopal’s maximum temperature settled down at 39.1 degrees Celsius, 2 degrees above normal. Its minimum temperature was 20.4 degrees Celsius, ..

NBA activists meet Minister Baghel, demand rehabilitation of oustees

  Staff Reporter, A delegation of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA), led by Alok Agrawal, met Narmada Valley Development Minister Surendra Singh Baghel and demanded adequate rehabilitation of people who got displaced due to Narmada dam on Monday. The delegation said that issue pertaining to proper rehabilitation of dam oustsees is lingering from decades. Alok Agrawal, who is also State President of AAP, told that people displaced due to Omkareshwar and other dams of Narmada river are fighting ..

Peddlers using students as ‘agent’ to sell drugs

 Staff Reporter, If the officers of Crime Branch are to be believed, then recent crackdown on drug peddlers, revealed shocking fact that a few students from top reputed schools and colleges in the city were not only their regular customers but also work as drug suppliers for the drug racket. The Crime Branch has identified more than one-and-a-half dozen such students who were not only using these drugs but also helping peddlers to expend their strings.  The investigations has left parents ..

Campion School begins its academic session with ‘showers of blessings’

 Staff Reporter, Campion School, Arera Colony, Secondary Section commenced its new academic session 2019-20 on Monday. After enjoying small summer vacations, all the students are back to school again. The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp done by Principal Fr Dr Athnas Lakra SJ, Vice Principal Fr Amritlal Toppo Bursar Fr Ashok SJ, Senior Teacher and Staff Member Mahendra Kothari, Senior Teacher Lathika Laxmanan along with students of different class representatives and other ..

Normal life getting affected due to sweltering heat in State

 Staff Reporter   Normal life is being badly affected by the sweltering heat in State. Heat wave persisted in Khargone and Sidhi on Monday. Other parts have some relief from heat as maximum temperature got reduced in marginal manner. For instance, Bhopal recorded maximum temperature at 38.4 degrees Celsius and it was one degree less from Sunday. The highest maximum temperature of 45 degrees Celsius was recorded in Khargone. Weather Department stated that maximum temperatures declined ..

Heat wave in Central India, Bhopal sizzles at 40.8 degrees Celsius, highest of season

  Staff Reporter,    Madhya Pradesh continues to be in a grip of hot winds with mercury soaring around 41 degree Celsius, highest of the season so far while at other places in state, mercury has already crossed the 40 degrees Celsius mark. Saturday troubled the denizens with heat waves and highest temperature of the season. Highest temperature was recorded as 45 degrees Celsius at Khargone while minimum temperature recorded as 15 degrees Celsius in Mandla. Meteorology ..

IPS felicitates regular and meritorious students

 Staff Reporter,  International Public School, Misrod, Bhopal, on Saturday felicitated students who have 100 per cent attendance (2018-19), class prefects (2019-20) and the meritorious students by honouring the traits of excellence, regularity and leadership qualities of the students by giving them badges, ties and certificates. The chief guest of the function was the Honourable Chairman of IPS Ashok Nanda.  The Principal Chitra Subramanian, all Heads, teachers and parents were ..

Rabindranath Tagore varsity holds workshop on data analytics

  Staff Reporter,   Department of Computer Science and Engineering and CS/IT of Rabindranath Tagore University jointly organised two-day national workshop on ‘Big data Analytics with R’ sponsored by Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology. The inaugural session was chaired by Professor V K Verma, Convener Core Research Group of University, Dr Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, Dean Academic and Dr Pratima Gautam, Convener and Dean (cs/it). Dr S Veenadhari, Co-Convener ..

Agrawal Jewellers’ driver shot at by three unidentified persons

  Staff Reporter,   In a sensational incident, three unidentified persons opened fire on driver of Agrawal Jewellers and fled in Kotwali area on Saturday night. Victim was immediately rushed to a private hospital where doctors wer..

Film star Govinda meets CM Nath

According to Media Co-ordinator, it was a courtesy visit Staff ReporterFilm star Govinda paid a cordial visit to Chief Minister Kamal Nath in State capital on Friday. The meeting between both of them lasted for at least half an hour. It is learnt that Govinda has come to Bhopal in connection with his project.   In the meantime, whispers started in the corridors of power that Govinda’s meeting with CM Kamal Nath was a political and he may be fielded from Indore Lok Sabha seat. ..

‘Brahma Samagam’ on March 31

Staff ReporterBrahma Samagam Sawarna Jan-Kalyan Sangathan for the demand of reservation on economic grounds will organise ‘Brahma Samagam’ in the State capital on Sunday. Brahma Samagam organisation President Pt Dharmendra Sharma informed that discussion will be held for the demand of reservation on economic grounds. He said representatives of all political parties will attend the programme. Sharma said that Brahma Samagam has been demanding reservation in the country on economic condition ..

Cong MLA Panchilal Meda threatens to resign, CM Nath assuages anger

Dharampuri MLA alleges inaction against local liquor contractorStaff ReporterA high drama ensued when tribal Congress MLA from Dharampuri (Dhar), Panchilal Meda reached to meet Chief Minister Kamal Nath and threatened to resign as he was reportedly hurt over the misbehaviour meted to him by local liquor contractor of his constituency. He said that even local administration had not helped him. However, CM Kamal Nath soothed the anger of MLA Panchilal Meda in a closed door meeting and controlled the ..

Bhopal sizzles at season’s highest max temp of 40 degrees Celsius

Khargone’s day temp reaches 45 degrees Celsius Many places reeling under max temp of 41 degrees Celsius, heat wave likely in some parts Staff ReporterWeather conditions have suddenly turned harsh as mercury is on the rise in State. During noon hours, warm winds are burning the skin. Bhopal recorded maximum temperature at 40.1 degrees Celsius, 4 degrees above normal. This is highest maximum temperature recorded by Bhopal in summer season so far. Khargone was the hottest place in State with ..

Baraiya joins Congress

  Staff Reporter,   National President of Bahujan Sangharsh Dal Phol Singh Baraiya joined Congress in presence of Chief Minister Kamal Nath in State capital on Thursday. He joined Congress along with his supporters, including former MLA Chaturilal Barhadia, and reposed full faith on Congress. He said that Congress is a party which moves along with an ideology. Within short span of three months, CM Kamal Nath has shown that how development is done.  Under the guidance of CM Kamal ..