Women bikers’ rally ‘Tigress on Trail’ concludes with amazing experience

Women bikers of ‘Tigress on Trail’ travelling 1,500 km in Madhya Pradesh reached Bhopal on Wednesday. Women bikers from all over the country covered five national parks in 6 days showcasing message of women empowerment. G Meenakshi Rao, the leader of the Bike Riders Group from Indore, said that,” this is the first time that a group of women have taken such a long ride in the country. We saw national parks. Panna National Park’s night safari was thrilling...

Light cold persists in State

Light cold prevails during evening and night hours across Madhya Pradesh. During last twenty-four hours weather remained dry everywhere. There has been no major change in night temperatures. The lowest minimum temperature of 8 degrees Celsius was recorded in Mandla and Umaria respectively. The forecast of Weather Department says that there weather conditions will remain unchanged in state. This means that light cold conditions will take little more time to turn into intense cold. Most probably, chilly ..

Speed trial for trains held at Bhopal-Habibganj third line

RailwayS conducted speed trial of trains at its third line newly constructed from Bhopal to Habibganj Station on Wednesday. Train carrying 8 coaches ran on the track for 110 kmph of speed in presence of Commissioner for Rail Safety (CRS), Mumbai Central Zone and Divisional Railway Manager (DRM). However report prepared by Commissioner is yet to be released. If report remains successful, passenger train will be running on the track. First trial was held for speed of 100 kmph to 110 kmph...

Collector urges public to wear mask

“Collector Avinash Lavania paid a surprise visit to MP Nagar area and appealed to the citizens to wear face mask and distributed masks among those who were not wearing one. A total challan of Rs 7,500 was recovered from MP Nagar area from those not wearing a face mask,” said Tehsildar (MP Nagar) Manish Sharma. The Tehsildar told ‘The Hitavada’ that the Collector encouraged citizens to compulsorily wear mask while stepping out of their homes. Notably, a drive was launched by Bhopal Collector Avinash ..

‘Corona has to be controlled with caution, but economic activities should continue’

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said “We have to take complete precautions and eliminate corona completely by controlling it, but special care must be taken to ensure that economic activities are not adversely affected. There should be no hindrance in marriage events, transportation of goods, etc, or time limit,”. He said that number of people attending the events may be limited. In high risk areas, small containment zones should also be created. In this regard, the Crisis Management Group ..

‘Ekadashi Gyaras’ celebrations amid covid-19 threat today

The State capital will be witnessing celebration of “Dev Uthani Ekadashi Gyaras” 2020 amid covid-19 pandemic on Wednesday. The festival “Ekadashi Gyaras” which is also known as “Prabodhini Ekadashi” comes after Diwali with a religious belief of waking up of the lord Ekadashi. People celebrate it with Hindu rituals followed with observance of fast, recital of vrat katha and celebrating it as choti diwali...

Vishwarang fest showcases some great films, amazing workshops

The second day of Vishwarang Film Festival began with Amit Malik’s violin playing. The first session of the day was hosted by Vinay Upadhyay and Jyoti Dubey in which eminent artist Amit Malik from film and music field who mesmerised everyone with his violin presentation. Following to which, Uma Vasudev’s directed film ‘Padma Sachdeva’ was presented which is based on Indian musician M K M Sheryaar’s life...

Even as corona spreading wings, some people shying from masks

Even as coronavirus cases are spiraling up once again post festival season, many people are still negligent and are avoiding wearing masks on their faces. In market and bus stand, one can easily see many people moving out with face mask. Even in using low floor buses, some people were seen sitting on seat without mask. Same was the case with passenger buses plying from Bhopal to near by cities such as Hoshangabad, Sehore etc...

CM makes surprise visit to Collectorate, reviews work

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday made a surprise inspection at the Bhopal Collectorate and took stock of implementation of various public welfare schemes. Beginning by his visit to various areas of Bhopal, CM Chouhan reviewed the construction works and the facilities being provided to the people. After reviewing these works, Chouhan instructed the officials concerned to ensure the completion of these works within the stipulated time...

A must read for all law aficionados

This book is a compilation of reliable and qualitative information covering the judicial system of present day Madhya Pradesh from Vedic period to Mughal rule, British rule, Maratha empire, tribal system and post-independence era. Indeed it is a walk through the ages and traces not only prevalent judicial system but existing socio-economic system and impact thereof on the present day. It also throws light on the less celebrated age old infrastructural gems of the district judiciary...

NSS volunteers, Awaj NGO spread awareness

volunteers of National Service Scheme and Awaj NGO distributed masks at various market areas and appealed to citizens to strictly follow COVID-19 guidelines, on Monday. Notably, on instructions of Collector Avinash Lavania ‘Roko Toko’ campaign was launched in the State capital to make citizens aware of social distancing norms and need to wear a mask...

Water leakage near Hoshangabad rd rectified, normal supply resumed

Water leakage near Hoshangabad road has been rectified by Bhopal Municipal Corporation Water Works Department. As per officials, leakage was rectified after strenuous hours of work at wee hours by 3 am. Water supply was normalised to many nearby areas by noon. In Ward number 52, 53, 54 water supply remained affected. In many areas under zone 13, including Adarsh Nagar Society, Shivshakti Nagar, Sanskar Housing, Rajat Vihar, Shalimar Sevan Garden, Krishna Complex, Ganesh Nagar, D Mart, Priyadarshini ..

Vishwarang Intl Film fest starts from today

On Sunday, in co-ordination with renowned YouTube channel Get Set Parent with Pallavi, ‘Vishwarang-2020’ started its first child literature, art and music festival. The first day of the programme started with the conversation between Pallavi and renowned writer Ruskin Bond. Additional to that, a variety of cultural dance and other events were also organised...

Spot fine drive intensified against violators not wearing mask

The coronavirus has started to spread again in the city. In view of this, the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also begun to take strict action against the careless people for violating COVID-19 SOP norms. On Sunday, the Bhopal Municipal Corporation took action to levy fine on those who were not wearing mask in public places and do not follow the Covid-19 guidelines...

Chhath Puja concludes with fervour and gaiety

On the occasion of Chhath festival, the prestigious two-day ceremony ‘Chhath Prasang’ of Bhojpuri Sahitya Academy under Madhya Pradesh Culture Department was held on Saturday morning at Prempura Ghat (near promenade). Well-known singers Preeti Mishra and Pankaj Kumar sung many devotional songs in the programme. Both artists performed well-known traditional Chhath songs...

Second day of ‘Vishwarang-2020’ witnesses variety of programmes

The second day of Tagore International Literature and Art Festival’Vishwarang-2020’ started with Bindu Juneja’s Odissi Dance. Bindu Juneja mesmerised everyone with her performance on ‘Narmadastkam Nritya’ that glorifies the holy river Narmada...

Admn team visits markets, slaps fine on violators not using masks

Several campaigns, having common motive of spreading awareness on prevention of coronavirus, are being carried out in State capital. Notably, Collector Avinash Lavania has ordered all the sub-divisional magistrates (SDMs) to carry out drive against those not wearing masks and violating social distancing norms. SDM Kolar Rajesh..

Bhopal Railway celebrates International Children’s Day

Celebrating World Children Day, Bhopal railway station was decorated on blue light theme to raise awareness among passengers and railway employees. ..

Field staff of sub-health centres should always remain present at Hqs: Kiyawat

“field staff of sub-health centres should always remain present at their headquarters,” said Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat on Friday. The Divisional Commissioner gave above instructions after he made surprise visits to several sub-health centres in rural areas of Bhopal. Kiyawat visited and inspected arrangements at Eitkhedi, Dillod, Harrakhera and Basai sub-health centres. ..

Gupkar alliance trying to vitiate Kashmir atmosphere: Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has accused Gupkar alliance of trying to vitiate atmosphere in Kashmir. Chouhan asserted that all leaders of the alliance, formed by eight parties of Kashmir, used to give anti-national statement. He demanded that Congress leadership should clear its stand on Article 370. ..

Safari to come up in Kanha, consent for Pench, Bandhavgarh on cards

The long-pending proposal of developing safari in core area of three tiger reserves of Madhya Pradesh is likely to see the light of the day...

Police team attacked at Irani Dera, cops fire in air in self-defence

Police personnel were attacked when they reached Irani Dera to arrest an accused in State capital on Thursday morning. Women and men of Irani Dera attacked cops with sticks, stones and threw chilly powder into their eyes. Police hadto fire four to five rounds of bullets in the air in self-defence. Amid chaos, main accused was arrested and case was filed..

CM Chouhan attends last rites of father-in-law in Gondia

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended funeral of his father-in-law Ghanshyam Das Masani in Gondia (Maharashtra) on Thursday. It was on Wednesday that Ghanshyam Das Masani died in a private hospital of Bhopal due to illness. Paying tribute, CM said that he never saw arrogance in Ghanshyam Das Masani’s behaviour in last 28-29 years...

Tourism Minister Usha Thakur flags off ‘Tigress on the Trail’ expedition

Tourism Minister Usha Thakur flagged off ‘Tigress on the Trail’ expedition organised by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Department in State capital on Thursday. Under this expedition, women bikers will visit national parks of State to promote adventure and safe tourism. Usha Thakur said that if there is undaunted, fearless and safe tourism anywhere, it is in Madhya Pradesh. Special innovations are being made by Tourism Department to promote tourism in State...

BMC to ensure thermal scanning at various ghats for Chhath Puja

Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) has done arrangements in around 20 different Ghats for Chhath Puja celebrations. For this district administration and Bhopal Municipal Corporation has deployed officials in various ghats to facilitate devotees. Different waste bins have been kept for segregate wet dry and other religious waste. The BMC is eyeing on making this event as a zero waste festival and for that massive awareness campaign is also being done to not to use polythene...

Shooting Academy to host intl competitions shortly

Several facilities are being made available to talented and emerging sportspersons by the State Government. Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy located in Bhopal will now soon hold international level shooting competitions. Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia said this during inspection of expansion works of 50 meter shooting range and the boys and girls hostel under construction in Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy at Bishan Khedi in Bhopal on Wednesday...

Migratory birds making come back to water bodies in city

The epic journey of migratory birds from distant parts of world to Bhopal has commenced even as winter season is trying to settle its foot in State. Currently, their number remains low but bird experts say that number of migratory birds will start swelling from December. There are many birds visited the city wetlands for the first time while a few have revisited city after gap of three years. Notwithstanding lesser number of migratory bird flocks, some rare migratory birds have been spotted in wet ..

Congress leaders, workers celebrate Kamal Nath’s b’day

Congress workers and leaders celebrated birthday of former Chief Minister Kamal Nath at party office in the State capital on Wednesday. They cut a cake, distributed sweets and burst crackers to celebrate the occasion. Former Minister Sajjan Singh Verma cut the cake as a mark of celebration of Kamal Nath’s birthday...

‘Dashboard to be setup to achieve goals of ATMA Scheme’

“A dashboard will be setup in Bhopal district to achieve goals of Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Scheme,” said Collector Avinash Lavania. The Collector gave the above remark while addressing a time limit meeting at the Collectorate. Lavania said that dashboard will be constituted on the basis of State-level plan. All the departments should begin preparations for this and that progress of work will be reviewed every Monday, the Collector added...

Tourists’ ignorance about cleanliness irks officials in Kanha

Despite Government making all efforts to make Clean India campaign successful, tourists in tiger reserves and sanctuaries are doing exactly the opposite thus ruining the efforts. Forest employees were shocked to see the quality of garbage left behind by tourists in Kanha Tiger Reserve on Tuesday. While Government is carrying Clean India campaign on wide level, MP Tourism has strictly banned plastic bags in tourism spots. The reserve officials said that the campaigns being run by management could not ..

CM, family offer prayers at Chinna Jeeyar Swami Ashram in Telangana

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with his wife Sadhna Singh and two sons went to Telangana by new State plane. In Telangana, CM and his family went to Chinna Jeeyar Swami Ashram and offered their prayers...

Chhath Puja all set to start today, BMC officials inspect ghats

On Tuesday, inspection was carried out by Bhopal Municipal Corporation officials at Sheetal Das ki Bagiya for Chhath Puja preparations. MLA Krishna Gaur was also present during the inspection. Special care has to be taken in this Mahaparva for cleanliness and purity, in which the use of plastic is prohibited. Only biodegradable material will be used for decoration of ghats. Bamboo made itineraries will be are used. Chhath Ghat cleanliness campaign was conducted from 10 am on the ghat...

‘Send revised proposal for Traffic Directorate’

Home Minister Dr Narottam Mishra reviewed road safety related works at Police Training and Research Institute (PTRI). He directed to prepare revised proposal in a week and send it to Mantralaya to set-up Traffic Directorate Command Centre in Bhopal. Dr Mishra also instructed to send a proposal to the Government in context to bu..

Bhopal Divn breaks record of max goods wagon

Bhopal Railway Division has broken all records by giving Green signal to maximum goods train in 24 hours from Itarsi yard to Nagpur route. Railway officials said that while entire people were celebrating the festival of Diwali, employees of Bhopal railway were dedicated for uninterrupted operation of trains. With the coordination of pilots, station employees and control officers, total 71 goods wagon were given Green signal from Itarsi yard towards Bhopal, Jabalpur, Khandwa and Nagpur...

CM and wife perform puja at Narmada Ghat in Jait village

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with wife Sadhana Singh performed ‘Puja’ at Kheda-Mata Temple, Hanuman Temple and Maa Narmada Ghat in Jait village of Sehore district on Monday. He had darshan at Mahakal temple of village and performed “Puja-Arcahana” of Dooj at his residence with family. Member of Parliament Ramakant Bhargava, Collector Ajay Gupta, public representatives and officers were present on the occasion...

World-level multi-model logistic hub will be established in State: Singh

Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Minister Bisahulal Singh said that world level multi model logistic hub will be established in Madhya Pradesh. He was addressing departmental review meeting at Mantralaya on Monday...

Birsa Munda sacrificed his life protecting freedom, fighting against exploitation: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh is celebrating Janjati Gaurav Diwas today, remembering the sacrifice of great patriot Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary. Chief Minister Chouhan was addressing a state level programme, organized on the birth anniversary of Shaheed Birsa Munda to pay tribute to the tribal heroes and to remember their sacrifices on Janjati Gaurav Diwas at Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum today...

Two of inter-state drug peddlers’ gang nabbed by city STF near Bhopal

A team of STF Jabalpur nabbed two drug peddlers involved in an inter-state narcotic racket and seized 180 grams smack from them at Sironj – Vidisha crossing in Bhopal. The arrested have been identified as Satyanarayan Meena, son of Kaluram Meena, resident of Kohni village in Rajasthan and Ram Singh Meena alias Bacchan, son of Bhanwarlal Meena, a resident of Chhapra in Rajasthan...

Curbs on crackers improves city’s air quality index on Diwali

air quality index was recorded 37 on Sunday in Bhopal city which is considered as a good quality index especially during festive season of Diwali. This year, change was witnessed in Diwali celebration and mostly green crackers were purchased by people. Environmentalist V K Panth said that during Diwali usually noise and air pollution levels are quite high but this year desirable change is witnessed which is very good...

City decks up to celebrate Festival of Lights Diwali

Amid fireworks and religious mantras, people across the city geared up with warm welcome of Goddess Lakshmi along with Ridhi-Sidhi to their homes as well as shops. On Friday, people observed the rituals of ‘Roop Choudas’ which assumed as important for girls especially. The city had worn bridal look amid bursting crackers and colourful lights during evening hours. On the day, girls put ‘Ubtan’ (traditional face pack) on their face. The rituals of ‘Roop Chaudas’ ..

Firecrackers’ sale dwindles in State capital due to restrictions

Amidst the double whammy of corona pandemic and pollution crisis the firecracker sale in State capital this Diwali dropped almost by 50 per cent, the local traders say. The firecracker wholesalers and retailers in the city have termed it a ‘Black Diwali’ owing to the steep decline in sales this year. Unlike last years, the usual hustle and bustle at many of the city’s markets selling crackers, including Bairagarh, Kolar, Old City and others, was sorely missing this year ahead ..

Proposal to increase 970 nursing seats in medical colleges approved

Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang granted approved the proposal of Medical Education Department for new syllabus and to increase number of seats in Government Nursing Colleges from education session 2020-21. According to the proposal, as many as 440 seats have been increased in BSc Nursing, 260 in Post BSc Nursing and 270 seats in MSc Nursing in six medical colleges. As many as 60 to 120 seats have been approved for BSc Nursing, 60 seats in post basic nursing, 50 seats in MSc Nursing ..

Helpers of road accident victims will be awarded: ADG Sagar

Additional Director General of Police, Police Training and Research Institution, D C Sagar informed that Government will honour those who help victims of road accidents. Awards will be given in two categories for common people. He said that person or institution which helps road victim can send their entry for award within a week to ADG, Police Training and Research Institution, Jehangirabad, Bhopal. The detail information about registration, award and award sum is given on road transport and ..

CM visits Late Vijay Sahariya’s residence, announces Govt job to deceased’s wife

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached the residence of family affected in the incident occurred at Ukavadkhurd village in Guna district. Chief Minister issued instructions to provide Government job to Late Vijay Sahariya’s wife, Rs 5,000 monthly allowance for the next 6 months, Rs 4 lakh in Sambal Yojana and a pucca house. He expressed his condolences to the bereaved family, consoled them and assured all possible assistance to them...

Chilly weather prevails across Madhya Pradesh

Chilly weather prevails across Madhya Pradesh. So far, there is no major drop in minimum temperature. Moderate cold is forcing people to look for warm clothes during evening and night. Cold conditions are likely to intensify when once chilly winds starts to sweep the State. Bhopal’s minimum temperature was 12.8 degrees Celsius, 3 degrees below normal...

Uddip Welfare Society celebrates Diwali with needy children

Uddip Social Welfare Society celebrated Diwali in advance with Divyang and needy children at Mother Teresa orphanage by distributing gifts and essentials to them amid COVID-19 pandemic on Monday. Founder of Uddip Social Welfare Society Poonam Shroti and members spread happiness to the Divyang and needy children by presenting them various gifts...

‘NEP is an opportunity to prepare according to nature of students’

Governor Anandi Ben Patel said that National Education Policy is an opportunity to prepare according to nature and tendency of student. Teachers will have to accept challenges of making students self-sufficient during teaching by incorporating qualities of enthusiasm, discipline and experience in them. Governor said this while addressing a webinar organised by IES University. The main speaker at the webinar organised on the theme ‘National Education..

Yoga is ‘Ramban’ to boost immunity: CM Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Yoga is Ramban to boost immunity. The entire World needs it in times of corona pandemic. The chief minister made the above statement while inaugurating a day-long webinar, organized by Madhya Pradesh Chapter of Bhartiya Yoga Parishad. We have to save the suffering humanity from this horrific crisis by spreading Yoga more and more, Chouhan added. Chouhan said that Yoga education has been..

Leopard count surpasses in State

After earning the tag for highest population of tigers and Ghariyal, Madhya Pradesh is all set to get popularity for highest leopard count too. State Forest Department has claimed that there are more than 2200 leopards in various jungle areas of state. During year 2014, first leopard census was conducted in which around 1800 leopards were counted...

Test-cum-training session of POs posted as Dy Collectors, Nayab Tehsildars held

“A probationer becomes a skilled officer only when one undergoes training seriously,” said Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat on Sunday. The Divisional Commissioner was addressing a test-cum-training session of the probationary officers (PO) posted as Deputy Collectors and Nayab Tehsildars at all five districts in Bhopal division...

Computer Baba’s ashram razed in Indore, Baba held

AN ASHRAM belonging to Namdev Das Tyagi also known as Computer Baba was razed in an action to remove encroachment by the administration in Indore on Sunday. All the material was safely removed before demolishing the encroachment...

Police, Excise Department seize 3,350 kg Mahua Lahan, 340 ltr illicit country liquor

In a joint operation by the Bhopal Police and Excise Department as much as 3,350 kg Mahua Lahan and 340 litres of illicit country liquor was confiscated from Berasia and cases were lodged against ten accused. Assistant Commissioner, Excise Department, Sanjeev Kumar Dubey said that after receiving several complaints of production of illicit liquor, an intensive search operation was carried out in Sinkachh, Bijora and Tapra villages and also in the rivers flowing nearby...

Mild cold conditions persist in State

Weather conditions remain unchanged across the State. Nights are becoming colder with every passing day. With this, winter season has started to prevail in State. Temperatures likely to dip further in coming days. In Bhopal, people have started to wear warm clothes during evening and night hours. Even earlier morning hours forces people to look for warm clothes...

‘Every eligible street vendor must get loan for business’

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the government is making available loan without guarantee to street vendors to run their businesses. Interested street vendors should apply for loans, they will be provided a loan of Rs 10 thousand, he added. Chouhan said that it is a matter of pleasure that Madhya Pradesh tops in the..

Vishwarang festival celebrates cultural diversities with variety of programmes

The second day of Vishwarang Art and Literature Festival 2020 witnessed programmes at various countries like USA, UK, Netherlands, UAE etc. ‘Vishwarang 2020’ at USA started off with greetings by the officials of the Indian Consulate in New York and by a mesmerising performance on ‘Shri Ram Stuti’ by Archana Joglekar...

COVID: 91.48 pc recovery rate in Bhopal

At least as 178 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in the State capital on Friday, taking the tally of infections to 25,720. So far, 495 patients have succumbed to the corona infection in Bhopal and 1,599 patients are undergoing treatment presently. The recovery rate of corona infection in State capital has reached 91.48 per cent. ..

Winter season makes its presence felt in city

People have taken out their best woollen clothes to stay warm and safe as weather conditions have become chilly and it is difficult to be without warm clothes especially during morning and evening hours. Gradually, winter season is making its presence felt in the State. In coming days, mercury is likely to drop further. ..

Spurious ghee manufacturing unit raided, 3 accused nabbed

A joint team of Food Department and police officials raided a spurious ghee manufacturing unit in Jumerati market and recovered more than 4 quintal of adulterated ghee and other raw material and tools involved in making ghee. ..

Fire at scrap dealers’ shops near Habibganj Naka

A major fire broke out in shops near Habibganj Naka. Three shops of scrap dealers adjacent to each another were gutted in the incident. Bhopal Municipal Corporation fire brigade team reached the spot at around 5 pm. BMC Fire Squad Officer Rameshwar Neel said that around five fire brigade reached the spot and fire was controlled within two hours. ..

Equestrians’ team bags 7 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals in 3rd Jaipur Competition

Eight players of Madhya Pradesh State Equestrian Academy bagged 13 medals in the 3rd Jaipur Equestrian Competition held at Jaipur from October 28 to 31, 2020, after a long gap due to corona pandemic. Besides, eight from the academy have also qualified for the Junior National Equestrian Competition with their brilliant performances in the Regional Equestrian League...

Pipeline construction work completed at Kamla Park

The water pipeline construction work of 700 mm capacity 1400 meter pipeline at Kamla Park area has been completed. In a function new tank at Shahenhanbad was also inaugurated and direction were given to start water supply. BMC Commissioner inspected water pipeline work in many areas including Hamidia road, Berasia road, Berkhedi, Hoshangabad road etc...

BMC removes illegal hoardings from places

Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) removed illegal hoarding from Bhojpur, Vallabh Bhavan , New Market, Fortune city area etc. A total of Rs 3,32,310 was also collected as revenue from the violators. Despite facing huge protest, Bhopal Municipal Corporation’s anti-encroachment cell removed illegal hoardings, frames and structures from various places BMC has intensified the drive since last month...

Women celebrate Karwa Chauth with zeal

On the auspicious occasion of ‘Karwa Chauth’ married women geared up for festivities, rituals, puja and celebration amid covid-19 in the State capital. Due to prevailing situation of covid-19 though there was a bit less spark of festivity as compared to every year but it failed to dampen the spirit of people. Women observed fast praying for long life and well being of their husbands and healthy life...

Youths turn out in large numbers to vote

Along with middle and old people, youths have also turned up in large number to cast vote in by-elections of 28 Assembly seats on Tuesday. They stood in line to use their franchise and their heart was full with zeal to cast the votes. They waited patiently in queues at polling stations to get their turn to press the button of EVM machine to cast the v..

Massive fire at Panchanan building, no casualties

A massive fire broke out at Panchanan building in New Market early Tuesday morning. The fire was so severe that about 25 fire fighters had to douse the fire. The fire was spotted by locals at around 3 am. There were no reports of any casualties in this incident. The fire was on the sixth floor of the building. BMC Fire Officer Rameshwar Neel said that as soon as they got the information the BMC fire squad team reached within minutes . It took more than two hours..

Bhopal Rly dispatches 100 tractors to B’desh

Bhopal Railway has loaded 100 agriculture tractors 25 NMG in goods wagon for further transportation to Benapole in Bangladesh for the second time on Tuesday. The tractors were loaded in wagon at Mandideep. This has happened for the second time in history of Bhopal where tractors have been transported via freight trains to other country. This ..

Women on shopping spree for Karwa Chauth flout all norms

markets are all decked up for festive season in the State capital. One of the most auspicious festivals Karwa Chauth will be celebrated in two days and preparations are in full swing. But it seems the shoppers have completely forgotten covid-19 protocols amid shopping and festivity. City markets are being flooded with karwas (pot) and beautiful religious stuff to mark the o..

‘Scientific research will boost small industrial units’

“Small units will be expanded in Madhya Pradesh by linking research and development of Science and Technology with micro, small and medium enterprises, which will also inspire the country as a model,” said Minister for Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises and Science and Technology Om Prakash Sakhlecha during the round table conference held on Sunday...

Minimum temperature further drops in city

People have started wearing jackets in the evening as chilly breezy weather sets in city. On Sunday from morning there was slight cold breeze which increased during the evening. On Sunday, the maximum temperature recorded at Bhopal was coming to 30 degree Celsius and minimum temperature was at 13 degree Celsius which was three degree below normal...

Panna listed as UNESCO biosphere reserve

Panna Tiger Reserve of Madhya Pradesh is finally enlisted in UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) programme. The reserve has joined world network of biosphere reserves. This is the third biosphere in State following Pachmarhi and Amarkantak, the first two. Panna was notified as biosphere reserve by Ministry of Environment and Forest in the Year 2011...

Portion of house wall collapses as water pipeline bursts in Inayatpur

A portion of wall in Inayatpur collapsed due to bursting of Kolar water pipeline. No causalities were reported. As per locals the force of water was very high which also led to water-logging in nearby areas. BMC water works officials reached the spot within half an hour but the issue was rectified only by the evening...

Minimum temperature starts to drop in State

Now weather conditions have started to change in State. Mild cold is trying to build inroads, giving slight pinch to people during evening and morning hours. With this, now everyone is expecting that winter season is almost on the door step. Weather Department said that weather conditions remained dry during last twenty-four hours in State. Maximum temperatures remained at normal level everywhere. The highest maximum temperature of 35 degrees Celsius was recorded in Khandwa...

MoS Parmar administers oath of national unity at Mantralay

Minister of State for General Administration, Inder Singh Parmar administered the oath for unity, integrity and safety of the nation on the birth anniversary of freedom fighter, first former Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Mantralaya on Saturday. Notably, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel strengthened the nation by integrating the Indian princely states and built a modern India. In order to commemorate his great efforts, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India took ..

DRM inspects ongoing work of 3rd rly line between Bhopal, Habibganj

Bhopal Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Uday Borwankar inspected ongoing construction work of third railway line between Bhopal and Habibganj on Wednesday. ..

Autopsy on COVID bodies reveals

Apart from lungs, novel coronavirus can also affect other parts of the body including kidney, pancreas and brain. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhopal, conducted post-mortem on 10 corona bodies to be on familiar terms with the effect of the virus on different organs of COVID-19 patients..

Preparations in full swing for ‘Festival of Lights’

As the Festival of Lights ‘Diwali’ is round the corner preparations for the celebration are on in full swing despite rise in corona cases these days in the State capital...

EC revokes Kamal Nath’s star campaigner status

‘Item’ jibe against Minister Imarti Devi, ‘actor’ comment against Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has proved dear to Madhya Pradesh Congress President and former Chief Minister Kamal Nath...

Commuters facing problems in absence of inter-city pvt buses

absence of inter-city private buses during festive season is bothering passengers a lot. People who travel to their home town during festivals are facing inconvenience. Bus operators are showing adamant behaviour towards their demands and denied to start operation of vehicle until their demands are approved. Operators are demanding 50 per cent fare hike on account of increased fuel price and declining number of passengers...

Weather conditions passing through transition phase

WEATHER conditions are passing through transition phase. Now, light cold is being felt in the evening and morning hours. The day continues to remain humid. Bhopal’s maximum temperature was 32.6 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature was 16.7 degrees Celsius respectively. Weather Department informed that there has been no major change in maximum temperatures...

Collector, Municipal Commissioner to inspect fire accident site at New Market

On Thursday, District Collector Avinash Lavaniya and Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner K V S Chaudhary inspected New Market. The shop-keepers whose shops was gutted in a fire accident interacted with the officials...

e-surveillance system at Kerwa centre yet to be revamped

With an aim to provide better monitoring and secure the rising population of big cats around Bhopal, the Forest Department adopted e-surveillance system about six years back. Population of tigers as well as leopards continued to be rising around the area but camera traps installed on the towers under e-surveillance could not be increased. Many times, the high range cameras placed on the towers of e-surveillance system fail to provide images. Currently, there are around 20 adult tigers active in Bhopal ..

Immersion of Durga idols passes off smoothly

The arrangements for processions related to immersion of idols of Goddess Durga were made on Wednesday as well. The procession related to immersion of tableaux of Goddess Durga started on Wednesday at 6 pm from Bharat Talkies and conclude at the immersion site on October 13...

State witnesses slight drop in mercury

MILD cold is being experienced during evening and morning hours in the State. With this, winter season is giving the indication that it is going to knock the doors of state soon. Bhopal’s maximum temperature settled at 30.5 degrees Celsius, 0.5 degree below normal. Its minimum temperature was 15.9 degrees Celsius, 0.9 degree below normal...

Kamal Nath makes veiled attack on Scindia

MAKING a veiled attack on Jyotiraditya Scindia, former Chief Minister and Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath said that forty eight years ago, Madhya Pradesh was known due to Gwalior and now Gwalior lags in development. “Those who have asserted from years that Gwalior and Chambal is theirs should explain why Gwalior is lagging in development,” asked Kamal Nath while addressing a public rally in support of Congress candidate Sunil Sharma in Gwalior...

12 shops gutted in New Market area

A major fire broke out in New Market area in the wee hours of Tuesday. More than 12 shops were burnt as they were adjacent to each other. Though no major causality has been reported but lakhs of rupees have been lost in this accident. The fire was reported in the wee hours when some locals saw smoke coming out a shop in New Market TT Nagar area around 2.30 am. Subsequent to this fire team was called on the spot and police officials also reached. BMC Fire Officer Rameshwar Neel said that around 25 ..

SEC’s goal is to ensure that no eligible person is deprived of voting: B P Singh

Main objective of State Election Commission is to ensure that eligible persons are not deprived of voting and ineligible persons are not able to vote in the election. State Election Commissioner Basant Pratap Singh said this at a briefing session organised in the commission for IAS probationers of the year 2019 batch. Singh said that you will have an important role in the civic body and panchayat elections to be held in the coming months. He told to take the information given here ..

‘Meri Saheli’ drive to secure women passengers in trains

Concerned over the safety of female passengers, especially during festivals, Bhopal railway has started ‘Meri Saheli’ campaign in all trains passing through various stations of the division. In this campaign, Railways female cops are interacting with female passengers travelling alone in the train. They are guiding the passengers for safety issues and also making them alert towards suspected incidents during the journey. They are also informing passengers about ..

Mask distribution, special havan organised at Durga pandals

Havan, special puja rituals and symbolic Chola tableau procession was organised in different areas of the city as a part of Durga Puja celebrations. As a part of special drive to ensure COVID-19 compliance, mask distribution was done by Durga Utsav Samitis in many pandals...

Weather conditions passing through transition phase

Weather remains dry across Madhya Pradesh. There have been no rainfall activities in any part of state in last twenty four hours. Therefore, mercury level is soaring gradually every passing day. Now weather conditions are passing through transition phase in state. It is only during early morning hours when people feels little pinch of mild cold. As usual, days remain hot and humid...

Four robbers hold businessman’s family hostage, flee with car

Four armed robbers attacked the house of a property dealer in Koh-e-Fiza, took the family hostage and fled with a car and nothing else, said police. The robbers who wore masks, struck at the three-storey house owned by Pawan Nagpal (59) in Housing Board Colony. Nagpal stays with his wife and mother-in-law. The incident took place around 4 am on Friday when the four armed robbers attacked the house of the businessmen, and at first, they tied the security guard to his chair. Sub Inspector ..

Durga Puja celebrated with fervour, gaiety in city

Durga Puja was celebrated with fervour and gaiety in State capital. In some areas devotees were asked to wear mask to get entry to puja pandals. Mata Mandir witnessed good rush from morning hours and special puja was conducted on the occasion of Durga Ashtami. People are allowed to give offerings from distance and queue was also maintained by volunteers. In various areas Maa Durga’s pandals are decorated with colourful lights and flowers from all around. Aarti of Matarani is being performed ..

Recoveries cross 1.5 lakh in State

Congress leader Jaivardhan Singh was among 953 people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the State on Friday. So far 1,65,294 people across the State have contracted the deadly contagion and of which 2,855 have succumbed to the infection. Thirteen people died of COVID-19 in Madhya Pradesh in past 24 hours. For the fourth consecutive days recoveries have outnumbered fresh cases in State as 1,325 people were discharged while 953 fresh cases came to the fore. The tally of recoveries has reached ..

High vegetable prices dampen festivities

Though festivals are on its peak, common families are worried with the soaring price of vegetables. While onion is being for Rs 70 to 80 per kg, tomatoes have touched Rs 60 per kg. Apart from green vegetables, basic veggies like potatoes, tomatoes, coriander, onion, garlic have become out of reach. The rising price of vegetables is dampening the festive spirit of common households. All green vegetables are being sold above Rs 60 per kg. Lady’s finger is being sold for Rs 60 per kg, ..

Online expo ‘The Myth of Jeteer’ held at IGRMS

Under 19th series of online exhibition by Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS), a ‘Myth of Jeteer’ story related to myths of ancestors prevalent in Sindhudurg region of Maharashtra was broadcast in YouTube channel of IGRMS...

Online expo ‘The Myth of Jeteer’ held at IGRMS

Under 19th series of online exhibition by Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS), a ‘Myth of Jeteer’ story related to myths of ancestors prevalent in Sindhudurg region of Maharashtra was broadcast in YouTube channel of IGRMS. The online exhibition presented basic information, photographs and videos. About this exhibition, Dr Praveen Kumar Mishra, Director, IGRMS said that in this episode of online exhibition series we are introducing you to “Mythological Trail exhibition portrays inner ..

Work to win trust, hearts of people: Governor to trainee IAS officers

Governor Anandiben Patel said that officers should deal with common man with compassion and patience. Aim of functioning should be to win the trust and hearts of people. Governor Anandiben Patel was addressing trainee IAS officers, who paid a courtesy visit at Raj Bhavan on Thursday. Governor Anandiben Patel said that it is a matter of pleasure that all officers are from highly technical background. She suggested them to build people-o..

Sair Sapata opens for wedding ceremonies

Madhya Pradesh State Development Tourist Corporation’s entertainment hub in the State capital ‘Sair Sapata’ will now be open for wedding ceremonies. Not only that people can now book the ground and other areas, including selfie points for birthday celebrations and to host parties. The place will also be open for pre-wedding photo shoot destination...

Sports Director instructs officials to resume activities in Hoshangabad soon

Director Sports and Youth Welfare Pawan Kumar Jain on Monday reviewed the sports activities at Hoshangabad. He oversaw the Rajmata Scindia Khel Prashal Itarsi and held discussion over sports activities with the officials and players of various sports associations. Sports Director also inspected the arrangements at Sports and Youth Welfare district office at Hoshangabad...

Unemployed youths to get loan upto Rs 10 lakh to rear cows

Madhya Pradesh Acharya Vidyasagar Cow-Promotion Scheme is an important scheme of the animal husbandry department, under which the unemployed youths will get a loan upto Rs 10 lakh to rear cows. Under this scheme, the Government will provide 25 per cent of the unit cost as margin money assistance for around Rs 1.5 lakh for general category and 33 per cent for SC/ST, at Rs 2 lakh...

25 low-floor buses back on roads in city

Six months after the lockdown was imposed and restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic continues, 25 low-floor buses hit the roads in Bhopal from Monday. Notably, transportation services in the state capital came to a halt in wake of coronavirus pandemic outbreak...