Bhopal

Shivraj leads tribals’ march

 Staff Reporter:  Hundreds of tribals from Sehore thronged New Market area of State capital and demonstrated against the alleged atrocities faced by them through the hands of local officials on Tuesday. Former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan led the demonstrators and warned State Government that no injustice with tribals would be tolerated. Later, a delegation led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Chief Minister Kamal Nath, who accepted all the demands.  After meeting CM, when delegation ..

Sehore Collector instructs officers in time-bound meet

 Staff Reporter: On Monday, Sehore Collector Ajay Gupta chaired time limit meeting at Collectorate meeting hall. He discussed problem of drinking water, monsoon, cleanliness, health and revenue cases. The meeting was attended by Chief Executive Officer of Zila Panchayat Arun Vishvakarma, ADM Vinod Chaturvedi and all the officers of concerning departments.  The Collector directed all the departmental officers that as the meeting of scheduled caste/Tribal Vigilance Evaluation Committee ..

CM meeting with Governor fuels speculation of Cabinet expansion

 Staff Reporter: Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s meeting with Governor Anandiben Patel at Raj Bhawan on Tuesday created sensation in the corridors of politics in State. When Chief Minister Nath went to Raj Bhawan, speculations started about possible Cabinet expansion.  When independent MLAs and MLAs of BSP and SP, who are supporting the Congress government, came to know about the development, they started to fathom that Cabinet expansion is on the cards and they are going to be adjusted ..

Patients suffer at hospitals due to doctors’ strike

Family members of patients gathered at Hamidia Hospital.       One of the patients being taken for treatment at Hamidia Hospital premises. Staff Reporter:  Patients were seen running from pillar to post to get treatment but to no avail. Even there are reports that doctors have not attended patients operated day before yesterday and they lived without care of doctors  The doctors’ strike in various hospitals paralysed health facilities and left patients ..

CM writes to Amit Shah, suggests set up to control crime against women, kids

 Staff Reporter: A day after ex-Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan took the initiative to form ‘Mohalla Samiti’ in every ‘basti’ to provide safe atmosphere for girls by checking the activities of criminals, Chief Minister Kamal Nath shot off a missive to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, proposing a ‘set up’ to stop crime against women and children on Monday. The proposed set up will comprise investigating officers, legal advisors, prosecutors and counsellors ..

Doctors protest demanding security

Doctors protesting at Hamdia Hospital on Monday.  Doctors sitting on dharna at AIIMS Hospital.    Staff Reporter: In support of their demand for security at work place, doctors protested at all the hospitals in State capital on Monday. Doctors gathered at their respective hospitals by holding placards in their hands and raising slogans. They demanded that Government should ensure security for doctors at work place. Doctors gathered outside their offices to discuss the burning ..

Passengers can enjoy scenic beauty in ‘Heritage Train’

 By Ankita Garg: Heritage Train coaches will be replaced with vista-dome coach  Smoke engine will be running the train for spectacular view   It is for the first time in Madhya Pradesh when passengers would get pleasure to travel in ‘Heritage Train’ that will provide spectacular view of natural waterfalls and lush green mountains. Though train has been flagged off on Monday but its coaches will be replaced with the ‘vista-dome’ coach within six ..

‘The Hitavada’, Bhopal’s Rajan Raikwar conferred ‘Man of the Media Award’

 Rajya Sabha Member R K Sinha, ex DGP N K Tripathi, etc felicitating Chief Reporter of The Hitavada, Rajan Raikwar during the function held to mark 30th Foundation Day of Janparishad in State capital on Sunday.  Staff Reporter:  Rajya Sabha Member R K Sinha, ex DGP N K Tripathi conferred ‘Man of the Media Award’ on Rajan Raikwar  Janparishad felicitated Chief Reporter of ‘The Hitavada’, Rajan Raikwar during a function held at State ..

Authorities alert after news of Mirchi Wale Baba in Bhopal

 Staff Reporter: During Lok Sabha elections, Vairagyanand Giri Maharaj had announced that it is Congress candidate Digvijay Singh who will win election from Bhopal. He also told that, if Digvijay Singh does not win the election, then he will take ‘Samadhi’  District administration and police remained on toes after coming to know that Mirchi Wale Baba alias Vairagyanand Giri Maharaj has arrived in State Capital. Police officers were deployed to follow Vairagyanand Giri ..

2 arrested for stealing fuel from vehicles

 Staff Reporter: Gunga police nabbed two miscreants from Ratua village, who were involved in stealing fuel from vehicles and recovered 50 litres of diesel; one of the gang members is absconding. According to the police, acting on a tip off regarding miscreants involved in stealing fuel from the vehicles, police team reached market of Ratua village and nabbed two accused while one of the accused managed to escape. The nabbed miscreants were identified as Khemchand Kushwaha(38), son of Lalaram ..

Sincere efforts needed to make women self-reliant: Governor

 Staff Reporter: In a meeting of the State unit of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) organised at Hindi Bhawan here on Saturday, Governor Anandiben Patel said that, efforts should be made to make women self-reliant on a large scale. She said that, women have done a great job in the field of economic self-sufficiency through women self-help groups in Madhya Pradesh. Several women have established their own enterprises by availing the benefits of Mudra Bank Yojana. Governor Patel ..

Tigress gives birth to three cubs at Panna

 Staff Reporter: Panna Tiger Reserve is welcoming new tiger cubs in its jungle areas after starting the rehabilitation project. About one month back, a tigress had given birth to three cubs which increased the number of tigers at Panna from 42 to 45. Talking about the birth of cubs, Panna officials said that they are worried about the tigress and three cubs as there is no radio collar on their neck. They said that though patrolling guard and field staff have been deployed to ensure safety ..

Child artists enthrall audience at Rashtriya Bal Natya Samaroh

 Staff Reporter: Two plays titled ‘Ye maati hamari’ and ‘Bhulwa Bhulakkad’ were staged as a part of Rashtriya Bal Natya Samaroh at Shaheed Bhavan. Written and Directed by 13-year-old Honey Bhargav ‘Ye maati hamari’ is a story of pre-independence era.  The story is of a British officer exploiting farmers in the area but because of hard work of farmers and soil fertility the farmers in the village were able to save themselves from wrath of British officers. ..

BMC opens centres to make eco-friendly bags under CYOB

 Staff Reporter:  Under ‘Carry Your Own Bag’ (CYOB) campaign, in various areas, Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started centres to make eco-friendly bags. Various organisations like Mahashakti Seva Kendra is going door to door to collect old clothes from public. The centres have started working at New Market, 10 number market. The clothes collected from the denizens are made into carry bags free of charge by these volunteers of the organisation.  This campaign ..

Congress corporators stage protest at BMC headquarters

Staff Reporter  Congress Corporators staged protest at Bhopal Municipal Corporation headquarters.They alleged that no preparation has been done for Monsoon session. The 19-day Monsoon session is going to start from July 8. But BMC is not geared with its preparation. On one hand water crisis problem is reeling in city but instead of strategically resolving the issue authorities seems to be engaged in blame game and no proper planning for monsoon session is as a result of lenient attitude ..

Dr Abdul Kalam Cup, Babu Genu Cup Short Pitch National Cricket Tourney inaugurated

Staff ReporterUnder the aegis of Short Pitch Cricket Federation of India, Lakshmi Narain College of Technology (LNCT) University inaugurated 2nd Dr Abdul Kalam Cup and Babu Genu Cup Short Pitch National Cricket Tournament. The competition witnessed remarkable start of Madhya Pradesh where the State team won both the matches showcasing wonderful performances. Earlier, the competition was inaugurated by Dr Anupam Chouksey, President, SPKA, MP, Shweta Chouksey, Vice President, Indian Women Football Associatio..

Admission continues in colleges, PG registration begins today

Staff ReporterDepartment of Higher Education (DHE) has registered over one lakh students for admission to undergraduate course. Registration for PG courses will begin on June 15 at MPonline.  First round of registration and document verification for UG courses will be continued by June 16. Registration for post-graduate programme will begin on June 15 and to be continued till June 30. First phase of seats will be allotted to the UG applicants on June 27. On July 8, PG seats will be allotted ..

Martyr Sandeep Yadav cremated with State honour

 Staff ReporterLast rites of martyr Sandeep Yadav were performed with State honour at his hometown Kulala village in Dewas district on Friday. CRPF jawan Sandeep Yadav had lost his life in a terrorist attack at Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on June 12, in which five other jawans were killed.   Public Works and Environment Minister Sajjan Singh Verma and Higher Education and Sports and Youth Welfare Minister and district incharge Minister Jeetu Patwari paid floral tributes ..

Long spell of extreme heat dries up even reserve stock of water bodies

 By Rajan Raikwar: Insufficient rainfall in past few years has resulted below average water accumulation in different water reservoirs of the State and present summer season, which was the hottest so far, almost dried up water in many major dams of State. Earlier, dams used to have some water before the onset of monsoon. But this time, extreme heat and long spell of heat wave have almost dried up many dams and they have very less or almost no water. This situation has alarmed the Water Resources ..

Tarun Pithode takes charge as new Bhopal Collector

 Staff Reporter: Tarun Pithode, IAS Officer from 2009 batch, took charge as new Bhopal Collector on Thursday. Incharge Collector and Municipal Commissioner Vijay Dutta handed over charge to him. Chief Executive Officer of District Panchayat Satish Kumar and other senior officers were present.  After assuming the charge, Tarun Pithode apprised himself of pre-monsoon preparedness and the places which often witness water-logging during rainfall season. He directed to identify water-logging ..

Tiger Census report likely in July

 Staff Reporter: National Tiger Census reports of several states will be releasing by Union Forest, Environment and Climate Change by second week of July. Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, has almost completed the census data. National Tiger Estimation was conducted in Madhya Pradesh from December 2017 to March 2018. In its report, MP Forest Department claimed more than 400 tigers in several parts of State. National Tiger Census report is released by the Union Government every four ..

Low-floor bus injures two after break fails

 Staff Reporter: In yet another freak road accident in State capital, a low-floor bus of Bhopal city link limited (BCLL) went out of control after its break failed and hit the boundary wall of Shahjahanabad police station on Thursday. The TR-4 bus was plying between Mandideep to Gandhi Nagar. A 45-year-old man sustained injuries in the hit while a minor girl and another person escaped with bruises. At the time, over a dozen passengers were onboard in the low-floor bus but fortunately none ..

NSUI trying to defame ABVP: Pathak

“Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) is working to protect the rights of students and committed to take action in case of any irregularity by its office-bearers and members. Levelling serious charges against ABVP by taking advantage of anti-social act by any student is injustice. In case of such incident, ABVP always come forward to take action against its own office-bearer or member. NSUI leaders are tried to defame a committed students’ organization to take undue political advantage. ..

Zoo to come up on Raisen road under Van Vihar Phase 2

  Rare species of birds and animals, including Hippopotamus, to be kept in zooThe zoo worth Rs 10 crore is proposed to be ready for visitors by the year 2020  By Ankita Garg Wildlife wing of Madhya Pradesh Forest Department has given green signal for setting up of a zoo on Raisen road under Van Vihar Phase-2. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the proposed zoo has been sent to the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) for final nod.  If all goes well, visitors will have ..

Minor’s murder case: Police file challan in court

Within 48 hours of the sensational rape and murder case of an minor girl in Mandwa slum area, the Kamla Nagar police on Wednesday submitted the challan (chargesheet) before the special court. After the arrest of accused from Mortakka of Khandwa district, more than 20 police personnel, including 2 ASPs, 3 CSPs and others, worked together to prepare the chargesheet to submit in the court as soon as possible.  The 33-year-old man Vishnu Bamora accused of abducting, raping and brutally killing ..

Energy Minister denies MP facing power supply crisis

 State Energy Minister, Priyavrat Singh addressing a press conference. (Pic by Anil Tiwari)  “Bharatiya Janata Party’s leaders are trying to defame the Congress-led Madhya Pradesh Government by levelling fake charges in the name of failure in quality electricity supply.   The fact is that, the number of unscheduled shutdowns and tripping cases are less than previous year throughout the State. Power companies have supplied 10 to 15 percent increased electricity ..

CM Nath clears Rs 4,000 crore proposals in only seven days

 7,500 persons to get employment Chairs Cabinet Committee on Investment PromotionIt is for the first time that Madhya Pradesh cleared six investment proposals worth Rs 4,000 crore in minimum seven days time. These proposals will employ 7,500 people. These proposals were approved by the Cabinet Committee on Investment Promotion, which met under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister Kamal Nath at Mantralaya on Wednesday.  Chief Minister Kamal Nath has clarified that investments bringing ..

Under-construction building tilts, nearby hospital evacuated

 Staff Reporter: Residents in Aishbgah area started running in fear after they saw a newly-constructed building at 80-feet road developed cracks in the pillars and tilted dangerously to one side. The four-storyed building was under construction for a few months only. As news about the building spread in the neighbourhood, a nearby hospital that lies adjoining to the building which is on the verge of collapse was being evacuated as a precautionary measure.  It was yet to be revealed ..

Fire at Metro Plaza, no injuries=

 Staff Reporter: A major fire broke out in a godown of musical instruments located at the second floor in Metro Plaza at Bittan Market on Tuesday evening. The whole building houses around hundred shops that too would have been gutted in the inferno that broke out at around 5:30 pm on Tuesday. As soon as the fire broke out, on the getting information, three teams of fire brigade, including Fatehgarh, Pul Bogda and Kolar, were pressed into service and it took around an hour for the fire tenders ..

BHEL, BMC organise anti-polythene drive in Vijay Market, seize 15 kg stock

 Staff Reporter: BHEL in collaboration with Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) organised anti-polythene campaign at Vijay Market Berkheda. The BMC squad seized around 15 kilogram of polythene and complaints against 15 shopkeepers has been registered for use of polythene. The campaign is being launched from past one week in which various awareness programmes are also being held at BHEL markets to encourage shop keepers to not to use polythene . The polythene bags used in haat bazaar ..

Over 20,000 registrations for UG admission

 Staff Reporter: Continuing first round of registration for admission to under graduate courses, about 20,000 students confirmed their registration within two days. Though registration was started in evening hours instead of morning session (on June 10) but there were about six thousand registrations on the first day. Officials of Department of Higher Education said registration process was delayed by a few hours because of relaxation in portal fee to the students. MPonline changed the software ..

Shivraj, Umashankar hold candle march

 Staff Reporter;  Former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh, ex-minister Umashankar Gupta, Mayor Alok Sharma took out candle march in protest of rape and murder of a 10 years old girl in State capital on Monday evening. They took out candle march at Roshanpura Square.  Large number of people including children also turned up in candle march. They were carrying the placards on which slogans like don’t kill girls, give death punishment to rapists etc were written. One of the placards ..

Chouhan meets victim girl’s family in Kotara

 Staff Reporter: Former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met the family of 10-year-old girl, who was raped and murder, on Monday. Expressing deep concern on the incident, Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that if Kamal Nath government did not take strong steps to contain atrocities against minor girls then BJP will hit the roads to for demonstrations. Chouhan reached Mandwa slum of Kotara area to console the family of victim girl. He told that in the reign of Kamal Nath government, law and ..

Youth held for stalking, molesting trainee DSP

 Accused Sandeep Richhariya  Staff Reporter: A 28-year-old woman trainee DSP of PTRI, Bhauri, lodged a complaint with Khajuri police station against a Tikamgarh-based youth in connection of stalking and sending obscene messages to her on mobile phone. The accused also reached PTRI, Bhauri, on Sunday and sent her a message that he wanted to meet her. The lady cop then informed FRV Dial 100 police after which the accused was nabbed from outside the gate of PTRI and was taken to the ..

Meena Samaj’s ‘one plant per family’ campaign begins

 Staff Reporter: The regional president informed that ‘Shakti Sangathan’ will try to cover all the districts and make this initiative successful by making the citizens aware about environmental concerns  Meena Samaj Shakti Sangathan led by State President Ram Ghunavat held a Sate-level meeting at under construction hostel on Hoshangabad Road in the State capital on Monday. Campaign of ‘one plant per family’ was inaugurated by MP Pragya Singh Thakur.  The ..

Delegation from BJP meets Governor over Kotara case

 Staff Reporter: In the wake of gruesome murder of a 10-year-old girl after rape in Kotara area of Bhopal, a delegation of BJP led by MP Pragya Singh Thakur, BJP District President Vikas Virani met Governor Anandiben Patel and submitted memorandum to her. BJP said that, along with Bhopal, criminal incidents are increasing in entire Madhya Pradesh. Cases of abduction, loot and murder are happening frequently and this is a matter of serious concern.  BJP delegation said that, recently, ..

Manisha Keer, Preeti Rajak bag 3 medals in intl event in Finland

 Staff Reporter: Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy’s talented players Manisha Keer and Preeti Rajak clinched three medals in International Junior Shot Cup held in Finland from June 5 to June 9. Manisha Keer won bronze medal in Junior Women Trap Individual Competition. Along with Rajasthan’s player Vivan Kapoor, she bagged silver medal under Junior trap mixed event.  Academy’s player Preeti Rajak won silver medal in Junior Women Trap Team event. Expressing happiness ..

Poor quality water being supplied in bottles of established companies

 Staff Reporter:  The multiple increase in demand for packaged mineral water during the persisting summer season has created ample scope for local manufacturers, who defy all norms of quality and supply inferior quality water in packed bottles of established companies  Apparently the cold water supplied in bottles and plastic pouches cannot be termed safe for consumption. The present spell of scorching climate increases demand for cold packaged mineral water in railway stations, ..

Scindia expresses grief on demise of Pachauri’s brother

 Staff Reporter; Former MP and Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia came to Bhopal and went to the house of former Union Minister Suresh Pachauri to express grief on death of Pachaur’s brother Dr P N Pachauri on Sunday. On this occasion, he was accompanied by Congress MLA Arif Masood, Kailash Mishra and other Congress leaders. Earlier, he went to Jaith village of Sehore to pay tribute to ex-Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s father Prem Singh Chouhan. ..

Congress core panel discusses reasons for defeat in Lok Sabha elections

 Staff Reporter: The core committee meeting of Congress was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Kamal Nath at CM House in the State capital on Saturday. The reasons of defeat in Lok Sabha elections were discussed in detail.  The core committee members, including Jyotiraditya Scindia, spoke at length about party’s dismal show in general elections and also pointed out fingers towards reasons responsible for party’s drubbing. While coming out of CM House, Jyotiraditya ..

Severe heat wave warning for many parts of State

 Staff Reporter: Bhopal city continues to witness heat waves with sizzling 45 degrees Celsius temperature for the second day. The temperature range is highest recorded for the month of June which is six degrees above normal. Weather Department has issued alert and has requested people not to come under direct sunlight for next 48 hours due to severe heat wave conditions. Major fluctuation in temperature range is not being witnessed.  However, Bhopal and Hoshangabad divisions witnessed ..

Hamidia Hospital nurses overburdened

 Staff Reporter: Due to heavy shortage of nurses and over load of work patients treatment are getting affected in Hamidia Hospital. A K Shrivastava, Superintendent of Hamidia Hospital, while talking to ‘The Hitavada’ said that nurses are over burdened but that cannot be taken as a reason for not performing during duty hours and accordingly notices have been issued to a few nurses. Nurses Association of Madhya Pradesh’s President Dhanraj Nagar said that nurses in Hamidia ..

VHP demands capital punishment in girl’s murder case

  Staff Reporter: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is demanding capital punishment in brutal murder case of a two-year-old girl in Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh. Parishad’s Rakesh Prajapati and Krishna Bundela along with other activists condemned the incident and burnt effigies of the accused at Jyoti Talkies Square.  They, through the memorandum in the name of President of India, have demanded that the accused should be given capital punishment. Rakesh Prajapati and Krishna Bundela ..

Bhopal Capital, Indore Metropolitan area to be developed: Jaivardhan

 Like Delhi NCR, Bhopal Capital Area and Indore Metropolitan Area will be developed. Mandideep, Obaidullaganj, Sehore will be included in Bhopal Capital Area, while Dewas, Pithampur and Mhow will be included in Indore Metropolitan Area. Discussion and planning in this direction should be made. This was stated by Urban Development and Housing Minister, Jaivardhan Singh at the Academy of Administration during a Madhya Pradesh Housing Board workshop on ‘Quality Assurance and Quality Monitoring ..

State Assembly’s Monsoon Session from July 8 to 29

 State Assembly’s Monsoon Session will start from July 8 and will continue till July 29. The notification in this regard was issued on Friday. Assembly’s Principal Secretary A P Singh told that there will be total 15 sittings in which various government and financial related works will be done. The information of resolutions could be given to Assembly Secretariat till June 26. The information of adjournment motion and information under Rule 267 could be given till July 3. This ..

Mayor demands Rs 100 crore to tackle water crisis in city

 Staff Reporter:  Memorandum submitted to Chief Secretary Mohanty  With the water crisis reeling in city, Bhopal Mayor Alok Sharma has demanded for Rs 100 crore budget allocation with the higher authorities to facilitate BMC to deal with the emergency situation. On Thursday, Mayor Sharma discussed water crisis issues with Chief Secretary S R Mohanty. He also handed over a memorandum seeking Rs 100 crore budget allocation to ensure proper water supply in all the affected areas. ..

Planned efforts resulted in daily water supply in 258 urban bodies: Minister

  Jaivardhan Singh Staff Reporter:  Improvement in urban drinking water system Due to well-planned efforts of the Government, water is being supplied daily in 258 out of total 378 urban bodies of the State at present. Water was being supplied daily in 193 urban bodies in the year 2018, 206 in year 2017, 179 in 2016, 165 in 2015 and 162 in the year 2014. The number of urban bodies where water is being supplied on alternate days has come down to 96 from 130.  The number of bodies ..

Yogesh Deshmukh takes charge as new IG of Bhopal

 Staff Reporter: Yogesh Deshmukh, (1995) batch IPS Officer of MP cadre assumed charge as Inspector General of Police (IG) Bhopal (urban range) on Thursday. He took charge from IG Jaideep Prasad, who has been transferred to Railways in the same capacity. Deshmukh is widely considered as a versatile officer due to his efficient working capacities. After assuming the charge from outgoing officer, Jaideep Prasad on Tuesday afternoon later he interacted with mediapersons and highlighted his priorities ..

Youth must assist villagers in devpt works, says Governor Patel

 Staff Reporter: Even a small help of the needy is significant  Governor takes part in NYK’s state-level Samman Samaroha  Governor Anandiben Patel has said that the youth should visit villages and contribute towards development. She called upon the youth to motivate rural people for change. Patel was addressing youth felicitation function of Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK) in Raj Bhavan on Thursday. She said that there is a lot of talent and skill in rural people.  The ..

6 cars, 42 bikes worth Rs 30 lakh seized from 3 vehicle-lifters

  Staff Reporter: The TT Nagar police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a gang of three vehicle-lifters from whom they recovered 48 vehicles, including 6 cars and 42 motorbikes, worth Rs 30 lakh from their possession. According to the police, in the month of April a three-members gang was found near TT Nagar Stadium and two of them were nabbed while one managed to escape. Police said that in the investigation it was found that nabbed Vikas Kaitvas (32) and Deepak Nayak alias Kaka ..

NEET result out, three from MP in merit list

 Staff Reporter: National Testing Agency has released the NEET 2019 result on Wednesday. Three candidates from Madhya Pradesh outshined with their name in All India merit list. Raghav Dubey from Hoshangabad scored All India Rank 10 while Kirti Agrawal from Harda scored All India Rank 15. Abhishek Rajput scored All India rank 35. In national-level female candidates’ list, Kirti has scored second rank.  Talking to ‘The Hitavada’ Kirti said, “Last year (2018) too ..

Delay in treatment of patients becoming concern at JP Hospital

  Staff Reporter:  Inspite of changes made in timings in OPD (Out Patient Department) patient’s treatment is getting delayed at JP Hospital. Especially, the patients who come in afternoon have to wait for long hours to get treatment. Scorching heat and unavailability of doctors are adding to the problem. Ritika Mathur, a localite who has come for treatment for her teenage son, says that thought OPD timings have been changed it is very tough to get doctors in afternoon. Sometime ..

Civic body officials in a fix over protests for water

Protests and dharnas for water by residents of several parts of the city have become a regular feature in the peak of summer season, as the civic body has failed to supply water on regular basis to these areas for past one month. A day after residents of Suraj Nagar, fed up of the laxity of the authorities concerned have resorted to blocking road on Thursday, the residents of Kolar who were also annoyed with the poor water supply too staged protest by staging chakka jam here on Monday...

Water crisis deepens, 20 cities getting supply after two days

There is no end of problems for people living in water scarcity hit areas of Madhya Pradesh. They are getting water after a gap of two to three days. Even State Government is helpless in meeting the demand and is looking forward for the onset of monsoon to get rid of the complex problem. The information obtained from Urban Administration Development Department states that out of 358 local bodies, daily water supply is in only 258 local bodies...

Crimes against women decrease by 5.51 per cent: Home Minister

 Staff Reporter: Crime cases against women have declined by 5.51 per cent in Madhya Pradesh. As far as rape cases are concerned then in comparison to 2018, there is 3.05 per cent decline in rape cases in 2019. This was informed by Home Minister Bala Bachchan in a high-level meeting convened to review law and order and crime against women.  Bachchan instructed to maintain a strict law and order system. He added that police should be sensitive towards crimes against women and simultaneously ..

3 of 4 accused in farmer’s murder case apprehended

  Staff Reporter: Bairasia police have arrested three out of the total four accused on Saturday who were involved in murder case of a 45-year-old farmer, who was kidnapped on May 24 from his home in Taswariya area in Bairasia and was found dead in Vidisha next day. He was burnt to death before his body was thrown out of the city limits by father of woman with whom deceased’s son has eloped. The deceased’s son had eloped with married daughter of the accused and later, killed ..

Mountaineering should be promoted among girls in MP

 Mountaineer Ratnesh Pandey along with Megha Parmar and Bhawna Dehariya during their expedition to Mt Everest.  By Shaily Acharya: Still, there are many professions and careers which are considered to be of male bastion. One of them is mountaineering. However, women have stepped into many of male dominated sports and proved their mettle. Two young girls from Madhya Pradesh- Megha Parmar and Bhawna Dehariya, have successfully scaled Mount Everest to prove that women can also reach the ..

Sarpanch of Barkhedi Abdullah invited to Russia

Bhakti Sharma  Staff Reporter: Sarpanch of Barkhedi Abdullah, Bhakti Sharma, is among 100 impactful women, who have been invited to the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum-SPIEF 2019 that is going to organised in Russia. This forum is organised every year for discussing financial and business issues. The event will be organised in Saint Petersburg from June 6 to June 8.  Apart from Bhakti Sharma, around 10,000 representatives from 120 countries will be participating in ..

Dr Tiwari is RSS’ Kshetriya Sah-Pramukh of North East

 Staff Reporter: After serving Mahakoushal Prant as Pracharak for 15 years, Dr. Pawan Tiwari has been appointed as Kshetriya Sah-Pramukh for seven States in North East region of Vidya Bharti. Office-bearers of Vidya Bharti organized a felicitation ceremony to honour Dr. Tiwari at the office of Vidya Bharti Mahakoushal Pranth, behind Narsingh Mandir on Saturday. Jagatguru Dr. Swami Shyamadevacharya Maharaj was invited as chief guest. Citing examples from the discourses delivered by Gurunanak ..

2 killed, 3 injured as dumper hits car

  Staff Reporter; Two persons were killed on the spot whereas three others escaped with injuries after the car they were travelling in collided head-on with a speeding dumper near a toll plaza at Sukhisewania area on Saturday afternoon. Such was the impact of collision that the car skidded of the road and fell into the roadside ditch. The car was later pulled by Sukhisewania police while the dumper was also seized. Police said that the deceased were residents of Surkhi area in Sagar ..

Girl’s death in water tank: FSL report says she was raped

 Staff Reporter; New revelation has come to fore in Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) report in the death case of a 10-year-old girl, who was found dead in a water tank in an under-construction building in Ratibad area around 3 months ago. It was found that she was sexually assaulted before being thrown alive in water tank. According to Ratibad police, the deceased girl is a resident of Nathu Barkheda area and around 3 months ago, she went missing under mysterious circumstances while playing ..

BMC organises Bhopal Merger Day celebrations

 Staff Reporter:  Bhopal Merger Day celebrations were organised at Shaheed Gate in which Bhopal Mayor Alok Sharma also participated. Floral tributes were paid to the martyrs, freedom fighters and social reformers. Colourful balloons were released into the sky on the occasion. Addressing the gathering, he informed that India got freedom in 1947. However, Bhopal was freed after two years.  With the adamant attitude of Nawab, people of Bhopal had to agitate for merger. Remembering the ..

BSSS’ Dr Sengar’s solo bicycle trip to Himalayan ranges

 Staff Reporter: Head of the Physical Education Department, Bhopal School of Social Sciences (BSSS), Dr Vishal Singh Sengar has started his solo bicycle trip in the Western Gadhwal region amidst Himalayan ranges. He started his journey on June 30 from Rishikesh, crossing Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag and will reach the final destination Kedarnath.  The difficult terrain to be traversed in a bicycle is a marathon task which needs strong determination, physical and mental strength. He is going ..

CM Kamal Nath participates in group recitation of Vande Mataram

 Staff Reporter: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath led the group recitation of national song Vande Mataram and national anthem at Sardar Patel Park in front of State Secretariat on Saturday. Public Relations Minister P C Sharma also participated the Police Band march past along with general public from Saurya Samarak to Sardar Patel Park.  Home Minister Bala Bachchan, Chief Secretary S R Mohanty and other officials were present in the group recitation of national song and national ..

RNTU holds career guidance seminar for students

Staff ReporterRabindranath Tagore University (RNTU) conducted a seminar on the topic ‘Career opportunities in chemical science after post graduation’ followed by a motivational talk for the students pursuing BSC and MSC on Friday.Subject expert and motivator Dr Amithbodh Upadhyaya flourished the young minds pursuing MSC with chemistry and informed them about the numerous opportunities and future prospects the public and private sectors hold. They were also encouraged to try their hand ..

Police family bids adieu to retired Head Constable Kalaadhar Sharma

Staff Reporter DGP V K Singh presenting a bouquet to Head Constable Kalaadhar Sharma on latter’s retirement at PHQ in State capital on Friday.  After serving for 35 years in the Police Department, Head Constable Kalaadhar Sharma retired from service on Friday. Police family bid adieu to him by organising farewell programme for him. DGP V K Singh presented a bouquet and memento to Kalaadhar Sharma and wished him a healthy and happy life. Originally hailing from Argakhachi district ..

State Government to promote adventure sports: Kamal Nath

Staff ReporterBhavna Deharia and Megha Parmar, who achieved the rare feat by scaling Mount Everest, met Chief Minister Kamal Nath at Mantralaya on Friday. Mountaineer Bhavna Deharia and Megha Parmar called on CM Kamal Nath at Mantralaya on Friday. Both shot to limelight after they successfully scaled Mount Everest.   Congratulating both on their success, Chief Minister Kamal Nath said that State Government is making special efforts to promote adventure sports. He said that State Government ..

Two cops save lives of bed-ridden patients as hospital catches fire

Staff ReporterFire broke out inside operation theatre (OT) of Jeevan Shri Hospital on Friday afternoon. Within no time, smoke spread inside the hospital, starting to choke the breath of patients. However, two cops risked their lives to save the patients and brought out from the hospital.  (Left) A cop rescuing a patient from a hospital which caught fire in Karondh area of Nishatpura on Friday. Fire extinguishers made hole into the wall of a hospital to control the fire inside operation theatre.&n..

Euphoria as BJP workers celebrate PM Modi’s 2nd inning

 Staff Reporter: State MPs Narendra Singh Tomar, Thawarchand Gehlot, Prahalad Patel and Faggan Singh Kulaste sworn-in as Union ministers  BJP workers rejoice induction of 4 State leaders into Modi Cabinet  A wave of happiness spread among the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers when Narendra Modi took the oath as Prime Minister for second time on Thursday evening at Rashtrapati Bhavan. They were also happy as State BJP leaders, including Narendra Singh Tomar, Thawarchand ..

Patwari congratulates Megha Parmar for scaling Mt Everest

 Staff Reporter: Congratulating Megha Parmar for climbing the world’s highest peak ‘Mount Everest’, Sports Minister Jitu Patwari said that firm decision, a will to do something different and passion makes every path easier. Parmar scaled Mt Everest on May 22 at 5 am. On May 22, Megha Parmar of Bhoj Nagar, a small village in Sehore district, climbed the 29,028 feet, world’s highest mountain peak ‘’Mount Everest’, known as Sagarmatha.  Megha left ..

Save the Children and UNICEF to launch ‘Child Rights Business Principle’ today

 Staff Reporter: Save the Children in collaboration with UNICEF and Global Compact developed child rights business principles globally which speak about t 10 business principles that each business should follow to ensure to both prevent harm, and actively safe guard children’s interests. Hence, by integrating respect and support for children rights into the core strategies and operations, they can strengthen their existing corporate sustainability initiatives while ensuring benefits ..

BMC Commr Vijay Datta inspects devpt works at ward number 7

 Staff Reporter: Bhopal Municipal commissioner (BMC) Vijay Datta inspected various development works in zone number 7. He has directed for proper channelisation for sewages before monsoon. He also inspected offices in BMC. Water tanker, filter plant, hand pump, tubewell, etc.  BMC Commissioner Vjay Datta also inspected Civil park and compost unit near Nutan college area and directed officials to complete the work within stipulated time frame. Along with other BMC officials he inspected ..

Kisan Union calls on CM Nath

 Staff Reporter: A delegation of the Bharatiya Kisan Union called on the Chief Minister Kamal Nath at the Mantralaya in State capital and considering the Government’s initiative in favour of the farmers withdrew their proposed strike. Union’s State General Secretary Anil Yadav discussed the issue of farmers with the Chief Minister. Chief Minister told the delegation that a State-level committee is being constituted. It will also include representatives of farmer organisations. ..

Fire at Aashima Mall, none hurt

 Staff Reporter: A fire broke out as a result of short circuit on the second floor of a shopping complex located at Hoshangabad Road under Misrod police station on Wednesday evening. The visitors in Aashima Mall were taken aback when they heard fire sirens blowing on all the floors and were then asked to evacuate and the entry inside the mall was confined.  Only firefighters were allowed to enter inside to douse the fire and the mall management stopped entry of media-persons reached ..

Desiltation work of Upper Lake underway

  Staff Reporter: The desiltation work of Upper Lake continues in State capital. Even on Wednesday, desiltation work was carried out in Bhadbhada and Bisenkhedi area of Upper Lake. Total 354 trips mud was excavated from Upper Lake.   The digging work is being done with the help of heavy machines such as JCB, Pokelan machine etc and dumpers are being used to transport and dump the excavated mud. Even public participation is being ensured in digging work of upper lake so that ..

ICFRE to prepare DPR for rejuvenation of 13 rivers

 Staff Reporter;  Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has assigned Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) to prepare detailed project report (DPR) for rejuvenation of 13 major Indian rivers through forestry interventions.  The task for preparation of DPR of river Narmada has been allocated to Tropical Forest Research Institute, (TFRI) Jabalpur. To initiate the work, a consultative meeting is being organized at TFRI, Jabalpur on May ..

Swami Subodhanand takes charge as Chairman, ‘Math-Mandir’ Committee

 Staff Reporter: Newly appointed Chairman of the ‘Math-Mandir’ Advisory Committee formed by the State government, Swami Subodhanand Maharaj, took charge at the Mantralaya on Tuesday. Swami Subodhanand Maharaj said that, regular ‘puja’ will be performed in temples where ‘puja’ is not being performed regularly or where the temple land has been encroached upon by other persons. In addition to this, the temple land will be freed from encroachments.  Endowments ..

Drug peddler held, cannabis worth Rs 2 lakh recovered

 Staff Reporter: Crime branch police have arrested a 20-year-old youth from Bhopal Railway Station and recovered 18 kg of cannabis worth Rs 2 lakh from his possession on Monday. According to ASP (Crime), Nischal Jhariya, acting on a tip-off, a youth who used to transport drugs illegally and would travel in trains from southern states and would carry drugs to Vidisha was trapped near Kiran lodge near Bhopal Railway Station and when he was searched, cannabis weighing 18 kg worth Rs 2 lakh ..

Third phase of BEd registration begins

 Staff Reporter: In order to fill up the large number of vacant B.Ed seats in several colleges across the State, Department of Higher Education (DHE) has started third phase of registration on Tuesday. Online registration for admission to B.Ed and other NCTE courses will be continued till June 1. The department will prepare merit list and release allotment of applicants by June 10. DHE has, this year, decided to conclude the admission in NCTE courses end of June.  There will be no college-le..

IRCTC sets up live streaming kitchen at Bhopal Rly Station

 By Ankita Garg; With aim to keep tab on quality of food at railway stations and in moving train, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has set up live streaming kitchen at Bhopal Railway Station. Concept of live kitchen streaming will be helpful in maintaining hygiene level of food and also, satisfaction level of the customers. The IRCTC-based kitchen has been set up at platform number one of the Bhopal Railway Station and official inauguration of the same will be held ..

Kohli’s record in finishing game is incredible: Jonty Rhodes

 Staff Reporter: Former South African Test cricketer Jonathan Neil Rhodes, nick named Jonty Rhodes, is all praise of Indian cricket Captain Virat Kohli’s hunger for run and his confident batting. “Virat Kohli is different Captain from MS Dhoni. He is the man who is not just satisfied with the scores, so it is never about the scores for him as he wants to be in a game till the end. Look at his record, Kohli’s record in finishing game for India is incredible. He is certainly ..

Injured T-69 Kanha tigress treated, released in wild along with 3 cubs

 Staff Reporter: An injured tigress T-69 was given treatment at Reserve Compartment No-312 in Chhapri Beat of Khatia Circle in Kanha Tiger Reserve on Monday. Later, injured tigress along with her three cubs were released in the wild and a special team is monitoring their movement as precautionary measure. On May 20, T-69 tigress was spotted in an injured condition in a camera trap. Khatia Circle Officer immediately informed the Field Director of Kanha Tiger Reserve about the injured tigress. ..

BSSS faculties attend STTP at IIT Kharagpur

 Staff Reporter: The Bhopal School of Social Science (BSSS) faculties attended a short term course on ‘Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies’, at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. The short-term course on research methodology was specifically designed for the college by Continuing Education Cell (CEC) of IIT Kharagpur. The course was offered to BSSS faculty according to their requirement. There were about 30 faculties of BSSS attended the STTP.  The ..

Minister Imarti Devi flags off ‘Mahwari Swachhata Rath’

  Staff Reporter: Women and Child Development Minister Imarti Devi flagged off ‘Mahwari Swachhata Rath’ in the State capital on Monday. Notably, Menstrual Hygiene Day is observed on May 28. State-level programme will be held at Ravindra Bhavan on Tuesday.  Speaking on the occasion, Imarti Devi said that awareness campaign will be launched across the State. She said that adolescent girls and women will be made aware about paying attention towards menstrual hygiene and health. ..

CM, politicos condole demise of Chouhan’s father

(left)Senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya consoling bereaved Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday.(right)Chief Minister Kamal Nath paying tributes to Prem Singh Chouhan at his house in Saketh Nagar in the State capital on Sunday.   Staff Reporter: Shivraj Singh Chouhan took the mortal remains of Prem Singh Chouhan to his native village Jaith and performed the last rites  Chief Minister Kamal Nath and host of BJP and Congress leaders thronged the house of former Chief Minister ..

Organic Farm Fest held at Gandhi Bhavan

 Staff Reporter;  Anant, in collaboration with ‘Go Rurban’ organised ‘Anant Mandi Farm Fest’ at Gandhi Bhawan. The organic fest was organised with an aim to promote practice of organic farming and kitchen gardening in urb..

Garima Pradhan’s book ‘Broken is the new Beautiful’ released

 Staff Reporter: Garima Pradhan has also been awarded ‘Best Writer Bhopal’ in a radio contest  Book ‘Broken is The New Beautiful’ was released at Swami Vivekananda Library on Sunday. Chief guest of the programme was Dr Asha Shukla VC Dr B R Ambedkar Univeristy, Mhow. Other eminent guests were Professor Anil Gupta, Professor Sunita Soni etc. Author Garima Pradhan’s first book titled ‘A girl date head to be strong’ also received good response ..

Kamal Nath for making MP a ‘Tourism State’

 Staff Reporter:  Have tourism-friendly attitude, design effective strategies  Focus on creating job opportunities   Chief Minister Kamal Nath has told the concerning authorities to encourage tourism-friendly attitude and have special attention on development of requisite infrastructure to make Madhya Pradesh as a Tourism State. The Chief Minister said that the tourism promotion publicity ventures and marketing of the tourist sites must focus on ‘mouth publicity’ ..

‘Green Teen’ participants learn in tree identification programme

 Staff Reporter; Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhopal organized “Tree Identification” programme on Saturday from early morning 6 in the museum premises under Summer Nature Study Programme (Green Teen). Dr Sudesh Waghmare, Former Deputy Conservator of Forest, Forest Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh was the subject expert of this programme.  Dr Waghmare detailed about tree size, canopy, shape and type of leaves, types of bark, structure of flower, fruit etc. ..

Address people’s problems promptly and satisfactorily: CM Kamal Nath

 Staff Reporter: Make CM Helpline More Effective   Chief Minister Kamal Nath has said that addressing the problems of common people should be done promptly, sensitively and satisfactorily. This is the priority of the Government. He said that the officials efficiently addressing complaints should be encouraged while those committing laxity should be punished. Nath was reviewing ‘CM Helpline’ at Mantralaya on Saturday.   The Chief Minister said that it ..

Sadbhavana Adhikar Manch demonstrates at Sheetal Das ki Bagiya

 Staff Reporter: Sadbhavana Adhikar Manch demonstrated at Sheetal Das ki Bagiya near Upper Lake condemning comments of Mirchi Baba. The volunteers said that Mirchi Baba had done Yagya with five quintal Red chillies for former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh ’s victory in Lok Sabha elections and said that if he loses he will take ‘Jal Samadhi’. They said that such provocative comments by ‘Sadhus’ are condemnable and he should say only things which one can do practically ..

NCL commissions wharfwall in Nigahi area for coal transportation

With the objective to reduce coal transportation by road, the Northern Coalfields Limited has commissioned a new wharfwall at MGR route line of company’s Nigahi coal producing area on Wednesday. The said route line is used by Nigahi for transporting coal to India’s largest power station, NTPC Vindhyachal. The new wharfwall will help supply additional 3-4 rakes (approximately 9000 to 12,000 tonnes of coal to NTPC Vindhyachal. The additional supplies of coal through wharfwall will halve ..

Grand victory procession of Rakesh Singh organised

Victory procession of Bharatiya Janata Party candidate, State President and Member of Parliament Rakesh Singh was organised amidst beating of drums, raising high slogans of Bharata Mata Ki Jai from MLB School to his residence situated in Omti, on Thursday. Public representatives, leader of Bharatiya Janta Party including Mayor Dr Swati Godbole, MLA Sihora, Nandani Maravi, former MLA, Bargi, Pratibha Singh, former Cabinet Minister and MLA Patan, Ajay Vishnoi, MLA Panagar, Sushil Tiwari Indu Bhiya, ..

Celebrations continue a day after counting

 The celebrations by the Bharatiya Janata Party workers to mark party’s historic victory continued even on Friday in State capital. BJP workers celebrated win in many parts of city. They were wearing Modi masks and danced to the tunes of drums. One such celebration took place in JP Nagar area of old city. While dancing, they also chanted the slogans of party and Modi Modi. A group of BJP workers also assembled in Nariyalkheda and started to celebrate party’s grand success in ..

Modi Magic in Madhya Pradesh

 Staff Reporter: Confident BJP sweeps MP n BJP wins 24 seats and leading on 4 seats n CM’s son Nakul Nath wins Chhindwara seat  RIDING high on strong Modi wave, BJP registered landslide victory in Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh. As per the election results the BJP won 28 out of 29 Lok Sabha seats as Congress had only Chhindwara seat in its kitty. According to the website of Election Commission of India by 10.44 pm, BJP had won 24 seats and was leading on four other ..

Elated BJP workers celebrate landslide victory

BJP workers celebrating party’s thumping victory at the party office in Bhopal on Thursday. (right) BJP women workers dancing to express their happiness on party’s success in Lok Sabha elections at party office in the State capital.  Staff Reporter: State BJP chief Rakesh Singh demands resignation from Chief Minister Kamal Nath  BJP office premises in the State capital was reverberating with slogans of Modi Modi as soon as the Lok Sabha election result trend showed ..

Stoic silence grips Congress Hqs

 Staff Reporter:  CM accepts public mandate, says will review party’s performance  WHEN counting of votes began in the State, Congress leaders were ecstatic and confident that the party will do far better than last Lok Sabha election. They were hoping that the party will get at least 10 to 12 seats. However, as counting of votes progressed and Congress candidates started to lag behind by margin of thousands of votes, their zeal disappeared and anticipating defeat their party ..

Slum children apprised about safety measures during awareness camp

 Staff Reporter: Nirman Parivartan Samiti organised a motivational seminar for slum children at Nehru Nagar. Under this, special quiz was organized for children. ASP Bhopal Police Shraddha Joshi was present as chief guest in the function. Addressing the children and students aspiring to crack competitive exams, ASP Joshi said that one should not be afraid of diversity in life and poverty can be removed only through education. She also stressed on the need to become aware of issues and challenges ..

Seeing imminent defeat, Cong blames EVMs: Shivraj Chouhan

 Staff Reporter: Ex-Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that by seeing the strong possibility of return of NDA Government at the Centre as shown by exit polls, Congress has understood that it is not going to win the Lok Sabha election. In a lighter vein, he told that Congressmen cannot hold Rahul Gandhi responsible for defeat, hence, they are preparing to blame the EVMs for imminent defeat. Chouhan was speaking to mediapersons at BJP office in State capital on Thursday. He claimed ..

Bhawna Dheriya State’s first female to climb Mt Everest

 Staff Reporter; State’s Bhawna Dheriya became the first and youngest female mountaineer from Madhya Pradesh to climb the highest peak Mount Everest. According to the sources, Bhawna covered distance of 8,848 kilometers at the age of 27. On Wednesday morning, she completed summit of Mount Everest and hoisted the Indian National Flag and made the State and country proud.  Bhawna hails from Tamia in Chhindwara district and pursuing her post-graduation in physical education from ..

RMNH inaugurates another Summer Nature Study Programme ‘Green Teens’

 Staff Reporter: Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhopal, organised nature painting programme on Wednesday, concluding day of Summer Nature Study Programme ‘Green Cubs’. During the programme, participants created painting based on plants, wildlife, ponds, waterfalls, mountains etc. in the guidance of Navin Kumar, Artist and Shivaji Rao, Preparatory Assistant. Participants showed the importance of environment and its conservation through the painting. Dr Beenish Rafat, Scientist-B ..

Fire in car spreads to two houses in Kolar, no casualties

 Staff Reporter: Two apartments of a residential building reportedly caught fire in Kolar area after a gas kit car caught fire while refilling gas near a shopping mall on Wednesday late evening. Firefighters were called when the vehicle caught fire but till the fire tenders reached the spot, the fire engulfed houses on the first and second floor as the wind then took the fire to the houses. According to Kolar police, the incident took place around 9:30 pm at Sterling Homes Apartment located ..

Sex racket busted, ten, including 4 women, held

 Staff Reporter:  In a joint operation by Crime Branch and Mahila Thana Police, a sex racket being operated at posh Arera Colony was busted and ten persons, including four women, were arrested who were involved in prostitution, on Monday. The key accused used to sell liquor from his house. ASP (Crime) Nischal Jharia said that acting on a tip-off, regarding visiting of different people in a house no E 5/77, we roped in personnel from Mahila Thana and the joint police team raided the house ..

Gangs involved in trafficking busted, 44 children rescued

 Staff Reporter:  In a joint operation conducted by teams of Bhopal Childline, Child Welfare Committee and Crime Branch, as many as 44 children who were brought from Kanpur and Hyderabad to Bhopal and were forced into begging, were rescued from CI Colony of Jehangirabad and Ashoka Garden area respectively on Tuesday. As many as 23 adults were also taken into custody alongwith the children who were accompanying these children in begging. However, these adults claimed they are parents of these ..

Two robbers on looting spree arrested

 Staff Reporter: After a spree of loot incidents in different parts of State capital, Jehangirabad police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a gang of two robbers from near a gas agency office in Barkhedi who were involved in five robbery incidents and recovered valuables over Rs 70,000 from their possession in the evening on Monday. Additional Superintendent of Police (Zone-1) Akhil Patel, addressing to mediapersons said that acting on a tip-off two miscreants were nabbed near Barkhedi and ..

Rakesh Singh flays CM for arrest of BJP’s Chhindwara Assembly by-poll candidate

Chief Minister, Kamal Nath gets annoyed of party’s possible defeat in Lok Sabha elections. And in a fit of anger, he is playing gimmicks and taking immoral steps. Earlier, he got registered fake cases against BJP workers and now, getting them arrested so that he could do everything needed for victory during counting of votes, alleged Rakesh Singh, State President of Bharatiya Janata Party, Rakesh Singh, while talking to media over arrest of BJP candidate of Chhindwara Assembly by-election, Banti ..

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 ..