Kisan Credit Card payment deferred to April 30

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that lockdown should be followed strictly and to prevent the chain of corona, social distancing is the only option. He was doing video conferencing with senior Government officers and religious leaders as well on Friday...

People getting accustomed to social distancing

People have now developed the habit of maintaining social distancing when they go to purchase medicines and other household items. When they go out they themselves stand at a distance from each other. In the meantime, people are also following the lockdown in letter and spirit. The result is this that roads continue to wear a deserted look in city during day time...

Working hours for online food delivery extended by 2 hours

Citizens can now order food online till 11 pm as Divisional Commissioner Kalpana Shrivastava has extended the working hours of the online food delivery by 2 hours. After the lockdown was imposed, Zomato and other restaurants were exempted to deliver food untill 9 pm but the administration extended the time in the wake of increasing online orders. As many as 200 new passes would be given to the delivery boys, the Commissioner said...

Full body sanitisation machine installed at Smart City control room

Full body sanitisation machine has been installed in Smart city control room in the State capital. The employees will be able to enter the office after passing through full body santisation. At an extremely stressful time when the State Government is on a war front to prevent the possible spread of Corona pandemic,..

CM Chouhan briefs PM about steps to help stranded people

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on Thursday, briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about measures being taken by the State Government to help those stranded due to the lockdown. Modi held a video conference with all chief ministers to discuss ways to check the spread of coronavirus. Chouhan informed him that 21,357 people hailing from Madhya Pradesh are stranded in 27 states of the country. He said that Madhya Pradesh officials have been co-ordinating with their counterparts in these states to ..

NGO Group Yuva runs ‘food for all’ campaign during lockdown

Many samaritans have come forward to lend their support in the tough time of lockdown due to corona spread. Like many others, villagers of Kajlas village, near Eintkhedhi Chhap, are also volunteering in the food distribution done on Bhopal Indore- Highway. A theatre artist cum social worker Bhavna Singh is bridging the gap between these villagers, willing to volunteer, and the needy with her NGO Group-Yuva, which is running ‘Food for All’ campaign...

‘Apki Sabzi Apke Dwar’ delivers vegetables to every home at fixed rates

The Divisional Commissioner Kalpana Shrivastav, on the directions of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has taken an initiative to deliver vegetables door-to-door during the lockdown period in the city. Under the banner of ‘Apki Sabzi Apke Dwar’ the administration is delivering vegetables to every home at fixed rates. The administration delivered vegetables to over 19,000 households on Thursday, moving on 322 routes. The vegetables were brought from Karond Mandi and Bittan vegetable market. The ..

Bhopal Smart City starts Help Desk on Bhopal Plus App

Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Limited (BSCDCL) has also started Help Desk for prevention of coronavirus on its Bhopal Plus App on Thursday. On one click, anyone can seek answers to his queries related to corona disease or can avail help by sitting at home itself. Citizens can track the report related to COVID-19 and get update information related to COVID-19 incident by filling one simple form. The information on app is available both in English and Hindi. CEO of Bhopal Smart City Development ..

P C Sharma, Rameshwar Sharma distribute food packets to needy

The poor people have lost the earning in the wake of ongoing lockdown and they are unable to purchase the household things. At the time of their crisis, elected representatives of BJP, Congress and social workers are coming to fore to render their social duty. On Wednesday, former minister and Congress leader P C Sharma reached among poor and distributed food packets to them. ..

Wholesale markets of Jumerati, Hanumanganj to remain completely closed from April 2 to 5

Wholesale markets of Jumerati and Hanumanganj will remain completely closed from April 2 to April 5 to avoid unnecessary gatherings in the wake of cornavirus. A meeting between the wholesale traders, retailers (Thok Evum Futkar Vyapari) and administration officials was held on Wednesday and it was decided that the markets will be kept closed for the ensuing four days. General Secretary of Vyapari Mandal Mahasangh Anupam Agrawal said, “Today, we convened a meeting and decision has been taken unanimously ..

BMC to send separate garbage vehicle for quarantined people

Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) is taking all necessary steps to prevent denisens from the deadly coronavirus. In this run-up, it has decided to keep the waste separate coming out from the home of quarantine people under biomedical waste and it would be disposed separately. Now, BMC, is going to send separate vehicle for collection of garbage from the homes of quarantine people. ..

Bhopal under complete lockdown

After several incidents of shutdown violations, failed preventive measures and surging numbers of COVID-19 cases, the Bhopal administration, and senior cops together decided to opt for an absolute lockdown in the city beginning Tuesday. The decision was taken as many people in the city are still not taking the lockdown seriously and not following the instructions properly...

CM Chouhan appeals Indore citizens to strictly follow total lockdown

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the citizens of Indore need to remain alert and not to panic. He appealed the people that they should follow total lockdown and render their full support in placing corona positive persons and their families in quarantine. Chouhan said that with these efforts of ours, Indore will come out victorious by combating coronavirus. He told the citizens of Indore that they should stay at homes and co-operate with the administration...

Grocery mart reaches to containment areas in city

On Tuesday, the seventh day of lockdown, denizens preferred not going out to vegetables and other essential ration items instead they are option for the door to door service. Considering the seriousness of the situation they were seen sticking to their homes as the ‘Apki Sabji Apke Dwar’ initiative made their lives easier. Raj Kumar, a ‘panipuri’ vendor, says that now in the handcart they are selling vegetable which is also helping them to get revenue...

CM calls on Governor Tandon at Raj Bhawan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan called on Governor Lalji Tandon at Raj Bhawan on Tuesday. Chief Minister Chouhan gave information to Governor Tandon about the situation of Corona in the State and also about the efforts being made to control the pandemic...

People entering Bhopal will be quarantined: Collector

To contain spread of coronavirus every single possible measure is taken by the district administration and to protect the residents from COVID-19 infection, on Monday, District Collector issued orders to seal all the boundaries of Bhopal district and every person entering the district will be quarantined. According to the order of District Magistrate and Collector Bhopal Tarun Pithode, all possible measures will be taken to prevent the residents of Bhopal from corona infection and all the boundaries ..

BJP chief V D Sharma donates Rs 1 crore from MPLAD fund

State President of Bharatiya Janta Partyand Member of Parliament from Khajuraho V D Sharma has announced to donate one-month salary and Rs 1 crore from his MPLAD fund to Prime Minister Relief Fund so that it can be used in fight against deadly coronavirus on Monday. BJP said that its workers are not only actively participating in fight against coronavirus but are also coming to fore to donate money for the cause of the fight against disease which has created havoc across the world...

CM tells people not to worry during his visit to BHEL, Old City

Following the norms of social distancing, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited a few places of BHEL and Old Bhopal on Monday and sought information about the facilities being provided to the common man during the lockdown. He first reached the Triveni Women’s Hostel in BHEL area and met working women residing there. The women informed CM that they are receiving the essential commodities. The Chief Minister told them that they should not have to worry at all; the food items and other essentials ..

132 booked so far for violating lockdown order

City police on Monday registered 13 cases against people violating lockdown orders. Earlier on Sunday and Saturday, 10 and 15 cases respectively were registered in various police stations of Bhopal against those violating the order...

Take concrete steps to prevent corona: Chief Minister Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has issued instructions to take concrete steps for prevention of Corona infection and treatment of affected people. He said that everyone must make all possible efforts to deal with this disaster. Chouhan was reviewing the state-wide situation at a meeting of senior officials held in Mantralaya. Chief Minister Chouhan instructed to provide the desired treatment facilities in time to the people affected by Corona infection and said that effective efforts should ..

Free live meditation proving peaceful for social media users

Amidst the lockdown when many people are getting bored thinking of being stuck at home while the others have found this time to make self-quarantine easier and safe through better ways. And one such way to be relaxed is live meditation...

Rly to convert coaches as isolation ward

In order to deal with the spread of Corona virus across country, railway has decided to convert the vacant coaches as isolation ward for further use of corona patient. Railway officials said as corona patients are rising continuously across the country there would be need of more facilities of isolation. In such circumstances, railway coaches are vacant and it could be use as isolation ward. It would help country to increase its capacity of medical facilities and isolation ward for the corona outbreak. ..

Issuance of ‘one-time travelling’ passes stopped

There is bad news for thousands of people who use to line up every day outside police stations across the state capital for getting a 'one-time pass' and many of them are students who wished to travel to their hometowns. Bhopal, like the rest of India, is presently under lockdown over the COVID-19 pandemic. The rush was seen on the first day of the 21-day national lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. From now the cops will not issue any pass from the police stations to anyone ..

34 corona positive patients in MP

The COVID-19 positive patients in Madhya Pradesh rose to 34 after four new patients were tested positive in Indore on Friday night and a BSF Lt Colonel was tested positive with deadly coronavirus in Gwalior on Saturday. The patient in Gwalior lives with his family at BSF Training Academy in Tekanpur. His wife and his son had recently returned from Germany, their samples have been taken and reports are awaited. All three of them are quarantined at the academy itself. So far, only two people were tested ..

Even after massive awareness, few people breaking lockdown norms

Even as lockdown continues to defeat threat of coronavirus, there are people who try to violate the lockdown norm and try to hit the roads on vehicles. However, they are stopped and advised by police not to let down the fight against the dreaded disease. What is a matter of worry is this that people knew well that they needs to remain inside to prevent spread of disease but few people are taking the challenge posed by disease very lightly...

Mapping of respiratory prone denizens in gas colonies starts

Rashida Bi of Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh, said that they got special permission from police to screen gas survivors and also provide them with health check-up facilities to ensure corona prevention...

Lockdown forces labourers’ family to walk 600 km to reach home

Prime Minister Modi has appealed people of the country to remain in their houses for 21 days as it is the only way to combat Covid-19. But what if somebody doesn’t have his own house or if he is miles away from his house? This serious problem has erupted in front of a group of daily labourers who left their houses to earn livelihood...

Governor updates President about status of coronavirus

Governor Lalji Tandon apprised the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind about the prevailing condition of coronavirus in the State and about the medical arrangements along with measures being taken to control the pandemic, through video-conferencing on Friday. The President, Vice President and Governor were reviewing the action being taken to control the corona threat at national through a video-conference from their respective residences. He said that the citizens of the State are co-operating by ..

Ex-Mayor Sharma joins food distribution drive, appeals for social distancing

On Friday, ex-Mayor Alok Sharma joined food packet distribution drive to facilitate homeless and daily wage labourers during lockdown. He also appealed people to maintain social distancing. There were reports of people flocking to collect food packets, especially in Lalghati area, and accordingly Sharma appealed to maintain distance while collecting food packets. He also appealed groceries shops in different areas to ensure compliance of social distancing.Social distancing is very important to avoid ..

Upendra Jain takes charge as IG Bhopal

ADG Upendra Jain assumed the charge of IG Bhopal on Friday. He received charge from outgoing ADG-cum-IG Bhopal Adarsh Katiyar. On this occasion, DIG Irshad Wali, DIG Rural Dr Ashish, ASP Sanjay Sahu, ASP Sandesh Jain, RI Deepak Patil etc were present. It was on Thursday that Government went for minor IPS reshuffle. Adarsh Katiyar is now ADG Intelligence. Rajiv Tandon, ADG CID, had been posted as in charge DG EOW. He replaces Sushobhan Banerjee who is now ADG JNPA Sagar. Dr S W Naqbi, ADG Intelligence, ..

CM reviews corona status in State

 Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that necessary steps should be taken to help those persons, especially the labourers, who have gone to other places for work, and now want to return to their homes. For this, an officer in each district should be nominated and assigned this responsibility.He urged to use PPE kits and treatment methods to investigate corona infection to its full potential. He said that social distancing must be ensured at all costs.It was told in the meeting that ..

‘People should take all precautions for protection from coronavirus’

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has appealed to all the people of the State to take full precautions to prevent the outbreak of coronavirus. He said that we will not let the deadly coronavirus spread in Madhya Pradesh under any condition...

People adjusting to lockdown in Bhopal

People are slowly getting adjusted to remain inside during lock down period which is going to continue till April 14. It’s only during morning and evening hours when people venture out to buy the essential commodities for home. Otherwise they are following lockdown strictly. After 10 am, roads start to wear a deserted look and by noon, roads are empty...

People maintaining social distance while buying vegetables

Fruit and vegetable markets continue to witness flood of purchasers but now people are becoming more cautious in purchasing the items. They are desisting from jostling with each other or say panic buying is now being seen in city. People know better manner that they needs to avoid in coming with physical contact with anyone if they want to keep themselves safe from deadly corona virus. They are now showing calm composure when they go to shop house hold items...

DGP Johari praises role of on duty police personnel during lockdown

Director General of Police (DGP) Vivek Johari has praised the discharging of duty by police personnel during the lockdown period which is going to be of 21 days on Thursday. He hoped that Madhya Pradesh police will maintain its high traditions and will be able to take out state from the crisis created by coronavirus. In the letter written to all SSPs, S..

Stand Apart: Shopkeepers appeal buyers to maintain social distance

As Bhopalites embrace the national lockdown to counter the coronavirus pandemic, many a shopkeeper and medical store owners are turning responsible by ensuring that customers maintain social distancing, the only effective measure to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown ahead of COVID-19 pandemic, people rushed to stock goods as they were unsure if local shops will run out of supplies in the coming days. As the shopkeepers struggle ..

Door-to-door delivery of necessary items to be done: Collector Pithode

Online booking of only necessary items should be done, social distancing rules must be followed and people should not be allowed to gather at a single place, said District Collector Tarun Pithode on Wednesday...

Grocery shops witnessing flood of buyers

The grocery shops which remained open for a few hours during morning period are witnessing sea of buyers as everyone wants to stock necessary items in his home by seeing lock down period of 21 days. Many items in shops have started to fall short against the mega demand. The shortage of eatable and other necessary stuff is making people to run from one shop to another. However, shopkeepers are telling people that they should not go for mad purchasing fearing shortage in near future as shops will remain ..

BMC embarks on aggressive sanitisation drive

Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) has embarked on the strategy of going for aggressive santisation drive to prevent city from the pandemic disease corona virus. It has pressed its employees in sundry parts of city for sanitisation work...

CM Chouhan reviews measures to contain COVID-19 cases

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan conducted a detailed review of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state for the second day in Mantralaya here on Tuesday. During the review, it was told that one case was found positive in Gwalior and one in Shivpuri. Taking this seriously, Chouhan instructed to impose curfew in Shivpuri as well...

Smart City office turns into war room in fight against pandemic

Smart City office in Bhopal has been converted into war room to combat coronavirus in the city. An action plan for effective containment of the deadly virus was put into action in a meeting convened by Divisional Commissioner Kalpana Shrivastava. A Citizens Support System team has been formed, which shall play a key role in efforts to contain the virus...

Fire breaks out at Sanchi parlour, nearby shops

Sanchi milk parlour and it’s nearby shops were gutted in a fire at corner of Press Complex, near post office under MP Nagar police station late in the night on Monday. The shops were not insured. No one was injured in the fire as the fire broke out in the night but items worth Rs 2 lakh are estimated to have been damaged. It was said that spark from high tension (HT) line messed up with eucalyptus tree and reportedly caused the mishap..

People venturing out face police action

City’s usually teeming streets and bustling landmarks came to a standstill on Tuesday after curfew has been imposed in the city by district administration to temper coronavirus epidemic that has spiralled into one of the worst in the world. Barring emergency services, the State-run hospitals also did not entertain any visitors. The Police Department on the other hand has deployed extra force on the roads to ensure no one is found on the roads. However, there were some people still venturing out on ..

Despite diktat, prices of masks, sanitisers higher in market

Despite Government predetermining the price of masks and sanitisers on account of coronavirus outbreak, these essential commodities are being sold at much higher price in Bhopal. The medical store owners say there is shortage in supply of face masks and hand sanitisers in the State capital. The Government on March 20 announced that the prices of the masks and sanitisers will be fixed. Masks are will be sold at Rs 8 and not more than Rs 10, whereas 200ml of sanitiser will be sold at Rs 100...

21 FIRs registered for violating lockdown orders

Under the preventive measures to contain spread of coronavirus in the State capital, a total of 21 cases have been registered against violators till March 23 who have violated orders of complete lockdown issued by the District Collector. The FIRs have been registered in matters pertaining to violation of Section 144, opening a shop despite orders of closure and crowding a place...

People across districts obey Govt appeal, stay indoors

‘Janata’ curfew evoked massive response in Sagar with co-operation from the administration and people. At public places, police were present. District Collector Priti Maithail Nayak and SP Amit Sanghi visited the city during Janata Curfew. The appeal of Government of India for ‘Janata Curfew’ was followed by all residents and eerie silence prevailed in all public places including Bus Stand, railway station and roads. Collector Priti Maithail Nayak informed that Sagar district has no positive case ..

Shahdol Collector visits Medical College

Shahdol, District Collector Dr Satendra Singh inspected Medical College, Shahdol and directed for completing all arrangements at isolation ward at Medical College. Collector Dr Satendra Singh inquired from Dean, Medical College Dr Milind Shilarkar about the steps being taken in wake of prevention/control of corona virus infections...

Lakhs salute selfless heroes in one voice

LAKHS of Bhopalites came out in their balconies, windows and on the terrace of their houses clapping, banging utensils to salute the selfless heroes who are battling on the forefront against COVID-19. Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation on Thursday, had appealed to the people to observe Janata Curfew from 7 am to 9 pm on Sunday to practice social distancing to prevent further spread of coronavirus...

Lockdown for 72 hrs, district boundaries sealed

WITH spurt in cases of coronavirus in the State, Collector Tarun Pithode has ordered to seal all district boundaries and Bhopal will be under lockdown until March 24 midnight. Orders were released after first case of coronavirus was found on Sunday morning. Everything except essential services will remain closed till March 24 midnight...

Cops get sanitisers, masks to serve better

To prevent spread of coronavirus, Bhopal Police distributed sanitisers to police personnel of all police stations in the State capital who are exposed to thousands of citizens daily. As a part of preventive measures, all police stations are instructed to provide sanitisers to all police staff of police stations...

Ungli Group to distribute over 1000 masks among poor in Sehore

Ungli group which has become a household name in social work at district headquarter has decided to distribute 1,000 masks in the colonies where people are unable to afford masks. As due to coronavirus availability of masks has been reduced tremendously or if the masks are available at any medical store it cost much more than its regular cost. People of poor section of the society are unable to purchase masks or if they wish to purchase it for the sake of their families the chemist refuses to give ..

Bhopal to fight corona together and not by ‘being together’

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to public to stay at home on March 22 and to observe Janata Curfew, Bhopalites have advanced their plans and decided to remain at home. Hundreds of people thronged the markets on Saturday evening to get necessary items like medicines and other commodities. Collector Tarun Pithode has also appealed to citizens to co-operate with the administration and remain inside their homes. He appealed to fight the coronavirus scare, the contribution of public is mandatory, ..

Coronavirus suspect returned from USA admitted to JP Hospital’s isolation ward

A coronavirus suspect, who returned from USA, was admitted to the isolation ward by the district administration at the JP Hospital on Saturday. The suspect along with his wife was residing at a colony on J K Road from past two days, who lives in Delhi. Both reached Bhopal recently. The nearby residents informed the district administration and a team of health officials, led by Sub Divisional Magistrate Manoj Verma reached the spot. The suspected patient was taken to JP Hospital and admitted to the ..

Kamal Nath goes to Delhi, meets Sonia Gandhi

A day after resigning as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath, who is caretaker CM, went to New Delhi and met senior national leaders of Congress on Saturday. His visit to Delhi is a harbinger that Congress may take some major decision in coming days. Sources said that during his Delhi visit, Kamal Nath met Sonia Gandhi and discussed the political scenario of Madhya Pradesh. What could be the future strategy of Congress is not known...

Party activists should make awareness in society towards coronavirus: V D Sharma

State President of Bharatiya Janata Party and MP Vishnu Dutt Sharma addressing the party leaders and activists through audio conferencing appealed to make people aware towards coronavirus. BJP State President Sharma holding dialogue with district level party activists, executives and public representatives on Saturday morning took information about the situation of their constituency and also discussed about the ‘Janata Curfew’ appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Diwali-like celebration at Bharatiya Janata Party office

Diwali-like celebration broke out at BJP headquarters after the collapse of Kamal Nath Government on Friday. BJP workers burst crackers, lit fireworks and distributed sweets to celebrate the occasion which finally paved way for formation of BJP Government in Madhya Pradesh. Soon after CM Kamal Nath announced his resignation, BJP leaders and workers started to rush to party headquarters. BJP workers danced on beats of drums to express their happiness...

Divisional Commr Shrivastava issues hygiene guidelines to health officials

DIVISIONAL Commissioner Kalpana Shrivastava chaired a meeting of health officials and also issued directives to the collectors of all the districts in Bhopal division in about prevention against the COVID-19 coronavirus. Divisional Commissioner stated that, during the commercial activities, the shopkeepers must maintain a minimum distance of one metre with the customers to avoid the spread of disease. Shrivastava also asked the collectors to deploy a team of health officials at the check posts on ..

MPBSE offers counselling to board examinees over corona panic

To avoid panic and scare of coronavirus among the board examinees, Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) has taken a great initiative of providing counselling to the high school and higher secondary examinees by its academic panel. The academic panel including counsellors, psychologists and subject experts is counselling the students to not panic and remain stress-free and at peace. The panel is suggesting the students to be calm and prepare for their examinations which have been postponed ..

Collector orders shutdown of city

DISTRICT Collector Tarun Pithode has ordered to keep all the restaurants, wine shops, Krishi Upaj mandis, bars, dhabas and other roadside eateries closed from Saturday in the State capital. After four suspects of COVID-19 tested positive in Jabalpur, the district administration has chosen the city shutdown. As coronavirus knocks the door of Madhya Pradesh, Collector Tarun Pithode has appealed the citizens to avoid unnecessary gatherings and to come out of their houses only in emergency situations. ..

Instructions issued to strictly follow road safety rules

A state-level meeting of the Road Safety Cell was organised at the Police Training and Research Institute under the chairmanship of Assistant Inspector General of Police Amrit Meena. Meena said that efforts should be made to make people strictly adhere to the road safety rules in actual terms...

NUMM opposes against delay in enactment of Fee Regulation Act

Nagrik Upbhokta Margdarshak Manch (NUMM) members will register protest against continuous delay in issuing rules despite Private School Operation and Fee Regulation Act in the State have been enacted but lack of rules for enforcement the enactment of this act is getting delayed. If in 15 days the State Government does not issue rules to enact Private School Operation and Fee Regulation Act then at State-level protest will be staged by NUMM...

Nominations of Scindia, Sumer Singh found valid

The nomination forms of Congress party’s Rajya Sabha candidates including Digvijay Singh, Phol Singh Baraiya and BJP’s Rajya Sabha Candidate Ranjana Bhagel were found to be valid and accepted. The scrutiny of nomination papers was done on Monday. The nomination papers of Independent candidate Ramdas Dahiwale was found invalid and was rejected...

Officers building pressure on families of MLAs, alleges Chouhan

Ex-Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has warned those Government officers who are allegedly building pressure on family members of those MLAs who are against Kamal Nath Government. He alleged that even officers are tempting and intimidating family of rebel MLAs.Stating that the number of such officers is less but BJP is having their detail information and they will not be spared...

Congress MLAs squad meet held at CM House

Congress MLAs squad meeting was held at CM House on Tuesday evening. Chief Minister Kamal Nath presided over the meeting. He discussed current political situation with party MLAs and also about the attempts being made by BJP to wrest from Congress...

AIIMS Bhopal prepared to tackle COVID-19 cases: Prof Dr Sarman Singh

Even as no positive case of novel coronavirus has been reported in Madhya Pradesh but its fear has gripped heart of everyone. Many people have started to follow the precautionary methods through which fatal disease-which created havoc world-wide- could be avoided. ‘The Hitavada’ spoke to AIIMS, Bhopal, Director Professor Dr Sarman Singh and tried to know how one can protect himself from disease and what are the preparations to deal with this deadly disease. Here are the excerpts of his interview...

BJP urges Governor to change voting pattern during floor test

LEADER of Opposition Gopal Bhargava and Chief Whip Dr Narottam Mishra met Governor Lalji Tandon and requested him to change the procedure for floor test on Sunday. Both of them said that floor test by pressing button is not possible in Madhya Pradesh Assembly as necessary technology is not available. They requested the Governor that instead of voting by pressing the button, voting should be done by raising hands. Notably, a BJP delegation had met the Governor on Saturday and demanded that floor test ..

‘Corona’effect: People cancel trips, bookings

FOLLOWING strict advisory against coronavirus, many families in Bhopal are cancelling holidays they had planned well in advance as the number of cases are rising continuously. There is no case of COVID-19 in Bhopal yet, however, people have been asked to follow all precautionary measures and avoid attending functions and gatherings. The Health Department has also released an advisory and asked people to avoid travelling. Many countries have cancelled the visas too. Exams in maximum schools end by ..

Tree felling from Mendora to Chandanpura affecting big cats

BHOPAL is known for co-existence of big cats and humans but deforestation being done for urban planning is affecting this balance. Several trees are being chopped in many areas especially in Chandanpura and Mendora region. Movement of tigers and leopards is common in these areas but hundreds of trees have been chopped in these regions for urban planning. Master Plan 2031 includes permission to residential construction in Mendora and Chandanpura under Public Semi Public (PSP) where movement of big ..

Inspect hotels, restaurants regularly: FDA Commr

 All the hotels and restaurants of the State should be constantly be inspected to ensure proper health of the citizens, saidCommissioner of Food and Drug Administration, Ravindra Singh. Singh made the above statement while addressing a review meeting in the State capital on Friday. In the wake of Covid-19 outspread, FDA Commissioner instructed the officials to take action to get hygiene rating of all the hotels in Bhopal district. He directed the food safety officials to make preparations for ..

Edibles samples fail adulteration test

 Seven samples taken by the Mobile Food Testing Laboratory of the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) failed the tests and were found adulterated.Nearly 19 samples of various edibles were taken by the Mobi-Lab from the Haat Bazar in Nayapura Banjari and Lalita Nagar areas in Kolar on Friday.Five samples of spices including turmeric were found adulterated with dust, a sample of pea and of aniseed was foundadulterated with added colour.Three nearby residents also reached the laboratory to get their ..