Bhopal

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

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

Durga Puja celebrated with fervour, gaiety in city

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

Recoveries cross 1.5 lakh in State

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

High vegetable prices dampen festivities

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

Online expo ‘The Myth of Jeteer’ held at IGRMS

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

Online expo ‘The Myth of Jeteer’ held at IGRMS

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

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

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

Sair Sapata opens for wedding ceremonies

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

Sports Director instructs officials to resume activities in Hoshangabad soon

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

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

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

25 low-floor buses back on roads in city

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

Congress leadership should tender apology to women of country: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that by making an indecent comment against BJP candidate from Dabra Imarti Devi, former Chief Minister Kamal Nath has insulted entire women and this also shows his narrow mindset. If top leadership of Congress respects women then it should tender an apology to the women of entire country. Chouhan was speaking after ending ‘Maun Upwas’ (silent fast) in Bhopal on Monday. He said that Kamal Nath crossed all limits of arrogance. He sought reply from AICC chief ..

CM orders strict action in minor boy’s brutal murder in Jabalpur

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan instructed strict action in a case of murder of a minor in Jabalpur. Chief Minister Chouhan said that effective action should be taken to eliminate such criminals. No culprit should be spared. Additional Director General of Police (ADG) (Intelligence), Adarsh Katiyar informed that the accused has been arrest..

People make the most of Streets for People Challenge programme

Streets for People Challenge programme was organised by Smart City Company on Shahpura Street and Boat Club, on Sunday. The event was held from 6 am to 9 am. Smart City officials said that the objective of the programme is to make people health conscious along with entertainment...

Scouts guides camping against trespassing on railway track

Continuing wide-level of campaign to stop movement of cattle around the railway tracks, Bhopal railway has rope in Scouts & Guides. In this camp, Scouts & Guides interacted with the villagers and cattle owners around Gulabganj and Pabai stations...

Soldier Shubham Rahangdale laid to rest with State honours

Waraseoni, Soldier Shubham Rahangdale, resident of village Kanchanpur of Sarandi village panchayat, was paid a tearful adieu by the family members and locals. The last rites were held with State honours. It may be mentioned that Shubham Vinod Rahangdale (24) suffered critical injuries when he slipped during PT exercise at pole at Jalandhar Camp on October 5. He suffered internal injuries and was undergoing treatment. He succumbed to his injuries during treatment...

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve likely to start Night Safari within a week

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (BTR) is likely to start night safari in its buffer zone shortly. A new safari route in Panpatha zone of reserve will be addition to the existing safari system. This will be a two hours safari allowed from 7 pm to 9 pm with limited number of vehicles...

Southern Army Commander visits Sudarshan Chakra Corps

LIEUTENANT General C P Mohanty, AVSM, SM, VSM, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Command visited Headquarters of Sudarshan Chakra Corps from October 14 to October 16. Army Commander, Southern Command took first hand review of the operational readiness of the formation and was briefed by Lieutenant General Atulya Solankey, Sena Medal, General Officer Commanding, Sudarshan Chakra Corps on various operational, logistics and administrative matters including proactive steps taken by the formation ..

People having harrowing time in dealing with humidity

As rains have stopped and winter still at bay, excruciating heat and increased level of humidity is haunting people in state capital. Now people are fed up with hot and humid weather. But winter will take more time to make inroads into state as monsoon withdrawal process is still continuing. It is from last many years that Bhopal and other parts of state are witnessing dry weather conditions, excluding isolated rainfall activities taking place in sundry regions...

Cong failed to fulfill old promises, yet came up with another Vachan Patra: V D Sharma

BJP State President V D Sharma criticised the Congress Vachan Patra released for by elections on the twenty eight Assembly seats on Saturday. V D Sharma said that Congress failed to fulfill even a single promise of last Vachan Patra and now Kamal Nath has come up with yet another Vachan Patra. Addressing the media persons at BJP State Headquarters, VD Sharma said that people of state are aware enough and knew very well about deceits of Kamal Nath. This time they are not going to fell into the trap ..

IGRMS contractual employees stage protest over expulsion

Contractual employees at Indira Gandhi Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) staged protest over expulsion from services. They said that over 50 contractual employees deployed in various departments in IGRMS have been expelled due to COVID-19 lockdown. ..

Tiger family spotted at Nauradehi Sanctuary

Pair of tigers re-introduced at Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary about two years back was sighted together with three semi-adult cubs for the first time which brought smiles on the faces of officials. All the three cubs are around 16-month-old. Tracking team deployed to monitor the feline captured pictures of tiger family for the first time in camera. Both tiger and tigress are radio collared so the team is tracking their location easily. ..

Women cops to protect female passengers in train

In a view to strengthen security of women passengers in trains, Bhopal railway has deployed female police teams named ‘Avanti Bai’ and ‘Ahilya Bai.’ ..

Merchants of death must be crushed: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan instructed top officials to keep close watch on people, connected with the illegal trade of intoxicants, illegal supply and sale of such substances. Such people should be arrested and such drug dealers be crushed. Strict action should be taken against the culprits, if such items are being sold at other places like Ujjain. ..

Strict adherence of SOPs at cinema halls, multiplexes

One seat distance in halls, 50 per cent capacity, masks at all time and hand sanitisation are among the Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) to be followed at cinema halls, multiplexes and theatres which will reopen in Bhopal from Friday. Due to coronavirus pandemic, the cinema halls in State will reopen after a big long interval of almost six months...

Sair Sapata tourists entertainment zone opens for visitors after 6 months

After six months of total lockdown, city’s entertainment zone Sair Sapata opened for visitors. Visitors’ entry is being done after thermal screening and mask wearing is mandatory. Six peddle boats and 2 shikaras as well as 4 bumper boats were being operated at the Sair Sapata...

Schools observe Intl Hand Washing Day complying with covid-19 norms

On the occasion of Global Hand Washing Day, schools organised hand washing activity in the campus for higher class students amid covid-19 safety protocols while the same was followed online by students at home on Thursday. Government schools also observed the day in campuses where students washed their hands with liquid hand wash while maintaining social distancing and other precautionary measures against the pandemic...

Patriotic songs by artists at Shaurya Smarak mesmerise one and all

A programme of patriotic songs by artists at Shaurya Smarak mesmerised the audience on Thursday. The fourth anniversary of Shaurya Smarak Memorial is being celebrated by Department of Culture Swaraj Sanstha and since it is organised after lockdown relaxation good number of people are coming to enjoy the socio cultural event. The musical performance was organised by Reliance Music Group of Bhopal. Special sanitisation is also being done regularly since it reopened on September 13...

CM orders SIT probe into Ujjain hooch tragedy

Taking Ujjain incident seriously wherein at least eleven people died after consuming illicit liquor allegedly, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan convened a special meeting at his residence on Thursday morning and said that Special Investigation Team (SIT) should probe the incident. CM said that stringent action should be taken against people selling such substances...

Anti-encroachment drive carried out at MP Nagar

As a part of anti-encroachment drive many kiosks, street vendors handcarts placed illegally on side of roads causing congestion were removed by the Bhopal Municipal Corporation. The drive was carried out in Zone number 1. Around eight kiosks were seized and 25 handcarts removed. The anti-encroachment staff of the municipal corporation on Wednesday took action to remove encroachment from roads, footpaths and other public places...

Pathetic condition of roads needs urgent attention

Due to non-maintenance of roads in city are in pathetic condition. Roads in Ghoda Nakkas have become pathetic. BMC identifies vulnerable areas where roads worn out due to non maintenance. Road repairing review work meeting was conducted by Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC). It was brought to notice that major roads in Kolar Chunabhatti, Sarvardham Bridge, Bittan Market road, Peer Gate, Shahpura Road, 12 number road, Ay..

Events mark Mental Health Awareness Week at AIIMS

A series of events were organised at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bhopal as a part of Mental Health Awareness Week. Activities organised by Department of Psychiatry, included awareness and education programmes for general public as well as for healthcare workers, release of patient information booklet on mental illness and initiation of a new facility ‘Student Wellness Centre’ for students’ mental health support at AIIM..

Curtains down on virtual Theatre Festival with Dastan-e-Shivpalganj

On the last day of online five-day virtual theater festival of Admire Theatre, drama Dastan-e-Shivpalganj was broadcast. The story was based on Shri Lal Shukla’s famous novel ‘Raag Darbari’ directed by Sushil Kant Mishra Natya Screenplay written by Pankaj Dubey and Susheel Kant Mishra. ..

V D Sharma interacts under ‘Haan… Chunab Hain’ campaign

State BJP President V D Sharma interacted with party workers and people during online interaction under digital campaign ‘Haan…Chunab Hain’ programme. V D Sharma told that election is between two political parties, one is pro-poor and another is anti-poor. He accused previous Congress government of stopping public welfare schemes such as Sambal Yojana, Teerth Darshan Yojana, housing facility to poor etc...

Fire breaks out in oil mill at Azad Market

A fire broke out at 8:30 am on Tuesday at the soya oil mill in Azad Market. As soon as the fire was reported, fire brigade fire-fighters reached the spot and started trying to extinguish the fire. The fire was controlled in about two and a half hours. Due to the high oil content, the fire broke out and more than 40 people living in the building were trapped. Around 150 people were living around there...

Rise in mercury giving hard time to Bhopalites

Now monsoon season is almost over. Barring couple of places getting drenched by localised rainfall activities, rest of the places in State are experiencing dry weather condition. Owing to this reason, heat and humidity level has increased...

Health Deptt crackdown on quacks, 42 clinics sealed

Acting on complaints, a joint team of district administration and Health Department sealed 42 clinics operated by quacks in the State capital on Monday. During an ongoing crackdown on quacks, on instruction of District Collector Avinash Lavania, several medical imposters who were practicing medicine without authorised degrees were identified and their workplaces were sealed...

Rajmata shunned royal luxury life to choose path of public service: Sharma

State BJP President V D Sharma said that Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia shunned the luxuries of royal life and had selected path of public service. Vijayaraje Scindia nursed earlier Jan Sangh and later the BJP. There is priceless contribution of Vijayaraje Scindia in emergence of BJP as biggest political organisation. V D Sharma was addressing the concluding session of programme organised at party headquarters in State capital to mark the birth centenary of Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia, who was one of the ..

People queue up at RTO after office reopens

As RTO office was reopened after four days, a large number of people queued up for their documentation on Monday. The office has taken two days shutdown for maintenance on October 8 and 9 while October 10 and 12 was Saturday, Sunday so office reopened after four days. People having their slot rescheduled the time and appeared at RTO office with large queue on Monday. The office had already declared two days shutdown and asked customers to reschedule their appointment from portal for driving license ..

Few places witness rains in region; other areas experience dry weather

RAINS drenched few places of Jabalpur, Indore, Hoshangabad and Shahdol divisions. The rest places of State witnessed dry weather. Major rainfall was recorded in Samnapur (3 cm) and Seoni, Chand (2 cm each) respectively. As rains have taken a backseat in most places of the State, heat and humidity is haunting people. The forecast of Weather Department indicates rainfall and thunder activities in some places of Shahdol, Hoshangabad divisions and ..

CM dedicates 1,584 infrastructures worth Rs 106 cr

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Gram Panchayat office-bearers have done work of providing means of livelihood to migrant labourers, undertaken MNREGA works and completed public utility works under Panch Parmeshwar Yojana in the village. The role of panchayat office-bearers has been appreciated also by everyone, for which they deserve to be congratulated. Chief Minister Chouhan was dedicating 1,584 structures constructed in rural areas of the State for Rs 106.4 crore through Panchayats ..

Critically injured leopard brought to Van Vihar Park from Indore zoo

A Critically injured leopard has been brought to Van Vihar National Park from Indore zoo on Sunday. The leopard recently underwent CT scan at State Veterinary Hospital in Bhopal where the team found bullets in his head...

Rampaging elephants reach Kaseru Gram, Bandhavgarh

Menace of rampaging elephants continues in Umaria district. The group of jumbos reached Kaseru Gram, very close to Bandhavgarh forest area on Sunday. The group includes around 35 jumbos. These errant elephants have entered the district from Chhattisgarh and destroyed several acres of crops. Last week the herd of elephants destroyed around 50 acres of crops in Pipariya village that left villagers in shock. Sources said the group of elephants has strayed into the village from village Badwara...

Mega property tax collection camp held to facilitate people

Mega tax collection camp was organised on Sunday. This year, due to COVId-19 lockdown Property Tax collection drive is also affected and compared to last year it has recovered 28 per cent less. Last year the figure was Rs 62.31 crore...

Pvt bus operators still in troubled waters

The decision of Government to waive off five months’ vehicle tax is proving insufficient for private bus operators to overcome from deep financial crisis. Corona fear and high prices of fuel are leaving private bus operators high and dry. Now most bus operators are musing to surrender buses and looking for other options of livelihood...

Massive fire breaks out in RO water warehouse

A massive fire broke out in a water purifier and RO warehouse shop next to the State BJP office located at seven number stop in Bhopal. Due to fire, lakhs of goods kept in store and warehouse were burnt to ashes. The local people had informed the fire control about seeing smoke rising from inside the shutter at around 7.15 am. Fire personnel reached the spot and started extinguishing the fire...

Streets for People Challenge event organised at Boat Club

Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Limited along with Bhopal Municipal Corporation organised ‘Streets for People Challenge’ programme on Saturday at the Boat Club in Shyamala Hills. The programme started from 6 am and concluded around 9 am...

Public awareness events on mental health held

A SERIES of public awareness programmes were held at all the Government Health institutions in the State capital to mark the occasion of World Mental Health Day. In these programmes, citizens were informed about various diseases and problems related to mental health. On this occasion, health workers informed the citizens about self-screening ways of mental problems. Detailed information was shared about mental problems such as depression or anxiety, probl..

Poll expenses of candidates must be monitored strictly CEO Rana

A meeting of Nodal Officers of Election Expenditure Monitoring in the Assembly Deputy Election 2020 was held under the chairmanship of Chief Electoral Officer Veera Rana. In the meeting, Chief Electoral Officer said that instructions were given to strictly monitor the election expenses of candidates. She said that strict action should be ensured on suspicious transactions. Intensive investigation must be undertaken in the 19 districts where by-elections are to be held in state. The expenditure ..

Single day recoveries surpass fresh COVID-19 cases in MP

Single-day recoveries outnumbered new COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh on Friday as 2,200 people were cured of the infection and 1,647 tested positive for the disease, a Health Department bulletin said. The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state is currently at 86.95 per cent, up marginally from 86.38 per cent on Thursday. The fresh infections have increased the state’s caseload to 1,43,669, the bulletin said. The death toll rose to 2,574 after twenty-seven patients ..

Normal life limping back but people careless regarding COVID norms

 The normal life of State capital is limping back after lockdown period. Markets have once again started to witness the cacophony of purchasers who are thronging market in flocks to do necessary purchasing for house. With marketing activities started to get on track, economy is also showing some sign of improvement. Seeing the purchasers back, shop-keepers and traders are now hopeful that economy which is suffering due to pandemic will be see some jump in coming months, particularly after ..

BJP stalwarts start wooing voters during canvassing

BJP has pressed all its stalwarts into canvassing in all 28 Assembly seats going for bypolls. They are holding public rallies and public meetings, seeking votes for party candidates. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addressed a public meetings in Sanwer Assembly constituency’s Nipania and Nepanagar Assembly seat’s Dholkot and Mandhata Assembly seat’s Bundi area on Thursday...

Prices of green veggies soar yet again

rates of vegetables have once again reached to zenith. The increased rates of vegetables are leaving people for gasping. Now no green vegetable is less than Rs 40 to Rs 50 per kg. Vegetable sellers are saying that vegetable supply has been impacted and due to this reason, vegetable rates have gone high. Potatoes are being sold at the rate of Rs 40 per kg. Beans are being sold above Rs 50 per kg. Brinjal rates have also reached around Rs 50 p..

Now, book ticket 5 minutes before departure of train

In a passenger-friendly move, Railways has changed its reservation system with effect from October 10. Passengers who want to travel in an emergency situation can book a rail ticket five minute prior to the departure of train. The facility of confirm ticket can be availed from reservation counters of railway station and online ticket reservation platforms. Around 120 seats in each train will be allotted to the passengers after preparing the first chart...

Weather conditions passing through transition phase

Weather conditions are passing through transition phase notwithstanding monsoon withdrawal process underway. Now, large swathes of State are having dry weather conditions. Some regions of State have started to feel pinch of mild cold during night hours. Even as monsoon withdrawal process continues, isolated places in st..

Electricity consumers in Ambah receiving hefty bills: Congress

Congress has claimed that beneficiaries of Sambal Schemes are getting hefty electricity bills in Ambah of Morena district. The party alleged that power distribution companies are doing open loot in the name of fatty bills. It has demanded explanation from State Government in this regard. Addressing a joint press conference here on Wednesday, Media Co-ordinator for Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath and Vice President of State C..

New Market traders all set to celebrate Durga Utsav

Like every year New Market Vyapari Sangh organised bhoomipujan to set up Durga pandal in vicinity. On Wednesday this programme was organised with COVID-19 compliance. The traders said that all norms will be followed...

‘Wildlife is nature’s unique gift, need to protect it’

“Wildlife is a unique gift of nature and every citizen needs to play an active role for its protection. People should be more sensitive and compassionate towards the wildlife to protect as well as conserve it,” stated Forest Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah. Shah was addressing the closing ceremony of State Level Wildlife Week 2020 at Van Vihar National Park. Fores..

‘Distt Hospital Rewa to become 200-bed hospital’

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced to upgrade the Kushabhau Thakre District Hospital, Rewa into a 200 bed hospital. He said that the construction of residential colony for the doctors of the super specialty hospital will also be started soon. He was speaking during the function held to dedicate Super Specialty Hospital in Rewa...

Actor Anupam Kher’s courtesy visit to CM

Renowned film actor Anupam Kher met Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at CM House in State capital on Tuesday morning. The meeting between both of them lasted for around fifteen minutes. CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Anupam Kher with great warmth and wished for more success to him in the film industry. Sources in CM House told ‘The Hitavada’ that CM Chouhan and Anupam Kher had a brief discussion on tea...

Railway cops hand over runaway minor to mother

Railway Protection Force (RPF), Bhopal, on Tuesday handed over a minor boy to his mother at Itarsi station. The boy fled his home and reached Itarsi Railway Station after his mother scolded him. According to railway officials, while making routine checking, RPF team held the 12-years-old boy in suspected condition from 02296 Danapur-KSR Bangalore special trains...

Resolve pending revenue cases within stipulated time: Divisional Commissioner

‘ALL the revenue officers will resolve their pending court cases and should also ensure disposal of cases of their sub-ordinates,” said Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat on Tuesday. The Divisional Commissioner made the above statement while addressing a division-level review meeting regarding the revenue cases. Sub-divisional magistrates (SDMs) of Raisen, Bhopal, Rajgarh, Sehore and Vidisha were present at the meeting. ..

Wildlife Week celebrations to conclude today

ON THE sixth day of state-level wildlife week celebrations, bird-watching and nature camp were organised at Van Vihar National Park especially for the female participants. In this camp, 42 females participated in Pink attire. Kamla Lad, spouse of PM Lad, first Director of the park was present during the programme...

Only 50 per cent UPSC applicants appear in exam amid pandemic

UPSC preliminary exam was conducted at 59 centres of Bhopal on Sunday. For the first time, only 50 percent candidates appeared for the examination due to prevailing Covid crisis. Total 22,372 candidates had registered for preliminary exam out of which 9,097 candidates had appeared at centres. In the first shift, around 40 per cent students appeared, while in the second shift, 60 per cent students had appeared for the examination. Students were allowed to ..

Wildlife Week celebrations continue at Van Vihar Park

Celebrating State-level Wildlife Week-2020, Van Vihar National Park organised nature camp on butterflies on Sunday. Many participants from Youth Hostel, Lake City Unit, vns Group, Camera Club and others participated in the camp...

MPBSE helpline receives 1,73,849 calls so far

Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) counseling helpline received 1,73,849 students’ calls so far. A number of students are dialing MPBSE counseling helpline for seeking help in stream and career selection and basic enquiries related to further study process. The helpline is receiving a large number of calls these days from students asking about their queries got clear and other subject related queries...

Minimum temperature starts declining in city

As the weather conditions are pleasant, a good number of visitors is witnessed at Boat club and other areas in city. State capital is witnessing changes in weather. As per Weather Department, minimum range of temperature is showing declining trend. On Sunday, lowest temperature was witnessed at Bhopal, Chhindwara, Mandla, Betul, Gwalior was at 19 degree Celsius. In last twenty four hours, rains were witnessed at Rewa and Shahdol. Bhopa..

People on cruise flout COVID-19 norms

After waiting for about six months visitors were seen enjoying ride of Lake Princess cruise in Upper Lake on Saturday. However, COVID-19 SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) norms were flouted and people were seen enjoying ride without masks . MPSTDC official said that It has been fitted with attractive lighting and colourful radium to give a new feel to the tourists as well as the cruise will now be available for the tourists every day and not only on..

Bird watching, nature camp held

Celebrating the State-level wildlife week, Van Vihar National Park conducted bird watching and nature camp on Saturday. 50 participants from Youth Hostel and 55 bird lovers watched different bird species in the park during the programme. They watched birds like little commemorate, great cormorant, purple sunbird, Green Bee-eater, Red Munia, Whistling Teal, Moorhen, Drongo, Silverbill Munia, Robin, Night Heron, Black Redstart, Ashy Prinia, Jacana, Kingfisher, Heron..

Kiyawat for roster pattern to ensure availability of docs

“To ensure availability of doctors for patients at dedicated COVID hospital Hamida and other Government hospitals, the duty of both medical and non-medical staffers should be imposed in roster manner,” said Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat on Saturday...

Chief Minister issues guidelines for Durga Utsav, Dussehra

CHIEF Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “There will be no restriction on Durga idols of 6 feet to be installed during Durga Utsav, the maximum size of the pandals for this will be 30 x 45 feet, chal samarohs will not be allowed and only upto 10 persons of the organising committee will be allowed to accompany in immersion of Durga idols...

Tourism Department restarts Bhopal Darshan bus service

On Friday, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) started Bhopal Darshan bus. Regional Manager of Bhopal Syed Arif Naqvi informed that Bhopal Darshan Bus service is being re-started with new decorations for tourists, in which tourists will be given 12 major tours and sightseeing tours of Bhopal city. Tourists with a capacity of 35 people will be made to visit Bhopal with 50% capacity in this vehicle. Naqvi said that during the tour, lunch facility will also be provided to the ..

Armyman booked for sexually exploiting girl

The Bairagarh police have booked an Army personnel who was for sexually assaulting his minor daughter for past 13 years. The survivor is presently 17-year-old and on Thursday she told the police that he father molested her for the first time when she was just 4-years-old. ..

Bhopal Railway loads 100 tractors’ consignment for Bangladesh

Bhopal Railway has loaded 100 agriculture tractors 25 AMG in goods wagon for further transportation to Benapole in Bangladesh on Friday. ..

CM pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversaries on Friday. He offered flower petals on statues of both Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri and remembered them. CM reached Gandhi Bhawan and garlanded the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi. There he also garlanded the portrait of Lal Bahadur Shastri as well. ..

Women’s Cong takes out candle march demanding justice for Hathras victim

Demanding justice to victim of Hathras (Uttar Pradesh), Madhya Pradesh Mahila Morcha took out candle march in State capital on Friday evening. Taking strong umbrage over the manner body of gang rape victim was burnt in deadly silence of night, Women’s Congress workers demanded that accused of case should get capital punishment...

MPSTDC restarts Sound & Light Show for tourists in Sanchi Stupa

Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) has restarted Sound and Light Show for tourists from Thursday in Sanchi Stupa campus located near Bhopal, one of the State’s world heritage site...

AISECT group to develop Atmanirbhar Bharat Centre in colleges

AISECT group will develop Atmanirbhar Bharat Centre in its colleges. Santosh Chaubey, Chancellor of Rabindranath Tagore University, inaugurated the event at Rabindranath Tagore University in which many dignitaries were present. On the inaugural function, he said that main objective is to change courses and promote local research in accordance with the New Education Policy, setting up of skill development centres and training programmes for nece..

BJP felicitates four national executive members from State

Bharatiya Janata Party felicitated four newly-appointed national organisation office-bearers, including Kailash Vijayvargiya, Sudhir Gupta, Omprakash Dhruve and Lal Singh Arya, during a function organised at party office in State capital on Wednesday. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that he got the chance to work with all four newly-appointed national organisation office-bearers and he hoped that they will live up to the expectations...

Lal Singh Arya holds meeting of BJP’s SC Front at party office

BHARATIYA Janata Party National President for Scheduled Caste Front, Lal Singh Arya addressed the meeting of party’s Scheduled Caste Front meeting at BJP office in State capital Wednesday. He urged party workers of front to work hard for victory of party in by polls of 28 Assembly seats...

Dry weather prevails as monsoon preparing for withdrawal

As South West monsoon is preparing to bid adieu, dry weather prevails in most parts of Madhya Pradesh. Rains have stopped totally in larger swaths of State. Whatever rainfall activities are happening in few places it is due to local system. In last twenty four hours, rainfall was registered in few places of Ujjain, Hoshangabad, Jabalpur and Bhopal divisions. Mohkheda rec..

CEO informs by-election dates, model code of conduct comes into effect

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Veera Rana informed that with the announcement of Assembly by-election dates in Madhya Pradesh, model code of conduct has come into effect. All the provisions of the model code of conduct will be applicable on the concerned districts and Assembly constituencies and political parties, their candidates and the Government...

CM demands to increase allocation of urea in State

CHIEF Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had called upon Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers D V Sadanand Gowda at his office in New Delhi. He demanded an allocation of 22 lakh metric tonnes of urea for Rabi crop for the year 2020-21 in State ...

Poonam Shroti spreads positivity thru campaign

AMIDST COVID-19 pandemic and increasing negativity, people are trying to spread positivity by connecting through ‘Go for positivity’ campaign which has been launched by the motivational speaker Poonam Shroti. Social activist Poonam Shroti who has been honoured by the President of India among India’s top 100 strong women has started this positivity campaign named as ‘Go For Positivity’ during the COVID-19 lockdown to remove negativity...

Another new chapter added in development of Morena: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a tale of development is being written in the state with the guidance and help of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. New chapters will be added to this tale of development. Chouhan was addressing the inaugural function of 1.5 km long flyover, constructed in Morena at a cost of Rs 108 ..

MLA Arif Masood leads demonstration against deteriorating health facilities

Over the deteriorating health facilities in wake of corona pandemic, Congress MLA Arif Masood and his supporters tried to march towards CM House after demonstration in State capital on Monday. However, police stopped them at Kamla Park...

CM presides over meeting of Narmada Basin Projects’ Board of Directors

A meeting of Board of Directors of Narmada Basin Projects Company Ltd was held on Monday at Mantralaya under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. In order to make the system more easy for obtaining loan for the execution of various projects of the company, the authorised share capital of Narmada Basin Proje..

Bizarre: Woman reaches family court after being defeated by father in ludo

A 24-year-old woman in Bhopal reached family court after facing defeat several times in ludo game by her father. According to family court counsellor, Sarita Rajani during lockdown period, the woman, her two siblings and their father used to play the board game. After losing a game, the young woman developed resentment against her father, which increased over time and the family had to undergo counselling sessions to resolve the issue...

Elephant Festival concludes at Bandhavgarh Reserve

WEEK-LONG Elephant festival concluded at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (BTR) with medical treatment, feast, fitness and care to the jumbos on Sunday. During this festival, fitness test of all elephants was done in well-mannered. Nails, trunk, eyes and skins of elephants were treated with neem oil massage and cleaned. Mahout offered special bath to the jumbos in pond with treated water. After bath, elephants were decorated with sandalwood powder, turmeric and other species...

Durga Samiti members demand revised guidelines

BHAVANI Sanghthan Durga Utsav Samiti protested at Roshanpura Chauraha against setting guidelines for the Durga Festival ended up in ruffle . To disperse the crowd, cops had to lathi charge, though no casualities have been reported. They are demanding 10-feet-tall statue and permission for Garba Utsav . As per guidelines no statue upto 6 feet is allowed...

COVID recovery rate is above 80 pc in MP, says CM Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan conducted State-level review of the situation of corona in the State and work being carried out to prevent infection from spreading further. Through video-conferencing, he sought district-wise information from all the district collectors of the State and instructed them to make serious efforts to prevent cases. Chouhan said that corona recovery rate has become more than 80 per cent in the State, but still continuous efforts are necessary...

C’garh Minister T S Singh Deo expresses reservation against farmers’ bills

Chhattisgarh Health Minister T S Singh Deo has expressed his reservation against three farm bills recently passed in both houses of Parliament. He said that new bills are unable to stop exploitation of farmers. He was addressing a press conference at Congress office in State capital on Saturday. Fully backing AICC campaign against three farm bills, he told that under agriculture economics no reform without ensuring minimum support price can prove beneficial to farmers...

All possible efforts will be made to fulfill Sardar Patel’s dreams: Chouhan

CHIEF Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan unveiled the statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel in Kod village of Badnawar tehsil of Dhar district on Saturday. Chief Minister Chouhan said that every possible effort will be made to fulfill dreams of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel...

Rlys starts advance booking for logistic space

TAKING a note towards request of logistic providers and parcel customers, Bhopal Railways have launched a system of advance booking parcel space 120 days prior. This will help logistic providers and parcel customers to plan well in advance their cargo movement schedules. Besides, this will also attract more crowd for parcels at the railways...

Devpt of Surkhi, Jaisinagar, Sagar, Bundelkhand has begun: CM Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the grand journey of development of Surkhi, Jaisinagar, Sagar and Bundelkhand has begun. There would be no shortcoming in the development of Surkhi Assembly constituency. He said that he would not let paucity of funds comes in the work of farmers and poor people. Chief Minister said that after the survey, relief amount would be given to farmers, who have suffered crop loss. Farmers should not worry for this...

CM opens photo exhibition highlighting Pt Deendayal Upadhyay’s life journey

 Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan remembered Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay on his birth anniversary on Friday. CM also inaugurated a photo exhibition based on personality of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay at BJP Headquarters in State capital. CM said that Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay was worshipper of Indian culture apart from being skilled organiser and patriot. For him, entire country was his family and he dedicated himself for the service of nation since childhood. BJP is trying to walk on the path ..

Health Deptt to scale up corona testing capacity

As Madhya Pradesh is witnessing a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases, the Health Department has decided to scale up the corona testing capacity to enable early detection and containment of the infection.Random testing among persons suffering from severe respiratory and influenza-like-illness in unaffected districts will also be increased, a health official said.“Since test, track and treat is the only way to prevent spread of infection and save lives, it is imperative that testing should be made ..

Bhadbhada gates opened for ninth time

 On Friday, sluice gates of Bhadbhada dam were opened in the in evening at around 5 pm. Bhadbhada gates opened for ninth time this year. Gate number 5 was opened for three hours by BMC Water Works Department. The water level in Upper Lake reached full tank level due to continuous rains in catchment areas. Rise in Uljhanwan river water level resulted in rise in Upper Lake water level. BMC team also barricaded and asked people to refrain from wandering at prohibited zones near water bodies. As ..

Fire breaks out at school building, no casualty reported

  On Friday afternoon, a major fire broke out at a school building located at Hoshangabad Road in the city. The fumes of smoke were visible from far away. People living nearby made videos of fore and reported to the Fire Brigade Department. Fire brigades were sent from two different stations on the spot. However, the school management claimed that as the school is closed at present. And only online classes were on, fortunately there was no casualty has been reported. At the time of the incident, ..

No house will remain kuchcha in next 3 years: Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that no house will remain Kuchcha in the next 3 years in the State. Financial help is being given to build pucca house by the Government under the housing schemes. Now, poor, labourers, farmers do not have to worry for anything in the state, the government is taking care of their needs. The Sambal Yojana has been re-started in the State, which is a security cover for poor. Through this scheme, various kinds of assistance are bein..