Bhopal

Start Bhopal Indore Metro Rail before 2023: Bhupendra Singh

Urban Development and Housing Minister Bhupendra Singh said that target should be fixed to start metro rail in Bhopal and Indore before the set target August 2023. Time limit should be fixed to review all works and work should be done accordingly. Bhupendra Singh was reviewing the metro rail work on Thursday. He asked Principal Secretary of Department in concern to look into the work at personal level so that works could be completed timely...

Chouhan censures Punjab CM over Basmati GI tag issue

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan condemned Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for writing a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the efforts to get Madhya Pradesh’s famous Basmati rice a Geographical Indication Tag (GI) and said that this move is inspired by politics...

Bhamashah Scheme will be re-implemented: CM Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that it is necessary to increase revenue to bring economy back on track. Therefore, ministers should conduct review with departmental officers every week to improve the current status of generated revenue. He was reviewing revenue receipts from his home through video conferencing on Thursday...

‘Ensure Aadhaar seeding to eligible beneficiaries by Aug 11’

Ration was not provided to as many as 61,593 beneficiary families due to corona pandemic. To provide them with the ration, the Co-operatives Department will issue new eligibility slips to them. Food and Supplies Officer has informed that under the One Nation-One Ration Card System, the Aadhaar seeding of all the eligible members should be f..

BJP leaders perform special poojan at their residences

To mark the foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and many others organised special poojan at their respective residences in State capital on Wednesday. They said that it is a divine period that centuries old aspiration of people to build Ram Temple is getting completed...

Prayers offered in city temples during bhoomipujan of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya

On the very auspicious day of foundation laying ceremony (bhoomipujan) of grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya, special prayers were offered in temples of Bhopal on Wednesday marking the religious occasion. On the special day, priests and devotees offered special prayers and religious ceremonies at the temples. Prayers were held for the ceremony at Ram Mandir, peace, prosperity. hawan, puja, homa, path and other special prayer services were witnessed in the city temples...

Rain plays hide-n-seek in Bhopal

A day after getting drenched by rain Bhopal witnessed dry weather during day time on Wednesday. The relief from heat which came due to rainfall activities of Tuesday vanished on Wednesday. Once again, heat and humidity started to haunt people. Throughout the day, sky remained partially cloudy and there was no rainfall till evening hours...

20 shopkeepers penalised for violating COVID-19 norms

A SHOP was sealed in 6 number market area while a fine of Rs 20,000 was imposed on 20 shopkeepers in Nishatpura market for not following COVID-19 protocols. Notably, lockdown has been lifted and the markets are opening with full fledge but the COVID-19 guidelines are to be followed to slow down the pace of coronavirus spread...

Pyare Miyan sent to jail till August 17

Pyare Miyan, accused of sexually exploiting minor girls and charged in other crime as well, was produced before the court after police remand ended on Monday. Court sent him to judicial custody till August 17. Notably, Pyare Miyan was earlier given to Shyamla Hills Police Station on police remand till four days and his police remand period ended on Monday...

Minister Arvind Bhadoria’s wife ties Rakhi to CM Chouhan in hospital

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan celebrated Raksha Bandhan at Chirayu Hospital where he is admitted for treatment of corona disease on Monday. Archana, wife of Arvind Bhadoria, tied Rakhi on his wrist. CM took to his tweeter handle and said that sister Archana, who herself is corona positive and undergoing treatment at hospital, requested to tie Rakhi to him. She is wife of Co-operative Minister Arvind Bhadoria “I pray for recovery of sister and for her better life,” he told...

Chin isn’t the place where you wear masks: Dr Sharma

The State capital’s fight against COVID-19 begins with learning to wear masks properly. The lockdown will notably end in Bhopal on Tuesday and now it is the duty of citizens to act ‘Aatmanirbhar’ and protect them from the disease. The good news is that people are doing their part to slow the spread of coronavirus but the bad news remains that many of them are wearing their masks wrongly. Pulmonologist in Hamidia Hospital Dr Parag Sharma says, “There’s a right way and ..

Siblings celebrate Rakhsha Bandhan amid lockdown

Bond of siblings ‘Raksha Bandhan’ was celebrated in city with enthusiasm amid lockdown. For the first time, sisters virtually tied homemade Rakhi to their brothers. This year people virtually tied rakhi to their sibling on mobile applications. Gifts were also rewarded to the sisters via mobile applications like Google App, Paytm, BHIM, etc. As sweet shops were closed due to the pandemic lockdown, sisters offered chocolate to their brothers after tying Rakhi...

City doctor introduces ‘air bubble’ for safety of corona warriors

In a bid to help frontline corona warriors to win the war against coronavirus, a doctor has devised a fully sealed, transparent, face covering like face suit, which he calls an air bubble. The man behind the discovery is Cardiologist Dr Skand Trivedi. He said that the air bubble will ease breathing while treating corona patients...

‘Coronavirus spreading faster, highest spike expected in Aug’

“There will be spike in Covid-19 cases in the month of August and it cannot be ascertained when coronavirus will attain its peak in Madhya Pradesh,” said Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Mohammad Suleman on Sunday...

DRM, officials inspect ongoing work at Obedullaganj Station

Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Uday Borwanker and other officials paid a surprise visit and reviewed construction work at Obedullaganj Station on Sunday. They reviewed construction of railway third line and non-interlocking by RVNL. He checked web switch being placed in track and also discussed the technique with officials. This technique helps to increase speed of trains by 130 kmph. Thick Web Switch is a progressive turnout and it does not need maintenance...

Senior saints to take soil from Narmada banks to Ayodhya

Jagatguru Dr Swami Shyamdevacharya Maharaj and Swami Akhileshwaranand Giri will leave for Ayodhya to attend inauguration of Ramlala Mandir construction work. Senior saints have collected soil and water of pious river Narmada for its use in construction of grand temple in Ayodhya. Senior saints accompanied by office-bearers and members of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Mahakaushal Prant collected soil and water of Narmada river in a ritual, on Sunday...

Collector, DIG inspect containment zones

In the wake of sudden spike of COVID-19 cases, different areas of the city are being inspected every day by Collector Avinash Lavania and DIG Irshad Wali to ensure that guidelines are being followed here. Both these officials visited the sensitive containment zones in Peer Gate, Jumerati and in Talaiya area on Saturday. During the inspection they advised the citizens to celebrate festivals while staying at their homes. The Collector ins..

Youth arrested for raping girl on pretext of marriage

A youth has been arrested by Hanumanganj Police for outraging the modesty of girl on the pretext of marriage. Further investigation is underway.As per information, a 21-years-old girl from Chola road lodged a complaint that Monu Rathod (22) exploited her sexually in the name of marrying her. She said accused did sex with her many time at different places...

Awareness rally against coronavirus organised

Bhopal Municipal Corporation organised ‘Ek Mask Anek Zindagi’ awareness rally against corona and urged people to wear mask and ensure social distancing. The rally was flagged off from New Market area by BMC Commissioner KVS Chaudhary. COVID-19 SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) compliance strict monitoring was done in containment areas...

City roads being sanitised again

SANITISATION of roads restarted near railway stations and bus stands. On Friday with RMC Miller machines and Rakshak spray disinfectants were sprayed in vulnerable areas such as petrol pumps, banks offices and shops in New Market area witnessed huge rush of people. The areas covered included Purushottam Nagar, Prince colony, Ashok Vihar, Padnabh Nagar, South TT nagar, Puja Colony etc. ..

23 patients admitted to TB Hospital COVID Care Centre

At least 23 patients of coronavirus were admitted to TB Hospital on Friday. The State TB Hospital was recently converted into a 100-bed COVID Care Centre by the Health Department. Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat inspected the arrangements at hospital and directed the officials concerned to provide the patients with necessary medical facilities and with quality food. Kiyawat also instructed that basic treatment should be made available to all the patients here..

Notification for Ratapani as Tiger Reserve to gather pace

The proposal to notify Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary as a tiger reserve has gathered pace after the sanctuary showed surplus number of tigers in its periphery. As per Census 2018, Ratapani has over 45 tigers that crossed the figure of Panna Tiger Reserve (31). ..

Chouhan donates 30% salary, allowances to CM Relief Fund

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has decided that he will deposit 30 per cent of his salary and allowances into CM Relief Fund. The donated salary and allowances will be used in corona relief work. He will deposit 30 per cent salary and allowances from the date of assuming the charge of CM till September 30. So far, he has deposited an amount of Rs 1.40 lakh in first three months (of his current tenure). He also appealed his Cabinet colleagues to follow the same. ..

Parents’ pressure on career selection leave students appalled

After passing the higher secondary examination with flying colours, students get wings to pursue their future by taking subject of their choice. But most of the students face pressure from parents to take subject of their choice. Sometime, such undue pressure leaves students appalled. Now such students have started to approach Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) counselling helpline, seeking proper guidance what they should do...

Demand to resume train services rising

The demand to resume passenger train service within State, especially the Rewanchal Express, is growing as people are unable to move out of districts in absence of transportation facility. Out of 200 special trains started by Railways from June 1, a total of 48 trains (up-down) are taking halt at Bhopal, Habibganj and Itarsi stations. Passengers said that they are now aware of safety protocols and train service at least within State should be started...

Divnl Commr Kiyawat ensures facilities at quarantine centres

TAKING special care of cleanliness and of hygiene at Covid Care Centres (CCC) and at quarantine centres and also provide patients with proper food, milk, decoction, tea, water etc on time, said Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat. Divisional Commissioner Kiyawat informed this while inspecting different quarantine centres and Covid Care Centres in State capital. He directed the officials concerned to provide necessary and basic facilities to the patients...

Butterfly Park inaugurated at Van Vihar National Park

Marking International Tiger Day, Van Vihar National Park organised online programme with the help of Madhya Pradesh Tiger Foundation Society (MPTFS) on Wednesday. On the occasion, State Forest Minister Vijay Shah raised the curtain for newly-developed Butterfly Park at Van Vihar. The park was being developed to attract tourist for past one year. As the park remained closed due to lockdown, programme was held through live streaming on Facebook page and YouTube channels...

CM washes own clothes, prepares tea in hospital!

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan remains full of enthusiasm even while remaining admitted to hospital and undergoing treatment of coronavirus. On Tuesday, CM disclosed that he is preparing his own tea and washing his own clothes in the hospital. He said that it is must for corona patient to do his own works as far as possible to ensure that no other person get infected with corona...

124 tigers inhabitating Bandhavgarh Reserve: Census 2018

On the eve of Global Tiger’s Day, tiger Census report was released by the Union Environment Ministry that lauded the performance of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (BTR) with 124 tigers utilising the reserve. The report revealed that 104 tigers are residing within the reserve area of Bandhavgarh. Besides, there are 108 tigers at Kanha Tiger Reserve including 88 within the reserve area...

Patients create ruckus at RGPV, COVID Care Centre

Patients admitted to the COVID Care Centre, RGPV created ruckus on Tuesday after being annoyed with the arrangement. They alleged that there is no one to take care of him and they are not getting food, breakfast and medicines on time. They alleged carelessness on administration and said that they are not getting a cup of tea on time. Patients said that there is no employee deployed at the center to listen their complaint...

71 booked for violating lockdown

Police continue to crack whip on lockdown violators in State capital. On Tuesday, police registered 71 cases against lockdown violators. In these cases, as many as 80 people were arrested and around 25 vehicles including two-wheelers and four-wheelers were confiscated. As far as action during last twenty four hours is concerned then as many as 123 cases were filed...

MPBSE Class XII result: 68.81 % students pass

Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) declared the results of higher secondary examinations, higher secondary vocational and visually and hearing impaired examinations 2020 that were held in March and rescheduled some of the examinations in June due to COVID-19 pandemic, on Monday. Overall pass percentage this year is 68.81 % which dropped by 3.56 per cent. Whereas the last year pass percentage was 72.37 %. While pass percentage of private examinees registered is 28.70 per cent. Total ..

Scorching heat making people uncomfortable

Scorching heat is making life inconvenient in State capital and many other parts of the State as well. As rains have become the thing of past in most of the regions, mercury level is soaring. It’s almost difficult to remain without fan and air conditioners at home and offices...

113 coronavirus patients defeat virus, discharged

As many as 113 patients of coronavirus were discharged from different hospitals in the State capital on Monday. Of these 113 patients, 24 were discharged from Hamidia Hospital, 4 were discharged from Government Homeopathic Hospital, and 8 patients from Pt Khushilal Government Ayurvedic Hospital and remaining 77 were discharged from Chirayu Hospital...

People’s full support serving purpose of lockdown

With the Government’s decision to impose 10-day lockdown across the State capital, citizens are voluntarily supporting the same. Many people preferred to stay indoors and opted for maximum services online. From ration, vegetables to medicine everything is being home delivered to people with prior consent of the district administration...

Glitches in distribution of passes to vendors result in shortage of veggies

vegetable vendors faced problem to get passes to supply vegetables on Saturday. SDM Kolar Rajesh Gupta said Bhopal Municipal Corporation has been asked to streamline the process of vegetable distribution and for that necessary measures will be taken...

Chalk-out effective work plan to curb COVID-19 graph: PS Ahuja

Principal Secretary and Nodal Officer of Jabalpur Division for COVID-19, D P Ahuja on Saturday, chaired a review meeting at NSCB Medical College Hospital to check preparations being made to fight against coronavirus infection. Other officers present were Divisional Commissioner Mahesh Chandra Choudhary, IG Bhagwat Singh Chouha..

Bhopal witnesses 76% decline in cases of dengue and malaria due to less migration

The restrictions over the movement of citizens owing to corona induced lockdown has given a much wanted respite from the Dengue and Malaria cases in the State capital. Bhopal witnessed a notable decline of 76 per cent cases in dengue as compared to the previous year. The number of dengue cases is often observed to increase at the beginning of the year due to the rainy season and high temperatures and peak between March and April...

Lockdown ‘total’ as streets remain deserted in city

After Government announced to impose full-scale lockdown for ten days, city residents remained indoors leaving the streets deserted. While only pharmacy shops and hospitals were opened as a part of emergency services, ration, dairies, fruits, vegetable vendors kept their shops completely closed on Saturday. On Friday evening, people collected the daily needs items from shops to follow the lockdown orders intact...

2,500 police personnel keep vigil on Day 1 of lockdown

Nearly 2,500 cops remained deployed on more than 162 spots in State capital to ensure stern compliance of the lockdown imposed to contain the coronavirus. Atotal of 51 people were arrested and sixteen vehicles were confiscated by Bhopal Police for violation of Section 144 untill 6pm on Saturday. Notably, a 10-day lockdown was enforced in Bhopal in the wake of alarming rise of COVID-19 cases...

Lt Gen Atulya Solankey takes over reins of Sudarshan Chakra Corps

Lieutenant General Atulya Solankey, Sena Medal, took over the reins of Sudarshan Chakra Corps on Saturday as the 25th General Officer Commanding. An alumnus of Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Lieutenant General Atulya Solankey was commissioned into the Eleventh Gorkha Rifles in 1984...

‘Foodgrain slips to be prepared for 36.86L labourers of State’

Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bisahulal Singh said that food grain slips will be prepared for free food grain distribution to 36.86 lakh labourers of the State from the month of August. These beneficiaries are eligible to get free ration, but they were not able to avail this facility due to non-possession of food slips. Singh was holding a discussion on the preparations in a review meeting with the officials at Mantralaya on Saturday...

Lockdown returns for ten days, this time it’s stricter

In the wake of alarming spike in COVID-19 cases, a 10-day lockdown will be enforced in the State capital from Saturday. District Collector Avinash Lavania has issued orders under Section 144 and a lockdown has been imposed in revenue boundaries of Bhopal district from 8 pm onwards on July 24 untill 5 am on August 4.  According to the restrictive order, no person will be allowed to come out of house. Similarly, local transport will remain banned and no person will be allowed to leave or enter ..

People openly flout social distancing norms in markets

  Social distancing norms were flouted in city markets ahead of ten-day lockdown which began on Friday at 8 pm. Near Subash Nagar crossing good number of people were seen in Bakra bazaar and no social distancing norms were followed. Bhopal Municipal Corporation squad faced challenge in many areas to carry out drive for COVID-19 SOP compliance. Due to ten-day total lockdown people were seen busy buying essential and household items in Newmarket and Chowk Bazaar. Social distancing norms went ..

Crime Branch raids pub, catches 32 youths, including girls, partying

Crime Branch raided a pub and arrested as many as 32 youths, including some girls, for violating the lockdown conditions in Shahpura. One youth was found in possession of a sharp knife and he has been also booked under Arms Act. There was a specific input to police that youths have gathered at Trilogy Pub for celebration of birthday party and are consuming liquor and smoking hukkah. Crime Branch personnel raided the pub and found that Manager Ravi Rai and owner Manoj Ramchandani are illegally serving ..

Corona guidelines should be followed in all districts: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that in view of increasing number of cases of coronavirus in the State, the guidelines related to corona should be strictly followed in all districts. Officers incharge and all collectors in the districts should effectively implement corona strategy IITT (Identify, Isolate, Test and Treat). In districts where testing is less, it should be increased. Home quarantine and institutional quarantine should be done as per the situation in the districts. ..

10-day lockdown to be imposed within Municipal limits only

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that 10-day complete lockdown being imposed from 8 pm of Friday will be enforced only in Bhopal Municipal limits. The supply of most essential commodities like medicines, vegetables, fruits, milk etc will be ensured. For the convenience of poor, fair price shops will remain open. All private offices and commercial establishments will remain shut...

Bhopal has more containment zones than ever

As COVID-19 cases spurt in Bhopal, the district administration has barricaded the houses of COVID-19 patients and declared the area as containment zone, as per the protocols. Presently, Bhopal has nearly 1,522 active cases of corona virus and more than 270 containment zones across the entire city. Administration has imposed the Cluster Containment Strategy to restrict the movement of citizens at those places where positive corona cases are found...

People flock markets to stock up essentials

Ahead of the ten-day intensified lockdown in Bhopal city, vegetable markets and shops were crowded by residents on Thursday. Long queue of customers were seen in standing in front of vegetable markets like DMart in Hoshangabad road, Kolar road etc...

Chouhan takes major decision on ‘One Nation One Ration Card’

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has taken a big decision in the interest of the poor section of the State, according to which 36,86,856 poor people of the State who do not have eligibility slips under the National Food Security Act, will also be given eligibility slips and will be provided fair price ration. At present there are 5,44,24,000 fair price consumers in the State...

Ministers should draft roadmap to revive State’s economy: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that in view of COVID-19 pandemic, all departments will play an important role in reviving economic prosperity and bringing back the economy on track. For this, it is necessary that every minister should discuss and make a draft of the role of his department in Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh...

Police arrest absconding accused after encounter

After a brief encounter in Ratibad area, police arrested a notorious miscreant Shekhar Lodhi on Wednesday morning. Accused opened fire on cops and in defence, cops did retaliatory firing. Accused sustained bullet injury on one of the legs and was arrested. Police said that accused Shekhar Lodhi of Cholla area is having at least 18 cases against him and he was absconding in four cases. He killed his brother-in-law in a brutal manner almost a year back...

COVID-19 affects life of special kids

DEEPAK Mehra, a 17-year specially-abled hyper active child who developed a clam and joyful nature over the years by going to school, playing with friends, interacting with teachers is now facing behavioural changes due to shutdown of schools because of COVID-19. Similarly, other hyper active children and autistic kids are also going through stress and have affected routine life...

79 people win battle against COVID-19, return home safely

AS MANY as 79 COVID-19 patients were discharged from different hospitals in Bhopal on Wednesday. Out of these 79 patients, nine were discharged from Hamidia Hospital, 7 from Pt Khushilal Government Ayurvedic Hospital and remaining 54 from Chirayu Hospital. Notably, one patient each of Hoshangabad and Mandla were among those discharged,..

Take action against notorious and white-collared goons: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has instructed that first of all action should be taken against notorious and white-collared goons in every district. Prompt action should be taken against people involved in drugs business, property grabbers, co-operative Mafia, people running hookah lounges, chit fund companies, black marketeers of ration, adulterators etc...

PNB launches CSR campaign to fight COVID-19 pandemic

Punjab National Bank (PNB) has launched an initiative to combat the spread of COVID-19, complementing the Government of India’s extensive efforts to contain challenges and risks posed by the growing pandemic. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology, and Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the campaign at Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi...

Market decks up for Raksha Bandhan with precautions

As the festival of siblings Raksha Bandhan is round the corner, preparations are in full swing to mark the festivity but this time with complete precautions against COVID-19 pandemic. Markets have been decked up with the Rakhis and other festival stuff in the State capital. People have started visiting markets at different places while also taking precautionary measures against COVID-19 during shopping. Customers on Tuesday were seen wearing face masks and shopping in the street at New Market and ..

Two caught with country-made revolvers

Teelajamalpura police arrested two miscreants along with fire arms. Both have been booked under the Arms Act. Police said that informer passed the information that a youth named Naseem is in possession of illegal fire arm and is seen at Berasia Bus stand area. Police team acted swiftly and reached the spot. When cops reached at the spot, Naseem star..

MP Governor Lalji Tandon passes away due to illness in Lucknow

BHARATIYA Janata Party leader and Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon died at a private hospital in Lucknow early on Tuesday. He was 85. He was admitted to the hospital on June 11 with breathing problems, fever and difficulty in urination. He had taken oath as the Madhya Pradesh Governor on July 29 last year after serving on the same post in Bihar for nearly 11 months. He died at 5.35 am at Medanta Hospital, according to his son Ashutosh Tandon, who is a Cabinet Minister in Uttar Pradesh. Lalji Tandon ..

Who will join BJP from Congress next?

Who will be the next MLA of Congress to join Bharatiya Janata Party is the question which has become a common discussion point among people and in the corridors of power. Ruling BJP claim that it’s doors are open for anyone who intend to join hints that some more big political developments are in the offing. When 24 MLAs resigned enmass which led to collapse of Kamal Nath government, Congress thought that worst is over for it and now only genuine party workers and leaders are with it. But its anticipation ..

Congress demands implementation of amended 27 pc OBC reservation

Congress has started to build pressure on BJP Government over many issues. In a fresh such attempt, it demanded that State Government should immediately implement 27 per cent reservation given to OBC by previous Congress government...

Lockdown for 2 days a week in districts with high infection

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that a total lockdown will be imposed for two days in a week in districts with high infection to stop spread of corona infection in the State. Apart from essential services, all other activities will be prohibited. Lockdown will be imposed on Sunday, the second day, either Saturday or Monday will be decided as per the decision of the District Crisis Management Group. Night curfew will be imposed in all districts from 8 pm to 5 am...

COVID-19 pandemic throws wildlife projects off track

COVID-19 pandemic has thrown various projects of MP Forest and Wildlife off track including translocation of Asiatic lion, Cheetah, development of new wildlife sanctuaries as well. The Forest Department has submitted its draft for 15 new wildlife sanctuaries, wildlife wing was expecting translocation of Asiatic lion from Gujarat and cheetah from African countries...

Alarming rise in COVID cases puts admn in a fix

coronavirus cases are rising at an alarming rate in the State capital. More than 1,757 cases of novel coronavirus have been reported in the past 20 days. According to data provided by the Health Department, on an average 87 corona cases are reported in a single day. Experts say if similar situation persists, then Bhopal alone will have 6,000 cases of coronavirus till July end. First week of July witnessed 442 cases, 547 in the second week and 6..

People play their part in war against virus by staying indoors

After the Government announced complete lockdown on Sunday, residents remained indoors leaving the streets deserted. While medical shops and hospitals were open under emergency services, ration, dairies, fruits, vegetable vendors kept their shop closed voluntarily. From Saturday evening, people collected daily needs from shops to follow lockdown orders completely. Police team too focused on creating awareness on people and motivating them to stay indoors. Besides, maids were not allowed to step out ..

Strict monitoring being done to ensure COVID-19 SOP is followed

COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) compliance strict monitoring was done in containment areas. More barricades were placed in roads and commuters were checked at check points. BMC squad was also seen along with police officials..

Water-logging, muddy roads in Kolar creating problems for denizens

Roads of colonies in Kolar Nagar have turned into accident spots due to water-logging issues. The problem is worst in Lalita Nagar, Sarvdham Colony, Khijikjeda etc. Special drive to rectify roads has been started by the Bhopal Municipal Corporation and target is to finish construction of roads by July last. Water-logging issues are very common in the colony...

‘Khurai to be made Mini Smart City’

Minister for Urban Development and Housing Bhupendra Singh has said that Khurai will be developed as Mini Smart City. He announced various development works costing Rs 22 crore of Nagar Palika Parishad Khurai of Sagar district on Saturday. In a programme organised in Khurai, he mentioned that comprehensive development of Khurai will be done. He m..

Markets wear deserted look due to Saturday lockdown

The markets witnessed deserted looks as shops remained closed on Saturday. District administration has allowed shops excluding essential ones like medical shops to function only five days in a week, from Monday to Friday. However, in some parts of city including six number stop, shops remained opened till evening hours...

NCL installs drip irrigation at Nigahi

Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL), Singrauli based subsidiary of Coal India Limited is continuously inching its efforts towards environmental conservation and has installed a mechanised irrigation system on overburden dump slopes at its Nigahi project for reclamation of vegetation. In another initiative and directive, the company is also observing Van Mahotsav in which massive plantation, distribution of fruit-bearing and shade plants, and development of echo parks is proposed...