Bhopal

Cops still deployed in Old City areas to avert any untoward situation

Cops remained deployed in Old City areas of Bhopal to deal with any untoward situation although Section 144 was revoked by the District Collector Avinash Lavania. Two kilometer area around the disputed plot is being monitored by Police Department using CCTV cameras. Most restrictions were removed after situation seemed normal but cops can still be seen deployed on check points and especially in Hanumanganj area...

Corona vaccine given at dozen centres of Bhopal district

Corona vaccination work was done at one dozen vaccination centres of Bhopal district even on Monday. Incharge Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Dr Prabhakar Tiwari told beneficiaries that they will get SMS on their registered mobile phone number that when and where vaccine will be given to them. Beneficiary can bring any identification card to avail vaccination...

Delegation of Samskrita Bharati Madhya Pradesh calls on CM

A delegation of institute of Samskrita Bharati Madhya Pradesh met Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at his residence on Monday morning. Delegation gave suggestions for development and advancement of Sanskrit. The letter of suggestions given to Chief Minister includes arrangements for curriculum building in the context of the study of Sanskrit teaching in the new education policy, appointment and training of teachers, introducing Sanskrit departments in universities, starting the study of Vastushastra, ..

CM meets Rajnath Singh, discusses to open Sainik School, Gwl- Chambal zone

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan called on Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the latter’s residence in New Delhi and discussed the progress with regard to opening of Sainik School in Gwalior-Chambal zone on Monday. It may be recalled that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had requested the Union Defence Minister in this regard earlier also. Chouhan informed that work of allotment of land is being done by Revenue Department in connection with opening of Sainik School...

CM calls on Union Minister Javadekar

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan called on Union Forest and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi and urged him to extend lease period of diamond mine operated by NMDC in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh. Chouhan said that diamond is still in sufficient quantity in this diamond mine and it provides employment to people. He that if diamond’s are obtained from mines, state will get adequate amount of revenue and large number of local people will also get employment...

Horticulture Deptt makes roadmap to double farmers’ income: Kushwah

Minister of State for Horticulture and Food Processing (Independent Charge) and Narmada Valley Development Bharat Singh Kushwah has said that to double income of farmers, Horticulture Department has prepared a road map. He was addressing farmers in Begat village of Gwalior district on Sunday...

MP clinches 3 gold, 2 silver on Day 2 of National Canoe Marathon

Madhya Pradesh, on Sunday, bagged five medals, including two gold medals, on the day-2 of the National Canoe Marathon being organised at the lower lake in Bhopal. A three-day competition jointly organised by Indian Kayaking and Canoeing Association and Association of Kayaking and Canoeing Madhya Pradesh at lower lake. On day-2 of the event, Madhya Pradesh’s Soniya Devi and Sushma Verma bagged a gold medal and silver medal respectively in the K-1 senior women’s event. Devi finished the 15 kilometre ..

Camp to facilitate street vendors for Swanidhi Yojana starts in city

Two-day camp for street vendors has been started in city. This camp will help to facilitate registration and other facilitation of street vendors will be held at Royal Market, DIG Bungalow, Bal Vihar Maidan, Ashoka Garden, Hawkers corner, Anand Nagar Tiraha, Banjari Dussehra Maidan, Baghsewaniya near Ganesh Mandir, 11 Meel Road and behind Banhpur bridge. ..

Bird flu virus found in poultry of Harda dis

Bird flu virus H5N8 has been detected in poultry of Rehatgaon in Harda district. State Government has ordered chicken culling and to destroy eggs, chicken feed etc within one kilometre radius of affected area. The radium within affected area will be sanitised and disinfected...

Sudarshan Chakra Corps celebrates Army Day

Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year, in recognition of Lieutenant General (later Field Marshal) K M Cariappa’s taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on January 15, 1949. ..

IGRMS exhibits Aurangabad’s ‘Ganna Charakh’

Under 31st series of online exhibition, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya presented ‘Ganna Charakh’ of Aurangabad, Maharashtra, a traditional sugarcane crusher situated in Traditional Technology Park, open air exhibition of Manav Sangrahalaya has been presented online with its basic information and photographs and videos. About this exhibition, Dr Praveen Kumar Mishra, Director, IGRMS said, “The dawn of culture witnessed beginning of acquisition of technological knowledge by humankind. ..

Sajjan Verma regrets using word ‘reproduction’ instead of maternity

The controversial remark made by former minister and Congress leader Sajjan Singh Verma over marriageable age of girls has attracted criticism from BJP leaders. After coming under sharp criticism, Sajjan Singh Verma issued a statement by saying that instead of maternity, he inadvertently used ‘reproduction’ word and he expresses regret in this regard. Actually, it was on Wednesday that Sajjan Singh Verma tried to criticise Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for advocating to increase minimum marriageable ..

Variety of events organised as a part of ‘Kite Festival’ in city

On Thursday, Kite Festival was organised in city along with street food carnival on Smart City road. This event was organised under the joint aegis of district administration Bhopal and Smart City. Various events were organised from 8 am to 10 am at the depot intersection Shyamala Hills Smart City Road. In the festival locals were seen enjoying sports activities like zumba, music, dance, cycling, badminton, cricket, tug of war. Delicious food items were also available and pickle, papad, laddus, ..

Kuno National Park, Nauradehi congenial for African cheetahs

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addressed 19th meeting of Madhya Pradesh State Wildlife Board on Thursday. In the meeting it was informed that Kuno National Park and Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary in the State may be congenial to create a habitat for cheetahs. Kuno National Park, which is located in about 750 square kilometers, is the only village in which the process of displacement is going on. Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary located spread in more than 1,000 square kilometers is located in Sagar, ..

Nobel laureate Satyarthi urges scribes to highlight child rights

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi said that future of a country is not safe, if education and health of its children are not safe. India’s achievements lie in its children’s protection, education and freedom. Kailash Satyarthi called upon young journalists to write on protection of child rights. Satyarthi was addressing a special lecture on ‘Role of Young Journalists in Promoting Child Rights’, in Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal, on the occasion of Swami ..

PM realising dreams of Swami Vivekananda: VD Sharma

State BJP President V D Sharma said that in his address to Rashtriya Yuva Sansad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described political dynasty as tough challenge. PM has urged to uproot political dynasty from root and he has exposed hope on youths and youths should come to fore in this regard. V D Sharma was addressing Yuva Sammelan at BJP office in State capital on Tuesday. He said that dreams of Swami Vivekananda are being realised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he alone himself has changed ..

Markets flooded with colourful kites for Makar Sankranti

With festival of ‘Makar Sankranti’ approaching, the markets are full of kite shops. Children are utmost excited to fly high kites on the occasion especially as due to COVID-19 restrictions they missed many festivals last year. The kite sellers Ram Kumar said that kites with prints of Chhota Bheem, Doremon and the PM Modi, are the most liked and bought ones by children. Ball..

CM distributes tricycles to 100 disabled in Ujjain

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan distributed motorised tricycles to 100 disabled in Ujjain. CM said that general public is like God to me...

Many die in Morena after consuming spurious liquor

Many people died after consuming spurious liquor in a village situated in Baghchini police station area of Morena district. Police have registered case against seven people who used to sell liquor illegally. Police said that as many as seven people have died in hooch tragedy but it is being said that casualty is around one dozen. When contacted, Bagchini police station told to ‘The Hitavada’ that as many as seven people have died after consuming spurious liquor in Manpur village. ..

Bird flu spreads to 18 districts of Madhya Pradesh

wild birds of 18 districts, including Indore, Mandsaur, Agar, Neemuch, Dewas, Ujjain, Khandwa, Guna, Rajgarh, Shajapur, Vidisha, Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Ashok Nagar, Datia and Badwani. Hitherto, 328 samples from different districts have been sent to National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NISHAD) for testing. In the samples of Alirajpur, no bird flu virus was detected...

Environmental activists protest against felling of trees in TT Nagar

activists from Paryavaran Bachao Andolan staged protest in city on Sunday. The volunteers protested against cutting of hundreds of large trees in TT Nagar Bhopal area. Volunteer and activist Sharad Kumre said that it is very sad and shameful. Cutting trees with ruthlessness is an act like digging a pit for future generations. In the name of smart city, greenery has been devastated due to which common people are worried for themselves and future generations. Activists of Paryavaran Bachao A..

Research papers on ‘Tribal Religious Traditions’ presented by scholars

several research papers on tribal religious traditions were presented at national seminar on ‘Tribal Religious Tradition and Devalok’ at Tribal Museum on Sunday. The three-day national seminar on ‘Tribal Religious Tradition and Devalok’ organised under joint aegis of Dattopant Thengdi Research Institute and Tribal Folk Arts and Languages Development Academy of Culture at Tribal Museum...

Moderate to heavy fog warning issued for city

On Sunday foggy weather enveloped Bhopal city throughout in day time .Maximum temperature recorded was at 23 degree Celsius and minimum temperature was at 14 degree celcius. Wind velocity recorded was at 10km per hour. Moderate to heavy fog warning has been issued to many places in Gwalior, Chambal, Ujjain, Bhopal, Sagar divisions. Lowest minimum temperature was recorded at Gwalior, Datia, Khargone which was at 13 degree Celsius. Maximum temperature recorded at Indore was at 25.7 degree Celsius which ..

Will not let MP get affected by water allocation from Ken Betwa Project: Shekawat

Union Jalshakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has said that “ We will not let Madhya Pradesh be affected by the allocation of water from Ken Betwa Link Project. At the same time, interests of Uttar Pradesh will also be fully protected. He will soon find a final solution in this connection in a joint meeting with the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath,”..

Kangana meets CM, praises women empowerment work

Film actress Kangana Ranaut paid a cordial visit to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at CM Residence in State capital on Saturday evening. She was accompanied by the film crew. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan praised Kangana Ranaut and her co-actors for making films on theme dedicated for empowerment of women and girls. Chouhan informed her about ‘Beti Bachao Abhiyan’ being run by Government in State. He also said that the State Government is also working for girl child education, their health, ..

Cultural events held under ‘Incredible India MP’

Indira Gandhi National Human Museum (IGNHM), Bhopal, play important role in taking the culture of the country to the people by organising cultural programmes continuously. To achieve this objective, ‘Incredible India Program’ is being organised in the museum from January 8 to 10 in collaboration with the North Central Region Cultural Center Prayagraj, Ministry of Culture, Government of India...

Bhopal-based doctor couple invent GIPC to prevent genetic diseases in children

A Bhopal-based Homoeopath couple has invented a genetic inheritance prediction card (GIPC) to figure out the possibilities of transmitting genetic diseases like Sickle Cell Anaemia, Thalassemia etc in children of couple carrying such diseases. After rigorous research work Dr Nishant Nambison and wife Dr Smita Nambison, Assistant Professors at Homoeopathic Medical College, Bhopal, have designed GIPC to determine transfer of inherited diseases of couples to their children. Through GIPC, a couple ..

Preventive steps against H5N8 bird flu starts in Bhopal

After H5N8 bird flu cases have been confirmed in eight districts of Madhya Pradesh, preventive steps have been started in State capital Bhopal on Friday.Veterinary doctors have suggested to start spray of disinfect and special vigilance is being given to the selected areas where birds usually flocks. Van Vihar National Park has been also asked to be on alert and informed about each activity to the veterinary officials. Madhya Pradesh Forest Department has also released guidelines for the tiger reserves, ..

Only 614 new coronavirus cases reported in State

New cases of coronavirus are coming down steadily in Madhya Pradesh. On Friday, State reported just 614 new cases, of them 168 were detected in Bhopal and 148 in Indore. Meanwhile, nine people succumbed to disease in various parts. One person died due to corona in Bhopal, two in Indore, one each in Gwalior, Jabalpur, Barwani etc. With this, total fatalities due to corona in state stand at 3,691 so far. Overall deaths due to pandemic in Bhopal are 588. Indore has highest overall death cases at ..

Now farmers will get benefit of MRP, says Minister Kamal Patel

 Agriculture Minister Kamal Patel said that continuous efforts are being made to provide maximum price of their produce to farmers and now benefit of MRP will be also provided to the farmers. He was addressing Kisan Chaupal in Tarawali Kalan of Berasia (on outskirts of Bhopal) on Friday. He told that various schemes are being run to provide benefit to farmers. No stone will be left unturned to make Madhya Pradesh ‘Atmanirbhar. He claimed that new farm laws will double the income of ..

Intermittent rains, hailstorm warning issued for entire State

  After the Makar Sankranti, the minimum temperature starts increasing gradually, but this time the weather patterns may witness a change. Changing winds are bringing cloudy weather and intermittent light rains will occur in many places in Madhya Pradesh. Meanwhile, two weather systems built at different locations and a western disturbance is currently active in and around Afghanistan. Also, a trough runs from Karnataka to Madhya Maharashtra. Due to this, the process of mass humidity in ..

Preparations for vaccination complete in all 52 distts, asserts Dr Chaudhary

Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Prabhuram Chaudhary informed Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan that preparations for corona vaccination have been completed in all 52 districts of the State under constant supervision of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Dr Chaudhary was participating in a virtual meeting on national dry run preparations on Thursday through video-conferencing. He said that ‘CoWIN’ platform designed for vaccination is very good...

Cong to hold ‘Kisan Sammelan’ to apprise farmers about demerits of farm laws

Congress has decided to organise ‘Kisan Sammelans’ to make farmers aware about consequences of three controversial farm laws as it thinks that Madhya Pradesh farmers are not well aware about three new laws and their impact. This was informed by former Chief Minister Kamal Nath during a press conference at Congress office in the State capital on Thursday...

Chief Minister holds discussion with ministers over devpt works

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan held discussion with ministers over tea on Thursday. This exercise will help in accelerating pace of public welfare schemes. This initiative has been taken to strengthen the process of dialogue in terms of important decisions related to public welfare and their implementation. After a day-long discussion with ministers at Kolar Dam rest house in Sehore district on January 5, the Chief Minister had decided that they will hold such discussions with ministers everyday...

Kamal Nath addresses tribal Congress leaders, attacks BJP

Former Chief Minister and Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath addressed gathering of tribal Congress leaders at his residence in State Capital on Wednesday. He alleged that BJP is trying to divide tribals by taking help of some non political organisations. Mincing no words in making scathing attack on BJP, he told that BJP had done work of dividing tribals as well. Reckoning works of previous Congress government, he told that many works were done for tribals and took many big decisions for ..

Injured bear brought to Van Vihar for treatment dies

An injured bear that was brought to Van Vihar National Park on Wednesday for treatment died during evening hours. Last rites of the bear were performed in presence of wildlife officials. Samples have been taken for further laboratory testing. The bear was rescued from Raisen road during early morning hours. Van Vihar officials said that the male bear suffered several injuries in a road accident. He had several injuries on the backbone, hind leg and face after colliding with a heavy vehicle. The ..

Heavy fog warning in some places

western disturbance is currently active over Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir. Due to its effect, an induced cyclone is formed over Southwest Rajasthan. Apart from this, a trough is formed from Punjab through cyclone over Gujarat and Rajasthan from Arabian Sea. Due to this, weather patterns in the State have been disturbed since last three days. However, the system over Pakistan and cyclone over Rajasthan has now weakened. Sunshine will increase day’s temperature. Night temperature will start decreasing ..

Congress MLA Sharma, others flay hefty power bills, defunct lights; stage dharna

Congress MLA and ex-Minister P C Sharma and his supporters staged dharna before Mata Mandir area based Bhopal Municipal Corporation office on Tuesday. Congress District President Kailash Mishra, ex-Mayor Vibha Patel, ex-corporator Mahesh Malviya were present. Sharma said that streetlights are defunct as electricity bill has been not paid. The darkness rules the street and local denizens faces lot of problem...

Deadline of C&D waste recycling plant extended

BMC Commissioner KVS Chaudhary inspected Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste recycling plant at Dhuankheda on Tuesday. He directed officials to ensure completion of waste recycling plant within stipulated time frame. Waste transfer station at Dhuankheda was expected to be completed by September 8, 2020, then deadline was extended to December but even after new year the plant is not yet complete. ..

Local body elections should be taken seriously: Kamal Nath

Madhya Pradesh Congress President and ex Chief Minister Kamal Nath convened the meeting of in charge and co in charge of Municipal Corporations (local body) and told them that upcoming local body elections should not be construed as small, rather they should be taken seriously. “ This election is basis of assembly elections. Through this election, you can strengthen your relations with public,” said Kamal Nath in the meeting held at his residence on Tuesday. He added that eligible candidates of upcoming ..

Old Hawa Mahal in Hamidia Hospital Complex to be removed: Sarang

Medical Education Minister Vishwas Kailash Sarang has issued instructions to remove building called Purana Hawa Mahal located in Hamidia Hospital Complex. This will help expand Block A of Hamidia Hospital. Also about 70 additional beds will be available. Apart from this, facilities of traffic in campus will be expanded. He has said that strict attitude should be adopted to remove any kind of obstructions...

CM not to get vaccinated first

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that he has decided that he will not get vaccinated first. The priority group should be the first to benefit (from corona vaccine). He said that all districts should start making preparations to get their citizens vaccinated against corona. Priority groups will be vaccinated first. He was addressing first session of virtual Collectors-Commissioners Confere..

Six kayaking canoeing players from State selected for India camp

As many as six kayaking, canoeing players of Water Sports Academy qualified the selection trial for Olympic Qualify and Asian Championship organised by Indian Kayaking, Canoeing Association at Lower Lake of State capital a few days back. Of the six players, three are boys and three girls...

‘Bhopal railway working for campus beautification, staff welfare’

Bhopal railway is working for clean, green and beautiful campus along with water conservation and welfare of female staff under guidance of Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Uday Borwanker. Recently,, a health check up camp was held to treat the eye and teeth treated problem of railway employees at Sub Divisional railway Hospital in Bina. Large numbers of patients were treated in the camp. Few camps were also held at Bina and Guna stations to solve the grievance of employees and pending complaints ..

CM hosts lunch in honour of newly-appointed CJ of MPHC

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan hosted lunch in the honour of newly-appointed Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court (MPHC), Justice Mohammad Rafiq at his residence in the State Capital on Sunday...

House of notorious criminal razed in Ekta Nagar

campaign of razing houses of notorious criminals is underway in Bhopal. On Sunday, joint team of police, Bhopal Municipal Corporation and district administration razed down sprawling house of a dreaded criminal Faizan ‘Bheda’ who has 28 cases, including murder, attempt to murder, rape, abduction, extortion etc...

Schemes beneficial for farmers to be implemented: Kushwah

Minister of State for Horticulture, Food Processing (Independent Charge) Bharat Singh Kushwah told that horticulture department will implement schemes to help farmers in growing crops giving more production, to make farmers to go for sowing of crop thrice in a year, storage of crop production etc. Apart from helping farmers through the medium of schemes, department will also ensure training for them...

Rates of vegetables decline, people heave a sigh of relief

The cold season has brought down the rates of all kind of vegetables. Now, low rates of vegetables have provided much needed breather to common people who earlier were sometime back purchasing vegetables at higher prices. As of now, rates of any kind of vegetable is almost below Rs 40 per kg. The peas are being sold, in retail, at Rs 30 per kg. The rates of good quality tomatoes are Rs 20 per kg. Carrots are being sold at Rs 20 to 30 per kg. Potatoes rates are also under control and they are being ..

Dry run for corona vaccine at 3 centres successful

Dry run for corona vaccination was successfully completed at three vaccination centres in Bhopal on Saturday. The vaccination statistics of successful dry run (in rehearsal) of 75 people selected for vaccination on the COVID app started appearing online after 11 am. Minister for Medical Education Vishwas Sarang visited vaccination centre at Govindpura Health Centre and reviewed the process of dry run. He spoke to persons who reached for the vaccination rehearsal and officers and staff of the vaccination ..

Centre decides to increase post-matric scholarship of SC students, says Arya

Bharatiya Janata Party’s National President for Scheduled Caste Front Lal Singh Arya has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for increasing post-matric scholarship of Scheduled Caste students to Rs 59,000 crore from Rs 1,100 crore. He said that with this decision of Modi Government, future of Scheduled Caste students will become bright. Addressing a press conference at BJP office in Bhopal, Lal Singh Arya told that it was in the year 1944 that scholarship started for Scheduled Caste students in country...

Illegally built house of notorious criminal razed in Hanumanganj

A joint team of police, Bhopal Municipal Corporation and local administration demolished the illegally built three-storey house of a hooligan in Hanumanganj area on Saturday. Huge police force was deployed during the house demolition exercise. Police said that notorious criminal Ahmad Shah alias Babi, basically hailing from Itawa in Uttar Pradesh, had illegally constructed a spraw..

Max temp slightly increases, little respite from cold wave

The temperature of the day has started increasing due to changing winds. Due to this, the intensity of sun shine has also increased in day time bringing little respite from cold weather. Maximum temperature recorded in Bhopal was 28 (+1.5) degree Celsius and minim temperature recorded was 15 degree Celsius. Wind velocity recorded was 12 km per hour. Weather Department has issued cold wave warning for Chambal, Gwalior divisions...

New Year celebrations held with COVID-19 SOP guidelines

This time New Year celebrations witnessed compliance of COVID-19 guidelines. Good number of people were seen visiting temples to start New Year day. Ashok Chauhan , local resident, said that this year, “we with family decided to visit Birla Mandir and local temples . Year 2020 was very challenging due to corona scare and to wish prosperity and good health we though to seek blessings of god. Good number of visitors were also seen in Salkanpur temple. All were seen wearing mask though social distancing ..

Colleges reopen after nine-month lockdown

Private and Government colleges reopened for students after almost nine months of lockdown on Friday. Surprisingly, on first day many students reached the college campus. Colleges displayed the roster plan of teaching and non-teaching staff to maintain the social distancing. Posters and pamphlets were displayed in colleges to make students aware of safety guidelines. Some colleges have displayed the notices at the main gate for hand sanitisation, face mask and social distancing. Colleges are reopened ..

CM meets needy people in Indore on first day on 2021

On the first day of New Year, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Panchsheel Nagar Basti in Indore to meet people and provided various kinds of assistance to the needy people of the weaker section. Chouhan visited people belonging to poor section residing in Panchsheel Nagar slum and listened to their woes. ..

Light House Project is a gift for homeless: CM Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is being implemented effectively in Madhya Pradesh. The pledge taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide concrete houses to all will be fulfilled by 2022 in the state. Housing constructions are being undertaken at a rapid pace in the state. This scheme is a gift to the homeless. ..

Kutch pottery exhibition organised at IGRMS

Under 29th series of online exhibition by Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) organised an open air exhibition mythological trail of IGRMS Potter’s myth of Kutch, Gujarat has been presented with its basic information. ..

All districts should become malnutrition-free: Kiyawat

Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat has given directives to all officers of Women and Child Development Department that as per wish of State Government, they should work with alacrity to make all districts free from malnutrition by March 31. He also expressed his displeasure over the unsatisfactory performance of Vidisha in this regard. ..

People rush to Boat Club to welcome New Year

To bid good bye to challenging year 2020, Bhopal’s Upper Lake Boat Club has been decked up. Good numbers of youngsters were seen coming to Boat Club from evening itself to celebrate New Year’s eve. Gagan, a college goer and a volunteer associated with ‘Streets for People’s Challenge’ said that Boat Club is always been favourite spot for Bhopalities and this year due to corona scare people have not planned any outside vacation so their friends have planned to celebrate event at Boat Club with social ..

Sanyukt Kisan Morcha to continue movement till fulfillment of demands

Sanyukt Kisan Morcha leaders members Shivkumar Kakkaji (Madhya Pradesh) and Sardar Jagjeet Singh Dallewal (Punjab) have reiterated that untill Central Government does not withdraw three contentious farm laws, dharna at borders of New Delhi will continue. Speaking to mediapersons in State capital on Thursday, Shivkumar Kakkaji and Sardar Jagjeet Singh Dallewal said that braving biting cold conditions, lakhs of farmers are staging protest at the borders of New Delhi. They claimed that so far, 44 farmers ..

Dr Narottam Mishra replies to barbs of Digvijay Singh

Home Minister Dr Narottam Mishra has reacted sharply over the tweet of ex-Chief Minister Digvijay Singh in which latter had targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah by saying that untill there is EVM they have no worry of public resentment and losing the election. Dr Narottam Mishra said that Digvijay Singh is in a habit of targeting Constitutional institutions...

Police tightens security on eve of New Year

There will be water-tight security arrangement of police on the eve of New Year. Police will remain on toes from evening till late night to maintain law and order. Police said that special checking will be conducted at around 150 identified points and strict action will be taken in drunk driving cases. Special patrolling and vehicle checking drive will start from 6 pm onwards. Police said that cops equipped with breath analysers will be deployed at around 40 places in city to check the drunk driving ..

Cyber police warns Bhopalites against online loan fraud

Cyber police have issued an advisory to make people aware from becoming victim of fruads in the name of online loans. Cyber police said that it is often seen that people are lured by cyber ‘thugs’ in the name of providing online loan through various Apps. Normally, through the medium of loan application, people are asked for permission needed to access contact details and storage access...

VHP to collect funds from 13 crore families for Ram temple: Intl chief Kumar

International Working President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Alok Kumar said that there was a plan to visit four lakh out of six lakh villages in the country in connection with fund collection for Ram temple construction. After meetings at various levels, it was decided that 5.25 lakh villages will be covered in country and fund collection will be done from 13 crore families instead of 11 crore decided earlier. In Madhya Pradesh, Shri Ram Janam Bhoomi Teerth Kshetra Nyas will reach 1.5 crore families ..

Mercury to dip further in next 24 hrs

People in Bhopal will witness further dip in mercury within 48 hours. The Weather Department has predicted that cold days and night will remain in city by December 31. Weather Department said that night temperature is likely to dip from Monday by 1-2 degrees. On Sunday, Bhopal recorded minimum temperature as 10.8 degrees Celsius and maximum as 28.7 degrees Celsius. Indore recorded minimum and maximum temperature as 12.5 and 27.8 degrees Celsius. ..

Youth Congress takes out Swabhiman Yatra in support of farmers’ protest

Youth Congress National President B V Shrinivas was in the State capital for a day-long visit on Sunday to support Yuva Shakti Samagam and Kisan Swabhimaan March. Hundreds of partymen participated in the programme without wearing masks and flouting social distancing norms. Recently, seven MLAs in the State have tested covid-19 positive, the Yatra was taken out violating pandemic guidelines...

Unique skating event ‘Pickating’ to promote garbage-free campaign

‘Pickating’ – the first unique skating event in the state capital, where 20 professional skaters went across the streets of Bhopal to promote garbage-free campaign, and picked plasting garbage along the way was held here on Sunday. The main objective of this event, organised by Relive Eco Foundation, was to make people aware of waste management. Pickating means picking and skating, the concept of pickating was given by Zeeshan Khan, the co-founder of Relive Eco Foundationand was recently awarded the ..

Govt determined to provide job opportunities to artisans: CM

The State Government is determined to provide employment opportunities to artists of zari-zardozi art, which is on the verge of extinction, said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday. The Chief Minister gave the above statement while inaugurating four-day ‘Raag-Bhopali’ exhibition at Gauhar Mahal. The event began with ‘Kanya Poojan’ of six girls, as decided by the Government earlier...

Strike of Bhopal Sand Truck Owners’ Association ends

Minerals Minister Brijendra Pratap Singh met the agitating Bhopal Sand Truck Owners’ Association members and spoke to its office-bearers on Saturday. He accepted demands of association following which association announced to end its 12-day strike being staged at 11 mile situated on the outskirts of State capital. Singh said that no department will stop the vehicles of sand royalty and it will be only at check post where vehicles will be checked. He assured that vehicles with valid permissions ..

Cong MLAs to reach Assembly on tractors

Former State President of Congress Arun Yadav and former PWD Minister Sajjan Singh Verma criticised Centre over three new farm laws and also made a blistering attack on Madhya Pradesh Government as well. They said that in support of farmers’ agitation, Congress MLAs will reach Madhya Pradesh Assembly on tractor, trolley on December 28, the first day of Assembly’s Winter Session...

Disciplinary action against officials if CM Helpline plaints not resolved in 3 days

“The pending complaints of CM Helpline should be resolved within next three days else be prepared for the disciplinary actions,” warned Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat to officials on Saturday. The Divisional Commissioner made the above remarks while addressing a review meeting of complaints made at CM Helpline and of others...

FSL report of woman reveals murder

Both hands and legs of the 30-year-old woman, who was found dead in a well around five months ago, were tied, revealed the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) reports. Despite after five months of the incident, the Police Department has failed to identify the woman. However, a case has been lodged against the unidentified accused for murdering the woman. According to police reports, a woman was found dead inside a well in Barkheda Bondar village on July 21. The police did not found any evidence from ..

Wild buffalo to be reintroduced in Kanha Natl Park

 By Ankita GargAfter gaining the tag of ‘Tiger and Leopard State’, Madhya Pradesh Forest Department is focusing on reintroduction of new species in its jungles. There are many species vanished from Madhya Pradesh for several reasons. A few months back, MP Forest Department started translocation of African Cheetah at Kunopalpur Wildlife Sanctuary. Now the department has come up with project to bring wild buffaloes from Assam and Chhattisgarh states. These buffaloes will be introduced ..

CM dedicates new building of District BJP office

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and State BJP President V D Sharma dedicated District BJP office building (Atal Bhawan) situated at Agrasen Chauraha in State capital on Friday. On this occasion, Protem Speaker Rameshwar Sharma, former MP Raghunandan Sharma, Minister Vishwas Sarang, MLA Krishna Gaur, former minister Umashankar Gupta etc were present. CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP President Sharma said that District BJP office should become hub of work of party workers and people should ..

Fire destroys liquor worth Rs 50 lakh

Fire broke out in a wine shop on Hamidia road in Bhopal on late Wednesday night damaging goods worth Rs 50 lakh. Three fire brigade vehicles reached the spot to control the fire but it took more than an hour as the fire had spread all over the shop, resulting in damage of all the liquor kept in the shop...

Woman accuses friend of rape

A 24-year-old woman was raped by a middle-aged person on the pretext of marriage in Bhopal. The survivor, who is a dentist by profession, is married and after a fight with her husband began to hunt to rent a flat. That is when she came in contact with the accused, who then befriended her and on false promise of marriage established physical relations with her...

Oath of Good Governance administered to officials

Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat administered an oath of Good Governance to officials at division office on the eve of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s birth anniversary, in Bhopal on Thursday. Good Governance Day is celebrated annually on December 25, birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee. Notably, Good Governance Day was founded in 2014 to honour of Vajpayee by creating awareness among citizens of Government accountability...

Mpl Commissioner inspects various localities

Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner KVS Chaudhary visited various localities of the city and took stock of cleanliness arrangements on Thursday. Wherever he found work unsatisfactory, he expressed his displeasure and also took action against officer concerned. During his visit to localities, he also directed to remove posters, palm plates, banner, hoarding and asked for action against people concerned...

Volunteers dressed as Santa Claus distribute masks, urge revellers to stay safe and sound

As Christmas is round the corner, some people are making the most of it to spread awareness on novel coronavirus by dressing up as Santa Claus. Under ‘Roko Toko’ campaign, the district administration along with NGOs is trying different initiatives to aware people about coronavirus. As people are excited to celebrate Christmas, volunteers dressed as Santa are distributing face masks and are apprising people to follow all safety norms. On Wednesday, near MP Nagar and Jyoti Talkies hundreds of masks ..

‘Yoga brings hope, enthusiasm and positivity into one’s life’

“Yoga is an ancient art of India which brings hope, enthusiasm and positivity into one’s life,” said School Education Minister Inder Singh Parmar on Wednesday. The Minister gave the statement while addressing prize distribution ceremony of an online yoga competition. Parmar added that efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, yoga has once again regained its international identity, which is a matter of pride for us...

MP’s Palash Samadhiya bags gold in Senior National E-Kata C’ship

The day-boarding player of Madhya Pradesh State Karate Academy Palash Samadhiya showcased excellent performance in Senior National E-Kata Championship organised by World Karate and Asian Karate Federation and bagged a gold medal. Palash stood first with 25.1 points in the final match of the championship. Andhra Pradesh player M Ramesh Babu finished second with 23.9 points. Karate Association of India awarded Palash Samadhiya a cash award of Rs 10,000. For the first time Senior National E-Kata Championsh..

Rs 1,706 crore approved for Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

Cabinet granted administrative approval of Rs 1,706.1 crore for ground water-to-irrigation scheme under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (Har Khet ko Pani). State’s share in this will be over Rs 682.40 crore. Under this scheme, five districts of Madhya Pradesh, including Mandla, Dindori, Shahdol, Umaria and Singrauli, will be selected and borewells will be constructed to provide irrigation facility in 62,135 hectare area. Cabinet approved creation of 30 posts of male nurses by dedicating 34 vacant ..

Water sport players win 5 medals in YAI Senior National Sailing C’ship

After a long span, Madhya Pradesh Water Sports Sailing Academy players showcased their brilliant performance in YAI Senior National Sailing Championship-2020 organised by Yachting Association of India in Mumbai and bagged three gold and two silver medals. The medalists on Tuesday met Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare Yashodhara Raje Scindia at Tatya Tope Stadium and shared their laurels...

City gears up for Christmas celebrations

Christmas just two days away, pre-Christmas celebrations has begun with joy and enthusiasm in the State capital amid covid-19 protocol. People have geared up for the celebrations. While the city can be seen wearing festivity outfit shining in red and white theme. Santa mannequins, Santa caps, outfits are being sold in the markets and city streets. Also, main attraction in the city is Christmas tree decorated with beautiful adornments is alluring people especially children...

Bhopal Rly to send 99 tractors to Bangladesh

Bhopal Railway for the fourth time, on Tuesday, has loaded 99 agriculture tractors 25 NMG in goods wagon for transportation to Benapole in Bangladesh. The tractors were loaded in wagon at Mandideep. This is the fourth time that in history of Bhopal where tractors have been transported via freight trains to another country. This helped Railways earn revenue of Rs 18.23 lakh. Bhopal Railway is continuously working towards business development by releasing attractive schemes for traders. Bhopal Railway ..

Encroachment razed on Govt land worth Rs 25 crore in Kalkheda

The district administration continued its action against Mafia, and on Monday, Government land in Kalkheda village worth Rs 25 crore was freed from the clutches of five persons, who had sold the land using forged documents. Under the anti-Mafia drive launched by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, 87 houses, five shops, three godowns, 2 factories, and an illegally constructed hostel, were razed from the 12 acre encroached Government land...

Lokayuka Police nab DGM of Power Discom in Biaora for bribe

A team of Bhopal Lokayukta Police arrested Deputy General Manager (Operation and Maintenance) Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company (Central Power Discom) red-handed when he was accepting bribe in his office in Biaora in Rajgarh district on Monday...

DRM inspects Hbj station’s redevelopment

Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) inspected the construction work of Habibganj railway station on Monday. He inspected the construction work in circulating area, covered over platform, lighting arrangement, washing apron, platform surfacing and concourse area. He also discussed the development in several area and directed concern officials to complete the work in time limit...

Talented youth, poor and small traders will get a respectable livelihood: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that changes will be made in the self-employment schemes of the state, so that talented youth and those engaged in small businesses can get respectable means of livelihood and financial security. Chouhan was addressing a state level rural street vendors’ loan distribution programme organised at Minto Hall on Monday...

‘Tribal families occupying forest land since long will get land pattas’

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that forest rights pattas will be given to tribal families occupying forest land before 2006. No one’s land will be submerged in the Seep river irrigation project, and water will reach the fields through pipes from the project. By next year, 20 thousand acres of land of 24 villages will get irrigation facility through the Rs 175 crore Seep river irrigation project. Chouhan w..

Team frees Govt land at Govindpura, MP Nagar areas from encroachment

Actions of razing illegal constructions of noted criminals continued in the State capital on Sunday as Government land worth Rs 40 lakh and Rs 1 crore was freed from encroachment in Govindpura and MP Nagar areas respectively. It was a joint operation of district administration, Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) and of police department. Govindpura Tehsildar Manoj Shrivastava told ‘The Hitavada’ that illegal constructions owned by habitual offender, Akhtar Khan, against whom 75 cases including that ..

Fit India ‘Cyclothon’ witnesses huge participation

The State capital witnessed stupendous participation in the Cyclothon 2020 organized by the Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare under the "Fit India" campaign on Sunday. A large number of common people, sports coaches, officers, employees, police and home guard officials participated in the event. Director General of Police Vivek Johri flagged off the Cyclothon at 7:30 am at Lal Parade Ground...

‘Start working according to work plan to make Bhopal most beautiful capital in country’

Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat has directed to begin the work of beautification of Bhopal to make it the most beautiful State capital in the country. He instructed the top officials of departments concerned to start the work in a planned manner after discussing the roadmap. Collector Avinash Lavania, BMC Commissioner KVS Choudhary Kolsani, Bhopal Smart City CEO Abhishek Singh and officials of railway, forest, PWD and of NHI were also present during the meeting...

HC Chief Justice Yadav opens mediation centre at Gwalior

Acting Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court, Justice Sanjay Yadav, on Wednesday, virtually inaugurated the mediation centre, set up in Gwalior on the aegis of District Legal Services Authority(DLSA). Secretary of the Madhya Pradesh State Legal Services Authority(SLSA), justice Yadav unveiled the curtain of the mediation cell in an e-inaugural ceremony. The cell is established on the aegis of DLSA Gwalior at Amity Law School in Amity University Gwalior. ..

MP’s Faraz Khan bags silver medal in Sr International Equestrian Championship

Madhya Pradesh Equestrian Academy’s Faraz Khan showcased excellent performance in the Senior International One-Star Cross Country Equestrian Championship held in Jaipur, Rajasthan, from December 15 to 17, and bagged silver medal for the country. ..

State farmers are with Modiji: CM Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan transferred Rs 1,600 crores in the accounts of 35.5 lakh farmers of the state during the Kisan Maha Sammelan held at Raisen on Friday. The CM also inaugurated agriculture infrastructure works worth Rs 70 crore and nearly 2,000 fishermen and cattle farmers were provided with Kisan Credit Cards. Agriculture Minister Kamal Patel, Health Minister Prabhuram Choudhary and Member of Parliament VD Sharma were also present. ..

Itarsi’s make-up artist Dev Mehra wins Dadasaheb Phalke Award

The ace celebrity make-up artist from Itarsi, Dev Mehra, has been given the highest award in Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke award for his outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema. With this Mehra has not only brought glory to Itarsi but the entire Madhya Pradesh. ..

EC should also file FIR against Nath: Sharma

After the report of CBDT coming to fore in connection with raid carried out against close associates of former Chief Minister Kamal Nath before general elections 2019 and Election Commission directing Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer to lodge a case against some officers and others in alleged black money case, BJP State President V D Sharma has demanded that the Election Commission should also lodge an FIR against Kamal Nath as well. Sharma said that a letter sent by Election Commission ..

Bhopalites shiver during day time due to chilly weather

With disappearance of cloud cover, maximum temperature took a plunge to pave way for bone biting cold conditions in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. With this, winter has set its foot in the State. Cold has also increased due to chilly winds arriving from Himalayan areas which have witnessed heavy snowfall. Chilly winds and shivering cold gave torrid time for people in Bhopal during day time. At public places such as bus stand and open market areas, people lit the bonfire to find relief fro..

Play ‘Robinhood Tantya’ staged on third day of Aadi Vidrohi Theatre Festival

Play ‘Robinhood Tantya’ was staged at Shaheed Bhavan on Wednesday. The play, directed by Praveen Chaubey, was satged as a part of ongoing Aadi Vidrohi theatre festival. Directed by Praveen Choubey, the play was presented by Lok Gunjan Natya Sanstha, Maheshwar. The play showcasing the Nimadi Tribal folk art was presented for the first time on the stage. The play is all about Tantya Bheel, popularly known as the Robin Hood of the tribals in Indore, Khandwa and Dhar districts. He is remembered for ..