Bhopal

Cops keep tab on unnecessary movement of vehicles

Even as flow of traffic became less on roads due to on going Corona Curfew but vehicles, comparatively less in number to normal days, continued to move on roads. Cops have barricaded the main roads to prevent unnecessary movement of vehicles. Moreover, cops kept checking vehicle to ensure that no one should move unnecessarily on road. Cops were seen stopping vehicles and asking that where they were going and in connection with which work. Some people were also returned to their home when they failed ..

Flouting of COVID SOPs continues, BMC collects record spot fine

Flouting of COVID-19 norms (SOPs) continued at public places. People are still not serious about wearing masks and adopting measures to prevent corona. In last fifteen days more than a lakh cases of COVID SOP violations have been registered. Bhopal Municipal Corporation along with district administration is carrying spot fine drive daily. On an average Rs 30,000-Rs 40,000 is being collected on daily basis. The number of violators of the corona guideline is also a matter of surprise due to the outbreak ..

CM interacts with corona volunteers, members of Jan Abhiyan Parishad

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said, “The Government is making every possible effort to deal with corona crisis, but without the active support of public, we will not be able to win this battle. It is necessary that every person becomes aware to end corona infection. Everyone has to understand that to wear a mask, keeping a distance of 2 yards, washing hands frequently and not leaving the house until necessary is very important till corona infection ends.” The Chief Minister said that it ..

BMC issues notices to zonal officers for not achieving target in vaccination drive

Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) issued notices to zonal officers for not achieving target of corona vaccination drive. Municipal Commissioner KVS Chaudhary has issued notices to 9 zonal officers. The notice was issued to officers for not achieving vaccination target on April 11, 12, 13. They have been asked to get target of 200 vaccinations per day. They have been given stipulated time of three days. In Bhopal, vaccination centres have been set up in all the 85 municipal wards and Sanjeevani ..

NCDC secures 68.87 million loan from Deutsche Bank

The National Co-operative Development Corporation (NCDC) has secured Euro 68.87 million (Rs 600 cr) loan from Deutsche Bank, Germany’s largest bank, for onward lending to co-operatives in the country. An agreement was inked between NCDC and the German bank in this regard in presence of the Union Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar in New Delhi. The minister also presided another first, signing of an agreement between the Indian Chamber of Commerce and NCDC to boost farmers linkages with ..

Temperature fluctuation continues, thundershower warning for places

An upper air cyclone has formed over western Rajasthan due to the effect of western disturbance near Afghanistan. Also trough from Goa to Tamil Nadu remains. As these two systems remain active, there is a continuation of moisture. Due to this, there are thunderstorms in the districts of eastern region of Madhya Pradesh. According to meteorologists, a western disturbance is going to reach north India on April 14. Due to this, the weather is expected to remain cloudy for three to four days. During this ..

3,106 people vaccinated in all 85 wards of city: BMC

On Tuesday, around 3,106 people were vaccinated in different wards in city. Bhopal Municipal Corporation Commissioner KVS Chaudhary reviewed the arrangement in wards and ensured that COVID -19 compliance is being followed by the employees and hospital personnels deployed in wards. The vaccination centres have been started in all 85 wards in the city in 19 zones. Other facilities like sitting arrangements, water supply and other basic amenities in these centres are also being monitored on daily ..

Cops keep check on vehicle movement during Curfew

Police remained deployed at various points to check unnecessary movements of vehicles during corona curfew in Bhopal on Tuesday. Barricading of roads was done at various places and owing to this reason, vehicle riders, who have been exempted under certain conditions, have to take the long route to reach their destinations including offices. Barricades were put up at Misrod road, Veer Savarkar Bridge, Tallaiya Temple Road area, New Market locality, MP Nagar and other places of city including old city. ..

JP Hospital doc resigns, alleges misbehaviour by MLA PC Sharma, ex-corporator Guddu

The corona nodal officer and medical specialist of JP Hospital, Dr Yogendra Shrivastava submitted his resignation alleging misbehaviour by Congress leaders after a patient died here on Saturday. The family members of the patient, Takht Singh Shakya (40), have claimed alleged negligence in treatment by the doctors. A video footage of the incident went viral over social media in which Congress MLA, P C Sharma and former corporator Yogendra Singh Guddu are seen talking to the doctor. Dr Shrivastava is ..

Adequate arrangement of beds, oxygen, medicines in hospitals: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that there is an adequate arrangement of beds, oxygen, medicines, injections etc. in hospitals for treatment in all districts of State. COVID Care Centers are being set up in every district. Adequate number of beds is being increased in all districts for future requirements. Private hospitals are also being contracted. He said that all ministers should start working on war footing in their respective areas for prevention of corona infection, treatment etc...

Corona condition more serious than last year: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that corona crisis in the State is unprecedented. Conditions are more serious than last year. State Government is constantly active towards arranging for treatment, spreading public awareness, but real fight against corona is being fought only by nurses, paramedical staff, anganwadi workers, ASHA workers. The Chief Minister was addressing the health sector personnel of all districts of the State including nurses, paramedical staff, compounders, ward boys, ..

106-year-old gets first shot of vaccine at Berasia

A 106-year-old woman was administered first shot of COVID-19 vaccine at Berasia in the State capital on Saturday. Kamli Bai, a resident of Bilkho village in Berasia, according to her Aadhaar card, was born on January 1, 1915. She had reached the inoculation centre in Berasia to receive her first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine...

30K+ active COVID cases take toll on health facilities in State

  Madhya Pradesh reported the biggest spurt of 4,882 daily COVID-19 infections on Friday, crossing the 4,000 figure for the third consecutive day.  With Friday’s addition, the State now has over 3.27 lakh confirmed infections and 23 more fatalities, pushed the death toll to 4,136. Just in the first nine days of this month, Madhya Pradesh has detected more than 31,000 cases, adding, on an average, 3,000 cases every day, data released by the State Government shows. The ..

Shocker: 6-yr-old gangraped by uncle, grandpa

  The Kolar police have arrested two men who raped a 6-year-old girl and gave her a samosa and Rs 20 to keep shut. The accused are grandfather and cousin uncle of the minor victim, police said. The accused had raped the minor girl a week ago and had threatened the girl to death on telling anyone. According to police reports, the 25-year-old complainant is a labourer and lives in Kolar with her two children, a 3-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl. On Thursday evening, the girl told her mother ..

People go on shopping spree hours before lockdown

People went on purchasing spree hours before lockdown came into force on Friday. They made beeline before shops to stock necessary grocery items. Likewise, they also purchased vegetables in big quantity so that they should not face any problem till Monday the day when lockdown will come to an end as of now. Markets witnessed huge rush of people who were in hurry to buy rice, edible oil, pulses and other necessary house hold items. In this buying spree, people hardly followed the social distancing ..

BJP stalwarts campaign in Damoh for by-election

BJP leaders continue to frequent by poll bound Damoh Assembly constituency and to do canvassing in support of party candidate Rahul Singh. On Friday, many BJP stalwarts went to Damoh and sought votes for party candidate.Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and BJP State President V D Sharma addressed ‘Yuva Sammelan’ in Damoh. Sharma said that this by-election is to save Madhya Pradesh and to provide rights to poor. Mounting attack on Congress, he told that BJP workers have given befitting ..

RTO employees’ strike across Madhya Pradesh paralyses work

Strike by RTO employees across Madhya Pradesh for past two days paralysed work. Many people are returning home without their work getting done. People said that they were given online slots for license, test drive, vehicle transfer and new registration but office is closed for two days. RTO officials are demonstrating for two days after their several years demand could not be approved by the Government...

Water supply remains affected on 3rd day Kolar Pipeline Burst Issue

Peak summer season has started in city and water crisis is adding on to the problem of residents as supply remained affected on third consecutive day .Even though the Kolar gravity main line has been rectified after about 41 hours, water supply remained affected on half of the city . About 60 percent of the city could not get water for last two days and while on Wednesday morning some areas got water but with very low pressure. They were seen collecting water from private water resources...

Washing of roads restarts at sensitive public places, containment zones in city

Now, sanitization activities will include washing of roads in vulnerable areas and containment zones .On Wednesday sanitation activities were carried out in different areas. Rakshak sprayer machine along with RMC miller is being used to reach larger areas in city. Sanitization activities is focusing on raising awareness among public. As number of Corona cases has been increased it has become important to remind people to stay inside in containment zones. In containment zones barricades have been placed...

EMPL, RNTU win matches in 21st All India Mayank Chaturvedi Cricket Tournament

Teams EMPL and RNTU won their respective matches to secure their positions in the finals of 21st All India Mayank Chaturvedi Cricket Tournament. Two semi-final matches of tournament were played at Old Campion Ground in Bhopal on Wednesday. In the first match, EMPL cricket team defeated Ryan Water by 14 runs. Batting first EMPL scored 193 runs losing 2 wickets. Arbaaz Uddin scored 83 runs while Sumit Taneja scored 73 runs in team’s score. Ankit and Raunak of Ryan Waters took 1-1 wicket respectively...

CM on Swasthya Agrah, says public awareness must to prevent infection

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that April 6 is a very historic and holy day. On this day, Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March ended and Bharatiya Janata Party was constituted on April 6. “It is a happy coincidence that today, on April 6, we are sitting in front of Gandhiji’s statue for Swasthya Agrah,” he added. He said Mahatma Gandhi liberated the country with Satyagrah. Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleaned the country through Swachh Agrah. “In this chain, today I am in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s ..

Two shops in city’s main New Market catch fire, no casualties

Two shops in city’s main New Market caught fire early on Tuesday morning. The shops were of cosmetic materials. Preliminary investigations have revealed that fire was caused due to short circuit. Firemen managed to control fire in time. The incident came to light at 5 am. When passers-by saw flames rising from the shop, they immediately informed police and Fire Department. After about 15 minutes, fire brigade vehicles reached the spot and fire was controlled. A two-storey shopping complex is being ..

BJP celebrates 41 years of foundation

BJP celebrated 41st Foundation Day as ‘Sewa Hi Sangathan’ theme across Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan garlanded statues of great party leaders at BJP office in Bhopal. CM Chouhan garlanded statue of Kushabhau Thakre, Raj Mata Vijayaraje Scindia, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay etc. Moreover, CM went to the house of president of booth number 273, Roop Singh Tomar in Shahpura to unfurl party’s flag at his house. Along with this, CM also heard the message of Prime Minister ..

Puppet show helps make people aware of COVID

To make people aware against corona and to encourage them to adhere to norms such as mask wearing and maintaining social distancing to keep the pandemic at bay, Search and Research Society organised puppet show at Bhopal railway station platform number 1 and 6. Through the medium of puppets, artists tried to disseminate the message of awareness towards Covid 19 disease...

Saket Sharma to represent India in Junior and Cadet World Fencing Championship

State fencing academy’s player T Sai Sanket Sharma will represent Indian in Junior and Cadet World Fencing Championship at Cairo Egypt to be held from April 11, 2021. He will also showcase his talent in the individual foil competition. Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare Yashodhara Raje Scindia congratulated T Sai Sanket on this achievement and encouraged him to perform well in the world fencing championship...

‘Brothers, sisters, use masks to defeat corona’

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday took to the streets riding in an open vehicle to make an appeal to the public to use mask and follow all the precautions related to Corona. He urged the people, “I am your Sevak and appeal to you with folded hands to use mask to defeat this deadly coronavirus, keep a safe distance between each other and wash your hands and sanitise them frequently.”..

PC Sharma makes people wear mask

Former Minister and Congress MLA PC Sharma hit the roads and applied mask on faces of those people who were not wearing the mask. While doing so, he also gave the message of protection from corona which is spreading in rapid manner in Bhopal...

Tambaram Perma Gadaram - Copper vessel from TN displayed at IGRMS

Tambaram Perma Gadaram – a big copper vessel collected from the community of Chettiyar of Shivganga, Tamil Nadu was displayed on Monday under the latest and popular online series of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) ‘Exhibit of the Week’. The exhibit, with a of height of 101 cm and circumference of 251 cm, is displayed in the audience as The First Exhibit of April month through official website, Facebook, Instagram and twitter page of the IGRMS...

Saket Sharma to represent India in Junior and Cadet World Fencing Championship

State fencing academy’s player T Sai Sanket Sharma will represent Indian in Junior and Cadet World Fencing Championship at Cairo Egypt to be held from April 11, 2021. He will also showcase his talent in the individual foil competition. Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare Yashodhara Raje Scindia congratulated T Sai Sanket on this achievement and encouraged him to perform well in the world fencing championship. She showed full confidence over T Sai Sharma on winning medal for the country and making ..

People support Sunday lockdown, roads remain mostly deserted

The roads in the State Capital wore a deserted look on Sunday owing to a day-long lockdown imposed in the wake of increasing cases of Covid-19 in the city. However, the lockdown imposed this Sunday was a little relaxed than the previous one as more traffic was witnessed on roads. On Saturday, Bhopal Collector Avinash Lavania had revised his orders under Section-144 and had allowed the beneficiaries of Covid-19 vaccination programme to come out of their house for vaccination. Barricading was done at ..

Absence of local transportation bothers passengers in city

As it was Sunday lockdown, passengers who moved out from other states and cities faced several inconveniences in city for local transportation. People who travelled to Bhopal from other states and cities via train were looking of taxis and cabs at the railway station. When passengers stepped out of the Bhopal and Habibganj Railway Stations, they were perplexed to see no taxi and autorickshaws. After celebrating the festival of Holi, many people came back to their home town from other states. ..

BMC officials inspect crematoriums

Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials restarted monitoring in crematoriums to ensure COVID 19 guidelines compliance. Only 20 persons are allowed for last rites and wearing of PPE kit and other social distancing norms are must. A review meeting regarding development works near Crematorium was held .Anand Nagar Vishram Ghat renovation work ,,Shok sabha hall. Burning shed , pyau, Sulabh shuchalaya etc will be built besides other facilities .BMC is also emphasizing on electric crematorirum in areas ..

‘Increase number of test counters at fever clinics for convenience of people’

“Increase the number of test counters at fever clinics so that people coming to get tested for Covid-19 do not have to wait,” said Minister for Public Health and Family Welfare Dr Prabhuram Chaudhary on Sunday. Minister Chaudhary gave the above directions to CMHOs and Civil Surgeons in the state while inspecting a Fever Clinic in Sagar District Hospital. The minister appealed to all citizens above 45 years of age to reach out to the vaccination centres in maximum numbers...

MP’s agriculture products will have an impact in national, global market: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that hard work of farmers has become basis of economy in the difficult conditions of corona pandemic. The rich foodgrain production in State last year has strengthened not only the State but also the country. State Government is making every effort to double income of farmers. He said, “By combining Farming-Animal Husbandry-Horticulture-Fisheries, diversification of crops through Co-operatives, food processing, packaging and proper marketing the State’s products ..

Take stern action against encroachers: Kiyawat

To facilitate traffic and to develop a new shopping complex between 11 Number and 12 Number bus stop, Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat visited the area and instructed to take strict action against those using illegal constructions for commercial as well as for residential purpose. The Divisional Commissioner along with BMC KVS Chaudhary Kolsani and Public Works Department officials inspected the road from Durgadas Rathore intersection at Arera Colony to number 12 No. Stop, with a view to facilitate ..

‘Prepare master plan for modernisation of mandis’

FarmerS’ Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Kamal Patel has directed for preparation of master plan for modernisation of mandis. Patel also instructed that along with work plan to make Mandis smart, necessary action should be done for staff quarters. He made it clear to all technical divisional engineers and executive engineers that no laxity in making mandis smart will be tolerated...

Markets, roads wear deserted look on Rang Panchami

Markets and public places wore a deserted look on Rang Panchmi in Bhopal on Friday. Administration had prohibited social gathering and opening of markets to break the chain of coronavirus. Normally, markets remain abuzz with cacophony of people doing shopping. Likewise, roads remain busy due to regular traffic chaos. But on Friday, market lanes were empty and city roads were almost deserted as only few vehicles were seen on roads. ..

30 bed ICU ward available at Hamidia’s Covid Care

A 30 bed ICU ward with nine ventilators will start at dedicated Covid Care Centre of Hamidia Hospital. To ensure maximum capacity of 800 beds for treatment of corona patients at Hamidia Hospital, on Friday, Commissioner of Medical Education, Nishant Warwade, Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat and Collector Avinash Lavania inspected Hamidia Hospital and reviewed arrangements. ..

Rare vulture found in

Rare species of vulture was found in injured condition in residential colony of Sagar district on Friday. Forest team reached the spot after being informed about the injured vulture. He was carried to the veterinary hospital by the team for further treatment. The vulture was given painkiller and other medicines. ..

Tiger kills elderly man in

An elderly man was attacked and mauled to death by a tiger in Kurai block of Seoni on Friday morning. The area comes under Ghatkohka buffer zone of Pench Tiger Reserve. Reserve Field Director Vikram Singh Parihar said, “The elderly man was picking Mahua when a tiger attacked him and went back to jungle.” He further said that tiger was sighted in the area for a few days but the deceased went there alone to pick Mahua. He said process of releasing compensatory amount of Rs 4 lakh has been started. ..

BJP candidate Rahul Singh files nomination papers in Damoh

In the presence of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP State President V D Sharma, party candidate for Damoh Assembly by-election Rahul Singh filed nomination papers on Tuesday. After filing nomination papers, BJP leaders addressed a huge ig public rally. They said that Damoh by-election was totally an election of development. They promised that no stone would be left unturned to ensure development...

Prahlad Singh Patel seeks support for party candidate in Damoh

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel said that the Damoh Assembly by-election was an election for only development. “Our government gifted many things to this region, on the contrary Congress did nothing,” he said. He was addressing a huge public meeting in support of BJP candidate for Damoh Assembly by-election Rahul Singh. He appealed to people to vote for Rahul Singh...

Bhopal sizzles as mercury soars due to heat wave

Heat wave warning has been issued in many parts of the State. Due to the absence of any weather system active and winds being western and northwest, maximum temperature has been increasing in most of Madhya Pradesh, including the capital. Heat wave has been experienced in Rewa, Satna, Umaria, Jabalpur, Chhatarpur, Sagar, Damoh, Dhar, Ratlam, Datia, Gwalior and Guna. As per Weather Department officials, at present, no weather system is active. Wind also continues in the direction of western and northwest...

Holi celebrated in city amidst restrictions

The Festival of Colours, Holi, was celebrated in the city on Monday amidssollowing restrictions of COVID-19 pandemic. Most people preferred to stay indoors and celebrated the festival with family members. For the first time, there were no religious processions and ‘Chal Samaroh’ on Holi. Roads were almost deserted and even during evening hours, people communicated on phones instead of visiting homes. Though public gatherings were not allowed, people celebrated the festival with fanfare with family ..

Adequate availability of beds in all districts, assures CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that corona cases are increasing in the State but there is no need to panic. There is adequate availability of free testing, treatment and beds in all districts. In Government hospitals, private hospitals and hospitals identified under Ayushman Yojana, free corona treatment is being provided. For private hospitals, limit of fees has been fixed, they will not be able to charge more than that. He said that vaccination is an effective way to prevent corona. ..

Close shave for 3 as aircraft develops snag, makes emergency landing in field

A small aircraft made an emergency landing in a field when its left engine developed technical snag in Gandhi Nagar locality of Bhopal on Saturday. The aircraft was carrying three people, including pilot, co-pilot and one more person. All of them has a lucky escape and suffered minor injuries...

CM declares Rs 4L aid to 3 women victims of mutilation

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has declared financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh each to three women affected by the heinous crime of mutilation in March. He was addressing a meeting held at his official residence regarding formation of stringent laws to prevent domestic violence. He said domestic violence by husband or any member of the family is basically murder of faith...

Govt hospitals should be first priority of people: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that we have to constantly improve services and cleanliness in Government hospitals. People of state should prefer Government hospitals first, only if they do not find any place in Government hospital, then they should opt for private hospitals. “Government health institutions will be first priority of people of State. If a person gets better treatment, hygiene and right treatment, then he naturally says that doctor is no less than God. We strive to provide ..

Night curfew from 9 pm, no public festivities on Holi

 shops in the State capital will now shut down at 9 pm while people will not be allowed to gather on Holi at public places. In the wake of increasing Covid cases, Bhopal Collector Avinash Lavania has issued fresh set of guidelines on Friday. These orders will be immediately effective and action will be taken against violators under Section-188 of the IPC. Night curfew timings revisedThe order states that all shops and commercial establishments will remain closed from 9 pm to 6 pm and unnecessary ..

Lion ‘Lamba’ dies of old age at Van Vihar

 lion ‘Lamba’ died of old age issues at Van Vihar National Park on Friday. The lion was 17 years old. The lion was brought to the park on April 14, 2017, from Guwahati (Assam) at 13 years of age. The lion was not feeling well since few weeks and he was not taking food for three days. Post-mortem of the lion has been conducted by Dr Atul Gupta, Dr Sunil Tumaria and Dr Rajat Kulkarni. Last rites was performed under NTCA guidelines and samples have been preserved for further laboratory ..

Campaigning in Damoh Assembly seat to pick up pace after Holi

After declaring their candidates, BJP and Congress have started ground work in by-poll bound Damoh Assembly seat. They are making all efforts to create favourable atmosphere for themselves. The campaigning is yet to gain pace, most probably, both the parties will try to accelerate campaigning after Holi festival. BJP has pressed all its stalwart leaders into preparations of Damoh Assembly by-election. BJP State President V D Sharma has already made two ministers, including Bhupendra Singh and ..

Holi, Holika Dahan to be restricted to homes to prevent COVID transmission

 Holi celebrations and Holika Dahan will be restricted to homes only and now artisans are preparing small sized Holika dahan sculptures so that the rituals can be performed at homes. Different social organisations are vowing to perform Holika Dahan from Gokashta. People of Brahmin, Sindhi, Shri Gujarati, Rajput, Rathore, Kushwaha, Bhojpuri Society and other people have pledged to perform Holika Dahan from Gokashtha and have come forward with Gokashtha centres. Under ‘Mera Ghar Meri Holi’, ..

‘Khajuraho will be established as intl centre of art, culture’

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said Khajuraho will be established as an international center of art and culture to place it on the global stage. Talking about immense possibilities of tourism in Khajuraho, he told Khajuraho will be established as an ideal center of tourism. For this, experience of people working in tourism sector will be utilised. Along with this, work will be done to ensure that Khajuraho Dance Festival meets international standards. He was dedicating Chhatrasal Convention ..

Chinki Yadav wins another gold in ISSF World Cup Shooting

In ongoing ISSF World Cup Shooting Competition in New Delhi, Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy player Chinki Yadav once again won gold medal for the country on Thursday. Leading the Indian team, Chinki Yadav won gold medal by earning 17 points in 25 meter sports pistol team competition. Poland player came on second place with 7 points. Indian team included Rahi Sarnovat and Manu Bhakar. Of these, total 21 medals, Madhya Pradesh players have won three gold and one silver medal respectively...

City witnesses hot, humid weather

Hot and humid weather conditions were witnessed in the city Weather patterns have been disturbed in various districts of Madhya Pradesh since March 17. Now process of clearing weather is taking place. Weather has started to clear gradually as the winds change was recorded and sorting clouds will bring sunshine. This will cause day temperature to rise and night temperature are expected to fall. Western disturbance is currently active in Jammu and Kashmir. Another western disturbance lies over Afghanistan ..

Various Holi, folk songs mark Phagotsav poetry seminar of Hindi Lekhika Sangh

The Hindi Lekhika Sangh organsied Phagotsav in which various holi sangeet and traditional folk songs were organised in an online session recently. The traditional folk songs were performed at a zoom meeting under the direction of Anita Saxena. Convenor of the Writers’ Association Usha Jaiswal, presided over the programme. She, while praising Holi, appreciated the presentations of everyone and said that the programme will be accompanied by songs of Holi and folk songs in the coming weeks...

State Wushu team runners-up in Sub-Junior National Tournament

Players of the Madhya Pradesh Wushu team grabbed the first runners-up title during the 20th Sub-Junior National Wushu Tournament at Ranchi, Jharkhand winning 29 medals including 11 gold, 7 silver and 11 bronze. Around 945 players from 30 units across the country participated in the national tournament. The State Wushu team participated in the tournament under the guidance of coaches Manoj Gupta and Sarika Manoj Gupta...

Aishwarya, Chinki make State proud by winning gold medals in ISSF World Cup Shooting

Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy shooters Aishwarya Pratap Singh and Chinki Yadav made State and country proud by clinching two gold medals in ISSF World Cup Shooting Championship held at Dr Karani Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi. Aishwarya Pratap Singh gave stellar performance in 50 meter rifle 3 and Chinki Yadav showed her brilliant talent in 25 meter pistol event. Both grabbed gold medals by leaving behind many known players of country and world as well...

Now, Sunday lockdown in Betul, Chhindwara, Ratlam & Khargone

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that vigilance is must in view of increasing cases of corona in State. Therefore, it is necessary to follow the principle of ‘Meri Holi-Mere Ghar’ while limiting the festival of Holi to our homes. He said that other public events including ger, mela, chal samaroha will be banned in entire state. He was addressing members of Cabinet on Corona presentation after Cabinet meeting. He added that corona cases are rising in Betul, Chhindwara, Ratlam and Khargone ..

BHEL organises free medical health check-up camp

Under the aegis of BHEL’s Corporate Social Responsibility, a free medical health check-up and medicine distribution camp was organised at Government Secondary School, village Kolua Khurd Raisen road, Bhopal. A team of doctors & nurses led by Dr Nutan Hemrom from Kasturba Hospital examined the villagers and offered free medicines. A total of 120 villagers were offered free medical treatment during the camp...

Variety of events mark valedictory function of two-day ‘Talash- e Jauhar’

On the second day of Talash- e-Jauhar, 42 poets tried their luck on Fil Badeeh (extempore) shayari contest. It was part of two-day Talash-e-Jauhar programme, being organised at Kukkut Bhavan in the city. Madhya Pradesh Urdu Akademi organised the event under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava to mark 75 years of India’s independence. The second day programme witnessed participants from Bhopal, Indore, Sagar, Damoh, Jabalpur, Sheopur, Raisen, Katni, Chhindwara, Narasinghpur, etc. The participants put their ..

CM transfers Rs 1,930 crores with single click under welfare schemes

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan released second installment of relief amount of Rs 1,530 crore, Rs 340 crore of Mukhya Mantri Kisan Kalyan Yojana and loan amount of Rs 60 crore into accounts of rural street vendors with a single click during a programme held to mark completion of one year of his government in Bhopal on Tuesday. Along with this, he virtually dedicated eight girls Shiksha Parisar buildings constructed by the Tribal Works Department at a cost of Rs 219. 75 crore and 77 school buildings ..

CM Chouhan distributes masks on streets of city, draws circles

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that everyone should protect himself from coronavirus and also protect everyone else from this dreaded disease. By taking three measures to protect ‘My Protection-My Mask’ social distancing and repeatedly washing of hands with soap or by using sanitiser, we can protect ourselves from corona. All should be united to defeat corona. He was launching a public awareness campaign at Bhawani Chowk (Peergate) in State capital. He distributed masks to shopkeepers...

Geetanjali College students demand online examination, stage protest

Demanding online exam, large number of girl students from Government Geetanjali College staged protest on Tuesday. Students said that a professor has been tested COVID-19 positive after which they are scared of visiting the campus. There were around 100 students from UG and PG programme raising slogan against management. They kept on sitting at main gate of college for two hours and displayed board for the demand...

Spot fine drive continues in city

Spot fine drive for not wearing mask was carried out in many areas in the city. Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) has collected Rs 18,000 in last two days. The civic body in order to keep the city clean has started penalising people spitting on roads last year by making them clean the spit, besides levying a fine on offenders. BMC’s Solid Waste Management Department took the decision after authorities realised that only monetary fine was not enough to check the menace of spitting...

PM expresses joy on step taken for Ken-Betwa Link Project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it is a matter of joy that a new step has been taken for Ken-Betwa Link National Project on launch of ‘Catch the Rain’ campaign. This agreement will help to realise dream of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee. Prime Minister was inaugurating ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan- Catch the Rain’ through video-conferencing on World Water Day. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan participated in virtual programme from Mantralaya. Chouhan signed a tripartite contract between ..

MP State Equestrian Academy players bag 3 medals in national competition

The players of Madhya Pradesh State Equestrian Academy have clinched three medals including two gold and a silver in the National Equestrian Competition recently held at Agram Riding Club, Bengaluru. Academy’s player Faraz Khan, with his horse hurricane, won a gold medal in the Corncord Cross Country National (CCN) one-star senior individual event. In the pre-novice team event, Faraz Khan and Raju Singh won a gold medal for the State while their horses Azaan and Pratap respectively...

Collector Lavania launches 12 multimedia Covid-19 awareness vehicles in city

With increase in Covid-19 cases in the State Capital, the District Administration too has boosted the awareness activities to spread the ways for prevention of the deadly coronavirus in the city. Twelve multimedia Covid-19 awareness vehicles, made in collaboration with the district administration and UNICEF Madhya Pradesh, launched by Collector Avinash Lavania on Monday...

MPPSC held as per schedule, 5 COVID patients appear amid strict measures

Even though lockdown was imposed in the city, MPPSC examination was conducted at all centres as per schedule on Sunday. There were isolation hall at all centres for Covid patients where doctors were on duty to invigilate the candidates. Isolation hall was arranged for patients at centres in Bhopal, Indore and Chhindwara only. Five Covid-19 patients reached the centres to appear in the exam under strict safety measures. Doctor and medical team were assigned to monitor the patients...

Pre-paid booth closed at Rly Station, passengers worried

Amid Sunday lockdown, trains were being operated for travelling to other cities and State. Many passengers faced inconvenience when they reached Bhopal and Habibganj Railway Station as there was no local transportation. Passengers who reached the city from other states or towns were forced to walk several kilometers with heavy luggage as auto and private cabs were not being operated. Even pre-paid booth remained closed for public transportation. Railway officials said that pre-paid tax booth is being ..

Chief Minister plants mango sapling

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan planted a mango sapling in Smart Garden at Shyamla Hills on Sunday as a pledge to plant saplings everyday. Mango is king of fruits. Mango fruit and tree bark are replete with specific medicines. Mango leaves are decorated at entrance of residences on auspicious occasions. There are many varieties of mangoes. Many species of mangoes are planted in Madhya Pradesh too...

ISSF World Shooting C’ship: Aishwarya clinches silver medal for State

State Academy’s ace shooter Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar clinched a silver medal for India at the ISSF World Shooting Championship being held at New Delhi from March 18 to 29. Tomar won this medal in the 10 metre Air Rifle team even by scoring 14 points with his teammates Deepak Kumar (Air Force) and Pankaj Kumar (Army). With 16 points, the first position in this event was bagged by the US while Korea was on the third position. Notably, a new event has been added to the ISSF World Cup Shooting Competition. ..

Chief Minister hosts lunch for MLAs

Rajya Sabha Member Jyotiraditya Scindia arrived in Bhopal on a day-long visit on Saturday. Jyotiraditya Scindia along with his 22 supporter MLAs reached CM House and met Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Jyotiraditya Scindia also had closed door meeting with CM, BJP State President V D Sharma for about half an hour...

Cong observes Loktantra Samman Diwas

Congress observed one year of collapse of Kamal Nath government in the form of Loktantra Samman Diwas in all districts, including Bhopal on Saturday. Video message of Kamal Nath was played on this occasion. In his video message, Kamal Nath said that when Congress government collapsed, he was left with only two options, first either he should get indulge into horse trading (to save his government) or resign in respect of democracy and he opted second option to resign from CM post...

Govt with farmers, necessary help will be provided, says CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan sought detailed information regarding unseasonal rains in State during a meeting with officials on Saturday morning. He said that Government stands with farmers and directed to start work of damage assessment in sincere manner in affected districts immediately. He said that necessary help will be provided to farmers after survey. He directed that report of survey should be pasted at Panchayat office so that farmers concerned can get apprised of crop damage information ..

CM puts mask on faces of shopkeepers, people in New Market

People in New Market area of Bhopal were surprised to see that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was putting a mask on faces of those people and shopkeepers who were not wearing mask on Saturday evening. Chouhan also appealed people with folded hands to wear masks to prevent spread of corona infection. Chouhan reached shops and on seeing people without mask, he applied mask on their faces with his own hands...

Thunder showers hit many parts of State, more in store

Due to the three active weather systems thunderstorms are prevailing in most of the districts of State, including Bhopal. During this period, hailstorms are also falling at isolated areas. From morning thunder showers were witnessed in city and cloudy weather was persistent. ..

Leopard shot dead in Amjhera jungle

In a shocking incident, a six-year-old male leopard was shot dead in Amjhera jungle of Dhar district on Friday. Experts said that body of a youth was found on the same spot about two days back. Officials believe that it was revengeful act by someone belongs to the deceased. ..

‘Weekend Lockdown’ in Indore, Bhopal and Jabalpur Lockdown from Saturday 10 pm till Monday 6 am.

In wake of rising cases of coronavirus, State Government has decided to impose lockdown in Indore, Bhopal and Jabalpur from Saturday 10 pm till Monday 6 am. Essential services and industries will remain operational during lockdown. ..

Over 1,000 test +ve for corona in State

The COVID-19 positivity rate in State on Friday was 5.5 per cent while more than 1,000 cases were detected, which makes it pretty clear that spread of coronavirus infection has caught up a fast pace. As many as 1,140 more people have contracted the deadly coronavirus across the State while seven patients succumbed to the infection in past 24 hours. ..

Black cat ‘Bagheera’ attracting tourists at Pench Reserve

Black cat that became popular as ‘Bagheera’ is centre of attraction among tourists at Pench Tiger Reserve. To get a glimpse of black cat, many tourists are visiting the reserve. Though ‘Collar Wali Bhagin’ always remain popular among the tourist at Pench Reserve but this time higher number of people are visiting the reserve to see the cat. This cat is commonly being sighted by visitors walking with other leopards. He was sighted for the first time in reserve when he was two-month-old. In the year ..

Bhargava stresses on preparation for self-funded infra schemes

Public Works Department and Gramodyog Minister Gopal Bhargava said that to make Madhya Pradesh Atmanirbhar in road, water, electricity and irrigation, then self-funded schemes should be prepared. He was speaking in a meeting Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh Infrastructure Development Group of Ministers held at Mantralaya and was attended by Water Resources Minister Tulsiram Silawat, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Mahendra Singh Sisodiya, Energy Minister Pradhyuman Singh Lodhi, Horticulture and ..

MP ranks first in implementation of PM Matru Vandana Yojana

Madhya Pradesh ranked first in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, in the year 2020-21. Madhya Pradesh has achieved 152 percent achievement in scheme. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has congratulated officers and employees of the Department of Women and Child Development for this achievement. A review meeting cum capacity building programme was organized by Women and Child Development Department of the central government on March 15, 2021 through video conference...

Sarthak EduVision-2021 National Expo and Conference concludes

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank said that the Government had made a provision of Rs 50,000 crore under National Research Foundation for research and innovations. National Education Policy (NEP) will surely make Bharat as superpower of knowledge. In valedictory session of three-day ‘Sarthak EduVision 2021’ National Expo and Conference Pokhariyal appreciated efforts by Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal for implementation of NEP. On the occasion, Organisational General Secretary of BSM Mukul ..

‘Kabuliwala’ entertains one and all

Famous play ‘Kabuliwala’ directed by Reena Sinha was staged as a part of 12-day Veerangana Theatre Festival. The play is based on story of a writer with a five-year-old daughter, Mini. Mini forms an unlikely friendship with a tall Afghani fruit seller, shawls and other things from his native land in the streets of Calcutta. The story is tender, a friendship based on Afghan’s love for his own little daughter whom he leaves behind in Kabul and novelist’s little daughter to whom he gives love he feels ..

Night curfew in Bhopal, Indore from today

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan convened a meeting at Mantralaya to review corona situation. One seeing the rise in corona cases, Chouhan ordered to impose night curfew in Bhopal and Indore from Wednesday onwards. He said that necessary arrangements will be made with strictness in districts where there is a rise in positive cases of corona. Important decisions are being taken to protect people of state from infection. Once the positive case numbers in the districts start declining, they will ..

Ten illegal shops razed in Kokta area

Ten shops constructed illegally, on the land reserved for police station in Transport Nagar, were razed by the district administration in Kokta area on Tuesday. These illegal constructions belonged to land Mafia Babu Banjara, who had encroached upon this Government land and constructed ten shops on it. Later, he sold these shops for Rs 3 to 5 lakh each. On the instructions of District Collector Avinash Lavania, a team of district administration, Bhopal Municipal Corporation and of Police Department ..

Loyal mates: 20 local breed dogs inducted in Police Training School

Twenty local breed dogs were inducted to Police Training School, Dogs, Bhopal under the direction of ADG (SAF) Milind Kanskar and Fighter 23rd Corps Yusuf Qureshi. The move was a reaction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s indication towards usefulness and efficiency of native breed dogs in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme. In the same sequence, Police Training School, Dogs, Bhopal also inducted improved native breed dogs, including Mudhol Hound, Rampur Hound, Rajapalayam, Kanni, Kombai, and Chippiparai ..

As COVID cases surge, sanitisation restarts

Due to rise in corona cases, Bhopal Municipal Corporation has started sanitisation activities in many areas. Multinozzle rakshak spray were used to spray disinfectant at Link road, Priyanka Nagar. Dholi Khadan, Anshalgreen Laxmi Parisar, Genhukheda, Neelgiri, Pahadi Mandir, Varun Nagar. Zonal officers will be coordinating activities from Smart City control room and health squad officials are also on field to assess the situation. Earlier, Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) carried out sanitisation ..

Every single grain of farmers’ wheat will be purchased: Chief Minister

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “Every single grain of wheat of farmers will be purchased. All arrangements for wheat procurement have been ensured in advance in all districts.” To ensure that farmers do not face any problem, extensive arrangements will be made and all necessary facilities will be made available at procurement centres. Timely harvest of farmers’ crops and payment after procurement should be ensured...

Education plays key role in nature-friendly devpt: Dr Rajiv Kumar

Nobel laureate Prof Mohammed Yunus, on Monday, said that new and alternate education system will decide directions for future in the World. “We should make students aware of their identity so that they can contribute to the society according to their strengths,” he added. In ‘Invited Talks’ in the EduVision-2021, Prof Yunus said, “Today, education is producing only job-seekers and this trend must be changed.” Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog Dr Rajiv Kumar said, “Value-based education is the need of the ..

Payli displayed as ‘Exhibit of the Week’ at IGRMS

Payli – a measuring pot collected from the Tribes of Bastar community of Bastar, Chhattisgarh, was displayed on Monday under the latest and popular online series of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) ‘Exhibit of the Week’. The exhibit, with a height of 13 cm and base diametre of 13.5 cm, is displayed on the official website, Facebook, Instagram and twitter page of the IGRMS...

Minister Parmar inaugurates Anugunj event

School Education Minister (Independent Charge) Inder Singh Parmar said that after change in National Education Policy, students should also play active role in dance, classical singing along with studies. He was inaugurating ‘Anugunj’ programme at Government Subash Excellence School in Bhopal. He said that through the medium of ‘Anugunj 2021’, perception of students of Government schools has changed...

Defying all odds, MP archers win two silver, bronze in Junior National C’ship

Defying all odds, players of State Archery Academy proved their mettle in 41st Junior National Archery Championship and bagged two silver medals and a bronze medal. Madhya Pradesh archers Sonia Thakur won a silver medal and Amit Kumar won a bronze medal and the duo won a silver medal in mixed category in 41st Junior National Archery Championship held at Dehradun, Uttarakhand. On Saturday, the State Academy Archers were travelling from Delhi to Dehradun in Shatabdi Express and the coach they were in ..

Dandi Yatra revived through public participation

The Dandi march is once again revived and coming alive under the leadership of Union Minister of Culture Prahlad Patel.On Sunday, this journey proceeded from Kheda, Naugaon district. Here Union Minister Giriraj Singh also participated in the yatra. On the way, the Pad yatris were given a grand welcome by the villagers with flower garlands and cotton garlands. In the village Bahrai, people served the Yatris with lemon water...

Chief Minister Chouhan plants Parijat sapling

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan planted a sapling of Parijat on Sunday at the smart garden. Chief Minister Chouhan said that it is a resolve to plant a sapling every day. Accomplishment is attained only by determination. He urged that everyone should plant saplings on the auspicious occasions. Medicinal importance of Parijat Parijat plant is a very good herbal medicine...

Night curfew likely in Bhopal, Indore from Sunday or Monday: CM

  Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that corona is increasing in State and it is a matter of concern. Corona infection has to be controlled anyhow and all necessary measures should be taken in this regard. If corona infection rate increases then strict steps will be taken. Night curfew can be imposed in Bhopal and Indore districts from Sunday or Monday. He ordered that in both districts, functions to be organised in halls should be organised with half capacity. He underlined that ..

MP witnesses spurt of 603 corona positive cases

  Madhya Pradesh witnessed an alarming rise of 603 fresh COVID-19 cases while two patients succumbed to the infection in past 24 hours.Of all cases reported in State on Friday, 219 came to the fore from Indore while 138 were detected in Bhopal.The above figures are an indicator that corona spread is now limited only to a few districts in the State. With Friday numbers, the total case tally has reached to 2,67,176 and so far 3,883 people have succumbed to the deadly coronavirus in state.Madhya ..

Speaker Gautam sets example, undergoes COVID test, found -ve

After Congress MLA Vijay Laxmi Sadho and one more MLA testing positive for coronavirus recently, many MLAs are having a sort of fear among themselves and a few of them even are thinking of getting tested for pandemic. Amidst this, Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker Girish Gautam underwent corona test at Assembly on Friday. Along with him, Principal Secretary, Assembly, A P Singh also underwent corona test. Later, investigation team informed that test reports of both of them are negative. On being contacted ..

Two killed, 28 injured as bus falls in nullah near Chhindwara

 Two women were killed and 28 others were injured when a speeding bus plunged into nullah after ramming into a culvert on Multai road under the jurisdiction of Lavaghoghri police station in the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. The deceased have been identified as Nandini Khan (22), wife of Faizal Khan, resident of Kolar road in Bhopal and Rupali Asati (36), wife of Ashish Asati, a resident of Balaghat.According to Chhindwara police, the incident took place when a bus of Verma Travels, ..