Bhopal

Mithi Gobindram School students excel in class XII

Students of Mithi Gobindram Public School excelled in class XII CBSE result declared on Friday. All students of the school have successfully cleared the exam. School management felicitated 127 students of class XII, including 123 who scored first division and 40 students who scored above 90 per cent marks. Mrityunjay Mineria scored 97.8 per cent (Commerce) and Bharat Shamnani from Commerce group scored 96.8 per cent marks. Manish Israni and Anil Guwalamni from Maths group scored 96.2 per cent and ..

Accelerate work of laying pipeline: Municipal Commr

to strengthen water supply arrangement of the city, Municipal Commissioner KVS Choudhary inspected works related to laying down pipelines and connectivity with other pipelines on Friday. He ordered to accelerate the work of laying pipeline, connectivity, restoration and complete them shortly. He also convened the meeting of BMC officers and representatives of concerned agencies involved in work of laying pipeline and instructed to work even on holidays in speedy manner and to complete remaining works ..

State gets in-principle nod to host ‘Khelo India Youth Games 2022’

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur at latter’s residence in New Delhi and expressed his gratitude for giving in-principle consent to organise ‘Khelo India Youth Games 2022’ in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. CM made a formal announcement of organising ‘Khelo India Youth Games 2022’ in Bhopal and also requested to inaugurate the newly-constructed multi purpose hall with Centre’s assistance at TT Nagar Stadium in Bhopal. CM informed that ..

Family, village of Olympian Vivek on Cloud Nine

A little known hamlet Shiv Nagar Chandon of Itarsi (Hoshangabad) suddenly shot to limelight when a local lad of this village Vivek Sagar Prasad smashed a goal in 58th minute in India’s hockey match against Argentina in Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Thursday. Entire hamlet is feeling proud on the success of Vivek Sagar. Most importantly, family of Vivek Sagar is on ‘Cloud Nine’ after the stellar performance of Vivek Sagar in Tokyo Olympic. ‘The Hitavada’ spoke to brother of Vivek Sagar, Vidya Sagar Prasad, ..

CM discusses procurement of summer moong with Union Minister Tomar

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Union Agriculture and Farmer's Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar at his office in New Delhi and discussed about the procurement of summer Moong crop on Thursday. He urged the Centre to ensure maximum procurement of Moong crop from state’s registered farmers at minimum support price so that the farmers can get the full price for their produce. He also urged the Union Minister to set an additional target of 05 lakh metric tonnes for summer ..

7.25 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in State

More than 7.25 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered across the State on Thursday. COVID-19 vaccination was done at 3,874 centres including 3,849 government sessions and 25 sessions were held at private institutes. The target of the health department was to administer a total of 24 thousand doses in the state captial, against which 20,729 shots were given on Thursday...

Over 3 crore vaccine doses administered in MP

More than 10.47 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered across the state on Wednesday. COVID-19 vaccination was done at 4,980 centres including 4,960 government sessions and 20 sessions were held at private institutes. The target of the health department was to administer a total of 52 thousand doses in the state captial, against which 32,030 shots were given on Wednesday...

Minister Saklecha inaugurates JAAP Air Products Oxygen Plant at LNCT

Minister for Micro Small and Medium Industries, Information and Technology, Om Prakash Saklecha inaugurated JAAP Air Products Oxygen Plant at the premises of LNCT situated on Raisen Road. He was the Chief Guest of the programme. On this occasion, special guest Rameshwar Sharma, former Protem Speaker and present MLA Huzur constituency, LNCT University Chancellor JN Chouksey, Group’s Vice Chairperson Poonam Chouksey, Director Pooja Chouksey, Director Shweta Chouksey, LNCT Secretary Dr. Anupam Chouksey ..

Archdiocese pays tributes to Late Fr Stan Swamy SJ

Archdiocese of Bhopal paid a floral tribute to the Prophet of the Time and the Martyr late Fr Stan Swamy Sj on ‘National Justice Day’, on Wednesday at Assumption Church, Arera Colony, Bhopal. Following the covid-19 norms, a number of faithful, fathers and sisters participated in an organised Statewide silent candle march to protest against the injustice melted to Late Fr Stan Swamy who died in police custody on July 5. Fr Stan spent more than 35 years for the justice and welfare of Adivasis and ..

Sarangi playing performances adorns ‘Gamak’ series with musical symphonies

A soulful music performance by Ustad Alauddin Khan Academy of Music and Arts and Ishaq Khan playing Sarangi were telecasted under the online cultural series ‘Gamak’ on Wednesday. In view of the Covid-19 epidemic, various academies of Madhya Pradesh Government, Culture Department have organised online series ‘Gamak’ on the social media platforms, focusing on the activities of multiple disciplines...

‘Ladli Laxmi Yojana will make girls self-sufficient: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that all possible assistance will be provided to the girls connected with Ladli Laxmi Yojana from college studies to getting jobs. Necessary arrangements will be made to make the daughters self-sufficient under the Ladli Laxmi Yojana, which was started to eradicate the discrimination existing in the society about son and daughter. He distributed scholarship amount from Mantralaya to the beneficiary girls of the scheme and also interacted with them. ..

Heavy to very heavy rains likely at few places in State

Weather Department has issued the warning of heavy to very heavy rains accompanied by thunder activities in some parts of Sheopur Kalan, Morena, Bhind, Datia, Guna, Gwalior, Shivpuri, Ashok Nagar etc. Heavy rains and thunder activities are likely in Rajgarh, Agar, Neemuch, Mandsaur, Vidisha, Chhattarpur, Balaghat, Panna, Shahdol and Tikamgarh districts respectively. Rains and thunder activities are likely in maximum places of Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Ujjain, Indore, Gwalior, Chambal divisions respectively. ..

Probationary IAS officers meet Assembly Speaker

Probationary IAS Officers of 2020 batch met Assembly Speaker Girish Gautam in his chamber in Assembly on Tuesday. During their courtesy meet, they sought the guidance of Speaker on various subjects. They apprised themselves about working procedure of Assembly Secretariat. Assembly Speaker Girish Gautam informed them about various things related to assembly such as assembly proceedings, assembly traditions and about the history of Madhya Pradesh. He stressed that everyone should have realization of ..

Sudarshan Chakra Corps pays homage to martyrs of Kargil War

In a solemn ceremony organised at Sudarshan Chakra War Memorial on the occasion of ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’, Lieutenant General Atulya Solankey, General Officer Commanding, Sudarshan Chakra Corps, on behalf of all ranks of the Corps, paid homage to the Bravehearts of the victorious Indian Army who made the supreme sacrifice for the Nation during the Kargil War. In the wake of precautionary measures which are in place due to Covid, only limited number of military personal and war veterans were present ..

Dr Mishra launches works worth Rs 85 lakh in Datia district

“We have always aimed towards overall development of the Datia district, and with time it is becoming evident. To achieve significant developments in Datia, various roads and ring roads are being constructed as well,” said Home Minister Dr Narottam Mishra. ..

Effective step of NABARD after meeting with CM Chouhan

The Swayam Siddha Gramin Mart was inaugurated in collaboration with NABARD at Omkareshwar in Punasa block of Khandwa district. The products of about 180 self-help groups will be put up for sale in the Gramin Mart. NABARD Chairman Dr GR Chintala launched the Gramin Mart and told that 130 crore women are associated with self-help groups all over India. The group can get good success with each other’s advice. Dr Chintala said that if all the members of the group work diligently, then each and every work ..

On first Shravan Somwar, Chouhan visits Mahakaleshwar temple with family

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Ujjain on the first Monday of Shravan month and performed Maharudrabhishek by worshipping Lord Mahakaleshwar with his family...

‘You make investment, Govt will provide all necessary facilities’

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that there is a very favourable environment for industrial development and investment in Madhya Pradesh. The Government is providing all necessary facilities for land, electricity and industries at subsidised prices...

CM virtually attends prime-session of ‘Horasis India Meeting 2021’

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh meets the standards of ESG (Environment, Social Responsibility and Governance) of industrial development. State has a clean environment, good work is being done under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and we are committed to good governance, he said. “We are not just the ‘Heart of India’ but people with heart. The location of Madhya Pradesh is the best from the point of view of establishment of industry and we the people of the state ..

Melodious Marathi Bhaav Sangeet performed under ‘Gamak’ series

A melodious Marathi Bhaav Sangeet was presented by the artists from Gwalior on Saturday’s Gamak series. The performance also went live on social media. Keeping in view the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, various academies associated with the Department of Culture, Government of Madhya Pradesh have decided to telecast the cultural series ‘Gamak’ on social media platforms, where online performances delivered by cultural artists belonging to diverse cultural disciplines would be presented...

Over 9.50 lakh persons jabbed in drive

The mass inoculation drive – continued in the State after a day gap – vaccinated more than 9.50 lakh beneficiaries against COVID-19 on Saturday. COVID-19 vaccination was done at 4,386 centres including 4,363 government sessions and 23 sessions were held at private institutes...

With rains, vegetables rates rises

As rains have started to batter isolated parts of the State, supply of vegetables to cities from rural areas has been hit adversely. As there is less supply of vegetables, hence rates of vegetables has increased. In Bhopal, rate of maximum vegetables starts from Rs 40 to Rs 50 per kg. As rates of vegetables are on soaring path, common people, already suffering from less income in wake of corona pandemic, are finding themselves in piquant situation. To cope up with the situation, many people have started ..

Serving needy gives inner peace: Governor

Governor Mangubhai Patel has said that the Government service is a good opportunity to bring a smile on the faces of underprivileged and poor and get spiritual pleasure of working. There can be many means to attain materialistic pleasures, but the most effective way to attain true contentment and inner peace is by serving the needy. Governor Mangubhai Patel was being apprised about activities of the Department of Women and Child Development at Raj Bhawan on Thursday. He said that according to intention ..

Over 10.64 lakh doses administered during mass vaccination drive

A mass inoculation drive – organised in the State vaccinated more than 10 lakh beneficiaries against COVID-19 on Thursday. COVID-19 vaccination was done at 4,640 centres including 4,624 government sessions and 16 sessions were held at private institutes. The target of the health department was to administer a total of 11.5 lakh doses, against which 10,64,424 shots were given on Thursday...

BMC Commissioner inspects Adampur Landfill site

BMC Commissioner KVS Chaudhary on Thursday directed to clear the garbage from the middle area of Adampur Cantt Landfill site. The direction came when the commissioner was inspecting the site. He said to clear the landfill and dispose the daily waste promptly. He also advised on good maintenance of the site by adopting different techniques. He also inspected tree plantations and said to plant trees on a large level. He also inspected trommel machines used for disposal of waste and other works near ..

Kamal Nath turns heat on Centre over Pegasus

Former Chief Minister Kamal Nath has tried to pass on heat on Centre in the wake of Pegasus spyware case and said that it is the biggest privacy attack. He even demanded that Centre should file an affidavit in Apex Court that it had neither purchased nor took license (of Pegasus). Addressing the press conference in State capital on Wednesday, he also demanded probe into the matter by any sitting Judge of Apex Court. Coming down heavily on Centre, he also pointed out towards the apprehension that spyware ..

Rainfall activities on revival path in State

Rainfall activities have started in isolated places of State. In Bhopal, sky remains cloudy and there was a spell of drizzling during evening hours. Weather Department has forecast very heavy rains in a few parts of State. Heavy rains accompanied by thunder activities are likely in some places of Hoshangabad, Shahdol divisions and districts including Vidisha, Raisen, Balaghat, Chhindwara, Seoni etc. Rains and thunder activities are likely in maximum places of Sagar, Rewa, Jabalpur, Shahdol, Bhopal, ..

Milk tankers to have digital locks, tracking systems in MP

“To prevent adulteration in milk tankers, MP State Co-operative Dairy Federation will install digital locks and vehicle tracking systems in tankers collecting milk,” informed Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development Minister Prem Singh Patel while reviewing activities of Dairy Federation on Wednesday. Madhya Pradesh will be first State in the country to do so, said Patel adding that complaints of adulteration in milk tankers were being received since a long time. This will effectively check adulteration ..

Patriotic performances mark Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav

A series of patriotic performances were witnessed in the second phase of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ cultural programme, organised at Diesel Loco shed, Itarsi on Wedenesday. West Central Railway General Manager Shailendra Kumar Singh, West Central Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation President Archana Singh and Divisional Railway Manager Uday Borwankar and others were also present. The programme was held ensuring all safety measures related to Covid-19 protocol. The programme began with lamp lighting, ..

CM rejects Congress’ allegations over Pegasus spyware case

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the case of spying through Pegasus spyware is a deep conspiracy of anti-national forces and Congress to malign Indian democracy. BJP strongly rejects the baseless allegations made by Congress over the spying matter. Interacting with mediapersons at his residence on Tuesday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Congress is having a long history of going for spying. Congress had been in a habit of doing phone tapping and spying of its leaders ..

CM launches UNESCO’s ‘Historic Urban Landscape’ project for Gwalior, Orchha

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that UNESCO’s ‘Historic Urban Landscape Project’, which was started in the year 2011, for the inclusive and well-planned development of fast-growing historical cities while preserving the culture and heritage is very crucial. He said that Gwalior and Orchha cities have been selected by UNESCO in this project and they will be jointly developed by UNESCO, Government of India and Madhya Pradesh by focusing on their historical and cultural improvement. He was ..

Injured Pench tiger brought to Van Vihar dies

The 17-year-old injured tiger (T-11) brought to Van Vihar National Park from Pench Tiger Reserve on July 13 has died on Tuesday. The tiger was brought to the park for treatment after having several injuries on his neck, back and other body parts. The park officials informed that the cat had received injury after fighting with another tiger. Dr Atul Gupta and his team were continuously treating the tiger with 24X7 monitoring. Even after all possible efforts, the tiger could not survive and died ..

Our earliest stone age cultural remains date back to 1.5 million years: S B Ota

On the occasion of the 16th annual IGRMS lecture, Dr S B Ota addressed online on ‘Inquiries into Deep Human History: Investigations of Acheulian Sites around Tikoda and Damdongri in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh’. The lecture was chaired by Director of IGRMS Dr Praveen Kumar Mishra. At the beginning of the programme, Dr Praveen Kumar Mishra honoured Dr S B Ota. While addressing 16th IGRMS annual lecture, Dr Ota said that in last two decades there is headway in pre-historic research particularly ..

GMC income-expenditure to be reviewed every three months

In the meeting of the Executive Committee of Gandhi Medical College (GMC), which concluded on Monday, the income and expenditure details for the year 2021-22 for the college were approved. Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat, while presiding over the meeting, directed that for a balanced budget review the income-expenditure every three months. GMC Dean Dr Jitendra Shukla and Joint Commissioner Anil Kumar Dwivedi were also present in the meeting...

LIC launches Arogya Rakshak plan

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has introduced its Arogya Rakshak plan with effect from July 19 which is a non-linked, non-participating, regular premium, individual, health insurance Plan. This plan provides fixed benefit health insurance cover against certain specified health risks and provides timely support in case of medical emergencies and helps the insured and his family to remain financially independent in difficult times. An individual can insure himself/ herself (as Principal Insured ..

Dastak Abhiyan launched in city; to continue till Aug 18

The ‘Dastak Abhiyan’ – aimed to detect diseases in early childhood – was launched at the state-run JP Hospital on Monday. The campaign will continue till August 18. Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Dr Prabhakar Tiwari said that by providing health and nutrition services to children below 5 years, the expected mortality rate in children can be brought down. He said that the mortality rate can be reduced to 22 per cent by breastfeeding children less than six months of age and by providing nutritious ..

Mpl Commr Chaudhary inspects ponds, drains, public restrooms in several areas of city

As the drain cleaning campaign continues in the State Capital, Municipal Commissioner KVS Chaudhary along with other officials of Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) inspected cleanliness of ponds, drains and public restrooms in several areas of the city on Monday. He has directed to clean the drains of the city on regular intervals to avoid water overflow problems during heavy rains. He said that after cleaning the drains, waste excreta should be lifted immediately and the drainage water should be ..

State mulls to keep tiger reserves open for tourists all year round

Following the pattern of Uttarakhand Government, Madhya Pradesh is planning to keep its conserved forest areas including tiger reserves, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries open for tourists throughout the year. About two weeks back, Uttrakhand Government announced to keep Jim Corbett and Rajaji Tiger Reserve open for tourists throughout the year. The decision has given a new hope to MP Government for generating revenue with tourism sector. This would help to boost revenue from tourism industry ..

Govind Rajput hails role of District Crisis Mgmt Committee in controlling covid cases

State Minister for Revenue and Transport Govind Singh Rajput in a meeting of District Crisis Management Committee in Damoh said that the committee has made a huge contribution in keeping the pandemic at bay, which is not only appreciated in Madhya Pradesh but across the country. District Panchayat and block-level committees worked with dedication and cooperation. These committees also co-operated in all works like distribution of masks, sanitisation work and spreading awareness about Covid-19 vaccines...

Ensure necessary preparations to combat third wave: Minister Singh

“To deal with much anticipated third wave of coronavirus all essential healthcare facilities must be ensure and taken care of,” said Tribal Affairs and Scheduled Castes Welfare and Minister Meena Singh. Minister Singh underlined the fact that the Coronavirus pandemic is still not over in a meeting held with the district planning committee which was aimed at containing the spread of coronavirus infections. Citing the vulnerability of young children towards Covid-19 infections during the third wave ..

Bagheli songs, Gond tribal dances entice audience

Under the online presented Gamak series, cultural programme encompassed the Bagheli singing programme brought to pass by Pratima Shah and team, Jabalpur, which was succeeded by the ‘Gond form of Tribal Singing and Dance’, staged by Chain Singh Shyam and team, Dindori. Both the performances were put forth by the Tribal Folk Arts & Languages Development Academy...

IISER Bhopal scientists discover key gene that regulates seed to seedling transition

RESEARCHERS at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal, have identified a key gene in plants that encodes a protein that regulates the development of a seed into a sapling. The researchers have reported the nature of this gene and associated protein and their role in early seedling development in the journal Plant Physiology. According to the team, germination of a seed is a complex process involving many biochemical, physiological and morphological changes within ..

YC protests against hike in petrol price

Youth Congress workers, led by MLAs Arif Masood and P C Sharma, protested against increased price of petrol in State capital on Saturday. Demonstrating Congress workers raised slogans against Government and demanded that increased price of fuel should be taken back to provide relief to common people. MLA Arif Masood and MLA P C Sharma ride bicycle during the march towards Raj Bhawan. Protesters were carrying the placards in their hands in which slogans were written. In his speech, Arif Masood made ..

Training to unemployed youths to be given according to jobs: Chief Minister

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that his first priority as Chief Minister is to provide employment opportunities to youth of the State. Training to youth should be given according to their jobs for an Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh. He was discussing on the presentation of the topic ‘Employment Opportunities’ for the youth of the state with the officials of CRISP at his residence...

Increased vegetable rates giving tough time to common people

It’s not only the rising rates of petrol and diesel that are giving nightmares to common people. The rates of vegetables have also increased and now common people are finding tough in managing the kitchen expenditure. The coronavirus period has brought many problems for the common people. First of all, their earnings were reduced and secondly rates of petrol and diesel are on an ever time high. Moreover, vegetables rates are also swollen. Many poor people and common people have started to purchase ..

Dance on Sindhi bhajans staged under Gamak series

On the occasion of Bhagwan Jhule Lal’s ‘Chalia Mahotsava’, a dance programme was organized under Gamak Series of Sindhi Sahitya Academy on Saturday. The dance programme was focused on obeisance to Bahirana and Sindhi songs. Dance group was led by Satish Tejwani. Taking part in online programme organised by Madhya Pradesh Sindhi Sahitya Academy, Culture Minister Usha Thakur said that the literature associated with Bhagwan Jhule Lal is source of spiritual inspiration. ‘We should go through such literature..

Expansion of air services will boost investment, tourism: CM Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that expansion of air services, will create a better environment for investment in the State and for new opportunities for development and progress. With Jyotiraditya Scindia becoming new Union Civil Aviation Minister, expectations of the people of State have increased from the aviation sector. The expansion of air services will boost tourism activities in the state. There is also ample scope for expansion of Aviation Academy and in the Maintenance and ..

Wife fights with hubby in moving car, rams into pillar

A car rammed into a pillar, leaving five people injured, including a couple, whose fight allegedly led to the accident in Eitkhedi area on Friday. The complainant, Sanjeev Malviya’s wife was on the driving seat and the car hit the pillar when the couple got into a verbal spat. Malviya’s daughter and two sisters-in-law, who were also in the car, got injured. All the injured people have been admitted to a private hospital in Misrod and the cops are probing the matter. According to police reports, the ..

Rajput reaches Ganjbasoda, talks to rescue officers

Revenue and Transport Minister Govind Singh Rajput reached Ganjbasoda in Vidisha district and took stock of situation and rescue operation on Friday. He spoke to officers involved in rescue operation. He was informed that administration team is working in prompt manner in rescue work. ..

Govt announces ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to deceased of Ganjbasoda incident

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh will be given to families of those who died in the unfortunate incident of Ganjbasoda. Rs 50,000 will be provided to the injured and arrangements will be made for their free treatment. ..

CM, wife plant tree saplings in Vidisha

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife Sadhna Singh planted a sapling of ‘Rudraksh’, ‘Peepal’ and ‘Banyan’ trees at the premises in Vidisha on Thursday. CM had gone to Vidisha to attend the marriage ceremony of his three adopted daughters namely Preeti, Radha and Suman...

Police continue vehicle checking drive in city

In the unlock phase, life has returned to normal phase in state. people are enjoying the unlock phase by adhering to corona protocol which make wearing of mask compulsory apart from ensuring the social distancing. Even awareness programmes are being run to follow corona protocol in strict manner. Large number of people has developed the habit of appropriate corona behavior. Now more people are seen wearing mask at public places. Most people are still desisting from taking children to market places ..

Measures to control Zika Virus discussed in meet

A meeting was held at the District Malaria Office for effective implementation of Zika Control and mosquito-borne diseases in Bhopal on Thursday. This meeting was held under the supervision of Joint Director, Dr A L Maravi and Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Prabhakar Tiwari in presence of District Malaria office staff and Embed Project Family Health. While addressing the meeting, District Malaria Officer Akhilesh Dubey said that in today’s meeting, we discussed about prevention of Zika Virus. ..

Classes of XIth, XIIth from July 26: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that from July 26, classes of 11th and 12th standard of the State board will be started with 50 per cent capacity. There is a possibility of a third wave of corona, but at present the situation in the State is under control. State Government is constantly vigilant about the situation of corona infection. The decision is being taken to open educational institutions while staying alert. ..

MP’s Amit Kumar to represent India in World Archery Youth C’ship in Poland

Talented archer of Madhya Pradesh State Archery Academy, Jabalpur, Amit Kumar will lead the Indian archery team in World Archery Competition to be held in Wroclaw city in Poland from August 9 to 15. Expressing happiness on selection of Amit Kumar to Indian Archery team, Sports Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia has congratulated Amit Kumar. She hoped that Amit Kumar will give a stellar performance and will grab medals for nation. Notably, Amit Kumar is undergoing training at Madhya Pradesh State Archery ..

Ajay Maken fumes over sky-rocketing inflation

All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary and former Union minister Ajay Maken has expressed strong concern on sky-rocketing inflation which has derailed the normal life of common people. He said that more people have become poor in country. Addressing a press conference at Congress office on Wednesday, he told that amidst the economic recession in country, Central Government has burdened the people with skyrocketing prices. People are paying more to purchase the necessary things. Going ..

Collection of electricity bills should be handed over to local youth: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that work of collection of electricity bills should be entrusted to local youth. Initially, groups of local youth should be entrusted with the responsibility of collecting electricity bills in some districts, as a model. This responsibility can be assigned transformer wise. Arrangements can be made to give a fixed amount to youth groups as an incentive on the acquired bills. He was reviewing the activities of Energy Department at his residence on Wednesday. ..

Governor interacts with people in tribal dominated villages

Governor Mangubhai Patel has said that it is the duty of every person to cooperate in making efforts to deliver the benefits of government schemes to the eligible persons and the needy. It is the responsibility of government to make the schemes successful, such recognition is not proper. Efforts should be made to benefit others as well as benefit from the schemes of the government. He was addressing a gathering at Manglik Bhawan of Amdo village during the inspection of tribal dominated villages ..

Yashodhara Raje Scindia inspects shooting academy

Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia inspected under construction boys girls hostel at Bishankhedi based Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy and 50 meter shooting range expansion work on Tuesday. She told that state government is providing many facilities to talented and rising sports persons. She said that shortly international level shooting competitions could be organised at Bhopal based State Shooting Academy. She insisted that it should be ensured that there should be world ..

COVID protocol goes for a toss at Jabalpur Stn

After the initial phase of lockdown, passengers waiting to board the train at Railway station and waiting halls were seen flouting Covid-19 protocols. The passengers were not wearing face masks. They were sitting in close proximity to each other in groups and not maintaining social distancing. The concerned authorities of the Western Central Railway (WCR) were looking relaxed in implementation of Covid-19 protocol, as no official was present to instruct the passengers to wear face masks and maintain ..

Pvt schools suspend online classes

Around 65,000 private schools across State kept their online class suspended on Monday in order to oppose the decision of State Government. Schools said that their campuses are closed for past one and half year and Government allows them to charge only tuition fee from students. They said that they are unable to meet the maintenance charge of building along with staff wages. There were demonstrations held by schools in several cities. In Bhopal, school co-ordinators gathered at Rajya Shiksha Kendra ..

‘Give building permission in 30 days’

Objections and suggestions should be received from the general public within 15 days by publishing the proposed Madhya Pradesh Municipality (Colony Development) Rules-2021. Urban Development and Housing Minister Bhupendra Singh gave these instructions during the discussion on departmental rules. He said that it should be ensured that the building permission is given within 30 days. He said that applications should not remain pending for more than the stipulated time anywhere. Commissioner Urban Administrat..

PHQ Elite-A wins Ratnesh Guru Badminton Inter-Club Tournament

Team PHQ Elite-A emerged as a winner of Ratnesh Guru Badminton Inter-Club Tournament which concluded at TT Nagar Stadium in Bhopal on Monday. PHQ Supreme-B was runner up of the tournament. In the finals of the tournament, PHQ Elite thrashed PHQ Supreme by 3-0. Sanjay Dubey and Kulwant Puri won the best duo award. Director Sports and Youth Welfare, Pawan Jain said that the tournament was organised from July 10 to 12 in the memory of eminent sportsperson late Ratnesh Guru...

CM makes surprise inspection of fair price shop in Indore

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan conducted a surprise inspection of a fair price shop located at Ambikapuri during his stay in Indore on Sunday. The CM also inquired about the operation of the shop form the operator of Vivekananda Primary Cooperative Consumer Store. CM Chouhan directed the administrative officers present on the spot to conduct a survey of all eligible consumers. He said that all eligible consumers should be given ration of fair price. During this, he asked the Collector Manish ..

Renowned poets recite verses in virtual Intl seminar

Many renowned poets recited their verses in a virtual International Poetry Seminar organised by Hindi Bhawan Bhopal. Ex-Deputy Director General of Aakashvani, Laxmi Shankar Vajpayee presided over the seminar. Renowned poets like Vinod Dubey (Singapore), Alka Sinha (New Delhi), Dr Vandana Mukesh (UK), Agnishekhar (Jammu) and Dr Ranjana Argade (Bhopal) presented their compositions in the seminar. The poetry seminar was anchored by Lakshminarayan Payodhi. The guests were welcomed by, Executive Director ..

DSOs Santosh Rajput, Maqsooda Mirza accorded warm farewell

The Department of Sports and Youth Welfare (DSYW) bid a heart-warming farewell to District Sports Officer, Jabalpur, Santosh Rajput and his Seoni counterpart Maqsooda Mirza, who retired from their services on Sunday. Director, DSYW, Pawan Jain honoured the retired officers by presenting them with a bunch of flowers, shawl, cumin and a memento at a programme organised at Tatya Tope Stadium. Notably, Rajput and Mirza had been employed in the government services since August 30, 1983 and September 1, ..

Many return without vaccine jab in city

Many vaccine beneficiaries in the State capital who had reached the Government-run session sites on Saturday had to return without taking their shots due to mismanagement at centres and limited availability of vaccines. Many incidents of rush and chaos at the inoculation centres came to the fore, defying the tall claims of the Government of ‘Mega Vaccination Campaign’. At Ward 55 of Baghsewaniya, there was a long queue of people. During the afternoon, a group of transgender people reached the centre ..

Bhopal’s Jyoti Ratre becomes oldest Indian to scale Mount Elbrus

The State capital’s Jyoti Ratre has become the oldest Indian mountaineer to brave the daunting 5,642-meter high Mount Elbrus, one of the famous mountains situated in Russia and the European continent. A group comprising four members, including Jyoti, led by an adventure club, headed to Moscow, the capital of Russia on July 2, 2021. All the members of the group stood victorious by climbing the 5,642 meter long peak of Mount Elbrus...

Green Ambassadors plant saplings to observe Van Mahotsav Week

Beyond the superficial ecological flourishment, there lurks a dark truth unknown to most of us that cripples not only the present ecology of our country but, blurs future prospects of environmental prosperity. The evasive truth is that we need to plant ecologically more contributive species. Joining hands to make a change and create awareness among their students, a week-long celebration of the ‘Festival of Trees’, the students of St Raphael Co-Ed School, planted saplings to observe Van Mahotsav 2021...

Mpl Commr Chaudhary inspects vaccination camps

Municipal Commissioner KVS Chaudhary inspected several vaccination camps set-up at residential areas in the State capital on Saturday. Chaudhary has directed officials to merge the accounts of property and water tax as well as he has instructed the staffers to ensure effective collection of revenue and other tax. In order to recover the taxes, he has directed the Assistant Engineers of Water Works Department to generate the bills and distribute them among the people concerned. Commissioner has also ..

2888 cases resolved in Lok Adalat

Under the guidance of Principal District and Sessions Judge Naveen Kumar Saxena, National Lok Adalat was organised in District Court Jabalpur, Tehsil Court Sihora and Patan and Family Court Jabalpur on Saturday. An award of Rs 35,83,55,038 was passed after resolving a total of 2888 cases. A total of 67 division benches were constituted for disposal of cases and 1357 cases pending in courts and 1531 prelitigation cases were resolved. 130 cases of criminal compoundable nature in the said Lok Adalat, ..

Monsoon on revival path in MP

South-West monsoon is on revival path in Madhya Pradesh. Now, plumes of dark black clouds are hovering in the sky, signalling a harbinger of rains in the offing. Even a few places received light to moderate rains. As far as Bhopal is concerned then sky was replete with black clouds and it looked that heavy rains may pound city any time. However, till evening there were no rainfall activities in city.Owing to cloud cover, weather conditions have turned pleasant in city and there is coolness in air ..

Mining activities will be encouraged in State: CM

 Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the economy has been affected by COVID pandemic. Mineral activities give impetus to the economy. It is our resolve to extend maximum co-operation in fulfilling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s resolve of Self-reliant India. Every effort will be made to speed up mining activities in State. It will be an endeavour to auction more than one hundred mineral blocks in the State by 2022.He was holding discussion with Union Mineral Minister Prahlad ..

Kamal Nath meets Governor, apprises about State’s law and order situation

 Former Chief Minister Kamal Nath met Governor Mangubhai Patel at Raj Bhavan on Friday. Later, Kamal Nath told waiting mediapersons that during meeting, he informed Governor about law and order situation of State. He told the Governor that people of SC,ST are not safe in State. Apart from presenting the situation of tribals, he also informed Governor about the problems of farmers, small traders, unemployed youths, about murder of a tribal family in Nemawar of Dewas, about the flattened economic ..

Only 29 COVID +ve cases reported in State

Only 29 COVID +ve cases reported in State..

Over 7.04 lakh doses administered during Mega Vaccination Camp

The second dose administration of Covaxin and Covishield vaccines continued across the State on Thursday under the ongoing ‘Mega Vaccination Camp’. As many as 3,389 inoculation centres were setup in the entire state and a more than 7.04 lakh doses were administered, according to details provided by CoWin dashboard. Notably, this was an average turnout of vaccination in the state, in the three-day drive launched to boot second dose tally in the State. Now, a total of 2,31,83,041 doses, including both ..

Ritual of Mendhka Bihav in IGRMS expo series

Under the fifty-six series of its online exhibition by Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS), on Thursday, presented the Ritual of Mendhka Bihav situated in the Mythological Trail 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 of IGRMS, said that with the arrival of monsoon the earth blossoms like a flower. There is greenery all around, as if the earth is ..

CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan virtually inaugurates RTPCR lab at Mandsaur

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that experience of world shows that wearing a mask reduces the risk of corona by up to 95 per cent. We quickly forget the pain of lockdown. The lockdown has affected the employment and business of many people. The infection can be controlled by wearing a mask and following the precautions of maintaining distance. With this we can continue the economic activities of employment and business. Now is the opportunity to set an example in following COVID-friendly ..

New Governor Mangubhai Patel reaches Bhopal

The newly-appointed Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Mangubhai Chagganbhai Patel reached Bhopal on Wednesday evening. He reached Bhopal by aeroplane. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached airport to receive the new Governor. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan presented a bouquet to newly-appointed Governor. Home Minister Dr Narottam Mishra, Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, Director General of Police Vivek Johari were present...

Following HC order, nurses call off strike

The Madhya Pradesh Nurses Association has called off its ongoing strike following the orders of High Court which instructed them to join duty within 24 hours on Wednesday. Simultaneously, High Court also instructed State Government to consider nurses’ demand. State President of Madhya Pradesh Nurses Association Manju Meshram said that respecting the HC’s orders, the strike has been called off and all the nurses will return to their duty from Thursday. The strike of nurses working under the Department ..

Dr Mishra grants Indian citizenship certificates to 6 Hindu refugees

Home Minister Dr Narottam Mishra handed over Indian citizenship certificates to 6 Hindu refugees, a religious minority from neighbouring country Pakistan. He said that the joy that elderly Nandlalji got on getting the certificate of Indian citizenship, has given us immense satisfaction. He presented certificates under the Indian Citizenship Act 1955 to four persons from Mandsaur and two from Bhopal. He informed that the work of granting citizenship to religious minorities living as refugees in ..

CM for strict action in cases of atrocity against women, girls

In a veiled reference to brutal incidents happened with women and girls in some parts of State, including Alirajpur, Nemawar, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that from some time, disturbing incidents have occurred in State and all these incidents are related to daughters. He said that strict action should be taken against those who indulge in excesses, inhuman behaviour. Even if family members do such acts, they should not be spared. He was reviewing law and order situation at Mantralaya ..

Cong demonstrates against rising crime against women

Congress organised a demonstration to register it’s protest against increasing atrocity incidents against women and girls in State on Tuesday. It accused the State Government of turning blind eye towards the law and order situation. Demonstration by Congress workers was staged at Roshanpura Square. It was led by former Minister P C Sharma and District Congress President Kailash Mishra. Demonstrating Congress workers and leaders raised slogans against Government and expressed concern on rising crime ..

Cabinet nod for pilot scheme for distribution of fortified rice

Cabinet decided to conduct a pilot scheme for distribution of fortified rice under the Targeted Public Distribution System of the Government of India in Singrauli district to combat anaemia and micronutrient deficiency. Under this, efforts will be made to cure serious health problems like anaemia and malnutrition by fortifying rice with iron, folic acid and vitamin B-12. This scheme will be operational till 2022-23...

Oldest elephant Vatsala yet to make it to Guinness Book of World Record

Though Vatsala is known as oldest elephant in the world but she could not make it to the Guinness Book of World Record. The female elephant is very popular in Madhya Pradesh’s Panna Tiger Reserve. Officials said that Vatsala is more than 100 years in age but her birth record is not available in PTR office. In lack of proper documents, her name could not be recorded with the Guinness World Record. In the year 2007, PTR’s former director Shahwaj Ahamad sought the birth related documents of elephant ..

Mega sanitisation drive conducted in major areas

With a view to stop the spread of coronavirus, a mega sanitisation drive was conducted on Monday simultaneously across all the major public areas and markets of Bhopal. Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) has deployed more than 20 big trippers, anti-fogging machines and tractor mount sprinklers to sanitise large scale of residential areas, markets, and public places of the city...

Mpl Commr Chaudhary inspects ongoing works

Municipal Commissioner KVS Chaudhary inspected the ongoing construction work of commercial projects in different areas of the city on Monday. Chaudhary has directed officials to increase the speed of construction work of commercial complex in New Market area and shift the businessman to the new building. The Commissioner has ensured to take necessary actions on new projects in Neelbad area. BMC has planned to construct Haat market, commercial complex and sports ground in more than 11 acres of area ..

Plastic wall built in New Market

On the occasion of International Plastic-Free Day, a large plastic wall has been built in the New Market area in Bhopal. Plastic wrappers used for packing different food items were used in construction the wall. The purpose behind building the wall is to disseminate message to the people to not use polythene bags. Many people visited the area to get a glimpse of the polythene wall. BMC Staffers said that the amount of plastic waste is increasing in Bhopal every year. Plastic bags are not recyclable ..

Docs have power to bring smile on faces of those suffering: Governor

Governor Anandiben Patel said that Indian culture’s acceptance to follow that ‘prevention of disease is better than cure’, the concept of Yoga and the tradition of cleanliness have helped a lot in preventing the pandemic. Patel said that only doctors have the power to bring smile on the face of suffering humanity. They are an incarnation of God. She expressed her gratitude for the services of the doctors and the medical assistance, cooperation and guidance extended to India by the expatriate doctors ..

Tiger reserves closed till Sep 30, buffer area to remain open

All the six tiger reserves of Madhya Pradesh have been closed for three months in light of Monsoon period. Buffer areas of reserves will remain open for tourist during this Monsoon period. Only core areas of the reserves have been closed for the tourists from July 1 to September 30. Alok Kumar, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) MP Forest said, “Core areas of all tiger reserves have been closed till September 30. Buffer zone will remain open in a restricted manner.” He further said this ..

CM directs for overall devpt of Salkanpur temple complex in Sehore

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan offered prayers to Mata Bijasan Devi with family at Salkanpur temple in Sehore district and prayed for the liberation of the State from the corona pandemic, prosperity of the people and development of the State. Chief Minister Chouhan took a meeting at Salkanpur Temple Trust office and directed to prepare an action plan for development works in the temple. Chief Minister Chouhan directed to prepare and submit an action plan for the development of the temple complex, ..

BMC continues to sanitise localities

An extensive santisation drive was carried out on the roads of the state capital by Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) as the Sunday curfew is now revoked by the state government. BMC has deployed more than 20 big trippers, anti-fogging machines and tractor mount sprinklers to sanitise large scale of residential areas, markets, and public places of the city. Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat has directed to continue sanitisation work to keep the citizens safe, living in major residential areas ..

CM thanks Team Indore for corona control measures, successful vaccination campaign

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has thanked Team Indore for the arrangements made for the control of corona in Indore and for the successful vaccination programme on Saturday. He expressed satisfaction over the preparations being made as a precaution for its control in view of the possibility of a third wave of corona. The Chief Minister said, “If such preparations are made, then the challenges of the third wave can be tackled easily.”..

‘Rampath Van Gaman Marg is top priority of Govt’

 Tourism and Culture Minister Usha Thakur taking a review meeting of Rampath Van Gama Marg in Chitrakoot on Saturday.   Staff Reporter : Tourism, Culture, and Spirituality Minister Usha Thakur said that the development of Rampath Van Gaman Marg is the top priority of the State Government. ‘Rampath Van Gaman Marg’ will be completed in three phases. In the first phase, the sites of Kamadgiri Parikrama, in the second phase the sites of 84 Koshi Parikrama of Chitrakoot, ..

Beneficiaries slated for 2nd dose of vaccination get jabbed in drive

Continuing the ‘Mega Vaccination Camp’, only the second dose of Covaxin was administered to the beneficiaries across the State on Saturday. At least 2,66,511 second doses of Covaxin were given on Saturdaym taking the overall vaccination numbers to 2,15,92,413. There was a confusion among beneficiaries as many arrived at centres for first doses while many reached to get Covishield jab. But when they visited vaccination centres (session sites), they were denied vaccination. Indore led with 45,209 vaccination..

SAPAKS party stages demos against inflation, increasing prices of fuel

SAPAKS party demonstrated against increased prices of domestic gas cylinders, rising inflation, swollen rates of petrol, diesel and other edible items on Saturday. Demonstrating SAPAKS party workers were holding placards in their hands and raising slogan. Later, they were arrested by police. It was around 12.30 pm that SAPAKS party workers gathered at MP Nagar Square and started their protest...

Rainfall likely in isolated parts of State

With no rainfall activities in sight from last one week, mercury level is on the rise in Bhopal and many other parts of state. As heat is giving harrowing time, people are praying for revival of monsoon activities. As of now, rains that also of light to moderate level are taking place in limited pockets of State. ..

MP to be independent in production of medical oxygen: Shivraj Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh should achieve self-reliance in the production of medical oxygen at the earliest, so that at the time of crisis, the State need not depend on oxygen supply from other states. ..

Habibganj Rly Stn gets 5-Star GEM rating from ASSOCHAM

GEM 5 Star is the highest achievable rating level and IRSDC is elated that Habibganj Railway Station has been awarded with GEM 5 rating in GEM Sustainability Certification for Green, sustainable design and eco-friendly project by ASSOCHAM. The GEM Sustainable Building Certificate was handed over to Uday Borwankar, DRM Bhopal, Rajesh Mandaloi AGM/IRSDC, Sunil Bansal Developer by Chairman ASSOCHAM GEM Pankaj Dharkar on Friday. ..

NIMHR is Centre’s gift to Divyangjans: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that National Institute of Mental Health and Research (NIMHR) being built at Sehore and the sports complex being constructed for the differently-abled at Gwalior by the Government of India are unique gifts for the State...