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US must stop shielding Dow Chemical, say Bhopal gas victims’ bodies
International supporters of the survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster have launched a signature petition to make Dow Chemical, the present owner of the Union Carbide Corporation, appear the criminal proceedings on the disaster in the Bhopal District Court ...   More...
Donate blood for a noble cause
PUPF Welfare Society Bhopal, in association with the Red Cross Society, will be organising a blood donation camp at Church of God – Bethel, C-27, Kasturba Nagar Bhopal on March 25, 2016 (Friday). The blood donation camp will start from 9.30 in the morning. Chairman of the society, Pr Mathew John has appealed to all to donate their blood for the noble cause.   More...
Police uses tear gas, water canon to control agitating Cong workers
Bhopal: Police lobbed tear gas shells and used water cannons to disperse agitating Youth Congress and NSUI workers who tried to march towards assembly demanding student union elections in Madhya Pradesh, on Tuesday.   More...
Bhojshala row: Cong says Hindu outfits inciting communal tension
BHOPAL: Hindu right wing leaders are adamant to perform puja at Vagdevi temple in Bhojshala on Basant Panchmi on Friday. On the other, the Congress has charged RSS-VHP with inciting communal tension in Malwa region as Basant Panchmi will fall on Saturday, February 13.   More...
Gauraksha groups in Madhya Pradesh: Vigilantes who swear by the cow
Bhopal: Nearly a week after they assaulted a Muslim couple in a train over suspicion of carrying beef at Khirkiya Railway Station in Madhya Pradesh, members of a ragtag group called the Gauraksha Commando Force (GCF)....   More...
Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan 4th Indian to receive Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship
Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be the fourth Indian to receive the Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship, in Singapore on January 13, for his contribution to development and international harmony.   More...
People pay homage to Bhopal gas victims, observe 31st anniversary
Bhopal: Bhopal residents and kin of the victims killed in the Union Carbide gas leak tragedy, on Thursday, observed the 31st anniversary of one of the worst industrial disasters of the world that claimed thousands of lives and left lakhs of people maimed for life.   More...
Tiger movements: NGT bans construction near Kerwa, Kaliasot areas
Bhopal: National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned with immediate effect all building permissions, new or pending within 1 km from the boundary of forest land in Kerwa and Kaliasot area due to tigers' movements.   More...
NGT orders to test ground water in Malanjkhand copper project
Bhopal: National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) to test ground water in 10 kms radius in the Malanjkhand copper project (MCP) of Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL).   More...
NGT seeks protection of big cats in Kerwa, Kaliasot areas
Bhopal: National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notices to chief wildlife warden, secretary forest department and inspector general of police (IG), Bhopal seeking details over steps taken for protection of tigers sighted recently in Kerwa and Kaliasot....   More...
Return gift: India to send runaway boy Ramzan to Pakistan
Bhopal: India has decided to send Karachi’s runaway boy, Mohammad Ramzan, as a ‘return gift’ to Pakistan for returning Geeta nearly 15 years after she accidentally crossed over to their territory. Geeta landed at Delhi airport on Monday.   More...
Pak high commission steps up for Karachi boy stranded in Bhopal
BHOPAL: Karachi's runaway boy, Mohammad Ramzan, who has remained stranded in Bhopal for the past two years, saw a ray of hope when he recently received a call from the high commission of Pakistan.   More...
Young farmer bleeds to death after offering tongue to Goddess in MP
BHOPAL: A 25-year-old farmer died of excessive bleeding after he slashed his tongue and offered it before idol of Goddess Durga in Satna district on Thursday morning.   More...
Public Relations deputy director booked for sexual assault, complainant abducted
Bhopal: Fifteen days after the complaint made by a 34-year-old woman, accusing a middle-aged deputy director of Madhya Pradesh Public Relations department, RS Meena, of sexually harassed her, the police have registered an FIR against the accused officer on Tuesday.   More...
Union Government does not know the definition of ‘Hindu’
Bhopal: In reply to an RTI query by Neemuch resident Chandrashekhar Gaur, the Union Home Ministry said it does not know the definition of the word Hindu. Union Home Ministry does not know the definition of the word ‘Hindu’.   More...
45-year-old farmer ends life in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal: Body of a 45-year-old tribal farmer was found hanging from a tree in Bashinda village of Betul district in Madhya Pradesh, with police suspecting suicide due to alleged failure of crops.   More...
Vyapam prime accused will be arrested after Bihar polls: Ajay Singh
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Vyapam scam prime accused including Nitin Mohindra, Pankaj Trivedi and several other officials of the examination board have been in jail and in custody for nearly two years now, but senior state Congress leader Ajay Singh...   More...
Irked by Govt stand, school teacher commits suicide in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal: Irked by the state government adopting a stiff stand on teachers’ strike, a government primary school teacher in Badnawar area of Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh committed suicide by consuming celphos.   More...
Youth thrashes 70-year-old mother to death in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: A youth thrashed his 70-year old mother to death in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh early on Saturday morning. The incident took place at Chitrangi town of the district. Laxman Prasad Pathak, 33, started beating his 70-year-old mother Girdhania Pathak, with sticks early on Saturday.   More...
Vyapam scam: CBI officer found unconscious in train
Bhopal: A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer of the rank of deputy superintendent of police (DSP) being sent as a backup for Vyapam scam investigations to Madhya Pradesh was found unconscious in train.   More...
NGT puts interim stay on construction at Chirayu Medical College in Bhopal
Bhopal: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) put an interim stay on all construction activity of Chirayu Foundation near Bairagarh township on Wednesday. It has been alleged that the hospital is violating Bhoj Wetland norms and previous orders passed by the tribunal.   More...
In Gwalior, slaughtering of animals banned for 10 days
BHOPAL: Gwalior Municipal Corporation has banned slaughtering of animals for 10 days during Paryushan Parv of the Jain community, counsel of the civic body informed Gwalior bench of MP High Court on Tuesday.   More...
Sunil Joshi murder: A case of twists, turns and unanswered questions
Bhopal: On Saturday, a Dewas court framed charges against eight accused, including Sadhvi Pragya Singh, and indicated that the trial could begin after September 28. This is almost eight years since the crime.   More...
Asaram’s daughter-in-law alleges torture by godman, husband
Bhopal: The daughter-in-law of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who along with his son Narayan Sai are lodged in jail in connection with separate rape cases, on Saturday accused the father-son duo of mentally torturing her.   More...
IRS officer blows whistle on Rs 600 crore scam in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal: An Indian Revenue Service (IRS) 2009 batch officer posted as assistant commissioner has demanded a CBI inquiry against top officers including the then chief commissioner of the central excise department SKS Somwanshi ...   More...
BJP, Cong vying to make Petlawad blast a poll plank for Ratlam-Jhabua by-polls
BHOPAL: The Congress and the BJP are planning to make the issue of politically backed traders in the Petlawad twin blast incident a poll plank for the ensuing Lok Sabha by-election in Ratlam-Jhabua constituency.   More...
Sacked IAS officer Arvind Joshi surrenders, sent to judicial custody
Bhopal: Absconding former IAS officer Arvind Joshi on Tuesday surrendered before a local court in connection with the disproportionate assets case against him.   More...
Madhya Pradesh schoolgirl attacked with acid, stabbed
Bhopal: A 20-year-old schoolgirl was attacked with acid and stabbed by her cousin in Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh on Monday afternoon. The accused, had consumed several sleeping pills, before attacking the girl, said police.   More...
Massive blast in Madhya Pradesh restaurant kills 89, over 100 injured
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): At least 89 people were killed and nearly 100 injured on Saturday after a massive blast caused by mining explosives stored in a building ripped through a crowded area in Petlwad town of Jhabua district.   More...
Eminence of Hindi increasing in world: Narendra Modi
Bhopal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that eminence of Hindi as language is increasing in the world. To enrich Hindi, it should be linked to other Indian languages and its digital use increased. He was addressing the inaugural session of 10th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan...   More...
Visually challenged collector suffers injury, assistant dies, as truck rams into his car
BHOPAL: A rashly driven truck rammed into the car in which visually challenged collector of Umaria district in Madhya Pradesh KG Tiwari and his assistant were travelling. While the assistant has died, Tiwari along with is driver have suffered serious injuries.   More...
WCR to be first zone to do away with unmanned railway crossings
Bhopal: West Central Railway (WCR) is on its way to become first zone among 16 railway zones in the country to do away with unmanned railway crossings. For this, three railway over-bridges (RoBs) and 105 limited height subway-road under...   More...
New law to ensure affordable housing to homeless in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh will be the first state in the country to enact a new law ensuring affordable housing to the people. Under the law, no poor will be shifted without ensuring a shelter or a new accommodation, informed a review meeting ...   More...
Shivraj Singh woos tribal populace with house, power promise
Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday, while addressing a tribal farmer rally in Alirajpur district, announced that his government would provide affordable houses to all homeless tribal people in Madhya Pradesh by 2020.   More...
Vyapam scam: CBI will probe death of Madhya Pradesh Governor’s son
BHOPAL: The CBI on Monday registered a preliminary enquiry into mysterious death of Shailesh Yadav, son of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav. Shailesh was a suspect in the Vyapam scam. He was found dead inside his bungalow ...   More...
CBI registers five new Vyapam related cases; total FIRs cross 50 mark
Bhopal: The total number of FIRs in Vyapam scam by CBI on Saturday crossed the 50 mark with five new cases registered by the agency in connection with alleged irregularities in the examinations conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Professional ...   More...
Cash strapped MP government to buy Rs 100cr jet for Shivraj
Bhopal: Sitting on a whopping debt pile of Rs 1.13 lakh crore, the Madhya Pradesh government has confirmed to buy a new plane for chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, at an estimated cost of approximately Rs 100 crore.   More...
Congress will challenge MP’s Anti-Harassment Bill in Supreme Court
BHOPAL: The Congress on Friday pulled Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for suppressing the voice of public through the anti-harassment bill passed by the state assembly recently. The Congress, which has been keeping up with...   More...
Face-saving effort: Chouhan begins state-wide ‘Sadbhavna Yatra’
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, to save his face that has been damaged by the Vyapam scandal, on Thursday ventured into a state-wide ‘Sadbhavna Yatra’ which began from Bhabhra, the birth place of martyr Chandrashekhar Azad,...   More...
Madhya Pradesh assembly adjourned sine die amidst Vyapam uproar
BHOPAL: As the BJP-led Shivraj Singh Chouhan government continued to face Vyapam heat, the monsoon session of the Madhya Pradesh assembly was adjourned sine die on the third-day, after passing hurriedly all urgent business of the House ...   More...
Vyapam: Members create ruckus in MP assembly, scuffle outside
Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh assembly was adjourned for a day on Tuesday as pandemonium over the Vyapam scandal continued for the second day also. A scuffle also broke out later among some slogan-shouting MLAs outside the House.   More...
‘Vyapam’ whistleblower Anand Rai transferred to Jhabua
Bhopal: A whistle blower in Madhya Pradesh’s Vyapam scam was transferred even as the Supreme Court on Monday allowed the SIT and Special Task Force of the state to file charge sheets in the massive admission and recruitment fraud till all cases are transferred to CBI.   More...
Vyapam hard-disk tamper: CBI likely to question 3 senior cops
BHOPAL: Three cops, including two senior IPS officers are likely to be questioned by CBI, which kick-started a probe into a complaint alleging foul play during seizure of hard-disk from the computer of Vyapam chief system analyst Nitin Mahindra.   More...
SC says, Vyapam scam is shocking, people dying everyday
New Delhi: Two days before it takes up a bundle of petitions seeking its intervention in monitoring the probe into the Madhya Pradesh admission tests scandal, the Supreme Court observed on Tuesday that the “Vyapam scam is indeed shocking........   More...
Not fair to link every death with Vyapam scam: MP Chief Minister
Bhopal: Following the death of a woman trainee police sub inspector, whose body was found in a lake in Sagar district on Monday, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said “It is not at all right to link every death with Vyapam scam...   More...
Jabalpur dean Sakalley was murdered with Chinese laser weapon: IMA
BHOPAL: Indian Medical Association (IMA) believe Jabalpur medical college dean Dr DK Sakalley - who was in the investigating committee probing multi-layered scam - was murdered with a ‘Chinese laser weapon’.   More...
Congress submits audio-clip evidence against Madhya Pradesh CM to EC
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Congress on Friday took an audio-clip allegedly of a conversation between chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and a local BJP leader of Garoth assembly seat Rajesh Choudhary to the Election Commission...   More...
Trader tricked into buying brass at rate of gold
BHOPAL: A trader was tricked into buying a piece of brass at the rate of gold in state capital. A forgery case was reported at Habibganj police station on Wednesday.   More...
Woman dies as MPBSE boundary wall caves-in
BHOPAL: A married woman walking along Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) boundary wall, died after a portion of it came crashing down on her on Monday.   More...
Madhya Pradesh to have 10 per cent deficit rain this year: Met dept
Bhopal: While the country stares at a deficit monsoon this year, Madhya Pradesh will have a shortfall of less than 10 per cent, according to meteorological department. Rain deficit for the country is forecast at 12 per cent.   More...
Vehicle lifters’ gang busted; Member with stolen vehicles worth Rs 1 crore nabbed
BHOPAL: A member of an interstate vehicle lifters gang has been arrested and seven commercial vehicles worth over Rs 1 crore that he sold after allegedly changing engine and chassis number were recovered from him.   More...
Arrested Maoist commander was part of 2013 Jheeram Ghati massacre
BHOPAL: Naxal commander Dilip Guha arrested by Madhya Pradesh police from Balaghat district a week ago was allegedly in know of the conspiracy behind the 2013 Bastar bloodbath that wiped out entire frontline Congress leadership of Chhattisgarh...   More...
Narendra Modi holds video conference with Madhya Pradesh chief secretary
BHOPAL: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held discussions with Madhya Pradesh chief secretary Antony de Sa through video-conferencing. Modi particularly discussed early sanction of rail projects and speedy completion of pending works.   More...
Man caught with wireless sets tuned to Army, police frequency
BHOPAL: A person running a security agency in the state capital was arrested on Friday night with wireless sets tuned to the frequency of police and Indian Army. The accused, Waqar Khan who had made several trips to Pakistan, Dubai and Nepal...   More...
Another MPPEB scam accused found dead in Chhattisgarh hotel
BHOPAL: A key accused in the multi-layered Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) was found dead under mysterious circumstances at a lodge in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district, police said on Friday.   More...
Power theft: Rs 289 crore revenue recovered in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: During year 2014-15, irregularities were detected in 2.76 lakh electric connections and revenue of Rs 289 crore was recovered in areas under Madhya Pradesh Central, Eastern and Western Region Power Distribution Companies.   More...
21 charred to death as bus catches fire after falling into nullah
BHOPAL: Twenty one people were charred to death and 12 others suffered injuries after a bus fell 15-feet down from a culvert and caught fire in Panna in Madhya Pradesh on Monday. Two of the injured are reportedly critical.   More...
Poaching of tiger cub: Three arrested from MP deputy speaker’s farm
BHOPAL: A day after a male tiger cub was killed by poachers inside the farm owned by deputy speaker of Madhya Pradesh Assembly Rajendra Singh, state forest officials have arrested three people including farm’s caretaker Kundan Sahu...   More...
Hostel owner rapes, films and blackmails IIT aspirant
BHOPAL: A 17-year-old IIT aspirant was raped, filmed in the nude and blackmailed for months by owner of a hostel, where she resided. A case was registered in Govindpura police station on Friday. The accused is at large.   More...
NGT seeks clarification from MoEF on illegal mining issue
BHOPAL: National Green Tribunal (NGT) has sought response from Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) after it came to light that illegal mining is being carried out in the garb of levelling of land in parts of state.   More...
MPHC: Probe missing record of Noor-Us-Sabah land
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh High Court (MPHC) has directed Bhopal collector to conduct an inquiry into the missing revenue records related to Noor-Us-Sabah and adjoining areas. The missing records are about an estimated 17.80 acre land, which after mutation of property is in name of industrialist Sikander Hafiz Khan. Sources said the land ....   More...
MPHRC suggests scheme for minor survivors
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission (MPHRC) on Tuesday recommended that a scheme like Ladli Laxmi Yojana be introduced for minor survivors. The commission said the government should formulate a scheme with provision of compensation for survivors and crimes committed against minors, in six months.   More...
60-year-old man found murdered at farm in Bhopal
BHOPAL: A 60-year-old man was found murdered at his agriculture farm on Wednesday morning. The motive of the murder is a mystery for the police force. According to police, on Monday, a man was found murdered in Char Imli and a man was shot dead in Hanumanganj area.   More...
Youth arrested for harassing school girl
BHOPAL: A 16-year-old girl stopped going to school due to harassment by a youth. For months, she didn't venture out. She finally stepped out on Friday to appear in an exam, but the youth stalked her till school and harassed her.   More...
Madhya Pradesh BJP government includes Ayodhya in free pilgrimage scheme
BHOPAL: The grand temple promised by the BJP at Ayodhya may not be in sight as yet but pilgrims in the party-ruled Madhya Pradesh will soon be able to visit the disputed shrine and other places of religious importance in the Uttar Pradesh town at government expense.   More...
Low-floor bus crushes teenage boy near Bhopal Talkies
BHOPAL: A teenage boy died and two others, including a kid sustained injuries after the three were hit by a speeding low-floor bus near Bhopal Talkies on Wednesday morning. In past four days, it is third incident in which a low-floor bus cut short life of two minors.   More...
MP High Court serves notice on AG seeking opinion on immunity to governor
JABALPUR: Madhya Pradesh High Court, through a notice served on Attorney General of India, sought his opinion on immunity to governors under Section 361 of the Constitution while hearing a petition filed by Madhya Pradesh governor Ram Naresh Yadav...   More...
Games to be organised in naxalite affected areas of Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: With the objective of providing opportunity to the sports talent of naxalite affected areas, sports and youth welfare department of Madhya Pradesh has decided to organise state level sports meet from March 13.   More...
Urban parking policy will be implemented in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: State urban parking policy will be implemented to ensure smooth and safe traffic in cities of the state. The policy was endorsed at a meeting of state-level Unified Metropolitan Transport Council chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here on Tuesday.   More...
Swine flu: Three die, 52 test positive in last 48 hours in Bhopal
BHOPAL: Swine flu continues unabated in Madhya Pradesh capital despite with three deaths being reported on Saturday and another 52 new infections reported in the last 48 hours. District health office raised yet another alert   More...
Goon shoots youth to death over trivial issue in Bhopal
BHOPAL: A 30-year-old man was shot dead by a goon for staring at him on Thursday night, the third incident of murder in Aishbagh area in four days. On February 22, a woman and her daughter were stabbed to death by the girl’s boyfriend over paying instalment of mobile phone. The youth and his accomplice were later nabbed.   More...
Woman booked for abducting her son
BHOPAL: A 32-year-old woman has been booked for kidnapping her 4-year-old son on a complaint of her husband. Accused in the case is daughter of a senior police official of the rank of additional director general of police. She too has got a counter case registered against her husband, who is an Indian Revenue Services officer, for beating her.   More...
Javadekar lauds IT innovations of Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Union Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has congratulated Madhya Pradesh Forest Department for online payment to labourers in their own villages and IT innovations here on Friday.   More...
Youth shot at on birthday near Shahpura, critical
BHOPAL: A youth was shot at while he was going to drop friends after his birthday celebrations on Wednesday night. Condition of the Chunna Bhatti resident remains critical. It is the second incident of attack using firearm...   More...
Madhya Pradesh bags national award for innovations in watershed programme
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has been selected for national award in the category of best practices in the remote sensing plan while lauding innovations being adopted for result-oriented implementation of integrated watershed area...   More...
US industrialists to set up cutting edge tech based industries in MP
BHOPAL: Three delegations from United States of America who met Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here on Monday, made investment proposals for setting up cutting edge technology-based manufacturing units in the state.   More...
Central anti-conversion law can stop conversions: Sushma Swaraj
BHOPAL: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said that religious conversions in the country will continue till a central law against the practice comes into force.   More...
Madhya Pradesh’ 92,000 anganwadi centres will be made more attractive
BHOPAL: A special 2-month drive will be launched to make over 92,000 anganwadis better, more attractive and strengthened. Women and Child Development Minister Maya Singh informed that the drive would be conducted from...   More...
Madhya Pradesh receives Best State Award for empowerment of disabled
BHOPAL: On the International Day of persons with disabilities Madhya Pradesh has been awarded with Best State Award for year 2014 for empowerment of differently abled. The Award instituted by Union Ministry of Social Justice...   More...
Madhya Pradesh government introduces online life certificate scheme for pensioners
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh government has decided to introduce online life certificates based on Aadhar-based bio-metric authentication, by implementing amendments made by Central government in pension payment scheme in the state.   More...
Madhya Pradesh tops in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has topped in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana. It is the first among major states to achieve cent per cent target of opening bank accounts of all families. As a result, none of the total about ...   More...
Protect intellectual property rights for all-round development: Chief Secretary
BHOPAL: Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa has stressed the need for efforts to protect intellectual property rights. Innovations and new researches need to be used in all-round development beneficial for all sections of society.   More...
Madhya Pradesh government makes 99 per cent e-payment
BHOPAL: As many as 99 per cent government payments are being made electronically in Madhya Pradesh, which is pioneer in the use of information technology in governance and public services delivery. Side by side e-payment....   More...
Madhya Pradesh HC admits petition seeking report on Anderson’s escape
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh High Court (MPHC) on Thursday admitted a petition demanding that the report of Justice SL Kochar Commission formed to investigate then Union Carbide chairman Warren Anderson’s escape from Bhopal to US be made public.   More...
Madhya Pradesh pioneer in women empowerment, says Yashodhara Raje
BHOPAL: Women’s empowerment is basic mantra of social development since families can be developed when girls’ future is brightened. This was stated by Commerce and Industries Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia while addressing...   More...
Congress expels 11 rebels before civic body polls in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: The state Congress on Monday expelled 11 members from various districts for anti-party activities. The decision was taken by PCC president Arun Yadav who expelled all 11 identified party rebels for a period of six years....   More...
Woman gang-raped, blackmailed after Facebook tryst
BHOPAL: In a grim re-run of love, sex and betrayal, a 28-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by four people, including a friend she met on Facebook. She came to Bhopal with him to appear for an exam on April 26 when she was taken...   More...
India to hike Bhopal gas disaster compensation amount: Amnesty
BHOPAL: The government of India has promised to increase compensation for Bhopal gas disaster victims as the 30th anniversary of the tragedy looms, Amnesty International said on Saturday.   More...
Sanchi dairy products will be made global brands
BHOPAL: Sanchi dairy products will be made global brands. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said every possible effort should be made to develop State Dairy Federation as one of the best organisations in the world.   More...
Madhya Pradesh first state to help youths set up industries: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh is the first state to provide up to Rs 1-crore loan to help youths establish their own industries. A Capital Venture Fund of Rs 100-crore has been instituted to promote...   More...
More industrial groups evince interest in investing in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Apart from the industrialists who evinced interest in investing in Madhya Pradesh at Global Investors Summit, other major industrial groups are also presenting proposals for setting up units in the state.   More...
Contribution of every citizen is valuable for state’s development: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh has taken a giant leap as far as development is concerned. After one decade’s hard work, Madhya Pradesh has reached a state where it can show its capability and talent to the world.   More...
Social justice system important link in development: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Justice Krishna Iyer is the protector of judicial system and human rights and a champion of justice to under-trials, who always worked for welfare of the poor and strived to remove...   More...
HC grants one week time to Pataudi family to submit evidence about land rights
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh High Court Jabalpur has granted one week’s time to the family of the late cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi to submit evidence regarding the claim that the land acquired for the VIP Road here belonged to them.   More...
Cabinet endorses policy to acquire private land through mutual consent
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, here on Wednesday endorsed a policy that the land of private owners will be acquired through mutual consent for projects of public interest.   More...
Madhya Pradesh achieves highest milk production growth rate in country
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has achieved remarkable success in collection of milk and sale of milk products through cooperative societies. In coming years, Madhya Pradesh will leave behind even Punjab in milk collection.   More...
Madhya Pradesh police rescue seven tribal girls being trafficked to Kerala
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh police on Saturday rescued seven minor tribal girls who were being trafficked to Kerala from Dindori district of the state. Kingpin of the racket, Matthew, 52, resident of Idukki district of Kerala, was arrested while he was taking these girls ...   More...
Bhopal gas tragedy fugitive Warren Anderson died a month ago
BHOPAL: Warren Anderson, the then chairman of the Union Carbide Corporation, the MIC gas leak from its plant killed over 3,700 people in Bhopal in December 1984, died at a hospital near his home in Florida more than a month ago.   More...
Over 3-crore poor rural women join Livelihood Mission
BHOPAL: As many as 3 crore poor rural women have joined National Livelihoods Mission in the country so far. These women are members of 25.66 lakh self-help groups and have saved Rs 5978 crore so far. Linkage of Rs 21,876 crore has been provided ...   More...
Middle-aged woman murders uncle to grab his property
BHOPAL: Bhopal police on Tuesday unravelled the murder mystery on an elderly man whose naked body with crushed face was found by the cops in a sack in Jehangirabad area on July 17.   More...
Chouhan will launch Health Services Guarantee Scheme in MP from Oct 29
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will launch “Health Services Guarantee Scheme” in the state on October 29. The scheme will be run in accordance with Citizens Charter for assured delivery of treatment ...   More...
Bhopal to have State Academic Staff College
BHOPAL: Bhopal will have State Academic Staff College for faculty improvement. Proposal of a cluster university has also been sent. For this, Rs 55 crore will be provided. Besides, training colleges will be opened at 5 other places. These proposals were approved at a meeting ...   More...
Villagers set range office, nine houses on fire after tiger kills a teacher in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: A school teacher died after being attacked by a tiger in Khitoli area of Bandhavgarh National Park in Katni district on Friday triggering violent protests by locals who went on a rampage setting the forest range office...   More...
Urban body polls: 317-hour training imparted to 4,623 candidates
BHOPAL: For preparation of error-free electoral rolls for ensuing urban body and panchayat elections, the State Election Commission imparted training for 317 hours to 4,623 candidates from January to October 20, 2014.   More...
Dengue control efforts prove effective; no new case reported in Bhopal
BHOPAL: The regional control room and the treatment centre are functioning effectively to control dengue in the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. Doctors and health staff posted here are also apprising people about ways to prevent the disease.   More...
Take strict action against tax evaders, directs Chief Minister Chouhan
BHOPAL: Reviewing fiscal management of Madhya Pradesh here on Monday Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed for strict action against tax evaders. He asked the officers to chalk-out out a scheme to reward people giving...   More...
Make people aware of dengue and partners in disease control: Praveer Krishna
BHOPAL: Principal Secretary Health Praveer Krishna, at a meeting held here on Sunday, laid emphasis on education of people about diseases and to make them partners in disease control. He directed all doctors and other staff to pay special attention to dengue patients.   More...
80% Farming in Mandla district is done through organic method
BHOPAL: A 3-day National Organic Festival was inaugurated by Zila Panchayat President Sampatiya Uikay at Mahatma Gandhi Stadium in Mandla on Saturday. During the festival, farmers’ symposium will be held on organic and traditional ...   More...
Girl, 17, reunited with kin after 12 years of missing from Bhopal railway station
BHOPAL: A 17-year-old girl, who went missing 12 years ago from Bhopal railway station, was reunited with her kin after she was brought to the city by Delhi police.   More...
Small, cottage industry network will be laid from village to village: CM
BHOPAL: Terming banks’ role as vital in success of schemes, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, said that a network of small and cottage industries will be laid from village to village in the state.   More...
Madhya Pradesh to create Rs 100-crore venture capital fund for new entrepreneurs
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, at a cabinet meeting held here on Tuesday announced creation of a Rs 100 crore venture capital fund for help of new entrepreneurs. The fund will be created as per rules of Securities and Exchange Board...   More...
Madhya Pradesh first state to invest in defence manufacturing units
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has become the first state to formulate defence products investment policy in the country. The Central Government has prepared guidelines for public undertakings to set up joint ventures for defence...   More...
Youth consumes liquor mixed with acid, dies
BHOPAL: A 24-year-old youth died after he consumed liquor mixed with acid, assuming it as water, in the Madhya Pradesh capital on Saturday morning. A case was registered at Ashoka Garden police station of the city.   More...
Works done in Madhya Pradesh IT sector lauded at GIS
BHOPAL: Works done in Madhya Pradesh’ information technology sector were lauded at sectoral seminar on investment facilities in IT, ITES, BPO and BPM during the Global Investors Summit at Indore on Friday.   More...
Industrial world overwhelmed by Madhya Pradesh’ leadership, policies
BHOPAL: Chieftains of Indian industry are overwhelmed by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s entrepreneurship, dynamic leadership, industrial policies being provided in the state to investors.   More...
Madhya Pradesh to have separate ministry for MSME
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday announced constitution of a separate ministry for MSME and a Laghu Udyog Samvardhan Board in the state. He was addressing the convention on micro...   More...
Industries’ network will be laid in Madhya Pradesh villages
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that a network of small, medium and major industries will be laid in villages to provide maximum employment opportunities to youths in the state. He said that Madhya Pradesh will...   More...
Dalit woman dragged out of house, gang-raped in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: A dalit woman, 23, was dragged out of her farmhouse and gang raped by five people in Gunga village on the outskirts of the state capital on Friday night. The rape survivor, who works as labourer, was sleeping with her two children in the farmhouse...   More...
Bhopal, Jabalpur will have IT parks, electronics production clusters soon
BHOPAL: Bhopal and Jabalpur are going to have Information Technology (IT) Parks and Electronic Manufacturing Clusters. The ambitious project at Bhopal costing Rs 170 crore is likely to throw open about 50,000 direct and indirect jobs...   More...
Chouhan appeals to ‘Make clean India, clean Madhya Pradesh’
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Madhya Pradesh from Chhola Dussehra Maidan and nearby localities of Shiv Nagar and Navjeevan Colony here on Thursday.   More...
Central sector companies to invest crores of rupees in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: On the initiative of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, major central sector companies including Steel Authority of India, National Mineral Development Corporation, Hindustan Copper Limited, NALCO and MOIL Limited .....   More...
MP cabinet endorses Industrial Policy-2014, amends State Tourism Policy
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here on Tuesday endorsed new Industrial Promotion Policy-2014 aiming at attracting maximum investments to the state and amended the tourism policy of the state.   More...
Youth, 25, threatens to blast Madhya Pradesh minister’s residence, hotel arrested
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh police on Sunday arrested a 25-year-old youth who had sent an email threatening bomb blasts at the residence and hotel owned by state transport, Science and Information Technology minister Bhoopendra Singh in Sagar.   More...
Madhya Pradesh gets national award for infrastructure development
BHOPAL: National award was conferred on Madhya Pradesh for commendable work in infrastructure development at Infra Leaders’ meet organised by Economic Times in New Delhi on Saturday.   More...
Non Hindus barred in Garba venues in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Posters baring ‘non-Hindus’ in Garba venues came up in Dhar, one of the communally sensitive districts of Madhya Pradesh, on the first night of Navratri, which forced the administration to act quickly.   More...
International flights will be started from Madhya Pradesh’ cities
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, in an important meeting with Union Minister for Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju regarding expansion of air services in Madhya Pradesh, on Thursday urged for declaring Indore and Bhopal airports...   More...
Madhya Pradesh short-listed for Krishi Karman Award for 3rd consecutive year
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has been short-listed for the prestigious Krishi Karman Award of Government of India for the year 2013-14. The state has been securing this award for the last two consecutive years on account of remarkable ...   More...
Madhya Pradesh creates history by chalking out master plans for 51,000 villages
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has received national level Platinum Skoch Award for excellent initiative towards de-centralised planning. The award was conferred recently by Union Minister of Steel and Mines Narendra Singh Tomar ...   More...
Two shot dead, 14 forest officials injured in clash with teak wood smugglers
BHOPAL: Two villagers, including a tribal woman, were shot dead by Special Armed Force (SAF) in a firing spree to rescue a forest ranger from teak wood smugglers who allegedly tried to set him ablaze in Chhaindwara district of Madhya Pradesh on Monday evening.   More...
Armed dacoity in HSADL scientist’s house at Patel Nagar
BHOPAL: Sunday turned out to be a bloody day with armed men breaking into the house of a senior scientist at Patel Nagar. They fled with cash, some foreign exchange and a mobile phone after injuring the scientist.   More...
Madhya Pradesh will soon have fertilisers and steel plants, Polymer Park
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh will soon establish fertilisers and steel plants, Polymer Park, global level pharmacy education and research institute. This was decided on the initiative of Minister Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan...   More...
Tigress dies of infection caused by its radio-collar in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: A tigress died of infection caused by its radio-collar at Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Madhya Pradesh. The feline, T4, known for a path-breaking successful experiment involving breeding of a trans-located tigress, was raised in captivity.   More...
CBI registers fraud case against former Madhya Pradesh chief minister’s son, 3 others
BHOPAL: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday booked four persons, including son of former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kailash Joshi, for their alleged role in a fraud causing financial loss to a nationalised insurance company.   More...
Over 14 lakh farmers to get insurance claim amount in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will distribute certificates for insurance claim amounts for Kharif-2013 under National Agriculture Insurance Scheme at Nasrullahganj on Wednesday.   More...
Bank account of one woman of every family will be opened in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Bank account of one woman of every family will be opened compulsorily under the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana. Through door-to-door contacts, bank employees will ensure that every family has a bank account...   More...
Billions will be invested in petro chemical, gas industries in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged the Central Government to make Madhya Pradesh Petro Chemical and Petroleum Investment Region (PCPIR) for establishment of gas-based industries.   More...
Popularity of Cyber Treasury growing fast in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: In Madhya Pradesh, cyber treasury has made the process of depositing tax quite easy. With this facility in place long queues before offices for depositing tax, hazards of carrying cash are now things of past. Now tax can be deposited through cyber treasury 24x7.   More...
Madhya Pradesh gives Rs 12,000-crore assistance to farmers in one year
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh government has provided subsidy, relief and bonus worth Rs 12,345.27-crore to 1,49,14,620 farmers last year. This is for the first time in the history of the country that farmers have been provided such huge amount...   More...
MP seeks Singapore’s help in developing state, tourism promotion
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has sought co-operation from Singapore in developing the state as manufacturing hub, promoting tourism, setting up vocational training institute and civic management.   More...

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said in New Delhi on Wednesday that out of the MoUs inked for investment of Rs 2 lakh crore, MoUs worth Rs 1.15 lakh crore have already materialised in the state so far.   More...
Madhya Pradesh registers two-fold increase in horticulture area
BHOPAL: Apart from increasing area under horticulture in Madhya Pradesh, modern technology is also being promoted in the sector. Agro industries are being promoted for economic empowerment of farmers.   More...
Long-term plan for development of Madhya Pradesh’s holy city Chitrakoot
BHOPAL: To facilitate devotees, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a long-term planning should be made for development of holy city Chitrakoot for next 25 to 50 years.   More...
Over 97,000 MSM units costing Rs 2500-cr set up in Madhya Pradesh in five years
BHOPAL: Micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) has emerged as a dynamic sector in country’s economy over the years. MSMEs play an effective role in providing maximum employments involving low capital investment as compared to major industries.   More...
Bhopal will have National Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre soon
BHOPAL: A National Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre costing Rs 50 crore will be established at Bhopal. An announcement to this effect has been made in the Central Budget.   More...
Girl child a matter of pride and respect for family, says Shivraj Singh
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that birth of a girl child is a matter of pride and respect for family. Ladli Laxmi Yojana aims to ensure this. The scheme should be conducted with this spirit.   More...
7,000 rag picker children to benefit from Integrated Child Protection Scheme
BHOPAL: Grant for raising and protecting poor, destitute, orphan and rag picker children has been increased. Women & Child Development Minister Maya Singh informed that the recent decision will benefit 7,000 children.   More...
Jan-Dhan Yojana: 13.85 lakh bank accounts opened in Madhya Pradesh so far
BHOPAL: As many as 13.85 lakh bank accounts have been opened in Madhya Pradesh so far under Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana. Of these, 9.93 lakh accounts have been opened in rural areas and 3.91 lakh in urban areas.   More...
Madhya Pradesh grants third higher pay scale to government employees
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here Tuesday decided to grant third higher pay scale to the government employees who have got benefit of only 2 promotion/time-bound promotion/time scale...   More...
Bargi will be made national project, says Union minister Uma Bharti
BHOPAL: Union Water Resources Development Minister Uma Bharti has said that Bargi project of the state will be made a national project. She praised Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for efforts to save Narmada from pollution.   More...
Drive against malnutrition: 82 lakh women, children given nutritious food
BHOPAL: During the drive to eradicate malnutrition, 82 lakh women and children were benefited with nutritious diet. As a result, 8 per cent decline has been registered in malnutrition. This was informed by Women and Child Development ...   More...
Now, daily direct flight between Madhya Pradesh and UAE
BHOPAL: Now, Madhya Pradesh will have direct daily air service from Indore to UAE and vice versa. A MoU in this regard was signed in the presence of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan between Madhya Pradesh Government and Air Arabia here on Saturday.   More...
Madhya Pradesh police should become ideal force, says Chouhan
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh police should become an ideal force. Not only the country, the world also talks about efficiency of Madhya Pradesh police, said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan He was addressing the concluding function of 53rd State Police Sports Competition at Motilal Nehru Stadium here on Friday.   More...
Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana will bring good days for poor: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana will bring good days for the poor, said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, while launching the scheme in Madhya Pradesh, along with the country on Thursday, Union External Affairs Minister Sushma ...   More...
Large delegation from UK to participate in Madhya Pradesh Global Investors Summit
BHOPAL: A large trade delegation from United Kingdom will participate in the Global Investors’ Summit scheduled at Indore in Madhya Pradesh in the first week of October 2014. This was informed by Deputy Prime Minister of United Kingdom...   More...
MP farmers will get Rs 2,187 cr under National Agriculture Insurance Scheme
BHOPAL: Claims of Rs 2,187 crore have been sanctioned for 14.21 lakh farmers of Madhya Pradesh under National Agriculture Insurance Scheme. With the efforts of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, farmers will get...   More...
Chouhan orders review of Global Investors Summit preparations daily
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday ordered to review preparations for Global Investors Summit daily. Live contact should be made with industrial world for dissemination of comprehensive ...   More...
Chouhan seeks private cooperation in providing quality health service to people
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh government is committed to provide quality health services to people. Unprecedented improvement can be brought about in health services with the cooperation ...   More...
Madhya Pradesh will launch two important schemes
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has to launch two important new schemes - Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana to open bank accounts of every household and construction of toilets in all schools by end of the year.   More...
Twenty countries to participate in Global Investors Summit at Indore
BHOPAL: Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa on Friday reviewed preparations for Global Investors Summit scheduled at Indore from October 8 to 10 this year. He said that all preparations for the summit should be completed by September 25.   More...
Dubai investors keen in tourism, food processing, energy development in MP
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addressed an interactive session on Wednesday evening during his Dubai visit. As the keynote speaker, Chouhan dwelt at length on industrial possibilities in Madhya Pradesh and invited investors.   More...
Madhya Pradesh, Emirates Airlines sign MoU for tourism promotion
BHOPAL: On the first day of his 3-day Dubai visit, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday had exclusive meeting with Divisional Senior Vice-President of Emirates Group Adnan Kazim. Later, Chouhan ...   More...
Three assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh go for by-elections on Thursday
BHOPAL: Poll campaigning in the three assembly constituencies of Madhya Pradesh — Agar, Vijayaraghogarh and Bahoriband — that will go for by-elections on Thursday, ended on Tuesday evening.   More...
Chouhan to hold discussions with possible investors in Dubai
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will visit Dubai from August 20 to 22 to hold discussions with possible investors on Global Investors Summit scheduled at Indore in October.   More...
Governor urges to serve nation drawing inspiration from freedom fighters
BHOPAL: Governor Ram Naresh Yadav has urged people to serve the nation with commitment drawing inspiration from freedom fighters. The Governor was addressing Independence Day function at Ravindra Bhavan here on Friday....   More...
Chouhan for police welfare schemes, honours President Medal winners
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday honoured President Medal winner police officers at his residence. Referring to police officers’ difficult duties and discharge of important responsibilities...   More...
Frighten criminals, not common, weaker people, Gaur tells police
BHOPAL: Home and Jail Minister Babulal Gaur has given strict instruction to police personnel not to frighten people showing their uniform. Hearing a complaint at his residence here on Thursday about police personnel’s harassment ...   More...
States’ interests will fully be taken care of in GST structure: Jaitley
BHOPAL: The Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, in a letter written to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday said that interests of states will fully be taken care of while finalising the GST structure.   More...
Cabinet authorises administrative departments to permit prosecution of staff
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here on Tuesday authorised administrative departments to give permission for prosecution of officers-employees.   More...
Asia’s biggest pulses research centre to be established in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Area (ICARDA) will establish Asia’s biggest pulses crops research and technology dissemination centre in Madhya Pradesh.   More...
Madhya Pradesh becomes roll-model for financial inclusion in country
BHOPAL: The Central Government has been implementing Madhya Pradesh’s financial inclusion model ‘Samriddhi’, through which benefits of various government schemes to villagers are being transferred directly in their bank....   More...
Green Tribunal issues warrants against six Mandideep industrialists
BHOPAL: National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday issued warrants against six industrialists of Mandideep Industrial Area for failure to appear before the tribunal. Industries owned by the six have been accused of pollution ...   More...
Madhya Pradesh to construct 3.50 lakh toilets for BPL families in next 5 years
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh government has set a target to end open-area defecation practice completely by year 2017. Toilets will be constructed for 3.50 lakh BPL families in next 5 years. Besides, a target has also been set to construct 390 public toilets.   More...
Shaurya Dals empower women victims of violence in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh government has constituted Shaurya Dals to create better atmosphere to empower women who are victims of violence and social evils. Pilot projects of Shaurya Dals were constituted in Mandla...   More...
Escapee criminal killed in police encounter in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Sameer Jatt, a sharp-shooter and accused in six murder cases in Madhya Pradesh, who escaped from Aligarh court after firing on a head constable on Thursday afternoon, was killed in a police encounter in Gwalior late on Monday.   More...
11 from three families washed away at Bagdari waterfall in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Eleven people were washed away at Bagdari picnic spot, about 50km away from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, when water level in a rivulet near the waterfall rose suddenly on Monday, a senior police official said.   More...
Madhya Pradesh govt to give 1.55 lakh free smart phones to students
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh government is all set to give free smart phones to students taking admission in first semester of graduation in government colleges in the state. During current academic session 2014-15, free smart phones ...   More...
Madhya Pradesh to impart medicine, engineering education in Hindi
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh is moving ahead towards teaching and learning of science, literature, arts, commerce, management, medicine, engineering and other courses in Hindi, first state-level effort of its kind in the country.   More...
Over 4.90 crore people in Madhya Pradesh get food grains at subsidised rates
BHOPAL: Over 4.90 crore people in Madhya Pradesh are getting food grain at subsidised rate through public distribution system under the Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana so far.   More...
Musical notes prepared to preserve Madhya Pradesh tribal songs
BHOPAL: One of Madhya Pradesh’s identities includes tribal residing here and their diverse and colourful art and culture. Apart from implementing a number of welfare schemes and programme for uplifting tribals, the state government...   More...
Unique Shaurya Stambh will be constructed in Bhopal
BHOPAL: A unique and novel Shaurya Stambh will be built near the entrance of the Shaurya Smarak coming up in Bhopal to perpetuate memories of martyred soldiers, said Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.   More...
Second unit of Singaji power project to start generation from October
BHOPAL: Commercial power generation will start in the second unit of 2X600 MW capacity Shri Singaji Thermal Power Project in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh from October this year.   More...
Medical facilities will be expanded with private participation in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that medical facilities in the state will be expanded rapidly with private sector’s cooperation and partnership. He said that the government has intensified efforts to ...   More...
Industrialists see immense industrial development potential in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Captains of Indian industry see immense potential for industrial development in Madhya Pradesh. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan with his visionary approach has the willpower to make Madhya Pradesh a developed state.   More...
Madhya Pradesh is most suitable for investment, say industrialists
BHOPAL: Top industrialists on Friday met Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Mumbai and put forth new investment proposals. Experts on industries also informed them about possibilities of industrial ...   More...
Madhya Pradesh court sentences man to death for acid attack
BHOPAL: In a landmark decision, a court in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday sentenced a man to death for hurling acid on a 28-year-old woman and killing her. Three others including the deceased’s two cousins and grandmother...   More...
Madhya Pradesh will have model dairy farming project
BHOPAL: A Model Dairy Farming Project developed by NABARD will be implemented in Madhya Pradesh. It will be implemented in selected clusters through concerning dairy federations. The project was finalised after discussing ...   More...
466 new bank branches opened in Madhya Pradesh in one year
BHOPAL: As many as 466 new bank branches - 182 in rural, 136 in semi-urban and 148 in urban areas - have been opened in Madhya Pradesh till March 2014. The state has total 6415 bank branches, of these, 4102 are commercial banks...   More...
Madhya Pradesh, South Africa to foster cooperation for economic progress
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Government and Free State province of South Africa on Tuesday agreed to strengthen co-operation in socio-economic spheres. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on behalf of the state government...   More...
SEC debars 468 candidates from contesting elections for five years
BHOPAL: The State Election Commission has debarred as many as 468 candidates of municipal general elections held in 2010 and by-elections in 2011 from contesting elections for five years, as they did not submit information...   More...
Togadia backs on his profession, launches India Health Line in Bhopal
BHOPAL: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) international working president Dr PraveenTogadia is back on his profession. Dr Togadia on Saturday launched the India Health Line, a network of 5000 doctors who have joined his mission...   More...
CBI raids residences of four BHEL officers in Rs 1.5 crore fraud case
BHOPAL: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided residential premises of seven people including four senior officers of Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL) at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh in connection with an alleged fraud of Rs 1.5 crore.   More...
Bhopal will be developed as most beautiful city in world, says Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Bhopal will be developed as world’s most beautiful city. Light metro train will be launched in Bhopal. The Chief Minister laid foundation stone of a cable stay bridge costing about Rs 29.47 crore here on Thursday.   More...
Grandfather rapes minor, forced her to undergo abortion in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: A 65-year old man was arrested for raping his teenage granddaughter for more than 5 months and forcing her to undergo abortion, in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday.   More...
Monsoon active in Madhya Pradesh, rainfall still 54 percent deficient
BHOPAL: Though belatedly, but monsoon has become active in entire Madhya Pradesh. So far, 119.8 mm rains have been registered in the state, which is 54 percent less than 260.3 mm normal average rainfall registered in the corresponding...   More...
Inter-state power banking should be undertaken in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Energy Minister Rajendra Shukla has said that inter-state power banking in rainy season should be undertaken in a planned way. It should also be constantly monitored. Shukla reviewed availability and supply of power at a meeting ...   More...
Clean drinking water of Narmada will now reach every house: Shivraj Singh
BHOPAL: Clean and pure drinking water of the Narmada will now reach every house in Hoshangabad city. This was stated by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan while inaugurating urban drinking water scheme under UIDSSMT scheme...   More...
Maintain constant dialogue with people, Gaur tells police officers
BHOPAL: Police should maintain constant dialogue with people, said Home & Jail Minister Babulal Gaur while chairing Ujjain division police officers’ review meeting at Dewas on Saturday.   More...
General category poor family students will also get scholarships: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that students of general category poor families would also be given scholarships now. The State government will allow no hurdle in children’s education.   More...
Good rains likely from July 13-14; Chouhan reviews dry special in MP
BHOPAL: There is strong possibility of good rains in Madhya Pradesh from July 13 or 14, informed Director Meteorology Centre Dr Anupam Kashyapi at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here on Thursday.   More...
BJP will become all-embracing and all-inclusive under Amit Shah’s leadership: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Amit Shah is an efficient organiser. He has proved his organisational skills first in Gujarat and then in Uttar Pradesh. BJP’s dream of becoming an all-embracing and all-inclusive party ...   More...
High Court rejects Digvijay’s ‘letter petition’ for CBI probe into MPPEB scam
BHOPAL: “Courts are not arenas for political wrestling,” Madhya Pradesh High Court said on Monday while disposing of a ‘letter petition’ filed by Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh seeking a CBI probe into the MPPEB scam...   More...
Sagar Commissioner dismisses five employees, suspends two officers
BHOPAL: Commissioner Sagar division RK Mathur, during his surprise inspection of offices of Sagar Janpad Panchayat and Kesli Janpad and tehsil on Sunday, terminated five employees from services and ordered suspension of two officers...   More...
Health examination drive for 30pluse people in urban areas
BHOPAL: A health examination campaign is under consideration for examining blood pressure, diabetes and heart ailments in people over 30 years in urban areas in Madhya Pradesh, informed at a state-level quarterly meeting of health...   More...
Deep contemplation, reflection necessary for water conservation: Governor Yadav
BHOPAL: Inaugurating a “Science Dialogue” on water management here on Friday, Governor Ram Naresh Yadav stressed the need for deep contemplation and reflection on water conservation and augmentation...   More...
MCNUJC general council extends term of VC Prof Kuthiayala by 4 years
BHOPAL: General Council of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication (MCNUJC) on Thursday extended term of the controversial vice chancellor Prof Kuthiayala by 4 years.   More...
Monsoon delay: Agriculture Cabinet finalises contingency plans for farmers
BHOPAL: An emergency meeting of Agriculture Cabinet was held at Mantralaya here on Tuesday to discuss situations emerging in Madhya Pradesh due to monsoon delay. The meeting finalised contingency plans for farmers.   More...
Madhya Pradesh’s rice quota will be increased: Ramvilas Paswan
BHOPAL: Amending food grains quota for Madhya Pradesh under public distribution system, eligible families will be provided 75 per cent wheat and 25 per cent rice, respectively, in place of earlier 80 per cent and 20 per cent.   More...
Rural women changing economic condition of their families
BHOPAL: District Poverty Initiative Project (DPIP) and National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) are empowering self-help groups in rural areas of the state. After constitution of women’s self-help groups, these women have improved...   More...
Police refutes reports of RSS leaders’ involvement in MPPEB scam
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh police on Saturday denied media reports that some top RSS leaders had been found to be involved in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam.   More...
Solution to problems possible through creative use of scientific knowledge: Prez
BHOPAL: President Pranab Mukherjee has said that solution to major problems facing the country is possible through creative use of scientific knowledge, research and technological innovations. He said that no one can set a country back...   More...
Mamta Abhiyan 2nd phase for saving maternal, infant lives launched in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has called for turning Mamta Abhiyan for saving maternal and infant lives as a campaign of society and people. He urged all sections of the society to cooperate in this campaign...   More...
Education quality must be upgraded to world level, says Governor Yadav
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav has said that apart from increase in the number of higher education institutions, education quality must also be upgraded to global standards.   More...
Madhya Pradesh’ 10 lakh rural families to enter Lakhpati Mahila Club in five years
BHOPAL: A new economic revolution and social uplift is sweeping across rural Madhya Pradesh, as lakhs of poor rural families, earlier depended on loans from moneylenders, are now earning Rs 3,000 to Rs 15,000 per month through ...   More...
Mega campaign underway to educate all in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: All parents desire that their children study and make it in life. Sometimes, circumstances and constraints fail their aspirations. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched “School Chalen Ham Abhiyan” to fulfill this desire ...   More...
Allegation of recruitment from Gondia a blatant lie: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that no relative of his wife from Gondia (Maharashtra) has been selected as transport constable in Madhya Pradesh. He said what to talk about Gondia, not even a single ...   More...
Madhya Pradesh honoured with SKOCH Financial Inclusion and Deepening Award
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh was conferred with the prestigious SKOCH Financial Inclusion and Deepening Award-2014 in New Delhi on Saturday. The state has been selected in Best State category.   More...
Sanchi Buddhist-Indic Studies University starts from academic session 2014-15
BHOPAL: The Sanchi Buddhist-Indic Studies University will start from academic session 2014-15 with 6 certificate courses. 353 posts have been sanctioned for the university. This was informed at the first meeting of general council...   More...
125 medical students arrested in PMT scam across Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: The STF personnel, in a statewide crackdown on Wednesday, arrested over 125 medical students, including 27 girls, who cleared the PMT examination through fraudulent means. Over 300 students figure in the STF charge sheet...   More...
Strict action will be taken against overloading school buses
BHOPAL: Transport Minister Bhupendra Singh has said that intensive campaign will be undertaken for checking passenger and school buses. Strict action will be taken against officers concerning if buses are found overloaded.   More...
Get ready to fly high and do extraordinary works: Chouhan to students
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has exhorted student to be ready to fly high and do extraordinary works. Madhya Pradesh would become a developed state through education, he added.   More...
Former Madhya Pradesh minister Sharma arrested in MPPEB recruitment scam
BHOPAL: Former Madhya Pradesh culture and public relations minister Laxmi Kant Sharma was on Sunday afternoon arrested by Special Task Force (STF), for his alleged involvement in the State Professional Examinations ...   More...
Paying attention to interests of poor real social service: Governor Yadav
BHOPAL: Paying attention to interests of the poor is the real social service, said Governor Ram Naresh Yadav while inaugurating World Blood Donation Day function of Red Cross Society here on Saturday.   More...
Congress sings in tune with NBA on Sardar Sarovar rehabilitation
BHOPAL: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi granted permission to raise the Sardar Sarovar Dam to its full height of 138.62 metres, the Congress in Madhya Pradesh has decided to sing in tune with the Narmada Bachao Andolan...   More...
Mandela’s granddaughter interested in working with MP govt in social sector
BHOPAL: Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter Ndileka Mandela called on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Johannesburg on Thursday. Mandela’s eldest granddaughter Ndileka Mandela...   More...
Madhya Pradesh registers five-fold increase in tax revenue
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has registered a five-fold increase in its tax revenue during the last 10 years. It has played an important role in the widely-acclaimed growth story of Madhya Pradesh in development sector.   More...
Madhya Pradesh to contribute Rs 1-cr for Tolstoy Farm garden in Johannesburg
BHOPAL: During his South Africa visit, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that Madhya Pradesh government will contribute Rs one crore towards establishment of garden of remembrance at Tolstoy Farm situated on the outskirts of Johannesburg.   More...
Madhya Pradesh and South African States look for strong ties
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Ace Magashule, Premier of Free State in South Africa on Monday. Both the leaders agreed to build up strong bilateral ties between Madhya Pradesh and Free State region of South Africa.   More...
Madhya Pradesh and South African States look for strong ties
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Ace Magashule, Premier of Free State in South Africa on Monday. Both the leaders agreed to build up strong bilateral ties between Madhya Pradesh and Free State region of South Africa.   More...
Dalit groom on horseback pulled down, beaten up by upper caste men
BHOPAL: A dalit groom was allegedly beaten and forced to get down from the horse he was riding as part of a pre-wedding ritual, by upper caste men at Sadwa village in Chhatarpur district, the police said on Sunday.   More...
Chief Minister Chouhan reaches Johannesburg; to meet trade-industry representatives
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached South African city Johannesburg today in his series of foreign visits to attract foreign investment through road shows. He is accompanied by Industries Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia...   More...
Chouhan lays stone for country’s first skill development university at Indore
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid the foundation stone of Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences, country’s first skill development university at Indore on Friday.   More...
MP Home Minister Babulal Gaur says rape ‘sometimes right, sometimes wrong’
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Home minister Babulal Gaur has described rape as a social crime, saying “sometimes it’s right, sometimes it’s wrong”, in the latest controversial remarks by a lawmaker from Indian Prime Minister Narendra...   More...
Madhya Pradesh tops in implementation of e-district
BHOPAL: Preparations are underway in Madhya Pradesh to take one step ahead of delivery of government services to people within prescribed time-limit so that government schemes’s benefit can be extended to applicant on the basis of self-declaration.   More...
Light metro to run in Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur cities of Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Light metro will run in Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur cities of Madhya Pradesh under mass rapid transit system, the detailed project report of which is being prepared. This was informed through a presentation by Urban Administration...   More...
Food security festival in Madhya Pradesh from June 9
BHOPAL: Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana has been expanded in Madhya Pradesh since March 1, 2014 under the provisions of National Food Security Act. Apart from Antyodaya and BPL, 25 other categories of families ...   More...
Madhya Pradesh creates history with highest agricultural growth rate
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has created history by posting the highest ever agricultural growth rate, indeed a tribute to the committed efforts made by the state government to boost farm sector.   More...
Madhya Pradesh selected for SKOCH Financial Inclusion and Deepening Award
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has been selected for SKOCH Financial Inclusion and Deepening Award-2014 in Best State category. The SKOCH Order of Merit certificate will be conferred on the state next month in New Delhi.   More...
Madhya Pradesh government focuses on education, health: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government’s full focus is on education and health. Five new medical colleges are being opened in the state. More colleges will be opened in needed.   More...
Cable-stayed bridge linking Kamla Park with VIP Road will be a reality by Dec 15
BHOPAL: The much-awaited cable-stayed bridge linking Kamla Park with VIP Road will be a reality by December 2015. Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) mayor-in-council (MiC) is likely to give a nod for the construction work on Saturday.   More...
Take full cooperation from Central Government in state’s development
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed ministers and officers to take full cooperation from Central Government in the state’s quick growth. Chairing a meeting of ministers and senior administrative officers ...   More...
70.69 Lakh MT wheat procured on support price in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: So far, 70.69-lakh MT wheat has been procured on support price in Madhya Pradesh from 9.63 lakh farmers. A sum of Rs 10,019 crore has been paid against procurement of wheat from farmers.   More...
Suspecting infidelity, man murders wife by throwing her into well
BHOPAL: A government school head master, who suspected his wife of infidelity, murdered her by throwing her in a well while she was asleep on Saturday. The incident took place at Kunjwan village in Panna district. Accused is on the run, said police sources.   More...
STF arrests four doctors in Madhya Pradesh PSC paper leak case
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Special Task force (STF) on Saturday arrested four Ayurveda medical practitioners and booked 26 others in connection with MP Public Service Commission (MPPSC) paper leak case.   More...
Do whatever is best for employees: Chouhan tells officers
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that whatever is best for employees should be done. Officers should not wait till employees raise demand. Chouhan reviewed activities of General Administration Department here on Friday.   More...
Gangster Harendra Rana arrested after encounter in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh police on Thursday arrested gangster Harendra Rana along with his three accomplices after a brief encounter at Gwalior district on Thursday evening.   More...
Hamidia Hospital to have new building; Medical college hospitals will be of national level
BHOPAL: Hamidia Hospital Bhopal will have a new building. Sultania Hospital will also be included in this project. Reviewing activities of Health and Medical Education Departments here on Wednesday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ...   More...
State, country to scale new heights of development, says Shivraj Singh
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan greeted newly elected BJP Members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh at Madhya Pradesh Bhavan New Delhi on Tuesday. Chouhan had invited them to high tea.   More...
Shivraj Singh gives in-principle consent to three schemes
BHOPAL: While reviewing activities of Panchayats and Rural Development Department here on Monday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave in-principle consent to Mukhyamantri Gram Sarovar Yojana, Mukhyamantri Samudayik Bhavan Nirman Yojana...   More...
SIMI men shout pro-Taliban slogans outside Bhopal court, say ‘Now, it’s Modi’s turn’
BHOPAL: 18 members of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), including its Madhya Pradesh chief Abu Faisal, on Saturday shouted pro-Taliban slogans and included Narendra Modi’s name in their hit list after they were produced in a Bhopal court.   More...
LS elections: Vote percentage of political parties in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: In the elections to 16th Lok Sabha in Madhya Pradesh for 29 constituencies, BJP’s 27 and Congress’ 2 candidate registered victories. Apart from nationally recognised parties Bharatiya Janata Party, Indian National Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party...   More...
Sushma denies she is ‘upset’, Rajnath says party leaders will decide role of veterans
BHOPAL: Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said that she was not upset with the party as some media reports suggested. Swaraj, who arrived in Bhopal amid reports that she was sulking, told reporters “it is not true that I am annoyed...   More...
59 counting observers appointed for Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Election Commission has appointed 59 counting observers for monitoring of counting of votes for Lok Sabha elections at 51 district headquarters in Madhya Pradesh on May 16. They will keep watch over counting 230 Vidhan Sabha constituency wise.   More...
Exercise caution in counting and declaring of results, EC asks all district officers
BHOPAL: Election Commission held discussions through video-conferencing with election-related officers in Madhya Pradesh regarding counting of Lok Sabha elections on May 16.   More...
Jilted lover sets woman afire in Khargone district; three held
BHOPAL: In another incident of a jilted lover turning violent, a 23-year-old pharmacy student was set afire by her three classmates, including one who allegedly had an affair with her, after she resisted an alleged bid to rape her at her home at Ozhara village in Khargone district ....   More...
Goods train derails in Madhya Pradesh; Delhi-Chennai route affected
BHOPAL: Eight wagons of a goods train derailed at Ghoradongri railway station in Betul district,175 km from Bhopal, leading to disruption of railway traffic between Betul and Nagpur section of the Central railways.   More...
EVMs will be used for first time in urban body, panchayat elections
BHOPAL: EVMs will be used for the first time in urban body and panchayat elections in the state. Photo bearing electoral rolls will be prepared in these elections. This was stated by State Election Commissioner R Parasuram while reviewing preparations...   More...
Counting agents can be appointed on basis of number of candidates
BHOPAL: Counting agents can be appointed on the basis of candidates’ number during counting of votes for Lok Sabha elections as per directives of the Election Commission. One counting agent each can be appointed for every counting table...   More...
MP Rights Commission warns Accountant General of strict action
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission (MPHRC) on Tuesday warned Accountant General of strict action against him for non-compliance of the commission’s recommendation.   More...
Bundelkhand Special Package: Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa undertakes department-wise review
BHOPAL: Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa on Monday reviewed works being done under Bundelkhand Special Package in 6 districts of Madhya Pradesh. These include Water Resources, Agriculture, Panchayats and Rural Development...   More...
Naval engineer from Madhya Pradesh killed by pirates off Nigeria’s coast
BHOPAL: A retired naval engineer hailing from Gwalior district of Madhya Pradesh was killed by pirates on a ship off West Africa on April 29. The deceased has been identified as Vijay Singh Rajput, a resident of the district’s New Darpan Colony.   More...
36 MBBS students from GMC and Gajra Raja Medical College expelled
BHOPAL: Thirty-six students, 23 from Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, and 13 from Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior, were expelled for their alleged involvement in Pre-Medical Test (PMT) scam.   More...
New software to assess works of 3-tier Panchayats in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa on Wednesday inaugurated a one-day national workshop on the web portal developed for concurrent audit of Panchayats by the Panchayats and Rural Development Department.   More...
Rs 23.58 crore liquor, cash, jewellery seized in Madhya Pradesh during LS elections
BHOPAL: Apart from police and excise staff, flying squads, Income Tax teams and SST have seized cash and kind worth Rs 23.58 crore, including liquor, during Lok Sabha elections in 29 constituencies in Madhya Pradesh in all 3 phases.   More...
ATS arrests SIMI ‘financier’ in Bhopal
BHOPAL: Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of the Madhya Pradesh Police on Sunday arrested a SIMI operative Gulrez Mustafa just outside the Bhopal railway station, when a police team from Delhi was bringing back key SIMI member Abu Faisal, alias Doctor, who was arrested in December.   More...
Journalism should properly guide society, says Governor Yadav
BHOPAL: While addressing 30th annual function of Madhavrao Sapre Memorial Newspaper Museum here on Sunday, Governor Ram Naresh Yadav said that Indian journalism boasts of glorious past since all heroes of freedom struggle were associated with it.   More...
Voting percentage in Madhya Pradesh urban areas increased
BHOPAL: Desired increase has been witnessed in polling percentage in 19 Parliamentary constituencies under the first and second phases of Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh, as compared to 2009 Lok Sabha elections.   More...
Male and female voting percentage up in 10 Lok Sabha seats of Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: The voting percentage of male and female voters has increased in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in 10 Parliamentary constituencies of Madhya Pradesh, as compared to Lok Sabha elections-2009.   More...
Bhopal polls 58.42 per cent, as 10 LS constituencies in MP registers 54.41 pc votes
BHOPAL: Bhopal’s electorates cast 58.42 per cent votes, whereas as many as 54.41 per cent votes were cast in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in 10 Parliamentary constituencies of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday...   More...
PEB scam: MPHC rejects all petitions for CBI probe, Chouhan gets great relief
BHOPAL: Giving great relief to the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government, Madhya Pradesh high court on Wednesday rejected all the petitions demanding CBI probe into one of the biggest education scam in the state.   More...
Bhopal, nine other LS constituencies in MP go for election today
BHOPAL: As many 1,67,12,806 voters will exercise their franchise in Morena, Bhind, Gwalior, Guna, Sagar, Tikamgarh, Damoh, Khajuraho, Bhopal and Rajgarh Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh in the second phase on April 17.   More...
Preparations for polling in MP’s 10 Parliamentary constituencies in last stage
BHOPAL: Polling for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections will be held on April 17 in 10 constituencies Morena, Bhind, Gwalior, Guna, Sagar, Tikamgarh, Damoh, Khajuraho, Bhopal and Rajgarh of Madhya Pradesh.   More...
Rs 17.63 crore liquor, cash, jewellery seized during Lok Sabha elections
BHOPAL: Strict action is being taken to ensure free and fair Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh. Apart from police and excise staff, flying squads, Income Tax teams and SST have intensified search operations to check misuse of black money...   More...
Election duty meet: Senior doctors informed on how to use a first-aid kit!
BHOPAL: The district administration held a meeting to apprise over 150 doctors, who have been roped in for election duty, about their role and responsibilities on the poll day. But the medicos did not seem to be too interested in the new assignment.   More...
BJP accuses Rahul Gandhi of violation of Motor Vehicle Act, complains with EC
BHOPAL: The BJP has lodged a complaint with the chief electoral officer (CEO) against Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi accusing him of poll code violation besides a penal action against him for alleged violation of Motor Vehicle Act during his roadshow...   More...
63.53 per cent voters cast votes in first phase in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Polling percentage in 9 Lok Sabha constituencies of the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh stood at 63.53, as per information received from all 17 districts and 70 Vidhan Sabha constituencies.   More...
About 60 per cent voters cast votes in first phase in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Polling percentage in nine Lok Sabha constituencies of the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh stood at 59.71 per cent as per information received until evening.   More...
30% AAP candidates in MP are billionaires, 40% have criminal records
BHOPAL: It may sound strange that 30 per cent of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates for the second phase of Lok Sabha polls in Madhya Pradesh are billionaires, while 40 per cent have criminal records against them.   More...
118 candidates in poll fray for first phase in nine constituencies of MP
BHOPAL: As many as 118 candidates are left in the fray for first phase of Lok Sabha elections to be held in nine constituencies in Madhya Pradesh on April 10. Maximum 16 candidates are in Balaghat, and minimum eight in Hoshangabad.   More...
Anthony de Sa reviews election preparations in Narmadapuram division
BHOPAL: Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa reviewed election preparations in Narmadapuram division from Mantralaya video-conferencing room here Monday. Principal Secretary Home RK Swai and DGP Nandan Dube were also present on the occasion.   More...
Female Income Tax deputy commissioner caught accepting bribe of Rs 10 lakh
BHOPAL: The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of CBI’s Bhopal unit on Friday arrested a deputy commissioner of Income Tax department and her husband in Bhopal for allegedly taking bribe of Rs 10 lakh from a builder in lieu of settling his tax penalty case.   More...
Woman accuses of AAP candidate, associates of repeated rape
GWALIOR: A woman has filed a complaint alleging that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Guna-Shivpuri Lok Sabha seat Shailendra Singh Kushwaha and three office-bearers have raped her at least three times over a period of more than a year, the police said here on Thursday.   More...
Electoral rolls for first, second phase of Lok Sabha elections ready
BHOPAL: Chief Electoral Officer Jaideep Govind discussed various points pertaining to Lok Sabha elections with six recognised political parties and sought their suggestions here on Wednesday.   More...
Now political parties will get poll-related permissions through single window system
BHOPAL: Single window system has been set up in all districts to give various election-related permissions to political parties and candidates during Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh.   More...
Voter awareness campaign at railway stations too
BHOPAL: For voter awareness, now messages will be announced through public announcement systems and railway’s media propaganda mediums. Following the Election Commission’s letter, the Railway Ministry has written letters in this regard to all its general managers.   More...
MPBSE Class XII paper leaks, rescheduled for April 12
BHOPAL: After CBSE Physics paper leaked earlier this month, class XII Maths paper of MP Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) leaked in several places including Gwalior and Vidisha districts on Monday.   More...
IGRMS Foundation Day: Country’s tribal culture unique and rich, says Governor
BHOPAL: Inaugurating the 38th foundation day function of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalay (IGRMS) here on Friday, Governor Ram Naresh Yadav said that tribal culture of India is unique and richest in the world.   More...
40 star campaigners each in BJP, BSP list submitted to EC
BHOPAL: Various political parties have submitted lists of their star campaigners for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh to the Election Commission and the Chief Electoral Officer. BJP and BSP have submitted lists of 40 star campaigners each...   More...
Flying squads and SST intensify operations in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Flying squads and SST constituted after announcement for Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh have intensified their operations after notification for first, second phase of elections. So far, flying squads have seized Rs 6.50 lakh cash.   More...
Development, prosperity of country depends on talented students: Governor
BHOPAL: Development and prosperity of country, state, region and society depends on talented students. This was stated by Governor Ram Naresh Yadav at Saifia College’s annual function here on Tuesday. The Governor also felicitated meritorious students on the occasion.   More...
EC sanctions 494 more auxiliary polling booths in MP for Lok Sabha elections
BHOPAL: The Election Commission of India has accorded sanction to proposal of setting up 494 auxiliary polling centres for Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh. Chief Electoral Officer Jaideep Govind has directed district election officers ...   More...
SDPI declares Adv Sajid Siddiqui its candidate from Bhopal LS seat
BHOPAL: The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) on Sunday announced Advocate Sajid Siddiqui as its candidate for the ensuing 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Bhopal parliamentary constituency.   More...
No nomination on day one for Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: No nomination was filed on day-one of nomination process of first phase of Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday. The Election Commission has issued a notification to this effect this morning.   More...
Over one lakh licensed weapons deposited, 7,000 non-bailable warrants served
BHOPAL: To ensure free and fair Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh large-scale security arrangements are being made, including seizure of illegal arms and licensed weapons.   More...
Income Tax department will keep an eye on use of black money during LS polls
BHOPAL: To ensure free and fair Lok Sabha elections, Income Tax Department is maintaining a watch on airports, railway stations, hotels, farmhouses, hawala agents and middlemen. On the directives of Election Commission of India, the Income Tax Department has started this action soon after announcement of Lok Sabha elections.   More...
Central team to assess crop loss; districts asked to send supplementary reports in 3 days
BHOPAL: A Central team will compile information about crop losses during its visit to Madhya Pradesh from March 13 to 15. Supplementary reports regarding crop losses are being sought from all districts due to last week’s rains and hailstorm.   More...
Madhya Pradesh will be pioneer in science and technology: Governor
BHOPAL: Officers of the Defence Ministry and a study team of foreign army officers paid a courtesy call to Governor Ram Naresh Yadav at Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday.   More...
Livelihood resources should be in tune with changing environment
BHOPAL: A World Bank team on a two-day visit to Madhya Pradesh has stressed the need for acclimatising rural livelihood activities. At a workshop here, discussions were held to make people aware of pilot projects launched in this regard...   More...
Election Commission launches mega campaign to increase polling percentage
BHOPAL: On the initiative of Election Commission of India, camps were held for the first time at polling booths in the country to include new voters’ names in electoral rolls. Large number of youths turned up at the 53,946 polling booths in Madhya Pradesh to get their names included by filling up Form-6.   More...
EC urges political parties to cooperate in enforcing model code of conduct
BHOPAL: Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi has urged all political parties to cooperate in enforcing model code of conduct during Lok Sabha election. The more political parties have knowledge about rules of model code of conduct, the less will be incidents of its violation, he said.   More...
30,000 banners, hoardings removed from government, private buildings
BHOPAL: While strictly enforcing model code of conduct to ensure free and fair polls, posters, banners, wall paintings etc were promptly removed in cities and towns of Madhya Pradesh on the second day after announcement of Lok Sabha elections.   More...
CS asks districts to send final reports on actual crop loss
BHOPAL: While discussing with commissioners through video-conferencing here on Thursday, Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa asked all districts to send final reports after completion of preliminary survey of losses to crop caused by rains and hailstorm in the state during last fortnight.   More...
Lok Sabha-2014: Elections in Madhya Pradesh in 3 phases on April 10, 17 and 24
BHOPAL: Election Commission of India on Wednesday announced detailed scheduled for Lok Sabha elections-2014. According to it, elections in 29 parliamentary constituencies in Madhya Pradesh will be held in 3 phases.   More...
State employees, officers to donate Rs 300 crore to hailstorm-affected farmers
BHOPAL: Associations of state government officers and employees have decided to donate two months’ arrears of increased dearness allowance sanctioned by state government to the Chief Minister Relief Fund for the assistance to....   More...
Chouhan directs officers to assess crop loss with honesty and sensitiveness
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed all divisional commissioners and district collectors to ensure that survey teams assess crop loss due to excessive rains with honesty and sensitiveness.   More...
Every affected persons will get full benefit, farmers asked to have patience
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that every field affected by hailstorm and excessive rains will be surveyed. Every single affected person will be provided full benefit. He said that all officers concerned should swing into action.   More...
Chouhan interacts with hailstorm-affected farmers in Shajapur and Dhar
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is continuously touring hailstorm-affected areas in the state and consoling farmers. He says that farmers’ loss will be compensated even if expenditure on development and other works has to be curtailed.   More...
Re 1 per kg wheat-rice to farmers with over 50 per cent crops loss
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Re 1 per kg wheat and price will be provided for 8 months to farmers who have suffered over 50 per cent crops loss by including their names in the list of beneficiaries.   More...
Not mere name, work should also be excellent, says Umashankar Gupta
BHOPAL: The Institute for Excellence in Higher Education should be excellent not by mere name but with excellent work, says Higher Education Minister Umashankar Gupta at the institute’s degree distribution and annual function “Tarang-2014” here on Wednesday.   More...
Narmada-Kshipra link project will guide country: Advani
BHOPAL: Former Deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishna Advani has said that Narmada-Kshipra Link Project will serve as guide in the country. Advani was addressing Narmada-Kshipra Milan Samaroh at Ujjain on Tuesday.   More...
Efforts on to get Madhya Pradesh declared Basmati paddy cultivation area
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that efforts are being made to get Madhya Pradesh declared as Basmati paddy cultivation area. Recently, discussions were held with Central government for procurement of gram on support price.   More...
100 lakh MT wheat to be procured on support price, 3000 centres set up in MP
BHOPAL: All is set for procurement of100 lakh MT wheat in Madhya Pradesh in the Rabi season this year. Madhya Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation has been appointed as nodal agency to procure wheat on support price.   More...
Chinese minister discusses possibilities of investment in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Chinese Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Ai Ping called on Panchayats, Rural Development, Social Justice and Cooperatives Minister Gopal Bhargava here on Saturday. Ai Ping, who was on a one-day visit to Madhya Pradesh, held discussions...   More...
Renewable energy policy period extension will be considered
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that extension of renewable energy policy period from 3 to 5 years will be considered on the demand of renewable energy sector investors.   More...
Madhya Pradesh police have made several outstanding achievements: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh police has made several outstanding achievements in strengthening peace. It has demolished SIMI network, controlled Naxal problem and rid Chambal area from dacoits.   More...
5,000 posts including 3,215 supervisors of W&CD department sanctioned
BHOPAL: The state cabinet held at village Ujjaini on Narmada-Kshipra confluence in Indore district sanctioned 3,215 posts of Supervisor in Women and Child Development Department on Tuesday.   More...
Shaurya Dals will be formed in every village and city ward
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that for women’s empowerment, Shaurya Dals will be constituted in every village and city ward now. New ration cards will have name of woman as head of family.   More...
CM announces formation of Driver-Conductor Welfare Board in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made a number of significant announcements for welfare of drivers, conductors and their families at the Driver-Conductor Mahapanchayat held here on Monday. It was 34th Panchayat in the series of direct dialogue...   More...
Schoolchildren’s scholarship will be deposited online in bank accounts
BHOPAL: Now, schoolchildren’s scholarship will be deposited online in their bank accounts through Samagra Shiksha Portal. After feeding information about school students on this portal, there will be no need to seek various information time and again.   More...
Rewa to have Rs 150 crore super speciality hospital, says Rajendra Shukla
BHOPAL: Medical is a sector to work with dedication. Enlightened society will encourage only good works by us. Surgery in this field is a method which frees us from serious diseases, said Public Relations Minister Rajendra Shukla at state-level surgery conference ...   More...
Need to conserve indigenous knowledge about water: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has stressed the need to preserve old water structures apart from constructing new ones. Indigenous knowledge about water needs to be preserved. Common people should be associated with water structures’...   More...
Swiss Challenge guidelines will give new dimension to infrastructure development
BHOPAL: The state cabinet on Tuesday endorsed Madhya Pradesh Infrastructure Development (Swiss Challenge) Guidelines-2014 to give new dimensions to infrastructure development in the state.   More...
Madhya Pradesh will adopt PPP Mode to provide quality facilities to people
BHOPAL: PPP mode will be adopted on state government’s conditions to provide quality facilities to common people in the larger interests of Madhya Pradesh. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that this experiment can give direction ...   More...
Madhya Pradesh emerges as India’s grain bowl, receives Krishi Karman Award again
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has emerged as India’s grain bowl contributing immensely to the country’s granary with steady and excellent growth in food grain production.   More...
Why a Yadav leader cannot become PM, asks MP minister Babulal Gaur
BHOPAL: Even as political air is pregnant with numerous permutations and combinations emerging ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur on Sunday surprised everybody when he suggested that a person from Yadav...   More...
All 23,006 Gram Panchayats in Madhya Pradesh will be converted to e-Panchayats
BHOPAL: Under e-Panchayat Programme, all 23,006 Gram Panchayats in the state are being converted to e-Panchayats. E-Panchayat rooms will be constructed in the Gram Panchayats having buildings. Facilities under Panch Parmeshwar Yojana...   More...
Krishi Karman Award to Madhya Pradesh for consecutive second year
BHOPAL: Government of India has announced Krishi Karman Award in overall food grains production increase category for year 2012-13 to Madhya Pradesh consecutively for second year. For this award, policy-related efforts for excellent implementation...   More...
MP Urban Administration department bags national E-Governance Award
BHOPAL: Urban Administration and Development Department bagged the Gold Award during the National E-Governance Conference held at Kochi, Kerala. UADD secured the award under the category of “Innovative Use of Technology...   More...
Security arrangements for woman workers during nightshift strengthened
BHOPAL: The state government has issued orders strengthening security arrangements for woman workers during nightshifts in state’s information technology units. This point was included in top priorities of 100-day action plan of the Labour Department.   More...
‘Tobacco causes death of every third person consuming it’
BHOPAL: A major awareness campaign, in association with social organizations and common people will be launched to check tobacco consumption, announced Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the inaugural session of a workshop on World Cancer Day ...   More...
187 industrial areas under DICs will be transferred to AKVN
BHOPAL: Ending dual management of industrial areas, 187 industrial areas under District Trade and Industries Centres will be transferred to Audyogik Kendra Vikas Nigams after completing all formalities within a month.   More...
Gang involved in human trafficking busted, 16-year-old girl rescued
BHOPAL: Police busted a gang involved in human trafficking and rescued a 16-year-old girl, a resident of Bhopal, who was raped and sold to Bedni tribe in Guna, known for their alleged involvement in flesh trade. Three people have been booked on charges of human trafficking and rape.   More...
Rs 500 crore for Bhopal lakes, Gaur reviews conservation works
BHOPAL: Promising an investment of Rs 500 crore for upgrading Bhopal’s Lower Lake, state Home minister Babulal Gaur said it would be developed into a world-class water sports centre, here on Friday. The proposal is likely to get a nod from...   More...
BMC will construct three multi-level parking in city
BHOPAL: Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) will construct three multi-level parking in the city, including one in New Market. The Rs 116 crore proposals for parking lot were passed in the BMC council meet on Friday.   More...
Solution to problems possible by following ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, says Governor Yadav
BHOPAL: Governor Ram Naresh Yadav paid floral tributes to the Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary at Gandhi Bhavan here on Thursday.   More...
Reconsider impractical provisions of Food Safety and Standards Act: Chouhan to PM
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has requested the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to urgently convene a meeting of all chief ministers to ascertain their views regarding implementation of provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.   More...
Bhopal to have Indian Institute of Information Technology soon
BHOPAL: Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) will be established at Bhopal. An MoU and Memorandum of Association (MoA) among the Government of India, the state government and the Mineral Resources Development Corporation ...   More...
40 projects costing Rs 5,381 crore completed under PPP mode
BHOPAL: As many as 40 projects costing Rs 5,381.51 crore have been completed under PPP mode in Madhya Pradesh so far. Besides, 113 projects costing Rs 13,362 crore are under construction. Madhya Pradesh is number one in completing road projects under PPP mode.   More...
Happiness and joy mark Republic Day celebrations in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Happiness and joy marked Republic Day celebrations throughout the state on Sunday. Dignified functions were held at district headquarters where chief guests hoisted the National Flag, read out the Chief Minister’s message and salute of parade taken.   More...
Madhya Pradesh’s financial inclusion model ‘Samriddhi’ widely hailed
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh’s financial inclusion model ‘Samriddhi’ through which benefits of various government schemes to weaker sections are being transferred directly in their bank accounts through ultra small banks has been widely appreciated.   More...
Voter is valuable and important link of strong democracy, says Governor Yadav
BHOPAL: Voter is valuable and important link of strong democracy, said Governor Ram Naresh Yadav at state-level National Voters’ Day function here on Saturday. Success of democracy and free and fair polls depends on election of honest...   More...
Dewas to have medical and engineering colleges under PPP mode: CM
BHOPAL: Engineering college and medical college will be opened under PPP mode at Dewas. New bus stand will also be constructed, announced Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the “Aao Banayen Madhya Pradesh” convention at Dewas on Thursday.   More...
Madhya Pradesh implements National Pension System for daily wagers
BHOPAL: The state government has implemented National Pension System regulated by Pension Fund Regulation & Development Authority for employees covered under Madhya Pradesh Dainik Vetan Bhogi Karmchari (Sewa Ki Sharten) Niyam-2013.   More...
Launch campaign in a better way to eradicate malnutrition: Maya Singh
BHOPAL: Efforts should be made to ensure that Suposhan Abhiyan becomes effective in ridding the state of serious malnutrition, says Women and Child Development Minister Maya Singh, while addressing a one-day workshop here on Wednesday.   More...
Madhya Pradesh has emerged as area of better investment, CM invites Taiwan
BHOPAL: A business delegation of Taiwan led by ambassador Chung Kwang met Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Mantralaya here on Monday.   More...
Implementation of Mukhyamantri Kanyadan, Nikah Yojana through Samagra portal
BHOPAL: The state government has decided to implement Mukhyamantri Kanyadan and Nikah Yojana through Samagra portal. Applicants will fill up various sets of information on the application form given on the portal for availing benefit of the scheme.   More...
Balrang is powerful medium of expression for children: Paras Jain
BHOPAL: The 3-day mega cultural festival of children Balrang 2013-14 came to a colourful close after spreading fragrance of entire India here on Friday. Amidst display of group folk dance and Mini India Exhibition, the event was declared closed...   More...
Illegal appointments: Union ministry asks MANIT reasons for delay in action
BHOPAL: The Union human resource development ministry, in a letter written to Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) Bhopal, has sought status of its recommendations and reasons for delay in taking action against illegal appointments in 2005.   More...
All municipal corporations should develop parks under PPP mode: Vijayvargiya
BHOPAL: Urban administration and development minister Kailash Vijayvargiya constituted a committee of four mayors and four corporation chairpersons headed by Indore Mayor Krishna Murari Moghe to redress practical difficulties cropping up before municipal corporations.   More...
Balrang instils moral values in children, says Governor Ram Naresh Yadav
BHOPAL: Governor Ram Naresh Yadav has said that Balrang is helpful in instilling moral values in children. They learn moral values directly and indirectly through this event.   More...
Complete development works under redensification plan in time: Minister
BHOPAL: Public Relations and Energy Minister Rajendra Shukla has directed to complete phase-III development works under redensification plan in Rewa city in time and with quality. He also held discussions with officers regarding availability...   More...
Hold road safety programmes with public partnership; Gaur tells traffic police
BHOPAL: Home and Jail Minister Babulal Gaur has directed that traffic police should hold road safety programmes during Road Safety Week with public partnership. The week will get underway throughout the state from January 5...   More...
MP leaves M’rashtra behind in milk production, will be ahead of Punjab, Gujarat in two years
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has left Maharashtra behind in milk production, which will increase by up to 10 per cent in next 5 years. Besides, the state will be ahead of Punjab and Gujarat in milk production in next 2 years.   More...
Sparsh Mela: Hearing, speech impaired tiny tots make ambiance lively
BHOPAL: The Bhopal Haat premises was overwhelmed with the hustle and bustle of hundreds of lively hearing and speech impaired, disabled and mentally retarded children in colourful attires on Thursday.   More...
Bringing Narmada water to Vindhya region government’s top priority
BHOPAL: Minister of State for General Administration, Aviation and Narmada Valley Development Lal Singh Arya has said that it is the top priority of the state government to bring Narmada water to Vindhya region through Bargi diversion project.   More...
Six child labourers rescued from Madhya Pradesh factory
BHOPAL: Six child labourers, including five girls, were rescued from an industrial unit at Abdullapura in Sehore district, about 40 kms away from Madhya Pradesh capital.   More...
Chouhan selected for India Business award, MP becomes state of the year
BHOPAL: CNBC TV-18 has selected chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for its prestigious India Business Leadership Award. The special jury for the award appreciated leadership of Chouhan and selected Madhya Pradesh as the State of the Year.   More...
Separate police forces for investigation, law & order, says Gaur
BHOPAL: Home and Jail Minister Babulal Gaur has said that responsibilities for investigation and maintenance of law & order would be given to separate police personnel in police stations of major cities of Madhya Pradesh.   More...
Revolutionary change in drinking water supply in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Drinking water supply in MP will undergo revolutionary change. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed to ensure clean piped water in 20 thousand villages. Chouhan was chairing a meeting of Madhya Pradesh Water Corporation’s Board...   More...
Government will give full cooperation in building youths’ future: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, was while addressing the 14th All-India Lodhi-Lodh-Lodha family get-together here on Wednesday, has said that the state government will extend full cooperation in building youths’ future.   More...
Chouhan urges PM to sanction Rs 575.19 cr central grant to compensate soybean loss
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh at Delhi on Tuesday and urged him to sanction Rs 575.19 crore central grant for compensation against loss to soybean and other crops in the excessive rains during monsoon.   More...
Plug leakage in revenue recovery, Chouhan to officers
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, while reviewing activities of revenue collection departments here on Monday, directed the officers concerned for cent per cent plugging of revenue recovery.   More...
AAP will contest parliament election from Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Buoyed by its performance in Delhi polls, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh, though the party is yet to finalize the number of seats.   More...
Uma demands CBI inquiry into Madhya Pradesh Vyapam scam, Digvijay supports
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Nandan Dube rushed to the official residence of the BJP vice-president Uma Bharati early on Friday morning to pacify her, as he leader was livid after her name was connected...   More...
Rural economy of MP will be strengthened with Chinese Industrial Park
BHOPAL: Three-day “Haat of India” aiming at inviting Chinese industrialists to invest in Madhya Pradesh was inaugurated at ‘Lotus Hall Courtyard by Marriott’ here this morning.   More...
Chouhan sets his priorities, hassle-free works of commonman on top
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that his top priority is that common people’s works should be hassle-free, so that they might feel that this is their own government.   More...
Gender budget cells to be opened in MP government departments
BHOPAL: Chief secretary Anthony de Sa on Tuesday said that the useful suggestion to open gender budget cell in departments would be implemented to further strengthen women’s empowerment.   More...
Chouhan undertakes aerial survey of Rs 432 cr Narmada-Kshipra link project
BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan undertook aerial survey of Rs 432 crore Narmada-Kshipra-Simhasta Link Project on Monday. Construction of the project is in the final stage. Chouhan inspected project’s pumping stations...   More...
Chouhan exhorts youths to contribute in developing Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, while addressing a Yuva Samvad at MLB College here on Sunday said that he would not allow any uncertainty in the path of youths’ progress. Youths should contribute in developing Madhya Pradesh.   More...
Glorious beginning of a 3rd term: Shivraj takes oath as MP CM
BHOPAL: Creating history, Shivraj Singh Chouhan took oath as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh for the third time. Governor Ram Naresh Yadav administered the oath of office and secrecy to the Chouhan.   More...
‘Complete development and welfare schemes within time limit’
BHOPAL: Development and welfare schemes run by Panchayats, Rural Development and Social Justice Departments will be completed speedily and within time limit. For this, role of Janpad Panchayat offices will be further strengthened.   More...
New identity of MP to be carved out in development sector: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan participated in a number of programmes in Vidisha city on Thursday. Chouhan was profusely garlanded and showered flower petals by public representatives, distinguished citizens and common people.   More...
Chouhan reviews preparations for Ijtima in Bhopal
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviewed preparations for Alami Tableeghi Ijtima and held one-to-one discussions with departmental officers concerned here on Wednesday.   More...
Gandhi Medical College Bhopal rusticates five students over PMT scam
BHOPAL: Gandhi Medical College (GMC) Bhopal rusticated five students for their involvement in the 2013 MP Professional Examination Board scam. The names of five appeared in the list of students prepared by Special Task Force (STF)...   More...
6.43 lakh voters pressed NOTA button, maximum at Junnardeo
BHOPAL: As many as 6,43,144 voters - 2633 postal ballots and 6,40,511 EVM votes - used NOTA (None of the Above) button in recently concluded Vidhan Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh.   More...
Madhya Pradesh election results show unity came late for Congress
BHOPAL: The faction-ridden unit of the Congress party in Madhya Pradesh had to go out of the way to bring all its satraps on one platform, something it had done even in the run-up to the 2008 election.   More...
Rape victim suffered epileptic seizure while being abducted, accused arrested
BHOPAL: The accused who gang-raped an epileptic teen at knifepoint on Thursday had abducted her while she suffered a seizure by the roadside. One of the accused introduced himself as a cop while offering help. She trusted him as his bike had a police sticker.   More...
EVM votes’ counting not to be started untill completion of postal ballot counting
BHOPAL: Next round of EVM votes’ counting should not be started untill completion of counting of postal ballots in all respects, directs Election Commission of India. Earlier, such instructions have also been given in returning officers’ handbook.   More...
Central team to assess crop losses in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Members of a central team visiting Madhya Pradesh to assess losses to crops, houses and roads due to excessive rains this year met Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa at Mantralaya on Thursday. Senior officers of concerning departments were also present on the occasion.   More...
Woman sub-engineer shot at in Sehore, critical
BHOPAL: A woman sub-engineer, 25, posted at the office of chief executive officer, janpad panchayat, Sehore, some 45kms from the state capital, was shot at from close range by two unidentified bike-borne persons on Wednesday.   More...
Woman raped by husband’s friends in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Two men allegedly raped wife of their friend at Kharoh village in Tikamgarh district, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place last night when the victim and her husband were going to their village on foot, they said.   More...
Districts with over 80 per cent polling in assembly election will be awarded
BHOPAL: Collectors of the three districts, where over 80 per cent polling was registered during assembly elections, will be felicitated by Governor Ram Naresh Yadav at a state-level function scheduled at Bhopal to mark the “National Voters’ Day” on January 25.   More...
Gas victims still struggling for medical, economic rehab, says Abdul Jabbar
BHOPAL: Ahead of 29th anniversary of the world’s largest industrial disaster “Bhopal Gas Tragedy,” social activist Abdul Jabbar said that gas victims are still struggling for medical and economic rehabilitation.   More...
Gaur undermines Modi-Chouhan effect on urban voters in MP, says six ministers will lose seats
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh minister for Urban Development Babulal Gaur on Friday said that at least five to six of his cabinet colleagues would lose their seats to Congress candidates. The octogenarian former chief minister Babulal Gaur also undermined ...   More...
Child Rights Protection Commission hears rotten rice serving cases
BHOPAL: A joint bench of Child Rights Protection Commission headed by its Chairperson Usha Chaturvedi heard 8 out of 15 cases put up before it on Thursday and issued necessary directives. Commission’s members Vijaya Shukla...   More...
Madhya Pradesh pavilion gets second prize in International Trade Fair
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Pavilion, which is a replica of Sanchi Stupa at International Trade Fair-2013 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi has been adjudged second by the jury.   More...
Record 72.52 per cent votes polled by over 3.37 crore in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: A new record of 72.52 per cent polling has been created in the election for the 14th Assembly in Madhya Pradesh, highest in the state’s 57-year-old history. Woman and young voters also participated in the election enthusiastically.   More...
Assembly polls: Madhya Pradesh records all-time high 70 per cent voter turnout
BHOPAL: Barring a few stray incidents, casting of votes during Monday’s assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh passed off peacefully with polling percentage likely to cross 70, which would be an all-time high.   More...
MP Polling today: 4.66 crore voters to decide 2583 candidates’ fate
BHOPAL: As many as 4.66 crore voters, including 2.21 crore women, will cast votes in Madhya Pradesh on Monday to decide the fate of 2583 candidates including 200 women. Total 53,946 polling booths have been set up in the state.   More...
EC directives for free and fair election strictly enforced in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Election Commission of India’s directives for free and fair election are being strictly enforced in Madhya Pradesh, which is going to polls on November 25, informed Chief Electoral Officer Jaideep Govind to a delegation of South Sudan...   More...
Journalists’ role significant in promoting environment awareness: Chief Secretary
Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa has stressed the need for continuous writing to promote public education and social awareness regarding environmental issues.   More...
Electioneering in Madhya Pradesh to end at 5 pm on Saturday
BHOPAL: Electioneering for Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha elections to be held on November 25 will come to an end at 5 pm on November 23. Political parties and candidates will be able to hold public meetings and electioneering till 5 pm only.   More...
BJP anti-poor, Congress will work for youth and oppressed: Rahul Gandhi
BHOPAL: At a rally at Sidhi in Madhya Pradesh, the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said his party engages in politics of the poor and backward people and has their welfare on its agenda.   More...
Over 53,000 litre illegal liquor seized in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Large quantity of illegal liquor has been seized since notification for Vidhan Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh on November 1. The excise staff has seized 40,514 litre illegal liquor, 12,864 litre IMFL and 5,612 bottles of beer.   More...
548 CAPF companies to be deployed for election in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: As many as 548 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF/CPMF) will be deployed in the election-bound Madhya Pradesh districts for making effective security arrangements.   More...
2583 candidates including 1092 independents and 67 political parties in election fray
BHOPAL: As many as 2583 candidates of 67 political parties including 1092 independents will try their luck in Vidhan Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh on November 25.   More...
MCMCs will monitor political advertisements to electronic media
BHOPAL: Election Commission of India has directed that political advertisements should be pre-certified before release to electronic media, TV channels, cable networks and radio channels. Meanwhile, media certification and monitoring committees ...   More...
Political parties asked to exercise restraint during electioneering
BHOPAL: Chief Electoral Officer Jaideep Govind has urged political parties and candidates to exercise restraint during electioneering for Vidhan Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh.   More...
Nehru laid firm foundation for India’s development: Governor Yadav
BHOPAL: Governor Ram Naresh Yadav said that Pandit Nehru overcame every challenge in re-building the nation and played important role in building India. He wished to see the country rich and prosperous.   More...
Cloud computing must for future techniques, says Governor Yadav
BHOPAL: Give priority to research and development in cloud computing, as it is a very important sector to fulfil technical requirements of future, said Governor Ram Naresh Yadav, while inaugurating an international symposium...   More...
Energy conservation is energy generation: Governor Yadav
BHOPAL: Governor Ram Naresh Yadav, while addressing a prize distribution function for state-level painting competition on energy conservation here on Tuesday said that energy conservation is equal to energy generation.   More...
Educated, enlightened society must to rebuild nation: Governor Yadav
BHOPAL: Governor Ram Naresh Yadav has said that educated and enlightened society gives message of rebuilding nation and state. Addressing a rally on Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s birth anniversary celebration here on Monday...   More...
Teenage girl abducted, gang-raped in Bhopal
BHOPAL: A 19-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and gang raped by two youths in Bhopal’s old city area. The accused reportedly intercepted the girl and forcibly took her away on their bike on Thursday night. Both the accused have been arrested.   More...
Madhya Pradesh election: 608 nomination papers rejected after scrutiny
BHOPAL: As many as 608 out of 5048 nomination papers filed by November 8 for Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha elections have been rejected following scrutiny due to various errors.   More...
MP Assembly election: 1181 nomination papers filed on November 7
BHOPAL: As many as 1181 candidates filed nomination papers in various districts for Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha elections on Thursday. Maximum 82 nomination papers were filed in Rewa district. Process of filing nomination papers ...   More...
World Bank team reviews extension work done under NRLM
BHOPAL: A World Bank team at a high-level meeting held here on Wednesday undertook a detailed review of extension works done under National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) in the state.   More...
Secrecy about voters opting for NOTA should be maintained
BHOPAL: Election Commission of India has issued directives about “None of the Above” (NOTA) option to the Chief Electoral Officer. It has been said that secrecy about voters opting for NOTA should be maintained.   More...
Field staff training on model code, other election-related issues gets underway
BHOPAL: On the directives of Election Commission of India, in view of Vidhan Sabha elections in the state, training to field staff on model code of conduct and other election-related issues has got underway in 51 districts of Madhya Pradesh.   More...
Mother of two sold for Rs 30,000 and raped in Madhya Pradesh, one held
BHOPAL: In an alleged case of human trafficking, a 25-year-old mother of two was abducted by her cousin with the help of an accomplice. She was allegedly intoxicated and sold for Rs 30,000 to a man from Gwalior that took her there, confined and raped for four days.   More...
Extend best cooperation in development of Madhya Pradesh: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged people of the state to extend best cooperation in development of Madhya Pradesh. CM Chouhan addressing state’s Foundation Day function here on Friday.   More...
Bhaiya Raja, his MLA wife get ten-year RI for abetting maid’s suicide
BHOPAL: BJP MLA Asharani and her husband and former MLA Ashok Veer Vikram Singh, alias Bhaiya Raja, along with four others were on Thursday sentenced to ten years rigorous imprisonment by a local court for abetting their domestic help’s suicide.   More...
Single-window system to give permissions to political parties and candidates
BHOPAL: Political parties and candidates during Vidhan Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh will not have to face difficulties in obtaining permissions regarding election-related works. Office of the Chief Electoral Officer has directed all collectors...   More...
Chief Election Commissioner goes round photo exhibition on SVEEP activities
BHOPAL: Chief Election Commissioner of India VS Sampat went round a photo exhibition focusing on Systematic Voters’ Electoral and Educational Participation (SVEEP) activities at the office of the Chief Electoral officer here on Tuesday.   More...
2.27 lakh posters, banners, hoardings removed from govt and private buildings
BHOPAL: So far, 2.27 lakh wall paintings, posters, banners etc have been removed from public and private buildings after the enforcement of model election code of conduct in Madhya Pradesh. As many as 1.96 lakh posters, banners...   More...
Main exam of paramedical certificate courses from November 28 to 30
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Paramedical Council will hold main exam for year 2012-14 on November 28, 29 and 30, 2013. Practical tests will be held from November 15 to 27.   More...
17 central awareness observers appointed to monitor voter’s facilities
BHOPAL: Election Commission of India has appointed 17 central awareness observers to monitor voter’s awareness, facilities and media-related issues in Madhya Pradesh. All observers have reached districts under their charge.   More...
Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampat in Bhopal on October 28-29
BHOPAL: Chief Election Commissioner of India VS Sampat, Deputy Election Commissioner Sudhir Tripathi, Directors General PK Dash and Akshay Raut will arrive at Bhopal on October 28 at 3.20 pm. Sampat and other officers will hold a meeting...   More...
Onion price touches Rs 100/kg mark in Bhopal, govt likely to ban export
NEW DELHI: Onion prices soared to around Rs 100 in Patna and Bhopal on Tuesday, reaching highest points in a nascent year that has seen an unreasonable spiraling of onion prices across India.   More...
Debt-ridden farmer, woman with two kids commit suicide in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: A debt-ridden farmer committed suicide at his small farm located in Bada Malhera constituency in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday night, due to pending survey and compensation to his damaged soya crops.   More...
Buddha gave message of peace to entire world, says Governor Yadav
BHOPAL: Governor Ram Naresh Yadav has said that we need to give a serious thought to teachings of Lord Buddha. Problems like terrorism and corruption could be eradicated from our country if Buddha’s principles of Panchsheel are...   More...
All arrangements should be ensured before nominations: ACEO
BHOPAL: Directives have been issued to ensure all requisite arrangements pertaining to nomination process before its commencements in all districts of Madhya Pradesh.   More...
If not controlled, our country will be known as diabetes capital, says Governor Yadav
BHOPAL: Governor Ram Naresh Yadav has said that if diabetes is not controlled, our country is in danger of being known as diabetes capital. Addressing the 43rd conference of Endocrine Society of India here on Friday, he said, it was...   More...
DMAT: Arrested scamsters operated from cyber cafes, colleges
BHOPAL: The scamsters, who were busted for duping hundreds of medical aspirants of crores of rupees for getting them admission in private medical and dental colleges of the state through Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT)...   More...
Collectors asked to ensure strict compliance of ECI directives
BHOPAL: Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi, while reviewing election preparations in five divisions in Madhya Pradesh, on Wednesday directed officers to ensure strict compliance of instructions of the Election Commission and model code of conduct.   More...
240 illegal arms seized in Madhya Pradesh, as process continues to deposit weapons
BHOPAL: So far, 19,345 licensed weapons have been deposited in Madhya Pradesh since promulgation of model code of conduct. 10 illegal firearms have been seized and licenses of 59 weapons have been cancelled.   More...
Ahead of election, over 10,000 licensed weapons deposited in state
BHOPAL: Ahead of assembly elections, 10,693 licensed weapons have so far been deposited in Madhya Pradesh, after promulgation of model code of conduct. District administration and police have served 1,768 non-bailable warrants.   More...
Wildlife Week: Bird watching camp, creative workshop held
BHOPAL: A bird watching camp was held on the 6th day of Wildlife Week at Van Vihar National Park on Sunday from 6 am. As many as 119 participants from various institutions participated in the camp.   More...
74,000 posters, banners, hoardings removed in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: As many as 74,000 posters, banners and hoardings have been removed in various districts after imposition of model code of conduct in Madhya Pradesh. This action is underway constantly since the evening of October 4 in all districts...   More...
Anthony de Sa assures maximum cooperation to AIIMS
BHOPAL: Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa has said that, maximum cooperation will be extended by state departments and agencies for development of necessary facilities at AIIMS, Bhopal. It is the requirement of citizens...   More...
CC TV cameras installed at 104 road crossings in Bhopal
BHOPAL: As many as 430 CC TV cameras, linked with ultramodern Dial 100 system have been installed at 104 road crossings in the state capital. Home Minister Uma Shankar Gupta inaugurated Bhopal City Surveillance Control Room...   More...
Telemedicine scheme launched in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare Praveer Krishna on Wednesday launched Telemedicine Scheme in Madhya Pradesh, with the inauguration of its centre at AIIMS, Bhopal. Besides, ‘Video-conferencing’...   More...
Anthony de Sa assumes office of Chief Secretary
BHOPAL: Anthony JC de Sa assumed office of Madhya Pradesh’s Chief Secretary on Tuesday morning. Principal Secretary General Administration K Suresh was present on the occasion.   More...
BRTS will bring traffic congestion down in Bhopal, says Babulal Gaur
BHOPAL: Urban administration and development minister Babulal Gaur has directed officers to ensure plying of buses as per schedule in BRTS corridor, according to an official press statement issued here on Monday.   More...
Bankers’ contribution significant in economic uplift of weaker sections
BHOPAL: Loans upto Rs 3 lakh each are being provided at only 7 per cent interest rate to women’s self-help groups formed in intensive and non-intensive districts of the state covered under National Rural Livelihoods Mission.   More...
Vehicles entering BRTS corridor illegally will be fined
BHOPAL: Urban Administration and Development Minister Babulal Gaur has said that for safe traffic in BRTS corridor, vehicles entering it illegally should be punished and fined. He said that Bhopal’s 24 kilometer long BRTS is the longest in the country.   More...
Healthy police, law and order will pave way for golden Madhya Pradesh: CM
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that better law and order situation will become foundation stone for golden Madhya Pradesh. Healthy police and law and order situation will pay way for it, he said, while...   More...
CBI will fight upcoming polls, not Congress, says Narendra Modi
BHOPAL: Accusing the UPA government of misusing the CBI to target political opponents, BJP’ prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday said it will be the agency that will ‘fight’ the upcoming assembly   More...
Over 1.79 lakh forestland rights documents distributed in state
BHOPAL: Forestland rights documents have been distributed to 1,79,246 forest dwellers in Madhya Pradesh through implementation of the Forest Land Rights Act, so far. Now, the state government is also paying attention to...   More...
Over 12,500 SHGs formed in 11 urban bodies of Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: The Urban Administration Department is forming self-help groups in urban areas of Madhya Pradesh to provide employment to the needy, preferably to women.   More...
Rural industries in Madhya Pradesh will be developed on lines of China
BHOPAL: Not only glitter will return to traditional haat-bazaars in Madhya Pradesh, rural products will also re-appear with a bang. Integrated efforts on the lines of China are being undertaken for providing large-scale livelihood...   More...
Dhrupad, Pakhawaj precious cultural heritage of India: Governor
BHOPAL: Governor Ram Naresh Yadav has said that Dhrupad is the ancient most musical genre of our country. He was speaking at concluding function of Pakhawaj Parv at Dhurpad Gurukul here today.   More...
Madhya Pradesh pioneer in implementation of disabled welfare schemes
BHOPAL: Social Justice Minister Gopal Bhargava has said that Madhya Pradesh is pioneer in implementation of disabled welfare programmes. Madhya Pradesh had been honoured with national awards for providing ...   More...
Corporation to procure medicines, material and equipment
BHOPAL: The state cabinet on Wednesday decided to constitute Madhya Pradesh Public Health Services Corporation for strengthening system to procure medicines, equipment and material in government medical institutions.   More...
Antony JC d Sa will be new chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Antony JC d Sa will be 29th Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh. State Government has issued orders to appoint Additional Chief Secretary Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Protection and Transport Antony JC d Sa as the...   More...
Cities’ development possible only through peoples’ participation: Gaur
BHOPAL: Urban Administration & Development Minister Babulal Gaur has said that systematic development of cities is possible only through peoples’ trust and participation. Gaur was holding discussions with ...   More...
UAD’s guidelines for idol immersion in water bodies
BHOPAL: Urban Administration and Development Department has issued directives and guidelines to all district collectors, commissioners of municipal corporations and chief municipal officers regarding prevention of pollution...   More...
Sight-impaired should face challenges, difficulties with strong willpower: Governor
BHOPAL: Governor Ram Naresh Yadav exhorted the children of various sight-impaired organizations, who visited Raj Bhavan on World Blindness Eradication Day on Saturday, to face challenges and difficulties in their lives ...   More...
National Green Tribunal directs BMC to clean Shahpura Lake
BHOPAL: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) to get the Shahpura Lake cleaned up manually. Further directives will be issue on the basis of the compliance report.   More...
Governor calls youths to play active role in re-building society
BHOPAL: Addressing a seminar on “National Youth Festival and Role of Youths in National Unity” here on Thursday, Governor Ram Naresh Yadav said that Youths should play active and effective role in re-building society...   More...
Gaur seeks cooperation of all agencies in running Bhopal BRTS
BHOPAL: Urban Administration & Development Minister Babulal Gaur has directed all government agencies to cooperate in running Bhopal BRTS. He said that BRTS is an ambitious project to reduce traffic burden in the city and make it systematic.   More...
Boundaries of mutts and temples will be demarcated
BHOPAL: Boundaries of mutts and temples will be demarcated and enlisted in the state. This was decided at a meeting of Muth-Mandir Advisory Committee here on Tuesday. Committee’s president Radhe-Radhe Baba Manmohandas said ...   More...
Adequate funds given to local bodies for urban development
BHOPAL: Urban Administration & Development Minister Babulal Gaur has said that State Government has allocated adequate funds for urban infrastructure development to local bodies during last 10 years.   More...
Sports talents will be honed in MP under Mission 2020
BHOPAL: In sports sector, the State Government is targeting “Mission-2020”. Under the Mission, skills of state’s sports talents will be honed up to enable them represent Madhya Pradesh and win medals in Olympics-2020.   More...
Help remove negativism in society, Governor tells journalists
BHOPAL: Governor Ram Naresh Yadav has said that journalists should be alert and sensitive so that they can remove negativism prevailing in society. Addressing the concluding session of the Working Journalists’ Federation working committee meeting ...   More...
Government committed to all-round development of State: Chouhan
BHOPAL: While laying foundation stone for development works costing Rs 124 crore in Shivpuri and Sheopur districts, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said that no stone would be left unturned in ensuring state’s all-round development.   More...
1666 applied for Mukhyamantri Yuva Engineer-Contractor Yojana
BHOPAL: In just three days, 1666 online applications have been received under Mukhyamantri Yuva Engineer-Contractor Yojana, launched by Public Works Department on September 2.   More...
Madhya Pradesh gets SKOCH Platinum Award for skill development centres
BHOPAL: Chief Secretary R Parasuram on Wednesday congratulated Technical Education & Skill Development Department for securing SKOCH Platinum Award. The Chief Minister was informed about the award by Additional Chief Secretary...   More...
Air Asia will make air hub in Bhopal
BHOPAL: Air Asia plans making an air hub at Bhopal or Indore, said chief executive officer of Air Asia Mittu Chandalia, who called on chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, here on Tuesday.   More...
Rs 2,000 crore provisioned for CM Infrastructure Development programme
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government has made a provision of Rs 2,000 crore for the Chief Minister Infrastructure Development Programme.   More...
Madhya Pradesh tendupatta collectors will get 150 per cent bonus this year
BHOPAL: For the first time in Madhya Pradesh, tendupatta collectors will get bonus worth Rs 244.55 crore, which is 148.90 per cent more than the bonus Rs 98.25 crore distributed to them during the year 2012.   More...
Govt will leave no stone unturned for development of state
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh Government has left no stone unturned to ensure development of the state during last 10 years, nor it will cease its untiring efforts in the future also.   More...
Skill development centres will be opened in all development blocks
BHOPAL: Technical Education Minister Laxmikant Sharma has said that skill development centres will be opened in all development blocks in the state. So far, the centres have been opened in 113 development blocks.   More...
Heavy rains damage crops in 52,000 hectare in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Heavy rains have caused damaged to corps in 52,458 hectare in Madhya Pradesh. Of these, crops have been damaged in 18,800 hectare in Sehore district, Raisen 11 thousand 600, Ashok Nagar 6792...   More...
Indian philosophy is encompassing all and liberal: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Shri Krishna Janmotsav was celebrated with traditional enthusiasm and fervour at Chief Minister’s official residence here on Wednesday. The Chief Minister along with his wife Sadhna Singh performed pooja.   More...
Madhya Pradesh government will pay house rent of SC, ST students in cities
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh Government will pay the house rent of SC, ST students pursue studies in cities. No difficulty will be allowed in students’ education and no stone will be left unturned...   More...
Use talents, skills and energies in development of state and country
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged youths to use their talents, skills and energies in the development of the state and the country by laying network of industries in villages of Madhya Pradesh.   More...
Chouhan surveys flood-affected villages on Narmada banks
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday surveyed flood-affected villages Chhitgaon Kachhi, Neelkanth, Shahganj etc on Narmada banks in Nasrullaganj area by motorboat and boosted morale of affected families.   More...
Army rescues 270 marooned villagers in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: With the flood situation worsening in Hoshangabad area of Madhya Pradesh, the district magistrate of Hoshangabad requested for assistance from the Army. Central Command immediately mobilized troops from Jabalpur and Bhopal   More...
Rain fury: Army called in for relief and rescue operation in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: In view of continuous heavy rainfall in the state large-scale relief and rescue operations have been made in Madhya Pradesh. Army has been called in and two Air Force helicopters are being deployed. Round-the-clock vigil is being maintained in all affected districts.   More...
Ensure strict action against disruptive, violent forces: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan asked officers to ensure strict action against disruptive and violent forces. Administration should have live contact with all sections of society. Even minor negligence in law and order should be taken seriously...   More...
Sisters tie Rakhis to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh with traditional fervour
BHOPAL: Raksha Bandhan festival was celebrated at Chief Minister’s residence with traditional joy and fervour on Wednesday. Process of tying Rakhis to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan continued for over two and a half hours ...   More...
Rain kills four people, six cattle heads in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Rains have gained momentum in Madhya Pradesh again. 132 mm more rainfall than normal was registered on Tuesday. During last 24 hours, 3 people and 6 cattle heads died due to excessive rains and floods in Katni district.   More...
Provide effective service to people, Gupta tells police
BHOPAL: “We will keep you healthy; you keep law and order healthy”, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Umashankar Gupta told police personnel at a police health examination programme held here on Monday.   More...
Rs 850 crore budget provision for Ladli Laxmi scheme this year
BHOPAL: Maximum budget amounting to Rs 850 crore has been allocated this year for Ladli Laxmi Yojana implemented in the state since year 2007. This budgetary allocation is Rs 100 crore more than last year.   More...
Kin of martyred internal security personnel also deserve equal honour and facilities
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that those who have laid down their lives in ensuring internal security are also martyrs like those who were martyred defending country’s borders.   More...
Independence Day celebrated with enthusiasm at state capital
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan unfurled the National Flag at the Independence Day celebrations held here on Thursday. He inspected the parade and took salute. He greeted people on Independence Day and read out his message.   More...
Agar-Malwa will be 51st district of Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: The cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday decided to constitute Agar-Malwa, as the 51st district of Madhya Pradesh, which will come into being from August 16, 2013.   More...
Now, another Congress leader projects Jyotiraditya Scindia as CM
BHOPAL: After Union minister Kamal Nath, now the Congress Rajya Sabha MP and leader from Bundelkand region, Satyavrat Chaturvedi on Tuesday supported Union minister of state Jyotiraditya Scindia as the party’s chief ministerial candidate ...   More...
Sodomy case: Former Madhya Pradesh minister Raghavji granted bail
JABALPUR: Madhya Pradesh High Court (MPHC) on Monday granted bail to former finance minister of Madhya Pradesh Raghavji, who was arrested on charge of sodomy more than a month back.   More...
Madhya Pradesh Congress men silent over Scindia’s projection as chief minister
BHOPAL: State Congress remained tight-lipped a day after Union minister for urban development Kamal Nath announced that Union minister of state Jyotiraditya Scindia would “be the next chief minister of Madhya Pradesh”.   More...
Three youths held for mixing acid in oil meant for midday meal
BHOPAL: Police have rounded up three youths on Sunday in connection with mixing of acid in edible oil meant for midday meal, at School of Excellence, in Seoni-Malwa tehsil of Hoshangabad district.   More...
Wearing skull cap: Uma slams MP CM Chouhan’s cheap politics
BHOPAL: Terming it ‘cheap’, national vice-president of the BJP, Uma Bharti, took exception to Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s Eid gesture of wearing a Muslim skull cap on Friday.   More...
Perturbed over ragging pharmacy student takes her own life
BHOPAL: Perturbed over ragging by senior students a second year bachelor of pharmacy (B Pharm) student of a private college, allegedly committed suicide at her house in Kamla Nagar on Tuesday evening.   More...
Seven killed, 35 injured as truck ploughs through market place in MP
BHOPAL: Seven persons were crushed to death and over 35 injured as a truck rammed into a busy market place, sparking protest in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday evening.   More...
Gita in madrasas triggers storm in Muslim community
BHOPAL: The BJP-run Madhya Pradesh government’s order dictating state-funded schools and madrasas to introduce stories from the Bhagwad Gita in junior classes has triggered a storm in the Muslim community.   More...
Forest dwellers made jungle guides
BHOPAL: Forest Minister Sartaj Singh presented certificates to 30 guides here on Sunday. Madhya Pradesh Eco-Tourism Board has imparted training to these guides for providing complete joy and information about jungles to tourists.   More...
12,000 houses constructed for urban poor
BHOPAL: As many as 12,000 houses have been constructed for the urban poor in the state’s urban areas under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and Integrated Housing Slum Development Programme (IHSDP).   More...
Dalit boy removed from school after classmates refuse to sit with him
BHOPAL: In a shocking incident, a private school in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh allegedly removed a four-year-old dalit boy from the school, after his classmates refused to sit with him in the class.   More...
Shelter homes in 24 Madhya Pradesh cities
BHOPAL: Urban administration and development department has provided shelter homes facility to the urban poor in 24 cities with over one lakh population in the state. The facility is being provided to people who come to cities in search of employment and need night halt.   More...
Monsoon fury: Heavy rain kills 51 people, 215 cattle heads in Madhya Pradesh so far
BHOPAL: Despite pre-monsoon preparations and precautionary measures ensured by the state government, heavy rain and floods have killed 51 people, perished 215 cattle heads and damaged 7,824 houses in the state so far.   More...
Promote tourism in Bhopal to create more employment opportunities
BHOPAL: Urban Administration Minister Babulal Gaur has said that Bhopal, which is very rich in natural beauty, has immense tourism potential. He asked the officers to promote tourism for creating more employment opportunities.   More...
Carefree field staff claim life of tigress in Bandhavgarh National Park
BHOPAL: The death of a tigress in Bandhavgarh National Park recently has exposed the lack of concern for big cat conservation in Madhya Pradesh among a section of forest field staff.   More...
Bhopal’s Benazir Palace, other archaeological sites will be developed
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Heritage Development Trust will preserve and develop Benazir Palace of Bhopal, Kesar Baori of Sironj, Udan Chhatri, Raoji ki Haveli, Vishnu Mandir Gopal Nagar and Idgah Sironj during year 2013-14.   More...
Bhopal, Indore metros will be first in Northern India
BHOPAL: Urban Administration and Development Minister Babulal Gaur has said that metro rails of Bhopal and Indore will the first in Northern India. Its construction in both cities will be completed within time-limit.   More...
Madhya Pradesh creates world record in sapling plantation
BHOPAL: Shahdol forest division on Monday created world record by planting about 60 lakh saplings in three districts of the division. Forest Minister Sartaj Singh launched the mega campaign by planting a sapling at village Diyapeepar in Gohparo development block of Shahdol district.   More...
Ex-Panchayat secy attempts to kill 50 students mixing poison in their meal
BHOPAL: A disgruntled former panchayat secretary tried to kill all 50 students of a government hostel in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh by mixing rat poison in their meal.   More...
Swiss tourist gang-rape case: Six get life imprisonment
BHOPAL: A special court in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday pronounced life imprisonment on six persons for gang-rape of a Swiss national, beating her husband and committing dacoity on March 15.   More...

BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan relaunched the new-look website of Public Relations Department here on Friday. He also unveiled mobile website m.mpinfo.org also.   More...
Public Relations website gets a face-lift
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan relaunched the new-look website of Public Relations Department here on Friday. He also unveiled mobile website m.mpinfo.org also.   More...
Madhya Pradesh rural women’s initiative ‘Grameen Haat’ to get global award
BHOPAL: United Nations has selected Madhya Pradesh Women’s Finance-Development Corporation for its Public Service Award for the corporation’s initiative of rural haats with sponsorship of the World Bank in 9 districts of the state.   More...
Rein Basera facility in 24 big cities of MP
BHOPAL: Urban Administration and Development Department has provided Rein Basera facility to the urban poor in 24 cities of Madhya Pradesh with over one lakh population in the state.   More...
Good rain spell in MP; 44 districts get above normal showers
BHOPAL: A total of 471.5 mm of rainfall has been recorded in Madhya Pradesh till now, which is 81 per cent more than the average rainfall of 260.3 mm for this period.   More...
Yoga in schools will increase saffronisation, says minorities
BHOPAL: Minority communities are skeptical over chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s announcement that yoga would be included in the schools of the state. Calling it increasing saffronisation of the educational system, some have even threatened to move the apex court if the order is implemented.   More...
Illegal mining: Cong hurls baseless allegations, says BJP
BHOPAL: The BJP was quick to react even as Congress was holding its rally in Nasrullahganj in chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s Budhni constituency area accusing the ruling party of rampant corruption and illegal mining.   More...
IASOWA gives direction to serve suffering humanity: CM
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that IASOWA’s efforts to help cancer patients will write a new chapter in the service to the suffering humanity and motivate society to come forward for serve people.   More...
Use your knowledge to improve farmers’ living standard, Governor tells Agri students
BHOPAL: Governor Ram Naresh Yadav has said that agriculture students should use their knowledge to show the way of improving standard of living to farmers.   More...
Madhya Pradesh will provide safe abortion facility at PHC level
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh government will provide safe medical abortion facilities even at primary health centre level through ASHA workers, under the provisions and norms of MPT Act.   More...
Sodomy case: Ex-Madhya Pradesh FM Raghavji arrested, sent to jail
BHOPAL: The disgraced former Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister Raghavji, who was on the run following a sodomy case lodged against him by his domestic servant Rajkumar Dangi, was arrested and produced before the district court which sent him in judicial custody up to July 22.   More...
Over 32,500 handcart pullers benefited in state
BHOPAL: Families of handcart and rickshaw pullers in urban areas of Madhya Pradesh are being extended benefits of social security, medical and education assistance under Mukhyamantri Haath-Thela Evam Rickshaw Chalak Kalyan Yojana.   More...
Evidence in ex-minister sex scandal not tampered: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Dismissing reports that he had seen the CD purportedly showing former state finance minister Raghavji in a compromising situation, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said the evidence in the case has not been tampered.   More...
HC orders removal of wine shops from residential areas
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh High Court has directed the state government to remove all wine shops located in densely populated localities of the state as recommended by the state Human Rights Commission (MPHRC) within a month.   More...
No caste will be called criminal in Madhya Pradesh: CM
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that there is no caste of criminals. No caste will now be called criminal in the state.   More...
Madhya Pradesh’s 54,903 villages get 24 hour power
BHOPAL: July 3 has been written in golden letters in the history of Madhya Pradesh, as 24X7 power supply has been ensured in 54,903 villages of the state, says chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, while launching Atal Jyoti Abhiyan at Depalpur in Indore district.   More...
MP special plane brings 122 pilgrims from Uttarakhand
BHOPAL: Religious Trusts and Endowment Minister Laxmikant Sharma arrived with 122 pilgrims rescued from Uttarakhand here on Tuesday. It was 9th flight of the special plane. Sharma greeted the pilgrims with garlands at Raja Bhoj airport.   More...
Every Madhya Pradesh village will have water connection in 5 years
BHOPAL: A detailed action plan has been chalked out to supply drinking water to every rural household in Madhya Pradesh during next five years. Proposals worth Rs 1200 crore will be sent to World Bank for 27 schemes for the first phase...   More...
Chouhan sees social change through power supply
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that 24X7 power supply will bring about socio-economic change in the state. He said that continuous power supply for industries and businesses in villages will boost development of the state.   More...
Fruits of development should reach out to have-nots: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that once regarded as a sick state, Madhya Pradesh is country’s fastest growing state now. The State Government has chalked out its policies by setting its priorities for development.   More...
Rescued from Uttarakhand pilgrims reach Bhopal to a warm welcome
BHOPAL: A Boeing aircraft brought first batch of Madhya Pradesh’s pilgrims rescued from Uttarakhand’s Kedarnath and Badrinath to Bhopal on Monday.   More...
Special plane brings 148 rescued pilgrims to Bhopal
BHOPAL: A special plane brought 148 pilgrims of Madhya Pradesh rescued in Uttarakhand to Bhopal on Tuesday. At the airport, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan received the pilgrims and enquired about their health.   More...
Madhya Pradesh helicopters reach Uttarakhand for rescue works
BHOPAL: Three helicopters including 2 of Madhya Pradesh government have reached Uttarakhand from Bhopal on Friday for relief and rescue works there. One more helicopter will be sent.   More...
Urdu litterateurs honoured; Govt to double litterateurs’ pension
BHOPAL: Culture Minister Laxmikant Sharma felicitated Urdu litterateurs at Mulla Ramoozi Sanskriti Bhavan here on Wednesday. It is for the first time in Madhya Pradesh that so many Urdu litterateurs of Bhopal and state were honoured at a single ceremony.   More...
Health, education State Government’s top priorities: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that health and education are the top priorities of the State Government. Village will be made focal point of health services in the state. He urged to perform better than national average under various health indices.   More...
Cancer patients on rise among Bhopal’s gas affected people
BHOPAL: As many as 3,587 gas-affected cancer patients have so far been referred to Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital from the hospitals and medical centres established in the state capital for treatment of the world’s worst ever industrial disaster affected people.   More...
Madhya Pradesh will play vital role in India’s growth rate
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Gwalior and Chambal have immense potential of development. “We wish that major industries come here and region’s youths also become entrepreneurs. Industry-friendly policy has been chalked out in the state,” he added.   More...
Piped supply of domestic gas in Bhopal
BHOPAL: Urban Administration & Development Minister Babulal Gaur has written to Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Veerappa Moily to ensure early action on piped supply of gas for domestic, industrial and commercial purposes in Bhopal city at the earliest.   More...
Use Bhopal lakes to promote tourism: Gaur
BHOPAL: Urban Administration and Development Minister Babulal Gaur has said that there was need to use Bhopal lakes for promotion of tourism. He directed to complete development works of Upper and Lower Lakes within time-limit.   More...
Health services fundamental right of citizens: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that citizens have fundamental right to health services. The State Government has chalked out a number of schemes to provide better health services to citizens...   More...
Madhya Pradesh registers worst child sex ratio in 30 years
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan\'s ‘Ladlis’ are still far from being safe in Madhya Pradesh even after implementation of various flagship schemes. The child sex ratio in the state has marked a considerable decline from 932 to 918 (-14 points) in the last 10 years.   More...
Hindi is symbol of Indian social and cultural unity, says Mukherjee
BHOPAL: President Pranab Mukherjee has said that success of social welfare and development works depends on language. Hindi is symbol of Indian social and cultural unity. Hindi has significant contribution in uniting the country.   More...
Madhya Pradesh honours London Olympics medal winners
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave away Rs 1 crore each to silver medalists and Rs 50 lakh each to bronze medalists of London Olympics 2012 at a grand function held to felicitate sportspersons at TT Nagar Stadium here today.   More...
Anna Utsav will be celebrated in Madhya Pradesh every month
BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Anna Utsav will be celebrated on 7th day of every month in Madhya Pradesh. On this day, poor persons will be provided wheat and iodised salt at Re 1 per kg and rice at Rs 2 per kg.   More...
Over 2 thousand surgeries performed in GMC hospitals
BHOPAL: As many as 2044 surgeries were performed during April in hospitals affiliated to Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal. According to college dean, 463 major surgeries have been performed in Hamidia Hospital and 347 in Sultania Lady Hospital.   More...
Field officials asked to create awareness for increasing polling percentage
BHOPAL: Field staff of urban bodies and health department were asked to launch an effective voter awareness campaign for increasing polling percentage during ensuing Vidhan Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh.   More...
Naxal-prone police stations will be fully equipped
BHOPAL: Director General of Police Nandan Dube has said that facilities will soon be expanded in naxal-prone police stations in the state. Besides, staff posted at these police stations will also be rewarded for outstanding work.   More...
House rent will be given to village students studying in cities
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the State Government will provide house rent to rural students pursuing education in cities. Under the scheme, if 5 students rent a house, the State Government will pay its rent.   More...
Chhattisgarh Naxal attack puts Madhya Pradesh on high alert
BHOPAL: Following the deadly Naxal attack in neighbouring Chhattisgarh state, a high alert has been sounded in Maoist-affected districts of Madhya Pradesh, police sources said on Sunday.   More...
BJP government responsible for increasing rape cases in MP: Nagma
BHOPAL: Congress’ star campaigner and film-actor Nagma on Friday pointed an accusing finger at the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh and held the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government accountable for the increasing number of rapes and atrocities against women in the state.   More...
Bhopal residents will get piped domestic gas supply soon
BHOPAL: Residents of Bhopal will get piped domestic gas supply soon, said Urban Administration and Development Minister Babulal Gaur here on Thursday. He said that a scheme for this would soon be chalked out in Bhopal-Mandideep.   More...
Centre sanctions Rs 195 cr for development of Bhopal city
BHOPAL: Union Urban Development Minister Kamalnath on Wednesday sanctioned Rs 195 crore for development of Bhopal city.   More...
Communication revolution a gift of Rajiv Gandhi, says Governor
BHOPAL: Governor Ram Naresh Yadav has said that credit of communication revolution in the country goes to former Prime Minister late Rajiv Gandhi. He wrote a new chapter in the history by making science and technology a source of livelihood for youths.   More...
Afghan team impressed with socio-economic changes in MP
BHOPAL: A team of Afghanistan’s rural development and rehabilitation ministry visited site of district poverty initiative projects (DPIP) in Madhya Pradesh, according to a press statement issued here on Monday.   More...
Nursing is best example of service to mankind: Governor
BHOPAL: Governor Ram Naresh Yadav has said that nursing profession is the best example of service to the mankind. The Governor was addressing nurses’ felicitation function held to mark International Nurses Day.   More...
MP assembly deputy speaker Harvansh Singh dies of cardiac arrest
BHOPAL: Deputy Speaker of Madhya Pradesh State assembly Harvansh Singh died of cardiac arrest at Seoni district on early Tuesday morning. He was taken to hospital from his house in Barra village - 60 km from district headquarters - after severe chest pain at 1 am.   More...
1100 couples tie nuptial knots in Damoh
BHOPAL: Marriages of 1100 couples were solemnised under Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojana at Damoh on Akshaya Tritiya. At the mass marriage function at tehsil ground, water resources minister Jayant Kumar Malaiya and his wife performed mass Kanyadan.   More...
Upper Lake will be completely pollution-free: Gaur
BHOPAL: Nullahs falling into the Upper Lake will be effectively plugged and the lake will be made completely pollution-free, said urban administration and development minister Babulal Gaur...   More...
Metro rail in Bhopal, Indore in five years: Gaur
BHOPAL: Bhopal and Indore will have metro rail within five years, said Madhya Pradesh urban administration and development minister Babulal Gaur in Indore on Friday.   More...
Everyone’s participation must for state’s development
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said all will have to make efforts to make Madhya Pradesh a developed state. State’s residents will have to take pledge to discharge their duties earnestly.   More...
452 marriages, 21 Nikahs solemnised in Rajgarh district
BHOPAL: Addressing a mass marriage function at village Mau in Sarangpur tehsil of Rajgarh district on Tuesday through mobile phone, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that newly wed girls should not face any difficulty in their in-laws’ houses.   More...
Remarkable decline in maternal mortality rate in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: As a result of effective implementation of maternal safety programmes in Madhya Pradesh, remarkable decline has been registered in maternal mortality rate in the state.   More...
21,000 police personnel will be recruited in MP
BHOPAL: As many as 21,000 police personnel will be recruited in the state. Process is on for recruitment on 5,000 posts and 10,000 posts are going. Police training capacity in the state has also almost doubled. It was informed at the State Security Council meeting.   More...
Kasturba Hospital building collapse report likely today
BHOPAL: The inquiry committee probing into the reasons that led to the roof collapse at Kashurba Hospital’s female surgical ward is likely to submit its report on May 6.   More...
Post offices, banks will help enrolment in voter’s list
BHOPAL: Post offices and banks will also be employed to include names in voter’s lists for the ensuing Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh this year. It was informed during the videoconferencing session at the chief electoral office (CEO) with bank officers and district postmasters general here today.   More...
Madhya Pradesh sizzles with continuous heat wave
BHOPAL: A large part of western Madhya Pradesh and Bundelkhand region of the state continued to reel under heat wave conditions on Thursday. Although a change in wind direction brought a decline in day temperature in Bhopal.   More...
World Bank Country Head visits Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: World Bank’s Country Head in India Onno Rϋhl arrived in Bhopal on a two-day Madhya Pradesh visit on Wednesday. On Thursday, Onno Ruhl will take stock of livelihood activities introduced by him through interaction with office-bearers of women’s self-help groups...   More...
Complete development of Govindpura industrial area soon
BHOPAL: Urban Administration & Development Minister Babulal Gaur has said that infrastructure development works in Govindpura industrial area should be completed at the earliest.   More...
State will provide houses to labourers
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that work to provide houses to labourers will be done in mission mode in the state and for this, Mukhyamantri Shramik Aawas Sangathan will be constituted. Mukhyamantri Nirman Shramik Pension Yojana will also be implemented ...   More...
State govt committed to strengthening minorities, ensuring their progress: CM
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government is committed to strengthening minorities and ensuring their progress through education, skill development and maximum job opportunities.   More...
Centre sanctions Rs 192 crore for four schemes of Bhopal’s development
BHOPAL: Union urban development minister Kamalnath on Thursday sanctioned four schemes worth Rs 192 crore for the development of Bhopal.   More...
Kasturba hospital collapse: Two killed, more than a dozen suffer injuries
BHOPAL: Two persons were reportedly killed and more than a dozen patients were rescued from the debris with injuries when the ceiling of the female surgical ward of Kasturba Hospital run by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) in Govindpura locality collapsed on Friday.   More...
Chouhan gives number of gifts to leather craftspersons
BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that suitable spaces will be earmarked for commercial activities of leather craftspersons in urban bodies. Better training will be imparted to them. Apart from training expenses, allowance will also be provided to trainee leather craftspersons.   More...
Electronic fund management system in MNREGA
BHOPAL: Electronic fund management system (e-FMS) is being used in MNREGA. Steps are being initiated by banks to link their respective core banking software with MNREGA. So far, State Bank of India, Bank of India and Central Bank of India had completed entire preparations.   More...
MoUs signed at investors’ summit-2012 being implemented in MP
BHOPAL: Work is progressing fast for implementing MoUs signed at Investors’ Summit at Indore in October 2012 with a view to promoting investment in industry and commerce sectors. Total 1101 investment proposals were signed at the summit.   More...
Poor families in Madhya Pradesh will get full month’s ration in one day’s wages
BHOPAL: Now, BPL and Antyodaya families in Madhya Pradesh will get full month’s ration in one day’s wages. The State Government has decided to provide wheat at Re 1 per kg and rice at Rs 2 per kg from June 2013.   More...
Bhopal’s tourist spots will get a facelift soon
BHOPAL: Under the ‘Destination Development’ Bhopal Phase-2, tourist spots in the state capital, such as Manua Bhan Ki Tekri, Lal Ghati, Gufa Mandir complex, Shyamla Hills, Prempura Ghat and Kerwa Dam will get a facelift by mid-May.   More...
Jairam kicks up new row, says professional schools contaminate young minds
BHOPAL: Union minister for rural development Jairam Ramesh on Friday kicked up a controversy by saying that professional schools and renowned educational institutions contaminates young minds by teaching them pride, disdain and contempt.   More...
Sushma Swaraj flags off Bhopal-Bina memu train
BHOPAL: Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday flagged off Bhopal-Bina-Bhopal memu train, in the presence of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.   More...
Malaiya launches Mukhyamantri Yuva Swarozgar Yojana
BHOPAL: Bhopal district in-charge and Water Resources minister Jayant Malaiya has said that economic development of youths will be truly possible through making agriculture profitable and establishment of cottage and small industries.   More...
Bhopal residents will get mega city like facilities
BHOPAL: Urban Administration and Development Minister Babulal Gaur has said that facilities like mega cities will be given to residents of Bhopal. Gaur was addressing inaugural function of a steel foot over-bridge at Jyoti Talkies Crossing here on Monday.   More...
Chouhan announces Rs 8.21 crore for drinking water scheme at Tarana
BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday announced Rs 8.21 crore for drinking water scheme at Tarana in Ujjain district. Chouhan participated in women’s empowerment convention at Tarana and also launched...   More...
One lakh youths will get assistance for self employment
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said that assistance through banks would be made available to one lakh youths to set up self-employment this year under Mukhyamantri Yuva Swarozgar Yojana. Over 5 lakh youths will be able to set up own employments in 5 years availing benefit of the scheme.   More...
Madhya Pradesh will be pioneer in health, education sectors: CM
BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, while launching two ambitious projects ‘Mamta’ and ‘Astha’ of the Health Department here on Thursday, said that Madhya Pradesh will be made pioneer state in health and education sectors.   More...
City schools declared no tobacco zones; violators will be fined Rs 200
BHOPAL: The school education department has declared all schools in the city as no tobacco zones and directed to limit tobacco use at all these places. Orders to this effect were issued here on Tuesday.   More...
MP’s revenue receipt increases despite reduction by Centre: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh has increased it revenue receipts by strengthening its revenue collection structure despite the Union Government reducing revenue of the state.   More...
Industrialists will get all possible assistance to set up industries in MP: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said the state government will extend all possible assistance to the industrialists willing to set up industries in Madhya Pradesh. Better facilities than other states...   More...
Madhya Pradesh achievements in health sector lauded
BHOPAL: Works started in the Madhya Pradesh health service sector and its achievements were lauded at a meeting of National Rural Health Mission at Chennai in February. At the meeting held at Mahabalipuram, Chennai on February 9 and 10, Madhya Pradesh...   More...
Make Madhya Pradesh a role model for country: Dr Kalam
BHOPAL: Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, while launching the ambitious scheme of 24-hour power supply in Bhopal district under the Atal Jyoti Abhiyan here on Tuesday has hoped that Madhya Pradesh will become a model state for entire country.   More...
Better law and order pre-requisite for development: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that better law and order is pre-requisite for development. The police in Madhya Pradesh have done this work with total credibility.   More...
Kalam, Chouhan to launch Atal Jyoti Abhiyan in city today
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh government is ensuring 24-hour power supply in all the districts one after another under Atal Jyoti Abhiyan. Under the campaign, 24-hour power supply has been started in Jabalpur, Mandla, Anuppur, Umaria, Shahdol and Burhanpur districts so far.   More...
Madhya Pradesh tops major states in agriculture growth rate
BHOPAL: As per the statistics estimates of states released by the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) Madhya Pradesh leads major states of the country in respect of growth rate in year 2012-13.   More...
Christians commemorate crucifixion of Christ
BHOPAL: Christians across the country on Friday united in prayers, sung songs of repentance, observed fasts and abstained from worldly comforts to commemorate Good Friday, marking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.   More...
Shahpura hillock to be developed as beautiful City Forest
BHOPAL: Urban Administration & Development Minister Babulal Gaur has said that Bhopal’s Shahpura hillock will be developed as beautiful city forest. He said that an action plan for the hillock’s development would be chalked out soon in coordination with municipal corporation...   More...
Baseline survey to gauge voters’ knowledge about election
BHOPAL: On the directives of Election Commission of India, a baseline survey will be conducted before next Vidhan Sabha elections to gauge voters’ election-related knowledge, viewpoint, aptitude and concept.   More...
All MP districts will get 24-hour power supply from May-end, says chief minister
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that all the households in villages of the state will start getting 24-hour power supply from May-end this year while minimum 8-hour power will be provided for agriculture works.   More...
Deputy sale tax commissioner arrested accepting bribe of Rs 2 lakhs in MP
BHOPAL: The Lokayukt special police establishment (SPE) on Saturday arrested a deputy commissioner of sales tax department on alleged charges of accepting bribe. The accused Pradeep Kumar Singh, 50, was trapped red-handed accepting Rs 2 lakh from three transporters   More...
MP to set up international-level convention centres at Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh government has decided to set up international-level convention centres under Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibitions (MICE) tourism.   More...
Petrol price slashed by Rs 2 per litre; diesel rate unchanged
BHOPAL: Petrol price was cut by Rs 2 per litre with effect from Friday midnight, the steepest reduction in rates in nine months. While petrol price has been cut by Rs 2 per litre, excluding local sales tax or VAT, there will be no change in diesel rates.   More...
Teach a lesson to those messing with country’s security: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has stressed the need to teach a lesson to those playing with country’s security. Dastardly terrorist attacks will not undermine country’s morale, he added.   More...
Cathlabs, trauma & burn units at all medical college hospitals soon
BHOPAL: Associated hospitals of state medical colleges will soon get three new facilities - a catheterisation lab, trauma unit and burn unit. A proposal has been moved forward by the directorate medical education for this purpose.   More...
Ten times increase in crop damage compensation amount
BHOPAL: The State Government has increased amount of compensation to farmers again on damage to crops by drought, hailstorm, frost, flood and other natural calamities by amending Revenue Book of Circulars 6-4.   More...
Compulsory English in UPSC exam sheer injustice with rural youths
BHOPAL: Posting a tweet on social media on Saturday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that making English a compulsory subject in the Union Public Service Commission exams is sheer injustice with lakhs for rural youths marring their prospects.   More...
Madhya Pradesh biggest wheat exporting state
BHOPAL: Demand for Madhya Pradesh’s wheat is high in foreign countries due to its high quality. During March, additional demand of 3 lakh metric tonnes of wheat has been made to Madhya Pradesh by foreign countries.   More...
No trace of 4,990 missing minor girls in MP, Cong stages walk out in House
BHOPAL: On an average 16 minor girls go missing and four are raped in Madhya Pradesh every day. As many as, 29,828 minor girls were reported missing and 7,306 rape of minor girls were reported from January 2008 till date.   More...
New schemes, innovations ensure women empowerment in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Top priority has been given to women empowerment in the state during the last nine years. New programmes and schemes as well as a number of innovations have been ensured in all the fields in Madhya Pradesh to enable women and girls make progress in every walk of life.   More...
Abducted boy’s body found: Enraged mob pelt stones, set vehicles on fire
BHOPAL: A public protest over the abduction and murder of a school boy turned violent in Shivpuri district forcing the administration to issue prohibitory orders in the affected areas on Monday night.   More...
Airstrips will be constructed in all districts of MP
BHOPAL: Airstrips will be constructed in every district of the Madhya Pradesh, said Minister of State for General Administration Kanhaiyalal Agrawal here on Tuesday.   More...
Junior doctors’ strike hits medical services at Hamidia hospital
BHOPAL: Medical services remained affected at Hamidia hospital in the state capital as junior doctors continued their strike for the third straight day, on Sunday, in support of their demand for improved security measures.   More...
Buyers from 26 countries attend MP Exportech 2013
BHOPAL: Seventy buyers from 26 countries and 27 diplomats from 20 countries attended the 5th MP Exportech 2013, a Reverse Buyer-Seller meet, aimed at facilitating trade between exporters and entrepreneurs of Madhya Pradesh and buyers from across the world.   More...
50 export agreements worth over Rs 718 cr signed in MP Exportech
BHOPAL: Over 50 export agreements worth Rs 718.61 crore were signed between foreign buyers and sellers of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday during the three-day Madhya Pradesh Exportech. Maximum agreements were signed in engineering and machine tools sector. Agreements worth Rs 382.81 crore were signed in this sector.   More...
Kabaddi Academy will be established in state soon: Chauhan
BHOPAL: A Kabaddi Academy would be established in the state, said chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan at Chief Minister’s Sports Programme held at TT Nagar Stadium in the state capital on Thursday.   More...
MP’s fifth Exportech will begin from March 1
BHOPAL: A three-day fifth Exportech would be held in Bhopal from March 1. According to the organisers 80 buyers from some about a dozen countries are likely to participate in the reverse buyer-seller meet.   More...
Country’s biggest solar power plant will be set up in MP
BHOPAL: Country’s biggest solar power plant, which would generate 130 MW electricity, will be set up in Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh. According to an official press statement issued here on Tuesday, the ambitious project was cleared by departmental advisory committee of the State department of New and Renewable Energy.   More...
CBI likely to question senior BJP MLA in Shehla murder case
BHOPAL: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to question a senior Bharatiya Janata Party MLA of Madhya Pradesh in connection with his alleged association with Shehla Masood murder accused Zahida Parvez and his alleged role in the murder conspiracy.   More...
CII welcomes industry, consumer-friendly state budget
BHOPAL: CII state council on Friday welcomed the industry and consumer-friendly budget presented in the last budget session of the thirteenth Legislative Assembly by state finance minister Raghavji.   More...
Major fire engulfs dozen stops in city
BHOPAL: A major fire broke out at Hare Krishna complex in 10 Number stop, having roughly 150 shops, on late Tuesday night. The blaze that started from the first floor of the complex soon engulfed the second and third floors.   More...
Modi as prime minister will ruin India’s image: Shabana
BHOPAL: Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi should never become prime minister of India as he still has the blood of innocent lives on his hands. In case he becomes the prime minister, India’s image would be maligned, said yester-years film star and social activist Shabana Azmi.   More...
Six women devotees from MP died in Allahabad Kumbh Mela stampede
BHOPAL: At least six Kumbh Mela women devotees from Madhya Pradesh were killed and nine others suffered injuries in the stampede at Allahabad railway station on Sunday evening. Over 40 persons were killed and at least 50 more suffered in the tragic accident   More...
Rs 1300 crore project to purify Narmada river
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said a project worth Rs 1300 crore has been chalked out to purify the Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh.   More...
Bhopal gas NGOs charge MP Govt with repeated poisoning of people near Indore
Bhopal: Five NGOs working for the welfare of the survivors of the December 1984 Union Carbide gas tragedy in Bhopal, the world’s worst industrial catastrophe, have charged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled Madhya Pradesh government with deliberate and repeated poisoning of people in Pithampur   More...
Mukhyamantri Yuva Rozgar Yojna: State to provide jobs to lakhs of youths
BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh government will soon launch the Mukhyamantri Yuva Rozgar Yojna to provide jobs to lakhs of youths in the state. Moreover, technical training will also be imparted at development block level for skill development in the state   More...
Cabinet decision: Industry can mortgage government land for mobilising loan
BHOPAL: The state cabinet on Wednesday decided to give conditional permission to industry or investor who desires to use the government land allotted to it for mobilising loan for the industry.   More...
Special pulse polio campaign in Madhya Pradesh from Jan 20
BHOPAL: Under special efforts to eradicate polio completely from the Madhya Pradesh, a special pulse polio campaign will be launched in the state from January 20.   More...
CM to hold Yuva Panchayat in Bhopal on January 16
BHOPAL: To have a direct dialogue with youths, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will hold a Yuva Panchayat, the 27th mega event for ensuring welfare of the society, at Jamboree Maidan, Bhopal on January 16.   More...
Make Govindpura industrial area encroachment-free, Gaur tells officers
BHOPAL: Urban administration and development minister Babulal Gaur has directed officers to make Govindpura industrial area encroachment-free. He directed them to ensure basic amenities like power, roads, water etc in the industrial area.   More...
IAS officer’s sons shoot at two youngsters
BHOPAL: Two sons of an IAS officer on late Saturday night allegedly fired at two youths after a row in Tulsi Nagar. The victims who escaped with minor injuries claimed that the assailants fired multiple gunshots at them.   More...
MP forays into commercial production of pomegranate
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has forayed into commercial cultivation of pomegranate. Known for its in numerous health giving properties especially for anaemic persons this juicy fruit is said to have its origin in Iran.   More...
City experiences biting cold, many schools change timings
BHOPAL: The state capital on Friday experienced biting cold with a minimum temperature of 7.6 degree Celsius because of the dry northerly wind.   More...
Buddhist varsity will pave way for world peace: Chauhan
BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Tuesday said Sanchi Buddhist and Indic Studies University would pave way for world peace by becoming a medium of serving humanity.   More...
City may experience real winter from Sunday
BHOPAL: Biting cold likely to knock your door from December 16 as the wind pattern will start changing after mid-December.   More...
Amid chaos, BCI cancels all India Bar examination of 220 candidates
BHOPAL: Following damage of answer books and a ruckus created by the candidates for not being issued admit cards the Bar Council of India (BCI) on Sunday cancelled the examination of the All India Bar Examination-4 at Carrier College.   More...
Demanding govt to be intervener gas-hit gherao CM’s house
BHOPAL: The gas victims, demanding that the state government should be intervener in the civil curative petition pending in the Supreme Court for compensation, gheraoed the chief minister’s house on Monday, the 28th anniversary of Bhopal gas tragedy.   More...
Panel recommends sea-based incineration of UC toxic waste
BHOPAL: The Supreme Court appointed monitoring committee for medical rehabilitation of Bhopal gas victims on Friday has recommended offshore incineration of 350-metric ton toxic waste lying in the abandoned Union Carbide factory Bhopal.   More...
Bhopal will have a third road to connect its old and new cities
BHOPAL: Urban administration and development minister Babulal Gaur on Tuesday directed the officials to develop an alternative road to link Bhopal’s old and new cities, besides Kamla Park and Pul Pukhta roads, for the smooth movement of city traffic.   More...
UCC case revision: Next hearing on Jan 19
BHOPAL: Advocate-general RD Jain and former advocate general Vivek Tankha appeared before district and sessions judge Sushma Khosla during a hearing related to the criminal and appeal petition of NGOs and the revision petition of the government for enhancement of punishment to accused in gas tragedy.   More...
Beware! Looters on the prowl in city streets
BHOPAL: Beware! Looters are on the prowl. Think twice before you set out of our house to move in the city thoroughfares at night.   More...
Fifty per cent overhead tanks in Bhopal are dilapidated
BHOPAL: Fifty per cent out of the total 100 overhead tanks in the state capital that cater to the needs of its nearly 20 lakh population are reported to be in a dilapidated condition.   More...
City youths run to spread awareness about epilepsy
BHOPAL: Hundreds of youths in the city on Sunday run for the spread of awareness about epilepsy among the people. The ‘Bhopal run for epilepsy’ was organised by Swami Vivekananda Institute of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Spine Hospital (SVINNS) in association with MP Athletics Association.   More...
Scheme launched: Now, everyone will get free medicines in MP hospitals
BHOPAL: Health minister Dr Narottam Mishra and home minister Uma Shankar Gupta on Saturday launched the Sardar Patel Free Medicine Distribution Scheme by distributing medicines to patients at JP Hospital in the Bhopal.   More...
State will launch free medicine distribution scheme from today
BHOPAL: The state government will launch the much awaited Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Free Medicine Distribution Scheme in the state from November 17.   More...
Police department to construct 400 houses every year for cops
BHOPAL: Looking to the shortage of houses for police personnel, the government has decided to construct 400 houses every year in the state. At present, there is shortage of 56,000 houses for police personnel.   More...
Three godowns, goods worth crores gutted in fire incidents
BHOPAL: Goods worth crores of rupees gutted on Diwali as fire broke out in half-a-dozen places, including three godowns in the state capital on Tuesday night. The exact reasons of fire were yet to be ascertained. Primarily crackers and lamps were believed to be the cause at a majority of incidents.   More...
MP prefers separate medical entrance exam to NEET
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh government is unlikely to participate in the National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2013 for admissions to medical and dental colleges in the state.   More...
DIG Umesh Gandhi, relatives have 73 bank accounts in 3 cities
BHOPAL: The total worth of suspended DIG (prisons) Umesh Gandhi’s assets runs in several crores as the Lokayukta sleuths detected more bank accounts of Gandhi and his family members.   More...
All is not well with city cine-goers, ticket rates may go up
BHOPAL: All is not well with the city’s cine-goers, as the Mumbai-based producers are planning to impose 10 to 15 per cent hike in ticket rates.   More...
VCs want more teeth in New University Act
BHOPAL: The draft of the new University Act, which the state government was bringing on the recommendations of the World Bank to get a loan of Rs 3,400 crore from it, has got stuck in legal wrangles.   More...
City markets witness huge rush of purchasers on Pushya Nakshatra
BHOPAL: The city markets on Monday witnessed a huge rush of customers on the occasion of Pushya Nakshatra and expected a business of Rs 250 crore. This pious occasion will continue till Tuesday evening.   More...
Barkatullah varsity will come up with hi-tech computer laboratory
BHOPAL: The Barkatullah University will soon come up with a computer laboratory equipped with modern technology in the University Institute of Technology (UIT).   More...
Age-limit up by 5 years for direct recruitment in government services
BHOPAL: The state government has, in the larger interest of unemployed persons, increased the age-limit for direct recruitment from 35 to 40 years for general candidates and 45years for all other categories.   More...
Be sensitive towards children’s health, Chauhan tells citizens, docs
BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Friday called upon the citizens, including doctors, to be sensitive towards children and their health.   More...
Govt’s public-centric initiatives have made MP ‘best state’: Governor
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh will be known as the ‘best state’ (Uttam Pradesh) as a result of the public-centric initiatives being taken by the state government, said governor Ram Naresh Yadav.   More...
Historical programme to mark Madhya Pradesh foundation day today
BHOPAL: The historical Lal Parade ground of the state capital will witness another historical programme which would mark the 57th foundation day celebrations of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday.   More...
State Congress will boycott foundation day function in Bhopal
BHOPAL: The Congress has decided to boycott the state’s foundation day programme organised by the state government at Lal Parade Ground in the state capital on November 1. However, the party has not issued any official directive regarding attending district-level functions.   More...
Arif Nagar row: Waqf Board shall take initiative, not we, says collector
BHOPAL: The state government, it seems, wants to wash its hands off the Arif Nagar issue as the Madhya Pradesh High Court has not entrusted it the job of getting the 43,000-odd residents of Arif Nagar displaced from their homes.   More...
Degrees conferred on 1096 MANIT students
BHOPAL: Degrees were conferred on as many as 1096 students of Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) at the 9th convocation of the institute held here on Sunday.   More...
Eid-uz-Zuha celebrated; CM, BJP leaders not reach Idgah to greet Muslims
BHOPAL: Neither the chief minister nor any minister of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led state government or any leader of the party visited Idgah to greet Muslim brethren on Eid-uz-Zuha on Saturday.   More...
People spend sleepless nights while revellers make merry
BHOPAL: The people in the state capital are spending sleepless nights from the beginning of the festival season, as the thoroughfares are agog with the sounds of firecrackers and loudspeakers.   More...
Govt makes 6% hike in bus fare, private operators do not accept
BHOPAL: The government on Thursday made six per cent hike in the passenger bus fare, second in the last three months, saying it was compelled due to the rise in fuel prices.   More...
Fifteen trees felled for celebrating Dussehra, Cong demands action
BHOPAL: Felling of trees for the celebration of Dussehra in Bagh Mugalia under Bagh Sevania police station limit has kicked up a controversy.   More...
Final decision on UC toxic waste disposal place after test at Gurgaon: GoM
BHOPAL: The Group of ministers (GoM), on Monday decided to test the chemical waste remaining on the Union Carbide Bhopal premises in a laboratory at Gurgaon, before taking a final decision on its disposal.   More...
Croc devours cow spreads panic among residents
BHOPAL: A crocodile on Saturday night devoured a cow at a culvert near Shakshi Dhaba on the Kerwan dam road. The reptile has come out from the backwaters of the Kaliasot dam.   More...
Overcrowding leads to stampede at Salkanpur temple; two die, 19 injured
BHOPAL: Overcrowding led to stampede at Salkanpur temple in Rehti tehsil of Sehore district, which left two devotees dead and 19 others injured late on Friday night. Ten of the injured are reportedly serious.   More...
HC vacates Dow’s stay: Now, Anderson can be summoned to Bhopal court
BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday vacated the stay that the Dow Chemicals had obtained on the issue of summoning UCC chairman Warren Anderson to Bhopal.   More...
Two kids die, 15 critical after administering wrong injection
BHOPAL: Two kids died while 15 other were struggling for their lives after being administered wrong injections in the paediatric ward of Kamla Nehru Hospital during the wee hours on Wednesday.   More...
New MPHC chief justice sets priority to make justice accessible to all
BHOPAL: The new chief justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Sharad Arvind Bobde after taking oath of office in a function held at Rajbhawan on Tuesday, said the courts are still far from the reach of several people.   More...
Doctors put off mass CL after chief minister accepts some demands
BHOPAL: After chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan agreed to some of their demands in a meeting with the delegation of Madhya Pradesh Medical Officers Association (MPMOA) on Monday, the govt doctors put off their proposed mass CL on Tuesday.   More...
Six of family suffer injuries as LPG cylinders explode
BHOPAL: The burst of two LPG cylinders in a house in Ahirpura locality under Jehangirabad police station area on Sunday left six persons, including three teenagers, seriously injured.   More...
All govt medical colleges will have MRI machines, says PS
BHOPAL: Principal Secretary Medical Education Ajay Tirki on Saturday said all the government medical colleges would have MRI machines and a proposal would be prepared at state-level in this regard.   More...
Foresters on their toes after rumours spead about leopard in Kaliasot area
BHOPAL: Rumours were spread about the presence of an injured leopard in Kaliasot forests on Friday. However, the wild animal rescue team of the forest department did not find the animal even after intensive combing in the area.   More...
Devastating fire reduces BHEL equipment worth Rs 600 crore
VBHOPAL: A devastating fire that broke out in the BHEL plant on Wednesday reduced the transformer testing section to ashes. The damage may run into several crore rupees.   More...
Bureaucrats’ bodies protest against Cong leader; CM orders probe
BHOPAL: The row over the alleged misbehaviour of PCC president Kantilal Bhuria and Congress MP Premchand Guddu with Ratlam collector Rajiv Dubey is unlikely to subside in a hurry as the bureaucrats have launched a campaign against the Congress leaders.   More...
Restore past glory of city of lakes; CS to admin officers
BHOPAL: Chief secretary R Parasuram, on Sunday, told the officers concerned to focus on revival of lakes and to restore the old glory in the city.   More...
Leopard continues to elude foresters; attacks foiled
BHOPAL: Terrified by the presence of a leopard, the residents of Bhadbhada and adjoining areas spent a sleepless night on Thursday also. People locked themselves inside their houses after sunset, while some youths in groups, armed with batons and other weapons, regularly guard the area.   More...
Aftermath of rape, murder: BMC removes 32 garages
BHOPAL: Close on the heels of rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl and mob violence after that, the anti-encroachment squad of the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) swung into the action on Wednesday.   More...
State gets Centre’s nod for preparing metro DPR for Indore, Bhopal
BHOPAL: The Central government has given its approval for preparing detail project report (DPR) for metro trains in Indore and Bhopal, said urban administration and development minister Babulal Gaur.   More...
Docs to get special incentive, Govt endorses Rs 60-cr action plan for JP Hospital
BHOPAL: Doctors working in the state will be given special incentive allowance on the basis of their smooth and excellent functioning. This allowance will range from Rs 9,000 to 15,000.   More...
Anant Chaturdashi: Devotees see off Lord Ganesha
BHOPAL: Atmosphere in the state capital was charged with devotional songs and DJ music as devotees took out the procession of Lord Ganesha for immersion on Saturday.   More...
Swine Flu claims two more lives in city; toll rises to 10
BHOPAL: Swine Flu claimed two more lives in the city on Thursday, taking its toll in the state capital and in the state by 10 and 18 respectively during the year.   More...
Govt accepts four-tier scale, but doctors not happy
BHOPAL: The state government on Wednesday accepted the demand of four-tier pay scale of the doctors and would soon be put up before the cabinet for approval, said health minister Dr Narottam Mishra.   More...
Private medical admission: Candidates, guardians create chaos again
BHOPAL: The counselling for admission in private medical and dental colleges again started amidst chaos created by the candidates and guardians at Gandhi Medical College on Tuesday.   More...
Bhopal observes total Bandh with sporadic violence
BHOPAL: Protesting the Union government’s decision on FDI in retail, traders and political parties on Monday observed Bandh in Bhopal division. Baring some sporadic violence and clashes, the Bandh in the state capital was peaceful and total.   More...
‘Spread dharma to lead people to the ultimate truth’
BHOPAL: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Murli Manohar Joshi on Sunday said people were living in a violent world which lost its balance.   More...
Promoting welfare of all is real religion, says Chauhan
BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Saturday said he would try to use dhamma for good governance. “In fact, promoting welfare of all is the real religion and this has been perceived by dharma and dhamma,” he added.   More...
Buddhist and Indic value systems paved the way for modern concepts of human rights: Rajapaksa
BHOPAL: Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa said, “There is a need to go back to the roots of our civilisation and search for wisdom that prevailed in our ancient world. The Buddhist and Indic value systems that paved the way for modern concepts of human rights and fundamental freedoms need to be revived”   More...
Idols of Lord Ganesha installed in city
BHOPAL: With religious mantras and worship the idols of Lord Ganesha were installed at various places in the city on Ganesh Chaturthi, on Wednesday.   More...
MP govt to form new action plan for UCC waste disposal
BHOPAL: After the German-based firm withdrew its proposal, the Madhya Pradesh government has decided to form a new action plan for the disposal of toxic wastes of Union Carbide factory in Bhopal, within the country.   More...
State to hold daughters’ convention
BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Sunday said a daughters’ convention would be held in the state soon. He was talking to the courageous girls, who had caught an anti-social element and handed him over to the police, during a meeting at his residence.   More...
Diesel, LPG price hike: Traders demands rollback, industry welcomes
BHOPAL: Criticising the hike in prices of diesel and LPG, traders, common man, transporters and hoteliers came on the roads, but the industry, welcoming the Central government’s decision, said it was the need of the hour.   More...
BJP executive meet: Don’t fall prey to over-confidence, Ananth’s advice to workers
BHOPAL: The national general secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Ananth Kumar on Tuesday called upon the party workers to start preparations for the 2013 assembly elections.   More...
Heavy rain lashes city
BHOPAL: Heavy rain lashed the city on Monday. More rain is likely in Bhopal and Hoshangabad in the next 24 hours. Weatherman has forecast heavy rain in Eastern Madhya Pradesh—Rewa Satna, Sagar, Shahdol, Jabalpur—as a system that lies over Chhattisgarh is expected to advance toward eastern Madhya Pradesh.   More...
State to focus more on agriculture sector
BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh government will now focus more on agriculture sector. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan directed the officials to give 15 minutes time in every cabinet meeting for discussion on agriculture related issues.   More...
Midday meal will be provided to elderly too in MP
BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said, like school children, the elderly too would be provided midday meals in the state. It was decided at the commissioner-collector conference here on Saturday.   More...
Construction in Upper Lake catchment: CM directs strict action against officers concerned
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Friday said the officer granting building permission in the catchment area of the Upper Lake of Bhopal would be punished.   More...
Chaos, traffic congestion mar BKS convention
BHOPAL: Police had to battle for hours to clear the congestion in traffic at MVM on Wednesday because of the state-level convention of the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh.   More...
ABVP, YAC activists close colleges, block roads
BHOPAL: To protest coal scam and airport land scam, students and youths, under the banner of Youth against Corruption (YAC) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Tuesday, forcibly closed colleges and blocked road over Chetak Bridge.   More...
Britain grants Rs 265 cr for Madhya Pradesh ‘Uthhan’
BHOPAL: The British government has sanctioned a grant worth Rs 265 crore for infrastructure development and improvement of slums of 14 municipal corporations in Madhya Pradesh under the project ‘Uthhan’.   More...
Gas victims not hopeful of sterner punishment to UCC accused
BHOPAL: After rejection of the CBI Revision petition seeking enhancement of punishment to the Bhopal gas tragedy accused, the gas victims do not expect much more from the Madhya Pradesh government’s Revision petition.   More...
Chauhan makes aerial survey of Upper Lake catchment area
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Wednesday made an aerial survey of the catchment area of Upper Lake on Wednesday.   More...
Corruption: Cong and BJP are both sides of the same coin, says Kejriwal
BHOPAL: Taking the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party to task, Team Anna leader Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that as far as corruption was concerned, both of them were sailing on the same boat.   More...
IAC activists lathicharged; seven hurt
BHOPAL: Seven members of the India against Corruption (IAC) suffered injuries when the police rained lathi blows on them on Sunday. They were gathered outside the chief minister’s house under Shymla Hills police station, protesting corruption.   More...
Woman dies of Swine Flu; toll touches four
BHOPAL: Swine flu claims one more life in Bhopal in last 24 hours. Now the death toll due to swine flu has touched 4 across the state in the year 2012. As many as 15 persons have been found positive in the state till date.   More...
360 persons fined for traffic violation
BHOPAL: In a joint operation by teams of traffic police and weights and measurements department across the city on Friday as many as 360 persons were fined for violation of traffic rules.   More...
Swine flu: pregnant woman critical
BHOPAL: Test report of a pregnant woman belonging to Hoshangabad district admitted to a local hospital here on Tuesday confirmed that she is suffering from H1N1 virus.   More...
Bhadbhada dam gate opened after six years
BHOPAL: After a gap of six years, one of the 11 gates of Bhadbhada dam was opened on Tuesday morning, following the water level of the Upper Lake, the life line of the state capital, reached its Full Reservoir Level (FRL) of 1666.80 ft.   More...
Stepped up security for Eid; 4,000 cops to keep city peaceful
BHOPAL: The police department will deploy around 4,000 cops in the state capital as part of the beefed-up security measures in view of the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday.   More...
Eid today: Markets abuzz with activities
BHOPAL: Shahi sewain and embroidered kurtas were the most-sought-after items in the market on the eve of Eid-ul-fitr on Sunday. Shahi saewain costs Rs 300 to Rs 400 per kilogram, but normally its prices vary from Rs 80 and 100 per kg.   More...
Sharp showers lash city, more rain likely
BHOPAL: The state capital, which was slowly limping back to normal after the havoc played by rain the last week, was again drenched on Friday as it rained heavily. Rain-soaked school-going tiny tots arrived at homes after noon. Their parents were caught unaware as it rained in the afternoon when it was time for arrival of the tiny tots.   More...
Tight security measures, traffic restrictions on I-Day
BHOPAL: Security has been beefed-up in the state capital and other important cities of Madhya Pradesh in view of Independence Day celebrations. Vigilance was increased and all important public places were monitored by the security personnel.   More...
Light rains push Upper Lake, Kolar Dam closer to FRL
BHOPAL: Light rains lashed the City on Monday and water-level of local water bodies are inching toward their Full Reservoir Level (FRL). Heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places over West Madhya Pradesh.   More...
Chauhan consents for Lawyers’ Protection Act in state, holds Lawyers’ Mahapanchayat
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Sunday consented for a Lawyers’ Protection Act on the pattern of the Doctors’ Protection Act. He said the defunct State Law Commission would be revived.   More...
Rain plays havoc with roads in Bhopal
BHOPAL: The recent spell of rain has worsened the condition of the already-damaged roads of the City of Lakes, converting it into a ‘City of potholes’. Potholes and debris are causing problems for the road-users particularly in the night.   More...
City celebrates Janmashtami with fervour
BHOPAL: As the clock struck 12.00 midnight, the entire atmosphere in the City of Lakes was charged with religious mantras, slokas, and ‘aartis’ on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami—the birthday of Lord Krishna—on Friday.   More...
City of lakes turns into garbage dump
BHOPAL: The heavy rain that lashed the state capital seemingly subsides, residents of the city have got busy picking up the bits and pieces of the damage done by the pelting rain.   More...
Rain fury: Over 15,000 marooned in Madhya Pradesh, death toll rises to 25
BHOPAL: Over 15,000 people were stranded in floods as torrential rains continued to play havoc in Madhya Pradesh for the second day on Tuesday.   More...
Monsoon fury: death toll touches 16; rain gods yet to relent
BHOPAL: Torrential rains, which played havoc in Madhya Pradesh, especially north-west regions of the state, claimed four more lives in the last 24 hours increasing the tally of rain-related deaths to 16 so far.   More...
Heavy rain lashes Bhopal; Monsoon vigorous in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Monsoon has become vigorous in the entire Madhya Pradesh again. According to weatherman, heavy rain is expected in almost all areas in the coming days.   More...
‘Moral police’ protest screening of film Jism-2 in MP
BHOPAL: Self-proclaimed ‘moral police’ on Friday protested the screening of film Jism-2 across the state. There were major protests in Bhopal, Jabalpur, Indore, Gwalior and Rewa.   More...
City bears the brunt of non-stop rain
BHOPAL: The condition of Bhopal city has become pathetic because of incessant rain. The condition of colonies of ward no-36 and 37 is worse. Roads are either waterlogged or turned into muddy lanes.   More...
Incessant rain paralyses normal life in City
BHOPAL: Incessant rain has paralysed the normal life in Bhopal on Monday. The city recorded 3 cm rainfall in the last 24 hours. Water entered several low-lying colonies of the city, exposing the tall claims of Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) administration that all nullahs were cleaned and drains were cleared.   More...
Chauhan meets President, invites him to open Hindi varsity
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Tuesday called on the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, at Delhi and congratulated him on behalf of the people of the Madhya Pradesh.   More...
Heavy rain claims seven lives in state; many cities cut off
BHOPAL: Seven persons, including a two-year-old girl, died and many others suffered injuries, while several cities remained cut off from the mainland due to heavy rain that lashed the state on Sunday.   More...
Rain renders many people roofless in MP
BHOPAL: Continuous rain for over 24 hours has rendered many people roofless, damaged crops and houses in the two districts of Sehore and Hoshangabad. The people living in low-lying areas were the worst sufferers.   More...
MANIT clears 63 disputed appointments after probe
BHOPAL: The Board of Governors (BoG) of Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) on Thursday gave clean chit to 63 disputed appointments of professors being probed since 2005.   More...
Maximum number of state youths should join army: Shivraj
BHOPAL: Maximum number of youths from Madhya Pradesh should join the three wings of Indian Army, wished chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan. He was talking to Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma, who paid a courtesy visit to the former at Mantralaya on Friday.   More...
High alert in Balaghat after seizure of incendiary naxal literatures
BHOPAL: High alert has been sounded in naxal-infested Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh following seizure of pamphlets and banners regarding martyrs’ week to be observed by Maoists from July 28.   More...
Incessant rain soaks Bhopal, Hoshangabad records 6cm rainfall in 24 hours
BHOPAL: The state capital on Tuesday experienced incessant rain. It recorded 5.1mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. However, the city is still waiting for a spell of torrential rain. The rains continued to lash the city for the last couple of days.   More...
Heavy rain lashes city
BHOPAL: City continued to experience heavy rains on Monday. Nearly 3 cm rainfall has been recorded in the last 24 hours. It was cloudy weather throughout the day. Morning humidity was 92 per cent while evening humidity was 91 per cent.   More...
Heavy rain brings respite from humid condition
BHOPAL: The state capital on Saturday experienced heavy rainfall after facing sweltering heat for a week.   More...
Child drowns in septic tank, girl who tried to save him also dies
BHOPAL: An open septic tank claimed the life of a five-year-old child in Bairagarh area of the state capital on Friday evening. The girl who tried to save the child also succumbed to injuries suffered during the effort.   More...
Cops rain baton blows, lob teargas shells and fire plastic bullets on Cong workers; hundred injured
BHOPAL: More than a hundred Congress workers suffered injuries when police rained baton blows, lobbed teargas shells and fired plastic bullets on them in a bid to stop them from reaching the chief minister’s residence on Friday afternoon.   More...
Cong workers pelt Ramdev’s convoy with stones
BHOPAL: The Congress workers led by the party media panel chief Manak Agarwal, waved black flags and even pelted with stones at the convoy of Baba Ramdev while he was passing through Ayodhya By-pass from Raja Bhoj Airport, on Thursday.   More...
Bhopal gets two new Superintendents of Police
BHOPAL: The state government on Wednesday appointed Arvind Saxena and Anshuman Singh as the Superintendent of Police of Bhopal North and Bhopal South respectively.   More...
Four drown in Kolar river, two in waterfall
BHOPAL: Six persons, including five girls, drowned in a river and waterfall in two separate incidents in Raisen district on Tuesday. With Tuesday’s incidents, the number of drowning cases has mounted to 13 during the last three days.   More...
High Court directs Bhopal collector to demarcate Pataudi’s land
BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh High Court, on Monday, directed the Bhopal collector to take initiative for the demarcation of 14 acre land of Nawab Pataudi’s family.   More...
City’s vehicular traffic paralysed for several hours
BHOPAL: Atal Kisan Mahapanchayat paralysed the city’s vehicular traffic for several hours on Sunday, and it took hours to clear the traffic mess. As it was Sunday, people remained indoors otherwise it would have created a big trouble for them.   More...
Kisan Mahapanchayat: Lakhs flock to Bhopal
BHOPAL: Lakhs of farmers flocked to the city boarding nearly 5,000 buses to attend the Atal Kisan Mahapanchayat held at Jamboree grounds on Sunday.   More...
BJP top leaders to take part in Kisan Mahapanchayat against Centre today
BHOPAL: In protest against the Union government hiking the fertiliser prices, the state Bharatiya Janata Party will be organising an ‘Atal Kisan Mahapanchayat’ at Jamboree Ground on Sunday.   More...
Thirteen Co-op officials, four jail superintendents shifted;
BHOPAL: The state government on Friday shifted as many as five officers of joint registrar cadre and eight other officers of the Co-operative department, whereas the Jail department transferred four jail superintendents from their present place of work.   More...
Protocol no hindrance in maintaining mutual relations: Qureshi
BHOPAL: Urban Administration and Development Minister Babulal Gaur welcomed Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi at his residence with coconut and bouquet. Governor Qureshi visited Minister Gaur at his official residence B-6 in 74 Bungalows area today.   More...
Bhoj varsity officials refuse to give printing scam records to EOW
BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University authorities on Wednesday refused to provide complete records of the printing scam to the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) officers. The university authorities gave it in black and white to the EOW officers that the former registrar has taken away the documents related to the case.   More...
Banks hand over details of Sharma-Suryavanshi bank accounts to IT officers
BHOPAL: The officers of various banks, including ICICI, IDBI, Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda and Bank of India, on Thursday handed over the bank details of both the businessmen Sudhir Sharma and Dilip Suryavanshi to the Income Tax officers.   More...
Major administrative reshuffle: 29 officers shifted; a dozen districts to have new collectors
Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh government, on Tuesday, in a major administrative reshuffle, transferred a dozen district collectors and appointed Akash Tripathi, a 1998 batch IAS officer, as district collector, Indore.   More...
Jha’s threat works! IT officers turn silent, speed up probe
BHOPAL: It seems that the admonition of the BJP state president Prabhat Jha to the Income Tax (IT) department officers revealing information related to its raids, has worked as they, in the last three days, have not made any disclosure.   More...
MP better governed than Gujrat, says Sangma
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh is better than even Gujarat in terms of good governance, says the presidential candidate and former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma, on his visit to Bhopal on Sunday.   More...
Now collectors can allot mines if there is only one applicant
Bhopal: In a face-saving bid in the rampant mining irregularities, the state government has empowered district collectors to allot or renew mining licences, but only one applicant at a time.   More...
Rain god yet to smile on Bhopal, Indore divisions
BHOPAL: The rain god has yet to smile on Bhopal and Indore divisions of Madhya Pradesh, though the other parts of the state like Jabalpur, Vidisha, Rewa and Gwalior-Chambal divisions have received the Monsoon showers.   More...
No drinking water project on PPP mode, says Chauhan
BHOPAL: The Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, on Friday announced that there would be no drinking water project on public private partnership (PPP) model in Madhya Pradesh, after Khandwa and Shivpuri.   More...
Doctors, medical science fail to save her; Aradhna leaves for her heavenly abode
BHOPAL: The one-year-old baby, Aradhna, one of the conjoined twins, separated at Padhar hospital on June 20 last, died of cardiac arrest on Thursday at 9.20 pm.   More...
Six new roads in Bhopal district
BHOPAL: Construction of six roads will be started soon in Bhopal district. Rs. 5131.54 lakh will be spent on the construction of these 96.10 kilometer long roads.   More...
Whenever I am in Pakistan, I feel I am in my in-law’s house: Suneil Shetty
BHOPAL: “Whenever I am in Pakistan, I feel that I am in my in-law’s house. I have lot of fans there also,” says Bollywood actor Suneil Shetty.   More...
Monsoon may break over City any time
BHOPAL: Monsoon is expected to get active in Bhopal any time now. It has already reached the Hoshangabad division   More...
163 kmph wind plunges state capital into darkness
BHOPAL: A spell of rains coupled with a gust of wind led to disruption in power supply in the city on Monday.   More...
Suicide attempt by student: Carmel Convent seeks more time to furnish details
BHOPAL: Caught in the eye of the storm over a student attempting suicide on the school premises, Carmel Convent principal failed to furnish the details demanded by the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights and sought more time to comply with.   More...
People from all walks of society greet governor on birthday
BHOPAL: People from all walks of society on Sunday greeted Governor Ram Naresh Yadav on his birthday by presenting them with shawls, coconuts and mementoes.   More...
BMC unprepared to face outbreak of Malaria, water-borne diseases
BHOPAL: The Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) is yet to make arrangements to prevent the outbreak of Malaria and other water-borne diseases in the state capital.   More...
Suicide attempt by student: Child Rights panel seeks details from Carmel School principal
BHOPAL: Following the suicide attempt by a student, the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) on Friday asked the principal of Carmel Convent Seniro Secondary School to furnish details of points leading to the case.   More...
Common man should know the importance of statistics: Raghavji
BHOPAL: Finance, Planning and Statistics Minister Raghavji has said that it is necessary to educate common people about importance of statistics for chalking out accurate plans and ensuring their better results.   More...
MP posts 12 per cent economic growth in 2012
BHOPAL: Year 2011-12 will be proved a watershed for Madhya Pradesh as its economy has registered a 12 per cent growth. The state has also posted an exceptionally high 18 per cent agricultural growth rate.   More...
Bureaucrats have no regards for govt priorities
BHOPAL: It was evident from the recent development that the state bureaucrats have no respect for government money and its priorities.   More...
Madhya Pradesh gets international award for innovations
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh was bestowed with the “Women good practice aware Rio+20” award.   More...
Establish Madhya Pradesh’s brand equity in world: Chouhan
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday directed the officials to ensure that Madhya Pradesh becomes country’s most prominent investment hub.   More...
MPPEB puts cub on impersonation in PMT
Bhopal: Claiming that MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) managed to curb impersonation in pre-medical test (PMT), its chairperson Ranjana Chaudhary said this was an organised crime being operated by a mafia who picked up students of poor financial background to appear in the tests in the place of others.   More...
Minority education bodies condemn minister’s statement on RTE provisions
BHOPAL: Both the Madhya Pradesh Federation of Christian Education Institutions (MPFCEI) and Federation of Madhya Pradesh Minority Education Institutions (FMPMEI) on Monday termed the Education minister’s statement “missionary schools would have to admit students under RTE” as violation of the Supreme Court order.   More...
Singaporeans evince keen interest in investment in MP
BHOPAL: The trade and industry community of Singapore evinced keen interest in investment in Madhya Pradesh following talks with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday.   More...
No place for TB, asthma, heart patients in CM’s Teerth-Darshan scheme
BHOPAL: No place for the TB, asthma, heart, leprosy patients of the state in the Mukhyamantri Teerth-Darshan Yojna, according to the directives and guidelines issued by the Madhya Pradesh government here on Monday.   More...
Wait for monsoon continues in Bhopal Indore
BHOPAL: The wait for monsoon is continuing in Bhopal and Indore as the low pressure area active over the Orissa coast in the Bay of Bengal has weakened, resulting into a further delay in the monsoon, the weathermen said.   More...
Farmers to get Rs 8500 crore crop loans at zero pc interest
BHOPAL: In order to make agriculture a profitable business, the State Government has decided to extend crop loans worth Rs 8,500 crore at zero per cent interest.   More...
Chouhan invites Samsung to set up a manufacturing unit in MP
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday invited Samsung to set up a manufacturing unit in Madhya Pradesh, which, according to him, would serve the great Indian market.   More...
Centre bars ICMR from publishing Bhopal gas tragedy research report
BHOPAL: The information under the RTI Act has revealed that the Centre had barred the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) from publishing the Bhopal gas tragedy-related research work for nine years.   More...

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CM opens MP pavilion under India show in Tokyo
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday inaugurated Madhya Pradesh Pavilion under India show at M-Tech in Tokyo. Madhya Pradesh’s pavilion is the biggest among the various states of India participating in the event.   More...
With SWAN, now videoconferencing will be held at block level also
BHOPAL: With the extension of Madhya Pradesh State Wide Area Network (SWAN), now, videoconferencing could be held at development block-level also.   More...
Chouhan invites Japanese cos to metro projects’ bidding
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh government would consider to earmark a dedicated Japanese Zone in the state and international-level infrastructure would be developed in the state to facilitate investors, said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.   More...
State will have directorate of traffic soon
BHOPAL: Additional Director General of Police Traffic would visit major cities of the state and ensure arrangements for systematic movement of traffic over there.   More...
Local body poll schedule announced
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh State Election Commission has announced schedule for by-elections of municipal corporations, Municipal Councils and Municipalities and general/by-elections of Panchayats.   More...
MP’s first escalator foot-bridge to come up in city soon
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh’s first escalator foot over-bridge will be completed near Jyoti Talkies in MP Nagar, Bhopal till June 30.   More...
Power supply increases by 22 cr units
BHOPAL: Twenty two crore more power units were supplied in the first fortnight this year than the corresponding period last year.   More...
Municipal guest house, children’s traffic park soon
BHOPAL: The rest house renovated by Bhopal Municipal Corporation will be started soon. Similarly, the Traffic Police will start a Children’s Traffic Park adjoining to Police Control Room near Old Vidhan Sabha building.   More...
Jilted lover posts girl’s obscene pictures on Facebook
BHOPAL: Unable to take the rejection of his marriage proposal from the girl he was in relationship with for the past 3 years, a jilted lover uploaded obscene pictures of her on Facebook.   More...
CM embarks on 3-country investment promotion tour
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday left Bhopal for a three-country investment promotion tour. During his 10-day foreign tour, Chouhan will visit Japan, Korea and Singapore.   More...
33207 vacant backlog posts filled in state
BHOPAL: Under Special recruitment drive, the state government has made 33,207 appointments against vacant backlog posts of scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other backward class categories from year 2002 to 2011.   More...
BJP wrests Maheshwar assembly seat
BHOPAL: In a major blow to the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday wrested the Maheshwar (SC) assembly seat from it when its candidate Raj Kumar Mev won the by-election by an impressive margin of 31,766 votes.   More...
Chouhan goes on 24-hour fast
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan started a 24-hour hunger protest here on Friday morning against the steep and unprecedented price rise of fertilizers, demanding formation of a task force with chief ministers to control the sudden surge in prices.   More...
Ashok Nagar college principal, cop stabbed
BHOPAL: In two different incidents, a college principal from Ashok Nagar was stabbed here late on Thursday while a police constable was stabbed over a trivial issue on Friday afternoon. Both the victims are safe and undergoing treatment.   More...