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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Minister accepts delay in pension disbursement

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Gopal Bhargava on Thursday admitted in the Assembly that several complaints are being received over the delay of disbursal of pension amount to various categories of beneficiaries including poor, helpless, elderly and disabled. “The Government is taking steps to ensure that the same is distributed in time. The regime will organise gram sabhas across the state next month and ensure that not a single eligible person is …

Congress demands discussion over water crisis

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Thursday witnessed an adjournment for 10 minutes following a ruckus by main opposition Congress members over their demand for a discussion on drinking water crisis in the state. Soon after the proceedings got underway today, Congress members created a pandemonium and sought discussion on the problem of drinking water in the state. Deputy Leader of Opposition Bala Bachchan and Congress member Ramniwas Rawat pointed out that the issue was …

Israeli Consul General calls on Chief Minister

Bhopal: Israel’s Consul General David Akov met Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here on Thursday. Chouhan said that Israel and Madhya Pradesh can collaborate in water recycling and water management sectors. Chouhan invited Akov to Global Investors Summit to be held at Indore in October. He said that 7 major cities in the state are being made Smart. Besides, small cities are also being developed as Mini Smart Cities. Israel can collaborate in the process. …

Cabinet hikes salaries of legislators

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh legislators are set to become richer with the BJP-led state government giving a nod to revision of their salary and allowance. The decision was taken on Wednesday at the State cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The government gave a go-ahead for the rise in the salary and perks of members of the MP Assembly after a gap of six years. The Bill to this effect is expected to …

Congress walks out, VAT amendment Bill passed

Bhopal: Amidst main the opposition Congress’ walking out, the Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday passed the Madhya Pradesh Value Added Tax (VAT) Amendment Bill along with two other amendment bills by voice vote. After the passage of VAT (Amendment) Bill, a clause of the Bill was passed and Dr Govind Singh and Ramniwas Rawat (both Cong) raised objection saying that the clause of the Bill should have been passed earlier. They said it was against …

MLA draws attention to water crisis in constituency

Bhopal: Clad only in Gandhian attire- white ‘dhoti’ and carrying ‘lathi (stick)’ in his hand, Congress legislator Ram Kishore Dogne arrived in the State assembly premises on Wednesday drawing attention to the problem of inadequate water supply in his assembly constituency. Dogne kept the ‘lathi’ outside before entering the House, which witnessed heated exchanges between ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and main opposition Congress members over his attire and an adjournment for 10 minutes. Soon …

Concern over safety of women, children

Bhopal: Simhastha Central Committee’s Chairman Makhan Singh has stressed the need for paying attention to safety of children and women during Simhastha. He said that for the first time during Simhastha, modern technologies, especially IT are being used. For this, he laid emphasis on better mutual coordination. Singh was addressing a workshop on safety of children and women at Ujjain on Tuesday. Officers of Women’s Empowerment and Revenue departments participated in the workshop. Information was …

HC asks State to reply in Chhindwara firing case

Jabalpur: The Madhya Pradesh High Court has directed the state’s Chief Secretary to file a reply in an affidavit in connection with the action taken in firing incident at Chhindwara’s Gusli village that led to the death of two tribal, including a woman, two years ago. A division bench comprising Chief Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice Sanjay Yadav, while hearing the matter yesterday, also expressed anger over no reply being filed by the Chief Secretary …