US Ambassador visits places in Bhopal

VermaBhopal: US Ambassador in India Richard R Verma met Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here on Wednesday. Verma held discussions on issues like economic investment, women’s empowerment and religious freedom in Madhya Pradesh. The Chief Minister welcomed Verma and members of embassy accompanying him. Chouhan informed that till a decade ago, Madhya Pradesh was among backward states of India. Now, the state is maintaining growth rate in double digit and probably the highest agriculture growth …

Scouts and Guides activities in all districts

Bhopal: School Education Minister and Madhya Pradesh State Chief Commissioner of Scouts and Guides Paras Jain has said that activities of the organisation will be intensified in all districts. Jain was addressing a meeting of Scouts and Guides state executive here today. Office-bearers and members of the executive body attended the meeting. Jain said that offices of Scouts and Guides will be opened in the districts where it has land already. Excellent performers in districts …

Super-100 programme in all schools

Bhopal: The state government has issued directives to all District Education Officers regarding implementation of Super-100 programme during academic session 2016-17. Directives have been given to invite 6 students (2 each in maths, biology and commerce) selected on the basis of results of class X exam in every district and get them admitted in Government Malhar Ashram Higher Secondary School, Indore. Administration will ensure students boarding, food, teaching and training arrangements. Apart from class XI …

Air connectivity to Pune from Bhopal starts

Bhopal: Bhopal-Pune via Raipur flight began here on Monday. Home and Jails Minister Babulal Gaur flagged off the Air India flight at Raja Bhoj airport at 8 am. Gaur got introduced with crew members of flight number AI 9865/AI 9866. He wished happy journey to passengers of maiden flight from Bhopal to Pune via Raipur. Gaur said that Bhopal city will develop rapidly due to its air connectivity with other cities in the country. Catering …

Special teams to monitor sonography centres

Bhopal: Health and Family Welfare Minister Narottam Mishra chaired a meeting of State Supervisory Board constituted under PC&PNDT Act at Mantralaya here on Monday. Mishra felicitated Mahesh Chandak of Chhindwara district for sting operation to highlight cases of female foeticide. Lauding role of Chandak, Mishra gave him letter of citation and a cheque of Rs 50,000 as first installment of incentive. The teams informed about inspections made by them. After inspecting ultrasonography centres and documents, …

Bhopal recorded 46.7 degree Celsius

Bhopal: The State capital faced intense heat wave on Friday and recorded highest temperature of 46.7 degree Celsius. With this temperature, Bhopal has broken record of 69 years, when a 46.5 degree temperature was recorded. It was in May 2010 when the mercury soared to 46 degrees Celsius. The temperature on Thursday was five degrees above the normal mark. The city had recorded day temperature of 45.3 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and 45.6 on Thursday. …

Happiness Ministry, a welcome step of Chouhan

Ujjain: Founder of Yoga Darshan Charitable Trust Swami Harshanand camping at Ujjain during Simhastha has described decision of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to constitute Happiness Ministry as a welcome step. Born at Bhanpura in Mandsaur district, Swami Harshanand informed that he is imparting Yoga training through his organisation for the last 25 years. So far, he has imparted Yoga training to children of 3,500 schools in the country. He informed that he has held …

Last Shahi Snan at Simhastha on May 21

Ujjain: Lakhs of devotees will take the holy dip in Kshipra river during last Shahi Snan of century’s second Simhastha at Ujjain on May 21. Shahi Snan of Akharas will commence from 3 am. Shaivite and Vaishnavite Akharas will take holy dip simultaneously at Dutt Akhara and Ramghat, respectively, from 3 am. Saints and seers belonging to various Akharas will take the holy dip in accordance with time fixed for them from 3 to 11 …

Rewa’s Beehar river to be developed like Tames

Rewa: Public Relations and Energy Minister Rajendra Shukla has said that Rewa’s Beehar river will be developed like London’s Tames river. PR Minister Shukla was addressing a function to launch beautification of collectorate building and Bhumi Poojan of bypass road at Rewa today. Shukla said that banks of Beehar river from Tourism Park upto Pachmatha will be beautified. Retaining walls will be constructed. Pathways for walk, lawns and chairs will be installed. The Minister directed …

CM reviews damages caused by rains

Ujjain: Leaving behind all important assignments, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan rushed to Ujjain tonight to take stock of damaged caused by rains and storm in Simhastha Mela area this afternoon. At local Rest House, he gave necessary directives after discussions with senior officers to restore all basic amenities at the earliest. He also held detailed discussions with officers responsible for Mela arrangements. The Chief Minister said that despite two natural calamites within a week, …