MP has immense tourism potential, says CM

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh is state of immense tourism potential. Efforts will be made to generate employment opportunities through tourism development. Number of tourists in the state has increased constantly during previous years. Over 8 crore devotees visited Simhastha Mahakumbh at Ujjain in just one month. Launching renovation of 100-years-old historic Minto Hall and construction of convention centre here on Wednesday, Chouhan said that it would be unique …

Shivraj announces laptops to 17,000 students

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that laptops will be given to 17,000 students on securing over 85 per cent marks in class XII exams. Chouhan launched state-level ‘School Chalen Ham Abhiyan’ at Silwani in Raisen district on Wednesday. Chouhan said that the students could not avail benefit under laptop last year scheme will also be given laptops this year. Chouhan informed that Higher Education Fund will be instituted to assist talented students, …

Minto hall’s convertsion into Convention centre

Bhopal: Renovation of one of Bhopal city’s prime identity historic Minto Hall and work of convention centre will be launched on June 15, 2016. Maintaining originality of Minto Hall, a 500-seater ultramodern convention centre would be constructed there. Along with this, renovation of Minto Hall will also be undertaken at a cost of about Rs 32 crore. Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation would be nodal agency for this. Renovation of historic Minto Hall and …

CM says every poor family to get house

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that every poor firmly will be provided a residential plot of land and assistance to construct house. No poor person will be deprived of residential land. Poor people will not be evicted from occupied lands, but will be given pattas for the same land. The Chief Minister was addressing Antyodaya Mela at Karanja in Lanji tahasil of Balaghat district today. Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Gaurishankar …

Usha Kiran centres soon in 51 districts

Maya SinghBhopal: Usha Kiran centres will be opened in all 51 districts of the state to provide all facilities to violence affected women under one roof. Woman and Child Development Minister Maya Singh said that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had announced this. In pursuance of this, directives have been given to all districts to open these centres. For this, Rs 153 lakh has been sanctioned. Minister Singh informed that in Usha Kiran centres, affected women …

State is in favour of reservation in promotions

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government is in favour of reservation in promotions. A cabinet sub-committee will be constituted to change rules in this regard. He reiterated that no one can abolish reservations. Addressing Arakshan Bachao Rally of AJAKS at TT Nagar Dussehra Maidan, CM Chouhan said that the state government will effectively pursue case in the Supreme Court for maintaining status quo on reservation of SCs and STs …

Tankha set to win with Kamalnath’s support

Bhopal: To ensure victory of Congress nominee Vivek Tankha from Madhya Pradesh in the biennial polls to the Rajya Sabha, former Union Minister Kamalnath is fighting from the front. In his leadership the whole Congress seems to be united. Nath has one-to-one discussion with all the party legislators in past two days. The polling for the biennial polls will be held on Saturday at State assembly. Senior Congress leaders and former Union Ministers Kamal Nath …

Congress MLA out for voting in Rajya Sabha polls

Bhopal: After getting bail by the Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court, Congress legislator from Barwani Ramesh Patel, who was behind bars for the past five months in connection with nearly six-year-old rape case was released from the Central Jail here, along with three others on Friday. According to the Central Jail sources, Patel and three others were released after completion of all formalities. Now, Patel would be able to cast his vote for …

Surface water-based schemes sanctioned

Bhopal: The State cabinet here on Wednesday sanctioned estimated cost of Rs 14,827 crore for 37 new surface water-based group drinking water schemes. Similarly, sanction of Rs 3734.87 crore was granted for 10 revised group drinking water schemes. New surface water-based group drinking water schemes include Gandhi Sagar Group Water Supply Scheme 1 and 2, Mahi, Agar-Malwa, Sanjay Sagar (Nehriai), Sagad (Hinautia Mali), Samnapur-Satdhara (Deori), Kesli, Shahgarh Banda-1 ( Beela dam), Shahgarh Banda-2 (Dhasan), Madia …

Digvijay appears before EOW

digvijay singhBhopal: AICC general secretary and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh on Wednesday appeared before the Economic Offences Wing (EOW)officials and recorded his statements here in connection with an alleged fraud case in a matter that dates back his chief ministership in Madhya Pradesh. Singh and two others, including a former minister, are facing criminal charges like cheating and forgery. Digvijayji went to the EOW office with me at 11.30 am and got …