One dies, as under-construction building collapses

Bhopal: A labourer was killed and 16 other workers were injured when an under-construction building of a police training academy collapsed in Bhopal district. The third floor of the building of Central Academy of Police Training, the construction of which was going on for last three months at Kanhasaiya locality on the city outskirts, collapsed suddenly late last evening during beam laying work. The two floors below it also came crashing down, trapping the labourers …

State-wide Gramoday Abhiyan to commence from April 14

Bhopal: The statewide Gramoday Abhiyan for the socio-economic change of villages will begin from April 14 to May 31. A one-day Mahila Gram Sabha will also be organized during the Abhiyan in which subjects related to women and children will be discussed. Gram Sabhas focusing on agriculture and different beneficiary-based schemes will also be organized separately. Reviewing the preparations of the campaign Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the campaign should have an objective. …

Special tour facility for the buffer zone

Bhopal: The Panna Tiger Reserve management has implemented a special tour facility for the buffer zone adjacent to the park and Panna city residents from March 19, 2017. Now city residents can board the Nature Camp Panna bus from Gandhi Chowk at 5.30 in the morning and tour round the National Park to watch the forest and wildlife. The minimum cost for the Park tour is Rs 300 per person. Seats for the tour can …

Chief Minister honours P Kunhikrishnan

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan honoured Director and Scientist of Satish Dhavan Space Center, Sriharikota P Kunhikrishnan with 2nd Vigyan Pratibha Samman on Monday. It may be menioned that this award is being given by MP Council of Science and Technology and Vigyan Bharti since 2016. Chouhan greeting Kunhikrishnan, said that the entire country feel pride of the feat achieved in the leadership of Kunhikrishnan. Science and spiritualism is one if pried deeply. He …

Shivraj says, MP was a Bimaru State in Congress rule

Bhopal: In reply to the discussion of the Governor’s address in Vidhan Sabha, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh remained ‘Bimaru’ in the 50 years of Congress rule in the state. But now due to relentless efforts of the BJP government, the state has become progressive. Presenting the comparative figures of the current development scenario and the state’s development status in 2003-04, he said that BJP government has brought about a major …

Shivraj says, budget historic, people oriented

Bhopal: Reacting to the 2017-18 budget presented in the State assembly on Wednesday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan termed the budget as historic and people oriented apart from being a well-wisher of farmers. He said that it is largely a budget designed for the welfare of farmers and for the development of the poor. This budget has instilled hope and confidence in the youth. It is a budget that empowers women and saves the environment. …

Air travel costlier in MP, Meals for Rs 5 to urban poor

Bhopal: Meal for Rs 5 to the urban poor, pension to widows and Seventh Pay Commission benefits to employees were key highlights of Madhya Pradesh’s Budget for 2017-2018 presented in the Assembly on Wednesday. Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya presented a Rs 1,85,564.27 crore Budget for the State with a revenue surplus of Rs 4596.40 crore. He hiked VAT on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) sold for fuelling at Indore and Bhopal airports, thus making the air …