HC seeks reply from ECI on its order

Gwalior: The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday sought the Election Commission’s stand on a plea against the poll panel’s order disqualifying State Minister Narottam Mishra. Notably, Mishra was disqualified by the poll watchdog on June 24 for three years for filing wrong accounts of his election expenditure during the assembly polls of 2008. With this, his election from the Datia assembly constituency also stood void. Three days later, Mishra moved the Gwalior bench of …

Alliance Air flight for Lucknow from July 5

Bhopal: Air India area manager of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Vishut Acharya today said Alliance Air, a subsidiary of the national carrier, will operate a new flight on the Bhopal-Lucknow route from July 5 onwards. Acharya said flights to various destinations would be operated from Bhopal in the coming days after the induction of new aircraft in AI’s fleet. “A daily flight from Bhopal to Lucknow would be operated from July 5 with ATR-72 aircraft. …

Widespread preparations for plantations

Bhopal: Widespread preparations are in progress for plantation of over 6 crore saplings in a single day on coming July 2 in the state. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today reviewed this ambitious programme at the ministry. He said that participation of every section of society must be ensured in this great campaign for conservation of environment. Intensive monitoring of district-wise preparations should be undertaken. Chief Secretary BP. Singh was present at the meeting. Chouhan …

Three more farmers end life

Bhopal: Distressed over their debts, three more peasants allegedly ended their lives in Madhya Pradesh in the last 24 hours, taking the number of farmers’ suicide in the state to 20 since June 8. While two suicides were reported from Sagar and Chhatarpur districts of backward Bundelkhand region, another one was reported from Budni, the assembly segment represented by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. In Sagar, 50-year-old Gulai Kurmi was found hanging from the branch …

6 crore saplings to be planted in MP

Bhopal: As per the resolution of the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, 6 crore saplings will be planted in 24 districts of Narmada basin on July 2. Under the programme, 3 crore saplings will be planted by the Forest department whereas remaining 3 crore saplings will be planted by Rural Development, Agriculture, Horticulture, Jan Abhiyan Parishad, Urban Administration, School Education department etc. Work to dig pits in concerned districts is in progress.

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Cong bandh demanding Rs 1 cr compensation

Bhopal: A bandh called by Congress today over its demand that family members of 26 persons killed in a fire at a cracker factory be paid a compensation of Rs 1 crore evoked near-total response in Balaghat town. There were no untoward incidents, said the additional director general of police (Balaghat range) G Janardhan. Most of the shops and offices in Balaghat town and Waraseoni tehsil remained closed, reports said. The BJP government in Madhya …