HC reserves its order on Mishra’s plea

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a petition by Water Resources, Public Relations and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narottam Mishra challenging the disqualification of his election by the Election Commission of India (ECI). Earlier, Mishra defended himself in the Gwalior Bench of the Court today in view of the strike by lawyers. Though his advocates arrived in the court premises, other agitating lawyers prevented them from entering into the Court. …

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. …

Bill soon for death sentence to the rapist of minor

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the bill for giving death sentence to the accused of rape of minors would be presented in the coming monsoon session. Once it is passed it would be forwarded to the President. Chouhan was addressing a gathering today at the Joint Convocation Ceremony of policemen at the Madhya Pradesh Police Academy. Among those present on the occasion were Mayor Alok Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary Home KK Singh, …

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 …

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 …

Congress walkout in State assembly over SIMI activists jailbreak

Bhopal: Congress members on Monday walked out from the Madhya Pradesh assembly after expressing dissatisfaction over the reply of Jails Minister Kusum Mahadele over the alleged killing of eight SIMI escapees in an allegedly staged gunfight in the state. Earlier, Congress MLA Shailender Patel sought details of rules and their implementation regarding jail inspections etc. In reply, the minister told the assembly that jails in Madhya Pradesh were regularly inspected and the Bhopal jail was …

Eco Circuit proposal DPR sent to Central Tourism Ministry

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Tourism has sent Eco Circuit proposal DPR to the Central Tourism Ministry for developing infrastructure around Ramayan Circuit Chitrakoot, Island. Famous religious spot Omkareshwar has been listed in the ‘Prasad Yojana’. A DPR for this also has been forwarded to the Central Tourism Ministry. Proposals of Rs 50.57 crore, Rs 96.94 crore and Rs 60 crore have been sent for the development of the three circuits. With the first installment of the …

‘People expect IPU to fill the void left by SAARC’

Indore: The SAARC is an unkept promise that has failed to live up to people’s expectations, Inter- Parliamentary Union (IPU) President Saber Hossain Chowdhury said on Saturday. Chowdhury was of the view that people expect the IPU can fill the void left by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). “Looking at it from the point of view of people’s aspirations, what I’m saying is that the SAARC was an unkept promise. I’m not …

Jethmalani says Akhilesh is the best candidate today

Bhopal: Eminent lawyer and MP Ram Jethmalani here said that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was the best candidate available today. “I believe that Akhilesh is the best candidate available today. I work for him. I will work for him till the end. And At least the stupid actions of the father (Mulayam) have already been neutralised,” the former Union Minister said. “I believe the people of India are today wiser, they will not …