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 …

Mohan Bhagwat mentions Mahatma, asserts value of labour

Bhopal: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat on Friday briefly mentioned Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi in a speech, endeavoured to underscore that service ought not to be construed as a burden and asserted that the value of labour is once again being recognised. Once Gandhiji saw a girl, around 10 years of age, climbing uphill while carrying her five-year-old brother on her shoulders. He suggested her to put down the ‘burden’ and …

11 ISI agents caught from different places

Bhopal: Eleven people allegedly connected to an espionage racket being run from Pakistan to collect strategic information were picked up from various places in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. One of them, identified as Balram, was picked up from Satna, five from Gwalior, three from Bhopal and two from Jabalpur, state Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Sanjeev Shami told reporters here. However, he did not disclose the names of the other 10 people, saying it will …

Bhagwat visits Betul jail, pays tributes to Golwalkar

Bhopal: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday visited Betul district jail and paid tributes to Sangh’s ideologue late Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar alias ‘Guruji’. Bhagwat visited barrack no. 1 of the district jail where Golwalkar was detained for about three months in 1949, after the organisation was banned following Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination. However, the state Congress objected to Bhagwat’s visit while terming it as violation of jail manual and an effort to glorify the member of …

Pratibha Parv to be observed from Jan 18 to 20

Bhopal: In order to bring qualitative improvement in education, Pratibha Parva will be observed from January 18 to 20 in Primary and Middle Schools of the Government by the School Education Department. During the Pratibha Parva, evaluation of education system and academic achievement of the children will be made. Collective efforts will be made for improvement after the evaluation. Under the Pratibha Parva, points like school arrangements, academic evaluation, to hold Balk Sabhas and to …