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 …

Shivraj greets students for annual exams

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has extended his best wishes and congratulated all students in advance for their success in the forthcoming annual exams. Chouhan said that the most valuable time starts now. Students have to move forward towards their destination with dreams. At such a time, there is neither any need to neither panic nor take too much stress. Prepare and give your exams happily. The Chief Minister said that examinations last for …

Babulal Gaur complains against bureaucrats

Bhopal: Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Babulal Gaur on Tuesday complained in the Assembly that bureaucrats don’t answer his phone calls when he tries to speak to them about people’s problems. Gaur, also a former Home Minister, noted this reflects poorly on the State’s bureaucracy. The veteran BJP MLA made the observation during the Question Hour when Minister for Urban Administration Maya Singh was replying to his question regarding pollution caused by the garbage dumping …

School Education begins GIS mapping for construction works

Bhopal: The School Education Department has begun Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping technique for improved monitoring of the construction works and facilities in government schools of the state. The GIS mapping technique in the state has been appreciated at the national level also. A mobile application (app) has been prepared with the help of NIC for the GIS mapping. This application is working on android smart phones with GPS camera. With the mobile app being …

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 …

CM opens first Post Office Passport centre at Vidisha

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated Country’s First Post Office Passport Seva Kendra at Vidisha on Saturday. Now residents of Raisen, Guna, Ashoknagar, Sagar and Damoh including Vidisha need not come to Bhopal to get passport prepared on beginning of this center. The center will work in the form of Laghu Passport Seva Kandra. Efforts will be made to examine applications beside its approval in a single day itself. Shaikh Sohit and Pawan Soni …

Shejwar participates in Narmada yatra in Dhar

Bhopal: Minister for Forest Gourishankar Shejwar along with wife participated in ‘Namami Devi Narmade’ Seva yatra on its 75th day in Koteshwar of Dhar district. He performed Aarti of Maa Narmada and undertook plantation. Chairman Child Protection Commission Raghvendra Sharma, Former MLA Mukamsingh Kirade, villagers and devotees in large number were present on the occasion. Jan-Sanvad programmes were held at Nisarpur and Kadmal during the yatra. A short play was staged by the students of …

Mishra lays foundation stone for power station

Bhopal: Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narottam Mishra performed bhoomi pujan of the 33/11 power station of Gram Jyoti Yojana installed at a cost of Rs 33.32 crore near New Collector Bhavan in Datia district. With the installation of the power station, the far flung villages in the district too will now have electricity supply with maximum voltage. Under the Deendayal Gram Jyoti Yojana, one substation, 16 feeders and 150 habitats will …