Petroleum products not to come under GST

Indore: The Madhya Pradesh government here on Saturday made it clear that petroleum products will not be brought under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST). Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya while talking to media persons here on Saturday said, The total commercial revenue that we get from petroleum products is about 35 per cent of the total tax (commercial) that government collects. Therefore, it is difficult for us to bring it under the GST …

Kharif sowing completed in 121.43 lakh hectare

Bhopal: Kharif sowing has been completed in 121.43 lakh hectare during Kharif season in the state till date. The condition of Kharif crop sowed in the state is satisfactory. No special damage to crops has been caused by the insects so far. Despite less rains in comparison to the normal rains in some areas of the state, the growth of crops is satisfactory owing to the required moisture. According to Director Farmers Welfare and Agriculture …

Campaigning in 37 urban bodies ends

Bhopal: The campaigning for election for 37 urban bodies of scheduled areas and by-election of 4 presidents in urban bodies and to recall presidents from 3 urban bodies came to an end on August 9 at 5 pm. With this, campaigning for general election of 5631 panchs, 74 sarpanchs, 14 janpad panchayats’ members, by-election of 3 district panchayat members and general election of 356 panchs and 23 sarpanchs also came to an end. Voting will …

415 combat teams formed to check diseases

Bhopal: At least 415 combat teams have been constituted at district and development block level for prevention and treatment of water-borne diseases including diarrhea, gastroenteritis, plague etc. in the state. Health Department is keeping strict vigilance on marked problem-oriented villages and townships. This information was given today by the Health Department during daily review of contagious diseases. People were told to inform immediately about the spread of any water-borne diseases in their areas on landline …

Two-day Yuva Utsav concludes in MP

Bhopal: The two-day State level Yuva Utsav organized in the state capital concluded on Tuesday. Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare Yashodhara Raje Scindia, the Chief Guest of the programme honored artists who have bagged first, second and third positions in various arts at the auditorium of Administration Academy. Secretary Sports Sachin Sinha, Director Sports and Youth Welfare Upendra Jain, Departmental Officers and Artists came from 7 divisions of the state and their families were …

Monsoon rains near normal in July

Bhopal: The Monsoon rains over East and West Madhya Pradesh has managed to remain near normal by the end of July. However, the quota of Bhopal remained quite short from normal. Till July 31, the statistics available with meteorology department show that East Madhya Pradesh is rain surplus by 4 per cent, while West Madhya Pradesh is rain deficient by 2 per cent. During the second half of July, most parts of the state received …

Yechuri expresses concern over decreasing days in House

Bhopal: Expressing concern over the dwindling number of working days in Parliament, CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury has called for enacting a law to ensure there is at least 100 days of active presence of members in the House. This will make sure that the government of the day is held accountable for its actions and policies, and members get enough time to deliberate on key issues, the Rajya Sabha member said last night. …

NLIU students lodge complaint with anti-ragging cell

Bhopal: At least two students of the National Law Institute University (NLIU) here have filed complaints with the UGC’s anti-ragging helpline accusing their seniors of indulging in ragging, sexual abuse and alcohol consumption on the campus. The director of NLIU, SS Singh, said a probe has been ordered into the matter but claimed that the complaints were not entirely true as some people named in the complaint did not exist. One of the complaints lodged …

Political atmosphere hots up in Bhopal

Bhopal: Against the backdrop of Madhya Pradesh Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narottam Mishra’s disqualification by the Election Commission of India (ECI), political atmosphere has ignited in the state ahead of the Assembly’s Monsoon Session commencing on Monday. Forest Minister Gaurishankar Shejwar, Revenue Minister Umashankar Gupta and Minister of State for Cooperatives Vishwas Sarang on Sunday met Speaker Sitasaran Sharma at his residence and submitted a memorandum alleging that Leader of the Opposition Ajay Singh used undignified …

Public should not face problems: CM

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government is for the public. Such an arrangement should be made that public does not have to face any difficulty. Problems of the public will not be tolerated. Chouhan was taking a video conference of Revenue and Energy Department at the Mantralaya on Monday. Revenue Minister Umashankar Gupta was also present on the occasion. Chouhan said that a work plan of a campaign for distribution …