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 …

Self analysis process should continue: Shivraj

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that self analysis process should be continued to make credibility and prestige of civil service more effective. He further mentioned that Manthan process will be started again to bring administrative reforms in the state. Chouhan was addressing the workshop held on the occasion of Civil Service Day at Academy of Administration and Management on Thursday. Chouhan stated that contribution of civil service is important to maintain the present …

Heritage walk in Burhanpur on April 18

Bhopal: A two-day Burhanpur Simhavlokan programme will commence at Burhanpur from April 18 on World Heritage Day. Woman and Child Development Minister Archana Chitnis informed at Burhanpur that this programme was being organised with the assistance of Directorate of Archaeology, Archives and Museum with the purpose of bringing to the fore the significant heritage of archaeological and ancient Indian history besides medieval heritage. Chitnis informed that the Copper Hoard Culture axe, mention of Maharishi Narad …

Sarpanch-Sachivs made responsible for the funds

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that the Sarpanch-Sachivs will be responsible for the funds to be released into panchayat accounts for work and plan. But they will not be responsible for the misuse of the funds that go into the beneficiarys account. Taking into account the expenses of panchayats on protocol, the Chief Minister has announced an annual protocol allowance of Rs 6,000. After discussion with the Chief Minister, the Sarpanch, Sachivs and …

Vindhya Trade Fairs provide identity to entrepreneurs

Bhopal: Minister for Commerce-Industry and Mineral Resources said that Vindhya Trade Fairs has become a medium to provide identity to the entrepreneurs and artists. He mentioned that its third successful year will prove fruitful for providing a platform to cultural and commercial activities. Shukl was inaugurating the Vindhya Mahotsav on Friday evening at Rewa. Shukl said that the Mahotsav has increased the peoples income of Vindhya and Rewa region. This programme has become a good …

Congress alleges transferred officers working in Ater

Bhopal: A day of ahead of Ater assembly bypolls in Bhind, Madhya Pradesh Congress on Saturday alleged that the senior officers who had been transferred from the district are staying put there and serving the BJP government. While talking to media persons here on Saturday, Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Arun Yadav alleged, The Bhind Collector, the SP and other officials who had been transferred (on April 2 and 3 respectively following the row over the …

10 kgs of opium and 60 kgs of poppy husk seized

Neemuch: The police here on Monday seized 10 kgs of opium and 60 kgs of poppy husk from an SUV in Neemuch district and arrested a man suspected to be a smuggler from Amritsar. Based on the inputs given by the arrested person, identified as Jaswant, police raided a place of one Vishal Patidar, an associate of the former, in Richhabachha village in Mandsaur district. During the raid, 7 kg of opium and poppy husk, …

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, …

Take effective steps to improve sex-ratio

Bhopal: PCPNDT District Advisory Committees should take effective steps to improve sex-ratio adopting Gwalior model. Gwalior was awarded by the Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi in the month of January this year for remarkable improvement in sex-ratio. Efforts of the Former Collector of Gwalior Akash Tripathi, P Narhari, Sanjay Goyal and District Level Advisory Committee have improved sex ratio from 881 to 931 girls per thousand boys which is not only …

Special session of Assembly to clear GST Bill soon

Bhopal: Special session of Madhya Pradesh assembly would soon be convened to clear the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill. Notably, the Lok Sabha has cleared four bills related to the GST on Wednesday, setting the stage for 28 states, along with Delhi and Puducherry, to enact state laws over the next three months to roll out the new tax regime from July. The four bills- Integrated GST, Central GST, Union Territory GST and Compensation …