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Southern Command Investiture held in Bhopal

Bhopal: Southern Command Investiture Ceremony was conducted at Bhopal on Thursday. Lieutenant General PM Hariz, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Command, felicitated a total of 63 Officers, Junior Commissioned Officer and Other Ranks with Gallantry and Distinguished service awards. These awards have been given to the awardees for various acts of gallantry as well as for exceptional devotion to duty and service to the Nation. The awards presented included twenty four Sena Medals (Gallantry), six Yudh …

Bikano launches gift packs for Diwali

Bhopal: Bikano, one of the leaders in the market of packaged foods, here on Thursday launched its Diwali products with 19 types of beautiful gift packs besides 10-12 types of special sweets. The special thing about these products is that their self-life is 4-6 months old. While talking to media persons, DGM of Bikano Sanjeev Gupta said that the special thing about these products is that their self-life is 4-6 months old. Every year, special …

Special drive to hold rain water

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has issued instructions to launch a drive for holding flowing rain water from September 15. He has instructed to make action plan for farmers’ income not getting reduced due to rain deficit, observe Swachhata fortnight and get prepared for rabi crop considering rain shortfall. Chouhan asked the district in-charge ministers to assess availability of water for irrigation with public representatives and administrative officers between September 15 and 20. Effective …

MISA pension hiked, rules changed

Bhopal: The BJP government in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday decided to pay an honorarium of Rs 8,000 per month to those who spent less than one month in prison under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) and Defence of India (DIR) rules during Emergency. The state government already pays Rs 25,000 per month to those who spent more than a month in jail under the MISA and DIR between 1975 and 1977, when Indira …

NHRC issues notice over refusal to treat HIV patient

New Delhi: Terming it the worst example of cruelty, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today issued notice to the Madhya Pradesh government over reports that doctors at a district hospital allegedly refused to treat a woman at an advance stage of pregnancy after they found she was HIV-positive. “Even as the woman delivered twins outside the maternity ward (of the Tikamgarh District Hospital), the hospital staff did not attend to them and as a …

Swine flu has claimed 44 lives in MP

Bhopal: Swine flu has claimed 44 lives in Madhya Pradesh with five patients each succumbing to the deadly H1N1 virus in Bhopal and Indore districts since July 1 this year. So far, 226 positive cases of swine flu have been reported from different districts of Madhya Pradesh, state health services director Dr KL Sahu said. Sahu further said that the H1N1 virus claimed 44 lives in the state so far since July 1 this year …

Power companies urge to take temp connections

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh East, Central and West region Power Distribution Companies have appealed to the Dharmik Utsav Samitis and power consumers to take temporary electricity connections as per rules for decoration purpose in tents and tableaus during Ramleela, Durgotsav, Garba, Dandia and Moharram. The power connection will be meter-based. The billing for the temporary connection will be based on the current domestic rate. For this a pucca receipt should be obtained after depositing advance amount …

Mogli Bal Utsav is organized every year

Bhopal: In order to generate love and responsibilities towards environment among the students, the Mogli Bal Utsav is organized every year in the state. The Bal Utsav is being organized in two categories ie junior and senior level from August 26 this year. Students of class 5 to 8 and students of class 9 to 12 are participating in junior and senior category respectively. Directives have been issued to all the district education officers by …

Provision of Rs 1,000 cr for crop loss

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that now farmers need not worry about any type of natural calamity. State government is making a provision of a fund of Rs 1000 crore to compensate for the loss of farmers produce. The Chief Minister said this at the Prime Ministers Crop Insurance Scheme certificate distribution ceremony organized at Guna. Crop insurance fund certificates worth Rs 212 crores were distributed to 65,000 farmers. The Chief Minister laid …

Difference of market price and support price to be paid

Bhopal: The price difference between market price and support price of crops will now be deposited directly to the accounts of farmers. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made this announcement for farmers at a massive programme held for distribution of Prime Ministers Crop Insurance Fund Certificate at Chanderi tehsil headquarters in Ashoknagar district. He announced to give Rs 1.5 crore each for drinking water infrastructure development to Ashoknagar and Chanderi Nagar Palika. He also said …