BHOPAL

  • LS polls: Jyotiraditya, Ajit Jogi, Raman Singh's son in the fray 16-04-2014 01:30 PM

    Bhopal: Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia is seeking re-election for the fourth consecutive term from Guna. 10 Lok Sabha seats in MP will be voting on April 17. Three Lok Sabha seats of Chhattisgarh, including those of Mahasamund and Rajnadgaon from where former chief minister Ajit Jogi and Chief Minister Raman...
  • 8 guns, 52 cartridges seized in Bhopal; seven arrested 13-04-2014 02:15 PM

    Seven youth were arrested after eight hand guns and 52 cartridges of Italian 12-bore gun were allegedly seized from them in the city, police said on Sunday. The illegal firearms were brought from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, Superintendent of Police (headquarters) Shashikant Shukla told reporters last evening. Efforts were on to...
  • Would have been great if Advani fought from Bhopal: BJP's Alok Sanjar 10-04-2014 07:27 PM

    Bhopal: While many have termed Jaswant Singh's suspension from the Bharatiya Janata Party a disaster, party's candiadte from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat Alok Sanjar has justified the move saying the BJP is a disciplined organistaion. "The party doesn't tolerate if its leaders, irrespective of their stature, disrupt discipline, and we...
  • Congress seeks removal of Jabalpur Collector over firing 08-04-2014 07:27 PM

    Congress in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday demanded strict action against the Jabalpur District Collector and some other senior officials in connection with a firing incident in which five party activists were injured. Party legislator and Leader of Opposition in Assembly Satyadev Katare also sought dismissal of the Raisen District Collector...
  • Bhopal: CBI arrests I-T officer, husband for taking Rs 10 lakh bribe 29-03-2014 11:31 AM

    Bhopal: The CBI on Saturday arrested a top Income Tax official and her politician husband on charges of taking bribe. Poonam Rai, the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, and her husband Ganesh Malviya, a BJP leader, were arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs 10 lakh from a builder. The...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan wants new models to get private partners for water supply 23-03-2014 01:19 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that new and innovative models shall be developed to attract private partners in water supply distribution and maintenance across the state. "Rain water harvesting and recharge of groundwater sources shall be implemented, and be made mandatory for all agencies in MP,"...
  • Uma Bharti not interested in Jhansi, wants to contest from Bhopal 21-03-2014 04:06 PM

    New Delhi: Bhopal is the new hotseat for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) it seems. After party veteran LK Advani showed interest in the seat, Uma Bharti has now reportedly told the party leadership that she will like to contest from there. Uma Bharti has always been a powerful figure...
  • Advani calls truce, to contest from Gandhinagar 20-03-2014 11:25 PM

    Playing down reports of differences over his candidature, Lal Krishna Advani on Thursday evening said that he will be contesting 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Gandhinagar in Gujarat, the seat which has been allotted to him on Wednesday. ...
  • BJP mollifies LK Advani but Jaswant Singh still sulking over LS seat 20-03-2014 09:36 PM

    New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janta Party managed to mollify Lal Krishna Advani, the party is still facing rebellion from its senior leader Jaswant Singh, who is keen on contesting Lok Sabha elections from his hometown Barmer in Rajasthan. While after a day long drama, Advani on Thursday evening declared...
  • LK Advani says he will contest Lok Sabha elections from Gandhinagar 20-03-2014 07:11 PM

    Playing down reports of differences over his candidature, Lal Krishna Advani on Thursday evening said that he will be contesting 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Gandhinagar in Gujarat, the seat which has been allotted to him on Wednesday. In a statement released on Thursday evening, Advani said, "Having represented Gandhinagar...
  • LK Advani has his way, BJP lets him decide his seat for Lok Sabha elections 20-03-2014 05:49 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to leave the decision on choice of seat for party veteran LK Advani to the man himself. "I have spoken to all the party leaders. I have consulted the Parliamentary Board and the CEC members as well. We have decided that the...
  • Advani is free to contest from Gandhinagar or Bhopal: Rajnath Singh 20-03-2014 04:48 PM

    New Delhi: Amid reports of differences within the Bharatiya Janata Party over LK Advani's candidature from Gandhinagar even though he wanted Bhopal, party President Rajnath Singh has now downplayed the rift saying the 86-year-old leader is free to contest from any of the two seats. "Advani is free to chose...
  • No crisis in BJP, all doubts will be clear soon: Venkaiah Naidu 20-03-2014 04:04 PM

    New Delhi: Amidst reports of infighting in the Bharatiya Janata Party over Lok Sabha tickets, party leader Venkaiah Naidu has said that there is no crisis. Rubbishing reports of a rift, Naidu said that all doubts will be clear by Thursday evening. "There is no crisis, who told you Advani...
  • LK Advani embarrasses BJP again 20-03-2014 01:24 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch LK Advani is sulking once again and this time it is over his Lok Sabha seat. After deliberating on the issue for weeks, the BJP central election committee has finally asked him to contest from his old seat Gandhinagar in Gujarat. But Advani is...
  • After Advani, Jaswant puts BJP in a spot, revolts over Lok Sabha seat 20-03-2014 12:38 PM

    New Delhi: It will be a double whammy for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) if its senior member Jaswant Singh carries out his threat after Lal Krishna Advani's reluctance to contest from Gandhinagar in Gujarat. Jaswant has reportedly warned the party that he will fight the Lok Sabha elections as...
  • Modi, Sushma try to persuade Advani to contest from Gandhinagar 20-03-2014 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in a damage control mode after the divide within the party over veteran LK Advani's Lok Sabha seat came out in the open. Advani has been nominated to fight from the Gandhinagar seat again, even though he himself wants to contest from...
  • Gandhinagar, Bhopal in the fray as BJP brainstorms over Advani's seat 19-03-2014 11:50 AM

    New Delhi: After finalising its PM candidate Narendra Modi's Varanasi seat, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now brainstorming over senior leader LK Advani's seat. As the BJP meets on Wednesday to decide on more seats, the Madhya Pradesh unit of the party is backing senior leader LK Advani's candidature from...
  • With Rs 54030, Madhya Pradesh GDP growth ahead of other states 18-03-2014 05:39 PM

    Madhya Pradesh has surpassed all major states in the country in gross domestic product (GDP) growth this year, according to official sources in Bhopal. As per figures released by the Centre for 2013-14, Madhya Pradesh has registered 11.08 per cent GDP growth for the period, the sources said on Monday...
  • LS Polls: Phool Chand Verma writes to Rajnath Singh over poll ticket distribution 15-03-2014 06:20 PM

    Former BJP MP Phool Chand Verma has questioned the way tickets were being distributed by the party in Madhya Pradesh for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections. "I would like to know the basis on which tickets for the Lok Sabha polls were being distributed by the party," he asked in...
  • JCB India opens integrated facility in Bhopal 05-03-2014 05:44 PM

    Leading construction equipment manufacturing company JCB India Ltd on Wednesday announced the opening of its integrated facility in the city. The facility has six bays and is spread across an area of 29,000 sq ft, the company's MD and CEO Vipin Sondhi said in Bhopal. The facility has been built...
  • Chargesheet filed in IAS couple's disproportionate assets case 01-03-2014 11:14 PM

    The Lokayukta Special Police Establishment (SPE) on Saturday filed a chargesheet in the district court against tainted IAS couple Arvind and Tinoo Joshi, besides 17 others, in connection with the couple's assets disproportionate to the known sources of income. Lokayukta sources said the chargesheet was filed against 19 persons, including...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: Court summons US chemical giant Dow Chemicals 28-02-2014 11:41 PM

    Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Bhopal, Pankaj Maheshwari today issued a notice to Dow Chemicals to appear before the court on July 4 and present its stand with regard to the Bhopal gas leak disaster of December 1984. Bhopal Group for Information and Action, an NGO working with the gas-affected people,...
  • Gen VK Singh appears for Ph.D viva at Barkutallah University 24-02-2014 05:57 PM

    Former Army Chief General VK Singh on Monday appeared for a viva examination for his doctorate thesis at the Barkutallah University in Bhopal. Prof Kailash Tyagi, Singh's guide, said that the General arrived in Bhopal on Sunday night and appeared for the viva in the morning. General Singh is doing...
  • Conversions should be stopped immediately: Ashok Singhal 22-02-2014 05:56 PM

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad convenor Ashok Singhal on Saturday said that unless conversions were stopped immediately, the day would not be far off when Hindus would be reduced to a minority in this country. Addressing a press conference in Bhopal, he said it has become "imperative" for each Hindu couple to...
  • RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to visit Bhopal next week 15-02-2014 07:09 PM

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat would pay a four-day visit to Bhopal from February 20 during which he will hold meetings with office-bearers. Bhagwat will meet his organisation's office-bearers from Malwa, Madhya Bharat, Mahakoshal regions and also Chhattisgarh, RSS sources said in Bhopal opn Saturday. RSS workers would organise a "path...
  • Carbide responsible for Bhopal gas tragedy, new evidence reveals 06-02-2014 07:18 PM

    Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Union Carbide Corp (UCC) have released new evidence to show its "direct role in designing and building the pesticide plant in Bhopal" where the 1984 gas disaster killed thousands. Union Carbide, now a Dow Chemical subsidiary, refuses to clean up the site claiming that its...
  • 'Union Carbide had direct role in designing, building Bhopal plant' 06-02-2014 12:19 PM

    Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Union Carbide Corp (UDC) for the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy released new evidence on Wednesday that demonstrates the company's "direct role in designing and building the pesticide plant in Bhopal, India". Union Carbide, now a Dow Chemical subsidiary, refuses to clean up the site,...
  • PMT scam: SAIMS chairman in judicial remand till February 17 04-02-2014 04:03 PM

    A local court has remanded the chairman of Shri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS) Vinod Bhandari in judicial custody till February 17 in connection with the multi-crore 2012 Pre Medical Test scam. Bhandari, who has been charged with forgery, cheating, violation of IT Act and criminal conspiracy, was sent...
  • MP: Woman forced to deliver at hospital reception due to doctors' strike 31-01-2014 12:11 PM

    Bhopal: In a shocking case in Madhya Pradesh, a woman was forced to give birth to a baby in front of the reception a Bhopal district hospital due to a day long doctors strike. More than 3,000 doctors and 35,000 employees in government hospitals are on strike across the state....
  • BMHRC faces closure threat due to high attrition 25-01-2014 04:17 PM

    The Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sangthan (BGPMUS) today felt that if urgent measures were not taken against attrition, the Bhopal Medical Hospital and Research Centre (BMHRC) would have to face closure in next 3-4 months. Speaking to reporters here, BGPMUS convenor Abdul Jabbar said that BMHRC had been established...