BHOPAL

  • Kolkata best, Chandigarh worst Indian city: Janaagraha survey June 10, 2014

    Indian cities don't score very high on several parameters such as laws, policies, institutions, processes and accountability mechanisms that strongly influence quality of life. According to the Annual Survey of India's City-Systems by Janaagraha which was carried out in 21 major cities of India across 18 states, the quality of...
  • 21 year old tigress 'Sita' dies of old age in Van Vihar National Park June 1, 2014

    An ailing tigress has died of old age in Van Vihar National Park in Bhopal, a forest official said on Sunday. "The big cat, named 'Sita', was 21 years old. She was suffering from an injury in her hind leg over a month, which had restricted her movements. She died last...
  • MP: Lokayukta raids premises of IPS officer May 15, 2014

    Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta conducted early morning raids at the premises of IPS officer Mayank Jain, IG Community Policing on Thursday. The Lokyukta sleuths have unearthed documents showing assets including 50 acres of land, two nursing homes and 8 houses spread across Rewa, Indore and Bhopal. The officer belongs...
  • 3 killed in a trolley-car collision on Bhopal-Indore highway May 8, 2014

    Three persons were killed on Thursday in a collision between a trolley and a Marshal Jeep on Bhopal-Indore highway near Ashta block here, police said. The mishap took place at village Arnia Ghazi, 55 kms from here this morning when all the victims, employed with Public Health Engineering Department at Mandeleshwar...
  • Madhya Pradesh launches web portal for panchayats May 2, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh on Thursday launched a web portal for village panchayats to ensure greater transparency in their functioning. Madhya Pradesh Chief Secretary Antony D'sa launched the "Panchayat Darpan" website at a function in Bhopal. "With this launch, Madhya Pradesh becomes the first state to bring transparency in operations of panchayats and maintain...
  • 'Satra Ko Shaadi Hai' is a whimsical rom-com; should be fun: Shoojit Sircar May 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Shoojit Sircar, the co-producer of 'Satra Ko Shaadi Hai', hopes the film about a wedding in Bhopal turns out to be fun. The film is a small-budget whimsical rom-com directed by writer Arshad Sayyed, who recently wrote another quirky marital comedy 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects'. Talking about 'Satra Ko Shaadi Hai',...
  • MP: Man posts woman's obscene photos on Facebook, jailed for 3 years April 29, 2014

    Bhopal: In a first of its kind verdict in Bhopal, a local court has sentenced a youth to three years in prison for posting obscene photographs of a woman on Facebook. The convict has also been directed to pay a penalty of Rs 22,000 for the cyber crime. The woman...
  • Bhopal: Doctors keep dead woman on the ventilator for a week, booked April 26, 2014

    Bhopal: In a shocking incident in Bhopal, four doctors of a private hospital have been booked for allegedly keeping a dead person on the ventilator for a week. A case of cheating for monetary gain has been registered. The deceased's family had filed a complaint alleging that the hospital kept...
  • Amarinder questions Jaitley over Bhopal gas tragedy case April 20, 2014

    Amritsar: Congress leader and Amritsar candidate Amarinder Singh asked his BJP rival Arun Jaitley to come clean on his alleged defence to Dow Jones against Bhopal gas tragedy victims over denial of compensation. Amarinder, in a statement, asked Jaitley whether it was not a fact that the latter...
  • LS polls: Jyotiraditya, Ajit Jogi, Raman Singh's son in the fray April 16, 2014

    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 April 13, 2014

    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 trace more...
  • Would have been great if Advani fought from Bhopal: BJP's Alok Sanjar April 10, 2014

    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 April 8, 2014

    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 for...
  • Bhopal: CBI arrests I-T officer, husband for taking Rs 10 lakh bribe March 29, 2014

    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 incident happened...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan wants new models to get private partners for water supply March 23, 2014

    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," Chouhan...
  • Uma Bharti not interested in Jhansi, wants to contest from Bhopal March 21, 2014

    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 in...
  • Advani calls truce, to contest from Gandhinagar March 20, 2014

    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 March 21, 2014

    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 that...
  • LK Advani says he will contest Lok Sabha elections from Gandhinagar March 20, 2014

    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 March 20, 2014

    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 final...
  • Advani is free to contest from Gandhinagar or Bhopal: Rajnath Singh March 20, 2014

    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 March 20, 2014

    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 is...
  • LK Advani embarrasses BJP again March 20, 2014

    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 March 20, 2014

    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 March 20, 2014

    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 March 19, 2014

    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 March 18, 2014

    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 adding...
  • LS Polls: Phool Chand Verma writes to Rajnath Singh over poll ticket distribution March 15, 2014

    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 a...
  • JCB India opens integrated facility in Bhopal March 5, 2014

    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 as per...
  • Chargesheet filed in IAS couple's disproportionate assets case March 1, 2014

    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 the...