Madhya Pradesh

  • STF probe in MPPEB scam on right track, says Uma Bharti 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    Union Minister and former State Chief Minister Uma Bharti said that the Special Task Force (STF) was moving in the right direction in probing the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam. Speaking to reporters in Satna, Bharti said that she had even suggested a CBI probe into the scam earlier...
  • MP government extends retirement age of private sector workers July 9, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh government has decided to increase the retirement age of labourers and other employees working in private sector to 60 years from current 58 years. "The state government has issued a gazette notification regarding this decision which will benefit over 15 lakh employees working in the private sector," state Labour...
  • MPPEB scam: After court rejects petition, Digvijaya sits on 7-day fast against CM July 7, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Monday began a seven-day fast near the Collectorate in Guna to protest the non-payment of compensation to farmers for crop damage and for demanding a CBI probe into the MPPEB scam. Before starting his fast, Singh along with a delegation met District Collector Sandeep Yadav...
  • MPPEB scam: Courts are not rajniti ka akhara, HC tells Digvijaya July 7, 2014

    Disposing of a 'letter petition' filed by Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on the issue of MPPEB scam, a division bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court directed him to file a proper petition in the case and not involve courts in political battles. The division bench of Chief Justice AM Khanvilkar...
  • MPPEB scam probe turns murkier: Dean of medical college 'commits suicide' July 4, 2014

    Dean of the Government Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, allegedly committed suicide by setting himself on fire at his official residence this morning, police said. The deceased identified as Dr DK Shakalye, was alone at home at the time as his wife was out for a morning walk, Garha police...
  • Congress workers protest against Chouhan, demand CBI probe in recruitment scam July 1, 2014

    Bhopal: Congress workers staged a massive protest in Bhopal on Tuesday, seeking a CBI probe in the alleged involvement of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister in the recently exposed recruitment scam. Chouhan is being accused of allegedly altering the PSC rules to recruit his niece as a deputy collector. Congress workers...
  • Congress to stage a protest rally against MP CM Chouhan July 1, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is facing heat from the opposition over his alleged involvement in the State Public Service Commission scam. Congress is set to stage a massive protest rally against Chouhan on Monday. Oppostion is also likely to take up the matter in MP assembly...
  • MP Assembly pays tributes to Munde, others June 30, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday paid tributes to leaders and eminent persons who recently died including former Union Minister Gopinath Munde, former Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker S Mallikarjunaiah and noted author Khushwant Singh. After paying the tributes, the House was adjourned for the day. Soon after the House assembled on the...
  • Congress demands independent probe in MP exam scam June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday demanded an independent investigation under the auspices of the apex court into the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scam. The scam is related to recruitment in various government jobs. "We demand a thorough, independent and completely dispassionate investigation into the MP exam scam with a time...
  • MPPSC denies allegations over selection of Chouhan's niece June 26, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) on Wednesday denied that there was any irregularity in the selection of niece of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for the post of deputy collector. MPPSC's deputy secretary Vandana Vaidya said in a statement that MPPSC is an independent constitutional body and the state does...
  • MP CM files defamation case against Congress leader over PMT scam allegations June 24, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has filed a defamation case against Congress spokesperson KK Mishra for alleging the role of his family in the Pre-Medical Entrance Test scam. He had earlier rejected the allegation that his family members are involved in the scam saying that there is...
  • PMT scam: MP CM rejects Congress's allegations of his family's involvement June 23, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has rejected the Congress's allegation that his family members are involved in the Pre-medical entrance test scam. He has said that there is no proof that his family benefitted from the scam. "Do they not attempt any fact checking before carrying out such...
  • HC orders Lokayukta probe against Gaurishankar Bisen on corruption charges June 20, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh High Court has ordered a Lokayukta probe against state Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Gaurishankar Bisen on a PIL levelling corruption allegations against him. The Lokayukta probe was ordered by a division bench of Chief Justice A M Khanvilar and Justice Alok Aradhe on Thursday in a public...
  • MP PMT scam gets bigger, 500 arrested including students, parents June 20, 2014

    Bhopal: Another 65 students have been arrested in connection with the Pre-medical entrance test recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh. The Special Task Force has arrested a total of 500 people including parents for seeking admission in various government medical colleges through unfair means. A total of 1,100 medical students had...
  • HC orders Lokayukta probe against MP Agriculture Minister June 20, 2014

    Jabalpur: The Jabalpur High Court has ordered Lokayukta probe against Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Minister Gauri Shankar Bisen. The court orders come after a PIL alleged that the BJP Minister had amassed properties disproportionate to his known source of income. Gauri Shankar was inducted into the Shivraj Singh Chouhan Cabinet after the BJP...
  • MP Police arrests 14 students in pre-medical entrance exam scam June 19, 2014

    Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Police has made several arrests in connection with an alleged scam in pre-medical entrance exams. The Special Task Force has arrested 14 students so far on charges of taking admission in various government medical colleges through unfair means. The STF is examining 450 other students whose...
  • Madhya Pradesh government approves Narmada-Malwa-Gambhir link project June 18, 2014

    After successfully connecting Kshipra river with Narmada, Madhya Pradesh government has approved Narmada-Malwa-Gambhir Link Project with an estimated cost of Rs 2,143 crore. The project was approved during a meeting of Narmada Control Board chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday, an official release said. The Board sanctioned Rs 2,143...
  • MP: 10 men including husband gangrape woman, parade her naked June 16, 2014

    In yet another shocking incident, a woman was allegedly gangraped by 10 men including her husband and relatives. She was paraded naked and was forced to drink urine in front of her minor son. The incident took place in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. ...
  • MP: Ten men including husband gangrape a tribal woman, make her drink urine June 15, 2014

    Khandwa: In yet another shocking incident of crime against women, a tribal was allegedly gangraped by ten persons, including her husband, paraded naked and forced to drink urine in front of her minor son following a land dispute. After the woman lodged a complaint in which she alleged that the attack...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan pledges Rs 1 crore to revive Mahatma’s Tolstoy Farm June 10, 2014

    To nurture the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa, where he first began his Satyagraha, the Madhya Pradesh government will donate Rs. 1 crore for the restoration of his Tolstoy Farm. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced this during a visit to the now derelict area, south of Johannesburg, owned...
  • Aamir Khan to inaugurate MP's first women's assistance centre June 6, 2014

    Actor Aamir Khan will inaugurate Madhya Pradesh's first Medha Mahila Seva Kendra to provide medical, legal and psychological assistance to harrassed women on June 16. The state government also roped in actress Madhuri Dixit Nene as brand ambassador for MP's ambitious 'Mamata Abhiyan', which is a maternal and child health, vaccination...
  • BJP to nominate Prakash Javadekar for RS from Madhya Pradesh June 6, 2014

    Union minister Prakash Javadekar will get a Rajya Sabha berth from Madhya Pradesh after his name was finalised by the BJP on Friday. The BJP decided to nominate Javadekar as its nominee for the Upper House from Madhya Pradesh, where the seat had fallen vacant after Faggan Singh Kulaste was...
  • MP government gives Rs 1.5 lakh to family of man killed by tiger June 5, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh government has given Rs 1.50 lakh compensation to the family of a 22-year-old man who was killed by a tiger in Khitauli range of Bandhavgarh tiger reserve. Ramesh Bhumia, from Medra village in Barhi tehsil of Katni district, was killed in the tiger attack on May 27. A sum of...
  • Financial, administrative irregularities found in MP Professional Examination Board June 1, 2014

    Alleged financial and administrative irregularities, including unauthorised disposal of application forms, worth crores of rupees by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) have been pointed out in an audit report. The audit, which was conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Local Fund Audit office for 2007-08, found a difference of about...
  • My life's struggle should not be included in school books: PM Modi June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that lessons from his life struggle should not be included in the school curriculum. The remarks came after the Bharatiya Janata Party's Madhya Pradesh unit was considering including lessons from Modi's life in the curriculum. Modi said, "My life's struggle should not...
  • Post-poll rout, MP Congress to undertake party re-structuring May 29, 2014

    Reeling under crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh, the state Congress is mulling an overhaul of the party organisation. However, no time-line has been set for the re-structuring, Madhya Pradesh Congress President Arun Yadav said on Wednesday. "I can say that the party organisation will be re-structured...
  • Centre approves projects worth Rs 89 crore in MP May 29, 2014

    The Central government has sanctioned electronics manufacturing projects worth Rs 88.65 crore in two districts. The projects, coming up at Badwai near here and Purva near Jabalpur, will provide employment to over 17,000 people, said a release issued by the state government's Information Technology department. The cost of the cluster project at...
  • Ayurved Medical Officer exam cancelled following a paper-leak May 28, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) on Wednesday cancelled the Ayurved Medical Officer Examination, held on May 18, following a paper-leak. The decision to cancel the examination was taken on the basis of the report of police's Special Task Force, official sources said. The STF had exposed the paper-leak on May 24...
  • Government procures 72 lakh MT of wheat from 10 lakh farmers May 28, 2014

    The Madhya Pradesh government has procured 72 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of wheat on support price from 10 lakh farmers in the state. "Madhya Pradesh is second in the country in wheat procurement on support price after Punjab. This year about 117 lakh MT wheat has been procured in Punjab, while...
  • MPPSC paper leak: Exam controller removed, Kirti Khurasia appointed in his place May 28, 2014

    After the leakage of question paper for Ayurveda medical officer's exam came to light, the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) has removed Shrikrishna Sharma from Exam Controller's post and appointed Kirti Khurasia in his place, official sources said here on Tuesday. Secretary of the Commission, Manohar Dube, removed Sharma from...