Madhya Pradesh

  • MP government extends retirement age of private sector workers 09-07-2014 12:26 AM

    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...
  • MPPEB scam: After court rejects petition, Digvijaya sits on 7-day fast against CM 07-07-2014 03:45 PM

    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...
  • MPPEB scam: Courts are not rajniti ka akhara, HC tells Digvijaya 07-07-2014 03:23 PM

    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...
  • MPPEB scam probe turns murkier: Dean of medical college 'commits suicide' 04-07-2014 03:45 PM

    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...
  • Congress workers protest against Chouhan, demand CBI probe in recruitment scam 01-07-2014 02:07 PM

    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 01-07-2014 09:07 AM

    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 30-06-2014 03:19 PM

    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...
  • Congress demands independent probe in MP exam scam 29-06-2014 06:28 PM

    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...
  • MPPSC denies allegations over selection of Chouhan's niece 25-06-2014 11:10 PM

    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...
  • MP CM files defamation case against Congress leader over PMT scam allegations 24-06-2014 02:11 PM

    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 23-06-2014 11:05 AM

    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...
  • HC orders Lokayukta probe against Gaurishankar Bisen on corruption charges 20-06-2014 03:56 PM

    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...
  • MP PMT scam gets bigger, 500 arrested including students, parents 20-06-2014 08:59 AM

    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 20-06-2014 08:30 AM

    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...
  • MP Police arrests 14 students in pre-medical entrance exam scam 19-06-2014 08:42 AM

    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 18-06-2014 11:23 PM

    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...
  • MP: 10 men including husband gangrape woman, parade her naked 16-06-2014 09:13 AM

    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 15-06-2014 02:39 PM

    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...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan pledges Rs 1 crore to revive Mahatma’s Tolstoy Farm 10-06-2014 11:25 PM

    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,...
  • Aamir Khan to inaugurate MP's first women's assistance centre 06-06-2014 11:31 PM

    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,...
  • BJP to nominate Prakash Javadekar for RS from Madhya Pradesh 06-06-2014 06:16 PM

    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 05-06-2014 02:40 PM

    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...
  • Financial, administrative irregularities found in MP Professional Examination Board 01-06-2014 11:06 AM

    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...
  • My life's struggle should not be included in school books: PM Modi 30-05-2014 09:39 AM

    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...
  • Post-poll rout, MP Congress to undertake party re-structuring 29-05-2014 06:32 PM

    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...
  • Centre approves projects worth Rs 89 crore in MP 29-05-2014 02:34 PM

    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...
  • Ayurved Medical Officer exam cancelled following a paper-leak 28-05-2014 11:26 PM

    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...
  • Government procures 72 lakh MT of wheat from 10 lakh farmers 28-05-2014 02:29 PM

    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,...
  • MPPSC paper leak: Exam controller removed, Kirti Khurasia appointed in his place 27-05-2014 08:56 PM

    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...
  • To inspire students, lessons on Narendra Modi's life might be added in school curriculum 25-05-2014 06:57 PM

    Lessons on the life of Narendra Modi may be included in the school curriculum with the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh considering such a proposal to "inspire" students. "We have received suggestions from various quarters that a life-sketch of Modiji be taught in the schools, to inspire students from early...