February, 2009


MP Exportech opens in Indore

February 27, 2009 Visionmp.com news service MP Exportech 2009 – a confluence of manufacturers and buyers gets underway at Indore on Friday. The event is managed by Madhya Pradesh Laghu Udyog Nigam and is organised by the state government with aid from the central government. The four-day event is a part of the ongoing series of events organised by the state government to help promote export of industrial goods manufactured in the state. Co-organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) the event is being held at the Abhay PrashalRead More

Chouhan founds 1200 MW power project in MP

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Thursday laid the foundation of 1,200 MW Singaji Thermal Power Project near Mundi in Khandwa district. Being established by Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company the project would comprise of two units of six hundred MW each. A total of 1,166 hectare-land has been acquired for the project to be built at an estimated cost of Rs. 4053 crore. Speaking on the occasion the Chouhan said, another one thousand MW capacity project would be set up at Mundi, both the projects would be completedRead More

CG unveils 100 Cr. plan for Bastar

February 26, 2009 Visionmp.com news service Long perceived of as the most backward areas in the country, Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district s all set to get a facelift with the state government unveiling plan to invest Rs. 100 crore on infrastructure development in this insurgency hit district. “The government is conscious of the backwardness of Bastar and we are making serious efforts to build infrastructure – roads, bridges, schools – to improve people’s quality of life,” said Chief Minister Raman Singh while addressing a farmers’ rally in the district on Thursday.Read More

Sharif verdict triggers Pak protests

February 26, 2009 Visionmp.com news service Trouble erupted on Pakistan’s insides on Thursday as thousands of PML(N) supporters took to the streets in solidarity with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who along with his brother Shahbaz Sharif was on Wednesday barred from participating in the democratic process by the country’s highest judicial authority. Protestors in Pakistan clashed with police set cars ablaze and blocked a key highway outside Islamabad in what is arguably the biggest protest against Zardari since he assumed office. Sharif, leader of the country’s main opposition PML(N),Read More

Prosecute guilty and dismantle terror: India tells Pak

February 26, 2009 Visionmp.com news service Foreign secretary Shiv Shankar Menon on Thursday met his Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir for the first secretary level interaction between the two countries since the audacious 2611 terror attacks in Mumbai. At the meeting, held on the sidelines of the SAARC foreign ministers’ conclave in Colombo, India clarified that the neighbours could revert to “business” only after the architects of the macabre attacks are brought to justice by Islamabad. The meeting gains significance as it punctuated the pause brought on the composite dialogue processRead More

Omar promises curbs on army powers in J&K

February 26, 2009 Visionmp.com news service In his maiden address of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly as Chief Minister on Thursday, a belligerent Omar Abdullah vowed to endeavour for the revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act and Disturbed Areas Act in the state. Abdullah said his government was working towards creating an environment conducive to introduce the measure. Abdullah, who took over a chief minister at the helm of a NC-Congress alliance in January, said: “My government is creating the conditions conducive for the withdrawal of Armed Forces SpecialRead More

SC orders probe into Madras High Court Clash

February 26, 2009 Visionmp.com News service The Supreme Court on Thursday constituted a committee headed by retired Supreme Court judge BN Srikrishna to probe into the lawyer-police clashes that erupted at the Madras High Court premises on February 19, several advocates and a judge were injured in the violence. Justice Srikrishna, who probed the 1993 Mumbai riots, will be assisted by two CBI officers from the agency’s Chennai office to uncover the sequence of the events that lead to the violence in which properties of the High Court and vehiclesRead More

Chouhan writes to ministers over incongruous Central allocations

February 26, 2009 Visionmp.com news service With the Center continuing to play truant with the state, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has shot off missives to Union Ministers belonging to the State and called for their intervention over the unfair treatment being meted out to the state. In is communication, Chouhan has attempted to draw attention of Union Ministers Arjun Singh, Kamal Nath, Kantilal Bhuria and Jyotiraditya Scindia towards the inadequate coal and power supply provisioned to the state by the Center and several other issues. Chouhan said,Read More

Prachanda turns on the heat over Narayanhity massacre

February 26, 2009 Visionmp.com news service In face of substantial media attention drawn by ousted King Gyanendra Bir Bikran Shah’s maiden foreign sojourn as a commoner, Nepal’s Maost Prime Minister Pushpa Kumar Dahal alias Prachanda on Thursday vowed to reinvestigate the royal massacre at the Narayanhity Palace. King Birendra, his wife Aiswarya and seven other members of the royal family were gunned down on June 1, 2001, at a family gathering in the palace, apparently by Crown Prince Dipendra, who was also found dead. Prachanda said the culprits would beRead More

BDR troops surrender in Bangladesh

February 26, 2009 Visionmp.com news service Government officials in Bangladesh say mutinous Bangladesh Rifles troops have laid down their weapons after a stern warning issued by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday. The prime minister’s spokesman, Abul Kalam Azad, says the guards surrendered Thursday after two days of street battles in the capital, Dhaka, and across the country. Earlier in the day Premier Hasina had issued a tough warning to the revolting BDR ranks, “Lay down your guns immediately and go back to barracks. Do not force me to takeRead More