January, 2012


12 Yemen militants and four local leader killed in a drone

ADEN/SANAA (Reuters) – On Tuesday a gunmen riddled the car of Yemen’s information minister with bullets as he left a cabinet meeting in the capital but he escaped from the assassination attempt unhurt. At least 12 al Qaeda militants, including four local leaders, were killed in a drone strike in southern Yemen. It was one of the biggest such strikes believed to have been carried out by the United States in Yemen. Both incidents highlighted the multiple security problems in Yemen which have alarmed regional power Saudi Arabia and theRead More

Governor condoles on Prof. Jains death

BHOPAL (MPINFO): Governor Ram Naresh Yadav has expressed profound grief over the death of noted litterateur Prof. Akshay Kumar Jain. In his condolence message, Yadav said that Prof. Jain had put in important contribution to Hindi Literature. Governor has prayed to Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear the shock.

Online facilities for all departments of Madhya Pradesh

BHOPAL (MPINFO): Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan has instructed that like Commercial Taxes Department, online facilities should also be provided in the Excise Department. All the departments should move towards e-payment arrangement. Chouhan was reviewing the activities of Commercial Taxes and Finance departments on Friday. Finance Minister Raghavji and Chief Secretary Avani Vaish also attended the meeting. CM said that priority should be given to revenue collection. The staff engaged in tax collection should not be deployed in other works. The department should ensure better training arrangementsRead More

Madhya Pradesh CM against DOW Chemicals

BHOPAL (MPINFO): Expressing regret over not removing Dow Chemicals as one of the sponsors of London Olympics 2012, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has written a letter to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh urging him to register India’s strong objection to it. India should refuse to take part in the Olympics on the issue of the Olympics Organising Committee not removing Dow Chemicals. In this connection, Chief Minister Chouhan has drawn the attention of the Prime Minister towards the resignation of senior member of Sustainability Commission Sushri Meredith Alexander. ChouhanRead More

CM of Madhya Pradesh inspects parade unfurls national flag at Jabalpur

BHOPAL (MPINFO): The 63rd Republic Day was observed all over the country. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister celebrated 26th Jan in Jabalpur district with enthusiasm and fervour. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan unfurled the national flag and inspected a joint parade at the main function held at Pt. Ravishankar Shukla Stadium ground at Jabalpur district headquarters. The Chief Minister felicitated freedom fighters with shawls and coconuts at the function where schoolchildren also staged attractive cultural programmes. The Chief Minister also released colourful balloons symbolising peace and amity. Chouhan unfurled the flagRead More

Efficient discharging of duties is necessary for state’s development

BHOPAL (MPINFO): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has called upon citizens to efficiently discharge their duties for re-building and development of the state. Chouhan said that the state government’s approach to development is founded on community-government partnership. The state government is committed to ensuring the prosperity and progress of common people. He was addressing the Republic Day function at Jabalpur today. He unfurled the national flag and took salute of the Republic Day parade. He said that the state government is committed to maintaining an atmosphere of peaceRead More

New wind energy project policy-2012 in MP

BHOPAL (MPINFO): A cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan endorsed state’s new wind energy project policy-2012. Following implementation of this policy, the pace of establishment of technically feasible 1200 MW wind energy projects will be accelerated. Provisions for allotment and development of projects have been simplified in the new policy. Developers will be able to invest about Rs.7200 crore under the policy. The policy specially encourages medium-level wind energy projects. The projects will be sanctioned for 25 years. No applicant will be able to apply for moreRead More

MP Agro earned a profit of Rs. 36 lakh 72 thousand for the first time

BHOPAL (MPINFO): Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that history can be changed with determination. The State Government has turned corporations and boards suffering losses into profit-making undertakings. He congratulated entire team of MP Agro for earning Rs. 36 lakh 72 thousand profit for the first time. Agro Industries Development Corporation Chairman Ramkishan Chauhan, Principal Secretary M.M. Upadhyay and Managing Director Rakesh Shrivastava presented a cheque of dividend to Chief Minister Chouhan on the occasion. The Chairman of MP Agro informed the Chief Minister that the corporation transacted businessRead More

Chouhan asked for soon clearance of M.P. Special Court Bill 2011

NEW DELHI(MPINFO): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday met the Union Home Minister P. Chidambram and urged him to clear the Madhya Pradesh Special Court Bill 2011 which is pending with Govt. of India for approval. He said that State Govt. has launched a drive against corruption and the approval of the said Bill will give immense fillip to the campaign to curb the corruption. Chouhan informed the Minister said that the Bill has the provision to dispose of cases related to corruption within one year fromRead More

Nation Urban Health Mission should also be there: CM

BHOPAL (MPINFO): Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged Union Health & Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad to grant early clearance to the proposal of opening 10 nursing schools in the state. Besides, Chouhan has also written about constitution of a Nation Urban Health Mission on the lines of National Rural Health Mission, seeking cooperation in making available super specialty facility in the state’s hospitals, inclusion of all the districts of the state in the Non-infectious Disease Control Programme and allocate 3 percent of the GDP in the healthRead More