March, 2017


Bill for Death Sentence to Rapists in Monsoon Session

Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the bill for giving death sentence to the accused of rape of minors would be presented in the coming monsoon session. Once it is passed it would be forwarded to the President. Shri Chouhan was addressing a gathering today at the Joint Convocation Ceremony of policemen at the Madhya Pradesh Police Academy. Among those present on the occasion were Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri K.K. Singh, Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla and senior policeRead More

In Virat’s absence, AB de Villiers to lead RCB

Bengaluru: If Virat Kohli fails to recover from a shoulder injury, AB de Villiers will lead Royal Challengers Bangalore in the initial phase of Indian Premier League. KL Rahul will also be unavailable due to a shoulder injury. Team sources said the India opener will soon be travelling to London to undergo surgery. Regarding Kohli, RCB coach Daniel Vettori said, “Right now, we don’t have a clear picture on his availability. We will know in the next few days. The likely scenario is that AB de Villiers will take overRead More

To stop suicides, Kota hostel rooms to have ceiling fans with springs

New Delhi: To stop cases of student suicides, Hostel Association of coaching hub Kota has decided to attach a sensor and a spring device in fan’s of hostel rooms. These device will low the ceiling fans if anyone over 20 kg tries to hang from it. Kota, known as the capital of competitive exam coaching in the country, has seen a rise in cases of suicides by stressed out students. Most of the suicides in the past in Kota have been committed by coaching students by hanging themselves from theRead More

Stents, drugs, condoms set to get dearer

New Delhi: Stents, drugs for a range of ailments, and condoms are set to cost more April 1 onwards. The government on Thursday allowed pharmaceutical companies to hike the prices of 642 scheduled drugs for 27 therapeutic segments — including antibiotics, analgesics and medicines used for treating serious ailments like diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular conditions, kidney disorders, hepatitis — by around two per cent. Stents and condoms will also get more expensive. The decision has come as a sigh of relief for manufacturers which had last year saw two per centRead More

Triple talaq: Supreme Court hearing from May 11

New Delhi: The Chief Justice of India said on Thursday that a decision on the legality of triple talaq — the practice of Muslim men divorcing their wives by saying talaq thrice — is crucial and that’s why a five-judge Constitution Bench will sit during the summer vacation to hear the case. The triple talaq matter will be taken up by the Supreme Court from May 11 to May 19. Responding to reservations expressed by senior advocates — including former law minister Kapil Sibal and attorney general Mukul Rohatgi —Read More

Now Entrance Exam of School of Excellence on April 9 instead of April 2

Bhopal. An amendment has been made by the Directorate of Public Instructions in the date of examination of entrance to Class IX of district-level School of Excellence and development block level Model Schools. The entrance exam for these schools would now be held on April 9 from 9.45 in the morning to 1.15 in the afternoon. The amendment in the examination date has been made due to unforeseen reasons. Earlier this examination was to be held on April 2. Necessary instructions have been given in connection with the amendment inRead More

Chief Minister sends ‘chadar’ for Ajmer Sharif

Bhopal. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today sent a ‘chadar’ for Ajmer Sharif on the occasion of the 805th Urs festival of Hazrat Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz Rahmat Rahmatullah Allaiha Ajmer. He congratulated the zaireen who would be attending the Urs Sharif. Shri Chouhan handed over the chadar to Vice Chairman of Backward Class and Minority Finance and Development Corporation Shri S.K. Muddin. He will accompany the zaireen with the chadar to Ajmer Sharif. Among those present on the occasion were President Sarvadharma Yuva Shakti Shri Shahrukh Muddin, Shri Aleem QureshiRead More

My comment was ‘blown out of proportion : Virat Kohli

New Delhi: Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli on Thursday said that his comment on friendship with the Australian team was “blown out of proportion” and he continues to be on good terms with a few cricketers from Down Under. At the end of the enthralling four-match series, which India won 2-1 following victory in the Dharamsala Test, Kohli had said that his views on friendship with the Australians have changed. “No, it has changed for sure. I thought that was the case but it has changed for sure. AsRead More

TN won Deodhar trophy, Dinesh Kartik scores century

Vizag: Dinesh Karthik slammed a 91-ball 126 to power Tamil Nadu to title triumph in the Deodhar Trophy with a comfortable 42-run win over India B in the final here on Wednesday. Thus, TN became the first state to win the three-team one-day tournament. Batting first after winning the toss, Tamil Nadu notched up 303 in the allotted 50 overs, and then bowled out India B for 261 in 46.1 overs at the Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium. The out-of-favour India keeper struck 14 boundaries and three sixes duringRead More

Yogi Adityanath says, Surya namaskar is like namaz

Lucknow: UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath, on Wednesday, said that the postures in surya namaskar were similar to those done while offering namaz. Speaking at the opening of a three-day “Yoga Mahotsav” here, the CM said “surya namaskar was a yogic exercise” and that it was wrong to attribute any religious motives to it. “The namaz offered by Muslims resembles different postures and asanas of surya namaskar, including pranayam. What a beautiful example of harmony (between two religions). But some bhogis who do not believe in yoga indulged in dividingRead More