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Indore Vehicle Lifters Busted

Indore  —  Two members of a gang of vehicle lifters were arrested and nine stolen dumpers and two trucks were seized from them, police said. Acting on a tip-off, the crime branch arrested Sohail Khan and Madan Verma and seized the vehicles. The gang members stole the vehicles from Maharashtra’s Nasik, Thane and Jalgaon towns before bringing them to Indore. They sold the vehicles after tampering the chassis numbers, police said. Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0


MP Cabinet Okays Air Links between Four Major Cities

Bhopal  —  The Madhya Pradesh cabinet on Wednesday okayed a proposal to link the State’s major cities through an air service, operated by private players. The service will link Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Satna during the first phase. A policy to the effect has also been endorsed. The cabinet also decided to constitute a separate Aviation Cell at the Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation, to look after arrangements for seat reservations, compensate VAT for aircraft fuel among other things. As per the decision, an open tender will beRead More


Swine Flu Returns to MP, Three Dead

Bhopal  —  After a lull of three months, the deadly H1N1 virus is again active in Madhya Pradesh, claiming three lives in the month of August so far, said reports citing a top Health Department official on Wednesday. Twenty-two positive cases have been reported in the state. “Two persons in Jabalpur and one in Indore died of swine flu this month and 22 others were suffering from this disease,” Health Department Joint Director BM Chauhan was quoted as saying by agencies. No case of the dreaded disease was reported inRead More


Four of 61 Missing Explosive Trucks Traced

Bhopal  —  Four of the 61 explosives-laden trucks, which had gone missing in transit, were found abandoned in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, said reports. A senior police official said the trucks were recovered empty, with no driver or helper in sight, in Rajgarh. The trucks carrying explosives and gelatin sticks were on their way from Rajasthan Explosives and Chemicals Ltd (RECL), Dholpur to a trading firm, Ganesh Magazine at Sagar in Madhya Pradesh. The trucks went missing over a period of four months between April and July,Read More


Ujjain Civic Body, other Polls Today

The Madhya Pradesh government had declared a local holiday in the cities and towns tomorrow where civic polls are to be held today. The polls are to be held for the Ujjain Municipal Corporation and City Panchayats of Dhuvara, Chhattarpur, Chakghat, Rewa, Koter Satna, Suvasara, Mandsaur, Lanji and Balaghat, an official release said. Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0


Centre May Inclde Three More MP Cities to Solar Initiative

The Central Government could consider the inclusion of Bhopal, Jabalpur and Rewa to the solar city programme, said Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farookh Abdullah in response to a missive, seeking such a move, sent to him by UAD Minister Babulal Gaur. The Central Government has selected 60 cities, including Gwalior and Indore, for the Solar City initiative that aims to bring down the consumption of traditional electricity at these centers by promoting solar power as a cost effective and environment friendly alternative. Gaur, however, thought that justRead More


June 30 is Last Date for Submitting Haj Forms, Passports by July 31

Bhopal  —  June 30 is the last date for submitting applications for Haj 2010 to the state Haj Committee office in the state capital. The application for Haj pilgrimage is available with the district Haj Committees. Apart from this the application form can be down loaded from the website of Haj Committee India, www.hajcommittee.com. Photocopies of the form may also be used. The applicants should submit their passport along with the application form by the due date. The applicants whose passports are in the process of preparation may submit theirRead More


Health Deptt Seeks Info from BMHRC Drug Trial Patients

Bhopal  —  Joint Director Health Services has sought written statements from the patients on whom drug trials were conducted at Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre. Aggrieved patients may submit the information to Joint Director Health Services, Bhopal Division, Kilol Park, Bhopal by June 22, 2010 during office hours. The Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Center, set up as part of gas relief initiatives, has been in the eye of a storm since newspaper reports recently blew the covers off the alleged drug trials being conducted there. Share +1 TweetRead More


Relieve Workers for Civic Body By Polls: Labour Commissioner

Bhopal  —  Madhya Pradesh Labour Commissioner has issued instructions to factories, shops and commercial establishments of the concerning areas to relieve workers on Thursday, July 1, 2010 to enabling them to cast their franchise in areas where civic body by-elections (first half) are to be held as per the schedule announced by the State Election Commission. As per the instructions, workers/labourers may be relieved by changing their weekly off. Those working in shifts may be given two-hour lay-off, enabling them to cast their vote. Similarly, workers of shops and commercialRead More


Cigarette Maker Seeks Damages, Injunction

Bhopal  —  Seeking a permanent injunction and damages of Rupees 10 lakh, city-based cigarette manufacturers – Lucky Tobacco Company – have filed a suit in the court of VIII ADJ, seeking a permanent injunction and damages of Rupees 10 lakh. According to a press statement issued by the company here, all employees were complying with the instructions of a Central Excise Department team, after it showed up at the company’s Mandideep factory at around 11 am on May 14, this year. A verbal duel, however, took place between some MuslimRead More