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Hukumchand Mills’ issue our priority but it is knotty, legal issue, says minister

Published on Feb 28, 2016 08:51 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh transport and public grievances redressal minister Bhupendra Singh has said that Hukumchand Mills’ issue is our priority. But it is an old, complicated legal issue. We have taken cabinet decision in this case.

Transport and public grievances redressal minister Bhupendra Singhin Indore.(Arun Mondhe/ HT photo)
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

Silicosis kills 571 in west Madhya Pradesh

At least 571 people have died of silicosis in western Madhya Pradesh until January this year, a recent survey has found.

Updated on Feb 28, 2016 06:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

Indore: Visually impaired RJs give light to their dreams

Two visually impaired youngsters in Indore who double up as radio jockeys while holding regular jobs in banks have blended a perfect balance to realise their dream of making a difference in the lives of people like them

Shyaam Sharma and Gitesh Gehlot belong to a team of 19 visually-challenged radio jockeys associated with Udaan.(Shankar Mourya/ HT photo)
Published on Feb 28, 2016 05:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

Finally, train chugs on Bhind-Etawah rail line

The first Bhind-Etawah passenger train was flagged off by minister of state for railways and Madhya Pradesh chief minister from Bhind on Saturday

The train fare from Bhind to Etawah will be Rs 10 and from Gwalior to Bhind Rs 25.(Umesh Singh/ HT)
Published on Feb 28, 2016 05:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByUmesh Singh & Subhash Jain, Bhind

‘SIMI men planned 10 bike blasts during Simhastha’

The four alleged SIMI operatives, arrested from Odisha’s Rourkela city on February 17, were planning 10 motorbike blasts at the month-long Simhastha in Ujjain in April-May, police sources said on Friday.

Published on Feb 26, 2016 09:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bhopal

Malaiya’s second budget fails to impress industry

In his second budget, MP finance minister Jayant Malaiya tried to do a balancing act between the need to boost revenue and pep up the economy, but fell short of industry expectations.

Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya’s wife Sudha Malaiya applies tilak on the minister's forehead before he left for presenting the state budget, in Bhopal on Friday, February 26, 2016.(Praveen Bajpai/ HT photo)
Updated on Feb 26, 2016 08:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

Budget: MP reduces VAT on CSD cars, green vehicles, others

The Madhya Pradesh government announced reducing VAT on a number of items such as CSD cars, soya milk and dialysis machine, while making battery-operated vehicles tax-free in the budget for 2016-17 presented in the Assembly on Friday.

Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya being offered sweet by his wife before he leaves for the State Assembly to present the Annual Budget 2016-17, in Bhopal on Friday.(PTI photo)
Published on Feb 26, 2016 05:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPTI, Bhopal

MP: For these children, punches and karate chops will do the talking

Karate black belt holder Diljeet Kaur (23) and another trainer Rani Kharodiya (17) take free classes on self-defence for hearing and speech impaired children. They have been taking classes for around 80 such students every day at an electronic complex in Pardeshipura area of the city for the past one year.

Hearing and speech impaired children being trained for self-defence at Pardeshipura complex in Indore on Thursday.(Shankar Mourya/HT photo)
Published on Feb 26, 2016 10:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

Slew of new railway projects for western MP

Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday announced a slew of projects for western Madhya Pradesh in his budget.

Though Prabhu did not announce any new trains for the state or increase the frequency of existing trains, he sanctioned two new railway lines.(Mujeeb Faruqui/ HT photo)
Published on Feb 25, 2016 09:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

A bank of plates to be set up for Simhastha fair

To keep the Simhastha fair area clean and environment-friendly, a group of traders has come together to end the use of disposable utensils during the month-long event.

Simhastha fair will be held between April 22 and May 21(File photo)
Published on Feb 25, 2016 08:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRitesh Mishra & Sandeep Vatsa, Ujjain

Lions not in, Madhya Pradesh moves to populate Kuno with tigers

The Madhya Pradesh government is considering introducing tigers in the Kuno-Palpur wildlife sanctuary instead of waiting for the Gujarat government to translocate lions, says a note on the website of the state forest department.

Javadekar said the entire programme of translocating Gir lions to MP will take 25 years to complete.(File photo)
Published on Feb 25, 2016 07:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bhopal

Indore’s women break stereotypes

Born to a poor family in Bagli, Dewas, Prabhavati Yadav moved to Indore after marriage. After meeting financial difficulties, she decided to take up a job. Now she drives a Tata Indica and the Rs 7,000 that she earns goes towards easing the family’s monetary burden.

Under the ‘Women on Wheels’ programme, 45 women have learnt how to drive.(Arun Mondhe / HT photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2016 06:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

Indore: Young, educated and financially secure cab drivers

Energy to burn but no money — the wait between college and employment can be tough. However, some young men in Indore have tied up with cab service providers Uber and Ola to remain financially independent while they wait for other jobs.

Gopal Parmar joined Uber as he did not want to depend on his parents for his monthly expenses.(Shankar Mourya / HT photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2016 06:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

Have you ever seen this ‘Sanju Baba’ in Indore?

Thakur has tattooed of his idol’s on his chest and on his both hands. Thakur runs a mobile shop in his native place and shop’s name is Sanju Baba.

Sanjay Thakur runs a mobile shop for livelihood. (HT)
Updated on Feb 25, 2016 04:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByManish K Pathak, New Delhi

MP budget on Feb 26, expectations galore

As Madhya Pradesh finance minister Jayant Malaiya presents his 3rd budget on Friday, a slew of expectations await him from various groups.

Finance minister Jayant Malaiya will present his 3rd budget on Friday.(Praveen Bajpai/ HT photo)
Published on Feb 24, 2016 08:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Bhopal

MP: Painting competition to check mass copying menace in Bhind

With less than a week left for the board exams, a unique painting campaign is underway in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind district to create awareness among parents and students against copying.

District collector and superintendent of police inspect an examination centre in Bhind.(HT file photo)
Updated on Feb 24, 2016 06:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bhopal

Indore gears up for first full marathon

After several mini and half marathons over the past five years, Indore is finally hosting its first full marathon later this year.

Indore’s first half marathon was organised in 2015.(HT photo)
Published on Feb 24, 2016 06:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Nida Khan

MP: Man dances in protest against son’s high school fees

After repeated attempts to get his son’s school fee reduced under right to education, a Dalit man on Tuesday embarked in a unique form of protest — he danced inside Mandsaur collector Swatantra Kumar Singh’s office.

Published on Feb 24, 2016 05:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore/mandsaur

Congress leaders hoist Tricolour at RSS office in Indore

Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders hoisted the national flag at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh office under high police security in Indore on Monday.

Congress party leaders, led by state president Arun Yadav, hoist the national flag at the Indore RSS office.(Shankar Mourya / HT photo)
Published on Feb 23, 2016 05:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Indore

Malnutrition, alcoholism in tribal Madhya Pradesh get Baneebai cure

Baneebai Ningwal has the remedy, or rather she is the cure, for the most vexing problems plaguing tribal-dominated Alirajpur district: malnutrition, unemployment and alcohol addiction.

Banee Bai, a tribal woman of the poor Bhilala tribe in Madhya Pradesh is changing lives of hundreds of people in Alirajpur.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 23, 2016 12:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Alirajpur/indore

MP: Big cat found dead in Umaria, fourth tiger death since January

A tiger was found dead near the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in MP’s Umaria district on Monday, taking the number of big cat deaths in the state to four this year. So far nine tiger deaths have been reported from across the country this year.

Last year, Madhya Pradesh recorded country’s third highest tiger mortality with 11 tiger deaths.(File photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2016 08:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bhopal

Congress workers hoist national flag atop RSS office in Indore

Amid the raging JNU row, Congress workers on Monday hoisted the tricolour at the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh office in Indore even as it accused the organisation of merely giving “lip service” to the cause of patriotism.

Congress party workers burn an effigy of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat during their
Updated on Feb 23, 2016 12:25 PM IST
PTI | By, Indore

MP: Kadaknath chickens hatch success stories for rural women in Dewas

Kadaknath, a breed of black chicken found in Madhya Pradesh’s tribal-dominated Jhabua and Alirajpur, is now spreading its wings to other regions in the state, changing the lives of rural women who are breeding the bird.

Scientific data show that the iron content in kadaknath chicken is nearly 10 times that of ordinary chicken.(HT photo)
Updated on Feb 22, 2016 07:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRitesh Mishra and Manoj Ahuja, Dewas/jhabua

WhatsApp friends are MP’s model farmers

At a time when the agriculture sector is in distress and farmer suicides have become common, a group of farmers from Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone are making use of social media network to practice modern farming, ensure best prices for their produce, and also prevent crop failure.

Five farmers who keep in touch on WhatsApp, at a tomato farm in the Bagda village.(HT photo)
Updated on Feb 21, 2016 08:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Khargone (mp)

Indore youth’s short film creates buzz online

An Indore-based filmmaker is making waves on social media after the United Nations shared his short film on acid attack victims via its official Twitter account.

A poster of ‘Doon Ke Na Doon’ short film.
Published on Feb 21, 2016 08:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

MP launches mobile app to map infant, maternal mortality rates

The Madhya Pradesh health department has launched an Android-based application to map the infant mortality and maternal mortality rate in the state, an official said on Saturday.

The app will track the health of an expecting mother from the time she conceives a child until the delivery of the baby.(HT file photo)
Published on Feb 21, 2016 07:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

Pakistan’s appetite for tomato boosts its cultivation in MP

Farmers in remote villages of Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone are reaping the benefits of an export boom as tomatoes grown in the district are in great demand in Pakistan and other neighbouring countries.

A labourer loads tomato crates onto a truck in village Malgaon in Khargone district.(HT photo)
Updated on Feb 21, 2016 08:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Khargone

SIMI operatives had planned to rob a bank to execute Simhastha attack

The four Students Islamic Movement of India operatives, who were arrested from Odisha on February 17, had planned to rob a bank in Chhattisgarh for carrying out attacks during the Simhastha fair in Ujjain that is scheduled to be held in April-May this year.

Updated on Feb 19, 2016 09:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bhopal

Mahakaal temple to shut online arti passes, devotees surprised

The Mahakaal temple administration has decided to suspend online booking facility for Bhasma arti darshan during the Simhastha fair in Ujjain, leaving the district administration and devotees surprised.

Devotees participating in the Bhasma arti at Mahakaal temple.(HT file photo)
Updated on Feb 19, 2016 07:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySandeep Vatsa, Ujjain

MP: Govt looks at global investors’ summit with renewed hopes

The Madhya Pradesh government will hold its flagship event ‘Global Investors’ Summit’ (GIS) in October this year, but it will have to improve its ability to convert offers into real investment to make the most of such summits, sources said on Thursday.

Official figures show that out of total agreements worth Rs 5.89 lakh crore received during GIS 2014, projects worth about Rs 1.96 lakh crore are in various stages of implementation.(HT file)
Published on Feb 19, 2016 06:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore
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