Keyword : Madhya Pradesh

Maneka supports MP CM’s decision against eggs in school food

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has found a powerful supporter in his decision against eggs. Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi  has come out in support of

Madhya Pradesh students grab top ranks in IIT-JEE

Breaking the myth that big cities or the metros produce merit students, four boys and a girl from Madhya Pradesh have bagged the top positions in IIT-JEE Advanced results, declared officially on Th

SC to hear plea seeking CBI probe into Vyapam scandal, deaths

Under the shadow of demand for resignation of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and a supreme court-monitored CBI probe, the court will hear on Thursday a plea by Congress leader Digvijaya Singh

Chouhan ready for CBI probe into Vyapam scandal

Even as the supreme court agreed to hear Digvijay Singh’s plea on Thursday, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Tuesday that he will ask the high court to order a CBI

Morning briefing: Supreme court to take a call on CBI probe into Vyapam scam today

The Supreme Court will take up the plea for a CBI probe in the Vyapam scam today. Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had declared on Wednesday that he would also back such a reques

Vyapam case now with CBI, no word on SC monitored probe

Finally, the demand of the opposition parties on CBI probe has been met. But there is no order yet on their demand for supreme court-monitored probe. The supreme court has transferred the i

MP okays draconian law on vexatious litigation

The supreme court in 2011 had suggested hiking the penalty by 3,000% to curb frivolous petitions and that solution has seen reduction in cases in the nature of PILs (public interest litigation). Bu

Karnataka leads in students’ awareness campaign on Swachh Bharat in urban areas

Southern states lead in awareness campaign under Swachh Bharat mission in urban areas. According to the urban development ministry Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Goa and Andhra Prade

Horror episode of MP woman officer casts shadow on independent India

As India celebrates Independence day next week, the distance that we need to travel to make our independence worthwhile seems huge and daunting. The chronicles of a young officials speaks horrors o

Nitish plays DNA politics while his govt denies health care even for the new-born

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar should study a recent report on his state and rework his priorities for the election promises. Instead of targeting prime minister Narendar Modi for his DNA remark

Evening digest: Kerala CM writes to PM Modi against crackdown on beef

Kerala government has dismissed the charges that beef curry was served at Kerala House in Delhi. The Kerala government has filed a complaint over entry of activists without permission. Kerala Chief

Premchand redux: Girl killed over water

Oppression of the common man at the hands of the high and mighty was a central theme in many of the thought-provoking stories written by literary legend, Premchand. One such story was ‘Thakur

Maharashtra staring at water famine: Yogendra Yadav

 “In Maharashtra the water scarcity has already turned into a water crisis and is fast progressing towards a water famine,” said Yogendra Yadav of Swaraj Abhiyan after completing 1

Poorest states make headway towards food security

Eastern India, “the world capital of malnutrition”, has reached a make-or-break point in the battle against hunger. For the first time, the National Food Security Act (NFSA) makes it po

Madhya Pradesh all set to form a happiness department

Taking cue from Bhutan, the Madhya Pradesh government has cleared the proposal to form a happiness department. With the state cabinet giving a go ahead, MP would become the first state in the count

Flood situation grim in UP, Bihar, as rivers continue to rise

Many parts of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are suffering from floods as river Ganga and its tributaries are flowing above the danger mark. So far, at least 40 people are reportedly dead

Universal Basic Income: The big idea takes tiny steps

Sarath Davala has a strong opinion about public welfare. “The public welfare regime in India,” he says, “is an exercise in futility.” Some $20 billion (or about Rs 1.3 trill

SC orders compensation to Sardar Sarovar dam oustees

The supreme court has ordered the distribution of compensation to families affected by the Sardar Sarovar dam project. Each family will receive Rs 60 lakh per for two hectares of land. Moreover, ab

What’s bad is better than what’s at home

Food is ready to be served on a plastic sheet laid on the floor. Children and mothers (pregnant and lactating) eagerly wait to get something down in their bellies. But before that begins, anganwadi

Stories you must read over the weekend

  The nutrition crisis continues to stare at us, despite the fact that India is the fastest growing large economy today. In running after GDP growth, the human development index

A department of joy

How to put a finger on that elusive thing called happiness? Well, for a beginning, you could set up a department, as the Madhya Pradesh government has done, the first (and only one) of its kind in

Roadmap to protect Narmada river comprehensive: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed the exploitation of river Narmada as the 150-day long Narmada Seva Yatra ended in Anuppur. Modi said on Monday that the Madhya Pradesh government has

Aadhaar`s safety; Jay Panda`s exclusive interview; Sand mining and a dept of happiness

Aadhaar has been designed as a digital identity platform, which is inclusive, unique and authenticable to participate in any digital transaction. This has transformed service delivery in our countr

Farmers deserve empathy, not bullets

The killing of six farmers in police firing in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur district shows a breakdown in governance and complete lack of empathy towards agriculturists by the BJP that has bee

Farmers are incensed and a fast won’t calm them

There are different arguments for the farmers’ agitation which first caught Maharashtra in its octopus grip and then spread to Madhya Pradesh where six people were killed in police firing. Un

Pay remunerative price to farmers: Activists

 Remunerative prices must be paid to farmers of Madhya Pradesh, said Medha Patkar of National Alliance of People’s Movement (NAPM), Yogendra Yadav of Swaraj Abhiyan, Kisan Sangharsh Sami

A political ploy afloat on the Giver of Joy

It was a sultry afternoon but the proximity of the river made it almost pleasant. The festive atmosphere – crowds, shamiana, devotional music – completed the scene. “It is

No clue why we are planting saplings, say residents of MP village

 Till late evening of July 2, hash tags like #Worldsno1greendriveinMP and #MPplants6croretrees were popular on Twitter’s trend list. There were plenty of tweets appreciating Madhya Prade

Will the needy get homes under PMAY?

 The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), introduced in June 2015, aims at providing every family with “a pucca house with water connection, toilet facilities, 24x7 electricity supply&rdqu

Developing resilience in agriculture a challenge: Expert

 Developing resilience in agriculture to regular weather shocks in the short-term and to climate change in the medium- to long-term is one of the biggest challenges facing Indian farmers today

No right to plan their families

Bhadiya from Bhanpur Kheda village does not know her age. She has five children – the eldest one is 12-year-old while the youngest is an infant. Considering she got married in her teens &ndas

NHRC notice to MP govt over police atrocity on farmers

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Madhya Pradesh government after a group of farmers returning from a protest against anti-farmer policies were allegedly forced

Food security: Solution lies in traditional food

After spending almost a month among tribals of Mandla in Madhya Pradesh, I can confidently say that by restricting ourselves to Public Distribution System (PDS), we cannot solve the food security i



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