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Facebook shuts down Free Basics in India

Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | PNS | New Delhi | in Bhopal

Social networking giant Facebook on Thursday pulled the plug on its controversy-ridden 'Free Basics' programme in India, days after telecom regulator Trai barred operators from charging discriminatory rates for Internet access based on content. “Free Basics is no longer available to people in India,” a Facebook spokesperson said. The service was...

Metro’s 1st phase to be complete by year 2018

Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | Zafar Alam Khan | Bhopal | in Bhopal

The first phase of metro rail project in the two Smart Cities - Bhopal and Indore - will be completed by year 2018. The project will be implemented in collaboration with Japan. Regarding the project, representatives of Japan's Economic, Trade and Industries Ministry, Land Infrastructure, Tansport and Tourism Ministry, Japan's...

SP displays keen interest in Maihar polls

Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | Zafar Alam Khan | Bhopal | in Bhopal

The Maihar Assembly bypoll might be important for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh, but interestingly Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders of neighbouring State Uttar Pradesh are also keeping a close eye over it. Senior SP leader, brother of SP supremo and senior minister of UP...

All India Civil Services Table Tennis competition concludes

Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal | in Bhopal

The four-day All India Civil Services Table Tennis competition going in the TT Nagar Stadium of the city concluded on Thursday. Director General of Police Surendra Sinh was the chief guest of the concluding program in that winner and runner ups teams and players were felicitated by providing them trophies...

CM mourns Lance Nayak’s death

Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | PNS | Bhopal | in Bhopal

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed profound grief over the death of Lance Nayak Hanumanthappa. Chouhan said that Shaheed Hanumanthappa was a real hero. He lost life, but inspired crores of Indians for patriotism. State's people pay tributes to the brave soldier. Chouhan has prayed to the Almighty to grant...

First Jal-Mahotsav to start from Feb 12

Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal | in Bhopal

First Jal-Mahotsav, a major gift for tourists, will get underway from Friday, February 12. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Urban Development, Housing and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate the 10-day mega water tourism event Jal-Mahotsav at Hanuwantiya tourist complex tent city at 4 pm on February 12. Minister...

BMC tells Bhopal’s leading hospitals to pay their outstanding service bills

Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal | in Bhopal

Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday issued final notice to Hamidia Hospital, Gandhi Medical College and Kamala Nehru Hospital to pay their outstanding service charge, which comes to a total of `5,42,07,445. These institutions have been asked to clear its dues in three days time. BMC issued final notices to Gandhi...

8 kg explosives recovered from Bilkharia

Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal | in Bhopal

Crime branch Bhopal police nabbed a 60-year old man and recovered 8 kg of explosive materials from Bilkharia on Wednesday. An alert was raised after the explosives in large quantity was seized. According to the police, acting on a tip off an old man was nabbed from Bilkharia area and when...

Rainfall in J&K, Punjab brings cold wave in city

Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal | in Bhopal

Cold conditions witnessed for the past 2-3 days in the city are due to the rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab regions and would remain for the next 4-5 days told the Met department officials. The early morning hours are witnessed with cold conditions and the late evening hours. Night...

Chief Secy reviews preparations for PM’s visit

Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal | in Bhopal

Chief Secretary Anthony DeSa reviewed preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Madhya Pradesh on February 18 at a meeting at Mantralaya here on Thursday. The Prime Minister will attend a programme at village Sherpur in Sehore district. The Chief Secretary sought detailed information about various arrangements for PM's visit,...

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