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'Khajoor Pe Atke': Hits the right notes but lacks big screen lustre

Film: Khajoor Pe Atke; Director: Harsh Chhaya; Cast: Manoj Pahwa, Seema Pahwa, Vinay Pathak, Nagesh Bhonsle, Dolly Ahluwalia, Alka Amin, Suneeta Sengupta, Vicky Arora, Birendra, Kishore Chougle; Rating: ** Actor Harsh Chaya's directorial debut Khajoor Pe Atke is an engrossing tragi-dramedy about the lives of the Sharmas, who gravitate to their Mumbai home. The film is about the interpers...

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Indore, Bhopal, Chandigarh cleanest cities in India: Centre

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday announced Madhya Pradesh's Indore as one of the cleanest cities in India, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh as per the Swachh Sarvekshan 2018 conducted in 4,203 cities. Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri made the announcement while declaring the results of the survey undertaken between January 4 and March 10. The ...

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Cabinet approves mental health institute in Bhopal

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the establishment of the National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) in Bhopal. The institute will be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, and will work as an entity under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. The Cabinet also approved a proposal to create three...

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MP employees to get increased DA

Bhopal, May 16 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday announced increased Dearness Allowance (DA) to its employees, officials said. An increase of 2 per cent in DA as per the 7th Pay Commission's recommendation and 3 per cent as per 6th pay panel had been done. As per Finance Department Principal Secretary Pankaj Agarwal's orders, the DA increase as per both the pay pa...

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Vice President arrives in Bhopal

Bhopal, May 16 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu arrived here on Wednesday to attend the convocation ceremony of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, officials said. Naidu was received at the airport by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, several cabinet ministers and other senior officials. --IANS hindi-pgh/bg ...

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Demand for eco-friendly fabrics propels organic cotton farming in India

Bhopal, May 16 (IANS) Barku Jairam, a 55-year-old farmer from Barwani of Madhya Pradesh, has taken up cultivating organic cotton, which he claims, has significantly brought down input costs besides ensuring a decent yield. The demand for organic cotton from global apparel companies has prompted 1,000-odd farmers in the state to switch to eco-farming to grow cotton using bio-fertilisers a...

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Class 10, 12 results out in MP

Bhopal , May 14 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education on Monday announced the results of the examinations held for Class 10 and 12. While 68.07 per cent students cleared the higher secondary exams, 66.54 per cent passed the high school exams. The results were formally declared by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here. Senior officials of the Education Depart...

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Rs 4 cr grant for Centre of Excellence at AMU

Aligarh, May 13 (IANS) The Central government has approved a grant of Rs 4 crore to establish a Centre of Excellence for research on Bioinspired Nanomaterials and Drugs at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). The Translational Research on Bioinspired Nanomaterials and Drugs from Endophytes will be done in active collaboration with researchers from various national institutes. Led...

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Men ashamed to talk about sexual molestation: Khalid Siddiqui

Lonavala, May 11 (IANS) Khalid Siddiqui will soon be seen in a film #MeTooMainBhi about male child molestation. The actor says men feel ashamed to talk about their own sexual abuse, and hopes the movie will open a dialogue around it. I am doing one film called '#MeTooMainBhi'. It is on male child molestation. It is a story of three kids who got molested when they were young and how the e...

6 days ago
Four army trucks burnt in fire on goods train

Bhopal/Betul, May 10 (IANS) Four army trucks were burnt to ashes in a fire on a goods train, which was also carrying ammunition and explosives, on Thursday on the Bhopal-Nagpur stretch in Madhya Pradesh, officials said. The fire broke out while the train, on way from Bengaluru to Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad, was near Maramjhiri station between Betul and Itarsi junctions, an official said, a...

6 days ago
Ready to fight elections against younger rivals: Kamal Nath

Bhopal, May 10 (IANS) Responding to questions about his age, newly appointed Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath on Thursday said he is ready to fight electoral battles against BJP rivals who are in the age group of 50-60. I do not hide my age. Age has nothing to do with your work, said the 72-year-old Congress leader. State Ministers Narottam Mishra, Jayant Mallya, Gopa...

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Former Dalit woman IAS officer joins Congress in MP

Bhopal, May 8 (IANS) Former Dalit woman IAS officer Shashi Karnawat, who had been put under suspension following her conviction in a corruption case in 2013, on Tuesday joined the Congress at party's Madhya Pradesh unit headquarters here. State Congress chief Kamal Nath was present on the occasion. Karnawat's move came as a surprise to some in the political circles here, as her family ha...

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Viral video made at BJP leaders' behest: MP Congress

Bhopal, May 8 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh Congress on Tuesday claimed that a viral video clipping depicting Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan as Ramayana character Angad had been prepared at the behest of Chouhan and other state BJP leaders and had hurt the religious feelings of people. The clipping, that has since gone viral on the social media, depicts Chouhan as Angad, who put his fe...

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India launches biggest city gas distribution auction

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) In a major step towards ushering in a clean gas-based economy, India on Tuesday launched its biggest auction of city gas distribution (CGD) networks, offering permits for selling compressed and piped natural gas (CNG and PNG) in 86 geographical areas. Awards from the 9th CGD licensing round would help bring gas coverage to 174 districts in 22 states and Union Terr...

9 days ago
No action on rape threat plaint, MP ex-CM's relative resigns

Jabalpur/Bhopal, May 7 (IANS) A woman doctor related to former Madhya Pradesh S.C Shukla has resigned from her government job after authorities and police allegedly failed to act on her complaint about rape threats issued by anti-social elements linked to the ruling BJP, a Congress leader said on Monday. Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh said that the resignation of Dr Rachna Shukla, who w...

9 days ago
Poor will get free treatment: MP CM

Bhopal, May 7 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said the poor in the state will get free treatment for medical problems. People should help the poor get the benefit of various welfare schemes of the government, he said during the groundbreaking ceremony of a multi-storeyed building at the Kailash Nath Katju Hospital here. The hospital, which cur...

9 days ago
If needed, Rahul Gandhi will declare chief ministerial candidate in MP: Kamal Nath

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Newly-appointed Congress President in Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath says that it is not a practice in his party to declare a chief ministerial candidate in a poll-bound state Rahul Gandhi will do so in the state, if the need is felt. He also says that the people in Madhya Pradesh are angry with the thuggery of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government and the Congress is...

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How art found me and the upsurge in opportunities

Since childhood, I have had a keen interest in the arts -- coming from a family with a strong tradition in arts and crafts, this was not surprising. Growing up, I visited museums and emporiums on customary school trips and saw a lot of it in my home and family-run stores. While in the US for my undergraduate studies, I started looking at art -- both there and here, in India -- mostly via...

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Punjab crowned Champions of Hockey India Jr men national meet

Bhopal, May 6 (IANS) Punjab defeated Haryana 4-2 to lift the eighth Hockey India Junior Men National Championship (A Division), it was announced on Sunday. Gangpur-Odisha secured the bronze medal as they defeated Odisha 6-1 in the match for the third place. In the final match of the competition, Punjab came from two goals down to defeat Haryana 4-2. It was Haryana who took a 2-0 ...

12 days ago
Congress cannot defeat BJP in MP: Amit Shah

Bhopal, May 4 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday declared that the Congress will not be able to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly election. The contest in Madhya Pradesh is between corporate supporters and farmers, and so the Congress will not be able to defeat the BJP, Shah told a meeting of activists and party leaders. Without naming the new...

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