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  • Indore: Ayushman Bharat scheme hits hurdle

    ‘Ayushman Bharat,’ the most ambitious health scheme of Modi government, which is scheduled to be launched on September 23, is facing a major hurdle as only seven local hospitals have agreed to be part of scheme.  Out of seven hospitals, which have shown interest to be empanelled for scheme, five are eye hospitals. Concerned over lack of interest shown by private hospitals for the scheme, district collector Nishant Warvade held a meeting

  • Indore: Dengue scare Beware, you’ll be fined if mosquitoes larvae are found on your premises

    Concerned over increasing number of vector borne diseases in city, the state health department has directed Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) and district health officials to intensify anti-larvae drive and to impose fine on finding dengue mosquitoes larvae on any premises. As per the orders of principal secretary (health) Gauri Singh, the IMC has been directed to impose fine of finding larvae at hotels, malls, hostels, schools and other public and private premises.

  • Indore: School bus conductor arrested for negligence

    The bus conductor of Kids Home School was also arrested on Thursday on charges of negligence in the accident in which class 1 student Ali Haider was killed. After the incident, police had arrested the bus driver.  Investigating officer SI Ashraf Ali Ansari said that bus conductor Prakash Panchal, a resident of Sirpur was also arrested for negligence in the accident. Bus driver Mohammad Imran was caught by the local residents after

  • Indore: Rs 11K fine on doc for dumping medical waste

    Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) on Monday slapped a fine of Rs 11,000 on a doctor for dumping medical waste in public. He was also warned not to repeat the mistake. Zone No 11 chief sanitary officer Mukesh Karosiya was on a round in Musakhedi area when he spotted heap medical waste lying alongside a road. He searched the medical waste and slips of Dr SC Malviya’s clinic located at Musakhedi.

  • Indore: Central team to conduct inspection for 15 days for the three-star rating certificate

    A team of Central government would be visiting the city in October for conducting on-spot inspection for the three-star rating certificate claimed by the country’s cleanest city. “The visiting team will conduct inspection for 15 days,” a press release issued by Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) said.  As per Swachh Survekshan-2018 guidelines, star rating would consist of 1000 marks out of 5000 marks.

  • Indore: Celebrate September 29 as Surgical Strike Day, UGC tells varsities

    University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday directed higher education institutions to observe September 29 as “Surgical Strike Day” and encourage students to pledge support for the armed forces.  It also directed the National Cadet Corps (NCC) units to organise a special parade to mark the day. In a letter addressed to vice chancellors, UGC secretary Rajnish Jain said that Surgical Strike Day has to be celebrated in a befitting manner.

  • Indore: Here, Ganesha welcomes you with new theme everyday

    Presenting new theme, Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesha Mandir at Mari Mata Square attracts thousands of devotees. The Ganesha idol acquires a new form everyday to give a message. One of the most popular themes that highlights the celebration was ‘Go Green’. In this theme, the metal idol was covered by mud and cow dung mix. Moreover, the entire setting was transformed using green lights for the day. Continue Reading ...-->

  • Indore: Swarna Sena protests against SC, ST Act outside Tai’s house

    Protest against recent amendments in Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act continued in city on Wednesday as large number of people staged protest outside house of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan under banner of Swarna Sena. The group of protesters also clashed with police outside the house of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on being stopped from meeting Mahajan.

  • Indore: Ayushman Bharat scheme hits hurdle, Private hospitals show no interest

    ‘Ayushman Bharat,’ the most ambitious health scheme of Modi government, which is scheduled to be launched on September 23, is facing a major hurdle as only seven local hospitals have agreed to be part of scheme.  Out of seven hospitals, which have shown interest to be empanelled for scheme, five are eye hospitals.

  • Indore: Government approves rail line to connect Indore, Budhni

    Ahead of the State assembly and Lok Sabha elections, the Centre on Wednesday announced to connect Indore and Jabalpur through a new railway line. It is an old proposal announced in railway budget in 2016. Survey was completed in March this year. The proposed line will start from Manglia in Indore to Budhni. From Budhni, the new line will join main track that goes to Narsinghpur and Jabalpur. The new line will

  • Indore: Government to bear treatment cost of chemical attack victim

    The state government has decided to bear treatment cost of the girl, who suffered severe damage to her eyes when chemical substance was thrown at her by the accused. She is currently undergoing treatment in Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Science (SAIMS). MLA Sudarshan Gupta and collector Nishant Warwade met the victim and her family members in the hospital where Gupta talked to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who agreed to bear

  • Indore: Inter-state gang member involved in Rs 10 lakh robbery arrested

    City crime branch police on Wednesday arrested a man from Ahmadabad who was associated with an inter-state gang of robbers. The accused told police about three robbery incidents including Rs 10 lakh heist committed at AU Small Finance Bank in the city two months ago. His role was to do recce and inform about possible robbery bids.

  • Indore: Reckless driver thrashed by crowd, family blames school management

    Wednesday proved to be the last day in school for seven-year-old Mohammed Ali Haider Dayma. His life was cut short by recklessness of the driver of the school bus that used to ferry him to and fro from Kids Home School. Ali Haider was a student of class one at Kids Home School at Green Park Colony. The bus used to pick up the boy from outside his house daily and drop

  • Indore: Medicos stage protest for postponing exams

    MBBS third professional (part-2) students staged a day long demonstration at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya seeking extension in examination scheduled from September 27.  Led by ABVP activists, the medicos continued the protest till it announced plans to consider their demand.  The MBBS third prof (part-2) exams were scheduled from September 12. The examinations were postponed after students informed the university that their pre-medical examinations were not held.

  • Indore: Chikitsak Nagar-1, Bhuri Takeri report highest alcohol & drug abuse

    Chikitsak Nagar-1, Bhuri Tekri and Chikitsak Nagar-2 are among most affected areas in the city in alcohol and drug abuse cases, according to a survey. The survey, conducted by Eva Welfare Organisation on the suggestion of DIG Harinarayanachari Mishra, revealed that liquor and drug abuse cases in many backward localities are above 60 percent. “In some localities – Chikitsak Nagar-1, Bhuri Tekri and Chikitsak Nagar-2 the percentage is above 80,” said Bharti

  • Indore: 30,000 government employees to be deployed for election work

    Preparations for the forthcoming assembly elections are in full swing in the district. Around 30,000 government officers and staff will be deployed for making different arrangements in the district for the elections. The services of these employees will be taken as polling parties, counting parties, sector magistrate, for election material distribution, etc. Department wise and office wise list of employees is being prepared for the election duty.

  • Indore: Private hospital refuses to hand over body over pending bill

    A private hospital refused to hand over body of a 13-year-old patient to kin over pending bills. The incident came to light on Tuesday, when family members approached district administration in jansunwai and lodged a complaint against the hospital in Rajendra Nagar. The family claimed that they had to sell their house to settle hospital bill of Rs 19 lakh. However, the hospital administration was demanding another Rs 2.40 lakh for handing

  • Indore: Freakish weather offers relief, raises anxiety

    The unexpected changes in weather on Tuesday raised hope of more rainfall but indicated uncertainty as rain stopped in city after brief spells. Inadequate rainfall in Indore district has caused anxiety among farmers and residents.  After days of oppressive heat, dark clouds opened up on Tuesday evening and offered much needed relief to residents. Light showers coupled with cool breeze turned the weather pleasant and raised people’s hope for another spell of

  • Indore: Devi Ahilyabai Holkar is the Asia Pacific Region’s best airport

    Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport has won the best airport of Asia-Pacific Region award of Airport Council International (ACI). Airport director airport director Aryama Sanyal received the award during inauguration of ACI Customer Excellence Global Summit held in Halifex Canada on September 12. The award is a recognition of quality passenger services in 2017 through passengers’ feedback. Sanyal received the award at a glittering ceremony in presence of Airport Authority of India (AAI)

  • Indore: CAT Registration deadline extended to September 26

    In a major relief to candidates who have not registered for common admission test (CAT)-2018, a gateway to Indian Institutes of Management, IIM Calcutta has extended the registration deadline from September 19 to September 26. “CAT 2018 registration ends on September 26, 2018 (5 pm),” a notice issued by the test conducting agency stated on Tuesday.