MP: Banned wheat exports to ensure adequate domestic supply, says Union minister

Union Minister Kailash Choudhary on Sunday said the Centre had placed a ban on wheat exports to ensure adequate availability of the food grain in the country. The ban was put in place on May 14 in order to control domestic prices amid concern that wheat output may be hit due to a prevailing heatwave. … Read more

Focus shifts to Rajasthan as Congress, BJP plan party meetings in state

New Delhi: Rajasthan is set to become the centre of political battle between the BJP and Congress. While the Congress plans to hold a three-day chintan shivir (brainstorming session) in Udaipur from May 15, the BJP will hold a two-day national office-bearers’ meeting in Jaipur from May 20. The Rajasthan BJP unit has been asked … Read more

Need to increase coordination between Sarkar and Sangathan: RSS leaders

RSS leaders have called for improving the coordination between Sangathan (organisation) and Sarkar (government) to improve BJP‘s prospects in Madhya Pradesh. The RSS leaders of the state have flagged many issues in the Sangh Parivar’s core committee meeting held in Delhi on Thursday. They have also said there was a need to have a “long-term … Read more

Heatwave to intensify in next 5 days, says weather dept: ‘Orange Alert’ issued for these states

The ongoing heatwave sweeping through vast swathes of the country will intensify in the next five days, with the IMD issuing an “orange” alert for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and parts of Maharashtra, and predicting a rise of another two degrees Celsius in northwest region. According to an India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast issued on Thursday, … Read more

Slower Recovery: 19 States overshoot MGNREGA budget

New Delhi: At least 19 states have overshot the expenditure on the rural employment guarantee scheme for the current year even with more than a month left for the fiscal year to end, reflecting the slow recovery in the labour market and the continued stress on the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (Mgnrega) … Read more

Covid-19: Madhya Pradesh sees 5,171 cases, 6 deaths, 8,373 recoveries

The COVID-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh reached 10,05,753 on Sunday after the detection of 5,171 new cases, while the death toll increased to 10,662 with six patients succumbing to the infection in the last 24 hours, a health department official said. The positivity rate reduced to 6.7 percent on Sunday from 7 percent the previous … Read more

Madhya Pradesh: Night curfew imposed amid Omicron threat

Madhya Pradesh has so far not reported any case of Omicron, classified as a ‘variant of concern’ by the WHO. Amid growing concern over the new coronavirus variant Omicron, the Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday imposed a night curfew in the state from 11 pm to 5 am as a precautionary measure and advised people … Read more

Wheat sowing up 3.36% so far: Agriculture Ministry

Area sown to wheat, the main rabi crop, rose 3.36 per cent to 138.35 lakh hectare so far in the current rabi season from 133.84 lakh hectare in the year-ago period, according to the agriculture ministry. Rabi sowing begins from October while harvesting starts from March onwards. Besides wheat, gram and mustard are the other … Read more

Amit Shah behind fall of Cong govt in MP, tried to do it in Rajasthan: Gehlot

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday accused Union Home Minister Amit Shah of being involved in the fall of Congress government in Madhya Pradesh and trying to do it in Rajasthan too last year. Gehlot made the allegation while referring to the crisis over the stability of his government in 2020 and said the Congress … Read more

Madhya Pradesh: Congress MLA Sachin Birla joins BJP ahead of Khandwa Lok Sabha bypoll

Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA Sachin Birla on Sunday joined the ruling BJP in the presence of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at an election rally for Khandwa Lok Sabha bypoll. Birla had won the Assembly election on a Congress ticket from Badwah seat in Khargone district in 2018. Badwah Assembly seat represented by Birla falls … Read more