Archive for December, 2008

Nair Hospital conducts its first cochlear implant… and other news

December 30, 2008

Nair Hospital conducts its first cochlear implant
It took many months of consultation and Rs 9.48 lakh for the teenager from Bhopal to have a cochlear implant or bionic ear at civic-run Nair Hospital.
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Mumbai terrorists wanted militants freed: Digvijay
Bhopal, Dec 28 (IANS) The terrorists who attacked Mumbai last month wanted some jailed militants to be released in exchange of the hostages but the Manmohan
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Kidnapped boy returns home in Hingoli after three years
His father Bhagwan Ghongre however traced the number to a STD in the Gandhinagar Jhulelal market in Bhopal, Munde said. Inquiring further, he reached
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Massive support of “Jago Bharat Jago Tibet Yatra” by Indians.


The Yatra has started from Bhopal on a 50 day long countrywide journey commencing at Rajghat, New Delhi via 12 biggest states of India .
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Accident claim… and other news

December 29, 2008

Accident claim
Bhopal (PTI): The scions of the former Nawab of Bhopal, including Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, have been directed by a revenue court to transfer the ownership
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MP reels under power cuts
The Madhya Pradesh State Electricity Board (MPSEB) has resorted to massive loadshedding across the state, except in Bhopal, ranging from two to 15 hours due
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Gaur sets up cell to curb corruption
Bhopal , Dec 27 The newly-appointed Madhya Pradesh Urban Administration Minister Babulal Gaur has set up a cell that will firmly deal with the complaints
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Pataudi asked to transfer Ginnauri Kothi to MP govt
Bhopal , Dec 27 The scions of erstwhile Nawab of Bhopal , including former Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi received a serious setback
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Diwakar to lead India colts in Australian Youth Olympic
All the 16 members picked today following trials in Bhopal were in the 21-member squad that toured Argentina for a test series earlier this month.
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Complete irrigation projects on time: MP Minister
Bhopal, (PTI) : Madhya Pradesh Water Resources, Housing and Environment Minister Jayant Maliaya has instructed officers to complete all the important
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Parul Chauhan’s love for her rakhi brother

Real Bollywood

The marriage was held in Bhopal and the actress herself made sure that nothing goes wrong and supervised the whole event. Neither to say her fans mobbed her
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Akhil Mishra to act in English film
MUMBAI: heatre and film actor Akhil Mishra is going to be in an English film, "Prayer For Rain", about the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.
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Malnourishment needs simple solutions… and other news

December 28, 2008

Malnourishment needs simple solutions
I was surprised to note that WFP has an office in Bhopal, like many, was not sure as to what do they do, and what steps they had taken to stop child deaths.
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Woman gets 3-year RI for stealing newborn
Bhopal , Dec 26 A woman was today sentenced to three years&aposrigorous imprisonment by a court here for stealing a newborn child four months ago.
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Indian squad named for Punjab Gold Cup
The squad was picked following trials held in Bhopal. India will take on Germany, the Netherlands and another team from abroad in the Punjab Gold Cup to be
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Madhya Pradesh BJP meet to focus on party rebels, future polls

Bhopal, Dec 26 (IANS) Strategy for the Lok Sabha elections, organisational revamp and disciplinary action against rebels are the major issues likely to
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Bhopal Utsav Mela begins
Bhopal , Dec 26 The 18th annual Bhopal Utsav mela got off to a colourful start at the TT Nagar Dusshera Maidan here. A large number of balloons were
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Three killed in road mishap
Bhopal , Dec 26 Three persons were killed and 40 others injured when the bus in which they were travelling overturned near Uchehara in Satna district,
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Mineral revenue on a rise in Madhya Pradesh… and other news

December 27, 2008

Mineral revenue on a rise in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal , Dec 25 Madhya Pradesh is witnessing a steady growth in its mineral revenue during the last five years. Mineral revenue generated in 2004-05,
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Rohani to take oath as MP assembly speaker
Bhopal , Dec 25 Ishwar Das Rohani, a senior BJP leader, will take oath as speaker of the Madhya Pradesh assembly on January 5.
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Bhopal school children pay homage to Mumbai terror victims
Bhopal, Dec 25 (ANI): In a unique show of solidarity, hundreds of children, dressed as Santa paid homage to the Mumbai terror victims here yesterday.
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‘We want India on global R&D map’… and other news

December 26, 2008

‘We want India on global R&D map’
After facing backlash from activists for the Bhopal gas tragedy, Dow Chemicals, the largest chemicals company in the US, is now on the verge of closing its
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MP polls had several irregularities: Uma
By Our Staff Reporter Bhopal, Dec 24: Taking objection to the viewpoint of the Election Commission of Madhya Pradesh being a model state with regards to
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BJS to contest in almost all seats from MP for LS polls
Bhopal Bharatiya Janashakti Party on Wednesday said that it would field candidates from almost all parliamentary constituencies of Madhya Pradesh in the Lok
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Freak bus incident causes electrocution… and other news

December 25, 2008

Freak bus incident causes electrocution

Sri Lankan News

In India, at least 11 people were electrocuted when a passenger bus in which they were travelling came in contact with a high voltage line near Bhopal.
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Bank staff siphon customers' cash
The money was removed from the accounts of two customers from Bhopal and Maharashtra by using their passwords, which were retrieved from the data stored in
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Provide drinking water to people at any cost: CM
By Our Staff Reporter Bhopal, Dec 23: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has instructed all the concerning departments and district administrations to
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Bayer to Pay $796500 in EPA Fines at Plant That Exploded
The Bayer site had between two and 20 times the amount of MIC than was stored at Bhopal, India, when a Union carbide plant blew up and killed 8000.
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Mischa’s goan christmas
The OC actress who’s in the country shooting for Ravi Walia’s international film Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain — in which she plays a journalist — took a break
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BHEL-NPCIL JV co to have technology partner soon
BHEL (Q, N,C,F)* is currently manufacturing equipments which have a capacity to produce 8×700 MW power for the JVC at its Bhopal unit.
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Technology partner for BHEL-NPCIL JV co in four months
BHEL is currently manufacturing equipment that can produce 8×700 MW for the JV at its Bhopal unit. The company is also looking at a coastal site for
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Cong leader Arvind Jain killed in road accident
Jain was driving back to his hometown from Bhopal when the mishap took place killing him on the spot, police said. Both the injured have been admitted to
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Flu: ARD does too little, too late… and other news

December 24, 2008

Flu: ARD does too little, too late
When contacted, Mr K Saha, director of ARD, said: “Samples from Bankura could not be sent to Bhopal as our officials did not find any dead birds in the area
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INDIA Invitation To Attend State Ceremony A Positive Signal For …

Union of Catholic Asian News

Archbishop Leo Cornelio of Bhopal (left) talks to Shivraj Singh Chauhan who was sworn in as the new Madhya Pradesh chief minister on Dec.
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Culling under directive from Centre: Govt
They were reacting to a news item that appeared in a section of the print media that the Bhopal-based HSADL did never found bird flu virus in the poultry
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News this week
A Norwegian music band named “Seven Winds” recently held a concert here for the survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy. Seven Winds performed outside the Union
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No further reports of bird flu from States
New Delhi (PTI): The High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSDL) in Bhopal on Monday said it had no report of any samples testing positive for avian flu
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Water crisis in Bhopal
In the case of Bhopal, who knows, it may be a God-sent opportunity to do the job of deepening the dry areas of the lake with all the modern equipments
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MP to set up high-level committee to review security in state
Bhopal (PTI): Expressing concern over growing incidents of terror attacks in the country, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on
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Bird flu effect: Over five million birds culled in one year
The minister pointed out that Bhopal-based High Security Animal Disease laboratory, National Institute of Virology in Pune and Eastern Regional Disease
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Some tainted names figure in Chouhan’s cabinet
Bhopal, Dec 22 (IANS) In his new ministry, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has not been able to exclude all the tainted ministers of his
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City lab to make flu detection faster… and other news

December 23, 2008

City lab to make flu detection faster
Blood samples will no longer have to be sent to the animal diseases laboratory in Bhopal to confirm bird flu, as Kolkata will soon have its very own
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Avian flu tackled as per Central norms
It needs mention here that a news item published in a section of the press carried a news item, quoting sources in the Bhopal-based High Security Animal
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MP BJP issues show-cause notice to MLA Sartaj Singh
Bhopal (PTI): Madhya Pradesh BJP has issued a show-cause notice to party MLA Sartaj Singh asking him why disciplinary action should not be taken against him
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BJP asks Madhya Pradesh legislator to explain conduct
Bhopal (IANS): The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Madhya Pradesh unit has asked newly elected legislator Sartaj Singh to explain his conduct and suspended
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Assam: No fresh report of spread of bird flu

All India Radio

According to official reports, samples of birds sent to the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory at Bhopal from different locations of the State in last
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Bhopal beauticians introduce candle therapy
Bhopal, Dec 21 (ANI): Beauticians in Bhopal made use of candle therapy to give their clients a glowing complexion by ridding their skin of toxins with a
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ICAR nod for bird-flu testing lab in Bhopal… and other news

December 22, 2008

ICAR nod for bird-flu testing lab in Bhopal
BHOPAL: Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) has accorded its sanction for setting up a laboratory here to carry out the dreaded bird-flu tests.
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Cleansing with candle
A growing interest in candle beauty treatments is spreading in Bhopal in central India, where women turn to deep facial cleansing using a candle.
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Madhya Pradesh cabinet to take oath today
Bhopal, Dec 20 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will constitute the state cabinet here today. According to sources, about twenty
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Bird flu under control: Centre… and other news

December 21, 2008

Bird flu under control: Centre
NEW DELHI: The High Security Animal Disease Laboratory in Bhopal has not reported any poultry sample testing positive for bird flu in any part of the
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Water crisis in Bhopal
The water crisis in Bhopal is due to the apathy shown by the Governments during the last so many years. It is a well-known fact that everyday a good chunk
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Many relatives of BJP leaders elected to MP Assembly
Bhopal, Dec 19: The Bharatiya Janta Party, which often criticised Congress for its dynastic politics, fielded kin of many of its leaders in Madhya Pradesh
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Pataudi daughter to look after royal properties of Bhopal
Bhopal , Dec 19 Daughter of former Indian cricket captain, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, would soon be looking after the properties of the erstwhile Bhopal
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Eyewitness: Alistair Scrutton in Bhopal, India
This was Bhopal, and history had come to visit. I was looking for an innocuous pipe, one of a maze that juts out from Bhopal's plant.
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Saba Pataudi to take over as trustee of royal trust
Bhopal , Dec 19 Saba, daughter of former Indian cricket captain, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi would soon take over as Naib Mutavally (deputy managing trustee)
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