Archive for August, 2009

Book Review: Leitner and the Woking Mosque —by Khaled Ahmed… and other news

August 31, 2009

Book Review: Leitner and the Woking Mosque —by Khaled Ahmed
The main financier of the project was Shahjahan Begum, the ruler of Bhopal, who never visited England but was persuaded by Dr Leitner to donate the money to
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Adnan arrest
She had also accused the singer of an extramarital affair Bhopal (PTI): The Madhya Pradesh government's food department on Saturday raided two godowns in
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BITS Pilani and BHEL Bhopal sign MoU
In India today, this tie-up of BHEL Bhopal with Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani marks yet another milestone in industry university
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Bhopal turning into crime capital?
Bhopal citizens have started getting shivers down the spine and many people have decided to stop venturing out late in night. Eve teasing leading to shoot
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MP ATS bust international fake currency racket
Bhopal : The Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) busted an international fake currency racket and arrested two Nepalese citizens with counterfeit
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Leaders don't matter much, party workers play key role: Patwa
Bhopal: Senior BJP leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Sunderlal Patwa said here today that although there might be some rumblings within the
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Remembering the Bayer Explosion


I think it's very important to remember the 20-percent that remains is enough to cause a Bhopal size disaster in this area," she says.
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One year later: Bayer, MIC and Institute
The planned changes are improvements, but an 80 percent reduction in MIC storage will still leave the amount of toxic gas that killed thousands in Bhopal,
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BITS Pilani and BHEL Bhopal sign MoU for Collaboration
The Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), Bhopal which came into existence on 29th August 1956 is the mother plant of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited,
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Gayatri Devi arriving in City on Aug 30… and other news

August 30, 2009

Gayatri Devi arriving in City on Aug 30
She will also visit Godarmau Village near Bhopal, which is the birthplace of Maharishi Patanjali. She would explore the possibilities of development of
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"Yaaden Mukesh" on Aug 30
By Our Staff Reporter On 33rd Death Anniversary of great Singer Late Mukesh Mathur, Lions Club Bhopal and Geetanjali Swar Sangam Bhopal, together organizing
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Bhopal Development Plan-2021 draft ready
By Our Staff Reporter The Directorate of Town and Country Planning has prepared the draft of Bhopal Development Plan-2021. It will be published on August 29
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Rains likely to continue in MP for two days
Bhopal, Aug 28 Monsoon has become active in Madhya Pradesh in the last 24 hours and is likely to continue for the next two days, the Met department said
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MP HC stays case against French writers
The writers challenged the charges of defamation raised by ex-DGP Puri as nothing in their book 'Five Past Midnight in Bhopal' on the Bhopal Gas Tragedy was
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Bhopal to have a film city soon
Bhopal: A film city is to be set up in this Madhya Pradesh capital on a sprawling 430-acre plot of land, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said.
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Madhya Pradesh to float a film city, invites investors
By Team MUMBAI: The Madhya Pradesh government is setting up a film city 20 km away from Bhopal. Built on 430 acres of land,
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MP HC stays case against French authors Lapierre, Moro
The authors have challenged the charges of defamation in their book 'Five Past Midnight in Bhopal' saying that the alleged derogatory remarks had not been
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Food, Water, Energy Shortages Threaten India Security
principal secretary of food, civil supplies and consumer protection in the central Madhya Pradesh state, said in a phone interview from Bhopal today.
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MP will get its own Film City… and other news

August 29, 2009

MP will get its own Film City
His ambitious 430 acre-Film City project coming up in Bhopal is one of the ways in which he plans to invite Bombay's film fraternity to invest in Madhya
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Good rains in Western MP
After a long wait monsoon has become once again active in Jabalpur, Sagar, Hoshangabad, Bhopal, Ujjain and Gwalior divisions. The low -pressure system that
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India: Christians mark "Day of the Martyrs"
By UCA News Members of an ecumenical forum donated blood in Bhopal and held prayer sessions in other parts of Madhya Pradesh state on Aug.
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MP CM Shivraj Chouhan meets investors in Mumbai
Chouhan also met film producers to discuss about the proposed film city near Bhopal. As a part of its efforts to encourage film industry in the state,
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We will run campaign to strengthen party: Yechury
Bhopal, Aug 27 (PTI) After the party's poor show in the Lok Sabha polls, the CPI (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury today said his party will run a campaign
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Kennedy Mourned as Mass. Governor Backs Succession Request
In West Virginia, a chemical plant has agreed to a major cut in production of the toxic chemical behind the Bhopal gas disaster of 1984.
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Community Reacts To Bayer's MIC Announcement
"Still about the same amount exists that caused all of the devistation in Bhopal that people in Bhopal are still dealing with the effects of, so the danger
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My FM and IDEA's walkathon gets Madhya Pradesh to walk while they …
MY FM and Idea organized Walkathon in Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur to spread the message of living a healthy life and also to emphasize on Idea's brand
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India ECB and FCCB data for July 2009
ECB —- Neel Metal Products Ltd # 206228 Extension Of Non-Cumulative Redeemable Preference Share 5.3 Bharat 2000000 Micro Finance 6.7 Bhopal Medical
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'Prove that you are H1N1 negative'


Amruta Dhavale, an advocate from the city, was recently asked by people she interacted with in Indore and Bhopal to produce a medical certificate that
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Acquitted in prof murder, ABVP leader joins MP govt knowledge … and other news

August 28, 2009

Acquitted in prof murder, ABVP leader joins MP govt knowledge …
He was among eight invitees to a chintan baithak organised by the Madhya Pradesh education department in Bhopal on August 9. A Nagpur court acquitted Akela
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Plant to Cut Production of Toxic Chemical
The chemical, methyl isocyanate, or MIC, was the poison released at a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, in 1984, killing thousands.
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Bayer to reduce MIC storage at Institute by 80 percent
MIC is the deadly chemical that killed thousands at a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, in 1984. Since that explosion, residents of Institute and nearby
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Vijendra Singh Sisodia: BJP's man Friday
He also has a say in running the State BJP headquarters in Bhopal. While Meghraj Jain is officially in charge for the membership drive, Sisodia also has a
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Swaraj keeps silence on controversies in BJP
Bhopal, Aug 26 (PTI) Deputy leader of BJP in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today refused to entertain
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Two-year-old swine flu patient recovers before testing positive
Bhopal: A two-year-old girl here has tested positive for swine flu, becoming the first confirmed case in the city, but doctors Wednesday said she recovered
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Jinnah wanted undivided India, British brainwashed him: RSS leader
Bhopal, Aug 25 (IANS) Pakistan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah was committed to an undivided and unified India till the British 'brainwashed' him into
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In India, Women See Boxing as a Ticket to a Middle-Class Life… and other news

August 27, 2009

In India, Women See Boxing as a Ticket to a Middle-Class Life

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“Before boxing, I had nothing,” said Nagisetty, 24, who came to train this summer at another camp, in the central Indian city of Bhopal. “Who is Usha?
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Dau Saheb Memorial Cricket Tournament from Sept 30
The players, who would put up excellent performance in the match, they would be selected in Bhopal Divisional Cricket Team.
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International district Vushu competition underway
By Our Staff Reporter On the instructions of Bhopal district education officer maiden international district Vushu (Martial arts) competition is being
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Now, Sudarshan praises Jinnah
Bhopal: It's now the turn of former RSS boss KS Sudarshan to join league with LK Advani and Jaswant Singh. Sudarshan, who has now settled in Bhopal,
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Inter Regional Women Volleyball begins
The second match was played between SAI, Central Regional Centre, Bhopal and SAI, Sub-Centre, Lucknow. Lucknow team won the match by 25-21, 25-20 and 25-17.
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Centre triples aid for Madhya Pradesh minority students
Bhopal: Taking education for all, and giving priority to the minority communities, the Centre has tripled the scholarship amount for Madhya Pradesh and a
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Madhya Pradesh police bust online fraud racket
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh police claimed to have busted an online racket with the arrest of a Nigerian national and his Indian wife from New Delhi.
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Madhya Pradesh Police bust online fraud racket, arrest two
Bhopal, Aug 25 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Police Tuesday claimed to have busted a gang involved in online fraud with the arrest of a Nigerian national and his
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Madhya Pradesh paper leak mastermind held
Bhopal, Aug 25 (IANS) A man who allegedly leaked a question paper of the Madhya Pradesh Professional Exam Board has been arrested, police said Tuesday.
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Bpl cricket club team to leave for Bangalore today
By Our Staff Reporter Team of Bhopal Cricket Club would leave for Bangalore on August 25 to participate in the under 17 age group T-20 Tournament.
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Women under terror, police utterly failed… and other news

August 26, 2009

Women under terror, police utterly failed
But slowly, this system is being dropped because the police consider students of the New Bhopal responsible for the chain snatching incidents.
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Heavy rain likely after a period of dry spell
Day temperature in Rewa, Gwalior, Chambal and Sagar divisions is five to six degrees above normal and situation of Bhopal is also same.
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Dozen held in Madhya Pradesh question paper leak case
BHOPAL – A dozen people have been arrested in connection with the leak of a question paper of the Junior Data Entry Operator Exam conducted by the Madhya
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Uma Bharti's sister-in-law commits suicide
Bhopal: Bhartiya Janshakti Party President, Uma Bharti's relative Sunday allegedly committed suicide here, police said. The victim identified as Suman Lodhi
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BanyanTree buys 9.22% stake in GEI Industrial… and other news

August 25, 2009

BanyanTree buys 9.22% stake in GEI Industrial
BanyanTree Growth Capital, a Mauritius based private equity fund, has picked up 9.22% stake in Bhopal based GEI Industrial Systems.
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MP HC rejects reservation procedure
The Madhya Pradesh High Court rejected the plea for staying Bhopal civic bodies elections and issued an order that ward-wise women reservation process
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'No conflict between Islamic teachings & pursuit of scientific …
By Pervez Bari,, Bhopal: Acquiring any knowledge, be it religious or modern, for the benefit of oneself or the society at large is not
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Tourist beware, Auto's cheat here… and other news

August 24, 2009

Tourist beware, Auto's cheat here
By Our Staff Reporter Coming to Bhopal, the lovely city of lake's, one faces the most arrogant attitude of the smiling auto driver.
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Pardhi couple killing: CBI files cases on over 2000 persons
Bhopal, Aug 22 The Bhopal office of CBI has registered two seperate cases against more than 2000 unidentified persons on the charge of killing a couple,
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Search in News :
Namasudra boy 28/5'-9" wheatish good personality, English Medium school, Diploma Electrical, BE Electrical working reliance, Bhopal as an Engineer,
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Bhopal College trains girl student for self-defence
Bhopal, Aug 22 (ANI): With eve teasing becoming the order of the day, a growing number of girls in are resorting to martial arts for self defence.
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One year on from the Orissa massacres, vigils and prayers for …
by Nirmala Carvalho Gatherings in Madurai, New Delhi, Bhopal to remember the martyrs killed in Kandhamal and to strengthen the foundations of coexistence
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Concern over hazardous waste management
Control Board provided some practical examples of disastrous effect of some hazardous waste generated by industries such as Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
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Not one man's folly
Jaswant quotes a letter Nehru wrote to the Nawab of Bhopal on July 9, 1948 in which he says, "I know that we are to blame for many matters…
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Water Management of Women
By Our Staff Reporter The women of Bhopal have learned the proper way of using the water. They are now so much conscious and afraid regarding water uses.
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HC notices to govt over 50 pc poll reservation to women
Malpani and Sanjay Ghatgey – both residents of Bhopal – stating that the MP government's decision to give 50 per cent reservation to women was unlawful.
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MP returning power borrowed from other states
Bhopal, Aug 21 (PTI) Amid power crisis in the State, Madhya Pradesh State Electricity Board (MPSEB) is returning five million units of power daily to the
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UltraTech building solution showroom in Bhopal… and other news

August 23, 2009

UltraTech building solution showroom in Bhopal
Asst. Vice President of Divisional ABG cement, Rajiv Chourdia, Zonal Head of UltraTech Building solution, and Ujjaid Masood. Incharge of Bhopal Depot,
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MP receives 20 cm less rainfall than average
Bhopal, Aug 10 Madhya Pradesh has received 20 cm less rainfall than average so far, Met department officials said today. "Madhya Pradesh has received 38 cm
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Four arrested for running cricket betting racket
Bhopal, Aug 10 (IANS) Four people running a betting racket on cricket matches have been arrested in the Madhya Pradesh capital, police said Monday.
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MP HC stays ban on book 'Five Past Midnight in Bhopal'
distribution and sale of Five Past Midnight in Bhopal, a book based on Bhopal gas tragedy written by French writers Dominic Lapierre and Javier Moro.
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Sr body building championship on 16th
More than 150 members of about 100 gyms of Bhopal are expected to participate. According to national rule the competition would be held on weight group
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Plant safety
For example, the Bayer CropScience unit at Institute has 200000 pounds of deadly methyl isocyanate, the killer that caused India's Bhopal tragedy in 1984.
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The Yes Men Fix the World… and other news

August 11, 2009

The Yes Men Fix the World
attacks — for instance, claiming on behalf of Dow Chemical that the company was going liberally to compensate the victims of the 1984 Bhopal disaster.
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The Yes Men Fix the World
and in a live programme on the Bhopal catastrophe, they apologise to the Indian people and make a large, generous offer of compensation.
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Temple where Pragya 'plotted' gets ISO stamp for 'quality management'
A Ram temple in old Bhopal, where the Malegaon blast conspiracy was allegedly hatched and where Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur spent a night in April 2008,
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Depressed by parents' separation, girl commits suicide
Her father Dinesh Dube, a Central Excise employee, was posted at Bhopal. Ever since he was posted there, he had not visited his family.
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Minor commits suicide in Ahmedabad
A 17-year-old girl, daughter of a central excise employee in Bhopal, allegedly committed suicide at their residence in Akash Flats at Adarsh Society in
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Bhopal-based Islamic scholar Habib Rehan passes away
By Pervez Bari,, Bhopal: An Indian Islamic scholar of eminence Maulana Habib Rehan Khan Nadvi Azhari, who was based here in Bhopal,
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Gaur inspects new hospital building
Bhopal Municipal Corporation Chairman Ramdayal Prajapati accompanied him. Concerned officers informed the minister that the hospital building being
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HC stays order restraining selling of book on gas tragedy
Puri had been the Bhopal Superintendent of Police when the world&aposs worst industrial disaster took place here. High Court Justice Rajendra Menon
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Train mishap averted in Bhopal
PTI Bhopal: A train mishap was averted here following swift action by the driver, who applied mechanical brakes and brought the Janshatabdi Express to a
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MPSTDC to inaugurate entertainment centre, re-launch cruise on …
By Anish V Punnackattu | Bhopal Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) will organise hot air ballooning, cycle expedition,
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