Purvi Jain

Purvi Jain

She is a staff reporter. She covers school education, health and also does stories on infrastructure. She has special interest in entertainment and lifestyle stories.

Articles by Purvi Jain
Samarpan ki Deewar at Koh-e-Fiza where people donate their belongings for the needy.(Praveen Bajpai/HT photo)
Samarpan ki Deewar at Koh-e-Fiza where people donate their belongings for the needy.(Praveen Bajpai/HT photo)

Wall of dedication in Bhopal: Leave what you don’t need, pick what you do

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2017 11:03 AM IST
Inspired by the concept of neki ki deewar (wall of kindness) in different parts of the country, a youth group has installed a samarpan ki deewar (wall of dedication) in Bhopal.
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Reading books on Kindle and watching movies on phones cause dryness in eyes.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Reading books on Kindle and watching movies on phones cause dryness in eyes.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Digital vision syndrome rising in youths of Bhopal

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal,
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2017 09:21 AM IST
Digital vision syndrome, a medical condition where a patient suffers from dryness in eyes, chronic headaches and problems like neck and back pain, is likely to rise with the youths spending more time on mobiles, computers and televisions in Bhopal.
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The state has less than 50 psychiatrists who can clinically treat mental disorders.(Pic for representation)
The state has less than 50 psychiatrists who can clinically treat mental disorders.(Pic for representation)

MP records most suicides due to mental disorders

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2017 05:55 PM IST
Mental disorders have turned out to be major killer in Madhya Pradesh with 1,227 people suffering from such illnesses committing suicide in Madhya Pradesh in 2015, as per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). The figure puts state at the top of the ignominious list where it is followed by Maharashtra (990 cases) and Tamil Nadu (914 cases).
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Janani Suraksha ambulances had gone on an indefinite strike in October which affected health services in the state.(HT file photo)
Janani Suraksha ambulances had gone on an indefinite strike in October which affected health services in the state.(HT file photo)

MP reports second highest deaths during pregnancy

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2017 09:13 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh reported 113 deaths during pregnancy in 2015 -- the second highest in the country, according to a National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report. Maharashtra topped the list with 633 cases.
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Failure in examination alone constitutes for 28% of the total student suicides in MP.(Representative image)
Failure in examination alone constitutes for 28% of the total student suicides in MP.(Representative image)

MP saw 4th highest number of students’ suicides in 2015

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2017 08:38 AM IST
Figures released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for 2015 have revealed that Madhya Pradesh saw the fourth highest number of students committing suicide, with 625 such cases.
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Taj Mahal’s pavilion, a 50 feet by 50 feet gallery in the courtyard, is tipped to be converted into a restaurant.(Praveen Bajpai/ HT file)
Taj Mahal’s pavilion, a 50 feet by 50 feet gallery in the courtyard, is tipped to be converted into a restaurant.(Praveen Bajpai/ HT file)

Bhopal’s Taj Mahal to turn in a heritage hotel in 2017

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2017 09:33 AM IST
A private builder from Indore will develop the 120-room Taj Mahal - the royal residence of erstwhile Begum of Bhopal - into a heritage hotel from Januar
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MP’s capital Bhopal recorded the second highest suicides over dowry after Delhi.(Representative photo)
MP’s capital Bhopal recorded the second highest suicides over dowry after Delhi.(Representative photo)

In 2015, dowry claimed 45 women every month in MP

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2017 08:47 AM IST
More than 45 women committed suicide every month in Madhya Pradesh over dowry, revealed the latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau. Of the 565 such cases recorded in 2015 in the state, 554 were women.
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Representative photo. State-run schools in Madhya Pradesh will have a period dedicated to yoga from next academic year to curb rising incidences of student suicides.(Vidya Subramanian / HT Photo)
Representative photo. State-run schools in Madhya Pradesh will have a period dedicated to yoga from next academic year to curb rising incidences of student suicides.(Vidya Subramanian / HT Photo)

MP to introduce yoga period in schools to curb student suicides

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2016 12:48 AM IST
State crime records bureau (SCRB) indicates 625 students ended their lives in Madhya Pradesh in 2015.
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Chouhan had on Tuesday accused opposition leaders, who have questioned the authenticity of the encounter of the eight suspected SIMI men in Bhopal, of indulging in petty politics and belittling the sacrifice of a prison guard who was killed by them.(HT Photo)
Chouhan had on Tuesday accused opposition leaders, who have questioned the authenticity of the encounter of the eight suspected SIMI men in Bhopal, of indulging in petty politics and belittling the sacrifice of a prison guard who was killed by them.(HT Photo)

MP chief minister faces risk on life post SIMI encounter: Anti-terror front chief

By Purvi Jain, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2016 06:54 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan is possibly facing an “assassination” plot after the state police’s Monday encounter with SIMI operatives on the outskirts of Bhopal, All-India Anti-Terrorist Front chairman Maninderjit Singh Bitta claimed on Thursday.
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Medical students protest against lack of facilities at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhopal.(Chandresh Mathur/ HT Photo)
Medical students protest against lack of facilities at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhopal.(Chandresh Mathur/ HT Photo)

AIIMS Bhopal medicos throw ink on Nadda, protest against lack of facilities

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2016 08:52 PM IST
Medical students protesting over lack of facilities at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhopal threw black ink at Union minister for health and family welfare JP Nadda during his visit on Saturday.
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A donor can get paid Rs 2,000 or more every time for every donation, but it can also be as low as Rs 500-1,000, depending on the city.(Shutterstock/representative image)
A donor can get paid Rs 2,000 or more every time for every donation, but it can also be as low as Rs 500-1,000, depending on the city.(Shutterstock/representative image)

Going the Vicky donor way: Bhopal college boys look to become sperm donors

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2016 07:53 AM IST
More and more college boys from the city are taking to donating their sperm as a means to earn some extra pocket money, say infertility specialists. The doctors say that they now get 5-7 calls every day with related enquiries.
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Engineer’s family alleges misbehaviour, MPEB denies

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2016 01:17 PM IST
Family of Kamlakar Warathe, a Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board (MPEB) engineer who died on August 10 after an alleged attack, accused managing director Vivek Porwal of misbehaving with them when they went to enquire about the case on September 7. Porwal, however, refuted the allegation.
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A 23-year-old woman was reportedly forced to deliver her infant in a makeshift tent because its doctors were reportedly busy attending a meeting.(Representative image/Shutterstock)
A 23-year-old woman was reportedly forced to deliver her infant in a makeshift tent because its doctors were reportedly busy attending a meeting.(Representative image/Shutterstock)

MP doctors attend meeting as woman delivers baby outside hospital

By Purvi Jain, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2016 09:03 AM IST
A 23-year-old woman was reportedly forced to deliver her infant in a makeshift tent of sarees outside the government medical institute on Friday just because its doctors were too busy attending a meeting.
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MP has over 20,000 schools with about 4.5 lakh teachers on rolls.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
MP has over 20,000 schools with about 4.5 lakh teachers on rolls.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Over 50% MP teachers don’t go to school, but take salaries

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2016 02:18 PM IST
More than 50% of teachers in several government schools in Madhya Pradesh have been found to be absent from duty on any given day despite drawing full salaries, a top government official said on Thursday.
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Hemant Mehra has studied only till Class 10, but his apps have takers in the US, South Africa, France, Israel and other countries.(HT photo)
Hemant Mehra has studied only till Class 10, but his apps have takers in the US, South Africa, France, Israel and other countries.(HT photo)

At 26, son of MP farmer is creator of 13 apps with international downloaders

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2016 08:30 AM IST
From a relatively unknown locality in Hoshangabad of Madhya Pradesh, a 26-year-old son of a farmer has made his way into the international arena with his 13 Android apps, now earning a lakh per month.
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Three tribals, including a 7-year-old boy, have died and more than 200 people have fallen sick after drinking contaminated water from a well in a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Betul district in the last 15 days, health department officials said.(HT Photo)
Three tribals, including a 7-year-old boy, have died and more than 200 people have fallen sick after drinking contaminated water from a well in a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Betul district in the last 15 days, health department officials said.(HT Photo)

Three tribals die in MP village after drinking contaminated water

By Rajesh Bhatia and Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Betul/bhopal
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2016 09:14 AM IST
Villagers are suffering from diarrhoea after drinking contaminated water from a village well and a 30-member team of healthcare workers was rushed to the village to treat the sick, district chief medical and health officer Dr Pradeep Mojis said on Saturday.
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Civic body received over 2,000 fire-related emergency calls between April 2015 and March 2016, when it just got 875 cases in 2014.(Praveen Bajpai/HT file photo)
Civic body received over 2,000 fire-related emergency calls between April 2015 and March 2016, when it just got 875 cases in 2014.(Praveen Bajpai/HT file photo)

Fire cases leap in Bhopal, but safety steps limp

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2016 07:20 PM IST
The Bhopal Municipal Corporation received 2,104 fire-related emergency calls between April 2015 and March 2016, a 140% increase from 875 in 2014. Despite the jump, there has been little change in the number of fire stations in the city.
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The proposed design for she lounges in Bhopal.(HT photo)
The proposed design for she lounges in Bhopal.(HT photo)

Bhopal: Deadline over, but where are municipal body’s ‘she lounges’?

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2016 06:10 PM IST
The much-hyped ‘she lounges’ that were set to come up at eight locations in the capital city to provide women clean, convenient waiting room facility by December last year are yet to see the light of day.
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Narmada pipeline being used as a bridge in Bhopal gas colony.(HT photo)
Narmada pipeline being used as a bridge in Bhopal gas colony.(HT photo)

Rs 1,000 cr spent but no Narmada water in pipeline for parched Bhopal

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2016 04:32 PM IST
The Bhopal Municipal Corporation has spent about Rs 1,000 crore on the Narmada pipeline to bring water to the parched city, but four years after the construction deadline, water problem continues to plague residents.
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The school administration has said that it is their rule to take Rs 250 for result and almanac.(Pic for representation)
The school administration has said that it is their rule to take Rs 250 for result and almanac.(Pic for representation)

Bhopal: Father refuses to pay Rs 250, school withholds child’s result

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2016 01:13 AM IST
A Class 1 student of All Saints’ School in Bhopal’s Gandhinagar area was allegedly denied result after his father refused to pay Rs 250 charge without receipt. The CBSE-affiliated school finally issued the result on April 24 after the intervention of the district education officer .
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Bhopal: Shunted official back in building permission dept

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2016 05:12 PM IST
Sunita Singh, who was shifted from the building permission department of the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) in wake of several irregularities, has been given charge of the department again due to a staff crunch.
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The lackadaisical approach of the department has led to a rise of illegal buildings which go unchecked by the department.(Pic for representation)
The lackadaisical approach of the department has led to a rise of illegal buildings which go unchecked by the department.(Pic for representation)

Bhopal: Files move slow in building permission department

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2016 04:05 PM IST
Red-tape seems to be rampant phenomenon in the online building permissions department of Bhopal Municipal Corporation, in which nothing has changed even after seven officers were removed after irregularities were found.
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Five lakh teachers in MP may lose their jobs as they are teaching without prerequisite B Ed of D Ed degree.(Pic for representation)
Five lakh teachers in MP may lose their jobs as they are teaching without prerequisite B Ed of D Ed degree.(Pic for representation)

Sans B Ed and D Ed, 5 lakh school teachers may lose job in MP

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2016 05:27 PM IST
Five lakh teachers in Madhya Pradesh may lose their jobs as they are teaching without a diploma in education or bachelors in education degree, a prerequisite to teach in schools under right to education.
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Students write MP board exam that began on March 1.
Students write MP board exam that began on March 1.

Please pass me, my life is in your hands: MP boys to board examiners

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2016 04:16 PM IST
Evaluators say the messages left behind by students are at times “funny”, but a few are more serious and emotional.
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The boy’s father said the school did not allow his son to attend the classes citing low marks in the pre-board examination.(Photo for representation)
The boy’s father said the school did not allow his son to attend the classes citing low marks in the pre-board examination.(Photo for representation)

Pre-board result pits student against private school in Bhopal

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2016 01:51 AM IST
A private school in Bhopal’s Kolar area is facing parents’ ire for not allowing an aspiring Class 11 student to attend class allegedly citing ‘low marks’ in the Class-10 pre-board examination.
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The department could manage to get 600 teachers to check 5 lakh copies, and the Hindi-speaking state of Madhya Pradesh faces severe shortage of Hindi and Sanskrit evaluators.(Bachchan Kumar/ HT file photo)
The department could manage to get 600 teachers to check 5 lakh copies, and the Hindi-speaking state of Madhya Pradesh faces severe shortage of Hindi and Sanskrit evaluators.(Bachchan Kumar/ HT file photo)

No leave, no facilities: Tough task for MP board exam evaluators

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Indore
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2016 07:24 PM IST
The department could manage to get 600 teachers to check 5 lakh copies, and the Hindi-speaking state of Madhya Pradesh faces severe shortage of Hindi and Sanskrit evaluators.
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Fifty-five textbooks for Classes 3, 4, 6, 9 and 11 were to be procured from the NCERT, but the state denied this proposal.(HT file photo)
Fifty-five textbooks for Classes 3, 4, 6, 9 and 11 were to be procured from the NCERT, but the state denied this proposal.(HT file photo)

50 lakh schoolkids in MP may not get books on time

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2016 09:03 PM IST
Fifty lakh students across the state may not get their textbooks on time as the Madhya Pradesh Text Book Corporation is yet to start publications for the current academic session.
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People taking water from a tanker at Anna Nagar in Bhopal.(HT photo)
People taking water from a tanker at Anna Nagar in Bhopal.(HT photo)

Irregular supply triggers water crisis in parts of Bhopal

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2016 04:19 PM IST
With the mercury rising, irregular supply and ground water levels dropping, residents in Bhopal say they are facing a water crisis.
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MP: A search for better life, an ardour to do job and a fatal prank

By Purvi Jain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2016 07:17 PM IST
A fatal prank played by a handful of teenagers in Bhopal stubbed out life from not just a 38-year-old school security guard, but also a family which lost their sole breadwinner.
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