Railways, MP govt to form company to enhance services: Prabhu
Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday said that the railways and the MP government will join hands to form country's first company to enhance railway services in the state.
"We have entered into understandings with 20 states to start such companies. But, the first one will be start in MP," he said after laying foundation stone of the Diesel Locomotive Traction Alternator Workshop (DLTAW) here.
He said that the Habibganj railway Station in Bhopal will be developed into a model station.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, also present on the occasion, praised chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for making available the land for DLTAW free of cost, in her constituency Vidisha.
She said that the development of Vidisha was her top priority adding that many more development works will be carried out here.
Prabhu also laid the foundation stone of a goods godown at Sauri station, inaugurated the CCTV cameras installed at Vidisha station and two renovated platforms - one each at Vidisha and Sanchi stations in the state.
Polling across 44 districts for the first phase of elections to urban bodies in Madhya Pradesh will begin at 7am today. A total of 1.04 crore voters are expected to exercise their franchise in the first phase of polling, an official informed news agency PTI. Voting will go on till 5pm, he added. Votes will be cast for municipal corporations including Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Khandwa, Burhanpur, Chhindwara, Ujjain, Sagar, Singrauli and Satna.
Even though Mohali district rose by two spots from last year's ranking in the PSEB Class 10 exams, its pass percentage dropped from 99.91% to 99%. Last year, Mohali was placed 17th among the 23 districts. This year, it improved its standing to 15th, with Gurdaspur district bagging the top spot. As many as 9,401 students from 109 Mohali schools appeared in the exams and 9,307 passed.
A 32-year-old doctor allegedly ended his life by injecting himself with a paralytic drug used in anaesthesia at his rented accommodation in Phase 2 on Monday night. The doctor, who hailed from Rupnagar, was living alone in the rented house for the last three months and worked at a private hospital in Sector 34, Chandigarh. The autopsy will be conducted at the Phase-6 civil hospital on Wednesday.
A local court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of Kalyani Singh, an accused in the murder of national-level shooter and lawyer Sukhmanpreet Singh, alias Sippy Sidhu. Lodged in Model Jail, Sector 51, since June 21, Kalyani, 36, was produced in court via video conferencing. On Monday, she had applied for bail before a local court. Her plea will be taken up for hearing on July 8.
The UT administration's decision to appoint 33 medical officers (MOs) on deputation from Punjab, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh, and none from Haryana has not gone down well with the Haryana government. Highlighting its displeasure through a letter, the Haryana government has urged the UT administration to maintain the 60:40 ratio between Punjab and Haryana while filling up the vacant posts of MOs and dental surgeons. Till then, Haryana had not sent any panel of doctors.