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Saturday, Feb 22, 2020
Padma Shastri

Padma Shastri


Padma is a Special Correspondent and looks after Central govt and political parties. She has special interest in local history of Indore and Malwa region, art and architecture.

articles by Padma Shastri (95 results)
Jan 02, 2017 19:27
Madhya Pradesh is an electricity-surplus state having 52 power stations. In an email interview, former secretary to union power ministry and ex-principal advisor to Planning Commission EAS Sarma tells Padma Shastri what ails power sector and steps required... read more
Jan 02, 2017 11:40
Thirty-four years after they were first proposed in Madhya Pradesh, the fate of its first two nuclear power plants still hangs in balance. read more
Dec 26, 2016 17:59
The Centre’s digital-economy drive has forced taxmen in Madhya Pradesh to adopt tribal language to sensitise uninitiated villagers about the ‘jargons of new economy’ to breach the language divide. read more
Dec 20, 2016 11:52
In its efforts to provide round-the-clock power supply, the Madhya Pradesh government has ended with a problem of plenty with projected surplus availability of 23,122 million units of energy in 2016-2017. The problem is compounded as it hardly has any... read more
Dec 13, 2016 11:06
Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission was revived in July 2015 after remaining dysfunctional for 10 months. Commission chairman AA Latief-U-Zaman Deva, who is on a three-day visit to Indore, talked to Hindustan Times on Monday about the Commission’s... read more
Dec 02, 2016 13:01
Indore Bharatiya Janata Party unit has consulted chartered accountants associated with the party on how much BJP can spend on its functions and ways by which it can go cashless while spending money. read more
Nov 25, 2016 08:48
More than 50,000 agricultural electricity connections have been unearthed in the 15 districts of Indore and Ujjain division that do not exist on the records of the state-run discom in Madhya Pradesh. read more
Nov 11, 2016 11:59
The income tax department on Thursday started re-digging records of tax evaders in MP as people thronged banks, post offices to get exchange of 1,000 and 500-rupee banknotes. read more
Nov 10, 2016 09:05
Sudden demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes has caught everyone nervous and confused in Madhya Pradesh’s commercial capital, triggering panic buying that continued past Tuesday midnight. read more
Oct 30, 2016 09:58
The Indore region customs and central excise department has sent three notices to Shivam Marketing partner Gaurav Kushwaha and others accused of evading customs duty, fabricating invoices and diverting container to avoid penal action by directorate of... read more
Oct 24, 2016 08:15
Union external affairs minister Sushama Swaraj on Sunday said foreign direct investment in India has registered 53% growth in the last two years as the ministry has taken up task to help states in their economic development. read more
Oct 23, 2016 15:28
Hinduja Group global co-chairman Gopichand P Hinduja was in Indore on Saturday to address Global Investors’ Summit. In an interview with Hindustan Times, he talked about new challenges in business environment. read more
Oct 13, 2016 12:16
Get ready to pay more for electricity as the energy charges have gone up by 11 paise per unit from this month in MP. This hike will remain in force from October to December 2016 after which it will be revised for the next quarter. read more
Oct 03, 2016 10:21
The department of customs, central excise and service tax imposed a penalty of over Rs 4 crore on three people for unauthorised import of cigarettes, worth Rs 9.27 crore, which Directorate of Revenue Intelligence intercepted at Pithampur in the fiscal... read more
Sep 29, 2016 11:39
Lokayuktya police on Wednesday raided the house of an assistant engineer of Ujjain Development Authority (UDA) and unearthed assets disproportionate to known sources of income. read more