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SHORT TAKES | Helmet must from today

IN COMPLIANCE with the MP High Court order, the Jabalpur police have announced wearing of helmet mandatory for two-wheeler and pillion riders from tomorrow. Additional SP Manohar Verma told the Hindustan Times that it is now mandatory to wear helmet.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2006 13:48 IST

IN COMPLIANCE with the MP High Court order, the Jabalpur police have announced wearing of helmet mandatory for two-wheeler and pillion riders from tomorrow.Additional SP Manohar Verma told the Hindustan Times that it is now mandatory to wear helmet. Persons found riding two-wheelers without their head protected would be fined with Rs 100. HTC

Expelled MP moves SC

RAMSEWAK SINGH, who was expelled from membership of the Lok Sabha along with 10 others for his involvement in the cash- for- query sting operation, has challenged his dismissal in the Supreme Court. Noted lawyer and ex-Advocate General Vivek Tankha will plead his case. Ramsewak Singh Gurjar has filed a petition in the Supreme Court stating that under Section 102 of the Constitution an MP can be dismissed only when he became either bankrupt or is convicted in a crime. HTC

Army probe

THE ARMY is inquiring into the whereabouts of empty casings of four anti-tank mortar bombs that went missing at about 0530 hours today from a truck along National Highway 69, about 15 km from Betul district. “We are gathering the details at our level,” an Army source told UNI here. The casings were being transported from a Ghaziabad company to an ordnance factory in Maharashtra's Chanda. UNI

One booked for impersonation

THE CHACHODA police have registered a case under the Examination Act against the man who allegedly impersonated former president of Chachoda-Binaganj Nagar Panchayat Ripudaman Singh and appeared for an examination under the latter's roll number. Giving this information, SP Dev Prakash Gupta said Ripudaman Singh is better known as Munna Bhai in the area and the accused who impersonated him is his nephew Jaivardhan Singh. HTC

Two die in accident

TWO PERSONS died and two others injured in a head-on collision between a truck and a motorcycle on the Neemuch-Manasa road on Tuesday night. Three youths Raju Mevati (22), Murad Khan and Jagdish, all natives of Chhitorgarh district, Rajasthan, came to Neemuch last evening. The three with a woman, Rinki, were going on a motorbike when the accident took place near Revli Devli village in Neemuch. Raju Mevati and Rinki died on the spot and the other two sustained injuries. HTC

Two killed in mishap

TWO YOUTHS were killed when the motorcycle they were riding on collided with a tractor between Dobi and Baktra under Shahganj police station of Sehore district on Tuesday. Kamal Kishore Tiwari and Ranvir Singh Chauhan, both aged 28, were rushed to Hoshangabad where they succumbed to their injuries during treatment. HTC

Nursing Homes amendment bill passed

THE STATE Assembly today passed the Madhya Pradesh Nursing Home and Clinical Establishment (registration and licence) Amendment Bill-2005 by voice vote. As per the amendment in the Nursing Homes amendment bill, the term of licence period has been extended from one year to three years. Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Ajay Vishnoi said the nursing homes were required to get their licences renewed every year. This created a lot of difficulties for them. HTC

Three doctors issued show-cause notice

IN A surprise raid on medical institutions in the district on the orders of district collector RK Mathur, three doctors who were found absent from duty were issued show cause notices. The action was taken following repeated complaints of absence of doctors on duty and other related irregularities.

Collector Mathur said inspection of medical institutions was being conducted to ensure efficiency of doctors, health staff and all medical and health workers in different Government hospitals in the district. HTC

State revises vehicle tax

THE MADHYA Pradesh Government has revised vehicle tax as part of rationalising the tax rate to bring it on a par with neighbouring states and facilitating lifetime tax payment, Transport Minister Himmat Kothari told the Assembly today. Replying to the debate on the Madhya Pradesh Motor Vehicle (Taxation) Bill, 2005, which replaces an ordinance, Kothari said provision for lifetime tax payment was made keeping in view the convenience of vehicle owners. UNI

Farmers’ memorial

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan today announced the memorial built in Multai in memory of farmers slain in police firing in 1998 would be re-christened ‘Kisan Shahid Stambh’. SP MLA Dr Sunilam, who had led the farmers’ agitation in 1998 in Multai in the course of which police firing had taken place killing more than 20 farmers, had been demanding the construction of a pillar at Multai in memory of slain farmers since then.

A pillar had been built in Multai but it was christened ‘Kisan Stambh’ and not ‘Kisan Shahid Stambh’ as Dr Sunilam and his supporters wished. HTC

First Published: Jan 05, 2006 13:48 IST