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Bhopal, March 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate first phase of Shri Singaji thermal power project at Dongliya in Khandwa district on March 5. The PM will also lay foundation stone for the second phase. First project is of 2X600 and second will be 6X660 MW. It is noteworthy that the project is being developed by MP Power Generating Company. Under its first phase, a 2X600 MW capacity unit has been established at a cost of Rs. 7820 crore. For the project, the state government has provided 20 percent share capital while remaining 80 percent funds have been obtained through loans. For the project, 4.99 million tones of coal have been allocated through coal linkages from Chhattisgarh's...
Bhopal, Mar 2: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board exams for Class 10 and 12 begins Monday. At the same time, exams of Std XII students of MP Board are also beginning today. Nearly 40,000 students are appearing from the State capital Bhopal in both these Board examinations. The MP Board has taken up strict measures to check the use of unfair means in exams in 111 centres set up by it. About 27,000 students have enrolled for appearing in the Board exams from Bhopal district. The first paper of MP Board is Hindi (Spl) from 8.30 am to 11.30 am whereas for CBSE students it is of English (Elective) from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm. Any outside entry from 100 metres of these exam centres is prohibited.
New Delhi, Mar 4: Department of Telecom will start the biggest ever auction of 2G and 3G spectrum today where in 8 firms will bid to acquire radio waves in four bands, which may fetch the government over 82,000 crore. The government has planned to sell 380.75 Mega hertz of spectrum in three bands - the premium 900 Mega hertz, 1800 Mega hertz and 800 Mega hertz, besides 5 Mega hertz in the 2100 Mega hertz band across 17 out of 22 telecom areas in the country. Based on the reserve price, the government is estimated to garner over 82,000 crore rupees. The reserve price for auction of 2G spectrum in 800 MHz, 900 Mhz and 1800 MHz bands will fetch the government 64,840 crore rupees.
Bhopal, Mar 4: Education is the axis of development. The state government is laying emphasis on quality of teaching, said Higher & Technical Education Minister Umashankar Gupta at Dr. Shankardayal Sharma gold medal and award distribution function of Govt Gitanjali Girls Post-graduate College here on Tuesday. Colleges are temples of learning. The faculty must not limit themselves only to teaching subject courses but impart lessons in behavior etc. They should set examples for the students to emulate. Gupta said that skill development centres should be opened in the colleges and schemes should be chalked out to impart training to girl students in the trades of their choice.
New Delhi, Mar 2: The Congress party on Monday appointed five new PCC chiefs and one regional Congress Committee President. The party plans to hold the AICC session next month. Ajay Maken has been given leadership in Delhi, Ashok Chavan in Maharashtra, Ghulam Ahmed Mir in Jammu and Kashmir Bharatsinh Solanki in Gujarat and Uttam Reddy in Telangana. AICC secretary Sanjay Nirupam has been made the chief of Mumbai Regional Congress Committee. The party has also appointed AICC general secretary BK Hariprasad and AICC Secretary Mainul Haque as Observer and Co-Observer for the meeting to elect Congress Legislature Party leader in Jammu and Kashmir.
Bhopal, Mar 3: A Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here on Tuesday approved sand mining policy-2015 to make available sand to people at rational rates. At present the MP State Mining Corporation operates sand mines in 53 tehsils of 18 districts while the Collectors manage mines in the remaining 33 districts. From now on, the Govt will take the e-auction route to invite interested parties in the sand mining sector. Now, bidders for this process will have to deposit only 10 percent instead of 25 percent of government auction as security deposit. Security deposit will be deposited through e-Payment. E-Auction and rationalisation of security deposit...