ED raid at Nakshatra showroom
As part of its ongoing crackdown against the business interests of Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan fraud accused Nirav Modi and uncle Mehul Choksi, the Enforcement Directorate searched the Nakshatra jewellery outlet at DB Mall, the biggest mall in Bhopal. The search by a six-member ED team from Indore started at around 9 am on Saturday and continued till 2 am on Sunday. It led to the confiscation of diamond jewellery worth H2.30 crore and related documents. Though it was a franchise outlet of Nakshtra, a subsidiary of the Gitanjali Group, the stock sent by the company for sale in the current fiscal was seized by the ED in the presence of PNB officials.
Tigress rescued from Bandhavgarh dies
An injured tigress — rescued from the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve and brought to Van Vihar national park in June 2017 — died eight months later on Tuesday. The tigress, T-70, which was possibly injured in a territorial fight or by getting trapped in a net or chain fencing, was shifted from Bandhavgarh to Bhopal for better treatment of deep injuries around the neck and other wounds. According to Van Vihar director Samita Rajoura, the tigress with an iron wire wrapped around neck was rescued by a forest department team. After being brought to Bhopal, the tigress remained under constant observation of vets at an ICU. But despite best efforts, the tigress couldn’t be saved.
Brain-dead man gives fresh lease of life to 3 A government employee, who was declared brain dead on
Friday after suffering severe injuries in a road accident, has given a new lease of life to at least three people. The 59-year-old man was employed at the sub-divisional magistrate’s office in Bhopal. His kidney, liver and eyes were harvested and transplanted to needy patients in Bhopal on Saturday. While his kidney went to a patient at Bansal Hospital, the eyes were transplanted to another patient at Hamidia hospital. The liver was transplanted in a patient at Siddhant Red Cross hospital where Rajput died.
Smart bins to keep city clean
As part of the drive to install smart bins at 1,000 strategic locations, the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) has already installed 200 smart bins. The move comes close ahead of the start of the Swachh Bharat Sarvekshan. The BMC will pay H9 crore to incubate a firm to install and maintain the smart bins for three years. These bins will come with radio frequency identification technology. They will come up near bus stands, railway stations, government buildings and hospitals.
Walkway to connect ISBT with Habibganj railway station
A new integration route has been envisaged to connect the Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) with the Habibganj railway station. A one km long travelator is planned to connect the two points. The connector linking the two key travelling points would drastically reduce traffic congestion in the area. The walkway will be covered and officials hope to attract private players for the project. A route development scheme is also being planned by the Bhopal City Link Limited (BCLL), which runs buses in the state capital as well as chartered buses connecting Bhopal with other cities in Madhya Pradesh.