Madhya Pradesh Government News
Aamir Khan’s ‘Satyamev Jayate’ impact: Madhya Pradesh suspends licence of 65 MTP centres
Aamir Khan has received several bouquets and brickbats for his show Satyamev Jayate but it cannot be denied that he succeeded in bringing an important social issue to the forefront. Not only is everyone suddenly talking about it, but even the otherwise apathetic politicians are suddenly taking notice. The Madhya Pradesh government has suspended the licence of sixty five Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) centres in the state.
However, right now it seems that this is more of a knee-jerk reaction to the episode than a sincere attempt towards solving the problem. These centres have lost their licences not because of any actual proof about them being involved in illegal sex determination tests. Instead, the concerned state health officials claim that these centres have not submitted their reports according to the prescribed format. They have further stated that if these centres submit their reports by Monday, the suspension will be annulled. It is even unclear whether these centres are actually involved in anything illegal at all.Click here to read more
Dev Anand bestowed with ‘Rashtriya Kishore Kumar Sanman’
The Madhya Pradesh government honoured legendary actor, Dev Anand with the 14th Rastriya Kishore Kumar Samman on the occasion of the late singer’s 25th death anniversary. According to a minister, an amount of Rs 2 lakh, an honour plaque and a shawl were given to the octogenerian actor for excellence in direction at his Mumbai residence. The evergreen hero, apart from a stellar career on screen, has produced some very memorable films, including Johnny Mera Naam, Guide, Jewal Thief and Hare Rama Hare Krishna. The 88-year-old has also been honoured with Padma Vibhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award previously. A grand function was also held at Khandwa, Kishoreda’s birthplace, in the singer’s memory.
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