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Tag: Madhya Pradesh

Odisha to invest Rs 200 cr for plantation along Mahanadi

Bhubaneswar: Taking a leaf out of the Madhya Pradesh government’s plantation measures along the Narmada river, the Odisha government has decided to spend Rs 200 crore in the first phase for plantation on both sides of Mahanadi river and tributaries Ib and Tel. This would help in conservation and ground water recharge. A high-level meeting […]

Girl students forced to undress over 'theft' of Rs 70 in Madhya Pradesh

Damoh: Two girl students were allegedly forced to undress in a school in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh by a teacher who wanted to conduct a check after a student complained her Rs 70 was stolen, an official said on Saturday. District Education Officer (DEO) Ajab Singh Thakur told IANS: “A Class 10 student of […]

Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan to get Lata Mangeshkar Award

Bhopal: Noted music composers Usha Khanna, Bappi Lahiri, Anu Malik and playback singers Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan have been selected for the Madhya Pradesh government’s prestigious National Lata Mangeshkar Award. The artistes will be honoured for their contribution in the field of music composition and singing, an official said today. “The award, instituted in […]

Two tigers found dead in MP forests

Umaria/Seoni: A tigress and a male cub died in different forest areas of Madhya Pradesh in the last 24 hours, officials said today. A two-year-old tigress was yesterday found dead in a well in the area of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (BTR) in Umaria district. “The tigress might have fallen into the well while running away […]

1,200 Pass 'Without Writing Exam' In Madhya Pradesh, AAP Petitions Police Over NIOS Exam Issue

Bhopal: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today petitioned the police here seeking action in connection with what it called a big scam in National Institute of Open Schooling, under which 1,200 candidates in Madhya Pradesh who did not even write the exam were allegedly declared pass in June this year. “Even before the AAP’s intervention, […]

Youth held for posting provocative messages on WhatsApp

Bhopal: Police in Madhya Pradesh arrested a youth for posting provocative messages on WhatsApp, an official said on Thursday. “A youth named Aslam posted provocative messages on a WhatsApp group. The group’s administrator lodged a police complaint in this regard,” Pritam Thakur, officer in-charge of Jahangirabad police station, told IANS. “Aslam was sent to jail […]

Teenager commits suicide in MP; 'Blue Whale' case suspected

Bhopal: A 17-year-old teenager has committed suicide in Damoh in Madhya Pradesh by jumping in front of a running train allegedly to complete the deadly online Blue Whale Challenge game, officials said. Satvik Pandey, a Class 11 student, committed suicide on Saturday night, police said on Sunday. A CCTV camera installed at a house near […]

260 injured in stone-pelting at 'Gotmar Fair' in MP

Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh): Around 260 people were injured in the stone-pelting at centuries-old traditional “Gotmar Fair” in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh. The condition of four persons is stated to be serious. As the situation worsened, police lobbed teargas shells and cane-charged the crowd to disperse them. An enraged crowd damaged an ambulance and a […]

Medha Patkar in jail: MP BJP leaders resign in protest

Dhar (Madhya Pradesh): In protest against jailing of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NDA) leader Medha Patkar after “framing her in false charges”, the office-bearers of Kadmal unit of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh on Friday resigned en masse. Patkar is fighting for those living along the river Narmada and facing inundation due to […]

ATM theft mastermind to be brought from MP on transit remand

Bhubaneswar: ATM hacker Syed Qureshi, who is involved in various ATM thefts across Odisha and Madhya Pradesh, will be brought on transit remand by Commissionerate Police. Qureshi is a resident of Mumbai and from there he carried out the ATM thefts. The cyber cell of Madhya Pradesh police had nabbed him recently. Gangs involved in […]

India 'defeated' China in 1962 war, claims Sanskrit textbook

Bhopal: A class 8 Sanskrit textbook being taught in the CBSE-affiliated schools in Madhya Pradesh has got the facts wrong about the 1962 Sino-Indian war, as it claims that India had defeated China. A chapter on the country’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, in the textbook titled ‘Sukritika’, says “with Nehru’s efforts, India defeated China”. […]

MP makes 'Hindi Medium' and Sachin biopic tax free

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday waived off entertainment tax on Bollywood movies “Hindi Medium” and “Sachin: A Billion Dreams”, said a state Minister. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting on Thursday in the presence of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, said Finance and Commercial Taxes Minister Jayant Kumar Malaiya. The budget for […]

Hardik arrested on way to Mandsaur, freed

Neemuch (Madhya Pradesh): Gujarat Patidar leader Hardik Patel was arrested just as he entered Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday on his way to Mandsaur to meet families of the farmers killed in police firing. He was later released. Hardik Patel and four aides, who were also arrested, were then taken to the Rajasthan side of the […]

Shivraj Singh ends his indefinite fast

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday ended his indefinite fast, which he launched on Saturday here, for restoration of peace in his state rocked by agitation of farmers and violence. Former Chief Minister Kailash Joshi offered Chouhan coconut water to help him break his two-day-old fast at the Dussehra Maidan here. Chouhan […]

Shivraj Singh Chauhan
Madhya Pradesh CM begins 'peace' fast

Bhopal: Amid spiralling protest by Madhya Pradesh farmers, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday began his indefinite fast here that will continue “until peace is restored”. The Chief Minister sat down on fast at the BHEL Dussehra Maidan here at 11 a.m. He will also run his government from the venue, an official said. […]

Youth Congress Rail Roko
MP farmers’ death: Youth Congress stages rail roko

Bhubaneswar: Rail passengers had a tough time at the railway station here as activists of the Congress youth wing staged a rail roko today  protesting killing of five farmers in Madhya Pradesh. The youth activists halted the Falaknuma Express and Bhubaneswar-Bhadrak-Berhampur passenger train at the railway station. Holding party flags and shouting slogans, the activists […]

Rahul takes bike to Mandsaur, leaves behind his security

Bhopal: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday sent his security personnel into a tizzy after he took a bike ride to reach Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh where police shot dead five protesting farmers. Gandhi entered Madhya Pradesh by car from Rajasthan in a cavalcade of Congress leaders and activists. As he entered Neemuch district, […]

Five more paramilitary battalions sent to Mandsaur

New Delhi: The central government on Wednesday sent five additional battalions of paramilitary forces to Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur where fresh violence erupted as protesting farmers indulged in arson, a day after at least five farmers were killed in police firing. Official sources said five more battalions of the Central Reserve Police Force and Rapid Acton […]

Curfew continues in Mandsaur, farmers say eight killed

Mandsaur/Indore: Hundreds of angry farmers on Wednesday blockaded roads and attacked two top officials at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh as their leaders claimed that eight people died in police firing a day earlier. Mandsaur District Magistrate Swatantra Kumar Singh and Indore Superintendent of Police O.P. Tripathi were roughed up by a mob when they reached Barkheda […]

Aam Aadmi Party
Now AAP offers free water, power subsidy to Delhi tenants

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said those living in rented houses will also get free water and subsidised electricity if the AAP comes to power in the civic corporations. “Those staying in rented houses don’t get benefit of low water and electricity tariff. After municipal elections, we will make sure even […]

Electronic Voting Machine
Congress seeks ballot papers if EVMs not fool-proof; EC dispatches team

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday asked the Election Commission to re-examine the process concerning use of EVMs in view of report of its tampering from a constituency facing a bypoll in Madhya Pradesh, saying that the poll panel should revert back to the system of ballot papers if political parties are not convinced about […]

Bijay Mohapatra BJP
Negotiation Committee cannot resolve Mahanadi row: Bijay Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra today claimed that the Negotiation Committee formed by the Water Resources Ministry cannot resolve the ongoing Mahanadi row between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. “There was no need for the Water Resources ministry to form the Negotiation Committee. A far as I know, the decision to be taken by the Committee […]

Prince of Nilgiri to tie knot with Kothi king’s granddaughter

Nilagiri: Prince of erstwhile Nilgiri princely state Janmejay Harichandan will tie the knot with the granddaughter of Kothi princely state king Raja Bahadur Govind Pratap Singh on January 22. The ‘Tilak Utsav’ or engagement ceremony was held in a traditional way on December 9 at the Nilgiri royal palace in presence of the Kothi prince, […]

Red alert in Odisha after SIMI terrorists escape from Bhopal Jail

Bhubaneswar: Red alert sounded in Odisha and Madhya Pradesh after eight terrorists of banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) fled from the Bhopal Central Jail after killing a guard in the midnight on Sunday. Sources said four out of the eight terrorists had been arrested from Rourkela in sedition case in February this year. […]

Low pressure moves to MP; heavy rains to lash interior Odisha in next 24 hrs

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rains will lash most parts of interior Odisha in the next 24 hours as the low pressure has moved to Madhya Pradesh, the local Met office said today. In a release this afternoon, the Met office has said the low pressure, which had centred over north Odisha and adjoining Jharkhand, has now moved […]

MP police to take SIMI ultra on 15-day remand

The anti-terrorist squad (ATS) of Madhya Pradesh police on Thursday took Mohammad Salek, one of the five terrorists of Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) recently arrested from here, on a 15-day remand

Probe begins into Taliban link of SIMI operatives

Bhubaneswar: The police on Thursday began investigation into the suspected links of five SIMI members with Talibans based in Afghanistan. Highly placed sources said, a special team of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) interrogated the SIMI operatives to ascertain their suspected money transactions with the Talibans. Meanwhile a team of Madhya Pradesh police, which is […]

45 arrested over clash in MP town, curfew continues

At least 45 people were arrested in connection with a clash during the Hanuman Jayanti Hindu festival in a town in Madhya Pradesh's Neemuch district while curfew remained in force as a precautionary measure, police said

Reliance Cement wins MP coal mine on first day of auction

The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Cement, emerging as the highest bidder on the first day of coal block auctions, today won the Sial Ghoghri mine in Madhya Pradesh containing 5.61 million tonne of reserves