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Tag: Madhya Pradesh

India Records Biggest Single-Day Spike In Coronavirus Cases

New Delhi: In the biggest spike in coronavirus infection on a single day, India on Friday recorded 1,752 fresh cases taking the total number of infected people to 23,452 even as doubling rate of the disease improved to 10 days from 7.5 reported earlier this week, according to the Health Ministry. The death toll from […]

Kamal Nath resigns as Madhya Pradesh CM

Bhopal: Over 15 months after he took over as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath resigned from the top post on Friday. His move comes a day after the Supreme Court directed that a floor test be conducted in Madhya Pradesh Assembly to prove that the Congress government led by him enjoys majority […]

BJP names Scindia as its Rajya Sabha candidate from Madhya Pradesh

New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday named Jyotiraditya Scindia as its Rajya Sabha candidate from Madhya Pradesh soon after he joined the party. Scinida quit the Congress on Tuesday. He is an influential leader of Madhya Pradesh where 22 Congress MLAs, most of whom loyal to him, have resigned from the assembly in a bid […]

MP showdown: Now Congress, BJP scramble to safeguard MLAs

Bhopal: The Congress and the BJP have have decided to guard their flock ahead of the crucial coming test of strength in Madhya Pradesh. The BJP organised four luxury coaches to take their MLAs to Delhi by a special flight late on Tuesday night. They will all be taken to another undisclosed destination from Delhi, […]

Jyotiraditya Scindia quits Congress, 22 MLAs also resign as MP govt teeters on edge

New Delhi/Bhopal: In a massive setback for the Congress, its prominent youth leader Jyotiraditya Scindia quit the party and in a coordinated rebellion on Tuesday 22 MLAs loyal to him resigned in Madhya Pradesh, pushing the 15-month-old Kamal Nath government to the brink of collapse. Scindia, 49, appeared set to join the BJP, a party […]

Cong Leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, Amit Shah meet PM Modi at his residence

New Delhi: Amid political crisis in Madhya Pradesh, Rebel Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence 7 Lok Kalyan Marg here on Tuesday. Union Home Minister Amit Shah also accompanied Scindia to the prime minister’s residence. Sources say Scindia is likely to join the BJP after some of his MLAs […]

Three killed after two goods train collide in MP

Singrauli (Madhya Pradesh): Three people were killed after two goods trains collided near a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Singrauli district early Sunday morning, police said. The mishap took place around 4.40 am when a coal-laden train heading towards Uttar Pradesh from Amlori mine in Madhya Pradesh collided with an empty goods train near Ghanhari village, […]

Odisha, Madhya Pradesh Top Performers In Digitising Land Records: NCAER

New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh, is the best performing state in in terms of digitising land records, followed by Odisha, according to the NCAER Land Records and Services Index. Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, and Tamil Nadu are the other states in the top five. The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) on Thursday released India’s first land […]

After Big Cats, MP Now Also Turns Into Alligator State

Bhopal: After Tiger State, Madhya Pradesh has now got the status of Alligator State. This is due to the increasing number of alligators in the Chambal river sanctuary. Madhya Pradesh had again got the distinction of being the Tiger State with 526 tigers in its wildlife reserves, now accompanied with another big achievement in the […]

Private Trainer Aircraft Crashes In MP's Sagar, Two Killed

Sagar: A trainer aircraft of a private aviation academy crashed in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh on Friday night, killing two persons who were on board, the district police said. The pilot of the aircraft of ‘Chimes Academy’ was trying to land at Dhana airstrip when it crashed in the adjoining field, said Sagar Superintendent […]

Gwalior: Give 10 Blankets To Shivering Cows For A Gun License!

Gwalior (MP): Want to obtain a gun license in Gwalior district of Madhya Pradesh? Then donate ten blankets for cows in a ‘gaushala’ to protect them from cold. The orders on the new rule for securing a gun license were issued on Saturday by Gwalior district collector Anurag Choudhary, after visiting a civic-run ‘gaushala’ in […]

Unnao Rape Victim Dies, Netizens Bay For Another "Encounter"

New Delhi: The Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze and airlifted to Safdarjung Hospital here on Thursday has died. The victim who had more than 90 per cent burn injuries lost the battle after 43 hours and died due to cardian arrest. According to reports, the Unnao rape victim, was set ablaze by five […]

350 Crimes Committed Against Children Each Day In Country In 2017: CRY

New Delhi: As many as 350 crimes were committed every day against children in 2017 in the country with Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh emerging as the top two states, child rights body Child Rights and You (CRY) said. The CRY said the recently published National Crime Records Bureau data revealed a 20 per cent […]

Voting For Bypolls Begins In 51 Assembly Seats, 2 Lok Sabha Seats

New Delhi: The voting for bypolls to 51 assembly seats and two Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 18 states has begun. In Madhya Pradesh where bypoll is being held for Jhabua Assembly seat, the voting, which started at 7 am across 356 booths, will end at 5 pm, an official said. The main contestants for […]

4 National-level Hockey Players Killed In MP Accident

Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh): Four national-level hockey players died whereas three others were critically injured in an accident early on Monday in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. According to the police, Shehnawaz Khan, Adarsh Hardua, Ashish Lal and Aniket died when their car rammed into a tree near Raisalpur village on the national highway. The players […]

Seven Dead As Bus Falls Into River In MP

Raisen (MP): Seven persons died and over 30 were injured after a private bus fell into a flooded river in Madhya Pradesh’s Raisen district in the wee hours of Thursday. The bus was apparently speeding and the driver lost control while it was passing over a bridge, the police said. Chief Minister Kamal Nath expressed […]

MP sex scandal: College going girls forced to bed VIPs

Indore: Even as 12 top serving bureaucrats and eight former Ministers of Madhya Pradesh seem to be in a big trouble in the honey trap scandal, the kingpin of scandal Shweta Jain has confessed to the SIT that she coerced at least two dozen college going girls, from lower middle class families, who were used […]

EC Announces Bypolls In 17 States, Puducherry On Oct 21

New Delhi: Bypolls to 64 Assembly seats in 17 states and one Union Territory will be held on October 21 and the results will be declared on October 24, the Election Commission said on Saturday. The poll panel announced the schedule for Assembly bye-elections to 15 seats in Karnataka, 11 seats in Uttar Pradesh, five […]

Demanding Scindia as MP Cong chief, supporters threaten mass resignation

Bhopal: Cracks in the Madhya Pradesh Congress have come out in the open ahead of the announcement of the new state party president. Supporters of former Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia are threatening mass resignation, if he is not elected as president of the state Congress unit. As current Congress state unit president and Chief Minister […]

BJP membership drive: Former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan to visit Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to give a boost to the membership drive of the BJP in Odisha, party’s convener of national membership drive and former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan will visit the State on August 10. BJP State General Secretary Prithviraj Harichandan informed media that Chouhan will kick off the membership […]

Man lynched in Madhya Pradesh for 'stealing peacocks'

Bhopal: A 58-year-old man was beaten to death by a mob in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch district on suspicion of stealing peacocks, police said on Saturday. Nine people have been arrested in connection with the case. Police also said that they have recovered four peacock carcasses following the incident in Lasuriya Aatri village on Friday night. […]

Farm distress: Agro labour wage growth turns negative in Odisha in 2018-19

Bhubaneswar: Signalling an intense rural distress gripping the State, Odisha’s average annual wages of farm labour for the first time in last 5-years had posted a negative growth in 2018-19. The State finished at the bottom in farm wage growth. Moreover, Odisha farm labourers were the worst hit nationally as wages remain a whopping 23 […]

Odisha Minor Girl Sold Off In Madhya Pradesh

Sundergarh: A minor girl of Dharuadihi area in Odisha’s Sundergarh district was allegedly sold off by a middleman to an elderly man in Katni area of Madhya Pradesh. The matter came to fore after the mother of the girl lodged an FIR at police station on Sunday. On June 5, on the pretext of giving […]

5 dead in sand quarry collapse in MP's Barwani

Barwani (MP): Five labourers were Saturday killed after a sand quarry caved in along the banks of Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh’s Barwani district, police said. They were loading sand on to a tractor-trolley when the mishap took place in Barda village, Superintendent of Police D R Teniwar said Sunday. He identified them as Lallu […]

5 of family shot dead by kin over land dispute

Sagar: Five members of a family, including a boy, were shot dead allegedly by three relatives after a dispute over a strip of land for constructing a road in a town in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district, police said Saturday. A woman member of the family and two boys escaped unhurt as they had locked themselves […]

PM Modi brushes off Pragya's Godse remarks in last poll rally

Khargone (Madhya Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi brushed aside his party’s embarrassment over the controversy sparked by Bhopal BJP candidate Pragya Thakur’s comments praising Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse, as he addressed his last rally of the general election on Friday in Madhya Pradesh, exuding confidence about the ruling BJP-led NDA winning over 300 seats. […]

40% turnout in Phase 6 of Lok Sabha polls till 2 PM

New Delhi: Nearly 40 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the 59 Lok Sabha seats in the sixth and penultimate phase of the elections till 2 p.m. on Sunday. Voting is taking place for 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, all 10 in Haryana, eight each in West Bengal, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, four in Jharkhand […]

Rains, thunderstorm leave nearly 50 dead in 4 states

Jaipur/Bhopal/Ahmedabad: Nearly 50 people were killed as rains coupled with thunderstorm and lightning hit several parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra overnight, officials said Wednesday. The unseasonal rains and storm also caused damage to property and crops in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Rajasthan witnessed the maximum casualties with 21 people killed in rain-related incidents […]

Rs 2 lakh each for kin of dead in disaster: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for the family of each person who lost their life in the unseasonal rains and storms in various parts of the country on Tuesday night, and expressed his anguish over the incident. The Prime Minister also announced Rs 50,000 ex-gratia for those […]

Goods train derails in MP, rail traffic hit

Jabalpur: A wagon of a coal-laden goods train jumped off the track in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district on Wednesday, disrupting rail traffic on the route, an official said. The derailment took place near Makronia station in Sagar around 5.10 am, Jabalpur Divisional Railway Manager Manoj Kumar Singh told PTI. “Rail traffic on the up line […]

Woman in MP forced to carry husband as punishment

Jhabua: A panchayat here forced a woman to carry her husband on her shoulder and take rounds as punishment for eloping with her lover, police said on Sunday. The incident took place in the Dewali village of Jhabua district on Friday. The video of the incident went viral after which two people were arrested and a […]

Nakul Nath owns properties worth over Rs 600 cr

Chhindwara: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s son and the Congress candidate from the Chhindwara parliamentary constituency, Nakul Nath, has moveable and immoveable properties in his name worth over Rs 600 crore. While his wife Priya keeps worth Rs 2 crore moveable and immoveable properties in her. According to the affidavit filed before the electoral […]

IT raids on MP CM; focus on links with politicians

Bhopal: Income Tax officials on Tuesday continued to search for a third day the premises of close aides of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, claiming they have the details about transactions involving Rs 281 crore linked to businessmen, politicians and bureaucrats. The officials are searching the residences and offices of Ashwini Sharma, Manager of […]

MP boy tops GATE 2019, scores 989 of 1000 marks

Bhopal: Twenty-one-year-old Shashank Mangal has brought laurels to Madhya Pradesh by securing the first rank in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2019 with near-100 per cent marks. Shashank, hailing from Morena in the state, scored 989 marks out of 1000, according to the GATE results announced by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras […]

Ahead of summer, 4K MP villages face acute drought

Bhopal: Even before the onset of summer, nearly 4,000 villages are staring at an acute drought in 36 out of 52 districts in Madhya Pradesh. A lean monsoon last year has left in its trail a grave crisis for the third successive year while the administration is cramped by the Model Code of Conduct for […]

Odisha man facing CBI probe in Dhanush artillery gun scam murdered in Jabalpur

Jabalpur: An Odisha man, who was summoned by CBI in connection with irregularities in manufacturing of Dhanush artillery gun at Jabalpur Gun Carriage Factory (GCF), was murdered, revealed autopsy report today. Sarada Charan Khatua of Kokilpur village of Jagatsingpur, who was working as a Junior Works Manager (JWM) at the Gun Carriage Factory in Jabalpur […]

Newly appointed CBI chief Rishi Kumar Shukla takes charge

New Delhi: Newly appointed Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Rishi Kumar Shukla took charge of the probe agency on Monday. Shukla, 59, took over the reigns as the agency clashed with the Kolkata Police on Sunday over questioning of its Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar over a ponzi scheme scam. The confrontation has led to […]

Opposition coming together fearing defeat in elections: Shivraj

New Delhi: Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday attacked the opposition, saying they were coming together fearing defeat against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. “Fearing defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, they all are coming together after looking at the massive support towards Modi,” Chouhan said […]

Centre should waive farm loans like Cong did in Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh: Gehlot

Jaipur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Tuesday said the Centre should waive farm loans across the country like the Congress has done after coming to power recently in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. He also said a farmers’ rally will be organised in the state soon, and the details will be finalised after a discussion with […]

MP government denies banning 'The Accidental Prime Minister'

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government on Friday dismissed reports of having banned the upcoming political film “The Accidental Prime Minister”, based on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in the Congress-ruled state. “The news of ban on the movie ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ by Madhya Pradesh government is wrong and misleading,” the state’s Public Relations Department […]