Milind Ghatwai


Before the river rises: After a decade of protests, some have moved on, others stayed behind
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Last week, while ordering the payment of the final compensation to those affected by the Sardar Sarovar project, the Supreme Court set a deadline of July 31 for families in Madhya Pradesh to vacate their land along the Narmada.

Vyapam scam: SC verdict dashes hopes of medical students
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

The top court upheld the verdict of the Madhya Pradesh High Court and before that the state government that held them guilty of using unfair means to clear pre-medical tests held between 2008 and 2012.

Madhya Pradesh Jail department empowers guards to shoot to stop jailbreaks
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

The order applies in cases of breaking of gates, windows and snatching of keys as well.

SIM box fraud with Pakistan trail: Congress seeks probe into ‘saffron association’ of arrested men; BJP denies link
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Another person arrested, Dhruv Saxena, has claimed that he was a member of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha’s Bhopal district IT Cell.

Shehla Masood murder: ‘She was shot dead in front of her house…I was so relaxed’
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

According to the CBI, Zahida shared a close relationship with former BJP MLA Dhruvnarayan Singh and was jealous of Masood’s growing ties with him.

Former SIMI operative detained in Indore
Sun, Feb 12, 2017

The members of the outlawed organization had been arrested in 2008 for holding a training camp in Unhel town of Ujjain.

MP’s Sansi tribe bearing ‘criminal’ tag, for robbing marriages, has receded into silence
Sun, Feb 12, 2017

While there has been no special drive by the government to wean the tribe away from crime, since last year, they have started felicitating meritorious students.

Stone Cold: The story of Udayan Das, his secrets
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Seven years ago, he allegedly killed his parents and buried them in the lawns of his house. Then, he allegedly killed his ‘girlfriend’, entombed the body and carried out a stunning impersonation of her.

Court refuses to close ex-royal’s murder trial
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Vikram was crowned as king before disappearing.

‘Espionage ring’ in Madhya Pradesh: 11 held for running fake call centres
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Madhya Pradesh ATS chief Sanjeev Shami said investigation revealed that Satvinder was receiving money from one Balram, based in the Satna town of Madhya Pradesh.

Everyone living in India is Hindu, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Bhagwat earlier visited Betul jail’s Barack No 1, where RSS leader M S Golwalkar was kept for three months in 1948 following the ban on the organization after Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination.

No ground for appeal against Sadhvi Pragya acquittal: Police tell Madhya Pradesh govt
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

A day after the verdict, Joshi’s sister-in-law Shailaja questioned Sadhvi’s acquittal but indicated that the family was indifferent to the verdict or to an appeal.

Note ban led to rise in domestic violence, says Madhya Pradesh crisis centre
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

“Husbands threatened their wives, beat them and warned them of consequences like jail terms because they felt a loss of control over their wives,’’ said Sarika Sinha.

Bhopal jail guards fail NSG training, return
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

Seven of the 21 jail guards were sent back for not meeting the age criteria, while the rest were asked to go because they were not fit for the physically-demanding course.

Before live-in partner, MP man says buried parents
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

Police say Das has changed his statements several times about his mother; claims to have buried parents in garden.

Bhopal: Man kills live-in partner, entombs body
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

The police said Udayan Das confessed to strangling Akansha in a fit of rage after suspecting that she was seeing someone else.

He was my guruji. How could I have killed him, asks Sadhvi Pragya after acquittal in Sunil Joshi murder
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

The first thing the 40-year-old did after his acquittal was to go to the spot in Chuna Khadan locality where Joshi was shot dead on December 29, 2007.

Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, upon acquittal in Sunil Joshi murder case: ‘One nationalist can’t kill another nationalist’
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

Sadhvi, who is in judicial custody and undergoing treatment at a hospital in Bhopal, was not present when the Dewas court read out the judgement on Wednesday.

Sadhvi Pragya acquitted in Sunil Joshi murder case
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

Joshi was shot dead in Chuna Khadan locality of Dewas town on December 29, 2007, by two motor-bike borne assailants, not far from his one-room hideout.

Bhopal jail guards to get NSG training
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

The guards who volunteered were screened and subjected to psychological tests before being admitted for training.

Open Defecation Free Village: Two held in MP after questioning govt event
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

Home Minister Bhupendra Singh has sought a detailed report on the incident. Congress state chief Arun Yadav said the police action reminded one of British Raj.

MP: 4 get life in jail for activist Shehla Masood’s murder
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

The prosecution called the murder a crime of passion that cost a politician his political career.

MP: Tiger cub found dead in Bandhavgarh reserve
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

The mother tried to lick her cub to life, while the two other cubs watched from close quarters when forest officials reached the spot in the buffer zone of the tiger reserve on Thursday.

Free MP of liquor through people, not prohibition: Shivraj Chouhan
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

In his Republic Day speech, Chouhan said enforcing prohibition will not work in Madhya Pradesh.

Farmers in MP district can’t sell produce without promising to build toilet
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

Farmers will not be able to register themselves now without providing proof of a toilet at home or an affidavit that they will soon build one.

MP: Shunted IPS officer gets notice for raid
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

Additional District Magistrate Alok Shrivastava issued the notice, asking Tiwari to transfer the case since police were not authorised to carry out further investigation.

Madhya Pradesh: Sheopur administration gives rations only to villagers with toilets
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

The collector made the villagers take an oath that each household would have a toilet by January 26, the ODF target for the entire district that has 587 villages under 225 gram panchayats.

Bhopal: 500 GPS-enabled German bicycles, 50 stations in city’s ‘smart’ project
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Under the project, registered users will be able to use facility for a fee by picking up and dropping off bicycles at any of the 50 docking stations.

Poet Manzar Bhopali gets summons for remark on ‘saffron undergarments’
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Bhopali claimed he never made the comment and that Mehdi had no proof.

Madhya Pradesh: 1 held for blast at disputed shrine
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

No was injured in the explosion at the shrine, which is claimed by both Hindus and Muslims.

Madhya Pradesh: Something fishy, says Babulal Gaur on SP’s transfer
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

“To transfer the SP at the crucial juncture has made people believe that someone is being saved,’’ Gaur said.

Keep a list of frequent buyers: MP govt tells liquor shops 
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Officials said that the government also plans to launch an awareness campaign against liquor consumption, organise yoga and meditation therapy centres, and cancel driving licences of those caught for the third time for drunk driving.

Madhya Pradesh: Happiness ministry will keep in mind non-reserved class
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

However, when Chouhan kicked off Anandam, he did not mention any such thorny issues.

Bhopal Gas tragedy: Dow Chemical ‘cunning respondent’, serve summons via email, says MP court
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

CJM Bhubhaskar Yadav slammed the CBI for taking little interest in serving the summons and used a petition filed by Dow Chemical in the high court as a proof that it was aware of criminal proceedings in the trial court.

Madhya Pradesh: Transfer of SP probing scam with ‘links’ to minister triggers row
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Officials maintained that Tiwari’s transfer to Chhindwara was routine.

State BJP Executive lauds CM Chouhan, police for SIMI encounter deaths
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

The political resolution also lauded the surgical strikes in PoK as a reflection of the Narendra Modi government’s resolve to end external forces that threaten the nation.