Milind Ghatwai

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MP: 15 men accused of cheering for Pak were framed, says ‘complainant’
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

“No one raised slogans and no one distributed sweets. All accused are innocent because police filed a false case against them,” Subhash Laxman Koli, on whose alleged complaint 15 Muslim men were arrested for cheering for Pakistan during the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final.

EC disqualifies MP minister Narottam Mishra for incorrect expenditure details
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

The ruling BJP backed Mishra as opposition Congress demanded his resignation. Mishra is the BJP’s public face, who briefs journalists after cabinet meeting and defends the government whenever it is in trouble.

Mandsaur agrarian unrest: The worth of a crore
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

Six people died during the farmer protests in Mandsaur, MP, after which the government announced Rs 1 crore to each of the families. The Indian Express visits their homes to hear their stories — from a new-born who will never see her father to an aunt who asks: “Will we get the money? When?”

No one knows who cheered Pakistan win, sedition charge dropped
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Hanifa Shaikh, a mother of three, says her husband Shaikh Mukaddar, a daily wager, was picked up at 1 am. “I begged them not to beat up my husband but they were unmoved. I don’t know if he had any enemies in village because he was always at work,’’ she says.

Madhya Pradesh police drops sedition charges against 15 men held for cheering Pakistan
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

The police said "It’s difficult to prove the sedition charge. Moreover, none of them has a criminal background. After initial investigation we found Section 153-A is more appropriate instead of Section 124-A.’’

Madhya Pradesh: Men held for sedition after cheering Pakistan, families write to President
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

When the family members visited the Burhanpur court premises Tuesday, they had a tough time as some right-wing activists, advocates and commoners called them names. “They raised slogans like ‘Hindustan Zindabad’. We also said ‘Hindustan Zindabad’ because we love the country,’’ the 62-year-old said.

Mandsaur deaths in police firing: 2 weeks on, MP suspends collector, 2 senior cops
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

The state government has already constituted a one-man judicial commission to inquire into circumstances leading to the incident of firing.

Celebrating Pakistan win, 17 men charged with sedition
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

The accused are alleged to have celebrated Pakistan’s victory by bursting crackers in different places in the village and raised slogans in support of the neighbouring country.

Madhya Pradesh: Three arrested for raising pro-Islam slogans after Pakistan cricket victory
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

The three youngsters were booked under Section 153 A (b) of IPC (acts likely to promote communal disharmony and disturb public peace), town inspector Dinesh Varma said

MP youth held over social media post on farmers’ stir
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

The youth had been arrested after the cyber cell of MP police informed the district police about the post. “We found that he had no criminal background. He shared the message with his friends,” Chaudhary said.

Madhya Pradesh: Woman IAS officer cites threat to life, seeks security
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

A woman IAS officer in Madhya Pradesh has sought police protection in Chhatarpur and Umaria districts, citing threat to her life from a sand miner who has been in jail for the past four months.

Didn’t order cancellation of gun licences to farmers: Collector in Madhya Pradesh
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

The general manager of Chhatarpur District Cooperative Bank issued a press note on Thursday quoting Collector Ramesh Bhandari as having said that Rs 78 crore due from farmers should be recovered by June 30.

Congress vows to take farmers’ satyagraha to every MP district
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Scindia, who led the Bhopal protest by camping at the venue, announced that the satyagraha will continue till criminal cases are filed against police officers who fired at farmers and over 300 jailed farmers are freed.

After being held for ‘conversion’, nun booked for ‘kidnapping’
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Not satisfied with the administration’s action, Bajrang Dal activists protested over the last two days demanding action against the nun

Madhya Pradesh: Two leaders, two protests to build or rebuild pro-farmer image
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

The unrest among farmers, in MP, has got Chouhan, trying to reestablish his kisan purta credentials, and Scindia, whom the BJP derides as a maharaja far removed from ground realities, trying to build an image ahead of the 2018 assembly elections.

Madhya Pradesh: Eight days after farmers died in firing, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan visits their homes
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

According to insiders, Chouhan had so far avoided travelling to Mandsaur because anger was palpable in the first few days of the deaths.

Five detained in Satna over ‘conversion bid’
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Satna GRP station in-charge S R Dabri said that Sister Bina (the nun), three women and a minor girl had been detained. They follow Christianity, he added

At root of Mandsaur unrest in Madhya Pradesh, a young, jobless mob
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Madhya Pradesh farmers' unrest: Out of work between harvesting and sowing seasons, they rode the highway and forced vendors and traders not to do business.

5 members of family in jail, MP woman wants meeting with CM to call off fast
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

“They dragged my son and grandsons and beat me and my husband,’’ the woman alleged two days ago but refused to narrate her ordeal in detail on Monday because her associates said she would not to speak to anyone until the CM arrived

Kisan bazar to fair price: In Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan reaches out with promise to unmask shaitan, haivan
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

The Chief Minister said several farmer organisations had appealed him to call of the fast and some of them were present on the dais.

Body politics in Mandsaur: Death No. 6 is local Cong worker, govt clears 1 crore after family protests
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Dhakad’s father, Durgalal, said he got a call from the police on Thursday night, informing him that his son was injured and had been referred to M Y Hospital in Indore.

‘How can we convert those who already follow our faith?’
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Accused of proselytisation, 3 men and a minor languish in an MP jail; parents of the children they were escorting to a camp wonder why.

Farmers protest: In mobilisation, farmer allies turned on govts
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

As the farm protests in Maharashtra spilled over to MP, with five people killed in police firing in Mandsaur last week, The Sunday Express looks at the economics and politics of the unrest

Farmers protest: At heart of stir, crop glut, cash crunch
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

As the farm protests in Maharashtra spilled over to MP, with five people killed in police firing in Mandsaur last week, The Sunday Express looks at the economics and politics of the unrest.

Madhya Pradesh farmers’ unrest: One more death, protests reach Bhopal door, CM Chouhan announces fast
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Madhya Pradesh farmers' protest: “The agitation has become lawless in certain parts and protesters will be dealt with strictly,’’ said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

The 5 killed: None had land to his name or a regular job
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

Away from the spotlight, the families are still trying to come to terms with the deep sense of loss, grief often giving way to anger. Each has one query: Why was he shot?

As protests spread to other MP areas, Shivraj Singh Chouhan offers farm sops
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

Chouhan gave orders to immediately constitute a Rs 1000-crore price stabilisation fund. He also announced that tur, urad and moong would be purchased from farmers from June 10 to June 30.

Madhya Pradesh: Ex-RSS man takes lead in mobilising protesters
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

Shivkumar Sharma, who has appropriated leadership of the farmers’ agitation in Madhya Pradesh, had led a farmers’ protest against shortage of gunny bags in Bareli town of the state in May 2012.

Madhya Pradesh protesters defy curfew, torch vehicles, target police
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

While six deaths were reported earlier, district officials said on Wednesday that one death was not related to the protests. The farmers are demanding better prices for their produce and waiver of loans.

After Maharashtra, farmer unrest rocks MP: 6 killed in firing, govt ready for talks
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore and a job to the next of kin of each dead and Rs five lakh and free treatment to those injured in MP.

Madhya Pradesh farmers’ protest: Five killed in firing in Mandsaur, police deny shooting
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh claimed that neither the local police nor CRPF opened fire at protesters. He said a probe has been initiated. Pretending to be farmers some anti-social elements were engaging in loot and arson, he claimed.

Madhya Pradesh: Two BKU leaders detained as govt tries to placate farmers
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

The BKU contradicted chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s announcement on Sunday that farmers had called off their strike.

In Madhya Pradesh, a smartphone for government college students kicks up a row
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

Students say substandard, govt halts distribution, activists allege scam, firm says did nothing wrong

In Madhya Pradesh, farmers’ group calls off protest, others refuse to budge
Mon, Jun 05, 2017

After its office-bearers met Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Ujjain, the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), an organisation affiliated to the RSS, said it has suspended the agitation.

Narmada Seva Yatra function in MP: PM Modi speech part of training for Swachh Bharat ‘preraks’
Mon, May 29, 2017

The money to preraks, amounting to more than Rs 2.35 crore, was transferred from the Rajya Swachh Bharat Mission (Rural) account in Punjab National Bank in Bhopal.

Madhya Pradesh: Ex-minister who sought action against illegal mining gets BJP notice
Sat, May 27, 2017

Kamal Patel has been given a week to explain why he chose to go public instead of airing his views at the party forum.