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Response lukewarm in Bhopal: Turnout was equally low at start of Patidar stir in Gujarat, says Hardik
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

“If talking about farmers, youths and jobs is casteism, I will not mind the charge, but what about those who pit Hindus against Muslims and talk,” Hardik asked, indicating the BJP

On Jyotiraditya Scindia turf, Madhya Pradesh byelection becomes battle of big guns
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Kolaras in Shivpuri and Mungaoli in Ashoknagar go to polls on February 24, following the death of the sitting Congress MLAs. The outcome could decide whether the Congress chooses to project Scindia as CM candidate or goes by the tradition of naming none.

Visually-challenged duo among 13 sent to jail for bid to convert tribals
Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Complainant Govind had told the police that he was sitting at home with his friends when the accused visited him and said, “we too were Hindus like Bhil and Bhilala (tribes) but have converted to Christianity.

Won’t contest polls for next three years due to health concerns, says Uma Bharti
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

While the Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked Uma Bharti to reduce weight, BJP chief Amit Shah asked her to continue in office, she told reporters at her official bungalow on Shyamla Hills in Bhopal.

Loan waiver to bonus payments, poll-bound states Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh target farmers
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

While Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara seeks to recover from the recent disastrous bypoll where the BJP lost two Lok Sabha seats and an assembly seat to the Congress, MP’s three-time CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan aims to mitigate three-time anti-incumbency.

Madhya Pradesh announces sops for farmers in election year
Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Terming it as his scheme aimed at increasing productivity, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the farmers will be paid Rs 200 bonus on every quintal they sold to the government in the last rabi season.

Padmaavat sees quiet release in Bhopal
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

Deepak Chouhan of Rajput Samaj said the organisation had dropped enough hints in the last few days that it would not take to the streets again to stall the film.

Madhya Pradesh: Padmaavat fate in limbo as Karni Sena gives thumbs-down
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

Theatre owners have now said they are not willing to take any chance by screening the film.

Now, Rajput Samaj threatens stir over Khilji’s depiction in text books
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Taking a strong exception to Khilji’s description as a valiant warrior and the coverage given to his victories, the Rajput Samaj on Wednesday said it will take to the streets if the controversial chapter from the history book.

Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana: Madhya Pradesh to extend scheme to four rabi crops
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

The scheme was introduced in October last year, four months after farmer unrest claimed six lives. The registration for rabi crops — chana, mustard, lentil and onion — will begin from February 12 at 3,500 primary agriculture co-op societies and continue until March 12.

MP forms SIT to probe rape case against MLA
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

The 21-year-old student was in jail since January 24 after she was allegedly caught accepting Rs 5 lakh from the MLA whose late father Satyadev Katare was leader of Opposition in the Assembly.

District court on cops turning hostile in Dewas ‘king’ acquittal: not serious or hiding something 
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

Vikram and 12 of his accomplices were accused of murdering one Pratap Lodhi following a dispute over a piece of land on March 18, 2015.

Congress MLA booked for rape of student
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

Katare, the son of former Leader of Opposition Satyadev Katare, had lodged a complaint against the student, alleging that she had demanded Rs 2 crore through an accomplice for not circulating alleged intimate videos of the two.

Budget postcard from Betul: Baby’s death, missing stretcher
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

The government in New Delhi may have announced the “world’s largest government-funded healthcare programme”, but 1,000 km away Betul is the grim reality: an abysmal health infrastructure that an insurance cover can do little to change.

Dewas ‘king’ acquitted of murder after delayed trial
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

Vikram Singh Puar was among 13 people accused of a man’s murder over a land dispute in Raghogarh village of Dewas on March 18, 2015.

An officer, a box and Rs 90 lakh in defective banknotes
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

Working for 33 years, Verma, now 55, had risen from lower division clerk to deputy control officer, senior enough to be spared the frisking others are subjected when they go home after work.

Madhya Pradesh declares areas near sacred rivers, schools dry zones
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

While clearing the policy, the state cabinet decided to close liquor shops located within 50 metres of schools, colleges and authorised hostels meant for girls across the state.

Bhopal: Young doctor injured by parcel bomb meant for father succumbs
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Police have arrested Rajesh Patel and Moolchand Lohar, who worked as labourers at Sahu’s under construction house, for allegedly booking the parcel to be delivered to K K Dixit.

Madhya Pradesh: Three held for waving ‘Pakistan-like’ flag on Republic-Day
Sun, Jan 28, 2018

Six persons from Shujalpur town were booked under Section 2 of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971, after right-wing activists stopped the rally, snatched two flags and called the police.

Parcel bomb sent to avenge sacking leaves postal official’s son, 2 others injured
Sat, Jan 27, 2018

The parcel contained an FM radio and exploded when postal superintendent K K Dixit’s son Ritesh, a medical practitioner, plugged it in on Thursday morning.

Madhya Pradesh: Three youths arrested for offensive post against queen Padmini
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

The three were booked under Section 295 A (deliberate and malicious act, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class).

MP: Smileys, not grades, to come up next in report cards for Classes I and II
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

As a result, nearly 16 lakh Class I and II students across the state will get report cards with smileys: three for those who have achieved efficiency; two for those at learning stage; and one for those who require more effort.

Arriving in bus from Gujarat, new MP Governor Anandiben Patel takes driver’s seat
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Patel visited an anganwadi, an institution for destitute children, a gaushala (cowshed), a temple and the chief minister’s residence during her first two days in office

MP: BJYM booklet terms Jawaharlal Nehru greedy, Congress hits back
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

The booklet was distributed to lakhs of students to prepare for an “international general knowledge competition’’ on Deendayal Upadhyay

Advaita Vedanta can solve terror: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

BJP president Amit Shah was to attend the event to mark the culmination of yatras that began from Ujjain, Amarkantak, Pachmatha and Omkareshwar on December 18 but could not make it.

One held over FB comment on saffron colour in Madhya Pradesh
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Several people commented for and against the post, some against Hindu gods and some against Islam. A complaint was filed with Manasa police station against Rihan and seven others who had allegedly either liked the post or insulted Hindu gods.

Congress improves tally in MP urban body polls
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Elections to the 19 local bodies were held on January 17. Of 356 posts of councillors, the BJP won 194 seats and the Congress 145. Although the BJP and the Congress won nine posts of president each, the outcome was seen as a setback for the ruling party in the state that goes to the polls towards end of this year.

Madhya pradesh: Vehicle registered at BJP office kills two
Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Two of the three youths that were riding the bike were killed while one is being treated for injuries.

Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana: A scheme with a difference
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

The MP government’s scheme paying farmers the difference between MSP and marketing prices has had a mixed impact on the ground.

Padmaavat: Karni Sena disrupts school cultural programme over performance on ‘Ghoomar’
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

After facing extreme opposition and ramping up controversy, the film has now been cleared by the CBFC and slated to be released on January 25.

Madhya Pradesh: Catholic school outfit moves HC seeking protection from ABVP
Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Hundreds of ABVP activists had created a ruckus outside the college on January 4 when they were not allowed to enter the premises

Digvijaya Singh on the move: 3 months, 1,600 km in world removed from Delhi
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

The yatra is scheduled to end in mid-March, well ahead of the expected November polls in MP. Asked about the first thing he will do after completion, Singh says, “I will unite all the Congress leaders.”

In Madhya Pradesh, a prayer to keep health workers going
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

According to State Immunisation Officer Dr Santosh Shukla, 24,218 field workers and 10,050 supervisors are engaged in the campaign that involves several challenges like migration by the potential beneficiaries, tendency to avoid vaccines and access to difficult terrains.

A night in the life of Ekatma Yatra: Of sadhus, ‘harmony’, girl child, raths and a 108-ft statue
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

The MP government’s ‘yatra for social harmony’ has taken off, high on message, short on crowds

Madhya Pradesh govt mulls proposal to treat abandonment of cows as offence
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Animal Husbandry Minister Antarsingh Arya said the recommendations were under consideration but have not been sent to the state Cabinet.

Bhopal gangrape: Four get life term for raping 18-year-old IAS aspirant
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

Golu Chadhar (25), Amar (24), Rajesh Chetram(26), and Ramesh Mehra(45), were charged under Indian Penal Code sections for gangrape and attempt to murder