Milind Ghatwai


Multanpura: The plight of ‘cattle smugglers’ in the name of the cow
Sun, Jun 26, 2016

Multanpura, a village in Madhya Pradesh, is in the news with the arrest of six of its men in two recent cases of alleged cattle smuggling. But it’s a spotlight the village has long struggled to shun

Madhya Pradesh: Had the police not taken me away, I would have been dead,says man assaulted by Bajrang Dal
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Man who survived assault for transporting cattle says attackers wanted to kill him, they deny; wife says he missed surgery after being taken into custody.

Madhya Pradesh: VHP leader arrested for offensive anti-Islam WhatsApp comment
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Sanjay Bhawsar, the vice-president of VHP’s Barwani district unit, was arrested for commenting against Prophet Muhammad on WhatsApp.

Bhopal gas tragedy: I lakh survivors petition White House against Dow Chemicals
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

The minimum age for the signatories to the petition is 13, and some hail from US, UK and other parts of India.

Politics of eggs: Madhya Pradesh leaders, Jain saints swim against national survey findings
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

The recent survey, has found that 51.1 per cent men and 47.7 per cent women in MP are non-vegetarians, and right to food activists say the figures could be more if the SC/ST populations are surveyed properly.

After losing his mother, MP Collector blames ‘faulty system’
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Damoh Collector Shriniwas Sharma’s mother died Saturday because no ambulance equipped with a ventilator was available in the district hospital to take her to Jabalpur.

Madhya Pradesh: M J Akbar, Anil Dave enter RS, Congress nominee Tankha wins too
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

The victory of the BJP candidates M J Akbar and Anil Madhav Dave was never in doubt as the BJP has 166 MLAs in the 230-member House.

Court battles & mishap: Congress, BJP spend tense moments counting numbers in MP
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

While the BJP looks set to win two seats, it has backed an Independent for the third seat, which the Congress was hoping to win without a fight.

Madhya Pradesh tehsildar gets notice for pro-Modi post on Facebook
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

In a Facebook post Tuesday, Ratlam tehsildar Amita Singh requested the PM to start 'Rajiv Gandhi Atmahatya Yojana’.

In MP district, no toilet means no guns
Sun, Jun 05, 2016

As part of an initiative to dissuade people from defecating in the open and to motivate them to build a toilet at home, the district administration has come up with this unusual rider.

Madhya Pradesh: Bypoll loss blow to Cong’s RS hopes
Fri, Jun 03, 2016

The party has fielded lawyer Vivek Tankha for the June 11 polls to the Upper House and needs 58 legislators to win one of the three seats from the state.

MP IAS officer: Did not make anti-Modi comment on FB
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Gangwar was transferred to the Secretariat in Bhopal as deputy secretary but is yet to join duty.

How can I desert blackbuck, neither of us will survive: Naga sadhu’s plea
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

However, on May 23, two days after the Kumbh ended, forest authorities stopped Neel Giri’s vehicle when he was on his way back to Grishneshwar temple near Aurangabad and arrested the driver.

Days after transfer for praising Nehru, IAS officer asked to explain ‘anti-Modi’ post on Facebook
Tue, May 31, 2016

Gangwar claimed the post in question is not on his timeline and that he may have ‘liked’ an article shared on Facebook but never made that comment.

Anganwadi and Mid-day meal: Centre asks MP to consider including boiled eggs in menu
Sun, May 29, 2016

Nearly three months after receiving the letter, the state is yet to take a call on the issue.

Two held in Mumbai for ‘insulting Goddess Kali’ on Facebook
Sat, May 28, 2016

After a one-day police remand, the two men were sent to judicial custody. Police said one of them had created the image, while the other had circulated it.

MP’s shunted IAS officer speaks up: They promote some icons, I praised another (Nehru)
Sat, May 28, 2016

Ever since the Facebook post had gone viral, there were talks that Ajay Singh Gangwar could be shunted out of the district any time.

MP BJP minister worships Ambedkar instead of goddess
Sat, May 28, 2016

Usually, such functions begin with the worship of Goddess Saraswati.

Nehru stopped India from becoming Hindu Taliban country: MP IAS officer’s praise lands him in trouble
Fri, May 27, 2016

He lauded Nehru for promoting scientific temperament and for choosing Vikram Sarabhai and Homi J Bhabha over “intellectuals like Baba Ramdev and Asaram Bapu”.

Sant detained with black buck near Ujjain
Wed, May 25, 2016

"At the moment, we have arrested the driver and seized the black buck. We are also questioning the sant,'' said SDO (Badwaha) M S Dabar.

Satna church row: Pastor, wife held on conversion charge
Mon, May 23, 2016

Bajrang Dal leader Rajbahadur Mishra said Pastor Anthony had been booked previously, too, in a case of forced conversion.

In Ujjain for holy dip, Sadhvi Pragya praises ‘patriot’ PM Modi
Thu, May 19, 2016

Before leaving Bhopal and soon after reaching Ujjain, she hit out at MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for delaying her holy dip in the Kshipra

Crack down on advertisements that objectify women: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Tue, May 17, 2016

Dignity of women was one of the 51 points in the 'Simhastha Declaration' released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Ninora near Ujjain during the valedictory session of the three-day Antarrashtriya Vichar Mahakumbh on Saturday.

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur threatens fast unto death
Mon, May 16, 2016

Thakur, who is undergoing treatment at an Ayurvedic hospital in Bhopal, is an accused in the murder of former RSS activist Sunil Joshi and the trial is pending in a Dewas court.

We don’t know how to market ourselves: PM Modi in Ujjain
Sun, May 15, 2016

Flanked by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Modi said that a "holier than thou" attitude is taking people towards conflicts. "Let's look within and see how we can grow ourselves."

The Malegaon U-turn: I was confident of a clean chit, says Sadhvi Pragya
Sat, May 14, 2016

Jha alleged that the Congress government in Maharashtra wanted to eliminate Thakur when she was in police custody.

Satna church row: Member of backward classes panel wants more charges slapped against pastors
Tue, May 10, 2016

Yadav, who enjoys Minister of State status, said more stringent charges should be applied against the pastors who were arrested in the past for allegedly trying to convert local people.

BJP scales down Amit Shah’s ‘social harmony’ dip with Dalits in Madhya Pradesh
Tue, May 10, 2016

With more voices coming up against the exercise, the BJP has dropped the plan of taking out a procession of Dalits from Valmiki Dham to Ramghat. Shah’s official itinerary released by the party on Monday did not mention any dip.

Satna church: Right-wing activists ask Hindus not to attend Sunday mass
Tue, May 03, 2016

Both Arun and Subhadra come from OBC families.

MP panel member wants Christians tried for sedition
Mon, May 02, 2016

Yadav said, “This is the first case in the country when Christians were caught red-handed converting and marrying OBCs."

At Simhastha Kumbh, Kinnar Akhara becomes a huge draw
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

An image of Ardhnarishwara — an amalgamation of the male-female form in Lord Shiva - forms the backdrop for the Kinnar Akhara’s main stage.

Madhya Pradesh Police, Bajrang Dal stop church wedding in Satna
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Accompanied by Bajrang Dal activists, a Kolgawan police team entered the Church of God in India and arrested 10 people, including pastor Sam Samuel and the groom’s parents.

Simhasta Kumbh: Woman seer protests unequal facilities
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

Bhawanta on Tuesday sat in a samadhi posture in an eight-feet ditch, while volunteers started pouring soil on her.

BJP’s Dalit plan: Kumbh dip with Shah
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

After the ‘Samarasta Snan’ (dip of harmony), Shah is scheduled to break bread with them, and later address a convention.

Revisiting Shah Bano’s Family, 31 years later: ‘My mother got threats after SC order, but stuck to stand’
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

Shah Bano won in 1985, with the Supreme Court ruling that she was entitled to maintenance like any other Indian woman.

Heat wave: In Bundelkhand, this is the cruellest April they have seen
Sat, Apr 23, 2016

Animals are suffering not just due to lack of water but also unavailability of fodder due to crop failures and forest fires.