ASI lets Hindus pray at the shrine on Tuesdays and on Basant Panchami, and allows Muslims to offer namaaz on Fridays — an arrangement that, however, goes haywire when the festival is on a Friday.
The Dharma Jagran Manch (DJM), which is leading the campaign, said Tuesday’s ‘satyagrah’ outside the shrine was in protest against the administration’s refusal to relax security measures.
Jail officials are considering this technology after two convicts serving life terms recently escaped from an agriculture field near Bhopal Central Jail, a top official said.
He said he wanted the number to rise to 50 before he could start a gaushala.
Over three lakh farmers in Madhya Pradesh cultivate basmati in over four lakh hectares. They were hoping for a favourable order which would help them in exports.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) allows Hindus to pray from sunrise to 12.30 pm and then from 3.30 pm till sunset and Muslims from 1 pm to 3 pm on every Basant Panchami.
The new excise policy cleared by the CM is set to come into force by April 1. While those in the income bracket can apply for a licence, they will not be allowed to sell the liquor.
The 16-year-old, who worked at a grocery store, had called to claim that bombs had been planted at two platforms of the station Tuesday.
The district administration is now bracing for a tense Basant Panchmi.
Chouhan is not the first Madhya Pradesh CM to harbour a love for cows and wear it on his sleeve.
Anwar was vice-president of the district minority cell but the party expelled him after police and right-wing activists seized meat, said to be beef, from his house.
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The BJP expelled Anwar Mev alias Anna, who was associated with its minority cell, from the party after the police recovered beef from his house
The duo refused to touch mithai after Sumant Ahirwar, a Dalit student brought it from a room as directed by a school teacher.
He had won on a Congress ticket in the last Assembly polls, but defected to the ruling BJP in 2015 after resigning as an MLA. He filed his papers Wednesday, the last day of filing nomination.
One of the main speakers, RSS vibhag pramukh Vikram Singh, also took a swipe at Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s administration, saying, “Those who are ruling follow our ideology but I don’t know why they are helpless... we are not helpless.’’
Says fringe groups try to take advantage of the fact that BJP is in power.
The meeting was called reportedly on the advice of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, amid the uproar over a Dalit student’s suicide in Hyderabad.
In-charge of zone 10 Anil Sharma was suspended after he was caught watching sexually explicit videos during the special meeting called on Monday.
Last week, he was given night security. This was after the police complained that he he had given the slip to his guards and reached Delhi by himself ahead of a deposition in a local court.
The Gauraksha Commando Force has no legal or administrative recognition in Madhya Pradesh but they have a moral sanction to take the law into their own hands.
Officers from the Kukshi station said they had also launched a search for four more persons in connection with the alleged conversion attempt in the house of a local resident, Shankar Singh, on January 14.
The 31-year-old garage owner, who is out on bail, has returned home after spending nearly four days in jail for allegedly assaulting a Muslim couple on a train.
In a purported audio tape of the conversation, Rajpurohit alias Tiger, who is the main accused in the 2013 riots, has accused the police of partisan action against Hindus.
The black bag handed over to the railway police by Gauraksha Samiti activists had 16 packets, each containing different parts of a buffalo.
When right-wing activists stormed the general compartment of the Kushinagar Express on Wednesday to check the luggage of passengers on suspicion they were carrying beef, Naseema Bano says she was struck by fear.
Police have arrested two members of the Gauraksha Samiti — identified as Hemant Rajput and Santosh — who claimed they acted on a tip-off about beef being transported by some passengers.
Gujarat having refused to part with its lions, there is no else with whom MP can share its disappointment about lions because it was chosen as the only alternative home for the Asiatic breed.
Thete, who faces new charges of corruption after his reinstatement in 2011, warned state Lokayukta P P Naolekar of serious consequences unless he withdrew cases against him.
Rameez Khan, a left-handed all-rounder who made his debut in 2011, is a regular member of the Ranji team, his father Mohammed Khan — is now a selector of Under-23 team.
Though the Congress is yet to name Patel as its candidate, it is widely believed that he will contest against Tripathi because he has done well earlier.
Park director Subhranjan Sen said the tiger was possibly electrocuted after it came in contact with a fence meant to save crops from wild boars.
The family members of Dilip Patidar, a witness in the Malegaon blast case who went missing after being questioned by the anti-terrorist squad of Maharashtra Police, have sought a probe into his disappearance by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The 29-year-old electrician had been picked up by Maharashtra ATS from Indore’s Shanti Vihar Colony on […]
With the festival falling on a Friday (February 12), the administration is on its toes with both communities insisting on exercising their right to pray.
IAS officers Ramesh Thete and Shashi Karnavat alleged that the state government was quick to penalise them while ignoring similar misconduct by officers belonging to upper castes.
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