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‘Garba entry should be only for those who apply tilak, drink Panchagavya’: Hindu Utsav Samiti
Sun, Aug 20, 2017

“Drinking Panchgavya cleanses one’s soul. Hinduism lays emphasis on it but Muslims won’t drink it and will be found out,’’ convener of SBM Chandrashekhar Tiwari told The Indian Express. He claimed Muslim boys “infiltrate” garba pandals and “trap” Hindu girls as part of “love jihad”

No 75-year age limit for contesting elections: Amit Shah
Sun, Aug 20, 2017

Veterans Babulal Gaur and Sartaj Singh, who held home and forest portfolios, respectively, were dropped as ministers last year and apparently told that the BJP had decided to follow this formula at the national level

Talent, quality compromised in family-run parties: Amit Shah
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

Despite all the talk of internal democracy, earlier in the day Shah made it clear during a closed-door meeting in the Bhopal party office that functionaries were not supposed to share proceedings at the party headquarters with the media.

Use Aadhaar to check entry of non-Hindus at garbas: Hindu body
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

The Hindu Utsav Samiti (HUS) put forward its demand at a peace committee meeting called by the district administration ahead of the festival.

Urban bodies polls In Madhya Pradesh, BJP wins 25 seats, Congress improves tally to 15
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

This came a day before BJP president Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Bhopal to begin a three-day exercise from Friday to strengthen the party organisation.

Madhya Pradesh: BJP wins, Congress improves tally in urban body elections
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan,who had campaigned extensively, credited the victory to development. Congress chief Arun Yadav on the improved tally of the party said the results proved that people have voted for change.

I-Day Programmes in Madrasas: ‘No one checked our celebrations all these years’
Wed, Aug 16, 2017

“No one came to check all these years if we actually celebrated the day. The order was driven by a craze for publicity,” he told The Indian Express, adding that similar programmes were held last year and the years before that.

Madhya Pradesh to give farmer children loans to start businesses
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Under this scheme, the government will not buy certain pulses, oilseed and horticulture crops from farmers but will pay the difference between selling price (at mandis) and the remunerative price into farmers’ accounts.

Madhya Pradesh judge plans cycle yatra to protest transfers
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

Last week, Shrivas staged a dharna outside the high court to protest against his transfer but agreed to join work at Neemuch. Within hours of his joining, the high court served a suspension order on him.

Madhya Pradesh madrasas told to hoist Tricolour, hold tiranga rallies
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

Former board chairman Rashid Khan said while most large madrasas celebrate Indepe-ndence Day and hoist the Tricolour, it is likely that the smaller ones find it difficult to organise events.

Four e-commerce firms, including Snapdeal, get notice for ‘selling animal parts’
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

Asking Snapdeal, IndiaMART, Wishnbuy and Cartcomparison to immediately remove these products and any information about them from their websites, the forest department has given them a month to reply to the notices or face action for violating the Wildlife Protection Act.

Seal on faces of kids visiting Bhopal jail on Rakhi, probe on
Wed, Aug 09, 2017

A jail officer said there were 8,500 visitors, including children, on Monday. The stamp is usually put on hands of the visitors. “I have ordered an inquiry and sought a report in three days,” Jail Minister Kusum Mehdele said.

Narmada Bachao Andolan: Medha Patkar refuses to call off fast, removed from protest site
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Minister Uma Bharati were among those who had requested her to end her protest. Indore-based spiritual guru Bhaiyyaji Maharaj had called on her too to end her hunger strike.

Medha Patkar removed from protest site in Dhar
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

A large police force was deployed in and around the village, a stronghold of the movement, before the administration decided to move Patkar from the protest venue.

Five RSS men acquitted in killing of 2 Muslims
Sun, Aug 06, 2017

Hindutva organisations had blamed his murder on “anti-national elements like SIMI’’ and called for a bandh on December 30 — the day Rasheed’s family was attacked.

Now the cows are home
Sun, Aug 06, 2017

They are on the roads and in the fields. Farmers are worried, as are MLAs. 13 years after its anti-cow slaughter Act, Madhya Pradesh struggles with stray cows

Bhopal’s only slaughterhouse faces closure as civic body rejects proposal
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

Earlier, a group led by BJP MLA Rameshwar Sharma led a march to Raj Bhavan and members of the Jain community who were present demanded that no slaughterhouse be opened anywhere in the state.

Former BJP minority cell leader shot dead in Madhya Pradesh court
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

When the police were taking Mohammed Ikhlaq towards the court room, one Prashant Sahu fired at Ikhlaq killing him on the spot.

Narmada dam: Supreme Court deadline passes, showdown looms
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

The state government indicated that it was in no mood to move in the police immediately, but would do so once the water level in the dam starts rising, threatening submergence in these two districts where 7,100 families are still to be resettled.

In politicking over Dalits, BJP killed a Dalit politically: Representative of Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia
Thu, Jul 27, 2017

While the BJP burned the effigies of Scindia across the state on Monday, accusing him of being anti-Dalit, the Congress responded on Tuesday by burning the effigies of state BJP chief Nandkumar Singh Chouhan and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan warning: Will hang officials upside down if cases are not cleared in a month
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Chouhan, who will complete 12 years in office in November, said he would visit districts a month later and hang collectors upside down if his warning about clearing revenue cases within a fixed time frame was not implemented.

Villager to take dip in Ganga after killing cow in MP
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

When word spread that the cow had died, members of the Brahmin community met and ordered that Tiwari undergo punishment that involves taking a dip in the Ganga and organising a feast for the village.

MP House debates stray cows, BJP MLAs say a ‘problem’
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

The resolution, moved by veteran BJP MLA Shankarlal Tiwari, sought an end to the centuries-old practice of ‘era’, where farmers let loose their cows post-harvest to allow them to graze. The practice, members said, was adding to the number of stray cows.

Smoke from mosque leaves MP village tense
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

A section of villagers, however, said the boy from Indore, whose grandparents lived in Chhipaner, had been framed. The boy was produced before a juvenile court in Sehore, the district headquarters, that sent him to an observation home on Thursday, the police said.

Madhya Pradesh govt to give Rs 1 crore relief to kin of soldiers killed on duty
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made the announcement in the Assembly while speaking on the adjournment motion moved by the Opposition Congress over the farmers’ unrest and the death of protesters in Mandsaur district.

Mandsaur violence: MP minister blames opium smugglers
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

“The illegal trade of opium and its extracts is spread all over the country. Because the government and police tightened screws, opium smugglers were not able to smuggle the contraband out of the state," Bhargava said

Politicians, media and ‘paid news’: The case of BJP’s Narottam Mishra
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Why did the EC bar a Madhya Pradesh Minister from voting in the presidential poll, and from contesting elections himself? What is the law on ads pretending to be news? The Indian Express tells the story

MP forest officers in blame game over tiger deaths
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

The animals were found dead on March 28, 2016. The deaths of the animals were preceded by two other casualties of big cats near the park.

MP officer transferred, writes to PM
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Bioara Tehsildar Amita Singh Tomar has sought the Prime Minister’s intervention to stall her transfer, claiming she was being harassed by frequent transfers, the latest to Sidhi district, hundreds of kilometres away.

Violence over cow slaughter rumour: MP court acquits nine in rioting case
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Social activist Anurag Modi had moved the apex court, alleging that former BJP minister Kamal Patel and his son Sudip had instigated the riots with an eye on the Assembly elections.

In MP, homes of minority community set ablaze after elopement case
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

The girl is believed to have got off midway from the school van after reportedly telling her brother she was going to a relative’s house.

Geeta may marry soon, Shivraj will do kanyadaan, suggests Sushma Swaraj
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

Geeta was brought from Indore to Bhopal on Saturday to meet the NDA’s Presidential candidate, Ram Nath Kovind, who was here to campaign among MPs and MLAs in the BJP-governed state.

Police list 32 opium ‘smugglers’, say they are wanted for Mandsaur violence
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

The police said 38 people who faced cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act were wanted for their role in violence and six have been arrested.

MP govt starts preventive arrests to scuttle Mandsaur farmers’ protest
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

Swaraj Abhiyan chief Yogendra Yadav and Swabhimani Shetkari Sangathana leader Raju Shetty are expected to participate in Thursday’s events but the administration said they would be detained too.

MP High Court hearing today: EC disqualifies MP minister, Speaker yet to act
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

The Commission had passed its order on June 23 disqualifying Mishra, a senior Cabinet minister in the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government, for three years over submitting a false account of his poll expenditure in 2008 Assembly election.

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.