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Bhojshala-Kamal Maula mosque row: Why fingers will be crossed at this small MP town on Basant Panchami
Thu, Feb 11, 2016

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.

Bhojshala row: Hindu outfits pray outside disputed shrine
Wed, Feb 10, 2016

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.

Madhya Pradesh considers GPS trackers to stop prisoner escape
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

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.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan wants suggestions on better use of cow milk, urine
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

He said he wanted the number to rise to 50 before he could start a gaushala.

MP bid to get GI tag for basmati hits roadblock
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

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.

Bhojshala row: Week before Basant Panchami, thousands turn up for prayers
Sat, Feb 06, 2016

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.

Liquor policy: MP govt allows 100 bottles of liquor if annual income over Rs 10 lakh
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

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.

Itarsi bomb scare: Hoax caller ‘not from minority community’
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

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.

Hindu groups reject ASI’s staggered timing to pray at Bhojshala in Madhya Pradesh
Wed, Feb 03, 2016

The district administration is now bracing for a tense Basant Panchmi.

Among Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan’s goals: Starting own gaushala
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

Chouhan is not the first Madhya Pradesh CM to harbour a love for cows and wear it on his sleeve.

Madhya Pradesh invokes NSA against BJP leader over ‘beef’
Sun, Jan 31, 2016

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.

After beef found in BJP leader’s house, right-wing activists demand removal of meat shops in town
Sat, Jan 30, 2016

Muslim shopowners say ‘campaign’ to target them

BJP expels own man in MP for ‘cow slaughter’
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

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

MP: Villagers refuse to eat sweets touched by Dalit boy
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

The duo refused to touch mithai after Sumant Ahirwar, a Dalit student brought it from a room as directed by a school teacher.

Maihar Assembly Bypoll: BJP fields man who held yagna for long life of MLAs
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

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.

Don’t know why our govt is helpless: RSS man in Madhya Pradesh
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

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.’’

Anti-conversion law being misused in MP: Archbishop
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

Says fringe groups try to take advantage of the fact that BJP is in power.

MP minister meets Dalit IAS officer who alleged bias
Sat, Jan 23, 2016

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.

Bhopal: Civic officer suspended for watching porn during meeting
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

In-charge of zone 10 Anil Sharma was suspended after he was caught watching sexually explicit videos during the special meeting called on Monday.

Vyapam ‘Whistleblower’: ‘Too many guards, they even follow me to toilet’
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

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.

Gauraksha groups in Madhya Pradesh: Vigilantes who swear by the cow
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

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.

Blind couple among 13 in Madhya Pradesh held for ‘conversion’
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

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.

‘What did we do wrong?’ Meet the commando ‘saviours of the cow’
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

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.

Beef search on train: Gauraksha leader warns SP on arrests, threatens riots
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

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.

Madhya Pradesh: Hospital took only 2 hrs to conclude meat not beef
Sat, Jan 16, 2016

The black bag handed over to the railway police by Gauraksha Samiti activists had 16 packets, each containing different parts of a buffalo.

Beef search on train: I thought we were alive, why file a complaint and invite harassment, says victim Naseema Bano
Mon, Jan 18, 2016

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.

Muslim couple on train beaten in MP over beef suspicion
Fri, Jan 15, 2016

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.

After the lion, Madhya Pradesh finds Gujarat’s cow hard to get
Wed, Jan 13, 2016

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.

Dalit meet guns for MP Lokayukta and govt, alleges caste bias
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

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.

Ranji cricketers held for ‘poaching’ black buck
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

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.

Bypoll in MP is set to pitch old faces from new parties
Mon, Jan 11, 2016

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.

Tiger in Pench reserve electrocuted
Sun, Jan 10, 2016

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.

Kin of missing Malegaon blast witness want NIA probe
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

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 […]

Bhojshala row: Prayer schedules clash at disputed site
Thu, Jan 07, 2016

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.

Two Dalit IAS officers allege caste bias in Madhya Pradesh
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

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.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan prepares for bypoll by dropping in for three cups of tea
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

Defeat in Ratlam hurting BJP, Madhya Pradesh CM visits three homes in Maihar, promises packages.