Anti-slaughter activists thrash, tonsure 4 in Madhya Pradesh
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

The four spent 24 hours in police custody and the next 24 hours in jail because they did not seek bail hoping that police will subject them to medical examination.

Vyapam Case: Shiraj Singh Chouhan offered deal, says man who blew the lid off scam
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Dr Rai alleged that the CM Chouhan called him to his official residence in Bhopal on August 11 and asked him to stop the campaign against him and his family members.

The Jain religion and the right to die by Santhara
Wed, Sep 02, 2015

Indian Express explains the issues in the legal battle around the practice of starving to death.

Bhopal rally fails to make an impact
Tue, Sep 01, 2015

MP has the second largest population of Patidars after Gujarat.

Patidar rally in MP: Poor response, no worries for BJP govt
Tue, Sep 01, 2015

Madhya Pradesh has the second largest population of Patidars after Gujarat with which it shares a boundary.

Vyapam scam: BJP plans rally on Sept 15 to counter Congress
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has started raking up the issue in his rallies in Alirajpur and Jhabua, which are part of Ratlam Lok Sabha constituency where by-election is due.

Crimes against Women: MHA nod to special force of women for villages
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Maneka Gandhi added that the SPOs will “strike fear in the minds of boys”.

Maneka Gandhi against serving eggs in anganwadi meals
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

"There are no refrigerators in pre-schools and children are served 10-day old eggs that could make them sick," the minister said adding that she had conveyed her concern to states.

Jains protest against Santhara order
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

The Jain community Monday held protest marches in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Delhi against the Rajasthan High Court order declaring the practice of Santhara or Sallekhana illegal. Criticising the judiciary for its “ignorance”, they asked judges to consult religious heads before passing such verdicts in future. Setting aside their inter-denominational differences, community members […]

Techie charged with felony in US seeks govt help to clear name
Mon, Aug 24, 2015

A father of two children, both US nationals, he had been found guilty of charges related to accessing the computers of his previous employer and deleting and damaging the data on those computers — a felony.

Congress wonders why even Vyapam couldn’t lift it in MP civic polls
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

It’s no secret that the Congress is a divided house in MP but things haven’t improved after so many electoral reverses.

PM Modi should stop differentiating between Muslim and Hindu terrorists: Digvijaya
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

"By deciding not to appeal against the bail granted to Samjhauta blast accused Aseemanand, you are weakening India’s case on international front," Singh said

BJP win in Madhya Pradesh despite Vyapam Scam
Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Chouhan and the BJP were meticulous in defence, printing and distributing booklets called Vyapam Ka Sach. It countered the Congress by coming out with details of illegalities during Digvijaya Singh’s regime.

No longer ‘pseudo Hindu’: Uma Bharati wants to pen a book on PM Modi
Mon, Aug 17, 2015

After being thrown out of the BJP in 2005, Uma Bharati had criticised many leaders during her stint outside the party.

Despite Vyapam scam, BJP sweeps civic polls in Madhya Pradesh
Mon, Aug 17, 2015

PM Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan took to Twitter to thank voters for BJP's sweeping victory in the state's civic polls.

Rajasthan HC says Santhara illegal: Jains to challenge court order
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

As devotees turned up in large numbers, bids were called for different steps of the last rites, and the highest bidder won the right to give mukhagni.

Santhara ruling: Woman dies after week-long fast, Jain leaders cry foul
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Saints who undertake Sallekhana are cremated in a private land after performing special rituals.

Ahead of Ratlam bypoll, Sangh steps up activities
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

Ratlam constituency, spread over Jhabua, Alirajpur and Ratlam districts, is considered crucial for the BJP because the party won it for the first time in 2014.

Vyapam to give Rs 1 lakh reward for detecting impersonation
Sun, Aug 09, 2015

Since the name Vyapam has become synonymous with corruption, the board these days is using professional Examination Board in its correspondence.

Madhya Pradesh: Armed with HC order, BJP slams Digvijaya Singh
Sun, Aug 09, 2015

The court has also directed legal action against Arun Kumar Tiwari, a sub-engineer in the water resources department, while observing that he was close to the then CM.

Rain, loose soil hamper work to restore tracks
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

A 140-tonne crane was brought in from Itarsi to remove the coaches lying on or along the track. Two of the 21 derailed coaches of the two trains were removed on Thursday.

MP trains derailment: A family is reunited after hours of heartbreak
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

The family also managed to retrieve most of their belongings and were ready to leave for their onward journey to Allahabad, where Aziz is posted.

Twin train tragedy: Search for loved ones begins
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

Kanchedilal and Hirabai made the rounds of the hospital and the Harda railway station, but failed to find the couple.

As coach slipped into waters, he called father: We won’t meet again
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

11 of family among 29 dead after two trains derail at night in Madhya Pradesh.

Kamayani Express accident survivors recount horror: ‘It was like Titanic… I thought it was over’
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

'They thought they would be safer in another coach as the one they were in appeared to be sinking. We were certain we would not make it out alive', the couple said.

Kamayani Express, Janata Express derail in Madhya Pradesh, rescue team rushed to spot
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

Railway minister, Suresh Prabhu has said that the Railways and the Madhya Pradesh government and working jointly on the rescue operation.

Sexual Harassment Case: IAS officer shares her court ordeal on FB, govt wants HC to take note
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

IAS officer Riju Bafna had taken to Facebook to describe her traumatic experience while recording her statement before a judicial magistrate in Seoni.

Vyapam Scam: Teen files case against mother claiming she got job on forged documents
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

The advocate insisted that the teenager had been reading about the Vyapam scam for months and when she confronted her mother with the discrepancies she got beaten up.

One a midnight knock did save, in the nick of time
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

After staying the execution before midnight, the apex court on August 8, 2013, extended the stay and a few months later commuted the death sentence of Maganlal Barela was changed to life imprisonment.

Madhya Pradesh: High Court pulls up judge for denying bail to Muslim youth
Thu, Jul 30, 2015

The plea said the lower court judge invoked a communal reason that was not part of the original chargesheet.

Vyapam scam: Two get 5 years in ’04 pre-medical test case
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

The order came on the heels of conviction of two persons in a similar case on July 25.

Explained: MP law to deter vexatious suits, and why some are vexed by it
Mon, Jul 27, 2015

In the season of Vyapam, Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s govt has brought a law that will identify and blacklist ‘vexatious litigants’.

Vyapam scam: Two get five years in jail for impersonation
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

The verdict came after an 11-year-long trial that was revived after the PMT scam came to light in Indore in July 2013

Vyapam Scam: CBI probes case in which RSS leaders were named
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

Mihir Kumar Chaudhary, an RSS volunteer, found a job after a recruitment test conducted by Vyapam for posts in Weights and Measures Department in 2012.

In Vyapam season, MP House passes Bill to prevent ‘vexatious litigation bill’
Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Activists say legislation ‘unconstitutional’; govt says bid to check ‘avoidable PILs’.

Madhya Pradesh: Session ends abruptly on third day
Thu, Jul 23, 2015

The Congress MLAs demanded Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s resignation to facilitate impartial probe in the scam.