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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Milind Ghatwai


Four months after taking charge in MP, Shivraj Singh Chouhan tests COVID positive, hospitalised
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

Three days ago, Minister Arvind Bhadoriya, who had attended a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chouhan, had tested positive. The previous day, Bhadoriya had travelled with the Chief Minister to Lucknow to attend the funeral of late Governor Lalji Tandon.

Former Union minister uses Scindia photo while offering Nagpanchmi wishes
Sat, Jul 25, 2020

The Congress has launched a relentless attack on Jyotiraditya Scindia, using pejoratives like traitor or 'Jaichand'.

Madhya Pradesh: Former BJP minister joins Congress twice in two years
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

In April 2019, Agrawal joined the Congress in the presence of then Congress Lok Sabha member from Guna Jyotiraditya Scindia. However, on Thursday, Agrawal again joined the Congress saying he had not formally joined Congress in 2019.

Madhya Pradesh: Another Congress MLA resigns ahead of bypolls
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Pro-tem speaker Rameshwar Sharma accepted the resignation of Mandhata MLA Narayan Patel. Patel's resignation has reduced the Congress strength in the 230-member assembly to 89.

MP forest ranger transferred after complaint by BJP MLA
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

BJP MLA Dharmendra Lodhi had lodged a complaint against the ranger in June and sought his transfer, alleging he was harassing people.

Residents of MP district take pledge: Will not travel to Covid hotspots
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Burhanpur had seen a surge of Covid-19 cases in May, but with less than 500 cases at present, it is now not even among the 10 worst affected districts in MP.

MP announces 10-day lockdown in Bhopal amid surge in Covid cases
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

The lockdown will come into effect from 8 pm on Friday and remain in force until 8 am on August 4. Supply of vegetables and milk and essential services will remain open along with industries.

Madhya Pradesh CM terminates official held for allegedly raping minor
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

The victim, who worked as domestic help, told the police that the sub-inspector had been raping her for a year. He allegedly threatened to book her in a false case of jewellery theft if she disclosed the abuse to anyone.

MP Lokayukta probes video of ‘senior cop taking envelopes’
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Within hours of the 5.35-minute video going viral on social media on July 18, the state government had transferred IPS officer V Madhu Kumar, the transport commissioner, to the police headquarters late that night.

MP to allow new prisoners only after they test negative
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

The decision was taken a day after 64 of the 82 prisoners in Bareli sub-jail in Raisen district tested positive. Three guards had also tested positive.

At MP Congress legislature party meet, MLAs take oath to stay with party
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

The oath to 84 Congress legislators was administered by former tribal minister Omkar Singh Markam in the presence of Pradesh Congress Committee chief and former chief minister Kamal Nath, at whose residence the meeting was held.

Worst-hit MP districts to see lockdown twice a week
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

The government took the decision on Monday, when the state’s case count reached 23,310, with 710 cases reported in the last 24 hours.

Dalit farmer suicide bid: Guna admin begins process to extern ‘encroacher’
Mon, Jul 20, 2020

Seeking a response by July 20, District Collector Kumar Purushottam has also enclosed with the notice 16 criminal cases lodged against the former BSP councilor between 1993 and 2019, including murder, attempt to murder, dacoity attempt and criminal intimidation.

MP: Transport commissioner transferred over ‘envelope’ video, probe ordered
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

Revenue and Transport Minister Govind Singh Rajput referred to an old video of Kumar, who was the then Inspector General (Ujjain Range), which surfaced. The video showed the officer accepting envelopes but did not know what's inside the envelops, the minister said.

MP: Another Congress MLA resigns, joins BJP
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

Nepanagar MLA Savitri Kasdekar resigned in the afternoon and her resignation was immediately accepted by pro tem speaker Rameshwar Sharma. Few hours later, she took membership of the BJP in the presence of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and party president V D Sharma.

‘I begged them not to destroy the crop… nothing to feed my kids’
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

Videos of the policemen raining blows on Shishupal and his mother Geeta had led to widespread outrage. On Thursday, the state government suspended six policemen. A day earlier, it had transferred the District Collector and the Superintendent of Police.

After outrage over Guna police assault on Dalit couple, 6 cops suspended, probe on
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

On Tuesday afternoon, a couple of hours after a bulldozer began destroying the soybean crop on their land, Rajkumar Ahirwar and his wife Savitri consumed pesticide.

Drive to clear land: After Dalit couple suicide bid, Guna Collector, SP out
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

A photograph of the children of Rajkumar Ahirwar and wife Savitri, who are stable, crying next to their unconscious mother on Tuesday, and a video showing police beating up Ahirwar’s younger brother had gone viral.

Newspaper owner Pyare Miyan, who is accused of raping minors, held in J&K
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

A team of Madhya Pradesh police is on way to Srinagar to take custody of the 68-year-old owner of Afkar daily who carried a reward of Rs 30,000 on his head.

Rape accused on the run: Newspaper owner took minor victims on trips abroad, says police
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

The police have searched the 68-year-old’s flat and reportedly recovered child pornography, sex toys, antlers and expensive liquor.

Bhopal hall owned by booked newspaper owner demolished
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Police have also arrested a 21-year-old woman associate of Pyare Miyan (68), who has been bringing out the Afkar daily from Bhopal for the last many years. Police searched for him in Bhopal and Indore and have announced a reward for any information on him.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan finally allocates portfolios, Scindia camp gets key ministries
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Though some senior BJP leaders got significant portfolios they will have to work in tandem with ministers of state, who belong to the Scindia camp.

Another MP Congress MLA joins BJP, gets minister status
Mon, Jul 13, 2020

The resignation reduces the Congress’s strength in the 230-member house to 91.

MP: Another Congress MLA joins BJP, says Kamal Nath neglected his region for Chhindwara
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

Madhya Pradesh BJP claimed Pradyumna Singh Lodhi was ‘offered no allurement, and joined the party because he is driven by the urge to develop his constituency’.

Madhya Pradesh: Another BJP leader targets Scindia camp
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

Before Scindia joined the BJP, Pawaiya was the most vocal opponent of the scion of the erstwhile royal family.