Bharat Jodo Yatra: The yatra, the yatris and all that makes it tick

The first clue that the Bharat Jodo Yatra is going to begin its next leg of the day is when the posse of policemen start fiddling with a thi...
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Bharat Jodo Yatra made RSS chief visit mosque; Modi will don cap: Digvijaya Singh

Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra has “compelled” RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to visit a madrasa and a mosque, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh claimed on Tuesday. He added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon start wearing a “topi” (cap), referring to the skull cap worn by Muslims. Singh, who heads the organising committee for the Yatra, claim...

Cheetah relocation: Politics tilted choice in favour of MP’s Kuno

It was politics, not habitat, that allegedly decided the foster home of eight African cheetahs translocated in India’s wild recently. The Kuno National Park (KNP) in Madhya Pradesh was selected for the September 17 release of the felines brought from Namibia despite a team of foreign experts raising concerns about a few important parameters in the ...

MP accident: Truck-bus collision kills 15; 35 injured

Fourteen persons were killed and more than 35 others injured after a bus collided with a stationary truck in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh, an official said on Saturday (October 22). The accident occurred around 11:30 pm on Friday, he said. "The bus was on its way to Gorakhpur from Hyderabad when it collided with a stationary trailer-truck on ...

MP doctor uses ‘Shri Hari’ instead of Rx in prescription as govt bats for Hindi

The Madhya Pradesh government’s introduction of Hindi language in textbooks for medical education in the state seems to have inspired doctors to incorporate the language in their practice. The prescription written in Hindi by Satna-based Dr Sarvesh Singh, where he uses ‘Shri Hari’ in place of Rx, has gone viral on social media. The symbol Rx,...

MBBS in Hindi: Amit Shah unveils textbooks in Madhya Pradesh

MBBS students in Madhya Pradesh can now learn three subjects in Hindi. As part of the MP government’s ambitious project to impart medical education in Hindi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday released textbooks of three MBBS subjects in that language. With this, MP has become the first state in the country to start the MBBS (Bachelor of Me...

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Mahakal Lok corridor: What is special about the temple and the project?

Not only is the Mahakal temple different from the other “jyotirlinga” sites, the city of Ujjain is quite significant, too

Modi to inaugurate Ujjain’s Mahakal Corridor project today

Prayers will be held at temples in all villages and cities of Madhya Pradesh coinciding with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s programme to inaugurate the first phase of the Shri Mahakal Lok corridor in Ujjain on Tuesday (October 11) evening. A state government release said locals will gather in one temple of each village and offer prayers. Similar...

Madhya Pradesh: Activists question legality of demolishing alleged criminals’ propert...

Social activists and a section of politicians in Madhya Pradesh (MP) have raised questions over the legality of demolishing properties of alleged criminals and rioters, citing the hardships suffered by their immediate family members. In the last few months, government agencies have bulldozed the “unauthorised” houses and shops of a number of people...

Cheetahs at Kuno National Park: Optimism and fear among MP villagers

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi released eight cheetahs in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park on Saturday (September 17), the villagers in surrounding areas of Sheopur district have raised concerns over land acquisition and also the fear of the fastest land animal. However, there are some people who are optimistic that once Kuno National Par...

Bharat Jodo Yatra’s success has rattled BJP, says Congress

Amid a row over Congress tweeting an image of Khaki shorts on fire and the BJP accusing it of spreading hatred, Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath on Tuesday (September 13) said the saffron party is blowing the issue out of proportion as it is rattled by the success of "Bharat Jodo Yatra" led by Rahul Gandhi. Nath claimed that Prime Minist...

Teaching MBBS in Hindi in MP: Experts ask where are the quality textbooks to do so

Though the Madhya Pradesh government has taken a path-breaking decision to start MBBS course in Hindi from the 2022-2023 academic session, experts in the medical field have expressed reservations over the move because of unavailability of quality books in the language on the subject. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan recently announced that f...

Madhya Pradesh’s Karam Dam collapse averted; villagers return to their homes

A major disaster was averted in Madhya Pradesh, when villagers from 18 villages were shifted to shelter camps after a breach was reported in the Karam dam under construction in Dhar district, Dhamnod. The villagers have now returned to their homes after the water was released through a channel on Sunday (August 14). Last week on Thursday (August...

8 killed, 9 injured in massive fire at Jabalpur hospital, rescue operation underway

Eight people died and nine others were injured on Monday (August 1) in a massive fire that broke out at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a private hospital in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur. Jabalpur Collector Dr Ilayaraja T told reporters a rescue operation was underway at the New Life Multi-speciality Hospital in the Damoh Naka Shivnagar locality o...

30 children vaccinated with 1 syringe in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar

In a shocking incident, one syringe was used to vaccinate 30 students in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar on Wednesday in violation of single-syringe rule.

Three tribal sisters found hanging from tree in Khandwa, MP

The bodies of three tribal sisters were found hanging from a tree at a hamlet in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh, a police official said on Wednesday (July 27). They were found hanging at Kota Falya near Bhamgarh village around 11 pm on Tuesday (July 26), he said. "The villagers found the three sisters hanging from a tree and alerted the p...

Chouhan taunts Kamal Nath over trying to save Shiv Sena government

Taking a dig at Congress leader Kamal Nath, who has been deputed as the party observer in Maharashtra in the wake of a political crisis there, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said it was "amusing" to see someone who "failed to save his own government" in MP now trying to rescue the Shiv Sena-led dispensation in the neighbour...

Murder convict freed after 13 years in jail; state asked to pay ₹42 lakh

The High Court of Madhya Pradesh recently acquitted a man who was wrongly convicted for murder in 2009 and termed the police “outrightly partisan” in its investigation. The court also directed the state to pay a compensation of ₹42 lakh to the former medical student. On Wednesday, May 4, a Bench of Justices Atul Sreedharan and Sunita Yadav passe...

Curfew imposed in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone on Eid, Akshaya Tritiya

Madhya Pradesh authorities have declared a curfew during Eid, Akshaya Tritiya and Parshuram Jayanti in Khargone where communal violence had erupted during Ram Navami last month.

MP Khargone violence: 64 FIRs, 175 people held so far; curfew relaxed for 9 hours

Police have so far arrested 175 people in connection with the violence in Khargone city of Madhya Pradesh during Ram Navami celebration earlier this month, an official said on Sunday. Local administration relaxed the curfew in Khargone for nine hours - from 8 am to 5 pm - for the second day in a row on Sunday. But, night curfew will continue, in...

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh may face arrest over Khargone violence tweet

The Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday (April 12) accused Congress veteran Digvijaya Singh of hatching a 'conspiracy to spread religious frenzy' in the state, and said it was contemplating legal action against him over a tweet in which he sought to link a mosque in another state to violence in MP's Khargone city during a Ram Navami procession. ...

In Khargone, MP, bulldozers demolish house built under PM Awas Yojana

A house built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana was among those demolished on Monday by the administration in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh, following clashes nearby during a Ram Navami procession a day earlier. Documents with the family show that the house on Birla Marg was registered in the name of Hasina Fakhroo. She inherited it after the death ...

50 stone pelters’ homes demolished after Ram Navami violence in MP

Authorities in Madhya Pradesh's Khargone district demolished at least 50 "illegal" structures on Monday said to be belonging to people accused of pelting stones at a Ram Navami procession a day earlier. A curfew was clamped in Khargone city on Sunday and more than 80 people have been arrested after stones hurled at a Ram Navami procession trigge...

As another tiger dies in Pench Tiger Reserve, toll rises to 5 in 15 days

A tiger, suspected to be killed by another carnivore during a fight, was found dead at Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Madhya Pradesh’s Seoni district. This is the fifth tiger death in the state in a fortnight. “A forest patrolling team on Sunday spotted the carcass of the tiger, around two years old, in Kurai range,” PTR’s deputy director Rajneesh...

Event featuring author Shamsul Islam denied permission in Indore

The government has denied permission to an event in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, where retired professor and author Shamsul Islam was supposed to speak. Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh and author Ashok Pandey too were scheduled to attend the event. The event was supposed to be held at Jal Auditorium, which is managed by the Textile Development...

Uma Bharti hurls stone at liquor shop in Bhopal; Twitteratti in a tizzy

The former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Uma Bharti, who has been demanding prohibition in the state, vandalised a liquor shop in Bhopal on Sunday (March 13). Bharti had earlier announced that she would protest outside liquor shops with a 'stick' if liquor was not banned in the state. Last year, Bharti, who had said that she would get liquor ba...
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