Pandemic forces tribal artists to sell vegetables and paintings on streets

Selling vegetables on Bhopal’s Depot Chouraha with his wife, Gond artist Ram Narayan Singh Maravi always carries a tote bag full of painting...
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‘Noorjahan’ mango, priced Rs 1,000 apiece, is the toast this season

Favourable weather conditions this time has resulted in good production of ‘Noorjahan’ mangoes, a variety which grows only in the Katthiwada area of Alirajpur district in Madhya Pradesh.

MP CM warns COVID spreading to villages, declares strict lockdown till May 15

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has extended the statewide lockdown till May 15, mainly in the backdrop of increasing coronavirus cases in small towns and villages of the state. Effectively, the lockdown will stay till May 17 (Sunday), because the state is already under week-end lockdown.

Centre bans industrial use of oxygen as Delhi latest to complain of shortage

The Centre has told states to manage the supply of medical oxygen on their own and keep the “demand under control”, as Delhi joined the list of those reporting a shortage in medical oxygen amid the surge in COVID cases. 

COVID: Gardener takes swabs, teaches people ‘self-testing’ in MP govt hospital

People turning up for COVID test at the Sanchi Government Hospital were in for a surprise when they were directed to the health facility’s gardener for the collection of swabs. In videos shared by on social media, Halke Ram, the hospital’s gardener is seen collecting samples from people who came to be tested for the infection and instructing the...

MP doctor on COVID duty resigns after Congress leader ‘yells at him’ over patient dea...

A doctor in a government hospital in Madhya Pradesh tendered his resignation, hours after he was verbally abused, allegedly by a few Congress leaders including former minister PC Sharma over the death of a COVID-19 patient. “Our senior doctor Yogendra Shrivastava has resigned after some politicians misbehaved with him. A patient in a critical co...




Big chunk of prime forest lost to fire, will Bandhavgarh end up like Sariska?

This may well be the most audacious act of arson in recent times, causing extensive damage to one of the best tiger reserves in India. Yet nobody seems to be losing any sleep over it. Bandhavgarh National Park in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh, the place known for “sure shot’’ tiger sightings, has just lost a big chunk of its forest cover. A large part of the prime tiger habitat is gone, though the state forest minister claims only 1% of the forest was damaged. Nevertheless, the raging fire raced through seven prime ranges of the reserve last month. And all this happened in a matter of just 72 hours!

COVID scare: Weekend lockdown in all cities of Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday (April 8) declared a weekend lockdown in urban areas of the state to stem the rapid rise in COVID cases.

SC sets aside HC’s ‘rakhi for bail’ order in sex assault case

A two-judge bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and S Ravindra Bhat passed judgment on a petition by SC advocate Aparna Bhat and eight other women lawyers challenging the HC order. “There is a strong likelihood that such observations and directions may result in normalising what is essentially a crime and has been recognised to be so by the law,” the petition contended

MP considers reimposing night curfew in Bhopal, Indore

The Madhya Pradesh government is considering reimposing night curfew in Bhopal and Indore in view of the rising coronavirus cases in the two districts

‘Godse follower’ in MP Cong leaves party divided ahead of civic polls

The Congress’ state unit in Madhya Pradesh is facing an internal turmoil in the wake of a Hindu Mahasabha leader joining the party. The inner squabble is a shot in the arm for the BJP ahead of the civic body polls in the state, which are slated to be held in the coming months. Party leaders who have opposed state Congress president Kamal Nath’s ...

Food adulteration now punishable with life imprisonment in Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh government announced on Friday (February 26) life imprisonment for the offence of food adulteration under the "Milawat Pe Kasawat" campaign

Raid at Congress MLA’s firm leads to ₹450 crore ‘undisclosed income’...

The Income Tax Department found over ₹450 crore undisclosed income after it raided a business premises owned by Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA Nilay Daga's family, reports said quoting officials. The searches were carried out on February 18 in 22 locations.

Congress threatens to disrupt Kangana’s film shoot in MP; state promises protec...

BJP leader and state home minister Narottam Mishra said on Thursday (February 11) that the government will ensure that Bollywood actor Kangana faces no problem while shooting for her film "Dhakaad" after Congress leaders said they will not allow the shooting to proceed unless Ranaut apologises for her comments on protesting farmers

Madhya Pradesh CM mulls liquor ban to create a ‘good state’

To help Madhya Pradesh become a “good state”, Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan has said on Saturday (February 6) that his government wants to ban liquor and will shortly run a campaign to urge tipplers from consuming alcohol.

Indore municipal official suspended after video of civic staff mistreating homeless p...

The Madhya Pradesh government has suspended a senior Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) official after a shocking video emerged of municipality officials mistreating homeless people and pushing them in a truck

HC denies bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui, held for ‘insulting’ Hindu go...

The Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Thursday rejected the bail applications of stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui and his aide Nalin Yadav, who were arrested earlier this year allegedly for hurting religious sentiments during their show.

13-yr-old gang-raped repeatedly in MP even as CM promises ‘honour’

The New Year brings no hope for an end to the crimes against women in Madhya Pradesh, as yet another gang-rape of a 13-year-old in Umaria by nine men over a period of eight days, has recently come to light. This horrific gang-rape happens to be the most recent incident in a spate of similar sexual violence cases in the state, in just the past one w...

In Gwalior, a library for Godse to prove his ‘nationalism’

Now, a library in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior will stand testimony to what the Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha thinks is "nationalism" of Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse, in a not-the-first attempt by right-wing outfits to idolise the killer of Father of the Nation.

Ram chant, clash, demolition: Communal tension boils over in Indore

The residents of Indore's minority-dominated Chandan Khedi village are spending anxious moments as clashes during a right-wing rally led to communal tension last week, resulting in a sudden demolition drive over "illegal encroachments" on government land.

2 Scindia loyalists return as MP ministers as Shivraj expands cabinet

Two loyalists of Jyotiraditya Scindia, who had jumped from the Congress to BJP last year bringing down the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh, have now returned as ministers in the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led cabinet after it was expanded on Sunday.

MP govt clears ‘anti-love jihad’ ordinance, seeks governor’s approv...

The BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday (December 29) took the ordinance route to approve the Freedom to Religion Bill 2020. The ordinance was cleared during a special cabinet session. It has been sent to Governor Anandiben Patel for her approval. On December 26, the state cabinet had cleared the Bill that stipulates prison term of up to 10 year...

MP’s cow cabinet holds first meeting, plans a research centre

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday (November 22) chaired the first meeting of the newly constituted “gau cabinet” (cow cabinet”, and various decisions were taken for cow conservation and protection.

After giving India its first cattle sanctuary, MP to form cow cabinet

If the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government has launched initiatives to protect the ‘holy gaumata’, Madhya Pradesh is trying to match the neighbour stride for stride by harnessing the potential of its bovines. In a recent initiative, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government has decided to constitute a ‘cow cabinet’ to give a fillip to rural economy. ...

Adityanath’s threat to MP law: BJP in ‘hot pursuit’ of ‘love ...

The Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government in Madhya Pradesh will soon introduce “love jihad” Bill in the state assembly and it will have a provision of five years imprisonment for violators, Home Minister Narottam Mishra said on Tuesday (November 17).

Tribal burnt alive for not repaying ₹5,000 borrowed during COVID crisis

A tribal from Guna district in Madhya Pradesh was burnt alive by a farmer from the same village on Friday night for failing to return Rs 5,000, which he had borrowed from the accused during lockdown.
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