Locust attacks went out of control as COVID-19 diverted Iran’s attention

With swarms of locusts entering India and wreaking havoc in several states, experts believe that while these crop-eating pests are a constant threat from Pakistan and Iran, the situation this year went out of control due to Iran's diverted attention in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Demanding food, buses, migrants gather at MP-Maharashtra border, throw stones

Bhopal/Barwani (Madhya Pradesh): Demanding food and transportation, hundreds of migrant workers on Thursday (May 14) gathered near Sendhwa on the Madhya Pradesh-Maharashtra border, while a few others threw stones.

In MP, trouble for Shivraj as ‘Maharaj’ wants his pound of flesh

Bhopal: With BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia using his political clout to influence the state affairs, and his loyalists demanding cabinet positions, Chouhan’s worries come at a time when the state is grappling with the COVID-19 crisis that has claimed over 200 lives in the state.

MP cop fined ₹5,000 for performing Singham stunt at work

Damoh: A Madhya Pradesh Police sub-inspector was fined ₹5,000 after he performed a daredevil act of balancing himself on two moving cars, copying the famous stunt from Ajay Devgn-starrer Singham. Manoj Yadav, the in-charge of Narsinghgarh police post in Damoh district, was also warned against any such daredevilry in future, police sources said on Monda...

Labour law tweak: Trade unions threaten to move ILO, plan nationwide stir

Kolkata: Ten central trade unions on Monday (May 11) threatened to move the International Labour Organisation (ILO) while launching a nationwide agitation against tweaking of labour laws by some state governments.

5 migrants dead, 11 injured as truck overturns near Bhopal

Narsinghpur: In a late night incident on Saturday (May 9), five migrant labourers died and 11 were injured in Madhya Pradesh when a truck they were travelling in overturned in a village, 200 km away from Bhopal.

MP: 5 booked for Facebook post on how Union minister wore his mask

Five persons, including three minors, have been reportedly booked in Madhya Pradesh for a Facebook post mocking the way Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar wore his mask. The accused were identified as Ajay Pratap Singh Sikarwar and Aman Singh.


Mandatory for crew to test COVID-19 negative in pre-flight check: Air India

Air India has made it mandatory for its pilots and cabin crew members to check and confirm that their pre-flight COVID-19 test results are negative before they operate an aircraft.

Taj Mahal suffers damage due to thunderstorm

Agra: Parts of the iconic Taj Mahal, including the marble railing of the mausoleum, suffered damages due to the thunderstorm that rolled across northern India on May 29. Besides, red sandstone railings also suffered damage due to thunderstorm, officials said.

Firing at Union Minister’s farmhouse in Delhi, security guard injured

New Delhi: A security guard at the R...

Casteist remarks away from public view not an offence under SC/ST Act: HC

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that the use of casteist words during a phone call, away from public view, does not constitute an offence under the SC/ST Act.




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COVID: As 15 of 17 deceased in Bhopal are gas tragedy victims, govt steps in

Weeks after around four groups working for the victims of 1984 gas tragedy in Bhopal requested the Madhya Pradesh government to safeguard the survivors, the state has finally stepped in. However, at least 15 of the 17 people who had died of COVID-19 in Bhopal have so far been identified as the victims of the disaster that killed thousands and injur...

Poster in Indore village denies entry to Muslim traders

Indore: A case has been filed against unknown persons after a poster prohibiting entry of Muslim traders was put up in a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore district. The poster was removed by police on Sunday, reported Indian Express.

Five booked for using emergency pass for marriages, ferrying infected woman

Five people have been booked in Morena in Madhya Pradesh after two of them had obtained medical emergency passes, posing as patient and driver, and travelled in a private vehicle to Uttar Pradesh to get married. "Imran Qureshi and Shahrukh travelled to Agra on April 30, posing as patient and driver. However, they had gone there to get married an...

Shivraj Singh Chouhan blames Kamal Nath for delay in MP’s COVID fight

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Saturday blamed his predecessor Kamal Nath for the delayed start of the state's fight against COVID-19.

MP: Two women die of COVID-19 in Indore; district toll now 74

Indore: Two COVID-19 patients succumbed to the infection at Indore in Madhya Pradesh, taking the toll in the district to 74, a senior official said on Saturday (May 2). Indore, one of the worst hit districts in the country, has been reeling under the coronavirus outbreak for the last one month. The deceased COVID-19 patients include two women in thei...

MP manufacturing 12,000 PPE kits every day: Official

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh is manufacturing 12,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits per day for frontline warriors battling COVID-19, as against its daily requirement of 10,000 kits, a government official has said. Since the coronavirus outbreak, 1.5 lakh PPE kits have so far been manufactured in the state and out of these, about 75,000 each have be...

Indore to follow ‘Bhilwara model’ to win COVID-19 war: Shivraj

Indore: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed hope that his government will be able to bring the COVID-19 crisis in Indore city under control by following the ‘Bhilwara model’ of infection containment.

Indore COVID-19 strain may be deadlier, will send samples to NIV: Doctors

Bhopal: Doctors treating COVID-19 cases in Indore say a more virulent strain may be wreaking havoc in the city, which has emerged as the coronavirus hotspot in Madhya Pradesh.

Six-year-old raped, eyes gouged out in MP’s Damoh district

Damoh (MP): A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped and her eyes gouged out by an unidentified person near her house in Madhya Pradesh’s Damoh district, police said on Thursday. The incident took place at a village in Jabera tehsil on Wednesday evening, they added.

Madhya Pradesh: Five ministers take oath in first expansion

Bhopal: Amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown, five legislators were sworn-in as ministers in the Madhya Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday (April 21). Three present and two former legislators took oath in the first expansion of the council of ministers in the state. They were sworn in by Governor Lalji T...

COVID lockdown forces cash-strapped villagers in MP to adopt barter

Usually, the stock of wheat at Pushpendra Vishwakarma's grocery store goes down. But in the last few weeks, it has increased tremendously. Many other shops in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh have witnessed the same.

Madhya Pradesh: 50 lakh low cost masks to be available at PDS shops

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has planned to procure 50 lakh low cost cotton masks and facilitate their availability at fair price shops for the public to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Dad would’ve been alive: Son of COVID deceased, a Bhopal gas tragedy survivor

Naresh Khatik, 52, who had survived the Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984, became one of the victims of COVID-19 on April 5. He would’ve survived this crisis as well had the state government not turned the hospital dedicated for gas mishap victims into a facility for coronavirus patients, claimed his son.

Sanitation workers attacked with axe in MP, filmed on camera

Dewas (MP): Madhya Pradesh police have arrested four persons for allegedly attacking two sanitation workers with an axe in a minority-dominate area of Dewas district’s Khategaon town on Friday. News reports suggest the incident was recorded on camera.

Count of coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh reaches 1,299

With 361 persons testing positive on Thursday (April 16), the number of coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh climbed to 1,299, health officials said. Eight more deaths were reported in past 24 hours, taking the death toll of COVID-19 patients to 63 in MP, according to state health officials. According to reports so far, the virus has now expan...

With no cabinet, Shivraj battles COVID-19 all alone in Madhya Pradesh

With no ministers in his cabinet even three weeks after assuming charge, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is battling the COVID-19 crisis all alone in Madhya Pradesh, which ranks fifth in number of infections among the states.

All 5 who died of COVID-19 in Bhopal were 1984 gas tragedy survivors

All five persons who died due to coronavirus in Bhopal were victims of the 1984 gas tragedy in the Madhya Pradesh capital, an official said on Wednesday (April 15). On March 21, some organisations working for the survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy had written to the authorities concerned, saying such people were five times more vulnerable to th...

‘Governor can call for floor test’: SC upholds Tandon’s decision in...

New Delhi: Weeks after former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath tendered his resignation, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the Governor Lalji Tandon’s decision asking the then Congress government to prove majority in the assembly.

62-year-old doctor’s death takes Indore’s COVID-19 toll to 22

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): A 62-year-old doctor died due to COVID-19 infection in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. This is probably the first such death of a doctor in the state due to the deadly virus.

26,000 quarantined in MP after 10 feast attendees contract COVID-19

Morena: Days after 10 people tested positive for coronavirus after attending a funeral feast organised by a man on his return here in Madhya Pradesh from Dubai, over 26,000 of their contacts and family members have been placed under home quarantine, officials said on Sunday (April 5). The man, who worked as a waiter at a hotel in Dubai, returned to More...