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Madhya Pradesh

Sai Baba devotees protest plan to remove idol from temple in MP

Devotees of Sai Baba took out a rally in Betul to protest the proposed removal of Sai idol from Balajipuram temple in the town. The protesters also met the district collector who assured to look into this issue.

Police action averts communal tension in Dhar

Tension prevailed between two communities in Dhar, 60-kilometre west of Indore, after a youth allegedly teased a teenaged girl. However, due to prompt action the situation was brought under control.

Govt report expresses concern over groundwater exploitation in MP

Indiscriminate exploitation of ground water in Madhya Pradesh is threatening supply to the state’s rural areas and is even leading to salinity in inland aquifers, a government report has said.

Ujjain university staff strike after attack on VC

The staff of Ujjain's Vikram University went on strike on Tuesday after activists of the VHP and Bajrang Dal attacked the vice-chancellor inside his office on Monday over his appeal for help to the people of flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir.

BJP leader shot dead in Ratlam

A local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader who was also a former member of the Ratlam Zila Parishad was shot dead in broad daylight by unidentified assailants at Jaora town in Ratlam district.

Big-ticket investment plans fail to take off in Madhya Pradesh

Many big-ticket investment projects that were signed during the Global Investors Summit in 2012 in Madhya Pradesh have failed to materialise even as the next investors' summit is on cards.

Two forced to dip hands in boiling oil on panchayat diktat in Damoh

Days after four kids being forced to dip their hands in boiling oil to prove their innocence in Sagar, a similar incident has occured in Damoh where two persons were asked to dip their hands in boiling oil.

Tribal assaulted for reverse dowry

A tribal man was tied to a tree and beaten up with sticks by two other members of his community for allegedly failing to pay them 'deja' (reverse dowry) for his son’s wedding, in Barwani district.

MP: Petition filed to stop playing of national anthem in cinema halls

A social organisation from Harda has petitioned the President of India, urging him to issue directives to stop disrespect to the national anthem when it is played in cinema halls before beginning of a show.

MP: BJP leaders involved in scam, says Katare

Senior Congress leader Satyadev Katare alleged that the arrest of Vandana Dwivedi by the Special Task Force shows that the maximum number of persons involved in the PEB scam are linked to the BJP.

MP rights body headless for past 4 years

Even as Madhya Pradesh witnesses a range of human rights violation, the constitutional rights watchdog in the state—the Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission (MPHRC)—continues to remain headless.

Youth rapes girl after befriending on internet

A girl was allegedly raped by a 25-year-old man whom she had earlier befriended on a social networking website. The accused had shot an obscene MMS, which he was using to blackmail the victim.

A chicken’s cost: Threat, beating, displacement in MP

A tribal sarpanch in Damoh district was allegedly threatened, beaten up and was forced to escape from the village after he refused to give his hen to a local upper caste man who wanted it "for a party".

Rights body urges MP CM to halt demolition of hamlets in Rewa

The Asian Human Right Commission has written a letter to the chief minister, urging him to halt the demolition of Dalit and Tribal Hamlets in Chhipiya and Khaiaha Nala village in Rewa district.

Sagar residents perform ‘terahvi’ of power discom

Angry at "forcible change of meters" and "inflated electricity bills", residents performed the terahvi (an after-death ritual) of the power discom.Prayers were also held during the symbolic protest.
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