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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Dec 2014

Bhopal

Policemen, airstrip staff rushed to push MP chief minister’s plane

Shivraj Singh Chouhan's plane
A bunch of policemen and government officials had to be rushed to the Chhindwara airstrip on Monday to push chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s aircraft on the tarmac because the facility had no towing vehicle.

MP power firm calls for significant hike in power tariff

Electricity poll
The MP Power Management Company on Monday proposed an average tariff hike of 24% for all categories of consumers in the next financial year, hoping to raise Rs. 29,379 crore to meet its annual revenue requirement.

Dense fog warning as winter chill stings Madhya Pradesh

Fog in Bhopal
The scenic hill station of Pachmarhi shivered in teeth-rattling temperatures on Monday as winter took a stranglehold of large parts of MP. The weatherman also warned of dense fog in northern MP in the next 24 hours.

Robbers break into MP bank but fail to open lockers

Bank robbery
A gang of robbers drilled through a brick wall to enter the strong room of a nationalised bank branch in the heart of Bhopal but failed to open the lockers in a heist gone awry.

MP minister confesses faux pas, says she didn't know Kailash Satyarthi

Kusum Mehdele
Days after mistakenly congratulating urban administration minister Kailash Vijayvargiya, MP minister Kusum Mehdele confessed that she didn't know Kailash Satyarthi before he received the Nobel Prize.

MP: Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide in Khargone district

Agriculture
A debt-ridden farmer committed suicide in MP's Khargone district on Sunday night, police said on Monday, putting the spotlight back on the state’s failure to help a community heavily dependent on the weather god.

Video: BJP leader, aides caught on camera thrashing pvt company staff

 Gagnendra Singh
BJP leader and Satna district panchayat president Gagnendra Singh and his supporters allegedly thrashed five employees working at a major private vehicle manufacturing company's shop at Satna in MP.

Bhopal: Mutilated, naked body of woman found

Murder, torture, humiliation
Sensation prevailed in Goragoan village on Sunday noon when a mutilated and naked body of a woman was found near regional centre of Sports Authority of India, on the outskirts of Bhopal.

MP: Unite, fight for rights, VHP chief Togadia tells Hindus

Praveen Togadia
President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Praveen Togadia has once again urged Hindus of the nation to unite and fight for their rights. He was speaking at 'Hindu Sammelan' organised by the VHP on Sunday.
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Irfan Pathan to establish cricket academy in Madhya Pradesh

Irfan Pathan
Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan plans to establish a cricket academy in Madhya Pradesh. This will be part of a dream venture of Pathan brothers (Irfan and Yusuf Pathan) — The Cricket Academy of Pathans.

Aphrodisiacs with objectionable labels raise eyebrows at MP govt fair

A couple rehearses
Aphrodisiacal herbs with objectionable names are being sold at the five-day International Herbal Fair in Bhopal. The seller, who claimed that he operated from Indore and Mumbai, even gave a visiting card to HT.

Poet par excellence, Jan Nisar Akhtar remembered in Bhopal

Jan Nisar Akhtar
Renowned poet, late Jan Nisar Akhtar, who hailed from MP, and had a special relationship with Bhopal, was remembered on Thursday. After independence, he settled down in Bhopal and taught at Hamidia College.
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CBI arrests NCL deputy GM in Madhya Pradesh for taking bribe

Indian Rupee
CBI has arrested a deputy GM of Northern Coal Fields Limited (NCL) in Madhya Pradesh for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs. 40,000 in lieu of sanctioning start of work at a coalfield in the state.

MP High Court stays proceedings on plaint against Shankaracharya

Indian Judiciary
The MP High Court on Monday stayed the proceedings on a complaint against Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarka-Sharda and Jyotish Peeths for his recent comments on Sai Baba.

Religious conversion accused arrested in Ratlam, released

Extradition arrest
The alleged accused of a controversial case of religious conversion, Jose Matthews, secretary, Christian Council, Ratlam, was arrested by police on Monday evening, SP Ratlam, Dr Ashish said.
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