• Swaroopanand Saraswati
    Jan 31, 2015 20:22 IST

    Ban abortion, abstain from sex if you don’t want kids: Shankaracharya

    Legal sanction to abort is responsible for female foeticide in India, a top Hindu seer said on Saturday, calling for a ban on medical termination of pregnancies and suggesting that people abstain from having sex if they didn’t want children.

  • Indore civic polls
    Jan 31, 2015 23:10 IST

    61% polling in Madhya Pradesh civic body polls

    More than 61% voters on Saturday exercised their franchise in elections to 11 civic bodies with people in the state capital recording the lowest turnout, officials said.

  • Electronic Voting Machine
    Jan 31, 2015 22:54 IST

    Less voting by youngsters in Bhopal keeps polling percentage down

    One of the major reasons for low voting percentage in Bhopal was youngsters largely staying away from voting unlike the Lok Sabha and the assembly elections.

  • WhatsApp
    Jan 31, 2015 22:46 IST

    WhatsApp plays major role in Bhopal civic poll

    Unlike the cyberwars between the Congress and the BJP during the Lok Sabha and the assembly elections, this time, during the civic elections, it was WhatsApp that was used in a major way, sans the fireworks.

  • Tiger
    Jan 31, 2015 22:18 IST

    Special Tiger Protection Force to be formed soon: MP govt tells HC

    Madhya Pradesh government has informed the state high court that efforts were on to form the Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) which might take shape in a month.

  • rape
    Jan 31, 2015 22:37 IST

    MP: Six handed death sentence since 2013 for crimes against women

    A total of six persons have been awarded capital punishment in cases pertaining to crimes against women in Madhya Pradesh in the last two years after the MP government strengthened its prosecution to check the high rate of such violations.

  • Electronic Voting Machine
    Jan 31, 2015 16:15 IST

    Civic body polls in MP: Cong struggles to make a dent in BJP bastion

    More than four million people will vote on Saturday to choose mayors and corporators in some of Madhya Pradesh’s main urban centres, an election seen as a test of whether the Congress can make a dent in a BJP bastion of 12 years.

  • Tinoo Joshi
    Jan 31, 2015 17:35 IST

    DA case: High court grants interim bail to dismissed IAS officer

    The MP high court on Friday granted interim bail to dismissed IAS officer Tinoo Joshi for release from jail for three months to undergo a surgery. The court said: "She will be released on bail on her furnishing a personal bond of Rs 50,000."

  • OP Shukla
    Jan 31, 2015 16:41 IST

    Bhopal: Jail term for former minister’s ex-officer on special duty

    A special court in Satna, 486 km from Bhopal, sentenced former officer on special duty OP Shukla who was posted with ex-education minister Laxmikant Sharma to ten years’ imprisonment on Friday.

  • Swaroopanand Saraswati
    Jan 30, 2015 15:27 IST

    MP: Modi should not have made tea for Obama, says Swaroopanand

    Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati criticised Narendra Modi for serving tea to US president Barack Obama, saying the Prime Minister had insulted the country in doing so.

  • Gufran-e-Azam
    Jan 31, 2015 17:38 IST

    MP government to file fraud case against Gufran-e-Azam

    The MP government has decided to lodge an FIR against former chairman of MP Waqf Board Gufran-e-Azam accusing him of a fraud. The government decision comes following a state assembly panel's recommendation to this effect.

  • malnutrition
    Jan 31, 2015 18:12 IST

    MP: Fresh nutrition survey for kids likely in February

    A fresh round of survey to determine the nutritional status of children in Madhya Pradesh is likely to start from February. The district level survey — the second of its kind — would be conducted by the Hyderabad-based National Institute of Nutrition, an Indian Council of Medical Research unit.

  • Leprosy
    Jan 31, 2015 18:12 IST

    5,360 new leprosy cases detected in Madhya Pradesh

    Around 5,360 new leprosy patients have been detected in MP in the last one year, while 6,082 patients are undergoing treatment, said health officials. The prevaling rate in the state has come below 1 in 10,000, and now it stands at 0.79 for 10,000 people.

  • robbery
    Jan 30, 2015 15:39 IST

    Bhopal cops arrest three for robbing bizman, recover Rs 48,000 only

    A day after motorcycle-borne robbers had targeted an elderly businessman and escaped with his bag that contained Rs 4.35 lakh cash, the police claimed to have cracked the case with the arrest of three of the looters involved the incident.

  • election campaign
    Jan 30, 2015 15:19 IST

    In Bhopal, women still rule the roost

    MP's efforts at women's empowerment, it seems, are only in name. Most of the women contesting the Bhopal civic body polls are piggy-backing on their husbands to cross the electoral hurdle, their names tagged to their more famous politician spouses.