MP Congress had projected the 2013 polls as a 'do-or-die' battle. Ashutosh Shukla reports.
Addressing a rally in Jabalpur, he asked people to “think seriously” what the BJP, which believes in “demeaning others”, will do to the country.
No sooner did the information about the temple tragedy in Ratangarh spread, the ruling BJP took a defensive stand. The Opposition Congress, however, squarely blamed the ineptitude of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government for the tragedy. Ashutosh Shukla reports.
Kick-starting its campaign for the November assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, the Congress on Sunday fielded all its stalwarts from the state at a well-attended rally at Morena, where leaders said the time was ripe for a regime change.
Following his meeting with the governor, Ishwardas Rohani admitted that the governor asked him about the proceedings of the House on the day it was adjourned prematurely and whether it was in keeping with the law.
In his youth, he had allegedly shot dead nephew of former Union home minister Buta Singh in Nainital. It was a sensational incident but Ashok Veer Vikram Singh alias 'Bhaiya Raja' was acquitted by the court in course of time. Ashutosh Shukla reports.
Madhya Pradesh state Congress leaders are describing the expansion of the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) undertaken on Tuesday as the completion of the reconciliation process among various factions of the party. Ashutosh Shukla reports.
In a move that goes against all economic logic and also breaks quite a few laws, faced with the shortage of Rs 5 coins, shopkeepers in Bhopal have introduced a parallel currency - which they are willing to trade with. Ashutosh Shukla
Cheaper gas for city, more power to village. Raghavji does a balancing act
I was cursing my decision to come to Bhopal that day, a city so dear to my heart. But a brief encounter with a rioting mob that day taught me something that I'll never forget in my life: there can be nothing worse than a riot, Ashutosh Shukla writes.
Three uniformed men stood tall on the intervening night of December 2/3, 1984 and many more hours after that despite the life-threatening situation to ensure that maximum people could be saved from the worst industrial disaster of the world.
The Bhopal gas tragedy on the night of 3 December, 1984, killed 15,274 people. But those who were yet to be born, were left with a life worse than death. Shruti Tomar
, Sravani Sarkar
and Ashutosh Shukla
In a decision which could have serious implications for chemical giant Dow Chemicals, MP high court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by Dow Chemicals International Private Limited (DCIPL) challenging the trial court Bhopal order of January 6, 2005, issuing show cause notice to it in Bhopal gas leak disaster of December 2-3 1984.
Amidst hopes that an agreement may be reached between Ekta Parishad and the Union government over demands for extensive land reforms, more than 45,000 persons participating in the foot march organised by the former entered Utttar Pradesh on Monday. The foot march titled 'Jan Satyagrah' had begun on Gwalior on October 3 and will culminate at Delhi.
Contrary to expectations that the Bhopal Memorial Hospital & Research Centre (BMHRC) would become better equipped both in terms of manpower and machines following its takeover by the Union government in 2010, the situation has actually gone from bad to worse.
In a major setback to the central and Madhya Pradesh governments, German company GIZ has refused to carry out disposal of the chemical waste lying at the Union Carbide premises in Bhopal, German press agency DPA reported on Monday night.
In 2013, the Congress in MP faces a do-or-die battle which can only be won if the various ‘parties’ in the party unite. HT runs a scanner over the main opposition party only to find that a critical vacancy needs to be filled, Ashutosh Shukla writes.
The SC may have taken exception to Indian Institute of Toxic Research seeking more time for water testing in and around Union Carbide plant but major NGOs working among the gas victims seemed to suggest that it was not the right time for groundwater testing and more time should be given to IITR to carry out testing, Ashutosh Shukla reports.
The e-mails published by WikiLeaks show the anxiety of the US multinational Dow Chemical to keep abreast of the movements of activists' groups in Bhopal but the disclosure of spying on Bhopal's activists' groups by an American intelligence firm Stratfor was completely ignored by the state assembly when it met on Tuesday for presentation of the annual budget.
The civic administration has failed miserably to curb spread of dengue in the city as residents have began fending for themselves by arranging for fogging in their respective colonies.