HindustanTimes Wed,22 Oct 2014


Indore braces up for 'Hingot' fight after Diwali

Kiev Fire Fest
Indore district in MP is gearing up to host the age-old traditional 'Hingot' fight, a day after Diwali. The warriors — 'Turra' of Gautampura and 'Kalangi' of Runji village — will attack each other with burning hingots.

Mayoral reservations
Indore to witness return of woman power after 5-year interregnum

A woman posing with inked finger
The Indore mayor's post was reserved for women candidates belonging to the OBC category during reservation of seats for 16 municipal corporations, in Bhopal on Tuesday.

Soon, travelling between Indore and Bhopal will get easier

Audi's new RS7 India review, test drive
People commuting frequently between Indore and Bhopal may soon find the journey more comfortable, as MP Road Development Corporation has invited bids for six-laning of 19-km long Dewas Bypass road.

Indore: Take precautions, don't let Diwali turn into a calamity

What’s hot at Diwali fetes
It is that time of the year again when bursting firecrackers is a ritual enjoyed by most people. However, crackers can sometimes turn into sources of distress if no precaution is taken.

Jewellers in Indore leave no stone unturned to push Dhanteras sales

Gold bangles
Latest designs, making charge cuts, flat discounts, gifts, lucky draws — jewellers in Indore are leaving no stone unturned to push up sales ahead of Dhanteras and Diwali.

Prepaid tele-auto booth in Indore stalled by police's 'no-vehicle' decree

Surviving Auto-Rickshaw in Delhi
A day after it inaugurated the prepaid tele-auto booth, the Atal Indore City Transport Services Limited (AICTSL) hopes of taking a load off Diwali shoppers' feet have been rudely dashed.

Indore: Equipment to fight 'tall' inferno gathers dust

Even as Indore expands at a fast pace, available infrastructure seems hard-pressed to catch up. So what happens if, God forbid, a fire breaks out at one of the high-rise structures?

Woman jailed for false rape charge in Madhya Pradesh

Indian Judiciary
A court in Panna has sentenced a woman to seven years of rigorous punishment for leveling false rape allegations on a person and later retracting her charges during trial after taking money from the accused.

Diwali brings air pollution scare in Indore

The official data of Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board indicates that air pollution increases three to four times on Diwali day of what is recorded on normal days.
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Proposed Indore Metro to have average speed of 35-40 km per hr

Mumbai Metro
The Indore metro will be implemented in a phased manner and will be a flexi-network allowing operation at considerably below maximum capacity, said sources associated with the project.

Every police station in MP to have woman constable: DGP

Surendra Sinh
In order to effectively check crimes against women, a female constable will be posted in every police station of Madhya Pradesh, state director general of police Surendra Sinh said.

Slum Soccer World Cup
Despite crowdsourcing, MP youth misses ticket to Chile

Sohan Durave
Sohan Durave, who hails from a financially constrained family of Chhindwara, was selected to represent India in Homeless World Cup also known as Slum Football to be played in Chile from October 19. However, destiny had something else in store for him.
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Madhya Pradesh ill-equipped to handle patients with mental illness

The unveiling of the first-ever mental health policy by the Centre has put a spotlight on the ill-equipped health apparatus in MP to handle such patients. The state is facing acute shortage of psychiatrists, psychologists and psychiatric nurses, say officials.

Unseasonal rains likely to damage harvested soya crop in MP

A farmer carrying damaged crops in Kathura village of Haryana
Unseasonal rains in parts of MP is bad news for soybean farmers as it will damage the crop that has already been harvested. The yield is expected to come down by about 20 to 30% as compared to last year.

Madhya Pradesh: Police cane-charge Congmen, 13 injured

Police constables
Nearly a dozen Congressmen were hurt when police used batons to stop them from blocking the gate of air strip in a bid to submit memorandum to CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who had come to lay foundation stones for different development projects.
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