Milind R Lashkari

Milind Lashkari is a principal correspondent based in Indore. He reports on higher education and sports.

Articles by Milind R Lashkari

Kin of Malegaon blast accused say Dange, Kalsangra dead, want fair probe

The family members of Sandeep Dange and Ramchandra Kalsangra, two of the absconding accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case, appeared before media persons and demanded a free and fair probe into the incident.

Family members of Sandeep Dange and Ramchandra Kalsangra speaking to media persons in Indore on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Family members of Sandeep Dange and Ramchandra Kalsangra speaking to media persons in Indore on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 02, 2017 12:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Indore | ByMilind R Lashkari

Biometrics attendance mandatory for govt college faculty, employees in MP

The Madhya Pradesh higher education department has linked e-attendance with disbursement of salaries of principals, teachers and employees of government colleges in the state to stem rampant absenteeism among faculty and staff in the institutes, officials said on Friday.

Government Arts and Commerce College in Indore.(File Photo)
Government Arts and Commerce College in Indore.(File Photo)
Published on Dec 31, 2016 10:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Indore | By

Cashless village tag just a step away for MP’s Palakhedi village

Amid chaos and public outrage over demonetisation and Centre’s push for digital transaction, Palakhedi village in Agar Malwa district is heading towards becoming the first ‘cashless village’ in Madhya Pradesh.

A resident swipes to pay at a grocery shop in Palakhede village in Agar district on Wednesday.(HT photo)
A resident swipes to pay at a grocery shop in Palakhede village in Agar district on Wednesday.(HT photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2016 10:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Agar | ByMilind R Lashkari/ Pramod Carpenter

Experience in jail during emergency changed me: MP chief minister

MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here on Monday said that he has come to his home while addressing office bearers, workers and former members of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

(from left) RSS SahsarkaryavahSuresh Soni, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other guests at ABVP meet in Indore on Monday.(Arun Mondhe /HT photo)
(from left) RSS SahsarkaryavahSuresh Soni, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other guests at ABVP meet in Indore on Monday.(Arun Mondhe /HT photo)
Published on Dec 27, 2016 09:08 AM IST
Milind R Lashkari, Hindustan Times, Indore | By

ABVP not just a student union, but an ideology, says Bidre in Indore

Ahead of Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad’s (ABVP) 62nd national conference in Indore, its national president and general secretary have come out to clear the air on its autonomy, saying it’s a student body which is independent from the political party.

Ahead of ABVP's national convention, the Indore Municipal Corporation has painted boundary wall of Government Arts & Commerce college with tribal art.(Arun Mondhe/HT photo)
Ahead of ABVP's national convention, the Indore Municipal Corporation has painted boundary wall of Government Arts & Commerce college with tribal art.(Arun Mondhe/HT photo)
Published on Dec 22, 2016 11:49 AM IST
Milind R Lashkari, Hindustan Times, Indore | ByMilind R Lashkari

ABVP saffronising educational institutions: NSUI

Ahead of the 62nd national conference of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in Indore, the National Students Union of India (NSUI) has accused the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s students’ wing of “saffronisation of educational institutions”. The ABVP, however, claimed that Congress student’s wing was creating an issue to stay alive in the state.

Large sheds are being erected on the grounds of Government Arts and Commerce College in Indore to make arrangements for a national ABVP meet to be held from December 24.(Shankar Mourya/HT file photo)
Large sheds are being erected on the grounds of Government Arts and Commerce College in Indore to make arrangements for a national ABVP meet to be held from December 24.(Shankar Mourya/HT file photo)
Updated on Dec 10, 2016 11:53 AM IST
Milind R Lashkari, Hindustan Times, Indore | By

Toilet doubles up as makeshift classroom in MP village

A toilet built under the scheme at Mama Basti Badi Bandh in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch district has been converted into makeshift classrooms for a local government primary school.

School officials say government sanctioned a building for them but the sarpanch got it constructed in another village to win their votes.(HT Photo)
School officials say government sanctioned a building for them but the sarpanch got it constructed in another village to win their votes.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2016 08:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMustafa Hussein and Milind R Lashkari, Neemuch

MP: Shajapur gets ‘swachh’ crusader in school teacher

Upset over the molestation of a friend’s sister, a school teacher in Shajapur district has dedicated himself to the Swachh Bharat Mission, helping build 1,824 toilets in villages across the district.

A school teacher in Shajapur district has dedicated himself to the Swachh Bharat Mission, helping build 1,824 toilets in villages across the district.
A school teacher in Shajapur district has dedicated himself to the Swachh Bharat Mission, helping build 1,824 toilets in villages across the district.
Published on Jul 18, 2016 12:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMilind R Lashkari and Ritesh Mishra, Indore

JEE Advanced 2016: Meet Indore’s Kartik Patekar who clinches 6th spot

Indore boy Kartik Patekar claimed the sixth position in the All-India Ranking of the Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced), the results of which were declared on Sunday.

Kartik Patekar, 17, celebrates his success in the JEE Advanced with his parents, younger sister and teacher in Indore on Sunday.(Shankar Maurya/HT photo)
Kartik Patekar, 17, celebrates his success in the JEE Advanced with his parents, younger sister and teacher in Indore on Sunday.(Shankar Maurya/HT photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2016 06:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

Tehsildar triggers row after FB post on ‘Rajiv Gandhi Suicide Scheme’

HT Image
HT Image
Published on Jun 09, 2016 08:05 AM IST
ByMilind R Lashkari and Ritesh Mishra

Madhya Pradesh farmer digs 90-feet-deep well in fight against drought

Bhagwan Singh, 38, of Nevari village in Agar district dug a 90-feet-deep well all by himself in just under 20 days.

Bhagwan Singh, 38, of Nevari village in Agar district dug a 90-feet-deep well all by himself in just under 20 days.(HT Photo)
Bhagwan Singh, 38, of Nevari village in Agar district dug a 90-feet-deep well all by himself in just under 20 days.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2016 03:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMilind R Lashkari/ Pramod Carpenter, Agar/indore

IIT dream a step away for 60 MP tribal kids who cleared JEE

This year, 210 tribals, who lived in government hostels and studied at tribal welfare department schools in remote areas, sat for the exam for admission to the premier technology institute — 150 from Jhabua and 60 from Alirajpur. The results were declared on April 27.

Parents and guardian of aspirants took shelter under shadow while their kids are appearing in the JEE Mains exam in Indore on April 3, 2016.(Shankar Mourya/ Hindustan Times)
Parents and guardian of aspirants took shelter under shadow while their kids are appearing in the JEE Mains exam in Indore on April 3, 2016.(Shankar Mourya/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 03, 2016 02:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMilind R Lashkari and Ritesh Mishra, Indore

Water crisis hits marriages in MP village

Acute water crisis for the past two decades in Agar district’s Dewali village in Madhya Pradesh is hurting the marriage prospects of the 150-odd young men, who say no woman wants to wed for fear of trekking long distances to reach wells.

Women draw water from a well near Dewali village.(HT photo)
Women draw water from a well near Dewali village.(HT photo)
Published on Apr 13, 2016 01:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMilind R Lashkari and Pramod Carpenter, Indore/ Dewali (agar)

Mom wanted me to be an engineer, I chose TT: Achanta

“Like any other Indian mother, my mom wanted me to be an engineer and move to US, but I chose table tennis above all,” said India’s ace paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal.

The player said nowadays children and their parents have started accepting Table Tennis as a profession.(HT File Photo)
The player said nowadays children and their parents have started accepting Table Tennis as a profession.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2016 01:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

Trucks in MP to carry slogans for girl child

Awareness slogans such as Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao will add to the list of catchphrases painted on trucks in Neemuch and other western Madhya Pradesh districts.

Awareness slogans such as Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao will add to the list of catchphrases painted on trucks in Neemuch and other western MP districts.(Sakib Ali / Representative image)
Awareness slogans such as Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao will add to the list of catchphrases painted on trucks in Neemuch and other western MP districts.(Sakib Ali / Representative image)
Published on Mar 15, 2016 08:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMilind R Lashkari and Mustafa Hussain, Indore

MP: Class 12 maths paper leaked on WhatsApp at Ujjain centre

Minutes before the Class 12 Madhya Pradesh board examination commenced, the snapshots of the mathematics question paper went viral on WhatsApp group at an exam centre in Ujjain, an official said.

Students coming out of an exam centre in Indore.The MP board exams began on March 1.(Arun Mondhe/ HT file)
Students coming out of an exam centre in Indore.The MP board exams began on March 1.(Arun Mondhe/ HT file)
Updated on Mar 10, 2016 06:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMilind R Lashkari, Indore/ujjain

Class 12 maths paper leaked on WhatsApp at Ujjain centre

The snapshots of the mathematics question paper went viral on WhatsApp group at an exam centre in Ujjain.

Students taking MP board exam at Govt. Naveen girls higher secondary school in Bhopal.(Mujeeb Faruqui/ Hindustan Times)
Students taking MP board exam at Govt. Naveen girls higher secondary school in Bhopal.(Mujeeb Faruqui/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 10, 2016 05:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Indore | By

In bid to pay off debt, Indore man puts wife up for sale on Facebook

Unable to pay back borrowed money, a man in Indore decided to try and sell his wife for one lakh rupees and posted the offer along with her photograph on Facebook.

The man was attempting to raise money to pay back his debts.(REUTERS)
The man was attempting to raise money to pay back his debts.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 08, 2016 08:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

‘Miss Haemoglobin’ contest catching on in rural Indore

The Madhya Pradesh government’s ‘Miss Haemoglobin’ title is becoming as popular among rural girls of Indore as Miss India-like pageants are among their urban counterparts, thanks to the Women and Child Development (WCD) department’s unique initiative to combat iron deficiency.

A group of girls poses with Miss Haemoglobin crown and certificates at an anganwadi in Mhow sector.(HT photo)
A group of girls poses with Miss Haemoglobin crown and certificates at an anganwadi in Mhow sector.(HT photo)
Published on Feb 18, 2016 09:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

‘Forced to wait’ for 17 hrs over age proof, couple get married on V-Day

The lack of age proof of a bride forced a groom to wait for over 17 hours to get married. However, the delay helped the couple marry on Valentine’s Day in Indore.

Groom Kanha (circled) waits with his friends, after a flying squad to check child marriages stopped the function in Indore.(HT photo)
Groom Kanha (circled) waits with his friends, after a flying squad to check child marriages stopped the function in Indore.(HT photo)
Updated on Feb 15, 2016 09:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

‘Forced to wait’ for 17 hours over age proof, couple get married on V-Day

The lack of age proof of a bride forced a groom to wait for over 17 hours to get married. However, the delay helped the couple marry on Valentine’s Day.

Groom Kanha (circled) waits with his friends, after a flying squad to check child marriages stopped the function in Indore.
Groom Kanha (circled) waits with his friends, after a flying squad to check child marriages stopped the function in Indore.
Updated on Feb 15, 2016 11:20 AM IST
HIndustan Times | By, Indore

Indore girl Mahak adds another feather to her cap by winning Rendez-vous

Indore girl Mahak Jain has emerged champion in the second edition of Rendez-vous a Roland- Garros by defeating Humera Shaikh 6-2, 6-3 in straight sets at the DLTA Complex in Delhi.

Mahak has emerged champion in the second edition of Rendez-vous a Roland- Garros by defeating Humera Shaikh 6-2, 6-3 in straight sets.
Mahak has emerged champion in the second edition of Rendez-vous a Roland- Garros by defeating Humera Shaikh 6-2, 6-3 in straight sets.
Published on Feb 14, 2016 07:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

MP: Jal Mahotsav from Feb 12; water-based tourist circuit on the cards

The Indira Sagar Sports Complex near Hanumantia village at Indira Sagar Dam in MP - the biggest man-made lake in the country - is all set to host the maiden Jal Mahotsav (water tourism event) from Friday.

The Indira Sagar Sports Complex near Hanumantia village at Indira Sagar Dam is all set to host the maiden Jal Mahotsav from Friday.(Arun Mondhe/ HT photo)
The Indira Sagar Sports Complex near Hanumantia village at Indira Sagar Dam is all set to host the maiden Jal Mahotsav from Friday.(Arun Mondhe/ HT photo)
Published on Feb 11, 2016 08:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

Ralawati dam water snaps connectivity between villages in Barwani

Over 20,000 people living along the Goi river in Barwani district have been cut off as backwater from the Ralawati dam has flooded pathways between villages.

People use a makeshift boat to cross backwater at Dhanora village in Barwani.(HT photo)
People use a makeshift boat to cross backwater at Dhanora village in Barwani.(HT photo)
Published on Feb 09, 2016 08:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAnimesh Jain & Milind R Lashkari, Barwani

Indore central jail staff cremate inmate as family refuses to take body

Officials and sanitation workers at Indore’s central jail performed the last rites of an inmate after his family refused to receive his body.

Indore central jail(Arun Mondhe/ HT file photo)
Indore central jail(Arun Mondhe/ HT file photo)
Published on Feb 08, 2016 05:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

Illicit hooch manufacturing unit unearthed in Jhabua

Excise department and police in a joint operation raided a house and unearthed an illicit hooch manufacturing unit at a village in MP’s Jhabua district on Wednesday.

Huge quantity of spirit, alcohol and other material recovered from Rathore's house at Barvete village in Jhabua on Wednesday.(HT photo)
Huge quantity of spirit, alcohol and other material recovered from Rathore's house at Barvete village in Jhabua on Wednesday.(HT photo)
Published on Feb 03, 2016 08:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Petlawad/indore

Suspended for 3 years, MP panchayat secretary seeks mercy killing

Pushed to the wall, a 33-year-old suspended panchayat secretary from Julvania village in Madhya Pradesh sought permission to end his life from officials during a weekly public hearing at Jhabua district headquarters on Tuesday.

The affidavit submitted by Jaswant Singh to administrative officials appealing for euthanasia.
The affidavit submitted by Jaswant Singh to administrative officials appealing for euthanasia.
Published on Feb 03, 2016 06:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jhabua/indore

MP govt trying to privatise school education, say teachers

The Madhya Pradesh government is trying to privatise education in state-run schools, said contractual teachers on Sunday.

Members of Rajya Adhyapak Sangh during a meeting with contractual teachers in Indore on Sunday.(Shankar Mourya/ HTphoto)
Members of Rajya Adhyapak Sangh during a meeting with contractual teachers in Indore on Sunday.(Shankar Mourya/ HTphoto)
Published on Feb 01, 2016 05:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

MP edu dept plans campaign to boost enrolment under RTE

After failing to elicit a favourable response from parents regarding admissions under the RTE Act last year, the Madhya Pradesh’s school education department is going to launch an aggressive campaign for the academic year 2016-17.

The RTE Act mandates a minimum of 25% free seats for children belonging to weaker sections in all private unaided primary schools.(AFP File Photo)
The RTE Act mandates a minimum of 25% free seats for children belonging to weaker sections in all private unaided primary schools.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Jan 28, 2016 04:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

Schools in MP’s Agar-Malwa dist running without teachers

A majority of government-run schools in Madhya Pradesh’s Agar-Malwa district have no teachers and the education system is in shambles, officials said.

An empty principal’s room welcomes students at Bhayana government school in Agar district.(HT photo)
An empty principal’s room welcomes students at Bhayana government school in Agar district.(HT photo)
Updated on Jan 27, 2016 12:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMilind R Lashkari & Pramod Carpenter, Indore/agar Malwa
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