Neelesh Chaudhari

He is senior reporter. He covers civic issues, courts, crime, energy, health, politics, education, environment, agriculture, veterinary wildlife and forests, besides covering events in districts of Jabalpur revenue division.

Articles by Neelesh Chaudhari

Teen creates fake ‘Pak ISIS’ account, sends Rs 2-cr extortion note to school

A 13-year-old caught authorities by surprise after they discovered he had created a fake Pak ISIS email account and threatened his school teacher, and attempted to extort Rs 2 crore from his school.

A young teen created a fake Pakistan ISIS email account to extort Rs 2 crore from his school and harass a teacher who had scolded him.(Reuters File)
A young teen created a fake Pakistan ISIS email account to extort Rs 2 crore from his school and harass a teacher who had scolded him.(Reuters File)
Updated on Dec 29, 2016 11:35 PM IST

HC rejects plea to interfere in SIMI ‘encounter’ probe

Disposing of a petition, Madhya Pradesh high court on Wednesday declined to interfere in the alleged SIMI encounter probe, citing that a designated panel is already handling the case.

Madhya Pradesh high court declined to interfere in the alleged SIMI encounter probe, citing that a designated panel is already handling the case.
Madhya Pradesh high court declined to interfere in the alleged SIMI encounter probe, citing that a designated panel is already handling the case.
Published on Dec 29, 2016 09:35 AM IST

MP mining baron’s ‘missing’ wife, sons traced to Gujarat with her ‘friend’

Sangeeta Grover along with her two sons had come from MP’s Katni to Jabalpur and then had flown in from Jabalpur to Delhi. Later they flew from Delhi to Bhavnagar in Gujarat, the police said.

File photo of passengers at Delhi airport. Sangeeta Grover along with her two sons had come from MP’s Katni to Jabalpur and then had flown in from Jabalpur to Delhi. Later they flew from Delhi to Bhavnagar in Gujarat, the police said.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
File photo of passengers at Delhi airport. Sangeeta Grover along with her two sons had come from MP’s Katni to Jabalpur and then had flown in from Jabalpur to Delhi. Later they flew from Delhi to Bhavnagar in Gujarat, the police said.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 26, 2016 03:27 PM IST

Public grievance sessions in MP see massive drop in turn-out

Seventy-four complainants turned up for the public grievance hearing at the Balaghat district collectorate on Tuesday. Officials were surprised — these sessions usually see 250-300 people attend. They reckoned that the low turn-out was because most people were standing in queues in front of the banks or ATMs.

Officials reckoned the low turn-out at public grievance hearing at Balaghat district collectorate on Tuesday was because most people were standing in queues in front of the banks or ATMs.(HT file)
Officials reckoned the low turn-out at public grievance hearing at Balaghat district collectorate on Tuesday was because most people were standing in queues in front of the banks or ATMs.(HT file)
Published on Nov 15, 2016 06:16 PM IST

Four arrested for setting minor girl afire in Narsinghpur

Four men allegedly attempted to kill a 17-year-old girl by pouring petrol and setting her ablaze inside her house in Narsinghpur, police said.(Representative Image)
Four men allegedly attempted to kill a 17-year-old girl by pouring petrol and setting her ablaze inside her house in Narsinghpur, police said.(Representative Image)
Published on Sep 19, 2016 09:25 AM IST

MP: Drunk father beats daughter, dumps body in river after she commits suicide

On the day of incident the accused in a drunken condition beat up his wife and daughter over a trivial issue. Hurt by her alcoholic father’s attitude the girl hanged herself, police said.

Representative photo of a dead body. A man in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur district beat up his daughter and wife and later threw the body of the daughter in river after she committed suicide.(Shutterstock)
Representative photo of a dead body. A man in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur district beat up his daughter and wife and later threw the body of the daughter in river after she committed suicide.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 17, 2016 09:43 AM IST

MP: Govt didn’t look into weak areas of job promotion rules, say experts

The Madhya Pradesh high court’s decision to strike down reservation in promotions will reverse all the promotions of government employees and officers belonging to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes that were made under the MP Public Services (Promotion) Rules, 2002, said legal experts.

Anusuchit Jati Janjati Adhikari and Karmchari Sangh organised a meeting in Bhopal on Sunday to discuss the HC order scrapping quota in job promotions.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT photo)
Anusuchit Jati Janjati Adhikari and Karmchari Sangh organised a meeting in Bhopal on Sunday to discuss the HC order scrapping quota in job promotions.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT photo)
Updated on May 02, 2016 05:09 PM IST

MP: Discom takes to street plays to recover dues

Struggling to recover dues of more than Rs 700 crore, a power distribution company in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur, has decided to stage street plays to convince defaulters to pay their dues.

Artists stage a street play at Shakti Bhawan in Jabalpur on Wednesday to encourage defaulters to pay their dues on time.(HT photo)
Artists stage a street play at Shakti Bhawan in Jabalpur on Wednesday to encourage defaulters to pay their dues on time.(HT photo)
Published on Mar 25, 2016 05:11 PM IST

Discoms awaiting panel nod to install pre-paid electricity meters in MP

The state-run power distribution companies are waiting for the MP Electricity Regulatory Commission approval to provide pre-paid electricity meters to domestic connection holders in the state.

Published on Feb 03, 2016 09:11 PM IST

AIPVT to conduct test for Jabalpur vet varsity’s state quota seats

Admissions to the seats reserved for the Madhya Pradesh students in the bachelor of veterinary science and animal husbandry course, run by the state-owned Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University in Jabalpur, will be conducted through the All India Pre-Veterinary Test (AIPVT) from the next academic session.

The VCI conducts AIPVT for admission to 15% all-India quota seats in various veterinary colleges across the country along with admission to state quota seats of the colleges in Haryana, Manipur and Rajasthan.(Representative image)
The VCI conducts AIPVT for admission to 15% all-India quota seats in various veterinary colleges across the country along with admission to state quota seats of the colleges in Haryana, Manipur and Rajasthan.(Representative image)
Updated on Feb 03, 2016 08:27 PM IST

Sardar Sarovar project: MP seeks justice Jha panel’s probe report

The Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday sought a copy of the final report of the justice SS Jha Commission that probed the alleged fake land registries and other issues related to the oustees of the Sardar Sarovar dam project.

Thousands of oustees of Sardar Sarovar Project and the NBA supporters passed ‘Rajghat Resolve’, in Barwani.(HT file photo)
Thousands of oustees of Sardar Sarovar Project and the NBA supporters passed ‘Rajghat Resolve’, in Barwani.(HT file photo)
Published on Jan 21, 2016 09:19 PM IST

MP: Girl missing for 15 months, father struggles to get plaint lodged

Nanhe Singh had seen his 14-year-old daughter last around 15 months back when the sprightly little girl had left for school. The Class 9 student at a village in Jabalpur had gone missing mysteriously ever since and the hapless father is still struggling to lodge a missing complaint with the local police.

Updated on Jan 19, 2016 08:33 PM IST

Now, lawyers in Madhya Pradesh can file cases online

Lawyers in Madhya Pradesh will now be able to directly register fresh cases online on a multipurpose e-filing system on the high court’s website.

In the first phase of the e-filing system, lawyers are required to register their fresh cases personally on a pro forma available on the website.(Representative image)
In the first phase of the e-filing system, lawyers are required to register their fresh cases personally on a pro forma available on the website.(Representative image)
Published on Jan 12, 2016 09:06 PM IST

MP: Gwarighat traders go green, stop use of polythene bags

The vendors, hotels and shopkeepers have given up providing articles in polythene bags and plastic material to devotees at Gwarighat on the banks of Narmada river in Jabalpur.

Gwarighat traders have started using small steel containers and earthenwares to keep articles.(HT photo)
Gwarighat traders have started using small steel containers and earthenwares to keep articles.(HT photo)
Updated on Jan 12, 2016 08:08 PM IST

Household waste collection: Jabalpur civic body seeks more details

The mayor-in-council of the Jabalpur Municipal Corporation has halted the tendering process for assigning the project of door-to-door collection of household waste. The project is a major component of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

In Jabalpur, about 450 metric tonnes of garbage is generated from both household and commercial sources.(File photo)
In Jabalpur, about 450 metric tonnes of garbage is generated from both household and commercial sources.(File photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2016 09:58 PM IST

Jabalpur streets to get ‘green’ e-rickshaws soon

The residents of Jabalpur will soon have a green commuting option, with the civic authorities set to introduce electric rickshaws to reduce vehicular pollution and address the shortage of public transport in the city.

Published on Jan 06, 2016 06:03 PM IST

Paralegal volunteers to help the poor avail of welfare schemes in MP

Paralegal volunteers of the Madhya Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (MPSLSA) have now started an initiative to help underprivileged people who have been deprived of the benefits of or are unaware of Central or state welfare schemes.

Published on Nov 19, 2015 04:51 PM IST

Unknown gas from below earth’s surface leaks in Jabalpur village

A family in Bijapuri village, about 29 km from Jabalpur district headquarters, was in for a shock as a strong pungent smell began to emanate from small cracks in the floor of a room in their house.

A strong pungent smell began emanating from the small cracks in the floor in a house in Jabalpur district.(HT photo)
A strong pungent smell began emanating from the small cracks in the floor in a house in Jabalpur district.(HT photo)
Published on Nov 15, 2015 05:17 PM IST

Chutka nuclear power project: Villagers threaten to launch agitation

Villagers in tribal-dominated Mandla district’s Chutka on Friday said they will launch an indefinite agitation against the proposed nuclear power plant following the state government’s recent decision to allot land for the project.

Updated on Sep 26, 2015 08:33 PM IST

Write to-the-point answers, this MP varsity won't give extra sheets

The Rani Durgavati University in Jabalpur has a new mantra for its students sitting for examinations – provide concise replies to questions because no additional answer sheets will be provided.

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Schoolchildren-take-the-Class-12-board-exam-at-St-Paul-School-in-Indore-on-Monday-Arun-Mondhe-HT-photo
Updated on Sep 03, 2015 10:04 PM IST

MP: Farmers, discoms in blame-game on incentives for using power saving devices

Various farmers' bodies are mulling to take up the issue of not getting the benefits of incentive for using standard energy saving devices in their agriculture power connections with Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC).

Updated on Aug 29, 2015 07:42 PM IST

Over 40 conditions for holding free and fair DMAT, being held online for first time in MP

For transparency in Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) 2015 which is being held online for the first time with the help of a private agency, over 40 conditions or technical parameters would be followed in entire test process.

Madhya Pradesh high court directed APDMC to scan the OMR answer-sheets of DMAT candidates. (Shutterstock)
Madhya Pradesh high court directed APDMC to scan the OMR answer-sheets of DMAT candidates. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 27, 2015 10:32 PM IST

MP high court quashes appointment of engineer done by Digvjjaya

The MP high court on Thursday quashed the appointment of water resources department assistant engineer Arun Kumar Tiwari recommended by ex-chief minister Digvijaya Singh defying norms.

Updated on Aug 07, 2015 06:57 PM IST

Did STF use ‘dead leads’ to deviate Vyapam scam probe?

The families of three Vyapam scam accused who died in a road accident five years ago have separately alleged the deceased were deliberately implicated as they could not defend themselves and could conveniently be used to shield real culprits.

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Madhya-Pradesh-Professional-Examination-Board-PEB-office-in-Bhopal-HT-photo
Updated on Jul 31, 2015 01:22 AM IST

MP PMT scam: Racketeers targeted quota candidates

Racketeers in the multi-crore rupees Pre-Medical Test (PMT) scam in the state seem to have targeted reserved category students, including Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Scheduled Castes (SC), to facilitate them with impersonators to write the test, police officials said.

Updated on Jun 13, 2015 09:05 PM IST

Over 6 lakh domestic electric connections are unmetered in Madhya Pradesh

Actual power consumption in rural areas remains unaccounted in Madhya Pradesh as 6, 80,187 lakh domestic connections are unmetered and power bills are issued on average basis.

Updated on Apr 26, 2015 04:25 PM IST

Power tariff hike in MP: Industrialists frown

The industry bodies in Madhya Pradesh are disappointed with the new power tariff order for not giving any relief to the sector.

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People-burn-an-effigy-of-the-state-government-to-protest-the-power-tariff-hike-in-Bhopal-on-Saturday-Bidesh-Manna-HT-photo
Updated on Apr 19, 2015 03:31 PM IST

Bhopal gas victims more prone to facing diseases: Report

A report by a prominent research institute presented recently in the Madhya Pradesh High Court has shown that even 30 years after the gas tragedy, people in the affected areas continue to face almost two times higher disease burden compared to the residents of unaffected areas.

Updated on Mar 04, 2015 04:42 PM IST

MP: Video-based enquiry system at two more stations soon

The video-based enquiry system would be installed at two more stations of the Jabalpur railway division soon, officials said on Saturday.

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A-passenger-seeks-information-about-trains-using-a-video-based-enquiry-system-at-Jabalpur-railway-station-HT-photo
Updated on Feb 07, 2015 08:36 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh HC admits PIL seeking report on Anderson's 'safe passage'

MP high court on Thursday admitted a PIL demanding the state government to furnish the report of retired Justice SL Kochar Commission. The panel was set up to probe into the Bhopal gas tragedy.

Updated on Nov 21, 2014 05:49 PM IST
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