Shruti Tomar

Shruti Tomar

She is a senior reporter based at Bhopal. She covers higher education, social issues, youth affairs, woman and child development related issues, sports and business & industries.

Articles by Shruti Tomar
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MP: 24-year-old man killed by his brothers-in law in alleged hate crime

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 06:06 PM IST
Sameer Khan, who had worked at the shop of one of the brothers till recently, had eloped with their sister against their wish. They invited their sister over citing their father’s ill health and allegedly stabbed Khan to death at a cafe
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Indore police claims the minor girls complaint that the accused sexually harassed them while taking a selfie.(Representative image)
Indore police claims the minor girls complaint that the accused sexually harassed them while taking a selfie.(Representative image)

2 held in MP for ‘forcing’ minors to convert, kin of accused allege frame-up

By Shruti Tomar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:41 AM IST
  • The family members of the accused said the girls knew Sohail for several years and they had gone to Khargone to celebrate Sohail’s birthday
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Corporator Babulal Chaurasia joins Congress in the presence of former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath on February 25, 2021(ANI Photo)
Corporator Babulal Chaurasia joins Congress in the presence of former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath on February 25, 2021(ANI Photo)

Man who worshipped Godse joins Cong; ‘now Gandhian’, says party

PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 04:50 AM IST
The Congress on Thursday inducted Babulal Chaurasiya into the party in the presence of former chief minister Kamal Nath.
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Godse admirer in MP joins Congress, says he was misled

PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 01:29 PM IST
Congress leaders justified Babulal Chaurasiya’s induction saying they welcomed him as the party believes in forgiving and forgetting
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No arrest has been made so far, said Sandeep Khare,an inspector at the Khajuraho police station. (Representative Image)(FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY)
No arrest has been made so far, said Sandeep Khare,an inspector at the Khajuraho police station. (Representative Image)(FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY)

School principal booked under anti-conversion law in MP: Police

By Shruti Tomar, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 05:05 AM IST
Police registered a first action report invoking the law against Khajurao-based convent school principal Sister Bhagya.
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Doctors were forced to remove an eye each of two women to prevent the spread of infection following botched cataract surgeries at a private Indore hospital on August 5, a medical officer said on Monday.(Unsplash)
Doctors were forced to remove an eye each of two women to prevent the spread of infection following botched cataract surgeries at a private Indore hospital on August 5, a medical officer said on Monday.(Unsplash)

MP govt hands over health centres to pvt medical college in Indore, sparks row

PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 05:45 PM IST
  • The Madhya Pradesh government said that if the pilot project in Indore works, then it would hand over more primary and community health centres to private partners under PPP mode.
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Bodies of four youth were badly mangled. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Bodies of four youth were badly mangled. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

6 youths killed in a car accident in Indore after party

By Shruti Tomar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 12:21 PM IST
  • An employee of a nearby petrol pump said he heard a blast-like sound and when he reached the accident spot, he saw the car in a bad shape, said a police officer.
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The dentist killed the woman since he didn't wish to marry her, said police.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
The dentist killed the woman since he didn't wish to marry her, said police.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))

MP police arrest dentist who killed woman, hid body in Drishyam style

By Shruti Tomar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 07:36 AM IST
  • Dentist Tripathi confessed to his crime after police found the tower location of Vibha’s mobile matched his at the same time on December 14, the day Vibha vanished.
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Mohammed Yunus was the key witness in the attack on the minor gang rape survivor’s father, who later succumbed to injuries caused in the same incident.(Reuters File Photo)
Mohammed Yunus was the key witness in the attack on the minor gang rape survivor’s father, who later succumbed to injuries caused in the same incident.(Reuters File Photo)

BJP leader among four booked for abduction, rape of 19-yr-old in MP

By Shruti Tomar, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 06:34 AM IST
The survivor’s family has, meanwhile, alleged that the police didn’t take immediate action in the matter and even the FIR was registered after 15-16 hours.
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Culture and tourism department principal secretary Sheo Shekhar Shukla said they will organise the festival for the promotion of heritage with utmost care. (Videograb)
Culture and tourism department principal secretary Sheo Shekhar Shukla said they will organise the festival for the promotion of heritage with utmost care. (Videograb)

Khajuraho dance festival begins today on temple premises after 44 years

PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 11:20 AM IST
The ASI gave the go-ahead to the state government to conduct the festival indoors following Union culture and tourism minister Prahlad Singh Patel's intervention.
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Madhya Pradesh: Man arrested under Freedom of Religion ordinance

PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 04:58 PM IST
He was arrested in Indore for allegedly abducting a minor girl, forcing her to marry him and convert her religion
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The plan is to make the ancient health system of Ayurveda available at people's doorsteps(HT File)
The plan is to make the ancient health system of Ayurveda available at people's doorsteps(HT File)

Educating mind of unborn baby part of MP’s new Ayurved at doorstep scheme

By Shruti Tomar, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 03:47 PM IST
  • The health department will also hold a health survey of genotype (Prakriti Parikshan) of residents of MP to know about the health status of residents and to analyse the reason behind their ailments.
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The gathering of farmers at the mahapanchayat at Jind’s Kandela village in Haryana on Wednesday. Bhartiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait, who addressed the meet, will hold a mahapanchayat at Dadri on Sunday. (Manoj Dhaka/HT)
The gathering of farmers at the mahapanchayat at Jind’s Kandela village in Haryana on Wednesday. Bhartiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait, who addressed the meet, will hold a mahapanchayat at Dadri on Sunday. (Manoj Dhaka/HT)

Ahead of kisan mahapanchayat in Malwa region, MP issues prohibitory orders

PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 08:05 PM IST
  • Farmers who are planning to hold a mahapanchayat in the Malwa region said they will ignore the prohibitory orders.
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NDRF team carries out a rescue operation after an overcrowded bus plunged into a canal in Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh.(PTI)
NDRF team carries out a rescue operation after an overcrowded bus plunged into a canal in Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh.(PTI)

47 killed as bus falls into 20-ft canal in MP

By Shruti Tomar, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 03:58 AM IST
While seven passengers were rescued, the driver and at least five others were missing till the time of going to press.
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Screenshot of the woman being forced to carry a teenage boy on her shoulders. (Sourced)
Screenshot of the woman being forced to carry a teenage boy on her shoulders. (Sourced)

MP: Tribal woman beaten up, forced to carry boy on shoulders for 3km

UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 11:26 AM IST
Police have registered a case against her husband, father-in-law, brother-in-law, and a relative for voluntarily causing hurt, abusing, and criminal intimidation
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The bodies of the two women were found Saturday morning after the encounter late Friday.(Representational image/HT PHOTO)
The bodies of the two women were found Saturday morning after the encounter late Friday.(Representational image/HT PHOTO)

Woman among two Maoists killed in encounter in Madhya Pradesh

PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 03:07 PM IST
  • This was the fifth gun battle between the police and Maoists in Balaghat division over the past six months.
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Vyas’s counsel Ajay Bagadia said the high court order came on the grounds set by the Supreme Court for granting bail to Faruqui.(HT Photo)
Vyas’s counsel Ajay Bagadia said the high court order came on the grounds set by the Supreme Court for granting bail to Faruqui.(HT Photo)

MP high court grants bail to two men arrested with comic Munawar

By Shruti Tomar and Neha Jain, Bhopal
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 03:39 AM IST
Faruqui was released from prison late on February 6 after the Supreme Court stayed a Madhya Pradesh high court judgment that declined him bail, and issued notices to the state police as well as the complainant.
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MP high court grants bail to two co-accused in Munawar Faruqui case

By Shruti Tomar and Neha Jain
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 03:16 PM IST
Vyas and Anthony, both MBA students, spent 42 days in jail. They were the organisers of the show at a local restaurant in Indore. Vyas had called Faruqui for the show
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The main accused was arrested from Guna district in Madhya Pradesh.(REUTERS/Representative image)
The main accused was arrested from Guna district in Madhya Pradesh.(REUTERS/Representative image)

24 persons including kids forced into bonded labour and tortured in MP, rescued

By Shruti Tomar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 12:16 PM IST
  • A separate FIR was registered against Roman Kanjar, Nathua Kanjar, Surendra Kanjar and Jitendra Kanjar under the relevant Sections of Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act
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The ordinance, which replaces the MP Freedom of Religion Act 1968, came into force on January 9.(Representative image/Shutterstock)
The ordinance, which replaces the MP Freedom of Religion Act 1968, came into force on January 9.(Representative image/Shutterstock)

28 people, a majority of them Christians, booked in a month

By Shruti Tomar, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 06:13 AM IST
  • In a month since the enactment of the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Ordinance to regulate interfaith marriages and conversion, 28 people have been booked and at least half of them are Christians, according to police records.
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Three comedians arrested with Munawar Faruqui await their release

PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 05:23 PM IST
Nalin Yadav’s bail plea is pending before the Supreme Court while that of Edwin Anthony and Prakhar Vyas before the high court
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Faruqui, who was arrested on January 1 for allegedly hurting religious sentiments and violating the Covid-19 guidelines, was released from the jail after Supreme Court granted bail to him on Friday.(Photo: Twitter)
Faruqui, who was arrested on January 1 for allegedly hurting religious sentiments and violating the Covid-19 guidelines, was released from the jail after Supreme Court granted bail to him on Friday.(Photo: Twitter)

A day after release from jail, Munawar Faruqui says 'justice will prevail'

By Shruti Tomar, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 06:45 AM IST
Even as Faruqui refused to comment on the case, he said, “I won’t comment over this issue but I have full faith in my judiciary and laws."
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Arrested for allegedly hurting religious sentiments, Faruqui was in Indore jail since January 1.(Photo: Twitter/ @munawar0018)
Arrested for allegedly hurting religious sentiments, Faruqui was in Indore jail since January 1.(Photo: Twitter/ @munawar0018)

Munawar Faruqui released from Indore central jail on late Saturday night

By Shruti Tomar | Edited by Arpan Rai, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 01:44 AM IST
The delay caused in releasing the stnad-up comedian was allegedly due to prison officials citing a warrant issued by a Prayagraj court against Faruqui.
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Munawar release halted as jail doesn’t get order

By Shruti Tomar and Neha Jain
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 11:36 PM IST
Bhopal/Indore: Stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui continued to remain in jail on Saturday, a day after the Supreme Court granted him interim bail in a case registered against him in Madhya Pradesh for allegedly hurting religious sentiments
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The convicted women have been sentenced to five years in prison(HT File Photo)
The convicted women have been sentenced to five years in prison(HT File Photo)

Four former college students held guilty of abetting a junior student’s suicide

By Shruti Tomar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 01:21 PM IST
  • The convicted women had tortured the deceased mentally and threatened to throw acid on her face and get her raped.
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MP: 5-year-old allegedly raped, killed by person accused of raping her aunt

UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2021 04:40 PM IST
The accused had threatened the family with dire consequences when he was arrested in June for raping the girl’s aunt. He has been booked for rape and under the POCSO Act
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NBC suits are meant to protect in a hostile environment with chemical/biological agents and against radioactive fallout dust(Handout)
NBC suits are meant to protect in a hostile environment with chemical/biological agents and against radioactive fallout dust(Handout)

DRDE develop standard for Nuclear, Biological & chemical war protective clothing

By Shruti Tomar, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 11:38 AM IST
  • India became the 4th country to have a national standard for Nuclear Biological and Chemical (NBC) permeable protective clothing, said DRDE officials.
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No poisonous substance in viscera of Bhopal man who died after Covaxin trial

PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 10:44 AM IST
Deepak Marawi’s post-mortem report earlier concluded that cardio-respiratory failure as a result of suspected poisoning led to his death
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Swab samples of 10 students from Government Girls Excellence School in Shahpur, about 36 km from the district headquarters, were collected for testing on January 13, school principal Virendra Namdeo said.(Ravindra Joshi/HT FILE PHOTO/For Representative Purposes Only)
Swab samples of 10 students from Government Girls Excellence School in Shahpur, about 36 km from the district headquarters, were collected for testing on January 13, school principal Virendra Namdeo said.(Ravindra Joshi/HT FILE PHOTO/For Representative Purposes Only)

95% beneficiaries of take home ration scheme on paper, says NCPCR chairman

By Shruti Tomar, Bhopal
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 10:38 AM IST
  • National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) chairman Priyank Kanoongo said the data clearly shows that there is a scam in administering of the scheme in MP
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Dalit woman allegedly raped in MP accuses cops of forcing them to withdraw case

By Shruti Tomar/ Mahesh Shivhare
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 04:13 PM IST
According to the FIR, the woman worked as domestic help and lived in a room her employer provided her. Bhadoriya allegedly barged into her room along with the other accused and raped her
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