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Muslims cremate Hindu neighbour during Covid-19 lockdown

Published on Apr 16, 2020 02:37 PM IST

In a display of harmony during this unprecedented crisis, Muslim residents of Teela Jamalpura locality in the old city, carried the body of their 50-year-old neighbour, who succumbed to a liver ailment on Wednesday.

A major cremation ground in north Delhi. (Image for representation)(Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
Bhopal | ByPress Trust of India

94 health department officials in Madhya Pradesh now infected with virus

Officials said the 94 have tested positive in Bhopal, which has so far reported 166 cases. As many as 20 each infected in the city belong to the police department and Tablighi Jamaat.

Residents interact with medical officers during lockdown to control the spread of coronavieus(AP photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2020 04:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By

All 5 who died of Covid-19 in Bhopal were gas tragedy victims

On March 21, some organisations working for the survivors of Bhopal gas tragedy wrote to the authorities concerned, saying such people were more vulnerable to the coronavirus infection than normal individuals.

Bhopal Divisional Commissioner Kalpana Shrivastava said the earlier decision to make BMHRC a dedicated facility for Covid-19 patients was taken at the “government level”.(ANI file photo . Representative image)
Published on Apr 15, 2020 01:44 PM IST
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Man dies outside Indore hospital; family alleges he was denied treatment

Family members said an ambulance service operator had earlier demanded Rs 300 to take the patient to the hospital.

A 65-year-old man died outside the hospital in Madhya Pradesh(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 15, 2020 08:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Indore | ByHT Correspondent

Coronavirus update: Madhya Pradesh TikTok user who poked fun at masks tests Covid-19 positive

In one of the videos, apparently shot after the Covid-19 outbreak in the country, the man was purportedly seen sitting on a bike and when someone asked him to wear a mask, he dismissed it saying, why to trust a piece of cloth, keep faith in God.

A boy seen wearing mask standing inside the gate at Grand Road during nation wide lockdown due to Covid-19 spread in Mumbai.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2020 03:21 PM IST
Bhopal | ByPress Trust of India

Two dead as ash dam collapses in Madhya Pradesh

Five villagers and a worker at the site owned by Reliance Power were swept up in a flow of fly ash - a powdery by-product of burning pulverised coal - which travelled at least six kilometres.

Reliance Power said it was investigating the causes of the incident, adding the 4,000 megawatt (MW) power plant would continue to operate normally independent of relief operations.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 12, 2020 06:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByHT Correspondent

Covid-19: Madhya Pradesh has highest death rate, poor state response

Giving an example of how lightly the officials took the Covid-19 situation, a health department officer said even social distancing norm was not practised in the Covid-19 control room at state’s health directorate. 

The first four cases in the state were reported from Jabalpur on March 20, the day when chief minister Kamal Nath resigned from his post two hours before he was to face a floor test in the state assembly.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 11, 2020 01:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByRanjan Srivastava

Covid-19: Most Madhya Pradesh health dept officials quarantined

Coronavirus update: The government has now instituted an inquiry against the officers and expanded testing in a bid to arrest the spread of Covid-19 in the state, whose two biggest cities, Bhopal and Indore, are reeling under the pandemic.

Medics wear mask seen at Government Hamidia hospital during the nationwide lockdown in wake of Coronavirus outbreak in Bhopal on Friday.(ANI)
Updated on Apr 11, 2020 01:44 PM IST
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Coronavirus: Ujjain, Bhopal, Indore sealed as Madhya Pradesh sees spike

Madhya Pradesh has around 200 containment zones, where people will need to mandatorily keep indoors. No movement is allowed in these zones, of which there are 74 in Indore, 70 in Bhopal and six in Ujjain.

A road leading towards Bhopal railway station in Chandbad locality barricaded as containment area after detection of coronavirus positive.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2020 04:24 AM IST
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Bhopal reports 54 coronavirus cases after 14 more test positive

The new patients comprise employees of the health department and police personnel, Chief Medical and Health Officer Sudhir Deharia said.

Some other health officials engaged in combating the deadly virus also tested positive for the disease in the state capital.(ANI file photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2020 04:11 PM IST
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Health team pelted with stones during Covid-19 screening drive in Indore

A video purportedly showing the doctors and health workers being attacked was widely shared on social media. It showed people wearing personal protective equipment being heckled, chased and pelted with stones in a narrow lane.

Indore has recorded over 60 Covid-19 patients. The alleged attack took place in Tatt Patti Bakhal area.(Image for representation)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 02, 2020 12:08 PM IST
Bhopal, Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Coronavirus positive, suspected patient who escaped from Indore hospital brought back

The patient and the other person escaped from the government hospital in Indore on Saturday night on the pretext of taking a walk.

The number of Covid-19 positive cases in Madhya Pradesh went up to 39 on Sunday from 34 a day earlier.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2020 11:05 AM IST
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Indore is MP’s Covid-19 hotspot, more cases feared in coming days

Indore is the most populated city of Madhya Pradesh with about two million people, as per the 2011 census and the population has grown considerably in the last ten years.

A medical expert said several residents of Indore didn’t take social distancing seriously.(HT Photo/Himanshu Vyas/Representative)
Published on Mar 27, 2020 10:36 PM IST
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Kamal Nath blames BJP for MP collapse, Shivraj Singh Chouhan responds with an advice

Chouhan’s rejoinder came within hours of Kamal Nath holding the BJP responsible for the fall of his government and accusing the party of using the lure of money to entice the rebels.

Congress party leader Kamal Nath(AP photo)
Updated on Mar 20, 2020 07:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Ahead of face-off, celebrations in BJP camps, Cong apprehensive

The BJP MLAs, about 100 in number, were flown back to Bhopal on Sunday night from Gurugram, where they were taken on March 11, to attend the budget session.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath during the budget session of the Madhya Pradesh State Assembly in Bhopal on Monday, March 16, 2020.(Mujeeb Faruqui / HT file photo)
Published on Mar 20, 2020 01:18 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By

Coronvirus Update: MP trader arrested for spreading rumuors

Police says it all started with a banter between a cement trader and his cousin sister, both residents of Gotegaon town in Narsinghpur district, that led to police action and medical examination of the trader

Kamlesh Sahu was arrested for spreading rumours when coronavirus threat has spooked people all over the country(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 19, 2020 06:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By

Respect Constitution: Kamal Nath tells MP governor, says will prove majority

The state assembly’s budget session beginning Monday is expected to be stormy as the Opposition BJP is likely to corner the government claiming it has lost the majority in the House after resignations of 22 Congress MLAs, including a few ministers.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath says he is confident of proving majority in the assembly.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Mar 16, 2020 06:41 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByRanjan Srivastava

Jyotiraditya Scindia files Rajya Sabha nomination as BJP candidate

Scindia was flanked by the state’s top BJP leaders when he went to file his nomination

BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia filed his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections in Bhopal on Friday(ANI Photo)
Updated on Mar 13, 2020 05:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByHT Correspondent

‘Filled with gratitude’: Jyotiraditya caps new day with heartfelt thanks to ‘BJP elders’

Scindia had earlier today joined the BJP within 24 hours of quitting the Congress party in a brief ceremony at the BJP headquarters and said that he had taken a new decision on March 10, 2020, the 75th birth anniversary of my father-- late Mahavrao Scindia.

Jyotiraditya Scindia took to twitter to thank all the BJP leaders who welcomed him in the party.(HT Photo/RajkRaj)
Updated on Mar 11, 2020 11:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Yashodhara Raje Scindia welcomes Jyotiraditya with a prediction for Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Jyotiraditya Scindia’s other aunt and former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, too, echoed similar sentiments while welcoming him to BJP earlier today.

Yashodhara Raje Scindia says she hoped to form a good team with nephew Jyotiraditya Scindia in the BJP(Courtesy- Twitter-@yashodhararaje)
Updated on Mar 11, 2020 07:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

All Madhya Pradesh ministers present in cabinet meeting submit resignations to CM, says senior minister

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath had cut short his Delhi visit and rushed to Bhopal where he called an urgent cabinet meeting around 10 PM.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath said that he won’t allow anyone to destabilise the state government with the help of mafia.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 10, 2020 12:14 AM IST
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Kamal Nath govt unscathed as remaining 4 MLAs pledge loyalty, claims Congress

Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Digvijaya Singh named five BJP leaders he claimed were behind the alleged horse-trading attempt.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath accused the BJP of attempted horse trading to destabilise his government.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Mar 05, 2020 04:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByHT Correspondent

Cop booked for getting job with fake mark sheet 2 years after retirement

Assistant sub-inspector Kapildev Singh retired in 2018 after completing 38 years in the force, officials said. The first information report (FIR) was lodged against Kapildev Singh with Kotwali police station in Khargone, 328 kilometres south-west of Bhopal, on Sunday after the police completed an inquiry against him.

The FIR was lodged over a complaint by Akhilesh Singh, a resident of Nalanda district in Bihar, with Khargone’s superintendent of police on April 4, 2019. Image for representation purpose.(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 02, 2020 05:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By

Madhya Pradesh breaks own record in thermal power generation

The Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company has created a new record by producing 1099.7 lakh units of thermal power on February 18, the official of state public relations department said.

Madhya Pradesh’s previous highest power generation in a day was recorded at 1074.5 lakh units on March 25 last year.(HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 20, 2020 03:27 PM IST
Bhopal | ByPress Trust of India

MP government cancels pilgrimage for 4000 old age residents without giving a reason

The first out of the five trains booked for the pilgrimage was to depart from Bhopal for the Vaishno Devi shrine with 800 passengers on February 15, as per the earlier schedule before the cancellation was announced.

Madhya Pradesh government says it is battling a financial crunch.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Feb 14, 2020 09:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByHT Correspondent

Congress-BJP slugfest over Shivaji statue in MP after Fadnavis attacks Kamal Nath government

Fadnavis had asked the MP government for the statue’s immediate restoration “on the very same place” and demanded the government’s “apology”.

Kamal Nath government is under attack by the BJP over reinstation of a statue of Maratha warrior king Shivaji in Chhindwara.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 14, 2020 07:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By

MP house panel on mob lynching has not met even once

The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) maintains the amendment is aimed to target the cow protectors and shield those involved in cow slaughter and transportation.

Madhya Pradesh saw an incident of mob lynching a few days ago in which a farmer was killed by villagers in Dhar(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 09, 2020 10:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByRanjan Srivastava

Labourers mislead villagers to take farmers for child lifters, one killed in attack

One of victims, Vinod Mukati said that they had informed the Tirla police station of their visit to the village to recover the money and yet they got attacked.

Farmers car was set afire by villagers who apprehended them believing them to be child-lifters.(Sourced Photo)
Updated on Feb 05, 2020 10:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Dhar | ByChhotu Shastri

Pro-CAA rally in Madhya Pradesh attacked with stones, police lathi-charge miscreants

The collector said the pro-CAA group and the police were pelted with stones by miscreants forcing police to lathi-charge and lob tear gas shells to disperse the mob.

Jabalpur: A protestor hurls stones during an alleged confrontation between two communities during a pro-CAA protest in Jabalpur, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI1_26_2020_000373A)(PTI)
Updated on Jan 26, 2020 10:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Jabalpur | ByMonika Pandey

‘JNU virus has reached MP’: BJP leader on Collector slapping party worker

Collector Nivedita and Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Priya Verma allegedly slapped a BJP worker during the rally on Sunday. However, both the woman officers later accused the BJP workers of misbehaving with them while violating prohibitory orders.

BJP Leaders Shivraj Singh Chouhan,Kailash Vijayvargiya and other party leaders during a rally in support of CAA, in Rajgarh on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 23, 2020 12:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByHT Correspondent
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