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Maoists who have infiltrated into the Kanha National Park are forcing forest officials to provide them grains, groceries and other essential items.(AP FILE PHOTO)

Kanha National Park now a Maoist habitat: Police

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 09:32 PM IST
Facing pressure from security forces in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh, Maoists have decided to shift to the dense and difficult terrain of Kanha for a safe haven.
In Balaghat district, the administration had sealed 18 rice mills and disconnected power supply to these mills in the past 24 hours. Five more employees of the food and civil supplies department in the district were suspended on Thursday. (Photo @CMMadhyaPradesh)
In Balaghat district, the administration had sealed 18 rice mills and disconnected power supply to these mills in the past 24 hours. Five more employees of the food and civil supplies department in the district were suspended on Thursday. (Photo @CMMadhyaPradesh)

CM Chouhan orders inquiry into sale of grain unfit for humans at govt shop

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 09:52 AM IST
The sub-standard rice was being distributed by millers in collusion with officials in tribal dominated Balaghat and Mandla districts.
The analysis report of all the total 32 samples were found to be not just below the rejection limit as per the uniform specifications issued by the ministry but also beyond the PFA standards as per FSSAI. (AP Photo)
The analysis report of all the total 32 samples were found to be not just below the rejection limit as per the uniform specifications issued by the ministry but also beyond the PFA standards as per FSSAI. (AP Photo)

2 MP officials cleared sale of grain unfit for humans at govt shops, sacked

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 07:45 AM IST
Demanding an apology from the BJP government, leader Opposition in the state assembly and former chief minister Kamal Nath called the distribution of such rice among people ‘a criminal act against humanity’.
Superintendent of Police, Balaghat, Abhishek Tiwari said a search operation was still going on to track down the Maoists.(SOURCED.)
Superintendent of Police, Balaghat, Abhishek Tiwari said a search operation was still going on to track down the Maoists.(SOURCED.)

Police exchange fire with Maoists in Madhya Pradesh’s Balaghat

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Jabalpur | By Monika Pandey
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 11:26 PM IST
One of the Maoists is believed to have been injured, according to the police.
Kanha national park comes under Mandala and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh while Bhoramdeo comes under Kawardha district of Chhattisgarh.(HT image)
Kanha national park comes under Mandala and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh while Bhoramdeo comes under Kawardha district of Chhattisgarh.(HT image)

Maoists declare Kanha and Bhoramdeo sanctuary new ‘division’

RAIPUR | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 04:49 PM IST
The MMC zone was created by Maoists in 2016-17. It includes districts situated at the tri-junction of three states and has seen the presence of Vistaar Dalam, which has around 200 armed cadre in its ranks.
Two alleged Maoists were gunned down in an encounter with police in Madhya Pradesh’s Balaghat district on Tuesday night,(AFP)
Two alleged Maoists were gunned down in an encounter with police in Madhya Pradesh’s Balaghat district on Tuesday night,(AFP)

Two Maoists gunned down in encounter in Madhya Pradesh’s Balaghat

Bhopal | By Monica Pandey
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2019 12:19 PM IST
The alleged Maoists were identified as Mangesh and Bande, both residents of Chhattisgarh. Each carried a reward of Rs 8 lakh on their heads.
In a joint operation, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra forest departments have arrested 17 persons for allegedly killing and selling tigers’ body parts for black magic.(HT File)
In a joint operation, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra forest departments have arrested 17 persons for allegedly killing and selling tigers’ body parts for black magic.(HT File)

17 arrested for killing tigers, using body parts for black magic

Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2019 09:28 PM IST
Claws and paws of two adult tigers, a cub, and leopard was recovered from them and they claim to have buried body parts of another tiger in Pench tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh, the MP forest department officials said.
BJP candidate from Sidhi Riti Pathak alleged booth capturing at two polling centres by her rival candidate. She also alleged that her rival candidate’s supporters misbehaved with her and abused her at one of the polling booths in Churhat area in Sidhi district.(ANI)
BJP candidate from Sidhi Riti Pathak alleged booth capturing at two polling centres by her rival candidate. She also alleged that her rival candidate’s supporters misbehaved with her and abused her at one of the polling booths in Churhat area in Sidhi district.(ANI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Maoist cadre attack candidate in Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 07:21 AM IST
The six seats which went to the polls in the fourth phase of the ongoing general elections include Jabalpur, Balaghat, Mandla, Chhindwara in Mahakoshal region and Sidhi and Shahdol in Vindhya region. A bypoll was also held in the Chhindwara assembly seat.
There is a stark difference in the manner in which Modi was perceived at the end of last year, and as he is perceived in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls, in Madhya Pradesh.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT File PHOTO)
There is a stark difference in the manner in which Modi was perceived at the end of last year, and as he is perceived in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls, in Madhya Pradesh.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT File PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Madhya Pradesh, Congress challenge is PM Modi’s popularity

Hindustan Times, Balaghat/Mandla/Shahdol/Jabalpur/Sagar/Vidisha/Bhopal/Hoshangabad | By Prashant Jha
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 07:42 AM IST
The battle of Madhya Pradesh rests on a complex interplay of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s overarching popularity, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s local vulnerabilities, Congress’ advantage of being in power for five months and its disadvantage of being seen as failing to deliver its promises.
According to the Election Commission of India figures, with the model code of conduct in place, Gujarat has reported the fifth highest seizure of liquor in the country. (HT file photo)
According to the Election Commission of India figures, with the model code of conduct in place, Gujarat has reported the fifth highest seizure of liquor in the country. (HT file photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Ending liquor smuggling to Gujarat biggest challenge for poll officials

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra and Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 10:20 PM IST
Officials say holding elections in Balaghat and Mandla, the two Naxal affected districts in the state, is also a challenge further compounded by communication dark spots in these districts.
An election officer demonstrates how an EVM and a Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) function.(Parwaz Khan /HT Photo)
An election officer demonstrates how an EVM and a Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) function.(Parwaz Khan /HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 01:13 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 constituency watch of Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh. Since 1998, Balaghat Lok Sabha constituency has consistently voted for the BJP.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav with Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati; the two parties are contesting the Lok Sabha polls together in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand.(PTI)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav with Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati; the two parties are contesting the Lok Sabha polls together in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand.(PTI)

Samajwadi Party names 1st Lok Sabha candidate outside Uttar Pradesh as part of pact with BSP

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 12:11 PM IST
The Samajwadi Party has named its candidate for Tikamgarh Lok Sabha seat in Madhya Pradesh, where it is contesting the parliamentary polls in alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party.
(HT File photo/PTI)
(HT File photo/PTI)

Seven accused in murder of minister 20 years back acquitted by HC

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Jabalpur | By Monika Pandey
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2019 10:04 PM IST
All seven persons, alleged Maoists, who were sentenced to life terms by a lower court for being involved in the murder of the then state transport minister Likhiram Kawre in February 1999, have been discharged by the double bench of the High Court in Jabalpur on Tuesday
Three policemen and another person were killed when a truck hit their vehicle while they were escorting Madhya Pradesh Assembly’s Deputy Speaker in Balaghat district in the wee hours of Monday, police said.(Getty Images/ Representative Image)
Three policemen and another person were killed when a truck hit their vehicle while they were escorting Madhya Pradesh Assembly’s Deputy Speaker in Balaghat district in the wee hours of Monday, police said.(Getty Images/ Representative Image)

Three cops, driver of MP dy speaker’s escort team killed in road mishap

Balaghat | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2019 02:47 PM IST
The Congress MLA escaped unhurt as her driver turned the car towards a field when he saw the trawler-truck speeding straight towards their vehicle from the opposite direction, he said.
The burnt remains of a semi-permanent forest post at Lathawar that suspected Maoists torched on March 2.(HT Photo)
The burnt remains of a semi-permanent forest post at Lathawar that suspected Maoists torched on March 2.(HT Photo)

Remote tracts of Kanha National Park new Maoist refuge: Chhattisgarh police

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Rajanandgaon | By Punya Priya Mitra and Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2018 08:14 PM IST
CPI(Maoist) Vistaar Dalam has a presence in Balaghat, the only Madhya Pradesh district affected by left-wing extremism, by the Centre’s reckoning. Both Balaghat and Mandla border Chhattisgarh.
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