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Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav.(File photo)

Akhilesh Yadav seeks reservation proportional to population of castes, accuses BJP of seeking to divide backward classes

By Haider Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Kanpur
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:35 AM IST
Akhilesh Yadav was talking to reporters in Chitrakoot upon his arrival for an SP training camp in Bundelkhand
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The deceased was identified as Khilaan Yadav, 50, a resident of Dhand village of Sagar district.(HT Archives. Representative image)
The deceased was identified as Khilaan Yadav, 50, a resident of Dhand village of Sagar district.(HT Archives. Representative image)

1 killed, 10 injured in clash over water in Bundelkhand

By Shruti Tomar | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:38 AM IST
One of the injured victims, Raj Yadav, 28, said, “We need water for irrigation of at least 100 acres agricultural land but residents of Bajreda village don’t allow us to take water from the dam.”
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Image for representation.
Image for representation.

Marathon rescue op goes in vain, boy who fell into borewell dies in hospital

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Kanpur
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 05:24 PM IST
The boy had fallen into the borewell while playing on Wednesday.
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The Madhya Pradesh government claims to have undertaken a number of measures to provide jobs to the labourers. (HT Photo)
The Madhya Pradesh government claims to have undertaken a number of measures to provide jobs to the labourers. (HT Photo)

‘No option left’: Labourers from Bundelkhand on the move again for jobs

By Anupam Pateriya | Hindustan Times, Sagar
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 01:56 PM IST
The migration is reported to have increased post-Diwali.
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Peaceful protests were underway at both the Singhu and Tikri borders, where farmers had gathered from Punjab and Haryana, for the sixth day(PTI)
Peaceful protests were underway at both the Singhu and Tikri borders, where farmers had gathered from Punjab and Haryana, for the sixth day(PTI)

Over 500 farmers from UP’s Bundelkhand to join ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Bundelkhand
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Bundelkhand Kisan Union national president Vimal Sharma said all the preparations for going to the national capital have been completed and district units have been instructed to participate in the movement in a peaceful manner.
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A disease caused by a bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi with rodents like rats and mice being the main vectors has claimed two lives in Panna district in Bundelkhand region.(HT FILE.)
A disease caused by a bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi with rodents like rats and mice being the main vectors has claimed two lives in Panna district in Bundelkhand region.(HT FILE.)

2 succumb to Scurb typhus in Bundelkhand as disease spreads in 12 districts

By Anupam Pateriya | Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Sagar
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 01:11 PM IST
The districts where patients have been reported from so far include Panna, Jabalpur, Dindori, Satna, Mandala,Narsinghpur, Katni, Neemuch, Damoh, Umariya, Seoni, Shahdol, said chief medical and health officer (CMHO), Panna district Dr LK Tiwari.
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Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP state president VD Sharma celebrate the party's victory in Madhya Pradesh Assembly by-elections, at BJP State headquarters in Bhopal.(PTI)
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP state president VD Sharma celebrate the party's victory in Madhya Pradesh Assembly by-elections, at BJP State headquarters in Bhopal.(PTI)

BJP regains lost bastion in Gwalior-Chambal belt in MP bypolls

By Ranjan | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 06:33 PM IST
The bypoll results which were declared on Tuesday gave 19 of the 28 seats to the BJP and 9 to the Congress. Contrast it with the 2018 assembly elections, where the BJP could win just one of these seats.
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“The family is pleading that they have no strength to speak but the media has not stopped thrusting mics into their faces,” reported Kavita.(Manisha Mondal/ The Print)
“The family is pleading that they have no strength to speak but the media has not stopped thrusting mics into their faces,” reported Kavita.(Manisha Mondal/ The Print)

A model for rooted, inclusive journalism | Opinion

UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 06:34 AM IST
Khabar Lahariya, a women-led digital platform that today counts 30 reporters and stringers across 13 districts in Bundelkhand has, for close to two decades, been chronicling a side of India that is seldom written about.
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On Monday afternoon, the farmer’s body was found hanging from the branch of a tree in his field.(FILE PHOTO.)
On Monday afternoon, the farmer’s body was found hanging from the branch of a tree in his field.(FILE PHOTO.)

Overburdened with a loan, farmer dies by suicide in MP’s Bundelkhand

By Anupam Pateriya | Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Sagar
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 11:42 PM IST
No suicide note has been found but according to the police, prima facie it’s a case of suicide. The body has been sent for post-mortem examination.
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The woman’s son said she died by suicide as his father was under stress due to the notices.(Representational Image)
The woman’s son said she died by suicide as his father was under stress due to the notices.(Representational Image)

Upset over loan recovery notices from bank, farmer’s wife dies by suicide in MP’s Bundelkhand

By Anupam Pateriya | Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Sagar
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 04:48 PM IST
The 60-year-old woman allegedly consumed some poisonous substance on September 16 and was admitted to a local hospital. The case came to light when she died on Wednesday
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The Centre has asked the Bundelkhand Saur Urja Ltd, the park developer, to submit a detailed project report at the earliest.(AFP)
The Centre has asked the Bundelkhand Saur Urja Ltd, the park developer, to submit a detailed project report at the earliest.(AFP)

UP gets in-principle nod for biggest solar park

By Brajendra K Parashar | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 09:35 AM IST
Jalaun district magistrate Mannan Akhtar on September 4 informed the NEDA that the 6,000 acres of land is largely barren and a committee had been set up to negotiate with farmers and take it on lease for 27 years
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shadow of a sad man with hangman noose on wall while making decision to suicide(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
shadow of a sad man with hangman noose on wall while making decision to suicide(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Farmer commits suicide in Bundelkhand region

By Anupam Pateriya | Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Sagar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2020 11:36 AM IST
A 65-year-old indebted farme allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree days after he received a notice warning of action if he did not pay Rs 19,469 electricity bill
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The forest officer had caught two persons who were fishing in a prohibited area in the Nauradehi sanctuary .(Representative Photo)
The forest officer had caught two persons who were fishing in a prohibited area in the Nauradehi sanctuary .(Representative Photo)

Forest officer in MP transferred after complaint against BJP lawmaker

By HT Correspondent| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Sagar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2020 09:03 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh’s principal chief conservator of forest (PCCF) said the transfer was in the interest of the officer.
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A looming water crisis is weighing heavily on the women, who traditionally have shouldered the responsibility to collect and conserve water. “(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
A looming water crisis is weighing heavily on the women, who traditionally have shouldered the responsibility to collect and conserve water. “(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Bundelkhand stares at acute water crisis

By Haidar Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Kanpur
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 01:10 AM IST
Mata Teela supplies 110 MLD and 40 MLD through two waterworks plant and Pahuj provides 5.5 MLD to Jhansi and other areas.
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The Bundelkhand Expressway is to be built at a cost of nearly Rs 15,000 crore(Courtesy-Twitter@BJP4India)
The Bundelkhand Expressway is to be built at a cost of nearly Rs 15,000 crore(Courtesy-Twitter@BJP4India)

PM Modi’s blueprint for Bundelkhand’s development has an expressway in it

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 06:36 PM IST
The expressway will also serve the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor announced by the Central government in February 2018 and is a welcome infrastructural addition, he added.
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A NITI Ayog report lists Bundelkhand’s 13 districts among India’s 200 most backward districts and mentions the water scarcity in the area(Hindustan Times Photo/File/Representative)
A NITI Ayog report lists Bundelkhand’s 13 districts among India’s 200 most backward districts and mentions the water scarcity in the area(Hindustan Times Photo/File/Representative)

Bundelkhand farmer killed over water dispute, two arrested

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Chhatarpur
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 11:33 PM IST
This was first such crime over water dispute in the region this year, according to the police.
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Madhya Pradesh alone was given Rs 3800 crore out of the total amount, however, the money was allegedly siphoned by the corrupt government personnel.(File photo for representation)
Madhya Pradesh alone was given Rs 3800 crore out of the total amount, however, the money was allegedly siphoned by the corrupt government personnel.(File photo for representation)

Madhya Pradesh EOW registers preliminary enquiry in Bundelkhand package scam

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Sagar
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 12:26 PM IST
The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had in 2009 allocated Rs 7266 crore for the development of the Bundelkhand region in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
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Bharosey was taken to local hospital that referred him to the district hospital in Karvi, but he died before he could be shifted, the SHO said, adding that the police is trying to identify the people involved in the attack and will soon will make arrests.(HT image)
Bharosey was taken to local hospital that referred him to the district hospital in Karvi, but he died before he could be shifted, the SHO said, adding that the police is trying to identify the people involved in the attack and will soon will make arrests.(HT image)

Priest killed for being a ‘child lifter’ in UP

By HT Correspondent | Kanpur
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 02:41 AM IST
The police was looking for any footage of the assault that some locals may have filmed on their mobile phones, he said.
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Panna district, 413 km north east of Bhopal in Bundelkhand region, has the only diamond producing mine in the country.(HT PHOTO.)
Panna district, 413 km north east of Bhopal in Bundelkhand region, has the only diamond producing mine in the country.(HT PHOTO.)

In Madhya Pradesh, labourer digs up 2 diamonds in one week

By Anupam Pateriya | Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Sagar
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 10:41 PM IST
The lessee, Kishor Kushwaha, a resident of Sarkoha village got the diamond of 5.69 carat in a field in the area in Panna district. He deposited it with the mineral resources department office on Saturday.
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A report by the Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) has observed that the first phase of the Ken Betwa River linking project could threaten Panna Tiger Reserve’s status as a source area for tigers, or an area with high density of the big cats.(HT file photo)
A report by the Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) has observed that the first phase of the Ken Betwa River linking project could threaten Panna Tiger Reserve’s status as a source area for tigers, or an area with high density of the big cats.(HT file photo)

Ken Betwa project could hit wildlife: Report

By Jayashree Nandi | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 10:51 AM IST
On last count, there were 526 tigers in Madhya Pradesh, highest in the country, and Panna Tiger Reserve in the state has around 30 tigers.
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Climate change and monsoon failures have repeatedly caused droughts in UP’s Bundelkhand.(Sourced)
Climate change and monsoon failures have repeatedly caused droughts in UP’s Bundelkhand.(Sourced)

Bundelkhand likely to become water-scarce region by 2030: Study

By Brijendra Parashar | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow:
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 01:20 PM IST
The study has found that despite the presence of Central and state level schemes, funding allocations and a host of international institutions, climate change and monsoon failures have repeatedly caused droughts in Bundelkhand.
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Ever since PM Modi raised the issue of triple talaq at a 2016 rally in Bundelkhand, the BJP has been trying to engage with Muslim women. Party leaders claim many women have come forward to back to the BJP on the issue.(AP)
Ever since PM Modi raised the issue of triple talaq at a 2016 rally in Bundelkhand, the BJP has been trying to engage with Muslim women. Party leaders claim many women have come forward to back to the BJP on the issue.(AP)

Muslim women key to BJP’s minority outreach plan in UP

By Manish Chandra Pandey | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 05:38 AM IST
The ongoing drive aims to enlist nearly 1 million people from the minority communities, including an ambitious 500,000 Muslims.
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Swatantra Dev Singh.(HT File)
Swatantra Dev Singh.(HT File)

Why this BJP leader ticks all boxes to lead the party’s UP unit?

By Manish Chandra Pandey | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2019 01:44 PM IST
Mirzapur-born Swatantra Dev Singh is considered a key organisational hand from Bundelkhand
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People carry water from the Ken river on bullock carts to their homes in Backcha Gadar village.(Haider Naqvi)
People carry water from the Ken river on bullock carts to their homes in Backcha Gadar village.(Haider Naqvi)

Rain deficit bleeds Bundelkhand dry

By Haider Naqvi | Maudaha, Hamirpur
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 07:28 AM IST
Water scarcity in Bundelkhand has rendered farmlands useless and vast swathes of land have wild outgrowths instead of crops.
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Uttar Pradesh government will soon pay Rs 900 every month to individuals or organisations willing to take care of stray cattle in the Bundelkhand region.(HT Photo)
Uttar Pradesh government will soon pay Rs 900 every month to individuals or organisations willing to take care of stray cattle in the Bundelkhand region.(HT Photo)

Yogi Adityanath govt to give Rs 900 for upkeep of stray cattle in Bundelkhand

By HT Correspondent | Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 02:12 PM IST
Yogi Adityanath directed officers to test a system under which these individuals or organisations will be given Rs 30 per cattle every day towards fodder for the stray animals not being used commercially. The chief minister was speaking at the meeting of the Gau Sewa Aayog on Monday night.
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Rs 2,774 crore has been demanded under the Namami Gange project(HT File)
Rs 2,774 crore has been demanded under the Namami Gange project(HT File)

Adityanath government looking forward to lion’s share in Union Budget for Uttar Pradesh

By Umesh Raghuvanshi | Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 11:05 AM IST
A higher share in certain central schemes and more funds for development projects are some other demands made to the Centre to accelerate the pace of development and show concrete results before 2022 assembly elections.
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UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath with Union minsiter Gajendra Shekhawat, July 3, 2019.(HT Photo)
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath with Union minsiter Gajendra Shekhawat, July 3, 2019.(HT Photo)

CM Yogi promises piped drinking water to every UP household in 2 years

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2019 01:32 PM IST
The UP chief minister outlined the water conservation plan under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan in the presence of Union jal shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
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Residents of two villages in tribals dominated Alirajpur district in Malwa region are dependent on a well on the riverbed near their villages. The river goes dry during the summer season.(HT Photo)
Residents of two villages in tribals dominated Alirajpur district in Malwa region are dependent on a well on the riverbed near their villages. The river goes dry during the summer season.(HT Photo)

Water crisis Villagers find their own way to manage water

By Anupam Pateriya and CB Singh | Hindustan Times, Sagar/Alirajpur
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2019 10:04 PM IST
With water bodies drying up due to intense heat across the state at least three villages- one in Bundelkhand and two in Malwa region in Madhya Pradesh show how villagers can sustain their life by managing water on their own with no government help coming their way
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate after the announcement of Lok Sabha poll results, at Sigra Road, in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday, May 23, 2019.(Rajesh Kumar / HT Photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate after the announcement of Lok Sabha poll results, at Sigra Road, in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday, May 23, 2019.(Rajesh Kumar / HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections Results 2019: Bundelkhand, central UP gave BJP the edge

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 12:33 PM IST
In central UP, the party won 17 of the 18 constituencies – Rae Bareli, a Congress stronghold -- being the only constituency that the BJP did not win.
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Voters queue up to cast their votes at a polling station during the 4th phase of the general elections at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. Eight constituencies of the state will vote on May 12, the sixth phase of polling.(ANI photo)
Voters queue up to cast their votes at a polling station during the 4th phase of the general elections at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. Eight constituencies of the state will vote on May 12, the sixth phase of polling.(ANI photo)

Gwalior-Chambal, parts of Bundelkhand and central MP to elect 8 MPs on May 12

By Ranjan | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 07:41 PM IST
In the 2014 parliamentary elections all these seats except Guna went to the BJP which won 27 of the 29 seats in Madhya Pradesh.
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