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The worst affected districts in Madhya Pradesh are Indore and Bhopal.(File photo for representation)

Madhya Pradesh govt releases fresh guidelines to contain Covid 19 spread

By HT Correspondent, Bhopal
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2021 10:57 PM IST
  • Travellers from Maharashtra must undergo seven days of home quarantine.
MP government has asked all departments to prepare a list of unused government properties.(Raj K Raj/HT Archive)
MP government has asked all departments to prepare a list of unused government properties.(Raj K Raj/HT Archive)

MP to auction unused govt properties to fund direct money transfer schemes

By Shruti Tomar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhopal
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2021 02:43 PM IST
  • The MP government has released tenders for selling 18 properties including three bus depots and booking offices of MP Road Transport Corporation (MPRTC) apart from other government owned properties in the past 2 months.
The additional sessions judge hearing Congress leader's murder case has accused MP police of trying to implicate him falsely. (Representational photo)
The additional sessions judge hearing Congress leader's murder case has accused MP police of trying to implicate him falsely. (Representational photo)

MP Congress seeks Shivraj Chouhan's resignation after SC slammed law & order

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhopal/sagar
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2021 09:19 AM IST
  • Govind Singh and four others were accused of killing Congress leader Devendra Chaurasia in front of his son in March 2019. However, criminal charges were dropped against him later.
In picture: Covid-19 testing.(HT Photo)
In picture: Covid-19 testing.(HT Photo)

Covid-19 positivity rate climbs to 4.1% in Madhya Pradesh, highest in 2 months

By HT Correspondent, Bhopal
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2021 12:02 AM IST
  • The state has 4,335 active cases of Covid-19. The highest number of cases have been reported in Indore (203), followed by Bhopal (138).
The devotees defied ban on gathering in Hoshangabad district to pray at Shiva Temples on Maha Shivratri(AFP)
The devotees defied ban on gathering in Hoshangabad district to pray at Shiva Temples on Maha Shivratri(AFP)

Maharashtra devotees defy ban, walk through forests to reach Shiva temples in MP

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhopal/hoshangabad
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 08:10 AM IST
  • The SP said most of the devotees, who approached by road in vehicles, were sent back, but devotees, in small groups reached the temples on foot from Nagpur.
The ‘adivasis’ or tribals of states such as Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha are demanding a separate religious code for them.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT)
The ‘adivasis’ or tribals of states such as Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha are demanding a separate religious code for them.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT)

MP to hold Ram Leelas to remind tribals of Hindu ‘past’ amid call for Sarna code

By Shruti Tomar, Bhopal
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2021 08:48 AM IST
  • Some Tribal rights activists, however, claimed that the decision was an attempt to spoil the tribal culture.
Image for representation. (HT PHOTO)
Image for representation. (HT PHOTO)

Madhya Pradesh rape-accused runs away after court awards him life imprisonment

By Shruti Tomar, Bhopal
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 10:24 PM IST
  • The man was arrested in 2018 for raping a minor girl. In 2019, the court granted him interim bail.
Of the seven companies, three were found to have received the payment even before the design of the irrigation projects was approved. (File photo)
Of the seven companies, three were found to have received the payment even before the design of the irrigation projects was approved. (File photo)

Another irregularity in water resource department in MP after e-tendering scam

By Shruti Tomar, Bhopal
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 05:54 PM IST
  • Retired IAS M Gopal Reddy comes under the scanner again.
Allegations of leaking of question paper and proxies writing examination in test to recruit agriculture officers in MP have surfaced, reminding people of the Vyapam scam.(Representative photo)
Allegations of leaking of question paper and proxies writing examination in test to recruit agriculture officers in MP have surfaced, reminding people of the Vyapam scam.(Representative photo)

‘Another Vyapam’: Agriculture officers recruitment exam candidates allege fixing

By Shruti Tomar, Bhopal, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 02:29 PM IST
  • A candidate questioned by MPPEB allowed a tainted company to conduct the exam. The same company was blacklisted by UP after a question paper of recruitment exam for sub-inspectors got leaked in 2017, he alleged.
File photo: MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. (HT photo)
File photo: MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. (HT photo)

MP govt to seek right to take criminal action against controversial web series

By HT Correspondent, Bhopal
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 12:40 AM IST
  • A decision to this effect was taken after BJP MLA from Mandsaur, Yashpal Singh Sisodia, raised the issue in the state legislative assembly.
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
India’s coronavirus disease testing capacity has been increased to conduct about 1.5 million tests daily. (Representational Photo/REUTERS)
India’s coronavirus disease testing capacity has been increased to conduct about 1.5 million tests daily. (Representational Photo/REUTERS)

Authorities blame locals after Indore witnesses spurt in Covid-19 cases

By HT Correspondent, Bhopal, Indore
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 12:23 AM IST
  • The local district administration and health officials said the situation is under control but it can turn from bad to worse if people don’t get alert.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
The mandis record highest revenue during harvest months of April to June and from October to December(HT Photo?Representational)
The mandis record highest revenue during harvest months of April to June and from October to December(HT Photo?Representational)

MP plans to rent out vacant mandi space for subsidised retail shops for farmers

By Shruti Tomar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 04:36 PM IST
  • MP government planned to enlist private entities and offer them land in the markets to develop retail shopping complexes, petrol pumps, fertilizer and seed centers and so on
Yadav assured his family that since PM Narendra Modi has guaranteed the safety of Covid-19 vaccine, there was nothing to worry.(HT Photo)
Yadav assured his family that since PM Narendra Modi has guaranteed the safety of Covid-19 vaccine, there was nothing to worry.(HT Photo)

A security guard and a sanitation worker first to get Covid-19 vaccine in MP

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:58 PM IST
  • Yadav has shown through for his commitment while managing the crowd of patients and visitors at the hospital without taking a single leave since March 2020, said a hospital official
The retired air force officer's body was found charred inside his burnt out car. (ANI file photo/Representational use)
The retired air force officer's body was found charred inside his burnt out car. (ANI file photo/Representational use)

Retd Air Force officer was drugged in MP before set on fire, 6 arrested

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 07:56 AM IST
  • The accused confessed to their crime and said they killed Sahu over a dispute over 5 crore that the deceased was demanding from Naresh Gurjar, one of the main accused, said police.
Madhya Pradesh minister Sajjan Singh Verma made the comments during a press conference. (File ANI)
Madhya Pradesh minister Sajjan Singh Verma made the comments during a press conference. (File ANI)

Congress leader’s remark on girls’ reproductive age backfires, BJP seeks apology

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 08:30 AM IST
  • A senior BJP leader said it was unfortunate that Congress leaders continue to insult women but the Congress high command remains silent.
Kadaknath is much in demand in Madhya Pradesh and elsewhere given its nutritional value.(HT Photo)
Kadaknath is much in demand in Madhya Pradesh and elsewhere given its nutritional value.(HT Photo)

Bird flu spreads in MP, Kadaknath chicken sale in Malwa region causes concern

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 04:19 PM IST
  • The sale of high-protein black meat chicken, also known as ‘Kadaknath’, from unregulated markets in Malwa region pose a big challenge for authorities.
Criminal with knife weapon threatening woman and child in underpass crime(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Criminal with knife weapon threatening woman and child in underpass crime(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Similar pattern in murders help MP police nab killer in Bhopal

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 12:58 PM IST
In 2000, Sen had killed five people in Vidisha district in a similar fashion after blindfolding the five victims on the pretext of performing a special ritual to help them find a hidden treasure.
BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia filed his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections in Bhopal on Friday(ANI Photo)
BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia filed his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections in Bhopal on Friday(ANI Photo)

Jyotiraditya Scindia files Rajya Sabha nomination as BJP candidate

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 05:18 PM IST
Scindia was flanked by the state’s top BJP leaders when he went to file his nomination
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)
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 07:12 PM IST
Fadnavis had asked the MP government for the statue’s immediate restoration “on the very same place” and demanded the government’s “apology”.
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)
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Jabalpur | By Monika Pandey
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 10:08 PM IST
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.
BJP Leaders Shivraj Singh Chouhan,Kailash Vijayvargiya and other party leaders during a rally in support of CAA, in Rajgarh on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
BJP Leaders Shivraj Singh Chouhan,Kailash Vijayvargiya and other party leaders during a rally in support of CAA, in Rajgarh on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)

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

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2020 12:15 AM IST
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.
Digvijaya Singh says Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati’s Ramalaya trust should be given the task of Ram Temple construction at Ayodhya.(HT Photo)
Digvijaya Singh says Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati’s Ramalaya trust should be given the task of Ram Temple construction at Ayodhya.(HT Photo)

Digvijaya Singh demands Ayodhya Ram Temple construction under Ramalaya trust

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 06:25 PM IST
The SC had directed the government to form a trust to oversee the construction of the Ram Temple. It also suggested that one of the chief litigants in the case, Nirmohi Akhara, be included in the Trust.
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