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Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan cleared his pending electrcity bills.(ANI Photo)

Shivraj Chouhan clears power bills of Rs 1.21 lakh after Congress attack

By HT Correspondent | Bhopal
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 10:40 AM IST
Congress MLA from Vidisha Shashank Bhargava claimed that Chouhan had not been paying the power bills of his rented house at Sherpura in Vidisha since 2013.
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Tourists will be offered vegetarian meals, accommodation and wash and change facilities in dharmashalas. The train will have 800 seats and the fare for the trip from Jaipur would be Rs 16,065 per person.(HT image)
Tourists will be offered vegetarian meals, accommodation and wash and change facilities in dharmashalas. The train will have 800 seats and the fare for the trip from Jaipur would be Rs 16,065 per person.(HT image)

Indian Railways to re-launch trains on Ramayana circuit

By HT Correspondent | LUCKNOW
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 11:12 PM IST
Siddharth Singh, public relations officer (IRCTC), said two trains are being introduced on the Ramayana circuit in November that would be a part of IRCTC’s ‘Bharat Darshan scheme’.
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Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 67, had a special Madhya Pradesh connect that lasted over 11 years and ended only with death.(Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)
Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 67, had a special Madhya Pradesh connect that lasted over 11 years and ended only with death.(Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)

Swaraj’s Vidisha connect that lasted till death

By Ranjan | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 12:23 AM IST
Vidisha, in Madhya Pradesh, was her last parliamentary constituency, which she represented twice -- from 2009 to 2019.
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Former external affairs minister and the BJP veteran Shushma Swaraj.(AP photo)
Former external affairs minister and the BJP veteran Shushma Swaraj.(AP photo)

Madhya Pradesh, Sushma Swaraj’s second home for over a decade

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 05:24 PM IST
Sushma Swaraj represented Vidisha in Lok Sabha twice from 2009 to 2019. But before contesting election from the seat, she was elected to Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh in the year 2008.
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Swaraj announced last year that she wouldn’t contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, citing health grounds, although she said she wasn’t retiring from politics.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File PHOTO)
Swaraj announced last year that she wouldn’t contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, citing health grounds, although she said she wasn’t retiring from politics.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File PHOTO)

Sushma Swaraj, Sumitra Mahajan apply for ex-MP cards, signal end of legislative innings

By Amrita Madhukalya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 08:58 AM IST
Swaraj, 67, and Mahajan, 76, represented Vidisha and Indore, both in Madya Pradesh, respectively, in the 16th Lok Sabha.
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Reena Bai is missing since May 23 and has taken away cash and jewellery with her, relatives say.(AFP File Photo)
Reena Bai is missing since May 23 and has taken away cash and jewellery with her, relatives say.(AFP File Photo)

14 days after marriage, bride elopes with priest who performed wedding rituals

By Indo Asian News Service | Vidisha (Madhya Pradesh)
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 07:51 PM IST
Reena Bai, 21, hailing from Tori Bagrod village in Vidisha district, was married on May 7 and the rituals were performed by a priest, Vinod Maharaj.
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The seats are: Bhind, Damoh, Indore, Vidisha and Bhopal. While the difference in tally between the Congress (114) and the BJP (109) in the 2018 assembly polls was just five, what is perhaps worrying for the saffron party is that in its traditional strongholds, the Congress has gained ground.
The seats are: Bhind, Damoh, Indore, Vidisha and Bhopal. While the difference in tally between the Congress (114) and the BJP (109) in the 2018 assembly polls was just five, what is perhaps worrying for the saffron party is that in its traditional strongholds, the Congress has gained ground.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP hopes to retain its ‘Fab 5’ seats in Madhya Pradesh

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, Damoh/Indore
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 07:32 AM IST
As the BJP grew exponentially, taking predominant place in the erstwhile Janata Parivar and posing as the main challenger to the Congress, five seats in Madhya Pradesh never went to any other party since the 9th Lok Sabha polls in 1989.
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In the 2014 elections, the BJP won all these seats, except Guna that was won by Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia.(PTI file photo)
In the 2014 elections, the BJP won all these seats, except Guna that was won by Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia.(PTI file photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In MP, Congress looks to build on state poll wins, BJP aims to bounce back

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 07:27 AM IST
The eight constituencies include four in the Gwalior-Chambal region — Gwalior, Guna, Morena and Bhind (a seat reserved for candidates from the Scheduled Caste categories)— and three are in central MP, including Bhopal, Vidisha and Rajgarh.
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The party repeated four-time sitting MP and party general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia from Guna in Madhya Pradesh.(HT Photo)
The party repeated four-time sitting MP and party general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia from Guna in Madhya Pradesh.(HT Photo)

7 names in new Congress list, Jyotiraditya Scindia fielded from Guna

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2019 11:14 PM IST
Ex-MLA Shailendra Patel will be the party’s candidate from Vidisha. The seat is being represented by senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj who has announced she will not contest Lok Sabha elections. The BJP is yet to announce its candidate for the seat.
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A condolence meeting in Mandsaur after police firing killed five in 2017, spotlighting the farm crisis that was a major issue in assembly polls a year later.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
A condolence meeting in Mandsaur after police firing killed five in 2017, spotlighting the farm crisis that was a major issue in assembly polls a year later.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress hopes to build on assembly victory in Madhya Pradesh

By Chetan Chauhan and Ranjan | Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Vidisha/Sehore
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 10:17 AM IST
An important seat of the Magadha empire in the 6th century, the town of 340,000 is today a centre of commerce in eastern MP where crumbing forts and cramped houses jostle for space.
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Chouhan said that Digvijaya Singh was not an issue in MP politics but as far as the election is concerned, even an ordinary BJP worker would be able to defeat him.
Chouhan said that Digvijaya Singh was not an issue in MP politics but as far as the election is concerned, even an ordinary BJP worker would be able to defeat him.

‘What is the necessity?’: Shivraj Singh Chouhan on contesting Lok Sabha polls

By Chetan Chauhan and Ranjan Kumar Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 07:30 AM IST
Chouhan’s name is doing the rounds in political circles as the possible BJP candidate from Bhopal to take on Congress nominee for the seat, ex-AICC general secretary, Digvijaya Singh.
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MP forest dept take drone route to take on mining mafia, encroachers

By Punya Priya Mitra | Bhopal, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2019 07:37 PM IST
In a first, the Madhya Pradesh forest department will deploy drones to take on the mining mafia, illegal loggers and encroachers of forest land
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections campaign, in Jabalpur on November 25.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections campaign, in Jabalpur on November 25.(PTI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi defending those who abused my parents: PM Narendra Modi

By Punya Priya Mitra and Rakesh Goswami | Hindustan Times, Vidisha/Alwar
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2018 11:55 PM IST
Speaking at a public meeting in Vidisha, Modi said, “Two days ago they dragged my mother’s name during a rally and today I read in social media that they had dragged my father’s name who died 30 years ago and had nothing to do with politics, and ‘Namdaar’ (Gandhi) is defending them.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections campaign, in Vidisha, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections campaign, in Vidisha, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.(PTI)

Madhya Pradesh election 2018: Rahul Gandhi defending Congress leaders dragging in my parents’ names, says PM Modi

By Punya Priya Mitra | Hindusta Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2018 08:33 PM IST
Defending his attack on Rahul Gandhi’s family, Modi said that he was targeting them only because they were in public life and held the highest positions in the country and are accountable to the public.
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Assembly elections 2018 Highlights: Congress has become a burden on the nation, says PM Modi in MP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2018 11:08 PM IST

Political parties are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to outdo each other in the assembly elections in five states - Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Mizoram- fielding key leaders, poaching heavyweights, forging alliances, among others.On Sunday, prime minister Narendra Modi addressed rallies in Rajasthan’s Alwar and Madhya Pradesh’s Vidisha and Jabalpur.Voting will be held in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in a single phase on November 28 and December 7 respectively.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter to reassure people that though she may not be contesting the elections, she is not retiring from politics.(HT File Photo)
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter to reassure people that though she may not be contesting the elections, she is not retiring from politics.(HT File Photo)

Sorry to see you go: Shashi Tharoor tells Sushma Swaraj on her 2019 no-contest plan

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2018 07:42 PM IST
Sushma, who represents Madhya Pradesh’s Vidisha in Parliament, had announced her decision in Indore yesterday where she had gone to canvass for the Assembly elections currently underway.
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Sushma Swaraj made the announcement to not contest in the 2019 polls at a press meet in Indore on Tuesday morning(AFP File Photo)
Sushma Swaraj made the announcement to not contest in the 2019 polls at a press meet in Indore on Tuesday morning(AFP File Photo)

Have made up mind, won’t contest 2019 polls, says Sushma Swaraj

By Ranjan
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 10:59 PM IST
Sushma Swaraj cited health reasons for not contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
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Two persons who tested positive for the Zika virus died over the past week, as the number of positive cases in Madhya Pradesh climbed to 84.(AP)
Two persons who tested positive for the Zika virus died over the past week, as the number of positive cases in Madhya Pradesh climbed to 84.(AP)

Zika virus kills two in Madhya Pradesh, 84 affected in state

By Shruti Tomar | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 11:25 PM IST
Two persons who tested positive for the Zika virus died over the past week, as the number of positive cases in Madhya Pradesh climbed to 84. State health department officials familiar with the matter, however, said on Saturday that the deaths were not because of the virus but other diseases.
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Three cases of zika virus were confirmed in Madhya Pradesh by the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune on Friday, taking the total cases in India’s biggest outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease to 163.(AP File Photo)
Three cases of zika virus were confirmed in Madhya Pradesh by the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune on Friday, taking the total cases in India’s biggest outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease to 163.(AP File Photo)

Madhya Pradesh sees 3 more Zika cases, second outbreak in 2 months

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 11:46 PM IST
Three cases were confirmed in Bhopal, Vidisha and Sehore districts in Madhya Pradesh, within two months of an 85-year-old woman testing positive on September 21 in Jaipur, where the virus infected 160 persons.
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Last year, Navjot Singh Sidhu marched with blind students to mark World Sight Day at Sector 17, Chandigarh, October 12,2017(Hindustan Times)
Last year, Navjot Singh Sidhu marched with blind students to mark World Sight Day at Sector 17, Chandigarh, October 12,2017(Hindustan Times)

India must scale up its war on blindness

By SY Quraishi
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 12:33 PM IST
The NPCB envisions ‘eye health for all’, which is the mainstay of this year’s World Sight Day theme: ‘eye care everywhere’. The national body seeks to enhance community awareness on eye care, strengthen infrastructure facilities, and lay stress on preventive measures for eye care.
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14-month-old girl raped by relative in Madhya Pradesh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Vidisha
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 09:17 PM IST
The assault on Saturday is the latest in Madhya Pradesh which has been rocked by the rape of minors being in Mandsaur, Gwalior and Satna in the past one month.
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