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Saif, Sharmila connect with Bhopalites beyond royal lineage

Bhopal, April 15 (IANS) Seven months after the demise of former Indian cricket captain and Nawab of Pataudi Mansoor Ali Khan, who had a royal connection with Bhopal, his wife Sharmila Tagore and actor son Saif Ali Khan have successfully established a deep emotional link with people of the City of Lakes that goes beyond the royal heritage.

Shehla murder: Accused blames BJP legislator

Bhopal, April 13 (IANS) Saba Farooqui, an accused in transparency activist Shehla Masood's murder here last year, alleged Friday that Bhopal's Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Dhruv Narayan Singh masterminded the crime and the CBI was shielding him.

Shehla murder: Congress demands arrest of BJP legislator

Bhopal, April 12 (IANS) Hundreds of Congressmen cadres Thursday demanded the arrest of Bhartiya Janata Party legislator Dhruv Narayan Singh, after Zahida Parvez, the prime accused in RTI activist Shehla Masood's murder, alleged that he was deeply involved in the murder.

Shehla murder: Accused says BJP legislator guilty

Bhopal, April 11 (IANS) Zahida Parvez, prime accused in activist Shehla Masood's murder, Wednesday alleged outside a CBI court in Indore that BJP legislator Dhruv Narayan Singh had "a major role" in the crime.

Was prisoner using Facebook in jail?

Bhopal, April 10 (IANS) The authorities at a jail in Gwalior have ordered a probe after a lifer was found regularly updating his Facebook profile even though inmates are not supposed to have access to computers.

Father kills infant daughter with nicotine

Bhopal, April 10 (IANS) In another instance of desperation for a son, a father has been arrested in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior town for killing his two-day-old daughter by feeding her nicotine, police said Tuesday.

Orchha BJP executive meet marred by intra-party mudslinging

Bhopal, April 8 (IANS) The two-day working committee meeting of the Madhya Pradesh unit of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) ended Sunday in Orchha but allegations by a woman councilor against the council chairman brought embarrassment to state leaders.

ICCR starts functioning from Bhopal regional centre

Bhopal, April 5 (IANS) The Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) started working officially from its brand new regional centre in Bhopal Thursday.

I also informed Antony on Tatra trucks: Jabalpur MP

Bhopal, April 4 (IANS) Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Jabalpur Rakesh Singh said Wednesday he had informed Defence Minister A.K. Antony that cheaper and better quality trucks were being produced in Jabalpur and there was no need to purchase the Tatra vehicles at double the price.

Madhya Pradesh to confiscate five officials' properties

Bhopal, April 4 (IANS) An empowered panel of the Madhya Pradesh government has found assets worth over Rs.5 crore of five corrupt officials as fit case for confiscation, officials said Tuesday.

Congress leader's son shot dead in Indore

Bhopal, March 31 (IANS) The son of a Madhya Pradesh Congress leader was shot dead Saturday during an argument in Indore, police said.

Swine flu claims one life in Bhopal

Bhopal, March 29 (IANS) A 37-year-old man has died of swine flu at a private hospital here, a doctor said Thursday.

Digvijay accuses Madhya Pradesh chief minister of land grab

Bhopal, March 28 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Wednesday alleged that Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife had forcibly acquired land in Vidisha district.

Betul case: Madhya Pradesh removes SP, suspends DSP

Bhopal, March 26 (IANS) Taking action in the murder of a tribal mother who was shot for registering an FIR against her daughter's rape in Betul district last week, the Madhya Pradesh home ministry removed the Betul Superintendent of Police and suspended his deputy Monday, an official said.

Shehla murder: CBI recovers revolver, bike used in crime

Bhopal, March 25 (IANS) Sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), investigating the murder of Right to Information (RTI) activist Shehla Masood, Sunday recovered the home-made revolver and the motorbike believed to have been used in the crime, agency sources said.

212 Madhya Pradesh villages chosen for Nirmal Gram Puraskar

Bhopal, March 23 (IANS) A total of 212 gram panchayats in Madhya Pradesh have been selected for the Nirmal Gram Puraskar under the Total Sanitation Campaign, officials said Friday.

Uttarakhand BJP legislators whisked away to Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, March 23 (IANS) Amidst fears of poaching, 30 newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators of Uttarakhand have been sequestered in Ujjain town in Madhya Pradesh ahead of a trust vote on March 29.

Man slapped by police for trying to register FIR

Bhopal, March 22 (IANS) A man whose daughter was gang-raped by four men in Madhya Pradesh's Shajapur district Thursday said that he was slapped by policemen when he tried to file a case at the local police station. An FIR was only registered after the local media intervened.

Bhopal man seeks monetary help from CM to pay bribe

Bhopal, March 22 (IANS) A man from the Madhya Pradesh capital has written to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan seeking Rs.1.5 lakh from his discretionary fund so that he can pay bribe allegedly demanded by some government officials.

All five Rajya Sabha candidates from Madhya Pradesh elected

Bhopal, March 22 (IANS) All the five nominees for Rajya Sabha seats from Madhya Pradesh were elected unopposed Thursday. These include four from the state's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and one from the Congress.

Controversial Madhya Pradesh minister puts foot in mouth

Bhopal, March 21 (IANS) A controversial Madhya Pradesh minister made a bizarre statement in the state assembly Wednesday, asserting that promises made in election manifestos are by a party and not the government and hence, there was no need for a government to implement them.

Madhya Paradesh claims 12 percent fall in poverty

Bhopal, March 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party may have found fault with the Planning Commission for reporting a substantial fall in the number of poor in the country, but its own government in Madhya Pradesh is using the panel's data to claim success in reducing poverty substantially in the state.

IPS officer's killing: CBI gets driver's custody

Bhopal, March 20 (IANS) A court in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district Tuesday sent the tractor driver, who had crushed to death Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Narendra Kumar on Holi day, to three days' custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Shehla murder: CBI gets remand of another accused

Bhopal, March 20 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Tuesday sent another accused in Right to Information (RTI) activist Shehla Masood's murder case to a week's custody of the agency.

'Tainted' BJP leader files Rajya Sabha papers

Bhopal, March 19 (IANS) Four Bharatiya Janata Party nominees, including cash-for-vote accused Faggan Singh Kulaste and former vice chairperson of the Rajya Sabha Najma Heptullah, filed their nomination papers here Monday for biennial elections to the upper house of parliament.

Cable men stop beaming entertainment channels in MP

Bhopal, March 16 (IANS) Angered by the imposition of 20 percent entertainment tax by the state government, Cable TV operators and multi-system operators in Madhya Pradesh have jointly decided to stop the beaming of any entertainment channels.

Budget disappointing, inflationary: Chouhan

Bhopal, March 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Friday said the union budget was disappointing and would lead to further inflation.

Four children die of wrong blood transfusion

Bhopal, March 15 (IANS) Suspected transfusion of blood of the wrong group led to the death of four thalassemia-affected children aged between two and eight at a government hospital in a Madhya Pradesh district.

Madhya Pradesh CM to meet Team Anna next week

Bhopal, March 15 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will Monday meet members of Team Anna to discuss the Jan Lokpal bill and complaints of illegal mining.

Narayani Shastri returns as Raai dancer on TV

Bhopal, March 15 (IANS) Actress Narayani Shastri is set to feature as a Raai dancer in upcoming show "Phir Subah Hogi", a story about the Bedia tribe of Madhya Pradesh's Bundelkhand region.

Shehla murder: BJP legislator offers to quit party post

Bhopal, March 13 (IANS) Bhopal legislator and Dhruv Narayan Singh, who is believed to have known murdered RTI activist Shehla Masood, has offered to resign as vice president of the Bharatiya Janata Party's Madhya Pradesh unit, sources said Tuesday.

Three sons beat father to death over loud TV

Bhopal, March 13 (IANS) A 55-year-old man was beaten to death in front of his mother by his three sons for watching television at high volume in a slum area here, police said Tuesday.

Cop caught on camera raping woman, dismissed

Bhopal, March 13 (IANS) A policeman was dismissed from service Tuesday after he was caught on video raping a woman in a slum area in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh.

CBI to probe killing of Madhya Pradesh cop, Congress calls bandh

Bhopal, March 13 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Tuesday announced a CBI probe into the killing of Indian Police Service officer Narendra Kumar on a day the opposition Congress called a strike over the issue.

Policeman caught on camera raping woman

Bhopal, March 13 (IANS) A policeman was Tuesday caught on video raping a woman in a slum area in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh.

Pragya Thakur to be lodged in Bhopal jail

Bhopal, March 13 (IANS) A court here Tuesday ordered that Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon bombing which killed six people, should be kept in a Bhopal prison till the end of a murder trial against her in Madhya Pradesh.

Shops shut as Congress, Team Anna protest cop's murder

Bhopal, March 13 (IANS) Shops in this Madhya Pradesh capital and several cities were closed as the opposition Congress called for a shutdown to protest the killing of Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Narendra Kumar. Members of the Anna Hazare-led India Against Corruption also began a three-day sit-in.

Police officer's murder: Inspector transferred

Bhopal, March 11 (IANS) A police inspector was Sunday shifted out of Bamore police station in Morena district, three days after the brutal murder of sub-divisional police officer Narendra Kumar on Holi.

CBI visits Shehla Masood's house with shooter

Bhopal, March 11 (IANS) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers Sunday visited the Bhopal residence of murdered RTI activist Shehla Masood with Irfan Ali, who had shot her dead, sources said.

Sand mafia attacks cops, officials in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, March 10 (IANS) Within two days of the killing of Indian Police Service Officer Narendra Kumar Singh by the mining mafia in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district, there was another attack on police and government officials in the state Saturday, this time in the Panna district, an official said.

Saif shown black flags on Bhopal visit

Bhopal, March 10 (IANS) Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan was shown black flags here by locals, protesting the decision to appoint a Saudi national as the caretaker of the guest houses built by the erstwhile Nawabs of Bhopal for Haj pilgrims to Mecca.

Spotlight on lawlessness, illegal mining in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, March 10 (IANS) The killing of a young Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, crimes against women and the murder of a journalist and his family are among a series of incidents highlighting shocking lawlessness and rampant illegal mining in Madhya Pradesh.

Lawlessness on rise in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, March 10 (IANS) The killing of a young Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, crimes against women and the murder of a journalist and his family have spotlighted the rise of lawlessness and rampant illegal mining in Madhya Pradesh.

IPS officer killing: Congress calls shutdown Tuesday

Bhopal, March 9 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh's opposition Congress Friday held demonstrations in several parts of the state to protest the killing of an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and attacks on policemen in the state. It also called a statewide shutdown March 13.

IPS officer's killing: MP government slammed, judicial probe ordered

Bhopal/New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Friday ordered a judicial inquiry into the brutal Holi day murder of police officer Narendra Kumar while trying to stop a tractor carrying illegally-quarried stones even as political parties slammed the BJP government over the killing and the victim's father alleged a political conspiracy.

BJP MLA to be put through lie detector test in Masood murder case

Bhopal, March 9 (IANS) In a significant development, a special court has granted permission to CBI officials to conduct polygraph test of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Dhruv Narayan Singh in connection with the murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood, officials said Friday.

IPS officer's murder: Chouhan orders judicial inquiry

Bhopal, March 9 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Friday ordered a judicial inquiry into the brutal Holi day murder of Indian Police Service officer Narendra Kumar, run over by a tractor loaded with illegally quarried stones in Morena district when he tried to stop it.

Holi saw two cops killed, two injured in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, March 9 (IANS) On the day of Holi, besides young IPS officer Narendra Kumar, an inspector was killed and another IPS officer and a junior police official were injured in three major incidents of attacks on police in Madhya Pradesh.

Deceased IPS officer's father alleges political murder

Bhopal, March 9 (IANS) The father of deceased Indian Police Service officer Narendra Kumar, who was run over by a tractor-trolley in Madhya Pradesh, alleged Friday that his son's murder was a political conspiracy and that his son and daughter-in-law were "threatened" by a local legislator.

'For women, toilets more important than mobiles'

Bhopal, March 7 (IANS) For a woman, a toilet is more important than a mobile phone, but men don't understand that, feels Anita Narre. She is the 20-year-old tribal whose rebellion not only ensured a toilet in her marital home but ushered in a sanitation revolution in a backward region of Madhya Pradesh.


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