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  • BJP fields 'Mahal' opponent to keep Scindia in check in Guna 3 hours 34 minutes ago

    Though Gwalior and Guna Lok Sabha seats have been considered as bastions of the royal Scindia family, the BJP with its 'Mission-29' (seats) in Madhya Pradesh has fielded former Bajrang Dal chief Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya from Guna to challenge his powerful rival Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. The ruling BJP zeroed...
  • Governor's former OSD, BSP leader arrested in recruitment scams Yesterday

    Dhanraj Yadav, former Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav, and BSP leader Radha Raman Ahirwar have been arrested in connection with two recruitment examination scams in the state. The MP Special Task Force arrested the two accused yesterday from Bhopal, STF sources said...
  • Ambedkar's birth place devoid of fervour amid poll code Yesterday

    The 123rd birth anniversary of the architect of the Indian Constitution, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar was observed on Monday at his birth place in Mhow near Indore. However, because of the enforcement of the model code of conduct in view of the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, no major function was...
  • 8 guns, 52 cartridges seized in Bhopal; seven arrested 3 days ago

    Seven youth were arrested after eight hand guns and 52 cartridges of Italian 12-bore gun were allegedly seized from them in the city, police said on Sunday. The illegal firearms were brought from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, Superintendent of Police (headquarters) Shashikant Shukla told reporters last evening. Efforts were on to...
  • Three arrested for fraud in MPPEB's forest guard recruitment test 3 days ago

    Three persons have been arrested by the STF for allegedly committing fraud in the forest guard recruitment test conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB). The trio, identified as Dharmendra Nigam, Kuldeep Dauneria and Bhagirath Kemor, all residents of Morena in the state, were arrested by Madhya Pradesh...
  • BJP MLA's son, associate sent to judicial custody in connection with firing case 4 days ago

    A local court has sent BJP MLA Pratibha Singh's son Golu Singh and his associate to judicial custody till April 22 in connection with a firing case, in which five Congressmen had been injured. Rejecting the bail pleas of Golu Singh and his associate Yashpal Singh, Chief Judicial Magistrate Ajay...
  • LS polls: Rahul Gandhi conducts election roadshow in Gwalior city 4 days ago

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi conducted a road show stretching to over 11 km in the city and sought votes for Ashok Singh, his party's nominee for the Gwalior Lok Sabha constituency, on Friday. The Congress Vice President arrived at the Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Airport in Gwalior, around 5 pm...
  • Case of treason filed against Azam Khan over Kargil remark 4 days ago

    A case of treason has been filed against Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan by a senior lawyer in a court in Indore, on Friday, for his controversial remarks about 1999 Kargil War. The case was filed in the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Vinod Kumar Patidar who will...
  • Will not hide status like Modi if I remarry, says Digvijaya 4 days ago

    BJP's Prime Minister nominee Narendra Modi's acknowledgement of his marital status has given a handle to Congress in this vituperative poll campaign with senior leader Digvijaya Singh raising the pitch of propriety. "I am a widower and if I remarry I won't hide like your 'Dear Feku'," the AICC general...
  • MP minister slams Digvijaya for raking up Modi's personal life 4 days ago

    Madhya Pradesh minister Kailash Vijaywargiya, on Friday, objected to Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh's tweet about Narendra Modi's wife and asked him not to interfere in the personal life of the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate. "Digvijaya should talk about issues related to power and ideological matters. He should stop interfering...
  • Complaint against Sonia for using Vajpayee's name on Congress website 4 days ago

    Madhya Pradesh BJP filed a police complaint, on Friday, against Congress president Sonia Gandhi, alleging that her party's website resorted to false statements while using former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's name on it. The complaint was filed by state spokesmen Vijendra Singh Sisodiya in the presence of party leader...
  • Change of heart: Thief returns 3 stolen cellphones with an advice to owner 5 days ago

    A thief had a change of heart after stealing three cellphones and he returned the handsets to the owner, a young woman, via courier and also gave her a piece of advice about safe upkeep of valuable items. An unidentified thief stole three cellphones of a 22- year-old woman, Kratika,...
  • Madhya Pradesh allotted Haj quota of 2,957 pilgrims 5 days ago

    Madhya Pradesh has been allotted a Haj quota of 2,957 pilgrims from the Central pool for 2014. This was stated by Madhya Pradesh Haj Committee Chairman Sanawwar Patel in Bhopal on Thursday. He said the Central Haj Committee had earlier alloted a quota of 2,613 to the State but later...
  • Would have been great if Advani fought from Bhopal: BJP's Alok Sanjar 5 days ago

    Bhopal: While many have termed Jaswant Singh's suspension from the Bharatiya Janata Party a disaster, party's candiadte from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat Alok Sanjar has justified the move saying the BJP is a disciplined organistaion. "The party doesn't tolerate if its leaders, irrespective of their stature, disrupt discipline, and we...
  • More 'young' aspirants fielded from MP for 2014 polls 6 days ago

    With first-time voters in mind, most political parties including Congress and BJP have this time opted to give a chance to some fresh faces in Madhya Pradesh with the average age of poll contenders in the state hovering around the new 'young' of 50. The youngest Congress nominee in the...
  • Poll boycott at some places in MP; 36.81 per cent polling till 2 pm 6 days ago

    Amid reports of poll boycott at few polling stations due to various reasons including non-payment of wages under MNREGA, 36.81 per cent voters exercised their right to franchise in nine Lok Sabha seats under first phase of polling till 2 PM in Madhya Pradesh. Voters boycotted polls in Sidhi district's...
  • RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat casts his vote in Nagpur 6 days ago

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat casts his vote for Lok Sabha elections in Nagpur. When asked if there was a Modi wave in the country, he refused to answer. ...
  • Sasan Ultra Mega Power Plant set to end state's power woes 1 week ago

    Reliance Power's equipment for the fourth unit of its Sasan ultra mega power project in Madhya Pradesh has started functioning. The boiler light up has been achieved in respect of the fourth 660 MW unit of the 3,960 MW (6X660 MW) Sasan Ultra Mega Power Plant (UMPP) being developed by...
  • Government to rap 316 students who cleared PMT exam by unfair means 1 week ago

    Government Medical Colleges in Madhya Pradesh will be sending notices to over 300 students facing charges of adopting unfair means including impersonation during the Pre-Medical Test (PMT) exams between 2006-2012. Notices would be served to a total of 316 students in six government medical colleges across the state, Directorate of...
  • Anil Dave confident of BJP win on Chhindwara, Guna LS seats April 8, 2014

    BJP Rajya Sabha member Anil Dave on Tuesday said his party was heading towards a sure win in Chhindwara and Guna Lok Sabha constituencies, both of which are said to be Congress strongholds. "We fight all elections with the desire to win and the same thing holds true for these...
  • Son of BJP MLA opens fire while campaigning, 5 Congressmen injured April 8, 2014

    Five Congressmen were injured on Monday when son of BJP MLA Pratibha Singh opened fire at his rivals while campaigning at Mankhedi village under the Jabalpur Lok Sabha seat following a dispute, police said. "Golu Singh, who has a past criminal record, fired at his rivals following a dispute in...
  • BJP confident of giving tough fight to Kamal Nath in Chhindwara April 8, 2014

    The BJP is confident of giving a tough fight to Union Minister Kamla Nath on his traditional Chhindwara Lok Sabha seat, drawing courage from its performance in 2013 Assembly elections in which it bagged four out of seven seats from there. Nath, Union Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs,...
  • LS polls: 1.64 crore youth voters hold the key in Madhya Pradesh April 7, 2014

    A total of 34.26 per cent youth voters aged between 18-29 years will exercise their right to franchise in the three-phase Madhya Pradesh Lok Sabha polls. Out of the total 4,80,91,624 voters in Madhya Pradesh, 1,64,75,859 are youth in the age group of 18-29 which is 34.26 per cent of...
  • Liquor worth Rs 4.85 crore seized in MP ahead of LS polls April 7, 2014

    With an aim to conduct free and fair Lok Sabha elections, poll officials have seized 1.75 lakh litre liquor worth Rs 4.85 crore from different parts of Madhya Pradesh. Besides, nearly Rs 1.01 crore cash, gold and silver items worth Rs 2.80 crore, narcotic drugs worth Rs 2.40 crore and...
  • PMT scam: Father, who got son into a medical college through a gang, arrested April 7, 2014

    A father of medical student was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) in connection with the MP Professional Examination Board's (MPPEB) Pre-Medical Test (PMT) scam. Identified as Badrilal Verma, he was arrested by the STF and produced before a court on Sunday, STF sources said. Meanwhile, his sonKundan Verma,...
  • State government transfers Chhindwara Collector April 6, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Government on Sundaytransferred Chhindwara Collector Mahesh Chandra Choudhary onthe direction of the Election Commission and appointed SanjeevSingh as the new District Magistrate, official sources said. Singh was posted as Director, Skill Development atJabalpur. Choudhary has been appointed as Deputy Secretary inthe Mantralaya. Congress had complained against Choudhary for...
  • Besides 370, Ayodhya, VHP demands jobs for Hindu youths April 5, 2014

    Senior VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Saturday asked the political parties, especially BJP, to promise various concessions and schemes for Hindu community in their manifestos, apart from enactment of law to build the Ram temple in Ayodhya. "We on behalf of the majority of Hindus have demanded that all the...
  • MP Congress accuses BJP of cash distribution, moves CEC April 5, 2014

    The Madhya Pradesh unit of Congress today filed a complaint with Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath, alleging that the ruling BJP was distributing cash through an NGO in the Bhind Lok Sabha constituency in the state. Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, Satyadev Katare, also submitted some documents to...
  • Expelled Congress leader Rajkumar Patel to fight Vidisha poll against Sushma Swaraj April 4, 2014

    The contest for the high-profile Vidisha Lok Sabha seat in Madhya Pradesh has taken an interesting turn with expelled Congress leader Rajkumar Patel filing his nomination as an Independent against sitting BJP MP Sushma Swaraj and Congress' Laxman Singh. Patel, said to be close to Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh,...
  • Government accountant suspended for campaigning for the BJP April 3, 2014

    An accountant posted with the Rural Engineering Services (RES) department was suspended by District Returning Officer in Indore on Thursdayfor allegedly campaigning in favour of the ruling BJP, official sources said. RES department accountant Vinod Jai has openly campaigned for the BJP after which District Returning Officer and Indore Collector...