KHANDWA

  • MP: Khandwa tense after youth killed in clashes over Facebook post July 31, 2014

    Khandwa: The town of Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh is tense after a youth was killed in clashes. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the IPC have been clamped down and a curfew is in place. Clashes broke out between two groups over an objectionable post on the social media website...
  • MP: Ten men including husband gangrape a tribal woman, make her drink urine June 15, 2014

    Khandwa: In yet another shocking incident of crime against women, a tribal was allegedly gangraped by ten persons, including her husband, paraded naked and forced to drink urine in front of her minor son following a land dispute. After the woman lodged a complaint in which she alleged that the attack...
  • Villagers to boycott polls after stray dogs maul 6-year-old girl to death April 23, 2014

    In a tragic incident, street dogs mauled a six-year-old girl in Sihada village to death, when she went to answer nature's call, prompting enraged villagers to issue a poll boycott call, the police said. Villagers alleged that Khandwa Municipal Corporation employees caught large number of street dogs from urban areas and...
  • Wary of SIMI plans, MP ATS wants trial court in Central Jail January 14, 2014

    The Madhya Pradesh Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Monday requested a sessions court in Bhopal to set up a special court on the premises of the Bhopal Central Jail for conducting trial of suspected SIMI members lodged in the facility. "The request for setting up of the special court was made...
  • Damage to temple idol triggers tension in Khandwa block December 26, 2013

    Tension prevailed in the Khalta block headquarters of the district after an idol at a temple there was allegedly found damaged, following which locals launched an agitation to demand arrest of the culprit, police said. The agitators, while staging a demonstration, enforced a 'chakka jam' on the road from Ashapur to...
  • MP ATS arrests 3 SIMI terrorists who had escaped from Khandwa jail December 24, 2013

    Bhopal: Three Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) terrorists were on Tuesday nabbed by the Madhya Pradesh AntiTerror Squad from Sendhwa in Badwani. These three terrorists had escaped from Khandwa Jail about three months back. On October 1 seven SIMI members had made a daring escaped from the Khandwa jail in...
  • Municipal corporation clerk arrested for accepting bribe December 16, 2013

    Lokayukta Police caught aKhandwa Municipal Corporation clerk for allegedly accepting abribe of Rs 3,000 from a woman employee on Monday, for preparingher pension papers. Identified as Prakash Hathmode, the clerk hadallegedly demanded Rs 10,000 from a woman employee named AnuKanosia who will retire from service on December 31, toprepare her pension...
  • MP govt suspends jail incharge, chief wardens after 7 SIMI members escape from jail October 2, 2013

    Khandwa: A day after seven suspected SIMI members escaped from a jail in Khandwa, the Madhya Pradesh government has suspended the district jail incharge and chief wardens. In a daring predawn jailbreak amid a hail of gunfire, accused of heinous crimes including murder, escaped from the district prison after allegedly stabbing...
  • 1 SIMI member caught, 6 on the run after escaping from Khandwa jail October 1, 2013

    Seven members of the terror outfit SIMI escaped from the Khandwa jail in Madhya Pradesh early on Tuesday morning. The police have claimed to have arrested one of them while six are still on the run. The police have now declared a high alert in Khandwa as well as Indore. Questions...
  • 1 SIMI member caught, 6 on the run after escaping from Khandwa jail October 1, 2013

    Bhopal: Seven members of the terror outfit SIMI escaped from the Khandwa jail in Madhya Pradesh early on Tuesday morning. Sources say the police have arrested one of them while six are still on the run. The police have now declared a high alert in Khandwa as well as Indore. Questions...
  • Is the state intolerant towards public protests? September 12, 2012

    Dramatic scenes in Madhya Pradesh as the state used force to evict a group of villagers protesting in neck deep water. ...
  • Anti nuke protestors to stand in sea from tomorrow September 12, 2012

    Kudankulam (TN): Taking a cue from 'Jal Satyagraha' activists in Madhya Pradesh, opponents of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant on Wednesday threatened to stand in the sea off Idianthakarai coast from Thursday as a steppedup form of agitation. Sources in People's Movement of Nuclear Energy (PMANE), which is spearheading the stir,...
  • MP: Evicting protestors in Harda an unfair treatment? September 12, 2012

    The government, which conceded to demands of protestors in the first case of jal stayagraha at Khandwa, acted tough in Harda. ...
  • MP: Protesters defy police, enter water again September 12, 2012

    Harda: Hours after police evicted them from their protest site in Harda in Madhya Pradesh, the villagers staging 'Jal Satyagraha' against raising the level of Indira Sagar Dam, tried to enter water again. On Wednesday morning, situation got tensed in Harda when police evicted all the protesters from the site...
  • MP: Indira Sagar Dam protesters forced out of water September 12, 2012

    The villagers, who were staging a protest in neckdeep water for most than 15 days, were forcefully pulled out of the water and evicted from the site by police on Wednesday. The villagers want the Indira Sagar Dam level to go down by two notches at 260 metres. But the...
  • Victory for Khandwa farmers, MP CM assures action September 10, 2012

    Khandwa: After 17 days of protests in neck deep water, the farmers of Khandwa won some form of victory on Monday with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan agreeing to reduce the water level in the dam and also promising to look at all their demands over the next...
  • MP CM agrees to reduce Omkareshwar water level September 10, 2012

    Khandwa: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has agreed to reduce the water level at the Omkareshwar Dam to 189 metre, says sources, after the villagers were protesting in neckdeep water for 17 days. He has also agreed to form a fivemember committee that will look at all their...
  • MP CM may agree to reduce Omkareshwar water level September 10, 2012

    Khandwa: It has been 17 days since villagers in Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh have been protesting in neckdeep water demanding compensation. Sources say that a major breakthrough is likely. Even as a Central factfinding team reaches Khandwa on Monday, sources have indicated to CNNIBN that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan...
  • Omkareshwar protest: Central team to visit Khandwa September 10, 2012

    Khandwa: A central team will visit Khandwa on Monday where villagers displaced by the Omkareshwar Dam have been protesting in neckdeep water for 17 days seeking rehabilitation and compensation. This comes two days after the state government promised to look into the matter. The people have been protesting against the...
  • Omkareshwar dam protests: Centre to send team September 9, 2012

    Bhopal: The Centre has finally taken note of the Omkareshwar dam protests and will send a team of observers to the site on Monday for a survey. The residents of Khandwa and Harda villages have been protesting for 16 days now, standing neckdeep in water. The people have been protesting against...
  • Madhya Pradesh govt assures antidam protesters September 8, 2012

    Bhopal: In a minor victory for Khandwa and Harda protesters, 15 days after the rising waters from Omkareshwar and Indira Sagar dams threatened to displace them, a twomember ministerial team from the Madhya Pradesh government has assured them of action. The protest started after the government unilaterally decided to raise...
  • In neckdeep water for days, villagers demand land September 6, 2012

    Khandwa: Villagers in Madhya Pradesh have been protesting in neckdeep water for almost two weeks now. Almost 130 of them are demanding compensation and land for their land that has gotten submerged after the height of two dams was raised. It's the ultimate act of protest, seen during antidam protests...
  • MP: 130 villagers protesting in neckdeep water for 12 days September 5, 2012

    The villagers, displaced due to two hydel projects, demand that the government gives them alternate land and more compensation. ...
  • MP: A week on, villagers protest in neckdeep water September 5, 2012

    Khandwa: Over 130 villagers in Madhya Pradesh have been protesting in neckdeep water for the past one week to seek compensation from the government. The protest is the first of a kind in Gopalgaon in the Khandwa district. The villagers are demanding compensation for their land which was submerged after...
  • MP: Villagers protest in waistdeep water August 30, 2012

    Khandwa: An unusual form of protest has been taking place in Madhya Pradesh as 34 residents from the village of Gogalgaon in the Khandwa district have been standing submerged in waistdeep water for the past four days. The villagers are demanding compensation for their land, which was submerged after the...
  • MP professor assaulted by students dies March 12, 2011

    Bhopal: A Madhya Pradesh college professor, who was allegedly roughed up by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarti Parishad (ABVP) activists earlier this week, has died of heart attack, police said on Saturday. Professor SS Thakur, who was allegedly roughed up by ABVP activists March 9 in the office of the dean of Bhagwant...
  • CJ: Woman solves watershortage problem for entire village September 30, 2009

    The scarcity of water in Madhya Pradeshs Khandwa village prompted Ram Kuvarbhai to take charge and end the water woes in her village. She donated her own land in order to have a well and started digging. Within 3 months, the villagers had a well of their own. A...
  • Khandwa tensed following communal discord October 18, 2007

    New Delhi: With Eid, Navrataras and Durga Puja, festive fever is high across the country. But in Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa region, the mood is tense and celebrations are tinged with a growing insecurity. Meet Rehana who has just returned home from her annual flight for life. She has survived yet...
  • Village kicks the butt, WHO lauds May 28, 2007

    New Delhi: A little hamlet in Madhya Pradesh has literally emerged from behind the obscurity of a smokescreen to be lauded in a report submitted by World Health Organisation (WHO). The report, titled 'Profile on SmokeFree Environment in the SouthEast Asia Region', has praised the residents of Chinchgohan Bhairokheda village...
  • Shiv gets a millionaire 'Ahuja' tag May 2, 2007

    Khandwa: Two millionaire families Ahujas and Gehlots were locked in a court battle over twoandahalf month old Shiv, who was found abandoned in a rail compartment at Khandwa railway station. The Khandwa district court in Madhya Pradesh gave the custody to the Ahujas, saying the family did not...