Omkareshwar

  • Protest to demand release of water into canals January 5, 2014

    The project affected people of Omkareshwar and Indira Sagar dam projects built on Narmada river on Sunday staged a protest before a team of Union Ministry of Environment at Amladha village to demand release of water into canals. The protesters, led by Sheru Patel, Rajesh Patidar and Bhagwan Bai, on Sunday told...
  • Narendra Dabholkar's murder could be state-sponsored: Raj Thackeray September 19, 2013

    Expressing anguish over no breakthrough in rationalist Narendra Dabholkar murder case even after a month, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday alleged the killing could be "state-sponsored" one. "Since there is no breakthrough in the murder case of Narendra Dabholkar, the needle of suspicion is pointing towards the...
  • Narendra Dabholkar murder: Pune police takes Sanatan worker into custody August 29, 2013

    A Sanatan Sanstha worker was picked from Goa by Pune police, as part of its probe into the murder of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar. Sandip Shinde (31), a Sanatan 'Sadhak' was taken into custody on Wednesday night by a team of Pune police which descended at the ashram in Ramnathi village...
  • Dabholkar murder case: Pune police visits Goa ashram August 28, 2013

    Ramnathi: The trail of the murder case of anti-superstition activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar has taken the Pune police to a ashram in Goa. The police team on Wednesday visited the Sanatan Sanstha Ashram at Ramnathi in Goa where they are questioning the members. Dabholkar, who led a campaign against anti-superstition,...
  • Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan signs anti-superstition ordinance August 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has given his assent to the anti black magic and superstition ordinance. The move is likely to relieve preassure from the Maharashtra government which has been under severe criticism for the delay in the Bill. The state government on Wednesday had cleared...
  • The Robert Vadra land deal explainer August 21, 2013

    CNN-IBN has accessed documents that reveal that Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra bought land from Omkareshwar properties using a 'fictitious' cheque. Documents accessed by CNN-IBN show IAS officer Ashok Khemka claimed in his response to a Haryana government inquiry report that Vadra, through his firm Skylight Hospitality, bought...
  • Are rationalists under threat in India? August 20, 2013

    Anti-superstition activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar was shot dead on Tuesday while he was on a morning walk in Pune. ...
  • Activists protest murder of Narendra Dabholkar, demands probe August 20, 2013

    Social activists on Tuesday expressed their shock and anger at the murder of anti-superstition activist and editor of 'Sadhna' weekly Dr Narendra Dabholkar. Dabholkar was shot dead on Tuesday while he was on a morning walk near the Omkareshwar temple in Pune. ...
  • Shock, outrage at anti-superstition activist Dabholkar's murder August 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Social activists on Tuesday expressed their shock and anger at the murder of anti-superstition activist and editor of 'Sadhna' weekly Dr Narendra Dabholkar. Over a hundred activist on Tuesday gathered at Shivaji Mandir in Dadar to protest the brutal killing of Dabholkar. They demanded that the government must act...
  • Prithviraj Chavan, Sharad Pawar condemn killing of activist Narendra Dabholkar August 20, 2013

    In a setback to the progressive movement in Maharashtra, leading anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar was shot dead by two unidentified assailants while he was out on a morning walk in Pune on Tuesday. Known for his over two-decade long campaign against outdated and inhuman social practices, Dabholkar was currently engaged in...
  • Anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar shot dead by unknown assailants August 20, 2013

    Activist Narendra Dabholkar, who was in the forefront of a campaign to persuade Maharashtra government to pass an anti-superstition and black magic bill, was shot dead in Pune on Tuesday morning by unknown assailants. Dabholkar was found dead in a pool of blood at Omkareshwar bridge of the city. Dabholkar, who...
  • Pune: Anti-superstition activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar shot dead August 20, 2013

    Pune: Leading anti-superstition activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar was shot dead in Pune on Tuesday morning. Dabholkar was shot dead while on a morning walk near the Omkareshwar temple. Dabholkar was the editor of a weekly titled Sadhana. Initial reports suggest that four rounds were fired and he succumbed to bullet injuries...
  • Monsoon begins to recede in MP August 6, 2013

    After witnessing excess downpour, monsoons have now slowed down in Madhya Pradesh with only 2.6 mm of rainfall registered in the state . So far, 807.3 mm rainfall has been recorded across MP, which is 498 mm or 62 percent more than normal. Over 1000 mm rainfall has been registered in...
  • MP govt spends crores on Foundation Day November 1, 2012

    Bhopal: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Madhya Pradesh is having some pricey fun at the expense of poor, hapless farmers. The Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government has allegedly splurged hundreds of crores on its 57th foundation day. This came even as it refused to waive off around Rs...
  • 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 neck-deep water for 17 days. He has also agreed to form a five-member 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 neck-deep water demanding compensation. Sources say that a major breakthrough is likely. Even as a Central fact-finding team reaches Khandwa on Monday, sources have indicated to CNN-IBN 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 neck-deep 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 neck-deep in water. The people have been protesting against...
  • Madhya Pradesh govt assures anti-dam 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 two-member ministerial team from the Madhya Pradesh government has assured them of action. The protest started after the government unilaterally decided to raise...
  • Omkareshwar dam protests: MP govt assures action September 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The Madhya Pradesh government on Saturday promised action on the rising water level in the Omkareshwar Dam after nearly 15 days of protests by people living in villagers nearby that are threatened by it. Activists of the Narmada Bachao Andolan, who is spearheading the protests whereby people have been...
  • Omkareshwar dam: Activists, ministers to meet September 8, 2012

    Khandwa: It has been 15 days since the villagers of Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh began their protest standing in neck-deep water against raising the height of the Omkareshwar Dam that threatens to submerge and wash away their homes. The protests are being led by the activists of the Narmada Bachao Andolan,...
  • Omkareshwar Dam protest: Moily meets NHPC officials September 7, 2012

    Khandwa: Power minister Veerappa Moily on Friday met NHPC officials to discuss the Omkareshwar project in Khandwa. CNN-IBN had highlighted the protests by locals against the 520 MW plant which is a joint venture between NHPC and the Madhya Pradesh government. The villagers are against raising the height of the...
  • In neck-deep water for days, villagers demand land September 6, 2012

    Khandwa: Villagers in Madhya Pradesh have been protesting in neck-deep 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 anti-dam protests...
  • MP: A week on, villagers protest in neck-deep water September 5, 2012

    Khandwa: Over 130 villagers in Madhya Pradesh have been protesting in neck-deep 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 waist-deep 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 waist-deep water for the past four days. The villagers are demanding compensation for their land, which was submerged after the...