Madhya Pradesh

India: HC dismisses Pragya application on plea challenging her election Aseem Chaudhary 14/12/2019 - 14:18

Jabalpur, Dec 13 (PTI) The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday dismissed BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur's application questioning maintainability of a petition challenging her election to the Lok Sabha from Bhopal.

The petition, filed by Bhopal-based journalist Rakesh Dixit, alleged the controversial Hindutva leader, during campaigning, delivered speeches on religious lines, thus violating election norms.

India: Girl raped by student at her school in MP Aseem Chaudhary 14/12/2019 - 14:09

Jabalpur, Dec 13 (PTI) A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a student at a private school here, police said on Friday.

The incident occurred inside the toilet of the school on December 5, police said.

According to police, her parents lodged a complaint on December 12, after she told them about the incident and her medical examination confirmed that she had been raped.

India: Catholic priest arrested for forgery in MP Aseem Chaudhary 13/12/2019 - 12:55

Bhopal, Dec 12 (PTI) A Catholic priest has been arrested and sent to 15-day judicial custody on the alleged charges of forgery and cheating, police said on Thursday.

Father Anand Muttungal, the former spokesman and public relation officer of Catholic Church of Madhya Pradesh, was arrested and produced in court on Wednesday, inspector Hari Om Dixit of the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) said.

Muttungal has been sent to judicial custody till December 26, he added.

India: Protest held in Bhopal against citizenship bill Aseem Chaudhary 13/12/2019 - 12:50

Bhopal, Dec 12 (PTI) Braving untimely drizzle, members of an organisation staged a protest here on Thursday evening against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) alleging it was unconstitutional and communal in nature.

The protesters, members of the Madhya Pradesh Democratic Rights Forum (MPDRF), burnt copies of the bill at Board Office square and chanted slogans against the legislation approved by Parliament.

Massive protests against the bill have rocked the north-eastern states.

India: Cong MLA wants MP govt to reject citizenship act, NRC Aseem Chaudhary 13/12/2019 - 12:15

Bhopal,Dec 13 (PTI) Congress MLA Arif Masood has demanded that Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath reject the amended Citizenship Act as well as proposed country-wide National Register of Citizens.

He would resign as legislator otherwise, said Masood, MLA from Bhopal Central constituency, while speaking to reporters on Thursday night.

Nath should emulate West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee who has said that the Citizenship Act and NRC would not be implemented in her state, he said.

India: Bungalow of human trafficking-accused bizman razed in MP Aseem Chaudhary 09/12/2019 - 12:41

Indore, Dec 9 (PTI) A bungalow of runaway businessman Jitendra Soni, who is wanted on the charges of human trafficking and others, was demolished on Monday morning by the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC).

The 1500 sq ft bungalow in Shantikunj Colony was constructed on land earmarked for a public garden, officials said.

India: Elderly man gored to death by bull in MP Aseem Chaudhary 06/12/2019 - 12:52

Jabalpur (MP), Dec 5 (PTI) A 70-year-old man was gored to death by a bull at a farm in Chattarpur village near here on Thursday, police said.

The deceased, Sudershan Patel, worked as a farm caretaker, they said.

"After placing fodder at the farm, Patel turned to go when the bull charged at him from behind and impaled him with horns. He suffered multiple grievous injuries in the attack and died on the spot," Barela Police Station in-charge, inspector Sushil Chouhan, said.

India: Man arrested for raping minor after fraudulently `marrying' her Aseem Chaudhary 04/12/2019 - 10:45

Mandsaur (MP), Dec 3 (PTI) A man was arrested in Mandsaur town of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl after fraudulently marrying her, the police said.

Sonu Kumawat (24), the accused, and the girl knew each other for some time, a police official said.

India: Onions worth Rs 30k stolen in MP Aseem Chaudhary 04/12/2019 - 10:42

Mandsaur (MP), Dec 3 (PTI) A farmer has alleged that thieves harvested and carted away seven quintals of onions worth over Rs 30,000 from his field in Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh, police said on Tuesday.

Onions, now the staple of political debates besides the kitchen due to its skyrocketing prices, are retailing at Rs 100-120 per kilogram across the country.

India: Jobless man shoots dead wife, self Adam Baker 25/11/2019 - 09:10

Gwalior, Nov 24 (PTI) A 29-year-old man shot dead his wife with his licensed pistol on Sunday and then turned it on himself in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, police said.

The incident happened in the afternoon in Madhoganj area, said City Superintendent of Police Hemant Tiwari.

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