Madhya Pradesh News

20 dead in MP train derailments, rescue operations on
20 dead in MP train derailments, rescue operations on

At least twenty people were so far reported killed after two trains derailed while crossing a swollen Machak river near Harda in Madhya Pradesh even as rescue operations continued through the night, local government official said Wednesday.

Flooding of tracks caused derailment: Railways

Railways on Wednesday said the sudden flow of water on the tracks caused the derailment of the two trains while they were crossing the swollen Machak river near Harda in Madhya Pradesh.


Passenger train derails in Madhya Pradesh, bogies fall into river

A passenger train travelling from Mumbai to Varanasi has derailed in Madhya Pradesh with "two-four of its bogies" falling into a river. Casualties are not yet known, police said.


Several passengers feared dead as two trains derail in Madhya Pradesh
Several passengers feared dead as two trains derail in Madhya Pradesh

Several passengers were feared dead when two express trains tonight derailed while crossing a bridge on swollen Machak river near Harda in Madhya Pradesh, senior district officials said.


Madhya Pradesh govt to purchase new aircraft worth Rs 80 crore

The Madhya Pradesh government will purchase a new aeroplane with an estimated cost of Rs 80 crore while it is planning to sell its existing aircraft which is over ten-year-old.

Miracle! Infant declared dead by doctors comes alive in MP
Miracle! Infant declared dead by doctors comes alive in MP

Miracles do happen – this was proved once again when a new-born baby boy, who was declared dead by the doctors, came back to life in the Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh.

CBI speeds up taking over of Vyapam cases, 5 more FIRs registered

After Supreme Court direction to speed up the Vyapam probe, CBI on Monday registered five cases in connection with the scam, taking the total number of FIRs to over 30.

Former MP minister Jagannath Singh passes away

 Former Madhya Pradesh minister and senior BJP leader Jagannath Singh passed away here on Monday after prolonged illness.

Guilty in Vyapam scam will not be spared: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

None of the guilty in the Vyapam scam will be spared, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday said even as he rejected Congress's demand for his resignation over the matter.

Lot of scope for Cong to strengthen itself in MP: Jyotiraditya Scindia

 Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday underlined the need for his party to strengthen its presence at the ground level in Madhya Pradesh.

Vyapam scam: CBI files fresh FIRs against eight people

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered eight fresh FIRs in connection with the controversial Vyapam scam.

CBI registers eight more FIRs in Vyapam scam

CBI on Saturday registered eight more FIRs in connection with Vyapam scam, taking the number of cases filed in connection with alleged irregularities in the conduct of professional and academic examinations by Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board to 23 so far.

Gang-rape: ASP shunted; protesters threaten self-immolation

Madhya Pradesh government has shunted district Additional Superintendent of Police to Bhopal, in the wake of women protesters today threatening to set themselves afire, alleging the police was "protecting" the accused in a minor girl gangrape case.

MP man administered veterinary glucose, 3 suspended

An elderly man was administered glucose meant for animals at the district hospital here, following which a nurse and two hospital staffers were suspended.

Cabinet expansion in Madhya Pradesh soon: Shivraj

In the midst of a controversy over the Vyapam scam, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Friday said he would soon carry out an expansion of his council of ministers.

Vyapam scam: Take all cases from STF, SIT in three weeks, SC to CBI
Vyapam scam: Take all cases from STF, SIT in three weeks, SC to CBI

The Supreme Court on Friday gave six weeks time to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to appoint prosecutors in connection with its ongoing probe into the multi-crore Vyapam recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh.

CBI registers another FIR in Vyapam case

CBI on Thursday registered 15th FIR against 64 persons including OSDs of state Ministers in connection with its probe in Vyapam scam, taking over investigations in the case of Police Constable Recruitment Examination in 2013.

CBI files 18th FIR in Vyapam case

 The CBI on Thursday registered its 18th FIR in connection with its ongoing probe in the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh.

NHRC notice to MP govt over employment of children for begging

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent notice to Madhya Pradesh government over reports of employing children for begging on daily wages in Gwalior.

Yakub Memon woken up early, provided fresh clothes

Yakub Memon, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict, was woken up at 3.30 am on Thursday, permitted a warm bath and provided a set of fresh clothes -- hours ahead of his scheduled hanging.

Rains, flood kill 54 in Madhya Pradesh

 At least 54 people have been killed in Madhya Pradesh since the monsoon hit the state on June 14, the revenue department has said, adding that the kin of the dead will get compensation of Rs.4 lakh each.

Kalam's life will be taught in schools: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

A lesson on the life of late former president APJ Abdul Kalam will be taught in schools across Madhya Pradesh in a bid to make students ideal citizens in their life, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Tuesday.

Govt official held for taking bribe in Madhya Pradesh

A patwari (government officer) was caught red-handed for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 3,000 for regularising a marriage garden at Lahrauli village in the district.

CBI files 16th FIR in Vyapam case

The CBI on Monday registered the 16th FIR and another preliminary inquiry in connection with its ongoing probe into the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh.

Vyapam scam whistle-blower's wife detained; he alleges harassment

Police here detained the wife of the Vyapam scam whistle-blower Prashant Pandey briefly and seized Rs 9.96 lakh cash from her alleging it to be 'hawala' money, with her husband calling it a witch-hunt.

Heavy rains cause flood like situation in Madhya Pradesh

A flood like situation has been prevailing in Vidisha, Raisen, Shajapur, Harda, Betul and Sehore districts of Madhya Pardesh, owing to incessant rainfall since Thursday.

Digvijay Singh is a born conspirator: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, under fire over the Vyapam scam, has described Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh as a "born conspirator" and alleged that Congressmen always hit below the belt.

When will CBI take over all Vyapam scam cases, asks SC

The Supreme Court Friday asked the CBI to inform it within a week the specific time frame by which it will "take over" entire investigation into the Vyapam scam cases so that the issue of monitoring can be decided.

Youth Congress holds protest over Vyapam, workers lathi charged

Over a dozen Youth Congress workers sustained minor injuries after police used force to stop them from marching towards Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's residence here over the Vyapam scam.

CBI registers FIR against former Controller of Exams Vyapam

CBI on Thursday registered an FIR against the then Controller of Examination, Vyapam, besides 37 others in connection with alleged illegalities committed in the Madhya Pradesh Junior Food Supplies Officer and Inspector, Weights and Measurements recruitment examination, 2012.