Madhya Pradesh News

SC turns down Digvijay's plea for CBI probe in MPPEB scam

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to order CBI probe into the Madhya Pradesh professional examination board (MPPEB) scam in conducting entrance tests for admission to various colleges and jobs in the state and dismissed Congress leader Digvijay Singh's plea.

Rs 2,839 cr spent under Bundelkhand special package so far

An amount of Rs 2,839.91 crore was spent out of Rs 3,755.08 crore released by government under the special package for drought mitigation strategies in the parched Bundelkhand region since November 2009, Parliament was informed on Friday.

Haryana police to carry out search at Rampal's ashram in MP

A team of Haryana police has arrived in Madhya Pradesh's Betul district to conduct a search at an under-construction ashram of arrested 'self-styled' godman Rampal, where his commandos were reportedly recruited, trained and sent to Hisar in Haryana.

Bhopal gas tragedy: Toxic waste disposal still awaited

Bhopal: The toxic waste after the Bhopal Gas tragedy lying at the Union Carbide plant here is still awaiting disposal, even after 29 years of the world's worst industrial disaster, amid concerns of air and water pollution.

Voting begins in first phase of MP civic polls

Polling in 135 municipal bodies under the first phase of urban bodies elections is currently underway in Madhya Pradesh.

Bhopal gas tragedy victims move higher US court against UCC

Victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy have filed an appeal in a higher court here contesting a lower court's decision that Union Carbide Corporation cannot be sued for the ongoing contamination from the chemical plant.

25 school kids hospitalised after eating mid-day meal in MP

Twenty five students of a government school in Dharampuri village in the district were on Tuesday hospitalised as they complained of health problems after consuming food under the mid-day meal scheme.

Four of family found dead in MP

A woman and her three minor children were found dead under mysterious circumstances at their residence in Old Panna village area here, police said on Monday.

MP police coordinating with UP police, NIA in Bijnor blast case

The Madhya Pradesh police has joined hands with their Uttar Pradesh counterparts and National Investigation Agency (NIA) in probing the case related to explosion during bomb-making in UP's Bijnor district in which five SIMI activists are allegedly involved.

Digvijay urges MP govt to curb black marketing of fertilisers

 Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday said Madhya Pradesh government should undertake immediate measures to prevent black-marketing of fertilisers in the state.

Followers move out of Rampal's ashram in Madhya Pradesh

With arrest of controversial godman Rampal in Haryana two days back, his under-construction ashram here wore a deserted look as some of the followers left the place.

Bhopal gas tragedy: PIL seeks info on Warren Anderson's escape from India

A PIL filed before Madhya Pradesh High Court on Thursday sought a direction to the state government to disclose all the details of the alleged safe passage to Warren Anderson, the deceased CEO of now-defunct Union Carbide Corporation, in December 1984.

PIL seeks info on Warren Anderson's escape from India

A PIL filed before Madhya Pradesh High Court on Thursday sought a direction to the state government to disclose all the details of the alleged safe passage to Warren Anderson, the deceased CEO of now-defunct Union Carbide Corporation, in December 1984.

BJP government has reduced assistance to MP, alleges Congress

 Madhya Pradesh Congress President Arun Yadav said here today that the BJP-led central government has reduced financial assistance to the state, due to which MP's economic health has "worsened".

Bhopal gas victims wait for additional compensation

 The survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy Thursday expressed the hope that the additional monetary compensation promised them by the chemicals and fertilizers ministry would be disbursed on time.

MPPEB scam: Retd judge, 2 others agree to monitor STF's probe

Retired high court judge Chandresh Bhushan and two others have given their consent to be members of SIT that will monitor the Special Task Force's ongoing probe into the multi-crore Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) admission and recruitment scam.

Woman thrown out of moving train in MP after robbery

A woman in her late 20s was seriously injured on Wednesday after she was allegedly thrown out of a moving train near Karonda railway station, some 20 kilometres from Bina in Sagar district.

Indira Gandhi's statue unveiled at MPCC office

 A statue of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was on Wednesday unveiled in front of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) office here on the occasion of her 97th birth anniversary.

Plane on training sortie crashes in Indore, 2 pilots injured

Two pilots were on Wednesday injured when an aircraft of Madhya Pradesh Flying Club on a training sortie crashed at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in the city, an airport official said.

Newly built bridge collapses in Madhya Pradesh, two injured

A newly constructed bridge on Umri-Etawah road near the district headquarters allegedly collapsed on Wednesday when an overloaded sand truck was crossing it causing serious injuries to the driver and cleaner.

Plane on training sortie crashes in Indore, two injured

An aircraft of Madhya Pradesh Flying Club on training sortie crashed at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport here on Wednesday in which two persons were seriously injured, police said.

Minor raped in Indore, accused arrested

A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth here, following which the accused has been arrested along with three of his friends who filmed the act, police said.

MP local body polls: Congress offers sops for women

Congress in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday promised to construct at least 25 modern toilets each in all metro cities of the state for women, if it wins the upcoming local body elections.

No 'Kiss of Love' protest in Bhopal

The 'Kiss of Love' protest against moral policing, planned by some college students, was not held here on Sunday as police maintained a strict vigil to prevent any such event from happening.

Bhopal gas victims assured compensation, end fast

After being assured that their demands, including additional compensation, will be met, survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy ended their protest here, a statement said Saturday.

Heptullah to adopt village in Bhopal next week

Minorities Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah will adopt a village in Bhopal under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY).

MPCC vice president resigns over local body poll ticket issue

Protesting the denial of party ticket to his supporter for the forthcoming local body polls in Madhya Pradesh, state Congress Committee's vice president Manak Agrawal has resigned from his post.

MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav hospitalised after breathing problems

Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav has been admitted to a hospital here following breathing problems.

Madhya Pradesh Congress vice-president quits post

Madhya Pradesh Congress vice-president Manak Agarwal has quit his post following differences with the party over ticket distribution for the forthcoming civic polls in the state.

MP HC appoints members of SIT for monitoring MPPEB scam probe

 The Madhya Pradesh High Court today named three members of the special investigation team (SIT) which will monitor the probe into the MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) admission/recruitment scam.