A mood of jubilation prevailed in Vidisha on Wednesday as the child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, who hails from the city, received the Nobel Peace Prize alongwith Malala Yousafzai at a ceremony in Oslo.
As news of Bachpan Bachao Andolan activist Kailash Satyarthi getting the Nobel Peace Prize reached his hometown here on Friday, celebrations broke out with people distributing sweets and bursting firecrackers.
The 2009 Lok Sabha poll was a cakewalk for BJP leader Sushma Swaraj as the nomination of her Congress rival Rajkumar Patel was cancelled at the eleventh hour in Vidisha constituency but retaining that kind of victory margin is a major challenge before her this time.
n a remark which could ruffle some feathers in the BJP ahead of the General Elections, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Minister Surendra Patwa said that Sushma Swaraj could be the future deputy prime minister if voted to power at the Centre.
Five members of a family, including two women and a four-month-old boy, died of suffocation after a fire broke out at their ground-floor grocery in the main market area here in the wee hours on Monday, police said.
In a surprise move, the BJP has decided to field Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan from Vidisha seat along with Budhni, from where he has already filed his nomination for the Assembly Elections.
Two children were runover by a speeding train while crossing the tracks at Gulabganj railway station near here on Tuesday, triggering violent protests and arson in which a railway employee was burnt alive and another was battling for life with serious injuries.