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MP factory where 11 died has been a site of 2 similar accidents over last decade

In 2015, one person was killed and two dozen people injured in a similar accident, and in 2021, four people were killed in another blast

Explosive material at the site after a blast in a firecracker factory in Harda town, Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday (ANI)
Updated on Feb 07, 2024 08:54 AM IST
By, Bhopal/harda

11 killed, several injured in blaze at firecracker factory

Harda chief medical and health officer HP Singh said rescue teams had recovered 10 bodies by 4pm, five-and-a-half hours after the explosions first took place

Firefighters attempt to douse flames after a major fire incident in Harda town, Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Updated on Feb 07, 2024 07:34 AM IST
By, Bhopal/ Harda

11 killed, 60 houses gutted in blast in cracker factory in MP’s Harda

Sixty-three people were injured in the blast and more than hundred houses near to the factory have been evacuated in Bairagarh locality of Harda in Madhya Pradesh

Police said the whole city was engulfed with black smoke after the blast in the cracker factory in Harda. (Representative Image)
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 02:49 PM IST

16-yr-old gang-raped, thrown off bridge in MP; accused on the run

The accused, identified as Bobby Rawat (19) and Satendra Kushwaha (28), abducted the girl and took her near Sahrai bridge in Dabra where they raped her

A special team has been constituted to nab the accused, who are currently absconding (Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 02, 2024 08:34 AM IST
By, Bhopal

Class 10 girl abducted, gang-raped in Gwalior: Police

Police said the incident took place on Monday (January 29), adding the accused, after raping the minor, threw her from a bridge

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Feb 01, 2024 07:31 PM IST

India’s first river linking project faces hurdle as govt gets no tenders for dam

The government has received no tenders to construct the Daudhan Dam and two tunnels in the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur

A tripartite agreement for the implementation of the Ken-Betwa Link project was signed among the states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh and the central government on March 22, 2021. (Representative Image)
Published on Jan 31, 2024 08:17 PM IST

Man tries to kill minor daughter in Bhopal; arrested

The eight-year-old is admitted at the Hamidia hospital in a critical condition, while the father has been charged under section 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC

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Published on Jan 31, 2024 08:54 AM IST

Madhya Pradesh sub-divisional magistrate allegedly smothered to death by husband

The family of the deceased sub-divisional officer Nisha Napit alleged that her husband used to harass her for money

Sub-divisonal magistrate Nisha Napit. (File)
Updated on Jan 29, 2024 06:37 PM IST

Clash erupts after Sardar Patel’s statue vandalised in MP village: Police

People pelted stones and used canes, many shops were vandalised, and vehicles were set on fire in the area, said police, adding that a sub-inspector, Lalchand Sharma, and some locals have been injured

People pelted stones at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 02:20 PM IST

3 years on, man, son acquitted in false hate crime case in Madhya Pradesh

Though she returned to her village in March last year and recorded her statement at the Amarwada police station, the police took 10 months to establish that she was indeed Kanchan

Kanchan, then a 14-year-old tribal girl, went missing from her home in Jopnala village in June 2014 (Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 07:06 AM IST
By, Bhopal

Bal Puraskar for 9-year-old who scaled Everest base camp after a battle with Down Syndrome

The government of India citation for Tiwari, awarded in the “social service” category, says, “Avnish is an incredible young individual who has overcome tremendous obstacles in his life”

President Droupadi Murmu presents the award to Avnish Tiwari at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 05:40 AM IST
By, Bhopal

Cheetah Jwala gives birth to three cubs in Kuno National Park

The Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh now has seven cubs and 13 adult cheetahs. A forest official said that Cheetah Pawan is the father of all the seen cubs

Cheetah Jwala had given birth to four cubs in March 2023, but only one survived. (File)
Updated on Jan 23, 2024 01:27 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh HC pulls up state govt over ‘frivolous’ review plea, slaps fine

Justice Sanjay Dwivedi asked how could a government advocate move such a review petition despite being well-versed in the pendency of cases in courts

The state higher education department principal secretary filed the review petition. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jan 23, 2024 10:54 AM IST
By, Monika Pandey

Police start probe into allegations of abuse at private orphanage in Indore

The orphanage, run by the Vatsalyapuram Jain Trust, had not been registered under the Juvenile Justice Act for the past three years.

Another inmate told officials that the management would hang them upside down from the railing on the first floor, and forced them to inhale chilli smoke as punishment (Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 19, 2024 05:11 AM IST
By, Bhopal

7-year-old girl raped, abandoned on farm in Madhya Pradesh

A seven-year-old girl was abducted, raped and left abandoned in a farm in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Tuesday.

HT Image
Updated on Jan 17, 2024 07:34 AM IST
By, Anupam Pateriya, Bhopal

Police exhume body of infant killed in dog attack in Bhopal

A video of the incident was shared widely on social media platforms and was brought to the notice of the police and the administration

The family had buried the body without informing the police (Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 14, 2024 12:27 AM IST
By, Bhopal

MP plans grand events to mark celebration of Ayodhya Ram Mandir consecration

On Friday, chief minister Mohan Yadav said the state will send five lakh ladoos from Ujjain’s Mahakaleshwar shrine to Ayodhya

Construction underway at Ram Temple in Ayodhya ahead of the consecration ceremony (PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 13, 2024 11:41 AM IST

Install replicas of Ram Mandir in shops, malls or people will ‘respond’: Indore Mayor

The statement came 15 days after the mayor wrote to all shopkeepers and mall administrations in Indore to install a replica of the Ram temple from January 15-21

An aerial view of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. (Photo by Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra)
Published on Jan 09, 2024 09:47 AM IST

Missing girls from children’s home in Bhopal found safe; CM orders action

Bhopal district collector suspended the WCD project officer, Komal Upadhyay, supervisor Manjusha Raj and former project officer Brijendra Pratap Singh, for failing to monitor the activities of the children’s home, Anachal, run by one Anil Mathew

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Mohan Yadav (Twitter/@DrMohanYadav51)
Updated on Jan 07, 2024 02:06 PM IST

Namibian cheetah Asha gives birth to 3 cubs at KNP in Madhya Pradesh

Asha is one of the cheetahs who explored over 300 km of forest area near Kuno National Park after being released in the wild last year

Asha gave birth to cubs in the big predator free enclosure seven days ago (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 06:10 PM IST

MP man caught for rape dies; police say he ate poison before arrest

A 23-year-old man arrested on rape charges in Madhya Pradesh died due to poisoning, police claim he consumed insecticide, family demands probe.

The girl’s family had accused the 23-year-old of rape, claiming that he had abducted their minor daughter (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 08:54 PM IST

BJP MLA’s son arrested on attempt to murder charge after CCTV clip emerges

Dinesh Lodhi, is the son of BJP MLA Pritam Lodhi who was elected from MP’s Picchore assembly segment in December

Police said Dinesh Lodhi was arrested on a complaint of Ravindra Yadav (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 09:37 PM IST

MP woman shoots husband, brother-in-law to death for fighting over land

The woman told police that her husband was habitual drunkard. She was upset with daily abuses and fight among family members

The woman said her husband and brother-in-law had a fight over an ancestral land on Sunday night. (Representative Image)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 08:20 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh: Infant dies after branded with hot iron in Shahdol

This is the third death of children due to branding in stomach, locally known as ‘Dagna’, in Shahdol district since November 21

Police said they are investigating the matter. (Representative Image)
Published on Dec 31, 2023 04:54 PM IST

MP CM allocates portfolios, keeps home; dy CMs get finance, health

The chief minister also retained the General Administration Department (GAD), industrial policies and investment promotion, besides all other departments not specifically assigned to any minister

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Mohan Yadav (Twitter/@CMMadhyaPradesh)
Updated on Dec 31, 2023 11:30 AM IST

13 charred to death as bus catches fire in MP’s Guna; CM announces ex-gratia

The bus collided head-on with the dumper truck in the valley of Duhai Temple. The collision was so strong that the bus caught fire, said Guna superintendent of police (SP) Vijay Khatri

 (Twitter/video screengrab)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 05:48 PM IST

Prahlad Patel, Vijayvargiya among 28 inducted as Madhya Pradesh ministers

Mohan Yadav took oath as chief minister on December 13 along with Rajendra Shukla and Jagdish Devda who were sworn in as deputy CMs

Madhya Pradesh governor Mangubhai Patel and chief minister Mohan Yadav pose for a group photo with the newly inducted ministers of the council of ministers (PTI)
Updated on Dec 25, 2023 04:58 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh: CM Mohan Yadav to expand Cabinet, induct 28 ministers today

A BJP leader, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Yadav’s Cabinet will have new faces and senior leaders, including members of Parliament, who successfully contested the assembly elections

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Mohan Yadav. (PTI)
Published on Dec 25, 2023 11:06 AM IST

MP school admin booked for thrashing students for shouting Jai Shree Ram

The case was registered after National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) chairman Priyank Kanoongo visited the school in Madhya Pradesh’s Vidisha

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) chairman Priyank Kanoongo. (File)
Updated on Dec 24, 2023 02:15 PM IST

We will prove Prime Meridian runs through Ujjain, and change world time: MP CM

Mohan Yadav was referencing an ancient Hindu astronomical belief that Ujjain was once considered India’s central meridian

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav and Deputy Chief Ministers Jagdish Devda and Rajendra Shukla during the Winter session of MP Assembly, in Bhopal, Thursday,(PTI)
Updated on Dec 22, 2023 11:39 AM IST
By, Bhopal
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