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She is a senior reporter based at Bhopal. She covers higher education, social issues, youth affairs, woman and child development related issues, sports and business & industries.

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5 factors that helped BJP trounce Cong in Madhya Pradesh

The BJP has appeared to shrug off any effects of anti-incumbency, despite ruling Madhya Pradesh for 18 of the past 20 years

Though just around 42% of the votes were counted till 1.30pm on Sunday, the BJP was leading in 163 seats in the state, as against 64 for the Congress. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 03, 2023 01:37 PM IST
By, Bhopal

Congress demands high level security at counting centres in MP

Congress leaders submitted a memorandum to MP chief electoral officer after an alleged video of a BJP leader granting permission to his party men to create ruckus at counting centres went viral on social media

The counting of votes of 230 assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh will be taken place at the district headquarters in the state on Sunday. (Representative Image)
Updated on Dec 02, 2023 04:09 PM IST

4 FIRs lodged in Indore against deepfake videos of politicians on social media

Such videos are being used mainly to malign the image of politicians and spread misinformation. The suspects in these cases remain unknown

PM Narendra Modi had cautioned the country about the dangers posed by deepfake images and videos generated using AI. (Representative photo)
Published on Nov 27, 2023 05:52 PM IST

Woman abducted from petrol pump rescued; two arrested

Police said that the family alleged that the 22-year-old man, who is the prime suspect in the case, was stalking her and even reached her home on Diwali, threatening her while brandishing a gun

The abduction, which was captured on CCTV cameras, took place in the Jhansi Road area around 9.30am (Agencies)
Updated on Nov 21, 2023 09:36 AM IST
By, Bhopal/gwalior

College student, 19, abducted in Gwalior; her stalker is prime suspect: Police

Police said a man who had been stalking the college student was the prime suspect in the abduction case

Police said the abduction was captured on a CCTV camera installed at the petrol pump (Videograb)
Published on Nov 20, 2023 03:41 PM IST

MP has BJP and it will remain so after December 3’: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he understands the pain of poor as he belongs to a poor family and that is why he provided free ration during Covid 19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting in Jhabua in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Nov 14, 2023 06:50 PM IST

MP polls: Identity politics plays key role in communally fragile Malwa region

The Malwa Nimar region of Madhya Pradesh has seen a spurt in the number of communal clashes cases in the past five years

The Malwa Nimar region of Madhya Pradesh has seen a spurt in the number of communal clashes cases in the past five years (File photo)
Updated on Nov 14, 2023 01:14 PM IST

PM secured India by stopping Rohingya infiltration: Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for stopping members of the Rohingya community from entering India and banning the Popular Front of India (PFI). He accused the Congress party of dynastic politics and corruption ahead of the upcoming elections in Madhya Pradesh. Shah warned that if the Congress were to win, it would result in a government with too many cooks and a lack of productivity. The Congress party criticized the BJP for resorting to religious and nationalist tactics in the elections.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah at a public meeting in Dhar district on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 12, 2023 05:18 AM IST

Illegal mining casts shadow on Narmada politics in poll season

The Narmada has always been central to the imagination of Madhya Pradesh, geographically India’s second largest state, and its politics

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Updated on Nov 10, 2023 06:52 AM IST

Not concerned about CM post... aim is to ensure society’s welfare: Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is confident of winning a fifth term in the upcoming assembly elections

Shivraj Singh Chouhan. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 11:58 AM IST

Congress leaders and their announcements — both are filmy: PM Modi

Accusing Congress of doing dynastic politics, Modi said the party's leaders were only concerned about the future of their children

Narendra Modi (ANI)
Updated on Nov 05, 2023 01:51 AM IST

Free ration scheme to be extended by another 5 years: PM Modi in Chhattisgarh

Taking a dig at the Congress party, Modi said that when Congress was in power at the Centre, they did not do anything for the poor but the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government is resolving all the issues one by one

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a public rally in poll-bound Chhattisgarh’s Durg district (Twitter Photo)
Published on Nov 04, 2023 07:07 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh polls: Why is Congress again banking on OBC politics for power

The Congress has promised a caste survey in Madhya Pradesh, if it comes to power, and its leader Rahul Gandhi has said that OBCs should get benefits as per their proportion to the population

Madhya Pradesh will go to polls on November 17 (Representative Photo)
Published on Nov 03, 2023 01:12 PM IST

Amit Shah raises Madhya Pradesh poll pitch with focus on Ram temple

Amit Shah has said Madhya Pradesh will celebrate Diwali three times in the coming months: on the day of Diwali, on poll results, on Ram Mandir inauguration.

Union home minister Amit Shah during a public meeting ahead of Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, in Chhindwara district. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 29, 2023 04:51 AM IST
By, Bhopal

‘Don’t allow religion in politics’: Priyanka Gandhi in MP

Priyanka Gandhi asked voters to change the system that has created trouble for them and said they should ask questions to the political leaders

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addressed a public rally in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh’s Damoh on Saturday. (Image posted on X by Congress)
Updated on Oct 28, 2023 08:16 PM IST

Ram temple to soon be ready; embrace Sanskrit: Modi in Madhya Pradesh

Modi said that the country was now focused on harnessing both development and its ancient traditions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan and others at Kanch Mandir, in Chitrakoot. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 28, 2023 12:30 AM IST
By, Bhopal

MP CM Chouhan holds mass kanyapoojan; Digvijaya Singh calls it ‘gimmick’

Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday hit back at Rajya Sabha member and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for calling mass kanyapoojan organised on Monday on Durga Navmi, a gimmick

The MP CM had organised a mass kanyapoojan organised at his residence. (Shivraj Singh Chouhan)
Published on Oct 25, 2023 09:49 AM IST

‘Who will employ labourer with guard?’ MP urination case victim’s new challenge

This July, a two-year-old video of an inebriated Praveen Shukla -- a representative of BJP MLA from Sidhi-- urinating on Dasmath Rawat went viral.

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan washes the feet of Dashmat Rawat at CM's residence, in Bhopal (ANI)
Updated on Oct 25, 2023 04:48 AM IST

Madhya Pradesh polls: BJP, Cong face defections, anger over ticket distribution

The BJP has so far denied tickets to 32 lawmakers, including three ministers, as it has announced the names of 228 out of 230 candidates

Congress supporters protest outside former chief minister Kamal Nath's residence. (ANI)
Published on Oct 24, 2023 10:15 AM IST

Ujjain rape survivor’s ordeal continues as caste bias looms over political arena

In Sept, a 13-year-old girl, bleeding and semi-nude, was seen begging for help in the streets of Ujjain after being brutally raped by an autorickshaw driver

Madhya Pradesh is set to go to polls on November 17. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 24, 2023 04:45 AM IST

Can Shivraj Singh Chauhan pull off a fourth term win?

The BJP in Madhya Pradesh announces major schemes while facing challenges of voter fatigue, corruption allegations, and demands for caste census.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan(PTI)
Published on Oct 23, 2023 03:56 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh polls: Congress nominates more than a member of 4 families

Congress’s May 2022 Udaipur declaration added a caveat to the one family, one ticket rule saying those with five-year experience would be exempt from it

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi ahead of a poll meeting. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 23, 2023 11:04 AM IST

Aid for farmers and jobless may be Congress’s main poll promises in MP

The manifesto will be released by state Congress president Kamal Nath and party’s state in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala on Tuesday

Madhya Pradesh will vote on November 17 (PTI)
Updated on Oct 17, 2023 07:08 AM IST

Madhya Pradesh election: Congress names Nath, 143 others in first list

The Congress on Sunday released its first list of 144 candidates for the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, renominating 69 sitting legislators.

In 2018, the Congress won 114 of 230 assembly seats and formed a coalition government with the support of smaller parties.
Updated on Oct 16, 2023 07:10 AM IST
By, Bhopal

MP election: Congress fields 69 sitting MLAs in 1st list of 144 candidates

Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath has been named from his home constituency of Chhindwara while actor Vikram Mastal, who played the role of Lord Hanuman in a TV serial, has been fielded against chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan from the Budhni constituency

The Congress’ first list of 144 candidates include 69 sitting MLAs. (File Photo)
Updated on Oct 15, 2023 05:42 PM IST

Congress releases first list of 144 candidates for MP assembly election

In the list, the party has named state president Kamal Nath from Chhindwara, and it has fielded Vikram Mastal against chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan from the Budhni constituency

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge (File Photo)
Published on Oct 15, 2023 10:52 AM IST

In bid to enter Madhya Pradesh poll arena, BRS backs small parties

Even though the BRS is not fighting the elections directly, the party is backing small, but significant regional parties in the upcoming assembly polls.

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Updated on Oct 12, 2023 06:34 AM IST
By, Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh election: Congress will ensure caste census is done, says Rahul

If the Congress comes back to power in Madhya Pradesh, tribespeople will get rights over forest land and the government will order an immediate caste census, senior party leader Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath in the state’s Shahdol district on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 11, 2023 07:00 AM IST
By, Bhopal

In MP, BJP releases fourth list of 57 candidates

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will contest from the Budhni constituency in the upcoming state assembly elections. The BJP has announced candidates for 136 seats so far, while the Congress is yet to declare any candidates. The polls will be held on November 17.

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Updated on Oct 10, 2023 08:46 AM IST

‘Hindutva’ plank takes centre stage in BJP stronghold; Cong hopes to gain ground

MP has been the bastion of the BJP since 2003, except for a 15-month interregnum between 2018 and 2020 when Congress leader Kamal Nath was the CM.

Indore: A poster of Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan is removed after enforcement of the model code of conduct, in Indore, Monday, Oct. 9, 2023. (PTI Photo) (PTI10_09_2023_000456A)(PTI)
Updated on Oct 10, 2023 02:13 AM IST
By, Bhopal
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