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Plantation Scam: A Rot Too Deep

Above: The plantation drive by former MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan was undertaken at breakneck speed with baffling zeal/Photo: UNI A superfast plantation drive by...
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Honey Trapped

Above: Image by 13smok from Pixabay A high-profile call girl racket involving politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen flourished right under the police gaze till a complaint...
A cow with a UID tag/Photo: Pankaj Tiwari

Cattle Identification: Cash Tag

Above: A cow with a UID tag/Photo: Pankaj Tiwari In an effort to stem the growing number of bovines left to roam the streets after...
Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath/Photo: UNI

Legislative Council: Another House in MP?

Above: Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath/Photo: UNI Seven states already have Legislative Councils in addition to a Legislative Assembly. MP could join them soon in...
The Sardar Sarovar Project/Photo: en.wikipedia.org

Sardar Sarovar Dam Dispute: Waters of Discord

Above: The Sardar Sarovar Project/Photo: en.wikipedia.org The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh has dug its heels in over the Sardar Sarovar project and is refusing...
Former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife, Sadhna Singh/Photo: UNI

Dumper Scam: No Smooth Ride

Above: Former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife, Sadhna Singh/Photo: UNI After a petition was filed in the apex court regarding an alleged dumper...
A Wildlife Institute of India study found the Panna Tiger Reserve has as many as 23 tigers/Photo: facebook

Trapped by the Tiger

Above: A Wildlife Institute of India study found the Panna Tiger Reserve has as many as 23 tigers/Photo: facebook The MP Assembly Speaker’s instruction to...
Madhya Pradesh Assembly

Madhya Pradesh Assembly passes 27% OBC quota bill

Keeping his promise of increasing reservations in the state, Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath has successfully tabled and passed the Madhya Pradesh Lok Seva...
A truck driver handing over his transportation documents to cow vigilantes for inspection/Photo: UNI

Bovine Laws in MP: Something to Moo About

Above: A truck driver handing over his transportation documents to cow vigilantes for inspection/Photo: UNI The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh has eased rules governing...
Illegal colonies have proliferated with impunity in MP (an aerial view of Bhopal)/Photo: Wikimedia

Illegal Colonies in MP: Dubious Bonanza

Above: Illegal colonies have proliferated with impunity in MP (an aerial view of Bhopal)/Photo: Wikimedia The MP High Court has struck down a decision of...
LS candidate Nakul Nath with father Kamal Nath, who is contesting an assembly bypoll/Photo: Nakul Kamal Nath/Facebook

Raiding For Votes

Above: LS candidate Nakul Nath with father Kamal Nath, who is contesting an assembly bypoll/Photo: Nakul Kamal Nath/Facebook The IT department’s controversial crackdown on election...
The new policy will allow liquor shops to sell Indian Made Foreign Liquor

Madhya Pradesh: Liquor is Quicker

Above: The new policy will allow liquor shops to sell Indian Made Foreign Liquor  To be implemented from April 1, the new liquor policy...
Members of the All-India Anglo Indian Association, Jabalpur branch, at a meeting/Photo: cherylltucker.wordpress.com

And the Nominee Is…

Above: Members of the All-India Anglo Indian Association, Jabalpur branch, at a meeting/Photo: cherylltucker.wordpress.com By choosing to sit on a government recommendation for a long...
The new job scheme should assuage the concerns of the youth who constituted an “unemployed army” in the state/Photo: rajendrabpl.blogspot.com

Urban Job Guarantee Scheme: Hope Kindles, At Last

Above: The new job scheme should assuage the concerns of the youth who constituted an “unemployed army” in the state/Photo: rajendrabpl.blogspot.com Urban Job Guarantee Scheme...
Photo: Twitter/@INCMP

Singing A New Tune

 By Rakesh Dixit The opening of cowsheds and singing of Vande matram are not the only issue on which the Congress government led by Kamalnath...
The number of death penalty awarded for child rapes in MP is striking (representative image)/Photo: UNI

Top Executioner

Above: The number of death penalty awarded for child rapes in MP is striking (representative image)/Photo: UNI A scheme that gives incentives based on convictions...
President Ram Nath Kovind feeding cows at Deendayal Research Institute in Arogyadham, in Chitrakoot, MP/Photo: UNI

Invoking NSA in Madhya Pradesh: Congress’ Volte-face

Above: President Ram Nath Kovind feeding cows at Deendayal Research Institute in Arogyadham, in Chitrakoot, MP/Photo: UNI By invoking the draconian NSA Act against those...
The Kamal Nath-led Congress government has promised to build 23,000 cowsheds/Photo: @INCMP/twitter  

In the Name of the Holy Cow

Above: The Kamal Nath-led Congress government has promised to build 23,000 cowsheds/Photo: @INCMP/twitter    The people of Madhya Pradesh will have to shell out more...
Rahul Gandhi

Gehlot, Kamal Nath, Baghel take oath as CM in Presence of Rahul

Congress Rahul Gandhi took to the air on Monday crisscrossing vast swathes of north India to be personally present at Jaipur, Bhopal and Raipur...
Kamal Nath

Kamal Nath is MP CM, Rahul To Take Today On Contentious Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh

Veteran Congress leader and former Union minister Kamalnath will be the new chief minister of Madhya Pradesh. His appointment was announced late on Thursday...
Congress Leaders Meet Guv, Stake Claim For Government in MP

Congress Leaders Meet Guv, Stake Claim For Government in MP

A Congress delegation led by the Madhya Pradesh party chief Kamal Nath met the state governor Anandiben Patel and staked claim to form the...
High Court Order: Judge On Trial

High Court Order: Judge On Trial

Above: Justice JK Maheshwari (right) of the Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court (left) A justice in an Ujjain court faces a criminal...
Gun Smuggling in Munger: A Shot of Infamy

Gun Smuggling in Munger: A Shot of Infamy

Above: Bihar and MP police have raided many villages in Munger/Photo: Twitter The shocking recovery of 45 AK-47s from Munger district has revealed that smuggling...
(L-R) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje; Union minister Nitin Gadkari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function in Rajasthan/Photo: UNI

Assembly Elections 2018: The Last Waltz

Above: (L-R) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje; Union minister Nitin Gadkari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function in Rajasthan/Photo: UNI As five states...
NHRC: A Toothless Tiger?

NHRC: A Toothless Tiger?

The National Human Rights Commission commemorates its 25th anniversary, but does it have anything to celebrate? Human rights scholars Sanjoy Hazarika and Sarthak Roy...
Election Fever: Twist in the Tale

Election Fever: Twist in the Tale

Above: Rahul Gandhi at an election rally in Chitrakoot, MP; both the BJP and the Congress have hurled charges at each other in the...
Prime Minister Awas Yojana: Home Advantage

Prime Minister Awas Yojana: Home Advantage

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in Naya Raipur in Chhattisgarh/Photo: UNI The Madhya Pradesh government’s decision to have tiles...
A man beats an effigy of a rapist at a protest against the rapes of minor girls/Photo: UNI

Death Penalty For Rapists: Hanging By a Thread

Above: A man beats an effigy of a rapist at a protest against the rapes of minor girls/Photo: UNI Madhya Pradesh seems to be in...
Youth Congress activists demanding the resignation of MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

From Vyapam To E-Tender

Above: Youth Congress activists demanding the resignation of MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan As the din over e-bid tampering threatens to engulf Shivraj Singh Chouhan,...
Congress activists and NSUI members observing the Bharat bandh in Katni/Photo: UNI

SC/ST Act: A Salve to Wounds

Above: Congress activists and NSUI members observing the Bharat bandh in Katni/Photo: UNI With an eye on the assembly polls, the state government has asked...
Duplicate voter ID row: SC asks EC to give MP voter list in MSWord format to Congress

Duplicate voter ID row: SC asks EC to give MP voter list in MSWord...

Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath has alleged there are 60 lakh duplicate entries in the state’s voter list, similar complaint made by his...
SC seeks EC and Madhya Pradesh election commission reply on random verification of VVPAT machines in the state

SC seeks EC and Madhya Pradesh election commission reply on random verification of VVPAT...

The apex court on Thursday (August 23) sought a response from Election Commission of India and Madhya Pradesh State Election Commission on a plea...
Ex-CMs’ Bungalows: Staying on Empty

Ex-CMs’ Bungalows: Staying on Empty

Above: MP CM Shivraj Chouhan bestowed “eminence” on his predecessors so they could retain bungalows/Photo: UNI Despite court orders to evict them from official accommodation,...
Illustrations by Anthony Lawrence

Bail Fraud: Catch Me If You Can…

In a shocking case, the MP police busted a gang making forged documents to facilitate the release of hundreds of criminals across the state—with...
Over 1.25 lakh cases are pending before the MP High Court's principal bench in Jabalpur

MP Litigation Policy: Cutting the Losses

Above: Over 1.25 lakh cases are pending before the MP High Court's principal bench in Jabalpur With studies showing that governments are litigants in 46...
Octogenarian Saroj Kumari Singh, widow of Arjun Singh, arriving in a wheelchair in a Bhopal court/Photo courtesy: news18.com

Arjun Singh’s Family Feud: A Mother’s Anguish

Above: Octogenarian Saroj Kumari Singh, widow of Arjun Singh, arriving in a wheelchair in a Bhopal court/Photo courtesy: news18.com The festering ties among the late...
Ex-MP CM Arjun Singh’s 83-yr-old widow forced out of her house by sons and daughters-in-law, moves court

Ex-MP CM Arjun Singh’s 83-yr-old widow forced out of her house by sons and...

Even the most influential politicians the country has had are not immune to domestic violence, especially their spouses, when they reach old age. A...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

For a Richer Harvest With elections due for the Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh assemblies in November this year, the Congress party is hoping that...
Advocate Protection Bill: A Sense of Security

Advocate Protection Bill: A Sense of Security

Above: Lawyers in Bhopal get themselves tonsured as they demand a law for their protection The lawyers’ long-pending demand for Advocate Protection Bill should now...
Delhi HC orders JNU not to take any coercive steps against Kanhaiya Kumar till next hearing

Delhi HC sets aside EC disqualification of BJP’s Madhya Pradesh minister Narrotam Mishra

A Delhi High Court division bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhatt and Sunil Gaur on Friday (May 18) set aside the Election Commission’s (EC)...
Vyapam’s Slow Death

Vyapam’s Slow Death

Above: Congress activists protesting against the Vyapam scam in New Delhi/Photo: UNI Three years after the Supreme Court entrusted the CBI with the task of...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

Advantage, BJP a la Sibal The erudite, silver-tongued senior advocate, orator and the most visible spokesman of the Congress Party, Kapil Sibal appears to have...
Chouhan’s Political Gamble

Chouhan’s Political Gamble

Above: Employees of the department of registration and stamps, MP government/Photo: mpigr.gov.in The chief minister has increased the retirement age of state government employees from...
Madhya Pradesh High Court

Welcome, Stork!

In a surprising volte-face, the Madhya Pradesh High Court has quashed the termination of two additional district judges for violating the state government’s two-child...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

Delhi Durbar

Foreign Exchange Even as a new foreign secretary, Vijay Gokhale (right), took over last week, the buzz was that his predecessor, S Jaishankar (left), who...
ABVP activists outside St Mary’s PG College, Vidisha/Photo Courtesy: ANI

Crusading in Court

Above: ABVP activists outside St Mary’s PG College, Vidisha/Photo Courtesy: ANI With Christian community under increasing attack in Madhya Pradesh, the Catholic Association has moved...
SC refuses to delete an alleged controversial scene from Padmaavat

SC refuses to delete an alleged controversial scene from Padmaavat

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (January 24) refused to delete a scene from the upcoming flick Padmaavat. The application which was moved by Advocate M...
SC junks pleas of Rajasthan, MP seeking ban on Padmaavat

SC junks pleas of Rajasthan, MP seeking ban on Padmaavat

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (January 23) refused to ban screening of the film Padmaavat in two states Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Both the...
Live-in relationships: Is MP mulling an escape route?

An Escape Route?

Men in live-in relationships in the state will no longer be tried for rape if this Act gets presidential assent. Does MP being a...
Central Jail in Bhopal has only one doctor/Photo: Gagan Nayar

Doctors Not on Call

Above: Central Jail in Bhopal has only one doctor/Photo: Gagan Nayar An NHRC report has found that the state’s jails are woefully short of doctors...
2018 elections in eight states: The battle ahead

The Battle Ahead

Next year will be crucial for the BJP and the Congress as eight states go to the polls. Will the saffron wave permeate more...
Death Penalty in Madhya Pradesh: Zero Tolerance for Child Rape

Death Penalty: Zero Tolerance for Child Rape

Illustration: Anthony Lawrence In an attempt to stem this horrendous crime, the state government has tabled a bill to award capital punishment to those convicted...
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (file photo). Photo: UNI

MP Govt bill on death for rape of girls under 12 will have a...

Above: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (file photo). Photo: UNI The Madhya Pradesh government’s proposed bill to impose death penalty on rapists of...
CBI judge sits till 2.30 am for bail pleas of accused in Vyapam case

CBI judge sits till 2.30 am for bail pleas of accused in Vyapam case

A special CBI court in Bhopal stayed open till 2.30 am on Friday (November 24), to hear the anticipatory bail pleas of over 30...
Stray cattle on a busy road in Bhopal

Battle of Bovines

With the stray cow menace assuming alarming proportions and affecting the rural economy, the Madhya Pradesh government plans to amend the law so that...
Schools need to provide students with a safe learning environment. Photo: UNI

Punishment in Schools: A “Detention” Room for Students?

This controversial rule of some schools could well go against the Juvenile Justice Act and invite legal action ~By Sujit Bhar Schools and their rules have...
CBI’s clean chit to Shivraj Singh Chouhan has turned the spotlight back on Digvijaya Singh. Photo: UNI

Madhya Pradesh Vyapam Scam: A Twist in the Tale

India’s biggest jobs-cum-admissions racket takes another U-turn in what is becoming a legal and investigative jigsaw puzzle ~By Rakesh Dixit Corruption scandals in India, especially those...
Above Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Stork’s untimely visit leads to dismissal of judges in Madhya Pradesh

While the services of two judges have been terminated for violating the two-child norm, there are allegations that many more such violators are serving...
The NIOS regional centre in Bhopal, which is at the centre of the controversy

NIOS Exams: School for Scoundrels

Close on the heels of the Vyapam scam, the state has been hit by another controversy as candidates who have not appeared for a...
Devotees attend mass on the eve of Christmas in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Photo: UNI

Religious Bill: Taking on the Church

Above: Devotees attend mass on the eve of Christmas in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Photo: UNI In a bid to stop the missionary juggernaut in tribal-dominated areas,...
A busy district court in Gurgaon. Photo: Anil Shakya

Compulsory Retirement: Weeding Out Bad Apples

Above: A busy district court in Gurgaon. Photo: Anil Shakya Despite the shortage of judges in the country, many are being forcefully removed from service...
Paid News: Political Faux Pas

Paid News: Political Faux Pas

Above: MP’s Minister of Public Relations Narottam Mishra welcoming President Pranab Mukjherjee on his arrival at Datia in June this year. Photo: UNI In a first...
Madhya pradesh JABALPUR HIGH COURT

5 judges transferred

Above: Madhya Pradesh High Court   The following five high court judges have been transferred in Madhya Pradesh. Justice Shil Nagu has been transferred from Gwalior...
The Pakistan team with the Champions Trophy 2017 after walloping India. Photo: UNI

15 in MP booked on sedition charges for supporting Pak in cricket

Fifteen youngsters of a certain community have been arrested by the police in Madhya Pradesh and charged with sedition because they allegedly cheered Pakistan...
A distraught farmer at his field in Agra where the crop was destroyed by unseasonal rains. Photo: UNI

Seeds of Discontent

The simmering anger among farmers led to huge loan waivers. But this would impoverish the state governments. Instead, they should check the volatility in...
Congress MLA Makhan Lal Jatav (right) was killed on April 13, 2009 and MP minister Lal Singh Arya was accused in the case

Open and Shut Case?

The killing of a Congress leader has exposed MP’s penchant for political vendetta and with the government backing the accused minister, he could well...
Farmers agitating at Wakodi village in Nagpur district. Photo: UNI

Farmers give two-day ultimatum to Fadnavis govt

Maharashtra farmers will be as active, if not more, than their Madhya Pradesh counterparts, they announced on June 8. Their organisation, the Swabhimani Shetkari...
Plea against terming mobile towers as industrial plants

Plea against terming mobile towers as industrial plants

A case had been filed against the state of Madhya Pradesh for terming power generators in mobile network towers as industrial plants. The state...
A liquor shop doing brisk business in MP

Prohibition: Message in the Bottle

With elections in MP and Chhattisgarh next year, their CMs are gearing up to impose prohibition despite a lackadaisical response from the electorate and...
(L-R) Activist Medha Patkar (Photo: Anil Shakya); NBA activists staging a dharna in New Delhi (photo: UNI)

Justice for Narmada Oustees

After 38 years, the Supreme Court directed a compensation of Rs 60 lakh each to be paid to 681 families hit by the Sardar...
Hazard

SC gives govt 4 weeks to explain action on MP hazardous waste

The Supreme Court bench of CJI JS Khehar, Justices N.V. Ramana, D.Y. Chandrachud and Sanjay Kishan Kaul came down heavily on the government on...
Police officers and Special Task Force soldiers stand beside dead bodies of the suspected members of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), who escaped the high security jail in Bhopal, and later got killed in an encounter on the outskirts of Bhopal, India. Photo: UNI

To shoot or not to shoot

The legal framework for encounter killings in the context of the October 31 Bhopal jail-break and the killings of the accused that followed   Justice K...
The harvest season just got over and normal to near-normal monsoon meant a rich crop yield. Photo: UNI

Bitter Harvest

The rural economy is devastated. The cash crunch has hit rural areas particularly hard since banking penetration is very low. And the crisis has...
Are laws on denuding forests implementable?

Are laws on denuding forests implementable?

In the area of environmental protection, there remains a yawning gap between existing laws and their implementation. More often than not, environment protection yardsticks...

The Slippery Ground of Quotas

On April 30, the High Court struck down the MP Public Service Promotion Rules, 2002, thereby annulling promotions based on reservations. This has struck...
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Madhya Pradesh’s White Tiger Politics

The state’s recent introduction of a safari showcasing this animal is a political move and is enveloped in false claims and irregularities By Rakesh Dixit What...

Reaching a Dead End?

Though the CBI is investigating the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh, nothing much has come out of it due to severe staff shortage in...

Can law makers be the law breakers?

"Do an item number” – High Court judge to a female district court judge. The allegations made by additional district and sessions judge in Gwalior...

'Madhya Pradesh' - 77 News Results

Plantation Scam: A Rot Too Deep

Above: The plantation drive by former MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan was undertaken at breakneck speed with baffling zeal/Photo: UNI A superfast plantation drive by...
Image by 13smok from Pixabay

Honey Trapped

Above: Image by 13smok from Pixabay A high-profile call girl racket involving politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen flourished right under the police gaze till a complaint...
A cow with a UID tag/Photo: Pankaj Tiwari

Cattle Identification: Cash Tag

Above: A cow with a UID tag/Photo: Pankaj Tiwari In an effort to stem the growing number of bovines left to roam the streets after...
Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath/Photo: UNI

Legislative Council: Another House in MP?

Above: Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath/Photo: UNI Seven states already have Legislative Councils in addition to a Legislative Assembly. MP could join them soon in...
The Sardar Sarovar Project/Photo: en.wikipedia.org

Sardar Sarovar Dam Dispute: Waters of Discord

Above: The Sardar Sarovar Project/Photo: en.wikipedia.org The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh has dug its heels in over the Sardar Sarovar project and is refusing...
Former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife, Sadhna Singh/Photo: UNI

Dumper Scam: No Smooth Ride

Above: Former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife, Sadhna Singh/Photo: UNI After a petition was filed in the apex court regarding an alleged dumper...
A Wildlife Institute of India study found the Panna Tiger Reserve has as many as 23 tigers/Photo: facebook

Trapped by the Tiger

Above: A Wildlife Institute of India study found the Panna Tiger Reserve has as many as 23 tigers/Photo: facebook The MP Assembly Speaker’s instruction to...
Madhya Pradesh Assembly

Madhya Pradesh Assembly passes 27% OBC quota bill

Keeping his promise of increasing reservations in the state, Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath has successfully tabled and passed the Madhya Pradesh Lok Seva...
A truck driver handing over his transportation documents to cow vigilantes for inspection/Photo: UNI

Bovine Laws in MP: Something to Moo About

Above: A truck driver handing over his transportation documents to cow vigilantes for inspection/Photo: UNI The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh has eased rules governing...
Illegal colonies have proliferated with impunity in MP (an aerial view of Bhopal)/Photo: Wikimedia

Illegal Colonies in MP: Dubious Bonanza

Above: Illegal colonies have proliferated with impunity in MP (an aerial view of Bhopal)/Photo: Wikimedia The MP High Court has struck down a decision of...
LS candidate Nakul Nath with father Kamal Nath, who is contesting an assembly bypoll/Photo: Nakul Kamal Nath/Facebook

Raiding For Votes

Above: LS candidate Nakul Nath with father Kamal Nath, who is contesting an assembly bypoll/Photo: Nakul Kamal Nath/Facebook The IT department’s controversial crackdown on election...
The new policy will allow liquor shops to sell Indian Made Foreign Liquor

Madhya Pradesh: Liquor is Quicker

Above: The new policy will allow liquor shops to sell Indian Made Foreign Liquor  To be implemented from April 1, the new liquor policy...
Members of the All-India Anglo Indian Association, Jabalpur branch, at a meeting/Photo: cherylltucker.wordpress.com

And the Nominee Is…

Above: Members of the All-India Anglo Indian Association, Jabalpur branch, at a meeting/Photo: cherylltucker.wordpress.com By choosing to sit on a government recommendation for a long...
The new job scheme should assuage the concerns of the youth who constituted an “unemployed army” in the state/Photo: rajendrabpl.blogspot.com

Urban Job Guarantee Scheme: Hope Kindles, At Last

Above: The new job scheme should assuage the concerns of the youth who constituted an “unemployed army” in the state/Photo: rajendrabpl.blogspot.com Urban Job Guarantee Scheme...
Photo: Twitter/@INCMP

Singing A New Tune

 By Rakesh Dixit The opening of cowsheds and singing of Vande matram are not the only issue on which the Congress government led by Kamalnath...
The number of death penalty awarded for child rapes in MP is striking (representative image)/Photo: UNI

Top Executioner

Above: The number of death penalty awarded for child rapes in MP is striking (representative image)/Photo: UNI A scheme that gives incentives based on convictions...
President Ram Nath Kovind feeding cows at Deendayal Research Institute in Arogyadham, in Chitrakoot, MP/Photo: UNI

Invoking NSA in Madhya Pradesh: Congress’ Volte-face

Above: President Ram Nath Kovind feeding cows at Deendayal Research Institute in Arogyadham, in Chitrakoot, MP/Photo: UNI By invoking the draconian NSA Act against those...
The Kamal Nath-led Congress government has promised to build 23,000 cowsheds/Photo: @INCMP/twitter  

In the Name of the Holy Cow

Above: The Kamal Nath-led Congress government has promised to build 23,000 cowsheds/Photo: @INCMP/twitter    The people of Madhya Pradesh will have to shell out more...
Rahul Gandhi

Gehlot, Kamal Nath, Baghel take oath as CM in Presence of Rahul

Congress Rahul Gandhi took to the air on Monday crisscrossing vast swathes of north India to be personally present at Jaipur, Bhopal and Raipur...
Kamal Nath

Kamal Nath is MP CM, Rahul To Take Today On Contentious Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh

Veteran Congress leader and former Union minister Kamalnath will be the new chief minister of Madhya Pradesh. His appointment was announced late on Thursday...
Congress Leaders Meet Guv, Stake Claim For Government in MP

Congress Leaders Meet Guv, Stake Claim For Government in MP

A Congress delegation led by the Madhya Pradesh party chief Kamal Nath met the state governor Anandiben Patel and staked claim to form the...
High Court Order: Judge On Trial

High Court Order: Judge On Trial

Above: Justice JK Maheshwari (right) of the Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court (left) A justice in an Ujjain court faces a criminal...
Gun Smuggling in Munger: A Shot of Infamy

Gun Smuggling in Munger: A Shot of Infamy

Above: Bihar and MP police have raided many villages in Munger/Photo: Twitter The shocking recovery of 45 AK-47s from Munger district has revealed that smuggling...
(L-R) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje; Union minister Nitin Gadkari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function in Rajasthan/Photo: UNI

Assembly Elections 2018: The Last Waltz

Above: (L-R) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje; Union minister Nitin Gadkari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function in Rajasthan/Photo: UNI As five states...
NHRC: A Toothless Tiger?

NHRC: A Toothless Tiger?

The National Human Rights Commission commemorates its 25th anniversary, but does it have anything to celebrate? Human rights scholars Sanjoy Hazarika and Sarthak Roy...
Election Fever: Twist in the Tale

Election Fever: Twist in the Tale

Above: Rahul Gandhi at an election rally in Chitrakoot, MP; both the BJP and the Congress have hurled charges at each other in the...
Prime Minister Awas Yojana: Home Advantage

Prime Minister Awas Yojana: Home Advantage

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in Naya Raipur in Chhattisgarh/Photo: UNI The Madhya Pradesh government’s decision to have tiles...
A man beats an effigy of a rapist at a protest against the rapes of minor girls/Photo: UNI

Death Penalty For Rapists: Hanging By a Thread

Above: A man beats an effigy of a rapist at a protest against the rapes of minor girls/Photo: UNI Madhya Pradesh seems to be in...
Youth Congress activists demanding the resignation of MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

From Vyapam To E-Tender

Above: Youth Congress activists demanding the resignation of MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan As the din over e-bid tampering threatens to engulf Shivraj Singh Chouhan,...
Congress activists and NSUI members observing the Bharat bandh in Katni/Photo: UNI

SC/ST Act: A Salve to Wounds

Above: Congress activists and NSUI members observing the Bharat bandh in Katni/Photo: UNI With an eye on the assembly polls, the state government has asked...
Duplicate voter ID row: SC asks EC to give MP voter list in MSWord format to Congress

Duplicate voter ID row: SC asks EC to give MP voter list in MSWord...

Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath has alleged there are 60 lakh duplicate entries in the state’s voter list, similar complaint made by his...
SC seeks EC and Madhya Pradesh election commission reply on random verification of VVPAT machines in the state

SC seeks EC and Madhya Pradesh election commission reply on random verification of VVPAT...

The apex court on Thursday (August 23) sought a response from Election Commission of India and Madhya Pradesh State Election Commission on a plea...
Ex-CMs’ Bungalows: Staying on Empty

Ex-CMs’ Bungalows: Staying on Empty

Above: MP CM Shivraj Chouhan bestowed “eminence” on his predecessors so they could retain bungalows/Photo: UNI Despite court orders to evict them from official accommodation,...
Illustrations by Anthony Lawrence

Bail Fraud: Catch Me If You Can…

In a shocking case, the MP police busted a gang making forged documents to facilitate the release of hundreds of criminals across the state—with...
Over 1.25 lakh cases are pending before the MP High Court's principal bench in Jabalpur

MP Litigation Policy: Cutting the Losses

Above: Over 1.25 lakh cases are pending before the MP High Court's principal bench in Jabalpur With studies showing that governments are litigants in 46...
Octogenarian Saroj Kumari Singh, widow of Arjun Singh, arriving in a wheelchair in a Bhopal court/Photo courtesy: news18.com

Arjun Singh’s Family Feud: A Mother’s Anguish

Above: Octogenarian Saroj Kumari Singh, widow of Arjun Singh, arriving in a wheelchair in a Bhopal court/Photo courtesy: news18.com The festering ties among the late...
Ex-MP CM Arjun Singh’s 83-yr-old widow forced out of her house by sons and daughters-in-law, moves court

Ex-MP CM Arjun Singh’s 83-yr-old widow forced out of her house by sons and...

Even the most influential politicians the country has had are not immune to domestic violence, especially their spouses, when they reach old age. A...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

For a Richer Harvest With elections due for the Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh assemblies in November this year, the Congress party is hoping that...
Advocate Protection Bill: A Sense of Security

Advocate Protection Bill: A Sense of Security

Above: Lawyers in Bhopal get themselves tonsured as they demand a law for their protection The lawyers’ long-pending demand for Advocate Protection Bill should now...
Delhi HC orders JNU not to take any coercive steps against Kanhaiya Kumar till next hearing

Delhi HC sets aside EC disqualification of BJP’s Madhya Pradesh minister Narrotam Mishra

A Delhi High Court division bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhatt and Sunil Gaur on Friday (May 18) set aside the Election Commission’s (EC)...
Vyapam’s Slow Death

Vyapam’s Slow Death

Above: Congress activists protesting against the Vyapam scam in New Delhi/Photo: UNI Three years after the Supreme Court entrusted the CBI with the task of...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

Advantage, BJP a la Sibal The erudite, silver-tongued senior advocate, orator and the most visible spokesman of the Congress Party, Kapil Sibal appears to have...
Chouhan’s Political Gamble

Chouhan’s Political Gamble

Above: Employees of the department of registration and stamps, MP government/Photo: mpigr.gov.in The chief minister has increased the retirement age of state government employees from...
Madhya Pradesh High Court

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In a surprising volte-face, the Madhya Pradesh High Court has quashed the termination of two additional district judges for violating the state government’s two-child...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

Delhi Durbar

Foreign Exchange Even as a new foreign secretary, Vijay Gokhale (right), took over last week, the buzz was that his predecessor, S Jaishankar (left), who...
ABVP activists outside St Mary’s PG College, Vidisha/Photo Courtesy: ANI

Crusading in Court

Above: ABVP activists outside St Mary’s PG College, Vidisha/Photo Courtesy: ANI With Christian community under increasing attack in Madhya Pradesh, the Catholic Association has moved...
SC refuses to delete an alleged controversial scene from Padmaavat

SC refuses to delete an alleged controversial scene from Padmaavat

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (January 24) refused to delete a scene from the upcoming flick Padmaavat. The application which was moved by Advocate M...
SC junks pleas of Rajasthan, MP seeking ban on Padmaavat

SC junks pleas of Rajasthan, MP seeking ban on Padmaavat

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (January 23) refused to ban screening of the film Padmaavat in two states Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Both the...
Live-in relationships: Is MP mulling an escape route?

An Escape Route?

Men in live-in relationships in the state will no longer be tried for rape if this Act gets presidential assent. Does MP being a...
Central Jail in Bhopal has only one doctor/Photo: Gagan Nayar

Doctors Not on Call

Above: Central Jail in Bhopal has only one doctor/Photo: Gagan Nayar An NHRC report has found that the state’s jails are woefully short of doctors...
2018 elections in eight states: The battle ahead

The Battle Ahead

Next year will be crucial for the BJP and the Congress as eight states go to the polls. Will the saffron wave permeate more...
Death Penalty in Madhya Pradesh: Zero Tolerance for Child Rape

Death Penalty: Zero Tolerance for Child Rape

Illustration: Anthony Lawrence In an attempt to stem this horrendous crime, the state government has tabled a bill to award capital punishment to those convicted...
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (file photo). Photo: UNI

MP Govt bill on death for rape of girls under 12 will have a...

Above: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (file photo). Photo: UNI The Madhya Pradesh government’s proposed bill to impose death penalty on rapists of...
CBI judge sits till 2.30 am for bail pleas of accused in Vyapam case

CBI judge sits till 2.30 am for bail pleas of accused in Vyapam case

A special CBI court in Bhopal stayed open till 2.30 am on Friday (November 24), to hear the anticipatory bail pleas of over 30...
Stray cattle on a busy road in Bhopal

Battle of Bovines

With the stray cow menace assuming alarming proportions and affecting the rural economy, the Madhya Pradesh government plans to amend the law so that...
Schools need to provide students with a safe learning environment. Photo: UNI

Punishment in Schools: A “Detention” Room for Students?

This controversial rule of some schools could well go against the Juvenile Justice Act and invite legal action ~By Sujit Bhar Schools and their rules have...
CBI’s clean chit to Shivraj Singh Chouhan has turned the spotlight back on Digvijaya Singh. Photo: UNI

Madhya Pradesh Vyapam Scam: A Twist in the Tale

India’s biggest jobs-cum-admissions racket takes another U-turn in what is becoming a legal and investigative jigsaw puzzle ~By Rakesh Dixit Corruption scandals in India, especially those...
Above Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Stork’s untimely visit leads to dismissal of judges in Madhya Pradesh

While the services of two judges have been terminated for violating the two-child norm, there are allegations that many more such violators are serving...
The NIOS regional centre in Bhopal, which is at the centre of the controversy

NIOS Exams: School for Scoundrels

Close on the heels of the Vyapam scam, the state has been hit by another controversy as candidates who have not appeared for a...
Devotees attend mass on the eve of Christmas in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Photo: UNI

Religious Bill: Taking on the Church

Above: Devotees attend mass on the eve of Christmas in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Photo: UNI In a bid to stop the missionary juggernaut in tribal-dominated areas,...
A busy district court in Gurgaon. Photo: Anil Shakya

Compulsory Retirement: Weeding Out Bad Apples

Above: A busy district court in Gurgaon. Photo: Anil Shakya Despite the shortage of judges in the country, many are being forcefully removed from service...
Paid News: Political Faux Pas

Paid News: Political Faux Pas

Above: MP’s Minister of Public Relations Narottam Mishra welcoming President Pranab Mukjherjee on his arrival at Datia in June this year. Photo: UNI In a first...
Madhya pradesh JABALPUR HIGH COURT

5 judges transferred

Above: Madhya Pradesh High Court   The following five high court judges have been transferred in Madhya Pradesh. Justice Shil Nagu has been transferred from Gwalior...
The Pakistan team with the Champions Trophy 2017 after walloping India. Photo: UNI

15 in MP booked on sedition charges for supporting Pak in cricket

Fifteen youngsters of a certain community have been arrested by the police in Madhya Pradesh and charged with sedition because they allegedly cheered Pakistan...
A distraught farmer at his field in Agra where the crop was destroyed by unseasonal rains. Photo: UNI

Seeds of Discontent

The simmering anger among farmers led to huge loan waivers. But this would impoverish the state governments. Instead, they should check the volatility in...
Congress MLA Makhan Lal Jatav (right) was killed on April 13, 2009 and MP minister Lal Singh Arya was accused in the case

Open and Shut Case?

The killing of a Congress leader has exposed MP’s penchant for political vendetta and with the government backing the accused minister, he could well...
Farmers agitating at Wakodi village in Nagpur district. Photo: UNI

Farmers give two-day ultimatum to Fadnavis govt

Maharashtra farmers will be as active, if not more, than their Madhya Pradesh counterparts, they announced on June 8. Their organisation, the Swabhimani Shetkari...
Plea against terming mobile towers as industrial plants

Plea against terming mobile towers as industrial plants

A case had been filed against the state of Madhya Pradesh for terming power generators in mobile network towers as industrial plants. The state...
A liquor shop doing brisk business in MP

Prohibition: Message in the Bottle

With elections in MP and Chhattisgarh next year, their CMs are gearing up to impose prohibition despite a lackadaisical response from the electorate and...
(L-R) Activist Medha Patkar (Photo: Anil Shakya); NBA activists staging a dharna in New Delhi (photo: UNI)

Justice for Narmada Oustees

After 38 years, the Supreme Court directed a compensation of Rs 60 lakh each to be paid to 681 families hit by the Sardar...
Hazard

SC gives govt 4 weeks to explain action on MP hazardous waste

The Supreme Court bench of CJI JS Khehar, Justices N.V. Ramana, D.Y. Chandrachud and Sanjay Kishan Kaul came down heavily on the government on...
Police officers and Special Task Force soldiers stand beside dead bodies of the suspected members of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), who escaped the high security jail in Bhopal, and later got killed in an encounter on the outskirts of Bhopal, India. Photo: UNI

To shoot or not to shoot

The legal framework for encounter killings in the context of the October 31 Bhopal jail-break and the killings of the accused that followed   Justice K...
The harvest season just got over and normal to near-normal monsoon meant a rich crop yield. Photo: UNI

Bitter Harvest

The rural economy is devastated. The cash crunch has hit rural areas particularly hard since banking penetration is very low. And the crisis has...
Are laws on denuding forests implementable?

Are laws on denuding forests implementable?

In the area of environmental protection, there remains a yawning gap between existing laws and their implementation. More often than not, environment protection yardsticks...

The Slippery Ground of Quotas

On April 30, the High Court struck down the MP Public Service Promotion Rules, 2002, thereby annulling promotions based on reservations. This has struck...
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Madhya Pradesh’s White Tiger Politics

The state’s recent introduction of a safari showcasing this animal is a political move and is enveloped in false claims and irregularities By Rakesh Dixit What...

Can law makers be the law breakers?

"Do an item number” – High Court judge to a female district court judge. The allegations made by additional district and sessions judge in Gwalior...

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