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Bhopal: Fire in hospital’s paediatric ward leaves at least 4 kids dead

The fire broke out at Kamla Nehru Hospital in Bhopal   Bhopal: Fire broke out in the special newborn care unit (SNCU) of the Kamla Nehru Hospital in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh on Monday night, leaving at least four children dead. As per reports, the fire began at around 9 pm on the third floor...

Dabur withdraws lesbian Karwa Chauth ad after criticism

New Delhi: Dabur India Limited landed in a controversy for its adverstisement showing a same-sex couple celebrating Karwa Chauth. However, the ad met with lot of criticism, following which the company withdrew the ad and tendered an apology. The advertisement for Fem bleach showed two women together celebrating the festival that is traditionally observed by...

Uttar Pradesh couple abducted in Delhi, killed in MP, bodies disposed in different states

In a spine-chilling incident, a couple from Uttar Pradesh was kidnapped from Delhi, murdered in Madhya Pradesh and their bodies disposed in two different states. The Uttar Pradesh Police said that the couple had eloped on July 31 after their families refused to agree to the match. While the girl was a minor, her partner...

‘Go to Afghanistan…’: BJP leader slams journalist for questioning high fuel prices

A controversy erupted in Madhya Pradesh’s Katni after the district BJP chief Ramratan Payal slammed a journalist for asking questions on high fuel prices. Irked by the question, the BJP leader reportedly told the journalist to go to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan to avail cheaper fuel. In a video that has gone viral, the BJP leader is...

Tax evasion? I-T raids on Dainik Bhaskar group

Ahmedabad: The Dainik Bhaskar group, one of the largest media houses in India with presence in multiple states, faced raids by the Income Tax department on Thursday. These raids are being conducted at its premises in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and other places in connection with alleged tax evasion. The locations include the promoters’ residences...

Controversy erupts over ‘at-home vaccination service’ for BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya

Known for her controversial statements, Bhopal BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur found herself in a fresh controversy after a video of the parliamentarian taking the COVID-19 vaccine at home went viral. The state Congress has launched an attack on the parliamentarian for availing the special treatment when even Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Madhya...

No salary without vaccination, Ujjain collector warns govt employees in new order

In a novel initiative to support the immunisation drive against COVID-19, the Ujjain district administration in Madhya Pradesh has ordered government staff to get vaccinated if they want to withdraw their salaries from July onwards. The district administration has issued an order clarifying that state government employees will not get their salaries from next month,...

Man who threatened Surat woman PSI nabbed from Madhya Pradesh

Accused had sent obscene messages and threats to the PSI who was investigating a harassment case against him Surat: A man accused of evading arrest and sending threats to a woman PSI of Surat police was finally nabbed from Madhya Pradesh, the Surat police said on Thursday. The accused has been brought to Surat. According...

Around 3,000 junior doctors resign in Madhya Pradesh—Here’s why

In a major trouble for the Madhya Pradesh government, nearly 3,000 junior doctors have tendered their resignation after the Madhya Pradesh High Court termed their strike illegal and directed them to resume work. The development comes at a time when the state is battling the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with its rickety health...

Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat cancel class 12 board exams

Taking a cue from the Union government that yesterday announced the cancellation of the CBSE class 12 board exams, several BJP ruled states are following suit. Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a review meeting on Tuesday announced the cancellation of the class 12 board exams, saying that the decision has been taken keeping in...

Madhya Pradesh becomes 3rd BJP-ruled state to offer free COVID vaccines from May 1

Madhya Pradesh has become the third BJP-ruled state in the country that announced free COVID-19 vaccination for all adults above the age of 18 from May 1. A decision in this regard has been taken during a Cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who is facing flak for the rickety health infrastructure...

Madhya Pradesh: Govt imposes weekend lockdown in urban areas to control pandemic

In a bid to control the spread of COVID-19, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh has decided to impose a lockdown in urban areas of the state. The lockdown will be implemented from 6 pm on Friday to 6 am on Monday. Notably, COVID-19 cases and deaths have increased significantly in Madhya Pradesh...