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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...

13 dead in road accident in Madhya Pradesh

In an unfortunate incident, at least 13 people lost their lives in a fatal head-on collision between a bus and an autorickshaw in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior district on Tuesday.  The accident took place near Purani Chhawani area of Gwalior. The deceased include 12 women and a man. While eight women and the auto driver died...

45 dead as bus falls into canal in Madhya Pradesh

In an unfortunate incident, 45 people were killed on Tuesday after the bus they were travelling in fell off a bridge into a canal in Madhya Pradesh’s Sidhi district. Out of the 45 people who lost their lives, 20 are women. Notably, the bus was carrying 54 passengers when its driver lost control of the...

Madhya Pradesh to bring law against ‘love jihad’

The BJP government in Madhya Pradesh led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan is contemplating to bring a law against ‘love jihad’. The state government is considering making it a non-bailable offence in Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh’s home minister Narottam Mishra, on Tuesday, said that the state government will table a secular law in the upcoming Assembly...

EC revokes Kamal Nath’s ‘star campaigner’ status

Following a series of controversial remarks by senior Congress leader Kamal Nath in the poll campaign for the Assembly bye-elections in Madhya Pradesh, the Election Commission has ordered that Kamal Nath will no longer be a “star campaigner” in the poll campaign. The Election Commission (EC) clarified that Kamal Nath’s ‘star campaigner’ status was being...

Election Commission approaches SC against MP high court order

After the Madhya Pradesh High Court restricted physical political rallies in nine districts of the state amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Election Commission (EC) has approached the Supreme Court arguing that the high court is interfering with the poll process. Notably, bye-elections for 28 Assembly seats are scheduled next month in Madhya Pradesh and political...

Rahul Gandhi criticises Kamal Nath for “item” remark

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday criticised party’s senior leader Kamal Nath for his “item” remark on Congress turncoat Imarti Devi, who is in the fray as a BJP candidate in the Assembly bye-elections. Rahul Gandhi, while addressing the media, said: “Kamal Nath ji is from my party, but personally, I don’t like the type...

DGP rank officer relieved from duties for beating wife

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday relieved a senior IPS officer of his duties after his video beating his wife went viral on social media. The accused IPS officer Purushottam Sharma is Madhya Pradesh’s DGP (prosecution). Notably, Purushottam Sharma assaulted his wife after she reportedly found out about his alleged extra-marital affair....

Sachin Pilot, Jyotiraditya Scindia to fight it out in Madhya Pradesh bypolls

Once a bosom friend and now a political adversary, Sachin Pilot will confront Jyotiraditya Scindia in the campaign for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly bye-elections for the 28 vacant seats. Sachil Pilot has been asked to campaign in the Madhya Pradesh bye-election by the All India Congress Committee. The party is keen to cash in the...

Shashi Tharoor questions Amit Shah for choosing pvt hospital for COVID-19 treatment

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Monday took a dig at Union home minister Amit Shah for choosing a private hospital for COVID-19 treatment rather than a government hospital. Shashi Tharoor said, “Public institutions need the patronage of the powerful if they are to inspire public confidence.” Shashi Tharoor reacting to a tweet on AIIMS, New...

Shivraj Singh Chouhan tests COVID-19 positive

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, has tested positive for COVID-19. The 61-year-old, who tested positive on Saturday, will be under treatment at the Chirayu Hospital in Bhopal. “I was having COVID-19 symptoms and I have now tested positive. I am following all the guidelines and will quarantine myself as per doctor’s advice” Chouhan...

MP Congress veterans retort after Scindia’s “Tiger abhi zinda hai” remark

A day after Congress turncoat and BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia came up with “Tiger abhi zinda hai” remark, two veteran Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders—Kamal Nath and Digvijaya Singh—took a sarcastic jibe at ‘maharaja’. Kamal Nath, whose government in Madhya Pradesh crashed when 22 MLAs exited with Jyotiraditya Scindia, returned the jibe with his own. “Which...