Madhya Pradesh: News

06 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

BJP may choose new faces as CM in 3 states

After its recent impressive electoral victories, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is currently in the hectic process of selecting candidates for chief minister positions in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh.

05 Dec 2023

Kamal Nath

Kamal Nath likely to resign as MP Congress chief: Report

Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath is likely to meet party chief Mallikarjun Kharge soon and tender his resignation from the post, reports said on Tuesday.

Congress leaders snubbed poll-strategist Kanugolu in Rajasthan, MP? Here's truth

Poll strategist Sunil Kanugolu—credited for the Congress's Telangana win—has reportedly been snubbed by senior party leaders in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

03 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

Abusing Sanatan Dharma: Venkatesh Prasad on Congress's possible election loss

Former cricketer Venkatesh Prasad took a veiled dig at the Congress Party and its allies following their poor performance in three states: Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh.

Election results: ECI website crashes, complaints galore on social media

As the counting of votes is underway for Assembly Elections 2023 in four states, the Election Commission of India (ECI) website reportedly faced a "crash."

Election results: BJP set to form government in 3 states

The Election Commission (ECI) trends indicate that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh.

03 Dec 2023


Election results: Vote counting begins in Rajasthan, MP, Telangana, Chhattisgarh 

The five states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, and Mizoram went to polls last month to elect a new assembly.

01 Dec 2023

Assembly Election

Exit polls: BJP calls meeting foreseeing probable results, Congress 'confident'

With the announcement of exit poll results for the recently held assembly elections in five states, all contesting political parties are on their toes while projecting their absolute victory.

30 Nov 2023

Congress Party

Exit polls for Assembly Elections 2023 announced as polling ends

The exit poll results for the assembly elections in five states are finally out as polling concluded in Telangana on Thursday.

27 Nov 2023


Indore: Class-4 student stabbed 108 times by classmates using compass

In a disturbing incident, a Class-4 student was attacked 108 times with a geometry compass by three classmates over a dispute at a private school in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on Friday, PTI reported.

25 Nov 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Telangana: 'Congress killed our children' posters appear before RaGa's visit

As Telangana gears up for Assembly polls, posters targeting the Congress party have surfaced in Nizamabad and Bodhan areas, coinciding with Rahul Gandhi's visit to the state.

Madhya Pradesh villagers denied water for not voting BJP: Report

Days after polling for assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh (MP), reports have surfaced that villagers are being denied water from public borewells unless they swear that they voted for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

MP: ECI orders repolling in Bhind booth over secrecy breach

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has ordered a repoll at a voting booth in the Ater Assembly constituency of Madhya Pradesh's Bhind district, citing a confidentiality breach.

Madhya Pradesh election: BJP candidate, AAP supporter injured in shooting

Violent incidents were reported in various areas of Madhya Pradesh, especially Bhind and Morena districts, as polling is underway for all 230 seats on Friday.

16 Nov 2023


Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh polls today; tight contest between BJP, Congress

The second leg of the five-state assembly elections resumed on Friday, with Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh (MP) going to the polls.

16 Nov 2023

Assembly Election

How to vote in assembly elections without using voter ID

After Mizoram and Chhattisgarh (phase 1), Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh (phase 2) will go to polls on Friday to elect their assemblies.

14 Nov 2023

Narendra Singh Tomar

MP: BJP, Congress clash over Union minister's alleged 'fake' video

Ahead of Madhya Pradesh's assembly elections, a video has triggered a war of words between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

10 Nov 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi's suits worth lakhs, I wear white t-shirts only: RaGa

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi while campaigning in Satna of poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, saying, "The PM wears suits worth lakhs but I wear white t-shirts only."

MP: Students 'tortured' for chanting 'religious' slogan, NCPCR issues notice

A convent school in Madhya Pradesh's Vidisha district has been accused of allegedly punishing children for chanting "Jai Shri Ram" at school.

30 Oct 2023

Sonia Gandhi

'Mischievous': Sonia condemns India skipping UN vote on Gaza ceasefire 

Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi has condemned the Indian government's decision to abstain from the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) vote calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

23 Oct 2023

Congress Party

MP: Despite Congress's 'one-family-one-ticket' rule, 4 families get multiple tickets

The Congress has given tickets to multiple members from four families to run in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections despite its "one-family, one-ticket" policy outlined in the Udaipur declaration in May 2022, Hindustan Times reported.

No SP, Congress seat-sharing agreement in MP assembly election: Report

Hopes of an alliance between Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) partners, the Congress and Samajwadi Party (SP), have allegedly hit a roadblock in Madhya Pradesh.

15 Oct 2023

Congress Party

Who is Vikram Mastal, Congress candidate fielded against Shivraj Chouhan?

The Congress released its first list of 144 candidates on Sunday for the upcoming assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh.

15 Oct 2023

Congress Party

Congress announces 1st candidate list for Chhattisgarh, Telangana, MP elections

With the much-awaited assembly elections for five states just around the corner, the Congress party officially released its first list of candidates on Sunday for Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, and Chhattisgarh.

14 Oct 2023

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

MP: CM Chouhan spars with Priyanka, Nath on welfare schemes

As the election season gains momentum in Madhya Pradesh, a verbal spat erupted between Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Kamal Nath and the state's Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, over the execution of public welfare schemes.

11 Oct 2023


EC revises assembly election polling date in Rajasthan

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced a change in the schedule for assembly elections in Rajasthan on Wednesday.

10 Oct 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi labels poll-bound Madhya Pradesh as 'BJP's laboratory'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of turning Madhya Pradesh into its laboratory.

BJP releases 4th list of 57 candidates for Madhya Pradesh

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released its fourth list of candidates for the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections scheduled on November 17.

09 Oct 2023


Election dates for 5 states out: Breakdown of current numbers

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the poll schedule for five states on Monday.

Assembly election dates for MP, Rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram out

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday announced the schedule for the 2023 assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, and Mizoram.

SC demands response from MP, Rajasthan over 'freebies' before elections

The Supreme Court (SC) reportedly issued notice to the Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh governments on Friday regarding a plea seeking comprehensive guidelines to ban political parties from distributing money and other freebies at taxpayers' expense.

05 Oct 2023

Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh announces 35% reservation for women in government jobs

The government of Madhya Pradesh has officially declared 35% reservation for women in government jobs, except for the Forest Department in the state.

03 Oct 2023


House of Ujjain rape case accused to be demolished: Report

The house of Bharat Soni, the man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain, will be reportedly demolished as it was built illegally.

03 Oct 2023

Nitish Kumar

All-party meeting to discuss Bihar caste survey results today

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is set to host an all-party meeting on Tuesday to discuss the findings of the Bihar caste survey, NDTV reported.

02 Oct 2023

Crime Against Women

MP: 4 men allegedly gang-rape 35-year-old to avenge kin's murder

Four men allegedly abducted and gang-raped a 35-year-old woman in Madhya Pradesh's Ashok Nagar district, the police said on Monday.

28 Sep 2023


Ujjain rape horror: Man arrested for allegedly raping 15-year-old

The main accused in the rape of a 15-year-old girl in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain was arrested on Thursday, three days after the incident.

27 Sep 2023


Exploring these GI-tagged delights from Madhya Pradesh 

The state of Madhya Pradesh, commonly known as the "Heart of India," is not only physically central but also home to an abundance of distinctive and locally produced goods.

27 Sep 2023


MP: 12-year-old girl raped, shooed away when sought help

In a shocking incident, a 12-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by some unidentified persons in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, was shooed away when she approached locals for help.

25 Sep 2023


Bihar: Dalit woman stripped, urinated upon over Rs. 1,500 loan

A Dalit woman in Bihar's Patna district was allegedly stripped, beaten, and urinated upon by a moneylender and his associates after she reported his unjust demands to the police, PTI reported.

25 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

MP: 39 BJP workers injured after bus crashes into truck

In a tragic incident in Madhya Pradesh, a bus carrying Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers has reportedly crashed into a parked truck in the state's Khargone district.

25 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi's marathon poll campaign begins today in MP, Rajasthan 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to kick off the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s marathon poll campaign in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan on Monday, with assembly election dates expected in October, News18 reported.

22 Sep 2023

Ashutosh Gowariker

'Shankar': Ashutosh Gowariker announces film on Adi Shankaracharya

On Friday, renowned filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker announced his next project, Shankar, a cinematic tribute to the life and wisdom of legendary Indian Vedic scholar, philosopher, and teacher, Adi Shankaracharya.

INDIA bloc faces huge setback in Bengal, Kerala: Here's why 

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPIM) has decided to "maintain distance" from both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal, NDTV reported.

18 Sep 2023


Gujarat rains: Rivers in spate, 9,600 rescued amid flood alert

Gujarat is under flood alert after heavy rainfall lashed the state.

17 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

#NewsBytesExplainer: Progress, setbacks of India's 'Project Cheetah' after 1 year

Sunday marks a year since Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the first batch of eight Namibian cheetahs at the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh.

Heavy rain lashes Madhya Pradesh, IMD issues alert

Madhya Pradesh received substantial downpours in the past 24 hours, with the state's Bhimpur village receiving a record-breaking 445mm of rain. This surpasses Chaurai town's previous record of 410mm of rainfall in 2020.

14 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

'INDI alliance' wants to finish Sanatan Dharma: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned up the heat on the opposition's Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) over the Sanatan row in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh's Sagar on Thursday.

04 Sep 2023

Uma Bharti

Ahead of MP polls, BJP ignores Uma Bharti

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti expressed her disappointment over being excluded from the party's Jan Ashirwad Yatra.

28 Aug 2023


Dalit man killed, mother stripped over sister's assault case

A Dalit man was reportedly beaten to death by a mob and his mother was stripped in the Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh after they refused to withdraw a sexual harassment case filed by his sister in 2019.

22 Aug 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress President Kharge promises caste census, free electricity for MP

The Congress Party on Tuesday announced a series of sops for Madhya Pradesh ahead of the state assembly elections.

21 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

Why Modi not Chouhan is BJP's campaign face in MP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has reportedly decided to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi the face of election campaigning in Madhya Pradesh.

20 Aug 2023

Digvijaya Singh

BJP may plan 'Nuh-like riots' in MP before elections: Digvijaya

Veteran Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh on Saturday reportedly claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was planning Nuh-like riots in the state ahead of the assembly elections.

18 Aug 2023


Indore man open fires after argument over dogs, 2 dead

In a shocking development from Madhya Pradesh, two individuals were reportedly shot dead in Indore on Thursday night after a heated argument between neighbors over their pet dogs.

MP polls: BJP fields Dhruv Singh years after murder controversy

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) officially announced its first list of candidates on Thursday for the highly anticipated Madhya Pradesh Assembly election, which includes Dhruv Narayan Singh.

Year-end poll preps: Modi to chair BJP CEC meeting today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s national president JP Nadda will attend a meeting of the party's Central Election Committee (CEC) on Wednesday.

13 Aug 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Dalit man thrashed for denying free chicken in Lalitpur

A Dalit man was publicly beaten up with slippers for allegedly denying free chicken to the accused in Uttar Pradesh's Lalitpur, India Today reported on Sunday.

12 Aug 2023


BJP leader Sana Khan murder: Husband arrested, body remains missing

Sana Khan, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Nagpur, Maharashtra, who went missing 10 days ago, has reportedly been murdered by her husband.

04 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

African expert suggests against keeping 'healthy cheetahs confined' in Kuno

After 14 cheetahs were confined in enclosures yet again at Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh due to a skin infection fear, South African cheetah expert Vincent van dan Merwe said that this continuous capturing and release is "unsettling" for the big cats.

02 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

Female cheetah found dead at Kuno National Park

In a major setback for India's cheetah reintroduction program, a female African cheetah was found dead at Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday, NDTV reported.

Foreign experts flag serious concerns about India's Project Cheetah

India's prestigious cheetah conservation program, Project Cheetah, has reportedly plunged into a crisis leading to the "avoidable" deaths of big cats recently.

31 Jul 2023

Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court refuses direction to ban cow slaughter 

The Delhi High Court has declined to issue an order to the central government regarding a complete ban on cow slaughter across the country.

31 Jul 2023

Narottam Mishra

MP: BJP minister mocks RaGa after Kanhaiya's 'film fixation' remarks 

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Sunday took a jibe at senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and his political campaigns following some controversial remarks by party leader Kanhaiya Kumar.

Heavy rainfall forecast in several states; red alert in Mumbai

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a red alert in Mumbai, Maharashtra, amid the prediction of very heavy rainfall in the city.

29 Jul 2023

Sexual Assault

Madhya Pradesh: 2 arrested for allegedly raping, assaulting 12-year-old girl

In a horrifying incident in Madhya Pradesh, a 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped, bitten multiple times, and brutalized by two men working for the trust managing a renowned temple in Maihar town of the Satna district.

25 Jul 2023


MP: Patwari swallows Rs. 5,000 bribe after spotting police

A patwari from the Revenue Department in Madhya Pradesh's Katni district recently chewed and swallowed money he allegedly accepted as a bribe.

23 Jul 2023

Uttar Pradesh

'Don't eat tomatoes': BJP minister's shocking statement on rising prices

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Uttar Pradesh minister, Pratibha Shukla, on Sunday asked people to stop eating tomatoes and start using lemons instead amid the price hike, saying this would help bring down the prices inevitably.

23 Jul 2023


Bihar: 3-year-old who fell into 40ft borewell in Nalanda rescued

A three-year-old boy who fell into a 40-foot open borewell in Nalanda, Bihar, on Sunday has reportedly been rescued after an over five-hour operation by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

23 Jul 2023


Madhya Pradesh: Dalit man's face, body allegedly smeared with feces

In another shocking development from Madhya Pradesh, a Dalit man's face and body were allegedly smeared with human excrement by another man belonging to a different caste in Chhatarpur district.

Flood-like situation in Gujarat, Maharashtra; lightning kills 2 in MP  

Heavy rains triggered flood-like situations in several states and union territories, including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh, on Sunday.

19 Jul 2023

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh: Dalit man thrashed, urinated upon over affair

While the urination incident in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi is still fresh in people's minds, another unpleasant incident has reportedly taken place in Andhra Pradesh.

Weather update: Heavy rainfall forecast in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Himachal

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in several states for the next five days.

17 Jul 2023

Central Government

7th Pay Commission: Centre may hike Dearness Allowance by 4%

The central government is evaluating the possibility of increasing the Dearness Allowance (DA) for its employees by four percent after several states recently hiked their DA for state government employees, according to the news outlet News 18.

17 Jul 2023

Vande Bharat Express

Bhopal-Delhi Vande Bharat train coach catches fire, all passengers evacuated

A fire broke out in the battery box of one of the coaches of the Bhopal-to-Delhi Vande Bharat Express train on Monday morning.

16 Jul 2023

Indian Penal Code

MP woman gang-raped, BJP leader's son among accused: Report

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader's son is reportedly among four persons accused of gang-raping a woman and sexually abusing her minor sister in the Datia district of Madhya Pradesh.

15 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

Kuno National Park: 8th cheetah dies; neck, back injuries found

In yet another devastating development for India's cheetah reintroduction program, a male African cheetah named Suraj was reportedly found dead at the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh on Friday.

14 Jul 2023


Price hike: Government begins selling tomatoes at Rs. 90/kg

In some relief to the common people, the government started the sale of tomatoes at a discounted price of Rs. 90 per kg in Delhi-NCR, Lucknow, Patna, and other identified urban centers from Friday.

09 Jul 2023


MP: 2 tribal brothers held captive, thrashed after road accident

The Madhya Pradesh Police on Saturday arrested three people for allegedly holding a tribal man and his teenage brother captive and assaulting them in Indore district, reported PTI.