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A go getter, Kamal Nath faces onerous task as MP state chief

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Kamal Nath, who the Congress has appointed as the new Madhya Pradesh unit chief in a bid to break BJP's hold in the state, is seen as a go-getter, a quick decision-maker and a smart tactician, who has won nine Lok Sabha elections. He faces an onerous task in his new role to lead the party's effort to unseat the well-entrenched BJP in Madhya Pradesh, where Congr...

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Kamal Nath named MP Congress chief, Scindia made campaign committee chairman

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In a bid to break BJP's hold in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, the Congress on Thursday appointed old warhorse and former Union minister Kamal Nath as President of its state unit and in a balancing act named young MP Jyotiraditya Scindia as Chairman of the Campaign Committee. Seventy-one-year-old Kamal Nath, a nine-time MP from Chhindwara and former Union Minister ...

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Not hungry to become CM, says Kamal Nath

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader Kamal Nath, who was Thursday appointed party chief in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh party chief, said he was not hungry for the Chief Minister's post and his selection came as the party believed he could take everyone along. The former Union Minister also said that his selection did not mean he was the Congress Chief Ministerial candidate fo...

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Kamal Nath named MP Congress chief

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday appointed former Union minister Kamal Nath as President of its state unit in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh. Party MP Jyotiraditya Scindia has been appointed Chairman of the Campaign Committee. Kamal Nath, a MP from Chhindwara, has replaced Arun Yadav as the state Congress chief. Besides Kamal Nath, the party also appointed four Wor...

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Change names of crossings named after Asaram in MP cities: AAP

Bhopal, April 25 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday demanded that crossings named after self-styled godman Asaram in Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal as well as Indore city be changed after his conviction by a Jodhpur court in a 2013 rape of a minor girl. Both cities have crossings named after Asaram. Authorities should ensure that their names are now changed after Asaram's conviction...

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Life term to Asaram in minor's rape case, two others get 20-year jail

Jodhpur, April 25 (IANS) A Special Court in Jodhpur on Wednesday convicted self-styled godman Asaram for raping a minor girl at his ashram in Rajasthan in 2013 and sentenced him to a prison term for life till his natural death. The judgment was pronounced by Special Judge for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe cases, Madhu Sudan Sharma, inside the Jodhpur Central Jail, where Asaram is l...

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Karnataka polls: Congress names Sonia, Manmohan, others as campaigners

Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) The Congress party will have 40 of its senior leaders including the party's former chief Sonia Gandhi, senior leader and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and current President Rahul Gandhi, to campaign ahead of the May 12 Karnataka Assembly polls. In a letter to the Election Commission (EC) written by senior party leader Motilal Vora on Tuesday, the 40 lead...

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Cabinet approves restructured National Bamboo Mission

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved centrally-sponsored National Bamboo Mission (NBM) under the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) for the remaining period of the 14th Finance Commission till 2019-20. The CCEA has also approved empowerment of the executive committee for formulating the NBM guidelines and to ma...

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Life term to Asaram in minor's rape case, two others get 20 years each

Jodhpur, April 25 (IANS) A Special Court in Jodhpur on Wednesday convicted self-styled godman Asaram for raping a minor girl at his ashram in Rajasthan in 2013 and sentenced him to a prison term for life till his natural death. The judgment was pronounced by Special Judge for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe cases, Madhu Sudan Sharma, inside the Jodhpur Central Jail, where Asaram is l...

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Improper to dub Asaram as rapist: Ex-cop Vanzara

Ahmedabad, April 25 (IANS) Former Gujarat top cop D.G. Vanzara came out in defence of Asaram Bapu after the self-styled godman was convicted and handed a life term in jail in a 2013 rape case of a minor by a Jodhpur court in Rajasthan on Wednesday. The former Deputy Inspector-General of Gujarat, who was allegedly involved in fake encounter cases, stated that it was improper to dub Asaram...

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Asaram convicted, sentenced to life in 2013 case of minor's rape

Jodhpur, April 25 (IANS) Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was on Wednesday convicted by a Jodhpur court for raping a minor girl at his ashram here in Rajasthan in 2013 and sentenced to a life term. The judgment was pronounced by Special Judge for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe cases, Madhu Sudan Sharma, inside the Jodhpur Central Jail, where Asaram Bapu is lodged. The 77-year-...

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Rape survivor's father welcomes Asaram's conviction

Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) The father of the survivor who was raped as a teenager in 2013 by Asaram Bapu, on Wednesday welcomed a Jodhpur court's verdict convicting the self-styled godman. Talking to reporters outside his house in Shahjahanpur in uttar Pradesh, after the court convicted Asaram Bapu of rape, the father said they had full faith in the judicial system. However, he add...

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Asaram convicted in rape case

Jodhpur, April 25 (IANS) Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was on Wednesday convicted by the Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court for raping a minor girl in his ashram here in Rajasthan in 2013. The judgement in the case was pronounced by SC/ST cases special judge Madhu Sudan Sharma inside the Jodhpur Central Jail, where Asaram Bapu is lodged. He has been convicted under ...

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Asaram Bapu convicted in minor rape case

Jodhpur, April 25 (IANS) Five years after charges of rape were levelled against Asaram Bapu, the Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court on Wednesday convicted the self-styled godman. Four others were also in a 2013 rape case. Asaram was convicted under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) act and Juvenile Justice (JJ...

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Asaram Bapu convicted in minor rape case

Jodhpur, April 25 (IANS) Five years after charges of rape were levelled against Asaram Bapu, the Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court on Wednesday convicted the self-styled godman and four others in a 2013 rape case. Asaram was convicted under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) act and Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act.<...

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Electricity to all MP villages by October: CM

Mandla (Madhya Pradesh), April 24 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday claimed all villages in the state will be electrified by October and Rs 2 lakh crore spent on development of tribals in five years. Speaking at the National Panchayati Raj Day event in Ramnagar here in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chouhan said his government was workin...

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37 Maoists, including 19 women, killed in Maharashtra operations

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), April 24 (IANS) As many as 19 women, including a commander, are among 37 Maoists gunned down in two pitched battles by the Maharashtra Police in the forests of the state's Gadchiroli in the past 48 hours, eliminating at least four top commanders and virtually shattering the backbone of the rebels, a top police official said here on Tuesday evening. State Additio...

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Modi for social movement against sexual crimes, launches Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

Mandla (Madhya Pradesh), April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for a social movement for protecting girls in the wake of increasing rapes reported from different parts of the country and said families have to teach their sons to become responsible. Addressing a gathering here to mark the National Panchayati Raj Day, he also said that museums will be set up in sta...

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World Bank to lend $210 mn for rural roads in Madhya Pradesh

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Indian government has signed a $210 million loan agreement with the World Bank to improve the rural roads in Madhya Pradesh, an official statement said on Tuesday. The project (Madhya Pradesh Rural Connectivity Project) will cover 10,510 km stretch of rural roads in Madhya Pradesh that fall under the Chief Minister's Gram Sadak Yojana (CMGSY) program, said ...

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From now, bamboo will be treated as a grass, not a tree: Modi

Mandla (Madhya Pradesh), April 24 (IANS) From now onwards, bamboo will be treated as a grass and not a tree, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday. Addressing a gathering of tribals in Mandla town of Madhya Pradesh to mark the National Panchayati Raj Day, Modi said since tribals had to face punitive action for felling bamboo, the government had decided to categorise it as a grass....

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