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Hardik may campaign for MP polls

Bhopal, Feb 19 (IANS) Gujarat's Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Monday dropped hints that he may campaign for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections to be held later this year and also stated his intent to work for the youth and farmers. The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader made the remarks here during his one-day tour in the city. Asked about his campaign plans, Patel...

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BJP-ruled states seeing highest rate of rapes: Congress

Shillong, Feb 18 (IANS) Attacking the Narendra Modi-led Central government for its failure to ensure security to women across India, Woman Congress President Sushmita Dev on Sunday claimed that most rapes were reported from states ruled by the BJP. All the BJP-ruled states are seeing the highest rate of rapes. In Haryana, there were 6 rapes within the span of 10 hours, Prime Minister did...

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Khajuraho to host classical dance festival

Khajuraho, Feb 18 (IANS) The 44th Khajuraho Dance Festival is set to enthrall classical dance enthusiasts from February 20 here in Madhya Pradesh. The six-day-long festival will have performances by artistes from across the country including Kuchipudi dancing couple Raja-Radha Reddy from New Delhi, Bharatnatyam dancer Lakshmi Vishwanathan from Chennai, Bharatnatyam dancer Hema Tharuna-Ka...

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For Modi, road to 2019 will be steeper

For the Bharatiya Janata Party's supporters, the growing belief that the party is no longer as favourably placed as before must be both bewildering and disheartening. They must be wondering what could have gone wrong when the BJP was looking forward to not only a comfortable victory in 2019 but was also planning to celebrate the 75th year of India's independence in 2022. The talk...

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Poaching pushes anteaters to near extinction as environment ministry shuts its eye

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Though on the verge of extinction, pangolins or scaly anteaters -- among the most traded animals in the world that has now found a local market in India -- is yet to catch the attention of the Union government. With the Environment Ministry keeping its eyes shut to the crisis, saying the animal was not yet threatened or calling it a state-subject, poaching and tr...

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Chouhan assures relief to hailstorm-hit farmers

Sagar, Feb 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday announced relief of Rs 30,000 per hectare and an equal amount under the crop insurance scheme to farmers whose crops were damaged due to hailstorm earlier this week. The state government will give additional Rs 25,000 for the marriage of farmers' daughters, Chouhan assured farmers during a survey in Bina d...

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SC slams Madhya Pradesh for giving 'Rs 6,500 charity' to rape victimss

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday slammed the Madhya Pradesh government, among the states which had received maximum funds from the Centre under the Nirbhaya fund, for disbursing Rs 6,000-6,500 only to each rape victim, asking whether it was doing a charity by giving paltry amounts. A division bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta was shocked to kn...

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Government to procure 320 lakh tonnes of wheat, 55 lakh tonnes of rice

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Union Food Ministry said on Thursday it has decided to procure an estimated 320 lakh tonnes of wheat and 55 lakh tonnes of rice harvested in the current Rabi season. According to the ministry, a conference of food secretaries of the states under the Chairmanship of Food Secretary Ravi Kant was held on Thursday in which prospects of production of wheat and ric...

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Army officer grilled over suspected leak of classified information

Lucknow, Feb 15 (IANS) The army is investigating a Lieutenant Colonel posted in the Army Base Workshop at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh over suspected leak of classified information through IT devices, a Central Command spokesperson said here on Thursday. His computer's hard disk, laptop and his mobile phone have been seized by Military Intelligence (MI) personnel. According to a st...

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BJP will have more lies in 'Vision Document' for Meghalaya: Congress

Shillong, Feb 14 (IANS) Meghalaya's ruling Congress on Wednesday charged the BJP with seeking to spread more lies and false dreams in its Vision Document for the state to be released here by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the February 27 assembly elections. Tomorrow (Thursday), BJP will release its Vision Document. But the question is whether there is a need to release anot...

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No liquor ban in Madhya Pradesh: Minister

Bhopal, Feb 14 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government is not planning to ban liquor in the state, Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya said on Wednesday. He denied that the state government had ever said that there would be a total liquor ban. Malaiya added that the government would continue to organise public awareness campaigns on the ill effects of alcohol so that people would consu...

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BJP MP alleges 'threat to life' from Jyotiraditya Scindia

Bhopal, Feb 13 (IANS) BJP MP from Madhya Pradesh, Prabhat Jha on Tuesday said he faces a threat to his life from Congress' Jyotiraditya Scindia and has sought the Election Commission's intervention. At a Congress meet in Rajoda village, a man, in presence of Scindia and Madhya Pradesh Congress incharge Deepak Babaria said that he will teach me a lesson. This shows that the man was having...

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India's forest cover increases by .96 pc

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) India has recorded 0.96 per cent increase in forest cover between 2015 and 2017, with northeastern states continuing to be the most densely forested. Mizoram is having the maximum land under green cover, says a government report. Mizoram, with 86.27 per cent of its geographical area under forest cover, has also lost the maximum forest cover among all states (531 ...

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Recite Hanuman Chalisa to save crops, BJP leader says

Bhopal, Feb 12 (IANS) BJP leader and former MLA Ramesh Saxena has asked farmers in Madhya Pradesh to recite the Hanuman Chalisa for five consecutive days to prevent crop loss caused by rains and hailstorm. Lord Hanuman is the only force which can shield against winds, rains and hails. By reciting Hanuman Chalisa for an hour daily for five days, farmers will be able guard against calamiti...

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Will cover up for Gujarat loss in MP polls: Alpesh Thakor

Bhopal, Feb 12 (IANS) OBC leader and Congress' Gujarat lawmaker Alpesh Thakor on Monday said that the Congress will not spare any effort in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh elections to cover up for the loss in Gujarat. The party which was talking about taking 150 seats in Gujarat was left only with two-digit seats due to the atmosphere of ego and promise break. In Madhya Pradesh, we will cov...

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Farmers to get Rs 200 bonus over MSP for wheat: Madhya Pradesh CM

Bhopal, Feb 12 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday announced that farmers will be paid Rs 200 bonus over the minimum support price (MSP) on every quintal of wheat they sell to the state government. Addressing a farmers' convention here, he said, the MSP was low last year, due to which the farmers did not get suitable rate for their crops. We have decided ...

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Pranay Pachauri's best wrap-up party

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Actor Pranay Pachauri says he had the best wrap-up party ever with his Tere Liye Bro co-stars. Tere Liye Bro is based on true friendship and bromance. It features Prabal Punjabi, Nikhil Khurana and Malhar Rathod. Our vanity van could accommodate only two people, but the entire team barged into the van. We put on some good music, switched off the lights and ...

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India's overall forest cover expands: Report

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) India has added 6,778 sq km of forest area -- an increase of 0.21 per cent -- between 2015 and 2017 despite population and livestock pressures, according to a government report released here on Monday. The India State Forest Report-2017 unveiled by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan says the country stands 10th in the world in terms of forest area and eight...

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Vandana hat-trick fires RSPB to women's hockey A Division title

Ranchi, Feb 11 (IANS) The Railway Sports Promotion Board outplayed Hockey Madhya Pradesh 4-0 in the final of the 8th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2018 (A Division) at the Astro Turf Hockey Stadium here on Sunday. India international forward Vandana Katariya scored a hat-trick in the final as the RSPB remained unbeaten throughout the championship. In the final, ...

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President for 'special opportunity' to weaker sections

Gwalior, Feb 11 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday urged people of higher castes to provide special opportunity to people of weaker sections. The President made the remarks while delivering the fourth Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Lecture here. People from higher castes should promote people from lower castes. The effort should be to bring a smile on the face of the person standin...

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