Madhya Pradesh

India: Madhya Pradesh cops assault Sikhs

Barwani (MP), Aug 7 (PTI) Two Sikhs were allegedly assaulted by policemn in Madhya Pradesh, prompting the BJP-led state government to suspend two cops in this connection.

Those assaulted include a granthi (caretaker of a gurdwara and reader of Guru Granth Sahib, the central religious scripture of Sikhism), an official said.

The government said assistant sub-inspector Sitaram Bhatnagar and head constable Mohan Jamre have been suspended for not following due procedure while detaining the Sikhs.

India: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan discharged from hospital

Bhopal, Aug 5 (PTI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was discharged from a private hospital here on Wednesday after recovering from coronavirus infection, an official said.

Doctors have advised Chouhan, who was in the hospital for 11 days, to stay in home-quarantine and monitor his health for a week, the official added.

Chouhan, 61, tested positive for coronavirus on July 25.

He tweeted on Sunday that he did not have any symptoms of the infection and would be discharged if he tested negative in the latest test.

India: Digvijaya requests PM to defer Ram temple 'bhoomi pujan'

Bhopal,Aug 3 (PTI) Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to defer the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday, saying the occasion is inauspicious.

The 'bhoomi pujan' of the Ram temple is scheduled to be held on Wednesday at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh and is expected to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

India: MP BJP chief tests positive for coronavirus

Bhopal, Jul 29 (PTI) Madhya Pradesh BJP president and Khajuraho Lok Sabha MP VD Sharma has tested positive for coronavirus, a health official said on Wednesday.

Besides Sharma, state BJP general secretary (organisation) Suhas Bhagat and another party leader have also tested positive for the coronavirus, he said.

"Came to know that Sharma (VD Sharma) is not well and I pray to God for his speedy recovery," Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who is recuperating from the COVID-19 infection, tweeted.

India: 'Pervert' security guard held for molesting women

Indore, Jul 26 (PTI) A 29-year-old security guard has been arrested here in Madhya Pradesh for allegedly molesting women by entering hostels and houses, police said on Sunday.

The accused, Srikant Chaturvedi, seems to be a pervert who has been allegedly involved in many such incidents occurred in Vijay Nagar area in the last 15 days, a police officer said.

India: Recite Hanuman Chalisa to eradicate virus: Pragya Thakur

Bhopal, Jul 25 (PTI) BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Saturday appealed people to recite the Hanuman Chalisa five times a day till August 5, which she believes will rid the world of the coronavirus pandemic.

`Bhoomi pujan' or the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya is to take place on August 5.

India: Indore's PhD fruit seller takes on IMC in fluent English

Indore, Jul 24 (PTI) An assistant professor-turned-fruit seller created quite a stir when she spoke fluent English while protesting against the Indore Municipal Corporation's drive to remove her pushcart.

A video of Raisa Ansari (36) speaking against the IMC's drive to clear out pushcarts of fruits and vegetable vendors in Malwa Mill area has gone viral on social media, leaving many amazed at her confidence and gumption.

India: Three-year-old girl raped, killed in MP

Chhindwara (MP), Jul 23 (PTI) A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed by two men at Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh, the police said on Thursday.

Both the accused have been arrested.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan directed the police to fast-track the trial in the case and ensure that the accused get death sentence, said an official release.

The girl was playing outside her house on July 17 when she was abducted, said additional superintendent of police Shashank Garg.

India: MP minister tests coronavirus positive

Bhopal, Jul 23 (PTI) Madhya Pradesh Co-operatives Minister Arvind Singh Bhadoriya on Thursday said he has tested positive for coronavirus.

In a video message, Bhadoriya said he did not experience any symptoms of the viral infection.

"I just had sore throat. I went for the test. My report came at 12.30 am. I rushed to the hospital and got admitted," he said, and asked those who came in contact with him to get themselves tested.

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