Madhya Pradesh

India: Govt Ayurvedic college official held for taking bribe

Nagpur, May 20 (PTI) The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) here has arrested officials of the Government Ayurvedic College and Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran in separate cases of bribery.

Bandu Desai Pawar (55), who was holding charge as assistant director, Ayurveda, had allegedly demanded bribe from a man who had applied for appointment as a sanitation worker at Dayabhai Maoji Majithia Ayurvedic College, Yavatmal.

For the appointment, Pawar's permission was needed, an ACB official said.

India: Locusts attack crops in western MP, agri centres alerted

Bhopal, May 21 (PTI) Huge swarms of locusts from Rajasthan have entered parts of western Madhya Pradesh, posing a threat to crops in the central state, an official said on Thursday.

An advisory has been issued to 22 agriculture science centres on how to fight the menace, Jabalpur-based Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalayas extension services director Dr Om Gupta told PTI.

The locusts initially entered Rajasthan from Pakistan where they flew in from Iran last year.

India: Eight home-bound migrants killed in road accidents in MP

Bhopal, May 16 (PTI) Eight migrants including four women were killed in three separate road accidents in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, police said.

At least 29 others were injured in these accidents which took place in Sagar, Guna and Barwani districts, police said.

Six persons -- four women and two men -- were killed in an accident near Sagar, said Superintendent of Police (SP) Amit Sanghi.

India: 64 foreign Tablighis arrested in Bhopal

Bhopal, May 16 (PTI) Over 60 foreign nationals, who are members of Tablighi Jamaat, have been arrested by police here for participating in various religious programmes of the organisation in violation of Foreigners Act and under the Indian Penal Code, a senior officer said on Saturday.

Earlier, seven cases were registered against them under visa norms at various police stations in Bhopal.

India: 8 migrant workers killed, nearly 50 hurt in road accident

Guna, May 14 (PTI) Eight migrant workers were killed and nearly 50 others injured when the bus in which they were travelling collided with a truck near Guna town in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday morning, police said.

The accident took place between 3 am and 4 am when the victims were on their way to Uttar Pradesh border from Maharashtra, Cantt police station in-charge Madan Mohan Malviya said.

The injured persons were rushed to a nearby district hospital.

Flight bringing 123 Indians from Kuwait lands in Indore

Indore (MP), May 13 (PTI) A Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) plane carrying 123 Indians, stranded in Kuwait amid the coronavirus lockdown, landed at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport here on Wednesday night.

Airport Director Aryama Sanyal said the aircraft (flight number 1461) landed here at 7.57 pm.

Health check-up of all the passengers was being carried out and their luggage was being sanitised, she said.

The passengers returning home from Kuwait will be sent to Bhopal by buses where they will be kept in compulsory isolation for 14 days.

India: Teacher held for raping teen daughter

Morena (MP), May 14 (PTI) A 55-year-old teacher was arrested for allegedly raping his 18-year-old daughter in Porsa town of Madhya Pradesh's Morena district, police said on Thursday.

The police arrested the accused teacher and his 53- year-old wife on Tuesday under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, sub-divisional officer police (SDOP) Avnish Bansal.

The complainant has alleged that her father had raped her on two occasions with the help of her mother and the couple had locked her up at home to prevent her from lodging a complaint, he said.

India: Two migrant workers die of cardiac arrest in Shramik Special trains

Satna/Betul (MP), May 12 (PTI) Two passengers of Shramik Special trains died of cardiac arrest in separate incidents in Madhya Pradesh, police said on Tuesday.

A migrant worker travelling to Uttar Pradesh's Gonda district and another person returning to Bihar's Aurangabad district died in special trains in the last two days, an official said.

Akhilesh Kumar Rana, who worked at a hotel in Pune, was returning to his hometown in Gonda district, when he fell ill and was disembarked at Majhgawa railway station in Satna district on Monday, he said.

India: Migrant woman on way to UP gives birth on NH-3

Barwani (MP), May 12 (PTI) A 30-year old woman who was traveling from Mumbai to Uttar Pradesh in a truck with her migrant labourer husband gave birth to a baby boy in Madhya Pradesh's Barwani district, an official said on Tuesday.

The woman, named Deepa, began to have labour pains so her husband had the truck stopped at Balsamud Barrier on the intervening night of May 10 and 11, said a local official.

India: Man arrested for `raping' nine-year-old girl

Rajgarh (MP), May 9 (PTI) A man was arrested in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday for allegedly raping a nine-year-old girl, police said.

Indar Singh Tanwar (23) lured the girl by offering her Rs 100 when she was on her way to the fields and allegedly raped her behind a tree on Friday, said a police officer.

Kotwali police station in-charge D P Lohia said the girl told her family members about the incident after returning home, and a complaint was filed.

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