Hinotakalan Village

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Village In Madhya Pradesh Shuts Itself Down Amidst Surge In Covid-19 Cases

A village in the Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh has gone into a self-imposed lockdown after four Covid-19 related deaths in the area. The 3,500 residents of Hinota Kalan village are avoiding all public rallies and gatherings organized by leaders for the upcoming by-polls in the district on April 17. Moreover, they agitated at the government's Covid-19 management protocols and they decided to shut down all shops over the weekend.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 02:50 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Madhya Pradesh, by election, Coronavirus Pandemic, Lockdown

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Sanchi Gardener

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Gardener Takes Swab Samples In MP Hospital As Staff Test COVID+

Giving a health scare, a gardener is taking swab samples for COVID-19 at a government hospital in Madhya Pradesh' Raisen district. Gardener Halke Ram said that since the person responsible for the job has tested COVID-19 positive, he is handling the responsibility in absence of him. Ram is being trained by the hospital staff as well. Other staff have also been trained to tackle the work in case of emergency.

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 - 12:27 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Sanchi, Bhopal, Raisen, Madhya Pradesh, Covid Surge

Leopard

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MP: Escaping Fire Leopard Jumps Over Transformer, Dies Of Electrocution

A leopard was reported dead after jumping over a power transformer in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh. Reportedly, the big cat was roaming in an agricultural land in search of food while the stubble caught fire and it jumped onto a power transformer and died of electrocution. However, the forest officials after post-mortem dumped the dead carcass as per the National Tiger Conservation Authority guidelines.

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 - 06:41 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: environment, Leopard, Big Cats, Madhya Pradesh, Raisen

Shivraj Singh Chouhan

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MP Govt Brings Fresh COVID Restrictions, Extends Weekend Lockdown

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on April 8 announced new COVID-19 restrictions in the state. The state government has now extended the duration of earlier announced weekend (Saturday-Sunday) lockdown: from Friday 6PM to Monday 6AM. Asserting to control the fresh COVID-19 spike, the CM said, "My intention has never been to impose a complete lockdown." He also stated of creating containment zones in big cities.

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 - 01:43 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Bhopal, Coronavirus, Lockdown

Courtesy: Times Now

Police beating Krishna

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MP Police Beats Auto Driver Ruthlessly; Refused To Appear At Police Station

An auto-rickshaw driver, Krishna Keyer (35) was subjected to police brutality in broad daylight after his mask slipped off his nose in MP’s Indore district. Reportedly, he was going towards hospital to meet his sick father while the police asked him to appear at the police station. After Keyer refused, the officer started beating him mercilessly. However, the officers were suspended after the video of the incident went viral.

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 - 11:59 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: No-Mask, Police Brutality, Madhya Pradesh, Covid-19, indore

Courtesy: NDTV

Worker

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Bhopal Engineer Builds Vehicle To Clean Human Waste From Rail Tracks

Bhopal-based engineer Dr Sharad K Pradhan has developed a self-propelled vehicle to clean the human waste on railway tracks and roads. Likely to eliminate manual scavenging, the easy to operate vehicle is well-equipped with suction systems, air and water sprays and a control system. Moreover, the patented product, requiring only one person to operate, separately collects dry and wet wastes and sprays disinfectants to avoid flies and insects… read-more

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 - 12:50 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Manual Scavenging, Railway Track

Courtesy: LiveMint

Kitab Ghar

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Bhopal Civic Body's 'Kitab Ghar' Initiative Betters Underprivileged Students

The Bhopal Municipal Corporation’s unique 'Kitab Ghar' initiative is collecting books from residents and redistributing them to underprivileged children. Partnering with Kabadiwala – a doorstep scrap collecting portal, the civic body provides the books and notebooks collected to BMC-run libraries, and also recycles some of them for environmental cause. Started under the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, the initiative garnered huge support from Bhopalis… read-more

Sun, 04 Apr 2021 - 03:25 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Good News, better india, Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal, BMC

Fire at Bandhavgarh

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Bandhavgarh National Park Wildfire Doused Off; No Animal Casualties

Madhya Pradesh forest officials on March 31 confirmed that they have doused off the wildfire in Bandhavgarh National Park. As per the officials, the fire that broke out on March 29 was extinguished by the fire tenders from Pali, Chandiya and Umariya. Bandhavgarh field director Vincent Rahim… read-more

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 - 12:01 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh National Park, environment, Wildfires

Royal Bengal Tiger

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MP's Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve Under Fire Since March 29

Known for its Royal Bengal Tigers, Madhya Pradesh's Bandhavgarh National Park is ablaze since March 29. Reportedly, the raging fire has spread to Khitoli, Magadhi and Tala zones while efforts are underway to douse the fire. However, complaining about the ill-timed action by the authorities, the locals said that necessary arrangements were not made to extinguish wildfires. Recently in March, Odisha's Similipal Reserve had witnessed a similar… read-more

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 - 09:29 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India, Tiger

Courtesy: The Quint

Lockdown

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MP Now Imposes Sunday Lockdown In Betul, Khargone, Ratlam, Chhindwara

The Madhya Pradesh government on March 24 announced Sunday lockdowns in four more districts - Betul, Khargone, Chhindwara and Ratlam. The Sunday lockdown, starting on every Saturday 10PM and ending Monday 6AM, was earlier imposed in Bhopal, Jabalpur, and Indore. Moreover, in cities where 20+ COVID cases are being recorded daily, the government ordered only take-aways at restaurants, closure of swimming pools, gyms and cinema halls. Besides, … read-more

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 - 11:33 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: LockdownExtension, weekend curfew, Madhya Pradesh, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Courtesy: India Today