Women Tourist Guides

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24 Women Guide Wildlife Lovers In MP's Kanha, Pench Tiger Reserves

Registering active participation in state tourism, 24 women now guide tourists in Madhya Pradesh’s tiger reserves. Two tiger reserves - Kanha and Pench Tiger Reserve-National Park have 13 and 11 women guides each to escort wildlife enthusiasts. Moreover, the Forest Department plans to introduce similar guides at Pachmarhi’s Satpura Tiger Reserve. Interestingly, most of the 24 women are either sisters or the wives of the male staff of the… read-more

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 - 08:10 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Madhya Pradesh, Women Empowerment, Tiger Reserve, Kanha Tiger Reserve

Representational photo: Love jihad.

Photo: The New Indian Express

Gujarat Accompanies UP, MP Row; Plans To Introduce Anti 'Love Jihad' Law

Gujarat Home Minister Pradipsinh Jadeja has affirmed that the state will introduce a bill to counter 'love jihad' in its month-long budget session that started on March 1. Jadeja said, "The (Dharma Swatantrata) bill will prohibit and provision punishments for conversion by misinterpretation, under influence, coercion, marriage or any fraudulent means." As of now, two BJP ruled states - Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have already passed… read-more

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 - 11:27 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Gujarat, Home Minister, Pradipsinh Jadeja, Love Jihad, UP, Madhya Pradesh

Courtesy: Times Now

Tiger

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77 People Arrested Under Poaching Case, Reveals MP Forest Minister

Nearly 93 tigers have died in the ‘Tiger state of India’ Madhya Pradesh including 25 due to poaching. Providing January 2018-January 2021 data, the state forest Minister Vijay Shah on March 1 revealed that 77 people were arrested for poaching. Shah also mentioned other big cats death due to natural calamities, diseases and mutual conflicts. As per the 2018 census, while the state housed largest (526) number of tigers, its Bandhavgarh reserve… read-more

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 - 09:48 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Tiger, Big Cats, Enviroinment, Madhya Pradesh

Courtesy: NDTV

Mushariff Khan

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Smashing Religion Roles MP Muslim Girl Memorizes Bhagavad Gita Orally

Mushariff Khan, an eighth class student from Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara has learned 500 of the 701 shlokas from the Bhagavad Gita. Smashing religious roles and depicting cultural unity, Mushariff had started learning the 'Bhagavad Gita' in grade six using memory retention techniques. Mushariff’s Vedic mathematics teacher Rohini Menon said that the latter chose this as an activity to her memory from the three options - memorizing dictionary,… read-more

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 - 10:04 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Madhya Pradesh, Chhindwara, Mushariff Khan, Bhagavad Gita

COVID-19 Testing

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Delhi To Mandate COVID Negative Report For Travellers From 5 States

The Delhi government is planning to mandate a COVID-19 negative report from February 27 for travellers coming from five states. Reportedly, passengers traveling through flights, trains, and buses from Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Punjab will have to present the negative report. However, road travellers will be exempted from the order which will be in place up to March 15. Notably, 86% of the new COVID-19 cases have… read-more

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 - 11:15 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Delhi, Covid-19, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra , Kerala, Punjab

Courtesy: NDTV

Representational Image

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MP Dentist Arrested For Killing, Burying Woman In 'Drishyam' Style

The Madhya Pradesh Police have arrested a Satna-based dentist for committing a murder similar to the style adopted in Malayalam movie 'Drishyam'. Reportedly, dentist Dr. Ashutosh Tripathi killed a woman in December 2020 and buried her in an empty plot. However, his mobile traced to the plot on the day of the killing, leading to his arrest. Later, the accused confessed about murder. The police have booked him under under section 302 of the IPC… read-more

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 - 11:02 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Drishyam, Madhya Pradesh, Crime, Satna, murder, Dentist

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Money

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5 States To Avail Extra Grants For Completing Power Sector Reforms

The Finance Ministry on February 20 permitted five states, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Bihar, to borrow an additional amount from the Centre for meeting the power sector reforms. Reportedly, the states successfully reduced aggregate technical and commercial losses while matching the cost of supply with average revenue gap. Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have also been given the permission. Till now, the Centre has granted … read-more

Sat, 20 Feb 2021 - 09:16 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: FINANCE MINISTRY, Power Reforms, Extra Grants Power Reforms, Goa, Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh

Courtesy: Live Mint

Supreme Court

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SC Permits NGO To Challenge Anti-conversion Laws Of MP, Himachal

Citizens for Justice and Peace, an NGO, has received the Supreme Court’s nod to challenge the anti-conversion laws in Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. The NGO's original plea had questioned the passage of the contentious law in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Besides, the court has also granted permission to ‘Jamaiat Ulama-i-Hind’ to intervene in the proceedings. Earlier, the Muslim body alleged that the laws were aimed at harassing … read-more

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 10:43 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Madhya Pradesh, Supreme Court of India, Uttar Pradesh, Anti-conversion Law

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Rescue Operation at MP Bus Accident Site

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45 Dead, Several Missing After Bus Falls Into Canal In MP's Sidhi

A bus with 50-plus passengers tumbled off a bridge into a canal in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi district on February 16, killing 45 people and a child. Reportedly, the rescue operation is still in progress as remaining passengers are missing. Moreover, CM Shivraj Chouhan has deployed two cabinet ministers to the spot. Besides, PM Narendra Modi sanctioned an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the deceased's family and Rs 50,000 to the seriously injured… read-more

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 07:19 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Madhya Pradesh, bus accident, RESCUE OPERATION, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, PM Modi

Representational photo: Dickinsonia imprint.

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MP: World's Oldest Animal Fossil Discovered In Bhimbetka Caves

Experts of the Geological Survey of India have discovered a fossil of a pre-historic animal 'Dickinsonia' in Madhya Pradesh's Bhimbetka rock shelters near Bhopal. Reportedly, the leaf-like structured animal imprints were found 11-feet above the ground of Bhimbetka's auditorium Cave. Proclaimed as the world's oldest animal, the fossil dates back to 570 million years and is 17 inches long. As per experts, the discovery links "simple organisms… read-more

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 - 03:59 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal, Bhimbetka Caves, Geological Survey Of India, Dickinsonia Fossil

Courtesy: The Times of India