Bhopal gas tragedy: Court asks CBI to arrest Warren Anderson

BHOPAL - A court here Friday ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to arrest former Union Carbide chairman Warren Anderson and produce him without delay, prompting survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy to celebrate on the streets.

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Virginity tests of brides at mass wedding

BHOPAL - At a mass wedding in Madhya Pradesh just before the ceremony was to begin, a would-be bride developed labour pains, shocking those present. Virginity and pregnancy tests were ordered on the 152 prospective brides, of whom 14 were detected to be pregnant.

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Judicial inquiry into Madhya Pradesh factory blasts

BHOPAL - Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Monday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the blasts in two explosives-manufacturing factories in the state’s Singrauli district in which 10 people were killed Sunday.

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New Madhya Pradesh public ombudsman sworn-in

BHOPAL - Newly appointed Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta (public ombudsman) Justice Prakash Navlekar, who assumed office here Monday stressed upon the key role that the common man can play in curbing corruption.

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High court stays NRIs’ admission against reserved seats

BHOPAL - The Madhya Pradesh High Court has stayed the admissions of Non-Residential Indians (NRIs)to private engineering colleges of the state against reserved seats on a ‘first come first serve’ basis, a petitioner said Thursday.

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Free medical aid for domestic violence victims in Madhya Pradesh

BHOPAL - The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to provide free medical treatment to victims of domestic violence under the Usha Kiran scheme, an official said Wednesday.

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Awareness campaign for women empowerment in Madhya Pradesh

BHOPAL - Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has issued instructions to carry out a state-wide awareness campaign focused on schemes of women empowerment, official sources said Tuesday.

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Madhya Pradesh to launch campaign against female foeticide

BHOPAL - The Madhya Pradesh government will launch a campaign christened “Bitiya” (Daughter) to create awareness against female foeticide and discrimination against girls. Existing laws to curb sex determination tests and foeticide will also be given more teeth.

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Election Commission gets notice on EVMs

BHOPAL - The Madhya Pradesh High Court has issued notice to the Election Commission on a public suit that seeks to prevent the use of defective electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the Lok Sabha polls.

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Battle lines drawn for Valentine’s Day in Bhopal

BHOPAL - Hindu rightwing groups are all set to play spoilsport on Valentine’s Day here Saturday by threatening to marry off young lovers or giving them a good beating. But a lawyers’ outfit and some political parties say they will not let the ‘moral police’ get away with it.

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