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Child rapist get death sentence in just a month after crime

Bhopal: In possibly the first case after the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act was amended to provide for death penalty in cases of sexual offences against children, a special court on Thursday handed down capital punishment for a man convicted of raping and murdering an eight-year-old girl. The case was fast-tracked after public […]

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Wary of Karnataka, Congress tells coalition MLAs to stay on guard in MP

Bhopal:  The events in Karnataka have cast their shadow over the Madhya Pradesh government, as the Congress-BSP-SP-Independent coalition government in the state is bracing itself for a possible showdown with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Sensing possible plans of the BJP to destabilise the slim-majority government in Madhya Pradesh, Congress leaders have cautioned the ruling […]

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Couple arrested in MP for involvement in Maoist activities

Bhopal:  The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested a couple in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal for their suspected involvement in Maoist activities, police said on Tuesday. The couple identified as Manish Shrivastava and Anita Shrivastava, residents of Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur district, were residing in Bhopal since the last five years with changed names. An Uttar […]

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Special court grants bail to Akash Vijayvargiya

Bhopal:  Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya, who was arrested for assaulting a civic official in Indore with a cricket bat, was granted bail by a special court on Saturday. Additional Sessions Judge Suresh Singh granted bail to Vijayvargiya, son of BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, in two cases — assault and leading a protest […]

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MP youth who went missing four years ago languishing in Pakistani jail

Bhopal: A youth hailing from Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district who went missing four years ago is reportedly spending his days behind bars in a Pakistani prison. However, it was not immediately known how he reached Pakistan. The Home Ministry has sought all details and documents related to the youth. According to informed sources, the Central government […]

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Bhopal court lists Akash Vijayvargiya bail plea for Saturday

Bhopal: A bail application was moved on Friday before Additional Sessions Judge Suresh Singh here who asked the police to produce two separate case diaries about Indore BJP legislator Akash Vijayvargiya, charged with assaulting a municipal officer with a cricket bat and with staging a protest march without mandatory approval. He listed the hearing of […]