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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Jhabua: In an unexpected turn of events, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with his Cabinet colleague Antar Singh Arya were reportedly heckled on Sunday. The incident occurred while they were on their way to Jhabua at Petlawad town where a blast caused by mining explosives left 89 people dead.

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Chouhan and Arya were stalled at the new bus stand square close to the tragedy site by angry protesters, including Congressmen, who came out on the roads in large numbers shouting slogans against the State government and district administration, alleging that it had not taken appropriate steps to prevent the tragedy, eyewitnesses said.

The locals said the huge pile of explosives should not have been stored in a building at a public place, according to the law.

They demanded stern action against the concerned officials for the lapse. The protesters also shouted slogans demanding the sacking of District Collector Aruna Gupta and also allegedly manhandled the area’s Sub-Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) AR Khan, who tried to clear the way for the Chief Minister.

As many as 89 people were killed and nearly 100 were injured following a blast that was caused by mining explosives which were stored in a building. It ripped through a crowded area in Petlawad town.

Chouhan had ordered a judicial inquiry into the incident and also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for the injured.

With inputs from The Hindu

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25 Transfers in 13 Years : ‘KBC Wali Madam’ Turns ‘Transfer Wali Madam’

Amita Singh Tomar, the now-harassed woman officer, has no corruption charges against her

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Bhopal, July 16, 2017: Conventionally, the average duration of a government officer’s stay in a posting has been around three years. But here is a woman officer who has been transferred 25 times in 13 years, that too without being assigned any reason for her being frequently shifted.

Amita Singh Tomar, the now-harassed woman officer, has no corruption charges against her.

The keen-watchers of the TV quiz show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ (KBC) might recall the way Bollywood super star Amitabh Bachchan was impressed with her as she went on answering the questions to win Rs 50 lakh in 2011.

Posted as Tehsildar in Biaora in Madhya Pradesh’s Rajgarh district, Tomar has now been transferred to Sidhi district.

Upset with the decision of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government, she tweeted: “This is my 25th transfer in 13 years of my career. Whenever I got transferred, I was sent 500 km away.”

Tomar told IANS on Friday that when applications were sought for transfer, she had opted for a transfer to the Gwalior-Chambal division, but she had been transferred to Sidhi instead.

She has now written to senior state officials and even approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi through Twitter to apprise him of her ordeal.

“I won Rs 50 lakh in the TV quiz show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC)’ in 2011 and the people then began to recognise me as ‘KBC Wali Madam’. But now I am known as ‘Transfer Wali Madam’ because of constant transfers,” she said.

Incidentally, Tomar has hit the headlines in the past as well, for reasons other than her frequent transfers.

During her posting in Raoti in Ratlam district in June 2016, she had written in Facebook: “When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Afghanistan then the people there carrying the Indian national flag in their hands raised slogans of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’.”

In the next lines, the woman officer requested PM Modi to launch a “Rajiv Gandhi Suicide Plan”, so that the Congressmen and those following secular ideology could commit suicide after reading such reports.

A controversy had then erupted over her Facebook post, following which she was transferred to Rajgarh district. (IANS)


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Domestic social shopping platform LimeRoad ties up with Madhya Pradesh Government to Digitise Handloom Sector

LimeRoad will work with the talented artisans to blend traditional weaves with modern-day design

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New Delhi, December 24, 2016: Domestic social shopping platform LimeRoad on Saturday announced its partnership with the Madhya Pradesh government for an exclusive range of handicrafts and apparel to be made available on its platform.

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Towards this, LimeRoad has signed an MoU with the “Madhya Pradesh Laghu Udyog Nigam”.

“Platform provided by LimeRoad to our artisans will help spreading the old customs & traditions of rural Madhya Pradesh across the world,” tweeted Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

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LimeRoad will work with the talented artisans to blend traditional weaves with modern-day design.

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“We welcome the talented artisans of Madhya Pradesh on to our platform. These gorgeous Chanderi, Maheshwari fabrics and saris have been around for years,” said Suchi Mukherjee, Founder and CEO, LimeRoad, in a statement. (IANS)

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8 SIMI Terrorists Escape From Bhopal Central Jail After Killing one Guard and Taking another Hostage

Security was tightened and a search operation was launched to nab the terrorists

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Bhopal, October 31, 2016: Eight terrorists of banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) managed to escape from the Bhopal Central Jail by killing a guard, the state Home Minister said on Monday. The prisoners broke the gate and scaled walls using bedspreads.

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Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhoopendra Singh told IANS: “Eight SIMI terrorists managed to escape the jail on late Sunday night after killing one guard and taking another hostage.”

The Madhya Pradesh Police sounded a high alert. The state border was sealed following the jailbreak, security was tightened and a search operation was launched to nab the terrorists, Singh said.

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The jailbreak took place between 12 and 2 a.m. on Sunday. The prisoners broke open prison gates and then fashioned ropes out of bedspreads to scale the boundary walls, said the jail authorities.

All escapees were facing treason charges. Singh accepted that the incident points to a major security lapse.

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Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan recently instructed for more stringent security arrangements at all state facilities. (IANS)