Ahead of assembly polls scheduled for 2018 end, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has made Rakesh Singh, member of parliament from Jabalpur, as the new president of its Madhya Pradesh unit. Rakesh Singh replaces Thakur leader Nandkumar Singh Chauhan who had been facing opposition from sections of party cadre. Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar has been made the convener of the election campaign committee.
As many as 25 persons were feared dead when a bus fell off a bridge in Sidhi district in Eastern Madhya Pradesh.
The bus was carrying a 'baraat' from Chitrangi, when the driver lost control, and it fell from the bridge on Sone river in Vindhya region. Rescue teams and officials have rushed to the spot. More details are awaited.
Tremors were felt in Singrauli town in Eastern Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday evening. The earthquake struck the region at around 7.42 pm. The tremors were again felt two minutes later.
Panic-struck people who came out of their homes as the tremors were felt for almost 15 seconds. At 7.44 pm too, there were similar tremors. The magnitude of the earthquake was 4.6 on the Richter scale. Two NTPC units were affected and it took nearly three hours before they could restart. No loss of life or property was reported till the filing of this report.
Curfew would be imposed in Bhind while prohibitory orders will be in effect in parts of Gwalior-Chambal region of MP from Monday. Internet services will be shut too. This is in view of possibility of bandh against caste-based reservations in this part of state. Though groups are not vocal about the call, administration is alert after the violence that led to eight deaths during bandh on April 2.