Several Injured, Covid Rules Broken in Ujjain Temple Stampede Amid VIP Visits

Eye witnesses said social distancing and other COVID-19 norms were violated as people queued up outside the temple.

Eye witnesses said social distancing and other COVID-19 norms were violated as people queued up outside the temple.

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  • Last Updated:July 27, 2021, 10:09 IST
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A number of devotees, including women and children, were grievously injured on Monday following a stampede at Ujjain’s Mahakaleshwar Siva Temple.  The crowd turned uncontrollable after visits by some VIPs, including Madhya Pradesh

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What Covid? Stampede at Ujjain’s Mahakaleshwar Temple During VIP Visits for ‘Sawan’ Injures Many

2021-07-27 10:09:17

Eye witnesses said social distancing and other COVID-19 norms were violated as people queued up outside the temple.

Eye witnesses said social distancing and other COVID-19 norms were violated as people queued up outside the temple.

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  • Last Updated:July 27, 2021, 10:27 IST
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A number of devotees, including women and children, were grievously injured on Monday following a stampede at Ujjain’s Mahakaleshwar Siva Temple.  The crowd turned uncontrollable after visits by some VIPs, including

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Temples, Ghats Submerged as Rains Batter Madhya Pradesh

2021-07-26 15:46:00

Many districts of Madhya Pradesh have been receiving continuous rainfall for more than 24 hours, and the incessant showers have thrown the daily life out of the gear. In Ujjain, temples located on Ramghat were flooded. Other parts of the district too have been severely impacted by the rains. Water also entered Maa Chamunda Temple located near the Chambal river in Nagda town.

Homeguards have been deputed at Rajghat to prevent devotees from coming to temples. A small

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Ujjain: 1st sawari of Mahakal to be taken out today

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Ujjain: The 1st sawari of Mahakal during Shravan month will be taken out on Monday. Amid Covid-19 pandemic, the administration was busy preparing for the ride till late in the evening.

Its for the 2nd year in a row, when the sawari will be taken out on curtailed route and without the participation of devotees.

Due to Covid, the route for the ride has been shortened, the route has been fully barricaded and participation of people has

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Ujjain: ‘Accident’ turns out to be murder

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Ujjain: The man whose body was found on the roadside at Nazarpur outpost five days ago was murdered, revealed a probe.

Prima facie police considered the case to be of an accident. The doctors who conducted the post mortem declared that deep marks of head injury indicate that the victim was assaulted.

Police have arrested 2 brothers in the case. Dinesh’s son of Bhilsingh Banjara of Nazarpur was found on the road on July 20.

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Ujjain: Picnickers flock to Kaliadeh Palace; throw corona norms to winds

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Ujjain: The picnic enthusiasts of the city on Sunday throwing Covid protocols flocked at Kaliadeh Palace.

Thousands of people reached the spot for a picnic. Most were not wearing masks and were seen flouting social distancing.

Even though Shipra was in spate due to good rains but people did not miss the opportunity to descend into the raging river.

Police was unavailable to stop the families who went berserk while picnicking at Kaliadeh Palace.

Amid the rain

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Ujjain: Kshipra in spate due to incessant rain

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Ujjain: Due to non-stop rain the water in the Gambhir Dam began increasing at the rate of 3 mcft/hr in the morning and by 5 pm it was receiving 10mcft/hr on Sunday.

Over 260 mcft water had reached the dam by 5 pm. The Kithoda, Biloda, Triveni and Gaughat barrages of Kshipra were overflowing due to the catchment from Indore-Dewas.

The incessant rains provided relief to the people from the humidity and heat. Two inches of rain

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Ujjain: Mahakal Temple employee hypes questioning of youth, input on arrest of suspects by IB turns out to be rumor

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Ujjain: The information that suspects have been arrested by the IB in the Mahakaleshwar temple has turned out to be a rumor.

Two days ago, during the visit of the collector and SP, 2 youths were interrogated for making a video. This incident was sensationalised by a temple employee.

He exaggerated this information before sharing it with the media. On Friday, collector Ashish Singh and SP Satyendra Kumar Shukla had gone to the temple to review the

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Ujjain: Schoolstudents gherao District Education Office

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Ujjain: Students of the Excellence School under the leadership of Lakshya Soni and Awadhesh Yadav gheraoed the office of the District Education Officer (DEO).

The students were concerned as regular students of the school were given general promotion due to Covid-19 but now the school principal is insisting that the subjects will be allotted to the students on the basis of percentage.

They complained that online classes are also not being held regularly, students are not being

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Loot or Priests? Skeletons from Mughal Era Recovered During Excavation Madhya Pradesh’s Ujain

Discovery of skeletons supposedly of the Mughal era recovered during excavation inside the famed Mahakal temple in Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh has intrigued researchers.

The excavation is part of expansion of the Ujjain Mahakal temple under the Smart City project.

The administration is now planning to get it researched from experts to ascertain how far these remains date back in history. Researchers are also wondering whether these remains are evidence of atrocities meted out during the Mughal era. Temple

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Ujjain: Spike in devotee turnout at Mahakal temple

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Ujjain: The Mahakaleshwar Temple witnessed a sudden increase in the turnout of devotees on Sunday.

The queue of devotees reached close to Harsiddhi. Assistant protocol officer Poornima Singhi reached the spot and decided to start the darshan from Bhasmaarti Dwar.

During the unlock the devotees have again started flocking the Mahakal temple. It gets very crowded especially on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, said a temple official. Besides booking the slot, people are also availing of darshan by

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Ujjain: Book Jai Gurudev Ashram’s director under sedition, demands Bhim Army

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Ujjain: The activists of Bhim Army demonstrated here on Sunday demanding registration of a sedition case against Umakant Maharaj, the director of Jai Gurudev Ashram.

Slogans for change in Constitution are written outside Jai Gurudev Ashram here. From these slogans it appears that the present Constitution is no longer of any use, said a member of Bhim Army. Bhim Army is irked over the issue and its members staged a demonstration at Tower Chowk. They demanded that

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Ujjain: Sarpanch’s hubby paraded on donkey to appease Rain God

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Ujjain: Villagers in Ujjain are coming up with novel ways of appeasing Indradev (Lord Indra).

The farmers in the district are a concerned lot as the indifference of the weather may spell doom for their crop. The farmers are worried that their entire soybean crop may get damaged while other people are troubled by the humidity.

Compelled by the uncertainty of monsoon people are adopting myriad ways to appease the rain God, Indra.

Recently, people of a

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Ujjain: 20 youths commence 118 km Chaardwar Yatra on cycles

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Ujjain: Ex-municipal corporation president Sonu Gehlot flagged-off Chaardwar Cycle Yatra, 2021 from Chamunda Mata intersection in Ujjain at 6 am on Sunday.

Under the yatra organised by Society of Global Cycles 20 youths participated will return on Monday after visiting the four gates of Ujjain covering 118 km of Panchkroshi Marg. Organisation president Utkarsh Singh Sengar said that a two-day Chaardwar Yatra has been organised on Sunday under the awareness campaign for environmental protection and to promote

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Ujjain: Row over allocation of houses in Charak Bhavan; Dr Diwakar resigns on ‘security grounds’

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Ujjain: Dr Ajay Diwakar of District Hospital resigned due to non-availability of houses in Goverment Charak Bhawan complex.

He clarified that he cannot stay in the existing house due to security reasons. If he gets a house, then he will withdraw his resignation.

The allocation of houses in Charak Bhavan has been under controversy for a long time. The list has been issued twice and with every addition or deletion of name a controversy crops up. Dr

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Ujjain: Controversy over diversion of Simhastha Fair land; Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad echoes discontent again

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Ujjain: According to the requirements of the upcoming Simhastha Fair, 2028, objections were lodged here on Saturday.

Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) demanded an increase in the fair area under the proposed Ujjain Master Plan, 2035.

ABAP president Mahant Narendra Giri Maharaj has demanded from Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan that Sanvarakhedi and Jeevankhedi from Indore Road Shanti Palace Square to Unhel Road should also be declared as Simhanstha Fair area. He has demanded to reserve 200

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Ujjain: Vikram Univeristy’s new building constructed @ Rs 5CR dedicated

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Ujjain: Higher education minister Mohan Yadav inaugurated the newly-constructed building on the premises of Vikram University (VU) on Thursday.

The guest of the inauguration ceremony held in the administrative building premises of the university was MLA Paras Jain. The programme was presided over by vice-chancellor Prof Akhilesh Kumar Pandey.

Registrar Dr Prashant Puranik said that this building has been constructed on the backside of the main administrative building of the university at a cost of about Rs

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After 80 days, devotees to get Mahakal’s darshan from 6am today

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Ujjain: Devotees are all set to get a glimpse of Baba Mahakal on Monday, after 80 days of restrictions imposed in the wake of the second wave of corona.

Their get entry into the Mahakal temple will be subject to the compliance with the Covid-19 protocols,

The, darshan can only be done through online booking or by availing special darshan arrangement by paying a fee of Rs 250.

Devotees’ enthusiasm can be gauged from the fact that

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Mahakaleshwar Temple Expansion Plan: Home owners allege bias in grant of compensation

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Ujjain: Allegations of favoritism has come to the fore in the grant of compensation for the removal of 147 houses of Mahakal Tekri area.

Outsees alleged that all the members of families have received the ex-gratia amount while in some families only one member has received the compensation amount.

A total of 147 houses located on Mahakal Tekri area are being removed under the Mahakaleshwar Temple Expansion Plan which is being executed by the Smart City Project

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MP: Mahakaleshwar Temple to Reopen on June 28 After 80 Days

The famous Mahakaleshwar temple at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh will reopen for devotees on Monday after a gap of 80 days, a member of its management committee said. The temple was shut for the public on April 9 this year following a rise in daily COVID-19 cases in the state. It had to be closed for the second time during the pandemic that broke out last year, he said.

“It will reopen tomorrow at 6 am,” the temple’s assistant administrator

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