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Greenpeace India sued for defamation

MUMBAI, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The Indian division of Greenpeace said Tuesday it was being sued for about $79 million in a defamation suit for actions against Essar Group's mining activity.

Indian police arrest two suspects in alleged gang rape of Danish woman

NEW DELHI, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Indian police in New Delhi arrested two suspects in the alleged gang rape of a 51-year-old Danish woman by several men she had approached to ask for directions.

India's ruling Congress party struggling in state elections

NEW DELHI, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- India's ruling party appeared to be headed to a setback in Sunday's state elections, early returns Sunday indicated.

115 people killed in stampede on bridge in India

BHOPAL, India, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- At least 115 pilgrims were killed and another 100 were injured during a stampede on a narrow bridge in India's central Madhya Pradesh state, officials said.

Six men sentenced to life in prison for gang rape

NEW DELHI, July 20 (UPI) -- An Indian court Saturday sentenced six men to life in prison for the gang rape of a Swiss tourist in March.

Indian Maoists attack Congress party convoy in Bastar

RAIPUR, India, May 28 (UPI) -- Indian Naxalite Maoists have attacked a Congress Party convoy in Bastar in Chhattisgarh.

5 in India arrested for raping a tourist

NEW DELHI, March 17 (UPI) -- Police said Sunday they arrested five men who allegedly admitted to raping a Swiss woman in central India.

Swiss tourist gang-raped in India

BHOPAL, India, March 16 (UPI) -- A Swiss tourist camping with her husband in central India was gang-raped and the couple were robbed, police said.

Report: India's coal power a killer

NEW DELHI, March 14 (UPI) -- Emissions from coal-fired power plants caused up to 100,000 early deaths in India last year, says a new report.

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Train runs over 2 kids, sets off mob fury

BHOPAL, India, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A train ran over a boy and his young sister at a station in India, triggering mob fury that left the station on fire and an official dead, police said.

Indian police bust rebel camp

NEW DELHI, April 3 (UPI) -- Indian police said they busted a training camp run by the banned Student Islamic Movement of India in Madhya Pradesh state Wednesday.

India to hike ethanol blending by 10%

NEW DELHI, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- India says it plans to increase the amount of ethanol blended with gasoline from 5 percent to 10 percent.

Indian minister wins feudal royal title

NEW DELHI, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Yashodhara Raje Scindia, a descendant of the respected Scindia dynasty, has been granted the title of "highness" in keeping with India's feudal past.

India agrees 8,000MW power projects

NEW DELHI, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The Indian Power Ministry has signed power purchase agreements for two proposed projects each with a capacity of 4,000 megawatts.
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Madhya Pradesh
Hindu children participate in a sacred mass thread ceremony in Bhopal, capital of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, on May 7. 2007. More than 80 children witnessed the sacred ceremony in which they were given tips to follow the rules and traditions of the religion by their priests. (UPI Photo)
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Coordinates: 23°10′N 77°13′E / 23.17°N 77.21°E / 23.17; 77.21

Madhya Pradesh (abbreviated as MP) (Hindī: मध्य प्रदेश, pronounced (help·info), translation: Middle Province), often called the Heart of India, is a state in central India. Its capital is Bhopal. Madhya Pradesh was originally the largest state in India until November 1, 2000 when the state of Chhattisgarh was carved out. It borders the states Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan. The state has an area of 308,252 km2 (119,017 sq mi). The largest city and the commercial capital of the state is Indore.

Legend has it that Lord Rama bequeathed the fort to his brother Laxmana, hence the name Bandhavgarh (Bandhavgarh National Park) which means brother's fort. The Bhimbetka rock shelters in Madhya Pradesh exhibit the earliest traces of human life in India; its Stone Age rock paintings are approximately 9,000 years old.

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