Urban Toxin For Ancient Jain Temple in Bhopal

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), April 18, 2017: Ruins of Jain temple, dating back to Parmar era near the state capital are facing an irretrievable damage from mindless construction activity. Locals are livid over feeble attempts at conservation of the excavated ruins of temple complex, which they insist, is historically no less than Bhojpur or other famous […]

Jain seeks blanket ban on liquor

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), January 22, 2016: Enthused by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s de-addiction drive, state power minister Paras Chandra Jain has demanded a prohibition in Madhya Pradesh. He said like Narmada Sewa Yatra, similar initiatives should be taken to remove liquor vends from river banks in parts of the state. “My personal opinion is […]

Bhopal: Jain Social Group International Federation award ceremony held

Khachrod (Madhya Pradesh), January 1, 2016: A 2-day conference and award ceremony function of Jain Social group International Federation MP region was organised at Nageshwar Jain Pilgrim from December 31 to January 1 where all three groups of Khachrod won more than half dozen prizes. There were awards for various activities by the 59 groups of […]

Let our monks defecate in the open: Jain group to MP govt

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), May 1, 2016: A group representing Digambara Jains has approached the Madhya Pradesh government seeking exemption for their monks to defecate in the open, which they say is the ascetics’ way of life. The Digambara and Shwetambara are the two main sects of of the Jain order, which account for 0.4 % of […]

Santhara verdict: Jains to hold mega protest today

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), August 23, 2015: Members of the Jain community will take out rallies in several cities and towns across India on Monday to protest against the recent Rajasthan High Court order on Santhara, a practice of fasting unto death. Calling the practice illegal, a double bench of the high court had called the […]

Idol, antiques stolen from Jain temple in MP

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), September 30 2013: An idol of Mahavira and other antiques was stolen from a Jain temple in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandla district. The theft on Saturday triggered resentment among Jain community who held a protest alleging Jain temples were being specifically targeted in the state. Police have failed to take action against the […]

Chouhan anguished over attack on Jain Seer

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), January 7, 2013: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has appealed to his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi to initiate stringent action against those responsible for allegedly attacking a Jain seer at Girnar. “The entire state, including me, is anguished over the incident involving Jain Muni Prabal Sagar at Girnar town in […]