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  • Monsoon session of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly ends 2 days ago

    The monsoon session of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly ended in Raipur on Friday. Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal Kaushik adjourned the House sine die in Raipur on Friday evening. The monsoon session had a total of five sittings from July 21 till 25, during which 759 questions were asked and 54 call attention...
  • Goa vigilance dept to probe Chhattisgarh coal block deal 2 days ago

    Goa government on Friday said the state vigilance department will investigate the alleged irregularities in the agreement entered into by the previous government with a private firm for generation of electricity using the coal from a mine in Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar stated in the legislative assembly that there were...
  • 13 family members get life sentence for farmer's murder 2 days ago

    A local court has awarded life imprisonment to 13 persons, including four women, of a family for killing a tribal farmer in their village over a land dispute last year. District and Sessions Judge Anil Kumar Shukla convicted and sentenced Ratiram Raut (50), Sadhuram (50), Asharam (54), Subhash (59), Mahesh Ram...
  • Opposition demands CBI probe into ration card scam 3 days ago

    The main opposition Congress on Thursday demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the alleged irregularities in the issuance of rations cards in the state. During a discussion in the Assembly, Congress MLAs alleged that the BJP government in the state had issued a large number of...
  • Congress stages walk-out over alleged irregularities in appointment of 'patwaris' 3 days ago

    Opposition Congress on Thursday staged a walk-out in the Chhattisgarh Assembly over alleged irregularities in the appointment of 'patwaris' (a village-level revenue official) in the state. Raising the issue through attention motion, Leader of Opposition TS Singhdeo, state Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel and MLA Siyaram Kaushik levelled allegations of corruption in...
  • Eight Naxals carrying rewards arrested 3 days ago

    Eight wanted Naxals, three of them carrying rewards on their heads, were arrested from separate places in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bastar region on Thursday, police said. Seven ultras were held from separate places under Bayanar police station limits of Kondagoan district this afternoon, Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit Atri told PTI. Acting...
  • In Chhattisgarh, jaundice kills 81 in 18 months 4 days ago

    The Chhattisgarh government said in the assembly on Wednesday that as many as 81 people succumbed to jaundice during the last one-and-half years in the state. In a written reply to a question by Congress MLAs Shankar Dhruva, Health and Family Welfare Minister Amar Agrawal said that 9,479 jaundice patients were...
  • Raman government failed to provide proper medical care in remote areas 4 days ago

    Opposition Congress on Wednesday accused the Chhattisgarh government of failing to provide proper medical facilities in the remote areas, particularly in tribal pockets of the state. On the third day of ongoing Monsoon Session, Congress legislator from Dantewada, Devati Karma raised the issue and asked how many contractual doctors were posted...
  • Congress stages walkout alleging ration card irregularities 5 days ago

    The Opposition Congress on staged a walkout from the Chhattisgarh Assembly alleging irregularities in issuance of ration cards in the state. Raising the issue during question hour, senior Congress MLA Satyanarayan Sharma sought to know how many ration cards were issued to ineligibles and cancelled in Durg, Raipur, Bilaspur and Rajnandgaon...
  • Noisy scenes in Chhattisgarh assembly for second day 5 days ago

    Noisy scenes were witnessed for the second consecutive day during the ongoing monsoon session of the Chhattisgarh Assembly after the treasury bench demanded an apology from state Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel for his remarks about Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal. The Congress legislators were suspended twice today after they trooped into well of...
  • Uproar in Assembly after Congress seeks Speaker's resignation over land encroachment issue 6 days ago

    Chhattisgarh Assembly's monsoon session began on a stormy note in Raipur on Monday, after Opposition Congress members were suspended for trooping into the well of the House and demanding resignation of Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal in connection with an alleged land encroachment issue. Speaking to reporters outside the Assembly, Opposition leader TS...
  • Anti-Naxal operations: Government deploys 1,000 fresh ITBP personnel 6 days ago

    In order to bolster anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh, government has deployed a fresh contingent of about 1,000 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel in the state. The specially trained contingent of the paramilitary will be initially inducted to operate in Rajnandgaon district of the state, which borders Madhya Pradesh. "The squad will...
  • Trader arrested for supplying explosives to Naxals 1 week ago

    Two persons, including a Bhilai-based businessman, have been arrested for allegedly supplying materials used for making arms and ammunition to Naxals in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said in Raipur. Businessman Yogesh Vardani and Ramadhar Verma, a driver who hails from Kerlapal areal of Sukma, were arrested on Saturday night on...
  • Three wanted Naxals carrying cash reward of Rs 1-2 lakh surrender: Police July 19, 2014

    Three naxals, including a couple, carrying cash reward of Rs 1-2 lakh on each of them surrendered in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, police said. "All the three are active members of Military Platoon of rebels and were carrying reward, ranging from Rs 1-2 lakh on each of them, announced...
  • Six wanted Naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh July 18, 2014

    Six Naxals, carrying reward on their heads were arrested on Friday during a joint search operation by security personnel in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The cadres were apprehended by a joint team of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) and district force from restive Koranda forests under Benoor police station...
  • 50 per cent sowing of paddy crop completed in Kharif season July 18, 2014

    Over 50 per cent sowing of paddy crop has been completed for the current kharif season in Chhattisgarh where agriculture experts have advised farmers to cultivate short and medium duration varieties of rice. Sowing for paddy crop has been carried out on 19.34 lakh hectares of land so far against the...
  • Activists voice concern over shrinking forest cover July 18, 2014

    With the forest-rich Chhattisgarh losing its green cover to development activities, mining and encroachment, environment activists have voiced their concern against the forests being "sacrificed" in the name of growth. An Indian State of Forest Report (ISFR)-2013 released recently by the Centre has revealed that forest cover in the state declined...
  • Probe ordered against top woman cop for not paying rent July 17, 2014

    A probe has been ordered against a female deputy superintendent of police (DSP) for allegedly refusing to pay house rent for nearly two years to her landlord in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district. Rewti Tikam Patel, a native of Janjgir-Champa district complained against police officer Puja Agrawal for allegedly not paying house rent for about 22 months during...
  • Naxal wanted in several crime cases arrested in Kondagaon July 17, 2014

    A Naxal was arrested and a cache of ammunition and electronic gadgets recovered in separate incidents in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district, where security personnel exchanged fire with rebels, police said. Jugdhar Muria, a member of banned CPI (Maoist), was nabbed from his native Lakhapuri village under Mardpal police station limits on Tuesday...
  • Four wanted Naxals held in Chhattisgarh July 16, 2014

    Security forces on Wednesday apprehended four suspected Naxalites, carrying rewards on their heads, from Maoist-affected Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh. The suspected Naxals were held by a patrol squad led by paramilitary CRPF from the Korenda-Benur axis of the district. The apprehended Naxals have been identified as Rajman (35), Somnath (35), Rejju alias...
  • CIMS to be upgraded into super-speciality hospital, school of Public Health to come up in Chhattisgarh July 16, 2014

    To improve health facility in the tribal-dominated Chhattisgarh, Centre has decided to upgrade the Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Science (CIMS) into a super-specialty hospital and set-up a School of Public Health. The decision in this connection was taken during a meeting between Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Chief Minister...
  • CIMS Bilaspur to be upgraded to a super speciality hospital July 16, 2014

    To improve health facility in the tribal-dominated Chhattisgarh, Centre has decided to upgrade the Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Science (CIMS) into a super-speciality hospital and set-up a School of Public Health. The decision in this connection was taken during a meeting between Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Chief Minister...
  • Prisoner escapes from police custody while being shifted to hospital, five cops suspended July 15, 2014

    An under-trial prisoner escaped on Tuesday from police custody while being shifted to hospital, following which the five policemen on duty were suspended. The kidnap accused, Saddam Hussain (22), escaped from the custody when policemen were shifting him from Raigarh district hospital to Bilaspur for further treatment, Raigarh Additional Superintendent of...
  • Centre assures it will remove hurdles in installation of 4000-MW UMPP in Surajpur July 16, 2014

    The Centre has assured to remove the bottlenecks in the installation of 4000-MW ultra mega power project (UMPP) in Chhattisgarh's Surajpur district. Union Minister of State for Power and Coal (independent charge) Piyush Goyal has assured Chief Minister Raman Singh to clear hurdles in setting up coal-based UMPP in Surajpur, an official...
  • Agriculture department to solve farmers' query by SMS July 15, 2014

    With monsoon arriving in full swing in the state, the agriculture department officials have been directed to coordinate with farmers and help them with agriculture-related suggestions through mobile SMS. Fresh spate of rainfall in the last couple of days has expedited the agricultural activities across the state and department has been...
  • Woman kills minor daughter to frame paramour July 14, 2014

    A 25-year-old woman and her male friend were arrested for allegedly killing her minor daughter in order to falsely implicate her paramour in the crime in Chhattisgarh, police said on Monday. The six-year-old girl was strangled allegedly by her mother Anis with the help of her friend Sonu Khan in Bilaspur...
  • Two Naxals including woman cadre held July 14, 2014

    Two Naxals, including a woman who was carrying a reward of Rs 2,000 on her head, were arrested from separate places in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kondagaon district on Monday, police said. "While Rajkumari alias Bulki Netam (26), a member of Chema Janatana Sarkar group of the CPI (Maoist), was apprehended from Totar...
  • 3 men allegedly gangrape 25-year-old maid, booked July 14, 2014

    A 25-year-old maid was allegedly gangraped by three youth under Azad Chowk police station area of Raipur, the police said. The accused Tarun Nand (35), Chakrasena alias Chakro (25) and Ajay Sona (26), all residents of Ramkund locality, have been arrested for sexually assaulting the girl based on her complaint on...
  • Now, girls can pursue graduation for free July 13, 2014

    Girls doing graduation courses in government colleges will no longer have to pay their fees, Chhattisgarh government announced on Friday According to a report in Chattisgarh Khabar, the education for girls till class 12 has been free and with the new order, the education for their graduation will become free as...
  • Assembly Speaker faces allegations of building temple on government land July 12, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Assembly Speaker Gauri Shankar Agarwal is again in news, this time for encroachment on a government land. This time the encroachment was done by Guari Shankar Agarwal’s family trust - Chhaganlal Govindram Agarwal Trust. Chhagan Lal Govindram Agarwal is father of the speaker Gaurishankar Agarwal. In year 2012 the...