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  • Chhattisgarh to set up district-level panels for third-gender community 3 hours 56 minutes ago

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh government has decided to set up district-level committees for the effective implementation of its schemes for the third-gender community. The district-level committees, to be headed by Collectors or Additional Collectors, will ensure that the benefits of the welfare schemes for transgenders reach them, an official said. In a...
  • Greenpeace hopes for draft plan to protect wildlife, forests October 7, 2014

    Raipur: Greenpeace India expressed hopes on Tuesday that the central government would draft a comprehensive plan to protect wildlife and dense forests from mining, while auctioning new blocks in future, after the recent Supreme Court decision to cancel coal blocks across several states. "We hope that the new government at...
  • Bastar: 20 wanted Maoists lay down arms, total 280 in 2014 October 7, 2014

    Raipur: The counter-insurgency operation of Chhattisgarh police on Tuesday got shot in the arm when 20 Maoists, most of them carrying rewards on their head, surrendered at separate places of Bastar region. With this, the total number of rebels laying down arms has reached to nearly 280 this year in the...
  • Will hug Maoists if they give up violence: Chhattisgarh CM October 7, 2014

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday said that he is ready to embrace Maoists if they give up their path of violence and join the mainstream of society. "People involved in Maoist activities are part of our society. We are ready to hug them if they wish to join...
  • Chhattisgarh: Bureaucrats dance on KBC, face ire of CM Raman Singh June 14, 1410

    Raipur: Two powerful bureaucrats of Chhattisgarh have caught the ire of Chief Minister Raman Singh for dancing on Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan's television show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'. Additional Chief Secretary MK Rout and Raman Singh's OSD Vikram Sisodia got on to the stage when the show was being recorded in...
  • 5 kg tiffin bomb unearthed in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada September 27, 2014

    Raipur: A five kilo gram tiffin bomb hidden beneath the soil on a road was recovered on Saturday in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district, police said. Dantewada district police officials said that the tiffin bomb was recovered from Faraspal village after a tip off, when a team of security personnel was...
  • Chhattisgarh lawyer suicide attempt: SC directs Bilaspur CJM to prepare report September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bilaspur to prepare a report on the case of a Chhattisgarh lawyer who attempted suicide in the premises of the court on Monday. The court has taken suo motu cognizance of the suicide bid by the Chhattisgarh...
  • Chhattisgarh bypoll: BJP wins Antagarh Assembly seat September 20, 2014

    Raipur: BJP candidate Bhojraj Nag has bagged the Antagarh Assembly bypoll by defeating Ambedkarite Party of India's Rupadhar Pudo by a margin of 51,383 votes. The counting of votes was held at the Bhanupratap Dev PG College in Kanker for the bypoll that was held on September 13. The Naxalhit...
  • Shankaracharya seeks probe into foreign funds of Sai devotees September 13, 2014

    Raipur: After raking up a controversy over the worship of Shirdi's Sai Baba, Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati on Friday said the Home Ministry should probe the alleged flow of foreign funds into the bank accounts of Sai Baba supporters. "The bank accounts and telephone records of the socalled supporters of...
  • Chhattisgarh bypolls: 50 pc voting in Antagarh assembly seat September 13, 2014

    Raipur: Half the electorate today turned out for the byeelection to Antagarh assembly constituency in the Naxalaffected Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. Polling was peaceful. "49.86 per cent polling was recorded in this seat, reserved for tribals," Joint Chief Electoral Officer DD Singh said. The polling was held from 7 AM to 3...
  • Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi falls from the dais, escapes unhurt September 12, 2014

    Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi fell down from a dais at an event in Champa on Thursday. The incident took place at a demonstration that was being held by Congress workers. Fortunately, he didn't get any serious injury and is safe now. ...
  • Chhattisgarh: Woman injured after getting stuck in MRI machine, family blames doctors September 8, 2014

    Raipur: In a shocking incident in Chhattisgarh, negligence by junior doctors in a village hospital in Raipur resulted in a woman getting stuck in an MRI machine. The woman was seriously injured. The woman's family has alleged that the junior doctors didn't know how to operate the MRI machine. Hospital...
  • Chhattisgarh: Woman divorces husband after he fails to build a toilet at home August 29, 2014

    Bhopal: A 23yearold woman divorced her husband and walked out of her inlaws' home after they failed to build a toilet in their house in Chhattisgarh. The incident took place in the Raigarh district. The woman had set a condition before marriage that a toilet should be constructed at home....
  • Sai Baba should not be worshipped as deity, says Dharma Sansad August 26, 2014

    Raipur: A twodaylong 'Dharma Sansad' convened by the Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarka Peeth on Tuesday passed a resolution that Sai Baba, the 19th century saint from Shirdi, should not be worshipped as a deity by the followers of 'Sanatan Dharma'. 'Kashi Vidvat Parishad' has taken a decision that Sai...
  • Devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba and Swaroopananda clash in Chhattisgarh August 26, 2014

    Raipur: The dispute between followers of Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati and the Shirdi Sai Baba turned into an open scuffle during a religious meet in Chhattisgarh on Monday. This happened during a Dharma Sansad in Kawardha. The Swaroopanand Saraswati had earlier sparked off a controversy by rejecting Sai Baba and criticising...
  • Chhattisgarh: Scuffle breaks out between devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba, Shankaracharya Swaroopananda August 25, 2014

    Raipur: A scuffle broke out between devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba and followers of Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati in Kawardha in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday. The incident happened in Kawardha while a religious meet was on. The Shankaracharya had earlier sparked controversy by criticising the worship of Sai Baba. The Shankaracharya had said that...
  • Four Maoists, including a former commander of Jan Militia group surrender to police August 21, 2014

    Four Maoists, including a former commander of Jan Militia group, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Naxalhit Kondagaon district, police said on Thursday. The cadres were disappointed with "discrimination and exploitation by their seniors, particularly from Andhra Pradesh, in the outlawed outfit," Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit Atri said. Sada Mandawi (34), former commander...
  • Frustrated with the exploitation by senior cadres, seven Maoists surrender in Raipur August 20, 2014

    Seven Maoists, including their two selfstyled hardcore deputy commanders, involved in serious criminal offences, on Wednesday surrendered before the CRPF in Raipur. The rebels, one of them a woman, surrendered at the headquarters of 65 battalion of Central Reserve Police Force at Baradera on Wednesday afternoon, battalion Commandant Satyendra Kumar Singh...
  • Now, statesponsored pilgrimage for differentlyabled in Chhattisgarh August 20, 2014

    The Chhattisgarh government has decided to sponsor trips to key pilgrimage centres across the country for differentlyabled people of the state. For this purpose, the Social Welfare Department has made amendments in the Chhattisgarh Mukhyamantri Teerth Yojna Act 2012 which was meant for aged people, an official release said in Raipur...
  • Farmers form cooperative committee for milk production, dairy business August 20, 2014

    Farmers and livestockmen of Chhattisgarh's naxalhit Dantewada district have formed a cooperative committee to take up a project for milk production and dairy business. "In retaliation to the socalled 'red revolution' of naxalites, farmers and stockmen of the tribal district have introduced a unique model 'Kshirsagar Project', which will enhance the...
  • Chhattisgarh to set up marine fossil park in Koriya August 20, 2014

    Chhattisgarh will set up a 'Marine Fossil Park' in Koriya district where fossils of Permian geological period were found. The state government has provisioned Rs 17.15 lakh to set up the fossil park and the forest department has been tasked to develop it, a public relations officer said. The marine fossils of...
  • Modi effect: Chhattisgarh to build toilets in 100 schools August 20, 2014

    Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for 'Clean India' initiative and focus on school sanitation, Chhattisgarh Government has decided to construct toilets in as many as 100 schools. Chhattisgarh Housing Board (CHB) will execute the plan to build the lavatories. "A project has been prepared by Chhattisgarh Housing Board...
  • 3 CoBRA personnel injured in an encounter with Naxals in Kodanar forests August 19, 2014

    Three CoBRA jawans were on Monday injured in a gunbattle between paramilitary forces and Maoists in insurgencyhit Dantewada district. The encounter took place in restive forests of Kodanar under Aranpur Police Station limits when security forces were returning after an antiNaxal operation in the region early this morning, Dantewada Superintendent of...
  • Raman asks for providing generic medicines at government hospitals August 18, 2014

    Stressing on the importance of generic medicines, Chief Minister Raman Singh has directed all district collectors to ensure their availability at government hospitals and Red Cross Societyrun medical stores in the state. During a videoconference with the district collectors on Sunday, Singh asked them to hold a meeting of member doctors...
  • Chhattisgarh government disburses loans worth Rs 2,000 crore to farmers August 18, 2014

    Chhattisgarh government has so far disbursed shortterm agriculture loans of over Rs 2,000 crore to state farmers during the ongoing kharif season. Shortterm agriculture loans worth Rs 2,089 crore have been distributed to 9.12 lakh farmers till early this month during the current crop season, a public relations officer said here...
  • Maoists using jungle caves as hideouts: Police August 18, 2014

    Maoists are using caves in forests of south Chhattisgarh as hideouts or temporary camps, police said on Sunday after raiding one such cave in Kanker district. Maoist propaganda material, medicines and commodities of daily use were recovered from a cave in Mashpur forest under Rowghat police station limits by a joint...
  • Security forces arrest 2 Naxals during a raid August 16, 2014

    Two Naxals were arrested on Saturday in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district in a joint operation by BSF and local police, officials said. Salduram Anchale (52) and Sunil Jain (25) were nabbed from Sikhsod and Tadoti police station area in the district, about 125 km from Raipur, police officials told PTI by phone. Acting...
  • Naxals trigger IED explosion, one CRPF jawan injured August 15, 2014

    A CRPF jawan was on Friday injured in an IED explosion triggered by Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The incident occurred in the restive Tadmetla forests under Chintalnar police outpost limits when the paramilitary personnel were on an operation to cordon off the region, Sukma Superintendent of Police...
  • Government committed to bring development in Maoisthit areas: CM August 15, 2014

    Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday stressed that the state government will overcome the hindrances in development in the left wing extremism (LWE) areas of the state while marching ahead in the path of inclusive growth and public participation. "I believe that going on the way of inclusive growth, transparency and...
  • Naxal arrested in Kondagaon August 14, 2014

    A Naxal was arrested by a joint team of security personnel in Chhattisgarh's insurgencyhit Kondgaon district, a day ahead of the Independence day celebrations, police said. "Jan militia cadre Ramnath alias Billu (27) was apprehended from his native place Rengagodi under Bayanar police station limits," Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit...