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  • Chhattisgarh: Woman divorces husband after he fails to build a toilet at home 5 hours 45 minutes ago

    Bhopal: A 23-year-old woman divorced her husband and walked out of her in-laws' 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 3 days ago

    Raipur: A two-day-long '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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 Naxal-hit 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 self-styled 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, state-sponsored pilgrimage for differently-abled in Chhattisgarh August 20, 2014

    The Chhattisgarh government has decided to sponsor trips to key pilgrimage centres across the country for differently-abled 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 co-operative committee for milk production, dairy business August 20, 2014

    Farmers and livestock-men of Chhattisgarh's naxal-hit Dantewada district have formed a cooperative committee to take up a project for milk production and dairy business. "In retaliation to the so-called '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 gun-battle between paramilitary forces and Maoists in insurgency-hit Dantewada district. The encounter took place in restive forests of Kodanar under Aranpur Police Station limits when security forces were returning after an anti-Naxal 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 Society-run medical stores in the state. During a video-conference 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 short-term agriculture loans of over Rs 2,000 crore to state farmers during the ongoing kharif season. Short-term 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 hide-outs: Police August 18, 2014

    Maoists are using caves in forests of south Chhattisgarh as hide-outs 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 Maoist-hit 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 insurgency-hit 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...
  • Security beefed up for I-day celebration in state August 14, 2014

    Security has been beefed up in all the sensitive places across Chhattisgarh, particularly in the Naxal-hit areas, in the view of Independence Day celebrations on Friday police said. Tight security is being maintained across the state particularly in the insurgency-hit Bastar region to avoid any disturbances by the red rebels during...
  • Chhattisgarh Congress announces new working unit August 13, 2014

    The main opposition Congress on Wednesday formed a new working unit comprising around 150 members keeping in view the municipal polls to be held by year-end. Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee chief Bhupesh Baghel announced the new working unit, with a treasurer, six vice presidents, 13 general secretaries and 48 secretaries....
  • Naxal arrested in Kanker during searching operation August 13, 2014

    Security forces on Wednesday apprehended a suspected Naxal from the Kanker district of Chhattisgarh during an operation. Officials said the incident occurred in the Ghumsimund forests of the district early on Wednesday when a patrol squad of forces led by paramilitary CRPF was out for an operation. "A Naxal commander Phool Singh...
  • 26-year-old woman gangraped, dumped half-naked near canal August 14, 2014

    A 26-year-old married woman was allegedly gangraped by four unidentified youth, who dumped her in a half-naked and unconscious state near a canal in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district, police said. The crime took place on Monday evening near Belsari village when the victim was returning from her friend's place, Bilaspur Additional Superintendent...
  • Wearing branded shoes and clothes, two men loot Rs 7.5 lakh from a temple in just 15 minutes August 13, 2014

    Wearing branded clothes and shoes, two members of a gang in Korba conducted a robbery at Sarvmangla Temple in just 15 minutes! According to a report published in Daily Bhaskar, the gang looted Rs 7.5 lakh from the temple. The incident has sent shock waves around the area. To catch the...
  • Naxal carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head arrested August 12, 2014

    A hardcore Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head was arrested during a search operation in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Narayanpur district, police said. The cadre, Lakhmu (38), was apprehended from a forest near his native Kumnar village under Kurusnar police limits by the district force on Monday, Narayanpur Additional...
  • Member of first Lok Sabha Reshamlal Jangade dies at the age of 90 August 12, 2014

    Veteran politician and a member of the country's first Lok Sabha from undivided Madhya Pradesh, Reshamlal Jangade died on Monday at a private hospital in Raipur following prolonged illness. He was 90. "Jangade, who was admitted to Ramkrishna Care Hospital after he suffered from breathing problems and illness last week, passed away in the wee hours today,"...
  • Murtunda forests: 2 CRPF personnel killed in an encounter with Maoists August 11, 2014

    Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and another was injured in an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district on Sunday, police said. The exchange of fire took place in the forests of Murtunda village under the Basaguda police station limits in which two CRPF men were...
  • Woman Naxal carrying reward arrested August 10, 2014

    A woman naxal carrying a reward of Rs 1.1 lakh on her head was on Saturday arrested by police in Raipur district of Chhattisgarh. Shyambati alias Pramila (30) was held by a police team from Fafadih area here. She had come to Raipur for medical treatment. According to the police, Pramila was...
  • CRPF jawan killed in encounter with Naxals August 9, 2014

    A CRPF jawan was killed on Saturday in an exchange of fire with Naxals in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The incident took place at Murdanda village under the Avapalli police limits when a CRPF patrol team from 168th battalion were proceeding for a road-opening, and Naxals opened indiscriminate fire...
  • New sugar factory to come up in Kabirdham; 20,000 farmers to get its benefits August 9, 2014

    In order to increase sugar production in the state,Chhattisgarh government on Friday said it will set up a new sugar factory in Kabirdham district. This would be the fourth sugar mill in the state and second in Kabirdham. "Chief Minister Raman Singh has given in-principle approval to the proposed action plan for the factory, to...
  • Chhattisgarh lures doctors for Naxal-hit areas with fat salaries, accommodation August 8, 2014

    To overcome the acute shortage of doctors in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit regions, the state government is working on a "special package" to offer certain facilities, besides lucrative salary, to the specialists for their posting in such areas. "Unlike typical procedure of the appointment, we are trying to bring more flexibility in the...