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  • BJP banks on development to lay siege on Congress bastion Yesterday

    A keen battle is on the cards at Chhattisgarh's Korba Lok Sabha seat, a Congress bastion in which the party is again confident of making a clean sweep even as the rival BJP rides on development and anti-incumbency factors to be the recipe for its victory. Union Minister of State...
  • Naxals fire on polling party in Rajnandgaon, no casualties reported Yesterday

    An exchange of fire took place between the security forces and the Naxals in the insurgency-hit Rajnandgaon Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh where polling was held on Thursday. No causalities were reported. "The incident took place under Khadgaon police station limits of Rajnandgaon district while a polling party escorted by...
  • Naxals trigger landmine blast in Kanker, none hurt Yesterday

    Naxals triggered a landmine blast on Thursday in insurgency-hit Kanker Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh when a polling party escorted by security forces was returning after conducting elections in the region. However, no injuries or causalities were reported in the blast. "The incident took place under Bhanupratappur police station limits...
  • CRPF personnel commits suicide by shooting himself 2 days ago

    A CRPF personnel on Thursday allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon at a paramilitary camp in insurgency-hit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. "Sub-Inspector Badridutt Pandey of 195th battalion of Central Reserve Police Force shot himself with his service rifle at his battalion base camp in Barsoor region...
  • Two tiffin-bombs found in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh; 2 Naxals held 3 days ago

    Two tiffin bombs, suspected to be planted by Maoists to target security forces and polling parties during Lok Sabha elections, were found in the insurgency-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. Kanker is among the three Lok Sabha seats going to polls on Thursday in the second phase of Chhattisgarh elections. Besides,...
  • Dynastic politics in Chhattisgarh, CM Raman Singh's son to fight polls 3 days ago

    It is going to be the electoral debut for Chief Minister Raman Singh's son Abhishek Singh. Abhishek Singh is contesting from Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh. "This is my first election but there is no pressure on me," he said. ...
  • Ajit Jogi's political fate, Raman Singh's image at stake 4 days ago

    The three parliamentary constituencies of Chhattisgarh that go to polls on Thursday assume significance as the outcome would determine the political fate of Congress veteran Ajit Jogi as well as the public image of Chief Minister Raman Singh. Chhattisgarh sends a total of 11 members to the Lok Sabha -...
  • Naxalite arrested after encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh 4 days ago

    A Naxalite was arrested following an encounter with security personnel in the insurgency-hit Bastar district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, police said. The Ultra was arrested following the gun-battle between rebels and the joint squad of Special Task Force (STF) and district force in Chandameta forests under Darbha police station limits,...
  • Maoists apologise for death of civilians in Chhattisgarh attacks 4 days ago

    The Communist Party of India (Maoist) has apologised for the death of nine civilians, including 7 polling personnel, in landmine blasts triggered by their cadres in Chhattisgarh over the weekend and termed it as a "serious mistake". "PLGA cadres attacked a bus near Kutru of Bijapur suspecting security personnel were...
  • Naxal attack in Bastar affects ambulance services in the district 5 days ago

    The recent Naxal attack on an ambulance carrying CRPF personnel has affected the emergency van services in insurgency-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The emergency ambulance services, 108 Sanjeevani and 102 Mahtari express, have stopped in some highly sensitive pockets of Bijapur, Dantewada, Sukma and Bastar districts due to security reasons...
  • Bastar attack: Could it have been averted? 5 days ago

    Had the CRPF personnel acted upon "suspicious movement" of two villagers before the ambulance carrying them was blown up by Naxals in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, the incident could have been averted, according to preliminary investigation. Five personnel belonging to the 80th battalion of CRPF were killed when the ultras...
  • Chhattisgarh government team visits Bastar, Bijapur after Naxal attacks 5 days ago

    A team of senior state officials on Sunday visited Bastar and Bijapur districts of the Maoist-hit south Chhattisgarh, where Naxals had carried two deadly attacks on polling personnel and security forces on Saturday, which left 14 persons dead. Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand, Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Kujur, Additional Chief Secretary,...
  • Police launch hunt to find girl missing from Asaram satsang 1 week ago

    Police here launched a hunt for a minor girl, who went missing from godman Asaram's satsang programme in Raipur three years ago, police said on Saturday. The girl, who hails from Bastar, had come with her family to attend a satsang programme of godman Asaram held at the Science College...
  • LS polls: Modi targets Jogi, Gandhi family in Dhamtari April 11, 2014

    Narendra Modi targeted former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi, on Friday, saying he might be knowing some "secret" about Gandhi family which made him indispensable to Sonia Gandhi though he has been losing in the tribal state. "I think about it that he has been losing, the party (Congress) is divided...
  • Two security personnel injured in Naxal blast in Bijapur April 11, 2014

    A day after polling in Chattisgarh's Bastar Lok Sabha seat, two security personnel were on Friday injured in a pressure bomb blast carried out by Naxals in the insurgency-hit Bijapur district of the region, police said. "The blast occurred when a joint Road Opening Party (ROP) of CRPF and district...
  • AAP's Soni Sori wears party cap while casting her vote, booked April 11, 2014

    AAP nominee from Bastar Lok Sabha seat, Soni Sori was on Friday slapped with a show cause notice for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by wearing her party's cap bearing its election symbol while casting her vote. "We have issued a show cause notice to Sori seeking her...
  • AAP's Soni Sori wears party cap while casting her vote, booked April 11, 2014

    AAP nominee from Bastar Lok Sabha seat, Soni Sori was on Friday slapped with a show cause notice for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by wearing her party's cap bearing its election symbol while casting her vote. "We have issued a show cause notice to Sori seeking her...
  • Rajnath hits out at Congress, says it's responsible for poverty in the country April 11, 2014

    BJP president Rajnath Singh on Friday said Congress is responsible for the poverty in the country. "Congress has ruled the country for over 55 years including the last ten years as the main constituent of United Progressive Alliance government, still India is considered a poor country in the world economic...
  • HC stays order to register FIR against state minister Ajay Chandrakar April 11, 2014

    Chhattisgarh High Court on Thursday stayed a lower court's order, which had asked the police to register a First Information Report against the Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Ajay Chandrakar for possessing assets disproportionate to the known sources of income. Justice Pritinkar Diwakar on Thursdaystayed "effect and operation" of lower...
  • 15 IEDs, three pressure bombs recovered by security forces in Bastar April 10, 2014

    A huge haul of explosives, including 15 IEDs and three pressure bombs, were on Thursday recovered by security forces from separate places averting a massive strike in the Naxal-hit Bastar Parliamentary seat, where about 15 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the initial hours of polling. The...
  • Bastar to vote in the face of threat from Maoists April 9, 2014

    Over 1.29 million voters of Chhattisgarh's Bastar Lok Sabha constituency, one of India's worst insurgency-hit regions, are set to exercise their franchise on Thursday in the shadow of terror and guerrillas' poll boycott. Eight candidates are in the fray in the constituency where roughly 80 percent of the total 1,797...
  • Naxal attack in C'garh leaves one CRPF official injured April 7, 2014

    A CRPF official was injured on Monday when Naxals attacked a camp of paramilitary forces in insurgency-hit Sukma district in southern Chhattisgarh. The incident took place at the camp of 150 battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force in the premises of Chintagufa police station early Modnay morning, Sukma Additional...
  • Atrocities on tribals by Congress, BJP led to rise in Maoism, claims Prashant Bhushan April 7, 2014

    Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan on Sunday held atrocities on tribals during the rule of both Congress and BJP governments responsible for the rise in Maoism in Chhattisgarh. "The parties looted natural resources of tribals. They (tribals) have suffered huge atrocities when they took stand for their rights....
  • State government transfers Korba district collector April 6, 2014

    Chhattisgarh government on Sunday transferred Korba district collector after Congress alleged that he misused official machinery to help the ruling BJP. As per the Election Commission direction, Rajat Kumar,an IAS officer posted as Korba collector has been shifted to Mantralaya in new Raipur, an official said on Sunday. Director, Rajeev...
  • ASI arrested for accepting bribe of Rs 10,000 April 4, 2014

    An assistant sub-inspector of police (ASI) was arrested on Friday by ACB for allegedly taking bribe of Rs 10,000 from a woman in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh. "Santosh Kumar Upadhyay, posted with Marwahi police station, was caught red-handed while accepting Rs 10,000 from the complainant for disposing off a case...
  • 25-kg IED found in Kondagaon, Naxal hand suspected April 4, 2014

    A 25-kg IED, suspected to have been planted by Naxals to target polling staff and security forces during the Lok Sabha polls, was recovered in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district, police said today. A detonator and 70m wire were also recovered from the spot in the Maoist-affected district yesterday. A team of...
  • Raman Singh's son enters LS poll fray riding on 'simple, youth' image April 4, 2014

    With the slogan of "Saral, Sahaj, dil ka nek, Rajnandgaon ka beta Abhiskek" (simple, spontaneous and noble hearted, son of Rajnandgaon-Abhishek), the BJP is attempting to make way to the street of power for another political scion in Chhattisgarh. A low profile Lok Sabha constituency - Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh is...
  • CM Raman Singh's son enters LS poll fray from Rajnandgaon constituency April 4, 2014

    With the slogan of "Saral, Sahaj, dil ka nek, Rajnandgaon ka beta Abhiskek" (simple, spontaneous and noble hearted, son of Rajnandgaon-Abhishek), the BJP is attempting to make way to the street of power for another political scion in Chhattisgarh. A low profile Lok Sabha constituency - Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh is...
  • Fake Naxals arrested for extortion attempt April 3, 2014

    Three men were arrested on Thursday for pretending to be Naxals and trying to extort money from a PWD officer in the insurgency-hit Kondgaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said. They were identified as Rajendra Netam (39), Phooldas Markam (30) and Pawan Kumar Yadav (20). The trio had allegedly demanded Rs...
  • Chhattisgarh HC seeks status report on condition of Bilaspur roads April 3, 2014

    The Chhattisgarh High Court has asked the secretary of the Public Works Department to submit a report on the condition of roads in the city within ten days. The division bench of Justices Sunil Kumar Sinha and Inder Singh Uboweja sought the report on Thursday in response to a public...