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  • Yearender: Naxal strikes, sterilisation tragedy overshadowed 2014 for Chhattisgarh 6 days ago

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh was in the news in 2014 for all the wrong reasons be it increasing Maoist strikes resulting in heavy losses to lives of security forces or the death of 13 young women after surgeries at state-run sterilisation camps in Bilaspur. The Raman Singh government remained busy warding off Opposition...
  • Six 'disappointed' Naxals, including two women cadres, surrender in Chhattisgarh December 18, 2014

    Raipur: Six Naxals, including two women cadres, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada and Kanker districts today, police said. While five Maoists, including a woman, turned themselves in before police in Dantewada district, another woman rebel surrendered in Kanker district. "The cadres in Dantewada, all deployed as 'Jan Militia' members, turned themselves in...
  • Chhattisgarh: Bilaspur sterilisation surgeries conducted in unhygenic conditions, says probe report December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after botched up sterlisation camp in Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh killed thirteen women, a fact finding team which probed the incident has submitted its report. The team in its report has said that the surgeries were done in unhygienic conditions and doctors did not change gloves between operations....
  • Chhattisgarh: CRPF martyrs insulted December 4, 2014

    Uniform and boots of slain CRPF jawan thrown in the garbage bin outside a Raipur hopital. This shocking insult to the CRPF jawans who died in the recent Sukma encounter came to light after relatives of patients recorded visuals and shared it with media. ...
  • MHA forms SOPs committee to check Naxal operations December 4, 2014

    Raipur: Following the killing of 14 CRPF jawans in Chhattisgrah, the Home Ministry on Thursday formed a committee on Standard Operating Procedure for Naxal related activities. The seven-member committee will be headed by former DG CRPF K Vijay Kumar. The members will include officers from CRPF, IB, Home Ministry and State...
  • Deeply hurt with treatment meted out to Sukma martyrs, say family members December 4, 2014

    Family members of the CRPF jawans martyred in Chhattisgarh have said that they have been very hurt with the treatment meted out to the martyrs. "Their sacrifice has been dishonoured after his uniform was dumped in a dustbin," a family member said. ...
  • Uniforms of Sukma martyrs in a bin an insult to soldiers: D Raja December 4, 2014

    Reacting to the uniforms of Sukma martyrs found in garbage bin, CPI leader D Raja said, "Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi must explain why such an incident took place in a state that's ruled by the BJP. It's an insult to soldiers in Chhattisgarh." ...
  • Chhattisgarh: Row over Sukma martyrs' uniforms a mischief by political parties, says DIG top boss December 4, 2014

    Raipur: A day after the after blood-stained uniforms and shoes of some of the CRPF personnel who were killed in the Sukma Naxal attack were found in a garbage bin on the hospital premises, the blame game has begun. DIG, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) called the act a mischief by...
  • Chhattisgarh: Home Ministry steps in after Sukma martyrs' uniforms found in garbage dump December 4, 2014

    Chhattisgarh: The Home Ministry has sought a report from Chhattisgarh government after blood-stained uniforms and shoes of some of the CRPF personnel who were killed in the Sukma Naxal attack were found in a garbage bin on the hospital premises. "After the incident, the bodies got stiff and during the post-mortem...
  • Chhattisgarh: Slain CRPF personnels' blood-stained uniforms found in hospital bin December 3, 2014

    Raipur: Blood-stained uniforms and shoes of some of the CRPF personnel who were killed in the Sukma Naxal attack were found in a garbage bin on the hospital premises, sparking outrage on Wednesday. Opposition Congress leaders said it showed "insensitivity and disrespect" of the authorities and demanded an apology from the...
  • Naxalism is a national challenge, we will succeed in tackling the menace: Rajnath Singh December 2, 2014

    Raipur: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday paid homage to the 14 CRPF jawans who were killed in a deadly Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh. Singh announced compensation of Rs 38 lakh for the relatives of 14 CRPF jawans killed and Rs 65,000 each to 15 injured. The Home Minister, who visited...
  • Chhattisgarh: 13 CRPF personnel killed in naxal attack December 2, 2014

    The Naxals killed 13 CRPF personnel who were stationed at Chintagufa in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh for an ongoing anti-Naxal operation on Monday. ...
  • Naxal attack on CRPF a challenge to the country: Rajnath Singh December 1, 2014

    In yet another attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday, the Naxals killed 13 CRPF personnel who were stationed at Chintagufa in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh for an ongoing anti-Naxal operation. ...
  • Chhattisgarh: 13 CRPF personnel killed by Naxals in yet another offensive in Chintagufa December 1, 2014

    In yet another attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday, the Naxals killed 13 CRPF personnel who were stationed at Chintagufa in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh for an ongoing anti-Naxal operation. ...
  • Chhattisgarh: 13 CRPF personnel killed by Naxals in yet another offensive, this time in Chintagufa December 1, 2014

    Chintagufa: In yet another attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday, the Naxals killed 13 CRPF personnel who were stationed at Chintagufa in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh for an ongoing anti-Naxal operation. "The encounter that took place around 10-11 km south of Chintagufa in Sukma district left a Deputy...
  • Bilaspur sterilisation tragedy: Two weeks after mishap, families still in mourning November 27, 2014

    It has been two weeks since the botched sterilisation camp in Chhattisgarh killed 14 women. Devastated families feel that no amount of money can fill the void in their lives. ...
  • Sterilisation deaths: Rat poison mixed medicines given to women, confirms Health Ministry November 22, 2014

    Raipur: Medicines contaminated with zinc phosphide, which is used as a rodenticide, were given to womwn who underwent sterilisation surgery at government medical camps in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district, confirmed state Health Ministry on Saturday. "According to the reports, poison was mixed along with the medicines. All the reports have been handed...
  • Chhattisgarh: Three security personnel injured in blast by Naxals November 21, 2014

    Raipur: Three security personnel, including a CRPF inspector, were on Friday injured in a pressure bomb blast by Naxals in Maoist-hit Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh, police said. The incident occurred when a joint contingent of 168 battalion of Central Reserve Police Force and district force was carrying out an anti-Naxal operation...
  • Raipur: 15-year-old gang-raped for eight months by three men including a minor November 17, 2014

    Raipur: A teenage girl was allegedly threatened and gang-raped for several times over a period of eight months by three youths, including a minor in Korba district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Sunday. "The accused, identified as Sanjay Yadav (23), Mohammed Arman Ansari (23) and a 16-year-old boy, were arrested today...
  • Chhattisgarh government to adopt children of 14 women who died in Bilaspur sterilisation tragedy November 17, 2014

    Bilaspur: After the sterilisation tragedy in Bilaspur claimed the lives of 14 women, the Chhattisgarh government has decided to adopt the children of the women who died after the surgeries. The government has assured that it will make fixed deposits of Rs 2 lakh for all the children, fund their...
  • 'Women were lured to sterilisation camp with promise of money' November 16, 2014

    Bilaspur: The husband of a Baiga tribe woman who died after undergoing tubectomy at a government-organised sterilisation camp in Bilaspur district alleged that health workers put pressure on them and also held out a promise of money for consenting to the operation. "Auxillary nurse-midwives and mitanins (women health workers) told the...
  • Dearth of efficient surgeons to conduct tubectomies: Dr Pant November 16, 2014

    Indore: In the wake of 13 deaths due to botched tubectomy surgeries in Chhattisgarh and the raging debate over the way they were conducted, noted sterilisation expert Dr Lalitmohan Pant said there was a "dearth" in country of efficient surgeons who carry out such procedures. City-based Dr Pant (59), with...
  • Company denies rat poison in pills linked to Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths November 16, 2014

    Raipur: The company at the centre of a probe into why more than a dozen women died after being sterilised in Chhattisgarh has denied that the antibiotic tablets it manufactured were contaminated with a chemical compound commonly found in rat poison. Preliminary tests of ciprocin tablets made by Mahawar Pharmaceuticals, a...
  • Bilaspur: Rahul Gandhi meets affected families, blames government for deaths November 15, 2014

    Bilaspur: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met the families who lost their family members to alleged medical negligence at a government sterilisation camp in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district. Addressing the press after spending his day with the affected families, Gandhi blamed the Raman Singh government for the mishap. He also...
  • Bilaspur sterilisation tragedy: Contaminated rat poison mixed drugs could have caused deaths November 15, 2014

    Bilaspur: Days after 14 women lost their lives within 24 hours of undergoing tubectomy in government sterilisation camps in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district, the state health authorities have revealed that medicines contaminated with zinc phosphide, which is used as a rodenticide, could have led to the deaths. "Prima facie it can be...
  • Bilaspur sterilisation deaths: Raids being conducted by government in all medical shops in Chhattisgarh November 14, 2014

    Bilaspur: Raids were conducted on Friday by health department officials in all the medical shops in Chhattisgarh. The raid took place in Raigarh, Dhamtari, Korba, Janjgir-Champa, Sukma and other districts. Reportedly, collectors are to inspect all the private hospitals in the districts and see that the banned drugs are not...
  • Chhattisgarh's Baiga tribe vulnerable because of their high mortality rate November 14, 2014

    A single-member commission under a retired judge has been constituted to probe the botched sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur. CNN-IBN's Saahil Menghani traveled to Chhattisgarh's Gorrila village where women of the protected Baiga tribe have been made to undergo sterilisation surgeries. This tribe is particularly vulnerable because of their high mortality...
  • Bilaspur sterilisation deaths: Baiga tribe is endangered November 14, 2014

    Bilaspur: A single-member commission under a retired judge has been constituted to probe the botched sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur. The death toll stands at 14 now. CNN-IBN's Saahil Menghani travelled to Chhattisgarh's Gorrila village where women of the protected Baiga tribe have been made to undergo sterilisation surgeries. This tribe...
  • Sterilisation tragedy: Rahul Gandhi heads to Chhattisgarh on Saturday November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi will visit Pendari village in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, where botched sterilisation surgeries have left 13 women dead. Sources said that Gandhi will be meeting the family members of the victims and also take stock of the corrective measures being taken by the state...
  • Bilaspur tragedy: All invasive procedures must be done institutionally, says Maneka Gandhi November 14, 2014

    Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi called the Bilaspur incident as a very unfortunate one. "The one lesson we have learned from this is that all invasive procedures must be done institutionally," said Gandhi. ...