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  • Congress stages walkout alleging ration card irregularities 2 hours 55 minutes 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 11 hours 57 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days 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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Activists call for reforms to improve police-public bond in Chhattisgarh July 11, 2014

    With rise in complaints against police personnel in Chhattisgarh, the demand for reforms to improve police-public bond in the insurgency hit-state has been gaining ground. "The relationship between police and people can never be so friendly. However, certain reforms are needed to be made in policing as well as laws to...
  • Raman Singh praises general budget, welcomes proposal to set up IIT in Chhattisgarh July 11, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday praised the general budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying it was a great beginning of 'the good days'. He also welcomed the announcement to set up Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chhattisgarh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Union Government's maiden budget, presented...
  • Chhattisgarh government reduces rate of interest on higher education loans to 1 per cent July 9, 2014

    The Chhattisgarh government has reduced the rate of interest on higher education loan given to youth in the state from four per cent to one per cent. As per the promise made by Chief Minister Raman Singh during assembly polls, the rate of interest on higher education has been reduced to...
  • Court dismisses plea to quash Raigarh mayor's election July 9, 2014

    A local court has turned down a plea seeking to quash the 2009 election of Raigarh Municipal Corporation (RMC) Mayor Mahendra Chauhatha. Raigarh District and Sessions Judge Anil Kumar Shukla on Tuesday rejected the petition filed by an independent candidate in the RMC election, Sevan Ram Chauhan, citing it as baseless...
  • Chhattisgarh CM welcomes Narendra Modi government's first rail budget July 9, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday welcomed the Narendra Modi government's first rail budget, saying it contains several pro-passenger initiatives. He also welcomed the announcement of two trains for the BJP-ruled state - Nagpur-Bilaspur high speed train and Hapa-Bilaspur weekly. "I congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway Minister DV Sadananda...
  • Chhattisgarh among poorest states with over 40% BPL population: C Rangarajan panel July 9, 2014

    Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Assam figure among the poorest states where over 40 per cent of people are below poverty line, according to the C Rangarajan panel. According to the report of the panel headed by former PMEAC Chairman C Rangarajan, 47.9 per cent people are poor...
  • Senior Naxal cadre arrested during joint search operation in Kanker July 7, 2014

    A senior Naxal cadre was arrested during a joint search operation in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kanker district, police said on Monday. Santlal Mandavi (35) alias Shantilal was nabbed from Keshokodi village forests under Koyalibeda police station limits late last night, Kanker Superintendent of Police RN Dash said. A joint squad of BSF (Border...
  • Police constable hangs himself to death July 7, 2014

    A police constable on Sunday allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in Mana area in Raipur, police said. No suicide note was recovered at the spot where Sushil Kumar Pandey (30), posted at the Azad Chowk police station, was found hanging from a tree, Mana City Superintendent of Police Mukesh Khare...