Chattisgarh

  • Large section of people in 5 states still do not use toilets: Government July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A large section of people in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh have neither built toilets at their homes nor use them as they continue to remain unaware about the benefits of using lavatories, the government said on Monday. Minister of State for Drinking Water...
  • Millionaires line up to enter Chhattisgarh Assembly November 8, 2013

    A report compiled by Chhattisgarh Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms has found that about 22 per cent of second phase contestants of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls are millionaires. Average worth of assets per candidate contesting the second phase of assembly elections is Rs.1.56 crore. The top three candidates with the highest...
  • Clashes erupt on a news channel show; BJP minister, Raipur mayor arrested November 4, 2013

    Senior BJP minister Brijmohan Agrawal and Raipur Mayor Kiranmayee Nayak were arrested in connection with a clash between their supporters during a news channel show in Raipur, police said. Agrawal and Nayak were arrested on Saturday night, but were later released on bail bond, police said. A clash broke out between...
  • Maoists get no foreign financial support: Sudeep Chakravarti May 28, 2013

    Sudeep Chakravarti, author of 'Red Sun: Travels In Naxalite Country', have studied the evolution of the Maoist movement from its early days. How deep-rooted are its support structures and why is the mighty Indian state not being able to tackle this problem like they have done in Jammu and Kashmir...
  • UP: Police put on high alert in Naxal-hit districts May 26, 2013

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh police were put on high alert in three naxal-affected districts of the state on Saturday in the wake of the Naxal attack on Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh. Three Naxal-affected districts - Chandauli, Sonbhadra and Mirzapur - have been alerted and police patrolling have been increased, IG...
  • One win can't predict the trend of 2014: Pawar on K'taka polls May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Key UPA ally and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has struck a note of caution on the Congress's win in Karnataka. Pawar said a single win can't predict the trend for the general elections. Speaking at a rally in Satara, the NCP chief said that the...
  • Chattisgarh tribal prostitution: Centre to send fact-finding team, says KC Deo March 29, 2013

    An IBN Network expose showed how tribal women were forced into prostitution at a government run hostel in Chattisgarh by the hostel warden. After 7 years of suffering the horror, two girls finally mustered up the courage to speak out. Union Tribal Affairs Minister KC Deo has commented on the...
  • Beni Prasad Verma joins swelling list of VIPs given Z-plus security March 9, 2013

    New Delhi: More politicians are getting "Z-plus" security and the new entrants include Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma and BSP MP Brajesh Pathak months after the list of VIPs in this category was pruned during P Chidambaram's tenure as Home Minister. Verma, the Steel minister, was provided with the enhanced security...
  • Read Let's call him Vasu to understand the tribal India February 18, 2013

    It's been a little over two months since the since the murder-rape of a young girl in Delhi. The city still simmers given the arguments and emotions stirred by the Verma report. But in one of India's many forgotten corners, sexual assault seems to occur with impunity and victims...
  • IAF Chief defends crew, says they didn't abandon policemen February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel did not flee from Chattisgarh forests abandoning security personnel who had come under attack from Naxals, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne has told the Union Home Ministry. Browne has cautioned against creating divisions between security agencies in the war against Naxals. Browne was referring...
  • Chhattisgarh: Tribal girls allegedly raped in a hostel January 6, 2013

    New Delhi: In the latest addition to horrific rape stories, tribal girls were allegedly raped over a period of time in a school hostel in Narharpur, Chattisgarh. While a hostel peon has been arrested, a school teacher who was also allegedly involved in the crime has been absconding. A high-level probe...
  • Coalgate: Take action against your CMs first, Cong tells BJP September 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Taking on the BJP for its repeated disruptions of Parliament over coal blocks allocations and demanding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation as a pre-condition for debate in the House, the Congress on Sunday said that if the BJP took the case so seriously, it must ask its Chief...
  • Chidambaram backs CRPF in Chattisgarh encounter July 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid controversy over the anti-Naxal operation in Chhattisgarh, Home Minister P Chidambaram today said CRPF's role in the encounter was "transparent" and "upfront" but he was "deeply sorry" if any innocent person has been killed. He also said that it is up to the state government to take a...
  • Tarun forever: the boy we all loved June 16, 2012

    It was a sunny afternoon on the 30th of April and I was beginning to be angry at Tarun for being stuck in traffic and getting late for our shoot. Neither he nor I was aware that he had returned from Chattisgarh's Abhujmarh with a latent fever. As I waited...
  • 10 policemen killed by naxals in Dantewada June 10, 2011

    This was the fifth naxal attacks in Chattisgarh in last one month. ...
  • My son is a Gandhian: Binayak Sen's mother April 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Binayak Sen's family including wife Illina Sen, mother Anusuya Sen and brother Dipanker Sen are elated at the Supreme Court verdict granting him bail. Speaking to CNN-IBN they expressed their happiness and claimed that Sen was a Gandhian and never believed in violence. Illina said, "It is only the support...
  • SC to hear Binayak Sen's bail plea on Monday April 10, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on Monday the bail plea of civil rights activist Binayak Sen, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of sedition and links with Naxalites. Sen, 61, has challenged the order of the Chhattisgarh High Court, which had...
  • Chhattisgarh Govt opposes Binayak Sen's bail April 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Chhattisgarh government on Wednesday opposed the petition of rights activist Binayak Sen in the Supreme Court seeking bail and stay on his life term for his links with Maoists saying he was involved in providing safe hideouts and logistic support to hardcore Naxalites. "He (Sen) provides active support and...
  • Chattisgargh HC rejects Binayak's bail plea February 10, 2011

    Bilaspur: Sentenced to life in prison on sedition charges, rights activist Binayak Sen was refused bail by the Chattisgargh High Court on Thursday. Sen's family and supporters allege, there was prejudice in the way the case was being handled. They will now appeal in the Supreme Court. Charged with sedition,...
  • Naxal bandh: 2 killed, 4 kidnapped on day two July 8, 2010

    New Delhi: Naxals have stepped up attacks on the railways and security forces on the second day of their 48-hour bandh. There have been as many as five attacks across three states since Wednesday night. Maoists targeted a local Congress leader Awadhesh Singh's house in Dantewada, killing two. Singh's father and...
  • Now Chhattisgarh police chief praises CRPF July 3, 2010

    Raipur: Under attack for his disparaging remarks about the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Chhattisgarh's police chief Vishwa Ranjan Friday praised the paramilitary force that has lost more than 100 men to Maoists since April. "Except one or two adverse incidents, you can't question the professionally trained CRPF that has fought...
  • DGP's remarks expose divide in anti-Naxal war July 3, 2010

    New Delhi: Three days after the ambush on the CRPF jawans, the blame game continues between the CRPF and the Chattisgarh police. Despite a damage control exercise by the Chief Minister Raman Singh, the Central home ministry officials are critical of the state police in the war against the Naxals. ...
  • AP group claims responsibility for Naxal ambush July 1, 2010

    New Delhi: An Andhra Pradesh-based Maoist group claimed responsibility for the Narayanpur ambush on the CRPF personnel that left 27 jawans killed in Chattisgarh on Wednesday. The Maoist outfit said the attack was carried out to avenge Operation Greenhunt. Security personnel on Wednesday scoured the jungles in Chhattishgarh's Narayanpur district in...
  • Redeploy forces in Naxal-hit areas, asks Centre June 30, 2010

    New Delhi: A day after the Naxals ambushed and killed 27 CRPF jawans in Naryanpur, the Union Home ministry on Wednesday ruled out any intelligence failure in Chattisgarh and asked the state government to rethink its force deployment. But still there are no concrete answers on what went wrong and...
  • Maoists deserve bullet for bullet: Chattisgarh CM February 18, 2010

    Indore: Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday called for a "bullet for bullet" approach to defeat Maoist guerrillas. Speaking at the national executive meet of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Indore, he said that "bullets should be answered by bullets" (Goli ka jawab goli se diya jana chahiye.) He said...
  • Govt to 'reassert' in Maoist areas: Chidambaram January 22, 2010

    Raipur: Home Minister P Chidambaram declared on Friday that the states had agreed to coordinate actions against Maoist guerrillas and that the government's goal was to reassert authority in rebel bastions. "(Our aim is) to reassert the civil administration to be followed immediately by development in areas dominated by Naxalites for...
  • Chhattisgarh Naxals have AK-47 guns, cops have canes August 4, 2009

    Raipur: It could well be dubbed the capital of India's Maoist country. Ironically, thousands of policemen in Chhattisgarh who take on the AK-47-carrying rebels are armed with the humble 'lathis' or bamboo staves. It is an unenviable battle, so loaded against the policemen that many are refusing to fight the...
  • After two years in jail, Binayak Sen finally gets bail May 27, 2009

    Incarcerated for more than two years for his alleged links with Naxals, civil rights activist Dr Binayak Sen has finally been granted bail by the Supreme court. A report. ...
  • Internal secuirity a big challenge for new govt May 23, 2009

    Mumbai: One of the challenges that the new government’s faces is Internal security. In their latest assault, over 100 naxals gunned down a 16 member team of a police patrolling party near Muramgaon, including 2 officers and 5 women constables. The police party was attacked while they were trying to clear...
  • Watch: Naxals take train passengers hostage April 22, 2009

    New Delhi: Naxal footprints were seen in Bihar and Jharkhand a day before the second round of polling. The Naxals attacked a high visiblity target - the Palamu station in Jharkhand and the blow cracked the already crumbling edifice of the state. They then hijacked a passenger train taking over...