CHHATTISGARH

  • Will hug Maoists if they give up violence: Chhattisgarh CM October 7, 2014

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday said that he is ready to embrace Maoists if they give up their path of violence and join the mainstream of society. "People involved in Maoist activities are part of our society. We are ready to hug them if they wish to join...
  • Chhattisgarh: Bureaucrats dance on KBC, face ire of CM Raman Singh October 6, 2014

    Raipur: Two powerful bureaucrats of Chhattisgarh have caught the ire of Chief Minister Raman Singh for dancing on Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan's television show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'. Additional Chief Secretary MK Rout and Raman Singh's OSD Vikram Sisodia got on to the stage when the show was being recorded in...
  • 5 kg tiffin bomb unearthed in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada September 27, 2014

    Raipur: A five kilo gram tiffin bomb hidden beneath the soil on a road was recovered on Saturday in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district, police said. Dantewada district police officials said that the tiffin bomb was recovered from Faraspal village after a tip off, when a team of security personnel was...
  • Chhattisgarh lawyer suicide attempt: SC directs Bilaspur CJM to prepare report September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bilaspur to prepare a report on the case of a Chhattisgarh lawyer who attempted suicide in the premises of the court on Monday. The court has taken suo motu cognizance of the suicide bid by the Chhattisgarh...
  • Chhattisgarh lawyer claims she was gangraped, consumes phenyl in Supreme Court premises September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A female lawyer from Chhattisgarh consumed phenyl in the Supreme Court premises on Monday after claiming that she was gangraped by her relatives in her home state in November 2013. The lawyer also claimed that she was denied justice and took the extreme step to highlight her plight. The...
  • Andhra CM to visit upcoming new capital of Chhattisgarh, Naya Raipur on Monday September 21, 2014

    Raipur: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu whose state would be developing a new capital city postbifurcation will visit Naya Raipur, the upcoming new capital of Chhattisgarh, on Monday. Naidu will later meet his Chhattisgarh counterpart Raman Singh to discuss the successful execution of projects in Naya Raipur, official...
  • Chhattisgarh bypoll: BJP wins Antagarh Assembly seat September 20, 2014

    Raipur: BJP candidate Bhojraj Nag has bagged the Antagarh Assembly bypoll by defeating Ambedkarite Party of India's Rupadhar Pudo by a margin of 51,383 votes. The counting of votes was held at the Bhanupratap Dev PG College in Kanker for the bypoll that was held on September 13. The Naxalhit...
  • Rs 2.52 crore bounty for info for arrest of Naxal chief Ganapathy September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: An unprecedented Rs 2.52 crore cash reward has been announced for anyone giving information leading to the arrest of chief of CPI (Maoist) Muppala Lakshman Rao alias Ganapathy. 65yearold Ganapathy is one of country's most wanted persons. This is for the first time such a huge amount has been...
  • Chhattisgarh bypolls: 50 pc voting in Antagarh assembly seat September 13, 2014

    Raipur: Half the electorate today turned out for the byeelection to Antagarh assembly constituency in the Naxalaffected Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. Polling was peaceful. "49.86 per cent polling was recorded in this seat, reserved for tribals," Joint Chief Electoral Officer DD Singh said. The polling was held from 7 AM to 3...
  • Bypolls in 3 Lok Sabha, 33 assembly seats on Saturday; acid test for PM Narendra Modi September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Three Lok Sabha and 33 Assembly seats are going to bypolls on Saturday with the results crucial for both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance and the opposition parties who are yet to recover from the massive mauling in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The resignations...
  • Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi falls from the dais, escapes unhurt September 12, 2014

    Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi fell down from a dais at an event in Champa on Thursday. The incident took place at a demonstration that was being held by Congress workers. Fortunately, he didn't get any serious injury and is safe now. ...
  • Chhattisgarh: Woman injured after getting stuck in MRI machine, family blames doctors September 8, 2014

    Raipur: In a shocking incident in Chhattisgarh, negligence by junior doctors in a village hospital in Raipur resulted in a woman getting stuck in an MRI machine. The woman was seriously injured. The woman's family has alleged that the junior doctors didn't know how to operate the MRI machine. Hospital...
  • CRPF suspends 17 personnel for lapses during Tongpal encounter in Chhattisgarh September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Reserve Police Force on Saturday suspended 17 personnel for alleged lapses during the Tongpal encounter in Chhattisgarh which took place in March this year. Twenty policemen were killed when their search party was ambushed in Chhattisgarh. A further probe on the matter is expected to take...
  • Chhattisgarh: Woman divorces husband after he fails to build a toilet at home August 29, 2014

    Bhopal: A 23yearold woman divorced her husband and walked out of her inlaws' 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....
  • Devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba and Swaroopananda clash in Chhattisgarh August 26, 2014

    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 August 25, 2014

    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...
  • 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...
  • Amit Shah appoints new party chiefs for MP, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and Assam August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday appointed four new party presidents for the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and Assam, in place of party unit chiefs who were inducted as union ministers. Shah announced the new appointments keeping with the party tradition of one manone post principle. He...
  • Naxal arrested in Kondagaon August 14, 2014

    A Naxal was arrested by a joint team of security personnel in Chhattisgarh's insurgencyhit 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...
  • Bihar: Motorcade carrying Chhattisgarh minister meets with an accident July 28, 2014

    Aurangabad (Bihar): A motorcade carrying Chhattisgarh Home Minister Ram Sewak Paikra and his supporters met with an accident near Aurangabad. The minister himself is unharmed but over a dozen of his supporters travelling along with him have been grievously injured. The injured are being treated at Aurangabad Sadar hospital. The...
  • Monsoon session of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly ends July 26, 2014

    The monsoon session of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly ended in Raipur on Friday. Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal Kaushik adjourned the House sine die in Raipur on Friday evening. The monsoon session had a total of five sittings from July 21 till 25, during which 759 questions were asked and 54 call attention...
  • Congress stages walkout over alleged irregularities in appointment of 'patwaris' July 25, 2014

    Opposition Congress on Thursday staged a walkout in the Chhattisgarh Assembly over alleged irregularities in the appointment of 'patwaris' (a villagelevel revenue official) in the state. Raising the issue through attention motion, Leader of Opposition TS Singhdeo, state Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel and MLA Siyaram Kaushik levelled allegations of corruption in...
  • In Chhattisgarh, jaundice kills 81 in 18 months July 24, 2014

    The Chhattisgarh government said in the assembly on Wednesday that as many as 81 people succumbed to jaundice during the last oneandhalf years in the state. In a written reply to a question by Congress MLAs Shankar Dhruva, Health and Family Welfare Minister Amar Agrawal said that 9,479 jaundice patients were...
  • CIMS Bilaspur to be upgraded to a super speciality hospital July 16, 2014

    To improve health facility in the tribaldominated Chhattisgarh, Centre has decided to upgrade the Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Science (CIMS) into a superspeciality hospital and setup 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...
  • 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 Agarwals family trust Chhaganlal Govindram Agarwal Trust. Chhagan Lal Govindram Agarwal is father of the speaker Gaurishankar Agarwal. In year 2012 the...
  • Three employees of Chhattisgarh Electricity Board booked for alleged negligence July 5, 2014

    Three employees of Chhattisgarh Electricity Board, including an assistant engineer, were on Saturday booked by police for alleged negligence in connection with the death of a trainee lineman in 2012. "Assistant Engineer Yogesh Patel, Assistant A Dharmadas and Line Assistant SS Akhtar have been booked under sections 304 (A) (causing death...
  • Panel probing allegations of SOP violations to report to IG, CRPF, Chhattisgarh June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after a serving CRPF commando Sujoy Mandal turned whistleblower on CNNIBN, the CRPF has ordered an IG level inquiry into the allegations made. The probe panel will constitute of a DIG level officer and three members from outside. This team will submit its report to the...
  • Rajnath calls meeting with bureaucrats of Naxalaffected states June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called a meeting with the bureaucrats of Naxalaffected states on Friday. All the 10 Naxalhit states including Telangana is expected to attend the meet. Sources say invitation has been send out to DGPs and chief secretaries. The meeting will take place in the...
  • Chhattisgarh government sanctions Rs 1200 crore for bonus to paddy farmers June 25, 2014

    The BJP government in Chhattisgarh has sanctioned about Rs 1,200 crore to disburse a bonus of Rs 300 per quintal to farmers against their paddy, thereby fulfilling its poll promise. To implement the election manifesto promise, the state government on Tuesday formally directed disbursal of bonus of Rs 300 per quintal...
  • Modi government's big worry, 80 per cent India faces deficit monsoon June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The newly elected Narendra Modi government at the Centre is not facing just a deficit budget, it is also facing a deficit Monsoon. Perhaps, the below normal rainfall would be the biggest challenge which may test the administrative capabilities of the new government. According to weather office reports,...