Chhattisgarh

  • Chhattisgarh bypoll: BJP wins Antagarh Assembly seat 43 minutes ago

    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 Naxal-hit...
  • Rs 2.52 crore bounty for info for arrest of Naxal chief Ganapathy 4 days ago

    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. 65-year-old 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 6 days ago

    Raipur: Half the electorate today turned out for the bye-election to Antagarh assembly constituency in the Naxal-affected 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 1 week ago

    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 Party-led 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 23-year-old woman divorced her husband and walked out of her in-laws' 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 man-one post principle. He...
  • Naxal arrested in Kondagaon August 14, 2014

    A Naxal was arrested by a joint team of security personnel in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit 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 walk-out over alleged irregularities in appointment of 'patwaris' July 25, 2014

    Opposition Congress on Thursday staged a walk-out in the Chhattisgarh Assembly over alleged irregularities in the appointment of 'patwaris' (a village-level 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 one-and-half 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 CNN-IBN, 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 Naxal-affected states June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called a meeting with the bureaucrats of Naxal-affected states on Friday. All the 10 Naxal-hit 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,...
  • Chhattisgarh authorities discover Rs 20 crore tax fraud June 24, 2014

    The Commercial Tax Department of Chhattisgarh has ordered registration of FIR against 32 firms for evading altogether Rs 20 crore of tax by issuing bogus bills. These firms, most of them just shell-companies, submitted bogus bills for the amount totalling Rs 400 crore, said Secretary of Commercial Tax Department RS Vishwakarma. Tax-payer...
  • Government suspends 9 engineers for sub-standard work in irrigation project June 24, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Government has suspended five assistant engineers and four sub-engineers of Water Resources Department over irregularities in execution of an irrigation project in Bilaspur division, a top official said. The irregularities related to extension, renovation and modernisation of canals under Minimata Bango dam project. The officials were suspended after the Department's...
  • Iron ore scam: Nine business houses under CBI scanner June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI has initiated 11 preliminary enquiries against nine Chhattisgarh business groups for allegedly exporting iron ore worth Rs 72 crore meant for consumption in domestic market. CBI sources said the agency has started these inquiries for alleged duty evasion in the exports of 7.28 lakh metric tonnes of iron...
  • Raman Singh tells officials to redress people's grievances June 19, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has directed senior officials to take necessary steps to ensure speedy redressal of people's grievances in the state. The Chief Minister, in a circular issued directly to additional chief secretaries, principal secretaries and secretaries of all departments in the Mantralaya, asked the process for resolving and...
  • Chhattisgarh Governor quits, submits resignation papers to President June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt resigned on Thursday and has submitted his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee. The move came as the Narendra Modi government was planning to remove all Governors appointed by the Congress. Government sources said that Nagaland Governor Dr Ashwini Kumar could be asked to...
  • Industries fail to meet tree plantation target set by government June 17, 2014

    Several industries, including PSUs, have failed to meet their target of tree plantation across the state set by the Chhattisgarh government. "During a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Raman Singh in Raipur in the new Mantralaya on Monday, he expressed unhappiness over several industrial houses having failed to fulfill their target...