Chhattisgarh

  • Devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba and Swaroopananda clash in Chhattisgarh 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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...
  • Chhattisgarh requests Rs 34,000 crore from 14th finance panel June 12, 2014

    Chhattigarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has placed special grant proposals of Rs 34,000 crore before the 14th Finance Commission for the development of various sectors in the state. The proposal was put forth during the two-day long meeting of the 14th Finance Commission which kicked off in Raipur on Thursday at...
  • Raman Singh makes courtesy call to PM Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    Chief Ministers of Goa, Chhattisgarh and Puducherry and Governors of Jharkhand and Odisha on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A statement from the government said that these were courtsey calls made at the official residence of the Prime Minister at 7 Race Course Road. Those meeting the Prime Minister were...
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  • Government to give more choppers, special battalions to Chhattisgarh June 9, 2014

    Making it clear that Maoist insurgency will be dealt with an iron hand, government on Monday agreed to use helicopter for troops' deployment in conflict situations and favoured increasing the chopper strength for Naxal-hit areas. At a high-level meeting chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, it was also decided to provide...
  • News 360: Search operation still on in Manali dam tragedy June 9, 2014

    With little hope of survival, authorities are looking for 22 people out of 26 who went missing from the Pandoh dam when officials of a dam upstream released water without prior notice on Sunday. The bodies of four students have been recovered so far while 22 students, a faculty member...
  • MHA permits Chhattisgarh to use helicopters to target Naxals: sources June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major change of operational strategy, the Union Home Ministry approved the use of helicopters in offensive operations against Naxals in Chhattisgarh, sources said on Monday. So far, helicopters were used only for relief and rescue missions during anti-Naxal operations. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh met Home Minister...
  • Chhattisgarh aims at becoming the biggest eco-tourism hub June 8, 2014

    The Chhattisgarh Tourism Board (CTB) is aiming to put the tribal-dominated state on the country s tourism map as the biggest eco-tourism hub by highlighting its exquisite natural beauty and varied flora and fauna. The Board has created a blueprint for future tourism which looks to establish Chhattisgarh as a eco-tourism...
  • Nine bureaucrats transferred in Chhattisgarh May 29, 2014

    As many as nine bureaucrats, including seven IAS officers, have been transferred in Chhattisgarh. The General Administration Department released the order of new duties of seven Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers and two State Administrative Service (SAS) officers late last evening, an official said in Raipur on Thursday. As per the directives,...