Chhattisgarh

  • Congress stages walk-out over alleged irregularities in appointment of 'patwaris' Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 9, 2014

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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,...
  • Five IEDs planted by Naxals to harm security personnel during polls recovered in Dantewada May 22, 2014

    Five improvised explosive devices (IEDs), suspected to have planted by Naxals to harm security personnel during just-held parliamentary polls, were recovered on Thursday in insurgency-hit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The joint team of security personnel found five IEDs – four of 5 kgs each and a 15 kg one...
  • Three Naxals arrested during joint operation, weapons seized May 21, 2014

    Three Naxalites were on Wednesday arrested and weapons recovered from their possession during a combing operation in Chhattisgarh's Maoist-hit Bijapur district. The cadres were nabbed from restive Surakheda village forests under Bhairamgadh police station limits when they were trying to escape, a senior police official said. A team of district police...
  • Naxal carrying reward arrested during a joint operation May 20, 2014

    A Naxal, carrying a reward on his head, was arrested during a combing operation in Kondagaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Tuesday. Mainuram was apprehended from Kokodi village under Bayanar police station limits by a joint team of security personnel last night, Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit Atri told...
  • Lok Sabha poll counting LIVE: BJP gets 9 seats, Charan Das Mahant wins from Korba May 16, 2014

    Election Commission of India is gearing up for the counting day on Friday. Security will be tight at 26 counting centres across the state as counting for the 11 seats begins at 8 am. The first trend for the counting of 11 Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh will  be available by...
  • Government prohibits illegal collection, transportation of tendu leaves May 14, 2014

    The Chhattisgarh government has prohibited illegal collection and transportation of tendu leaves in the state, instructing officials to constantly monitor the process.  "Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand has instructed control of illegal collection, transportation and storage of the leaves because it not only causes a loss of tax to the state...
  • Post-poll survey: BJP to sweep MP, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra May 14, 2014

    There is more good news for the BJP from western and central parts of India. The BJP is likely to sweep Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh and firmly push the Congress to a distant second according to the CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti post-poll survey. The five states account for 139 seats and...
  • Best of Open Mike: CII and Bastar chaupals May 8, 2014

    Ahead of the final leg of Lok Sabha polls, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits CII in New Delhi and takes the views of corporates on the candidature of Narendra Modi. In Chhattisgarh, she visits Bastar to get a sense of whether the locals consider voting to be pivotal. ...