RAIGARH

  • Prisoner escapes from police custody while being shifted to hospital, five cops suspended July 15, 2014

    An undertrial prisoner escaped on Tuesday from police custody while being shifted to hospital, following which the five policemen on duty were suspended. The kidnap accused, Saddam Hussain (22), escaped from the custody when policemen were shifting him from Raigarh district hospital to Bilaspur for further treatment, Raigarh Additional Superintendent of...
  • Court dismisses plea to quash Raigarh mayor's election July 9, 2014

    A local court has turned down a plea seeking to quash the 2009 election of Raigarh Municipal Corporation (RMC) Mayor Mahendra Chauhatha. Raigarh District and Sessions Judge Anil Kumar Shukla on Tuesday rejected the petition filed by an independent candidate in the RMC election, Sevan Ram Chauhan, citing it as baseless...
  • 3 killed, 31 injured in headon collision between bus, truck May 7, 2014

    Three persons, including two women, were killed and 31 others injured when their bus collided headon with a truck in Raigarh on Wednesday, police said. The accident took place at Kaguram turn, about 42 kms from Raigarh district headquarters, under Gharghoda region on RaigarhAmbikapur road, Raigarh Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP)...
  • Two minor tribal inmates sodomised; 76yearold ashram superintendent booked May 5, 2014

    A 76yearold hostel superintendent of government aided ashram in Raigarhhas been booked for allegedly sodomising two minor tribal inmates, police said on Monday. According to District Superintendent of Police, Rahul Bhagat, the incident came to light last week on Thursday night after the victims, aged 10 and 12 years, informed their...
  • JPL commissions 600 MW unit in Raigarh April 1, 2014

    Jindal Power Limited (JPL), a company promoted by Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), has successfully commissioned the second unit of its 4x600 MW expansion project in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district, a release said on Monday. The plant at Tamnar is the country's first mega power project in the independent power plantcategory,...
  • Raigarh SDM serves notice to BJP for setting up NaMo tea stall without EC permission March 13, 2014

    Raigarh Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) has issued a show-cause notice to BJP for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by putting up a 'NaMo tea stall' in Raigarh and using microphone for campaigning without permission. In the notice issued to district BJP president Rajesh Sharma, SDM Tirtharaj Agrawal said the party...
  • Raigarh police busts interstate gang of armed robbers February 12, 2014

    Eight people, including an expelled Congress leader, were arrested after which the Raigarh police claimed to have busted an interstate gang of armed robbers who had allegedly planned to rob a cash van of the State Bank of India (SBI) in Mahasamund district. Those arrested have been identified as Dolchand Patel...
  • Naxals kill police jawan in ambush January 2, 2014

    A security personnel was killed and another injured in a naxal attack in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh on Sunday, police said. "The incident took place when both the jawans, attached to Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF), were returning after security duty at a weekly market in Mirtur village under Bhairamgarh police station...
  • Chhattisgarh: Man throws acid on 4 minor sisters March 10, 2013

    Raigarh: Four minor dalit sisters received serious burn injuries when an unidentified youth allegedly threw acid on them in the Raigarh district, police said on Sunday. A youth has been detained in connection with the incident. "Four sisters aged between 4-16 years suffered burn injuries when an unidentified youth threw acid...
  • Chhattisgarh: 5 dead as tower collapses July 22, 2012

    Raigarh: Nearly five people died and five others were trapped under debris after a tower in a steel factory in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, collapsed. Rescue operations are said to be on. There were no reports on what caused the tower to collapse. ...
  • C'garh RTI activist shot at, in stable condition July 8, 2012

    Raipur: A leading Chhattisgarh RTI activist was injured when two unidentified gunmen shot him twice in the state's industrial town Raigarh. He is said to be out of danger now. Ramesh Agrawal, 56, known for protecting local communities from industrial pollution and displacement due to industrial projects through Right to Information...
  • Raigarh district council to file case against Mahadevan June 27, 2008

    New Delhi: Maharashtra's Raigarh district council has decided to file a criminal case against singer Shankar Mahadevan in the local district court for unauthorised construction. Mahadevan has constructed a farmhouse in Karalewadi village in Raigarh, and during the building process a local river bridge was damaged. According to the Zila Parishad...