Raipur

  • Sai Baba should not be worshipped as deity, says Dharma Sansad 3 days ago

    Raipur: A two-day-long 'Dharma Sansad' convened by the Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarka Peeth on Tuesday passed a resolution that Sai Baba, the 19th century saint from Shirdi, should not be worshipped as a deity by the followers of 'Sanatan Dharma'. 'Kashi Vidvat Parishad' has taken a decision that Sai...
  • 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...
  • Two PWD officials suspended over corruption charges June 5, 2014

    Two Public Works Department (PWD) officials in Chhattisgarh have been suspended for corruption and allegedly committing irregularities. Maddheshwar Prasad, Executive Engineer (in-charge) PWD's Balodabazar division, and Assistant Engineer at the office of Engineer in-Chief (Raipur) Rajesh Kumar Verma were suspended on Wednesday, an official statement said on Thursday. The action against...
  • IED expert of outlawed CPI(M) arrested in Bijapur June 3, 2014

    An improvised explosive device (IED) expert of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) who was wanted in several cases, was arrested on Tuesday in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said in Raipur. Hapka Sanno (30), a native of Pendorma village of the region, was nabbed by the Central Reserve Police...
  • Seven IAS officers, two others shunted 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 on Wednesday evening, an official said. As per the directives, Durg Collector...
  • Raipur jawan found dead in barrack at Bikaner May 23, 2014

    An army jawan was found hanging from a ceiling fan of his barrack in Bikaner on Thursday, a Defence spokesman said. Nishad, aged 44, was posted as Havildar in 524 AC Battalion's army service, he said adding the reason for his death was yet to be ascertained. A court of enquiry...
  • Be careful while licking on popsicle, ice may have been sourced from morgue May 17, 2014

    If you are eyeing that roadside popsicle or barf ka gola made in unhygienic ice and later dipped in scrumptious looking colorful sherbet, think again. This little piece of heaven in heat is enough to escort people to hospital beds, warn doctors. If that's not startling enough, take this —...
  • 40-year-old mentally-ill man axes wife, two sons to death April 30, 2014

    A 40-year-old mentally-challenged man allegedly axed his wife and two minor sons to death in Chhattisgarh's Surajpur district on Wednesday, police said. Milan Singh Paikra, who is suffering from mental disorder, killed his wife Panmeshwari (35) and sons - Tarud (4) and Guddu (10 months) in Chandameda village under Bhaiyathan police...
  • Jaundice outbreak leaves student, pregnant woman dead; over 400 fall ill April 30, 2014

    Two persons, a pregnant woman and a student, have died of jaundice in Raipur in the past four days, prompting the departments concerned to take up initiatives to curb the spread of the water-borne disease. The total number of jaundice-affected people in the capital city has reached around 400, according to...
  • Goods train derails after Naxals damage rail track in Dantewada March 29, 2014

    Three wagons of a goods train and its engine got derailed after Naxals allegedly ruptured a railway track in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The railway administration has undertaken the track restoration work. "Naxals damaged a rail track on Kirandul-Visakhapatnam route that falls under Bhansi police station limits, due to which...
  • People will vote to punish Congress: Narendra Modi March 28, 2014

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday said people will "punish" Congress in the Lok Sabha polls. "People will vote not only for bringing a change, but also to punish the Delhi government (UPA). They (UPA government) have ruined the country in the past decade. People are in a mood...
  • 14 suspected SIMI members who were arrested last year get bail March 24, 2014

    A local court granted bail to 14 suspected Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) activists on Monday, who were arrested last year in Chhattisgarh. The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Alok Kumar granted bail to Umer Siddique, Mohammed Dawood, Abdul Wahid, Abdul Aziz, Sheikh Azizullah, Hayat, Sheikh Habibullah, Mohammed Aslam, Subhan,...
  • Satyanarayan Sharma's supporters ransack Cong office after party denies him Raipur LS ticket March 17, 2014

    Supporters of veteran Congress leader Satyanarayan Sharma on Sunday ransacked the party office in Raipur, enraged over not giving him ticket for Raipur Lok Sabha seat. Around 50 supporters of Sharma reached the party office in the afternoon and started raising slogans against PCC chief Bhupesh Baghel, accusing him of acting...
  • Congress workers create ruckus in Raipur over ticket distribution March 16, 2014

    Congress workers create ruckus in Raipur over Lok Sabha ticket distribution. Congress workers protested against Congress state President Bhupesh Baghel for his flip flops in allocating the ticket for Raipur. ...
  • Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: Shinde vows action as 20 security personnel killed March 11, 2014

    Raipur: Twenty security personnel lost their lives in a fierce encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Tuesday. There were 44 personnel from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Chhattisgarh Police who were assisting a road construction and demining party when the troops were attacked by over 200...
  • Man murders sister-in-law on suspicion of practising witchcraft March 5, 2014

    A middle-aged-woman was allegedly killed by her relatives who suspected that she practised witchcraft at Uparwara village in Naya Raipur on Wednesday. Four of her relatives were arrested, police said. "Dulari Bai, 52 years old, was beaten and axed to death by her brother-in-law Mehattar Sahu, his wife Rajvantin Bai and...
  • 43 from Naxal's urban network held in Chhattisgarh in 5 yrs: Government February 13, 2014

    The Chhattisgarh government on Wednesday said that 43 people, who were part of the urban network of the Maoists, were arrested in the state during past five years. In a written reply to a question from senior Congress legislator Bhupesh Baghel in the state Assembly, Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra informed...
  • Congress stages walkout in Chhattisgarh Assembly over ration cards issue February 4, 2014

    The Opposition Congress on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Chhattisgarh Assembly alleging black marketing and large scale irregularities in issuance and distribution of ration cards in the state. Raising the issue during the Question Hour, Leader of Opposition T S Singhdeo sought to know the total number of ration cards...
  • Raipur stems up as key centre for arms supplies to Naxals January 17, 2014

    With a strong urban network of Maoists resurfacing in the cities of Chhattisgarh, capital Raipur has emerged as a key centre for supply of logistics like clothes, arms and ammunition. More than the attacks in forests, what has left the police baffled are a couple of recent incidents where arms and...
  • Naxal couple surrenders in Bijapur; another Maoist arrested in Kanker January 16, 2014

    A Naxal couple on Monday surrendered before police in Chhattisgarh's Maoist-hit Bijapur district, and a Maoist was arrested in Kanker district, police said. Jagat Lekam (25) and his wife Vimla Karam (24), members of a military company of Maoist and actively involved in several Naxal incidents in the region, surrendered this...
  • CRPF officer injured in blast in Sukma January 11, 2014

    A CRPF officer was on Saturday injured in an IED explosion in the Naxal hotbed of Sukma in south Bastar in Chhattisgarh. 26-year-old Sub-Inspector Jatin was patrolling the forests of Chintagufa along with his men to sanitise the area for the movement of other police convoys when an Improvised Explosive Device...
  • Chhattisgarh polls: Congress, BJP vie for Raipur November 15, 2013

    Raipur: With the second phase of polling in Chhattisgarh just days away, it's going to be a battle for 11 constituencies, including the crucial capital city of Raipur. Network 18 visited the political camps to find out what are the election issues there. Raipur has seen a boom in the past...
  • After Sonia and Rahul, PM Manmohan Singh to visit Chhattisgarh today November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and party President Sonia Gandhi's rallies in Chhattisgarh, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address a rally in Raipur on Saturday to bolster support for Congress Chief Ministerial candidate Ajit Jogi. Security has been heightened across the state, particularly in the Maoist-affected Bastar...
  • Rising onion price throws household budgets out of balance October 23, 2013

    Another hike in prices of onions has hit the people badly and it was very much evident as most of them have said that they have stopped buying it. ...
  • Bhilai Steel Plant registers impressive growth October 20, 2013

    Raipur: Bhilai Steel Plant said on Sunday that it grew 1.5 percent, 0.6 percent and 2.9 percent in hot metal, crude steel and saleable steel production respectively from April to Sep 2013, over the corresponding period last year. Bhilai Steel Plant is the flagship unit of India's largest steelmaker in the public...
  • Naxals hack police constable to death in Dantewada October 12, 2013

    Raipur: Suspected naxals axed to death a 45-year-old police constable and injured another police official in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, police said. "Naxals attacked police constable Gautam Pande with an axe and also injured police sub-inspector Satyawadi Sahu (35). They took away Pande's SLR (rifle)," Dantewada SP Narendra Khare...
  • Compounder arrested for raping 13-year-old girl at govt health centre September 16, 2013

    Raipur: A 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 45-year-old compounder at a government primary health centre in Jashpur district of northern Chhattisgarh, police said on Sunday. "Nirbhay Singh Paikra (45), a compounder at the primary health centre in Kardega village in the Tapkara police station area, has been arrested on...
  • Four Naxals get seven years in prison for attacking police September 5, 2013

    Raipur: A court in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district on Thursday awarded seven years' imprisonment to four Naxals, arrested last year on the charge of attacking a police team in the jungles of north Bastar. Additional District and Sessions Judge Hemant Saraf held Manesh Markam, Visambhar Sahu, Rahul Kumar Baghel and Mahendra Kumar Komra...
  • Chhattisgarh: CRPF officer killed in an encounter with Naxals June 1, 2013

    New Delhi: A CRPF Assistant Commander was killed in an encounter with Naxals in Dhantari district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday. The encounter took place in the jungle near Khallari village under Borai police station limits on Saturday at around 3:30 pm. The dead jawan was identified as Assistant Commander SK...
  • Are liberal intellectuals guilty of romanticizing Maoists? May 28, 2013

    Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has spoken out strongly against intellectuals who "romanticise Maoists". While admitting there is need for focused development in the tribal areas, he said there is no possibility of a dialogue with Maoists as they don't believe in Indian democracy. ...