RAIPUR

  • Congress walks out on allowing government employees to attend RSS camps 3 days ago

    Raipur: Opposition Congress on Wednesday staged a walkout from the state Assembly Raipur in protest against the BJP-led Chhattisgarh government's decision to allow its employees to participate in RSS camps, stating that the move will lead to "saffronisation" of the administration. Raising the issue in Zero Hour, Congress legislators Amit Jogi...
  • Commercial benefit from Nirbhaya documentary will stir up protest:Smriti Irani March 8, 2015

    Raipur: Expressing displeasure over the controversial BBC documentary 'India's Daughter', Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said that deriving "commercial benefits" out of a brutal incident would definitely trigger an outrage in the country. "I feel that the kind of outrage evoked after that (December 16, 2012 gangrape) incident, today...
  • India among most at risk of climate change: Global Commission February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: India is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change and global action is needed to address that challenge, according to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Future growth in both Indian cities as well as in the agricultural sector is at risk from climate change,...
  • Network18 signs MoU with Kushabhau Thakre Patrikarita Avam Jansanchar Vishwvidalaya January 30, 2015

    Raipur: Network18 on Friday announced Media Institute Initiative (MII)and signed first of its kind Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Raipur in the presence of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh. Under this exclusive initiative, MoU has been signed between Network 18 and the Kushabhau Thakre Patrikarita Avam Jansanchar Vishwvidalaya, Raipur in the...
  • MoU signing between Kushabhau Thakre Patrakarita Avam Jansanchar Vishwavidyalaya, Network18 today January 30, 2015

    Raipur: Kushabhau Thakre Patrakarita Avam Jansanchar Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur will be signing a Memorandum of understanding with Network18 as an Industry-Academia interaction initiative on Friday. Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh will be present for the event which will take place at 11 am on Friday at CM House in Raipur. ...
  • Chhattisgarh: CRPF martyrs insulted December 4, 2014

    Uniform and boots of slain CRPF jawan thrown in the garbage bin outside a Raipur hopital. This shocking insult to the CRPF jawans who died in the recent Sukma encounter came to light after relatives of patients recorded visuals and shared it with media. ...
  • Chhattisgarh: Slain CRPF personnels' blood-stained uniforms found in hospital bin December 3, 2014

    Raipur: Blood-stained uniforms and shoes of some of the CRPF personnel who were killed in the Sukma Naxal attack were found in a garbage bin on the hospital premises, sparking outrage on Wednesday. Opposition Congress leaders said it showed "insensitivity and disrespect" of the authorities and demanded an apology from the...
  • Raipur: 15-year-old gang-raped for eight months by three men including a minor November 17, 2014

    Raipur: A teenage girl was allegedly threatened and gang-raped for several times over a period of eight months by three youths, including a minor in Korba district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Sunday. "The accused, identified as Sanjay Yadav (23), Mohammed Arman Ansari (23) and a 16-year-old boy, were arrested today...
  • Andhra CM to visit upcoming new capital of Chhattisgarh, Naya Raipur on Monday September 21, 2014

    Raipur: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu whose state would be developing a new capital city postbifurcation will visit Naya Raipur, the upcoming new capital of Chhattisgarh, on Monday. Naidu will later meet his Chhattisgarh counterpart Raman Singh to discuss the successful execution of projects in Naya Raipur, official...
  • Government to train IAS, IPS, IFoS officers in dealing with Naxalism September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In a first, the government has planned a training programme for IAS, IPS and forest service officers on dealing with Naxalism. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has written to chief secretaries of eight states seeking nomination of at least three officers each from Indian Administrative Service...
  • As it happened: Northern Knights vs Southern Express, CLT20, Qualifier 1 September 13, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Southern Express: The Sri Lankan club qualified for the CLT20 after winning the domestic T20 competiton (Super 4s T20) where they beat Udart Rulers in the final. The team, however, suffered a body blow when the influential Lasith Malinga chose to...
  • 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...
  • Sai Baba should not be worshipped as deity, says Dharma Sansad August 26, 2014

    Raipur: A twodaylong '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 Agarwals 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 (incharge) PWD's Balodabazar division, and Assistant Engineer at the office of Engineer inChief (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 15, 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 ...
  • 40yearold mentallyill man axes wife, two sons to death April 30, 2014

    A 40yearold mentallychallenged 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 waterborne disease. The total number of jaundiceaffected 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...