Chhattisgarh

  • LS polls: 65 pc voter turnout in three Naxal-hit seats of Chhattisgarh 17-04-2014 08:34 AM

    Raipur: Around 65 per cent voter turnout was on Thursday recorded in three Naxal-hit Lok Sabha constituencies of Chhattisgarh, where Maoists targeted a polling party but there was no casualty. Barring the one Naxal-related incident, polling was by and large peaceful in the state, which completed the second phase of...
  • Lok Sabha elections: 121 seats begin voting in the biggest phase 17-04-2014 07:35 AM

    With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India is witnessing the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. With this phase the voting will cross the half-way mark in terms of seats in more than a month-long exercise. More than 25 bigwigs...
  • Fifth phase of Lok Sabha poll in 121 constituencies on Thursday 16-04-2014 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: India will witness elections in the maximum number of seats in a single phase on Thursday when polling will be held in 121 seats across 12 states as Lok Sabha elections will cross the half-way mark in more than a month-long exercise. Nandan Nilekani (Congress), Maneka Gandhi (BJP),...
  • Dynasty politics in Chhattisgarh, CM Raman Singh's son to fight polls 16-04-2014 10:34 AM

    It is going to be the electoral debut for Chief Minister Raman Singh's son Abhishek Singh. Abhishek Singh is contesting from Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh. "This is my first election but there is no pressure on me," he said. ...
  • LS polls: Record vote in Naxal-affected constituencies on April 10 15-04-2014 06:59 PM

    Defying threat to life, people living in 12 worst Naxal-affected Lok Sabha constituencies exercised their franchise in good numbers and polling in some of these areas was as high as 78 per cent on April 10. According to a report prepared by the Home Ministry, 56.40 per cent people cast...
  • Chhattisgarh government team visits Bastar, Bijapur after Naxal attacks 14-04-2014 07:41 AM

    A team of senior state officials on Sunday visited Bastar and Bijapur districts of the Maoist-hit south Chhattisgarh, where Naxals had carried two deadly attacks on polling personnel and security forces on Saturday, which left 14 persons dead. Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand, Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Kujur, Additional Chief Secretary,...
  • Chhattisgarh: Naxals strike again, twin attack claims 12 lives 12-04-2014 01:30 PM

    Bijapur: As many as 12 people including eight civilians have reportedly lost their lives in twin Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh on Saturday. Naxals ambushed a bus carrying a team of poll officials in Bijapur. There were 12 occupants in the vehicle, amongst whom six were killed in the attack. The...
  • Chhattisgarh: 11 Chandulal Sahus vs one Ajit Jogi in Mahasamund 12-04-2014 12:18 PM

    Raipur: It is not uncommon to have two candidates of different political parties with the same name. But it rarely happens that almost a dozen candidates with the same name jump into the poll fray from the same seat. When it happens, the matter also becomes a little fishy. Bharatiya...
  • HC stays order to register FIR against state minister Ajay Chandrakar 11-04-2014 12:10 AM

    Chhattisgarh High Court on Thursday stayed a lower court's order, which had asked the police to register a First Information Report against the Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Ajay Chandrakar for possessing assets disproportionate to the known sources of income. Justice Pritinkar Diwakar on Thursdaystayed "effect and operation" of lower...
  • LS polls: Shadow of violence in Sukma, Chhattisgarh records 47 per cent voter turnout in 1st phase 10-04-2014 06:51 PM

    The first phase of elections on Chhattisgarh started on Thursday, April 10 as the state witnessed Naxal-infested Bastar constituency go to polls, where a total of eight candidates are in the fray including two women. Total 47 per cent voting was recoded in naxal-affected Bastar in till 4 PM. However,...
  • Lok Sabha poll: 30 pc voting in Naxal affected Bastar in Chhattisgarh till noon 10-04-2014 08:53 AM

    Raipur: Around 30 per cent voting is registered in the Naxal affected Bastar seat of Chhattisgarh till noon amid tight security. Sitting BJP MP Dinesh Kashyap, son of former Opposition leader late Mahendra Karma, Deepak, and teacher-turned-activist Soni Sori are locked in a triangular fight. The polling commenced in the...
  • Lok Sabha polls live: High turnout in Kerala, moderate in Delhi, UP and Bihar 10-04-2014 07:13 AM

    Voting began in one of the biggest phases of the 2014 Lok Sabha election in 91 Lok Sabha seats across India on Thursday. People are also simultaneously voting in the Assembly election in Odisha. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Chhattisgarh records 47 per cent voter turnout 10-04-2014 12:03 AM

    The first phase of elections on Chhattisgarh will kickstart on April 10 as the state will witness Naxal-infested Bastar constituency go to polls, where a total of eight candidates are in the fray including two women. Voting is expected to begin at 7 am. The Bastar seat has 1,797 polling...
  • 3 CRPF personnel killed in Naxal attack in Sukma 09-04-2014 12:28 PM

    Sukma: Three personnel of Cobra force of Central Reserved Police Force were killed in an encounter with Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday. In the first incident that occurred in Sukma district, Naxals opened heavy fire on a patrol of the specialised anti-Naxal operations force CoBRA that was...
  • Chhattisgarh HC seeks status report on condition of Bilaspur roads 03-04-2014 09:20 PM

    The Chhattisgarh High Court has asked the secretary of the Public Works Department to submit a report on the condition of roads in the city within ten days. The division bench of Justices Sunil Kumar Sinha and Inder Singh Uboweja sought the report on Thursday in response to a public...
  • NIA gets custody of two Maoists in Jiram valley attack case 03-04-2014 12:03 AM

    The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday got a three-day custody of two suspected Maoists, allegedly involved in the last year's attack on the convoy of Congress leaders in Bastar in Chhattisgarh, from the local court. NIA team led by the investigating officer P Sanjay produced Jyoti alias Pornima Modiyam, Baijma...
  • Two tiffin bombs recovered, Maoist hand suspected 02-04-2014 11:54 PM

    Two tiffin bombs, suspected to be planted by Maoists to target security forces during upcoming Lok Sabha elections, were found at separate places in the insurgency-hit region of Chhattisgarh, police said on Wednesday. "A tiffin-bomb of 20 kgs was found on a road under Daundi police station limits of Balod...
  • Chhattisgarh: BJP has an edge in a close contest with Congress 02-04-2014 09:46 PM

    New Delhi: Chhattisgarh is one of the very few states, where the Congress is in a close contest with the ruling BJP in the Hindi belt. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti election tracker, the gap between the BJP and the Congress has narrowed since January. The ruling BJP is projected to get...
  • Gujarat, MP, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh LS poll tracker highlights 02-04-2014 07:40 PM

    Follow all the updates related to the Lok Sabha election tracker on Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. ...
  • Watch: Election tracker promo on West and Central India 02-04-2014 12:31 PM

    With the elections 2014 about to be announced, the Election Tracker is back on CNN-IBN. CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS National Election Tracker brings the mood of key swing states ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Tonight we will focus on Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. ...
  • BJP, Congress candidates file nominations from Chhattisgarh 01-04-2014 11:37 PM

    Veteran BJP leader Ramesh Bais, BJP state chief Vishnudeo Sai and senior Congressman Satyanarayan Sharma were among 15 candidates who filed their nominations on Tuesday for seven parliamentary constituencies from Chhattisgarh which go to the polls on April 24. "Fifteen candidates have filed their nomination papers for the seven Lok...
  • Nominations filed from seven Chhattisgarh Lok Sabha seats 01-04-2014 12:05 AM

    BJP leaders Saroj Pandey, Kamla Devi Patle and Banshilal Mahto filed their nominations in Raipur on Monday. Congress candidates Karuna Shukla and Tamradhwaj Sahu were among 12 candidates who filed nominations on Mondayfor seven Chhattisgarh Lok Sabha constituencies going to the polls on April 24. "Twelve candidates filed their nomination...
  • Notification issued for 3rd phase of LS polls in Chhattisgarh 30-03-2014 11:30 AM

    The Election Commission on Saturday issued notification for the third phase of Lok Sabha polls to be held in seven constituencies in Chhattisgarh on April 24. "The Election Commission of India on Saturdayissued a notification for the third phase of the Lok Sabha polls in Chhattisgarh. In the third phase,...
  • AAP seeks suitable candidates to field for 5 seats in Chhattisgarh 28-03-2014 10:55 PM

    Ahead of Lok Sabha polls Aam Aadmi Party is still looking for five candidates to field in Chhattisgarh. Raipur, Raigarh, Durg, Sarguja and Karoba are still awaiting AAP candidatures. The party has yet not been able to find suitable candates. ...
  • Raman Singh government calls for regular inspection of girls' hostels 27-03-2014 03:26 PM

    Chhattisgarh government has directed for regular inspection of all residential schools and hostels for girls, in the view of cases of sexual exploitation of minor inmates coming to light from such places. In a circular to district collectors, Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand has said it is regrettable that even after...
  • 14 suspected SIMI members who were arrested last year get bail 24-03-2014 11:17 PM

    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,...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Ticket distribution triggers protests within Chhattisgarh Congress 21-03-2014 12:10 PM

    Infighting and protests have broken out within the opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh over the distribution of tickets for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. While supporters of former Union Minister, the late Vidyacharan Shukla are enraged over the denial of ticket to his daughter Pratibha Pandey, some senior leaders have parted...
  • Chhattisgarh HC suspends sessions judge in connection with suicide of a senior police official 15-03-2014 10:15 PM

    The Chhattisgarh High Court has suspended the then additional district and sessions judge (fast track court), Jagdalpur, Anestus Toppo in connection with the suicide of a senior police official in Bastar district last month. "Considering the inquiry report by the Registrar (Vigilance), the High Court, with regard to the work...
  • No official intimation of death in Naxal attack: Martyrs' family 13-03-2014 02:54 PM

    Meerut: The bodies of three CRPF personnel who were killed in Naxal attack in Sukma reached Delhi late on Wednesday evening and will be sent to their hometowns on Thursday. State funerals will be held for all the security personnel who lost their lives in the attack. Meanwhile, the family...