Raipur

  • Goods train derails after Naxals damage rail track in Dantewada 29-03-2014 08:35 PM

    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...
  • People will vote to punish Congress: Narendra Modi 28-03-2014 11:11 PM

    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...
  • 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,...
  • Satyanarayan Sharma's supporters ransack Cong office after party denies him Raipur LS ticket 17-03-2014 08:27 AM

    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...
  • Congress workers create ruckus in Raipur over ticket distribution 16-03-2014 11:44 PM

    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 11-03-2014 05:42 PM

    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 05-03-2014 07:29 PM

    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...
  • 43 from Naxal's urban network held in Chhattisgarh in 5 yrs: Government 13-02-2014 12:18 AM

    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 04-02-2014 05:59 PM

    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...
  • Raipur stems up as key centre for arms supplies to Naxals 17-01-2014 11:21 AM

    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...
  • Naxal couple surrenders in Bijapur; another Maoist arrested in Kanker 16-01-2014 05:30 PM

    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...
  • CRPF officer injured in blast in Sukma 11-01-2014 06:04 PM

    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...
  • Chhattisgarh polls: Congress, BJP vie for Raipur 15-11-2013 08:25 AM

    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...
  • After Sonia and Rahul, PM Manmohan Singh to visit Chhattisgarh today 09-11-2013 08:05 AM

    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 23-10-2013 12:57 PM

    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 20-10-2013 09:04 PM

    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...
  • Naxals hack police constable to death in Dantewada 12-10-2013 07:46 PM

    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...
  • Compounder arrested for raping 13-year-old girl at govt health centre 15-09-2013 09:09 PM

    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...
  • Four Naxals get seven years in prison for attacking police 05-09-2013 07:18 PM

    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...
  • Chhattisgarh: CRPF officer killed in an encounter with Naxals 01-06-2013 06:08 PM

    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? 28-05-2013 11:44 PM

    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. ...
  • FTN: There should not be any dialogue with Maoists: Jairam Ramesh 28-05-2013 11:39 PM

    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. ...
  • Jairam Ramesh hits out at intellectuals who 'romanticise Maoists' 28-05-2013 12:18 PM

    New Delhi: 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. "You can have a...
  • IAF drones fails to track Naxals in Chhattisgarh 27-05-2013 06:58 PM

    Raipur: The deadly Naxal attack on the Congress leaders in Jagdalpur could have been prevented had the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) not been lying idle in faraway Hyderabad. According to intelligence sources, since every drone takes off from Hyderabad, they can't spend sufficient number of hours hovering over the Naxal-affected...
  • Praveen Swami on five things that went wrong and led to Chhattisgarh ambush 27-05-2013 02:01 PM

    Praveen Swami, National Security Analyst for CNN-IBN and Firstpost says, even though the state and central government knew a major Congress programme was underway in Sukma - the most dangerous area in southern Chhattisgarh, they did nothing to deter a lethal attack. ...
  • Chhattisgarh government plans monorail for Raipur 17-05-2013 12:50 AM

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh government has decided to run a monorail in Raipur to reduce traffic congestion and increase share of public transport in the urban transport network. "The state government has planned a comprehensive network of monorail at Raipur which mostly has narrow roads and requires a quick solution for its...
  • Can Delhi Daredevils notch up another win? 01-05-2013 11:46 AM

    Delhi Daredevils will aim for back-to-back victories when they face defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in Game 44 of IPL 6 in Raipur on Wednesday. ...
  • As it happened: Delhi Daredevils vs Pune Warriors, Game 39, IPL 6 28-04-2013 07:20 PM

    Live updates from Game 39 of Indian Premier League season six between Delhi Daredevils and Pune Warriors India being played at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur on Sunday. A lacklustre Delhi will look to change their fortunes when they face an equally out-of-sorts Pune. The match will also...