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CRPF trooper killed in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack

Raipur, April 21 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper has been killed during a gun battle between the security forces and Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, an official said on Saturday. The gunfight took place on Friday night. The slain CRPF trooper has been identified as Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Anil Kumar Maurya, who hailed from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. ...

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Minor girl raped, killed in Chhattisgarh village; young man held

Raipur/Kawardha, April 19 (IANS) A 10-year-old girl was raped and killed during a wedding function in Kabirdham district of Chhattisgarh, following which a young man was arrested, police said on Thursday. Superintendent of Police Lal Umed Singh said accused Uttam Sahu, 25, admitted to the rape and subsequent murder of the girl by hitting her head with a stone in Bagharra village on Wedne...

2 days ago
Willing to talk to top Maoist leadership: Chhattisgarh CM

Raipur, April 18 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, who has been battling left-wing extremists in the state for the last 15 years, says he is ready to talk to Maoists -- but only if their top leadership comes to the table. He says the fight against Maoists is the toughest fight in the world and asserts that left-wing extremists can still claim dominance in only 15-20 per cen...

6 days ago
23 Maoists surrender in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 14 (IANS) At least 23 Maoists surrendered to police on Saturday in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district, an official said. They did not bring any weapons. Superintendent of Police Jitendra Shukla said that of those who surrendered, five had arrest warrants against them, for involvement in serious crimes. Some of them had been actively associated with the Maois...

7 days ago
Chhattisgarh parliamentary secretaries' appointment upheld

Bilaspur/Raipur, April 13 (IANS) Giving relief to the 11 parliamentary secretaries in the Chhattisgarh government, the Bilaspur High Court on Friday dismissed petitions challenging their appointment, though it said they would not be able to work as ministers. The verdict came on the petitions filed by Congress leader Mohammed Akbar and Right to Information (RTI) activist Rakesh Choubey.<...

11 days ago
Chhattisgarh: Two jawans dead, five injured in Maoist blast

Raipur/Jagdalpur, April 9 (IANS) Two jawans were killed and five injured, two of them critically, when Maoists on Monday set off a landmine targeting a bus carrying District Reserve Guard (DRG) personnel in Chhattisgarh, a senior police officer said. According to Bastar Range IG Vivekanand Sinha, the incident took place on Bijapur-Gopalapatnam road near Kandpal. The explosion was so powe...

12 days ago
Naxalism can only be countered by development: Chhattisgarh CM

Raipur, April 8 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh says frustrated Maoists are losing their footholds due to the joint actions of the state and central governments which have put the state on the path of development by building roads, schools and hospitals in remote, inaccessible areas that were earlier the hotbeds of left-wing extremist militias. The longest-serving Chief Mi...

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IPL 2018 fan parks in 36 cities

Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) A total of 36 cities across India will host the fan parks during the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which starts from April 7. From the northernmost part -- Kullu to the southern most part --- Tirunelveli, and spreading its wings towards Agartala in the east to Rajkot in the West, the fan parks will reach out to cricket lovers from the length and ...

18 days ago
22 policemen injured in Chhattisgarh road accident

Raipur, April 3 (IANS) At least 22 policemen have been injured in Chhattisgarh when the bus they were travelling in rammed into a truck following a brake failure, officials said. The accident took place in Nareli Ghat in Dantewada district on Monday, Kamlochan Kashyap, Dantewada Superintendent of Police, said. The injured policemen have been admitted to hospital. Of the 22 injur...

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Opposition aligning with regional groups can't be alternative to Modi: Raman Singh

Raipur, April 1 (IANS) There can't be a national alternative to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the support of small regional groups, said Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh who feels that any opposition grouping will collapse due to inherent contradictions. He also said that the loss of a couple of parliamentary bypolls will not make any difference to the Bharatiya Janata Party w...

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In election year, Chhattisgarh CM's grassroots level outreach

Raipur, March 31 (IANS) Satyanand Pradhan, a Chhattisgarh teacher, was struggling to walk after he broke his leg in a 2017 accident. With a limp, he made several rounds of a local revenue office to get the title of a piece of land bought months ago registered under his name. He kept visiting the office but officials kept it delaying on one or the other pretext. As his five-month ...

24 days ago
BJP leader killed in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, March 27 (IANS/VNS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district was hacked to death, police said on Tuesday. Jagadish was talking to some people near his house on Monday evening when five people attacked him with sharp weapons, Inspector General of Police (Bastar) Vivekananda Sinha said. We are probing the matter and working to find out whethe...

24 days ago
Zareen gives speech on menstrual hygiene

Raipur, March 27 (IANS) Actress Zareen Khan talked about important factors related to menstrual hygiene here on Tuesday. She was invited as the chief guest for the one-day state level awareness workshop, which is an effort by the state government to create awareness about menstrual hygiene. Many girls of Chhattisgarh participated in it. I am humbled to be invited for such an im...

26 days ago
Sukma blast: Seven Maoists arrested

Raipur/Sukma, March 25 (IANS) Seven Maoists were arrested in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Sunday in connection with the blast targetting an anti-landmine vehicle of the CRPF earlier this month that left nine troopers dead, a senior police official said. According to Deputy Inspector General of Police, Bastar, P. Sundarraj rpt Sundarraj, the insurgents were arrested in a sweep operati...

26 days ago
Sukma blast: Seven Maoists arrested

Raipur/Sukma, March 25 (IANS) Seven Maoists were arrested in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Sunday in connection with the blast targetting an anti-landmine vehicle of the CRPF earlier this month that left nine troopers dead, a senior police official said. According to Deputy Inspector General of Police, Bastar, P. Sundarrajan, the insurgents were arrested in a sweep operation launched ...

27 days ago
Four Maoists escape Dantewada jail, arrested

Raipur, March 24 (IANS) Four Maoists jailed for serious crimes escaped from a Dantewada prison but were arrested hours later, police said on Saturday. The incident in the Dantewada district jail occurred on Friday evening, a police officer said. This is not the first time that inmates tried to escape from the Dantewada jail. In 2007, over 300 prisoners, including 150 Maoists, esc...

27 days ago
Good show in Ranji, Irani has helped me mature as T20 player: Wankhade

Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) In-form Vidarbha middle-order batsman Apoorv Vijay Wankhade feels that his good showing in the Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup has helped him mature as a Twenty20 cricketer and that will hold him in good stead when he turns out for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season. I have always had a knack for T20. I enjoy the format and ...

28 days ago
Ready for partial shift of IndiGo, SpiceJet operations to IGIA T2: DIAL

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) on Friday said that it has made robust arrangements for smooth transition of partial operations of budget carriers IndiGo and SpiceJet to Terminal-2 (T2) of the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. Commenting on the development, DIAL CEO I. Prabhakara Rao said: In view of the robust passenger growth and upcoming ...

28 days ago
BJP's Saroj Pandey elected to Rajya Sabha from Chhattisgarh

Raipur, March 23 (IANS) BJP candidate Saroj Pandey was on Friday elected to the Rajya Sabha from Chhattisgarh by defeating Congress nominee Lekhram Sahu by a comfortable margin, getting also the votes two MLAs who cross voted in her favour. Pandey secured 51 votes in her favour while Sahu got only 36 votes. The winner not only got the votes of 49 BJP MLAs but also the vote of BSP...

28 days ago
Rajya Sabha polls: Congress MLA accused of disclosing vote

Raipur, March 23 (IANS) Controversy erupted during the Rajya Sabha polls here on Friday after a Congress MLA was accused of disclosing her vote in violation of election norms. BJP candidate Saroj Pandey's voting agent alleged that Congress MLA Anila Bhediya violated the rules by disclosing her vote cast in a secret ballot. Bhediya, however, denied the allegation and accused the B...

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