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Maoists massacre 25 CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh

Raipur/Sukma, April 24 (IANS) In one of the deadliest attacks, 300 to 400 heavily armed Maoists, women included, ambushed a CRPF contingent in a forested patch in Chhattisgarh on Monday, killing 25 troopers and escaping with their AK-47 assault rifles. Six Central Reserve Police Force personnel were airlifted to Raipur in critical condition. An injured trooper, Sheikh Mohammed, claimed t...

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Maoists massacre 26 CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 24 (IANS) Hundreds of Maoists on Monday massacred at least 26 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district in the bloodiest attack in the state since 2013. Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the deadly ambush on the 74th Battalion in a forested area in Kala Pathar near Chintagufa as cowardly and deplorable and said the deaths of the troopers won't go in vain. ...

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Maoists massacre 24 CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 24 (IANS) Hundreds of Maoists on Monday ambushed and massacred at least 24 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district in the bloodiest attack this year. The Central Reserve Police Force said the deadly ambush took place at 12.30 p.m. when its 74th Battalion reached a forested area in Kala Pathar near Chintagufa. CRPF's Deputy Inspector General M. Dinakaran sai...

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Maoists kill 12 CRPF men in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 24 (IANS) Twelve CRPF troopers were killed and half a dozen injured when Maoists ambushed them in Chhattigarh's Sukma district on Monday afternoon, authorities said. The guerrillas, who were in hiding, opened indiscriminate fire when the members of the Central Reserve Police Force 74th Battalion reached a forested area in Kala Pathar near Chintagufa around 1.30 p.m. ...

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11 CRPF men killed in Chhattisgarh ambush

Raipur, April 24 (IANS) Eleven CRPF troopers were killed and seven others injured when Maoists ambushed a road-opening party in Chattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday, an official said. The personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force's (CRPF) 74th Battalion were attacked in a forested area in Kala Pathar near Chintagufa area around 12.30 p.m. and retaliated to the firing by the insurge...

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11 CRPF troopers killed in Chhattisgharh ambush

Raipur, April 24 (IANS) At least 11 CRPF troopers were killed and seven others injured when Maoists ambushed them in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday, an official said. The attack on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) road-opening party moving towards Chintagufa area occurred around 12.30 p.m., the official said. --IANS rak/vd ...

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Thunderstorm disrupts train services in Kolkata

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Seasonal thunderstorm swept across various parts of the city and suburban areas disrupting train services and blocking major roads by uprooting trees on Saturday evening, officials said. Train services in the city's circular railway has completely disrupted after the storm. There was also a temporary disruption in Baraipur-Lakhikantapur line under the Sealdah sou...

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Man donates liver to save 17-month-old daughter

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) A 17-month-old baby girl from Raipur has become the youngest child in western India to undergo a liver transplant - from her donor dad - at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, an official said on Tuesday. Within a month of her birth, the child - identified only as Ashvi - was diagnosed with symptoms of frequent fevers, swollen abdomen and jaundice, which was ...

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IAF chief visits Bastar

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) IAF Chief B.S. Dhanoa on Monday visited the Maoist-affected Bastar area in Chhattisgarh and met security force personnel deployed there, an official statement said. Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa visited the Anti-Naxalite (Maoist) Task Force in Raipur and Jagdalpur, and was briefed by local commanders of various paramilitary forces deployed in the Bastar area, it sai...

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CA held for laundering suspended IAS officer's money

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday arrested a Chartered Accountant for his role in laundering of illegal money belonging to suspended Chhattisgarh official B.L. Agrawal, an official said. The Chartered Accountant, Sunil Agrawal, was arrested on charges of Money Laundering Act from his home town in Chhattisgarh's Raipur. The 46-year-old accou...

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Over 200 vehicles gutted in Raipur station fire

Raipur, April 9 (IANS) A massive blaze in the parking lot of Raipur railway station on Sunday left over 200 two-wheelers burnt to cinder. The fire broke out in the parking lot at 11 a.m. on Sunday and swept through the area where the two-wheelers were parked. Railway SP Parul Mathur told reporters that 220 two-wheelers were burnt. The moment we learnt of the fire, the Raipur Rail...

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In country-wide crackdown, ED arrests two, attaches Rs 100 cr properties

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Continuing its crackdown on shell companies and money laundering, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday arrested two people and attached properties worth over Rs 100 crore in multiple locations across the country. The ED arrested G. Dhananjaya Reddy from Bengaluru and K. Liakath Ali from Chennai in separate cases of alleged money laundering. It attached as...

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ED attaches Rs 36-crore assets of suspended IAS officer

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth Rs 36 crore of suspended Chhattisgarh official B.L. Agrawal, who allegedly laundered money through fake bank accounts, an officer said on Tuesday. Agrawal, an Indian Administrative Service officer then Principal Secretary (Higher Education) in the Chhattisgarh government, was arrested by the Central Bure...

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New IGP for Chhattisgarh's Bastat

Raipur, April 1 (IANS) IPS officer Vivekanand Sinha was on Saturday transferred to Chhattisgarh's Maoist-affected Bastar region as its Inspector General of Police (IGP), an official statement said. Sinha, currently the IGP of Bilaspur, is succeeded in that post by P.S. Gautam, who was currently IG (Administration) at the police headquarters, while Sundarraj P. has been divested on the ad...

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Canadian citizen abducted from Chhattisgarh

Raipur, March 28 (IANS) A Canadian citizen has been abducted in Chhattisgarh, police said on Tuesday. John Schlazak is said to have disappeared from Singamdagu village in Sukma district, a Maoist den, Sukma Assistant Superintendent of Police Jitendra Shukla said. Schlazak had left Mumbai on a bike on March 14. He reached Bastar two days ago and was last seen in Singamdagu village...

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26 companies want to collaborate with India Post Payments Bank

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Communications Minister Manoj Sinha on Monday said 26 banking and non-banking companies have shown interest to collaborate with India Post Payments Bank. The Department is in various stages of discussions with them. A decision on formal partnerships will be taken after carefully evaluating the entire value proposition they propose for the common man, Sinha said...

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'Smart lights to become largest IoT devices in next 5-10 years'

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) With cheaper and smarter lights fast replacing incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), smart connected lights will become one of the largest internet of things (IoT) devices in the next five to 10 years, Harshvardhan Chitale, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Philips Lighting India, has predicted. The next generation of changes (in lighting) ...

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EPIL CMD, six others arrested in bribery case

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The CBI on Monday arrested the Chief Managing Director (CMD) of Engineers Project India Ltd (EPIL) and six other employees of the public sector undertaking in a Rs 10-lakh bribery case, an official said. EPIL CMD S.P.S. Bakshi as well as two Executive Directors Harcharan Pal and Kapil Tara were arrested from their offices in Scope Complex in south Delhi's Lodhi...

1 month ago
Six Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh

Raipur (Chhattisgarh), March 18 (IANS) Six suspected Maoists were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Dantewara district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, police said. There are reports of death of six Maoists in Aranpur area. Three security force men were also injured, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector, Aranpur police station in-charge Shankarnath Dhruv said. The gunfight...

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New Uttarakhand CM: An RSS activist once named in a scam

Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) New Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, a long-time RSS loyalist, once named in a multi-crore rupee agricultural scam, is known for his administrative and organisational skills -- a trait that may have given him an edge over other BJP heavyweights to be chosen for the top post in the hill state. Rawat -- a journalist by qualification -- has a post-...

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