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No question of rejoining Congress: Jogi

Raipur, July 19 (IANS) Janata Congress Chhattisgarh founder and former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi said on Wednesday that he had no plans of returning to the Congress. He was responding to a statement by newly appointed Congress party in-charge P.L. Punia, who said Jogi will be welcomed if he rejoins the Congress. Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel kept saying that many big faces from J...

12 days ago
Two Maoists nabbed in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, July 6 (IANS) Two Maoists were arrested from Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district on Thursday, the state police said. Upon receiving a tip-off about suspicious persons, a police team of Benoor police station surrounded Baghjhar village of the district and nabbed the two Maoists, Narayanpur Police Superintendent Santosh Singh told IANS. During interrogation, Somaru Gawde ali...

15 days ago
Centre's reply sought over ban on mosquito spray in flights

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday sought reply from the central government over spraying mosquito disinfectants with passengers on board, after an airline IndiGo moved a fresh plea. IndiGo has challenged the NGT's 2015 order to Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) that puts blanket ban on the fumigation inside the plane if any person is inside. ...

15 days ago
Maoist leader arrested in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, July 3 (IANS) A Maoist leader carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head was arrested in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Monday, police said. According to police, the arrested Maoist, Mandam Joga, is the president of the Dandakaranya Adivasi Kisan Mazdoor Sangh (DAKMS). Bijapur Superintendent of Police K.L. Dhruv told IANS that central security forces personnel appreh...

17 days ago
Naqvi, Rishi Kapoor inaugurate '8th Jagran Film Festival'

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor here on Saturday inaugurated the 8th Jagran Film Festival, which will travel to 16 cities across India and showcase over 400 films. The festival will feature a retrospective on Rishi's acclaimed films including Do Dooni Char, Chandni, Bobby, Kapoor & Sons and a part of M...

20 days ago
Nitish always keeps nation first, says BJP leader

Raipur, June 28 (IANS) Amid cracks surfacing in Bihar's ruling Grand Alliance -- comprising Janata Dal-United (JD-U), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Congress -- a senior BJP leader said he does not rule out another stint of the BJP-JD(U) regime in the state. Talking to IANS, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national Vice President Prabhat Jha said that Bihar's Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has...

24 days ago
2 STF men killed, 5 injured in gunfight with Maoists in Sukma

Raipur, June 24 (IANS) At least two Special Task Force (STF) personnel were killed and five injured in a gunfight with Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Saturday, police said. The STF men were patrolling an area of the Tundamarka forests in Chintagufa area around 10 a.m. when they came under fire from a group of Maoists. In the ensuing exchange of fire, two of them were killed ...

24 days ago
5 STF troopers injured in gunfight with Maoists in Sukma

Raipur, June 24 (IANS) At least five Special Task Force (STF) troopers were injured in a gunfight with Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Saturday, police said. The STF troopers were patrolling an area of the Tundamarka forests in Chintagufa area when they came under fire from a group of Maoists. In the ensuing exchange of fire, five troopers were injured. Three of them are said...

25 days ago
Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram topping the list. The latest list -- including 12 state capitals -- takes the number of cities chosen so far to 90 under the Smart City Mission. In the new list, the Kerala capital is followed by Chhattisgarh's n...

25 days ago
Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram topping the list. The latest list -- including 12 state capitals - takes the number of cities chosen so far to 90 under the Smart City Mission. In the new list, the Kerala capital is followed by Chhattisgarh's ne...

25 days ago
Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Thiruvananthapuram topping the list. The latest list -- including 12 state capitals - takes the number of cities chosen to 90 under the Smart City Mission. In the list, the Kerala capital is followed by Chhattisgarh's new capital Naya Raipur.

29 days ago
India brace up for Dutch test in HWL SemiFinal

London, June 19 (IANS) Having already secured their berth in the quarter-finals, India will face their first big test when they take on higher-ranked Netherlands in their final Pool B game of the Hockey World League (HWL) SemiFinal here on Tuesday. Roelant Oltmans' boys have bagged three consecutive victories in the pool stage so far at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Stadium. While bea...

1 month ago
Three Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh gunfight

Raipur, June 19 (IANS) At least three Maoists, including a woman, were killed in a hour and a half-long gunfight with police in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon district on Sunday, police said. Director General, Naxal (Maoist) Operations D.M. Awasthi said that intelligence was received in the morning that a gathering of Maoists would be held in Aundhi area of the district and a police continge...

1 month ago
BJP trying to deconstruct Mahatma's ideology: Congress

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Equating the killing of five Madhya Pradesh farmers with Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, the Congress on Wednesday flayed BJP chief Amit Shah's comment on the Father of the Nation and said the BJP was trying to deconstruct his image, ideology and thinking. The Congress said it will launch on Thursday a 'haq-mango abhiyaan' (fight-for-rights movement) for farmers...

1 month ago
8th Jagran Film Festival to screen over 130 films

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Over 130 films from across the world will be screened during the eighth edition of Jagran Film Festival, which aims to take cinema beyond boundaries, build awareness and create conversations around cinema and culture. Some of the prominent sections of the festival, which will begin on July 1 here, are World Panorama, Indian Showcase, Jagran Shorts, Jagran Discov...

1 month ago
Tripura Congress demonstrates against Amit Shah's remarks

Agartala, June 14 (IANS) The Tripura unit of the Congress on Wednesday staged a demonstration here for the insult of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi by BJP President Amit Shah through his remarks. Congress spokesman Tapas Dey, who took part in the demonstration, said: If Amit Shah does not tender his unconditional and public apology for describing Mahatma Gandhi as a 'clever bani...

1 month ago
BJP tarnishing Gandhi for years now: Goa Congress MP

Panaji, June 11 (IANS) The image of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi has been consistently tarnished by the top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders over the years, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik said on Sunday. Naik said more than a decade before BJP President Amit Shah called Gandhi a chatur baniya on Friday (June 9), Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had cancelled the Gandhi ...

1 month ago
7 returning from marriage party killed in MP road accident

Panna, June 10 (IANS) At least seven persons were killed and eight others injured on Saturday after a mini truck loaded with people returning from a marriage party fell into a moat in Madhya Pradesh's Panna district. B.K. Chachoudiya, the officer in-charge of Raipura police station, told IANS that the passengers had gone from Gudmania to attend a marriage ceremony in Dargawan. He...

1 month ago
Amit Shah comes under attack over remarks on Mahatma Gandhi

New Delhi/Jalpaiguri, June 10 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah on Saturday came under attack for his remarks describing Mahatma Gandhi as a shrewd bania with Congress and other opposition parties demanding an apology from him for insulting the Father of the Nation. Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala also demanded an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Shah's remarks while...

1 month ago
Mamata condemns Amit Shah's remarks on Gandhi, demands apology

Jalpaiguri, June 10 (IANS) Terming BJP President Amit Shah's remarks on Mahatma Gandhi as unethical and unfortunate, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said Shah should immediately withdraw the comments and apologise for insulting the Father of the Nation. Mahatma Gandhi is the Father of the Nation and he is an icon of the world. We cannot use such unjustified languag...

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