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Four airstrips in Odisha to be developed for UDAN programme

Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday decided to make four airstrips operational by September this year for regional air connectivity under the initiatives of Ude Desh Ka Amm Nagarik (UDAN). Four airstrips at Utkela, Jeypore, Jharsuguda, and Rourkela would be developed for regional air connectivity, it was decided at the state-level monitoring committee meeting chair...

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IB chief on two-day visit to Chhattisgarh

Raipur, May 20 (IANS) Intelligence Bureau chief Rajiv Jain on Saturday reached Chhattisgarh capital Raipur on a two-day visit to the state, official sources said. He later visited Sukma to take stock of the security situation. He also held a meeting with senior officials in Jagdalpur to review the ongoing operations against the Maoists. In one of the deadliest attacks, 300 to 400...

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Two CRPF jawans injured in Sukma, evacuated

Raipur, May 19 (IANS) Two CRPF personnel were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast triggered by Left-wing extremists in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Friday and were evacuated by an Indian Air Force helicopter. IAF officials said the two injured Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were evacuated to Raipur for medical treatment by an Mi-17V5 helicopter of IA...

6 days ago
3 Maoists surrender to CRPF in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, May 19 (IANS) Nearly a month after the Sukma attack, three Maoists surrendered to CRPF personnel during an anti-Maoist operation in Chhattisgarh's Jagdalpur district on Friday, police said. Bastar district Inspector General Vivekananda Sinha said the three Maoists were positioned in Sukma region, where 25 Central Reserve Police Force troopers were killed on April 24 in one of the...

7 days ago
IndiGo to operate 10 new direct flights

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Low cost carrier IndiGo on Thursday said it has expanded its network by adding 10 new direct flights to cities with high demand. According to the airline, the additional frequencies are being specifically introduced for the late evening and early morning slots to provide a convenient choice to travellers at affordable fares. Effective June 10, 2017, IndiG...

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1 policeman killed, 2 injured in Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, May 15 (IANS) A police personnel was killed and two others injured in a shootout with Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, officials said on Monday. Bijapur Superintendent of Police K.L. Dhruv said that late night on Sunday, a combined team of a special task force from Bijapur police station and district police was going a search operation when Maoists, who were lying in w...

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Innovation fundamental for India to become digital economy: Intel

New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Innovation is fundamental for India to become a successful digital economy, a top executive from Intel said here on Friday. He was speaking at an event organised by Intel India, in association with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) to felicitate 29 Student Innovators who are set to represent India...

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With Patna this week, mission to spread BPO centres to small cities gathers steam

New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) In a move that could herald an IT revolution in smaller cities, the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) is all set to launch 1,000 seats in Patna this week, which is likely to create roughly 1,500 vacancies in the country's business process outsourcing (BPO) sector. Functioning under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the STPI has plans...

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Taking IT revolution to smaller cities is like lighting a bulb, says STPI

New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) In a move that could herald an IT revolution in small Indian cities, the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) is all set to launch 1,000 seats in Patna this week, which is likely to create roughly 1,500 vacancies in the sector. Functioning under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the STPI has plans to launch 48,000 such seats, with a tar...

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Jagdalpur airport to be operational soon: Home Secretary

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi on Monday said that civil airport at Chhattisgarh's Jagdalpur would be operational very soon. Civil airport at Jagdalpur will come into operation very soon. Visakhapatnam to Jagdalpur flights likely to start from September, Mehrishi said after the day-long security review meeting here with the Chief Ministers of Maoist-affected ...

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Ahir reviews Maoist situation in Chhattisgarh

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir reviewed the Maoist problem in Chhattisgarh where the rebels massacred 25 security personnel last month, an official said on Friday. Ahir visited the state on Thursday and met six constables of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) who were injured in the April 24 attack on the force at Sukma. He also met...

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Over 100 shops gutted in Maa Bamleshwari Temple fire in Chhattisgarh

Raipur/Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh), May 5 (IANS) Over 100 shops were gutted in a massive fire that broke out on Friday morning in Maa Bamleshwari Temple in Dongargarh of Rajnandgaon district in Chhattisgarh, police said. The shops were located in the vicinity of the temple. Confirming the incident, Rajnandgaon Superintendent of Police Prashant Agrawal said: The fire broke out due to a sho...

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IAF chopper damaged while landing in Chhattisgarh

Jagdalpur/Raipur, April 26 (IANS) A helicopter of the Indian Air Force was damaged on Wednesday while landing in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, but the two crew and five CRPF personnel had a providential escape, the police said. The Sukma Superintendent of Police said the chopper was on its way from Sukma district headquarters to Chintagufa area ferring five Central Reserve Police Force...

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Applying new strategy in anti-Maoist operations: CRPF DG

Raipur, April 26 (IANS) In the wake of death of 25 CRPF men in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, the force's acting chief Sudeep Lakhtakia on Wednesday said a new strategy in anti-Maoist operations will be adopted and mistakes analysed. We are changing the tactics and applying new strategy in Bastar region (Maoist-hit district in Chhattisgarh) while focusing on anti-Maoist operations and al...

1 month ago
Troopers' sacrifice won't go in vain, will review Maoist strategy: Rajnath

Raipur, April 25 (IANS) A day after 25 CRPF troopers were massacred by Maoists in Chhattisgarh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the strategy to root out left-wing extremism will be reviewed and a meeting of affected states has been convened on May 8 for the purpose. The Home Minister, who visited the state to pay tributes to the 25 Central Reserve Police Force tro...

1 month ago
Troopers' sacrifice won't go in vain, will review Maoist strategy: Rajnath

Raipur, April 25 (IANS) A day after 25 CRPF troopers were massacred by Maoists in Chhattisgarh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the strategy to root out left-wing extremism will be reviewed and a meeting of affected states has been convened on May 8 for the purpose. The Home Minister, who visited the state to pay tributes to the 25 Central Reserve Police Force tro...

1 month ago
Father regrets Sukma trooper died fighting 'own people'

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) CRPF trooper Abhay Mishra, killed in the Sukma Maoist attack on Monday, was the only breadwinner of the family. His father doesn't regret losing his son for the nation, but is pained because he died fighting our own people. Speaking to IANS over phone from Bihar's Tulsi Harigaon village, some 80 km west of Patna, Gajendra Mishra said he would have felt more pro...

1 month ago
Ignoring weekly market rush led to Chhattisgarh massacre

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Ignoring the usual rush on the day of the Monday market as a routine affair proved costly to a CRPF contingent which lost 25 men to Maoists in a forested patch of interior Chhattisgarh. Citing the versions of six injured Central Reserve Police Force troopers, a Deputy Commandant said on the condition of anonymity that over 300 heavily armed Maoists attacked on ...

1 month ago
We will kill 50 Maoists in revenge: CRPF survivor

Raipur, April 25 (IANS) A CRPF trooper who survived the massacre of 25 colleagues by Maoists in Chhattisgarh said on Tuesday that 50 insurgents would be killed in revenge. Constable Mahendra Kumar, warded in a hospital here, said in a slow and halting voice that he himself would go back to Sukma district, where the carnage took place on Monday, once he recovers. Sounding weak and...

1 month ago
Sukma attack cold blooded, will review strategy : Rajnath

Raipur, April 25 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday termed the massacre of 25 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh cold blooded murder and said the government will review its anti-Maoist strategy. Singh, who visited the state capital to pay tributes to the dead Central Reserve Police Force troopers at their camp, also said that Maoist outfits were against development. He met...

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