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Governor raids polluting industries in Raipur

Raipur, August 19: The pro-active Governor of Chhattisgarh E S L Narasimhan ''raided'' the premises of two polluting industries in Raipur district on Monday and also asked the government to improve ai

3 lakh Chhattisgarh govt employees on strike on August 21

Raipur, August 19: Demanding higher pay package and implementation of the Six Pay Commission three lakh employees of Chhattisgarh state Government are going on strike from August 21, Employees Union l

Lowest ever loan rate for farmers in India by Chhattisgarh: Raman

Raipur, August 19: Chhattisgarh became the first state in the country to offer the lowest ever rate of interest to the farmers for agriculture loan, lesser than even what the BJP national body had an

No compromise with Maoists: Raman

Raipur, August 19: When all political personalities and top bureaucrats were avoiding challenging the Maoists, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh in clear words condemned them and said at no

4th govt medical college of Chhattisgarh in Raigarh

Raipur, Aug 19: The Raman government has started construction of a 500 bedded government medical college hospital in tribal dominated Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh, bordering Orissa, which would b

Chhattisgarh govt unhappy with IAF on search for missing copter

Raipur, August 19: Even after a fortnight there was no information about the Bell-430 Helicopter with four crew members on board, and the Chhattisgarh government today pulled up the IAF for its strat

Demands for AIR bulletins in Chhattisgarhi language

Raipur, August 19: After Chhattisgarhi language was given the status of Raj Bhasha in Chhattisgarh, the state government has demanded before the Centre to broadcast news bulletins in local Chhattisga

122 pc increase in Pulses cultivation in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, August 19: After a successful crop diversification drive in Chhattisgarh, the cultivation of pulses and oil seeds have increased by 122 per cent in the state in the last four years, officials

Centre not agree to Paswan's post

Raipur, August 19: Pushing the Chhattisgarh government into troubled water ahead of the Assembly election, the Centre had objected to the decision of the state to have three Director General ranked o

Long-term devp plan for 50 cities in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, August 20, 2008: Chhattisgarh government has prepared an ambitious long-term development plan for 50 cities for their systematic development for the next 30 years, a top official said today.

3 lakh employees of Chhattisgarh on strike today for Sixth Pay Commission

Raipur, August 21, 2008: Bringing all works in offices of Chhattisgarh to a grinding halt, about three lakh employees of Chhattisgarh state Government went on complete strike today demanding implemen

Naxal districts worst-hit in irrigation facilities in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, July 21, 2008: Although nearly 80 per cent of the populations of Chhattisgarh are dependent on agriculture, but on the irrigation front, the naxal hit districts are the worst affected in takin

IAS officers alleged bribe demand for pass in Dept Exams

Raipur, June 22, 2008: Again for the first time in India, a group of IAS officers have alleged that bribe was demanded from them to pass them in the Departmental Examinations in Chhattisgarh. The 20

International rights body demands halt to Salwa Judum in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, August 22, 2008: Human Rights Watch (HRW), an international human rights body, has called for total halt to the controversial Salwa Judum activities in Chhattisgarh saying there was large scal

No PIC no vote in Chhattisgarh Assembly poll

Raipur, August 23, 2008: The voters of Chhattisgarh would not be allowed to cast their vote, in the 2008 Assembly election, if they do not have the Photo Identity Card (PIC), an Election Commission of

Amarnath Shrine, Ram Setu not political issues in coming assembly election: BJP

Raipur, August 23, 2008: Amarnath shrine land dispute and Ram Setu matters would not be used as political issues in the coming assembly elections, BJP today categorically said. Amarnath and Ram Set

Raman fails to make his man as District Collector of Dhamtari

Raipur, August 24, 2008: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has failed to make one of his confidants as the District Collector of Dhamtari even after issuing the order a fortnight ago. .Since

Operation Duryodhan victim Pradeep Gandhi re-induct in to BJP

Raipur, August 24, 2008: The controversial former Rajnandgaon MP Pradeep Gandhi, who was caught in cash-for-query operation, was re-inducted into BJP today.State BJP President Vishnudev Sai today appo

Advani to kick off Chhattisgarh poll campaign tomorrow

Raipur, August 25, 2008: Senior BJP leader L K Advani would kick off the poll campaign tomorrow for Chhattisgarh, where assembly poll is likely to be held in November. Advani would be on a day long

Raman to head Steering Committee to protect Tigers

Raipur, August 25, 2008: Led by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh a high level committee has been formed by the Chhattisgarh government to protect tigers and other wild animals in the state, officials sai

Many eyebrows rise for absent of Advani in Korba function of Raman

Korba, August 26, 2008: Despite all preparations top BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani today only attended the function at Raipur where as decided to stay away from the Korba, which was the personal funct

Many farmers of Chhattisgarh committing suicides: CPM

Raipur, August 27, 2008: CPI-M today pulled up severely the policy of the Chhattisgarh government on farmers and said despite all such things several farmers are committing suicides in the state. "I

2 missionaries arrested in Chhattisgarh for allegedly involved in conversion

Raipur, August 27, 2008: When the neighbouring Orissa was burning with the clash between Christians and Hindus, two Christian missionaries were sent to judicial custody today in Bastar district of Chh

Poll year, Raman agrees to accept Six Pay Commission recommendation

Raipur, August 27, 2008: Succumbing to the pressure from the 3 lakh employees the Raman Singh government today decided to give salary to its employees as per the Six Pay Commission recommendation. I

Employees reject the decision of Raman govt in pay revision

Raipur, August 28, 2008: The cloud of agitation by the Chhattisgarh government employees are once again hovering over the state as the Government employees Unions today rejected the decision of the Ra

6 CRPF men killed in Naxal IED blast in Chhattisgarh

Jagdalpur, August 29, 2008: In a major strike the Maoists today land mined a CRPF convoy killing an Inspector and five jawans of the para military forces in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh. Maois

About a month later no news of missing Ranbaxy copter

Dantewada, August 30, 2008: About a month have lapsed but the authorities from Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have not succeeded in tracing the Bell-430 helicopter, which went missing fro

BJP govt in Chhattisgarh agrees for pay arrear from January 1, 2006

Raipur, August 28, 2008: Succumbing to the pressure from three lakh employees of Chhattisgarh just ahead of the state Assembly election, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today accepted the de

Is CRPF responsible for killing of 6 of its personnel in Narayanpur?

Jagdalpur, August 31, 2008: Primary investigations have indicated that the central para military force was indirectly responsible for the killing of its six personnel on Friday last on a highway betwe

Cong complaints to Election Commission against Raman Singh

Raigarh, September 1, 2008: The opposition Congress has urged the Election Commission to bar the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh from contesting the election for allegedly misutilising state

Loan in 3 PC rate of interest starts in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Sept 2, 2008: Chhattisgarh has become the first state in the entire country to provide loan to its farmers with lowest ever three per cent rate of interest. "We have a plan to pro

Why Village Industry Dept removed from Khetan?

Raipur, September 3, 2008: A new secretary for the Village Industry Department my not be a big news for many but insiders in the corridor of power attached much importance to today's admin

Maoists strike again killing 3 CRPF, 1 state policeman in Chhattisgarh

Ambikapur, September 4, 2008: After a long gap the Maoists have carried out an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in north of Chhattisgarh killing four security forces and injured six

Election Commission asks for panel of names for Janjgir and Dhamtari

Raipur, September 5, 2008: The Chief Election Commission has asked the Chhattisgarh Government to provide a panel of names for Janjgir-Champa and Dhamtari districts if the regime wants to

Cong wants to make Ajay Chandrakar epitome of corruption in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 6, 2008: Opposition Congress party is attempting to paint state Rural Development and School Education Minister Ajay Chandrakar as the epitome of corruption ahead of the

Bilaspur Advocate new Information Commissioner of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 7, 2008: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has appointed Anil Joshi as the State Information Commissioner. After the political leadership had cleare

Providential escape for Raman Singh in Rajnandgaon

Rajnandgaon, September 7, 2008: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh had a providential escape today but in the lapse in security arrangement one of the efficient commando of the sta

Cong for new faces to win 2008 assembly poll in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 8, 2008: After losing badly to BJP in successive elections, the main opposition Congress is contemplating to field fresh candidates to snatch power in November assembly p

Karnataka setting up 1200 MW power plant in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 8, 2008: What is loss for Congress government in Delhi is a gain for BJP regime of Karnataka as the Chhattisgarh government today inked an agreement with the southern sta

Baijendra Kumar new Mines Secretary

Raipur, September 9, 2008: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today appointed one of his efficient officers N Baijendra Kumar as the new Secretary of the Mines Department of the mi

B L Thakur new Chairman of Chhattisgarh PSC

Raipur, September 9, 2008: Former Chief Secretary Shivraj Singh today succeeded in getting his man Bheesham Lal Thakur as the new Chairman of the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission.

60,000 capacity Int Cricket Stadium ready in Raipur to host 20-twenty

Raipur, September 10, 2008: The first ever international cricket stadium of Chhattisgarh is ready here to host the 20-twenty match on Thursday. This international stadium is o

Ex-CS Shivraj rehabilitates for six years

Raipur, September 10, 2008: Yet another Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh got rehabilitated for six years, thus Shivraj Singh became the fourth head of administration to get post retirement

Green Police R C Sharma new IGP of Coal-belt Bilaspur

Raipur, September 10, 2008: R C Sharma was today appointed as the Inspector General of Police of Bilaspur range to replace Rajiv Srivastav just ahead of the Chhattisgarh assembly election.

CM takes 18 months to fulfill a wish of Governor

Raipur, September 11, 2008: It took 18 months for the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and his cabinet colleagues to fulfill a wish of the state Governor E S L Narasimhan.

Prabhash Kumar new Chairman of Rly Recruitment Board, Bilaspur

Bilaspur, September 12, 2008: Indian Railway Personnel Service officer Prabhash Kumar has taken over charges as the Chairman of the Railway Recruitment Board, Bilaspur. Along

Action against 11 polluting steel, iron and power industries

Raipur, September 12, 2008: Amid attack from people and Governor on the increasing loads of pollution in Raipur, Raman government has closed down one industrial unit and served notices to

Fresh search to trace missing Ranbaxy copter

Raipur, September 13, 2008: Fresh search would be started soon to trace the Bell-430 helicopter, which went missing from Hyderabad on August 3, last while en route to Chhattisgarh, a top o

High alert in Chhattisgarh after blasts in Delhi

Raipur, September 13, 2008: Chhattisgarh Government today put its police on high alert after serial blasts rocked the national capital Delhi. As a part of high alert, security agencies have been aske

Delaying VAT a wrong decision for Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 14, 2008: At last Chhattisgarh government today admitted its decision to delay in implementation of Value Added Tax in the state was a wrong decision. Had that n

Even after 2 yrs E-Challan not a popular concept in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 15, 2008: Even after two years Chhattisgarh government has failed to popularise the online tax payment system E-Challan, a senior official said today. Commercial

2 killed 14 serious as inter-state bus collides with truck in north of Chhattisgarh

Sarguja, September 15, 2008: An inter state passenger bus today collided head on with a truck in Sarguja's Balrampur police district, killing two persons and seriously injuring 14, Police

Dwivedi Director Public Relations of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 15, 2008: Creating a history, Umesh Dwivedi was today made the Director Public Relations of Chhattisgarh. A state government order said today Dwivedi, an Add

R C Singh Deo not to contest assembly poll!

Raipur, September 16, 2008: Good news for corrupt officials and politicians of Chhattisgarh. Senior Congress leader Ram Chandra Singh Deo has decided not to contest the next assembly electio

Guru Ravi Shankar appeals Maoists to leave violence

Raipur, September 16, 2008: Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar today appealed to the Maoists to leave violence for the better development of the state. Best part of India was its pol

First real monsoon hit Chhattisgarh today

Raipur, September 17, 2008: Chhattisgarh today experienced the first real monsoon of this season, which brought the normal life to a stand still since afternoon. Due to the downpo

Very heavy rainfall warning for Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 18, 2008: The Meteorological Department today issued a warning of a very heavy rainfall in some places of Chhattisgarh even though administration had started evacuating p

20 PC interim relief to Chhattisgarh employees

Raipur, September 18, 2008: Chhattisgarh government finally today issued notification for giving 20 per cent interim relief to its employees and 10 per cent to its pensioners after its commi

Over 50 villages hit by flood in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 19, 2008: Two days uninterrupted rainfall today submerged about 50 villages in Raipur, Janjgir-Champa and Raigarh districts, officials said today. Due to downpou

Rs 401 cr contract sign by Bhilai Steel Plant for expansion project

Bhilai, September 20, 2008: Bhilai Steel Plant, the flag ship company of the Steel Authority of India Limited, has signed a Rs 401 crore MoU with a private company for Coke Oven Battery for

New Train between Bhubaneswar and Lokmanya Tilak via Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 21, 2008: Looking into the heavy rush during Puja, a Super Fast train would run between Orissa capital Bhubaneswar and Lokmanya Tilak via Chhattisgarh from tomorrow, Indian

Entrance exam for Sainik School on January 4

Raipur, September 22, 2008: The all India entrance examination for admission in to the Sainik School would be held on January 4, next. For admission in to the academic session 2009-2010

Retirement age of Electricity Board employees increases

Sarguja, September 22, 2008: Couple of months ahead of the state assembly election, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has announced to increase the retirement age of the employees of t

Korba Dist Hospital creates history

Raipur, September 23, 2008: The district hospital of Korba has created a history by getting the first ever ISO certificate among any public run hospitals of the state. As per the new stan

Chhattisgarh Rly Zone achieves new success

Bilaspur, September 24, 2008: South East Central Railway Zone has achieved a new success in both the passenger and goods transportations. The SECR has achieved much better success in bo

Is Guv not happy with practice of Raman Govt?

Raipur, September 25, 2008: Chhattisgarh Governor E S L Narasimhan is seems not happy with the current practice adopted in the state for the forest officials. The mind of the former Dir

Shailendra Upadhyaya passes away

Raipur, September 25, 2008: Assistant Public Relations Officer of the Government of Chhattisgarh Shailendra Upadhyaya passed away today. Ever smiling Upadhyaya had a sudden death today.

Jai Laxmi Thakur first VC of Bastar University

Raipur, September 26, 2008: Jai Laxmi Thakur is appointed by the Chhattisgarh Government as the Vice Chancellor of Bastar University. An unknown face in Bastar region also, Thakur was a

Prez Patil arriving tomorrow

Raipur, September 27, 2008: President Pratibha Patil is arriving here tomorrow on a two-day tour of Chhattisgarh. This would be her maiden visit of the state after becoming President.

Umesh Agrawal new Registrar of Medical University

Raipur, September 27, 2008: Umesh Kumar Agrawal has been appointed as the Registrar of the Chhattisgarh Health and Medical Sciences University, officials said today. Agrawal was currently p

Tehsildar suspended

Mahasamund, September 28, 2008: Chhattisgarh government has suspended the Additional Tehsildar of Bagbahara under Mahasamund district H D Dahria for dereliction of duty. Dahria is suspend

Sunil Kumar Verma first VC of Sarguja Univ

Raipur, September 28, 2008: Dr Sunil Kumar Verma has been appointed by the Chhattisgarh government as the first Vice Chancellor of Sarguja University. Verma is currently posted as the Prin

President Patil arrives on a 2 days tour of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 28, 2008: President Pratibha Patil arrived here today on a two-day tour of Chhattisgarh. The President arrived here on a special Indian Air Force plane, who was received

4 CRPF men killed in Bastar in IED blast

Jagdalpur, September 29, 2008: In a severe blow on the face of Chhattisgarh administration, the banned outfit CPI (Maoists) today triggered a powerful blast in Bastar district when President Pr

President pays tribute to CRPF personnel

Raipur, September 29, 2008: President Pratibha Patil today paid rich tributes to the four CRPF personnel, including Assistant Commandant Dibakar Mohapatra, who were killed in a powerful blast ca

Ex-CS Shivraj Singh took over new charges

Raipur, September 30, 2008: Shivraj Singh, a close confidant of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, today took over charges as the Chief Election Commissioner of the state from Dr Sushil

2 Dist Collectors shifted ahead of model code of conduct in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, October 1, 2008: Just a couple of days ahead of the enforcement of the model code of conduct in Chhattisgarh the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today shifted two of his district collectors

Pace of Raman govt: after 14 months only a cabinet nod

Raipur, October 2, 2008: Even after 14 months of the accident of the Chhattisgarh government helicopter that killed four of its employees, the state government had only took a cabinet decision on

Bastar CEO Prasanna removed

Raipur, October 2, 2008: Just ahead of the declaration of date for the Chhattisgarh Assembly election, Raman Government has removed a director recruit IAS Prasanna R from the post of Chief Executi

Evening Times now from Raipur

Raipur, October 2, 2008: Multi-editioned language daily Evening Times would now be published from the capital city of Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today dedicated

50 PC DA merge with salary for teachers

Raipur, October 3, 2008: Chhattisgarh government today issued an order to merge 50 per cent dearness allowance with the basic salary for the teachers working in aided private educational instituti

2 new members for Rajbhasha Ayog

Raipur, October 4, 2008: Chhattisgarh government today appointed two eminent persons in the Chhattisgarhi Rajbhasha Ayog as members. Dr Ramendranath Mishra and Kedar Singh Parihar were appoin

Oommen Chairman of New Raipur Devp Authority

Raipur, October 5, 2008: Even after becoming Chief Secretary P Joy Oommen was not being able disassociate himself from the active works of the New Raipur Development Authority. Through a gov

Alok Awasthy took charges as CM staff

Raipur, October 6, 2008: IAS Officer Alok Awasthy today took over charges as the Deputy Secretary to the Chief Minister. Before assuming new charges Awasthy was posted as the District Collec

Maoists attack Bhairamgarh SHO's house

Jagdalpur, October 7, 2008: Maoists today evening attacked the residence of the Station House Officer of the Bhairamgarh Police Station in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. Maoists shot thre

Jamnalal award to Phulbasan Yadav of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, October 8, 2008: Phulbasan Yadav of Rajnandgaon district in Chhattisgarh has been selected this year for the prestigious Jamnalal Bajaj Award. Yadav has been selected for the award

Inter-state cricket tournament on Chhattisgarh foundation day

Raipur, October 9, 2008: Chhattisgarh government is contemplating to organise an inter-state cricket tournament on the foundation day of Chhattisgarh on November 1, next. Sports and Youth A

NTPC pays highest ever dividend

Korba, October 9, 2008: NTPC has paid a total dividend of Rs 2885.92 crore for the financial year ended on March 31, 2008, which was amounting to 35 per cent of its paid up capital. It was

BJP list by month end: Raman

Raipur, October 10, 2008: The first list of candidates of the ruling BJP for the next month's Chhattisgarh assembly election would be out by the month end, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said here

Umesh Dwivedi new Jt Secy PR

Raipur, October 10, 2008: Umesh Dwivedi today took over charges as the Joint Secretary of the Public Relations Department of the Government of Chhattisgarh. Dwivedi took over his new responsibility t

6 police officers transferred

Raipur, October 11, 2008: Just days ahead of the announcement of the schedule for the state assembly election, Chhattisgarh Government has transferred six of his police officers, including one at

Cabinet Minister rank to Shyam Lal Chaturvedi

Raipur, October 12, 2008: Chhattisgarh Government has accorded the status of a Cabinet Minister rank to Chhattisgarhi Language Commission Chairman Shyam Lal Chaturvedi. A GAD order said yes

Eleventh Univ opens in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, October 13, 2008: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today opened the Chhattisgarh Health and Medical Sciences University here. With that eleven Universities are currently functio

Chhattisgarh poll on Nov 14 and 20

New Delhi, October 14, 2008: The Election Commission today announced the poll schedule for Chhattisgarh and due to naxal violence the state would go for two days poll on November 14 and 20 next.

Model Code of Conduct comes into effect immediately

New Delhi, October 14, 2008: The Election Commission today enforced the model code of conduct with immediate effect in Chhattisgarh with the announcement of the schedule for the state assembly po

Dy CEC reviews poll preparation of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, October 15, 2008: Deputy Chief Election Commissioner of India J P Prakash today reviewed the poll preparation of Chhattisgarh, which is going for two phase vote on November 14 and 20, nex

List of 39 segments going to poll on Nov 14

Raipur, October 16, 2008: As many as 39 assembly constituencies of Chhattisgarh are going to poll on the first phase on November 14, next for which notification would be issued on October 20.

List of 51 segments going to poll on Nov 20

Raipur, October 16, 2008: In the second phase of assembly election of Chhattisgarh 51 constituencies are going to poll on November 20, for which notification would be issued on October 27.

Bijapur DM Ken removed

Raipur, October 17, 2008: Chhattisgarh government today removed the District Collector of Bijapur Lakhan Singh Ken. Director Mines, Munish Kumar Tyagi has been posted in place of Ken, where

Ex-HC CJ Dattu elevates to Apex Court

Bilaspur, October 18, 2008: Former Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court Justice H L Dattu would be the Supreme Court judge. Justice Dattu had become the Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh on

Paddy procurement from tomorrow

Raipur, October 19, 2008: Chhattisgarh government is all set to start procurement of paddy from tomorrow when the notification for the state assembly election is also on the same date. Throu

Poll process starts today for 39 seats

Raipur, October 20, 2008: The Election Commission today issued notification for polling in 39 assembly constituencies of Chhattisgarh on November 14, which will also decide the fate of Chief Mini

Raman contesting from Rajnandgaon

Raipur, October 20, 2008: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh is all set to change his assembly segment from Dongargaon to Rajnandgaon, BJP top sources said today. Amid speculation o

12 CRPF personnel killed in naxal ambush in Bijapur district

Dantewada, October 20, 2008: In a major strike, Maoists today killed 12 CRPF personnel and injured six in an ambush in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. When a CRPF party was on combing ope

Journalists into assembly fray

Raipur, October 21, 2008: Both the main political parties BJP and Congress are trying to get prominent journalists in to their lists of candidates for the November 2008 election. Ruling BJP

CEC Gopalaswami to review poll preparedness on Oct 24

Raipur, October 21, 2008: Amid major Maoists strike killing 12 CRPF men in Chhattisgarh yesterday, the Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami is coming to the state to review the election prepa

4 of Raman Ministers in trouble to get ticket

Raipur, October 21, 2008: At least four of the Ministers of Raman Cabinet are facing the situation of a virtual denial of tickets for the November 2008 assembly election. The BJP organisati

Raman ultimately changed seat to Rajnandgaon

Raipur, October 22, 2008: What ChhattisgarhTopNews.Com reported on October 20, was found true today as Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh had finally changed his assembly constituency to

Minister Bhagat, 5 Par Secy and 12 MLAs denied BJP tickets

Raipur, October 22, 2008: Taking a tough stand against the party MLAs for their past activities the ruling BJP has denied tickets to Tribal Affairs Minister Ganesh Ram Bhagat, five Parliamentary

Court convicts Dr Binayak Sen

Raipur, December 24, 2010: A local court in Raipur today convicted eminent rights activist Dr Binayak Sen, Maoists leader Narayan Sanyal and businessman Peejus Guha on charges of sedition, unlawf

Election Commission to review poll preparedness of Chhattisgarh tomorrow

Raipur, October 23, 2008: Amid complaints against sitting Ministers of violation of model code of conduct, Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami is coming here tomorrow to also review the pol

Cong releases first list of 35 names for Chhattisgarh

New Delhi, October 23, 2008: Congress today cleared the names of 35 candidates for the Chhattisgarh Assembly election, including that of Leader of Opposition Mahendra Karma. The first list,

Raman Govt violating model code of conduct: Opposition to EC

Raipur, October 24, 2008: Opposition parties today complaint to the Central Election Commission that the Raman Singh Government in Chhattisgarh was grossly involved in violation of model code of

EC removes 3 IAS for poll code violation

Raipur, October 24, 2008: The central Election Commission today ordered removal of three IAS officers, including two district collectors tonight. After found its directives for a proper, free and fai

Removal of IAS blow on Chhattisgarh bureaucracy

Raipur, October 25, 2008: Removal of three senior IAS officers by the Central Election Commission was a severe blow to the image of bureaucrats of Chhattisgarh. Similar thing had happened in

Wife of removed IAS meet EC

Raipur, October 25, 2008: Wife of a disgraced IAS officer today met the central Election Commission at the Raipur Airport. After a day long tour and finally removing three IAS officers from

Cong releases four more names of candidates

New Delhi, October 26, 2008: Congress party has released four more names of candidates for the November assembly election in Chhattisgarh. In-Charge of the Central Election Committee of Cong

BJP changes its candidate for Dondi Lohara

Raipur, October 27, 2008: Ruling BJP, on the last day of filing nominations for the first phase poll, had changed its Dondi Lohara candidate. Due to technical ground the resignation of BJP

Notification issued for 51 seats going to poll on Nov 20

Raipur, October 27, 2008: Election Commission today issued notification for the second phase of assembly election of Chhattisgarh on November 20 for 51 constituencies. The second phase poll

Govt ask for cooperation to check illicit liquor

Raipur, October 28, 2008: Chhattisgarh Government had sought cooperation from its citizen to check supply and hoarding of illicit liquor in the wake of November state assembly elections. In

CS Oommen not present when wife of removed IAS meet EC: Govt

Raipur, October 29, 2008: Chhattisgarh Government today clarified that the Chief Secretary P Joy Oommen was not present on that spot on Saturday last when the wife of a disgraced IAS officer met

Chhattisgarh forces Madhya Pradesh to change its poll date

Raipur, October 29, 2008: Security situation in Chhattisgarh have forced the Election Commission today to change the poll date of Madhya Pradesh to November 27. The decision to change the da

79 villages of Chhattisgarh electrified through solar energy

Raipur, October 30, 2008: In the power surplus Chhattisgarh state, at least 79 villages have been electrified through solar energy, officials said today. These villages were identified by Rur

BJP releases 12 more names, all 90 seats declared

Raipur, October 31, 2008: Ruling BJP today released the second list of 12 names, including Minister Ganesh Ram Bhagat. With that the party has declared the names of all its 90 candidates.

Virendra Pandey quits BJP, to contest assembly poll

Raipur, October 31, 2008: Senior BJP leader Virendra Pandey today resigned from the party and announced to contest the coming assembly election from Raipur. The state leadership in party an

Chhattisgarh becomes 9 years old today

Raipur, November 1, 2008: Chhattisgarh today completed eight years. But the model code of conduct imposed by the Election Commission has converted the Rajyotshav celebration a low key affair in t

Is Cong central leadership not serious towards Chhattisgarh Poll?

Raipur, November 1, 2008: Congress central leadership was seems not interested to form government in Chhattisgarh, other wise even after six days of start of nomination for the second phase poll

Cong release 47 names of second phase poll

New Delhi, November 1, 2008: AICC today night at about 1.30 AM past mid night cleared the names of 47 candidates of the second phase assembly poll of Chhattisgarh. However, the list was not

Upasane resigns from Chhattisgarh Government

Raipur, November 2, 2008: BJP candidate from Raipur North seat, Sachidanand Upasane has resigned from his office of profit post to contest the November Assembly election. The resignation of

AICC asks Jogi to provide some one's name for Marwahi

Raipur, November 2, 2008: Congress central leadership has asked former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi to provide his choice of name to be declared as the party candidate for Marwahi ST seat of Bilaspur

Jogis to file nominations today

Bilaspur, November 3, 2008: Both former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi and his wife Renu Jogi will be filing nominations today from Marwahi and Kota Assembly constituencies today on the last date of fi

After denied tickets 3 BJP leaders lose govt facilities

Raipur, November 3, 2008: The ruling BJP has not only denied tickets to three prominent party leaders but also the Raman regime had withdrawn their government facilities. The Raman Government

Holiday on poll dates in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 3, 2008: Chhattisgarh Government has declared polling days for the State Assembly as holidays of the respective areas. In the first phase, 39 assembly segments are going to p

CPI contesting from 22 seats in Chhattisgarh assembly poll

Raipur, November 4, 2008: Communist Party of India today said it was contesting from 22 seats for the November Assembly election of Chhattisgarh. CPI national leader Chitta Ranjan Bakshi told

BJP expels 9 rebels for contesting Chhattisgarh assembly polls

Raipur, November 4, 2008: Ruling BJP in Chhattisgarh today expelled nine of its leaders for contesting against the official candidates for the November assembly election. All the nine leade

CPM to contest from 7 places in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 4, 2008: The CPI-M today said they would be contesting from seven assembly constituencies of Chhattisgarh for the November Assembly poll. In the list is figured trade union

EC removes Korea SP

Raipur, November 4, 2008: The Election Commission tonight shifted Korea District Superintendent of Police A M Juri and posted a D I G for Bastar District. In place of Juri Neha Champawat will be the

SECR achieves new height in freight loading

Bilaspur, November 5, 2008: South East Central Railway today said it had achieved a new height in freight loading, besides highest record in coal loading in Chhattisgarh and Orissa regions also.

EC notices to 48 candidates from Bastar dist

Jagdalpur, November 6, 2008: The Election Commission today issued notices to 48 candidates from all political parties of Bastar district for violating the election code of conduct. All the

Cong manifesto promises a Guardian Govt in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 6, 2008: Congress, which is releasing its election manifesto tomorrow, is promising a guardian government in Chhattisgarh in its poll promises. It will be a Guardian Govern

BSP achieves highest converter lining life in India

Bhilai, November 7, 2008: Bhilai Steel Plant of Chhattisgarh has achieved a new record in converter lining life, which is the best in any SAIL or any top blown converters in the country. BSP

Cong manifesto promises Rs 2 rice to all non-income tax payees

Raipur, November 7, 2008: Main opposition Congress today released its election manifesto for Chhattisgarh and promised to give Rs 2 per kg rice to all ration card holders, a clean transparent, a

Assembly Secretary Devendra Verma bereaved

Raipur, November 7, 2008: Chhattisgarh state Assembly Secretary Devendra Verma's father was cremated here today. Shantilal Nanhuram Verma, aged 88, died yesterday of old age, Verma family s

Mahendra Karma in trouble

Dantewada, November 8, 2008: Dantewada police has registered a case against the Leader of Opposition and Congress candidate from Dantewada Mahendra Karma after an English paper carried a news ite

Virendra Pandey expels from BJP along with 6 others

Raipur, November 8, 2008: Ruling BJP has expelled its former state General Secretary Virendra Pandey and six other leaders for contesting against the official party candidates in this month's ass

Tension in Jogi-Raman TV show

Raipur, November 8, 2008: Tension built up today evening in a TV programme location set here, in which both Congress leader Ajit Jogi and Chief Minister Raman Singh were present but failed to stop

Naxals kill 2 BJP leaders in Dantewada

Dantewada, November 9, 2008: Four days ahead of the state Assembly election, a large number of Maoists today shot dead two top BJP leaders of Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh and set on fire th

Abducted IAS officer rescued by Bilaspur Police

Bilaspur, November 9, 2008: Bilaspur police has rescued a senior IAS officer from North East cadre from the clutches of his abductors in the judicial capital of Chhattisgarh. After rescuing

Mayawati calls for change of guard in Chhattisgarh

Bhilai, November 9, 2008: BSP Supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today pulled up Congress and BJP and charged them of patronising capitalists. Both the Congress and BJP are p

BJP Election Manifesto on Monday

Raipur, November 9, 2008: Ruling BJP is releasing its election manifesto on Monday. It would be really an attractive one, BJP National Secretary In-Charge of Chhattisgarh Dharmendra Pradhan

BJP expels 17 of its leaders

Raipur, November 10, 2008: Ruling BJP has expelled 17 of its leaders, including former state General Secretary Virendra Pandey and son of former State BJP President Shiv Pratap Singh, for contest

Jogi violates Model Code of Conduct: BJP

Raipur, November 10, 2008: Ruling BJP has complaint to the Central Election Commission alleging that former Chief Minister and Congress campaigner Ajit Jogi had violated the Model Code of Conduct

A corrupt govt in Chhattisgarh: Rahul

Bhilai, November 10, 2008: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today came down heavily on BJP government in Chhattisgarh and said it was a corrupt government. Chhattisgarh has a corrupt government and it ha

Sarguja IG B S Maravi injured in naxal bullet

Raipur, November 10, 2008: Sarguja Range Inspector General of Police B S Maravi was today injured in naxal firing, police sources said. When coming from Balrampur area to his headquarters,

BJP promises Re 1 rice, free salt and power to farmers

Raipur, November 10, 2008: Three days ahead of the state assembly election ruling BJP today released its election manifesto promising Re 1 per kg rice to antyodaya families, free of cost salt to

BSP complaint to EC against former Cong Minister

Raigarh, November 11, 2008: Bahujan Samaj Party has complaint to the Election Commission against the Congress candidate in Raigarh and former Minister Sakrajit Nayak of violation of the model cod

BSP Akaltara candidate seriously injured in road accident

Korba, November 11, 2008: Bahujan Samaj Party candidate for Akaltara seat of Janjgir-Champa district in Chhattisgarh Sourav Singh has been seriously injured in a road accident. While return

Sarguja IG refer to Raipur for treatment of naxal bullet injuries

Korba, November 11, 2008: Sarguja Range Inspector General of Police B S Maravi, who was yesterday evening injured in Maoists bullets in Balrampur district, was today referred to Raipur for furthe

3 Naxals killed in Narayanpur, arms recovered by police

Narayanpur, November 11, 2008: At least three naxalites were killed today by the Narayanpur district Police of Chhattisgarh in a gun battle and also recovered arms and explosives. About sev

Chhattisgarh should probe IG ambush case: Union Minister

Raipur, November 11, 2008: Centre today said Chhattisgarh should order a probe into the yesterday's incident in which Maoists ambushed the Sarguja Range Inspector General of Police B S Maravi.

BJP forming govt again in Chhattisgarh: Rajnath

Raipur, November 12, 2008: BJP President Rajnath Singh today said a wave in favour of BJP was in full swing in Chhattisgarh and his party was again forming government in the state. "It is B

Cong complaint against Raipur SP

Raipur, November 12, 2008: Main opposition Congress today said it had complaint to the Election Commission against the Raipur District Superintendent of Police Amit Kumar for his alleged biased a

EC orders probe against Cong Candidate Ram Dayal Uikey

Korba, November 12, 2008: The Election Commission today ordered probe against the Congress candidate from Pali-Tanakhar assembly seat of Korba district in Chhattisgarh Ram Dayal Uikey for alleged

Naxals loot 3 EVMs in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh

Jagdalpur, November 13, 2008: Armed Maoists today looted three Electronic Voting Machines from polling parties in Dantewada district, a day ahead of the assembly election in Chhattisgarh. A

Andhra Police send to confirm report on missing Ranbaxy copter

Raipur, November 13, 2008: Andhra Pradesh Police today said they have sent police parties to confirm a report of some villagers found wreckage of the Bell-430 helicopter, which went missing from

Mukesh Gupta new IG of Sarguja

Raipur, November 13, 2008: Mukesh Gupta is the new Inspector General of Police of Sarguja range replacing B S Maravi, who was injured in naxal firing in Balrampur district on November 10, last.

Voting in 39 seats of Chhattisgarh today

Raipur, November 14, 2008: Voting in 39 seats started early today, which will most likely decide the fate of the Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh on many accounts. Ruling BJP had deni

Polling disrupt in Dantewada booths due to naxal firing

Dantewada, November 14, 2008: Indiscriminate firing by Maoists in Dantewada district today disrupted polling for Chhattisgarh Assembly election in at least two places, officials said. Due t

3 policemen injured in blast, poll disrupt in 2 booths in Dantewada

Jagdalpur, November 14, 2008: Despite presence of about 50,000 policemen for Chhattisgarh Assembly election, it had failed to deter the Maoists from committing violence in the state and especiall

Naxal landmine recovered from helipad in Chhattisgarh

Kanker, November 14, 2008: A major incident was averted today when a huge land mine was recovered from the helipad in Bastar region, constructed for landing of polling parties for today's assemb

65 per cent votes in first phase poll in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 14, 2008: About 65 per cent voters today exercised their franchise in the first phase of poll in 39 constituencies of the 90-member Chhattisgarh assembly. However, in 22 pl

Naxals attack IAF copter, shot dead Flight Engineer in Chhattisgarh

Bijapur, November 14, 2008: In a daring incident, the Maoists this evening attacked an Indian Air Force helicopter and killed its Flight Engineer when the copter was returning with polling materi

68 PC votes in first phase, highest Balod of 81 PC

Raipur, November 15, 2008: The first phase of poll for 39 constituencies of Chhattisgarh has registered 68 per cent votes compared to 71 per cent votes in 2003 Assembly election. Informatio

Over 400 polling parties still in interior of Naxal areas

Raipur, November 15, 2008: About 430 polling parties are still in interior areas of Bastar region today and have failed to return to their base after conducting polls yesterday for Chhattisgarh a

Cong facing acute shortage of money for campaign

Raipur, November 16, 2008: Main opposition Congress was facing acute shortage of money for campaigning for Chhattisgarh assembly poll and also not seeing return of investment party leaders are not com

23 polling parties still in naxal strong hold

Dantewada, November 16, 2008: At least 23 polling parties are still in interior areas of Dantewada and Bijapur districts of Chhattisgarh even after 48 hours of completion of the vote for the firs

BJP wants positive votes this time: Sushma Swaraj

Raipur, November 16, 2008: BJP today said it was asking for a positive vote from the people of Chhattisgarh for its second assembly election. Last time the BJP had asked for a negative vot

Top leaders in Chhattisgarh today for campaign

Raipur, November 17, 2008: Top leaders from both the Congress and BJP are in Chhattisgarh today for campaigning in second phase of election for 51 seats. AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi is in Ra

BJP complaints Rahul Gandhi violated model code of conduct in Raipur

Raipur, November 17, 2008: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today violated the model code of conduct and also the Raipur District Administration had misled the BJP, the ruling party complained to the

Lawlessness, Terrorism increased in Chhattisgarh in BJP Raj: Rahul

Korba, November 17, 2008: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today claimed lawlessness and terrorism has increased during the BJP raj in Chhattisgarh and on development front also the state was lagging

Good Governance, a gift by BJP: Advani

Korba, November 17, 2008: BJP Prime Ministerial candidate L K Advani today charged the Congress of involved in dividing society on the basis of religion. It was BJP which had given the good

Rahul worries about Cong prospect in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 18, 2008: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is worried about the party prospect in Chhattisgarh, but he is more worried about the gaining ground of BSP in this SC and ST majority stat

Sonia Gandhi cancels Bilaspur meeting, to visit Kharsia only

Bilaspur, November 18, 2008: Congress President Sonia Gandhi today cancelled her Bilaspur election meeting after the party candidate expressed inability to organise a proper gathering here.

Raman is Chaur baba: Advani

Bhatapara, November 18, 2008: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has become Chaur baba after he provided rice to poors in the state in a very nominal price, BJP Prime Ministerial candidat

Will Brij Mohan create new record this time?

Raipur, November 18, 2008: Will senior BJP leader Brij Mohan Agrawal create a new record this time in Chhattisgarh Assembly Election? After winning the election in 1990, Brij Mohan has neve

Polling for 51 seats tomorrow to decide fates of 687 candidates

Raipur, November 19, 2008: All preparations have been completed today for election in 51 seats of Chhattisgarh for the second phase of votes tomorrow. Fates of as many as 687 candidates, in

Naxal ambush police vehicle in Balrampur district

Ambikapur, November 19, 2008: A day ahead of the assembly election, Maoists targetted a police vehicle in Balrampur district and ambushed it to blown up, police said. However, in that blast

BJP getting 55 seats in Chhattisgarh: Raman

Raipur, November 19, 2008: BJP would be forming government again in Chhattisgarh with a majority of at least 55 seats, state Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said today. A day ahead of the pol

Cricket stadium a hallmark of BJP regime

Raipur, November 19, 2008: The International Cricket stadium constructed by Sports Minister Brij Mohan Agrawal in Raipur is a hallmark of the BJP government in Chhattisgarh. Since cricket i

56 polling officials suspend in Korba

Korba, November 20, 2008: Election Commission today suspended 56 polling officials of Korba district in Chhattisgarh for dereliction of duty. For remaining absent from election duty, 56 pre

Polling starts in 51 seats

Raipur, November 20, 2008: Polling in 51 seats of Chhattisgarh was started today with a peaceful note. Ten districts are going to poll today out of which Balrampur, Surajpur, Sarguja, Korea

Ajit Jogi's vehicle stoned in Marwahi

Bilaspur, November 20, 2008: Unknown people today threw stones at the vehicle of former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi in Marwahi. When Jogi was on a visit of Giribar polling booth, some people s

2 polling officials died on poll date today

Raipur, November 20, 2008: Two polling officials died today on the data of voting for the second phase of election. The polling official of the Telibandha polling station number 197 of Raip

Election Commission orders probe against Ajit Jogi

Raipur, November 20, 2008: The Election Commission today ordered probe against the former Chief Minister and Congress candidate from Marwahi seat Ajit Jogi after the BJP complaint that the name o

70 PC polling in second phase for 51 seats

Raipur, November 20, 2008: About 70 per cent voters today exercised their franchise in the second and last phase of election for 51 seats. It was about 70 per cent votes registered today and

EC orders registration of case against Raman Singh

Raipur, November 20, 2008: Election Commission today ordered registration of case against the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh for alleged violation of poll directives. Ordered had been issued for regi

More than 100 per cent votes in 3 places in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 21, 2008: Creating a record, in three places the total votes polled in the second phase of election in Chhattisgarh was more than the actual voters. In three places the total votes

70 PC polling in second phase of 51 seats, highest in Lailunga of 85.34 PC

Raipur, November 21, 2008: The second phase of 51 seats went to poll yesterday to decide the fate of 687 candidates, including 50 women, but the percentage of polling in Lailunga seat was the hig

Repolling in 33 places on Monday

Jagdalpur, November 22, 2008: The Election Commission today ordered repolling in 33 places of Bastar division on Monday. The Commission had decided to have repelling in 33 places of Bastar,

False voting in Rajnandgaon district?

Rajnandgaon, November 23, 2008: The Election Commission today issued notices to the Rajnandgaon District Collector Sanjay Garg and many others on allegation of false voting in two places in naxal

8 polling officials arrest in Rajnandgaon

Rajnandgaon, November 23, 2008: Eight polling officials of Rajnandgaon district in Chhattisgarh were arrested today after allegation of false voting were levelled in the Mohla-Manpur constituency

Repolling in 33 places today

Raipur, November 24, 2008: As many as 33 booths are going to poll once again today after irregularities were reported from those places on the first phase of election on November 14. The 33

Violence during repolling in Bastar region

Jagdalpur, November 24, 2008: Repolling was conducted in 33 places today but due to naxal related violence one constable was killed and three injured in different places in Bastar region of Chhat

Second phase of repolling in 16 places of Chhattisgarh today

Raipur, November 25, 2008: After repolling in 33 places of the first phase of election ended yesterday, the Election Commission was today conducting repolling in 16 places. All the 16 booth

7 policemen killed in naxal blast in Bastar dist

Jagdalpur, November 25, 2008: Seven policemen were killed today and three injured when banned outfit CPI (Maoist) triggered a powerful IED blast in Kondagaon area of Bastar district in Chhattisgar

92 govt employees suspend by Election Commission in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 26, 2008: Over 92 officers and employees of Chhattisgarh government have been suspended by the Election Commission for indiscipline and negligence in duty during the November Ass

BJP complaint against Raigarh Police

Raigarh, November 26, 2008: The ruling BJP today complaint against the Raigarh District Police of favouring Congress party in the November assembly election. Led by sitting Raigarh MLA Vija

2 phase poll, 3 phase repoll in Chhattisgarh assembly election

Raipur, November 26, 2008: Creating a history, Chhattisgarh is all set to go for three phase repoll when due to high presence of Maoists in the state the Election Commission had conducted two-pha

8.5 lakh tonnes paddy procure in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 27, 2008: Even as 8.5 lakh tonnes of paddy has so far been procured by the Chhattisgarh government, but due to a vacuum in governance irregularities had been reported from many p

Chhattisgarh on week long state mourn for VP

Raipur, November 28, 2008: A week-long state mourning was declared by the Chhattisgarh government in respect of former Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh, who died yesterday in New Delhi afte

Kathghora SDM dies in road accident

Kanker, November 29, 2008: Kathghora Sub Divisional Magistrate Ghanashyam Singh Dhruv today died in a road accident between Dhamtari and Kanker district headquarters. Near Jagtara villa

Repolling in 8 places on Dec 3

Raipur, November 30, 2008: The Election Commission has decided to hold re-polling in eight places spread over four assembly constituencies on December three, Commission officials said today.

Railways privatising its facilities in Chhattisgarh

Bilaspur, December 1, 2008: The South East Central Railways is privatising some of its facilities in Raipur, Bilaspur and Durg railway stations of Chhattisgarh. A comprehensive plan has bee

SECR continues to excel in freight loading

Bilaspur, December 2, 2008: The South East Central Railways has outsmarted all the Railway Zones of the country and achieved a new hall mark in loading of goods. Total originating loading o

Repolling in 8 places today

Raipur, December 3, 2008: Repolling in eight places, spread over four assembly constituencies of Chhattisgarh, were under progress today after complaints of poll irregularities were received by t

EC unhappy with Chhattisgarh Police

Raipur, December 4, 2008: The Election Commission of India has expressed strong displeasure over the functioning of the Chhattisgarh Police and asked the state government also to issue notice to

Chhattisgarh get best award in national trade fair

Raipur, December 5, 2008: Chhattisgarh received the best award in a national trade fair organised in the national capital, officials said here today. In the India Organic National Trade Fai

Repoll in Bijapur district today

Bijapur, December 6, 2008: The Election Commission was today conducting repolling for the third time in Gogunda booth of the Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh. In fact five days after the pol

3 boys of Raipur drown in Seonath river

Raipur, December 6, 2008: Three boys from the capital city have been drowned in Seonath River near Simga in Raipur district of Chhattisgarh, police said. A group of boys from Purani Basti a

Magistrate probe on death of undertrail

Jagdalpur, December 7, 2008: Chhattisgarh government has ordered for a magistrate inquiry into the death of a tribal undertrail, who was from Bijapur district and lodged in Jagdalpur central jail

Raman to take oath soon

Raipur, December 8, 2008: Dr Raman Singh would take oath soon as the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister as his BJP won for the second consecutive term in the state assembly election. Available trend reveale

Raman wins from Rajnandgaon by over 32,000 votes

Rajnandgaon, December 8, 2008: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today defeated his nearest rival and Congress candidate by over 32,000 votes from Rajnandgaon constituency. The BJP

Jogi wins by over 42,000 votes

Bilaspur, December 8, 2008: Former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi today won the Marwahi reserved seat by over 42,000 votes from his nearest rival of BJP. The Congress candidate had got 67,523 vot

Lotus again in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, December 8, 2008: Raman Singh today proved he was not only the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh but also a new face of BJP, who is even more popular than the top BJP leaders like Atal Bihar

3 Presidents defeat in Chhattisgarh poll

Raipur, December 9, 2008: The people of Chhattisgarh have rejected the Presidents of all the three top political parties of the state. Although BJP captured power for another five years term

Meeting of newly elect BJP MLAs tomorrow

Raipur, December 9, 2008: The newly elected MLAs of BJP are meeting tomorrow at the state party headquarters to formally elect Dr Raman Singh as their leader of the legislature party. The n

Raman to take oath on Friday

Raipur, December 9, 2008: Dr Raman Singh would take oath for the second time as the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh on Friday. Singh would be taking oath in the same place, where he had take

Ram Pukar new Leader of Opposition?

Raipur, December 10, 2008: After Congress was defeated in the Chhattisgarh Assembly election the fight for the post of Leader of Opposition has been intensified. Majority of the Congress ML

Governor invites Raman to form govt

Raipur, December 10, 2008: Chhattisgarh Governor E S L Narasimhan today invited Dr Raman Singh to form the government in the state. A delegation of BJP, including state In Charge Dharmendra

New Cong MLAs meeting on Saturday

Raipur, December 11, 2008: The new Congress MLAs of Chhattisgarh are meeting on Saturday to elect their leader, a top party office bearer said today. The Congress Legislature Party is meetin

Jogi again haunting state bureaucrats

Raipur, December 11, 2008: The reports of former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi on the race for Leader of Opposition have started haunting the bureaucrats of the state. If he becomes

Raman takes oath for second time as CM

Raipur, December 12, 2008: Dr Raman Singh today took oath as Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh for the second time. Governor E S L Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Singh in a we

Raman facing difficulty in selecting his team

Raipur, December 12, 2008: Dr Raman Singh was today sworn in as the third Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, but he was facing difficulty in selecting his council of ministers. It was difficul

Raman enters CM Office after worship

Raipur, December 13, 2008: Dr Raman Singh today entered his office in the state secretariat after took over charges as the third Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh. A proper worship was held at

Pro and anti camps of Jogi clash in CLP meeting venue

Raipur, December 13, 2008: The supporters and opposers of former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi today clashed in the venue where the Congress Legislature Party was meeting to decide its leader. B

Sonia to select CLP Leader of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, December 13, 2008: After having failed to take any decision on the issue of Leader of the Congress Legislature Party, the 38 newly elect MLAs authorised AICC President Sonia Gandhi to sele

Naxals set on fire telephone exchange in Kanker

Kanker, December 14, 2008: A group of Maoists today set on fire the Kapsi telephone exchange of the BSNL in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. A group of armed Maoists stormed into the exchan

Weather forecast for Monday

Raipur, December 15, 2008: The cold wave condition in Chhattisgarh has improved today but the mercury continued to be the lowest of 12 degree Celsius in Bilaspur district, Weathermen said today.

Chhattisgarhi news starts from Raipur Radio Station

Raipur, December 15, 2008: The Radio Station Raipur has started an every day five minutes Chhattisgarhi language bulletin from here in the capital city of Chhattisgarh. The Chhattisgarhi ne

Rajib Ranjan resigns

Raipur, December 16, 2008: Rajib Ranjan today resigned from the Chairmanship of the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board. Ranjan has resigned and Chief Secretary P Joy Oommen has taken charges as the

New SDMs for Gariabandh, Baloudabazar

Raipur, December 17, 2008: The Chhattisgarh Administration today appointed Mrs. S Abidi as the new Sub Divisional Magistrate of Gariabandh in Raipur district. Assistant Collector Raipur Abi

Raman meets Prez Patil

New Delhi, December 17, 2008: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today met the President Pratibha Patil here in the national capital. It was the first meeting of Singh after he beco

S L Srimali Deputy Secretary Information Commission

Raipur, December 17, 2008: Chhattisgarh Government today appointed S L Srimali as the Deputy Secretary in the State Information Commission. Srimali is currently posted in Bijapur district a

Ravin Choubey new Leader of Opposition

Raipur, December 18, 2008: In a blow to Ajit Jogi, Congress high command today appointed Ravindra Choubey as the Leader of Opposition and Ram Pukar Singh as the Deputy Opposition Leader. AICC Preside

Raman affects posting of 17 IAS officers

Raipur, December 19, 2008: In his first ever surgery after becoming Chief Minister for the second time, Dr Raman Singh today affected the posting of 17 IAS officers and made R S Vishwakarma as th

Raman, Choubey in Delhi

Raipur, December 19, 2008: Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh and Leader of Opposition Ravindra Choubey today went to Delhi to meet their leaders. Singh met the Premier Dr Manmohan Singh and reiterated t

Jogi man removes from Youth Congress state President

New Delhi, December 19, 2008: In another set back to former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi, one of his staunch supporter Yogesh Tiwari was today removed from the Presidentship of the Chhattisgarh Youth

R S Dubey new VC of Ghasidas Univ

Raipur, December 20, 2008: Chhattisgarh Governor E S L Narasimhan has appointed R S Dubey as the Vice Chancellor of the Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur. Dubey is appointed for four years

D R Nayak new Dy Secy Education

Raipur, December 20, 2008: Chhattisgarh government has appointed D R Nayak as the Deputy Secretary in the Higher Education Department. The state government officials said today the posting

Raman expanding Ministry on Monday

Raipur, December 21, 2008: Chhattisgarh Chief minister Dr Raman Singh is expanding his ministry on Monday, officials said today. There would not be any surprise tomorrow and as expected, oth

Nanki Ram Kanwar new Speaker of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, December 21, 2008: Prominent tribal leader Nanki Ram Kanwar is all set to become the third Speaker of Chhattisgarh Assembly. The BJP has finalised the name of Kanwar after a detaile

Why Raman wants secrecy?

Raipur, December 22, 2008: Why Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh wanted to keep the names of his ministers secret? When couple of hours are only left for the swearing in ceremony but the Chi

11 take oath as ministers

Raipur, December 22, 2008: Eleven BJP MLAs today took oath as ministers in Raman Singh cabinet. Governor E S L Narasimhan administered oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers in a well attend

Raman retains 13 depts, distribute rest to 11 ministers

Raipur, December 22, 2008: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today retained 13 departments and distributed the rest among the rest of his eleven ministers. The name and portfolios are:

Raman appoints 9 Parliamentary Secretaries

Raipur, December 22, 2008: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today appointed nine MLAs of the ruling BJP as Parliamentary Secretaries. Political circles in BJP said it was made in

Finally Dharam Kaushik new Speaker

Raipur, December 22, 2008: The post of Speaker would again go to the Bilaspur district as Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said Dharam Kaushik would be the new Speaker of the stat

Amar Agrawal takes over charges as Health Minister

Raipur, December 23, 2008: Amar Agrawal today took over charges as the Health and Revenue Minister of Chhattisgarh. In the previous BJP government the Revenue had changed hand many a time.

Nanki asks police to improve credibility

Raipur, December 23, 2008: New Home Minister of Chhattisgarh Nanki Ram Kanwar today asked the state police to improve its credibility and become more people oriented. Chhattisgarh Police sh

Rs 900 cr needs to give bonus on paddy: Raman

Raipur, December 23, 2008: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said his government today decided to give bonus of Rs 270 per quintal on paddy but the scheme required Rs 900 crore or even m

Subodh Singh takes over as Raipur Collector

Raipur, December 23, 2008: Subodh Singh has taken over charges as the Raipur District Collector from Vikas Sil. Singh began his second innings as the Raipur District Magistrate yesterday and

Christ teaches us of humanity: Raman

Raipur, December 24, 2008: The teachings of Jesus Christ tell us about humanity, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said. In a message Singh wished the people from Christian c

Action Plan for devp of Agril sector in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, December 24, 2008: The new Agriculture and Labour Minister Chandrasekhar Sahu today directed his officials to prepare action plan for the development of the Agriculture sector in Chhattis

Speaker election on January 5

Raipur, December 25, 2008: The Chhattisgarh Assembly will elect its new speaker on January 5, next, Assembly officials said today. All the 90 newly elect members are scheduled to take oath

Why Cong opposing its Govt at Centre: Raman

Raipur, December 25, 2008: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today pulled up the Congress party and asked why the main opposition was engaged in opposing the works of its party governmen

Rs 3.25 lakh per month salary to CG Pilot

Raipur, December 25, 2008: In a New Year gift Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has increased the salary of the pilot of Chhattisgarh to Rs 3.25 lakh per month. Due to the New Year gift, the Av

Minister Brij Mohan injured in accident

Raipur, December 26, 2008: Prominent Minister of Chhattisgarh Brij Mohan Agrawal was today injured in a road accident. PWD, School Education and Religious Affairs Minister Agrawal told Chha

Chhattisgarh wins national award on population

New Delhi, December 26, 2008: Chhattisgarh would get this year's prestigious JRD TATA Memorial Award on population. Chhattisgarh is selected as the best state for outstanding performance in

High grade bombs found in Raipur

Raipur, December 27, 2008: Twelve high grade bombs were today recovered from the Railway siding area of the Monnet Steel and Energy Limited in Mandir Hasoud area of Raipur district in Chhattisgarh. P

14 live defence rockets found in Raipur (Update)

Mandir Hasoud (Raipur), December 27, 2008: Creating a sensation, twelve live rockets with 18 km range of defence force were today recovered in the premises of the Monnet Steel and Energy Limited

New ITBP battalion soon in Raipur

Raipur, December 27, 2008: The Government of India has decided to set up a new battalion of the Indo-Tibatian Border Police in Chhattisgarh at Raipur. Top officials told ChhattisgarhTopNews.Com today

9 districts of Chhattisgarh affected by Filaria

Raipur, December 28, 2008: At least nine districts of Chhattisgarh are affected by the Filaria disease and a special campaign was today launched by the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh for its eradi

Maoists kill teacher, 2 others in Bijapur

Jagdalpur, December 28, 2008: Maoists today opened fire and killed a teacher and two others and injured five persons in Bijapur district, police said. Maoists stormed the Kukra para weekly

Raipur munitions use in Bofors gun: Officials

Raipur, December 28, 2008: The 14 rockets recovered yesterday from two places of Raipur are used in Bofors guns, officials said today. The 105 MM high grade explosives are used in medium ra

Raman asks for drinking water supply in summer

Raipur, December 29, 2008: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today directed the Public Health Engineering Department Minister Kedar Kashyap to draft a strategy well in advance to provide

Raman cancels Collectors conference

Raipur, December 30, 2008: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today cancelled the conference of the District Collectors of the state. The January 2, Collectors conference has been c

Rs 1441 cr new schemes by Raman from April 1

Raipur, December 30, 2008: Spending Rs 1,441 crore, over 1.5 crore poor people of Chhattisgarh would be provided free salt and rice in a just price by the state government, Chief Minister Dr Rama

Raman expresses unhappiness on Ajay Chandrakar's works

Raipur, December 30, 2008: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today apparently expressed unhappiness over the works of former Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Minister Ajay Chandrakar,

125 MW power from rice bran in Raipur

Raipur, December 31, 2008: Raipur is producing 125 MW of energy from rice bran every day. Currently five such plants are working in Raipur district, which are producing 125 megawatt of elect

Giridhari Nayak new ADG CID

Raipur, December 31, 2008: On the last day of the year Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today affected the posting of 18 IPS officers and shifted Additional Director General of Police (Intelligence) Giri

N S Kasturirangan new SECR GM

Bilaspur, January 1, 2009: N S Kasturirangan is made the new General Manager of the South East Central Railways. Kasturirangan has been appointed as Pradeep Kumar is retired yesterday from

Raman unbundles CSEB into 5 companies

Raipur, January 1, 2009: In a step towards privatisation, the state BJP government has unbundled the profit making Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board into five companies. For dealing with

Govt not serious towards Devp issues

Raipur, January 2, 2009: Chhattisgarh Administration is seems not serious towards carrying out developmental works in the state and especially in important districts like Raipur and Durg.

High Tech DNA Lab soon in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, January 3, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has given approval for setting up of a sophisticated DNA testing laboratory in the state, top officials said today. The m

7 boxes of rockets missing from Army: Officials

Raipur, January 3, 2009: Only seven boxes of rockets were missing from the train that was going from Orissa to Maharashtra via Raipur, officials said today. From Badmal Ordnance Factory in O

Drought hit 8 dists in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, January 4, 2009: Eight districts of Chhattisgarh have been declared drought hit by the state BJP government after revenue reports revealed 34 revenue units have been hit by insufficient r

Bodhram Kanwar take oath as Pro-tem Speaker

Raipur, January 5, 2009: Senior Congress MLA Bodhram Kanwar was today took oath as the Pro-tem Speaker of Chhattisgarh Assembly. Governor ESL Narasimhan administered oath of office to Kanwar in a fun

CM, Jogis, others take oath as MLA

Raipur, January 5, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi, his wife Renu, BJP ministers and others took oath as MLAs of the State assembly today. All the 90

Dharamlal Kaushik elect Speaker of Chhattisgarh Assembly

Raipur, January 5, 2008: BJP legislator Dharamlal Kaushik was today elected as the new Speaker of Chhattisgarh Assembly. Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today proposed the name of Kaushik and Leader of

CS, DGP absent during session

Raipur, January 5, 2009: Both the top most civil and police officials of Chhattisgarh were missing from the officers' gallery today when the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh was taking oath as a leg

Governor assures continuation of Salwa Judum

Raipur, January 5, 2009: Chhattisgarh Governor ESL Narasimhan today said naxalism and terrorism are two sides of the same coin. The Constitutional head of the state also refused to acknowled

Budget Session from February 2: Speaker

Raipur, January 5, 2009: Chhattisgarh Speaker Dharamlal Kaushik today said the budget session of the state assembly would start from February 2, next. The budget session would start from Fe

Is govt changing School Edn Secretary?

Raipur, January 6, 2009: Will Chhattisgarh have a new secretary soon for the School Education Department? The new School Education Minister Brij Mohan Agrawal is said to be giving a lukewar

BJP expels Tarachand, suspends Shiv Pratap

Raipur, January 6, 2009: Taking action against two of its former Chhattisgarh Presidents ruling BJP today expelled Lok Sabha MP Tara Chand Sahu from the party where as Rajya Sabha MP Shiv Pratap

Rajim Kumbh from Feb 9

Raipur, January 7, 2009: One of the prominent religious functions of Chhattisgarh, Rajim Kumbh would start from February 9, Culture Minister Brij Mohan Agrawal said today. The Kumbh at Raji

Action on Tarachand, Shiv Pratap by central leaders: Raman

Raipur, January 8, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has said that the actions against both the former state BJP Presidents Tarachand Sahu and Shiv Pratap Singh were by the Central

New education pattern, an eye for wrong answer

Korba, January 8, 2009: Although Chhattisgarh Education Secretary Nand Kumar was in the media every day for quality education, but in one of the schools of Korba district of the state a student l

Ministers absent during introduction to Assembly by CM

Raipur, January 9, 2009: Many ministers were absent today from the Chhattisgarh Assembly when the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh was introducing them in the house. On the second day of the third assem

I will oppose the Govt: Jogi

Raipur, January 9, 2009: Former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi today said he would not only oppose and expose the BJP government in Chhattisgarh but depose also if needed. Initiating the discussi

Finally Korba teacher arrested for taking eye sight of student

Korba, January 10, 2009: Chhattisgarh Police today arrested the teacher, who took the vision of his student by pricking a needle for having failed to answer a question. The Saraswati Sishu

PCC condemns attack on journalists in Raipur

Raipur, January 11, 2009: Chhattisgarh PCC today strongly condemned the attack on two journalists in Bhatapara of Raipur District. Ajit Bajpai of Tarun Chhattisgarh and Chandra Kishor Tiwar

IPS Rajiv Mathur looking for new posting

New Delhi, January 12, 2009: One of the senior most IPS officers of Chhattisgarh Rajiv Mathur is looking for a new posting. After one of his batch mates is posted as the Director General of

Rajesh Jain is dead

Raipur, January 12, 2009: Rajesh Jain, one of the prominent figures in the advertisement world of Chhattisgarh, was cremated today. State President of the Chhattisgarh Advertising Agency Ass

R S Vishwakarma new Secretary Aviation

Raipur, January 13, 2009: Affecting a second change in the bureaucracy after becoming Chief Minister, Dr Raman Singh today changed his Secretary cum Director Aviation and given the responsibility

Securitymen involved in naked genocide in Dantewada: Jogi

Raipur, January 14, 2009: Former Congress Chief Minister Ajit Jogi today claimed the security forces in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh were involved in a naked genocide and in fake encounter

Raj Kumari to take charge on Friday

Raipur, January 15, 2009: AICC has appointed Raj Kumari Diwan as the Youth Congress President for Chhattisgarh, party sources said today. Diwan would take charge tomorrow as a full time Pre

Former Forest Minister tilting towards Mayawati

Raipur, January 15, 2009: Former Forest Minister and a prominent Satnami leader of Chhattisgarh Dehru Prasad Dhritlehere was contemplating to join Bahujan Samaj Party of Mayawati. "I have b

National Commn for Protection of Child Rights in Naxal area of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, January 15, 2009: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights is on a five-day tour of the naxal affected areas of Chhattisgarh from today, a top official said here. Duri

CEC for action against Chhattisgarh DGP

Raipur, January 16, 2009: The central Election Commission wants appropriate action against the Chhattisgarh Director General of Police Vishwa Ranjan for his comment in media against the Commissio

Passengers injured in train collision in Raipur

Raipur, January 17, 2009: Some passengers were injured today when an engine hit a passenger train in Raipur Railway Station of Chhattisgarh. Looking into the matter, a Departmental Inquiry

Open reservoir gates for Rabi crop: VC Shukla

Raipur, January 17, 2009: Senior Congress leader V C Shukla today demanded immediate release of water from various reservoirs of Chhattisgarh to save the Rabi crop of the state. Several teh

PHE Executive Engineer removes from Bastar

Jagdalpur, January 18, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government has initiated strong action against Executive Engineer Kashiram Dhanuk of the Public Health Engineering Department for not taking the governme

Chidambaram likely to take Chhattisgarh officials to task

Raipur, January 19, 2009: Unlike his predecessors, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram will take the review meeting on the internal security situation of Chhattisgarh at its Mantralaya today.

Number plates are missing even from govt vehicles

Raipur, January 19, 2009: Number plates are even missing from the government vehicles of Chhattisgarh. Through a special drive the state police was engaged in collecting fine from the vehi

Cong demands CBI probe into Singaram killing

Raipur, January 19, 2009: Main opposition Congress today handed over a memorandum to the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram demanding a CBI probe into the killing of 17 tribals in Singaram of Dant

CPI demands judicial probe of Singaram killing

Raipur, January 20, 2009: The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India has termed the killing of 17 tribals by police in Singaram as a "fake encounter" and demanded a judicial probe into

R C Singh Deo to contest Lok Sabha Poll

Raipur, January 21, 2009: Former Finance Minister and prominent Congress leader Ram Chandra Singh Deo would contest the coming Lok Sabha election from Chhattisgarh. Congress party sources s

Infighting continues in Congress

Raipur, January 22, 2009: The infighting in the main opposition Congress legislature party was continued even one month after the Chhattisgarh assembly election. To buy peace with in the pa

Special Police Force deploy in Raipur due to terror threat

Raipur, January 22, 2009: Special Police forces have been deployed in the capital city and some more urban areas of Chhattisgarh today looking into the threat from terrorist organisations.

Ansari new IG Jail, Maravi in Home Guard

Raipur, January 22, 2009: Chhattisgarh government today affected a small change in the police administration and shifted Mohammad Wazir Ansari to the Jail headquarters as the new Inspector Genera

Who is Home Minister of Chhattisgarh, a billion dollar question?

Raipur, January 23, 2009: Who is the Home Minister of Chhattisgarh or that of School Education, Agriculture or Food Department, is a billion dollar question. Who believed he or she has the

In 3 weeks Govt change its order on police

Raipur, January 23, 2009: With in three weeks Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh had to change its order of transfer on police department and made the Additional Director General Giridhari Nayak as AD

Lakhiram is dead

Bilaspur, January 24, 2009: One of the senior BJP leaders of the country Lakhiram Agrawal is passed away today after illness. Agrawal, born on February 13, 1932, died today evening in a ho

CSEB employees withdraw stir: Govt

Raipur, January 25, 2009: After a high level discussion today, the agitating employees of the former State Electricity Board withdrew their stir, Chhattisgarh Government said. The leaders

Naxals expose after opposing Constitution: Raman

Raipur, January 25, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said the Maoists have been exposed after they opposed the Indian Constitution and declare to observe the Republic Day as

Single window system in RDA

Raipur, January 26, 2009: Raipur Development Authority (RDA) today introduced the single window system and promised to clear the applications in a fixed time. Through this system applicatio

Rape convict missing from Raipur Jail

Raipur, January 26, 2009: A convict, who is sentenced for 10 years jail term and suppose to participate in Republic day parade, is abscond since yesterday from Raipur Central Jail, a top Police office

Raman's mother unwell

Raipur, January 26, 2009: Aged mother of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh is unwell, officials said today. She is not keeping well for some time now and her condition was deteriorated today, o

Gov, CM stress for rehabilitation of naxal hit people

Raipur/Jagdalpur, January 26, 2009: Amid elaborate security arrangements, both the Governor and the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh today stressed for rehabilitation of the people affected by the

Rape convict still missing: Jail Supt

Raipur, January 27, 2009: A convict, who is undergoing prison term for 10 years on rape charges, is yet to be traced even after three days of his missing from the Raipur Central Jail, a top jail

Korba largest contributor to mining revenue in Chhattisgarh

Korba, January 28, 2009: Industrial district of Korba is the highest contributor to the Chhattisgarh exchequer on mining revenue and it could soon provide Rs 1000 crore per annum, a top official

Par Secy Sahu attach to Food Minister

Raipur, January 28, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today shifted Parliamentary Secretary Siyaram Sahu to another minister from him. Although no reason had been given for the shiftin

Alok Awasthy new Dy Secretary Aviation

Raipur, January 28, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today affected the posting of five officers and made Alok Awasthy the new Deputy Secretary Aviation along with his previous re

EC asks for immediate relieve of Dr Alok Shukla

Raipur, January 28, 2009: The Election Commission of India today asked the Chhattisgarh Government to relieve its state Chief Electoral Officer Dr Alok Shukla with immediate effect. The Com

EC asks for panel of 3 IAS to select CEO

Raipur, January 29, 2009: The Election Commission of India has asked for a panel of three IAS officers from Chhattisgarh government to decide the name of the officer, who would replace Dr Alok Sh

New strategy for Lok Sabha poll: Dharmendra

Raipur, January 29, 2009: BJP National Secretary in charge of Chhattisgarh Dharmendra Pradhan today said the party would adopt a different strategy compared to the previous Lok Sabha election to

Alok Shukla meets CS for early relieve

Raipur, January 29, 2009: Chief Electoral Officer of Chhattisgarh Dr Alok Shukla today met the Chief Secretary P Joy Oommen and requested to relieve him from the state as soon as possible.

Exhume and conduct post mortem of Singaram victims: HC

Bilaspur, January 29, 2009: Chhattisgarh High Court today ordered for exhume of the bodies of eight victims of controversial Singaram incident in Dantewada district and conduct of post mortem.

Road cutting start on Raman's ambitious Gaurav Path

Raipur, January 30, 2009: Excellent planning by the Urban Development Department. After construction of the ambitious Gaurav Path it is now time to damage that. Crore of rupees were spent j

Vedanta felicitates best students, others

Korba, January 31, 2009: Bharat Aluminium Company (BALCO) management has felicitated 12 talents, who have achieved new height in the field of education, sports and art. Vedanta Group Chief

Maoists offer talks with Govt

Jagdalpur, January 31, 2009: The banned outfit CPI (Maoists) has offered for talks with Chhattisgarh Government. "Hamari party yaha ghosana karti hai ki janhit main mehnatkash pidit janata

Speaker Kaushik turns 52

Raipur, February 1, 2009: Chhattisgarh Assembly Speaker Dharamlal Kaushik has turned 52 today. Led by Assembly Secretary Devendra Verma, the officers and employees of the Vidhan Sabha today

CM clears deputation file of Alok Shukla

Raipur, February 2, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has given approval to the state Chief Electoral Officer Dr Alok Shukla to go on deputation to the Central Election Commission.

Jogi, 31 MLAs suspend from Chhattisgarh Assembly

Raipur, February 3, 2009: Former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi and 31 other MLAs from the main opposition Congress were today suspended from the Chhattisgarh Assembly for violating the House rule.

Naxals killed 241 in 2008 in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, February 3, 2009: Maoists have killed 241 people in the year 2008 in Chhattisgarh, the state assembly was informed today. Between January 1, 2008 and January 12, 2009, the Maoists h

CEC statement creates ripple in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, February 4, 2009: Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami's statement on Chhattisgarh has created a ripple in the corridor of power in the state. "The statement is a reflection of

Second Supply Budget passed

Raipur, February 4, 2009: Chhattisgarh Assembly today passed the second supplementary budget of Rs 1147.85 crore and its appropriation bill after discussion. A total of 17 members participa

Chhattisgarh Budget on February 9

Raipur, February 5, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government would present its budget for the next fiscal on Monday, Speaker Dharamlal Kaushik said today. After the last supplementary budget was passe

Raman's mother passes away

Raipur, February 6, 2009: Sudha Singh, mother of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh passed away today. She was 86 and died early today, official sources told ChhattisgarhTopNews.co

Chhattisgarh Chief Secretary assures High Court on pendancy

Bilaspur, February 6, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Secretary P Joy Oommen today assured the state High Court of timely submit of reply from the government on various issues besides recruitment of nod

Central team reviews Rural Devp works of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, February 7, 2009: After large scale complaints of irregularities in centrally sponsored Rural Development works, a high level team today reviewed the works in Chhattisgarh. Led by R

Chhattisgarh Budget tomorrow

Raipur, February 8, 2009: The new Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh would present its first budget for the next fiscal tomorrow, Assembly officials said today. It would be the sixth bu

Rajim Kumbh starts today

Rajim, February 9, 2009: Over 2000 saints are participating in the Rajim Kumbh, which would continue for a fortnight from today at the holy place of Rajim in Raipur District. On the meeting

Raman presents Rs 22,211 cr budget for 2009-2010

Raipur, February 9, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today presented his government's sixth successive budget of Rs 22,211.10 crore and said all the promises made during the Novem

Naxals kill 203 policemen, 277 villagers in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, February 10, 2009: As many as 480 people, including 203 policemen were killed in the last two years by the Maoists, Chhattisgarh Government told the state Assembly today. Between Apri

My budget is for 90 per cent population of Chhattisgarh: Raman

Raipur, February 11, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said, unlike the previous governments, his budget for 2009-2010 was for the 90 per cent population of the state.

Rs 227 cr spend through Nawa Anjor

Raipur, February 12, 2009: Chhattisgarh government has spent Rs 226.75 crore on the World Bank funded Nawa Anjor programme in the state. Replying to a question of former Panchayat Raj Minister of Con

10 killed, 8 injured in mishap in Chhattisgarh

Korba, February 12, 2009: Ten persons of a family were killed today and five injured when their vehicle jumped into an over flowing canal in Korba district of Chhattisgarh. After confrontin

New book on Chhattisgarhi Language

Raipur, February 13, 2009: Senior Minister of Chhattisgarh Brij Mohan Agrawal today launched a book on Chhattisgarhi language written by an employee of the Chhattisgarh Assembly. "Chhattisg

Chhattisgarh again cheated by Railways

Raipur, February 13, 2009: Rail Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav today again cheated Chhattisgarh by ignoring all its prominent demands. In the interim budget for the next fiscal, the Union Minis

Media boycott Assembly proceeding

Raipur, February 14, 2009: If Chhattisgarh Assembly was trying to create history by even having sitting on Saturdays, it was a history of sort on another matter as the entire media today preferre

Open employment works on war footing, CM directs DMs

Raipur, February 15, 2009: Amid reports from various districts of exodus, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has directed all the district collectors to open employment generated works in

Govt takes step to resolve impasse with media

Raipur, February 16, 2009: After an impasse for two days over alleged misbehave by police to the members of media, the Chhattisgarh government today announced to take action against the officials

No control of Centre and state on fiscal deficit

Raipur, February 16, 2009: The Centre today proposed a total expenditure of Rs 953,231 crore for the financial year 2009 and 2010 in its interim budget, but it was silent on the issues relating t

Father takes revenge of killing of his son

Korba, February 17, 2009: Chhattisgarh Police today arrested five persons after a father damaged the eyes of the father of a person, who is accused of killing his son in Korba district of Chhatti

20,000 people gather to mourn death of Raman's mother

Kawardha, February 18, 2009: Over 20,000 people, including Governor ESL Narasimhan, today gathered here at the native place of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh to mourn the death of his

Naxal kills 3 CRPF jawans, 9 injured in Chhattisgarh

Kanker, February 19, 2009: Maoists today killed three personnels from the Central Reserve Police Force and injured nine of the forces in an encounter in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. Whe

Appropriation bill pass unanimously in Chhattisgarh assembly

Raipur, February 20, 2009: Creating a history, the Chhattisgarh Assembly today passed the Appropriation Bill unanimously. Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, who also holds the Finance portfolio

Next session from July 20: Speaker

Raipur, February 20, 2009: The next session of the Chhattisgarh assembly would be from July 20. Continue with the tradition Speaker Dharamlal Kaushik on the last day of the Budget session s

Raman to spend a week with farmers from Feb 23

Raipur, February 21, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and his entire government would spend about a week from February 23, in the rural sector of the state, where about 74 per cen

Arjun Singh praises Raman, Chhattisgarh

Bilaspur/Raipur, February 22, 2009: Senior Central Minister Arjun Singh today praised Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and the Chhattisgarh state and gifted several projects to the region, from wher

Rajim Kumbh ends today

Rajim, February 23, 2009: A fortnight long famous Rajim Kumbh ended today, but before that lakhs of people, besides over 2000 saints, made their holy dip on the Kumbh, at the holy place of Rajim

Poors and Farmers have first right on electricity: Raman

Dongargaon, February 23, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government today expressed its commitment for the overall development of the poors and farmers, who constitute about 90 per cent the total population,

Raman congratulates for Oscar Gold to Slumdog Millionaire

Raipur, February 23, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today congratulated the cast and crew members of the Slumdog Millionaire for getting the Oscars. The Oscar awards to s

Raman removes Vivek Dhand from CM Secretariat

Raipur, February 23, 2009: In a real surgery, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today removed senior IAS officer Vivek Dhand from the CM Secretariat as the Principal Secretary. How

Sunil Kujur new CEO of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, February 24, 2009: The Election Commission of India today, just days ahead of the announcement of Lok Sabha schedule, appointed senior IAS officer Sunil Kumar Kujur as the Chief Electoral

Raman for cut in cost of production in Agriculture

Janjgir, February 24, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today stressed for drastic cut in cost of production in agriculture sector in the state to improve the condition of the farm

Govt reaches in naxal areas

Ambikapur, February 25, 2009: The terror of Maoists have failed to deter the Chhattisgarh government from reaching out to the sensitive areas of the state and led by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh

Prof M P Pandey new VC of Agril Univ

Raipur, February 26, 2009: Chhattisgarh Governor ESL Narasimhan today appointed Prof M P Pandey as the new Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi Agriculture University. Raj Bhawan sources said fr

Electricity in every village in 3 yrs: Raman

Jagdalpur, February 26, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said in the next three years every village in the state would have electricity. About 90 per cent villages of

Agril Officer removed

Mahasamund, February 27, 2009: The Chhattisgarh Agriculture Department today removed a Senior Agriculture Officer of Mahasamund S R Dongre from his current posting after allegation of irregularit

Slumdog Millionaire tax free in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, February 27, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has made the Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire tax free in the state. The film on slum dwellers has been made free from

Police officer posted as Director Culture

Raipur, February 28, 2009: After a Forest Officer, it was the turn of a Police officer of Chhattisgarh to become the Director of the Culture Department of the state. The State government to

Maninder Kaur new Spl Secretary Panchayat Raj

Raipur, February 28, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today appointed Dr Maninder Kaur Dwivedi as the new Special Secretary Panchayat Raj and Rural Development of the state.

VC Lakshman Chaturvedi resigns

Raipur, March 1, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government today accepted the resignation of Vice Chancellor of Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Dr Lakshman Chaturvedi from the post. The resignat

Navaney appointed DGP, Vishwaranjan on long leave

Raipur, March 13, 2009: Anil M Navaney was today appointed as the new Director General of Police of Chhattisgarh by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh. A 1978 batch IPS Navaney is given the additional ch

EC clears Six Pay Commission proposal

Raipur, March 21, 2009: The Election Commission of India today cleared the proposal of the Chhattisgarh Government to give salary to its employees as per the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commissio

BJP MPs have no contribution to Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh

Raipur, March 22, 2009: Intensifying the poll campaign for the April 16 election, the Congress today demanded details of contribution made to the state by the BJP MPs. "The BJP MPs from Chh

Nomination starts today for Chhattisgarh Lok Sabha poll

Raipur, March 23, 2009: To woo over 1.5 crore voters of Chhattisgarh, the nomination was started today with the notification for the election for eleven Lok Sabha seats of the state. “After

BJP President files nomination

Raipur, March 23, 2009: BJP State President Vishnu Dev Sai and sitting Congress MP Devwrat Singh were the first one among the 12 candidates who filed their nominations immediately after the notif

CPI selects Manish Kunjam as its Bastar candidate

Raipur, March 24, 2009: The CPI has accused the BJP and Congress of having failed to raise the issues of tribal dominated Bastar region of Chhattisgarh in Parliament. CPI leader Chitta Ranj

Baliram, Bhupesh file nominations

Raipur, March 24, 2009: Senior tribal leader Baliram Kashyap and Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel today field their nominations, thus taking the total number of nomination to 23. Kashyap, a t

Raman clears revised salary to employees from January 2006

Raipur, March 25, 2009: When the state was under the election process, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has cleared the file for revised salary to the state government employees with ef

All Police officers on deputation to Election Commission till election: EC

Raipur, March 26, 2009: After a tussle with the former Director General of Police Vishwa Ranjan, the Election Commission has issued an order and said all the employees of the Police Department of

Army Chief in Raipur tomorrow

Raipur, March 26, 2009: Chief of Indian Army Gen Deepak Kapoor is arriving here tomorrow on a two day visit of Chhattisgarh to discuss with the high officials about setting up the first ever army

Naveen Chawla to review Chhattisgarh Poll preparation

Raipur, March 27, 2009: Chief Election Commissioner-designate Naveen Chawla is coming Raipur today on a two-day tour of Chhattisgarh to review the April 16 poll preparedness. Since the Comm

Raman Govt's failures Cong poll plank: AICC

Raipur, March 27, 2009: AICC today said it would make the failure of the Raman Singh government as its election issues during the April 16 Lok Sabha poll in Chhattisgarh. "The Raman Singh G

Maoists fire at CRPF DG's camp site

Jagdalpur, April 12, 2009: Maoists fire shots today to target the Director General of Central Paramilitary Forces A S Gill during his visit to Dantewada district. When Gill was on a visit o

Raman declares Ambedkar Jayanti a holiday

Raipur, April 13, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today declared the Ambedkar Jayanti a government holiday tomorrow. The General Administration Department today issued the

Mercury crosses 40 degree in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 14, 2009: Politics may not have created that much of heat in Chhattisgarh for the April 16 parliamentary election, but due to dry spell, the temperatures in many areas have crossed

Engineer suspended by Election Commission in Bastar

Jagdalpur, April 15, 2009: The Election Commission today suspended one of its sector officers for dereliction of duty in Kanker Lok Sabha constituency. Assistant Engineer with the National

Complaint to EC against BJP Korba candidate Karuna Shukla

Korba, April 15, 2009: A complaint was today registered against the BJP candidate for Korba Karuna Shukla for violation of the model code of conduct. The Election Observer for Korba, Lalit

Raman skips press conference to avoid wrath of Election Commission

Raipur, April 15, 2009: After a case was registered against the BJP Korba candidate Karuna Shukla for taking a press conference, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh skipped a similar occas

On violent notes Parliamentary poll started in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 16, 2009: The Parliamentary vote was started today in Chhattisgarh with a violent note as the Maoists have called for a poll boycott and the Election Commission lack sufficient secu

5 of a poll party killed in naxal blast in Rajnandgaon

Rajnandgaon, April 16, 2009: Maoists today triggered a powerful land mine blast in Rajnandgaon district killing five members of a polling party and injuring two. Among the killed were a Zon

2 CRPF jawans killed, 3 injured in Dantewada

Dantewada, April 16, 2009: At least two CRPF jawans were killed today and three injured in a naxal attack in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on the day of the Lok Sabha election in Chhattisgarh

52 PC votes in Lok Sabha poll amid violence claiming 8 lives

Raipur, April 16, 2009: Amid large scale violence by the Maoists, Chhattisgarh today registered a vote of about 52 per cent during the Lok Sabha election. Eight people were killed on the

Repolling in 6 places in Bastar district

Jagdalpur, April 17, 2009: Repolling could be ordered in six places in Bastar Parliamentary seat of Chhattisgarh, officials said here today. The election for the Bastar seat took place yest

Raman asks EC to lift Model Code of Conduct in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 23, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today asked for immediate lifting of model code of conduct, imposed by the Election Commission of India for the Lok Sabha Poll,

Heat wave forces govt to go for summer vacation from Apr 25

Raipur, April 23, 2009: The heat wave condition in Chhattisgarh has forced the state BJP government to go for early summer vacation from April 25, officials said today. "The summer vacation

Sikhs oppose conversion attempt in Durg dist

Raipur, April 24, 2009: Sikh community in Chhattisgarh today opposed the alleged attempt of conversion on some of the members of their community in Durg district. A delegation of Sikh commu

Repolling starts in 25 centres of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 27, 2009: Amid elaborate security arrangements, repolling in 25 booths of Chhattisgarh were started today with a peaceful note. After Maoists looted Electronic Voting Machines

EC relax Model Code of Conduct

Raipur, April 27, 2009: Succumbing to the pressure from the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, the Election Commission of India today relaxed the Model Code of Conduct in Chhattisgarh an

Raman welcomes lift in Model Code, calls review meeting

Raipur, April 27, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today welcomed the decision of the Election Commission of India on relaxing the Model Code of Conduct and immediately called for

Service Terminate notice to Bijapur Forester

Jagdalpur, April 28, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government today issued notice to the Bijapur Deputy Forester Bhajailal Shakya for termination of services. Shakya has been absent from his service s

Start drought relief works immediately, Raman asks officials

Raipur, April 28, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today directed his officials to start drought relief work immediately and also take all steps to provide safe drinking water to

Admn for black list of defaulter contractors

Raigarh, April 29, 2009: The Raigarh district administration has issued notices to all the contractors, who are delaying the construction works of the Chhattisgarh Government. It was a seri

Interest free loan to farmers in Korea district

Baikunthpur, April 29, 2009: Cooperative societies in Korea district have decided not to charge interest to the farmers for the agriculture loans taken for the month of April and May, official so

Sr lady Education Officer commits suicide

Raipur, April 29, 2009: A senior education official Shail Shandilya today allegedly committed suicide at her residence here in the capital city. Shandilya was working as the District Educat

Regd of unemployed youth on every Monday at Bijapur

Jagdalpur, April 30, 2009: The Chhattisgarh Administration today decided to carry out registration of the unemployed youth of Bijapur district on every Monday at the district headquarters.

BSNL launches innovative Computer in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 30, 2009: The BSNL today launched an innovative computer in Chhattisgarh with the joint venture of Novatium Solutions Private Limited. The BSNL Nova NetPC is a simple computi

Tobacco ban in counting place of Mahasamund

Mahasamund, May 1, 2009: The District Returning Officer of Mahasamund Parliamentary Seat Surendra Kumar Jaiswal today banned any type of tobacco materials inside the counting hall on May 16.

2 polling officials suspend in Sarguja

Ambikapur, May 1, 2009: The Election Commission has suspended two polling officials of Sarguja district in Chhattisgarh, officials said today. A programmer in the Ambikapur Treasury Vinod K

IAS Nand Kumar Hospitalised

Raipur, May 1, 2009: Maharashtra cadre IAS officer and Chhattisgarh School Education Secretary Nand Kumar Verma has been admitted to a local Hospital in Madhya Pradesh. After exposed to hea

Rates invited for electrical goods

Ambikapur, May 2, 2009: Sarguja District Administration has invited rates from various vendors for purchase of electrical goods for this fiscal year. For use in headquarters and other offic

Major fire in wholesale vegetable market

Raipur, May 2, 2009: A major fire broke out late last night in the vegetable wholesale market here destroying over Rs 20 lakh properties of 270 shop owners. Local shop owners claimed after

Eminent theatre artist Prem Simon is dead

Bhilai, May 3, 2009: Prominent theatre personality of Chhattisgarh Prem Simon died today. Simon died at Bhilai. He was one of the prominent theatre artist of the state and scripted

2 killed, 7 injured in bus accident

Jashpur Nagar, May 3, 2009: Two passengers were killed and seven injured seriously when a bus met with accident in Jashpur district, officials said. The passenger bus met with the accident

Naxals strike in Dhamtari, many killed

Dhamtari, May 11, 2009: Ten jawans of a police party were today feared killed in a naxal ambush in Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh. The Maoists ambushed a police party of 41 jawans, who were on an

Sohan Potai wins again from Kanker

Kanker, May 16, 2009: BJP Sitting MP Sohan Potai today won from his traditional Kanker seat for the third time. Potai defeated his nearest rival from Congress Phulo Devi Netam by a margin o

Charan Das Mahant wins Korba seat

Korba, May 16, 2009: Chhattisgarh PCC Working President Charan Das Mahant today won from the Korba Lok Sabha seat. In an 18-corner contest, Mahant defeated his nearest rival and sitting BJP

Baliram wins Bastar seat

Jagdalpur, May 16, 2009: Senior Tribal leader Baliram Kashyap today retained his Bastar tribal reserved seat. Kashyap defeated Shankar Sodhi of Congress by a huge margin of 100262 votes.

Snag in EVMs, result affected in Durg seat

Durg, May 16, 2009: The Durg District Returning Officer Ram Singh today sought guidance from the Election Commission after two of the Electronic Voting Machines of the Durg Parliamentary Constitu

BJP wins Sarguja by over 1.5 lakh votes

Ambikapur, May 16, 2009: BJP today retained the Sarguja tribal Lok Sabha seat defeating its nearest rival of Congress by over 1.5 lakh votes. Murari Lal Singh of BJP defeated the Congress candidate B

BJP State President Wins LS Poll

Raigarh, May 16, 2009: After defeat in the November Assembly election, the BJP Chhattisgarh President Vishnu Dev Sai today tasted victory in the Parliament election. Sai won the Lok Sabha election by

BJP wins lone SC Lok Sabha Seat

Janjgir, May 16, 2009: Ruling BJP today captured the lone SC reserved Lok Sabha seat of Chhattisgarh. Kamla Devi Patle won the seat by a margin of 87211 votes. Patle defeated her nearest rival from

BJP wins lone SC Lok Sabha Seat

Janjgir, May 16, 2009: Ruling BJP today captured the lone SC reserved Lok Sabha seat of Chhattisgarh. Kamla Devi Patle won the seat by a margin of 87211 votes. Patle defeated her nearest rival from

Jogi taste first defeat in Chhattisgarh

Bilaspur, May 16, 2009: Ajit Jogi's family, which is one of the prominent political families of Chhattisgarh, today tasted their first political defeat in any poll battle in the state. Dr Renu Jogi

BJP snatches Rajnandgaon seat from Cong

Rajnandgaon, May 16, 2009: BJP today settled its score with Congress by snatching the Rajnandgaon Lok Sabha Seat. Madhu Sudan Yadav of BJP defeated his nearest rival and sitting Congress MP Devwrat S

Saroj Pandey new MP from Durg

Durg, May 16, 2009: Vaishali Nagar MLA Saroj Pandey of BJP was today elected MP from the Durg Lok Sabha seat in Chhattisgarh. Pandey won the seat by a small margin of 9954 votes. Pandey defeated her

Ramesh Bais wins again from Raipur LS Seat

Raipur, May 16, 2009: Former Union Minister Ramesh Bais again registered his victory from the Raipur Lok Sabha seat. Bais own the seat by a margin of 57901 votes, although his victory margi

BJP Takes Revenge of Mahasamund Defeat

Mahasamund, May 16, 2009: The ruling BJP today took revenge of the 2004 Lok Sabha election and snatched away the Mahasamund Lok Sabha seat from the Congress. In 2004 Lok Sabha election Ajit

Pisda new DPI of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, June 3, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government today appointed Krishna Ram Pisda as the new DPI in the School Education Department. Pisda was functioning as the Special Secretary in the stat

Mahasamund Dy Collector shifted

Raipur, June 4, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government today shifted the Deputy Collector of Mahasamund District Sarvanath Ram. Ram has been shifted to Korba as the Deputy Collector of that district

Governor Narasimhan meeting PM to congratulate him

Raipur, June 5, 2009: Chhattisgarh Governor ESL Narasimhan would be meeting the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh next week to congratulate him on his taking over charges for the second time as t

Storm throws life out of gear in Raipur

Raipur, June 5, 2009: A thunder storm today evening thrown the Capital city of Chhattisgarh out of gear for the entire day. At about 4.00 PM the Raipur city experienced a heavy rainfall cou

Storm exposes preparedness of State Electricity Board

Raipur, June 6, 2009: Tall claims of the Chhattisgarh power companies have been exposed as hollow after a thunder storm passed through the capital city leaving behind a trail of destruction.

A N Upadhyaya new Home Secretary

Raipur, June 7, 2009: Senior IPS officer A N Upadhyaya has been posted as the new Secretary Home to the Government of Chhattisgarh, officials said today. The General Administration Departme

Madan Gopal Singh is dead

Ambikapur, June 7, 2009: A prominent political personality of the Sarguja region and former legislature Madan Gopal Singh passed away here at the age of 76. Singh had represented Ambikapur

Habib Tanvir passes away at Bhopal

Raipur, June 8, 2009: Eminent theatre personality and activist Habib Tanvir died today at the Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal. Habib Ahmed Khan, who adopted the pen-name Tanvir when he began

Chhattisgarh to have more rainfall

Raipur, June 8, 2009: The Weather Department today said the rainfall in Chhattisgarh region would continue for at least another two days. Many parts of Chhattisgarh would have a cloudy sky

KDP Rao takes over new charges

Raipur, June 8, 2009: Senior IAS officer K D P Rao today took over charges as the Chairman of the Chhattisgarh Secondary Board of Education and the Professional Examination Board. Previousl

CRPF Jawan killed, 3 injured in naxal attacks in Bastar

Jagdalpur, June 8, 2009: The members of the banned outfit CPI (Maoists) today attacked two police parties in as many incidents and killed one CRPF jawan and injured one officer and two policemen

Raman Starts District Visit From Bastar

Jagdalpur, June 8, 2009: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today started a new campaign to visit all the districts headquarters of Chhattisgarh from Bastar district headquarters Jagdalpur. On a

Naxal attack again on CRPF party, 9 jawans injured

Dantewada, June 9, 2009: The Maoists on the second day today also targeted the CRPF and injured at least nine of them in a land mine blast, police said. When a CRPF party, with their ration

Niharika takes over as new Collector of Mahasamund

Mahasamund, June 9, 2009: Niharika Barik today took over as the 13th District Collector of Mahasamund. The 1997 batch Barik took over charges from Surendra Kumar Jaiswal, who had a very suc

Bihar Minister praises Chhattisgarh Model PDS

Raipur, June 10, 2009: Bihar State Food and Civil Supply Minister Narendra Singh has whole heartedly praised the public distribution system of Chhattisgarh and said he would implement that in his

Magistrate probe orders on absconding of jail inmate

Ambikapur, June 10, 2009: A magistrate order was today issued on the absconding of an under trail prisoner Janesh Kumar Singh from the Ramanujganj Sub-Jail of Sarguja district in Chhattisgarh.

Many devp works in Bhoram Dev area: Raman

Kawardha, June 10, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said the state government has undertaken several steps to provide elaborate facilities for the tourist at the famous Bhor

Guv Narasimhan asks Centre for aid on Capital projects

New Delhi, June 10, 2009: Chhattisgarh Governor ESL Narasimhan today asked the Centre to provide financial assistance to the state to develop Raipur and the new Capital as metro cities. The

Bhilai Petro-Depot declares prohibited area

Durg, June 11, 2009: Looking into likely naxal threat, Chhattisgarh Government has declared the Depot of the Bharat Petroleum Corporation, located in Bhilai-3 area of Durg District as a prohibite

Korea converting into Sandal wood district

Baikunthpur, June 12, 2009: Chhattisgarh government has taken an ambitious step to plant four lakh sapling of sandal wood in Korea district. Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today reviewed var

Manual issuance of land records stop in Sarguja district

Ambikapur, June 13, 2009: Sarguja District Collector Dr Kamalpreet Singh today directed the District officials to carry out checking in of every fair price shop at least once every month in the d

Raman shifts 6 SPs

Raipur, June 14, 2009: After doing some surgery in the State Secretariat, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh took up the cases of the Police Headquarters and affects the posting of six District chiefs

Agril Minister stresses for quality work in Mahamaya Sugar Factory

Ambikapur, June 15, 2009: Agriculture Minister Chandrasekhar Sahu today directed the local officials to ensure quality works in the under construction Mahamaya Sugar Factory. Sahu inquired a

Chhattisgarh Excise revenue touches nearly Rs 1000 Cr

Raipur, June 16, 2009: The excise revenue has touched nearly Rs 1000 crore in Chhattisgarh, where in the last couple of years liquor shops have outsmart all other business in many parts of the st

Chhattisgarh schools above Raman Govt?

Raipur, June 17, 2009: Once again the private school authorities have demonstrated that they are not bound by the order of the Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh. Looking into the scor

Maoists kidnap 2 policemen from Bastar area

Jagdalpur, June 18, 2009: A group of armed naxalites today kidnapped two policemen from the Bijapur district. When two jawans of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force were returning back to their pl

Maoists kill pro-TATA leader in Bastar

Jagdalpur, June 19, 2009: Armed Maoists today shot dead a people’s representative, who is a staunch supporter of the TATA project in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. A prominent Congress le

Maoists kill both kidnapped Jawans

Dantewada, June 19, 2009: The bodies of both the abducted jawans of the Chhattisgarh Armed Forces were recovered today from the Awapalli-Bijapur main road. After killing both the jawans wi

Mayank Srivastav new ADC to Governor

Raipur, June 20, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government has appointed Mayank Srivastav as the new Aide-De-Camp to the Chhattisgarh Governor. Srivastav is currently posted as the Additional District S

Naxal kills 5 CRPF jawans, 10 injured in mines blast

Jagdalpur, June 20, 2009: Maoists today blown up a truck killing five CRPF jawans and injuring ten cops in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. When a large number of CRPF jawans were travel

Tribal Welfare Dept violates Govt guidelines

Raipur, June 21, 2009: Ignoring government guidelines, crore rupees worth of works had allegedly been sanctioned and executed by the Tribal Welfare Department in Chhattisgarh, official sources sa

11 CRPF jawans killed in Dantewada

Dantewada, June 21, 2009: A total of 11 CRPF jawans were killed and nine security forces injured after the Maoists blown up 1 truck of the forces in Dantewada district yesterday late evening, CRP

Naxal bandh hits normal life in Red areas of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, June 22, 2009: Life in the Maoists areas in Chhattisgarh have grossly been affected due to the naxal sponsored two-day bandh from today against the government action in disturbed Lalgarh

Ten-day Monsoon session from July 20

Raipur, June 23, 2009: Monsoon session of the Chhattisgarh Assembly would be held from July 20, Assembly Secretariat said today. The second session of this assembly would start from July 20

Naxal bandh hit normal life

Raipur, June 23, 2009: Normal life was affected for the last two days in Chhattisgarh, but to the respite to the police the state had not witnessed any violence during the two-day bandh call give

Korba developing 5 Model villages

Korba, June 24, 2009: Korba District Administration has identified five villages in the district to be developed as model villages, with availability of all welfare schemes of the Chhattisgarh go

Corruption in NREGP in Kawardha and Mahasamund

Raipur, June 25, 2009: Chhattisgarh Administration today suspended one official and issued show cause notice to another for their alleged involvement in the irregularities in the National Rural E

Chhattisgarh do away with 2 child norm

Raipur, June 26, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government has decided to allow the parents, who have more than two children, to contest the coming Municipality elections. The state government has deci

Baijendra Kumar becomes Principal Secretary

Raipur, June 27, 2009: The 1985-batch IAS Officer N Baijendra Kumar was today promoted as the Principal Secretary in Chhattisgarh. Although 1985 batch IAS had already been promoted to the P

Govt orders magistrate inquiry into death of convict

Ambikapur, June 28, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government today ordered a magistrate inquiry into the death of a tribal convicted prisoner in Sarguja district. A convicted prisoner of Ambikapur Cen

New Campaign "Fifth Pass" launch in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, June 29, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government has launched a new campaign "Hum Honge Panchvi Pass" to make all villages of the state total literate. It has now been decided to declare thos

Kidnapper of SECL official arrested in West Bengal

Korba, June 29, 2009: West Bengal Police has arrested an absconding Jawan of Indian Army for allegedly kidnapping a senior official of South Eastern Coalfield Limited in Korba. Krishna Sing

Govt affects posting of 24 officials

Raipur, June 30, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government today announced the posting of 24 state officials while making A K Toppo as the Director Estate. Including eight Additional Collectors, postin

IAS S K Tiwari retires

Bilaspur, June 30, 2009: Senior IAS officer Shiv Kumar Tiwari today retired from the services. Tiwari, a promoted IAS officer, was the Commissioner of Bilaspur Division from April 14, 2008,

5 Raipur businessmen detained in Nepal

Raipur, July 1, 2009: Five businessmen from Raipur city have reportedly been roughed up and detained in a police station in Nepal for two days. However, when contacted Police Headquarters a

Manoj Dey takes oath

Raipur, July 1, 2009: Technocrat Manoj Dey today took over as the new Chairman of the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Authority. State Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh administered t

Kerosene smuggling rampant

Raipur, July 2, 2009: Despite tall claims the Food and Civil Supply Department has failed utterly to check smuggling of the essential commodities of the Targetted Public Distribution System.

3 new trains to Chhattisgarh in Rail Budget

Bilaspur, July 3, 2009: New Rail Minister Mamata Benerjee today gave three new trains to Chhattisgarh and also announced that three stations of the state would get a face lift, besides many other

New method of concession for journalists

New Delhi, July 3, 2009: Minister of Railways Mamata Banerjee today announced a new method of concessions to be given to accredited press correspondents in the Railway Budget for the fiscal 2009-

Baliram threatens Raman over naxal issue

Jagdalpur, July 4, 2009: Senior BJP leader and party MP from Bastar Baliram Kashyap today created a ripple after he apparently issued a threat to the state government. Kashyap issued a warn

Chhattisgarh demands 1 TMC water from Orissa

Raipur, July 4, 2009: Chhattisgarh today demanded one TMC water from Orissa to irrigate about 35 villages of Raipur district. Chhattisgarh Agriculture Minister Chandrasekhar Sahu today met

Raman denied threatening by Baliram

Raipur, July 5, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today denied that BJP MP from Bastar Baliram Kashyap had ever threatened to pull down his government. Singh said he had spok

Explosive laden vehicle missing from Bastar

Jagdalpur, July 5, 2009: At least one explosive laden vehicle went missing today from the naxal infested Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, police said. A vehicle of the Government of India

4 killed, 70 affected of diarrhoea in Korba dist

Korba, July 6, 2009: At least four villagers were killed and 70 affected by diarrhoea in Korba district even before the monsoon was fully active in Chhattisgarh. Four villagers of differen

Van-load explosives looted by Naxals

Jagdalpur, July 6, 2009: Because of the careless attitude of the Government officials, Maoists have looted a vehicle-load of high grade explosives from the hyper sensitive Bastar district of Chha

Admn declares Raipur water scarcity dist

Raipur, July 7, 2009: Chhattisgarh Administration has declared Raipur as a water scarcity district, officials said today. Looking into the insufficient rain fall this season, Raipur Distri

Chhattisgarh lunches ambitious Re 1 rice scheme

Ambikapur, July 8, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today launched his ambitious Re 1 per kg rice to poor from Parsa village near here in Sarguja district. The poorest peopl

Power disconnect to polluting industries

Raipur, July 9, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government has disconnected power supply to three polluting industries of the Raipur District, amid agitation by the villagers against such units. The Sta

New Chairman of CSIDC

Raipur, July 10, 2009: A new Chairman has been appointed to the Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation, officials said. P Ramesh Kumar has been appointed as the Chairman of t

3 local holidays for Korba

Korba, July 11, 2009: The district Administration of Korba in Chhattisgarh have announced three local holidays for this year, officials said today. The District Collector Ashok Agrawal has

Rs 20,000 Cr NTPC power plant in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, July 12, 2009: National Thermal Power Corporation Limited and Chhattisgarh Government today inked an MoU for setting up of a power plant in Lara village of Raigarh District in the state.

Naxals ambush, kill Rajnandgaon SP V K Choubey

Rajnandgaon, July 12, 2009: In a major strike naxalites today ambushed a police party and killed the Rajnandgaon District Superintendent of Police V K Choubey and 25 other policemen. The Ma

CM condemns Rajnandgaon naxal attack

Raipur, July 13, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has strongly condemned the naxal attack near Madanwada in which the Rajnandgaon SP V K Choubey and at least 25 policemen were kil

4 villagers killed of poisonous gas

Kawardha, July 14, 2009: Four villagers of Ghughurikala in Kawardha district died today after they came in contact with poisonous gas. To repair a pump set, four of the villagers had gone t

Downpour inundates Raipur

Raipur, July 15, 2009: heavy downpour have thrown the capital city of Chhattisgarh totally out of gear and rendered many areas without power or drinking waters. It had been raining since ye

CM House, Raj Bhawan, DKS prohibited areas

Raipur, July 16, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government has banned gathering, demonstration or picketing around the Raj Bhawan with immediate effect. Considering the Monsoon session of the Assembly

Diarrhoea breaks out in Kawardha

Kawardha, July 17, 2009: At least two villagers were killed and 24 have been affected of diarrhoea and admitted in the District Hospital in Kawardha district. Two persons were killed as dia

After 5 days HM, DGP visit Madanwada

Rajnandgaon, July 18, 2009: The Home Minister and the DGP of Chhattisgarh took five days to reach the spot, where Rajnandgaon District SP Vinod Kumar Choubey and 25 other police personnel were ki

Monsoon Session from tomorrow

Raipur, July 19, 2009: Monsoon Session of Chhattisgarh Assembly, starting from tomorrow, is all set to be stormy considering the stepped up naxal activities and the increase in allegations of cor

Oppn stalls house proceeding on inaugural day

Raipur, July 20, 2009: Main opposition Congress today stalled the proceeding of the Chhattisgarh Assembly over the Madanwada incident of July 12 in which 26 policemen, including Rajnandgaon SP V K Cho

Raman to hoist flag at Raipur

Raipur, July 20, 2009: Amid stepped up naxal activities, Chhattisgarh Government today said it would celebrate the Independence Day with full patriotism and Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh would ho

Cong disrupt house proceedings

Raipur, July 21, 2009: The proceedings of the Chhattisgarh Assembly was grossly disrupted today by the main opposition Congress over the naxal attack and killing of the Rajnandgaon SP V K Choubey

Bill in this session to abolish 2 child norms

Raipur, July 22, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government would bring in a legislation in the monsoon session of the state assembly, starting today, to allow the parents, who have more than two children to

34 Cong MLAs suspend from Assembly

Raipur, July 23, 2009: Leader of Opposition Ravindra Choubey and 33 other Congress MLAs were suspended today from the state assembly and in their absent the House also took up an adjournment moti

Near normalcy in Chhattisgarh Assembly

Raipur, July 24, 2009: Near normalcy was restored today in Chhattisgarh assembly, which had been witnessing uproarious scene since Monday on the Madanwada incident. However, immediately aft

Minister for quality PM Gram Sadak

Raipur, July 25, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government today directed all the Government Contractors to stick to quality works on the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana in the state. Cancel the work

Maoists kill 6 CRPF jawans

Jagdalpur, July 26, 2009: Maoists today killed six CRPF jawans in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. When some jawans of the para military forces were travelling in a mini truck from Gidham to Barsu

Govt denies supply of fake manure in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, July 27, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government today denied in the state Assembly that any fake manure had been supplied to the farmers in the last three years. Devji Bhai Patel of the ruli

Naxals kill 332 in 17 months

Raipur, July 28, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government today told the State Assembly that the Maoists have killed as many as 332 people in about 17 months. Between January 1, 2008 and May 31, 2009 the Maoist

Cong unsuccessfully tries to move Adjournment Motion

Raipur, July 29, 2009: The main opposition Congress today attempted unsuccessfully to move an adjournment motion in the Chhattisgarh Assembly alleging huge irregularities in purchase of paddy by

Monsoon Session sine die prematurely

Raipur, July 30, 2009: Monsoon Session of the Chhattisgarh Assembly was today adjourned prematurely. Although officially no reason was assigned for the adjournment of the session a day ahea

Next session in December first week

Raipur, July 30, 2009: The next session of the Chhattisgarh Assembly would be held in December. On the last day of the Monsoon session, the Speaker Dhram Lal Kaushik today said the next ses

Magistrate probe into death of convict in Ambikapur

Ambikapur, July 31, 2009: The administration had ordered a magistrate probe into the death of a tribal convict during treatment in Sarguja district of Chhattisgarh. District Collector Dr Ka

P Sundarraj joins as SP Bastar

Jagdalpur, August 1, 2009: P Sundarraj has taken over charges as the new District Superintendent of Police of Bastar district in Chhattisgarh. Welcoming him in a function at Jagdalpur, Distr

Rice in place of Wheat to Chhattisgarh

Raipur, August 2, 2009: The Centre has agreed to provide rice to Chhattisgarh instead of Wheat under the Public Distribution System, officials said. On request of the Chief Minister Dr Ram

Naxal Rehab Committee in Sarguja

Ambikapur, August 3, 2009: A Committee has been formed in Sarguja District for rehabilitation of the naxalites, officials said. As per the order of the Chhattisgarh Government, the Sarguja

Nand Kumar Sai now in Rajya Sabha

Raipur, August 3, 2009: After Congress failed to put up its candidate in the Rajya Sabha by-election, Nand Kumar Sai of BJP was today elected to the Rajya Sabha from Chhattisgarh. After Raj

3-years medical students in Govt services

Raipur, August 4, 2009: Succumbing to the pressure from a section of the party leaders, the BJP government in Chhattisgarh today decided to recruit over 850 students of the infamous three years m

Raman threatens action on striking CSEB employees

Raipur, August 5, 2009: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today threatened strong action against the agitating employees of the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board, which had been unbundled into fiv

Students seizes Residence of Minister Sahu

Raipur, August 6, 2009: For nearly two hours the students from Mandlor Middle School of Raipur district today seized control of the residence of Agriculture Minister Chandrasekhar Sahu for not ap

Jogi targets Raman's OSD

Raipur, August 7, 2009: Former Chief Minister and Senior Congress leader Ajit Jogi today targetted the Officer on Special Duty to the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh in purchase of wireless sets t

Raman asks Dhand to probe PDS irregularities

Raipur, August 8, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has taken seriously the allegation of large scale irregularities in distribution of Public Distribution System and directed his

CSEB employees' strike illegal: Govt

Raipur, August 9, 2009: Immediately after Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh threatened strong action against the agitating employees of the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board, the state government

Police case against Judeo

Raigarh, August 9, 2009: Chhattisgarh Police have registered a case against a close relative of former Union Minister and Bilaspur MP Dillip Singh Judeo and was looking for him. Jashpur pol

Unified Command discuss ways to combat Maoists

Raipur, August 10, 2009: Several top central, state and para military forces officials today met here to re-draft strategies to combat Maoist menace in Chhattisgarh. Chairing a meeting of t

DMs to prepare drought report in week time

Raipur, August 10, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government today directed all the district collectors of the state to prepare report of drought in their districts within one week and also open employment g

More Rainfall in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, August 11, 2009: Entire Chhattisgarh could experience more rainfall for the next two days, Weathermen forecasted today. Light to heavy rainfall have occurred at many places in Chha

BALCO to spend Rs 125 cr for community development

Korba, August 11, 2009: BALCO has decided to invest Rs 125 crore this financial year for community development, the top most official of the company said today. Gunjan Gupta, the Chief Ex

STF kills 4 naxals, capture many alive

Jagdalpur, August 11, 2009: A joint police party today killed at least four naxalites and captured half a dozen rebels and recovered arms and explosive materials in hyper sensitive Bhairamgarh ar

Inebriated Tehsildar found in Minister's meeting

Jagdalpur, August 12, 2009: One of the Tehsildars of Chhattisgarh was found in intoxicated condition, while performing law and order duty, during the visit of one of the cabinet ministers in Bast

50 samples of suspected Swine Flu collected in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, August 13, 2009: Amid fear of Swine Flu hovering over Chhattisgarh, one person died today at Raipur where as samples had been collected from about 50 patients to confirm whether they are

Police medal to 8 officers, jawans of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, August 14, 2009: The Government of India today announced medal to eight police officers and jawans of Chhattisgarh for their outstanding services. Among the recipients are Assistant

Tri-Colour upside down in Dantewada

Jagdalpur, August 15, 2009: Displaying gross negligence, the National Flag was today hoisted with upside down in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. In the presence of IAS and IPS officers,

Naxal a by-product of regional imbalance: Raman

Raipur, August 15, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said regional imbalances had given several problems to India and naxalite menace was one of them, which had become a grav

Better coordination among states to combat naxalism: PM

New Delhi, August 15, 2009: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh today promised to effectively increase its efforts to deal with naxal activities in Chhattisgarh and other parts of the country.

Serjius Minj loses Forest, Aman new Energy Secy

Raipur, August 16, 2009: Aman Singh, Special Secretary to the Chief Minister, is the new Energy Secretary of Chhattisgarh, where as the Forest Department has been removed from Serjius Minj and giv

Of 89 samples 3 confirmed of Swine Flu in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, August 17, 2009: At least three confirmed cases of Swine Flu have been detected in Chhattisgarh when a total of 89 samples collected from the state, top officials said today. Out of

Rahul Gandhi coming to Korba, Raipur

Korba, August 17, 2009: AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi would visit Korba and Raipur this week, Congress leaders said today. Gandhi would be visiting Korba and Raipur and his details pr

Naxalism is a complex problem: PM

New Delhi, August 17, 2009: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh today said the Left Wing Extremism or the naxalism has been developed into a very complex problem and needs a different strategy to d

Devp and Police action to combat naxalism: Chidambaram

New Delhi, August 17, 2009: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram today called upon the Maoists-hit states to adopt the strategy of development and police action to combat the naxal menace. Chi

Raman asks Centre to develop media strategy to deal naxalism

New Delhi, August 17, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today called upon the Centre to draft a media strategy to counter naxalites at the national and international levels.

Additional charge to IAS Dayanand

Ambikapur, August 18, 2009: The Chhattisgarh administration has given additional charges to P Dayanand, who was recently in news for raiding the Ambikapur Central Jail. Dayanand is made the

MLA T S Singh Deo arrested for carrying bullets

Raipur, August 19, 2009: Chhattisgarh Congress MLA T S Singh Deo was today arrested at Bhopal after ten bullets were found in his possession while he was boarding a plane to Raipur. Singh D

More rainfall in next 24 hours

Raipur, August 20, 2009: The Weather Department today forecasted more rainfall in Raipur and other areas of Chhattisgarh in the next 24 hours. Rain and thunder shower are likely to occur to

Naxal a political and law and order problem; Rahul Gandhi

Raipur, August 21, 2009: AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today said naxalites menace was a political as well as law and order problem and the Chhattisgarh government was doing nothing to solv

Rahul Gandhi asks Narayan Samy to vacate seat

Raipur, August 21, 2009: In an embarrassing situation for the Union Minister V Narayan Samy, AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today asked him to vacate the seat for a much junior leader of the

Pradeep Pant new Food Secretary

Raipur, August 21, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today cleared the posting of Indian Forest Service (IFS) Officer Pradeep Pant as the Food Secretary whereas made amendment in t

Policeman shot dead 2 seniors, commit suicide

Jagdalpur, August 22, 2009: In a bizarre incident, a police jawan of Bastar district in Chhattisgarh today shot dead one of his officer and another senior and seriously injured a policeman before

Blast in passenger bus rocks Raipur city

Raipur, August 22, 2009: A day before the Ganesh Puja, a bomb explosion in a passenger bus rocked the capital city of Chhattisgarh at Raipur. However, no one was killed or injured in that b

Food Dept not serious on CM's directive

Ambikapur, August 23, 2009: Food Department officials of Chhattisgarh are seems not taking seriously the directives of the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh. When the state has launched a camp

Chhattisgarh releases 2nd installment of paddy bonus of Rs 376 Cr

Raipur, August 24, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government today released the second installment of bonus of Rs 376 crore for paddy it had procured from the eight lakh farmers of the state. The second

BL Agrawal new Agril Secy, Jaiswal Jashpur DM

Raipur, August 25, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today brought back Babu Lal Agrawal to the state Secretariat and posted Surendra Kumar Jaiswal as the new District Collector of

Cong to launch stir against Shivraj Singh

Raipur, August 25, 2009: Chhattisgarh Congress today said it would launch an agitation against the State Election Commissioner and the state BJP government, if the names of the alleged fake voter

Probe ordered into death of prisoner

Raipur, August 26, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government today ordered a magistrate probe into the death of an under trail Chaitram Nishad of the Raipur Central jail. Sub Divisional Magistrate Bhat

13 jawans dismissed from Chhattisgarh Police

Raipur, August 27, 2009: Thirteen jawans from Kawardha and Rajnandgaon districts have been dismissed from their services for not resuming duty in a hyper naxal infested police station of the stat

Sarguja Admn orders all swine out of Dist HQ

Ambikapur, August 28, 2009: The Administration in Sarguja district has asked all the people, engaged in swine business, to take away their animals outside the territory of the district headquarte

Vivek Tankha new Addnl Solicitors General

New Delhi, August 28, 2009: Prominent advocate Vivek K Tankha has been appointed as the Additional Solicitors General. "Tankha has been appointed by the Government of India as the Addition

66 Tehsils declared drought-hit

Raipur, August 28, 2009: Due to scattered or delayed rainfall, Chhattisgarh Government today declared 66 of its tehsils as drought affected. "Out of 18 districts, due to scanty rainfall or

Grace Marks and job to sportsmen: Brij Mohan

Raipur, August 29, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government today said the sports men of the state would be given extra mark during their examination and also priority in government services. The Spor

Free power to farmers from Gandhi Jayanti: Raman

Kawardha, August 30, 2009: Chhattisgarh government would launch its free power to farmer scheme from the Gandhi Jayanti day. On the Birth Day of Mahatma Gandhi, Chhattisgarh Government woul

Finally some money to repair roads

Raipur, August 31, 2009: Chhattisgarh government today released comparatively a small amount of money for the repair and renewal of roads in the state when a large number of roads, including the

Video conference on drought

Raipur, August 31, 2009: Chhattisgarh government has geared up to meet the challenges of drought in the state and through the video conference it wanted to monitor the action plan and execution o

Pratibha Advani in Raipur

Raipur, August 31, 2009: Amid upheaval in BJP organization, Pratibha Advani, daughter of senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani, arrived here today on a two days visit of Chhattisgarh. Pratib

Nua Khai celebrated at CM House

Raipur, August 31, 2009: A Nua Khai festival was today organized at the Chief Minister Residence here, which was attended by people from various walks of life. It has become a tradition in

Chhattisgarh completes 40 pc targets of land deeds

Raipur, September 1, 2009: Centre today asked Chhattisgarh to complete distribution of forest land rights to the tribals before December 2009. After reviewing the progress in distribution o

No free entrance to Purkhouti Museum

Raipur, September 2, 2009: Chhattisgarh government has decided not to give free entrance to anyone to its museum Purkhouti Muktangan, which was inaugurated by the then President A P J Abdul Kalam

Govt serious in combating drought: Raman

Raipur, September 2, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said the state government was serious in its action towards combating drought in the state and all the field officials

Police should not travel in bus in Bastar: HM

Raipur, September 2, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government today asked its policemen not to travel in buses in Bastar to avoid damage of the vehicles by the Maoists. The state government never want

Chhattisgarh declares state mourning on death of AP CM Rajasekhara

Raipur, September 3, 2009: Chhattisgarh government today cancelled all official entertainment programmes while declaring one day state mourning on death of neighbouring Andhra Pradesh Chief Minis

2 days state mourning in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 3, 2009: After getting message from the Government of India, Chhattisgarh government today declared a two days state mourning on the death of Andhra Pradesh chief Minister Y S R

10 labourers killed in Korba

Korba, September 3, 2009: At least ten occupants of a tractor were killed today evening when their vehicle turned turtle in Korba district of Chhattisgarh, officials said. When a group of f

More Rainfall in Chhattisgarh today

Raipur, September 4, 2009: Chhattisgarh would experience more rainfall till tomorrow, Weatherman said today. Rainfall or thunderstorm would occur at many parts of Chhattisgarh and in many p

America day to be celebrated at Raipur, Bhilai

Raipur, September 4, 2009: In an attempt to strengthen bilateral relations with India and promote mutual understanding, an American delegation would be on a three day tour of Chhattisgarh from Se

Durgesh Mishra new Home Secretary

Raipur, September 4, 2009: 1991 batch IAS Dr Durgesh Chandra Mishra would be the new Home Secretary of Chhattisgarh. The Government has decided to post Mishra in the vacant post of Home Sec

Senior Secretaries, media not invited to Raj Bhawan function

Raipur, September 5, 2009: Most of the senior bureaucrats, including the Commissioner Public Relations of the Government of Chhattisgarh, were today not invited to a function of the Raj Bhawan to

Raigarh Police takes 8 hrs to recover Rs 9.5 Lakh

Raigarh, September 6, 2009: Raigarh police has take n only eight hours to capture a person and recover from his possession about Rs 9.5 lakh, which were stolen from a known of the state DGP Vishw

Rs 3 lakh stolen from Police Inspector's house

Korba, September, 7, 2009: About three lakh rupees worth of jewellery and cash were stolen from the residence of a police Sub Inspector in Korba district of Chhattisgarh. Jewellery and cash

Rs 132 cr burden on Govt over free power

Raipur, September 8, 2009: Free power to the farmers would cost the state exchequer about Rs 132 crore, the Chhattisgarh Government said today. The cabinet today approved the proposal to

Fresh electoral rolls for 29 local bodies

Raipur, September 9, 2009: The State Election Commission today said fresh electoral rolls would be published for 29 local bodies of the state, which would be going to poll in couple of months.

Kaser caste includes in OBC list in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 10, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government has included Kaser in the list of other backward caste. The state Tribal and Scheduled Caste Department had issued the notification to th

3 naxals kill in Bastar

Jagdalpur, September 10, 2009: A joint police party today shot dead three naxalites in Dantewada jungles of Chhattisgarh. After a fierce gun battle between the security forces and the Maois

CG PSC Exams cancels

Raipur, September 11, 2009: Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission has indefinitely postponed its civil service main examination. The PSC Main Examination was scheduled on September 12 and

Rally, demonstration ban near CM House, Raj Bhawan

Raipur, September 12, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government has banned demonstration and rally near the Raj Bhawan, Chief Minister Residence and the State Secretariat. Prohibitory Section 144 has b

Ex MLA Phul Chand Bafna is dead

Bhilai, September 12, 2009: Former MLA Phul Chand Bafna died today at Mumbai. Bafna had represented the Bhilai Nagar assembly segment in undivided Madhya Pradesh. He died today at the

Shailesh Pathak plans for Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 13, 2009: IAS turned banker Shailesh Pathak today said he wanted to actively participate in the development process of Chhattisgarh. "No. This does not mean I want to retu

Meet on production and distribution of power

Raipur, September 14, 2009: Power producers, regulators and policy makers today met here to discuss various issues relating to the production and distribution of energy in Chhattisgarh among othe

Raman asks for on line tender in Urban Devp Dept

Raipur, September 14, 2009: Fearing fixing of tenders in Urban Development Department, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today directed the Department to go for online tender of all contrac

New posting for 12 IPS in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 14, 2009: Amid preparation for large scale assault on naxalites, Chhattisgarh Government today affected the posting of 12 IPS officers, including one DG and two Additional DG ra

IPS not happy with latest reshuffle

Raipur, September 15, 2009: Several of the IPS officers of Chhattisgarh today expressed their unhappiness over the posting of 12 officers on recommendation of the Director General of Police Vishw

Process starts for purchase of Rs 150 Cr worth of Transformers

Raipur, September 16, 2009: To improve the quality in power supply Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has approved purchase of Rs 150 crore worth of transformers for the state. Abou

Ram Nandan Singh posted in Korea

Raipur, September 16, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government has cancelled the posting of Deputy Collector Ram Nandan Singh. The General Administration Department amended the posting order of Singh

Bina halting of Sampark Kranti cancel

Bilaspur, September 17, 2009: Railway authorities have cancelled the Bina station halting of the Durg-Nizamuddin Sampark Kranti Express. From September 23, next the 2823 Sampark Kranti Expr

Gaurav and Maninder Dwivedi relieved

Raipur, September 17, 2009: The 1995 batch IAS officers Gaurav Dwivedi and his wife Dr Maninder Kaur Dwivedi were today relieved from the Government of Chhattisgarh for a Central deputation.

Rs 35 lakh loots from Korba Bank

Korba, September 18, 2009: In a daring incident, four persons today looted about Rs 35 lakh from a bank in Korba district of Chhattisgarh. About four persons came to the Union Bank today du

13 killed in naxal violence

Jagdalpur, September 18, 2009: At least 13 people, including an Assistant Commandant of the CRPF, were killed in fierce gun battle between the Maoists and joint police party in Dantewada district

Questions raises against looted Korba bank's staff

Korba, September 19, 2009: Chhattisgarh Police today revealed that some of the staff of the looted Union Bank in Korba are already facing police probe on charges of cheating to their customers.

Naxals kill 2 CRPF Assistant Commandant in Chhattisgarh

Jagdalpur, September 19, 2009: Armed Maoists have killed six CRPF personnel, including three officers, in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh in fierce encounters. Maoists and security forces

Raigarh police arrests Madhushila, 13 others

Raigarh, September 20, 2009: Madhushila Sahu, who claimed to be an avatar of Sai Baba, and 13 others were arrested by the Raigarh police on charges of playing with the religious sentiment of the

2 teachers in service with fake certificates

Ambikapur, September 21, 2009: Two teachers have been dismissed from the services after it was found that they had used fake certificates to obtain services. During checking Panchayat offici

Rs 120 Cr allotted for house to poor in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 22, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government today said it had allotted Rs 120 crore for construction of houses for the poor in underdeveloped districts of the state. It had been dec

12 killed as BALCO structure collapsed

Korba, September 23, 2009: At least 12 labourers were killed today and scores injured when a under construction structure of 1200 MW power plant of the BALCO collapsed here in Korba district of Ch

Gaurav, Maninder Dwivedi join in Academy

Raipur, September 23, 2009: The 1995 batch Chhattisgarh cadre IAS Gaurav Dwivedi and his wife Dr Maninder Kaur Dwivedi today joined as the faculty members of the Lal Bahadur Shastry National Acad

25 killed in BALCO mishap, CM orders judicial probe

Korba/Raipur, September 23, 2009: At least 25 workers were killed, 15 injured, and scored missing today as the Chimney of the Rs 4800 crore under construction power plant of BALCO collapsed in Kor

Ashok Juneja joins Commonwealth Games as Director

New Delhi, September 24, 2009: Chhattisgarh Cadre 1989 batch IPS officer Ashok Juneja has been appointed by the Central government as the head of security for the Commonwealth games. Juneja

36 bodies recovered, CM unhappy with BALCO management

Korba, September 24, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief minister Dr Raman Singh today expressed his strong displeasure over the lukewarm response given by the BALCO management to the rescue and relief work

Fight against naxal may go longer

Raipur, September 25, 2009: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram today said that the armed fight against the Maoists may last longer than expected. "It is a long drawn fight," Chidambaram told

Rs 5 lakh to Chimney victims: BALCO

Korba, September 25, 2009: Bharat Aluminium Company today announced to give Rs 5 lakh to each of the families of workers, who were killed in September 23 incident of Chimney collapse. "For

2 sons of Baliram Kashyap shot at by Maoists

Jagdalpur, September 26, 2009: In a daring incident, the Maoists today shot at two sons of Bastar MP Baliram Kashyap, who have been rushed to the Maharani Hospital. One of the sons of Balir

Naxals shot dead Baliram Kashyap's son, another injured (Update)

Jagdalpur, September 26, 2009: Even before completion of 24 hours of the departure of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram from Chhattisgarh, Maoists today targeted one of the prominent tribal leade

42 bodies recovered from BALCO site

Korba, September 26, 2009: At least 42 bodies have been recovered so far from the accident site, where the 178-metre Chimney of Rs 5000 crore power plant of the Vedanta (BALCO) in Korba of Chhatt

CM, Ministers condole death of Tansen, meet Baliram

Jagdalpur, September 27, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief minister Dr Raman Singh, several of his cabinet colleague and Assembly Speaker today met Bastar MP Baliram Kashyap and their cabinet colleague Ke

One BALCO victim yet to be identified

KORBA, September 28, 2009: The Chhattisgarh administration today said only 41 people were killed in the September 23 incident of collapse of the Chimney of Rs 5000 crore power project of Vedanta

Governor meets bereaved Baliram Kashyap

Raipur, September 29, 2009: Chhattisgarh Governor ESL Narasimhan today met Bastar Lok Sabha MP Baliram Kashyap and expressed his deep sorrow over the death of his son Tansen, who was shot dead by

Jogi demands Rs 25 lakh as compensation to BALCO victims

Korba, September 29, 2009: Senior Congress leader Ajit Jogi today demanded Rs 25 lakh to the families of each of the victims of BALCO chimney collapse accident of September 23. It was one o

Yashwantpur-Korba Super Fast till Jan 2010

Bilaspur, September 30, 2009: The Railway authority have extended the tenure of the Yashwantpur-Korba Superfast Train till next year. The 0681 and 0682 Weekly Super Fast Trains were getting

Centre awake late on Maoists issue: Rajnath

Raipur, September 30, 2009: BJP National President Rajnath Singh today said the Centre took time to react to the call of naxalites, and also called for a centrally sponsored integrated plan to co

Names missing from BPL list, Raman directs Dhand

Raipur, October 1, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today took seriously the allegation of missing of large numbers of genuine names from the list of BPL families in Bhatapara mun

New style of fraud on IT refunds

New Delhi, October 13, 2009: The Government of India has cautioned the people not to give their credit card details for getting Income Tax refunds. Information had been received from severa

Providential escape of Utkal Express train

Raipur, October 13, 2009: Huge numbers of passengers of the Utkal Express had a providential escape today when a crack in the track was detected just before the train could pass through a damage

Judicial Commission appointed for BALCO Chimney mishap

Raipur, October 13, 2009: Raipur District and Sessions Judge Sandeep Bakshi was today appointed as the head of the one-man Judicial Commission to probe the September 23 incident in BALCO, in whic

RMC Commissioner changed again

Raipur, October 14, 2009: The 2004 batch IAS Amit Kataria was today asked by the Chhattisgarh Government to pack up for a fresh posting, reflecting that the game of musical chair was being played

Panchayat official suspend

Baikunthpur, October 15, 2009: One of the Panchayat officials of Korea district has been suspended for financial irregularities. There were allegations of financial irregularities to the tu

82 Chinese of VEDANTA allowed to leave India

Korba, October 28, 2009: After meeting a top Chinese diplomat, Chhattisgarh police today allowed 82 Chinese nationals, working in construction of VEDANTA power plant at Korba, to leave the countr

Maoists hack to death RSS leader

Jagdalpur, October 30, 2009: About 100 armed Maoists today hacked to death a prominent RSS leader and two of his brothers in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said. Nearly 100 arme

Sonmani Borah gets Rajyotsav award

Raipur, October 31, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government today announced to give Bilaspur District Collector Sonmani Borah the Veer Narayan Award on the foundation day function to be inaugurated by stat

Chhattisgarh becomes 9 year old

Raipur, November 1, 2009: Chhattisgarh today completed nine years, during which it had seen many an up and down. Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh congratulated the 2.1 crore people of the stat

Raman cancels award to Sonmani Borah

Raipur, November 1, 2009: Taking a strong decision, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today rejected giving any award to Bilaspur District Collector Sonmani Borah and Director Ayurveda D

Remove backwardness of Chhattisgarh: Guv

Raipur, November 1, 2009: Chhattisgarh Governor ESL Narasimhan today called for eradicating backwardness of the state. After inaugurating the Ninth Foundation Day function of Chhattisgarh a

3 killed in accident in New Secretariat

Raipur, November 2, 2009: Three labourers were killed in an accident in the under construction new Secretariat of Chhattisgarh at Naya Raipur, near here. During construction work one of the

P Dayanand new CEO Dantewada

Raipur, November 3, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today cleared the appointment of P Dayanand as the new Chief Executive Officer of naxal violence hit Dantewada district.

Blood Bank at Janjgir soon

Janjgir, November 3, 2009: Janjgir-Champa region, one of the backward districts of Chhattisgarh, would soon have a blood bank. State Health Minister Amar Agrawal today made the announcement

No difference in party over naxal issue: Cong

Raipur, November 4, 2009: Congress party has denied any differences within the party on the way to deal with the naxal menace. There are no differences within the rank and file of Congress

Rs 50 bonus to paddy growers of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 4, 2009: Chhattisgarh government has decided to give a bonus of Rs 50 per quintal of paddy to the farmers from the last month. The farmers would be paid a bonus of Rs 50 per

Bastar University at Ghatlohanga village

Jagdalpur, November 5, 2009: The ambitious Bastar University would come up in Ghatlohanga village, near Jagdalpur, in Bastar District, Chhattisgarh Government said today. For construction o

Noted Journalist Prabhash Joshi is dead

Raipur, November 6, 2009: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh was today shocked to hear the news of noted journalist Prabhash Joshi, who died earlier in the day. Joshi, 72, died at New Delhi pas

Raman refuses to become BJP National President

Raipur, November 7, 2009: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh refused to become the next national President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). "There is no question of joining nati

Maoists explode 2 school buildings in Chhattisgarh

Dantewada, November 7, 2009: A large number of Maoists have detonated and completely damaged buildings of two schools in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said today. About 100 arm

Chhattisgarh unveils new Industrial Policy for 2009-2014

Raipur, November 8, 2009: Mineral rich Chhattisgarh has unveiled a new Industrial Policy for the next five years focusing on value addition of its huge natural resources. "We have over haul

Protest against allotment of Kelo river water to industries

Raigarh, November 9, 2009: People from tribal dominated Raigarh district have protested against the allotment of water from Kelo river for industrial use. The activists from an organization

I T to counter complaint on governance: Oommen

Raipur, November 9, 2009: The top most bureaucrat of Chhattisgarh P Joy Oommen today said use of the Information Technology would help them in countering the situation of lack of governance in th

1228 votes defeat for BJP in Vaishali Nagar by-poll

Raipur, November 10, 2009: In a blow to the ruling BJP, the main opposition Congress today wrested the Vaishali Nagar assembly seat from the saffron party in Durg district of Chhattisgarh.

7 Naxals killed in Dantewada

Dantewada, November 10, 2009: In a major achievement, security forces today shot dead at least seven Maoists in Dantewada district. After a fierce gun battle, seven of the Maoists were kill

Who got how much in Vaishali Nagar by-poll

Durg, November 10, 2009: Congress today wrested the Vaishali Nagar assembly segment from the BJP. Bhajan Singh Nirankari of Congress has defeated his nearest rival Jageswar Sahu of BJP by

Tribal kills 5 of his family, commit suicide

Raigarh, November 11, 2009: After killing five of his family members, a tribal has hanged himself to death in a bizarre incident in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh. Santosh Majhi (40) had

IFS Sobha Subramanyam is dead

Raipur, November 11, 2009: Senior Indian Forest Service officer and State Planning Board Member Secretary Sobha Subramanyam has breathed her last here after a brief illness. Wife of the Sec

Bandh against Jindal staff total

Raigarh, November 12, 2009: The bandh call against the employees of Jindal Steel and Power at Tamnar in Raigarh district was total today, in which people had openly expressed their anguish agains

Chhattisgarh Police put on high alert

Raipur, November 13, 2009: Police in Chhattisgarh have been put on high alert after Maoists ambushed and killed a couple of CRPF jawans, close to the state border in Orissa. Chief Minister

After Mid Day meal students in hospitals

Dhamtari, November 14, 2009: A large number of students were today taken to ill after having their mid day meal in a government girls school in Dhamtari district. Twenty-two of the girl st

Apparel Training Centre at Rajnandgaon

Rajnandgaon, November 15, 2009: Jointly the Governments of India and Chhattisgarh have set up four centres in the state to promote apparel designing, officials said today. With the help of

Prashant Mishra new High Court Judge

Bilaspur, November 25, 2009: Advocate General Prashant Mishra and senior advocate Manindra Srivastav have been appointed as the judges of the Chhattisgarh High Court. A formal order of appo

Multi-crore New Raipur project facing fresh problem

Raipur, November 26, 2009: The multi-billion rupees new capital project of Chhattisgarh has been pushed into a fresh problem as a large chunk of government land has illegally been encroached upon

P Dayanand takes over new charges at Dantewada

Dantewada, November 27, 2009: P Dayanand has taken over charges as the Chief Executive Officer of Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. Dayanand is a 2006-batch IAS officer of the state.

Maoists kill Dy Ranger in Raipur

Raipur, November 28, 2009: Maoists have clubbed to death a Deputy Ranger of Chhattisgarh in its diamond deposit area of Deobhog in Raipur District. On information of illegal tree-felling whe

BJP fails to reach consensus on Durg and Rajnandgaon Mayors

Raipur, December 5, 2009: Even after the marathon three days discussion, the ruling BJP today failed to finalise the name of candidates for Durg and Rajnandgaon municipal corporations. Out

One more death of H1N1 in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, December 5, 2009: The authorities today confirmed the death of a girl of H1N1 in Chhattisgarh. "One 25-year old girl has died of swine flu or H1N1 in a private hospital in the capit

Maoists killed 4 civilians in Dantewada

Dantewada, December 6, 2009: Maoists today blasted off a truck killing four civilians in that incident in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. The blast was so powerful that the pieces of th

BJP announces mayor candidates

Raipur, December 6, 2009: The ruling BJP today announced the names of the two party candidates for the Mayorship of Durg and Rajnandgaon. For Durg Municipal Corporation the party has decide

Urban local body polls on Dec 21, 23

Raipur, December 7, 2009: Chhattisgarh would go for two days election on December 21 and 23 to elect its members for the urban local bodies, Chhattisgarh State Election Commissioner Shivraj Singh

Cong finalises its Mayor candidates

Raipur, December 8, 2009: After a lot of brain storming sessions, the main opposition Congress has finalised its mayor candidates for Chhattisgarh, with Kiranmayee Nayak would be fighting for Rai

Chhattisgarh woman dies after falling off 6th floor

Raipur, December 9, 2009: A middle aged maid from Chhattisgarh has died in Delhi after she fell from the sixth floor of an apartment where she was working in, reports reaching here said today.

T P Sharma becomes full time judge

Bilaspur, December 10, 2009: President of India Pratibha Patil has appointed Justice Tankeshwar Prasad Sharma as the full time judge of the Chhattisgarh High Court. Justice Sharma was appoi

Secretary Kaushalendra Singh sends back to Forest

Raipur, December 10, 2009: Chhattisgarh Government today sent back Forest Secretary Kaushalendra Singh to his parent cadre Forest Department. Singh, an Indian Forest Service officer, has b

Prashant Mishra, Manindra become HC judges

Bilaspur, December 10, 2009: Prashant Kumar Mishra and Manindra Mohan Shrivastav today took charges as the judge of Chhattisgarh High Court. In a function at the High Court, Chief Justice Ra

Huge anti-naxal rally in Dantewada

Dantewada, December 10, 2009: Locals from Dantewada district today took out a huge rally against the naxalites and also the organisations highlighting their causes. Officials put the figure

Paddy smuggling in from Orissa

Raigarh, December 11, 2009: For better payment structure and procurement policy, a large number of farmers from Orissa and also middle men are trying to push their agriculture products into Chhat

7 Maoists killed in Dantewada

Dantewada, December 11, 2009: At least seven naxalites were today killed by the security forces in a fierce gun battle in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. "After a long and fierce gun ba

Cong releases first list of candidates

Raipur, December 12, 2009: Congress party in Chhattisgarh, led by Dhanendra Sahu, today issued the first list of candidates for the coming urban local body election in the state. In the fir

New CMO for Sukma

Dantewada, December 13, 2009: The Administration has shifted the Chief Municipal Officer of Sukma in Dantewada district and in his place appointed a new CMO, officials said today. District

Sarguja Sugar factory to start production by New Year

Ambikapur, December 14, 2009: Production in the Sarguja Sugar Factory could be started from the new year of 2010. The process to start production of sugar had already been started and by the

Finally a proper house for Chief Secretary

Raipur, December 14, 2009: After a long long gap the Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh would have a proper residential quarter for him. Surprisingly the people, who were previously evicting o

SPO, 2 Naxals killed in Bastar

Jagdalpur, December 15, 2009: One SPO and two naxalites were killed in two separate incidents in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, police said today. When Lekam Hurra, a former Special Police

Audit mandatory for all Panchayats in Raigarh

Raigarh, December 16, 2009: Taking complaints of irregularities seriously, Raigarh District Collector Munish Kumar Tyagi has asked for audit of all the panchayats of this Chhattisgarh district.

Cong promises mosquito, dust free cities in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, December 16, 2009: Amid absence of many stalwarts, Congress leaders today released the election manifesto for the coming urban local body election in Chhattisgarh. Congress would gi

Cong stolen, uses BJP manifesto: Brij Mohan

Raipur, December 17, 2009: The ruling BJP today accused Congress of having stolen its election manifesto and used that after the media questioned its originality. "Congress released its man

45 CRPF jawans admitted in Hospital

Ambikapur, December 17, 2009: At least 45 CRPF jawans were admitted today in the Hospital here as complication developed after they took anti-Malaria drug in Sarguja district of Chhattisgarh.

One more Govt official found in inebriated condition

Jagdalpur, December 18, 2009: One more government employee was found in intoxicated condition during office hour in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. During a visit Additional Collector Phul

Police officer shot dead by Maoists

Dantewada, December 19, 2009: Maoists today shot dead a police officer in a crowded market place in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. Assistant Police Sub Inspector Balram Patel was shot

Cong fails to put up candidates in Jashpur

Raigarh, December 20, 2009: Despite tall claims, the Congress failed to even put up candidates in all the wards of the Jashpur District Headquarters of Chhattisgarh in the municipal election.

Complaint against Cong MLA

Raigarh, December 20, 2009: Raigarh police in Chhattisgarh today registered a case against a Congress MLA for allegedly threatening and asking for donation from an industrialist of the district.

BJP leader missing, party declares Rs 1 Lakh for any clue

Raipur, December 20, 2009: A prominent RSS leader and Raipur District BJP General Secretary Manoj Prajapati was reported missing from yesterday and looking into the sensitivity of the matter, his

Chargesheet on Vedanta Chimney disaster case

Korba, January 5, 2010: Korba police has filed chargesheet against four officials in connection with the collapse of the giant Chimney of Vedanta power plant, in which 40 workmen were killed in K

Malaria hit over 1 lakh people in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, January 6, 2010: Over one lakh people of Chhattisgarh were affected by Malaria in the year 2009 and most of them were having Brain Malaria, officials said today. From January to Nov

Kiranmayee meets Guv, CM

Raipur, January 6, 2010: Raipur Mayor and Congress leader Kiranmayee Nayak for the first time today met the Chhattisgarh Governor ESL Narasimhan and Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and discussed wi

Addnl SP injured, villager killed by Maoists

Dantewada, January 6, 2010: Amidst heavy police presence, Maoists today killed a villager and triggered landmine blast injuring Dantewada Additional SP and one SPO in two separate incidents in hy

Medha Patkar and Sandeep Pandey mobbed

Raipur, January 6, 2010: Prominent social activists Medha Patkar and Sandeep Pandey were today reportedly roughed up by an angry mob at Dantewada District headquarters of Chhattisgarh. When

Now teacher found in inebriated condition

Jashpurnagar, January 7, 2010: The spread of liquor in Chhattisgarh have started disturbing the social fabric here as more and more people have been slipped into the grip of liquor in the state.

Medha Patkar faced hostile orphans

Raipur, January 8, 2010: Medha Patkar today faced a hostile mob of young children, who have lost their parents and near ones in the naxal violence in the state. When Patkar was in Raipur,

Sunil Kumar bereaved

Raipur, January 8, 2010: Dr G L Maheswari, father of eminent journalist Sunil Kumar, died yesterday. People from all walks of life paid tributes to Maheswari yesterday and today, led by Chi

Chhattisgarh to recruit more doctors

Korba, January 9, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today admitted having shortage of doctors in the state and said more doctors would soon be recruited to overcome the situation. Health Minist

When Korba Admn forgets Nanki Ram Kanwar

Korba, January 9, 2010: Prominent tribal leader of BJP Nanki Ram Kanwar might be a powerful Minister for Home in Chhattisgarh, but at his home district Korba he was apparently ignored by the admi

Doubt over Govt claims on Pulse Polio

Raipur, January 10, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today claimed to have administered over 82 per cent children of the state of pulse polio drop. However, looking into the past experience, ma

Assembly session starts today

Raipur, January 11, 2010: The session of the Chhattisgarh Assembly starts today, which would be in three parts and ends on March 26. Instead of separate Winter and Budget sessions, the Ass

All round development of Chhattisgarh in a decade: Guv

Raipur, January 11, 2010: Chhattisgarh Governor ESL Narasimhan today said in the last one decade Chhattisgarh has achieved remarkable growth and development in all sectors. Chhattisgarh was

3 Chinese arrested on Vedanta Chimney disaster case

Korba, January 11, 2010: Three Chinese nationals were arrested today by Chhattisgarh police in connection with the collapse of the giant Chimney of the under construction power plant of Britain b

Cong attempts Adjournment motion on cane charge to farmers

Raipur, January 12, 2010: Opposition Congress today attempted to move an adjournment motion on the cane charge to farmers in Dhamtari district and finally staged a noisy walkout from the Chhattis

House passes 2nd Supplementary Budget

Raipur, January 12, 2010: Hardly two months ahead of the main Budget, Chhattisgarh Assembly today passed the second supplementary budget after discussion. Taking opportunity of the debate,

Govt not serious towards Address by Governor: Cong

Raipur, January 13, 2010: Main Opposition Congress today accused the Ruling BJP of not having respect for the Governor and staged a walkout from the state assembly. At the time of discussio

Law and Order collapse in Chhattisgarh: Cong

Raipur, January 14, 2010: Opposition Congress today raised the increasing numbers of crimes and especially murders in Chhattisgarh and accusing the state government of not taking sufficient actio

Atal's dream can't fulfill: BJP MLA

Raipur, January 15, 2010: A senior MLA of the ruling BJP today said the dream of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee would not be materialized the way things are happening in the Panchayat

Assembly adjourned till February 15

Raipur, January 15, 2010: Chhattisgarh Speaker Dharam Lal Kaushik today adjourned the state Assembly for about a month after a brief session. The House was adjourned till February 15, the S

Durg-Jaipur train from Jan 18

Bilaspur, January 16, 2010: A regular weekly train would start running from Durg in Chhattisgarh to Jaipur in Rajasthan, officials said. In the budget for this fiscal, a train had been prom

Shekhar Dutt new Governor of Chhattisgarh

New Delhi, January 17, 2010: Career bureaucrat and a 1969-Batch IAS officer Shekhar Dutt is appointed as the new Governor of Chhattisgarh. President Pratibha Patil formally appointed late l

New Governor to hoist flag at Raipur, Raman at Bastar

Raipur, January 18, 2010: Shekhar Dutt, the Governor designate of Chhattisgarh, would hoist his first Tri-Colour as the Governor of any state on January 26 at Raipur. Dutt would receive the

CM Meets RSS Chief

Raipur, January 19, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today met the RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat at the State RSS headquarters here in the capital city of Chhattisgarh. The BJP Ch

Start Unique Card early, Raman tells Nilekani

Raipur, January 20, 2010: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today told the Chairman of the Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) Nandan Nilekani to start making the identification card for the c

Another paper in Chhattisgarh book stall

Raipur, January 20, 2010: Central Chronicle, English daily of the Nava Bharat group of newspapers, today hit the stand of Chhattisgarh in a new Avatar. In the presence of Editor K N Kishore

Narasimhan to take oath tomorrow

Raipur, January 21, 2010: The outgoing Governor of Chhattisgarh ESL Narasimhan would take oath tomorrow as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh. Narasimhan, a former Andhra cadre IPS officer, was

Inter-state meet on Naxal tomorrow

Raipur, January 21, 2010: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram would chair an inter-state meeting on naxalism and development tomorrow at the Chhattisgarh capital Raipur. Chidambaram would be

Successful career of Shekhar Dutt

Raipur, January 21, 2010: Former Army officer and a career bureaucrat Shekhar Dutt would take oath as the next Governor of Chhattisgarh on January 23, officials said today. Dutt is arriving

Chidambaram changes programme on Raipur

Raipur, January 21, 2010: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram today changed his tour programme of Chhattisgarh and now he would be arriving here at Raipur late this evening to review the anti-naxal

No army against Maoists: Chidambaram

Raipur, January 22, 2010: Central Government today clearly rejected any suggestion to use Army against the naxalites in the country and expressed satisfaction over the coordinated police action a

Chidambaram denies having any Operation called Green Hunt

Raipur, January 22, 2010: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram today said there was no such operation called Green Hunt carried out to combat naxalism. "Don't exaggerate the phrase Operation G

Shekhar Dutt takes oath as Guv of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, January 23, 2010: Former IAS Officer and Deputy National Security Advisor Shekhar Dutt today took oath as the Governor of Chhattisgarh. Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court Just

Maoists blow Telephone tower

Jagdalpur, January 24, 2010: A group of armed Maoists have blown up a portion of the telephone building of the BSNL causing damage to the tele-communication network of the Narayanpur district in

CM meets Governor

Raipur, January 25, 2010: For the first time Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today met the new Governor Shekhar Dutt, after the later assumed office on Saturday last. Singh met Du

Guv asks for active support of people on naxal issue

Raipur, January 26, 2010: Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt today sought the active support of the people to the state government in its fight against the Maoists. The fight of the Governm

Raman hoist Flag at Bastar

Jagdalpur, January 26, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today hoisted the tri-colour at the divisional headquarters Jagdalpur of the hyper naxal infested Bastar region and said hi

Aman Singh resigns from Central service

Raipur, January 27, 2010: In a significant development, Secretary to the Chief Minister Aman Singh has resigned from his central Government service. Singh is a 1995 batch Indian Revenue Ser

70 pc polling in 1st phase of Panchayat poll

Raipur, January 28, 2010: Amid sporadic violence, about 70 per cent of the voters today exercised their franchise in the first phase of the Panchayat elections of Chhattisgarh. About 70 per

Naxals kill CRPF Inspector, injured Head Constable

Dantewada, January 29, 2010: Maoist today killed one CRPF inspector and injured another security personnel in violence hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, police said. An Inspector of the Ce

Paddy procurement date extend

Raipur, January 30, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today decided to purchase paddy from the farmers till February 5, next. A cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief minister Dr Raman Singh approve

P A Sangma meets Raman

Raipur, January 30, 2010: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno A Sangma today met Chhattisgarh Chief minister Dr Raman Singh. Both the leaders discussed the issues relating to Chhattisgarh and it

BJP Leader Ranjan Patel Hospitalises

Raipur, January 31, 2010: Former Chhattisgarh BJP General Secretary Ranjan Patel is hospitalised at Raipur and Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today visited him at the Hospital. Patel, powerfu

Fire hit production in Bhilai Steel Plant

Bhilai, February 1, 2010: A major fire today disrupted production in the Bhilai Steel Plant. "A major fire broke out in the main cable tunnel of the Bhilai Steel Plant, disrupting power su

Naxals blasts targetting police Bijapur

Jagdalpur, February 2, 2010: Continuing with their violent activities, the Maoists today triggered a powerful IED blast targetting security forces, in which one of the Special Police Officers was

8 Naxals killed in Bijapur

Dantewada, February 3, 2010: Eight of the Maoists were today killed in two separate gun battles in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said. Security forces and Maoists were locked in

IT raid in residence of Chhattisgarh IAS

Raipur, February 4, 2010: Income Tax Department today raided the premises of one of the senior IAS officers of Chhattisgarh and an IAS couple of Madhya Pradesh cadre among others, officials said.

IT Raid, a conspiracy against me: B L Agrawal

Raipur, February 4, 2010: Senior IAS officer of Chhattisgarh Babu Lal Agrawal today said the Income Tax raid at his house had not yielded any result for the central agency and only Rs 6 lakh in c

Construct early Raipur-Bilaspur road: Min

New Delhi, February 5, 2010: Chhattisgarh today asked the Centre to start construction of the busy Raipur-Bilaspur four lane road and speed up the Raipur-Arang four lane road. PWD Minister

Raman demands ban on Future Trading in India

New Delhi, February 6, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today demanded ban on future trading of commodities to check price rise in the country. Addressing the Chief Minister

Poll for Zilla Panchayat Chairpersons on Feb 21

Raipur, February 7, 2010: Elections of the Chairpersons and Vice Chairpersons of the Zilla Panchayats of Chhattisgarh on February 21, officials said. Elections for the three-tier Panchayat

Raman removes Rohit Yadav, shifts 12 IAS

Raipur, February 8, 2010: Taking a drastic step, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today removed Dr Rohit Yadav as the District Collector of Rajnandgaon after BJP lost the Municipal election there.

Rs 2500 subsidy for sugarcane producers in Chhattisgarh

Ambikapur, February 9, 2010: Looking into the shrinking size of sugar cane field in Chhattisgarh, the state government has decided to give a subsidy of Rs 2500 to its farmers to boost its produc

IAS B L Agrawal Suspend

Raipur, February 10, 2010: 1988 Batch IAS officer Babu Lal Agrawal was today suspended from service after Income Tax Department raided his house on February 4 and claimed to have recovered huge a

Baba Ramdev wants his cadre in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, February 11, 2010: Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev today termed the Raman Singh government as corrupt and said he would create his own mass cadre in Chhattisgarh if corruption was not checked in th

Ratan Lal Dangi shifted from Korba, Vij IG Admn

Raipur, February 11, 2010: Senior IPS officer Rajinder Kumar Vij was today appointed IG Administration where as Praveer Kumar Das is made the SP Korba while Ratan Lal Dangi shifted to Rajnandgaon

Agril goes to D S, Dhand in Labour, 11 IAS shifted

Raipur, February 12, 2010: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today made a reshuffle in the IAS cadre making Principal Secretary D S Mishra Agriculture Produce Commissioner. D S Mishra and Addit

2 more arrest in Balco Chimney disaster case

Korba, February 13, 2010: Korba Police today arrested two more officials of the private company GDCL in connection with the collapse of the giant Chimney of the Vedanta group of companies, in whi

BJP Chhattisgarh Bandh near total

Raipur, February 13, 2010: Chhattisgarh bandh call given by ruling BJP today received a near total response in the state. However, in many places laced with cane and party flags BJP workers

Budget on Feb 22: Speaker

Raipur, February 14, 2010: Raman Singh Government would table its seventh consecutive Budget on February 22, Speaker Dharam Lal Kaushik said today. Addressing a Press Conference at the assem

Raman takes cycle to protest price rise

Raipur, February 15, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and most of his cabinet colleagues and BJP MLAs took cycle to protest the rise in prices of essential commodities in Chhattis

No Assembly Session from Feb 17 to 19

Raipur, February 15, 2010: Chhattisgarh Assembly would not have any session for three days from Wednesday, Speaker Dharam Lal Kaushik today informed the house. The Speaker said the Advisory

Officer's Gallery empty: Opposition takes objection

Raipur, February 16, 2010: Main opposition Congress today took objection to absence of the bureaucrats from the officer's galley when the Assembly was discussing the price rise issue. The h

Per Capita Income touches Rs 38534 in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, February 16, 2010: Per capita income in Chhattisgarh has increased to Rs 38534, Chhattisgarh Government said today. The per capital income (net domestic product at current prices) wa

R Shangeetha takes over charges of Kawardha

Kawardha, February 17, 2010: R Shangeetha has taken over charges as the District Collector of Kawardha. Shangeetha, a 2005 batch IAS, was the Chief Executive Officer of Zila Panchayat Bast

Kalpana Patel new Chhattisgarh Working President for Women

New Delhi, February 18, 2010: Kalpana Patel has been appointed as the Working President of Chhattisgarh Mahila Congress. Patel is close to the camp of former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi in the

CS Oommen visits Naxal hit areas

Dantewada, February 19, 2010: Chief Secretary P Joy Oommen today visited the naxal hit areas of Bastar region, including Bijapur and Dantewada district and discussed with the people and officials

D S Misra takes over charges

Raipur, February 19, 2010: The 1982 batch IAS Dibyendu Sekhar Misra today took over charges as the Agriculture Produce Commissioner of Chhattisgarh. Immediately after taking over charges, t

CM, Ministers, IAS disclose property: Digvijay

Raipur, February 20, 2010: AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh today accused the BJP Governments in Bhopal and Raipur of having failed to control corruption and also demanded the Chief Minister

Raman to present Budget at 12.30 PM Tomorrow

Raipur, February 21, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh would present tomorrow the annual Budget for the fiscal 2010-2011. Tomorrow at 12.30 PM Singh, who also holds the Finance

Indian Hockey Team meets Governor Dutt

Raipur, February 21, 2010: Players of the Women Indian Hockey team and its officials today met Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt here. The tem was on a tour of the state to participate in a

Raman Presents Deficit Budget, Hopeful of Positive Result

Raipur, February 22, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today presented a deficit budget of Rs 549.18 Crore for the financial year 2010-2011 and said he was hopeful of a very positi

Raman makes Cigarette costly, cooked food cheaper

Raipur, February 22, 2010: Presenting the budget for next fiscal, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said cigarette would be costlier from April 1, next where as cooked food would b

Inadequate Central support for rural electrification: Raman

Raipur, Feb 23, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said the state was not getting adequate finance for rural electrification programme. Replying to a question of Dayal D

Chhattisgarh ignored in Railway Budget

Raipur, Feb 24, 2010: Lack of political pressure on the Centre had once again resulted in total ignoring of mineral rich but underdeveloped Chhattisgarh state. Although the South East Centr

Raman forms Cabinet Committee to hike ST quota

Raipur, February 25, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today formed a Cabinet Sub-Committee to increase the quota for Schedule Tribe in Government Services. Home Minister Nan

Raman Demands Paddy MSP Rs 1400

Raipur. Feb 25, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today demanded the Centre to declare the minimum support price for paddy to Rs 1400 per quintal. Replying to a debate on the

Fresh posting for 7 IAS

Raipur. Feb 25, 2010: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today transferred seven IAS officers and made 1986 batch IAS Commissioner Local Audit Ajay Pal Singh as the Secretary General Administration De

Central Budget anti-poor: Raman

Raipur, Feb 26, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today termed the Central Budget for the fiscal 2010-2011, tabled by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, as anti poor. The cen

Huge Tribal Rally hits Chhattisgarh city

Raipur, Feb 27, 2010: A large number of tribals today took out a huge rally highlighting their plight and demanding reservation for ST in elected offices. Perhaps it was one of the rarest o

3 Commercial Tax officials Transfer

Raipur, Feb 28, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today transferred three senior officials of the Commercial Tax Department. Assistant Commissioner P S Vindhyaraj of the head quarters has swapp

Chhattisgarh celebrates Holi

Raipur, March 01, 2010: Chhattisgarh today celebrated a comparatively peaceful holi amid elaborate security arrangement. On this occasion, Raj Bhawan was having its customary Open House in

No fees for naxal victims in professional exams

Raipur, March 02, 2010: The victims of the naxal violence have been exempted from any fees for appearing for any entrance examination for the professional courses of the state. When naxal vi

Cong accuses Minister of having links with naxals

Raipur, March 03, 2010: Opposition Congress today demanded resignation and other legal actions against Agriculture Minister Chandrasekhar Sahu for allegedly having links with naxalites. How

Hitavada RE Purohit passes away

Raipur, March 03, 2010: Resident Editor of Hitavada Raipur Deen Dayal Purohit passed away this evening. Purohit took ill while working in the office of The Hitavada and was rushed to the Ra

6 cases of malpractices in Sarguja

Ambikapur, March 04, 2010: At least six cases of malpractices were registered in Sarguja district during the Chhattisgarh Board Examination for Standard X. On the first day of the Board Exam

4 killed in hooch tragedy in Chhattisgarh

Raigarh, March 5, 2010: At least four persons, including one woman, were killed in Janjgir Champa district of Chhattisgarh after consuming spurious liquor. Four persons, including one woman

Lok Ayukt indicts IAS Nand Kumar

Raipur, March 6, 2010: In a significant development, Chhattisgarh Lok Ayukt today indicted School Education Secretary Nand Kumar and recommended heavy punishment against him for committing irregu

Unity of Cong-BJP issue based: Sushma Swaraj

Raipur, March 07, 2010: Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj today clarified that the unity of the Congress and her party BJP was purely on issues. BJP and its partners wanted to

IAS M S Painkra takes charges

Ambikapur, March 08, 2010: 1991 batch IAS Maheshwar Sai Painkra today took over charges as the Commissioner of the Sarguja Revenue Division. Painkra was Commissioner Treasury before his new

CM, Ministers, MLAs and Bureaucrats to declare properties

Raipur, March 09, 2010: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said all his Ministers, party MLAs and All India Service Officers of Chhattisgarh would declare their properties from this year onward.

Teacher suspend for irregularities in exam

Ambikapur, March 10, 2010: A teacher of the Sarguja district was suspended for his alleged role in the irregularities in conducting the Chhattisgarh Board examination for the tenth class, officia

Not a single quality road under PMGSY: BJP

Raipur, March 10, 2010: In an embarrassing situation, senior BJP leaders today attacked their own party government in Chhattisgarh on the construction of sub standard roads in the state under the

Water crisis deepen in Chhattisgarh: MLAs

Raipur, March 11, 2010: Members in the state Assembly cutting across party line today expressed their concern over the shortage of drinking water in the entire state of Chhattisgarh and urged the

29 Cong, BSP MLAs suspend from Assembly

Raipur, March 12, 2010: Congress and BSP legislators today did not allow the house to transact any business after the question hour on the issue of abduction of one of the girl student in the sta

Raman starts evaluation of works

Raipur, March 12, 2010: After completing over a year in office during his second innings, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has started evaluating the works to improve performance of his

Fire burns Rs 10.49 Cr of Bhilai Steel Plant

Raipur, March 13, 2010: The Bhilai Steel Plant has incurred a loss of over Rs 10.49 Crore due to a major fire that broke out in the plant on February 1, last. "The losses on account of the

DM Conference one sided: Collectors

Raipur, March 13, 2010: Several District Magistrates today said the Collectors' Conference was a one sided affair and they were invited to the Raipur only to listen to the top bureaucrats and the

CS snubs IAS Nand Kumar

Raipur, March 13, 2010: Tainted IAS officer Nand Kumar was today snubbed by the Chief Secretary P Joy Oommen in the Collectors' Conference here. During the Conference, all the heads of depa

Pay Rs 4000 to regularise water connection

Raipur, March 14, 2010: Chhattisgarh government today decided to charge a one time penalty of Rs 4000 to regularise the illegal water connection to various households in the state. Every ye

Chhattisgarh to change name of its milk product

Raipur, March 15, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today said its milk products would be renamed as Deobhog Milk instead of Sanchi. The state Government has also decided to establish a Veterin

No session tomorrow

Raipur, March 15, 2010: There would not be any session tomorrow of the Chhattisgarh Assembly. Chaitra Navaratra festival of Hindu calendar is starting tomorrow and from that day worship of

Gadkari ignores Chhattisgarh

Raipur, March 16, 2010: BJP National President Nitin Gadkari today declared his office bearers but Chhattisgarh had not been given due importance in that national body. When former MP Karun

Renu Pillay Director Census Chhattisgarh

Raipur, March 17, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today appointed Renu Gonela Pillay as the Director Census. The services of the 1991 batch IAS and Secretary Finance and Commissioner Institut

Thousands Farmers arrest in Raipur

Raipur, March 18, 2010: Several thousand farmers were today arrested while proceeding towards the Chhattisgarh Assembly to remind the Raman Singh Government to fulfill its promises made during th

CRPF man killed in IED Blast

Jagdalpur, March 18, 2010: One CRPF personnel was killed and two seriously injured when Maoists triggered improvised explosive device in Bijapur district. When central para military forces

Awards to Journalist Babulal Sharma

Raipur, March 19, 2010: Senior journalist of Chhattisgarh and City Chief of Amrit Sandesh, Raipur Babulal Sharma has got the Best Parliamentary Reporting Award for this year. Assembly Speak

Govt to strengthen emergency health service: Min

Raipur, March 19, 2010: Chhattisgarh government has developed a plan to strengthen the emergency health services here, Health Minister Amar Agrawal told the state Assembly today. The Governm

Confidence of people must for Judiciary: CJI

Bilaspur, March 20, 2010: Chief Justice of Supreme Court K G Balakrishnan today said the judiciary must have the confidence of the people. It was essential for the judiciary to have the con

Minister Ram Vichar Netam assault SDM

Bilaspur, March 20, 2010: Law and Panchayat Raj Minister of Chhattisgarh Ram Vichar Netam today allegedly assaulted the Protocol Officer of Bilaspur District Santosh Dewangan. Although the

Demands to sack Ram Vichar Netam

Raipur, March 21, 2010: Dewangan community today demanded dismissal of Ram Vichar Netam from the cabinet of Dr Raman Singh. Dewangan community has expressed its strong displeasure over the

Naxals kill 20 Policemen in Dantewada

Jagdalpur, April 6, 2010: At least 20 security personnel were killed today and five injured in two separate attacks carried out by the outlawed Maoists guerrilla in hyper sensitive Dantewada Dist

55 Policemen massacred by Maoists in Dantewada (Update)

Dantewada, April 6, 2010: In a daring attack the Maoists today killed at least 55 CRPF jawans in Tadmetla jungle of Dantewada district, Administration said. At least 55 CRPF jawans and offi

60 Policemen massacred by Maoists in Dantewada (2nd Update)

Dantewada, April 6, 2010: Maoists today killed at least 60 central para military personnel and another 15 were reported missing in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, a top police official said.

Maoists kill 76 policemen in Dantewada (3rd Update)

Dantewada, April 6, 2010: In the largest ever attack, the Maoists today killed 76 policemen in Tadmetla forest of Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh. A total of 74 CRPF personnel and one He

Campaign against Maoists to continue: Raman

Raipur, April 7, 2010: Even as 76 security forces were killed by the Naxalites in Dantewada district yesterday, Chhattisgarh Government today said the campaign against the Maoists would continue.

Air Force may be used against Maoists: Chidambaram

Jagdalpur, April 7, 2010: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said today the Government had no intention to deploy army in the wake of a Maoist massacre of 76 police in Dantewada, but that the use

CRPF loses huge weapons to Maoists in Dantewada

Raipur, April 8, 2010: CRPF lost a substantial number of weapons and other strategic equipments to the Maoists after 76 of its personnel killed in Tadmetla on Tuesday last, police said today.

MLA Ravi Shankar Tripathy killed in road accident

Raipur, April 9, 2010: Prominent BJP leader and Bhatgaon MLA Ravi Shankar Tripathy was today killed in a road accident in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh, officials said. The vehicle of Tr

Last rite of MLA Ravi Shankar Tripathy

Ambikapur, April 10, 2010: In the presence of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and a host of dignitaries from various walks of life the last rite of Bhatgaon MLA Ravi Shankar Tripathy was performed

Gram Suraj-A campaign of farmers, villagers: Raman

Raipur, April 11, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief minister Dr Raman Singh today expressed deep faith on the gram Suraj Abhiyan and said the main reason of the campaign was to evaluate the proper impleme

Govt official suspend

Mahasamund, April 12, 2010: Officials of Mahasamund district was seems not taking the directive of the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh seriously on the Gram Suraj Abhiyan. The state Governmen

Cong involves in politics on unity and integrity: BJP

Raipur, April 13, 2010: Chhattisgarh BJP today accused the Congress party of involved in politics on the core issues of unity and integrity of the country. Congress was conspiring to divide

Sub Engineer Suspend

Mahasamund, April 14, 2010: A Sub Engineer of the Irrigation Department was suspended today for dereliction of duty during the Gram Suraj Abhiyan of the Chhattisgarh government. S K Khandel

Nankiram reaches Chintalnar massacre site

Jagdalpur, April 15, 2010: Ten days after the killing of 76 policemen in the hand of Maoists, Chhattisgarh Home Minister Nanki Ram Kanwar today reached the massacre area. The forces have f

Chintalnar death due to bullets, bombs and grenades: Chidambaram

New Delhi, April 15, 2010: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram today said preliminary inquiries have revealed that the deaths of 76 policemen in Chintalnar area of Dantewada district on April 6 wer

Raman demands all party meeting on Dantewada massacre

Raipur, April 16, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief minister Dr Raman Singh today demanded the Centre to convene an all party meeting on the April 6 Dantewada massacre in which 76 CRPF and state police pe

CM for strict vigil on Industry

Raipur, April 17, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today asked his officials to keep a close watch on the illegal use of water by the industries in the state. Providing drin

Maoists fired at Rammohan probe team in Dantewada

Dantewada, April 17, 2010: Maoists today fired gun shots targetting a high level central team which was probing the April 6 Chintalnar incident in which 76 CRPF and state policemen were killed by

BJP charges Cong of not supporting it on naxal issue

Raipur, April 18, 2010: Ruling BJP in Chhattisgarh today accused the Congress party of not supporting it on its fight against the naxalites. BJP wanted a decisive fight on the naxal issue b

Train derails in Naxal hit Bastar

Jagdalpur, April 19, 2010: Iron ore laden goods train was derailed today in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, railway authority said. Including Engine, 17 wagons of the goods train were dera

Heat wave to continue in Chhattisgarh: Met Dept

Raipur, April 19, 2010: Bad news for the people of Chhattisgarh. Heat wave condition would continue at least for two more days with Raipur has the highest temperature of 44.2 degree Celsius.

Raman bans foreign trip by Ministers, Officials

Raipur, April 19, 2010: Looking into the condition of the state exchequer, the BJP government in Chhattisgarh has put a ban for one year of the foreign trip by the Ministers and the officials of

Raman extends duration of Gram Suraj

Raipur, April 20, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today extended the duration of the Gram Suraj Abhiyan for one more day. As per the official order, Gram Suraj Abhiyan would now be continued

152 Annapurna Dal Bhat Centre in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 21, 2010: In an attempt to provide food in a very reasonable rate, a total of 152 Annapurna Dal Bhat Centre were currently being run in Chhattisgarh, officials said today. Suc

Drinking Water in 32,700 schools of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 22, 2010: Chhattisgarh has created a record by proving safe drinking water to over 32,700 schools of in the state. Through hand pumps the Public Health Engineering Department

Wanted Naxal leaders surrender in Bijapur

Jagdalpur, April 23, 2010: Three naxals wanted in several cases were today surrendered before the District Superintendent of Police Bijapur. LOS Commander Yalam Ramesh alias Dillip (Age 23)

Devp should reach far off places: Raman

Raipur, April 24, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today stressed for taking the developmental works to the far off places of the state. There should not have double standar

Raman thanks villagers for success of Gram Suraj

Raipur, April 25, 2010: Lot of awareness has been created about various government welfare schemes because of gram Suraj Abhiyamn, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said. The

Digvijay involved in double speak: Raman

Raipur, April 26, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has accused the AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh of involved in "double speak" and "intellectually dishonest". In rea

Cong opposes Raman's statement on Digvijay

Raipur, April 27, 2010: Chhattisgarh Congress today raised objection to the statement of Chief Minister Raman Singh accusing AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh of involved in double speak an

Solar power to Sarguja Collectorate

Ambikapur, April 28, 2010: In a step towards energy conservation, the offices of the District Collector Sarguja would now be powered through solar energy, officials said today. The Chamber

Mosquito net through ration shop

Raipur, April 29, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government has decided to distribute mosquito nets through the ration shops in the state. The health department has decided to distribute mosquito nets

7 killed, 30 injured in road mishap in Raipur

Raipur, April 30, 2010: Seven passengers were killed today and about 30 injured, seven of them seriously, when a bus and a matador collided head on in the Raipur Bilaspur road, police said.

Census-2011 starts today

Raipur, May 01, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today clarified that the information gathered during the Census 2011 cannot be used for legal purpose. For making a National Population Registe

Rations airdropped at CRPF Camp in Dantewada

Dantewada, May 2, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government has deployed helicopters to supply rations to the CRPF camps after Maoists looted daily needs meant for the security forces in insurgent hit areas

HONEY, I SUNK BASTAR: An article by Dr Raman Singh

Raipur, May 3, 2010: After intense war of words between two times Chief Ministers of undivided Madhya Pradesh and new Chhattisgarh, Digvijay Singh and Dr Raman Singh respectively, ChhattisgarhTop

Karma demands start of Salwa Judum

Raipur, May 4, 2010: Senior Congress leader Mahendra Karma today demanded start of Salwa Judum in naxal hit areas of Chhattisgarh. In the wake of step up violence from the Maoists side, Kar

Short of 1100 doctors in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, May 5, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today said it has a shortage of at least 1100 doctors in the state. Chhattisgarh has a shortage of 1100 doctors and the state government was doi

Ramesh Bais to spoil other's scope

Raipur, May 6, 2010: Ruling BJP in Chhattisgarh was grappling with the situation to select its next state President even after former Union Minister Ramesh Bais openly came forward about his will

3 killed, 32 injured in SECL Coal Mine Blast

Korba, May 6, 2010: At least three miners were killed and a 32 injured today in a blast took place in one of the coal mines of the South Eastern Coalfield Limited, its Chairman cum Managing Dire

KDP Rao removed from Board of Secondary Education

Raipur, May 7, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today removed KDP Rao from the Board of Secondary Education and Professional Examination Board as posted him as Secretary cum Commi

6 missing, 6 killed 32 injured in coal mine accident

Korba, May 7, 2010: The death toll in the worst ever coal mine disaster in Chhattisgarh in Korea district had gone up to six, where as authorities said at least six members of the rescue team was

6 CRPF men killed as Maoists blow off security vehicle

Dantewada, May 8, 2010: A month after killing 76 security personnel in Central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, the Maoists today ambushed a vehicle of the Central Reserve Police Force and killed at

8 CRPF Jawans killed in Naxal ambush (Update)

Dantewada, May 8, 2010: Maoists today triggered a powerful land mine blast on a National Highway killing eight CRPF personnel in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said. "In total Eigh

High Alert in Chhattisgarh after fresh naxal violence

Raipur, May 9, 2010: All the police forces in Chhattisgarh have been put on high alert today after intelligence inputs suggested more attacks by Maoists after they killed eight CRPF personnel in a

Coal Mine accident: 2 bodies of rescue team recover

Korba, May 10, 2010: Rescue team have recovered two bodies of a previous rescue team, which went inside the Anjan hill underground coal mine of the South Eastern Coalfield Limited on May 6 last

Let Army handle Maoist violence: Home Minister

Raipur, May 10, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today urged the Centre to consider deploying army to fight Maoists after successive killing by the naxalites in the state. "Looking into the cu

2 Powerful live Landmines recover

Dantewada, May 10, 2010: Chhattisgarh police today recovered two powerful landmines in a National Highway in Dantewada district, only two days after a powerful IED blast in another National Highw

Ram Sewak Painkra new state BJP President

Raipur, May 10, 2010: Defeated MLA candidate Ram Sewak Painkra was today unanimously elected as the next state President of the Chhattisgarh BJP. Central observer and Orissa BJP President J

Death toll reaches 10 in SECL Coal mine blast

Korba, May 11, 2010: The death toll in the worst ever Coal mine disaster in Chhattisgarh has gone up to 10 with recovery of four bodies of the rescue team in the Anjan Hill underground coal mine

Raman favours growth in trade and industry

Raipur, May 11, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief minister Dr Raman Singh today stressed for growth in trade and industry in the state saying the growth of both the sectors would help the state in its dev

3 Children drown in Chhattisgarh

Korba, May 12, 2010: Three children of various age groups were drowned in a pond in Korea district of Chhattisgarh, local Administration said today. Among the killed children are two girls

Ritu Sain new Collector Korea

Raipur, May 12, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today shifted Alok Awasthi to the State Secretariat and in his place posted Ritu Sain. Sain, a 2003 batch direct recruit off

All bodies of rescue team from SECL Coal mine recover

Korba, May 12, 2010: A total of 11 dead bodies have been recovered from the underground Anjan Hill coal mine of the South Eastern Coalfields Limited, located at Korea district of Chhattisgarh, af

Raman for all steps to preserve water

Raipur, May 13, 2010: Looking into huge shortage of water in Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today stressed for taking all steps to preserve water. A massive campaign would be ca

Violent protest against Industry

Raigarh, May 13, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government might be thinking of achieving rapid growth through large industries but in many places people have now refused to welcome them in their villages a

Heat Wave to continue in Chhattisgarh: Weather Dept

Raipur, May 14, 2010: The current spell of heat wave condition would continue for some more days, the Weather Department said today. Heat wave condition was prevailing in many parts of Chha

Two dozen people arrest for violent protest against Industry

Raigarh, May 14, 2010: Chhattisgarh police has arrested about two dozen people in connection with the violent protest in Darramuda village against the setting up of SPS Power Industries in that

3 days state mourning on death of Shekhawat

Raipur, May 15, 2010: BJP Government in Chhattisgarh today declared a three day state mourning for the sudden demise of former Vice President Bhairo Singh Shekhawat. Chhattisgarh would obse

Maoists kill 8, abduct 3 in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, May 16, 2010: In a renewed violence in Chhattisgarh, the Maoists have killed at least eight villagers, accusing them as police informers and abducted three persons, where as police have s

20 killed as Maoists land mined Passenger bus

Dantewada, May 17, 2010: Maoists today land mined a fully loaded passenger bus in Dantewada district killing about 20 of its passengers, including some policemen. The Maoists have exploded

30 killed as Naxals explodes passenger bus (Updated)

Dantewada, May 17, 2010: At least 30 people were killed today after the Maoists exploded a passenger bus in the black top Sukma-Dantewada road triggering a land mine, police said. "We have

35 killed, 15 injured as naxal explodes bus: Raman (2nd Update)

Raipur, May 17, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today confirmed that at least 35 people were killed and 15 injured as the Maoists land mined and blown up a passenger bus in Dante

Final toll 31 killed 35 injured in Chingabaram Bus blast

Raipur, May 18, 2010: The Police authority have today clarified that a total of 31 people were killed and 35 injured in the incident yesterday in which the Maoists had land mined a passenger bus

Raman rehabilitates 9 BJP leaders

Raipur, May 26, 2010: Over a year after the state Assembly election, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today rehabilitated nine of his party leaders in various corporations or state publ

Shower drop temperature in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, May 27, 2010: Chhattisgarh has been experiencing rainfall since yesterday bringing down the mercury to a tolerate level in some parts of the state. North and south of Chhattisgarh w

CBI takes remand of SECL CMD

Raipur, May 27, 2010: Central Bureau of Investigation today taken into transit remand of the Chairman cum Managing Director of the South East Coalfields Limited and one Vijendra Singh on corrupti

Scores killed as train hit derailed train

Raipur/Bilaspur, May 28, 2010: Scores of passengers were killed today and over hundred injured when a speedy express train derailed in West Bengal and subsequently hit by another train. Mao

Dayaldas Baghel takes oath as Minister

Raipur, May 28, 2010: Second time legislator Dayal Das Baghel was today appointed as the Industry and Commerce Minister by the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh. Governor Shekhar Dutt today adm

List of Passengers Injured in Derailed Jnaneswari Express

Bilaspur, May 28, 2010: Following are the list of passengers who were injured in the derailment of the 2102 Jnaneswari Express. Maoists have carried out a blast on the track between Khemaso

People must have participation in govt schemes: Guv

Bhopal, May 29, 2010: Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt today stressed for participation of the people in government schemes to achieve total success. Addressing a workshop on Good Governa

Things not right in Women and Child Welfare Dept

Raipur, May 30, 2010: It seems things are not in the right direction in the state Women and Child Welfare Department as during a review it came to fore that the Departmental officials were not ta

IAS Nand Kumar Relieved from Chhattisgarh

Raipur, May 31, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today relieved 1989 batch IAS officer Nand Kumar from the Chhattisgarh Cadre. Nand Kumar is a Maharashtra Cadre IAS, who was on deputation for

Shivraj Singh new Planning Board Dy Chairman

Raipur, June 1, 2010: Former Chief Secretary Shivraj Singh was today appointed as the Deputy Chairman of State Planning Board and also Advisor to the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh. The care

Policing in India a difficult task: Chidambaram

Raipur, June 02, 2010: Government of India today admitted facing problems in policing the country due to troubled neighbourhood, insufficient police personnel and ill-equipped forces. "Poli

PHE Kawardha EE, Kathghora SDO Suspend

Bilaspur, June 03, 2010: Chhattisgarh Administration has suspended the Public Health Engineering Executive Engineer of Kawardha G R Lakhera and Kathghora Sub Divisional Officer A L Sheikh.

Centre releases Rs 105 cr for Chhattisgarh PMGSY

Raipur, June 03, 2010: Government of India today sanctioned Rs 105 crore to construction of roads under the Pradhan Mantra Gram Sadak Yojana, officials said. Central Ministry of Rural Devel

Raman's father passes away

Raipur, June 04, 2010: Vighna Haran Singh, father of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh passed away today. After a brief illness the father of the Chief Minister passed away at abou

CM's Father consigns to flame

Kawardha, June 04, 2010: An ardent follower of Swamy Vivekanand, Vighna Haran Singh, father of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, was today consigned to flame in an emotionally charged a

HTC launches HTC Smart in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, June 05, 2010: Global Smartphone designer HTC Corporation today announced the launch of cost effective priced less than Rs 10,000 HTC Smart in Chhattisgarh. HTC Smart is the first e

Monsoon advances over Peninsular India after temporary stagnation: IMD

Raipur, June 05, 2010: The monsoon will cover the entire southern and eastern India in the next two weeks, the Indian Meteorological Department said today. Monsoon would revive over Kerala

Samata Express derail in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, June 06, 2010: Samata Express train was today derailed in Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh, Railway officials said. "Six wheels of the engine of the 2808 Samata Express Train jum

Condolence Meeting at CM House on Tuesday

Raipur, June 06, 2010: A condolence meeting would be held at Chief Minister Residence to pay homage to Vighna Haran Singh, father of Chief minister Dr Raman Singh. "A condolence meeting wil

Sai, Kidwai elected to Rajya Sabha

Raipur, June 07, 2010: Former BJP State President Nand Kumar Sai and senior Congress leader Mohsina Kidwai are all set to be elected to the Rajya Sabha from Chhattisgarh without going for any pol

15 Policemen killed in Maoists Ambush

Raipur, June 29, 2010: Fifteen Police personnel were killed and five injured today in an ambush of the Maoists in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh, police said. "Several armed Maoists to

Maoists massacre 26 Policemen in Narayanpur dist (Update)

Raipur, June 29, 2010: At least 26 security personnel were massacred today and several policemen sustained gun shut injuring in an ambush and subsequent gun battle with the Maoists in Narayanpur

50,000 Maoists active in Bastar: Raman

New Delhi, July 14, 2010: Maoists wanted to convert Bastar as their base area and about 50,000 of them are active in that region, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh told a meeting on naxalites, chair

Chhattisgarh to recruit 3000 SPOs

New Delhi, July 14, 2010: In a major development, Chhattisgarh Government today got the approval for recruitment of 3000 Special Police officers or SPOs in the naxal affected areas of the state.

2 killed, 1 injured in Jindal plant mishap

Raigarh, July 14, 2010: Two of the workforce of the Jindal Steel and Power Limited were killed today and one labourer injured after a cylinder blast in its Raigarh plant, police said. Due t

Raman meets President Pratibha Patil

New Delhi, July 15, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today met the President Pratibha Patil and discussed about the situation in the naxal affected areas of the state. It wa

3 New Counter Insurgency Schools open in Chhattisgarh

Raigarh, July 15, 2010: For a better fight against the terrorist and Maoists, three Counter Insurgency Schools were started in Chhattisgarh today. The three Counter Insurgency and Anti-Terr

Jindal manager arrested for plant mishap

Raigarh, July 16, 2010: Chhattisgarh police have arrested one of the top officials of the Jindal Steel and Power Limited on charge of death due to negligence after two of the employees were kille

First ever Pisciculture college opens in Chhattisgarh by Raman

Kawardha, July 16, 2010: Chhattisgarh has a great potential for pisciculture to change the life of the people, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said here today. After inaugurating the firs

Rs 156 cr ambitious water supply project for New Capital

Raipur, July 16, 2010: Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt and Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh would lay the foundation stone tomorrow for the Rs 156.23 Crore ambitious water supply scheme for the n

Show cause notices to education officers

Ambikapur, July 17, 2010: It seems the practices of the official of Sarguja region of remaining absent from their office with out taking leave was not changing and in a similar case, two of the

Vishwa Ranjan is not listening: Special DG CRPF Vijay Raman

Raipur, July 17, 2010: Adding one more chapter on the unsuccessful policing in Maoist hit Chhattisgarh, the Special Director General of CRPF Vijay Raman has reportedly accused the state Director

CPCC leaders meet Sonia

Raipur, July 17, 2010: Congress leaders from Chhattisgarh have urged AICC President Sonia Gandhi to visit the naxal infested state, party leaders said here today. PCC President Dhanendra Sa

New Capital extension of current Raipur: Raman

Raipur, July 17, 2010: Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt today laid the foundation stone for an ambitious Rs 156 crore water supply scheme for the new capital and said the future generation woul

Population of New Raipur in 2031 to touch 5.60 Lakh

Raipur, July 17, 2010: About after 20 years the population of the new capital project would be around 5.60 lakh , officials said today. The population of Naya Raipur would be around 5.60

CPI asks PM to stop atrocities of Police in Bastar

Raipur, July 17, 2010: Communist Party of India has reportedly urged Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to take steps in putting a halt to the atrocities by police and security forces on people and

Naxal poster in Chhattisgarh Railway Station

Rajnandgaon, July 18, 2010: Maoists have put up their posters and banners in a railway station located on the main Mumbai Howrah line in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said today.

Chhattisgarh files case against Power plant of MP Naveen Jindal

Raigarh, July 18, 2010: The Chhattisgarh Government has filed a case against the Congress MP led Jindal Power Limited, located here at Raigarh district, for grossly violating the Environmental Ac

7 Dist in Chhattisgarh naxal infested: Officials

Ambikapur, July 18, 2010: The Government of India believed that only seven of the districts of Chhattisgarh are infested by Maoist. Currently 33 districts of the country are hit by left win

India Today Editor Jagdish Upasane bereaves

Raipur, July 19, 2010: Duttatreya Upasane, prominent activist and father of India Today Executive Editor Jagdish Upasane passed away today at a local hospital here. Duttatreya is also the f

Archaeological survey of Rajnandgaon soon: Admn

Rajnandgaon, July 20, 2010: Chhattisgarh Administration has decided to conduct an archaeological survey of Rajnandgaon district to document its historical importance. The archaeological mat

CPRF DG Meets Raman Singh

Raipur, July 20, 2010: Special Director General of CRPF Vijay Raman today met the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and discussed about the anti-naxal operation in Chhattisgarh. Interestingly t

Anti Corruption recovers Rs 4 Cr properties from Excise Sub Inspector

Raipur/Bhilai, Rajnandgaon, July 20, 2010: The sleuths of Chhattisgarh Anti-Corruption Bureau today raided the premises of an Excise Sub Inspector of the Chhattisgarh Government and claimed to ha

Prohibition order clamps in State Assembly

Raipur, July 21, 2010: Chhattisgarh Administration has claimed prohibition in and around the state assembly area banning all kind of gathering, meeting, rally and protest march till August 3, off

DTH under Entertainment tax net

Raipur, July 21, 2010: Bad news for the users of the Direct to Home service in Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh Government had brought DTH under the entertainment tax net like the cable service,

Bipin Majhi new CEO Mahasamund

Raipur, July 21, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today issued the posting order of 11 state civil service officials, while making Bipin Majhi as the Chief Executive Officer of the Zilla Panchayat M

Cabinet okay Chhattisgarh Construction Academy

Raipur, July 21, 2010: Chhattisgarh cabinet, led by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today approved a proposal to form Chhattisgarh Construction Academy here in the state. The Chhattisgarh Con

Yoga in the curriculum from Standard IX to XII

Bilaspur, July 22, 2010: Yoga has been incorporated in the syllabus from the Class ninth to twelve in Chhattisgarh, officials said today. Yoga would be taught in the standard nine to twelve

Raman new President of Chhattisgarh Olympic Association

Raipur, July 22, 2010: After a lot of drama with in the Chhattisgarh Olympic Association, the office bearers of various sports organisations today elected State Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh as i

All leaves cancelled during Assembly Session: Admn

Jashpurnagar, July 23, 2010: Chhattisgarh Administration has decided not to sanction leave during the state assembly session, which was starting from July 26. Between July 26 and August 3,

Farmers Union threatens agitation

Raipur, July 23, 2010: The Farmers union of Chhattisgarh had threatened to launch an agitation against the state BJP government if their demands are not fulfilled. Besides giving arrears on

Hike in petro prices to give benefit to Ambani: Raman Singh

Raipur, July 23, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today pulled up the Manmohan Singh government at the Centre accusing it had increased the prices of petrol and diesel to solely g

Chhattisgarh makes Minimum wage Rs 145

Raipur, July 24, 2010: Chhattisgarh government has increased the minimum wage Rs 145 in the state. As per the notification for the new wages of the labourers, the state government has fix

DME Dr Adile suspend

Raipur, July 24, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today suspended the Director Medical Education Dr S L Adile, who has been accused of using forged documents for the admission of his daughter in the

Jagat Prakash Nadda new BJP state In-charge

New Delhi, July 24, 2010: An unknown BJP leader Jagat Prakash Nadda was today appointed by the BJP high command as the in-charge of Chhattisgarh state. The BJP leadership had changed the st

Museum in Danteswari temple

Dantewada, July 25, 2010: It has been proposed to construct a museum within the premises of the famous Danteswari temple to preserve the materials of the archaeological importance, officials said

Appointment of 2 new Dy Collectors

Raipur, July 26, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government has promoted two Tehsildar as the Deputy Collectors and posted them in two far off places from the state capital. Tehsildars Hari Charan Nag a

Fresh posting of 2 IAS

Raipur, July 26, 2010: Chhattisgarh government today issued the posting of two of its promoted IAS officers. As per the General Administration Department order Secretary of the Chhattisgarh

House pay tributes to Sekhawat, MLA Ravi Shankar Tripathy

Raipur, July 26, 2010: Chhattisgarh Assembly today paid rich tributes to Ravi Shankar Tripathy, a sitting MLA of the ruling party and former Vice President Bhairon Singh Sekhawat among others and

12 ton vehicles ban on Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak

Raipur, July 26, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today ban plying of vehicles of more than 12 tonnes on any of the roads constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana in Bastar district.

Uproar in Chhattisgarh Assembly on Naxal issue

Raipur, July 27, 2010: Opposition Congress members today did not allow the house to transact normal business demanding immediate discussion on the stepped up naxal violence in the state, forcing

Magistrate probe into death of undertrial

Bilaspur, July 27, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government has appointed a magistrate to probe the death of an undertrial Sant Kumar Lahare during treatment. Joint Collector and Executive Magistrate

Rs 984 Cr first Supplementary Budget

Raipur, July 28, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief minister Dr Raman Singh today moved the first supplementary budget of over Rs 984 crore in the state assembly. As the Finance Minister, Singh moved

Cong demands rice to APL family under BPL rates

Raipur, July 29, 2010: Champion of the Re 1 rice scheme, the BJP government in Chhattisgarh was today completely outsmart by the opposition on the issue of providing subsidised rice to the famili

Death in Dantewada, Bijapur echo in Chhattisgarh Assembly

Raipur, July 30, 2010: The issue of death of several people in various diseases was today echoed in the Chhattisgarh assembly. Immediately after the question hour, the leader of opposition

Himsikhar Gupta posted as CEO Mahasamund

Raipur, July 31, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today affected the posting of one IAS and two state civil servants in the state and made Himsikhar Gupta as the Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Offi

Narayan Chandel to be 4th Deputy Speaker of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, August 01, 2010: Narayan Prasad Chandel would be the fourth Deputy Speaker of the 91-member Chhattisgarh Assembly. Banwari Lal Agrawal of BJP was the first Deputy Speaker, who held

Hooliganism by Bajrangi, Dharmasena on Friendship Day

Raipur, August 02, 2010: After the hooliganism by the members of the Dharam Sena and Bajrang Dal yesterday during Friendship Day were echoed in Chhattisgarh Assembly, the government today suspend

Narayan Chandel defeats Dharamjeet to become Dy Speaker

Raipur, August 2, 2010: BJP Leader Narayan Prasad Chandel today defeated Dharamjeet Singh of Congress to become the Deputy Speaker of the Chhattisgarh Assembly. Bahujan Samaj Party had deci

59 killed in 3 months of various diseases

Raipur, August 03, 2010: At least 59 people were killed of various diseases in the last three months, including 52 of dysentery, the Chhattisgarh Assembly was informed today. Between March

Fierce gun battle among police, Maoists in Dantewada

Dantewada, August 04, 2010: A large number of armed naxalites and an elite force were locked in a fierce gun battle today in the woods of Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh, police said. "P

Action against illegal occupant of Govt quarters

Kanker, August 05, 2010: Amid reports of several government quarters illegally been occupied by unauthorised persons, the district administration of Kanker has initiated action on the matter, off

Ex Min D P Dhritlehere joins Swabhiman Manch

Raipur, August 06, 2010: Former Minister and prominent Scheduled Caste leader Dehru Prasad Dhritlehere today joined the Tarachand Sahu led Swabhiman Manch. Dhritlehere was in Congress and w

Now a committee to set up University

Raipur, August 06, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today set up a committee, led by his advisor Shivraj Singh to set up Kamdhenu University in the state. A six member commi

Notification for Gariabandh Police District

Raipur, August 06, 2010: To combat naxal menace, Chhattisgarh Government today issued the notification for the formation of Gariabandh as a separate police district. Gariabandh has been car

Integrated Action Plan for red districts

New Delhi, August 07, 2010: To develop infrastructure in 35 naxal hit districts of the country, the Centre would soon approve an Integrated Action Plan, including a financial aid of Rs 13,742 cr

BJP warns its leaders not to talk to Media

Raipur, August 07, 2010: Amid growing dissidence within the ruling BJP, its top leaders today warned its cadre not to go to media revealing the internal affairs of the party. BJP National G

A M Juri new SP of CM Security

Raipur, August 07, 2010: A M Jury today took over as the new Chief of the CM Security in Chhattisgarh. In a function the staff of the CM Secretariat and gave a memorable farewell to Dr Sanj

Bagicha CMO is dead

Raipur, August 08, 2010: Chief Municipal Officer of Bagicha in Jashpur district Lal Mohan Singh Rajput was killed in a road accident, officials said today. Rajput had come to Pathalgaon, d

177 villagers from Janjgir in Leh: Admn

Raipur, August 09, 2010: In search of bread and butter a total of 177 people had gone to Leh of Jammu and Kashmir from Janjgir-Champa district, the local administration said. After worst di

Manoj Pingua moves to America for one year

Jagdalpur, August 10, 2010: Senior IAS officer and Bastar divisional Commissioner Manoj Kumar Pingua is shifting to United States of America for one year on study purpose. The state governm

BSP pulled up for violating rules

Raipur, August 11, 2010: Chhattisgarh government has pulled up the Bhilai Steel Plant officials for violating the labour rules. Principal Secretary Labour Vivek Dhand yesterday called a me

K Srinivasulu new Commissioner Bastar

Raipur, August 12, 2010: Chhattisgarh government today affected the posting of six IAS officers and one state civil service officer and K Srinivasulu has been asked to replace Manoj Kumar Pingua

Kaushik to hoist tricolour at Bilaspur, Chandel at Sarguja

Raipur, August 13, 2010: Chhattisgarh Assembly Speaker Dharam Lal Kaushik would hoist the National flag at Bilaspur where as newly elected Deputy Speaker Narayan Chandel would unfurl the tri-colo

New Experiment: Govt English medium schools in Sarguja

Ambikapur, August 14, 2010: In a new experiment, Chhattisgarh government has given approval for start of Government English medium schools in 11 blocks of Sarguja district, officials said today.

Raman distributes Rs 1500 crore agriculture loan

Raipur, August 15, 2010: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today unfurling the National Flag at Chhattisgarh capital said agriculture loan distribution has increased ten times from Rs 150 crore to Rs

Devlal Dugga humiliated at Raj Bhawan

Raipur, August 15, 2010: Prominent BJP tribal leader and a cabinet minister ranked Scheduled Tribe Commission Chairman Devlal Dugga was not allowed to enter the Raj Bhawan in his marked vehicle t

Shyam Dhavade joins as CEO Jashpur

Jashpurnagar, August 16, 2010: Shyam Dhavade today joined as the Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer of Jashpur District. Dhavade was earlier posted as the Zilla Panchayat CEO of Mahasa

Rs 2,000 to Chhattisgarh labourers injured at Leh

Janjgir-Champa, August 16, 2010: Chhattisgarh Food and Civil Supply Minister Punnu Lal Mohile met the people, whose family members were killed or injured in the cloud burst at Leh and announced t

Grand celebration of tenth anniversary of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, August 16, 2010: A meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, today decided to celebrate the tenth anniversary in a grand scale. This year the state would be completed ten y

Naveen Jindal calls for checking population growth

Raigarh, August 16, 2010: Congress MP Naveen Jindal has called for spearheading a campaign against the uncontrolled growth of population in the country. Unfurling the Tri-Colour at the Raig

Governor invites humiliated Devlal Dugga to Raj Bhawan

Raipur, August 17, 2010: Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt today invited prominent BJP tribal leader and Scheduled Tribe Commission Chairman Devlal Dugga to Raj Bhawan, two days after he was not

3 Chhattisgarh officers demote

Raipur, August 18, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today said it had demoted three of the officials of the Agriculture Department, taking advantage of the wrong policy who had been enjoying higher

Magistrate probe of unnatural death of convict prisoner

Raipur, August 18, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today announced the name of the magistrate, who would probe the unnatural death of a convicted prisoner. Madho Singh, aged 39, a resident of

EOW raid on Assistant Engg Chandel

Raipur, August 18, 2010: The sleuth from Economic Offence Wing of Chhattisgarh Government today raided the residence and other premises of an Assistant Engineer with the Irrigation Department J S

Dr Salim Raj becomes National Treasurer

Raipur, August 19, 2010: The prominent Muslim face of Chhattisgarh Dr Salim Raj has been appointed as the National Treasurer of the BJP Minority Cell. Salim Raj has been appointed as the Tr

CM Okays Transfer list of DFOs

Raipur, August 19, 2010: The list of Divisional Forest Officers is ready and any time the Chhattisgarh Government could release the transfer list, top sources said today. Before leaving for

RDA to construct Rs 26 cr ring road on Kamal Vihar

Raipur, August 19, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today said a proposal has been approved to construct a ring road at the Kamal Vihar Project at the cost of Rs 26 crore. It is expected that

3 Pollution industries close down

Raipur, August 20, 2010: After a long gap, Chhattisgarh Government today ordered for close down of three polluting industries in the Siltara industrial area of Raipur District. Housing and

Jindal gets land for Steel and Iron Ore Mine Project in Bolivia

New Delhi, August 20, 2010: Jindal Steel, Bolivia, a subsidiary of Parliament member Naveen Jindal led Jindal Steel & Power Limited has secured the land to start its 2.1 billion dollar steel and

Vigilance Committee on PDS to make public hearing in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, August 21, 2010: The Central Vigilance Committee, under the Chairmanship of Justice D P Wadhwa, would be on a five-day tour of Chhattisgarh from August 24 to make public hearing on the Pu

BJP MLA Madan Lal Sahu passes away

Raipur, August 22, 2010: BJP MLA from Sanjori (Balod) in Durg District of Chhattisgarh Madan Lal Sahu passed away today after a massive heart attack. After he felt uncomfortable while attend

Health Card to 6 million students of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, August 23, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government has decided to launch a campaign for a free health check up to 60 lakh school students of the state. The health check up would be carried o

MLA Sahu consign to flame

Raipur, August 23, 2010: BJP MLA from Sanjari Balod of Durg District Madan Lal Sahu was today consigned to flame in the presence of a huge crowd. Sahu suffered a massive heart attack and di

What went wrong with Ramesh Kumar, IAS

Raipur, August 23, 2010: What happened with Senior IAS P Ramesh Kumar, who is on deputation from West Bengal? Otherwise, he would not have been given a department like Village Industry (Gramodyog

Shocking reject to BALCO own Vedanta in Orissa

New Delhi, August 24, 2010: In a shock to BALCO owned VEDANTA, the Centre today rejected the Vedanta mining project in Orissa's Niyamgiri Hills and was examining penal action against the Anil Agr

20,000 girls become computer literate in Bilaspur

Bilaspur, August 24, 2010: About 20,000 girl students have become computer literate in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh, officials said today. Compared to the figure of 15,464 of 2008-2009

Largest Rakhi of world at Bastar

Raipur, August 25, 2010: A ten feet diameter Rakhi, said to be the largest of the world, was tied to a Sal tree brother by the members of a local eco club and forest officials of Kondagaon town o

Gadkari to lay foundation for multi-crore high tech BJP office

Raipur, August 25, 2010: BJP National President Nitin Gadkari would be coming to Raipur on September 3 to lay the foundation stone for the multi-crore rupees high tech headquarters building for t

41 RD officials suspend

Raipur, August 26, 2010: Chhattisgarh government has suspended 41 employees and officials of the Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Department for not joining at their new place of positing.

Bedi OSD in IIM Raipur

Raipur, August 26, 2010: Chhattisgarh Government today appointed J S Bedi as the Officer on Special Duty for the proposed Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur. Bedi has been appointe

164 truck loads of 900 Tons explosives missing from Madhya Pradesh: Police

Bhopal, August 27, 2010: Madhya Pradesh police today said at least 164 truck loads of high grade explosives went missing during transportation from neighbouring Rajasthan to the Central Indian st

Sarguja Transport Office set on fire

Ambikapur, August 27, 2010: Some unidentified miscreants have set the Regional Transport office of Ambikapur on fire, officials said today. For the second time the Ambikapur RTO office has

Centre approves 3000 more SPOs, more payment

Raipur, August 27, 2010: Government of India has given permission to Chhattisgarh to recruit 3000 more Special Police Officers and also increase central assistance to them by Rs 900 per month.

Magistrate probe starts on killing of 76 policemen by Maoists at Tadmetla

Dantewada, August 28, 2010: The Magistrate probe was started today to ascertain the causes, responsible for the killing of 76 policemen in the hand of Maoists on April 6, at Tadmetla, Chintalnar

Maoists kill 5 Policemen in Kanker

Kanker, August 29, 2010: A large number of Maoists today targetted for the first time the personnel of the Border Security Force and killed three of them, besides two state police in Durg Kondal

Arun Dev Gautam new IGP Bilaspur

Raipur, August 30, 2010: An honest police officer Arun Dev Gautam was today appointed as the new Inspector General of Police of Bilaspur range. Home Minister Nanki Ram Kanwar this evening c

Government looking into Wireless purchase episode

Raipur, August 31, 2010: On purchase of crore rupees worth of wireless sets for the police forces, an attempt was being made to compromise on the quality and cost, a top government functionary ha

Dial US or Canada at just 1 paisa per sec

Raipur, September 01, 2010: Videocon Mobile Services has introduced a new service in Chhattisgarh and other circle of India making the call charges to United States of America and Canada as low

Narayan Singh becomes Principal Secretary

Raipur, September 02, 2010: Controversial IAS officer Narayan Singh was today given promotion as the Principal Secretary by the Government of Chhattisgarh. Singh, a batch mate of the curren

Controversy over Journalism University

Raipur, September 03, 2010: A huge controversy has been erupted in Chhattisgarh after the state Government did not mention the names of chancellor or vice chancellor of the Kushabhau Thakre Journ

Bhatgaon Assembly by-poll on October 1

New Delhi, September 03, 2010: The Election Commission today announced the poll schedule for Bhatgaon Assembly by poll and said election would be held on October 1, next for the assembly segment

Half a dozen injured during Gadkari visit

Raipur, September 03, 2010: At least half a dozen BJP activists and leaders were injured today when two groups of the ruling party clashed during the visit of BJP National President Nitin Gadkari

Lack of Nirmal Police station claims 2 lives

Raipur, September 12, 2010: Chhattisgarh might have been doing well in sanitation and earned a couple of awards, but lack of toilet facilities in one of its Police station claimed the life of two

Passenger Train derails in Chhattisgarh

Dantewada, September 23, 2010: Amid celebration of the week-long foundation day by the Maoists, a passenger train was derailed today in the violence hit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.

Railways to switch to new numbering system of its Train

New Delhi, September 23, 2010: For easy identification of trains carrying passengers, the Indian Railways was switching to a new numbering system from December 2010. "From December 20, 2010

Maoists blown up bullet proof vehicle, killing 3 cops

Rajnandgaon, October 08, 2010: Maoists today blown up a bullet proof vehicle of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border, killing three security forces, police sai

First gun battle in Mahasamund, 8 Maoists killed

Raipur, October 09, 2010: Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh today witnessed the first ever Maoists related violence and in three separate gun battles in the district today at least eight naxal

Cong agitation soon against Vedanta in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, October 10, 2010: Main opposition Congress party today accused the Anil Agrawal-led Vedanta group of involved in large scale irregularities and said it would soon start an agitation again

7 killed, 26 injured in mishaps in Chhattisgarh

Bilaspur, October 11, 2010: At least seven persons, including five pilgrims were killed today and 26 seriously injured in two separate road accidents in Chhattisgarh, police said. "At least

Blast rocks Chhattisgarh Capital

Raipur, October 31, 2010: A powerful blast rocked the capital city of Chhattisgarh on Sunday, the day when the state completed ten years. "It was a powerful blast carried out in the Press C

9 Maoists killed in gun battle

Dantewada, November 23, 2010: Security forces today shot dead nine Maoists in a fierce gun battle in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said. "At least nine Maoists were killed toda

2 CRPF personnel killed in Maoists blast

Jagdalpur, November 22, 2010: Maoists today blown off a security vehicle in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh killing two CRPF personnel, including one constable, who hails from Rajnandgaon distri

Infant sacrificed in Durg, 5 arrests

Raipur, November 24, 2010: In a bizarre incident a two-year-old boy was allegedly sacrificed by a witch-doctor in Durg district of Chhattisgarh, police said today. "The entire family member

Double human sacrifices in Chhattisgarh

Bhilai, November 25, 2010: Eleven people have been arrested for killing two children to offer sacrifice during occult practice for acquiring good fortune in Durg district of Chhattisgarh, police

Raman takes away Industry Dept from Serjius Minj

Raipur, November 26, 2010: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today took away Commerce and Industry, Public Sector Undertaking Departments and the post of Industry Commissioner from Addit

Life sentence to Binayak Sen, Sanyal, Peejus

Raipur, December 24, 2010: A local court in Raipur today sentenced to life imprisonment eminent rights activist Dr Binayak Sen, Maoist leader Narayan Sanyal and Kolkata based businessman Peejus

New Collector for Bastar, Kawardha, Sarguja

Raipur, January 19, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today shifted the collectors of Bastar, Sarguja and Kawardha, while K Subramanyam has been divested from NREGS. In tot

Hora now enjoys Minister rank

Raipur, January 20, 2011: Senior BJP leader Dilip Singh Hora has been given the status of a Minister rank by his party government in Chhattisgarh, officials said today. State Minority Commi

Govt suspend Executive Engineer

Raipur, January 21, 2011: Chhattisgarh government today suspended an executive engineer of the Public Works Department on allegation of causing loss to the state exchequer. P K Benerjee, E

Maoists abduct 5 Policemen

Jagdalpur, January 25, 2011: Maoist today kidnapped five policemen and a villager in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh amid elaborate security arrangements for the Republic Day. The civi

S B Gandhi becomes Chief Commercial Manager

Bilaspur, February 18, 2011: S B Gandhi today took over the change of the Chief Commercial Manager of the South East Central Railway. Gandhi was earlier posted as the Chief Commercial Manag

Now Rice with Chick pea to poor in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, February 19, 2011: After politically successful subsidised rice to poor families, Chhattisgarh government today decided to give subsidised chick pea to the poor in Bastar region of the st

BJP agitation against inflation, corruption

Raipur, February 20, 2011: Ruling BJP in Chhattisgarh today decided to launch an agitation against Price rise, corruption and black money. Because of the wrong policies by the United Prog

Kumari Sahu takes oath as MLA

Raipur, February 21, 2011: Newly elected BJP MLA Kumari Sahu today took oath as a legislator of Chhattisgarh Assembly. She took oath in the Chhattisgarh assembly immediately after the house

Cong Demands CBI probe of Sushil Pathak murder case

Raipur, February 21, 2011: Main opposition Congress today pulled up the Police Department for having failed to solve the sensational shot dead case of Journalist Sushil Pathak at Bilaspur.

Assembly passes Rs 1149 Cr supplementary Budget

Raipur, February 21, 2011: Just a couple of days before the present of general budget for the financial year 2011-12, Chhattisgarh Assembly today passed the third supplementary budget of Rs 1149

Tuskers kill 26 in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, February 22, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today told the state assembly that the tuskers have killed at least 26 people in the state. Between January 01, 2011 and January 20, 2011,

Mahanadi barrage for Industry: Cong

Raipur, February 22, 2011: Main opposition Congress today accused the BJP Government in Chhattisgarh of constructing barrage in Mahanadi river for the benefit of industries and staged a walkout f

Direction to Suspend Pakhanjur Chief Municipal Officer

Kanker, February 23, 2011: Kanker District Collector Nirmal Kumar Xaxa today ordered suspension of Pakhanjur Chief Municipality Officer L M P Singh. The order for suspension of the Pakhanju

House Committee to probe Watershed works

Raipur, February 23, 2011: A house committee of the Chhattisgarh Assembly would probe the implementation of the integrated watershed management programme and also the works given to the NGOs.

Cong walks out on insufficient action against hoarding

Raipur, February 24, 2011: Main opposition Congress today accused the BJP government Chhattisgarh of not taking sufficient action against the hoarders and price rise and staged a walk out from th

CBI probe into Sushil Pathak murder case

Raipur, February 24, 2011: Chhattisgarh government today announced handing over the sensational shot dead case of eminent journalist of Bilaspur Sushil Pathak to the Central Bureau of Investigati

Rs 3 lakh, Bolero seized from fake RTO

Korba, February 25, 2011: Korba police today arrested two persons, who were allegedly engaged in collection of huge amount of money from trucks in the name of flying squad of Regional Transport O

Raman presents Rs 339 Cr deficit budget in Chhattisgarh Assembly

Raipur, February 26, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today presented an Rs 30725.96 crore annual budget for the fiscal 2011-12 in the state assembly. Among other things the

Chamber welcomes end of check gates

Raipur, February 27, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chamber of Commerce and Industries today welcomed the budget proposal by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh to remove the check gates in the state. It was

Central Budget directionless: Raman

Raipur, February 28, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today termed as directionless the central budget, presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for the fiscal 2011-12 in Lo

Speaker Kaushik unhappy over absent of MLAs

Raipur, March 01, 2011: Chhattisgarh Assembly Speaker Dharam Lal Kaushik today expressed his strong displeasure over the absence of MLAs during question hour. The Speaker expressed his unha

Elephants kill 116 in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, March 01, 2011: At least 116 people were killed in elephants menace since 2005 in Chhattisgarh, the state Assembly was informed today. In the last five years since 2005-06 to 2009-1

Journalist Prem Pathak bereaved

Raipur, March 01, 2011: 100 year old father of eminent Raipur journalist Prem Pathak passed away today evening. Bodhan Prasad Pathak passed away at about 8.30 PM today at his Raipur residen

Unused lands make Governor Dutt unhappy

Jagdalpur, March 02, 2011: The vast track of agricultural land in Chhattisgarh rendered unused has pained the state Governor Shekhar Dutt. About 75 per cent population of the state are livi

Ex FM Ram Chandra Singh Deo in hospital

Raipur, March 03, 2011: The first Finance Minister of Chhattisgarh and eminent Congress leader Ram Chandra Singh Deo has been admitted in a private nursing home after developed health problems.

Cong stall House proceeding over sale of Dam to Pvt Co

Raipur, March 03, 2011: Members of the main opposition Congress today clashed with the ruling BJP in Chhattisgarh assembly over the Rogda Dam of Janjgir Champa district and amid uproar the house

House Committee to probe Rogda Dam Deal

Raipur, March 04, 2011: After two days uproar in Chhattisgarh Assembly, Speaker Dharam Lal Kaushik today announced that a five member committee of the state Assembly would probe the Rogda Dam dea

Cong boycotts Minister Rajesh Munat in Assembly

Raipur, March 04, 2011: Congress members today refused to ask questions to Urban Development Minister Rajesh Munat in Chhattisgarh assembly accusing him of using indecent languages inside the hou

Arjun Singh passes away

New Delhi/Raipur, March 04, 2011: Veteran Congress leader and two time Chief Minister of undivided Madhya Pradesh Arjun Singh passed away today at about 6.15 PM at New Delhi. Former Punjab

Binayak Sen moves Supreme Court

Raipur, March 05, 2011: Civil rights activist Dr Binayak Sen has moved to the Supreme Court against the February 10 order of Chhattisgarh High Court and seeking bail. Sen was sentenced to li

Asha Iqbal passes away

Raipur, March 06, 2011: Asha Iqbal, wife of eminent journalist Asif Iqbal has passed away yesterday. Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today expressed deep sorrow over the sudden demise of Asha

Arjun Singh consign to flame

Bhopal, March 06, 2011: Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and prominent Congress leader Arjun Singh was today consigned to flame. His elder son Abhimanyu Singh performed the last rites i

Chhattisgarh Assembly pays tribute to Arjun Singh

Raipur, March 07, 2011: Chhattisgarh Assembly today paid rich tributes to former Chief Minister of undivided Madhya Pradesh and adjourned the house till tomorrow in respect of the departed soul.

32 cases of police assaulting people

Raipur, March 08, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today admitted in the state assembly that 32 cases had been registered against police of assaulting people in the state. In the year 2009-10

96 foreigners staying in Chhattisgarh illegally: Minister

Raipur, March 08, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today informed the state assembly that 96 foreigners from various nations are currently staying in the state illegally. Illegally 96 foreigne

Dy Speaker Chandel to head Rogda Dam deal probe

Raipur, March 09, 2011: Chhattisgarh Assembly Speaker Dharam Lal Kaushik today announced a five member committee, headed by Deputy Speaker Narayan Chandel, to probe the controversial Rogda Dam de

President Patil to address Chhattisgarh Assembly

Raipur, March 09, 2011: President of India Pratibha Patil would address the Chhattisgarh Assembly. The State assembly has received information that the President has agreed to inaugurate th

MP Baliram Kashyap passes away

Raipur/Jagdalpur, March 10, 2011: One of the prominent tribal leaders of the country and the daring BJP MP from Bastar Baliram Kashyap passed away in the wee hours today. Kashyap was not ke

State with Opportunity, Chhattisgarh: British Dy High Commissioner

Raipur, March 10, 2011: British Deputy High Commissioner in India Sanjay Wadvani today underlined the importance of a closer partnership between United Kingdom and Chhattisgarh saying the decade

Speaker beg apology to end House impasse

Raipur, March 11, 2011: Speaker of Chhattisgarh Assembly Dharam Lal Kaushik today beg apology to end impasse on not asking question to Housing and Environment Minister Rajesh Munat by the members

Binayak Sen bail plea: Apex Court notice to Chhattisgarh

New Delhi, March 11, 2011: The Supreme Court today issued notices to the Government of Chhattisgarh on a petition by civil liberty activist Binayak Sen seeking stay on his life imprisonment and b

PHDCCI organises Post Budget Interaction

Raipur, March 11, 2011: PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry has organised a Post-Budget Interactive Session on Implication of Union Budget 2011, here in Raipur. Addressing the select gatheri

President to visit Chhattisgarh Next Financial year

Raipur, March 12, 2011: President of India Pratibha Patil today told Chhattisgarh Assembly Speaker Dharam Lal Kaushik she would be visiting Chhattisgarh after this month to participate in various

Corporate houses to patronise Sports in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, March 13, 2011: Even though corporate houses have failed to meet the expectation of the commonmen in providing various facilities, but today they have expressed desire to patronise variou

Public Hearing on Polabaram in Chhattisgarh: CM Raman

Raipur, March 14, 2011: Strong opposition to Polabaram Dam by Chhattisgarh and Orissa have started yielding results as the Centre has decided to go for public hearing on the Dam project of the An

3 SPOs killed, 7 injured in gun battle with Maoists

Dantewada, March 14, 2011: Three ill paid Special Police Officers (SPOs) were killed today and seven injured in a gun battle with the Maoists in Chintalnar area of Dantewada district of Chhattisg

Karuna Shukla Election In Charge of Jharkhand

Raipur, March 15, 2011: Former Lok Sabha MP and prominent BJP leader from Chhattisgarh Karuna Shukla was today appointed in charge to conduct organisational election in the neighbouring Jharkhand

PWD to maintain International Cricket Stadium

Raipur, March 16, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today decided to hand over the maintenance of the International Cricket Stadium to the state Public Works Department. From April 1, the PWD w

Chief Security of SECR transfer

Bilaspur, March 17, 2011: Chief Security Commissioner cum Inspector General of South East Central Railways Anil Sharma has been transferred to Central Railways, SECR Sources said today. Sha

Website to showcase History of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, March 18, 2011: A website would soon be created exclusively for showcasing the rich history and archeological importance of Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said today. S

Guv, CM Greets people on Holi

Raipur, March 19, 2011: Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt and Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh have greeted the people on the colour festival of Holi. Let Holi fire burnt the sorrow of people

Tehsildar Suspend

Ambikapur, March 20, 2011: Chhattisgarh Administration has suspended Additional Tehsildar of Samri in Sarguja District Edward Kujur, officials said today. Sarguja Revenue Commissioner Mahes

Eminent journalist Alok Tomar passes away

Raipur, March 21, 2011: Eminent journalist Alok Tomar passed away at New Delhi, officials said today. Tomar died yesterday at a Hospital at New Delhi and his last rite was performed at the

Gram Suraj from April 19

Raipur, March 22, 2011: The Gram Suraj Campaign of Chhattisgarh government would be started from April 19, next, officials said today. The Gram Suraj Abhiyan would start from April 19 and co

Probe orders into alleged burning of 300 houses by Police

Dantewada/Raipur, March 23, 2011: After media widely reported that Koya SPOs had allegedly burnt down the houses and all belonging of about 300 families, spread over three villages, the Dantewada

Farmer commits suicide in Tehsil Office?

Korba, March 24, 2011: A fresh controversy has been erupted in the industrial town of Korba after a farmer committed suicide allegedly in the Tehsil office over acquire of his land for industry.

Cong boycott Assembly proceedings for today

Raipur, March 24, 2011: Members from the main opposition Congress today boycotted the day's proceedings from the Chhattisgarh Assembly over disrespect to their party MLAs. During question h

Pukhraj Bafna conferred Padma Shree

Raipur, March 24, 2011: President of India Pratibha Devisingh Patil today conferred Padma Shree to Dr Pukhraj Bafna of Chhattisgarh. Bafna is an eminent physician of Rajnandgaon district in

Independent probe into arson in Tadmetla & 2 villages allegedly by police

Raipur, March 24, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today expressed deep sorrow over the burning of houses in three villages of Dantewada district and said there would be an indepe

Magistrate probe of Farmer's suicide in Korba

Korba, March 25, 2011: Chhattisgarh Administration today ordered a magistrate probe into the controversial suicide death of a farmer Kartik Ram Ratre. Additional District Collector Abhaya M

Journalist Sunil Namdev bereaved

Raipur, March 26, 2011: N P Namdev, father of Aaj Tak Chhattisgarh Bureau Chief Sunil Namdev passed away this morning. Namdev, 78, breathe his last in a nursing home this morning. A t

Swami Agnivesh attacked in Dantewada

Dantewada/Raipur, March 26, 2011: Eminent Human Rights activist Swami Agnivesh and a couple of journalists were today attacked by a mob, when they were proceeding towards Tadmetla and other villa

New Style in Chhattisgarh; Collector becomes Municipal officer

Raipur, March 26, 2011: Adopting a new style of administration, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today made Dantewada District Collector R Prasanna as a municipal officer of Raipur.

PR Dept Workshop for Rural Reporters

Raipur, March 27, 2011: For the first time of its style, the Public Relations Department of Chhattisgarh today organised a workshop for journalists, who are reporting from far off places of the s

Agnivesh demands judicial probe of Dantewada incidents

Raipur, March 27, 2010: Eminent Human Rights activist Swami Agnivesh today demanded a judicial probe into the series of incidents took place in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, starting from a

Elephant menace in Chhattisgarh: 48 killed

Raipur, March 28, 2011: At least 48 people were killed by elephants in north of Chhattisgarh, the State Assembly was informed today. As many as 48 people were killed by the wild elephants i

Shiv Dubey, Priyanka best scribes

Raipur, March 28, 2011: Chhattisgarh Assembly Speaker Dharam Lal Kaushik today announced the names of four persons to be honoured for their outstanding service. Chief of Bureau of Dainik Bh

Tadmetla arson affects Assembly proceedings

Raipur, March 28, 2011: The alleged arson and violence in Tadmetla, Timmapuram and Morepalli by police forces in Dantewada district on March 13, last had its effect on Chhattisgarh Assembly today

Raman announces 10 PC hike in DA

Raipur, March 29, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today announced a ten per cent hike in the dearness allowance to the state government employees and the pensioners. With t

Cong MLAs arrested near Dornapal

Dantewada/Raipur, March 29, 2011: Dantewada Police today arrested ten Congress MLAs, including former Home Minister Nand Kumar Patel, when they were attempting to proceed towards Tadmetla, Timmap

Bastar Lok Sabha bye poll on May 8, Model code in force

New Delhi/Raipur, March 30, 2011: In a severe set back to the BJP government in Chhattisgarh, the Election Commission of India today declared the bye poll schedule for the Bastar Parliamentary se

29 Cong MLAs suspend over Tadmetla incident

Raipur, March 30, 2011: Led by Leader of Opposition Ravindra Choubey a total of 29 Congress MLAs were suspended today from the Chhattisgarh Assembly after they created an uproarious scene over th

Govt declares Judicial probe in to Tadmetla incident

Raipur, March 31, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today declared a judicial probe into the alleged arson and violence by police in Tadmetla, Timmapuram and Morepalli villages of Dantewada district.

Next Assembly session in August

Raipur, March 31, 2011: Chhattisgarh Assembly was today declared sine die after a several controversial issues rocked the 27 working days of the Budget session. Before declaring the house s

Vivek Dhand PS Rural Development

Raipur, March 31, 2011: R C Sinha was today brought in to the state Secretariat after a long gap and has been made Principal Secretary Labour in place of Vivek Dhand. After facing charges o

IAS Serjius Minj becomes Chief Information Commissioner

Raipur, April 1, 2011: Serjius Minj, who retired yesterday as the Additional Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh Government, was today administered oath as the Chief Information Commissioner of the s

Guv, CM visit Tadmetla area

Raipur, April 02, 2011: Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and Home Minister Nanki Ram Kanwar today visited the arson hit Tadmetla village and promised to provide a

Chhattisgarh Population 2.55 crore, 71.04 PC literate

Raipur, April 3, 2011: Chhattisgarh housed 2.11 per cent population of the country and the population of the decade old state has touched 2.55 crore with 71.04 per cent are literate, new Census r

PDS on Smart Card in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 04, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government has drafted an ambitious plan to bring in remarkable change in the pattern of distribution of PDS through fair price shops. The Government pl

Water Conservation campaign in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 05, 2011: Looking into the water scarcity situation in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said a state wide campaign would be launched to promote water conservation i

Physical verification of LPG connection

Raipur, April 05, 2011: In an attempt to check black marketing of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Chhattisgarh administration has ordered physical verification of all gas connections in the Raipur

Police not prepared to provide full security in Bastar?

Raipur, April 05, 2011: It seems Bastar police was not prepared to provide full security blanket for conducting free and fair election, because of which a move was on to change the location of so

Tripti Sharma joins as Finance Controller

Raipur, April 05, 2011: Senior state officer Tripti Sharma has joined as the new Finance Controller of the Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Raipur, officials said today. Sharma took ch

Govt to recruit 3000 Special Forest Guards

Raipur, April 06, 2011: In an innovative plan, Chhattisgarh Government plans to recruit over 3000 forest guards in the state. The Chhattisgarh government plans to recruit 3089 youths of Mao

No Gram Suraj in poll bound 4 southern districts

Raipur, April 07, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today cancelled the ambitious Gram Suraj Abhiyan of the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh in four districts of south region, since the election schedul

Now O P Jindal University in Raigarh

Raipur, April 08, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government has allowed setting up the O P Jindal University in the industrial town of Raigarh. On the recommendation of the Private University Regulator

4 Child labourers rescued in Sarguja dist

Ambikapur, April 08, 2011: The Administration has rescued four child labourers from various places of Sarguja district in Chhattisgarh, officials said today. After conducting raids in vario

R I Killed in Road Accident

Korba, April 09, 2011: A Revenue Inspector of neighbouring Janjgir-Champa District was killed in a road accident, police said. A loaded transport vehicle ran over the Bamhandih R I Bhubanesw

Dinesh Kashyap BJP candidate for Bastar LS By-Poll

Raipur, April 10, 2011: Ruling BJP today decided the name of the son of Baliram Kashyap as the candidate for the May 8 Bastar Lok Sabha by-election. The BJP Election Committee today discuss

Move to shift 35 booths in Dantewada district for Bastar by-poll

Dantewada, April 11, 2011: After Bastar, the Dantewada District authority has also expressed desire to shift at least 35 booths to safer places for fear of Maoists violence. For successful e

Notification issued for May 8 Bastar by-poll

Jagdalpur, April 11, 2011: Election Commission today issued the notification to fill the vacant seat of Bastar Lok Sabha seat through election on May 8. With the issue of notification the n

Govt Cancels Public Hearing of Power Plant

Janjgir-Champa, April 11, 2011: The District Administration had cancelled the public hearing for setting up the 1200 MW Plant by Chhattisgarh Power Venture Private Limited in the Janjgir-Champa

4 of Bhilai family commit mass suicide

Bhilai, April 12, 2011: Four women of a family today consumed poison and died after they unsuccessfully fight for 17 years for a job on compensatory ground at the Bhilai Steel Plant. A moth

Maoists behind Tadmetla arson: Union Minister

Raipur, April 12, 2011: Union Minister of state for Home Gurudas Kamat today created a flutter by saying that the arson in Tadmetla, Timmapuram and Morepalli villages were the work of Maoists.

Cong not happy with Guv Shekhar Dutt?

Raipur, April 13, 2011: If information is to be believed, the main opposition Congress was not happy with the Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt. Congress sources said some of the party lead

Chhattisgarh to construct 8500 Km road

Raipur, April 13, 2011: Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh today approved an ambitious plan to construct 8500 Km roads to connect all the villages with permanent roads. A cabinet meetin

Prasanna shifted to Secretariat from Municipality

Raipur, April 13, 2011: Chhattisgarh government today amended its own order of posting IAS R Prasanna and instead of Raipur Municipality he has been now posted at the State Secretariat as Deputy

Action must if BSP management found guilty in mass suicide case: HM

Korba, April 14, 2011: Home Minister of Chhattisgarh Nanki Ram Kanwar today stern action would be initiated against the management of the Bhilai Steel Plant if it was found during investigation t

Apex Court grant bail to Binayak Sen

New Delhi/Raipur, April 15, 2011: In a severe blow to the BJP government in Chhattisgarh, Supreme Court today granted bail to rights activist Binayak Sen, who has been convicted and sentenced to

Nand Kumar Patel new PCC President of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 15, 2011: Senior Congress MLA Nand Kumar Patel was today appointed as the new President of the Chhattisgarh Congress Committee. AICC President Sonia Gandhi had approved the pr

Cong MLA Haridas Bharadwaj seriously injured in mishap

Mahasamund, April 16, 2011: Senior Congress legislature Haridas Bharadwaj was today seriously injured in a road accident in Saraipali area of Mahasamund district in Chhattisgarh. Condition

Country ashamed due to corruption: Gadkari

Raipur, April 16, 2011: BJP National President Nitin Gadkari today said the country was feeling ashamed due to rampant corruption under the UPA rule. Taking on the Congress party after expo

4 police officers got IPS award

Raipur, April 17, 2011: After a long wait four police officers of Chhattisgarh have been selected for IPS award. Praveer Kumar Das, A M Juri, K C Agrawal and K K Agrawal have been awarded I

Dr Binayak Sen freed from Raipur Jail

Raipur, April 18, 2011: Prominent human right activist Dr Binayak Sen was today freed from the high security Raipur Central Jail of Chhattisgarh, three days after the Supreme Court granted him ba

Rs 500 cr plantation programme in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 19, 2011: Raman Government in Chhattisgarh was planning to carry out an ambitious large scale plantation programme in the state with an estimated cost of Rs 500 crore, officials sai

Raman starts his Gram Suraj from Red belt

Rajnandgaon, April 19, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today started his Gram Suraj Abhiyan 2011 from the hyper naxal affected Sitagaon village under Manpur block of Rajnandgaon

Gram Suraj not a test for Collectors: Raman

Raipur, April 20, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today denied that the Gram Suraj Abhiyan was an examination of the performance of the 18 District Collectors of the state.

IAS Basavaraju relieved

Korba, April 21, 2011: Without waiting for his reliever, a 2007 Batch IAS Basavaraju S has been relieved from the post of Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer of Korba. Without waiting f

Cong complains to Election Commission against BJP

Raipur, April 21, 2011: Chhattisgarh Congress today complaint to the Election Commission against the state ruling BJP of violating model code of conduct for the May 8 Bastar Lok Sabha by-election.

8 Candidates Trying Luck in Bastar Lok Sabha By-Poll

Jagdalpur, April 22, 2011: Eight candidates are trying their luck in the May 8 Bastar Lok Sabha by-election. It was now clear after the completion of the nomination process that the Tribal

Demands of People Changing: Raman

Raipur, April 23, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said the nature of demands of the people have changed in the last couple of years and now they are more focussing on stren

Sathya Sai Baba Passes Away

Raipur, April 24, 2011: Prominent Spiritual Guru Sathya Sai Baba passed away this morning after hospitalization for nearly a month. The 85-year-old Baba passed away at 7.40 AM today at Sri

BALCO Disaster probe time extended

Korba, April 24, 2011: Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh has extended the time period of the judicial inquiry commission to submit its report on the Chimney disaster of the Anil Agrawal led

2nd Phase of Gram Suraj From Today

Raipur, April 25, 2011: Second phase of the Gram Suraj Abhiyan-2011 was started today. The second phase of the sixth Gram Suraj of Raman Singh Government would continue till April 29, offic

Skeleton found in Korba hill

Korba, April 25, 2011: Police have recovered a human skeleton from Kosgai hill of the Korba District in Chhattisgarh, police said today. Katghora Police has seized human skeleton from Kosga

Raman asks Cong to understand ground reality

Raipur, April 25, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said Congress was far from reality on understanding the pulse of the people. "Congress should understand the ground

SECL accused of engage in illegal works

Korba, April 26, 2011: Villagers have accused the South Eastern Coalfield Limited of engaged in illegal activities in Amgaon village of Korba District in Chhattisgarh. Without acquiring lan

PHDCCI Interface on Industry-Financial institutes at Raipur

Raipur, April 27, 2011: The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) is organising a day long interface between the industry and bankers and financial institutes at Raipur tomorrow. To

Why not Chhattisgarhi newspapers in Chhattisgarh: Speaker

Bilaspur, April 27, 2011: Chhattisgarh Assembly Speaker Dharam Lal Kaushik today urged media houses and journalists to start Chhattisgarhi newspapers in the state. Addressing a conference o

Chhattisgarh only state with 11 per cent growth: PS Finance Ajay Singh

Raipur, April 28, 2011: Chhattisgarh has achieved a phenomenal GDP growth of 11 per cent, which was highest in the country, Principal Secretary Finance Ajay Singh said here today. Addressin

Above 50 PC polling booths of Bastar are sensitive: EC

Jagdalpur, April 29, 2011: The Election Commission has identified more than half of the polling booths for Bastar Lok Sabha bye-poll as sensitive, officials said today. Voting will be held

Kanker Jungle Warfare training staff accused of rape

Kanker, April 29, 2011: Two staff of the Counter Terrorism and Jungle Warfare Training Centre Kanker have been accused of raping two minor girls in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. Two cook

Counting of entire Bastar by-poll at one place: EC

Dantewada, April 30, 2011: In an important decision, the Election Commission has decided to have counting of all the eight assembly segments at one place at Jagdalpur, officials said today.

NGOs ask to submit details to police in Kanker

Kanker, April 30, 2011: In a significant development, Chhattisgarh Police today asked all the non-government organisations and voluntary organisations to submit details of their organisations to

Vijayendra becomes new Mines Secretary

Raipur, April 30, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today made Vijayendra, a 1991 batch IAS on deputation to Chhattisgarh, as the new Secretary Mines. Chairman of the Board o

3 child labourers rescue from North Chhattisgarh

Ambikapur, May 01, 2011: A special task force of Chhattisgarh Administration has rescued three child labourers from various business establishments of Sarguja district in the state, officials sai

J P Pathak takes charge as Korba CEO

Korba, May 02, 2011: J P Pathak today took over charges as the Chief Executive Officer of the Korba Zilla Panchayat. Pathak was earlier posted in Durg district as Additional Collector.

M K Raut becomes Chairman, Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education

Raipur, May 02, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today made 1984 batch IAS Manmath Kumar Raut as the new Chairman of the Board of Secondary Education. Principal Secretary PWD and School Educati

Ashok Agrawal new Director Public Relations

Raipur, May 02, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today made Raigarh Collector Ashok Agrawal as the new Director Public Relations. Sonmani Borah has also been shunted to Mant

Rajeev Shrivastava new IG Naxal Operation

Raipur, May 02, 2011: Senior IPS officer Rajeev Shrivastava was today appointed as the Inspector General of Anti-naxal operation in Chhattisgarh. Shrivastava is posted at the Police Headqua

T Radhakrishnan becomes ACS

Raipur, May 02, 2011: The 1978 batch IAS T Radhakrishnan today became Additional Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh. Radhakrishnan was also today posted as the Additional Chief Secretary Publi

Raman Removes PCCF Sharma

Raipur, May 03, 2011: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, in a strong decision, removed R K Sharma from the post of Principal Chief Conservator of Forest of Chhattisgarh. Dhirendra Kumar Sharma

CBI files review petition against acquittal of Amit Jogi on Jaggi murder case

Bilaspur, May 03, 2011: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today filed a review petition in the Chhattisgarh High Court against the acquittal of Amit Jogi, son of former Congress Chief Min

26 injured as Express train hit goods train near Chhattisgarh

Sambalpur, May 04, 2011: At least 26 passengers were injured past mid night today when an Express train hit a derailed goods train near Titlagarh junction of Balangir District in Odisha, neighbou

Maoists raid security camp, kill 5 policemen

Jagdalpur, June 9, 2011: Maoists raided a police camp in an early morning attack in Narayanpur district and killed five policemen. A large number of armed Maoists raided the police camp in

10 Policemen killed as Maoists blew up anti-land mine vehicle

Dantewada, June 10, 2011: Maoists have triggered a powerful land mine blast and killed ten policemen in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh only after they shot dead five policemen earlier in the

3rd consecutive attack, Maoists kill 3 CRPF men

Dantewada/Raipur, June 11, 2011: In a third deadly attack in as many days, Maoists today killed three CRPF personnel and seriously injured two in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said.

State Flood Control Room from June 15

Raipur, June 12, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today said it was ready to face the monsoon fury and to meet the challenges a round the clock state Flood control room would start functioning from

New DMs in Jashpur, Dhamtari, Narayanpur

Raipur, June 13, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today shifted the district collectors of Dhamtari, Jashpur and Narayanpur and affected the posting of a total of 10 all India ser

Raman wants powerful Anti-Landmine vehicles

New Delhi, June 14, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today admitted that the higher amount of explosives used by the Maoists for IED blasts were making the anti-landmine vehicles

Raman clears posting of 4 in Women Commission

Raipur, June 14, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has cleared the posting of four as the members of the State Women Commission, officials said today. Four members have been

Taman Singh Sonwani New CEO Kawardha Zilla Panchayat

Raipur, June 14, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today appointed Taman Singh Sonwani as the new Chief Executive Officer of Zilla Panchayat Kawardha and also affected the posting for three IAS offi

Maoists attack Ex-MLA residence

Raipur, June 15, 2011: A large number of Maoists attacked the residence of a former MLA Nandaram Sodhi in Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh and shot at his brother, officials said today. L

Kanker ready to meet flood challenge

Jagdalpur, June 16, 2011: Kanker district administration was today asked to gear up to meet the challenges of monsoon fury. Reviewing the works of the Kanker District, Bastar Commissioner

Public Hearing on Raigarh Energy Cancel

Raipur, June 17, 2011: Chhattisgarh Administration today cancelled the scheduled public hearing on the Raigarh Energy Limited, officials said. Locals are opposing tooth and nail the 2 X 300

12 killed, 16 injured as SP Bunglow wall collapsed

Ambikapur/Raipur, June 28, 2011: At least 12 people were killed today and 16 injured when the boundary wall of the bunglow of Sarguja SP collapsed due to heavy rainfall, Chhattisgarh officials sa

Uma Singh transferred to Bilaspur

Raipur, August 05, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today transferred from Raipur and posted at Bilaspur one of the honest officers of the Commercial Tax Department Uma Singh. Uma Singh has be

Bastar region experiences 50 per cent less rainfall

Jagdalpur, August 06, 2011: Forestry Bastar region of Chhattisgarh has been experiencing a huge shortage of rainfall this monsoon, pushing the farmers in a worrisome situation. As per the r

Chhattisgarh's lucrative offers to open pvt medical college

Raipur, August 07, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government has offered a token amount of one rupee land and other lucrative concessions to organisations to set up private medical colleges in the state.

Jindal opens new College at Raigarh

Raigarh, August 07, 2011: Congress MP Naveen Jindal owned Jindal Steel and Power Limited has opened a college here in its premises of Chhattisgarh to impart training to the students to meet the i

Chhattisgarh Assembly Monsoon Session from August 29

Raipur, August 8, 2011: The brief Monsoon session of the Chhattisgarh Assembly would be held from August 29, for which notification was issued today. The monsoon session would start from Au

25660 acre restricted lands allotted for mining in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, August 9, 2011: Over 25660 acre of restricted forest lands in Chhattisgarh has been given for mining in the last three years by the Government of India, officials said today. During

Heavy Rainfall warning for Chhattisgarh

Raipur, August 10, 2011: The Weather Department today warned heavy rainfall in many places of Chhattisgarh in the next 24-hour. Monsoon has been vigorous over West Madhya Pradesh and active

5 new members for Bastar Devp Authority

Jagdalpur, August 11, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government has appointed five new members to the Bastar Area Tribal Development Authority. Rajaram Todem of Bijapur, Sharad Awasthy Jagdalpur, Rajend

Virendra Pal Singh new VC of Agril Univ

Raipur, August 11, 2011: Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt today appointed Dr Virendra Pal Singh as the new Vice Chancellor of the Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Raipur. Singh is ap

Crisis in NTPC Korba

Korba, September 20, 2011: Crisis hit the NTPC plant in Korba of Chhattisgarh state after a portion of the ash pond collapsed virtually bringing the power production to a halt. Out of 2600

R Prasanna takes over charges as DM Sarguja

Ambikapur, September 21, 2011: The 2004 batch IAS R Prasanna today took over charges as the District Collector of Sarguja. Prasanna replaced G S Dhananjaya as the 45th Collector of the Dist

Raman Cabinet approves judicial probe of Meena Khalko murder case

Raipur, September 22, 2011: Chhattisgarh Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, today approved a judicial probe into the sensational murder of Meena Khalko in Sarguja district.

Tehsildar captured red handed accepting money

Kurud, September 23, 2011: A revenue official was today arrested red handed by the Anti Corruption Bureau allegedly demanding and accepting money for demarcation of land. According to offic

No CBI Probe against ESSAR deal: CM

Jagdalpur, September 23, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said the State Police was probing the alleged incident of corporate house ESSAR funding Maoists in the state and sa

Cong to file PIL against Electricity Dept

Raipur, September 23, 2011: Main opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh was contemplating to file a public interest litigation (PIL) in the court on the alleged irregularities in the state Electrici

Gadkari demands resignation of Chidambaram from Union Cabinet

Raipur, September 24, 2011: BJP National President Nitin Gadkari today demanded the resignation of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram from the union cabinet for his alleged involvement in the tel

Food Officer suspend

Janjgir-Champa, September 25, 2011: For allegedly ignoring the order of the higher officials, Chhattisgarh Administration has suspended a food official yesterday, officials said today. R L

International Research Centre on Swami Vivekananda in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 26, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today decided to have an international centre for research on the work and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda. A trust would be constituted

ESSAR GM arrested for funding Maoists

Raipur, September 27, 2011 A top official the Indian multi-national company ESSAR was today arrested for allegedly assisting and funding Maoists in Chhattisgarh, a senior police officer said.

Shun violence, Raman appeals Maoists

Dantewada, September 28, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today appealed to the Maoists to shun violence for over all development of Bastar region and Chhattisgarh. If Maois

Judicial Commission on tour of Bastar

Kanker, September 29, 2011: The Judicial Commissioner Justice T P Sharma would be on a four day tour of Bastar region from October 01, officials said today. Justice Sharma would reach Jagda

Publication of Voter list from October 1

Kanker, September 29, 2011: Voter list would be published and displayed in all the polling booths from October 01 to November 01, officials said today. The As per the schedule of the Electi

R S Vishwakarma becomes Secretary Finance Commission

Raipur, September 30, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today appointed senior bureaucrat R S Vishwakarma as the Secretary of the State Finance Commission. Vishwakarma, a 1991 batch IAS, is cur

FIR Against Revenue Officials in North Chhattisgarh

Ambikapur, October 01, 2011: Chhattisgarh Administration has registered police case against two revenue officials and two others for allegedly involved in fabricating documents to sale government

Magistrate probe in to Sulangi Encounter

Kanker, October 02, 2011: Chhattisgarh administration has ordered for a magistrate probe into the Maoists Police encounter, in which two BSF personnel were killed on June 26 last. Sub Divis

Rajyotshav at old place from Nov 1

Raipur. October 03, 2011: The Rajyotshav 2011 would be organised at the same old place of Science College Ground instead of the Naya Raipur, officials said today. After a high level meetin

Girl Student killed as School Roof Collapse

Raipur, October 03, 2011: A girl student was killed today when a portion of the roof of her school collapsed in Korea district of Chhattisgarh, officials said. Gulsita, daughter of Gulsher

Commission starts probe of violence in Dantewada villages

Jagdalpur, October 03, 2011: The one man Judicial Commission of Justice T P Sharma has began the probe on arson and violence in Tadmetla, Morpalli, Timarpur and Dornapal in Dantewada District of

FIR against RES Engineers

Ambikapur, October 04, 2011: Chhattisgarh Administration today directed the local authorities to lodge FIR against two engineers of the Rural Engineer Services and suppliers for alleged irregular

AICC Clears 129 names for Chhattisgarh PCC

Raipur, October 04, 2011: For the first time in several years the AICC has declared the names of office bearers for Chhattisgarh, which will get into poll mode in two years time. The AICC h

Umadevi New Chhattisgarh Resident Commissioner

Raipur, October 05, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has cleared the posting of V B Umadevi as the Resident Commissioner at New Delhi. Umadevi has been posted as the new Res

Raman demands ban on export of iron ore

Raipur, October 05, 2011: Amid iron ore export scam rocking the country, including in Karnataka, Goa and Odisha, BJP Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Dr Raman Singh today demanded total ban on expo

First CPCC Chief Ramanuj Lal Yadav Passes Away

Raipur, October 06, 2011: First President of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee Ramanuj Lal Yadav passed away today. Yadav passed away in a private hospital at Bhilai this afternoon.

3 Para-Military Police Killed in Maoist Ambush

Dantewada, October 7, 2011: At least three security personnel of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) were killed in a daring ambush by the Maoists on the National Highway 16 in Dantewada district of Ch

Dhananjaya becomes Spl Secy Culture, Tourism

Raipur, October 07, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today appointed G S Dhananjaya as the Special Secretary Culture and Tourism. The General Administration Department had issued the order of

Paddy procurement from Nov 15

Raipur, October 08, 2011: Chhattisgarh cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today decided to start procurement of paddy from November 15. Paddy procurement would be carried out

Shushma Swaraj to close Rajyotshav 2011

Raipur, October 08, 2011: Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt would inaugurate the five-day long celebration of the foundation day of the state, known as Rajyotshav, officials said today. Wh

Raman leaves for 11-day America tour

Raipur, October 09, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today left Raipur for an eleven day tour of the United States of America. This would be his first US visit during his se

Media persons attacked by Medical Students

Raipur, October 09, 2011: A group of medical students last night attacked some media persons, who had gone to cover a flash strike by the junior doctors of the Government Medical College Hospital

Addn Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh Suspend

Raipur, October 10, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today suspended Additional Chief Secretary T Radhakrishnan, perhaps the second such case in India in which a senior most offic

Prakash Industries Damaging Roads: Official

Korba, October 11, 2011: Korba District Collector RSP Tyagi has asked the controversial Prakash Industry Limited not to ply its vehicles on Katghora-Poudi road saying the overloading trucks of th

Maoists Loot Weapon From Cong MLA

Raipur, October 12, 2011: A group of Maoists have allegedly looted weapon from Congress MLA from Bindranawagarh Damarudhar Pujari yesterday night, police said today. As per information prov

SC orders State Govt Committee to verify ST Certificate of Jogi

Raipur, October 13, 2011: In a severe set back to former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi, the Supreme Court today allowed the Chhattisgarh government to examine the controversial ST caste certificate of

PWD Supt Engineer ignore Govt orders

Raipur, October 14, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today shifted one of the Superintending Engineers from his post for not listening to the order of the state government on maintenance of roads.

Chhattisgarh withdraws Jagdalpur Airport from Defence Ministry

Raipur, October 15, 2011: In a significant development, Chhattisgarh Government has decided to take away the strategic Airport of Jagdalpur from the Defence Ministry and give that to the National

Govt approves Rs 200 Cr plan to improve 3 roads

Raipur, October 16, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government has approved a proposal of the Public Works Department to construct three existing roads with an investment of about Rs 200 crore, officials said

KDP Rao takes charge as Raipur Commissioner

Raipur, October 17, 2011: Senior IAS officer K D P Rao today took over as the new Commissioner of the Raipur Revenue Division. Koppala Durgananda Prasad Rao, a 1988 batch IAS, was functioni

Umesh Dwivedi bereaved

Raipur, October 18, 2011: Senior state government official Umesh Dwivedi's wife passed away today. Mamata, wife of Additional Director Public Relations Department Umesh Dwivedi, died today

1883 centres to procure Paddy from November 15

Raipur, October 19, 2011: Chhattisgarh government has decided to set up 1883 centres this year to procure paddy from the farmers in minimum support price. From November 15, next, 1333 prima

Raman returns from 11-day US tour

Raipur, October 20, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today returned to the state from an eleven-day tour of the United States of America. Ministers Nankiram Kanwar, Chandras

Advani Chariot arriving Raipur on Oct 22

Raipur, October 21, 2011: The Rath of prominent BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani would arrive in the capital city of Raipur tomorrow and from here he would proceed to Odisha, BJP said today. A

Rajendra Pambhoi passes away

Raipur, October 22, 2011: Prominent tribal Congress leader and former MLA Rajendra Pambhoi has passed away, officials said today. Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and several other leaders hav

12 run over and killed by speedy train in Bilaspur

Bilaspur, October 22, 2011: At least twelve people were today killed and eight injured as a speedy passenger train ran over them in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh, officials said. The ac

Central Policy on Maoist ambiguous: Advani

Raipur, October 23, 2011: Senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani today pulled up the Congress-led government at the Centre over its stand on Maoists and said the policy of the Central Government on

Confusion over death toll in Bilaspur train accident

Bilaspur/Raipur, October 23, 2011: Confusion over the death toll was continued for the second day today when various media reported 18 people dead, the Indian Railways corrected its own figure an

NMDC Steel Plant land acquisition meeting on Nov 27

Jagdalpur, October 24, 2011: A meeting has been convened on November 27, next to acquire land in various villages of Bastar district for the long awaited steel plant of the National Mineral Devel

Govt declares general holiday on Nov 01

Raipur, October 25, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government has declared November 01, next as a general holiday on the occasion of the State Foundation Day. November 01, 2011 would be a general holid

Half Day for Railway Reservation Counter on Deepawali

Bilaspur, October 25, 2011: The Indian Railways has declared half day close of all passenger reservation counters tomorrow. All the Passenger Reservation System (PRS) Counters would be clos

Health Camp in migration belt

Raipur, October 26, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government has identified migration prone 28 blocks, spread over 10 districts, to provide health services to the vulnerable section of the society, official

Ex-MLA Ashwini Dubey passes away

Raipur, October 27, 2011: Former legislature Ashwini Dubey passed away today. Dubey passed away here, official sources said. He had represented Dharsiwa segment of Raipur district in

Govt changes date; now Paddy procurement from Nov 5

Raipur, October 28, 2011: Succumbing to the opposition pressure, BJP Government in Chhattisgarh has advanced the date to start procurement of paddy in the state by ten days. For the benefit

Taran Sinha new Addnl Commissioner Raipur Municipality

Raipur, October 29, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today affected the posting of five senior state civil service officers and posted Taran Prakash Sinha as the Additional Commissioner, Raipur Muni

Couple commits suicide in Korba

Korba, October 30, 2011: A Government of India employee and his wife allegedly committed suicide here in Korba district of Chhattisgarh for alleged police atrocities on his son. Pokhram Pate

Jogi moves Apex Court against scrutiny of his caste certificate

New Delhi, October 31, 2011: Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi today moved the Supreme Court seeking review of its order allowing the state government to examine the authenticity of hi

Chhattisgarh turns 12

Raipur, November 01, 2011: Mineral rich Chhattisgarh today completed 11 years. On November 1, 2000, Chhattisgarh was carved out from Madhya Pradesh and became a new state. Governor Sh

S K Patil new VC Agril Univ

Raipur, November 01, 2011: Prof S K Patil has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of the Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Raipur, officials said today. Prof Patil is currently fu

Chhattisgarh registers overall development: Guv

Raipur, November 01, 2011: Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt today inaugurated a grand function here to celebrate the eleventh State Foundation day and greeted the 2.55 crore people on this occa

Magistrate probe orders on suicide by couple

Korba, November 02, 2011: On instruction from the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, the Korba district administration has ordered a magistrate inquiry into the alleged suicide by a government employ

Second Brigade of Army in Bastar for Training

Jagdalpur, November 03, 2011: A second brigade of the Indian Army has reached Maoist-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh for training on jungle warfare, officials said here today. About 2500

Govt directs DMs to take action against striking teachers

Raipur, November 04, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government has issued direction to all the district administrations to take action against the teachers, who are unauthorised absent from their duty to par

Morning school on Saturdays in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 05, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government has directed all the schools in the state to open Saturday classes from morning. From Primary to Higher Secondary, all schools would have

Hunger free Chhattisgarh, its new identity: M M Joshi

Raipur, November 05, 2011: Chhattisgarh has earned a new identity of hunger free state under the able leadership of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, former union Minister Dr Murli Manohar Joshi tol

PCC Chief Patel not to celebrate birth day

Raipur, November 06, 2011: Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee President Nand Kumar Patel today said he has decided not to celebrate his birth day looking into the incident in which scores of

Govt dismisses 2 employees for fake mark sheets

Raipur, November 07, 2011: Chhattisgarh government has terminated two of its employees after their Standard V mark sheets were found fake, officials said today. During checking through the

Govt suspends 5 over Balod Eye camp disaster

Raipur, November 08, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today suspended the Chief District Medical Officer of Durg and four others after scores of people lost their eye sights in September Balod eye c

Arunendra Kumar becomes new SECR GM

Bilaspur, November 09, 2011: Arunendra Kumar today took over charges as the new General Manager of the South East Central Railways. A Mechanical engineer by qualification, Kumar was previou

CAG to audit Rural Devp works: Union Min

Jagdalpur, November 10, 2011: Union Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Jairam Ramesh today said the Centre has decided to audit the Rural Development works through the Comptroller

Chhattisgarh gears up for annual budget

Raipur, November 11, 2011: Chhattisgarh government has begun its works for preparing the annual budget for the fiscal 2012-2013, officials said today. In the preliminary meetings with the h

Police, Forest Depts to construct roads in Chhattisgarh Naxal dists

Raipur, November 12, 2011: Police and Forest Departments have agreed to construct roads in the naxal affected areas of Chhattisgarh, Union Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Jairam

Railway connects Bilaspur with Ernakulam

Bilaspur, November 13, 2011: Ernakulam would now be directly connected with train services from Bilaspur from tomorrow, officials said today. A weekly train between Bilaspur and Ernakulam w

SP, DM Conference tomorrow

Raipur, November 14, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh would review the law and order situation of the state at a conference of the District Collectors, SPs and Revenue Commissione

Chidambaram condemns corporate funding to Maoists

Raipur, November 15, 2011: Amid allegation of ESSAR Steel paying money to Maoists, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram today condemned the alleged funding to naxalites by any corporate houses.

Army Generals review Jungle Warfare Training in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 16, 2011: Top Indian Army officers today reviewed the progress of Jungle warfare training during their visit to the Army Camps in Kondagaon area of Bastar district in Chhattisgar

DMs posted for 9 new districts of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 17, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government has cleared the posting of nine IAS officers as the District Collectors of the proposed nine districts of the state. Nine IAS officers hav

Chhattisgarh to add 1500 MW in 2012

Raipur, November 18, 2011: Chhattisgarh government would start producing extra 1500 mega watt of power from next year, officials said today. Two state government power plants are expected t

Chhattisgarh to enact stringent law against cows trafficking

Raipur, November 19, 2011: After banning cow slaughter in Chhattisgarh, the BJP government in the state was working on bringing in a stringent law to check trafficking of cows. To stop smug

Railways introduce new Tatkal scheme

Bilaspur, November 20, 2011: Indian Railways today said it has introduced a new sets of rule for the reservation under the Tatkal scheme. As per the new rule, advance reservation period o

5.6 lakh youths to appear for teacher eligibility test in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 21, 2011: About 5.64 lakh youths are expected to appear for teacher eligibility test (TET) in Chhattisgarh, the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh was told today. During a meeti

Administrative harassment no cause for suicide: Admn

Raigarh, November 22, 2011: Chhattisgarh Administration has denied having harassed a villager in the name of encroachment forcing him to commit suicide. The cause of suicide of Surendra Kum

Winter Session from December 15

Raipur, November 23, 2011: The Winter session of Chhattisgarh Assembly would start from December 15, next, Assembly sources said today. The winter session would have seven sittings between

Govt relaxes norms for recruitment

Raipur, November 24, 2011: Chhattisgarh government today relaxed the norms for recruitment in government services. As per the direction of the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, the Finance Dep

6 Police officers posted as OSDs in proposed districts

Raipur, November 25, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today posted six senior police officers as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) for the proposed new districts of the state. Three IPS and an equ

Rs 1170 Cr project to repair rural roads in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 26, 2011: Chhattisgarh government has drawn up an ambitious Rs 1170 crore plan to repair the rural roads, which are not coming under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, officia

Admn cancels Public Hearing for NMDC Plant

Jagdalpur, November 26, 2011: Fearing law and order breakdown Chhattisgarh administration today cancelled the public hearing for the proposed Steel and Pellet Plant of the National Mineral Develo

Maoists kill people's representative in south of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 27, 2011: Maoists today killed a people's representative in Koyalibeda area of Kanker district in Chhattisgarh. Vice Chairman of Koyalibeda Janpad Panchayat Prankrishna Hal

Know your GFP balance through SMS

Raigarh, November 28, 2011: All the General Provident Fund accounts holders of Chhattisgarh could now be informed of the balance of their account through SMS. Every month, through SMS, the

Sukhdev Singh Korety bereaved

Raipur, November 29, 2011: In a severe road mishap sons of two senior state government officials, including Additional Director Public Relations Sukhdev Singh Korety, died late in the night yeste

Rs 1000 Cr Minor Forest produces in Chhattisgarh: Min

Raipur, November 29, 2011: Chhattisgarh produces about Rs 1000 crore worth of minor forest produces, Forest Minister Vikram Usendi said here today. Tendu leaves, Sal seeds, Harra and simila

Declare property by Dec 31, Raman asks all Govt employees

Raipur, November 30, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has asked all the state government employees and officers to declare their property before the end of the year. All off

Coal India to start Medical College in Korea dist

Raipur, December 01, 2011: Coal Indian Limited, which has a larger interest in Chhattisgarh, wanted to open a medical college in the state, official sources said here today. Coal Indian Lim

Raman demands hike in MSP of Paddy

New Delhi, December 02, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today demanded the Centre to increase the minimum support price of paddy or give bonus to compensate loss of farmers.

14 Tehsils declared drought hit

Raipur, December 03, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government has declared 14 tehsils as drought hit, officials said today. Fourteen tehsils spread over four districts have been declared drought hit on

Magistrate probe into custodial death

Jagdalpur, December 04, 2011: A Magistrate inquiry has been ordered into the alleged custodial death of a rape accused in Kodenar police station of Bastar District in Chhattisgarh. Tokapal

Chhattisgarh Govt to introduce new Portal

Raipur, December 05, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government is working on a project to have a new portal which would function as a single window solution, officials said today. Information Technolog

Judge Anita Jha to probe Meena Khalko encounter case

Ambikapur, December 06, 2011: Bilaspur District and Sessions Judge Anita Jha would probe the alleged fake encounter case of Meena Khalko. After the state government declared a judicial prob

Chhattisgarh Makes Reservation of 32 PC for ST, 12 PC for SC

Raipur, December 07, 2011: Chhattisgarh cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, today decided to give 32 per cent reservation to the Scheduled Tribe, 12 per cent to Scheduled Caste and

2 nominate to Hast Shilp and 4 to Khadi Board

Raipur, December 08, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today nominated two persons as Director of state Hast Shilp Vikas Board and four as Director of Khadi and Village Industry Bo

2 Additional Judges appointed to Chhattisgarh HC

Raipur, December 09, 2011: Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra and Justice Manindra Mohan Shrivastava were today appointed as the Additional Judges of Chhattisgarh High Court. The President of I

Avinash Mohanty removed from Dhamtari as SP

Raipur, December 10, 2011: Unhappy with the style of functioning of Avinash Mohanty, Chhattisgarh Government today removed him from the post of District Superintendent of Police Dhamtari. M

Village, Poor, Farmers on top of govt priority: Raman

Kanker, December 11, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said his government accorded top priority to the problems of village, poor and farmers. Village, poor and farmers

Cabinet approves posting of Sushil Pathak's wife as teacher

Raipur, December 12, 2011: Chhattisgarh cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, today approved a proposal to appoint the widow of journalist Sushil Pathak as teacher at Bilaspur.

Cabinet approves Stringent Act against Cow Trafficking

Raipur, December 12, 2011: Chhattisgarh cabinet today approved a legislation with severe punishment for cow slaughter and trafficking of domesticated animal. The cabinet, chaired by Chief

Mahobe New MD Ware House Corporation

Raipur, December 13, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today appointed Janmejoy Mahobe as the Managing Director of the State Warehousing Corporation, Raipur. Mahobe was earlier functioning as t

Akbar Ram Korram new SP Dhamtari

Raipur, December 14, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today appointed state cadre police officer Akbar Ram Korram as the new District Superintendent of Police Dhamtari. Korram, a non-IPS, was

Prohibitory order in forces near Vidhan Sabha

Raipur, December 14, 2011: Chhattisgarh Administration today clamped prohibitory order in and around Vidhan Sabha for smooth conduct of the Winter session of the House. During the winter se

Special Gram Sabha to check migration in Jashpur

Jashpurnagar, December 15, 2011: All the gram Panchayats in Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh would conduct special Gram Sabhas or village meetings to collect data about the people migrated to oth

M K Tyagi in-charge secretary for Rajnandgaon

Rajnandgaon, December 16, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government has been appointed Munish Kumar Tyagi as the in-charge secretary for Rajnandgaon district, officials said today Tyagi is Special Secr

Cong expresses concern over smuggling out of children from Chhattisgarh

Raipur, December 17, 2011: Main opposition Congress today expressing concern over recovery of 292 children in Karnataka capital Bangalore, claimed among them were the children, who had migrated

Govt threatens action against striking employees

Korba, December 18, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today threatened to initiate strong action against the striking employees saying remain absent from service without prior approval would be treat

Govt to celebrate Birth Day of Vajpayee as Good Governance Day

Raipur, December 19, 2011: The BJP Government in Chhattisgarh today announced to celebrate the birth day of former Prime Minister and BJP leader Atal Behari Vajpayee as the Good Governance Day.

Raman oppose FDI in retail sector

Raipur, December 20, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today categorically stated that the state BJP government would not allow foreign direct investment in the retail sector in Ch

97524-90777, new Security Help Line of Railways

Bilaspur, December 20, 2011: Railway authorities have introduced a new help line for security. For any security related matter please call 9752490777, a release by the South East Central Ra

For polluting river notice serve to NTPC

Korba, December 21, 2011: Chhattisgarh Pollution Control Board has issued notices to the Chairman of the National Thermal Power Corporation for polluting river and dumping fly ash. The Boa

Rajim Kumbh from February 07

Raipur, December 22, 2011: Chhattisgarh government has issued notification to have the 14 days Rajim Kumbh from February 07, officials said today. The Rajim Kumbh would be held from February

Lanco accused of involved in mineral scam, fined Rs 1.15 cr

Rajnandgaon, December 23, 2011: Power major LANCO has been accused of involved in illegal mining and transportation of minerals from Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh, where it was coming up

Chhattisgarh plans amendment in Panchayati Raj Act

Raipur, December 24, 2011: For amending Panchayati Raj Act, Chhattisgarh Government has formed a high level committee, officials said today. A nine-member committee has been formed to make

Chhattisgarh celebrates B-Day of Vajpayee as Good Governance day

Raipur, December 25, 2011: BJP government in Chhattisgarh today celebrated the birth day of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee as the Good Governance Day. On the occasion of Sushasa

7 Blocks of Bastar drought hit: Raman

Jagdalpur, December 26, 2011: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today announced to make seven rainfall deficit blocks of Bastar district as drought hit. Addressing a public meeting

Rs 296 Cr income from Transport Dept

Raipur, December 27, 2011: Chhattisgarh has earned a revenue of over Rs 296 crore from the Transport Department alone, a review meeting was informed today. The Transport Department has earn

Rs 5 lakh insurance cover for Journalist in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, December 28, 2011: Chhattisgarh government has decided to provide an insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh to each of the registered journalist of the state. The insurance scheme would cover

Maoists razed Geedam Police Station Building

Jagdalpur, December 28, 2011: In a daring act, a group of Maoists today detonated a near completion police station building at Geedam in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. Past mid night

Dinesh Sharma OSD to Union Min Mahant

Raipur, December 28, 2011: Union Minister Charan Das Mahant has made senior official Dinesh Sharma as his Officer on Special Duty, officials said today. Sharma, a Deputy Secretary of Chhatt

SP Shifted as Maoists razed Geedam Police Station Building

Jagdalpur/Raipur, December 28, 2011: Chhattisgarh Government today removed IPS officer Ankit Garg from the post of Dantewada District Superintendent of Police after a group of Maoists detonated a

Tamboli Becomes Dy Director Public Relations

Raigarh, December 28, 2011: B M Tamboli has become Deputy Director in the Public Relations Department of Chhattisgarh, officials said today. Assistant Director Tamboli has been promoted as

Human trafficking, Farmers' suicide in Chhattisgarh worrisome: Cong

Raipur, December 29, 2011: Congress today expressed concern over the reported cases of human trafficking and farmers committing suicide in Chhattisgarh, and blamed the state BJP government for th

Tamboli becomes Commissioner

Jagdalpur, December 30, 2011: Tamboli Ayyaj Phakirbhai has become Commissioner Jagdalpur Municipal Corporation with immediate effect. Tamboli Ayyaj Phakirbhai has been posted as Commission

Human Sacrifice in South Chhattisgarh

Raipur, December 31, 2011: Chhattisgarh Police have arrested two persons in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh for allegedly sacrificing a 7-year old girl child superstitiously believing that would

Wish You a Happy and Prosperous New Year-2012

The entire team of ChhattisgarhTopNews.Com wishes its readers a Happy and Prosperous New Year-2012. May Peace and Prosperity prevail in Chhattisgarh and other parts of India.

From today Chhattisgarh divides into 27 districts

Raipur, January 01, 2012: The total number of districts in Chhattisgarh has gone up to 27 with creation of nine more districts today. From today nine more districts have started functioning

Supt Engg, wife killed in Mishap

Raipur, January 01, 2012: A Superintending Engineer and his wife were today killed in a road accident in Durg district of Chhattisgarh, officials said. Superintending Engineer in Public

AICC clears names of 11 DCC Presidents

Raipur, January 02, 2012: All Indian Congress Committee today cleared the names of 11 District Congress Committee Presidents, including former Minister Shankar Sodhi for Kondagaon. Congre

Rajiv Shrivastava, Anand Tiwari become ADG

Raipur, January 02, 2012: Senior police officers Rajiv Shrivastava and Anand Tiwari have been made Additional Director General of Police when GP Singh and two others have become IGP. Gurjin

Chhattisgarh Enforces Citizens' Charter

Raipur, January 03, 2012: In an important decision, the BJP government in Chhattisgarh today said it has enforced Citizens' Charter in the state while bringing in 139 public services under it.

Mahawar becomes first Collector of Mungeli

Bilaspur, January 04, 2012: Trilok Chand Mahawar has taken over charges as the first District Collector of Mungeli in Chhattisgarh. 2000 Batch IAS Mahawar took over charges of the new distr

Formal inauguration of Sukma District on Jan 16

Dantewada, January 05, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh will formally inaugurate the newly created Sukma district on January 16, next, officials said today. Amid impressive

Giridhari Nayak ADG Recruitment, G P Singh IG Bilaspur

Raipur, January 5, 2012: In a major reshuffle, Chhattisgarh Government today created a new post of Additional Director General Recruitment and posted Giridhari Nayak while affecting the posting o

Doordarshan Programme Executive Dies

Raipur, January 06, 2012: Senior Programme Executive of Raipur Doordarshan Manoj Kumar Bain passed away early today, officials said. Bain died after a massive cardiac arrest, Doordarshan so

Police assault villagers for opposing LANCO public hearing

Korba, January 07, 2012: Armed police today severely assaulted villagers for opposing a public hearing for expansion of LANCO Power Project in Korba district of Chhattisgarh. Villagers have

Cong behind LANCO public hearing violence: BJP

Raipur, January 08, 2012: A day after police assaulted villagers for opposing public hearing on the 1320 expansion project of private power producer LANCO, ruling BJP today accused the main oppos

CM sought help from Centre to improve sports in 9 new districts

Raipur, January 09, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government today sought financial help from the Centre to promote sports in the newly created nine districts of the state. During a meeting between Un

Now Polymer-based Roads in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, January 10, 2012: Government of India today sanctioned three roads using latest Polymer based technologies in the hyper Maoists violence hit districts of Chhattisgarh, officials said.

Raman Inaugurates Balod Dist

Balod, January 10, 2012: Creation of nine new districts would speed up development works and improve the condition of the people, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said formally in

Raipur Agriculture University Completes 25 years

Raipur, January 11, 2012: The prestigious Indira Gandhi Agriculture University here in Chhattisgarh is completing 25 years this month, officials said today. The Agriculture University of R

Gariaband dist eradicate backwardness: Raman

Raipur, January 11, 2012: Creation of Gariaband as a new district would help in eradicating backwardness of the region and added a new chapter of development to the tribal region, Chief Minister

BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi escapes Maoists attack

Jagdalpur, January 11, 2012: Ruling BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi had a providential escape today when suspected Maoists allegedly opened fire on his vehicle in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.

Thakur Ram Singh De Facto DM Mungeli?

Bilaspur, January 11, 2012: Despite Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh created nine new districts and appointed as many district Collectors, but Bilaspur District Collector Thakur Ram Singh took a rev

152-year-old Mungeli tehsil becomes Dist

Mungeli, January 12, 2012: Mungeli waited for 152 years to become a district of Chhattisgarh from a tehsil. Mungeli was created a Tehsil by Britishers in the year 1860 but had to wait for 1

Prof Saket Kumar Sarawagi passes away

Raipur, January 13, 2012: A senior faculty of the Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Raipur, Prof Saket Kumar Sarawagi passed away today, university officials said. Prof Sarawagi, 52, pa

100 per cent electrified Bemetara dist inaugurated

Bemetara/Durg, January 13, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today formally inaugurated 100 per cent electrified Bemetara district, which has been carved out from Durg district.

Urban Suraj Campaign cancelled

Raipur, January 14, 2012: Chhattisgarh government today cancelled its scheduled Suraj Campaign in the urban areas of the state. Suraj was one of the most ambitious campaigns of the Chief Mi

BSF Helicopter crashes at Raipur

Raipur, January 15, 2012: A helicopter of the Border Security Force (BSF) crashed at Mana Air Port of the Capital city of Raipur in Chhattisgarh. ″A BSF copter crashed at Raipur Airpo

5 injured as BSF Helicopter crashed at Raipur (Updates)

Raipur, January 15, 2012: Five crew members had a providential escape as a helicopter of the Border Security Force (BSF) crashed at Mana Air Port of the Capital city of Raipur in Chhattisgarh.

IAS Gaurav Dwivedi posted at New Delhi

Raipur, January 16, 2012: Chhattisgarh cadre IAS Gaurav Dwivedi would be joining the Government of India at New Delhi very shortly. Dwivedi is posted in the Information Technology Departmen

Women dominated, hyper Naxal-hit Sukma inaugurated as Dist by CM

Sukma, Dantewada, January 16, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today formally inaugurated hyper sensitive Sukma as a district, where women population has outsmart the male.

Balrampur becomes Balrampur-Ramanujganj Dist

Ambikapur, January 17, 2012: In an appeasement move, Chhattisgarh government today decided to re-name Balrampur district as Balrampur-Ramanujganj district. Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh for

Is Raman Govt in Hurry?

Raipur, January 18, 2012: It seems the BJP government in Chhattisgarh has hurriedly declared nine districts. Political observers have started questioning the preparedness of the state gover

Tribal dominated Surajpur becomes dist

Ambikapur, January 19, 2012: Surajpur was today formally inaugurated as a district, although it was enjoying the status of a police district for last couple of years. Chief Minister Dr Rama

All offices at Balodabazar: CM

Raipur, January 20, 2012: Facing strong resentment over renaming of Balodabazar, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today clarified that the district headquarters would continue to be Balodabazar.

IG Bilaspur not happy with local policing

Bilaspur, January 21, 2012: The new Inspector General of Police of Bilaspur G P Singh has expressed strong displeasure over the style of policing in Bilaspur district. In a meeting with the

Cong demands extension of paddy procurement date

Raipur, January 22, 2012: Main opposition Congress today demanded extension of last date for procurement of paddy due to untimely rainfall. The State Government should extend the last date

Panchayat to be separated from Social Welfare

Raipur, January 23, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government today formally agreed to separate Panchayat Raj from Social Welfare Department and make that a separate entity. Currently Panchayat and Soc

Bird Flu warning issues by Chhattisgarh Govt

Raipur, January 23, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government today alerted all its officials to keep an eye on Bird Flu cases in the state. The Veterinary Department has issued the warning to keep an

Women dominated Kondagaon Dist inaugurated

Kondagaon/Jagdalpur, January 24, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today formally inaugurated the Kondagaon district, which was carved out from Bastar district. A distinct fe

New Nutrition Scheme launches in Chhattisgarh

Kondagaon/Jagdalpur, January 24, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today launched a new scheme to address mal-nutrition in the state. Nawa Jatan, a nutrition campaign was lau

Mana Airport renamed Swami Vivekanand Airport

New Delhi/Raipur, January 24, 2012: The Union Cabinet today approved a proposal and renamed Mana Airport as Swami Vivekanand Airport, Raipur. The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Dr Manmo

2 Chhattisgarh women get Padma Shri

New Delhi/Raipur, January 25, 2012: President of India Pratibha Patil today approved conferment of prestigious Padma Shri award to two women of Chhattisgarh, who are engaged in social work.

Speaker Meira Kumar in Raipur on Jan 27

Raipur, January 25, 2012: Lok Sabah Speaker Meira Kumar would unveil a statue of former Chief Minister of undivided Madhya Pradesh Shyama Charan Shukla on Saturday, next, officials said today.

Governor Dutt collapses during R D Parade

Raipur, January 26, 2012: Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt was today fainted during the ceremonial Republic Day Parade ceremony at Police Parade Ground here. While addressing the ceremony

Chhattisgarh celebrates Republic Day

Jagdalpur/Raipur, January 26, 2012: Republic Day was celebrated today in full colour in all the 27 districts of Chhattisgarh. When Governor Shekhar Dutt unfurled the National Flag at Raipur, Chie

Huge applause to Chhattisgarhi Jhinjhari and Dondaki clay art at Delhi Parade

New Delhi/Raipur, January 26, 2012: A tableau on international famous Jhinjhari and Dondaki clay art of Chhattisgarh today received huge applause at the Republic Day parade at New Delhi. Th

Blood Donation camp to celebrate Republic Day

Raipur, January 26, 2012: Sree Narayana Guru Sandesh Samiti, Raipur celebrated the Republic Day in a different way. With the help of Red Cross and other organisations and experts, the Samit

Maoist Commander killed in Raigarh

Raigarh, January 27, 2012: A senior Maoist leader was today killed in a gun battle in industrial district of Raigarh, Chhattisgarh Police said. In an encounter between police and Maoists, on

Now at 3 PC loan for Pisciculture in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, January 27, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said his government would provide cheap loan to people involved in pisciculture. The scheme of farmers availing ag

Statue of ex-CM SC Shukla unveils by LS Speaker

Raipur, January 28, 2012: A statue of three-time Chief Minister of undivided Madhya Pradesh Shyama Charan Shukla was unveiled today at Chhattisgarh Capital Raipur. Speaker Lok Sabha Meira K

TRAI exempts limit of 200 SMS for M2M & P2M

New Delhi, January 29, 2012: TRAI has exempted the machine to machine and person to machine messages from the limit of 200 SMS per day per SIM. After considering various representations, TR

Govt orders probe against Medical College Dean

Raipur, January 29, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government has ordered a thorough probe against the dean of the government owned Bilaspur medical college after questions were raised about his educational

Innovative Stipend Card to 27 lakh students in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, January 29, 2012: Adopting an innovative method, Chhattisgarh Government today decided to distribute stipend to lakhs of students through ATM type cards. About 27 lakh students woul

7 Hardcore Maoists Surrender in South Chhattisgarh

Kanker/Raipur, January 30, 2012: Seven hardcore Maoists, including four commanders, today surrendered before the Kanker Police of Chhattisgarh. Among the surrender Maoist leaders were one E

ACS Narayan Singh shifted out of Mantralaya

Raipur, January 31, 2012: In a significant development, Additional Chief Secretary Narayan Singh was today shifted out of Mantralaya and his Forest Department was given to Sunil Kumar. The

Railway Minister to visit Raipur on Feb 8

Raipur, February 01, 2012: Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi would visit Raipur on February 8 to discuss various issues with the Chhattisgarh government, officials said today. During his visi

Dy Tehsildar dismisses in Chhattisgarh

Jagdalpur, February 01, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government has dismissed from service a revenue officer on her alleged involvement in misappropriation during her posting in Kanker district. The

Cabinet to honour Padma Shri awardees

Raipur, February 02, 2012: Chhattisgarh Cabinet would honour both the Padma Shri awardees from the state on Tuesday next. Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today decided to honour both Shamshad

Top Maoist leader Narayan Sanyal shifted from Raipur

Raipur, February 02, 2012: Prominent Maoist leader of the country Narayan Sanyal was today shifted from the high security Raipur Central Jail amid tight security. Sanyal has been taken to J

Agharia caste under OBC List

Raipur, February 03, 2012: Agharia caste has again been included in the list of other backward caste category, officials said today. Government of India has again included Agharia caste und

New Forest produce projects for Chhattisgarh

Raipur/New Delhi, February 04, 2012: Government of India has announced new projects to provide sustainable livelihood to the tribals in Maoist violence affected districts of Chhattisgarh. T

26 Tehsils in Chhattisgarh declared Drought hit

Raipur, February 04, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government today declared two more tehsils drought hit, with that a total of 26 tehsils of the state have been declared drought hit this year. Baloda

Mahant inaugurates FoodTech

Raipur, February 04, 2012: Foodtech, a two-day fair on food processing sector was inaugurated here today by Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Food processing Charan Das Mahant. Th

Over 300 Armed Policemen to guard Rajim Kumbh this year

Raipur, February 05, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government has decided to deploy over 300 heavily armed policemen in the 14-day long Rajim Kumbh, starting from February 07, next, officials said today.

Pisda replaces Sunil Kumar as School Education Secretary

Raipur, February 06, 2012: Krishna Ram Pisda today replaced Sunil Kumar as the new School Education Secretary of Chhattisgarh. The 1996 batch IAS Pisda was functioning as the Commissioner c

Raman accepts Resignation of Salim Raj

Raipur, February 06, 2012: Chhattisgarh government has accepted the resignation of Dr Salim Raj from the Chairmanship of the State Haj Committee. The state government has accepted the resig

Sunil Kumar becomes Chief Secretary

Raipur, February 06, 2012: In a surprise move, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today appointed Sunil Kumar as the Chief Secretary. The state government announced his appointment

Rajnandgaon MP bereaved

Rajnandgaon, February 07, 2012: Father of Rajnandgaon BJP Lok Sabha MP Madhu Sudan Yadav passed away today, officials said. Durga Prasad Yadav passed away today at Rajnandgaon, officials sa

Sunil Kumar takes over charges as Chief Secretary

Raipur, February 07, 2012: Sunil Kumar, one of the senior most IAS officers of Chhattisgarh, today took over charges as the seventh Chief Secretary of the state. The 1979 batch IAS Sunil Ku

Working Group to improve rail infrastructure in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, February 08, 2012: After a meeting between Rail Minister Dinesh Trivedi and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh here today a high level working group was constituted to improve rai

Maoists kill Koya Commander

Jagdalpur, February 09, 2012: In a major incident, Maoists today ambushed and killed a top Koya Commander Kartam Surya in newly created Sukma district of Chhattisgarh and injured a senior police

Cong questions Police transfer policy of BJP Govt

Raipur, February 10, 2012: Main opposition Congress today questioned the police transfer policy of Chhattisgarh government and alleged that the regime was adopting discriminatory attitude.

IG B S Maravi passes away

Bilaspur, April 03, 2012: Senior Police Officer B S Maravi today passed away after a brief illness. Maravi was the Inspector General of Police, Bilaspur. He was admitted to a local pr

Lt Gen Anil Chait in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 04, 2012: General Officer Commanding in Chief of Central Command Lt Gen Anil Chait, who is on his maiden visit of Chhattisgarh, today visited Kondagaon to meet his soldiers, who ar

Gram Suraj from April 18

Raipur, April 05, 2012: The ambitious seventh Gram Suraj Abhiyan of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh would be started from April 18 to 27, 2012, officials said today. The Gram Suraj campaign w

Wage for Unskilled labour hiked to Rs 132

Raipur, April 05, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government today said it had hiked the wage for the unskilled labourers to Rs 132, officials said. Unskilled labourers of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural

Rs 6710 Cr Tax Revenue of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 06, 2012: Chhattisgarh government has surpassed the tax revenue target for the last fiscal and collected a total of Rs 6710 crore for the financial year ended March 31, 2012, offici

Separate educational institutes for Maoists victims

Raipur, April 06, 2012: Chhattisgarh government has drafted an ambitious plan to impart special education to the children affected by the Maoists violence in the state. Chhattisgarh Governm

Chhattisgarh, right place for Community Radio: CPR

Raipur, April 07, 2012: Commissioner Public Relations N Baijendra Kumar today said Chhattisgarh has a lot of potential for Community Radio. The low cost Community Radio has a lot of potenti

Bastar Impact Editor bereaved

Raipur, April 08, 2012: Saraswati Mohapatra, mother of Editor for Bastar Impact newspaper Suresh Mohapatra, passed away today. She died in a road accident near Marenga, while travelling fro

Suspension of IAS Radhakrishnan withdrawn

Raipur, April 9, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has withdrawn the suspension order of 1978 batch IAS T Radhakrishnan, a top official said today. "The suspension of Radhakr

Senior Journalist Bibhash Jha bereaved

Raipur, April 10, 2012: Mother of senior journalist Bibhash Jha passed away today after a brief illness, his family member said. Manju Rani Jha passed away today after a brief illness, Jha

Home Minister Kanwar demands high level probe against Korba Collector

Raipur, April 10, 2012: Chhattisgarh Home Minister Nanki Ram Kanwar today demanded a high level probe against the Korba District Collector Rajpal Singh Tyagi. The Home Minister has written

Mining scam an issue in next year assembly poll: Cong

Raipur, April 11, 2012: Main opposition Congress today said it would take the mining scam of Chhattisgarh and especially the alleged irregularities in coal sector to the people during the assembl

Amar Agrawal annoyed with Bilaspur officials

Bilaspur, April 11, 2012: Chhattisgarh Urban Development and Health Minister Amar Agrawal today expressed his strong displeasure over the slow place of developmental works in his native district

Maoists attacked Ambulance in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 12, 2012: Maoists today attacked an ambulance in Sukma district in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, officials said. Maoists today attacked a 108 Sanjeevani ambulance near Morgun

Opposition is after my Govt: Raman

Raipur, April 12, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said his government was functioning "honestly and efficiently", although the opposition was desperately trying to get some

Polio drops to 37 Lakh children on April 15: Govt

Raipur, April 13, 2012: About 37 lakh children would be administered polio drops next Sunday, officials said today. The state government targets to reach out to about 37 lakh children betwe

Army Chief Gen V K Singh to visit Bastar

Raipur, April 13, 2012: Chief of Army Staff General Vijay Kumar Singh would visit Bastar region tomorrow before meeting the Governor and Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, officials said today.

Morning School from April 16

Raipur, April 13, 2012: Looking into the current heat wave condition in Chhattisgarh, the state Government today ordered morning session from April 16 in all the schools of the state, officials s

CM Raman discusses Maoist issue with Army Chief Gen V K Singh

Raipur, April 14, 2012: For the first time Indian Army Chief General Vijay Kumar Singh and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today discussed in details the protracted Maoists problem of

Traders cancel 4-day Chhattisgarh bandh after meeting CM Raman

Raipur, April 15, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said he would write to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to amend the National Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 as that m

Durgesh Chandra Mishra new Commissioner Bastar

Raipur, April 16, 2012: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today appointed Durgesh Chandra Mishra as the new Commissioner of Bastar where as Alok Awasthi is posted as the Managing Director of the Text

MoU sign to open Centre of IIT Kharagpur at Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 17, 2012: The prestigious IIT Kharagpur today signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Chhattisgarh to open a centre in the state. Director Indian Institute

Raman starts his 7th Gram Suraj from Naxal-hit Dantewada dist

Dantewada, April 18, 2012: Giving a surprise to the Maoists, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today began his connect village programme Gram Suraj from Kasoli village of Dantewada distr

EC introduces new measures for Rajya Sabha poll

New Delhi, April 19, 2012: The Election Commission of India has advised all political parties to exercise self restraint while carrying cash during Rajya Sabha Election. "The national and s

Dept of IT renamed Dept of Electronics and IT

New Delhi, April 19, 2012: The Government of India has changed the name of the Department of Information and Technology, DIT (Ministry of Communications and Information Technology) to Department

Chhattisgarh Govt fails to submit reply to HC on new reservation policy

Bilaspur, April 19, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government today failed to submit its reply before the state High Court on the new reservation policy and sought more time for that. Taking two petiti

Innovative NTPC project for Korba tribal village

Korba, April 20, 2012: The Central PSU NTPC has developed an innovative model to supply electricity to a tribal village in Korba district of Chhattisgarh, officials said today. With an inve

Maoists attacked Gram Suraj party, 3 killed

Raipur, April 20, 2012: Maoists today attacked a Gram Suraj party and killed three persons in Bijapur district, where as BJP MLA Mahesh Gagda, two IAS officers Collector and Zilla Panchayat CEO h

Maoists kidnap Sukma Collector Alex Menon

Raipur, April 21, 2012: In a daring incident, Maoists today kidnapped District Collector of Sukma Alex V F Paul Menon V after killing both his armed body guards, official said. "District Co

No information of Sukma Collector Menon

Raipur, April 22, 2012: Even after a day, the government was clueless about the whereabouts of the Sukma District Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V, who was kidnapped yesterday by Maoist guerrillas

Raman calls emergency meeting of Ministers, forms Cabinet sub committee

Raipur, April 22, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh tonight discussed with his ministers kidnapping of Sukma Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V by the Maoists and also formed a Cabine

Maoists set dead line of April 25 to fulfill conditions for release of DM Menon

Raipur, April 22, 2012: A day after his kidnap on gun point, the Maoists today asked the Chhattisgarh government to fulfill by April 25, its demands to secure the release of Sukma Collector Alex

Govt delegation meets Kidnapped Collector's wife

Sukma, April 23, 2012: For the first time a high level government delegation today met Asha, wife of Sukma Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V, who has been abducted by the Maoists on Saturday during

All party meeting appeals Maoists to release Sukma Collector

Raipur, April 23, 2012: An all party meeting here in Chhattisgarh capital today appealed to the Maoists to release Sukma Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V unharmed, who was abducted by the left win

Maoist suggests names of 3 interlocutors, says Collector is unwell

Raipur, April 23, 2012: Maoists, who have kidnapped Sukma Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V, late tonight suggested three names as interlocutors after Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh sai

Set back to Maoists, Prashant Bhushan, Manish Kunjam refuse to mediate

Raipur, Jagdalpur, New Delhi, April 24, 2012: In a severe blow to the Maoists, senior Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan and CPI leader Manish Kunjam today refused to become Maoists interloc

Durgesh Mishra takes over charges as Bastar Commissioner

Jagdalpur, April 24, 2012: Senior IAS Durgesh Chandra Mishra today took over charges as the Commissioner of Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The 1991 batch promotee officer succeeded K Sreeni

Mahant demands release of Collector Menon

New Delhi, April 24, 2012: Union Minister Charan Das Mahant today met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and demanded safe release of Sukma District Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V, who was abduct

Raman names Nirmala Buch, S K Misra as Govt Interlocutors

Raipur, April 24, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said former Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh Nirmala Buch and former Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh Suyogya Kumar Misra

Manish Kunjam rushes with medicines for Sukma DM

Raipur, Sukma, April 24, 2012: Former CPI MLA Manish Kunjam today met the wife of Sukma Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V, who has been kidnapped by Maoists on April 21, and collected medicines for

Maoist names Prof G Haragopal as new interlocutor

Raipur, April 25, 2012: Maoists today named Prof G Haragopal as their new interlocutor after senior Supreme Court Advocate Prashant Bhushan and CPI leader Manish Kunjam refused to mediate on beha

Maoist-Govt talks from tomorrow

Raipur, April 25, 2012: the stage is all set for the first ever talk between the Chhattisgarh Government and the Maoists tomorrow for the early release of Sukma District Collector Alex V F Paul M

Govt appeals Maoists to extend dead line

Raipur, April 25, 2012: Chhattisgarh government today appealed to the Maoists to extend the dead line set for fulfilling the conditions to release the Sukma District Collector Alex V F Paul Meno

Hopeful of a positive result of talk: Raman

Raipur, April 26, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said he was hopeful that the meeting between both the government and the Maoists interlocutors would yield positive result

System responsible for abduction of Collector: B D Sharma

Raipur, April 26, 2012: Maoist interlocutor Dr Brahma Dev Sharma today blamed the system for the abduction of the Sukma Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V on April 21 by Maoists. "The current

Collector fine: Manish Kunjam

Sukma/Raipur, April 26, 2012: Former CPI MLA Manish Kunjam today said Sukma Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V, who has been kidnapped by Maoists on April 21, was fine. After handing over med

Govt-Maoist talk fails

Raipur, April 26, 2012: The first ever talk between the Chhattisgarh government and Maoist interlocutors today failed to yield expected result on the issue of Sukma Collector Alex V F Paul Menon

We can not free Maoists from Jail: Home Minister

Korba, April 27, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government today expressed its inability to free any Maoists, currently lodged in various jails of the state. "We do not have power to release any of the

No information of Menon even after 7 days

Raipur, Sukma, Korba, April 27, 2012: Even after seven days there was no direct information about Sukma District Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V, who was kidnapped by the Maoists on April 21 from

Sharma, Haragopal to take Maoist consent

Raipur, April 27, 2012: Maoists interlocutors Dr Brahma Dev Sharma and Prof G Haragopal could visit the Sukma forest to discuss various matters with the Maoists and take their consent, official s

Maoist refuses to extend deadline

Raipur, April 27, 2012: Maoists today refused to extend the deadline set by them to fulfill certain conditions to secure the release of the Sukma District Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V, who was

Sharma, Haragopal visit Maoist leaders

Sukma, Raipur, April 28, 2012: Maoists interlocutors Dr Brahma Dev Sharma and Prof G Haragopal today flew to Sukma forest area of Chhattisgarh to discuss various issues with the rebel leaders reg

Steep Hike in Power Tariff in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 28, 2012: Further burdening the common men, Chhattisgarh Government today affected a steep increase in power tariff in the state. While making the maximum increase by 46 per ce

Raman inaugurates magazine 'Misal'

Raipur, April 29, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today inaugurated a new colourful magazine Misal, edited and published by eminent journalist Aniruddha Dubey. The Chief Mi

Collector Menon is safe: BD Sharma

Sukma, Raipur, April 29, 2012: Maoists interlocutors Dr Brahma Dev Sharma and Prof G Haragopal today said abducted Sukma District Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V was safe but his release would ta

Steep hike in power tariff a betrayal to people: Cong

Raipur, April 29, 2012: Main opposition Congress today alleged that the Raman Singh government had betrayed the people by making a steep hike in power tariff. "Steep increase in power tarif

Cabinet Sub Committee meets on DM Menon issue

Raipur, April 30, 2012: A high level meeting today met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and discussed in detailed various steps taken by the Chhattisgarh government to secu

Talk in right direction: Interlocutors

Raipur, April 30, 2012: After intense discussions among the Chhattisgarh Government and the Maoists sides, the interlocutors of the rebels have indicated a positive result saying the talk was pro

Breakthrough in Maoist-Govt Talks

Raipur, April 30, 2012: Finally a breakthrough was achieved today after hectic parley between the interlocutors of Chhattisgarh Government and the Maoist to secure the safe release of Sukma Distr

Kidnapped Collector Menon to return within 2 days: Interlocutors

Raipur, April 30, 2012: In a major development, the four interlocutors today announced to reach an agreement on various issues and said by May 2, 2012, the kidnapped Sukma District Collector woul

Maoist interlocutors appeal rebels to release Menon

Raipur, April 30, 2012: Maoist interlocutors Dr Brahma Dev Sharma and Prof G Haragopal have appealed to the rebels to release Sukma District Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V unharmed after both th

Raman Hails Agreement Between Govt And Maoist

Raipur, April 30, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today hailed the agreement had between the state government and the Maoist interlocutors to secure the release of kidnapped Sukm

Complete text of Agreement of Maoist and State Govt interlocutors

Raipur, April 30, 2012: Following are the complete text of agreement had between the Maoist and the Chhattisgarh Government interlocutors today to secure the release of kidnapped Sukma District C

Complete text of Appeal made by Maoist Interlocutors to Naxals to Release Menon

Raipur, April 30, 2012: Following are the complete text of appeal made by Maoist interlocutors today to Naxals to release kidnapped Sukma District Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V.

Raman ready to talk to Maoists

Raipur, May 01, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said he was ready to talk anywhere and in any forum to find a peaceful solution to the Maoist problem. After the Maois

Maoists to release Collector Menon on May 3 at Tadmetla

Raipur, May 01, 2012: The Maoists today said they would release the kidnapped Sukma District Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V on May 3 at Tadmetla. The Collector would be handed over to the

Maoists attack Police party, killed cop

Raipur/Dantewada May 02, 2012: When the people of Chhattisgarh are eagerly waiting for the release of Sukma District Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V, the Maoists today attacked a police party and

Interlocutors talk again on release of Sukma DM

Raipur, May 02, 2012: The interlocutors from both the parties today discussed the issue of release of Sukma District Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V, who is in the custody of Maoists since April

Maoist releases Sukma Collector

Sukma, May 3, 2012: Maoists today released the Sukma District Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V. A top police officer of Chhattisgarh confirmed to the ChhattisgarhTopNews.Com release of Menon

Maoists release Sukma Collector (Update)

Sukma/Raipur, May 03, 2012: In a significant development, the Maoists today handed over the kidnapped Sukma Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V to their interlocutors Dr Brahma Dev Sharma and Prof G H

Thank you Mediators, CM: Collector Menon

Sukma, May 03, 2012: After staying with Maoists for 12 days, Sukma District Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V today thanked the mediators and the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh for his

High Power Committee start functioning: CM Raman

Raipur, May 03, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh this evening expressed his happiness over the release of Sukma District Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V by the Maoists and said Ni

Cong demands high level probe into Alex episode

Raipur, May 03, 2012: Main opposition Congress today expressing happiness over the release by Maoists of the Sukma District Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V, demanded a high level probe into the e

Menon to continue as DM Sukma: Govt

Raipur, May 04, 2012: Chhattisgarh government today made it clear that Alex V F Paul Menon V, who was taken hostage by the Maoists for 13 days, would continue as Sukma Collector. "Menon wou

No hidden ageement: Maoist Interlocutor Sharma

Raipur, May 04, 2012: Maoist interlocutor Brahma Dev Sharma today clarified that the interlocutors from the Maoists and the Chhattisgarh Government had reached only one agreement for the release

Julfikar Hasan new IG CRPF for Chhattisgarh

Raipur, May 05, 2012: Julfikar Hasan has been appointed as the new Inspector General of Central Reserve Police Force, based at Raipur, official sources said today. Hasan has replaced Pankaj

English daily Pioneer launches from Raipur

Raipur, May 06, 2012: Multi-edition English daily Pioneer was today launched from Raipur. Senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani launched the paper from Raipur in a function today. Addr

Maoist Narayan Sanyal gets bail from Supreme Court

New Delhi, May 07, 2012: The Supreme Court today granted bail to a senior Maoist leader Narayan Sanyal, who is currently lodged in a Jharkhand jail. The apex court granted bail and also sus

2.5 acre land owners declare labourers by Chhattisgarh Govt

Raipur, May 07, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government today said any one having less than two and half acre agriculture land would be treated as labourers and would be entitled for all benefits of an uno

Sonmoni Borah new Director Public Relations

Raipur, May 08, 2012: In a sudden move, Chhattisgarh Government today shifted Ashok Agrawal from the Public Relations Department and in his place appointed Sonmoni Borah. The 1999 batch IA

Sukma DM Apex Menon meets CM Raman

Raipur, May 08, 2012: Sukma District Collector Alex V F Paul Menon V, who had been kidnapped by the Maoists recently, today met Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh. During the meetin

Bilaspur-Tirunelveli train number changes

Bilaspur, May 09, 2012: The number of weekly Bilaspur-Tirunelveli-Bilaspur Express train would be changed from August 19, 2012, Railway officials said today. 12787/12788 Bilaspur-Tirunelvel

Sonmoni Borah takes charges as Director Public Relations

Raipur, May 09, 2012: Sonmoni Borah today took over the charges of Director Public Relations of the Government of Chhattisgarh. Borah took over charges from Ashok Kumar Agrawal. Agra

Chhattisgarh gets Rs 2620 Cr for Roads

New Delhi, May 09, 2012: The Central Government has approved proposal for 1946 km roads in Chhattisgarh with an estimated cost of Rs 2620 crore, official sources said today. Chhattisgarh Go

Let BALCO implement its promises: Minister

Korba, May 10, 2012: Chhattisgarh government today expressed its displeasure over the lack of sincerity by Anil Agrawal led BALCO in implementing its promises. BALCO should not only be enga

Tribal youth first beneficiary of Standing Committee

Raipur, May 11, 2012: A tribal youth of Raipur was the first beneficiary of the recommendation of the Standing Committee, which has been constituted to review the cases of people lodged in variou

Govt houses for 60 naxal-hit families

Kanker, May 12, 2012: Chhattisgarh government has decided to rehabilitate 131 families in Kanker district, who were badly hit by the Maoists violence, officials said here today. The state h

Maoists shot dead 6 CISF personnel

Dantewada, Raipur, May 13, 2012: Maoist guerrillas tonight attacked a police party and shot dead six of them and a civilian in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. "Six personnel of the Cent

Govt stresses for early start of Raoghat Rail line

Raipur, May 14, 2012: Chhattisgarh Administration today stressed for early start of Dalli Rajhara-Raoghat Railway line to transport iron ore for the Bhilai Steel Plant. For the Dali Rajhara

Iron Ore water damaging crop in Dantewada district

Dantewada, May 14, 2012: Dusty water of Iron ore was damaging a larger chunk of crop in Dantewada district. The Dantewada district administration has received complaints that a larger chunk

New Industrial Estate in Kharsia, Saria & Baramkela

Raigarh, May 15, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government plans to set up new industrial estates in Kharsia, Saria and Baramkela areas of Raigarh district, officials said today. Raigarh District Collec

High rise committee to clear 30 metre building

Raipur, May 16, 2012: Chhattisgarh government today decided to amend its rule to send only those applications to the high rise committee, which would have more than 30 metre height, officials sai

Raman clarifies, Coal suggestions made to avoid adverse impact on related industries

Raipur, August 27, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today clarified that the state government under his leadership had suggested to the Centre on coal block allotment to avoid an

Narayanpur, Bijapur now under BRGF Scheme

Raipur, August 28, 2012: The Government of India has approved a proposal of the Chhattisgarh government to include Bijapur and Narayanpur under the Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF), officials s

Chhattisgarh only state to supply power 24 X 7 to farmer: Raman

Raipur, August 29, 2012: Chhattisgarh is the only state in the country, which has been providing uninterrupted power supply to its farmers, State Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said today.

Centre removes restriction on SMSs

New Delhi, August 30, 2012: The Government of India today removed restriction on SMSs through mobile phone with immediate effect. The restriction of sending SMS on mobile phones has been wi

Now Mobile Version of PIB Website, can access on very slow net connection

New Delhi, August 31, 2012: The Press Information Bureau has launched mobile version of website, pib.gov.in, to make its content easily accessible to mobile users. The URL of the mobile we

Chhattisgarh PSC submits 11th Annual Report to Governor

Raipur, August 31, 2012: The Controversial Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission today submitted its 11th annual report to the Governor Shekhar Dutt. CPSC Chairman Prof Pradeep Kumar Joshi

Korea, Sarguja dists selected for National Literacy Award

Baikunthpur/Ambikapur, August 31, 2012: Sarguja district and Ghaghara gram Panchayat of Korea district were this year selected for National Literacy Award from Chhattisgarh, officials said today.

E Docketing system in Chhattisgarh Women, Child Welfare Dept

Raipur, September 01, 2012: An ambitious e-docketing system was today introduced in the Women and Child Welfare Department of Chhattisgarh. Departmental Minister Lata Usendi launched the pr

BJP demands cancel of Coal block allotment, Resign of PM

Raipur, September 01, 2012: Former BJP National President Rajnath Singh today demanded cancellation of all coal block allotments and resignation of Manmohan Singh from the Prime Ministership over

ITBP DG meets Raman

Raipur, September 02, 2012: Director General of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Ranjit Sinha today met the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and discussed various issues. The

Cong demands resignation of Raman Singh on Coal scam

Raipur, September 03, 2012: Chhattisgarh Congress today demanded resignation of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and a CBI probe into the alleged irregularities in allotment of coal blocks of the st

Cong workers clash with police during CM House gheroa

Raipur, September 04, 2012: Several Congress workers were injured today after they clashed with the police during CM house gherao agitation by the opposition to press Raman Singh to resign from t

U S Embassy announces new Visa processing system

New Delhi, September 05, 2012: The United States Embassy in India today announced it was implementing a new visa processing system throughout the country that would further standardize procedures

Individual Master Plan for all 9734 Panchayats of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 06, 2012: In an ambitious plan for balanced development, Chhattisgarh Government has decided to draft individual master plan for all its 9734 gram panchayats of the state, offic

Paddy procurement from Nov 1: Govt

Raipur, September 07, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government would start procurement of paddy from November 01, the state foundation day, a review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh was info

BJP demands resignation of Manmohan Singh over Coalgate

Raipur, September 08, 2012: BJP today demanded resignation of Manmohan Singh from the premiership accusing his government of involved in large scale irregularities in allotment of coal blocks, ca

Father of White Revolution Verghese Kurien passes away

Raipur, September 09, 2012: Father of the White Revolution Dr Verghese Kurien passed away today. Kurien passed away early hours today at Nadiad in Gujarat after a brief illness, AMUL source

Joint Entrance Exams for IITs from 2013: Govt

New Delhi, September 10, 2012: For admission in to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), a joint entrance examination system would be introduced from 2013, Government of India said. B

All Appointments in Pollution Control Board as per Law: Govt

Raipur, September 11, 2012: All the appointments for the Pollution Control Board of Chhattisgarh were carried out as per law, the state government today said. "All the appointments for the

BJP an epidemic to country: Cong

Raipur, September 12, 2012: In an unprecedented attack on BJP, Congress party today alleged that the saffron party was a disease to the country. "BJP is an epidemic for the country," AICC G

Agril College in Naxal-hit Kanker dist

Jagdalpur, September 12, 2012: Chhattisgarh government today announced to open an agriculture college at the Maoists hit Kanker district. A new Agriculture College would be opened at Kank

Raman pulls up NMDC

Jagdalpur, September 12, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today came down heavily on the management of the Central public sector undertaking National Mineral Development Corporatio

Fresh posting for 3 IPS

Raipur, September 13, 2012: Chhattisgarh government today posted three IPS officers after having their trainings. Abhishek Meena is posted as the Additional District Superintendent of Polic

Justice Kabir next Chief Justice of India

New Delhi, September 13, 2012: Justice Altamas Kabir would be the new Chief Justice of India. He would assume the new charge on 29th of this month, official sources said. Born on Jul

Steep hike in Diesel Price, Cut in Subsidised LPG

Raipur, September 13, 2012: In a severe blow to the common men, Congress led UPA government today increased the price of diesel by Rs 5 and drastically cut the subsidy on the subsidised domestic

Raman slams Cong-led Centre for hike in Diesel Price, Cut in Subsidised LPG

Raipur, September 13, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today severely criticised the Congress led UPA Government at the Centre for steep hike in prices of diesel and cut in subsid

Nagar Suraj from Nov 19

Raipur, September 14, 2012: After successful Gram Suraj Abhiyan the Raman Government today decided to launch a similar campaign in the urban areas of the state from November 19, next. A mee

Centre Permitted FDI in multi-brand product retail trading

New Delhi, September 14, 2012: The Congress led UPA Government at the Centre today allowed foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail trading despite stiff domestic opposition to the proposa

No FDI retail outlets in Chhattisgarh: Raman

Raipur, September 14, 2012: BJP Government in Chhattisgarh today said it would not allow retail sale outlets with FDI in the state, immediately after the Centre cleared a proposal allowing foreig

Ex-RSS Chief Sudarshan passes away

Raipur, September 15, 2012: Former Chief of Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh K S Sudarshan passed away here today. Sudarshan passed away at the RSS headquarters here of a cardiac arrest, RSS so

Cong demands tax cut in Petro-products

Raipur, September 16, 2012: Main opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh today demanded reduction in tax by the state BJP government on the petroleum products. The state government should reduc

BJP Disrespected Parliament: Cong

Raipur, September 17, 2012: AICC today demanded apology from the opposition for disrupting the proceedings of the house and leveling allegations against Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. "B

Former IAS convicted of Rape charges

Raipur, September 17, 2012: Former Jashpur Collector and retired IAS Mankuram Sarthi was today convicted of rape charges by a local court and sentenced him to seven years of imprisonment. T

NDA, Left call for Bharat Bandh on Sept 20

New Delhi, September 18, 2012: NDA and Left parties have called for a general strike Bharat Bandh on September 20 to protest against hike in diesel price, cap on subsidised domestic LPG and FDI i

CM annoys with rural electrification work

Raipur, September 19, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today expressed his strong displeasure over the pace of works on rural electrification in his Rajnandgaon district. Th

Bharat Bandh total

Raipur, September 20, 2012: Protesting the decisions of the UPA government at the Centre to increase diesel price, cap on subsidised domestic LPG and FDI in multi-brand retail, the NDA and Left p

Frontline Magazine re-launched

New Delhi, September 20, 2012: Vice President of India M Hamid Ansari today re-launched the 'Frontline' magazine at a function here. To him personally 'Frontline' has always been a stimulan

Chhattisgarh Govt to organise Pilgrimage

Raipur, September 20, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government today approved a proposal to take its people for pilgrimage to various places of the country. A formal agreement would be signed shortly b

Cabinet Approves National Policy on IT-2012

New Delhi, September 21, 2012: The Union Cabinet has approved the National Policy on Information Technology 2012. The Policy envisaged the growth of the IT market to USD 300 billion and cre

Several nations to participate in Raipur Global Investors Meet

Raipur, September 22, 2012: Japan, Korea, Israel are among the countries who have expressed their desire to participate in the investors meet, being organized by the Chhattisgarh Government durin

Bio-diesel project of Chhattisgarh wastage of money: Cong

Raipur, September 23, 2012: Main opposition Congress today charged the ruling BJP government in Chhattisgarh of wasting over Rs 1000 crore in the name of bio-diesel. "The adamant state gove

Chhattisgarh approves first ever Agriculture Policy

Raipur, September 24, 2012: Chhattisgarh government today approved its first ever Agriculture policy aimed at converting it in to a profitable business. The Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minist

10 PC increase in Bus Fare by Chhattisgarh

Raipur, September 24, 2012: After a steep hike in diesel price, the BJP government in Chhattisgarh today hiked the bus fare by ten per cent. A Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Dr

Soon Chhattisgarh become most developed state: Raman

New Delhi, September 25, 2012: Looking into the pace of growth of Chhattisgarh, it would soon find a place among the top three most developed states of the country, State Chief Minister Dr Raman

Chhattisgarh Govt misled President: Cong

Raipur, September 25, 2012: Main Opposition in Chhattisgarh, Congress today alleged that the state BJP government has misled the President on the selection of tribal students in all India enginee

C P Joshi becomes Railway Minister

New Delhi, September 25, 2012: Dr Chandra Prakash Joshi has taken over charges as the Railway Minister after Mukul Roy of Trinamool Congress quit the cabinet protesting the decision of the Centra

Govt Cancels Sub Engg Recruitment

Raipur, September 26, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government today cancelled the recruitment process for appointing 146 Sub Engineers in its Public Works Department. "The appointment for direct recr

E-Payment to PWD Contractors from Oct: Govt

Raipur, September 27, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government has decided to do away with cheque payment system for the contractors of Public Works Department from next month. There would not be any c

New Secretariat to function from Nov 01 at Naya Raipur

Raipur, September 28, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government has decided to function from its new Secretariat building at Naya Raipur from November 01, 2012, official sources said here today. The St

D K S Mantralaya to become Hospital again

Raipur, September 28, 2012: Being a doctor as the head of government in Chhattisgarh, in an important decision the Raman Singh government today decided to convert the centrally located Dau Kalyan

D S Misra becomes Additional Chief Secretary

Raipur, September 28, 2012: Senior IAS officer D S Misra was today promoted as the Additional Chief Secretary by the state government. A 1982 batch IAS Misra was the fifth senior most IAS o

Subodh Singh, MK Tyagi become Secy, Govt affects 5 postings

Raipur, September 28, 2012: Subodh Kumar Singh and Munish Kumar Tyagi were today promoted and posted as Secretaries to the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and in total posting of five officers have

Rajyotshav at Naya Raipur from Nov 1 to 7

Raipur, September 29, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government today decided to celebrate its State foundation day Rajyotshav at Naya Raipur from November 1 to seven. The week long Rajyotshav would be

IPS Ram Niwas becomes Director General

Raipur, September 29, 2012: Senior police officer Ram Niwas was today appointed Special Director General by the Chhattisgarh Government. Additional Director General Ram Niwas is promoted an

Govt declares Nov 1 Holiday

Raipur, September 30, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government has declared November 01, 2012 as a holiday on the occasion of the state Foundation day. All the Government offices and institutions wou

Inauguration of Durg-Jagdalpur Train cancels

Bilaspur/Jagdalpur, October 01, 2012: Railway authority has cancelled the inaugural function to start the much awaited Durg-Jagdalpur-Durg train. On instruction from the Railway Board, the

1 killed, 4 injured as trains collided in Chhattisgarh

Bilaspur, October 02, 2012: One railway staff was killed and four injured when two trains collided today in Bilaspur-Raipur section of Chhattisgarh. A goods train today hit another goods tr

India Govt plans free supply of essential Medicines

New Delhi, October 03, 2012: In an attempt to provide affordable health care to the people, the Government of India was contemplating to provide essential medicines free of cost under public heal

Top business honchos interested in investing in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, October 04, 2012: Top IT industry honchos, Chief Executive Officers, Managing Directors and heads of companies today met Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and expressed their enth

Raghavesh Pandey new Raipur PIB head

Raipur, October 04, 2012: Government of India has appointed senior Indian Information Service officer Raghavesh Pandey as the new head of Press Information Bureau-Raipur. Pandey, a 1991 bat

20th Law Commission constituted

New Delhi, October 04, 2012: The Union Cabinet today approved the constitution of 20th Law Commission for a period for three years from 01.09.2012 to 31.08.2015. The 20th Law Commission woul

Train Running Information now a click away

New Delhi, October 05, 2012: To provide accurate train running information to the public, the Indian Railways has expanded the train running information facility. The information on running

Chhattisgarh identifies 9 sectors for investment

Raipur, October 06, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government has identified nine important sectors and today said it would try and get maximum investment in those sectors. The state government has ident

India looking at Chhattisgarh for Rice supply: Pawar

Raipur, October 07, 2012: Chhattisgarh has achieved tremendous success in rice productivity in the last couple of years, Union Agriculture and Food Processing Minister Sharad Pawar today said.

Cong claims its leader assaulted by police for raising question to CM

Raipur, October 08, 2012: Main opposition in Chhattisgarh Congress party today claimed one of its youth wing leaders was assaulted severely by police for asking questions to the Chief Minister Dr

President Approves New Protocol Practice

New Delhi, October 09, 2012: The new President of India Pranab Mukherjee has preferred not to be called His Excellency. Following a review of the current protocol practice, the President ha

Justice Rajiv Gupta new Chairman State Rights body

Raipur, October 10, 2012: Justice Rajiv Gupta was today appointed as the new Chairman of the Chhattisgarh Human Rights Commission. A day after his retirement as the Chief Justice of Chhatti

CM Flags off Durg-Jagdalpur-Durg train

Jagdalpur, October 10, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today flagged off the much awaited Durg-Jagdalpur-Durg Express train from here in Bastar divisional headquarters. The

Industrial Peace, Rapid Growth identity of Chhattisgarh: Raman

Raipur, October 11, 2012: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said industrial peace and rapid growth has become the identity of Chhattisgarh. Interacting with captains of Industries and inv

Raipur DM slapped Rs 77 Cr fine on 3 private schools

Raipur, October 12, 2012: Raipur District Collector Siddartha Komal Pardeshi today slapped a fine of total Rs 77 crore on three private schools for violating various rules of the state. For

Raman announces Laptop, Tablet to students

Naya Raipur, November 01, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today announced to gift laptops, tablets to students to mark the formation of Chhattisgarh as a new state. Presidi

Identity card made compulsory for travelling in reserved ticket

New Delhi, November 01, 2012: In a major policy decision, the Indian Railways has made it compulsory for all passengers travelling with reserved ticket to carry photo-identity card during journey

Global Investors Meet begins at Naya Raipur

Naya Raipur, November 02, 2012: The ambitious Global Investors Meet was started today in the presence of several foreign diplomats and captains of industries to attract huge cash inflow into the

CM office gets ISO 9001 Certification

Raipur, November 02, 2012: In a significant development, the Chief Minister Office in Chhattisgarh was today awarded ISO 9001: 2008 Certification, when the state was celebrating week-long Rajyots

First PPP Model Rail Corridors in Chhattisgarh

Naya Raipur, November 03, 2012: For the first time in the Indian history, adopting a public-private partnership model, a memorandum of understanding was signed today to invest Rs 4000 crore to de

Chhattisgarh attracts Rs 1.22 Lakh Cr investment in 2-day Investment meet

Naya Raipur, November 03, 2012: Adding a successful chapter in its glorious history, Chhattisgarh has attracted Rs 1.22 lakh crore investment proposals during the 2-day Global Investment Meet, en

Investors meet a failure: Cong

Raipur, November 03, 2012: Main opposition Congress today termed the two-day Global Investor Meet, organisaed by the Chhattisgarh Government a failure and also demanded a white paper on the previ

Maoists kill 2 CISF personnel in Dantewada

Raipur, November 04, 2012: Two Central Industrial Security Force personnel were today killed by Maoists in Bailadila mining area of Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh. A small action group

Narendra Modi praises Raman, Chhattisgarh PDS Model

Naya Raipur, November 04, 2012: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today praised his Chhattisgarh counterpart Raman Singh and the famous public distribution system model of the state. Hun

National e-Governance Award to Raman

Raipur, November 05, 2012: A prominent national organisation today honoured Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh with e-Ratna award for promoting information technology in governance.

Chhattisgarh declares names of State award recipients

Raipur, November 05, 2012: Chhattisgarh government late tonight announced the names of the recipients, who would be honoured by the President Pranab Mukherjee in the Rajyotshav-2012 tomorrow.

Amid heavy security deployment, President arrives in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 06, 2012: Amid heavy security deployment, President of India Pranab Mukherjee arrived here today on a two-day visit of Chhattisgarh to participate in the State foundation day.

President praises architectural designing of new Secretariat

Naya Raipur, November 06, 2012: President of India Pranab Mukherjee today praised the architectural designing of the new Secretariat building, located in the Capital Complex area of Naya Raipur.

President Praises Pace of Development of Chhattisgarh

Naya Raipur, November 06, 2012: President of India Pranab Mukherjee today praised the pace of development of Chhattisgarh and said in its 12 years journey it had registered all round development.

President Mukherjee felicitates Ex-CS P Joy Oommen

Naya Raipur, November 06, 2012: In a significant move, President of India Pranab Mukherjee today felicitated former Chief Secretary P Joy Oommen for his contribution towards the new capital proje

New Secretariat christens Mahanadi

Naya Raipur, November 06, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government today named its new Secretariat building after the main river of the state, Mahanadi. "The new Secretariat building will be known as

President praises works of Ramakrishna Mission

Jagdalpur, November 07, 2012: President of India Pranab Mukherjee today visited the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram at Narayanpur in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh and praised its activities. The

President Inaugurates Integrated Airport Terminal at Raipur

Raipur, November 07, 2012: President of India Pranab Mukherjee today dedicated the Rs 135 crore Integrated Passenger Terminal Complex of Swami Vivekananda Airport in Raipur. The new termina

Maoists attack Cong leader Mahendra Karma

Dantewada/Raipur, November 08, 2012: In a daring incident, Maoists today attacked senior Congress leader of Chhattisgarh Mahendra Karma in his native Dantewada district and land mined his vehicle

Winter Session of Chhattisgarh Assembly from Dec 11

Raipur, November 09, 2012: A brief winter session of Chhattisgarh assembly would be held from December 11, assembly sources said today. The Winter session would be held from December 11 and

Raman Govt Notifies Education Loan at 4 %

Raipur, November 09, 2012: Chhattisgarh government has issued notification to provide education loan at the rate of four per cent. The state government has issued the notification for the C

NGO also under RTI Act: Admn

Rajnandgaon, November 10, 2012: Chhattisgarh Administration today clarified that the non-government organisations, who have received a government assistance of Rs 2 lakh per year are also coming

Ex-MP Tarachand Sahu passes away

Durg, November 11, 2012: Former BJP State President and Swabhiman Manch Chief Tarachand Sahu passes away today at Mumbai. Sahu passes away at Leelawati Hospital at Mumbai after a brief illn

Tarachand Sahu consigns to flame

Balod, November 12, 2012: Former Chhattisgarh BJP President and Swabhiman Manch Chief Tarachand Sahu was today consigned to flame. The last rite of the former Lok Sabha MP was performed at

Train Reservation Counter half day on Deepawali

Bilaspur, November 12, 2012: All the passenger reservation counters of the South East Central Railway would not function after 2 PM tomorrow due to Deepawali. The passenger reservation syst

Univ disappoints its students

Raipur, November 12, 2012: Administrative inefficiency of Pundit Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur has disappointed its students. Due to alleged non-serious attitude of the University

Diwali celebrated in Chhattisgarh in traditional fervour

Raipur, November 13, 2012: Diwali, one of the important festivals of Chhattisgarh, was celebrated here in traditional fervour in the entire state. Since there was expectation of a bumper cr

Diarrhoea outbreak in Kanker district

Kanker, November 14, 2012: Diarrhoea epidemic has been reported from various places of Kanker District of Chhattisgarh during the festival season, but the local administration has claimed the sit

Woman People's representative complaint police assault her

Rajnandgaon, November 15, 2012: In a serious allegation against the Rajnandgaon police, a woman people's representative has complaint that she was abused and assaulted in a local police station.

Irresponsible journalism have serious consequences: Prime Minister

New Delhi, November 16, 2012: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh today asked the media to curb sensationalism saying irresponsible journalism have serious consequences. "Sometimes irresponsib

MoU with Railways for Govt sponsored Pilgrimage

Raipur, November 16, 2012: Chhattisgarh Government today signed an MoU with the Indian Railways for conducting pilgrimage of its citizen spending Rs 36 crore from the state exchequer every year.

EX-MLA Commits Suicide in Chhattisgarh

Bilaspur, November 17, 2012: Former Chhattisgarh Congress MLA Dr Rakesh Kumar Singh today committed suicide, Bilaspur police said. Singh shoot himself from his licensed revolver and committ

SC Commission tour Chhattisgarh on Nov 19

Raipur, November 18, 2012: National Commission for Scheduled Caste P L Punia would visit Chhattisgarh tomorrow. Punia would arrive here in Chhattisgarh tomorrow on a two-day tour of the sta

Amid Protest, Raman Starts Nagar Suraj

Raipur, November 19, 2012: Amid protest from the main opposition Congress, the ruling BJP in Chhattisgarh today launched its Nagar Suraj campaign to reach out to the urban voters. Through t

No Safe water, Toilet, No recognition to School: Admn

Rajnandgaon, November 20, 2012: Chhattisgarh administration today warned all school authorities to provide safe drinking water and toilet facilities to the students or face de-recognition.

Cong soft on Terrorists: BJP

Raipur, November 21, 2012: BJP today accused the Congress party of adopting soft attitude towards terrorists. "Congress is always soft on terrorists," BJP National General Secretary Jagat P

No Organisational poll in Chhattisgarh BJP this year

Raipur, November 21, 2012: Chhattisgarh BJP would skip its organizational election this year and allow Ram Sewak Painkra to continue, a top party leader said today. "There will not be any o

Ram Vichar enters new Secretariat after 15 days

Naya Raipur, November 22, 2012: It took at least a fort night for Higher Education Minister Ram Vichar Netam to enter the new Secretariat. After a proper pooja (worship) today, Higher Educa

Ex-Minister Vidhan Mishra bereaved

Raipur, November 23, 2012: Retired police officer and father of former Minister Vidhan Mishra passed away yesterday, sources said today. At the age of 90, Chandrika Prasad Mishra passed awa

EX-MLA Ganesh Shankar Bajpayee passes away

Raipur, November 23, 2012: An excellent orator, senior Congress leader and former MLA Ganesh Shankar Bajpayee passed away today. After a brief illness, Bajpayee passed away today, Congress

Chief Secy strictly against further construction in Secretary Chambers

Naya Raipur, November 23, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Secretary Sunil Kumar today issued stern direction not to carry out any civil construction works inside the chambers of the Secretaries and offi

Over 3400 Civil Servant posts vacant in India

New Delhi, November 24, 2012: India was facing a huge shortage of over 3400 posts of civil servants in 2012, official sources said today. Currently 1777 posts of IAS, 1255 posts of IPS and

Battalion Headquarters of CRPF at Bastar

Jagdalpur, November 25, 2012: Central Reserve Police Force has decided to construct its headquarters for the 80th Battalion at Frezarpur locality in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. To cons

Ramniwas becomes new DGP of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 26, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today appointed Ramniwas as the new Director General of Police. Ramniwas will replace Anil M Navaney as the next Direct

Vrindavan-Delhi Helicopter Service Starts Tomorrow

New Delhi, November 27, 2012: Vrindavan would now be connected with Delhi by Helicopter service from tomorrow, official sources said today. Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd, a Government of India

Benefit of IT Revolution must reach common man: Raman

Raipur, November 28, 2012: The benefit of revolution in the information technology sector must reach the common man, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said here today. Information

Raman opposes Cash Transfer Scheme on PDS

Raipur, November 29, 2012: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today opposed the cash transfer scheme of the Centre saying any changes in the PDS should be done only after consulting the s

ID Proofs Compulsory on Train Journey from 1st December

Raipur, November 30, 2012: From tomorrow all passengers travelling in any reserved classes would have to produce photo identity card else would be treated as without ticket, the Government of Ind

Cong promises Rs 2000 per Quintal Paddy

Raipur, November 30, 2012: Chhattisgarh Congress has promised to make paddy Rs 2000 per quintal if it comes to power in 2013 assembly election. Farmers in Chhattisgarh are subjected to betr

State Finance Commission submits interim report

Raipur, November 30, 2012: Chhattisgarh State Finance Commission, led by former BJP Minister Ajay Chandrakar, today submitted its interim report to Governor Shekhar Dutt at Raj Bhawan here.

New Police DG appeal Maoists to join mainstream

Raipur, November 30, 2012: Ramniwas, the new Director General of Police of Chhattisgarh, today appealed to the Maoists to leave violence and return to the mainstream of development. "I appe

NTPC to provide fly ash free of cost to farmers

Korba, December 01, 2012: The Central PSU NTPC has offered fly ash free of cost to the farmers of Chhattisgarh saying the ash could increase fertility of the land. The NTPC would provide fl

Centre cancels Bhatgaon Coal Block of Chhattisgarh

New Delhi/Raipur, December 01, 2012: Government of India has cancelled the controversial Bhatgaon coal blocks allotted to Chhattisgarh government for misrepresentation of fact by the state Govern

B L Tiwari becomes Commissioner Land Records

Raipur, December 01, 2012: Senior IAS officer of Chhattisgarh B L Tiwari has taken over charges as the Commissioner of Land Records. The Chhattisgarh Government has given the charge of Land

Teachers on Indefinite Strike from Dec 3

Kanker, Raipur December 02, 2012: All the Sikshya Karmi (teachers) of Chhattisgarh would go on indefinite strike from tomorrow. Having disappointed over the non-fulfilment of their demands,

Chhattisgarh Threatens Centre to Take Court on Cancel of Bhatgaon Coal Block

Raipur, December 02, 2012: The BJP government in Chhattisgarh today threatened the Congress-led Government at the Centre to take court over the cancellation of allocation of the Bhatgaon Coal Blo

Cong to Popularise Cash Subsidy Scheme of Central Govt

Raipur, December 03, 2012: Chhattisgarh Congress today decided to popularise in the state the ambitious cash subsidy scheme of the Central Government. The Cash Subsidy Scheme of the Congres

Coal Block cancel costs RS 50,000 Cr loss to Chhattisgarh: Cong

Raipur, December 04, 2012: Chhattisgarh Congress today accusing the state BJP government of causing loss to the state exchequer of Rs 50,000 crore by allotting coal block to BJP MP Ajay Sancheti.

Solar Lamp to tribals before election

Raipur, December 05, 2012: Chhattisgarh cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, today decided to give solar lamps to tribals free of cost, costing Rs 219 crore from the state exchequer

Shrivastav becomes ADG Administration, 15 IPS transferred

Raipur, December 05, 2012: In a major reshuffle in the top ranking police officers, 15 IPS were shifted today while Additional Director General Rajeev C Shrivastav is made the new ADG Administrat

Raman Completes 9 years in office as CM

Raipur, December 06, 2012: Dr Raman Singh today completed nine years in office as the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh. On this occasion the Chief Minister congratulated the people. In

Ex-BJP MP joins Congress

Raipur, December 06, 2012: Former BJP MP Puneet Ram Khunte, popularly known as P R Kunte, today rejoined Congress party. Former Minister Manoj Mandavi was also accepted into the Congress fo

ADB Loan to Chhattisgarh for Road Construction

Raipur, December 07, 2012: Asian Development Bank would extend a loan Chhattisgarh to develop its road infrastructure, PWD Minister Brij Mohan Agrawal said here today. Looking into the road

Wrong to crush teacher agitation: Cong

Raipur, December 08, 2012: Congress today supported the agitation by over one lakh teachers of Chhattisgarh and opposed any move by the state BJP government to suppress that stir. "Congress

Teachers, employees giving anxious moments to Govt

Raipur, December 09, 2012: With less than a year left for the next general election to the state Assembly, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today directed his officials to take effectiv

Cong misguiding people against Raman Govt: BJP

Raipur, December 10, 2012: Ruling BJP today accused the main opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh of misguiding people against the Raman Singh government, which completed nine years in office on D

Chhattisgarh Assembly pay rich tributes to Gujral, Tarachand, Thakre

Raipur, December 11, 2-12: Chhattisgarh Assembly today paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral, former BJP State President Tarachand Sahu, and Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Thakre

Railways relax condition on ID proof during journey

Bilaspur, January 11, 2013: The Ministry of Railways has made some relaxation in the condition of production of original proof of identity during train travel and particularly for the passengers

Jt Collector Bilaspur Found Dead

Bilaspur, January 12, 2013: In a sensational incident, Bilaspur Joint Collector Ajay Yadav was today found dead in his quarter. The body of Yadav was found in a suspicious condition at his

Zilla Panchayats in 9 new Districts soon: CM

Mungeli, January 12, 2013: All nine new districts would soon have their new Zilla Panchayats, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said here today. Addressing a special function to mark the first

After 58 years Chhattisgarh to get its 2nd Ayurved College

Raipur, January 12, 2013: After about 58 years Chhattisgarh would get its second Ayurved College in Bilaspur. On the special initiative of the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, the state would

50 lakh tons Paddy procured in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, January 13, 2013: Chhattisgarh has procured about 50 lakh tonnes of paddy from its farmers in the minimum support price, officials said today. Through its procurement centres, the s

Chhattisgarh Govt unhappy with pace of works in Municipalities

Raipur, January 13, 2013: Chhattisgarh Government today directed all the urban local bodies to take effective steps in completing all construction and other developmental works. During a re

Show cause notices to Kanker DM, SP

Raipur, January 14, 2013: Chhattisgarh Government was visibly annoyed with the Kanker district administration over the alleged rape incident at a tribal hostel of the district and was contemplati

8 Govt employees suspend

Bilaspur, January 14, 2013: Chhattisgarh Government has started taking action against its employees, who are on agitation demanding a better pay package and other facilities. As a part of t

One more rape case with student in Chhattisgarh

Dhamtari/Raipur, January 14, 2013: One more case of rape with a student has been reported in Chhattisgarh, creating a fear among the people about the safety and security in tribal pockets.

Raman flags off Pilgrimage Schema

Raipur, January 15, 2013: Apparently unique in nature, the BJP government in Chhattisgarh today launched its ambitious pilgrimage scheme after Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh flagged off a team of

Chhattisgarh Govt Cancels Recruitment Exams

Raipur, January 16, 2013: Chhattisgarh Government today cancelled the examinations for recruitment of people for the state Secretariat. The scheduled recruitment examination of January 27 h

Raman Govt demands Special Package for Bastar

New Delhi, January 16, 2013: After ruling Chhattisgarh for nine years, BJP government in Chhattisgarh today demanded a special package for Bastar region due to poor health condition of people and

11 killed, 10 injured in bus-truck collision

Bhopal, January 16, 2013: Five children and six adults were killed today as a passenger bus collided with a truck in Madhya Pradesh, police said. The bus hit a stationary truck in Panchakwa

Govt employees end stir

Raipur, January 17, 2013: After a successful discussion with the state Government, the agitating government employees of Chhattisgarh tonight withdrew their agitation. "After a successful d

Maoists attack Indian Air Force Copter at Bastar

Jagdalpur/Raipur, January 18, 2013: In a major incident, Maoists today attacked an Indian Air Force helicopter and injured one crew member in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, police said. A

Jharkhand again under President rule, Ex-CRPF DG Advisor

New Delhi, January 18, 2012: Maoists violence-hit Jharkhand was again today put under President rule and the Government of India has appointed former Director General of CRPF Vijay Kumar as advis

Crew deserted injured police man after Maoists target IAF Helicopter

Raipur, January 19, 2013: In a controversial decision, the crew members of the Indian Air Force helicopter deserted an injured police man and took shelter in a police station in Sukma district of

Police vaccination to 25 Lakh children in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, January 20, 2013: About 25 lakh children were today administered police vaccine in Chhattisgarh on the first phase of the campaign this year, official said. Health and Family Welfar

New President, Vice-President of the Institute of Company Secretaries

New Delhi, January 21, 2013: S N Ananthasubramanian and Harish K Vaid have been elected new President and Vice President of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) respectively, offi

Budget Session of Chhattisgarh Assembly from Feb 18

Raipur, January 21, 2012: The 33-day long budget session of Chhattisgarh Assembly would start from February 18 and continue up to March 22, Assembly sources said today. The session would st

Chhattisgarh to bring in stronger Act to stop atrocities on women

Raipur, January 22, 2013: Chhattisgarh Government today decided to have a stronger Act to arrest the atrocities against women and children in the state. To bring an effective control on the

Chhattisgarh to go for reorganisation of revenue blocks

Raipur, January 22, 2013: After creating small districts, Chhattisgarh cabinet, Chaired by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, today decided to divide the revenue blocks of the state. After the

Railway launches Helpline number for Catering related complaint

New Delhi, January 23, 2013: The Indian Railways have launched a new initiative to address the complaint against poor quality food or over charging of such items on running trains. The Mini

Mahatma Gandhi Brand Ambassador of Chhattisgarh Beverage Corpn

Raipur, January 24, 2013: Chhattisgarh Government has made Mahatma Gandhi its Brand Ambassador for State Beverage Corporation. "Chhattisgarh is the only state, where PSU State Beverage Corp

Prof B L Sharma appointed new VC of Sarguja Univ

Raipur, January 25, 2013: Prof B L Sharma has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Sarguja University at Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh, officials said today. Chancellor and State Governor S

NDR Chandra New VC of Bastar Univ

Raipur, January 25, 2013: Prof NDR Chandra has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of Bastar University, official sources said here. Chhattisgarh Governor and Chancellor Shekhar Dutt

Guv Dutt unfurl Tri-Colour at Raipur, CM at Jagdalpur

Raipur, January 26, 2012: Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt today unfurled the National Flag at a ceremonial function at Raipur, where as Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh received salute of an impr

Subsidised Rice to continue in Chhattisgarh: Raman

Kawardha/Raipur, January 27, 2012: Amid speculation over the success of centrally sponsored Cash transfer scheme, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today clarified that the highly subsid

Laptop, Tab Schemes from April: Raman

Rajnandgaon, January 28, 2013: The ambitious free distribution of laptops and tablets to students would start from April next, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said. The new scheme would be la

Chhattisgarh to draft new Tourism Policy

Raipur, January 29, 2013: After development of tourism infrastructure, Chhattisgarh needed a fresh Tourism Policy, Department Minister Brij Mohan Agrawal said. For promoting tourism indust

CM orders re-instead of 35000 suspended teachers

Raipur, January 30, 2013: After a fresh discussion, the Chhattisgarh Government has agreed to re-instead about 35,000 suspended teachers, who were facing problems after an unsuccessful month long

International Luxury car maker BMW opens Dealership in Raipur

Raipur, January 31, 2013: BMW today inaugurated a fully integrated dealership in Raipur city with Munich Motors as their new outlet. Prashant Mandhan, managing Director of the Munich Motors

4 feared killed in Ambuja Cement plant accident

Raipur, January 31, 2013: Four labourers were feared killed today in an industrial accident in the plant of Ambuja cement in Baloda Bazar district of Chhattisgarh. Two persons are killed an

Kumbh Spl Train from Bilaspur on Feb 4

Bilaspur, February 01, 2013: Looking into the passenger rush for Kumbh Mela, the Railway administration has decided to run a special train on February 04 from Bilaspur, official sources said toda

Magistrate probe into Ambuja Cement plant accident

Raipur, February 02, 2013: Chhattisgarh Government has ordered a magistrate probe into the mishap in Ambuja cement plant in Baloda Bazar, where on Thursday last four workers were killed. Ch

Rs 1687 Cr loan to farmers at 1 PC interest

Raipur, February 03, 2013: In a major attempt to improve the economic condition of farmers, Chhattisgarh government has disbursed Rs 1687 crore agriculture loan with only one per cent rate of int

BMW to launch 2 important cars in India soon: Official

Raipur, February 04, 2013: International luxury car maker BMW would launch two important cars in India soon. "On February 14, next we will launch BMW X1 (X-One) Series and the BMW 7-Series

Sarpanch to construct roads: Union Min Jairam Ramesh

Bijapur, February 04, 2013: Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh today reviewed the developmental works of Bijapur District and said the Centre was ready to pay money if road are b

Ahead of IPL, Raman changes Sports Secretary

Raipur, February 05, 2013: Ahead of the proposed IPL Cricket match at Raipur international cricket stadium, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today shifted an honest officer K Subramaniam and posted

World Bank launches 2013 India Devp Marketplace in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, February 06, 2013: The World Bank Group today announced the launch of 2013 India Development Marketplace in Chhattisgarh and pledged USD One Million in grants to be awarded on a competit

Lifer runs away from Police custody in running train

Durg/Raipur, February 06, 2013: Lifer Upendra Singh, a criminal involved in many serious crimes, today ran away from police custody after his gang raided an express train between Durg and Raipur

FINO PayTech to cover 10 Dist for NREGS

Raipur, February 07, 2013: FINO PayTech, the largest business correspondent network operator and banking technology service provider would provide its service in ten districts of Chhattisgarh in

Union Cabinet approves new broad gauge line between Raigarh-Bhupdeopur stations

New Delhi, February 07, 2013: Union Cabinet today approved construction of a new broad gauge line between Raigarh (Mand Colliery) to Bhupdeopur Railway Station with a cost of Rs 379.08 crore.

New broad gauge line between Gevra Road-Pendra Road approves by Union Cabinet

New Delhi, February 07, 2013: The Union Cabinet today approved a proposal to construct a new broad gauge line between Gevra Road and Pendra Road with a cost of Rs 838.02 crore. The Cabi

Ayurved, Homoeo, BDS, Agril students also to get Laptop, Tablets

Raipur, February 08, 2013: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has decided to include students from Ayurved, Homoeopathy, Dental Education, BPT and B-Pharma along with B.Sc (Agriculture) s

Parliament attack conspirator Afzal Guru hanged

New Delhi/Raipur, February 09, 2013: The 2001 Parliament attack case convict Mohammed Afzal Guru was hanged today and buried inside the Tihar jail complex in the national capital. After th

Chhattisgarh against cash subsidy in PDS: Raman

Raipur, February 10, 2013: A visiting delegation of Parliamentary committee was today informed by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh that the state was not agree to the proposal of the Ce

2 Year Extension to Kharun Project

New Delhi, February 11, 2013: The Planning Commission has agreed for two year extension to Kharun Irrigation Project of Chhattisgarh, official sources said today. The Planning Commission ha

Raman removes IPS Raj Kumar Dewangan from Sports

Raipur, February 11, 2013: In a surprising decision, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today shifted his Commissioner Sports Raj Kumar Dewangan, an IG ranked IPS officer of Chhattisgarh. Dewang

Land acquisition compensation jointly to wife, husband

Raipur, February 12, 2013: Wife and husband would now jointly get compensation and other amounts of rehabilitation package against land acquisition after the Chhattisgarh government has amended t

Hat trick to BJP in Chhattisgarh: Rajnath

Raipur, February 13, 2013: BJP central leadership today praised the public distribution system of Chhattisgarh and said they are quite hopeful the Raman government would make a hat trick in the s

Raman writes to PM on National Food Security Bill

Raipur, February 13, 2013: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today wrote a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to consider suggestions given by Chhattisgarh before finalizi

Raman congrats PR Dept for award to Sirpur tableau

Raipur, February 14, 2013: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today congratulated the State Public Relations Department for winning award at the National Republic Day Parade for the Sirpu

Health system collapse in Bastar: Cong

Raipur, February 15, 2013: Main opposition Congress today expressed concern over the death of villagers in diarrhoea in Sukma district of Bastar region in Chhattisgarh and said the health system

Husband of Mohsina Kidwai passes away

Raipur, February 16, 2013: Khalil Ur Rehman Kidwai, husband of Rajya Sabha MP from Chhattisgarh Mohsina Kidwai passed away today. Kidwai passed away at New Delhi, official sources said here

India's first Geothermal Power plant in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, February 16, 2013: Chhattisgarh government and NTPC today signed an MoU to set up a geothermal power plant in north region of the state, which will be the first of its kind in India.

Maj Pal SP Raipur, Neethu in Mahasamund

Raipur, February 17, 2013: Giving a final shape before the 2013 Assembly election, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today transferred SPs and Major Om Prakash Pal made Raipur police chi

Cong interrupt Guv Address in Assembly

Raipur, February 18, 2013: Adopting an aggressive posture, main opposition Congress today interrupted several times the address of the Governor Shekhar Dutt during the inaugural day of the Budget

Raipur-Korba MEMU extends to Gevra Road

Bilaspur, February 19, 2013: Railway authority has decided to extend the Raipur-Korba Mainline Electrical Multiple Units (MEMU) to Gevra Road from April 1, next, officials said today. The 6

Cong demands resignation of Raman on Hostel Mass Rape case

Raipur, February 19, 2013: an aggressive Congress today demanded in Chhattisgarh Assembly the resignation of Dr Raman Singh from the Chief Ministership for increase in atrocities against women in

III Supplementary budget of Rs 887 crore passed

Raipur, February 20, 2013: Three days ahead of the main budget, Chhattisgarh Assembly today passed the third supplementary budget of Rs 887 crore in a voice vote. The third supplementary bu

BSP demands total prohibition in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, February 20, 2013: Bahujan Samaj Party today demanded in the Chhattisgarh Assembly total ban on liquor and other intoxicated substances. Liquor has become an integral part of daily

Copter Wireless Operation in Hospital even after one month

Raipur, February 21, 2013: Even after one month Yamlal Sahu, the Wireless Operator of Chhattisgarh Police who was injured when police attacked an Indian Air Force Helicopter in Sukma district, is

Per Capita Income in Chhattisgarh Rs 46743

Raipur, February 22, 2013: Chhattisgarh has registered a GDP growth of 8.14 per cent where as the per capita income has reached Rs 46743.00. The Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) has reg

Rs 270 Paddy Bonus to farmer, Raman presents Election Budget

Raipur, February 23, 2013: Couple of months ahead of the general election to Chhattisgarh Assembly, the State BJP government today announced Rs 270 per quintal bonus to farmer, while presenting a

New rates for Health Insurance from April 1

Raipur, March 29, 2013: Chhattisgarh Government today announced new rates for treatment under the health insurance scheme, which would be applicable from April 1, next. The state government

Sant Kumar Paswan, Bharat Singh retire

Raipur, March 30, 2013: Director General of Home Guard Sant Kumar Paswan and Sarguja Inspector General of Police Bharat Singh are retiring tomorrow. Additional DG Jail Giridhari Nayak has b

MGNREGS Wage increases to Rs 146 from April 1

Baikunthpur, March 31, 2013: The wages of unskilled labourers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has been increased to Rs 146, official sources said today.

Raut new Secretary Health, Ajay Singh APC

Raipur, April 01, 2013: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today made an important reshuffle in the top bureaucracy level and affected the posting of ten IAS officers and shifted Ganesh Shanker Mishra

S K Pandey re-appointed as VC Ravi Shankar Univ

Raipur, April 01, 2013: S K Pandey was today re-appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the Pundit Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur, official sources said. Governor and Chancellor of the

Bajaj New Director Town & Country Planning

Raipur, April 02, 2013: Chhattisgarh Government today posted S S Bajaj as the new Director Town and Country Planning. Bajaj is relieved from the Chief Executive Officer of the Naya Raipur D

Raman makes important changes ahead of Assembly polls

Raipur, April 02, 2013: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today made several changes in the bureaucracy ahead of the year end general election to the 90-member state assembly. The

Korba NTPC crosses 90 PC PLF

Korba, April 02, 2013: The Korba power plant of the National Thermal Power Corporation has achieved a cumulative Plant Load Factor of over 90 per cent, NTPC sources said today. The 2600-MW

BJP chalks out plan for hat-trick in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 03, 2013: The ruling BJP today discussed various issues relating to the year end assembly election in Chhattisgarh. The BJP today decided to reach out to the people of the sta

Man axed to death 9 female, including 5 small girls in Sarguja area

Ambikapur/Raipur, April 04, 2013: In a bizarre incident, a man today axed to death five small girl children and four women in Balrampur district of Chhattisgarh, a senior police official said.

Man axed to death 9 female, including 5 small girl in Chhattisgarh (Update)

Ambikapur/Raipur, April 04, 2013: A suspected mentally deranged man brutally hacked to death nine female, including five small girl children in north of Chhattisgarh, a police official said.

Mother of Dilip Singh Judeo passes away

Raipur, April 04, 2013: Mother of prominent BJP leader and MP Dilip Singh Judeo passed away today at Jashpur, official sources said. Jaya Singh passed away today at their Jashpur Nagar res

Arson in under construction cement factory in Durg dist

Raipur, April 04, 2013: A major fire today broke out in J K Laxmi cement factory in Durg district. The under construction cement factory is located in Malpurikhurd of Durg district. O

Central Press Accreditation Committee Reconstituted

New Delhi, April 05, 2013 The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has reconstituted the Central Press Accreditation Committee (CPAC). The CPAC functions as a body to approve application

No Privatisation of Forest Rest Houses: Minister

Raipur, April 05, 2013: Chhattisgarh government today clarified that the forest rest houses and tourism hotels in Barnawapara area would not be privatized. "The Tourism hotels, Rest houses

All Schools from 7 AM

Raipur, April 06, 2013: Due to heat wave condition, Chhattisgarh Government today directed all school managements to run schools only between 7 Am to 11 AM. "From April 8 to April 30, all s

ADG Sanjay Pillay to probe arson in J K Laxmi cement plant

Raipur, April 07, 2013: Chhattisgarh Government today appointed an Additional Director General ranked police officer to probe the incident of major fire in J K Laxmi cement factory in Durg distri

New E-mail Addresses to IPS officers

New Delhi, April 08, 2013: The government of India has decided to issue new e-mail addresses to All India Police Service officers, officials said today. The Ministry of Home Affairs would i

IPL Matches Tax-Free in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 09, 2013: Chhattisgarh cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today decided to make tax free the IPL cricket matches to be played in the state. Since the IPL matche

O P Choudhary takes over charges as DPR

Raipur, April 10, 2013: Om Prakash Choudhary today took over charges as the new Director, Public Relations of the Government of Chhattisgarh. Choudhary took over charges from Sonmoni Borah.

NHRC not happy with Chhattisgarh Police

Raipur, April 11, 2013: The National Human Rights Commission today expressed concern over the alleged fake encounter in Chhattisgarh and awarded compensation in many of the cases. A high le

Cong starts Parivartan Yatra to unseat BJP

Raipur, April 12, 2013: Main opposition Congress today launched its Parivartan Yatra from north of Chhattisgarh to unseat the BJP government in the state and demanded the regime to stop using the

All India Radio to start 24-hour News Channel

New Delhi, April 13, 2013: On the patter of the Doordarshan, the All India Radio is also considering to start a 24-hour news channel, a top official said. "The Central government is explori

Ration Card not a valid identity proof: Govt

Jagdalpur, April 13, 2013: Chhattisgarh administration today clarified that the ration cards issued by the state government cannot be used as a proof of identity. Ration cards cannot be use

Now Ambedkar Park in Raipur

Raipur, April 14, 2013: Chhattisgarh government today declared to have a beautiful park in the name of Baba Saheb Ambedkar and install a statue. In the memory of Ambedkar a beautiful park

Raman to embark on Vikas Yatra from May 6

Raipur, April 15, 2013: With less than six month to go for the Assembly election, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh would embark on a 40 days Vikas Yatra from May 6. ″Chief M

Man to be hanged for sacrificing boy in Chhattisgarh

Raigarh, April 16, 2013: A local court in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh has awarded capital punishment to a "witch doctor" for sacrificing a child to earn good fortune, police said today.

9 Maoists killed in gun battle near Andhra border

Jagdalpur, April 16, 2013: In a fierce gun battle with elite security forces at least nine Maoists were killed today in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, a top police officer said. "At least

P S Elma new Zilla Panchayat CEO Dhamtari

Raipur, April 17, 2013: Chhattisgarh government today posted P S Elma as the Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer of Dhamtari. Elma would double as CEO and also Additional Collector Dha

Aruna Bahuguna Appointed SPL. DG CRPF

New Delhi, April 18, 2013: The Central Government has appointed Aruna Bahuguna as Special Director General in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), officials said today. She is 1979 batc

Aman Singh new Secretary PR

Raipur, April 18, 2013: Chhattisgarh Government today appointed Aman Singh as the new Secretary Public Relations. Energy Secretary and Secretary to the Chief Minister Aman Singh is appointe

Chhattisgarh put on alert after Swine Flu in Raipur

Raipur, April 19, 2013: Chhattisgarh has been put on high alert after a case of swine flu was reported in Raipur, Health officials said today. One confirmed case of swine flu has been repor

Preparation for IPL Matches near completion

Raipur, April 20, 2013: All preparations for conducting Indian Premier League (IPL) matches at Raipur are near completion, official sources said after Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh reviewed the p

Railways acquire land, forget job promises

Raipur, April 21, 2013: Indian Railway has ignored the rehabilitation scheme of the Chhattisgarh Government after having acquired huge track of lands in tribal pockets of the state, official sour

Rs 1.23 Lakh Crore require for National Food Security Scheme

New Delhi, April 22, 2013: India needs at least Rs 1.23 lakh crore as subsidy for implementing the proposed National Food Security Scheme, official sources said today. For the Scheme 607.4

Emphasis on Diversification of Agriculture

New Delhi, April 23, 2013: Government of India has emphasised on diversification of agriculture to include crops and varieties requiring less water. Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Fire Extinguisher in all Primary Schools of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 24, 2013: In an important decision, Chhattisgarh Government has decided to install fire extinguishers in all the primary schools of the state, official sources said today. As

Rs 311 crore spent in Raipur AIIMS

New Delhi, April 25, 2013: Government of India has so far spent over Rs 311 crore in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Raipur, official sources said today. Works are in fu

Anil Goswami new Union Home Secretary

New Delhi, April 26, 2013: The Government of India today appointed Anil Goswami as the new Home Secretary of the country. Goswami was currently functioning as the Secretary Social Justice a

IMD Predicts Normal Monsoon during 2013

New Delhi, April 26, 2013: India would have a normal monsoon rainfall this year, Union Minister of Earth Sciences & Science and Technology S Jaipal Raddy said today. The country would exper

Maoists killed SHO, Head Constable

Raipur, April 27, 2013: A police officer and a Head Constable were killed today in a gun battle with the Maoists in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, police said. Todaki Police Station Hous

CBI raids on controversial Pushp Steel

Raipur, April 27, 2013: Central Bureau of Investigation today raided various premises of the controversial Pushp Steel Limited in connection with the alleged irregularities in coal block allotmen

Raman govt clarification after CBI raids Pushp Steel

Raipur, April 27, 2013: BJP government in Chhattisgarh today clarified it had not recommended allotment of coal block of Pushp Steel Limited after Central Bureau of Investigation raided various p

Important BJP leader joins Congress

Raipur, April 28, 2013: Giving a serious blow to the ruling party, an important BJP leader of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand Chintamani Singh today joined opposition Congress. Chintamani Singh

KDP Rao new Commissioner Bilaspur

Raipur, April 29, 2013: Senior IAS KDP Rao was today appointed Commissioner Bilaspur to replace R P Jain, who is transferred to Bastar in the same post. Rao was functioning as the Principal

Raman Govt to Hike Power Tariff 3rd Time: Cong

Raipur, April 30, 2013: Opposition Congress today accused the Raman Singh government of trying to hike the power tariff for the third time during its rule in Chhattisgarh, when last hike was only

Additional Judges Sharma, Minhajuddin Get Extension

New Delhi, May 01, 2013: Additional judges of Chhattisgarh High Court Justice Ghulam Minhajuddin and Justice Radhe Shyam Sharma have been given extension, a government release said today. I

Chhattisgarh Population Crossed 2.55 Crore

Raipur, May 02, 2013: Census-2013 revealed Chhattisgarh population has touched a new height of over 2.55 crore. "As per the final data of the Census, the population of Chhattisgarh has reac

Ajay Chandrakar new Spokesman of Chhattisgarh BJP

Raipur, May 03, 2013: Senior BJP leader Ajay Chandrakar was today appointed Spokesman of the ruling party in Chhattisgarh. State Party President Ram Sewak Painkra has appointed Ajay Chandra

Cong demands open debate with CM on Pushp Steel issue

Raipur, May 04, 2013: Main opposition Congress today demanded an open debate with the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on the controversial Pushp Steel matter. "I challenge the Chief Minister

Raman to distribute Rs 1900 Cr during Vikas Yatra-2013

Raipur, May 05, 2013: BJP government in Chhattisgarh would distribute Rs 1900 crore to the farmers during its 40 days Vikas Yatra, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said here today. All prepara

Advani Flags off Vikas Yatra-2013

Dantewada, May 06, 2013: Former Home Minister and senior BJP Leader Lal Krishna Advani today flagged off the ambitious Vikas Yatra-2013 of the Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh. "I am

My govt functioning honestly: Raman

Sukma, May 07, 2013: Amid allegation of corruption and irregularities by the opposition, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said his government was functioning honestly and sincerel

Schemes for poors to continue: Raman

Keshkal, May 08, 2013: Amid cash transfer scheme for poors by the Congress-led government at the Centre, the Chhattisgarh government today said all its schemes for the below poverty line people wo

CPI (Maoist) ban for another year

Raipur, May 09, 2013: Chhattisgarh Government today said it has banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) and six of its frontal organisations for another year. Under the Section-Three of the

Raman unveils the statue of trade union leader Niyogi

Dallirajhara, May 10, 2013: A statue of killed trade union leader Shankar Guha Niyogi was today unveiled by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh here. After unveiling the statue, the

Cong questions missing of top BJP leaders in Vikas Yatra

Raipur, May 11, 2013: Main Opposition Congress party today asked the ruling BJP to clarify why its tops leaders are missing from the Vikas Yatra of the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh. Whethe

Maoists raid TV Centre, kill 3 security forces in Bastar

Raipur, May 12, 2013: Maoists today attacked the Jagdalpur Transmission Centre of Doordarshan in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh and killed three policemen and injured one seriously, a top police

Attack on Doordarshan Centre: 3 policemen killed, equipment safe

Raipur, May 12, 2013: Maoists today killed three policemen and injured one seriously in a raid but they have not caused any damage to the transmission centre of the Doordarshan, a top official sa

9 Maoists captured alive in Chhattisgarh

Narayanpur, January 12, 2014: Security forces today captured alive nine Maoists from the dense forest of the Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh. ″Security forces have able to capture

S C Sharma appointed VC of Vivekananda Tech Univ

Raipur, January 12, 2014: Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt today appointed S C Sharma as the Vice Chancellor of Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekananda Technical University, Bhilai. The Governor,

Centre approves 442 buses for 32 cities of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, January 13, 2014: Government of India today sanctioned a Rs 222 crore project to connect 32 cities of the state through city buses, official sources said today. In fact, the Chief M

DS Misra becomes CMDC Chairman

Raipur, January 14, 2014: Senior IAS officer D S Misra was today appointed as the Chairman of the Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation. Misra has been given as an additional charge

Cong Election Committee Meeting on Jan 18

Raipur, January 15, 2014: The State Election Committee Meeting of the Congress party is fixed on January 18 to decide the names for the Lok Sabha seats. The State Election Committee meeting

20 Spotted Deers killed in Kanan Pandari Zoo

Bilaspur, January 16, 2014: In a sensational case, 22 spotted deers were today found dead in Chhattisgarh government owned Kanan Pandari Zoo of Bilaspur. Zoo staff found 22 spotted deers de

Raman Singh to hoist Tri-Colour at Ambikapur

Raipur, January 17, 2014: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh could hoist the national flag from Ambikapur, official sources said today. The Chief Minister may not hoist national fla